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Palanisamy Tamilarasan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and fundamentals of 1D, 2D and 3D carbon, metal dichalcogenide nanostructures and composites
  • Task-specific surface modification with covalent / non-covalent organic functional moieties
  • Properties of the interface between organic molecules and nanostructures – Influence of structure and composition
  • Application of obtained knowledge in electrochemical devices

Selected Publications

  • Integration of Polymerized Ionic Liquid with Graphene for Enhanced CO2 Adsorption
    P. Tamilarasan, S. Ramaprabhu
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (1), 101-108, (2015)
  • Task-Specific functionalization of graphene for Capture and conversion of Carbon dioxide
    P. Tamilarasan, S. Ramaprabhu
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (2), 797-804, (2015)
  • Sub-ambient carbon dioxide adsorption properties of nitrogen doped graphene
    P. Tamilarasan, S. Ramaprabhu
    Journal of Applied Physics 117 (14), 144301, (2015)

  • A polymerized ionic liquid functionalized cathode catalyst support for a proton exchange membrane CO 2 conversion cell
    P. Tamilarasan, S. Ramaprabhu
    RSC Advances 5 (32), 24864-24871, (2015)
  • Ionic liquid functionalization – an effective way to tune carbon dioxide adsorption properties of carbon nanotubes
    P. Tamilarasan, S. Ramaprabhu
    RSC Advances, 5, 35098-35106, (2015)
  • Ionic liquid functionalized partially exfoliated multiwalled carbon nanotubes for high performance supercapacitors
    P. Tamilarasan, S. Ramaprabhu
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, 14054 – 14063, (2014)
  • Effect of Partial Exfoliation of Carbon Nanotubes on Carbon Dioxide Adsorption-Desorption Properties
    P. Tamilarasan, S. Ramaprabhu
    Journal of Applied Physics, 116, 124314, (2014)
  • Carbon nanotubes-graphene-solid-like ionic liquid layer based hybrid electrode material for high performance supercapacitor
    P. Tamilarasan, S. Ramaprabhu
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 14179–14187, (2012)

  • Polyaniline-Magnetite Nanocapsules Based Nanocomposite for Carbon dioxide Adsorption
    P. Tamilarasan, S. Ramaprabhu
    International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 10, 486-493, (2012)
  • Ionic liquid incorporated polyacrylonitrile electrolyte and its application in graphene based all-solid-state supercapacitors
    P. Tamilarasan, S. Ramaprabhu
    Energy, 51, 374-381, (2012)
  • Education

    • Ph.D., Physics, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, 2014
    • M.Sc., Physics, Bharathidasan university, Tiruchirappalli, India, 2008
    • B.Sc., Physics, Bharathidasan university, Tiruchirappalli, India, 2004

    Professional Profile

    • 2015 – Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2014 – 2015: Postdoctoral fellow, IIT Madras, Chennai, India

    Scientific and Professional Memberships

    • The Best PhD Thesis in Energy Applications, Mrs. Abayambal & Mr. Natarajan Foundation, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, July-2014
    • Invention award for 4 inventions from Intellectual Ventures (Total worth $22000)
    • University Grants Commission Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (UGC-CSIR)- Junior Research Fellowship, December-2009 (All India Rank - 180)
    • Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2009 – with 98 Percentile and All India Rank – 44
    • Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2010 – With 91 Percentile (qualified)
    • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)-2009 with 82 Percentile and All India Rank - 1054

    KAUST Affiliations

    Laboratory for Carbon Nanostructures (LCN)