K. Krishnamoorthy

K. Krishnamoorthy

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

Materials and Devices for Energy Storage and Energy Conversion

Energy storage and conversion devices are of great interest to academic and industrial researchers. The device performance can be enhanced by designing and synthesizing materials with desirable properties. Similarly, device performance is also related to device design. Therefore, material and device design have been the primary objective of our group. We rationally design and synthesize organic materials (small and polymer molecules), carbon materials, and metal nanostructures. Subsequently, we conduct experiments to understand the structure and material property relationships. With a thorough understanding of the materials' properties, we fabricate devices. We can fabricate efficient dye sensitised solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors, and field effect transistors with this approach. Flexible devices are needed to fabricate wearable electronic devices. We have also fabricated flexible and compressible energy conversion and energy storage devices.

Conversion of insulating substrates to conductors has been an objective for a long time. We use the extracts of green tea to deposit various metals on synthetic and natural substrates. The shape and size of the substrate are not restricted. A wide variety of sizes and shapes have been used to deposit metals. They are being explored in hydrogen separation, devices, shielding and smart textile applications. Very recently, we have been using the metal-coated substrates in electroorganic synthesis. We are exploring these substrates to synthesize small and polymer molecules.  

Professional Experience

2018 - Till date, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

2013 - 2018 Principal Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

2009 - 2013 Senior Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

2008 - 2009 Research Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA

2005 - 2008 Post Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA (Professor S. Thayumanavan)

2004 June - 2005 October Post Doctoral Research Associate at the Georgia State University-Atlanta, USA (Professor Cynthia G Zoski)

2004 October - 2005 May Post Doctoral Research Associate at the New Mexico State University-Las Cruces, USA (Professor Cynthia G Zoski)

2000-2004 Ph. D Student, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India (Professor Anil Kumar)

Selected Publications

Research Interest

  • Organic electronic devices
  • Electrochemistry
  • Polymer Science

Contact Details

Dr. K Krishnamoorthy
Senior Princiapl Scientist
Office: D-104, Polymers and Advanced Materials Laboratory
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91 20 2590 3075
Fax +91 20 2590 2615