Palaniselvam is a materials chemist, and his research interest focuses on developing functional materials for energy storage and conversion devices. In 2014, He received his Ph.D. at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, India. In his Ph.D., he has developed and explored various graphene-based electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. After his Ph.D., he did postdoctoral research at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. In 2017, he received Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship, and he moved to Friedrich Schiller University Jena-Germany, in the lab of Prof. Philipp Adelhelm. Subsequently, he extended his stay in the same lab at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, until May-2022. During his stay in Prof. Philipp’s group, he has developed various Sn-based anode materials for sodium-ion batteries and understood the sodium-ion storage mechanism using different in-situ methods. He joined as an Assitant Professor at the Department of Chemistry at IIT Madras in June 2022.
“Assessment on the Use of High Capacity “Sn4P3”/NHC Composite Electrodes for Sodium‐Ion Batteries with Ether and Carbonate Electrolytes” T. Palaniselvam, * C. Mukundan, I. Hasa, A. L Santhosha, M. Goktas, H. Moon, M. Ruttert, R. Schmuch, K. Pollok, F. Langenhorst, M. Winter, S. Passerini, P. Adelhelm., Adv. Funct. Mater, 2020, 30, 2004798.
“Sodium Storage and Electrode Dynamics of Tin-Carbon Composite Electrodes from Bulk Precursors for Sodium-ion Batteries,” T. Palaniselvam,* M. Goktas, B. Anothumakkool, Y. N. Sun, R. Schmuch, L. Zhao, B. H. Han, M. Winter, and P. Adelhelm. Adv. Funct. Mater, 2019, 29, 1900790.
“Vastly Enhanced BiVO4 Photocatalytic OER Performance by NiCoO2 as Cocatalyst”, T. Palaniselvam, L. Shi, G. Mettela, D. H. Anjum, R. Li, K. P. Katuri, P. E. Saikaly, and P. Wang, Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 4, 1700540-1700550.
“Nanoporous Graphene Enriched with Fe/Co-N Active Sites as a Promising Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalyst for Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells,” T. Palaniselvam, V. Kashyap, S. N. Bhange, J. B. Baek, and S. Kurungot, Adv. Funct. Mater, 2016, 26, 2150-2162.
“Nanoporous graphene by quantum dots removal from graphene and its conversion as potential oxygen reduction electrocatalyst via nitrogen doping,” T. Palaniselvam, M. O. Valappil, R. Illathvalappil, and S. Kurungot, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 1059-1067.