Dr.K.K.Purushothaman

Overview

Dr.K.K.Purushothaman is an Associate Professor at SSMIET in the Department of Physics.  He has 7 Years of Teaching Experience in various colleges. His research is mainly focused on thin films, Nanomaterials for Energy storage and Energy Conversion applications.

Contact:  purushoth_gri@yahoo.co.in       +917200170175

Education

  • Ph.D. (Physics) Gandhigram Rural University,Gandhigram,Tamilnadu,India-2010
  • M.Sc. (Physics) Gandhigram Rural University, ,Gandhigram,Tamilnadu,India-2005.
  • B.Sc. (Physics) Gandhigram Rural University, ,Gandhigram,Tamilnadu,India-2003

Research

Purushothaman’s area of research is broadly focused on Synthesize and characterization of Nanostructured   materials (transition metal oxides, carbon materials) for energy storage and conversion applications like Supercapacitors, Batteries and Solar cells. He has developed Supercapacitors and Electrochromic smart windows.

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=Lq7sQfcAAAAJ

Awards

  • Meritorious Student Fellowship, University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt. of India.(2008-2009)
  • GRU Research Fellowship , Gandhigram Rural University(2006-2008).
  • Listed In WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD 2013 & 2014.
  • IBC(England) Selected as a Leading Scientists of the World 2013.

Publications

Below is a list of  publications.

  1. Fabrication of two-dimensional reduced graphene oxide supported V2O5 networks and their application in supercapacitors B. Saravanakumar, K.K. Purushothaman, G. Muralidharan Materials Chemistry and Physics 170 (2016) 266-275 (Impact factor:2.259).
  2. Carbon Coated Flowery V2O5 Nanostructure as Novel Electrode Material for High Performance Supercapacitors. B. Sethuraman, K.K. Purushothaman*, Electrochimica Acta 186 (2015) 285-291(Impact factor:4.504).
  3. High performance supercapacitor based on carbon coated V2O5 nanorods.  B.Saravanakumar K.K. Purushothaman , G. Muralidharan  Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 758(2015)111-116 (Impact factor:2.729).
  4. Fabrication of Natural Polymer Assisted Mesoporous Co3O4/Carbon Composites for Supercapacitors.  B. Sethuraman, K.K. Purushothaman*, Electrochimica Acta 168, (2015) 50-58. (Impact factor:4.504).
  5. Ag3O4 Grafted NiO Nanosheets for High Performance Supercapacitors.         I.Manoharababu, K.K.Purushothaman*, G.Muralidharan  (RSC) Journal of   Materials  Chemistry. A 3 (1)(2015) 420-427. (Impact factor:8.26).
  6. MnO2 grafted V2O5 nanostructures: Formation mechanism, morphology and supercapacitive features. B.Saravanakumar K.K. Purushothaman , G. Muralidharan RSC Crystal Engineering Communication  16(46) (2014)10711-10720. (Impact factor: 3.858)
  7. V2O5/functionalized MWCNT hybrid nanocomposite:the fabrication and its enhanced supercapacitive performance. B.Saravanakumar K.K. Purushothaman , G. Muralidharan  RSC Advances 4 (70)(2014), 37437-37445. (Impact factor : 3.708).
  8. Nanostructured CuO/Reduced graphene oxide composite for hybrid supercapacitorsK.K.Purushothaman*, B.Saravanakumar, I.Manoharababu B.Sethuraman, G.Muralidharan RSC Advances 4(45)(2014), 23485-23491. (Impact factor : 3.708)   
  9. Synthesis of mesh-like Fe2O3/C nanocomposite via greener route for high performance supercapacitors.
    B.Sethuraman, K.K.Purushothaman*, G.Muralidharan RSC Advances 4 (9)(2014), 4631-4637. (Impact factor : 3.708) 
  10. Nanosheet-Assembled NiO Microstructures for High-Performance Supercapacitors K.K.Purushothaman*, I.Manohara Babu, B.Sethuraman, G.Muralidharan  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5 (21) (2013), 10767-10773. (Impact factor :          5.900 )
  11. Optical,Structural and Electrochromic properties of cobalt oxide films prepared via sol-gel route. K.K.Purushothaman*, B.Sethuraman, M.P.Anupama, M.Dhanashanar, G.Muralidharan Materials science in Semiconductor Processing 16 (2013) 1410-1415. (Impact factor 1.408)
  12. Nanostructured Ni doped V2O5 thin films for supercapacitor applications. J.Jeyalakshmi, S.Vijayakumar K.K.Purushothaman,   G.Muralidharan Materials  Research    Bulletin 48 (2013) 2578-2582. (Impact factor: 2.108)
  13. Thickness dependent supercapacitor behaviour of sol-gel spin coated     nanostructured vanadium pentoxide thin          films. J.Jeyalakshmi, K.K.Purushothaman,      G.Muralidharan      Philosophical   Magazine 93 (2013)       1490-1499.        (Impact factor     :1.427) 
  14. Interconnected V2O5 Nanoporous Network for High Performance Supercapacitors. B.Saravanakumar K.K. Purushothaman , G. Muralidharan ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces  4 (9)(2012) 4484–4490. (Impact factor : 5.900)
  15. Supercapacitor behavior of α-MnMoO4 nanorods on different electrolytes.  K.K. Purushothaman , M. Cuba, G. Muralidharan Materials  Research    Bulletin  47(2012) 3348-3351. (Impact factor :2.108)
  16. Supercapacitor behaviour of cobalt-doped nickel oxide films.      K.K.Purushothaman, S.Vijayakumar, S.Nagamuthu, G.Muralidharan Philosophical       Magazine Letter  92(2012)436-441. (Impact factor :1.268 )
  17. Electrochromic properties of nickel oxide and mixed Co/Ni oxide films prepared via sol-gel route. K.K.Purushothaman, G. Muralidharan Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 358(2012)354-359. (Impact factor :1.636)
  18. Synthesising of ZnO nanopetals for supercapacitor applications. K.K.Purushothaman,V. Suba Priya, S. Nagamuthu, S. Vijayakumar, G. Muralidharan, Micro &Nano Letters  6 (2011) 668-670. (Impact factor :0.944)
  19. Optical, structural and electrochromic properties of nickel oxide films by sol-gel route. K.K.Purushothaman,  S.Joseph Antony and G.Muralidharan Solar Energy 5 (2011) 978-984. (Impact factor : 3.868)
  20. Supercapacitor behaviour of spray deposited SnO2 thin films.    S.Vijayakumar, S.Nagamuthu, K.K.Purushothaman, M.Dhanashankar and    G.Muralidharan  Interational Journal of  Nanoscience 6 (2011) 1245-1248.
  21. Enhanced electrochromic performance of nanoporous  NiO films.    K.K.Purushothaman  and G.Muralidharan Materials Science in    Semiconductor          Processing. 14 (2011) 78-83. (Impact factor : 1.408)
  22. Effect of temperature of annealing on optical, structural and electrochromic     properties of sol-gel dip coated     Molybdenum oxide films.    M.Dhanashankar, K.K.Purushothaman,  and G.Muralidharan Applied Surface     Science    257   (2011) 2074-2079. (Impact factor : 2.469)
  23. Electrochromic properties of Ce doped sol-gel dip coated  Molybdenum oxide  thin films. M.Dhanashankar, K.K.Purushothaman,  and G.Muralidharan Materials     Research     Bulletin  12 (2010) 1969-1972 .    (Impact factor :2.108).
  24. Effect of Tungsten on the electrochromic behaviour of sol-gel dip  coated  Molybdenum oxide thin films. M.Dhanashankar, K.K.Purushothaman  and G.Muralidharan  Materials       Research    Bulletin 45 (2010) 542. (Impact    factor :2.108)
  25. Optical , Structural and Electrochromic Studies of Molybdenum Oxide Thin     films with Nanorod Structure. M.Dhanashankar, K.K.Purushothaman,  and G.Muralidharan. Solid State     Sciences    12    (2010) 246-251. (Impact    factor :1.883)
  26. The effect of annealing temperature on the electrochromic properties of  nanostructured NiO films. K.K. Purushothaman, G. Muralidharan Solar Energy  Materials & Solar Cells     93    (2009)1195-1201. (Impact factor:     5.471)
  27. Preparation and characterization of F doped SnO2 films and electrochromic  properties of FTO/NiO films. K.K.Purushothaman, M.Dhanashankar and G.Muralidharan,  Current Applied     Physics.     9 (2009) 67–72. (Impact    factor: 1.999)
  28. Nanoporous NiO based electrochromic window.     K.K.Purushothaman, G.Muralidharan Functional Materials Letters   2 (2009)  143- 145.  (Impact factor: 1.461)
  29. Nanostructured NiO based all solid state electrochromic device.    K.K.Purushothaman, G.Muralidharan, Journal of          Sol-Gel Science & Technology.          46 (2008) 190- 194.  (Impact factor: 1.547)
  30. Effect of Fluorine Content on the Morphological, Structural, Optical and   Electrical       Properties of Nanostructured SnO2 Films.     K.K. Purushothaman, M. Dhanashankar and G. Muralidharan, Surface Review     &     Letters. 14  (2007) 1149-1156. (Impact factor: 0.357)

Experience

  • Head of the Department/Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, TRP Engineering College,Trichy,Tamilnadu (2010-2016).
  • Lecturer, Department of Physics, Madurai Kamaraj University College, Madurai, Tamilnadu (2005-2006).

Others

Supervisor

Anna University, Chennai recognized supervisor (2870014)

No. of Ph.D students guided                       :  1

 

 

Funded Project

  • Principal Investigator for the major research project entitled “Development of electrochemical hybrid and pseudocapacitors based on nanostructured nickel oxide” DST – SERC-Young Scientist Scheme (2012-15, Rs.24,00,000/-).

Memberships

Indian Association for Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials

Reviewer

Acting as a reviewer for various journals in the leading publications like American chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Science Direct,  Springer, Taylor and Francis.

 

International/National Conferences

  • V2O5 /Carbon nanostructures for energy storage applications on International Conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Environment – RESE 15, held on August 10-13, 2015 at Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi.
  • Hydrothermal Synthesis of NiO microspheres for supercapacitor application on International Conference on Materials and Characterization Techniques, held on March 10-12th , 2014 at VIT, Vellore, Tamilnadu.
  • Supercapacitor behavior NiO Nanorods on National Conference on Recent Advances in Surface Sciences held on Feb 14 &15,2013 at Gandhigram Rural University,Gandhigram.
  • Preparation of Nickel oxide thin films for supercapacitor application on National Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology held on Nov 29-Dec1,2012 at BHU, Kolkatta.
  • Preparation of ZnO Nanoparticles for Photoluminescence Applications on National Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science held on November 11-12,2011 at S.Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode.
  • Supercapacitor behavior of Nano structured Fe2O3 films prepared via sol-gel method on International Conference on Advanced  Materials and Its Applications held on march 4-5,2011 at Kalasalingam University,Tamilnadu, India.
  • Anodic Nickel Oxide Based Smart Windows on Advanced Materials and Its Applications held on march 4-5, 2011 at Kalasalingam University,Tamilnadu, India.566-570
  • Preparation of Fluorine doped tin oxide films using spray pyrolysis method for supercapacitor application on Advanced Materials and Its Applications held on march 4-5, 2011 at Kalasalingam University,Tamilnadu, India.-618-622
  • Pseudocapacitance behavior of tin doped Vanadium pentoxide nano films on Advanced Materials and Its Applications held on march 4-5, 2011 at Kalasalingam University,Tamilnadu, India. 287- 290
  • Improved electrochemical properties of the MoO3 thin films using Zr as a protective layer on Advanced Materials and Its Applications held on march 4-5, 2011 at Kalasalingam University,Tamilnadu, India.604-610
  • Optical, Structural and Electrical Properties of Cobalt Doped Tin Oxide films on International conference and workshop on new materials and devices for photovoltaic applications held on Feb 10-12, 2011 at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
  • Electrical, structural and optical properties of molybdenum doped tin oxide films prepared via spray pyrolysis method on International conference and workshop on new materials and devices for photovoltaic applications held on Feb 10-12, 2011 at Madurai kamaraj University, Madurai.
  • Electrochromic Smart windows based on nanoporous WO3 films on National conference on Recent Advances in Electroanalytical Techniques held on February 25-26, 2010 at Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Cerium doped Molybdenum Oxide thin films for electrochromic Windows on National conference on Recent Advances in Electroanalytical Techniques held on February 25-26, 2010 at Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Influence of copper on the optical, structural and electrical properties of tin oxide films on National Conference on Nano Materials for Energy Harvesting held on December 2-4, 2009 at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
  • Preparation and characterization of Cobalt oxide films prepared via sol-gel route on National conference on Emerging Areas In Thin Film Science And Technology held on February 13-14, 2009 at PSG College of Technology, Coimbathore.
  • Optical, structural and electrochromic properties of Cobalt oxide films prepared via sol-gel route on International conference on Smart Materials held on January 7-9, 2009 at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
  • Effect of Fluorine content on the structural, optical and electrical properties of SnO2 films prepared at high temperature by spray pyrolysis method on International conference on Nanomatrials and its Applications held on February 4-6, 2007 at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.