Arumugam Manthiram

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Areas of Interest: Lithium-ion and other rechargeable batteries, fuel cells, new materials development, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology; Advanced Characterization

    Name Arumugam Manthiram
    Role Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Texas Materials Institute
    Institution The University of Texas at AustinĀ 
    Contact rmanth@mail.utexas.edu
    Key Words / Areas of Interest Lithium-ion and other rechargeable batteries, fuel cells, new materials development, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology; Advanced Characterization
    Expertise Sought My research group has expertise in new materials design, novel chemical synthesis, materials characterization, and prototype device fabrication. Any expertise that will complement and/or strengthen our ongoing activities is welcome. Specifically, advanced in-situ and ex-situ characterization, including electron microscopy, spectroscopy, synchrotron radiation, etc. will be valuable. Also, computational modeling and simulation will benefit our activities. Additionally, fabrication of large-format cells to validate the technologies we develop is welcome.

     

    Bio:

    My research is focused on clean energy materials and technologies, including rechargeable batteries and fuel cells. My group is engaged in developing new, low-cost, efficient materials for these clean energy technologies, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, novel chemical synthesis and processing approaches, advanced materials characterization, prototype device fabrication, electrochemistry, and a fundamental understanding of the structure-property-performance relationships. Specifically, my group is currently involved with lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries, redox flow batteries, proton exchange membrane fuel cells, liquid alcohol fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, electrocatalysts, and ion-conducting membranes. I direct a productive research group with about 30 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. I have provided research training to around 250 people, including the graduation of 58 Ph.D. students and 26 M.S. students. I have authored more than 760 journal articles with 56,000 citations and an h-index of 120 (Google Scholar). For more information, please see www.me.utexas.edu/~manthiram