Group News
1 Apr 2021

Recent work on the discovery of a new chalcogenide semiconductor, Cu2CdGeS3Se, which shows promising thermodynamic stability, optimal band gap, and robust resistance to formation of deep-trap-inducing defects, was published today in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. The paper was written by Dr. Robert Wexler (Princeton University), Dr. Sai Gautam Gopalakrishnan and Prof. Emily A. Carter (University of California Los Angeles).

17 Mar 2021

Dr. Sai Gautam Gopalakrishnan will deliver a (virtual) talk, as part of the "Energy Research -- Solar Energy" symposium at the "American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting," 2021. He will speak about his post-doctoral work of finding oxide perovskites with simultaneous cation redox activity for solar thermochemical water splitting applications. The talk will be between 2.30-2.42 AM Indian Standard Time on March 17 (Wednesday) or, equivalently 4-4.12 PM Central Daylight Time on March 16 (Tuesday). To join the talk, use your APS credentials to login at the meeting link.

11 Mar 2021

The SAI MATerials group welcomes Ankit Kumar, who will be a Project Assistant! Ankit graduated with a Bachelor's in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He will be working on cathode design for multivalent batteries.

8 Mar 2021

The SAI MATerials group welcomes Dereje Bekele Tekliye, who will be pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering! Dereje graduated with a Masters in Metallurgical Engineering from Jimma University, Ethiopia. He will be working on understanding the thermodynamics of cathode materials for energy storage applications.

24 Feb 2021

Jayant Kumar (left in picture) and Sanyam Nitin Totade (right) have joined the SAI MATerials group to pursue their Masters thesis! Jayant and Sanyam graduated with a Bachelors in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur and the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, respectively. Jayant and Sanyam look forward to learning and utilizing computational tools for materials design in energy applications.

23 Feb 2021

The SAI MATerials group welcomes Debolina Deb, who will be pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering! Debolina graduated with a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. She will be working on designing cathode materials for energy storage applications.

4 Jan 2021

Rutvij Pankaj Kulkarni, who will be pursuing his Bachelors thesis work, joins the SAI MATerials group as a research intern. Rutvij is an undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering at the Birla Institute of Technnology and Science, Pilani (Hyderabad Campus). He will be working on combining machine learning and density functional theory calculations for energy storage applications.

23 Nov 2020

Baltej and Ziliang's paper on exploring 3d-metal based NaSiCON cathodes for Na batteries, was published today in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. The study employed density functional theory-based calculations to evaluate the average voltage and Na intercalation behavior in NaxMM'(PO4)3 compounds (M, M' = 3d metal), within the NaSiCON structural framework and found several promising candidates. The work was led by Prof. Piero Canepa (National University of Singapore), in collaboration with Profs. Anthony K. Cheetham (National University of Singapore and University of California Santa Barbara) and Christian Masquelier (Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides Amiens).

18 Nov 2020

Sai Gautam's paper on discovery of oxide perovskites with simultaneous cation redox-activity, using density functional theory calculations, for solar thermochemical applications was published today in Chemistry of Materials. The work was done in collaboration with Dr. Ellen B. Stechel (Arizona State University) and Prof. Emily A. Carter (University of California Los Angeles).

12 Nov 2020

Dr. Sai Gautam Gopalakrishnan will deliver a webinar, as part of the "Pratidhwani" series organized by the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He will cover some of his post-doctoral work during the talk, on the topic of discovering new oxide perovskites with simultaneous cation reduction for solar thermochemical applications. To join the webinar, use the meeting link. Meeting number is "176 629 0449" and meeting password is "gVkzvQty338". You can also watch the webinar live on Youtube.


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