Faculty at School of Natural Sciences
- Electrode materials and electrolytes for electrochemical energy storage devices such as Metal (Li/Na/K)-ion batteries, Metal batteries, Metal-Sulfur batteries, Solid-state batteries, Anode-free batteries, Dual-ion batteries, Organic batteries, Hybrid-ion capacitors, and Supercapacitors
- Interfacial and bulk electrochemistry, and
- Flexible and miniaturized energy storage devices
2019, Ph.D., in Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), Kerala, India
2012, Master of Science in Physics, Kariavattom Campus, University of Kerala, Kerala, India Applied Electronics (specialization)
2010, Bachelor of Science in Physics, Sree Narayana College, Kollam, University of Kerala, Kerala, India [Physics (Main), Chemistry, Mathematics]
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, School of Natural Science (SNS), Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (SNIoE)
Feb 2022-Jan 2023
Postdoctoral Associate, EU/HYDRA Project, Chemistry and Materials for Energy | MOST – IMCN UCLouvain
May 2019-Jan 2022
Postdoctoral Associate, LiNaKon Project, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
2022, HORIZON-TMAMSCA-PF-EF, Grant for conducting postdoc for 2 years by the European commission
2018, SERB-DST International Travel Support (ITS) grant, Grant for attending MRS Spring Meeting-2018, April 2-6, Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona, USA
2016, Best Poster Presentation Award, Award at Cochin Nano 2016 conference, Feb 20-23 CUSAT, Kochi, Kerala, India
2013, Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
- Babu, B.†; Neumann, C.; Muench, S.; Enke, M.; Medenbach, L.; Leibing, C.; Balducci, A. L.; Turchanin, A.; Schubert, U. S.; Balducci, A., “ Diglyme-based Gel Polymer Electrolytes for K-ion capacitors” Energy Storage Mater. 2023, 56, 342–350 († corresponding author)
- Behboudikhiavi, S.; Omale J. O.; Babu, B.; Piraux, L.; Vlad. A., “Electrodeposition of Li-ion cathode materials: the fascinating alternative for Li-ion micro-batteries fabrication”, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2022, DOI 10.1149/1945-7111/acb6b9.
- Pal, S. *; Zhang, X. *; Babu, B. *; Lin, X.; Wang, J.; Vlad, A., “Materials, Electrodes, and Electrolytes Advances for Next Generation Lithium-based Anode-Free Batteries”, Oxford Open Materials Science 2022, itac005. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfmat/itac005.
- Varghese, S. P. *; Babu, B. *; Surendran, V.; Damien, D.; Antony, R.; Shaijumon, M. M., “γ-MnOOH-graphene nanocomposite as promising anode material for Li-ion capacitors”, J. Energy Storage 2022, 47, 103636.
- Babu, B.; Enke, M.; Prykhodska, S.; Lex-Balducci, A.; Schubert, U. S.; Balducci, A., “New diglyme-based gel polymer electrolytes for Na-based energy storage devices”, ChemSusChem 2021, 14 (21), 4836-4845.
- Babu, B.; Shaijumon, M. M., “Understanding how degree of crystallinity affects electrochemical kinetics of sodium-ion in brown TiO2 nanotubes”, ChemElectroChem, 2021, 8 (12), 2180-2185. (Feature the paper on the front cover).
- Babu, B.; Neumann, C.; Enke, M.; Lex-Balducci, A.; Turchanin, A.; Schubert, U. S.; Balducci, A., “Aging processes in high voltage lithium-ion capacitors containing liquid and gel-polymer electrolytes”, J. Power Sources 2021, 496, 229797.
- Surendran, V.; Arya, R. S.; Vineesh, T. V.; Babu, B.; Shaijumon, M. M., “Engineered carbon electrodes for high performance capacitive and hybrid energy storage”, J. Energy Storage 2021, 35, 102340.
- Babu, B.; Balducci, A., “Self-discharge of lithium-ion capacitors”, J. Power Sources Advances 2020, 5, 100026.
- Palaniselvam, T.; Babu, B.; Moon, H.; Hasa, I.; Santhosha, A. L.; Goktas, M.; Sun, Y.-N.; Zhao, L.; Han, B.-H.; Passerini, S.; Balducci, A.; Adelhelm, P., “Tin-containing graphite for sodium-ion batteries and hybrid capacitors”, Batteries & Supercaps 2021, 4 (1), 173-182.
- Jha, M. K.; Babu, B.; Parker, B. J.; Surendran, V.; Cameron, N. R.; Shaijumon, M. M.; Subramaniam, C., “Hierarchically engineered nanocarbon florets as bifunctional electrode materials for adsorptive and intercalative energy storage”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12 (38), 42669-42677.
- Babu, B.; Simon, P.; Balducci, A., “Fast charging materials for high power applications”, Adv. Energy Mater. 2020, 10 (29), 2001128.
- Anjana, P. K.; Babu, B.; Shaijumon, M. M.; Thirumurugan, A., “Lithium-ion-based electrochemical energy storage in a layered vanadium formate coordination polymer”, ChemPlusChem 2020, 85 (6), 1137-1144.
- Babu, B.; Shaijumon, M. M., “Studies on kinetics and diffusion characteristics of lithium ions in TiNb2O7”, Electrochim. Acta 2020, 345, 136208.
- Varghese, S. P.; Babu, B.; Prasannachandran, R.; Antony, R.; Shaijumon, M. M., “Enhanced electrochemical properties of Mn3O4/graphene nanocomposite as efficient anode material for lithium ion batteries”, J. Alloys Compd., 2019, 780, 588-596.
- Babu, B.; Ullattil, S. G.; Prasannachandran, R.; Kavil, J.; Periyat, P.; Shaijumon, M. M., “Ti3+ induced brown TiO2 nanotubes for high performance sodium-ion hybrid capacitors”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (4), 5401–5412.
- Bhat, S. S. M.; Babu, B.; Feygenson, M.; Neuefeind, J. C.; Shaijumon, M. M., “Nanostructured Na2Ti9O19 for hybrid sodium-ion capacitors with excellent rate capability”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10, 437–447.
- Babu, B.; Shaijumon, M. M., “High performance sodium-ion hybrid capacitor based on Na2Ti2O4(OH)2 nanostructures”, J. Power Sources, 2017, 353, 85-94.
- Varghese, S. P.; Babu, A. T.; Babu, B.; Antony, R., “γ-MnOOH nanorods: Efficient adsorbent for removal of methylene blue from aqueous solutions”, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2017, 19, 1-7.
- Vedhanarayanan, B.; Babu, B.; Shaijumon, M. M.; Ajayaghosh, A., “Exfoliation of reduced graphene oxide with self-assembled π-gelators for improved electrochemical performance”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 9(23), 19417-19426.
- Babu, B.; Lashmi, P. G.; Shaijumon, M. M., “Li-ion capacitor based on activated rice husk derived porous carbon with improved electrochemical performance”, Electrochim. Acta, 2016, 211, 289-296.
- Ashish, A. G.; Arunkumar, P.; Babu, B.; Manikandan, P.; Sarang, S.; Shaijumon, M. M., “TiNb2O7/Graphene hybrid material as high performance anode for lithium-ion batteries”, Electrochim. Acta 2015, 176, 285–292.
- Arunkumar, P.; Ashish, A. G.; Babu, B.; Sarang, S.; Suresh, A.; Sharma, C. H.; Thalakulam, M.; Shaijumon, M. M., “Nb2O5/graphene nanocomposites for electrochemical energy storage”, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 59997–60004.
- Damien, D.; Babu, B.; Narayanan, T. N.; Reddy, A. L.; Ajayan, P. M.; Shaijumon, M. M., “Eco-efficient synthesis of graphene nanoribbons and Its application in electrochemical supercapacitors”, Graphene, Volume 1, Number 1, June 2013, 37-44(8).
- Full list of publications: Google Scholar, ORCID
- Babu, B.; Balducci, A., “High power sodium-ion batteries and sodium-ion capacitors”, Book chapter for the book titled "Sodium-Ion Batteries: Materials, Characterization, and Technology” Wiley Publications 2022; pp. 573–601 ISBN 978-3-527-82576-9.
- Invited Talk at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research- Thiruvannathapuram (IISER-TVM) on the topic “Aging and Self-discharge in high voltage Li-ion Capacitors”, June 2023.
- Invited as the chief guest for a program related to “Tribute to the Great Scientist Thanu Padmanabhan & Inaguration of Invention & Innovation Centre (IIC)” in MGM-model school, Ayiroor, Varkala, Kerala, India. Inaugurate IIC and delivered a talk on “Tribute to Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan”, Oct 2021.
- Invited as the chief guest for a program related to “Moon Day” celebrations in Govt. HSS, Kallar, Idukki, Kerala, India. Delivered a talk on “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, July 2021.
- Invited as the chief guest for a program related to “World Space Week” celebrations in MGM-model school, Ayiroor, Varkala, Kerala, India. Delivered a talk on “Satellites Improve Lives”, Oct 2020.
- 7nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, 29th August – 3rd September, 2021, Jeju Island, Korea.
- 1st German-French Summer Workshop on high power devices, 14-17 September 2020, FSU-Jena,Germany.
- MRS Spring Meeting -2018, April 2-6, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, US.
- MRSI Annual Technical Meeting-2017, Jan 7, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
- IUMRS-ICYRAM 2016 conference, Dec 11-15, IISC-Bangalore, India.
- NCE-19 conference, 2016, March 28, 29 NIT Trichy, Tamilnadu, India.
- ICAER 2015 conference, 2015, Dec 15-17, IITB Mumbai, India.
- 72nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, 29th August-3rd September, 2021, Jeju Island, Korea.
- 71st Annual Meeting of the ISE “Electrochemistry towards Excellence” 2020, Aug 31-Sep 04, Belgrade.
- MRS Spring Meeting -2018, April 2-6, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, US.
- E-MRS Spring Meeting-2017, May 22-26, Strasbourg Convention Centre, France.
- Cochin Nano 2016 conference, 2016, Feb 20-23 CUSAT, Kochi, Kerala, India.
- ETAFM 2016 conference, 2016, Jan 18-21 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India.
- 2nd Indo-US workshop, 2015, June 19-20, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, India.
- Euresia 13th Conference, 2014, Dec 15-18, Bangalore, India.
- 1st Indo-US workshop, 2014, April 3-4, Chennai, India.
2021-2022, Guest Editor
Serving as guest editor of a Special Issue of the open-access journal Energies on the subject area "Advances in New Energy Materials and Devices.
- Elsevier - Energy Storage Materials.
- Wiley - Batteries and Supercaps.
- Elsevier - Electrochimica Acta.
- Wiley-VCH - ChemElectroChem.
Member of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).
- Served as one of the Jury members of ISE 2020 Best Poster Award, Belgrade, July 2020.
- Served as Symposium Assistant of MRS Spring Meeting - 2018, April 2-6, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, April 2018.
- Served as one of the coordinators of the short course “Nanotechnology: From Fundamentals to Practice”, a Global Initiative on Academic Network (GIAN) by MHRD, conducted at IISER Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, June 2016.