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Venkateshkumar Prabhakaran
VENKATESHKUMAR PRABHAKARAN

Personal:

Email: vprabha3@hawk.iit.edu

Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2014-Present

Education:
Ph.D. Student,  Illinois Institute of Technology, 2009 – 2014
Bachelor of Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering, LinkedInCentral Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, India.

Current Research

  • Investigation of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) degradation using in-situ fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Mitigating PEM degradation through free radical capture
  • Non-stoichiometric metal oxide radical scavengers

Peer-reviewed Publications:

  • “Investigation of PEM chemical degradation and degradation mitigation using in-situ fluorescence spectroscopy”, V. Prabhakaran, C.G.Arges, V.Ramani , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2012) 109, 1029-1034.
  • In-situ fluorescence spectroscopy correlates polymer electrolyte degradation to reactive oxygen species generation in an operating fuel cell”,V. Prabhakaran, C. G. Arges, and V. Ramani, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2013).
  • “Nitrogen-doped carbon black as methanol tolerant electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in direct methanol fuel cells”,C. Jeyabharathi, P. Venkateshkumar, M. Sankara Rao, J. Mathiyarasu , K.L.N. Phani, Electrochimica Acta (2012) 74,171-175.
  • “Carbon-Supported Palladium–Polypyrrole Nanocomposite for Oxygen Reduction and Its Tolerance to Methanol”, C. Jeyabharathi, P. Venkateshkumar, J. Mathiyarasu, and K. L. N. Phani,Journal of Electrochemical Society (2010) 157 (11), B1740-B1745.
  • “Platinum–tin bimetallic nanoparticles for methanol tolerant oxygen-reduction activity”, C. Jeyabharathi, P. Venkateshkumar, J. Mathiyarasu,K.L.N. Phani, Electrochimica Acta (2008) 54, 448–454.

Manuscripts Submitted/In-Preparation:

  • In-situ fluorescence spectroscopy correlates polymer electrolyte degradation to reactive oxygen species generation in an operating fuel cell”, V. Prabhakaran, C. Arges and V. Ramani (2013). (Submitted)
  • “Structurally tuned nitrogen doped cerium oxide exhibits exceptional regenerative scavenging activity”,  V. Prabhakaran and V. Ramani (2013). (Submitted)

Refereed Publications in ECS Transaction:

  • “Investigation of PEM Degradation Kinetics and Degradation Mitigation Using In Situ Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Real-Time Monitoring of Fluoride-Ion Release”, V. Prabhakaran, C. Arges, and V. Ramani, ECS Transactions, (2013) 50 , 935.
  • “An in-situ probe for investigating PEM degradation kinetics and degradation mitigation”, V. Prabhakaran, C. Arges, and V. Ramani, ECS Transactions, (2011) 41, 1347.
  • “Investigation of Molecular Probes Sensitivity to the Fenton Reaction using Fluorescence Spectroscopy”, V. Prabhakaran, C. Arges, and V. Ramani, ECS Transactions (2010) 33, 889.

Conference presentations:

  • “Investigation of PEM degradation kinetics and degradation mitigation using in-situ fluorescence spectroscopy and real-time monitoring of fluoride-ion release”, V. Prabhakaran, C. Arges, and V. Ramani, 222nd Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI (2012)
  • “An in-situ probe for investigating PEM degradation kinetics and degradation mitigation”, V. Prabhakaran, C. Arges, and V. Ramani, 220th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Boston, MA (2011)
  • “Investigation of Molecular Probes Sensitivity to the Fenton Reaction using Fluorescence Spectroscopy”, V. Prabhakaran, C. Arges, and V. Ramani, 218th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Las Vegas, NV (2010)
  • “Exploration of catalytic activity of Pd-M/C (M=Fe, Co, Ni, Pt, Au) Nanoparicle for oxygen reduction and methanol tolerance”, P. Venkateshkumar, C. Jeyabharathi, J. Mathiyarasu, K.L.N. Phani, “International Conference on Electrochemical Power Systems (ICEPS-2008)” Trivandrum, India. (2008)
  • “Non-enzymatic glucose oxidation at nano gold surface in neutral media “ , P. Venkateshkumar, S. Rujesh Kumar, J. Mathiyarasu and K.L.N. Phani, “International Conference on Nanomaterial and its Applications (ICNA 2007)” National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India. (2007)

 

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