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Arunachalanadar Madakannan

Bio

1. Educational Background; Professional Licensure; Work Experience 

Educational Background

  1. Ph.D., Batteries and Fuel Cells, 1990, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  2. M.S., Chemistry, 1985, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India
  3. M.B.A., Statistical Process Control, 1999, Madras University, India
  4. B.S., Chemistry, 1983, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India

 

Professional Licensure/Certifications

  1. Internal Quality Auditing and ISO 9000, 1992, British Standards Institution 

 

Academic/Professional Work Experience

  1. Professor, Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Aug. 2014 -
  2. Associate Professor, Engineering Technology Department and Graduate Faculty, Materials Science and Engineering, Arizona State University, Aug. 2005 - July 2014
  3. Technical Advisor, Hoku Scientific Inc., Honolulu, July 2005 to June 2006
  4. Chief Scientist, Hoku Scientific Inc., Honolulu, Oct. 2002 to June 2005
  5. Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin, July 1999 to Sept. 2002
  6. Head – Technical, Exide Industries, Madras, India, Nov. 1993 to June 1999
  7. Research Scientist, SPIC Science Foundation, Madras, India, Jan. 1991 to Oct. 1993

2. Publications 

 

 2015

1.X. Xu**, K. Vignarooban**, K. Hsu and A.M. Kannan, Prospects and problems of concentrating solar power technologies for power generation in the desert regions, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, (Submitted, February 2015). Impact Factor: 5.510.

2.K. Vignarooban**, Xinhai Xu**, K. Wang*, E.E. Molina*, P. Li, D. Gervasio and A.M. Kannan, Vapor Pressure and Corrosion of ternary metal-chloride molten-salt based heat transfer fluids for use in concentrating solar power systems, Applied Energy (submitted January 2015). Impact Factor: 5.597.

3.A. Arvay*, J. French*, J.-C. Wang*, X.-H. Peng and A.M. Kannan Modeling and simulation of biologically inspired flow field designs for proton exchange membrane fuel cells, The Open Electrochemistry Journal (Accepted, 2015).

4.K. Vignarooban**, Xinhai Xu**, Keng Hsu and A.M. Kannan, Heat transfer fluids for concentrating solar power systems, Applied Energy, 146 (2015) 383–396. Impact Factor: 5.597.

5.I. Kruusenberg*, S. Ratso, M. Vikkisk, P. Kanninen, T. Kallio, A.M. Kannan, K. Tammeveski, Highly active nitrogen-doped nanocarbon electrocatalysts for alkaline direct methanol fuel cell, Journal of Power Sources 281 (2015) 94-102. Impact Factor: 4.951.

6.M. Patterson* and A.M. Kannan, A Study of PV, batteries and fuel cells system based hybrid microgrid model for intermittent Level 3 EV charging services, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 30 (2015) 359-366. Impact Factor 3.35

7.K. Vignarooban**, J. Lin, A. Arvay, S. Kolli*, I. Kruusenberg, L. Munukutla and A.M. Kannan, Nano-electrocatalyst materials for low temperature fuel cells: a review, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 36 (2015) 458–472, Impact Factor 1.55

2014

1.K. Vignarooban**, X. Chu*, G. Prashanth* and A.M. Kannan , State of Health estimation of sealed Lead/Acid Batteries, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Under review, 2014).

2.K. Vignarooban ** , P. Pugazhendhi, C. Tucker, D. Gervasio and A.M. Kannan , Stability of Hastelloys in Molten Metal-chloride Heat-transfer Fluids for Concentrating Solar Power Applications , Solar Energy, 103 (2014) 62-69.

2013

1.  J. Dudzik * , W.-C. Chang * , A.M. Kannan , S. Filipek, S. Viswanathan, P. Li, V. Renugopalakrishnan and G.F. Audette, Cross-linked Glucose Oxidase Clusters for Biofuel Cell Anode Catalysts, Biofabrication , 5 ( 2013) 35009.

2.A. Mayyas, M.A. Omar, P. Pierluigi and A. M. Kannan, Thermal Modeling & Analysis of an On-Board Internal Combustion Engine Based Powertrain, International Journal of Modern Engineering, 13 (2013) 17-24 . 

3.A. Arvay * , J. French * , J.-C. Wang * , X.-H. Peng and A.M. Kannan, Nature inspired flow field design for proton exchange membrane fuel cell , International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38 (2013) 3717-3726 .

4.T. Arikan * , A.M. Kannan and F. Kadirgan Development of binary Pt-Pd and ternary Pt-Pd-Ru nanocatalysts for direct methanol fuel cells,   International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38 (2013) 2900-2907.

5.C.J. Hung * , C.H. Liu * , T.H. Ko, W.H. Chen, S.H. Cheng, W.S. Chen, A.Y. Yu, and A.M. Kannan, Effect of diffusion layers fabricated with different fiber diameters on the performance of low temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, 221 (2013) 134-140 . 

2012

1.R. Villacorta and A.M. Kannan, Development and characterization of Gas Diffusion Layer fabricated using carbon slurry with Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate for PEMFCs, J. Chinese Chemical Society, 59, 1357-1364, 2012.

2.  A. Arvay, E. Yli-Rantala, C.-H. Liu, X.-H. Peng, P. Koski, L. Cindrella, P. Kauranen, P.M. Wilde , A.M. Kannan, Characterization techniques for gas diffusion layers for PEMFCs, J. Power Sources, 213 , 317-337, 2012.

3.  I. Kruusenberg, L. Matisen, Q. Shah, A.M. Kannan , K. Tammeveski, Non-platinum cathode catalysts for AMFCs, Int. J. Hyd. Energy ,37 , 4406-4412 , 2012.

4.A. Arvay, X.H. Peng, A.M. Kannan, Convergence criteria establishment for 3D simulation of PEMFCs, Int. J. Hyd. Energy , 37, 2482-2489, 2012.

2011

1.Influence of Cell Fabrication Procedure on the Performance of the Dye Sensitized Solar Cell, J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 11, 1–6, 2011. C.Y. Jen, L.V. Munukutla, S. Radhakrishnan, A.M. Kannan, A. Htun.

2.Comparison of Pt/MWCNTs nanocatalysts synthesis processes for proton exchange membrane fuel cells, , Int. J. Hyd. Energy,  36, 10877-10883, 2011, X. Liu, R. Villacorta, A. Adame and A.M. Kannan.

3.Study of carbon nanotube supported platinum nanocatalyst fabricated with sodium formate reducing agent in ethylene glycol suspension, ISRN Nanotechnology, 2011, Article ID 708045, pages 1-6, doi:10.5402/2011/708045, C. Mason and A.M. Kannan.

4.Development of gas diffusion electrodes for low relative humidity proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Int. J. Hyd. Energy, 36, 221-220, 2011, Y.F. Huang, A.M. Kannan, C.S. Chang, C.W. Lin.

5.Development of gas diffusion layer using water based carbon slurry for proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Electrochimica Acta, 56, 1591-1596, 2011, J.F. Lin, A. Adame, R. Villacorta, J. Wertz, R. Ahmad, M. Thommes, A. M. Kannan.

2010

1.CO adsorption in PdxCoyXz (X=Au, Mo, Ni) tertiary alloy nano-catalysts for PEMFCs – A theoretical analysis, Int. J. Energy Res., 35, 594-600, 2010, M.G. Castañón, S. Velumani, O.V. Kharissova, M.A. Jiménez and A.M. Kannan .

2.Effect of surface modification for the growth of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on carbon paper for proton exchange membrane fuel cells,Electrochemical Society Trans. 26, 107-116, 2010, R. Aparna, A.M. Kannan and L. Munukutla.

3.Development and evaluation of Gas Diffusion Layer using paraffin wax carbon for PEMFCs, Fuel Cells, 10, 563-566, 2010, L. Cindrella and A.M. Kannan .

4.Synthesis of Pt nanocatalyst with Micelle-encapsulated Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes as support for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Electrochimica Acta, 55, 6496-6500, 2010, J.F. Lin, C.W. Mason, A. Adame, X. Liu, X.H. Peng and A. M. Kannan.

5.Development of durable platinum nanocatalyst on carbon nanotubes for PEMFCs, J. Electrochem. Soc. 157, B846-B851, 2010, J.F. Lin, A. Adame, A.M. Kannan.

6.Gas diffusion layers for PEMFCs using in-situ grown multi-walled carbon nanotubes nanoforest on carbon papers, Fuel Cells, 10, 369-374, 2010, P.A. Stuckey, A.M. Kannan and M. Ghasemi-Nejhad.

7.Effect of carbon paper substrate of the gas diffusion layer on the performance of PEMFCs, Electrochim. Acta, 55, 2746–2751, 2010, J.F. Lin, J. Wertz, R. Ahmad, M. Thommes, A.M. Kannan.

8.Synthesis and Characterization of CNT supported Platinum Nanocatalyst for PEMFCs, J. Power Sources, 195, 466-470, 2010, J.F. Lin, V. Kamavaram, A.M. Kannan.

 2009

1.Carbon supported nano-sized Pt-Pd and Pt-Co electrocatalysts for PEMFCs, Int. J. Hyd. Energy, 34, 9450-9460, 2009, F. Kadirgan, A.M. Kannan, T. Atilan, S. Beyhan, S. S. Ozenler and S. Suzer.

2.Surface modification of Gas Diffusion Layers by inorganic Nanomaterials for PEMFCs, Int. J. Hyd. Energy, 34, 6377-6383, 2009, L. Cindrella, A.M. Kannan, R. Ahmad and M. Thommes.

3.Gas Diffusion Layer for PEMFCs – a Review, J. Power Sources, 194, 146-160, 2009, L. Cindrella, A.M. Kannan, J.F. Lin, K. Saminathan, Y. Ho, C.W. Lin and J. Wertz.

4.Membrane Electrode Assembly with doped Polyaniline Interlayer for PEMFCs under Low RH Conditions, J. Power Sources, 193, 447-453, 2009, L. Cindrella and A.M. Kannan.

5.Development of Gas Diffusion Layers using surface modified carbon paper by in-situ CVD Process for PEMFCs, J. Power Sources, 192, 297-303, 2009, A.M. Kannan, P. Kanagala and V. Veedu.

6.Electrodeposited Pt nanocatalyst on in-situ grown CNT based carbon paper for PEMFCs, Int. J. Hyd. Energy, 34, 3838-3844, 2009, K. Saminathan, V. Kamavaram, V. Veedu and A.M. Kannan.

7.Synthesis and characterization of platinum nanoparticles on in situ grown carbon, nanotubes based carbon paper for PEMFC cathode, J. Power Sources, 188, 51-56, 2009, V. Kamavaram, A.M. Kannan and V. Veedu.

8.Proton-conducting membranes with high selectivity from cross-linked poly(vinyl alcohol) and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) for direct methanol fuel cell applications, J. Power Sources, 186 (1), 22-28, 2009, Y.F. Huang, L.C. Chuang, A.M. Kannan, C.W. Lin.

9.Bio-Batteries and Bio Fuel Cells: Leveraging on Electronic Charge Transfer Proteins, J. Nanosci.  Nanotech., 9, 1665–1678, 2009, A.M. Kannan, V. Renugopalakrishnan, S. Filipek, P. Li, G.F. Audette and L. Munukutla.

 2008

1.Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion Applications – Chapter 5, Biosolar and biofuel cells, Monograph series, American Scientific Publishers, 155–178, 2008, V. Renugopalakrsihnan, A.M. Kannan and P.Li et al.

2.Wire rod coating process of gas diffusion layers fabrication for PEMFCs, J. Power Sources, 178, 231-237, 2008, A.M. Kannan, D. Parker, S. Sadananda, L. Munukutla and J. Wertz.

3.Functionally Graded Nano-porous Gas Diffusion Layer for PEMFCs under Low Relative Humidity Conditions, Electrochim. Acta, 53, 2416–2422, 2008, A.M. Kannan, L. Cindrella, and L. Munukutla.

 2007

1.Carbon Nanochain and Carbon Nano-fibers based Gas Diffusion Layers for PEMFCs J. Power Sources, 167, 330-335, 2007, A.M. Kannan and L. Munukutla.

2.Semi-interpenetrating network based on crosslinked electrolytes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, J. Power Sources, 171 340–347 2007, C. W. Lin, Y. F. Huang and A.M. Kannan.

3.Nano Structured gas diffusion and catalyst layers for PEMFCs, Electrochem.  Solid State Lett. 10 (3) B47-B50, 2007, A.M. Kannan, V. Veedu, L. Munukutla and M.N. Ghasemi-Nejhad.

4.Semi-interpenetrating network based on crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) and poly(styrene sulfonic acid-co-maleic anhydride) as proton exchange fuel cell membranes, J. Power Sources 164, 449–456 2007, C. W. Lin, Y. F. Huang and A.M. Kannan.

 2006

1.Gas Diffusion Layer Using a New Type of Graphitized Nano-Carbon PUREBLACKÒ for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Electrochem. Comm., 8, 887–891, 2006, A.M. Kannan, A. Menghal and I. Barsukov.

2.Low temperature synthesis and electrochemical behavior of LiV3O8 cathode, J. Power Sources, 159, 1405-1408, 2006, A.M. Kannan and A. Manthiram.

3. Presentations at Professional Meetings

1.I. Kruusenberg, S. Ratso, M. Vikkisk, P. Kanninen, T. Kallio, A.M. Kannan and K. Tammeveski, Enhanced oxygen reduction reaction activity of nitrogen-doped carbon nanomaterials for direct methanol alkaline fuel cell application, Electrolysis and Fuel Cell Discussions: Challenges Towards Zero Platinum for Oxygen Reduction, La Grande Motte, France, 13th-16th September 2015.

2.Ivar Kruusenberg, Sander Ratso, Merilin Vikkisk, Petri Kanninen, Tanja Kallio, Arunachala M. Kannan, Kaido Tammeveski, Active Non-Platinum Cathode Catalysts for Direct-Methanol Alkaline Fuel Cells, Electrochemical Society meeting, Glascow (Scotland), July 26-31, 2015.

3.A.M. Kannan, State of health determination of sealed lead acid battery under various operating conditions, Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, Detroit, MI, June 15-19, 2015. 

4.A.M. Kannan, 5th International Conference on Future Environment and Energy (ICFEE 2015), January 23-25, 2015; Participated. 

5.A.M. Kannan, Electrocatalysts for Low temperature fuel cells 6th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2014), Taipei City, Taiwan, May 30-June 2, 2014.

6.A.M. Kannan, Battery performance in hot and dry conditions, Electrochemical Society meeting, 2014, May 11-15, Orlando, FL. 

7.K Vignarooban, C Tucker, D Gervasio, AM Kannan, Metal-Chloride Eutectic Mixture Based Heat-Transfer Fluids for Concentrating Solar Power Applications, Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy, NGC 2014, Phoenix, AZ, March 10-14, 2014.

8.S.H. Kolli and A.M. Kannan, Organometallic Non-Platinum Cathode for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, US Fuel Cell Seminar, Columbus, Ohio, October 21-25, 2013.

9.A.M. Kannan, Nanocatalysts for proton exchange and alkaline membrane fuel cells, Design of Advanced Functional Materials, Kazan, Russia,  October 7-11, 2013.

10.A.M. Kannan, Nanoenabled electrocatalysts for low temperature fuel cells, IUPAC meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, August 10-16, 2013.

11.S.H. Kolli and A.M. Kannan, Organometallic Non-Platinum Cathode for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, US FC Seminar, Columbus, Ohio,October 21-24, 2013.

12.P. W. Li, C. L. Chan, Q. Hao, P. A. Deymier, K. Muralidharan, D. F. Gervasio, M. Momayez, S. Jeter, A. S. Teja, and A. M. Kannan , Halide and Oxy-Halide Eutectic Systems for High Performance High Temperature Heat Transfer Fluids, DOE SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Program Review, Phoenix, AZ, March 22-24, 2013.

13.Travis Curtis, Lakshmi V. Munukutla, Laura Main, Brian Fauss and A.M. Kannan , The Effect of Cyclic Polarization on the Measured Performance of a Dye Sensitized Solar Cell, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 2013.

14.Laura Main, Lakshmi V. Munukutla, Brian Fauss, Travis Curtis and A. M. Kannan , A Comparative Study of Quasi-solid Nanoclay Based Electrolyte and Liquid Electrolyte Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 2013.

15.B. Fauss, L. Munukutla, L. Main, T. Curtis, Gerald G. Polesky and A.M. Kannan , Optimizing DSSC Fabrication Using Lean Six Sigma, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 2013.

16.A.M. Kannan , Materials Challenges for Fuel Cells, Electronics and Energy Materials, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Trissur, India, March 8-11, 2013.

17.A.M. Kannan , Fuel cells, Batteries and Solar cells, Series of Lectures, National Fuel Cells Center, Yuan Ze University, Chongli City, Taiwan, June 22 to July 19, 2012 (8 sessions).

18.I. Krusenberg, K. Tammevesky and A.M. Kannan, Non-noble metal catalysts for Alkaline Fuel Cells; World Hydrogen Energy Conference - 2012, Toronto, Canada, June 3-7, 2012. 

19.  I. Kruusenberg, L. Matisen, Q. Shah, A.M. Kannan , K. Tammeveski. “ RDE Study of Oxygen Reduction on Non-Platinum Cathode Catalysts for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells” (Oral Presentation), 221st ECS Meeting, Seattle, USA May 6-10, 2012.

20.I. Kruusenberg , L. Matisen, Q. Shah , A.M. Kannan , K. Tammeveski. “ Electrochemical Reduction of Oxygen on Platinum-Free Cathode Catalysts for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells” (Oral Presentation) 63rd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, August 19-24, 2012.

21.I. Kruusenberg , L. Matisen, Q. Shah, A.M. Kannan , K. Tammeveski. “ Electrocatalysis of Oxygen Reduction on Platinum-Free Cathode Catalysts for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells” (Poster Presentation) 3rd CARISMA International Conference on Medium and High Temperature proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 3-5, 2012.

22.A.M. Kannan , Research and Development on Fuel Cells and Solar Cells – CTI SMACS Brown Bag, January 18, 2012.

23.J. Lin and A.M. Kannan , Nanoelectrocatalyst for low temperature fuel cells, Villa Conference on Energy and Environmental Research, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 21-25, 2011.

24.Kartik Kinhal, Lakshmi Munukutla, Aung Htun, Sailaja Radhakrishnan, Chih Y. Jen and A.M. Kannan , Efffects of Sputtered Platinum Counter Electrode and Integrated TiO2 Electrode with SWCNT On DSSC Performance, MRS Spring Meeting Online Proceedings, 2012.  

25.C.Y. Jen, L.V. Munukutla, S. Radhakrishnan, A.M. Kannan and A. Htun, Influence of Cell Fabrication Procedure on the Performance of the Dye Sensitized Solar Cell, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,Vol.11, 1-6, 2011.

26.J. Lin, A. Adame and A.M. Kannan , Synthesis and Characterization of Platinum Nanocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells, US FC Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, 10/2010.

27.Development of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes based electrodes for Fuel Cells, US FC Seminar, Palm Springs, California, November 2009.

28.A.M.   Kannan , W. Chang, J. Dudzik, G.F. Audette, V. Renugoplakrishnan, Bio-fuel cell using covalently bonded glucose oxidase with multi-walled carbon nanotubes, 215th ECS Meeting, San Francisco, California, May 2009.

29.P. Kanagala, V. Veedu and A.M. Kannan , Development of Gas Diffusion Layers by in-situ CVD Process for PEM Fuel Cells, Fuel Cell Seminar, Phoenix, October 2008.

30.A.M. Kannan , K. Poornima and V. Veedu, Development of Gas Diffusion Layers by in-situ CVD Process for PEM Fuel Cells, Fuel Cell Seminar, Phoenix , October 27-30, 2008.

31.L. Munukutla, P. Kanagala and A.M. Kannan, Dependence of Carbon nanotubes Synthesis on Si substrate layers, Nanotech Northern Europe 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 23-25, 2008.

32.A.M. Kannan , Nanostructured components for PEM fuel cells, NanoTr4, Istanbul, Turkey, June 9-13, 2008.

33.A.M. Kannan , B. Rempel, B. Venezuela and L. Munukutla, Novel Technology for electronics instruction – an Electronics Studio, ASEE Meeting, Pittsburg, J une 2008.

34.Philip Stuckey, A.M. Kannan , and M. N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, Micro-porous Gas Diffusion Layers made with Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes and Nano-chain Pureblack for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, MRS meeting, San Francisco, March 2008.

35.A.M. Kannan , V. Renugopalakrsihnan, Pingzuo Li, and L. Munukutla, Bio-fuel cell using covalently bonded glucose oxidase with MWCNTs, International Conference on Nano-Bio Science (ICONBS), National Taiwan University, December 05-09, 2007 .

36.A.M. Kannan , Philip Stuckey and M. N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, Multiwalled Carbon Nano-tubes supported Pt nanocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Fuel Cell Seminar, San Antonio , October 15-18, 2007.

37.A.M Kannan, S. Sadananda , D. Parker, L. Munukutla and J. Wertz A.M. Kannan, Gas Diffusion Layers for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells by coating technique, Fuel Cell Seminar, San Antonio , October 15-18, 2007.

38.M.P. Brady, P.F. Tortorelli, K.L. More, J. Pihl, T.R. Armstrong, H.M. Meyer, B.L. Armstrong, J. Henry, H. Wang, J.A. Turner, M. Wilson, F. Garzon, T. Tucker, D. Connors, J. Rakowski, D. Gervasio and A.M. Kannan, Stamped and Nitrided Stainless Steels for PEM Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates, Fuel Cell Seminar, San Antonio , October 15-18, 2007.

39.A.M. Kannan and L. Munukutla, Application of Nano-technology for Energy Conversion and Storage, ASEE meeting, Honolulu, June 2007.

40.A.M. Kannan , Nanostructured Gas Diffusion Layers for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel cells, Materials and Devices for Energy Sources: From Nanoelectronics to Gigawatts; Satellite Workshop @ NGC2007 Phoenix, Arizona, March 13, 2007.

41.A.M. Kannan , Gas Diffusion Layer and catalyst layer with nano-materials for PEMFCs , 8 th Internaltional meeting of Advances in Electrochemical Science and Technology, Goa, India, November 27-30, 2006.

42.A.M. Kannan , V. P. Veedu, and M. N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, Gas Diffusion Layer using carbon nanochain and carbon nano-fibers for PEMFCs , US Fuel Cell Seminar, Honolulu , November 13-18, 2006.

43.C.W. Lin, Y.F. Huang and A.M. Kannan,   Semi-interpenetrating Network As Polymer Electrolyte For Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells , US Fuel Cell Seminar, Honolulu , November 13-18, 2006.

44.A.M. Kannan, Gas Diffusion layer using nano-carbon fibers for PEMFCs “Seeing at the Nanoscale IV” Conference in Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania), July 17-20, 2006 (only the poster was sent).

45.A.M. Kannan , B Yanng, Karl Taft, Development of membrane/electrode assembly for automotive Fuel Cells, US FC Seminar, Palm Springs, California, November 2005.

46.A.M. Kannan , B Yanng, Z Liu, Development of membrane/electrode assembly for stationary Fuel Cells, Grove Symphosium, London,October 2005.

47.A.M. Kannan , Tony Thampan, Development of High Performance MEAs for PEMFCs, US FC Seminar, San Antanio, Texas, November 2004.

48.A.M. Kannan , Tony Thampan and Ying Song A novel MEA processing for PEM fuel cells, ECS Meeting , Honolulu, October 2004.

49.A.M. Kannan, Hydrocarbon membranes for low temperature fuel cells, US Fuel cell seminar in Miami, Florida, November 2003.

50.A. Manthiram, S. Venkatraman, Y. Shin and  A. M. Kannan , Chemical and Structural Instabilities of LiCoO 2  Cathode at deep lithium extraction, ECS Meeting, Philadelphia, May 2002. 

51.A.M. Kannan and A. Manthiram, Synthesis of Cathode material for Li-Ion batteries, South Texas Local Section of the Electrochemical Society, Austin TX, September  2001 .

4. Professional Awards/Recognition

1.Award of Fulbright Specialist by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Scholarship), US Department of State, USA(2011 to 2015).

2.  ASU-CTI Dean’s award for Faculty Excellence in Service - 2013

3.ASU-CTI Dean’s award for Faculty Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities - 2011

4.Support of Student Leaders & Achievers” award in recognition of outstanding leadership in spring 2012 by the ASU-CTI Executive Dean

5.Marquis WHO’s WHO in America 2009 Edition

6.Best Employee Award - Exide Industries Limited (1998)

7.University 2 nd Rank Award in M.S. Chemistry – Madurai University (1985)

 

Research Interests

My area of expertise and research interests include:

1. Fuel cells: PEMFC, DMFC and AFC

2. Batteries: SLA and Li-ion

3. Solar: DSSC and CSP

Courses

Summer 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EGR 590 Reading and Conference
EGR 593 Applied Project
EGR 599 Thesis
MET 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ALT 360 Renewable Energy Technologies
ALT 445 Automotive and Stationary FCS
ALT 545 Automotive and Stationary FCS
EGR 530 Principles System Engineering
EGR 584 Internship
EGR 590 Reading and Conference
EGR 592 Research
EGR 593 Applied Project
EGR 599 Thesis
EST 584 Internship
EST 590 Reading and Conference
EST 593 Applied Project
EST 599 Thesis
MAE 593 Applied Project

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ALT 420 Electrochemical Energy Tech
ALT 502 Batteries Portable Electronics
ALT 598 Special Topics
EGR 593 Applied Project
EGR 599 Thesis
EST 465 Statistical Process Control
EST 565 Statistical Process Control
EST 593 Applied Project
EST 599 Thesis

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EGR 280 Engineering Statistics
EST 499 Individualized Instruction

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ALT 360 Renewable Energy Technologies
ALT 445 Automotive and Stationary FCS
ALT 545 Automotive and Stationary FCS
EGR 492 Honors Directed Study
EGR 530 Principles System Engineering
EGR 599 Thesis
EST 590 Reading and Conference
EST 593 Applied Project
EST 599 Thesis

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EGR 584 Internship
EGR 590 Reading and Conference
EGR 593 Applied Project
EGR 599 Thesis
EST 465 Statistical Process Control
EST 565 Statistical Process Control
EST 593 Applied Project
EST 599 Thesis

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EST 465 Statistical Process Control
EST 565 Statistical Process Control

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ALT 445 Automotive and Stationary FCS
ALT 545 Automotive and Stationary FCS
EST 200 Project Lab

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ALT 410 Solar Cells and Module
ALT 420 Electrochemical Energy Tech
ALT 502 Batteries Portable Electronics
ALT 598 Special Topics

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
OMT 494 Special Topics

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ALT 445 Automotive and Stationary FCS
ALT 545 Automotive and Stationary FCS
EST 200 Project Lab
EST 590 Reading and Conference
EST 593 Applied Project
EST 599 Thesis

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EST 590 Reading and Conference
EST 599 Thesis

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ALT 445 Automotive and Stationary FCS
ALT 545 Automotive and Stationary FCS
EST 200 Project Lab
EST 599 Thesis

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ALT 420 Electrochemical Energy Tech
ALT 502 Batteries Portable Electronics
ALT 598 Special Topics
EST 593 Applied Project
EST 599 Thesis

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ALT 503 Fuel Cells for Portable Elctrn
EST 599 Thesis

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * , Mayyas,Abdel Ra'Ouf Turki , Pollat,Scott Lewis , Razdan,Anshuman , . CREC Project: Reliability and performance evaluation of batteries in HotDry Climates: Phase 3. SRP-SALT RIVER PROJECT (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015).
  2. Rogers,Bradley Barney * , Madakannan,Arunachalanadar , Rajadas,John N , Razdan,Anshuman , . CREC Project: Development of a Solar Assisted On-Demand Residential Hot Water System Utilizing Phase-Change Materials for Energy Storage Phase1. SRP-SALT RIVER PROJECT (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015).
  3. Razdan,Anshuman * Madakannan,Arunachalanadar . Guidance on Renewable Energy Curriculum Development through the IRENA Community. IRENA (6/1/2014 - 3/31/2015).
  4. Mayyas,Abdel Ra'Ouf Turki * , Mayyas,Abdel Ra'Ouf Turki * , Csavina,Kristine Rene , Csavina,Kristine Rene , Gaffar,Ashraf , Gaffar,Ashraf , Hristovski,Kiril D , Hristovski,Kiril D , Humble,Jane E , Humble,Jane E , Lande,Micah , Lande,Micah , Madakannan,Arunachalanadar , Madakannan,Arunachalanadar , Ralston,Laurel , Redkar,Sangram S , Redkar,Sangram S , Robertson,John , Robertson,John , Whitehouse,Richard O , Whitehouse,Richard O , . Advance Vehicle Technology Competition AVTC EcoCAR3. ARGONNE NATL LABORATORY (4/9/2014 - 6/24/2018).
  5. Razdan,Anshuman * Johnson,Nathan Gregory Madakannan,Arunachalanadar . Implementation of a Regional Programme for Certification of Technicians in Renewable Energy Systems in Selected Regions. IRENA (1/6/2014 - 12/10/2015).
  6. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * . CREC: Reliability and Performance Evaluation of Batteries in hotdry climate. SRP-SALT RIVER PROJECT (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014).
  7. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * . Laboratory Proof of Concept of Kinetic Energy Atom Powered Engine. KEAP (7/1/2013 - 10/31/2013).
  8. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * . Halide and Oxy-Halide Eutectic Systems for High Performance High Temperature Heat Transfer Fluids. UNIV OF AZ (10/1/2012 - 9/30/2017).
  9. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * Peng,Xihong Peng,Xihong Pollat,Scott Lewis Razdan,Anshuman . CREC: Reliability and performance Evaluation of batteries in hotdry climate. SRP-SALT RIVER PROJECT (6/15/2012 - 6/30/2013).
  10. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * Henderson,Mark Richard Henderson,Mark Richard Oneill,Gerald Daniel Rogers,Bradley Barney Rogers,Bradley Barney . The assessment of reliability and durability data for Photovoltaic (PV) arrays modules and the application to the design specification and installat. (3/1/2012 - 7/31/2015).
  11. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * . ATIC Enhanced Power Density Fuel Cells via Activated Oxidants. EntroPlus (9/23/2010 - 11/15/2010).
  12. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * . Investigation of the Kinetics of Oxygen Reduction on Nanostructured New Cathode Catalysts for Low Temp Fuel Cells. US CIV RSH & DEV FDN (8/1/2010 - 12/31/2012).
  13. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * . ATIC - Super Performing Nanostructured Components for Fuel Cell Applications. OCEANIT LABS, INC. (1/1/2008 - 12/31/2008).
  14. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * . ATIC - ACME Electric Phase II. ACME ELECTRIC CORP (8/16/2007 - 9/15/2007).
  15. Gervasio,Dominic Francis * Madakannan,Arunachalanadar . Nitrided Metallic Bipolar Plates. OAK RIDGE NATL LAB (ORNL) (6/22/2007 - 9/30/2009).
  16. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * . ATIC-SME: ACME PI. ACME ELECTRIC CORP (4/16/2007 - 7/15/2007).
  17. Madakannan,Arunachalanadar * . Development of GDLs using Hollingsworth & Vose Carbon Paper. HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE CO. (8/22/2006 - 3/22/2007).
  18. Gervasio,Dominic Francis * Madakannan,Arunachalanadar Zenhausern,Frederic Zenhausern,Frederic . Development of a High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell Stack as Power Source for Airplanes. BOEING AERO DIVISION-SEATTLE (8/3/2006 - 11/15/2006).

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