Dr. Bagavathi Muniyandi
Dr. Bagavathi Muniyandi completed his Ph.D. in Physics with the supervision of Prof. Ramiah Saraswathi, Dept. of Materials Science, School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India. He has research exposure in the field of synthesis of nanomaterials, thin film fabrication by various physical, chemical vapor, and electrochemical deposition techniques which would be applied in electrochemical energy storage devices (Supercapacitors and Li-Ion, Li-S Batteries), energy conversion device-solar cells (DSSCs).
During his Ph.D. studies, he has extensively involved in the synthesis of nanomaterials and in the deposition of various doped metal oxide thin films by electrochemical deposition, Physical vapor deposition (DC/RF magnetron Sputtering, Thermal Evaporation, Molecular beam epitaxy, Atomic layer deposition, CVD, etc. for various electrochemical applications. He also investigated nanostructured metal oxides/ carbon, and metal hydroxide hybrid thin films used for the application of electrochemical supercapacitors. In addition, he has prepared some metal oxide thin films such as CuO, ZnO, etc. by DC reactive magnetron sputtering technique for electrochemical non-enzymatic glucose sensor application. He has expertise in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) fabrication/testing photovoltaic properties and he has published papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Bagavathi did his first postdoc (Period-September 2019 to August 2021) in the research area of high energy density cathode materials for Li-S batteries under the supervision of Prof. Jun Tao Li, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Energy, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.
Bagavathi joined as a postdoc in February 2022 with the supervision of Prof. Malachi Noked and working on the research topic of atomic layer deposited protective coating on-Li-rich NCM cathode materials for high energy density Li-ion batteries and solid-state batteries at the Department of Chemistry, Bar Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials (BINA), Bar Ilan University, Israel.