Qualification: 
Ph.D

Dr. Sarath Chandran currently serves as Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai Campus.

He obtained his PhD in 2016 from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala for this thesis on Morphology and Properties of Polymer Blend Systems based on Epoxy Systems. During his doctoral thesis, he has worked in collaboration with University de Strasbourg- France, Universiti Tecknologi MARA- Malaysia, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology- Australia.

His areas of research expertise includes polymer blends and nanocomposites, polymer crystallization, carbon aerogels, silica aerogels, batteries and supercapacitors, hydrogen storage devices and green energy harvesting, thermal protection systems, electrospinning, bio polymers and biomedical polymers. He has published 17 research papers in international journals, 2 book chapters, and 6 books to his credit.

Experience

Year Affiliation
2017 - 2019 Scientist at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), ISRO, Trivandrum
2016 - 2017 Research Associate at Inter University Centre for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture
2015 - 2016 Project Associate at the International and InterUniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN)
2013 - 2014 Project fellow in Agilent Core Technology

His current research areas include the synthesis of carbon aerogels with/without metal doping for high energy and power density supercapacitor applications, synthesis of porous carbon from various bio sources for hydrogen storage and supercapacitor applications, development of different types of electrolytes especially solid state electrolytes and ionic liquid electrolytes for supercapacitor applications, water purification by CDI coupled with photocatalysis., 3D Silica based materials for oil spill recovery, Green energy harvesting from various sources including development of flexible, high performance solar cells, development of eco-friendly fuels etc. and polymer blends, nanocomposites, studies on polymer crystallization, electrospinning, and polymer coatings for various applications