Dr Ajith Kumar

Research Fellow
M.Sc., (Chemistry) Ph.D., (Chemistry)
Energy & Reaction Engineering Lab (05BC01)
+44 7442 123110

Academic and research departments

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.


Areas of specialism

Solid electrode & electrolytes materials for SOEC & SOFC; Synthesizing of ceramic materials, thin films nanostructures by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) & Characterization; X-ray diffraction, Raman Spectro (micro)scopy, electron microscopy & electrochemical techniques (EIS, I-V & Potentiometry etc., )

My qualifications

Ph.D., (Chemistry)
Thesis entitled: "Investigation on Microstructural and Electrical Properties of Ceria based Electrolytes and Electrodes for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India
M.Sc., (Chemistry)
University of Madras, Chennai-India

Previous roles

2011 - 2015
Associate Research Analyst: Analyzing, Coding and indexing worldwide chemical Patents to DWPI (Derwent World Patent Index) for patents retrieval
Thomson Reuters, Chennai-India
2019 - 2022
Synthesis and characterization of advanced materials for solid oxide cells (SOFC/SOEC) application
Handling in-charges: (i) Raman Microscope (Renishaw inVia Raman microscope, UK), (ii) potentiostat/galvanostat with impedance analyzer BioLogic, SP300, France), (iii) Pulsed laser deposition (PLD) Unit, Microtech, Italy.
Supporting to scientist in various projects, organizing/coordinating workshops/seminars
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-India

Affiliations and memberships

Life time Member
Life time Member of Electron Microscopy Society of India’ (EMSI), Membership Number LM-1417


Research interests

Research collaborations


Rajeshwari A, Kartharina Punithavthy I, Johnson Jeyakumar S, Jothiba M and Ajith Kumar S (2022) CoGdxFe2-xO4 (0.0 ≤ x ≥ 0.8) Nanoferrites: Effect of Gd3+ ions on Structural, Optical, Magnetic, and Dielectric Properties
Dharini T, Kuppusami P, Kumar N, Dinesh Kumar D, Ajith Kumar S, Kamalan Kirubaharan A.M (2021) Tribological properties of YSZ and YSZ/Ni-YSZ nanocomposite coatings prepared by electron beam physical vapor deposition
Sanjeevi Prasath S, Ajith Kumar S, TS Sankaran, S Chandran, Brijitta Joseph (2020) Temperature Responsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-block-styrene) Block Copolymer Coatings with Tunable Hydrophilicity
Karthik Kumar. C, Vengatesh. P, Durai. G, Ajith kumar. S, Kuppusami. P, Shyju. T. S (2019) Optoelectronic and electrochemical behavior of γ-CuI thin films prepared by solid iodination process
Vengatesh Panneerselvam, Karthick Kumar C T.S. Shyju, Ajith Kumar S, Parasuraman Kuppusami, Vinita Viswakarama (2018) Role of copper/vanadium on the optoelectronic properties of reactive RF magnetron sputtered NiO thin films