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  1. Removal of water soluble and pharmaceutical wastes by combining the photocatalytic properties of Ag3PO4 with the absorption properties of halolysite nanotubes, Materials Today Advances, 4, Dec 2019, 100025
  2. Mitigating strategy in lithium dendrite formation in a Li–S cell in accelerated cycling tests, E Kuzmina, E Karaseva, A Ivanov, D Kolosnitsyn, S Mochalov, RV Kumar, V Kolosnitsyn, Electrochimica Acta 327 , 135007, 10 Dec 2019
  3. LiMnPO4-olivine deposited on a nanoporous alloy as an additive-free electrode for lithium ion batteries, Mihaylov L, Boyadzhieva T, R Tomov, RV Kumar, V Koleva, R Stoyanova, T Spassov; Dalton Trans.,  DOI: 10.1039/C9DT02879J  6 Nov 2019
  4. Hollow Multihole Carbon Bowls: A Stress-Release Structure Design for High-Stability and High-Volumetric-Capacity Potassium-Ion Batteries, Z Zhang, B Jia, L Liu, Y Zhao, H Wu, M Qin, K Han, W Wang, K Xi, L Zhang, G Qi, X Qu, RV Kumar, ACS Nano, 13(10):11363-11371 22 Oct 2019
  5. Review on clean recovery of discarded/spent lead-acid battery and trends of recycled products, M Li, J Yang, S Liang, H Hou, J Hu, B Liu, RV Kumar; Journal of Power Sources 436 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.226853,  01 Oct 2019
  6. Flexible and High-Loading Lithium–Sulfur Batteries Enabled by Integrated Three-In-One Fibrous Membranes, J Wang, G Yang, J Chen, Y Liu, Y Wang, CY Lao, K Xi, D Yang, CJ Harris, W Yan, S Ding, RV Kumar; Advanced Energy Materials 9(38), DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201902001, 01 Oct 2019
  7. Hollow Multihole Carbon Bowls: A Stress-Release Structure Design for High-Stability and High-Volumetric-Capacity Potassium-Ion Batteries, Z Zhang, B Jia, L Liu, Y Zhao, H Wu, M Qin, K Han, W Wang, K Xi, L Zhang, G Qi, X Qu, RV Kumar, ACS Nano 13(10):11363-11371;  Oct 2019
  8. Pd-doped zinc oxide nanostructures for liquefied petroleum gas detection at low temperature, M Jabeen, A Ibal, RV Kumar, M Ahmad, Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research 25, DOI: 10.1016/j.sbsr.2019.100293, 01 Sep 2019
  9. Electrolytic preparation and characterization of VCr alloys in molten salt from vanadium slag, S Liu, L Wang, KC Chou, RV Kumar, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 803:875-881 30 Sep 2019
  10. A simple sensing of hazardous photo-induced superoxide anion radicals using a molecular probe in ZnO-Nanoparticles aqueous medium, H Agbe, N Raza, D Doodo-Arhin, RV Kumar, H-K Kim; Environ Res 176:108424; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.03.062;  Sep 2019
  11. TiO2@C core@shell nanocomposites: A single precursor synthesis of photocatalyst for efficient solar water treatment, A Chauhan, M Sharma, S Kumar, S Thirumalai, RV Kumar, R Vaish; J Hazard Mater 381:120883, 12 Jul 2019
  12. Role of Iron Impurity in Hydrometallurgical Recovery Process of Spent Lead-Acid Battery: Phase Transformation of Positive Material Made from Recovered Leady Oxide, W Yu, J Yang, S Liang, P Zhang, M Li, J Wang, K Xiao, J Hou, J Hu, B Liu, RV Kumar; JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY 166(10):X4-X4 06 Jun 2019
  13. An investigation into the role of substrates in the physical and electrochemical properties of carbon nanotubes prepared by chemical vapor deposition; A Yahyazadeh, B Koshandam, RV Kumar,; Physica B: Condensed Matter 562:42-54 01 Jun 2019
  14. Construction of ultrafine ZnSe nanoparticles on/in amorphous carbon hollow nanospheres with high-power-density sodium storage, Lu S, Zhu T, Wu H, Wang Y, Li J, Abdelkader A, Xi K, Wang W, Li Y, Ding S, K Xi, RV Kumar, Nano Energy 59:762-772 01 May 2019
  15. Inkjet Printing Functionalization of SOFC LSCF Cathodes, E Venezia, M Viviani, S Presto, RV Kumar, R Tomov; Nanomaterials (Basel) 9(4); DOI: 10.3390/nano9040654;  24 Apr 2019
  16. Enhancing Catalytic Activity of Titanium Oxide in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries by Band Engineering; Y Wang, R Zhang, J Chen, H Wu, S Lu, K Wang, H Li, CJ Harris, K Xi, RV Kumar, S Ding; Advanced Energy Materials 9(24); DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201900953; 2019  
  17. Development of Pr2xSrxCuO4±Δ mixed ion-electron conducting system as cathode for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell; AP Khandale, BS Pahune, SS Bhoga, RV Kumar, RI Tomov; International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44(29):15417-15435; Jun 2019
  18. Enhanced Sulfur Transformation by Multifunctional FeS2/FeS/S Composites for High-Volumetric Capacity Cathodes in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries, Xi K, He D, Harris C, Wang Y, Lai C, Li H, Coxon PR, Ding S, Wang C, Kumar RV , Advanced Science,, 2019
  19. Phase composition, microstructure, corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of molten salt electrochemically synthesised TiNbSn biomedical alloys, DSM Vishnu, J Sure, RV Kumar, C Schwandt, Materials Transactions. 60: 422-428, 2019
  20. Molten salt electrochemical synthesis, heat treatment and microhardness of Ti5Ta2Nb alloy, J Sure, DSM Vishnu, RV Kumar and C Schwandt, Materials Transactions. 60: 391-399, 2019
  21. Vibration induced refrigeration using ferroelectric materials, A Kumar, A Chauhan, S Patel, N Novak, RV Kumar, R Vaish, Sci Rep 9(1):3922 08 Mar 2019
  22. In vitro evaluation of experimental light activated gels for tooth bleaching, Kurzmann C, Verheyen J, Coto M, Kumar RV, Divitini G, Shokoohi-Tabrizi HA, Verheyen P, De Moor RJG, Moritz A, Agis H, Photochem Photobiol Sci 06 Feb 2019
  23. Rational approach to guest confinement inside MO cavities for low-temperature catalysis, I Wang, L Gao, J Hu, S Herau, J Griffiths, W Li, J Dong, S Gao, MM Titrici, RV Kumar, S Smoukov, Nature Communications, volume 10, Article number: 1340 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08972-x, 2019
  24. Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-BiOCl composite photocatalyst for efficient visible ligh degradaion of dissolved organic impurities, A Chauhan, KH Singh, RV Kumar and R Vaish, J of Env. Chemical Engineering, 7(1), 2018102842, 2019
  25. Janus nanostructures for heterogeneous photocatalysis, A Chauhan, M Rastogi, P Scheier, C Bowen, RV Kumar and R Vaish, Appl. Phys. Reviews, 5(1) doi/10/1063/5039926
  26. A facile lead acetate conversion process for synthesis of high purity α-PbO derived from spent lead acid batteries, W Yu, J Yang, M Li, Y Hu, S Liang, J Wang, P Zhang, K Xiao, H Hou, J Hu, RV Kumar, J. Chemical Technol. & Biotechnol. 94, 88-97, 2019
  27. A textile based SnO2 ultra-flexible electrode for lithium ion batteries, X Min, B Sun, S Cheng, T Liu, A Abdelkader, K Xi, RV Kumar, Energy Storage Materials, 16, 596-606, 2019
  28. Bio-remediation of Pb(II) ions from aqueous solutions using extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) purified pseudomonas fluorescence, S Vimalnath, RV Kumar, Carsten Schwandt, S Subramanian, IMPC 2018 – 29th Int. Mineral Processing Congress Proc., 3170-3179, 2019
  29. Mechano-chemical synthesis of highly stable PbO@C composite for enhances performance of Lead-Carbon battery, J Wang, H Hou, J Hu, X Wu, RV Kumar, Electrochemica Acta, 299, 682-691, 2019
  30. Electrochemical synthesis of porous Ti-Nb alloys for biomedical applications, SM Vishnu, J Sure, Y Liu, R V Kumar, C Schwandt, Mater. Sci. Eng. C Mater. Biol. Appl. 96, 466-78, 2019
  31. A low-emission strategy to recover Pb compound products directly from spent Pb-acid battery paste: key issues of impurity removal, Yu W, Zhang P, Yang J, Li M, Hu Y, Liang S, Wang J, Li S, Xiao K, Hou H, J Hu, RV Kumar, J Cleaner production, 210, 1534-44, 2019
  32. Chemical Sintering reduced grain boundary defects for planar perovskie solar cells, J Xi, K Xi, A Sadhanala, KH Zhang, RV Kumar et al, Nano Energy, 56, 741-50, 2019
  33. Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of C black Graphene based multimodal-polythene nanocomposites, I Ahmad, HK Kim, S Deveci, RV Kumar, Nanomaterials, 9(1), 18, 2019


  1. In-situ fabrication of TiO2-C core shell particles for efficient solar photocatalysis, A Chauhan, S Thirumali, RV Kumar, Mat. Today Comm., 17, 371-379, 2018
  2. Advancing the use of high performance graphene based multimodel polymer nanocomposites at scale, Nanomaterials (Basel), 8(11), 17, 2018
  3. Tailoring SOFC electrode microstructures for improved performance, PA Connor, X Yue, CD Savaniu, R Price, G Caissidy, LF Cohen RV Kumar, J Irvine, Adv. Energy Mater., 8(23) 2018
  4. Mechanistic studies on the bioaborptin of Pb(II) by pseudomonas aeruginosa, S Vimalnath, H Ravishankar, C Schwandt, RV Kumar, S Subramanian, Water Sc. Technol. 78(2) 290-300, 2018
  5. Multi-step sequestration and storage of CO2 to form valuable products using forsterite, W Raza, N Raza, H Agbe, RV Kumar, HK Kim, J Yang, Energy, 865-73, 2018
  6. Synthesis & characterization of amorphous precipitated silica from alkaline dissolution of olivine, N Raza, W Raza, S Madeddu, H Agbe, RV Kumar, HK Kim, RSC Advance, 8(63) 32651-58, 2018
  7. Insights on relationship between deterioration ad direct current internal resistance of VRLA battery by addition of granular C additives under HRPsoc duty, J Wang, J Yang, J Hu, Y Hu, RV Kumar, J Electrochem. Soc. 165, A1753-A1760, 2018
  8. Application of inkjet printing for SOFC anode fabrication modification, RI Tomov, A Fakeh, TB Mitchell-William, M Krauz, RV Kumar and BA Glowacki, Bulgarain Chem. Comm., 50, 108-113, 2018
  9. Direct Electrochemical preparation of nanostructured SiC and its nitridation behaviour, DSM Vishnu, J Sure, H Kim, JY Kim, RV Kumar, C Schwandt, J Electrchem. Sov., 165(14), D731-D742, 2018
  10. Structural Optimization for Wideband Flexoelectric Energy Harvester Using Bulk Paraelectric Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3; A Kumar, A Chauhan, R Vaish, RV Kumar, SC Jain, Journal of Electronic Materials 47, 394-401, 2018
  11. Solid state electrochemical gas sensor for the quantitative determination of carbon dioxide; MP Hills, RV Kumar and C Schwandt, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 265:27-34 15 Jul 2018
  12. Improvement of Al3+ ion conductivity by F doping of (Al0.2Zr0.8)4/3.8NbP3O12 solid electrolyte for mixed potential NH3 sensors; Wang L, Gao C, Dai L, Zhou H, Li Y, R.V. Kumar, Ceramics International, 44(8):8983-8991 01 Jun 2018
  13. H2O2 rejuvenation-mediated synthesis of stable mixed-morphology Ag3PO4 photocatalysts, H Agbe, N Raza, D Doodo-Arhin, A Chauhan, RV Kumar, Heliyon, 4(4) 01 Apr 2018
  14. Development and assessment of photo-catalytic membranes for water purification using solar radiation, Michael Coto, PhD; Sam C Troughton; Jeremy Duan; Ramachandran V Kumar; Trevor William Clyne; Applied Surface Science 433:101-107 01 Mar 2018
  15. Synthesis of Nanostructured PbO@C Composite Derived from Spent Lead-Acid Battery for Next-Generation Lead-Carbon Battery, Yuchen Hu, Jiakuan Yang, Jingping Hu, Junxiong Wang, Sha Liang, Huijie Hou, Xu Wu, Bingchuan Liu, Wenhao Yu, Xiong He, and R. Vasant Kumar, Advanced Functional Materials 28(9) 28 Feb 2018
  16. Silicon nitridation mechanism in reaction-bonded Si3N4-SiC and Si3N4-bonded ferrosilicon nitride, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 101, 4350-56, Jan 2018
  17. Hydrogen gas sensing of ZnO nanowires synthesis by hydrothermal technique; Jabeen M, Ashraf MW, Tayyaba S, Manzoor S, Javed MT, RV Kumar, Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures 13(1):263-269 01 Jan 2018
  18. The synergistic effect of cobalt oxide and Gd-CeO2 dual infiltration in LSCF/CGO cathodes, R. I. Tomov, T. B. Mitchel-Williams, R. Maher, G. Kerherve, L. Cohen, D. J. Payne, R. V. Kumar and B. A. Glowacki, J of Mat. Chem A, 6(12), 5071-81, 2018
  19. Bottom-up Formation of Carbon-based Structures with Multilevel Hierarchy from MOF-guest Polyhedra, Tiesheng Wang, Hyun-Kyung Kim, Yingjun Liu, Weiwei Li, James T. Griffiths, Yue Wu, Sourav Laha, Kara D. Fong, Filip Podjaski, Chao Yun, R. Vasant Kumar, Bettina V. Lotsch, Anthony K. Cheetham, Stoyan K. Smoukov, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(19), 6130-36, 2018
  20. Crystal structure, electrical and electrochemical properties of Cu co-doped Pr1.3Sr0.7NiO4+δ mixed ionic-electronic conductors (MIECs), Bansod MB, Khandale AP, Kumar RV and Bhoga SS, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43(1), 373-384, 2018
  21. Lithium-Sulfur Capacitors; Kim M-H, Kim H-K, Xi K, Kumar RV, Jung DS, et al., ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 10(7):6199-6206, 2018