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Prof Srinivasan Madhavi
Executive Director, Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N)
President's Chair in Sustainability
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Executive Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
Prof Madhavi is the Executive Director of Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N) and NTU Sustainability Office. She is also the co-Director of SCARCE (Singapore-CEA alliance for research in Circular economy), a joint lab, in collaboration with French Alternative energies and atomic energy commission (CEA, France) focusing on recycling of e-waste.

Prof Madhavi ‘s research focuses on advanced energy storage and circular economy with an emphasis on novel energy storage solutions and recycling of e-waste and lithium-ion batteries. She focusses on synthesis, fabrication and application of nanoscale materials/architectures in improving the performance of electrochemical energy storage devices such as advanced lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, sodium ion batteries, multivalent aqueous Zn / Al batteries. Her research is also on recycling of lithium ion batteries e-waste by novel hydrometallurgical techniques towards a closed loop approach. Madhavi has published over 370 high impact research papers and has 30 patents.
• Sustainability, Recycling of e-waste, circular economy, recycling lithium-ion batteries
• Advanced Materials for Electrochemical Energy storage technologies (Li-ion batteries, supercapacitors) for Electric vehicles and Renewable energy storage.
• Next generation ESS based on multivalent batteries based on Zn-ion, Al-ion, for stationary energy storage and Electric vehicle applications
• Structural batteries, Flexible 3D Printable energy storage devices
 
  • Development of processes towards extraction and precipitation of lithium from spent lithium-ion batteries(LIB)
  • Durapower Industrial Battery R&D Joint Lab
  • GRANT AWARD TO THE NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (“HOST INSTITUTION”) FOR THE ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE @ NTU (ERI@N)
  • GRANT AWARD TO THE NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (“HOST INSTITUTION”) FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL POWER GRID CENTRE (EPGC)
  • Metal Extraction from Spent Lithium-ion Batteries by Microbial Process
  • NTU Singapore-CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (SCARCE) Phase 2
  • NTU-Durapower Industrial Battery R&D Joint Lab
  • President’s Chair in Sustainability
  • Scaling up of aqueous hybrid battery
  • SCARCE Phase 2: RT1 Recycling of batteries including lithium ion
  • SCARCE Phase 2: RT2 Recycling of Laminated Solar Panels
  • Structural Power for portable and electrified transportation
  • Understanding and Optimization of the Use of Next Generation Li Ion Salts
US 2016/0006028 A1: Method Of Preparing A Vanadium Oxide Compound And Use Thereof In Electrochemical Cells (2019)
Abstract: Electrochemical cell comprising an anode and a cathode is provided. The anode and the cathode independently comprises or consists essentially of a vanadium oxide compound having general formula MnV6O16, wherein M is selected from the group consisting of ammonium, alkali-metal, and alkaline-earth metal; and n is 1 or 2. Method of preparing a vanadium oxide compound having general formula MnV6O16 is also provided.

US 2012/0171575 A1: Energy Charge Storage Device Using a Printable Polyelectrolyte as Electrolyte Material (2017)
Abstract: An energy charge storage device, particularly from the group consisting of super capacitor, a hybrid electrochemica capacitor, a metal hydride battery and a fuel cell, comprising a first and second electrode and an electrolyte wherein the electrolyte comprises a printable polyelectrolyte e.g. polystyrene sulfonic acid (PSSH). The present invention also refers to methods of obtaining such energy storage device.

US 2011/0229777 A1: Electrode Materials for Metal-Air Batteries, Fuel Cells and Supercapacitors (2017)
Abstract: The present invention refers to an electrode comprised of a first layer which comprises a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophobic material; and a second layer which comprises a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophilic material arranged on the first layer. In a further aspect, the present invention refers to an electrode comprised of a single layer which comprises a mixture of a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophobic material and a mesoporous nanostructured hydrophilic material; or a single layer comprised of a porous nanostructured material wherein the porous nanostructured material comprises metallic nanostructures which are bound to the surface of the porous nanostructured material. The present invention further refers to the manufacture of these electrodes and their use in metal-air batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells.

US 2012/0219831 A1: Integrated Electrode Architectures for Energy Generation and Storage (2016)
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hybrid device comprising: an energy converting unit comprising a first electrode, a second electrode and an energy converting medium arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the energy conversion takes place between the first electrode and the second electrode; an energy charge storing unit comprising a first electrode, a second electrode and an electrolyte medium; wherein the energy charge is stored between the first and the second electrode; the second electrode of the energy converting unit and the second electrode of the energy charge storing unit being a shared electrode electrically connecting the energy converting unit and the energy charge storing unit; and wherein the shared electrode comprises a metal and a nanostructured material. The present invention is also directed to a method of manufacturing such a hybrid device.

US 2011/0223480 A1: Nanoparticle Decorated Nanostrutured Material as Electrode Material and Method for Obtaining the Same (2015)
Abstract: The present invention refers to a nanostructured material comprising nanoparticles bound to its surface. The nanostructured material comprises nanoparticles which are bound to the surface, wherein the nanoparticles have a maximal dimension of about 20 nm.
Awards
She is among an elite group of researchers worldwide who have been recognized for exceptional research performance demonstrated by the production of multiple highly cited research papers which rank in the top 1% by citations for field in Web of Science. She has won several prestigious awards including 2019 Asia’s top Sustainability Superwomen, L’Oreal for Women in Science National Fellowships, Great Women of Our Time given by Singapore Women’s Weekly Magazine and NRF Investigatorship award awarded to top scientists in Singapore by National Research Foundation (NRF). She has won the “Nanyang Excellence in Research” award (NTU) in 2014 and the “Nanyang Excellence in Teaching” award (NTU) twice in 2012 and 2017. In addition, she has also won the teacher of the year school award (NTU) twice in 2013 and 2016. She has secured several industry funded projects both nationally and internationally including Energizer (USA), Arkema (France/USA), Rolls Royce(UK), BMW (Germany), Johnson Matthey (UK), Bosch (Germany), Dura power (Singapore), JNC (Japan), Elbit systems (Israel), Regentech Pte Ltd. (Singapore). She graduated with Masters from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Madras/Chennai, India) and did her PhD in National University of Singapore (Singapore).