KSV Santhanam


Contact Information

OfficeGOS A252
Phone(585) 475-2920

B.Sc(Hons) 1958, M.A. 1959, Ph.D. 1964, S.V. University (India)

Research Interests

  • Material Science
  • Electrochemistry
  • Carbon Nanotubes & Sensors
  • Conducting Polymers

Selected Publications

Publications in 2014


D. Olney, L. Fuller, K.S.V. Santhanam, A greenhouse gas silicon microchip sensor using a conductingcomposite with single walled carbon nanotubes:Addendum:  Sensors and Actuators B  203, 942 (2014)

C.M. Patil, K.S.V. Santhanam and S.G. Kandlikar,  Pool boiling enhancement-Part1 Development of electrodeposited coating morphology, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 79, December 2014, Pages 989-1001

S. Chandrasekar, K.S.V. Santhanam, Y.Yue, K. Kalaizagan and L.Fuller, Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Assisted Thermal Sensor,  Presented at MRS FallMeeting, Boston (2014);

MRS proceedings, Vol.1752 (2015) (accepted)


Y.  Yue, K.S.V. Santhanam, K. Reed and T. Allston, Redox behavior of Dicerium trioxide and the Formation of Sesquioxide- C for Fuel cells, Presented at MRS Fall Meeting, Boston (2014);

MRS proceedings, Vol.1735 (2015) (accepted)

In Books

K.S.V. Santhanam, “Performance Characteristics of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell”  in Clean Energy:Hydrogen/Fuel cell, p.36-47, RIT (2015)

K.S.V. Santhanam , “Performance Characteristics of a Dissolved Methanol Fuel Cell” in Clean Energy:Hydrogen/Fuel cell, p.62-69, RIT (2015)

K.S.V. Santhanam , “Borohydride Fuel Cell Performance Characteristics” in Clean Energy:Hydrogen/Fuel cell, p.72-83, RIT (2015)

K.S.V. Santhanam , “Solar Electrolyzer Fuelled Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell” in Clean Energy:Hydrogen/Fuel cell, p.84-95, RIT (2015)


R. Sangoi, L.Fuller, K.S.V. Santhanam, Nanocomposite material for sensing of halogenated methanes: a model based on charge transfer interaction for selectivity. 788(Continuous Nanophase and Nanostructured Materials), 191-196, (2004)

K. Deshmukh, K.S.V. Santhanam, Polymeric electrode for sodium bororhydride fuel cell. Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology--2004, presented at the International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, 2nd, Rochester, NY, United States, June 14-16, 2004 (2004)

K.S.V. Santhanam, R. Sangoi, L. Fuller, A chemical sensor for chloromethanes using a nanocomposite of multiwalled carbon nanotubes with poly(3-methylthiophene). Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical (2005), B106(2), 766-771

K. Deshmukh and K.S.V. Santhanam, New borohydride fuel cell with multiwalled carbon nanotubes as anode: A step towards increasing the power output , Available online 9 February 2006, J. Power Sources, 159, 1084 (2006)

Parekh B.; Debies T.; Knight P.; Santhanam K. S. V.; Takacs G. A. “Surface Functionalization of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes with UV and Vacuum UV Photo-oxidation”, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol. 2006, 20(16), 1833-1846.

M. Kumar, N. Rawat, K.S.V. Santhanam, Effect of nanostructure on the thermal oxidation of atomized iron., Mat.Res. Soc. Symposium, 899E, 0899-N07-01.1, (2006)

N. Rawat, R.Gudyaka, M. Kumar and K.S.V. Santhanam, Oxidative Degradation of Atomized Iron Controlled By the Nanostructured Environment., Mat. Res. Symposium,. Vol. 988, 0988-QQ06-31, (2007 )

N. Rawat, R. Gudyaka, M. Kumar, B. Joshi and K.S.V. Santhanam.  “Thermogravimetric analysis of the interaction of ferromagnetic metal atom and multiwalled carbon nanotubes.”  J. Nanoscience and nanotechnology, 8, 2044 (2008)

Shwetha Chopra, Chengfe Ge, K Song and K S.V. Santhanam, New Polypropylene-boron Oxide Composite with a High Tensile Strength: A Possible Method for the Conversion of Microcomposite to Nanocomposite, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1056 © 2008 Materials Research Society 1056-HH08-69

G. Lein, S.  Paquette, S. Vadhavkar, L.  Fuller, K.S.V.  Santhanam,   Baytron P-Si microsensor for methane and its derivatives.    Sensors and Actuators, B,    142(1),  147-151 (2009). 

Bharat Joshi, Sachin Gupta, Nitin Kalra, Russell Gudyka, and K. S. V. Santhanam,  A New Material with Atomized Cobalt-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes: A Possible Substitute for Human Implants,  J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 10, 3799-3804 (2010)

B. Joshi, S.  Gupta, N.  Kalra, R.  Gudyka,  and K.S.V.  Santhanam,  A new material with atomized cobalt-multiwalled carbon nanotubes: A possible substitute for human implants.    J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,  10(6),  3799-3804. (2010)

Yujie Cheng, Changfeng Ge, Jeffrey Lodge and K.S.V Santhanam, Evaluation study of vanillin, curcumin and turmeric with potential use in  antimicrobial packaging applications. Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol 5/No.3, October  2011 ,DEStech Publications, Inc, US.

K.S.V. Santhanam and G. Lein, The Chemical and Electrochemical Power of Nanomaterials, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vo. 24, p.249, (2011).

C. Felice, G.  Lein, K. S. V. Santhanam, and Lynn Fuller,  A New Diagnostic Sensor for Acetone in Urine,   J. Mater. Express 1, 219-224 (2011)

Nitin Kalra, Kalathur Santhanam and  David Olney, Nickel Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Composite Electrode for Hydrogen Generation, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1387 © 2012 Materials Research Society DOI: 10.1557/opl.2012.770

Xu Chen, S. Gupta, and K. S. V. Santhanam,  Thermogravimetric Analysis of Atomized Ferromagnetic Composites with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes:
An Unusual Behavior of Nickel in Nanospace,
 J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 14, 2679-2682 (2014)

K. S. V. Santhanam, Xu Chen, and S. Gupta,  Modelization of Nanospace Interaction Involving a Ferromagnetic Atom: A Spin Polarization Effect Study by
Thermogravimetric Analysis,
 J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 14, 2842-2851 (2014)

D. Olney, L. Fuller, K.S.V. Santhanam, A greenhouse gas silicon microchip sensor using a conductingcomposite with single walled carbon nanotubes,  Sensors and Actuators B 191 (2014) 545– 552


K.S.V. Santhanam and M. Sharon, Photoelectrochemical Solar cells, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1988

K.S.V. Santhanam, Ion-sensing electrodes and electrochemical Instrumentation, World Scientific, Singapore, 1990 (Dedicated to Prof. A.J. Bard)

Roman Press, K.S.V. Santhanam, M. Miri, A. Bailey and G.A. Takacs, Introduction to Hydrogen technology, John Wiley, New York, 2008


R.N. O’Brien and K.S.V. Santhanam, Bilayer Electronically Conducting Polymer and Process for their Production, US Patent No. 4,874,735, 1989

R.N. O’Brien and K.S.V. Santhanam, Process for the Preparation of Continuous Bilayer Electronically Conducting Polymer Films, US Patent No. 4,933,052, 1990

R.N. O’Brien and K.S.V. Santhanam, Spacer For an Electrochemical Apparatus, US Patent No. 5,051157, 1991

S.P. Evans, V. Luthra and K.S.V. Santhanam, Rapid oxygen absorption by using activators, US Patent No., 6,616,861, 2003