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Kalathur Santhanam

Professor

School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

585-475-2920
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Kalathur Santhanam

Professor

School of Chemistry and Materials Science
College of Science

Education

BSc, MA, Ph.D., Sri Venkateswara University (India); Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Austin, Tx; Visiting Scientist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

585-475-2920

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Journal Paper
Santhanam, Kalathur. "Electrodeposition from a Graphene Bath: A Sustainable Copper Composite Alloy in a Graphene Matrix." Journal of Composites Science 5. (2021): 1-17. Web.
Santhanam, Kalathur. "Interfacial detection with nanotube pipette Laden graphene quantum dots electrode." MRS Advances (Springer) April. (2021): 1-7. Web.
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Electrochemical Approaches Towards Sensing Viruses: A Mini Review​,." Medical Devices and Sensors. November 11 (2020): 35. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V. and C. Bopp. "Corrosion Protection of Monel Alloy Coated with Graphene Quantum Dots Starts with a Surge." Chemical Engineering 3. 80 (2019): 1-11. Web.
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Greenhouse Gas Sensors Fabricated with New Materials for Climatic Usage: A Review." Chemical Engineering 2. 3 (2018): 38. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V., et al. "A New Graphene Quantum Dot Sensor for Estimating an Antibiotic Concentration." MRS Advances 3. 15-16 (2018): 825-830. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V., P.Wong, and S.G. Kandlikar. "Cobalt Deposition in Graphene Quantum Dot Bath: Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Features: A Prospective Sensor Material." Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165. 5 (2018): B232-B239. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V. and L. Robarts. "Interfacial Electron Transfer Involving Vanadium and Graphene Quantum Dots for Redox Flow Battery." MRS Advances 3. 22 (2018): 1221-1228. Print.
Santhanam, Kalathur S.V. "Electrochemical Deposition of Copper in Graphene Quantum Dot Bath: Pool Boiling Enhancement." Journal of The Electrochemical Society,(2016) 163. 6 (2016): 166--172. Print.
Santhanam, Kalathur S.V. "A New Graphene Composite with A High Coulombic Efficiency." Journal of Power Sources 332 (2016) 337-344 332. (2016): 337--344. Print.
Santhanam, Kalathur S.V. "Book Review." MRS Bulletin 41. June (2016): 1-10. Print.
Santhanam, Kalathur S.V. "Book Review." MRS Bulletin 41. February (2016): 1-10. Print.
Santhanam, Kalathur S.V. "Electrochemical Deposition of Copper in Graphene Quantum Dot Bath: Pool Boiling Enhancement." Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163 (6) E166-E172 (2016) 163. 6 (2016): 166--172. Print.
Chen, Xu, 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. (2014): 2679-2682. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V. and X. Chen. "Modelization of Nanospace Interaction Involving a Ferromagnetic Atom: A Spin Polarization Effect Study by Thermogravimetric Analysis." J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 14. (2014): 2842-2851. Print.
Olney, D., L. Fuller, and K.S.V. Santhanam. "A Greenhouse Gas Silicon Microchip Sensor Using a Conducting Composite with Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes." Sensors and Actuators B 191. (2014): 542. Print.
Olney, D., L. Fuller, and K.S.V. Santhanam. "A Greenhouse Gas Silicon Microchip Sensor Using a Conducting Composite with Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes:Addendum." Sensors and Actuators B 203. (942): 2014. Print.
Patil, C.M., K.S.V. Santhanam, and S.G. Kandlikar. "Pool Boiling Enhancement-Part 1Development of Electrodeposited Coating Morphology." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 79. (2014): 989-1001. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V., Xu Chen, and S. Gupta. "Modelization of Nanospace Interaction Involving a Ferromagnetic Atom:A Spin Polarization Effect Study by Thermogravimetric Analysis." Journal Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 13. (2013): 1-10. Print.
Chen, Xu, S. Gupta, and K.S.V. Santhanam. "Thermogravimetric Analysis of Atomized Ferromagnetic Composites with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes: An Unusual Behavior of Nickel." Journal Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 13. (2013) Print.
Felice, C., et al. "A New Diagnostic Sensor for Acetone in Urine." J. Mater. Express 1. (2011): 219-224. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V. and G. Lein. "The Chemical and Electrochemical Power of Nanomaterials." Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 24. (2011): 249-300. Print.
Cheng, Yujie, et al. "Evaluation study of vanillin, curcumin and turmeric with potential use in antimicrobial packaging applications." Journal of Applied Packaging Research 5. 3 (2011): 215-226. Print.
Journal Editor
(Guest), K.S.V. Santhanam, ed. Journal Composite Science. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI, 2021. Web.
Santhanam, K.S.V., ed. MDPI Journal Composite Science. Switzerland: MDPI, 2020. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V., ed. Chemical Engineering. Basel, Zwitzerland: MDPI, 2018. Web.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Greenhouse Gas Sensor Constructed with 2- Dimensional Quantum dots Platform with Anchored Electroactive Conducting Polymer." Proceedings of the Materials Research Society. Ed. MRS. PITTSFORD, USA: n.p..
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Greenhouse Gas Sensor Constructed with 2- Dimensional Quantum dots Platform with Anchored Electroactive Conducting Polymer." Proceedings of the Materials Research Society. Ed. MRS. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: MRS.
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Polymerization of Aniline at Graphene Quantum Dots Electrode." Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Sciences. Ed. RAS. Rochester, USA: n.p..
Santhanam, K.S.V., Hayley Richardson, and N.N. Ahamed. "Interfacial Detection with Carbon Nanotube Pipette Laden Graphene Quantum Dots Electrode." Proceedings of the Nanomaterials. Ed. Jeffrey Fagan. Boston, Massachusetts: Materials Research Society.
Santhanam, K.S.V., et al. "Unique role of Graphene Quantum Dots in the Formation of Brass." Proceedings of the Undergraduate symposium. Ed. RIT. Rochester, New York: n.p..
Published Review
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Graphene: Preparations, Properties, Applications, and Prospects Kazuyuki Takai, Seiya Tsujimura, Feiyu Kang, and Michio Inagaki Elsevier, 2019,." Rev. of Graphene, by Kazuyuki Takai, Seiya Tsujimura, Feiyu Kang, and Michio Inagaki. Materials Research Society Bulletin 15 Oct. 2020: 1. Print.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
9/1/2016 -8/31/2020
     National Science Foundation, Award No: 1604893
     Amount: $294,103.00
7/29/2013 -3/17/2017
     National Science Foundation, Award No: 1335927
     Amount: 372,981.00
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Education, Nanoscale Informal Science. Nanodays. n.d. Earth and Space Physical Science kits, Rochester. Exhibit.
Full Length Book
Santhanam, Kalathur S.V. Clean Energy: Hydrogen/Fuel cell. 1st ed. : World Scientific, 2016. Print.
Book Chapter
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Performance Characteristics of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell." Clean Energy:Hydrogen/Fuel Cells Laboratory Manual. Rochester, NY: RIT, 2015. 44-57. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Borohydride Fuel Cell." Clean Energy:Hydrogen/Fuel Cells Laboratory Manual. Rochester, NY: RIT, 2015. 84-97. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Solar Electrolyzer Fueled Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell." Clean Energy:Hydrogen/Fuel Cells Laboratory Manual. Rochester, NY: RIT, 2015. 98-109. Print.
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Performance of Characteristics of a Dissolved Methanol Fuel Cell." Clean Energy:Hydrogen/Fuel cells Laboratory Manual. Rochester, NY: RIT, 2015. 72-83. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Chandrasekar, S., et al. "Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Assisted Thermal Sensor." Materials Research Society. MRS. Boston, Mass. 2 Dec. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Yue, Yang, et al. "Redox Behavior of Dicerium Trioxide and the Formation of Sesquioxide- C for Fuel Cells." Materials Research Society. MRS. Boston, Mass. 2 Dec. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Santhanam, K.S.V. and Melodie Torres. "Quality Control of Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses by Impedance Spectroscopy." Materials Research Society. MRS. Boston, MA. 4 Dec. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Higher Education in Materials Science and Engineering in USA and RIT." United States Information Education Foundation. USIEF. Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 12 Jul. 2013. Lecture.
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Higher Education in Materials Science in USA and RIT." Prospective Students to USA. USIEF. Mumbai, Maharashtra. 19 Jul. 2013. Lecture.
Santhanam, K S V. "5.Opportunities for Higher Education in Materials Science." Education Opportunities. USIEF. Mumbai, Maharashtra. 5 Jan. 2012. Lecture.
Santhanam, K.S.V. and Xu Chen. "Thermogravimetric Analysis of Atomized Ferromagentic Composites with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes: An Unusual Behavior of Nickel." NERM 38th AMerican Chemical Society Meeting. ACS. Rochester, NY. 1 Oct. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Santhanam, K.S.V., et al. "Clean Energy: Hydrogen/Fuel Cells Laboratory Course." NERM 38th AMerican Chemical Society Meeting. ACS. Rochester, NY. 1 Oct. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Chen, Xu and K.S.V. Santhanam. "High Temperature Sustainability of a New Material Made of Atomized Co:Ni Alloy Composited with Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes." MRS Fall Meeting. Materials Research Society. Boston, MA. 3 Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Santhanam, K.S.V. "RIT Efforts in Popularizing Nanomaterials." NISE NET WORK Wide Meeting. Boston Museum -NSF Funded. Boston, MA. 11 Dec. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Santhanam, K.S.V. "Materials Science and Engineering at RIT." Opportunities Abroad. USIEF. Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 22 Dec. 2011. Lecture.
Published Conference Proceedings
Kalra, Nitin, Kalathur Santhanam, and David Olney. "Nickel Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Composite Electrode for Hydrogen Generation." Proceedings of the Materials Research Society. Ed. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1387. Warrendale, PA: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Web.
A.Bailey, , et al. "Fundamental chemistry courses for workforce development in clean energy: Hydrogen/fuel cells." Proceedings of the 242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, United States. Ed. American Chemical Society. Washington, D.C, District Columbia: American Chemical Society, 2011. Print.
Published Article
Santhanam,Kalathur. “A Laboratory Experiment with PEMFC Oriented towards Evaluation of theFuel Cell for Failure Analysis in Automobiles.” Electrochemical Society Transactions, 28.22 (2010): 15-20. Print. "  É  «
Santhanam, Kalathur. “A New Material with Atomized Cobalt-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes: A PossibleSubstitute for Human Implants.” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 10 (2010): 3799-3804. Print. "  É  «
Formal Presentation
Santhanam,Kalathur. “Greenhouse gas sensor using a conduing comoposite with single walled carbon nanotubes in a parallel configuration.”37th Rochester Academy of Science. Rochester, NY. 6 Nov. 2010. Presentation. " 
Santhanam, Kalathur. “Solar Electrolyzer Fueled Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell.” 37th Rochester Academy of Science, Rochester, NY. 6 Nov. 2010.Presentation. " 

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