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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

Currently Teaching

CHEM-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.
MTSE-790
1 - 9 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
CHEM-493
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research in chemistry that could be considered of an original nature.
MTSE-777
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a capstone project using research facilities available inside or outside of RIT.
CHMG-123
3 Credits
The course will address three fundamental concepts of general chemistry by covering three aspects of all chemical reactions: kinetics, equilibrium and thermodynamics. Acid/base and oxidation/reductions will be discussed. The chemistry of metals, ceramics and synthetic polymers will be covered, including electrochemistry and a brief overview of organic chemistry.
MTSE-617
3 Credits
This course introduces the basic electrochemical nature of corrosion and considers the various factors that influence the rate of corrosion in a variety of environments. Various means of controlling corrosion are considered with demonstrations.
MTSE-601
3 Credits
This course provides an understanding of the relationship between structure and properties necessary for the development of new materials. Topics include atomic and crystal structure, crystalline defects, diffusion, theories, strengthening mechanisms, ferrous alloys, cast irons, structure of ceramics and polymeric materials and corrosion principles. Term paper on materials topic.
CHMG-131
3 Credits
This rigorous course is primarily for, but not limited to, engineering students. Topics include an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry, stoichiometry, First Law of Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, electronic theory of composition and structure, and chemical bonding. The lecture is supported by workshop-style problem sessions. Offered in traditional and online format.
CHMG-141
3 Credits
This is a general chemistry course for students in the life and physical sciences. College chemistry is presented as a science based on empirical evidence that is placed into the context of conceptual, visual, and mathematical models. Students will learn the concepts, symbolism, and fundamental tools of chemistry necessary to carry on a discourse in the language of chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between atomic structure, chemical bonds, and the transformation of these bonds through chemical reactions. The fundamentals of organic chemistry are introduced throughout the course to emphasize the connection between chemistry and the other sciences.

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Journal Paper
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
Santhanam, K.S.V., ed. Chemical Engineering. Basel, Zwitzerland: MDPI, 2018. Web.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
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, Massachussets: 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..
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 Resarch Socety. 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. "