[previously at IBM Research, Almaden (PostDoc) and Stanford University (PhD)]
Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit,
Room: Annex 208, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India – 560012
We are constantly looking for good students. Please email me or drop by my office if you would like to discuss more about my research.
Research Objective: The overarching research objective is to develop novel materials and devices for energy-efficient electronics and energy storage with particular emphasis on high energy density batteries. Thin film synthesis techniques would be employed for application-driven design of transition metal compound thin films and heterostructures for potential applications in energy-efficient electronics, energy storage and electrocatalysis.
Research Topics of Interest
- Energy Storage, with emphasis on High Energy Density Batteries (including solid-state Li-ion, metal-oxygen and multivalent-ion batteries)
- Electroactive Heterostructures and Surfaces for Electrocatalysis
- Thin Films and Heterostructures for 2D and Energy-Efficient Electronics
- Defect Physics, Ion Transport and Ionic Devices
- Gray, A., Jeong, J., Aetukuri, N., et al. Correlation-driven insulator-metal transition in near-ideal vanadium dioxide films. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 116403 (2016).
- Abate, I., Thompson, L., Kim, H., Aetukuri, N. Robust NaO2 Electrochemistry in Aprotic Na-O2 Batteries Employing Ethereal Electrolytes With a Protic Additive. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7 2164 (2016).
- Aetukuri, N., et al. Flexible ion-conducting composite membranes for lithium batteries. Adv. Ener. Mater. 5 1500265 (2015).
- Jeong, J., Aetukuri, N., et al. Giant reversible structural changes in a correlated-electron insulator induced by ionic liquid gating. P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112 1013 (2015).
- Aetukuri, N., et al. Solvating additives drive solution-mediated electrochemistry and enhance toroid growth in nonaqueous Li-O2 batteries. Nature Chem.7 50 (2015).
- Martens, K., Aetukuri, N., et al. Improved metal-insulator transition characteristics of ultrathin VO2 epitaxial films by optimized surface preparation of rutile TiO2 substrates. Appl. Phys. Lett 104 081918 (2014).
- Aetukuri, N., et al. Control of the metal-insulator transition in vanadium dioxide by modifying orbital occupancy. Nature Phys. 9 661 (2013).
- Jeong, J., Aetukuri, N., et al. Suppression of metal-insulator transition in VO2 by electric field induced oxygen vacancy formation. Science 339 1402 (2013).