Balasubramaniam Kavaipatti

Balasubramaniam Kavaipatti

Academic Background:

  • Ph. D.(Materials Science):Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA [2001-2006]
  • M. E. (Metallurgy):Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India [1995-1999]
  • B. Sc. (Physics):University of Madras, India [1992-1995]

Contact Address:

Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai 400076

(Internal(O)) : (0091 22) - 2576-7808

Research Interest:

  • Cheap and abundant materials for Photovoltaic applications
  • Defect chemistry of transparent conductors
  • Bandgap engineering of materials for photoelectrochemical energy conversion
  • Solid oxide fuel cell cathode materials to study surface processes

Courses Offered:

  • EN203/629: Thermodynamics for Energy Conversion
  • EN204/638: Materials Science for Energy Applications

List of Publications:

  1. Anthony M. Diamond, Luca Corbellini, K. R. Balasubramaniam, Shiyou Chen, Shuzhi Wang, Tyler S. Matthews, Lin-Wang Wang, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, and Joel W. Ager, Copper-alloyed ZnS as a p-type transparent conducting material, Physica Status Solidi doi: 10.1002/pssa.201228181
  2. K.R. Balasubramaniam, V.M.Kao, J. Ravichandran, P.B. Rossen, W.Siemons, J.W. Ager, Comparative study ofthe structural, optical, and transport characteristics of Cu2O thin films by PLD of malachite mineral versus commercial CuO target, Thin Solid Films, 520(11) 3914-3917(2012)
  3. T.T. Fister, D.D. Fong, J.A. Eastman, H. Iddir, P. Zapol, P.H. Fuoss, M. Balasubramanian, R.A. Gordon, K.R. Balasubramaniam, P.A. Salvador, Total reflection inelastic x-ray scattering from a 10 nm thick La0.6Sr0.4CoO3 thin film, Physical Review Letters, 106 037401 (2011)
  4. Lu Yan, K.R. Balasubramaniam, S.Wang, H.Du, P.A.Salvador, Effects of crystallographic orientation on the oxygen exchange rate of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 thin films, Solid State Ionics, 194(1) 9-16(2011)
  5. K. Katsiev, B. Yildiz, K.R. Balasubramaniam, P.A. Salvador, Electron Tunneling Characteristics on La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Thin-Film Surfaces at High Temperature, Applied Physics Letters, 95(9) 092106 (2009)
  6. Kee-chul Chang, Brian Ingram, Balasubramaniam Kavaipatti, Bilge Yildiz, Daniel Hennessy, Paul Salvador, Nadia Leyarovska, Hoydoo You, In-situ X-ray studies of dense thin-film strontium doped lanthanum manganite solid oxide fuel cell cathodes, in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1126 pp1126-S08-10 (2009)
  7. S. Havelia, S. Wang, K.R. Balasubramaniam, P. A. Salvador, Thin film synthesis and structural characterizaton of a new kinetically preferred polymorph in the RE2Ti2O7 (RE = La-Y) family, Crystal Growth and Design, 9(10) 4546-4554 (2009)
  8. Tim T. Fister, Dillon D. Fong, Jeffrey A. Eastman, Peter M. Baldo, Matthew J. Highland, K.R. Balasubramaniam, Joanna C. Meador, Paul A. Salvador, Paul H. Fuoss, Strontium surface segregation in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 thin films at elevated temperature ad oxygen partial pressure, Applied Physics Letters, 93, 151904/1-151904-3 (2008)
  9. K.R. Balasubramaniam, Y. Cao, N. Patel, S. Havelia, P.J. Cox, E.C. Devlin, E.P. Yu, B.J. Close, P.M. Woodward, P.A. Salvador, Growth and characterization of SrNbO3 and Sr2Nb2O7 thin films grown via pulsed laser ablation of a Sr2Nb2O7 target, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 181(4), 705-714 (2008)
  10. K. R. Balasubramaniam, S. Havelia, H. Zheng, J. F. Mitchell, P. A. Salvador, Epitaxial stabilization and structural properties of REMnO3 (RE = La, Nd, Sm, Gd) compounds in a layered, hexagonal ABO3 structure, Applied Physics Letters, 91, 232901-1 - 232901-3 (2007)
  11. K.R. Balasubramanian, Kai-Chieh Chang, Feroz A. Mohammad, Lisa M. Porter, Paul A. Salvador, Jeffrey DiMaio, Robert F. Davis, Structural and Electrical Investigations of hexagonal YMnO3 thin films synthesized on wurtzite GaN, Thin Solid Films, 515, 1807-1813 (2006)
  12. K. R. Balasubramanian, Arati A. Bagal, Oscar Castillo, Andrew J. Francis and Paul A. Salvador, Epitaxial phase selection in the rare earth manganite system, Ceramic Transactions 162, 59-67 (2004)

Work Experience:

  • Associate Professor, IIT Bombay [2017-]
  • Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay [2012-2017]
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA [2009-2011]
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA [2007-2009]
  • Senior Packaging Engineer: Intel Corporation, Chandler, AZ [2006-2007]
  • Research Engineer, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, R&D Division, Hyderabad, India [1999-2000]