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Dr. Anjali Paravannoor

Assistant Professor (Guest)


Qualifications :   M.Sc, PhD in Nanotechnology

DST-INSPIRE Faculty& Asst Professor(Temporary) Kannur University (Mar 2016-21 January)

DST-INSPIRE Faculty, Cochin University of Science & Technology (Jan2016-Mar 2018)

  • Currently working on Li ion batteries based on alloy anodes and pseudocapacitors based on 2Dmaterials
  • Training and supervising MSc and PhD students

Junior Research Fellow, Amrita Center for Nanosciences, Kochi, India (2011-2015)

  • Worked on nanostructured metal oxide systems for biological and energy storage applications.
  • Published over 17 articles in high impact SCI-journals.

Project Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2010-2011)

  • Worked on the formulation of aqueous lubricants using clay nanostructures.

Summer Research fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai (May 09’-Jul09’)

  • Worked on heterogeneous catalysis for trans-esterification of vegetable oils


  • Recipient, Summer Research Fellowship (Indian Academy of Sciences), 2009
  • INSPIRE Faculty Award (DST, India) 2015 (Session I)

Total number of publications: 23, Book Chapters: 1, Conferences & Proceedings: 5

  1. Effect of Surface Nanomorphology and Interfacial Galvanic Coupling of PEDOT-Titanium Counter Electrodes on the Stability of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell AA Madhavan, S Kalluri, A Paravannoor, S Nagarajan, KRV Subramanian, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 12 (8), 6340-634 (2012).
  2. Electrical properties of electrospun polyaniline-carbon black composite nanofibers, , S Kalluri, AA Madhavan, Anjali P, PA Bhupathi, R Vani, A Paravannoor, AS Nair, , Shantikumar V Nair and Avinash Balakrishnan, Science of Advanced Materials, 4 (12), 1220-1225 (2012).
  3. Fabrication of highly porous conducting PANI-C composite fiber mats via electrospinning , Sujith Kalluri, Asha A M, Anjali P, Sivakumar N, K.R V. Subramanian, Shantikumar V Nair and Avinash Balakrishnan , Materials letters, 67, 376-378 (2012).
  4. Ultra fine MnO2 nanowire based high performance thin film rechargeable electrodes: Effect of surface morphology, electrolytes and concentrations, Ranjusha R, A. S. Nair, S. Ramakrishna, Anjali P, Sujith K, K. R. V. Subramanian, Sivakumar N, T.N. Kim, Shantikumar V Nair, A. Balakrishnan, J. Mater. Chem. 22, 20465-20471 (2013).
  5. Fabrication and performance evaluation of button cell supercapacitors based on MnO2nanowire/carbon nanobead electrodes, R Ranjusha, Seeram Ramakrishna, A Sreekumaran Nair, P Anjali, S Vineeth, TS Sonia, N Sivakumar, KRV Subramanian, Shantikumar V Nair, A Balakrishnan RSC Adv., 3, 17492-17499 (2013).
  6. Camphoric carbon grafted Ni/NiO nanowire electrodes for high performance energy storage systems Anjali P, Ranjusha R, A. Sreekumaran Nair, K. R. V. Subramanian, Sivakumar N, Shantikumar V Nair, Avinash Balakrishnan, ChemplusChem, 78, 1258-1265 (2013)
  7. Chemical and structural stability of porous thin film NiO nanowire based electrodes for supercapacitors P. Anjali, R. Ranjusha, A.M. Asha, R. Vani, Sujith Kalluri, K.R.V. Subramanian, N. Sivakumar, T.N. Kim, Shantikumar V. Nair, A. Balakrishnan, Chemical Engineering Journal 220, 360-366 (2013)
  8. Preparation of chitin nanogels containing nickel nanoparticles, P. Anjali, N. Ashwin Kumar, N. Sanoj Rejinold, Avinash Balakrishnan, Raja Biswas, R. Jayakumar Carbohydrate Polymers, 97, 469–474 (2013)

9.Conductive blends of camphoric carbon nano-beads anchored with MnO2 for high performance rechargeable electrodes in battery/supercapacitor applications, Ranjusha R, S. Ramakrishna, A. S. Nair, Anjali P, K. R. V. Subramanian, Sivakumar N, T.N. Kim, Shantikumar V Nair, A. Balakrishnan, Scripta Materialia 68, 881-884 (2013).

  1. Lithium-ion storage performance of camphoric carbon wrapped NiS nano/micro-hybrids Sonia T S, Ranjusha R, Anjali P, Santhikumar V Nair, Avinash Balakrishnan, RSC Advances 4 (23), 11673-11679 (2014).
  2. Cerium doped NiO nanoparticles: A novel electrode material for high performance pseudocapacitor applications, Anjali P, Vani R, Sonia T S, A. Sreekumaran Nair, Seeram Ramakrishna, Ranjusha R, K. R. V. Subramanian, Sivakumar N, C. Gopi Mohan, Shantikumar V Nair, Avinash Balakrishnan Science of Advanced Materials, 6, 94-101 (2014)
  3. Supercapacitors based on freeze dried MnO2 embedded PEDOT : PSS hybrid sponges, R. Ranjusha, K. M. Sajesh, S. Roshny, V. Lakshmi, P. Anjali, T. S. Sonia, A. SreekumaranNair, K. R. V. Subramanian, Sivakumar N, Shantikumar V Nair, Avinash Balakrishnan, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 186, 30-36 (2014).
  4. Nano/Micro hybrid NiS cathodes for lithium ion batteries, Sonia T S, Ranjusha R, Anjali P, Santhikumar V Nair, Avinash Balakrishnan, Ceramic International, 40 (6), 8351-8356 (2014).
  5. Synthesis and characterization of mesoporous NiO nano-hexagons with {110} exposed facets on worm like nickel backbone, Anjali P, Sonia T S, Shantikumar V Nair and Avinash Balakrishnan. Mat. Lett. 135, 180-183 (2014).
  6. High voltage supercapacitors based on carbon-grafted NiO nanowires interfaced with an aprotic ionic liquid A Paravannoor, SV Nair, P Pattathil, M Manca, A Balakrishnan Chemical Communications 51 (28), 6092-6095 (2015).
  7. On the synthesis and electrochemical characterization of ordered hierarchical NiO micro bouquets with trimodal pore size distribution, Anjali P, Sonia T S, Shantikumar V Nair and Avinash Balakrishnan. J.Alloys. Comp. 618, 396-402 (2015).
  8. Supercapacitors based on camphor-derived meso/macroporous carbon sponge electrodes with ultrafast frequency response for ac line-filtering, J Joseph, A Paravannoor, SV Nair, ZJ Han, KK Ostrikov, A Balakrishnan Journal of Materials Chemistry A 3 (27), 14105-14108 (2015).
  9. 2-D amorphous frameworks of NiMoO4 for supercapacitors: defining the role of surface and bulk controlled diffusion processes, A Ajay, A Paravannoor, J Joseph, V Amruthalakshmi, SS Anoop, SV Nair Applied Surface Science 326, 39-47 (2015).
  10. Interfacial properties of alloy anodes in combination with Room Temperature Ionic Liquid Electrolytes: A review based on Li secondary batteries, A. Paravannoor, J. Electroanalyt. Chem. 805, 98-109 (2017)

20. Highly efficient biochar wrapped Ni/NiO nanobrick composites for supercapacitor applications, A. Paravannoor, Chippy A Augustine, J. Electroanalyt. Chem. 823, 656-662 (2018)

21. MoS2/Graphene Nanocomposites for efficient electrochemical energy storage- A novel strategy based on electrolyte formulation, Amrutha Babu, Anjali Paravannoor, Surfaces and Interfaces, 14, 256-261(2018).Impact Factor: Pending ; Citations: Nil

22. High performance Li-ion battery anodes based on Si nanocore in an LATP matrix with better electrolyte compatibility and temperature resistance, Chippy Alphons Augustine, Deepthi P, Anjali Paravannoor, Chemistryselect, 4 (24), 7090-7095 (2019).

23.Rare earth nanostructures based on PrOx/CNTcomposites as potential electrodes for an asymmetric pseudocapacitor cell, Anjali Paravannoor, Chippy A Augustine, Journal of Rare earths, 2019, (accepted, in press).

24. Ceria deposited titania nanotubes for high performance supercapacitors, K M Thulasi, Sindhu T M, A Paravannoor, M Bhagialaksmi. Shajesh, Baiju K V, J. Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 135, 109111 (2019).

25. Designing double-layered Si and Si/LATP nanocomposite anode for high-voltage aqueous lithium-ion batteries A Paravannoor, D Panoth, P Pattathil SN Applied Sciences 2 (11), 1-6, (2020).

26. Silicon anode design for Li ion batteries: Synergic effects of Ag nanoparticles and Ionic liquid electrolytes A Paravannoor, D Panoth, P Praveen, Chemical Engineering Journal Advances,4, 100037, 2020.

27. Facile synthesis of TNT-VO2 (M) nanocomposites for high performance supercapacitors, KM Thulasi, ST Manikkoth, A Paravannoor, S Palantavida, Baiju K V, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 878, 114644, (2020)

28. Designing micro/nano hybrid TNT@ α-Fe2O3 composites for high performance supercapacitors, ST Manikkoth, KM Thulasi, A Paravannoor, S Palantavida, Baiju K V, Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects 24, 100543, (2020)

29. CdS nanosheets as electrode materials for all pseudocapacitive asymmetric supercapacitors, Nisha V K, A Paravannoor, D Panoth, K M Tulasi, Sindhu Nambiar, Baiju K V,
Bulletin of Materials Science, Accepted; In Press (2020).

Conference and Proceedings

  1. Cerium doped NiO based rechargeable electrodes for energy storage applications” Poster presentation, Nano India 2013.
  2. "Role of Nanostructure on Capacitive Mechanisms of Transition Metal Oxides" IUMRS (ICA), Aug 2012, Busan, S.Korea (Oral Presentation)
  3. Carbon nanobeads grafted NiO nanowires for supercapacitor applications, 5 th Bangalore Nano, December, (India) 2012.
  4. “Conductive PEDOT thin film on Ti foil as high surface area cathode in dye-sensitized solar cells” Nanosolar2012, Poster Presentation, Feb 2012.
  5. Synthesis and characterization of highly porous conductive polyaniline-carbon black composite nanofiber mats via electrospinning" Poster Presentation, 4thBangalore Nano December, (India) 2011.

Book Chapter

  1. Electrochemical cell and thermodynamics, In Avinash Balakrishnan, K.R.V. Subramanian, Nanostructured Ceramic Oxides for Super-Capacitor Applications, CRC Taylor and Francis, 2014