A/Prof PALANI Balaya

A/Prof PALANI Balaya

Co-Lead for Energy Storage

Prof Palani’s group focuses on basic battery research at one hand, developing novel concepts and electrode materials for lithium-ion battery and sodium-ion battery resulting in impactful publications and patents, and other hand on translational battery research developing proto-types of various battery cells close to industry standards without compromising safety. A state-of-the-art pilot line has been set-up for fabrication of commercial type (cylindrical and pouch) battery cells with the aim of developing capabilities for prototyping high performance lithium-ion batteries and sodium-ion batteries. Currently work is in progress to develop 18650 supercap battery cells with the hybrid capability of moderate energy (like battery) and high power (like capacitor).