Personal Information
Vinodkumar Etacheri

Department of Electrochemistry, Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies, Getafe, Madrid, Spain

Vinodkumar Etacheri
From 04/2007 to 10/2010, PhD , Ireland
Work Experiences
From 10/2010 to 10/2012, Postdoctoral Fellow , Bar Ilan University, Israel
From 02/2013 to 02/2014, Postdoctoral Fellow , University of Michigan, USA
From 02/2014 to 07/2015, Research Associate , Purdue University, USA
From 05/2006 to 03/2007, Research Fellow , Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology, India
From 10/2007 to 10/2010, Teaching Assistant , Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
From 02/2006 to 02/2007, Lecturer , Triumphant Institute of Management Education, India
From 01/2018 to 01/2021, Fire safe Na-Mg hybrid batteries , Development of Na-Mg hybrid batteries based on transition metal oxide electrodes and fire-safe electrolyte compositions
From 08/2017 to 08/2021, Na-ion hybrid energy storage devices , Development Na-ion hybrid energy storage devices based on pseudocapacitive electrodes
From 03/2017 to 03/2021, All solid state Li-O2 batteries , Development of all solid state and long-cycle life Li-O2 batteries
From 05/2017 to 05/2020, Next-generation energy storage devices , Development of fast-charging and high capacity energy storage devices based on nanostructured electrodes
Carbon materials
Sol-Gel Processed Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Advances in Sol-Gel Derived Materials and Technologies, Springer Book Series, ISBN: 978-3-319-50144-4, V. Etacheri
Single Step Morphology-Controlled Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles, Catalytic Materials for Energy, Green Processes and Nanotechnology, Materials Research Society, ISBN: 9781605111902, V. Etacheri, R. Georgekutty, M. K. Seery and S. C. Pillai
Journal Articles
Cobalt Nanoparticles Chemically Bonded to Porous Carbon Nanosheets: A Stable Anode for Fast-Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 4652 - 4661. V. Etacheri*, C. N. Hong, J. Tang and V. G. Pol
Spherical cobalt/cobalt oxide - carbon composite anodes for enhanced lithium-ion storage, Electrochim. Acta 2018, 264, 191-202. G. Patrinoiu, V. Etacheri, S. Somacescu, V. S. Teodorescu, R. Birjega, D. C. Culita, V. G. Pol, C. N. Hong, J. M. Calderon-Moreno, Oana Carp
Electrospun mesoporous TiO2 nanofibers wrapped with reduced graphene oxide for enhanced and rapid lithium-ion storage, Mater. Charact., 2017, 131, 64-71. L. Thirugunanam, S. Kaveri, V. Etacheri, S. Ramaprabhu, V. G. Pol and M. Dutta
Enhanced Lithium- and Sodium-ion Storage in an Interconnected Carbon Network Comprising Electronegative Fluorine, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 18790-18798. S. M Hong, V. Etacheri, C. N. Hong, S. W. Choi, K. B. Lee, V. G. Pol
Biomineralization-Inspired Crystallization of Monodisperse α-Mn2O3 Octahedra and Assembly of High-Capacity Lithium-ion Battery Anodes, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 6079-6089. J. Henzie, V. Etacheri, M. Jahan, C. N. Hong, H. Rong, and V. G. Pol
Highly Porous Three-Dimensional Carbon Nanotube Foam as Freestanding Anode for Lithium-Ion Battery, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 79734-79744. R. Paul, V. Etacheri, V. G. Pol, J. Hu, and T. Fisher
From Allergens to Battery Anodes: Nature-Inspired, Pollen Derived Carbon Architectures for Room-and Elevated-Temperature Li-ion Storage, Sci. Rep.2016, 6, 20290. J. Tang, V. Etacheri and V. G. Pol
Wild Fungus Derived Carbon Fibers and Hybrids as Anodes for Lithium-ion Batteries, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.2016, 4, 2624-2631. J. Tang, V. Etacheri and V. G. Pol
Visible-Light Activation of TiO2 Photocatalysts: Advances in Theory and Experiments, J. Photochem. Photobiol. C: Photochem. Rev. 2015,25, 1-29. V. Etacheri. Di Valentin, J. Schneider, D. Bahnemann and S. C. Pillai
Upcycling of Packing-Peanuts into Carbon Microsheet Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015, 49, 11191–11198. V. Etacheri. N. Hong and V. G. Pol
Porous Carbon Sphere Anodes for Enhanced Lithium-Ion Storage, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 9861-9868. V. Etacheri, C. Wang, M. J. O’Connell, C. K. Chan and V. G. Pol
Ultrasmooth Carbon Submicron Spheres as Lubricant Additives for Friction and Wear Reduction, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 5514-5521. A. Azmaneni, V. Etacheri, A. Dysart, V. G. Pol and F. Sadeghi
Ordered Network of Interconnected SnO2 Nanoparticles for Excellent Lithium-Ion Storage, Adv. Energy. Mater., 2015, 5, 1401289. V. Etacheri, G. A. Seisenbaeva, J. Caruthers, G. Daniel, J. M. Nedelec, V. G. Kessler and V. G. Pol
Chemically Bonded TiO2-Bronze Nanosheet/ Reduced Graphene Oxide Hybrid for High-Power Lithium-Ion Batteries, ACS Nano, 2014, 8,1491 – 1499. V. Etacheri, J. E. Yourey and B. M. Bartlett
Mesoporous TiO2-B Microflowers Composed of (1 -1 0) Facet Exposed Nanosheets for Fast Reversible Lithium Storage, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 12028 – 12032. V. Etacheri, Y. Kuo, A. Vd. Ven and B. M. Bartlett
Hierarchical Activated Carbon Microfiber Electrodes for Rechargeable Li-O2 Batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 5021 – 5030. V. Etacheri, D. Sharon, A. Garsuch, M. Afri, A. Frimer and D. Aurbach
On the Challenge of Electrolyte Solutions for Lithium-Air Batteries: Monitoring Detrimental Side Reactions in Polyether Solvents by Spectroscopy and EQCM, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2013, 4, 127 – 131. D. Sharon, V. Etacheri, A. Garsuch, M. Afri, A. Frimer and D. Aurbach
A Highly Efficient TiO2-xCx Nano-Heterojunction Photocatalyst for Visible-Light Induced Antibacterial Applications, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, 5, 1663 – 1672. V. Etacheri, G. Michlits, M. K. Seery, S. J. Hinder and S. C. Pillai
Exceptional Electrochemical Performance of Si-Nanowires in 1, 3-Dioxolane Solutions: A Surface Chemical Investigation, Langmuir, 2012,28, 6175 – 6184. V. Etacheri, U. Geiger, Y. Goffer, G. A. Roberts, I. C. Stefan, R. Fasching and D. Aurbach
Effect of Fluoroethylene Carbonate (FEC) on the Performance and Surface Chemistry of Si-Nanowire Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes, Langmuir,2012, 28, 965 – 976. V. Etacheri, O. Haik, Y. Goffer, G. A. Roberts, I. C. Stefan, R. Fasching and D. Aurbach
Nanostructured Ti1-xSxO2-yNy Heterojunctions for Efficient Visible-Light Induced Photocatalysis, Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 7164 – 7173. V. Etacheri, M. K. Seery, S. J. Hinder and S. C. Pillai
Mg-Doped ZnO Nanoparticles for Efficient Sunlight Driven Photocatalysis, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 2012, 4, 2717 – 2725. V. Etacheri, R. Roshan and V. Kumar
Challenges in the Development of Advanced Li-Ion Batteries: A Review, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 3243 – 3262. V. Etacheri, R. Marom, R. Elazari, G. Salitra and D. Aurbach
Oxygen Rich Titania: A Dopant Free, High Temperature Stable, and Visible-Light Active Anatase Photocatalyst, Adv. Funct. Mater.,2011, 21, 3744 – 3752. V. Etacheri, M. K. Seery, S. J. Hinder and S. C. Pillai
Highly Visible-Light Active TiO2-xNx Heterojunction Photocatalysts, Chem. Mater.,2010, 22, 3843 – 3853. V. Etacheri, M. K. Seery, S. J. Hinder and S. C. Pillai
Influence of Low Trivalent Iron Doping on the Electrical Characteristics of PZT, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Electron.,2010, 21, 1149 – 1153. K.P.Rema, V. Etacheri and V.Kumar
Conference Papers
Single Step Morphology-Controlled Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles, V. Etacheri, R. Georgekutty, M. K. Seery and S. C. Pillai, Mater. Res. Soc. Conference, Boston, USA, 2009, 1217-Y08-40
LaPO4 and Al2O3 Modified TiO2 Surfaces for Photocatalytic Applications, V. Etacheri, T. D. R. Nair and D. Aurbach, 76th Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2011, February 9-10
Enhanced Electrochemical Performance of Si-nanowires in Fluorinated Carbonate Electrolytes: A Surface Chemical Investigation, V. Etacheri, O. Haik, Y. Goffer, G. A. Roberts, I. C. Stefan, R. Fasching and D. Aurbach, 221st ECS Meeting, Seattle, USA, 2012, May 6-11
Fluorinated Carbonate Electrolytes for High Performance Si-Nanowire Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes, V. Etacheri and D. Aurbach, 29th Israel Vacuum Society Conference, Herzliya, Israel, 2011, June 6
Nanocrystalline Mesoporous SnO2 Anodes for Excellent Lithium-Ion Storage, V. Etacheri, G. A. Seisenbaeva, V. G. Kessler and V. G. Pol, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, U.S.A., 2014, November 16-21
Nanoparticles Deposited 3D Carbon Architectures as Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries, V. G. Pol, S. Fronczak, A. Dysart, J. Kubal, V. Etacheri and L. K. Shrestha, 226th ECS Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, 2014, October 5-9
Upcycling of Packing-Peanuts into Carbon Electrodes for Electrochemical Energy Storage, V. Etacheri, C. N. Hong and V. G. Pol, 249th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Denver, U.S.A., 2015, March 22-26
Transition Metal Nanoparticles Anchored on Carbon Anodes for Advanced Lithium-Ion Storage, V. Etacheri, C. N. Hong and V. G. Pol, 249th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Denver, U.S.A., 2015, March 22-26
Correlative Study of HRTEM, HAADF-STEM, and STEM-EELS Spectrum Imaging for Biphasic Electrochemically Active TiO2, C. W. Han, V. Etacheri, C. N. Hong, V. G. Pol and V. Ortalan, Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference, Portland, U.S.A., 2015, August 2-6
Emerging Carbon Architectures for Safer Energy Storage Devices, V. G. Pol, P. J. Kim, J. Rodriguez, V. Etacheri, J. Tang, R. Adams, A. D. Dysart, D. G. Lim, S. Villagómez-Salas, K. Kim, Carbon Conference, Madrid, Spain., 2018, July 1-6
Honors and Awards
Talent Attraction Award, Spanish Ministry of Education, 2017
Juan de la Cierva Fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2016
R&D 100 Award (Oscar of Innovation) Finalist, USA, 2016
ACS-ENVR Certificate of Merit Award for Presentation at 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, 2015
BASF Sustainability Forum Poster Presentation Award, Purdue University, USA, 2014
University of Michigan Energy Institute Partnerships for Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technologies (UMEI-PISET) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013
European Union Framework Programme (FP6) PhD Fellowship, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2007
Invited Talks
V. Etacheri, Semiconductor Nanostructures for Energy Storage and Conversion, Centre for Materials for Electronic Technology (CMET), India, 2010, August 12
V. Etacheri, Si-Nanowires for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Novel Cathode Architectures for Lithium-Oxygen Batteries, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen, Switzerland, 2012, October 16
V. Etacheri, Functional Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion, JNCASR, Bangalore, India, 2013, September 17
V. Etacheri, Transition Metal Nanoparticles Anchored on Carbon Anodes for Advanced Lithium-Ion Storage, 249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, U.S.A., 2015, March 22
V. Etacheri, Investigating Energy Storage Applications with Raman Spectroscopy, Thermo Fisher Scientific Webinar, U.S.A, 2015, July 14
V. Etacheri, Nanoscience and Materials Engineering Approaches to Electrochemical Energy Storage and Solar Energy Conversion, Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), IISC-Bangalore, India, 2015, September 3
V. Etacheri, The promise of Nanotechnology for Next-Generation Energy Storage, Nano-Chem. National Conference, Kannur University, India, 2015, September 17
V. Etacheri, Nanomaterials for Energy Storage: Promises and Challenges, Seminar on Photonics Applications and Nanomaterials (SPAN), Government Arts and Science College, Calicut University, India, 2015, December 3-4
V. Etacheri, Nanoscale Engineering and Electrochemical Approaches to Next Generation Energy Storage, IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain, 2016, January 12
V. Etacheri, Electrode Architectures for Enhanced Sodium Ion Storage, International conference on functional nanomaterials and Nanodevices, Budapest, Hungary, 2017, September 24-27
V. Etacheri, Pseudocapacitance Assisted Li and Na Ion Storage in Transition Metal Oxide Nanostructures, Nanotech conference, Rome, Italy, 2018, May 7-9.
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