Title: "Developing novel layered oxides as cathode for sodium-ion battery" / National University of Singapore, Singapore
Palani Balaya
Title: "Developing novel layered oxides as cathode for sodium-ion battery" / National University of Singapore, Singapore
Just after graduating from Hyderabad University, India (1993) in the area of Solid State Ionics, Prof. Palani Balaya joined IISc, Bangalore as a Research Associate (1994-1996) and worked on insulating materials. He later joined the Inter University Consortium Mumbai, as a Scientist (1996-2001) before moving to Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart as a Guest Scientist (2001-2006) to work in the area of Nano-ionics. Dr. Palani Balaya joined the Faculty of Engineering, NUS as an Assistant Professor in January 2007. Since July 2014, he works as an Associate Professor at NUS.

His research areas include energy conversion and storage. Specifically he works on fast chargeable lithium-ion battery for EV applications, sodium-ion battery for micro-grid and solar housing applications. He is one of the founding members of Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore in NUS.

He serves as a Topical (Battery, Fuel Cell, Capacitor) Editor for the Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry (Jan. 2013-Decem. 2018). He was recognized by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) as an ACerS Global Ambassador (2016), recipient of Global Star Award (2015) from ACerS, Late Shri Har Mahandar Singh Chhatwal Memorial Award (2015) from Indian Ceramic Society, Shell Ideas360 Passionate Mentor (2015) from the Shell Companies in Singapore, the Max Planck Fellowship, etc. He has served in Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a Co-ordinating Lead Author for the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, in 2011. He serves in international advisory boards for several conferences on Energy Storage, also successfully organized several conferences/symposia on Batteries and Energy Storage in Singapore, USA, Canada, Mexico etc., Up to date, he has published 90 articles, filed 16 patents and delivered more than 60 Invited/Keynote/Plenary talks.