Dr. Manab Kundu

Ph. D

Research Assistant Professor

Educational Details

  • PhD 2012, Thesis title: “Development of Novel Metal Oxide Anodes for Lithium-ion Battery,” Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR), WB, India.
  • M.Sc. 2006, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, WB, India.

Other Professional Experience

  • 2015-2017: Postdoctoral fellow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Trondheim, Norway.
  • 2014-2015: Young scientist (Research), National University of Science and Technology (NUST). Moscow, Russia.
  • 2011-2014: Postdoctoral fellow, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL). Braga, Portugal.

Invited talk

  • Nanostructured metal oxide electrodes for electrochemical energy storage, M. Kundu, L.F. Liu, 14th International Conference on Advanced Batteries, Accumulators and Fuel Cells, 1-5 September 2013, Brno University of technology, Antonínská 1, Brno, Czech Republic

Member of International Advisory Committee

  • International Conference on Computational Materials Science and Thermodynamic Systems (CMST 2018), Churchill College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge city, United Kingdom

Reviewer international journal

  • Ceramics International, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Current Nanoscience, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Journal of Cluster Science, Solid State Ionics, Physica B, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Powder Technology, Materials, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Energies, Electrochemica Acta etc.

Guest Editor

  • Journal of Nanomaterials

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage/Conversion Devices like Lithium-ion Batteries, Lithium-air Batteries, Lithium-sulfur battery, Na-ion battery, Supercapacitors, and Fuel cells etc.
  • Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.

Selected Publications

  • On the relevance of the polar β phase of poly (vinylidene fluoride) for high-performance lithium-ion battery separators M. Kundu, C.M. Costa, J. C. Dias, A. Maceiras, J. L. Vilas, S. Lanceros-Méndez J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, (2017), 26216
  • One-Pot Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis Mediated Hollow Mg0.25Cu0.25Zn0.5Fe2O4/NiFe2O4 Nanocomposites: A Promising Anode Material for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery M. Kundu, G. Karunakaran, N. V. Minh, E. Kolesnikov, D. Kuznetsov Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 725, (2017), 665
  • Hollow NiCo2O4 nano-spheres obtained by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis method with superior electrochemical performance for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Supercapacitors  M. Kundu, G. Karunakaran, E. Kolesnikov, V. E. Sergeevna, S. Kumari, Mikhail V. Gorshenkov, D. Kuznetsov Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Accepted
  • Hollow (Co0.62Fe1.38)FeO4/NiCo2O4 Nanoboxes with Porous Shell Synthesized via Chemical Precipitation: A Novel Form as a High-Performance Lithium-ion Battery Anode M. Kundu, G. Karunakaran, E. Kolesnikov, A. Dmitry, M. V. Gorshenkov, D. Kuznetsov Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 247, (2017) 9
  • Hollow Cu0.10Mg0.40Zn0.50Fe2O4/Ca2Ni5 nanocomposite: a novel form as anode material in lithium-ion battery M. Kundu, G. Karunakaran, N. V. Minh, E. Kolesnikov, M. V. Gorshenkov, D. Kuznetsov Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 710, (2017) 501
  • Negative electrode comprised of nanostructured CuO for advanced lithium-ion batteries M. Kundu, G. Karunakaran, E. Kolesnikov, M. V. Gorshenkov, D. Kuznetsov Journal of Cluster Science, 28, (2017), 1595
  • Green synthesis of NiO nanostructured materials using Hydrangea paniculata flower extracts and their efficient application as supercapacitor electrodes M. Kundu, G. Karunakaran, D. Kuznetsov Powder Technology, 311 (2017) 132
  • Improved electrochemical performance of nanostructured Fe2O3 anode synthesized by chemical precipitation method for lithium-ion batteries M. Kundu, G. Karunakaran, N. V. Minh, D. Kuznetsov Journal of Cluster Science, 28 (2017), 1285
  • Easy fabrication of nanohybrids comprising Co3O4 nanoparticles on electrospun carbon nanofibers for use as binder-free lithium-ion battery anodes M. Kundu, L. F. Liu Science Advances Today, 2, (2016) 25252
  • Sodium-Titanate as Negative Electrode Material for Sodium-Ion Batteries J Libich, M Kundu, O Cech, M Sedlaříková, J Vondrák, P Čudek, J Maca ECS Transactions 74 (2016), 313-319
  • Optimization of filler type within poly (vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) composite separator membranes for improved lithium-ion battery performance J. N. Pereira, M. Kundu, A. Gören, M.M. Silva, C.M. Costa, L. F. Liu, S. L. Méndez Composites Part B: Engineering, 96, (2016) 94
  • Facile synthesis of Pt-/Pd-modified NiTi electrode by electro-spark-deposition technique and investigation of their electrocatalytic activities towards methanol, ethanol, and ethylene glycol oxidation in alkaline and acidic media Y. He, M. Wang, Z. Ma, R. Li, M. Kundu, G. Ma, N. Lin, B. Tang, X. Wang Surface review and letters, 23 (2016) 1550092
  • Improved symmetric supercapacitive performance of binder-free PANI/Carbon fiber composites M.V. Astakhov, R.R. Galimzyanov, A.A. Klimont, I.S. Krechetov, M. Kundu, S.V. Stakhanova Current Nanoscience, 12 (2016) 83
  • Poly (vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene) (PVDF-CTFE) lithium-ion battery separator membranes prepared by phase inversion R. E. Sousa, M. Kundu, A. Gören, M. M. Silva, L. F. Liu, C. M. Costa, S. L. Mendez RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 90428
  • Direct fabrication of porous NiO nanofibers on nickel foam current collectors for high-performance supercapacitors M. Kundu, L. F. Liu, Materials Letters, 144 (2015) 114
  • Electrospun porous nickel oxide nanofibers for high-performance electrochemical energy storage M. Kundu, L.F. Liu J


  • B.Sc. Physical Chemistry