Dr. Santoshkumar D. Bhat

Scientist at Central Electrochemical Research Institute and Assistant Professor at Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research

UntitledArea of Expertise

  • New polymeric membrane electrolytes for fuel cell applications.
  • Composite polymeric membranes for direct methanol fuel cells.
  • Anion exchange membranes for alkaline polymer electrolyte fuel cells.
  • New electrocatalysts and supports for polymer electrolyte fuel cells.

Profile

Ph.D., Polymer Science, Karnatak University Dharwad-2007

M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Karnatak University Dharwad-2001

Major Publications

1.  S.D. Bhat, A. Manokaran, A.K. sahu, S. Pitchumani, P. Sridhar, A.K. Shukla, Novel self-supported natural and synthetic polymer membranes for air humidification, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 113 (2009) 2605-2612.

2.   S.D. Bhat, A. K. Sahu, C. George, S. Pitchumani, P. Sridhar,  N. chandrakumar, K. K. Singh, N. Krishna and A.K. Shukla, Composite membranes with mordenite-incorporated PVA-PSSA for DMFCs, Journal of Membrane Science 340 (2009) 73-83.

3.  S Mohanapriya, S D Bhat, A.K. Sahu, A. Manokaran, S. Pitchumani, P. Sridhar, A.K.  Shukla, Modified-Bio-Polymeric-Mixed-Matrix-Membrane Electrolytes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Journal of Bionanoscience 3 (2009) 131-138.

4.  S.D. Bhat, A. K. Sahu, A. Jalajakshi, S. Pitchumani, P. Sridhar, C. George, A. Banerjee, N. Chandrakumar, A. K. Shukla, Novel PVA-SSA-HPA-bridged-mixed-matrix-membrane electrolytes for DMFCs, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 157 (2010) B1403-B1412.

5.   A.K. Sahu, G. Selvarani, S.D. Bhat, S. Pitchumani, P. Sridhar A.K. Shukla, N.  Narayanan, A. Banerjee, N. Chandrakumar, Effect of varying poly(styrene sulfonic acid) content in poly(vinyl alcohol)-poly(styrene sulfonic acid) hybrid membrane and its ramification in hydrogen-oxygen polymer electrolyte fuel cells, Journal of Membrane Science 319 (2008) 298-305.

6.   S. Mohanapriya, S.D. Bhat, A. K. Sahu, A. Manokaran, R. Vijayakumar, S. Pitchumani, P. Sridhar, A. K. Shukla, Sodium-alginate-based proton-exchange membranes as electrolytes for DMFCs, Energy and Environmental Science 3 (2010) 1746-1756.

7.  S. Alwin, S. D. Bhat,  A. K. Sahu,  A. Jalajakshi,  P. Sridhar, S. Pitchumani, A. K. Shukla, Modified-pore-filled-PVDF-membrane electrolytes for direct methanol fuel cells, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 158 (2011) B91-B98.

8.  A.K. Sahu, S.D. Bhat, S. Pitchumani, P. Sridhar, V. Vimalan, C. George, N. chandrakumar, A.K. Shukla, Novel organic-inorganic-composite polymer-electrolyte membranes for DMFCs, Journal of Membrane Science  345 (2009) 305-314.

9.  S. Mohanapriya, S.D. Bhat, A. K. Sahu, S. Pitchumani, P. Sridhar, A. K. Shukla, A new       mixed-matrix membrane for DMFCs, Energy and Environmental Science 2 (2009) 1210-1216.

 10. S. Mohanapriya, A. K. Sahu, S. D. Bhat, S. Pitchumani, P. Sridhar, C. George, N.             Chandrakumar, A. K. Shukla, Bio-composite membrane electrolytes for direct methanol fuel cells, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 158 (2011) B1319-B1328.

 11.  S. Meenakshi, S. D. Bhat, A. K. Sahu, P. Sridhar, S. Pitchumani, A. K. Shukla,  Chitosan Polyvinyl Alcohol-Sulfonated Polyethersulfone Mixed-Matrix Membranes   as Methanol-Barrier Electrolytes for DMFCs, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 124 (2012) E73-E82.

12. T. Kottakkat, A K Sahu, S D Bhat, S. Pitchumani, P. Sridhar, Catalytic activity of dendrimer encapsulated Pt nanoparticles anchored onto carbon towards oxygen reduction reaction in polymer electrolyte fuel cells, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 110 (2011) 178-185.

13.   S. Meenakshi, S. D. Bhat,  A. K. Sahu, S. Alwin, P. Sridhar,  S. Pitchumani,   Natural and Synthetic solid polymer hybrid dual network membranes as electrolytes for direct methanol fuel cells, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 16 (2012) 1709-1721.

14. S Mohanapriya, K K Tintula, S D Bhat, S Pitchumani, P Sridhar, A novel multi-walled     carbon nanotube (MWNT)-based nanocomposite for PEFC electrodes, Bulletin of Materials Science 35 (2012) 297-303.

15.   A. K. Sahu, S. Meenakshi, S. D. Bhat, A. Shahid, P. Sridhar, S. Pitchumani, A.K. Shukla,  Meso-structured Silica-Nafion hybrid membranes for direct methanol fuel cells Journal of the Electrochemical Society 159 (2012) F702-F710.

16. S. Meenakshi, A.K. Sahu, S. D. Bhat, P. Sridhar, S. Pitchumani, A.K. Shukla, Mesostructured-aluminosilicate-Nafion hybrid membranes for direct methanol fuel cells, Electrochimica Acta 89 (2013) 35-44.

17.   S. Gouse Peera, S. Meenakshi, K. Hari Gopi, S. D. Bhat, P. Sridhar, S. Pitchumani, Impact on the ionic channels of sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) due to the incorporation of polyphosphazene: a case study in direct methanol fuel cells, RSC Adv., 3 (2013) 14048-14056.

18. K. Hari Gopi, S. Gouse Peera, S. D. Bhat, P. Sridhar, S. Pitchumani, 3- methyltrimethylammonium poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) based anion exchange membrane for alkaline polymer electrolyte fuel cells, Bulletin of Materials Science  (2013) in press.

19. S. Meenakshi, S. D. Bhat, A. K. Sahu, P. Sridhar, S. Pitchumani, Modified sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone)  based mixed matrix membranes for direct methanol fuel cells, Fuel Cells (2013) in press.

 20.  B. Annapurna, S. Meenakshi, S.D. Bhat, S. Seshadri, Microbial extracellular polysaccharide-based membrane in polymer electrolyte fuel cells, Chemical Engineering Journal  231 (2013) 373–379.

 Achievements

CSIR-Young Scientist Award for the year 2013 in Chemical Sciences for the innovative contribution to the design and development of polymer electrolyte membranes in fuel cell applications.

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