Sivakumaran Sukumaran

Imperial College London


Research Project: Fundamental understanding of electrode-electrolyte interfaces in novel batteries
Stephen Skinner (ICL), Ainara Aguadero (ICL)

Sivakkumaran graduated from the University of York with a BSc (Hons) in Physics and then completed an MSc (R) in Condensed Matter Physics from Durham University. His Master’s project, as part of the Condensed Matter Physics group supervised by Dr. Michael Hunt and Dr. Budhika Mendis, focused on characterising and functionalising 2D materials, particularly graphene and molybdenum disulfide, as electrode material for supercapacitors.
He now starts his PhD at Imperial, supervised by Professor Stephen Skinner and Dr. Ainara Aguadero, and in collaboration with LiNa energy, on developing a fundamental understanding of a novel battery based on sodium metal chloride technology.