Dr Milan Kumar
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Awards and Honours
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B Tech-M Tech Dual
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Dec 2013 – Till Date
Assistant Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Jais, Amethi
Feb 2013 – Nov 2013
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
Redox Flow Batteries
Proton Conducting Membranes
Energy storage/production using vanadium redox flow batteries: experimental and computational studies, Department of Science and Technology-Science and Engineering Research Board (Young Scientist Startup), PI, 2016
Rakesh Pant, Milan Kumar and Arun Venkatnathan, Quantum mechanical investigation of proton transport in imidazoleum methanesulfonate ionic liquid, J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 7069, 2017.
M. Kumar and A. Venkatnathan; Quantum Chemistry Study of Proton Transport in Imidazole Chains, J. Phys. Chem. B, 119, 3213, 2015.
M. Kumar and A. Venkatnathan; Mechanism of proton transport in ionic liquid doped Perfluorosulfonic acid membranes, J. Phys. Chem. B, 117, 14449, 2013.
M. Kumar, B. J. Edwards, and S. J. Paddison; A macroscopic model of proton transport through the membrane-ionomer interface of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, J. Chem. Phys., 138, 064903, 2013.
M. Kumar and S. J. Paddison; Side-chain degradation of PFSA membranes: An ab initio study, J. Mater. Res., 15, 1982, 2012.
C. Wang, J. K. Clark II, M. Kumar, and S. J. Paddison; An ab initio study of the primary hydration and proton transfer of CF3SO3H and CF3O(CF2)2SO3H: Effects of the hybrid functional and inclusion of diffuse functions, Solid State Ionics, 199-200, 6, 2011.
S. Rajan, M. Kumar, M. J. Ansari, D. P. Rao, and N. Kaistha; Limiting gas liquid flows and mass transfer in a novel rotating packed bed (HiGee), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 50, 986, 2011.
ESPN Fellowship by College of Engineering, UTK, 2010 – 2011.
Outstanding graduate student award by College of Engineering, UTK, 2010.