Bishnu Prasad Thapaliya

R&D Associate

Dr. Bishnu Prasad Thapaliya received B.S. (2004) & M.S. (2012) degrees in Chemistry from Tribhuvan University (TU) Kathmandu, Nepal, and M.S. (2016) degree in Physical Chemistry from University of Akron, OH, USA (2016). He completed Ph.D., in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2020. He is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group, Chemical Sciences Division, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His research interests include synthesis/tailoring of materials including ionic liquids, solid/composite polymer electrolytes, functional materials for energy storage and conversion.

Dr. Bishnu Prasad Thapaliya has results-oriented synthetic chemist/electrochemist/material scientist with a proven track record in synthesis, formulation, and purification of molten salts for graphitization, ion separation, and energy storage, and synthesis of electrode materials (anode, cathode, and electrolytes- both liquids and solid polymer electrolyte) for energy storage technology. He has also authored 37 peer-reviewed conference/journal papers.


Conference Talks/Posters

Charl J. Jafta, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Hailong Lyu, Jiexiang Xia, Harry M. Meyer III, M. Parans Paranthaman, Xiao-Guang Sun, Craig A. Bridges, and Sheng Dai; Fluorination of mxene by elemental F2 as electrode for lithium-ion batteries. Abstracts of papers of 235th the Electrochemical Society, May 2019.

Bishnu P Thapaliya, Chi-Linh Do-Thanh, Charl J Jafta, Ronnie Tao, Xiao-Guang Sun, Sheng Dai; Novel composite polymer electrolytes with superior ionic conductivity with nanodomain of ILs in polymer matrix for highly reversible solid-state lithium metal batteries (LMBs). Abstracts of papers of 257th American Chemical Society, March 2019.

Chi-Linh Do-Thanh, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Ilja Popovs, Sheng Dai; Dicationic cyclic ionic liquids for energy applications. Abstracts of papers of 257th American Chemical Society, March 2019.

Bishnu P Thapaliya, Chi-Linh Do-Thanh, Hailong Lyu, Xiao-Guang Sun, Sheng Dai; Synthesis of lithium-ion conducting solid polymer electrolyte membranes for energy-related applications. Abstracts of papers of 255th American Chemical Society, March 2018.

Weida Shan, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Chi-Linh Do-Thanh, Sheng Dai; Facile synthesis of porous liquids with a tunable pore size as promising media for gas separation. Abstracts of papers of 254th American Chemical Society, August 2017.

Bishnu P Thapaliya, Xiaoguang Sun, Nanqing Chen, Chi-Linh Do-Thanh, Sheng Dai; Fabrication of Lithium-ion Conducting Solid Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for High-Performance Lithium Metal Batteries. RE3 workshop May 2017.

Bishnu P Thapaliya, David S Perry; Variation of CH Stretch Frequencies with CH4 orientation in the CH4-F- complex: Multiple resonances as vibrational conical intersections. 71st International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June 2016.

Ronald M Lees, Li-Hong Xu, Elias M Reid, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Mahesh B Dawadi, David S Perry, Sylvestre Twagirayezu, Brant E Billinghurst; FTIR synchrotron spectroscopy of asymmetric CH stretching bands of methyl mercaptan (CH3SH)- a perplexity of perturbations. 71st International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June 2016.

Mahesh B Dawadi, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Ram Bhatta, David S Perry; Vibrational Jahn-Teller effects in non-degenerate electronic states. 70th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, June 2015.

Mahesh B Dawadi, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Ram Bhatta, David S Perry; Vibrational conical intersections: Implications for ultrafast vibrational dynamics. Abstracts of papers of American Physical Society, March 2015.


Selected Publications

Dhrupad Parikh, Charl J. Jafta, Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Jaswinder Sharma, Harry M Meyer III, Chris Silkowski, Jianlin Li; Al2O3/TiO2 coated separators: Roll-to-roll processing and implications for improved battery safety and performance. J. Power sources. Chem. Lett., 507, 2021, 230259.

Yiman Zhang, Ethan C. Self, Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Raynald Giovine, Harry M Meyer III, Linze Li, Yuan Yue, Dongchang Chen, Wei Tong, Guoying Chen, Chongmin Wang, Raphaele Clement, Sheng Dai, Jagjit Nanda; Formation of LiF surface layer during direct fluorination of high-capacity Co-free disordered rock salt cathodes. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 13, 2021, 38221-38228.

Kun Liang Ray A. Mastumoto, Wei Zhao, Naresh C. Osti, Ivan Popov, Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Simon Fleishmann, Sudhajit Misra, Kaitlyn Prenger, Madhusudan Tyagi, Eugene Mamontov, Veronica Augustyn, Raymond R. Unocic, Alexei P. Sokolov, Sheng Dai, Peter T. Cummings, Michael Naguib; Engineering the interlayer spacing by pre-intercalation for high performance supercapacitor Mxene electrodes in room temperature ionic liquid. Adv. Funct. Mater., 31, 2021, 2104007.

Tao Wang, Robert L. Sacci, Jiyuan Liang, Chi-Linh Do-Thanh, Juntian Fan, Hao Chen, Yifan Sun, Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Shannon M. Mahurin, Musen Zhou, Jianzhong Wu, Scott Wilfred Donne, Sheng Dai; Mechanistic insights of pore contributions in carbon supercapacitors by modified step potential electrochemical spectroscopy. J. Electrochem. Soc., 168, 2021, 060530.

Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Nicolette G. Puskar, Samantha Slaymaker, Nicole Onishi Feider, Chi-Linh Do-Thanh, Jennifer A. Schoot, De-en Jiang, Craig M. Teague, Shannon M. Mahurin, Sheng Dai; Synthesis and characterization of macrocyclic ionic liquids for CO2 separation. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 60, 2021, 8218-8226.

Zhenzhen Yang, Tongyu Liu, Song Wang, Hao Chen, Xian Suo, Tao Wang, Bishnu P. Thapaliya, De-en Jiang, Ilja Popovs, Sheng Dai; Fabrication of ionic covalent triazine framework-linked membranes via a facile sol-gel approach. Chem. Mater., 33, 2021, 3386-3393.

Naresh C. Osti, Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Sheng Dai, Madhusan Tyagi, Eugene Mamontov; Strong enhancement of nanoconfined water mobility by a structure breaking salt. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 12, 2021, 4038-4044.

Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Huimin Luo, Mengya Li, Wan-Yu Tsai, Harry M. Meyer III, John R. Dunlap, Jagjit Nanda, Ilias Belharouak, Sheng Dai; Molten salt assisted low-temperature electro-catalytic graphitization of coal chars. J. Electrochem. Soc., 168, 2021, 046504.

Charl J. Jafta, Xiao-Guang Sun, Hailong Lyu, Hao Chen, Bishnu P. Thapaliya, William T. Heller, Matthew J. Cunneo, Richard T. Mayes, M. Parans Paranthaman, Sheng Dai and Craig A. Bridges; Insight into the solid electrolyte interphase formation in bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide based ionic liquid electrolytes. Adv. Funct. Mater., 31, 2021, 2008708.

Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Huimin Luo, Phillip Halstenberg, Harry M. Meyer III, John R Dunlap, Sheng Dai, Low-cost transformation of bio-mass derived carbon to high-performing nano-graphite via low-temperature electrochemical graphitization. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 13, 2021, 4393-4401.

Mengya Li, Wan-Yu Tsai, Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Harry M. Meyer III, Beth L Armstrong, Huimin Luo, Sheng Dai, Jagjit Nanda, Ilias Belharouak; Modified coal char Materials with high-rate performance for battery applications. Carbon, 172, 2021, 414-421.

Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Charl J Jafta, Ethan Self, Albina Y Borisevich, Harry M. Meyer III, Craig A. Bridges, Jagjit Nanda, Sheng Dai; Synthesizing High Capacity Oxyfluoride Conversion Anodes by Direct Fluorination of MoO2. ChemSusChem, 13, 2020, 3825-3834.

Hailong Lyu, Jianlin Li, Tao Wang, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Shuang Men, Runming Tao, Xiao-Guang Sun, Sheng Dai; Carbon coated porous titanium niobium oxides as anode materials of lithium-ion batteries for extreme fast charge applications. ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 3, 2020, 5657-5665.

Charl J Jafta, Craig A. Bridges, Yaocai Bai, Linxiao Geng, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Harry M Meyer III, Rachid Essehli, William T Heller, Ilias Belharouak; Probing of Li4Ti5O12 interface by operando small angle Neutron scattering upon lithium uptake. ChemSusChem, 13, 2020, 3654-3661.

Kai Liu, Qingqing Zhang, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Xiao-Guang Sun, Fei Ding, Xingjing Liu, Jinli Zhang, Sheng Dai; In situ polymerized succinonitrile based solid polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries. Solid State Ion., 345, 2020, 115159.

Prashant Bagri, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Zhenzhen Yang, Wei Jiang, Dino Sulejmanovic, Huimin Luo, Sheng Dai; Electrochemically induced crystallization of amorphous materials in molten MgCl2: boron nitride and hard carbon.Chem. Commun., 56, 2020, 2783-2786.

Bishnu P Thapaliya, Ivan Popov, Sheng Dai; A layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly strategy for reinforcing the mechanical strength of an ionogel electrolyte without affecting ionic conductivity. ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 3, 2020, 1265-1270. (published cover art in this issue)

Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Chi-Linh Do-Thanh, Charl J. Jafta, Runming Tao, Hailong Lyu, Albina Y Borisevich, Shize Yang, Xiao-Guang Sun, Sheng Dai; Simultaneously boosting the ionic conductivity and mechanical strength of polymer gel electrolyte membranes by confining ionic liquids into hollow silica nanocavities. Batteries & Supercaps. 2, 2019, 985-991.

Zihao Zhang, Shize Yang, Xiaobing Hu, Haidi Xu, Honggen Peng, Miaomiao Liu, Bishnu Prasad Thapaliya, Kecheng Jie, Jiahua Zhao, Jixing Liu, Hao Chen, Yan Leng, Xiuyang Lu, Jie Fu, Pengfei Zhang, Sheng Dai; A mechanochemical non-hydrolytic sol-gel-strategy for the production of mesoporous multi-metallic oxides. Chemistry of Materials, 31, 2019, 5529-5536.

Wan-Yu Tsai, Jeremy Come, Wei Zhao, Runxi Wang, Guang Feng, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Sheng Dai, Liam Collins, Nina Balke; Hysteretic Order-disorder transitions of ionic liquid double-layer structure on graphite. Nano Energy, 60, 2019, 886-893.

Bishnu P. Thapaliya, Charl J. Jafta, Hailong Lyu, Jiexiang Xia, Harry M. Meyer III, M. Parans Paranthaman, Xiao-Guang Sun, Craig A. Bridges, and Sheng Dai; Fluorination of Mxene by elemental F2 as electrode material for lithium-ion batteries. ChemSusChem, 12, 2019, 1316-124 (published on the front cover in this issue)

Prashant Bagri, Huimin Luo, Ilja Popovs, Bishnu P Thapaliya, Jeremy Dehaudt, Sheng Dai; Trimethyl phosphate-based neutral ligand room temperature ionic liquids for electrodeposition of rare earth elements. Electrochem. Comm. 96, 2018, 88-92.

Yongfen Tong, Hailong Lyu, Yuzhong Xu, Bishnu Prasad Thapaliya, Peipei Li, Xiao-Guang Sun, Sheng Dai; All-solid-state interpenetrating network polymer electrolytes for long cycle life of lithium metal batteries. J. Mater. Chem A, 6, 2018, 14847-14855.

RM Lees, Li-Hong Xu, BG Guislain, EM Reid, S Twagirayezu, DS Perry, MB Dawadi, BP Thapaliya, BE Billinghurst; Torsion-rotation structure and quasi-symmetric-rotor behavior for the CH3SH asymmetric CH3-bending and CH stretching bands of E parentage. J Mol. Spec., 343, 2018, 18-27.

Mahesh B Dawadi, Bishnu P Thapaliya, David S Perry; An extended E⊗e Jahn-Teller Hamiltonian for the large-amplitude motion: Application to vibrational conical intersections in CH3SH and CH3OH. J Chem. Phys., 147, 2017, 044306.

BG Guislain, EM Reid, RM Lees, Li-Hong Xu, S Twagirayezu, DS Perry, BP Thapaliya, MB Dawadi, BE Billinghurst; Giant K-doubling and in-plane/out-of-plane mixing in the asymmetric methyl-bending bands of CH3SH. J Mol. Spec., 335, 2017, 37-42.

Bishnu P Thapaliya, Mahesh B Dawadi, Christopher Ziegler, David S Perry; The Vibrational Jahn-Teller effect in E⊗e systems. Chem Phys., 460, 2015, 31-42.


2020 - Burchfield Burridge Warner Fellowship in Polymer Chemistry (Honors Day 2020), Department of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
2015 - Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Chemistry, The University of Akron