Jagjit Nanda

Jagjit Nanda

Jagjit Nanda

Senior Staff Scientist and Team Lead, Spectroscopy and Interfaces



  • Ph.D., Solid State Chemistry and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2000.
  • Postdoctoral, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, CA USA, 2000-02.

Research and Professional Experience:

  • Senior R&D Staff Member, Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2009-present.
  • Technical Expert, Energy Storage Materials & Nanotechnology, Research & Innovation Center, Ford Motor Co. Dearborn Michigan, 2005-09.
  • Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2002-05.

Other Affiliations:

  • Joint Faculty, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee
  • Bredesen Faculty, University of Tennessee  

Research Areas:

  •  High energy density electrodes and materials for electrochemical energy storage.  
  •  Electrode architectures for optimizing electrochemical transport and kinetics.
  •  Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials using soft-matter approaches.
  • Steady state and time resolved laser spectroscopy of colloidal hybrid nanostructures.   


Selected Publications:

  1. Three-dimensionally Mesostructured Fe2O3 Electrodes with High Rate Performance and Reduced Voltage Hysteresis, J. Wang, H. Zhou J. Nanda and P. V. Braun, Chem. Mater. 2015, DOI: 10.1021/cm504365s.
  2. In-situ Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) Spectroscopy to Investigate Kinetics of Chemical Bath Deposition of CdS Thin Films, H.Taz, R. Ruther, A. Malasi, S. Yadavali, C. Carr, J. Nanda, R. Kalyanaraman, J. Phys.Chem C, 2015, 119, 5033.
  3. Controlled formation of mixed nanoscale domains of high capacity Fe2O3-FeF3 conversion compounds by direct fluorination, H. Zhou, J. Adcock, W. Zhou, S. Dai and J. Nanda, ACS Nano2015, 9, 2530.
  4. Nanoscale Morphological and  Chemical Changes of High Voltage Lithium-Manganese Rich NMC Composite Cathodes  with Cycling, F. Yang, Y. Liu, S. K. Martha, Z. Wu, J. C. Andrews, G.E. Ice, P. Pianetta, J. Nanda, Nano Letts. 2014, 14, 4334.
  5. Facet dependent disorder in pristine high-voltage lithium-manganese rich cathode material, H. Dixit, W. Zhou. J-C Idrobo, J. Nanda, V. R. Cooper, ACS Nano, 2014, 8 (12), pp 12710–12716.
  6. Solid electrolyte coated high voltage layered–layered lithium-rich composite cathode: Li1.2Mn0.525Ni0.175Co0.1O2, Surendra K. Martha, Jagjit Nanda, Yoongu Kim,  Raymond R. Unocic,  Sreekanth Pannala and Nancy J. Dudney,  J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 5587-5595.
  7. Anomalous Discharge Product Distribution in Lithium-air Cathodes, Jagjit Nanda, H. Bilheux, S. Voisin, G. M. Veith, R. Archibald, L. Walker, S. Allu, N. J. Dudney, S. Pannala  J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 8401-8408.
  8.  Atomically Localized Plasmon Enhancement in Monolayer Graphene, Wu Zhou, Jaekwang Lee, Jagjit Nanda, S. T. Pantelides, S. J. Pennycook, and J C. Idrobo, Nature Nanotech.  2012, 7(3), 161.
  9. Observation of Local State of Charge Distributions in Lithium-ion Battery Electrodes, Jagjit Nanda, Jeffrey T. Remillard, Ann O’Neill, Dawn Bernardi, Tina Ro, Ken Nietering, Ted J. Miller,  Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011, 21, 3282–32900.
  10. Single-exciton optical gain in semiconductor nanocrystals using engineered exciton-exciton interactions, V. I. Klimov, S. A. Ivanov, Jagjit Nanda, M. Achermann, I. V. Bezel, J. McGuire and A. Piryatinski, Nature, 447, 441 (2007).
  11. Type-II Core/Shell CdS/ZnSe Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Electronic Structures, and Spectroscopic Properties, S. A. Ivanov, A. Piryatinski, Jagjit Nanda, S. Tretiak, D. Werder, and V. I. Klimov, JACS, 129, 11708 (2007).
  12.   Size selected Zinc Sulfide nanocrystallites: synthesis, structure and optical studies.  Jagjit Nanda, S. Sapra, D. D. Sarma, N. Chandrasekharan and Gary Hodes, Chem. Mater., 12 1018 (2000).