M Parans Paranthaman

M Parans Paranthaman

Corporate Fellow and Group Leader

Bio

Dr. Parans Paranthaman is a Corporate Fellow and a Group Leader of Materials Chemistry at the Chemical Sciences Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a Distinguished UT-Battelle Inventor at ORNL, and fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), AAAS, American Ceramic Society, ASM International and the Institute of Physics, London, UK. He has a joint faculty appointment with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Bredesen Center as a Professor since 2010. He earned his PhD degree in solid state chemistry and materials science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1988. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Professor John Goodenough (1988-1991) at the University of Texas, Austin, Center for Materials Science and Engineering and a research associate with Professor Allen Hermann (1991-1993) at the superconductivity laboratories, Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He joined the Chemistry Department at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in May 1993. He was named the Lockheed-Martin scientist of the year in 1997. He was named ORNL Inventor of the year in 2016. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 journal publications with an “h-index” of 60 (Google scholar citation) and issued 37 U.S. Patents related to superconductivity, energy storage and solar cells. He has commercialized and licensed his technologies to six companies. He ranked #2 in worldwide citations in the high temperature superconductivity research in the last decade (1999-2009). He was a guest editor for the MRS Bulletin; August 2004 issue featured high temperature superconductors. He has also co-edited several books and co-organized several conferences and workshops. He has won several awards including DOE outstanding mentor awards, seven R&D 100 Awards and three National and two Regional Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Awards for developing high performance second-generation superconducting wires for electric-power applications and flexible thin film crystalline Silicon photovoltaics on RABiTS. Since 2004, he is serving as the associate editor for the Journal of American Ceramic Society. His present research focuses on the development of flexible thin film solar cells, radiation resistant polymer composites, coated conductors, additive manufacturing of permanent magnets, lithium separation from geothermal brine, and energy storage materials.

Awards

2017 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow
2017 UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow
2017 ORNL Technology Commercialization Award
2017 UT-Battelle Technology Transfer Award
2017 Fellow of Materials Research Society (MRS)
2017 Battelle Celebration of Solvers Award
2017 Seventh R&D 100 Award: Additive Manufacturing of Magnets
2017 Cited in New York Times and C&E News
2016 Cited in The Economist Article – Magnetic Moments (Additive Manufacturing)
2016 UT-Battelle Inventor of the Year
2016 ORNL Technology Commercialization Award
2016 Sixth R&D 100 Award: Waste-tire derived carbon for lithium ion batteries
2016 Scholar of the week, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2015 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2015 ORNL Technology Commercialization Award
2015 Fifth R&D100 Award: Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Transparent Glass Coating.
2015 Fellow of the American Ceramic Society
2014 Fellow of the ASM International
2014 ORNL Technology Commercialization Award
2014 The American Ceramic Society: Ceramographic Competition Award: First Place: Scanning Probe Microscopy Category
2014 Parans Paranthaman’s journal article was featured on Superconductor Science and Technology journal Cover page during February 2014; Volume 27; 022002 (6pp).
2013 Parans has contributed a book chapter in InTech’s book on “Applications of High-Tc Superconductivity” that has been accessed/downloaded more than 3000 times.
2012 Fourth R&D 100 Award related GaN Based Power Electronics
2011 ORNL Partnership Award
2011 FLC National Award: Excellence in Technology Transfer
2010 FLC Southeast Regional Award: Excellence in Technology Transfer Award
2010 Third R&D 100 Award for developing “High Performance, High-Tc Superconducting Wires enabled via Self-assembly of Non-superconducting Columnar Defects”
2010 Co-authored top cited Physica C article in the last 5 years (2005-2010)
2009 Ranks # 2 in worldwide citations in the HTS research during the last decade (1999-2009)
2008 Second National FLC Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.
2008 Co-authored three highly cited papers in the area of superconductivity since 2003 in PRL, PRB, JAP, APL, and SuST journals
2009 Ranks # 2 in worldwide citations in the HTS research during the last decade (1999-2009)
2008 National FLC Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.
2008 ORNL Key Contributor Award Recipient
2007 Second R&D 100 Award for 2007 for Developing High-performance LMO-enabled High-Temperature Superconducting Tape
2007 FLC Southeast Regional Award; Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for developing High-performance LaMnO3 Enabled, High-Temperature Superconducting Tape
2007 DOE Excellent Mentor Award
2007 DOE Superconductivity Program Annual Peer Review, “Received top ranking with unprecedented high score of 98.4 out of 100 points” – ORNL-SuperPower CRADA
2007 R&D Significant Technical Accomplishment Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2007 Patent Royalty Award for patents issued and licensed
2006 Nova 50 Award for Technical Accomplishments
2006 Excellent Team Award for Technology Transfer to Industries, Awards Night, ORNL
2006 DOE Excellent Mentor Award
2005 Patent Royalty Award for patents issued and licensed
2005 Authored highly cited paper in Appl. Phys. Lett. Since 2000
2005 DOE Excellent Mentor Award
2004 Fellow of the Institute of Physics, London, UK
2004 Patent Royalty Award for patents licensed
2003 Selected as one of 11 “Distinguished Inventors” at Oak Ridge National Laboratory by the Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio
2003 DOE Superconductivity Program Annual Review, “Exceptional Accomplishment Award” – ORNL-AMSC CRADA: Development of 2G YBCO RABiTS Wires.
2000 Patent Royalty Awards for patents and technology transfer
2003 Authored two highly cited papers in Physica C journal since 1995
2003 Authored highly cited paper in Superconductor Science and Technology journal since
2003 Patent Royalty Awards for patents licensed
2001 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer
2001 Energy-100 award for co-developing the RABiTS Technology 1999 R&D 100 Award for co-developing the RABiTS Technology
1999 R&D Sustained Development Accomplishment Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1999 American Museum of Science & Energy (AMSE)’s “Tribute to Tennessee Technology” Award
1999 World-Class Teamwork Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1997 Lockheed-Martin NOVA Award for technical achievement
1997 Lockheed Martin Scientist of the Year Award
1997 R&D Significant Technical Accomplishment Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1996, 1997, 1998 Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp. - Tech. Transfer Award for Technical Support
1996 Department of Energy’s (DOE), Office of Science, Materials Science Award for technical achievement In Solid State Physics
1988-1991 Robert A. Welch Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research, Univ. of Texas at Austin

Projects

CMI Lithium Extraction
CMI Additive Manufacturing of Permanent Magnets
BES Materials Science Lithium and Sodium Ion Batteries
TIP Recovery of Carbon Composites from Recycled Tires
Synthesis of Scintillator Materials for Neutron Detectors
Radiation Resistant Polymer Ceramic Nanocomposites

Publications

1. Y. Li, S. Wan, G.M. Veith, R.R. Unocic, M.P. Paranthaman, S. Dai, and X.G. Sun, “A Novel Electrolyte Salt Additive for Lithium-Ion Batteries with Voltages Greater than 4.7 V,” Adv. Energy Mater. 7, 1601397 (2017). DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601397

2. L. Li, A. Tirado, I.C. Nlebedim, O.Rios, B. Post, V. Kunc, R.R. Lowden, E. Lara-Curzio, R. Fredette, J. Ormerod, T.A. Lograsso, and M.P. Paranthaman, “Big Area Additive Manufacturing of High Performance Bonded NdFeB Magnets,” Scientific Reports 6, 36212 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/srep36212

3. M. Boota, M. Parans Paranthaman, Amit K. Naskar, Yunchao Li, Kokouvi Akato, and Y. Gogotsi, “Highly flexible and conductive waste tire-derived carbon/polymer composite paper as ultra-long cycle life pseudocapacitive electrode,” ChemSusChem (2015). DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500866.

4. Jinshui Zhang, Ying Bai, Xiao-Guang Sun, Yunchao Li, Bingkun Guo, Jihua Chen, Gabriel M. Veith, Dale K. Hensley, Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, John B. Goodenough, and Sheng Dai, “Superior Conductive Solid-like Electrolytes: Nanoconfining Liquids within the Hollow Structures”, Nano Lett., 2015; DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00739.

5. Jeen, H.; Bi, Z. H.; Choi, W. S.; Chisholm, M. F.; Bridges, C. A.; Paranthaman, M. P.; Lee, H. N., 'Orienting Oxygen Vacancies for Fast Catalytic Reaction.' Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, (44), 6459-6463.

6. Teplin, C.W.; Paranthaman, M.P.; Fanning, T.R.; Alberi, K.; Heatherly, L.; Wee, S.H.; Kim, K.; List, F.A.; Pineau, J.; Bornstein, J.; Bowers, K.; Lee, D.F.; Cantoni, C.; Hane, S.; Schroeter, P.; Young, D.L.; Iwaniczko, E.; Jones, K.M.; Branz, H.M. Heteroepitaxial film crystal silicon on Al2O3: new route to inexpensive crystal silicon photovoltaics, Energy & Environmental Science 2011, 4, 3346-3350.

7. Liu, H.S.; Bi, Z.H.; Sun, X.G.; Unocic, R.R.; Paranthaman, M.P.; Dai, S.; Brown, G.M. Mesoporous TiO2-B Microspheres with Superior Rate Performance for Lithium Ion Batteries, Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 3450.

8. Zhu, W.; Qiu, X.; Lancu, V.; Chen, X.; Pan, H.; Wang, W.; Dimitrijevic, N.; Rajh, T.; Meyer, H.M.; Paranthaman, M.P.; Stocks, G.M.; Weitering, H.; Gu, B.; Eres, G.; Zhang, Z. Bandgap narrowing of titanium oxide semiconductors by non-compensated anion-cation codoping for enhanced visible-light photoactivity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2009,103, 226401.

9. Kang, S.; Goyal, A.; Li, J.; Gapud, A.A.; Martin, P.M.; Heatherly, L.; Thompson, J.R.; Christen, D.K.; List, F.A.; Paranthaman, M.P.; Lee, D.F. High-performance high-T-c superconducting wires, Science, 2006, 311, 1911-1914.

10. Norton, D.P.; Goyal, A.; Budai, J.D.; Christen, D.K.; Kroeger, D.M.; Specht, E.D.; He, Q.; Saffian, B.; Paranthaman, M.P.; Klabunde, C.E.; Lee, D.F.; Sales, B.C.; List, F.A. Epitaxial YBa2Cu3O7 on Biaxially-Textured (001) Ni: An Approach to High Critical Current Density Superconducting Tapes, Science 1996, 274, 755-757.

Patents

1. T. Aytug, M. P. Paranthaman, J. T. Simpson, D. F. Bogorin, “Superhydrophobic films and methods for making superhydrophobic films”, US Patent # 9,771,656, issued Sep. 26, 2017.

2. B. L. Armstrong, T. Aytug, M. P. Paranthaman, J. T. Simpson, D. A. Hillesheim, N. E. Trammell, “Optically transparent superhydrophobic, biocompatible thin film coatings and methods for producing same,” US Patent # 9,752, 049, issued Sep 5, 2017.

3. M. P. Paranthaman, Zhonghe Bi, Craig A. Bridges, and Gilbert M. Brown, “Mesoporous metal oxide microsphere electrode compositions and their methods of making,” US Patent # 9,620,783, issued April 11, 2017.

4. M. P. Paranthaman, H. Liu, G. M. Brown, X. G. Sun, Z. Bi, “Mesoporous metal oxide microsphere electrode compositions and their methods of making,” US Patent # 9,515,318, issued December 6, 2016.

5. G. M. Brown, M. P. Paranthaman, S. Dai, N. J. Dudney, A. Manthiram, T. J. McIntyre, X. Sun, H. Liu, “High Energy Density Aluminum Battery,” US Patent # 9,466,853, issued October 11, 2016.

6. A. K. Naskar, M. P. Paranthaman, and Z. Bi, “Pyrolytic Carbon Black Composite and Method of Making the Same,” US Patent # 9,441,113 B2, issued September 13, 2016.

7. M. Z. Hu, J. T. Simpson, T. Aytug, M. P. Paranthaman, M. R. Sturgeon, “Super-surface selective nanomembranes providing simultaneous high permeation flux and high selectivity,” US Patent # 9,308,501, issued April 12, 2016.

8. X. Qiu, M. P. Paranthaman, M. Chi, I. N. Ivanov, Z. Zhang, “Array of titanium dioxide nanostructures for solar energy utilization,” US Patent # 8,920,767, issued December 30, 2014.

9. M. P. Paranthaman, Z. Bi, C. A. Bridges, G. M. Brown, “Mesoporous metal oxide microsphere electrode compositions and their methods of making,” US Patent # 8,911,904, issued December 16, 2014.

10. A. Goyal, M. Paranthaman, S. Wee, “Chemical Solution Seed Layer for RABiTS Tape”, US Patent # 8,748,350 B2, issued June 10, 2014.

11. T. Aytug, M. P. Paranthaman, D. K. Christen, O. Polat, “Hetero-junction photovoltaic device and method of fabricating the device,” US Patent # 8,647,915, issued February 11, 2014.

12. T. Aytug, M. Paranthaman, and O. Polat, “Method for producing microstructured templates and their use in providing pinning enhancements in superconducting films deposited thereon,” US Patent # 8,486,864, issued July 16, 2013.

13. T. Aytug, M. Parans Paranthaman, and O. Polat, “Phase-separated, epitaxial composite cap layers for electronic device applications and method of making the same,” US Patent # 8221,909, issued July 17, 2012.

14. M. Parans Paranthaman, S. Sathyamurthy, T. Aytug, P.N. Arendt, L. Stan, and S.R. Foltyn, “Chemical Solution Deposition Method of Fabricating Highly Aligned MgO Templates,” US Patent # 8,088, 503 B3, issued January 3, 2012.

15. M. Parans Paranthaman; Schoop, Urs; Goyal, Amit; Thieme, Cornelis Leo Hans; Verebelyi, Darren T; Rupich, Martin W, “Doped LZO buffer layers for laminated conductors,” US Patent # 7,683,010, issued March 23, 2010.

16. M. Parans Paranthaman; Sathyamurthy, Srivatsan; Aytug, Tolga; Arendt, Paul N; Stan, Liliana; Foltyn, Stephen R; “Chemical solution deposition method of fabricating highly aligned MgO templates,” US Patent # 7,553,799, issued June 30, 2009.

17. M. P. Paranthaman and Tolga Aytug, “Superconductors on Iridium Substrates and Buffer Layers,” US Patent # 7,432,229 B2, issued October 7, 2008.

18. M. Parans Paranthaman, Urs Schoop, Amit Goyal, C.L.H. Thieme, Darren T. Verebelyi, and Martin W. Rupich, “Doped Y2O3 Buffer Layers for Laminated Conductors,” US Patent # 7,258,928 B2, issued August 21, 2007.

19. M. Parans Paranthaman, T. Aytug, and D.K. Christen, “Method of depositing an electrically conductive oxide buffer layer on a textured substrate and articles formed therefrom,” US Patent # 6,956,012, issued October 18, 2005.

20. M.P. Paranthaman, T. Aytug, D.K. Christen, R. Feenstra, and A. Goyal, “Buffer layers and articles for electronic devices,” US Patent # 6,764,770, issued July 20, 2004.

21. D.B. Beach, J.S. Morrell, M. Paranthaman, T. Chirayil, E.D. Specht, and A. Goyal, “Laminate articles on biaxially textured metal substrates,” US Patent # 6,663,976, issued December 16, 2003.

22. M. Parans Paranthaman, T. Aytug, and D.K. Christen, “Method of depositing an electrically conductive oxide buffer layer on a textured substrate and articles formed therefrom,” US Patent # 6,617,283, issued September 9, 2003.

23. M. Paranthaman, A. Goyal, D.M. Kroeger, and F.A. List, “Method of making MgO buffer layers on rolled nickel or copper as superconductor substrates,” US Patent # 6,468,591, issued October 22, 2002.

24. A. Goyal, D.M. Kroeger, M. Paranthaman, D.F. Lee, R. Feenstra, and D.P. Norton, “Method of depositing a protective layer over a biaxially textured alloy substrate and composition therefrom,” US Patent # 6,451,450, issued September 17, 2002.

25. D.B. Beach, J.S. Morrell, M. Paranthaman, T.G. Chirayil, E.D. Specht, and A. Goyal, “Method of Depositing Buffer Layers on Biaxially Textured Metal Substrates,” US Patent # 6,440,211, issued August 27, 2002.

26. R.K. Williams, M. Paranthaman, T.G. Chirayil, D.F. Lee, A. Goyal, and R. Feenstra, “Laminate Article,” US Patent # 6,399,154, issued June 4, 2002.

27. R.K. Williams, M. Paranthaman, T.G. Chirayil, D.F. Lee, A. Goyal, and R. Feenstra, “Rare Earth Zirconium Oxide Buffer Layers on Metal Substrate,” US Patent # 6,270,908, issued August 7, 2001.

28. M. Paranthaman, A. Goyal, D.M. Kroeger, and F.A. List III, “MgO buffer layers on rolled nickel or copper as superconductor substrates,” US Patent # 6,261,704, issued July 17, 2001.

29. M. Paranthaman, D.F. Lee, D.M. Kroeger, and A. Goyal, “Buffer Layers on Metal Surfaces Having Biaxial Texture as Superconductor Substrates,” US Patent # 6,159,610, issued December 12, 2000.

30. M. Paranthaman, D.F. Lee, D.M. Kroeger, and A. Goyal, “Buffer Layers on Metal Surfaces Having Biaxial Texture as Superconductor Substrates,” US Patent # 6,156,376, issued December 5, 2000.

31. M. Paranthaman, D.F. Lee, D.M. Kroeger, and A. Goyal, “Buffer Layers on Rolled Nickel or Copper as Superconductor Substrates,” US Patent # 6,150,034, issued November 21, 2000.

32. A. Goyal, E.D. Specht, D.M. Kroeger, M. Paranthaman, “Method of forming Biaxially Textured Alloy Substrates and Devices thereon,” US Patent # 6,106,615, issued August 22, 2000.

33. R. Feenstra, D. K. Christen, and M. Paranthaman, “Method for making High-Critical Current-density YBa2Cu3O7 Superconducting layers on Metallic Substrates,” US Patent # 5,972,847, issued October 26, 1999.

34. J.D. Budai, D.K. Christen, A. Goyal, Q. He, D. M. Kroeger, D. F. Lee, F. A. List III, D. P. Norton, M. Paranthaman, B. C. Sales, and E. D. Specht, “High Tc YBCO Superconductor deposited on Biaxially Textured Ni Substrate,” US Patent # 5,968, 877, issued October 19, 1999.

35. A. Goyal, E. D. Specht, D. M. Kroeger, and M. Paranthaman, “Method of forming Biaxially Textured Alloy Substrates and Devices thereon,” US Patent # 5,964,966, issued October 12, 1999.

36. S.S. Shoup, M. Paranthamam, D.B. Beach, D.M. Kroeger, and A. Goyal, “Buffer Layers on Biaxially Textured Metal Substrates,” US Patent # 6,235,402, issued May 22, 2001. (last name misspelled)

37. S.S. Shoup, M. Paranthamam, D.B. Beach, D.M. Kroeger, and A. Goyal, “Sol-gel Deposition of Buffer Layers on Biaxially Textured Metal Substances,” US Patent # 6,077,344, issued June 20, 2000. (last name misspelled)

Facilities Used

CNMS
SNS