Parans Paranthaman

Group Member, Nanomaterials Chemistry Group

Dr. Parans Paranthaman is a Corporate Fellow in the Chemical Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Paranthaman is also a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Materials Research Society, AAAS, American Physical Society, American Ceramic Society, ASM International and the Institute of Physics, London, UK. He earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Solid State Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow with 2019 Chemistry Nobel prize winner Professor John Goodenough at the University of Texas, Austin and a Research Associate with Professor Allen Hermann at University of Colorado, Boulder. He joined the Chemistry Department at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in May 1993. He has authored or co-authored more than 446 journal publications with > 20,510 citations and an “h-index” of 68 and a total of >75 inventions including 54 issued U.S. Patents related to his research. He has licensed his technologies to seven industries for commercialization. His present research focuses on the Development of Additive Manufacturing of N95 Fabrics and Antiviral Coatings, Additive Manufacturing of Permanent Magnets and Motors, Lithium Separation From Geothermal Brine, Recovery of Carbon From Recycled Tires For Clean Energy Applications, and Development of Electrode Materials for Energy Storage Applications.

 

Publications

1. P. Wagh, S. Z. Islam, V. G. Deshmane, P. Gangavarapu, J. Poplawsky, G. Yang, R. Sacci, S. F. Evans, S. Mahajan, M. P. Paranthaman, B. A. Moyer, S. Harrison, and R. Bhave, “Fabrication and characterization of Composite Membranes for the Concentration of Lithium Containing Solutions using Forward Osmosis”, Advanced Sustainable Systems, 4 (12) 2000165 (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.202000165

2. Z. Hood, Y. Cheng, S. F. Evans, and M. P. Paranthaman, “Unraveling the structural properties and dynamics of sulfonated tire-derived solid acid carbon catalysts with neutron vibrational spectroscopy,” Catalysis Today, 358, pp 387-393 (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2019.10.033

3. T. N. Lamichhane, L. Sethuraman, A. Dalagan, H. Wang, and J. Keller, “Additive manufacturing of soft magnets for electrical machines – a review,” Materials Today Physics 15, 100255 (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtphys.2020.100255

4. Mihee Ji, Neil R. Taylor, Ivan Kravchenko, Pooran Joshi, Tolga Aytug, Lei R. Cao, and M. Parans Paranthaman, “Demonstration of Large-size Vertical Ga2O3 Schottky Barrier Diodes,” IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, 36 (1) pp. 41-44 (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/tpel.2020.3001530

5. G.S. Larsen, Y. Cheng, L.L. Daemen, T.N. Lamichhane, D.K. Hensley, K. Hong, H.M. Meyer, S.J. Monaco, A.M. Levine, R.J. Lee, E. Betters, K. Sitzlar, J. Heineman, J. West, P. Lloyd, V. Kunc, L. Love, M. Theodore, M.P. Paranthaman, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 3 (2) pp. 1022-1031 (2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.0c01294

6. C. J. Jafta, X.-G. Sun, H. Lyu, H. Chen, B. P. Thapalia, W. T. Heller, M. J. Cuneo, R. T. Mayes, M. P. Paranthaman, S. Dai and C. A. Bridges, Insight into the Solid Electrolyte Interphase Formation in Bis(fluorosulfonyl)Imide Based Ionic Liquid Electrolytes’” Adv. Func. Mater. 2008708 (2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202008708

7. Xubo Liu, Kinjal Gandha, Ikenna C. Nlebedim, and M. Parans Paranthaman, Alignment of Magnetic Particles in Anisotropic Nd-Fe-B Bonded Magnets, J. Phys. D. Appl. Phys. 54, 315004, 2021. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/abfbf7

8. T. N. Lamichhane, T. Charlton, B. Andrews, A. K. Pathak, M. Doucet, V. Lauter, J. Katsaras, V. Kunc, and M. P. Paranthaman, “Additive Manufacturing of PPS bonded NdFeB Magnets to design nested Halbach arrays to generate variable magnetic field, 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, Published online 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1089/3dp.2020.0340

9. Ange-Lionel Toba, Ruby Nguyen, Carson Cole, Ghanashyam Neupane, Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, “US lithium resources from geothermal and extraction feasibility” Resources, Conservation & Recycling 169, 105514 (2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105514

10. Peter L Wang, Alex Roschli, M. Parans Paranthaman, Merlin Theodore, Corson Cramer, Chris Zangmeister, Yuepeng Zhang, Jeff J Urban, and Lonnie Love, Recent Developments in Filtration Media and N95 Mask Technology in Response to COVID-19, MRS Bulletin 46 (9) 822-831 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1557/s43577-021-00173-6

11. K. Jayanthi, G. Neilsen, P. F. Rosen, C. I. Anderson, M. S. Dickson, S. F. Evans, M. P. Paranthaman, B. F. Woodfield, and A. Navrotsky, “Thermodynamic analysis of lithium aluminum layered double hydroxides (LDHs) with intercalated chloride, American Mineralogist, in press, 2021.

12. Tai-Yuan Huang, Jesus Ramon Perez-Cardona, Fu Zhao, John W. Sutherland, and Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, “Life Cycle Assessment and Techno-economic Analysis of Lithium Recovery from Geothermal Brine” ACS Sustainable Chem. Engg. 9, 6551-6560, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c08733

13. L. Sethuraman, G. Vijayakumar, S. Ananthan, M. P. Paranthaman, J. Keller, R. King, MADE3D: Enabling the next generation of high-torque density wind generators by additive design and 3D printing. Forsch Ingenieurwes 85, 287-311, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10010-021-00465-y

14. Neil R. Taylor, Mihee Ji, Praneeth Kandlakunta, Lei Pan, Ivan Kravchenko, Pooran Joshi, Tolga Aytug, M Parans Paranthaman, Lei R. Cao, Large Area Vertical Ga2O3 Schottky Diodes for X-Ray Detection, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 1013, 165664, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2021.165664 

15. S. Jolly, M. P. Paranthaman, M. Naguib, Synthesis of Ti3C2Tz MXene from low-cost and environmentally friendly precursors, Materials Today Advances, 10, 100139 (2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtadv.2021.100139

16. C. A. Bridges, M. L. Martins, C. J. Jafta, X. G. Sun, M. P. Paranthaman, J. Liu, S. Dai, E. Mamontove, Dynamics of Emim(+) in [Emim][TFSI]/LiTFSI Solutions as Bulk and under Confinement in a Quasi-liquid Solid Electrolyte, J. Phys. Chem. B 125 (20) 5443-5450 (2021). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c02383

17. Abhishek Sarkar, M. Parans Paranthaman, and Ikenna C. Nlebedim, “In-situ magnetic alignment model for additive manufacturing of anisotropic bonded magnets,” Additive Manufacturing 46, 102096, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2021.102096

18. K Mungale, T. N. Lamichhane, B. C. Sales, M. P. Paranthaman, and U. K. Vaidya, Compression molding of anisotropic NdFeB bonded magnets in a polycarbonate matrix, Materialia 19, 101167, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtla.2021.101167

19. Kinjal Gandha, Ikenna C. Nlebedim, M. Parans Paranthaman, et al., 3D printing of anisotropic Sm-Fe-N bonded permanent magnets, Engineering Reports, e12478, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/eng2.12478

Awards

2020 ORNL Technology Transfer Award, Awards Night
2019 ORNL Director’s Award: Top Scientist of the Year Award
2019 Mentor of the Year at ORNL, Awards Night
2019 ORNL Technology Commercialization Award
2019 TechConnect Innovation Award, Boston MA
2019 Cited in Frontiers of Materials Research (National Academy of Sciences Report)
2018 ORNL Technology Commercialization Award
2018 American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
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 Award2011 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
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 Award2005 Patent Royalty Award for patents issued and licensed
2005 Authored highly cited paper in Appl. Phys. Lett. Since 2000
2005 DOE Excellent Mentor Award2004 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.
2003 Authored highly cited paper in Superconductor Science and Technology journal since2003 Patent Royalty Awards for patents licensed
2000 Patent Royalty Awards for patents and technology transfer2003 Authored two highly cited papers in Physica C journal since 1995
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
Dr. M Parans Paranthaman with N95 filter media, being developed as a team effort with Merlin Theodore and the Carbon Fiber Facility, March 9, 2021.

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. Paranthaman, 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. Paranthaman, 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)