Mali Balasubramanian

Distinguished R&D Staff and Lead Emerging and Solid-State Batteries Group

Mahalingam Balasubramanian is a Distinguished Scientist and Group Leader of the Emerging and Solid-State Batteries Group in the Electrification Section, Electrification and Energy Infrastructures Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He currently leads a team of researchers working on both fundamental and applied aspects of Energy Storage and Conversion. Prior to his current tenure, he worked at Argonne National Laboratory, where he served as a Physicist and Beamline Scientist with the Spectroscopy Group in the X-ray Science Division at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). His prior research at the APS—performed in close collaboration with researchers in programmatic divisions at Argonne, team members of the Joint Center of Energy Storage Research (JCESR, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub), and groups from other national laboratories and universities—addressed fundamental questions in energy sciences with emphasis on electrochemical energy storage systems, hydrogen storage materials, solvation structure of ions in aqueous and non-aqueous solvents, electrocatalysts, and the like. Dr. Balasubramanian is an author or co-author of over 200 publications (h-index of 68, August 2022). He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Connecticut, Storrs.