Ahalya Gunasekaran

Bio

Research Scholar/Chemistry

Interests

Organic ligand Synthesis, Transition Metal Complexes Synthesis, polymer preparation, Redox Chemistry, Bio-Polymer electrolytes, Electrochemistry, Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs).

Date of Joining

02 July, 2018

Experiences

  1. Project assistant in DST Project From June 2018 to 2021-Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology-Tiruchirappalli.
  2. Project assistant in DST-Inspire From November 2021to 2022 - Till Date Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology-Tiruchirappalli.

Academic Qualification

  1. Post-Graduation in MSc. Chemistry (2015-2017); 74%
    University: Bharathidasan University,
  2. Under-Graduation in BSc Chemistry (2012-2015); 70%
    University: Bharathidasan University,

Fellowship & Awards

Bharathidasan University, Jamal Mohamed College second rank in B. Sc chemistry.

List of Publications

1. Ahalya, G., Sorrentino, A., Asiri, A.M., Anandan, S (2020). Guar gum-based polymer gel electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell applications. Solar Energy, 208, 160-165.

2. Ahalya, G., Hsuan, Y. C., Vinothkumar, P., Sorrentino, A., Anandan, S (2021). Synthesis of high Polydispersity index polylactic acid and its application as gel electrolyte towards fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells. International Journal of Polymer Research, 28, 1-11.

3. Ahalya G, Hsuan, Y.C., Vinothkumar, P., Belqasem, A., Anandan, S (2022). Preparation of Poly (ε-caprolactone) as a Gel Electrolyte for Dye-Sensitized Solar cells, Polymer for Advanced Technologies. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 33 (8), 2560-2570.

4. Azeez, U.H.A., Ahalya, G., Sorrentino, A., Syed, A., Marraiki, N., Anandan, S (2021). Synthesis and characterization of poly-3-(9H-carbazol-9-yl) propylmethacrylate as a gel electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell applications. Polymer Bulletin, 79(2), 921-934.

5. Ahalya, G., Sneha, J., Madappa, C.M., Belqasem, A., Anandan, S (2022). Configuration of Ce-doped LaNiO3 as an alternative to platinum-free counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. International Journal of Energy Research.

6. Balamurugan, S., Ganesan, S., Santhosh, K., Ahalya, G. and Anandan, S (2021). Effect of 1-Substituted 2-(Pyridin-2-yl)-1 H-Benzo [d] imidazole Ligand-Coordinated Copper and Cobalt Complex Redox Electrolytes on Performance of Ru (II) Dye-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Inorganic Chemistry, 60 (3), 1937-1947,

7. Santhosh, K., Ganesan, S., Ahalya, G., Balamurugan, S., Eswaramoorthi, T., Mohanraj, K. and Anandan, S (2021). Performance of 4-Subsituted Pyridine Based Additive and Cobalt Redox in PEG-HEC Polymer Electrolytes with DTTCY acid Sensitizer on Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. Energy and Fuels, 35(18), 15045-15057.

8. Balamurugan, S., Ganesan, S., Santhosh, K., Eswaramoorthi, T., Ahalya, G. and Anandan, S (2021). Effect of an aqueous copper gel electrolyte with cobalt metal organic framework-based additive on performance of aqueous-dye-sensitized solar cells. Solar energy, 236,586-598.

9. Mohanraj, k., Ganesan, S., Santhosh, K., Balamurugan, S., Santhosh, K., Ahalya, G., and Anandan, S (202). A locust bean and pectin polymer blend integrated with thio-bridged pyridinyl additive as a novel cobalt and copper gel electrolyte system for dye-sensitized solar cells. Optical Materials, 131,112657.

10. Anand, M., Suresh, S., Anandan, S., Ahalya, G., Padmapriya, S., and Rangesh, K (2022). Photovoltaic performance of Gracilaria corticata seaweed extract as sensitizer in dye-sensitized solar cell. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 33 (8), 2560-2570.

11. Abisharani, J.M., Ahalya, G., Devikala, S., and Anandan, S (2022). Effect of a locust bean gum-based gel electrolyte with nanocomposite additives on the performance of a dye-sensitized solar cell. New J. Chem., 46, 13156-13166.