PI Name & Affiliation:

Dr. Srinagalakshmi Nammi,
Assistant Professor (Sr.),
Vellore Institute of Technology, India

Funding Agency: DST-SERB

Scheme: Start-up research grant

Overlay: Rs. 27,53,020

Duration of the Project: 2 Years

Dr. Srinagalakshmi Nammi

Assistant Professor (Sr.)


Project Description

The project is focused on improving the energy density of the LiFePO4 electrodes used in batteries via simultaneous laser-assisted annealing and doping of the electrode material. Laser-assisted annealing and doping is expected to allow selective processing and texturing via controlled laser energy, and laser beam shaping.

Laser texturing and annealing can be extended towards

  • - Improving tribological properties of automotive parts such as cylinder, piston etc.,
  • - Controlling surface tension and friction of molds and dies used in casting, forging and extrusion
  • - Creating hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces with applications in biomedical and fuel cells