Assistant Professor

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Brief Biodata:

Prabeer Barpanda obtained his B. Engg. (Ceramic Engineering, 2002) from National Institute of Technology Rourkela followed by M. Phil. (Materials Modeling, 2004) from the University of Cambridge, UK and Ph. D. (Materials Science and Enginnering, 2009) from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the Universite de Picardie Jules Verne (France) for two years 2009-2010. With a JSPS Fellowship, he moved to Japan to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo during 2011-2012 followed by working as a senior researcher with joint affiliation to the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University. After returning back to India, he had a brief stint at the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as an Assistant Professor. Since Nov 2013, he has been a faculty member of MRC.


  • Conventional and soft-chemistry syntheses of inorganic electrode compounds
  • Structural and morphological characterization of electrode materials
  • Fabrication and characterization of battery materials
  • Chemically modified activated carbon based supercapacitors
  • Micromagnetic simulation of magnetic nanostructures
  • Synthesis and characterization of oxide ceramic materials

Career Publications:

  1. P. Barpanda, C.D. Ling, G. Oyama, A. Yamada, Sodium manganese fluorosulphate with a triplite structure, Acta Cryst. B69(6), 584-588, 2013
  2. P. Barpanda, G. Liu, C.D. Ling, M. Tamaru, M. Avdeev, S.C. Chung, Y. Yamada, A. Yamada, Na2FeP2O7: A safe cathode for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries, Chem. Mater., 25(17), 3480-3487, 2013
  3. P. Barpanda, M. Avdeev, Z. Mohamed, C.D. Ling, J. Lu, M. Tamaru, A. Yamada, Magnetic structures of NaFePO4 maricite and triphylite polymorphs for sodium-ion batteries, Inorg. Chem., 52(15), 8685-8693, 2013
  4. P. Barpanda, G. Rousse, T. Ye, C.D. Ling, Z. Mohamed, Y. Klein, A. Yamada, Neutron diffraction study of the Li-ion battery cathode Li2FeP2O7, Inorg. Chem., 52(6), 3334-3341, 2013
  5. P. Barpanda, Y. Yamashita, Y. Yamada, A. Yamada, High-throughput solution combustion synthesis of high-capacity LiFeBO3 cathode, J. Electrochem. Soc., 160(5), A3095-A3099, 2013
  6. P. Barpanda, T. Ye, M. Avdeev, S.C. Chung, A. Yamada, A new polymorph of Na2MnP2O2 as a 3.6 V cathode material for sodium-ion batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A, 1(13), 4194-4197, 2013
  7. P. Barpanda, J. Lu, T. Ye, M. Kajiyama, S.C. Chung, N. Yabuuchi, S. Komaba, A. Yamada, A layer-structured Na2CoP2O7 pyrophosphate cathode for sodium-ion batteries, RSC Adv., 3(12), 3857-3860, 2013
  8. P. Barpanda, M. Avdeev, C.D. Ling, J. Lu, A. Yamada, Magnetic structure and properties of the Na2CoP2O7 pyrophosphate cathode for sodium-ion batteries: A super-superexchange driven non-collinear antiferromagnet, Inorg. Chem., 52(1), 395-401, 2013
  9. P. Barpanda, T. Ye, S. Nishimura, S.C. Chung, Y. Yamada, M. Okubo, H. Zhou, A. Yamada, Sodium iron pyrophosphate: A novel 3.0 V iron-based cathode for sodium-ion batteries, Electrochem. Commun., 24, 116-119, 2012
  10. P. Barpanda, S. Nishimura, A. Yamada, High-voltage pyrophosphate cathodes, Adv. Energy Mater., 2(7), 841-859, 2012
  11. P. Barpanda, T. Ye, S.C. Chung, Y. Yamada, S. Nishimura, A. Yamada, Eco-efficient splash combustion synthesis of nanoscale pyrophosphate (Li2FeP2O7) positive-electrode using Fe(III) precursors, J. Mater. Chem., 22(27), 13455-13459, 2012
  12. P. Barpanda, R. Dedryvere, M. Deschamps, C. Delacourt, M. Reynaud, A. Yamada, J.M. Tarascon, Enabling the Li-ion conductivity of Li-metal fluorosulphates by ionic liquid grafting, J. Solid State Electrochem., 16(5), 1743-1751, 2012
  13. P. Barpanda, M. Ati, B.C. Melot, G. Rousse, J-N. Chotard, M-L. Doublet, M-T. Sougrati, S.A. Corr, J.C. Jumas, J-M. Tarascon, A 3.90 V iron-based fluorosulphate material for lithium-ion batteries crystallizing in the triplite structure, Nature Materials, 10(10), 772-779, 2011
  14. P. Barpanda, G. Fanchini, G.G. Amatucci, Structure, surface morphology and electrochemical properties of brominated activated carbons, Carbon, 49(7), 2538-2548, 2011
  15. P. Barpanda, K. Djellab, N. Recham, M. Armand, J-M. Tarascon, Direct and modified ionothermal synthesis of LiMnPO4 with tunable morphology for rechargeable Li-ion batteries, J. Mater. Chem., 21(27), 10143-10152, 2011
  16. P. Barpanda, J-N. Chotard, C. Delacourt, M. Reynaud, Y. Filinchuk, M. Armand, M. Deschamps, J-M. Tarascon, LiZnSO4F made in an ionic liquid: a ceramic electrolyte composite for solid-state lithium batteries, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50(11), 2526-2531, 2011
  17. P. Barpanda, Magnetisation reversal in cylindrical nickel nanobars involving magnetic vortex structure: A micromagnetic study, Physica B, 406(6-7), 1336-1340, 2011
  18. P. Barpanda, J-N. Chotard, N. Recham, C. Delacourt, M. Ati, L. Dupont, M. Armand, J-M. Tarascon, Structural, transport, and electrochemical investigation of novel AMSO4F (A = Na, Li; M = Fe, Co, Ni, Mn) metal fluorosulphates prepared using low temperature synthesis routes, Inorg. Chem., 49(16), 7401-7413, 2010
  19. P. Barpanda, N. Recham, J-N. Chotard, K. Djellab, W. Walker, M. Armand, J-M. Tarascon, Structure and electrochemical properties of novel mixed Li(Fe1-xMx)SO4F (M = Co, Ni, Mn) phases fabricated by low temperature ionothermal synthesis, J. Mater. Chem., 20(9), 1659-1668, 2010
  20. P. Barpanda, Y. Li, F. Cosandey, S. Rangan, R.A. Bartynski, G.G. Amatucci, Fabrication, physical and electrochemical investigation of microporous carbon polyiodide nanocomposites, J. Electrochem. Soc., 156(11), A873-885, 2009