Navaratnarajah Kuganathan

Name Navaratnarajah Kuganathan
Work Groups Work Group 4 - Theory
Laboratory The Computational Nanoscience Group
Organisation University of Nottingham
Areas of Research Interactions of single functional groups and metals with carbon nanotubes, Interactions of Polyoxometalate (POMs) ions with carbon nanotubes and surfaces
Research Keywords DFT, Computational Nanotechnology, Li battery, Atomistic Simulation

Areas of Future Interest DFT study of the electronic properties of filled nanotubes, and interaction of molecules with carbon nanotubes and graphite; Theoretical methods for structure prediction of 1D crystals encapsulated in carbon nanotubes;

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Brief CV
Navaratnarajah Kuganthan was awarded his BSc (1st Class Hons) from the University of Jaffna, Srilanka in 2001. He subsequently had a teaching position in the Department of Chemistry, University of Jaffna for three years while he was trained in teaching and research skills under the guidance of Prof. Rajeswary Mageswaran. In 2004, he was awarded a Felix Scholarship to read for a D. Phil degree at the University of Oxford. His D. Phil study, under the supervision of Prof. Jennifer Green, was concerned with the electronic structure calculations of filled carbon nanotubes. Having obtained his D. Phil degree in 2008, he took up a postdoctoral research associate position at the University of Bath under the supervision of Prof. Saiful Islam, where he was modelling silicate based cathode materials for Lithium ion batteries. In October 2010, he joined the group of Dr. Elena Bichoutskaia at the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, as a postdoctoral research associate. His research centers on the study of the interactions between molecules and carbon nanotubes as well as adsorption of molecules on surfaces.