Dr. Aravind Kumar Chandiran

Dr. Aravind Kumar Chandiran


Assistant Professor

CHL 212



Research Homepage

Research Areas

Solar cells, Solar water splitting, Carbon dioxide reduction, Photoconductivity, Oxide semiconductors

PRO Attainments

2010-13 – Doctor of Science
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.
2007-09 – Master of Science
University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, France.
University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France.
Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland.
2003-07 – Bachelor of Technology MIT Campus, Anna University, India.


Career History

2016 – Current
Assistant Professor(Chemical Engineering Department)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Long Group, Department of Chemistry University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Affiliate Postdoc
Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Recent Publications


Muhammed Hamdan & Aravind Kumar Chandiran. Cs2PtI6 Halide Perovskite is Stable to Air, Moisture, and Extreme pH: Application to Photoelectrochemical Solar Water Oxidation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202000175


Kiran Prabhu & Aravind Kumar Chandiran. Solar energy storage in a Cs2AgBiBr6 halide double perovskite photoelectrochemical cell. ChemComm, 2020, 56, 7329-7332.


A. K. Chandiran, S.M. Zakeeruddin, R. Humphry-Baker, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, M. Grätzel, and F. Sauvage,Investigation on the interface modification of TiO2 surface by functional coadsorbents for high efficiency Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.ChemPhysChem, 2017, vol. 18, p. 2724


J. Pita, M. Urbani, G. Bottari, M. Ince, S. Amit Kumar, A.K. Chandiran, J-H. Yum, M. Graetzel, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, and T. Torres,Pyridyl- and Picolinic Acid-Substituted Zn(II)Phthalocyanines for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells,ChemPlusChem, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201700048.


Double D-π-A dye linked by 2,2′-bipyridine dicarboxylic acid: Influence of para- and meta-substituted carboxyl anchoring group, Ganesan, P., Chandiran, A.K., Gao, P., (…), Grätzel, M., Nazeeruddin, M.K.,ChemPhysChem 16(5), pp. 1035-1041

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