Jitendra Kumar

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Jitendra Kumar

Senior Research Scientist, University of Dayton Research Institute, Joint Appointment with Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Courses Taught

  • ECE 595, 499, Solid-state battery, Electrochemical Power
  • MEE 590, Solid-state battery, Electrochemical Power
  • Master's and Ph.D. thesis

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Delhi, India 2007
  • M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, TM Bhagalpur University, India, 1999

Broad Area of Research

  • Solid-State and Hybrid Energy Storage

Current Funding Agencies

U.S. Army, NASA, Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), Ohio Federal Research Network, Department of Energy, U.S. Air Force, Hanley Sustainability Institute

Laboratory

Electrochemical Energy Systems Laboratory (EESL), 1700 S. Patterson Blvd, University of Dayton, River Campus

Research Goal

Develop efficient, long-lasting, safe and zero emission electrochemical energy storage and hybrid power systems for sustainment of ever increasing power need for electronic/portable devices, power grid support, air vehicles, automobiles, space vehicles and flexible electronics.

Energy Technologies of Interest

  • Advanced and next generation battery: lithium-ion, sodium-ion, lithium-sulfur, lithium-oxygen, lithium-metal phthalocyanine, etc.
  • Super-capacitor, chemical hybrid battery-super-capacitor
  • Wearable batteries and capacitors for flexible electronics
  • Electrically integrated hybrid power: battery-capacitor hybrid, battery-thermoelectric hybrid, energy harvester (solar, piezoelectric, etc.) - battery hybrid system
  • Energy management
  • Battery management systems

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Researcher Award, University of Dayton Research Institute, 2016
  • Senior Research Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, 2004
  • Junior Research Fellow, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, 2002

Publications

Book Chapter
  • Kumar, B., and J. Kumar. 2014. A solid state, rechargeable lithium-oxygen battery in the lithium air battery. In Fundamentals, ed. Nobuyuki Imanishi, Alan C. Luntz, and Peter G. Bruce, chapter 9, Springer. (ISBN 978-1-4899-8061-8)
Patents Related to Li Battery
  • Kumar, J., G. Subramanyam, F. Ouchen, and J.G. Grote. 2015. Method to enhance cycle life and usable energy density of lithium batteries based on lithium metal anode. U.S. Patent Application Number - 62107566 (26 January 2015).
  • Kumar, B, and J. Kumar. 2010. Method of catalyzing oxygen-reduction reaction using lithium aluminum germanium phosphate glass-ceramics. U.S. provisional patent application serial No. 61/351,331 field June 4, 2010.
  • Kumar, B., and J. Kumar. 2009. Lithium-air cells incorporating solid electrolytes having enhanced ionic transport and catalytic activity. U.S. patent application serial No. 12/486,444 filed June 17, 2009.
List of Publications Related to Battery
  • Kumar, J., P. Kichambare, A.K. Rai, R. Bhattacharya, S.J. Rodrigues, and G. Subramanyam. 2016. A high performance ceramic-polymer separator for lithium batteries. J. Power Sources 301: 194-198.
  • Kumar, J., F. Ouchen, D.A. Smarra, G. Subramanyam, and J.G. Grote. 2015. DNA based electrolyte/separator for lithium battery application. Proc. of SPIE 9557: 95570A.
  • Kichambare, P., S. Rodrigues, and J. Kumar. 2012. Mesoporous nitrogen-doped carbon-glass ceramic cathodes for solid-state lithium-oxygen batteries. ACS Appl. Mate. & Interfaces 4: 49.
  • Kumar, B., P. Kichambare, S. Rodrigues, J. Kumar, R.G. Keil. 2011. Lisicon glass-ceramics mediated catalysis of oxygen reduction. Electrochem. Solid-State Lett. 14: A97.
  • Kichambare, P., J. Kumar, S.J. Rodrigues, and B. Kumar. 2011. Electrochemical performance of highly mesoporous nitrogen doped carbon cathode in lithium–oxygen batteries. J. Power Sources 196: 3310.
  • Kumar, B., and J. Kumar. 2010. Cathodes for solid-state lithium–oxygen cells: Roles of NASICON glass-ceramics J. Electrochem. Soc. 157 (2010) A611.
  • Kumar, B., J. Kumar, R. Leese, J.P. Fellner, S. Rodrigues, and K.M. Abraham. 2010. A solid-state, rechargeable, long cycle life lithium-air battery. J. Electrochem. Soc. 157: A50.
  • Kumar, J., S.J. Rodrigues, and B. Kumar. 2010. Interface-mediated electrochemical effects in lithium/polymer-ceramic cells. J. Power Sources 195: 327.
  • Kumar, J., and B. Kumar. 2009. Development of membranes and a study of their interfaces for rechargeable lithium-air battery. J. Power Sources 194: 1113.
  • Kumar, B., D. Thomas, and J. Kumar. 2009. Space charge-mediated superionic transport in lithium ion conducting glass-ceramics. J. Electrochem. Soc. 156: A506.
List of Publications Related to Capacitor
  • Singh, R., J. Kumar, R.K. Singh, A. Kaur, R.D.P. Sinha, and N.P. Gupta. 2006. Low frequency AC conduction and dielectric relaxation behavior of solution grown and uniaxially stretched poly(vinylidene fluoride) films. Polymer 47: 5919.
  • Singh, R., R.D.P. Sinha, A. Kaur, and J. Kumar. 2005. AC conductivity and dielectric relaxation behavior of solution grown poly(vinyl fluoride) films. Ferroelectrics 329: 91.
List of Publications and Patents Related to Solar Cells
  • Singh, R.K., J. Kumar, A. Kumar, V. Kumar, R. Kant, and R. Singh. 2010. Poly(3-hexylthiophene):functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes:6,6)-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester composites for photovoltaic cell at ambient condition. Solar Energy Mater.: Solar Cells 94: 2386.
  • Singh, R., R.K. Singh, J. Kumar, R. Kant, and V. Kumar. 2010. The origin of DC electrical conduction and dielectric relaxation in pristine and doped poly(3-hexylthiophene) films. J. Polymer Sci. Part B: Polymer Phys. 48: 1047.
  • Kumar, J., R.K. Singh, R. Singh, R.C. Rastogi, and V. Kumar. 2008. Effect of FeCl3 on the stability of π-conjugation of electronic polymer. Corrosion Science 50: 301.
  • Singh, R.K., J. Kumar, R. Singh, R. Kant, S. Chand, and V. Kumar. 2007. Micromorphology, photophysical and electrical properties of pristine and ferric chloride doped poly(3-hexylthiophene) films. Mater. Chem. Phys. 104: 390.
  • Singh, R., J. Kumar, R.K. Singh, R.C. Rastogi, and V. Kumar. 2007. Low frequency ac-conduction and dielectric relaxation in pristine poly(3-octylthiophene) films. New J. Phys. 9: 40.
  • Kumar, J., R.K. Singh, R.C. Rastogi, and R. Singh. 2007. The combined effect of intercalated oxidant and thermal annealing on surface morphology and photo-physical properties of poly(3-octylthiophene) films. Mater. Chem. Phys. 101: 336.
  • Kumar, J., R.K. Singh, V. Kumar, R.C. Rastogi, and R. Singh. 2007. Self-assembly of SWCNT in P3HT matrix. Diamond & Related Mater. 16: 446.
  • Singh, R., J. Kumar, R.K. Singh, S. Chand, V. Kumar, and R.C. Rastogi. 2006. Mechanism of charge transport in poly(3-octylthiophene). J. Appl. Phys. 100: 016106.
  • Singh, R.K., J. Kumar, R. Singh, R. Kant, R.C. Rastogi, S. Chand, and V. Kumar. 2006. Structure-conductivity correlation in ferric chloride doped poly(3-hexylthiophene) New J. Phys. 8 (2006) 112.
  • Kumar, J., R.K. Singh, S.B. Samanta, R.C. Rastogi, and R. Singh. 2006. Single step magnetic patterning of iron nanoparticles in semiconducting polymer matrix. Macromolecular Chem. and Phys. 207: 1584.
  • Kumar, J., R.K. Singh, S. Chand, V. Kumar, R.C. Rastogi, and R. Singh. 2006. DC electrical conduction and morphology of poly(3-octylthiophene) films. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39: 196.
  • Singh, R., J. Kumar, R.K. Singh, A. Kaur, K.N. Sood, and R.C. Rastogi. 2005. Effect of thermal annealing on surface morphology and physical properties of poly(3-octylthiophene) films. Polymer 46: 9126.
  • Singh, R., and J. Kumar. 2005. A novel iron-poly(3-octylthiophene)(Fe-P3OT) nanocomposite material and a process for the preparation thereof IN Patent Appl. No. 2845DEL2005, NF No. 0168NF2004, (25-Oct-2005).
List of Publications Related to Data Storage and Bio-Composite
  • Kumar, J., R.K. Singh, P.K. Siwach, H.K. Singh, R. Singh, and O.N. Srivastava. 2008. Magnetotransport in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3-PMMA composites synthesized by polymeric precursor route. J. Alloys and Comp. 455: 289.
  • Kumar, J., R.K. Singh, P.K. Siwach, H.K. Singh, R. Singh, R.C. Rastogi, and O.N. Srivastava. 2006. Enhanced magnetoresistance in La0.82Sr0.18MnO3–π-conjugated semiconducting polymer heterostructured. Solid State Commun. 138: 422.
  • Kumar, J., R.K. Singh, P.K. Siwach, H.K. Singh, R. Singh, and O.N. Srivastava. 2006. Low field magneto-transport in LBSMO-PMMA composite. J. Magnetism and Mag. Mater. 299: 155.
List of Publications Related to Bio-Composite
  • Singh, R., J. Kumar, A. Kaur, K.L. Yadav, R. Bhattacharyya, E. Hussain, and S. Ali. 2006. Mechanism of DC electrical conduction and human endothelial cell proliferation in polypyrrole-sodium nitrate membrane. Polymer 47: 6042.

Affiliations and Scientific Activity

  • Member: American Chemical Society
  • Reviewer: J. Physical Chemistry, J. of Power Sources, Solid State Ionics, the J. of Applied Electrochemistry, Electrochemistry Communications, J. of the Electrochemical Society, J. Materials and Physics