People

Chandu V.V. Muralee Gopi

Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Currently an Assistant Professor at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Introduction

​Chandu V.V. Muralee Gopi is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Photonics Laboratory in the Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He received his M.S. (Interdisciplinary Program in Robotics) and Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) degree in Pusan National University, South Korea, in Feb. 2015 and Feb. 2018. Over the past 6 years, he have held multiple appointments, within South Korea, and have developed broad expertise and a proven track record in the development of highly efficient electrode materials for Supercapacitors (SCs), Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar cell (QDSSC) and Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs) and has published 80 SCI papers as the first author/corresponding author or co-author author since Mar, 2014. His current research interests include Solar Energy, Photonics, Nanomaterials and Sensors.

Research Interests

  • Solar Energy
  • Photonics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Sensors

Selected Publications

Publications in International Journals (80); Total citations: 1389; h-index: 22; i10-index: 51 

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C. V. V. M. Gopi, R. Vinodh, S. Sambasivam, I. M. Obaidat, S. Singh, H.J. Kim, Co9S8-Ni3S2/CuMn2O4-NiMn2O4 and MnFe2O4-ZnFe2O4/graphene as binder-free cathode and anode materials for high energy density supercapacitors. Chem. Eng. J., 2020, 381, 122640 (I.F.: 8.355). DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.122640

C. V. V. M. Gopi,* R. Vinodh, S. Sambasivam, I.M. Obaidat, H.J. Kim, Recent progress of advanced energy storage materials for flexible and wearable supercapacitor: From design and development to applications, J. Energy Storage, 2020, 27, 101035 (I.F.: 3.517). DOI: 10.1016/j.est.2019.101035

H. W. Nam, C. V. V. M. Gopi,* S. Sambasivam, R. Vinodh, K.V.G. Raghavendra, H.J. Kim, I.M. Obaidat, S. Kim, Binder-free honeycomb-like FeMoO4 nanosheet arrays with dual properties of both battery-type and pseudocapacitive-type performances for supercapacitor applications, J. Energy Storage, 2020, 27, 101055 (I.F.: 3.517). DOI: 10.1016/j.est.2019.101055

C. V. V. M. Gopi,* R. Vinodh, S. Sambasivam, I. M. Obaidat, R. M. N. Kalla, H. J. Kim, One-pot synthesis of copper oxide-cobalt oxide coreeshell nanocactus-like heterostructures as binder-free electrode materials for high-rate hybrid supercapacitors.  Mater. Today Energy, 2019, 14, 100358 (CiteScore: 4.62). DOI: 10.1016/j.mtener.2019.100358

C. S. Song, C. V. V. M. Gopi,* R. Vinodh, S. Sambasivam, R. M. N. Kalla, I. M. Obaidat, H.J. Kim, Morphology-dependent binder-free CuNiO2 electrode material with excellent electrochemical performances for supercapacitors, J. Energy Storage, 2019, 26, 101037 (I.F.: 3.517). DOI: 10.1016/j.est.2019.101037

C. H. Mun, C. V. V. M. Gopi,* R. Vinodh, S. Sambasivam, I. M. Obaidat, H.J. Kim, Microflower-like nickel sulfide-lead sulfide hierarchical composites as binder-free electrodes for high-performance supercapacitors. J. Energy Storage, 2019, 26, 100925 (I.F.: 3.517). DOI: 10.1016/j.est.2019.100925

H. H. Joo, C. V. V. M. Gopi,* R. Vinodh, H. J. Kim, S. Sambasivam, I. M. Obaidat, Facile synthesis of flexible and binder-free dandelion flower-like CuNiO2 nanostructures as advanced electrode material for high-performance supercapacitors. J. Energy Storage, 2019, 26, 100914 (I.F.: 3.517). DOI: 10.1016/j.est.2019.100914

T. Y. Park, C. V. V. M. Gopi,* R. Vinodh, H. J. Kim, Facile synthesis of highly efficient V2O5@NiCo2O4 as battery‑type electrode material for high‑performance electrochemical supercapacitors. J. Mater. Sci.: Materials in Electronics, 2019, 30, 13519–13524 (I.F.: 2.195). DOI: 10.1007/s10854-019-01719-w

C. V. V. M. Gopi,* P. J. S. Rana, R. Vinodh, R. Padma, H. J. Kim,* Selective integration of hierarchical nanostructured energy materials: An effective approach to boost energy storage performance of flexible hybrid supercapacitor, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 6374-6386 (I.F.: 10.733). DOI: 10.1039/C8TA12508B

H. D. Chul, R. Vinodh*, C. V. V. M. Gopi, C. Deviprasath, H. J. Kim*, M. Yi, Effect of Cobalt and Zinc ratio on the Preparation of Zeolitic Imidazole Framework (ZIF): Synthesis, Characterization and Supercapacitor Application. Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 14808-14819. (I.F.: 4.052).  DOI: 10.1039/C9DT03306H

P. Himasree, I. K. Durga, T. N. V. Krishna, S. S. Rao, C. V. V. M. Gopi, S. Revathi, K. Prabakar, H.J. Kim,* One-step hydrothermal synthesis of CuS@MnS on Ni foam for high performance supercapacitor electrode material, Electrochim. Acta, 2019, 305, 467-473 (I.F.: 5.383). DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.03.041

R. Vinodh, P. J. S. Rana, C. V. V. M. Gopi, Z. Yang, R. Atchudan, K. Venkatachalam, H. J. Kim,* Polyaniline–13X zeolite composite-supported platinum electrocatalysts for direct methanol fuel cell applications, Polymer International, 2019, 68, 929-935 (I.F.: 2.433). DOI: 10.1002/pi.5783.

H. C. Jung, R. Vinodh, C. V. V. M. Gopi, M. Yi, H. J. Kim, Novel composite electrode material derived from hypercross-linked polymer of pyrene and polyaniline for symmetric supercapacitor, Mater. Lett., 2019, 257, 126732 (I.F.: 3.019). DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2019.126732

S. Sambasivam, P. S. Maram, C. V. V. M. Gopi, I. M. Obaidat*, Effect of erbium on the structural, morphological, and optical properties of SnO2 thin films deposited by spray pyrolysis, Optik, 2019, 202, 163596 (I.F.: 1.914). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijleo.2019.163596    

C. V. V. M. Gopi, A. E. Reddy, H. J. Kim*, Wearable superhigh energy density supercapacitors using hierarchical ternary metal selenides composite of CoNiSe2 microspheres decorated with CoFe2Se4 nanorods. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 7439-7448 (I.F.: 10.733). DOI: 10.1039/C8TA01141A

C. V. V. M. Gopi, S. Singh, A. E. Reddy, H. J. Kim*, CNT@rGO@MoCuSe Composite as an Efficient Counter Electrode for Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 2018, 10, 10036–10042 (I.F.: 8.456). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b18526

C. V. V. M. Gopi, A. E. Reddy, J. S. Bak, I. H. Cho, H. J. Kim*, One-pot hydrothermal synthesis of tungsten diselenide/reduced graphene oxide composite as advanced electrode materials for supercapacitors. Mater. Lett., 2018, 223, 57-60 (I.F.: 3.019). DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2018.04.023

S.Y. Kim,† C. V. V. M. Gopi,† A. E. Reddy, H. J. Kim*, Facile synthesis of a NiO/NiS hybrid and its use as an efficient electrode material for supercapacitor applications. New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 5309-5313 (I.F.: 3.069). DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ05145J

C. Nagaraju,  C. V. V. M. Gopi,*  J. W. Ahn  and  H. J. Kim*, Hydrothermal synthesis of MoS2 and WS2 nanoparticles for high-performance supercapacitor applications. New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 12357-12360 (I.F.: 3.069). DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ02822B

H. J. KimJ. H. Bae, H. Seo, M. Shiratani, C. V. V. M. Gopi*, ZnS/SiO2 Passivation Layer for High-Performance of TiO2/CuInS2 Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells. Energies, 2018, 11, 1931 (I.F.: 2.707). DOI: 10.3390/en11081931

T. Park, C. V. V. M. Gopi*, J. Ahn and H. J. Kim*, Facile preparation of nanoflake MnNi2O4-PbS nanoparticle composite on Ni foam as advanced electrode materials for supercapacitors. New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 14157-14162 (I.F.: 3.069). DOI:
10.1039/C8NJ02709A

H. M. Lee, C. V. V. M Gopi,* P. J. S. Rana, R. Vinodh, S. H. Kim, R. Padma, H. J. Kim, Hierarchical nanostructured MnCo2O4-NiCo2O4 composite as an innovative electrode for supercapacitor applications. New J. Chem., 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ03764G (I.F.: 3.069).  DOI:  10.1039/C8NJ03764G

A. E. Reddy,  T. Anitha,  C. V. V. M. GopiS. S. Rao  and  H. J. Kim*, NiMoO4@NiWO4 honeycombs as a high performance electrode material for    supercapacitor applications. Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 9057-9063 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI:
10.1039/C8DT01245H

Himanshu, S. S. Rao, D. Punnoose, P. Sathishkumar, C. V. V. M. Gopi, N. Bandari, I. K. Durga, T. N. V. Krishna and H. J. Kim*, Development of Novel and Ultra-High-Performance Supercapacitor Based on a Four Layered Unique Structure. Electronics, 2018, 7, 121 (I.F.: 2.110). DOI: 10.3390/electronics7070121

A. Subramanian, D. Punnoose, V. Raman, C. V. V. M. Gopi, S. S. Rao, M. A. Khan, H. J. Kim*, Layer by layer approach to enhance capacitance using metal sulfides for supercapacitor applications. Mater. Lett., 2018, 213, 64-67 (I.F.: 3.019). DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2018.07.118

I. K. Durga, S. S. Rao, A. E. Reddy, C. V.V.M. Gopi, H. J. Kim*, Achieving copper sulfide leaf like nanostructure electrode for high performance supercapacitor and quantum-dot sensitized solar cells. Appl. Surf. Sci., 2018, 435, 666-675 (I.F.: 5.155). DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.11.171

M. A. Khan, K. Zeb, P. Sathishkumar, Himanshu, S. S. Rao, C. V. V. M. Gopi, H. J. Kim*, A Novel Off-Grid Optimal Hybrid Energy System for Rural Electrification of Tanzania Using a Closed Loop Cooled Solar System. Energies, 2018, 11, 905 (I.F.: 2.707). DOI: 10.3390/en11040905

A. E. Reddy, T. Anitha, C. V. V. M. Gopi, I. K. Durga, H. J. Kim*, Facile synthesis of hierarchical ZnMn2O4@ZnFe2O4 microspheres on nickel foam for high-performance supercapacitor applications. New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 2964-2969 (I.F.: 3.069). DOI:
10.1039/C7NJ04269H

C. V. V. M. Gopi, S. Ravi, S. S. Rao, A. E. Reddy, H. J. Kim*, Carbon nanotube/metal-sulfide composite flexible electrodes for high-performance quantum dot-sensitized solar cells and supercapacitors. Sci. Rep., 2017, 7, 46519 (I.F.: 4.011). DOI: 10.1038/srep46519

C. V. V. M. Gopi, S. Somasekhar, A. E. Reddy, S.K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, One-step facile hydrothermal synthesis of Fe2O3@LiCoO2 composite as excellent supercapacitor. Appl. Surf. Sci., 2017, 435, 462-467 (I.F.: 5.155). DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.11.164

H. J. Kim, C. W. Kim, S. Y. Kim, A. E. Reddy, C. V. V. M. Gopi*, Facile synthesis of unique diamond-like structured CdMn2O4@CdMn2O4 composite material for high performance supercapacitors. Mater. Lett., 2017, 210, 143-147 (I.F.: 3.019). DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2017.09.014

H. J. Kim, S. Y. Kim, L. J. Lim, A. E. Reddy, C. V. V. M. Gopi*, Facile one-step synthesis of a composite CuO/Co3O4 electrode material on Ni foam for flexible supercapacitor applications. New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 5493-5497 (I.F.: 3.069). DOI:
10.1039/C7NJ01109A

H. J. Kim, B. Ko, C. V. V. M. Gopi*, M. V. Haritha, Y. S. Lee, Facile synthesis of morphology dependent CuS nanoparticle thin films as a highly efficient counter electrode for quantum dot sensitized solar cells. J. Electroanal. Chem., 2017, 791, 95-102 (I.F.: 3.218). DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2017.03.019

T. Zheng, H. J. Kim, C. V. V. M. Gopi*, M. V. Haritha, M. K. Son, H. Seo, Efficient electron transfer and reduced recombination with Nd:YAG laser scribing for high-efficiency quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. Opt. Laser Technol., 2017, 94, 290-295, (I.F.: 3.319). DOI: 10.1016/j.optlastec.2017.04.006

H. J. Kim, G. C. Xu, C. V. V. M. Gopi*, H. Seo, M. V. Haritha, M. Shiratani, Enhanced light harvesting and charge recombination control with TiO2/PbCdS/CdS based quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. J. Electroanal. Chem., 2017, 788, 131-136 (I.F.: 3.218). DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2017.02.005

H. Seo, C. V. V. M. Gopi, H. J. Kim, N. Itagaki, K. Kog, M. Shiratani, Performance enhancement of quantum dot-sensitized solar cells based on polymer nano-composite catalyst. Electrochim. Acta, 2017, 249, 337-342 (I.F.: 5.383). DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.08.030

S. Singh, N. M Shinde, Q. X. Xia, C. V. V. M. Gopi, J. M. Yun, R. S. Mane, K. H. Kim, Tailoring the morphology followed electrochemical performance of NiMn-LDH nanosheet-arrays through controlled Co-doping for high energy and power asymmetric supercapacitors. Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 12876-12883 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01863K

S. S. Rao, I. K. Durga, N. Kundakarla, D. Punnoose, C. V. V. M. Gopi, A. E. Reddy, M. Jagadeesh, H. J. Kim*, A hydrothermal reaction combined with a post anion-exchange reaction of hierarchically nanostructured NiCo2S4 for high-performance QDSSCs and supercapacitors. New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 10037-10047 (I.F.: 3.069). DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ02379K

C. D. Sunesh, C. V. V. M. Gopi, M. P. A. Muthalif, H. J. Kim, Y. Choe*, Improving the efficiency of quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells by optimizing the growth time of the CuS counter electrode. Appl. Surf. Sci., 2017, 416, 446-453 (I.F.: 5.155). DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.04.200

Y. S. Lee, C. V. V. M Gopi, A. E. Reddy, C. Nagaraju, H. J. Kim*, High-performance of TiO2/CdS quantum dot sensitized solar cells with a Cu-ZnS passivation layer. New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 1914-1917 (I.F.: 3.069). DOI:  10.1039/C6NJ03898K

A. E. Reddy, T. Anitha, C. V. V. M. Gopi, S. S. Rao, C. V. T. Varma, D. Punnoose, H. J.  Kim*, Fabrication of a snail shell-like structured MnO2@CoNiO2 composite electrode for high performance supercapacitors. RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 12301–12308 (I.F.: 3.049). DOI:
10.1039/C7RA01126A

Y. Anil Kumar, S. S. Rao, D. Punnoose, C. V. T. Varma, C. V. V. M. Gopi, K.  Prabakar, H. J. Kim*, Influence of solvents in the preparation of cobalt sulfide for supercapacitors. Royal Soc. Open Sci., 2017, 7, 170427 (I.F.: 2.515). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170427

A. E. Reddy, T. Anitha, C. V. V. M. Gopi, S. S. Rao, B. Naresh, H. J. Kim*, Construction of novel nanocomposite ZnO@CoFe2O4 microspheres grown on nickel foam for high performance electrochemical supercapacitors. Anal. Methods, 2017, 10, 223-229 (I.F.: 2.378). DOI: 10.1039/C7AY02176C

A. E. Reddy, S. S. Rao, C. V. V. M. Gopi, T. Anitha, C. V. T. Varma, D. Punnoose, H. J. Kim, Morphology controllable time-dependent CoS nanoparticle thin films as efficient counter electrode for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. Chem. Phys. Lett., 2017, 687, 238-243 (I.F.: 1.901). DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2017.09.001

C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, Y. S. Lee, H. J. Kim*, ZnO nanorods decorated with metal sulfides as stable and efficient counter electrode materials for high-efficiency quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 8161-8171 (I.F.: 10.733). DOI:
10.1039/C6TA02415G

C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, H. Seo, S. Singh, S. K. Kim, M. Shiratani, H. J. Kim*, Improving the performance of quantum dot sensitized solar cells through CdNiS quantum dots with reduced recombination and enhanced electron life time. Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 8447-8457 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00283H

C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, Facile fabrication of highly efficient carbon nanotube thin film replacing CuS counter electrode with enhanced photovoltaic performance in quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. J. Power Sources, 2016, 311, 111-120 (I.F.: 7.467). DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.02.039

C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, K. Prabakar, H. J. Kim*, Low-temperature easy-processed carbon nanotube contact for high-performance metal- and hole-transporting layer-free perovskite solar cells. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry, 2016, 332, 265-272 (I.F.: 3.261). DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.09.003

C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, K. Prabakar, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, Flower-like ZnO@MnCo2O4 nanosheet structures on nickel foam as novel electrode materials for high-performance supercapacitors. RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 102961–102967 (I.F.: 3.049). DOI:
10.1039/C6RA22196C

M. V. Haritha, C. V. V. M Gopi,† Y. S. Lee, H. J. Kim*, Phase transformations of novel CuxS nanostructures as highly efficient counter electrodes for stable and reproducible quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 101185–101197 (I.F.: 3.049). DOI: 10.1039/C6RA23763K

Y. S. Lee, C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, H. J. Kim*, Recombination control in high-performance quantum dot-sensitized solar cells with novel TiO2/ZnS/CdS/ZnS heterostructure. Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 12914–12923 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI: 10.1039/C6DT02531E

S. Ravi, C. V. V. M Gopi, H. J. Kim*, Enhanced electrochemical capacitance of Polyimidazole coated covellite CuS dispersed CNT composite materials for application in supercapacitors. Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 12362–12371 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01664B

S. Ravi, C. V. V. M Gopi, S. S. Rao, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, Hydroxyl solvents prompted interwoven morphological deposition of iron sulfide nanoparticles as an effective counter electrode for quantum dot sensitized Solar cell. Electrochim. Acta, 2016, 204, 255-262 (I.F.: 5.383). DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.04.079

M. V. Haritha, C. V. V. M Gopi, Y. S. Lee, H. J. Kim*, Controlled growth of nanoplatelet-structured copper sulfide thin film as a highly efficient counter electrode for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 45809–45818 (I.F.: 3.049). DOI:
10.1039/C6RA08375G

S. K. Kim, C. V. V. M Gopi, S. S. Rao, D. Punnoose, H. J. Kim*, Highly Efficient Yttrium-doped ZnO Nanorods for Quantum Dot-sensitized Solar Cells. Appl. Surf. Sci., 2016, 365, 136-142 (I.F.: 5.155). DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.01.043

Y. S. Lee, C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, S. S. Rao, H. J. Kim*, Electrochemical growth of NiS nanoparticle thin film as counter electrode for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry, 2016, 332, 200-207 (I.F.: 3.261). DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.08.031

H. J. Kim, S. M. Suh, S. S. Rao, D. Punnoose , C. V. Tulasivarma, C. V. V. M Gopi, N. Kundakarla, S. Ravi, I. K. Durga*, Investigation on novel CuS/NiS composite counter electrode for hindering charge recombination in quantum dot sensitized solar cells. J. Electroanal. Chem., 2016, 777, 123-132 (I.F.: 3.218). DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2016.07.037

S. S. Rao, I. K. Durga,T. S. Kang, S. K. Kim, D. Punnoose, C. V. V. M Gopi,  A. E. Reddy, T. N. V. Krishna, H. J. Kim*, Enhancing the photovoltaic performance and stability of QDSSCs using surface reinforced Pt nanostructures with controllable morphology and superior electrocatalysis via cost-effective chemical bath deposition. Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 3450–3463 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04887G

V. Raman, D. Punnoose, P. Baraneedharan, S. S. Rao, C. V. V. M. Gopi, S. Venkatesh, S. Brahadeeswarand, H. J. Kim*, Study on the efficient PV/TE characteristics of the self-assembled thin films based on bismuth telluride/cadmium telluride. RSC Adv., 2016, 7, 6735-6742 (I.F.: 3.049). DOI: 10.1039/C6RA26638J

C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, Improved photovoltaic performance and stability of quantum dot sensitized solar cells using Mn-ZnSe shell structure with enhanced light absorption and recombination control. Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 12552–12563 (I.F.: 6.970). DOI: 10.1039/c5nr03291a

C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, S. Ravi, C. V. Tulasivarma, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, Solution Processed Low-Cost and Highly Electrocatalytic Composite NiS/PbS Nanostructures as a Novel Counter Electrode Material for High-Performance Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells with Improved Stability. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 12514-12528 (I.F.: 6.641). DOI: 10.1039/C5TC03138A

C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, A strategy to improve the energy conversion efficiency and stability of quantum dot-sensitized solar cells using manganese-doped cadmium sulfide quantum dots. Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 630-638 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03063J

C. V. V. M Gopi, J. H. Bae, M. V. Haritha, S. K. Kim, Y. S. Lee, G. Sarat, H. J. Kim*, One-step synthesis of solution processed time- dependent highly efficient and stable PbS counter electrodes for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 107522–107532 (I.F.: 3.049). DOI: 10.1039/C5RA22715A

C. V. V. M Gopi, S. S. Rao, S. K. Kim, D. Punnoose, H. J. Kim*, Highly effective nickel sulfide counter electrode catalyst prepared by optimal hydrothermal treatment for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. J. Power Sources, 2015, 275, 547-556 (I.F.: 7.467). DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.11.038

C. V. V. M Gopi, M. V. Haritha, S. K. Kim, S. S. Rao, D. Punnoose, H. J. Kim*, Highly efficient and stable quantum dot-sensitized solar cells based on a Mn-doped CuS counter electrode. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 2963–2967 (I.F.: 3.049). DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12968G

C. V. Thulasivarma, C. V. V. M Gopi, S. S. Rao, D. Punnoose, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, Time Varied Morphology Controllable Fabrication of NiS Nanosheets Structured Thin Film and its Application as a Counter Electrode for QDSSC. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 11419-11429 (I.F.: 4.309). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b01771

M. V. Haritha, C. V. V. M Gopi, S. K. Kim, J. C. Lee, H. J. Kim*, Solution-processed morphology-controllable nanosphere structured highly efficient and stable nickel sulfide counter electrode for dye-and quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 9575-9585 (I.F.: 3.069). DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ01961C

M. V. Haritha, C. V. V. M Gopi, C. V.  Thulasivarma, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, Influence of Mn+2 incorporation in CdSe quantum dots for high performance of CdS–CdSe quantum dot sensitized solar cells. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry, 2015, 315, 34-41 (I.F.: 3.261). DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2015.09.007

S. K. Kim, C. V. V. M Gopi, J. C. Lee, H. J. Kim*, Enhanced performance of branched TiO2 nanorod based Mn-doped CdS and Mn-doped CdSe quantum dot-sensitized solar cell. J. Appl. Phys., 2015, 117, 163104 (I.F.: 2.328) DOI: 10.1063/1.4918913

H. J. Kim, L. M. Sik, C. V. V. M Gopi*, M. V. Haritha, S. S. Rao, S. K. Kim, Cost-effective and morphology controllable PVP based highly efficient CuS counter electrodes for high-efficiency quantum dot-sensitized solar cells. Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 11340-11351 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01412C

S. S. Rao, I. K. Durga, C. V. V. M Gopi, C. V. Tulasivarma, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, The effect of TiO2 nanoflowers as a compact layer for CdS quantum-dot sensitized solar cells with improved performance. Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 12852-12862 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI:
10.1039/C5DT01783A

C. V. Tulasivarma, S. S. Rao, C. S. S. P. Kumar, C. V. V. M Gopi, I. K. Durga, S. K. Kim, D. Punnoose, H. J. Kim*, Enhanced photovoltaic performance and time varied controllable growth of a CuS nanoplatelet structured thin film and its application as an efficient counter electrode for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells via a cost-effective chemical bath deposition. Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 19330-19343 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI:10.1039/C5DT02182K

D. Punnoose, H. J. Kim*, C. S. S. P. Kumar, S. S. Rao, C. V. V. M Gopi, S. H. Chung, Highly catalytic counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry, 2015, 306, 41-46 (I.F.: 3.261). DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2015.03.015

H. J. Kim, J. H. Kim, C. S. S. P. Kumar, D. Punnoose, S. K. Kim, C. V. V. M  Gopi, S. S. Rao*, Facile chemical bath deposition of CuS nano peas like structure as a high efficient counter electrode for quantum-dot sensitized solar cells. J. Electroanal. Chem., 2015, 739, 20-27 (I.F.: 3.218) DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2014.12.016

H. J. Kim, C. W. Kim, D. Punnoose, C. V. V. M Gopi, S. K. Kim,  K. Prabakar, S. S. Rao*, Nickel doped cobalt sulfide as a high performance counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells. Appl. Surf. Sci., 2015, 328, 78-85 (I.F.: 5.155). DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.12.020

S. S. Rao, C. V. Tulasivarma, C. S. S. P. Kumar, C. V. V. M Gopi, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim*, A strategy to enhance efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells by highly efficient TiO2/ZnS photoanode. Dalton Trans., 2015, 328, 2447–2455 (I.F.: 4.052). DOI: 
10.1039/C4DT03102D

H. J. Kim, S. W. Kim, C. V. V. M Gopi*, S. K. Kim, S. S. Rao, M. S. Jeong, Improved performance of quantum dot-sensitized solar cells adopting a highly efficient cobalt sulfide/nickel sulfide composite thin film counter electrode. J. Power Sources, 2014, 268, 163-170 (I.F.: 7.467). DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.06.007

H. J. Kim, T. B. Yeo, S. K. Kim, S. S. Rao, A. D. Savariraj, K. Prabakar,  C. V. V. M  Gopi*, Optimal-Temperature-Based Highly Efficient NiS Counter Electrode for Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 2014, 4281–4286 (I.F.: 2.578). DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201402026

S. S. Rao, C. V. V. M Gopi, S. K. Kim, M. K. Son, M. S. Jeong, A. D. Savariraj, K. Prabakar, H. J. Kim*. Cobalt sulfide thin film as an efficient counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells. Electrochim. Acta, 2014, 133, 174-179 (I.F.: 5.383). DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2014.04.010

H. J. Kim, D. J. Kim, S. S. Rao, A. D. Savariraj, S. K. Kim, M. K. Son, C. V. V. M Gopi, K. Prabakar*, Highly efficient solution processed nanorice structured NiS counter electrode for quantum dot sensitized solar cells. Electrochim. Acta, 2014, 127, 427-432 (I.F.: 5.383). DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2014.02.019

Education

  • Mar. 2015 – Feb. 2018: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, South Korea.
  • Mar. 2013 – Feb. 2015: M.S. in Interdisciplinary Program in Robotics, Pusan National University, South Korea.​
  • ​Jun. 2007 – Apr. 2011: Bachelor of Technology (B.TECH) in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India.

Professional Profile

  • ​Dec. 2019 – now: Postdoctoral Fellow, CEMSE/EE, KAUST, Thuwal Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Photonics Lab., PI: prof. Boon S. Ooi).
  • Mar. 2019- Nov. 2019: Contract Professor in Electrical Engineering under BK21 PLUS, Pusan National University, South Korea.
  • Mar. 2018- Feb. 2019: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Electrical Engineering under BK21 PLUS, Pusan National University, South Korea.
  • Jul. 2011 – Jan. 2013 : Assistant Professor, Priyadarshini Institute of Technology & Science for Women's – Chintalapudi, India.

Awards

  • ​Obtained 2017 Pusan National University BEST STUDENT AWARD for novel research and publishing more SCI articles in the International Journals. 
  • Received prestigious BK-21 Fellowship and NRF Fellowship from Korean Research Foundation (KRF). 
  • Received Fellowship from Basic Research Laboratory through the NRF of Korea funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. 
  • 2014 and 2015 BEST STUDENT AWARD for securing highest impact factor in my Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Pusan National University, South Korea. 
  • Obtained BEST POSTER AWARD in 6th international conference on “Microelectronics and Plasma technology”-South Korea.

KAUST Affiliations

​Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division | Electrical Engineering​