Naveen Kumar Elumalai

Dr. Naveen Kumar Elumalai

PhD (Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion), BE (Mechanical Engineering)

Lecturer | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Faculty of Engineering and Science

Contact Details Telephone: +60 85 443939 Extn: 2639 | Location: Skylark (SK3)-327 | Email: e.naveen@curtin.edu.my

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Research Interests: Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Thermodynamics, Linear Control Systems, Renewable Energy, Device Development and Thin Film Process Engineering

 

Dr. Naveen Kumar Elumalai is currently working as a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Malaysia. Previously, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE), University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, from March 2015 to February 2018. Dr. Naveen also worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Centre for Particle and Material Interfaces, Future Industries Institute (formerly known as Ian Wark Research Institute) at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia (2014-2015). He holds a doctorate (PhD), in Mechanical Engineering specialized in Nanomaterials and Nanostructure engineering for Energy Conversion/Clean Energy Applications, from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (2009 – 2013). Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India (2003-2007). Dr. Naveen has published more than 50 articles in highly reputed international journals till date, including first author publications in high impact journals such as Energy & Environmental Science (Impact Factor – 29.518)

  

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Malaysia (Jun 2018 – Till date)

  • Research Associate / Post-Doc, University of New South Wales, Australia (Mar 2015 to Feb 2018)

  • Research Associate / Post-Doc, University of South Australia, Australia (Feb 2014 to Feb 2015)

  

Fellowships, Awards, Certifications, Achievements and Appointments

  • Research Associate Sponsorship (Mar 2015-Dec 2017) – Future Solar Technologies Pty. Ltd, Sydney, Australia

  • Prestigious NUS research Scholarship, National University of Singapore for entire period of PhD (2009 – 2013), Direct PhD admission without Masters’ degree

  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, Anna University Rank 6 ‐ among 5649 candidates from entire state (TN‐India) University (Rank certificate)

  • College Gold Medal (Rank 1 in Mechanical Department) – Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai, India

 

Professional Affiliation

  • Member, Engineers Australia, Australia

 

Additional Professional Activities

  • Reviewer for Journals

    1. Advanced Energy Materials
    2. Energy & Environmental Science
    3. Advanced Materials
    4. ACS Nano
    5. Solar energy materials and solar cells
    6. Organic electronics
    7. Material Letters
    8. Synthetic Metals
    9. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
    10. Journal of Power Sources

 

Subjects Taught

  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics

  • Linear Control Systems

 

Publications

Patents

  1. A. Uddin, N. K. Elumalai, A photovoltaic cell and a method of forming a photovoltaic cell, Oct. 2017; International (PCT) Patent Application; (Ref. No. P103826.PCT).

  2. A. Uddin, N. K. Elumalai, A method of forming a light absorbing layer for a photovoltaic cell and a photovoltaic cell comprising the light-absorbing layer, Oct. 2017; International (PCT) Patent Application; (Ref. No. P103827.PCT).

  3. Uddin, N. K. Elumalai, A method of forming a light absorbing layer for a photovoltaic cell and a photovoltaic cell comprising the light-absorbing layer”; Feb. 2017; United States Patent application; (Application No. 15/503075).

 

Journals

  1. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, M. Wright, X. Cheng, F. Haque, A. Uddin, Passivation of Interstitial and Vacancy Mediated Trap-states for Efficient and Stable Triple-Cation Perovskite Solar Cells, Journal of Power Sources, 2018, [IF 6.4] 2018.

  2. Cheng, M. Wright, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, F. Haque, A. Uddin Realizing 11.3% efficiency in PffBT4T-2OD fullerene organic solar cells via superior charge extraction at interfaces, Applied Physics A, 2018, [IF 1.7],

  3. Cheng, M. Wright, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, F. Haque, A. Uddin, Highly crystalline bilayer electron transport layer for efficient conjugated polymer solar cells, Current Applied Physics, 2018, [IF 1.7],

  4. H. Bakr, Q.Wali, J.Ismail, N.K.Elumalai, A.Uddin, R.Jose, Data of chemical analysis and electrical properties of SnO2-TiO2 nanofibers, Data in Brief, Elsevier, 2018

  5. Q.Wali, K.Elumalai, Y.Iqbal, A.Uddin, R.Jose, Tandem Perovskite Solar Cells, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2018, [IF 8.5]

  6. H. Bakr, Q.Wali, J.Ismail, N.K.Elumalai, A.Uddin, R.Jose, Synergistic combination of electronic and electrical properties of SnO2 and TiO2 in a single SnO2-TiO2 composite nanofiber for dye-sensitized solar cells, Electrochimica Acta, 2018, [IF 4.8]

  7. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, M. Wright, X. Cheng, A. Uddin, Adsorbed Carbon Nanomaterials for Surface and Interface-Engineered Stable Rubidium Multi-Cation Perovskite Solar Cells, Nanoscale, 2018, [IF 7.7] DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06812C.

  8. B. Upama, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, M. Wright, D. Wang, C. Xu, A. Uddin, Effect of Annealing Dependent Blend Morphology and Dielectric Properties on the Performance and Stability of Non-Fullerene Organic Solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2018, [IF 4.7], DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2017.11.027.

  9. Haque, N.K. Elumalai, M. Wright, M.A. Mahmud, D. Wang, M.B. Upama, C. Xu, A. Uddin, Annealing Induced Microstructure Engineering of Antimony Tri-selenide Thin Films, Materials Research, 2017, [IF 2.5] DOI: 10.1016/j.materresbull.2017.11.014.

  10. B. Upama, M. Wright, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, A.M. Soufiani, D. Wang, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, Photo-degradation of high efficiency fullerene-free polymer solar cell, Nanoscale, Nov-2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06151J, [IF 7.7]

  11. Wang, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, M. Wright, M.B. Upama, K.H. Chan, C. Xu, G. Conibeer, A. Uddin, V2O5 -PEDOT: PSS Bilayer as Hole Transport Layer for Highly Efficient and Stable Perovskite Devices, Organic Electronics, 2017, [IF 3.4] DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2017.10.034.

  12. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, A.M. Soufiani, M. Wright, A. Uddin, Solution Processed Lithium Doped ZnO Electron Transport Layer for Efficient Triple Cation (Rb, MA, FA) Perovskite Solar Cells, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017 (DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b09153) [IF 7.5]

  13. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, Vinicius R. Gonçales, M. Wright, John J. Gooding, F. Haque, C. Xu, A. Uddin, Cesium Compounds as Interface Modifiers for Stable and Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2017, (DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2017.08.032) [IF 4.7]

  14. B. Upama, M. Wright, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, D. Wang, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, High efficiency semitransparent organic solar cells with non-fullerene acceptor for window application, ACS Photonics, 2017 (DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00618) [IF 6.7]

  15. B. Upama, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, M. Wright, D. Wang, Vinicius R. Gonçales, C. Xu, A. Uddin, Role of fullerene electron transport layer on the morphology and optoelectronic properties of perovskite solar cells, Organic Electronics, (2017), DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2017.08.001 [IF 3.4]

  16. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, Vinicius R. Gonçales, M. Wright, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, High Performance and Low-Cost Hole Transporting Layer for Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (2017), DOI: 10.1039/C7CP03551A [IF 4.1]

  17. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, B. Puthen-Veettil, F. Haque, M. Wright, C. Xu, A. Pivrikas, A. Uddin, Controlled Ostwald ripening mediated grain growth for smooth perovskite morphology and enhanced device performance, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, (2017) 87-101. [IF 4.7]

  18. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, F. Haque, M. Wright, C. Xu, A. Uddin, Controlled nucleation assisted restricted volume solvent annealing for stable perovskite solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, (2017) 70-86. [IF 4.7]

  19. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, K.H. Chan, M. Wright, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, Low temperature processed ZnO thin film as electron transport layer for efficient perovskite solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 159 (2017) 251-264. [IF 4.7]

  20. B. Upama, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, M. Wright, D. Wang, C. Xu, F. Haque, K.H. Chan, A. Uddin, Interfacial engineering of electron transport layer using Caesium Iodide for efficient and stable organic solar cells, Applied Surface Science, 416 (2017) 834-844 [IF 3.1]

  21. H. Chan, N.K. Elumalai, M.J. Tayebjee, A. Uddin, S. Pillai, Dark carrier dynamics and electrical characteristics of organic solar cells integrated with Ag-SiO 2 core-shell nanoparticles, Synthetic Metals, 223 (2017) 34-42. [IF 2.3]

  22. B. Upama, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, H. Sun, D. Wang, K.H. Chan, M. Wright, C. Xu, A. Uddin, Organic solar cells with near 100% efficiency retention after initial burn-in loss and photo-degradation, Thin Solid Films, (2017). [IF 1.7]

  23. Wang, K.H. Chan, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, M.B. Upama, A. Uddin and S. Pillai, Interfacial engineering of hole transport layers with metal and dielectric nanoparticles for efficient perovskite solar cells, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (2017), DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04053A [IF 4.1] 

  24. B. Upama, M. Wright, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, D. Wang, K.H. Chan, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, Optical modelling of P3HT: PC71BM semi-transparent organic solar cell, Optical and Quantum Electronics, 49 (2017) 28. [IF 1.5]

  25. B. Upama, M. Wright, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, D. Wang, K.H. Chan, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, High performance semitransparent organic solar cells with 5% PCE using non-patterned MoO 3/Ag/MoO 3 anode, Current Applied Physics, 17 (2017) 298-305 [IF 2.1]

  26. Uddin, M.A. Mahmud, N.K Elumalai, D. Wang, M.B. Upama, M. Wright, K.H. Chan, C. Xu, F. Haque, Perovskite solar cells for roll-to-roll fabrication, Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability (2017), IF TBA

  27. Wang, M. Wright, N.K. Elumalai, A. Uddin, Stability of perovskite solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 147 (2016) 255-275. [IF 4.7]

  28. N. K. Elumalai, A. Uddin, Hysteresis in organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 157 (2016) 476–509. [IF 4.7]

  29. N. K. Elumalai, A. Uddin, Open circuit voltage of organic solar cells: an in-depth review, Energy & Environmental Science, 9 (2016) 391-410. [IF 29.5]

  30. N. K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, D. Wang, A. Uddin, Perovskite Solar Cells: Progress and Advancements, Energies, 9 (2016) 861. [IF 2.1]

  31. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, M. Wright, T. Sun, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, Simultaneous enhancement in stability and efficiency of low-temperature processed perovskite solar cells, RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 86108-86125. [IF 3.3]

  32. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, M. Wright, K.H. Chan, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, Single Vs Mixed Organic Cation for Low Temperature Processed Perovskite Solar Cells, Electrochimica Acta, 222 (2016) 1510-1521 [IF 4.8]

  33. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, K.H. Chan, M. Wright, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, Enhanced stability of low temperature processed perovskite solar cells via augmented polaronic intensity of hole transporting layer, Physica Status Solidi – Rapid Research Letters, (2016) 10.1002/pssr.201600315. [IF 2.6]

  34. B. Upama, M. Wright, B. Puthen-Veettil, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, D. Wang, K.H. Chan, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, Analysis of burn-in photo degradation in low bandgap polymer PTB7 using photothermal deflection spectroscopy, RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 103899-103904. [IF 3.3]

  35. B. Upama, M. Wright, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, D. Wang, K.H. Chan, C. Xu, F. Haque, A. Uddin, Optical Modelling of Semi-transparent OPV devices, (2016), IEEE Xplore, [IF TBA]

  36. Chan, M. Wright, N.K. Elumalai, A. Uddin, S. Pillai, Plasmonics in Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells: Optical and Electrical Effects, Advanced Optical Materials, (2016). [IF TBA]

  37. N. K. Elumalai, C. Vijila, R. Jose, A. Uddin, S. Ramakrishna, Metal oxide semiconducting interfacial layers for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications, Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 4 (2015) 11.

  38. Subianto, N.K. Elumalai, N. K. Dutta, N. R. Choudhury, Nanostructured Materials for Sustainable Energy, Materials Australia, (2014) 40-43. [IF TBA]

  39. Masudy‐Panah, G.K. Dalapati, K. Radhakrishnan, A. Kumar, H.R. Tan, N.K. Elumalai, C. Vijila, C.C. Tan, D. Chi, pCuO/nSi heterojunction solar cells with high open circuit voltage and photocurrent through interfacial engineering, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 23 (2015) 637-645 [IF 7.4]

  40. N. K. Elumalai, C. Vijila, R. Jose, Z. Jie, S. Ramakrishna, Effect of trap depth and interfacial energy barrier on charge transport in inverted organic solar cells employing nanostructured ZnO as electron buffer layer, International Journal of Nanotechnology, (2014). [IF TBA]

  41. Aravindan, J. Sundaramurthy, N.K. Elumalai, P.S. Kumar, W.C. Ling, Ramakrishna, S. Madhavi, Does carbon coating really improves the electrochemical performance of electrospun SnO 2 anodes?, Electrochimica Acta, 121 (2014) 109-115. [IF 4.8]

  42. Vijila, S.P. Singh, E. Williams, P. Sonar, A. Pivrikas, B. Philippa, R. White, N.K. Elumalai, S. Gomathy Sandhya, S. Gorelik, Relation between charge carrier mobility and lifetime in organic photovoltaics, Journal of Applied Physics, 114 (2013) 184503.) [IF 3.1]

  43. N. K. Elumalai, C. Vijila, R. Jose, K.Z. Ming, A. Saha, S. Ramakrishna, Simultaneous improvements in power conversion efficiency and operational stability of polymer solar cells by interfacial engineering, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (2013) 19057-19064. [IF 4.1]

  44. N. K. Elumalai, A. Saha, V. Chellappan, J. Rajan, J. Zhang, S. Ramakrishna, Enhancing the stability of polymer solar cells by improving the conductivity of the nanostructured MoO3 hole-transport layer, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (2013) 10.1039/C1033CP50994J. [IF 4.1]

  45. N. K. Elumalai, T.M. Jin, V. Chellappan, R. Jose, S.K. Palaniswamy, S. Jayaraman, S. Ramakrishna, Electrospun ZnO nanowire plantations in the electron transport layer for high-efficiency inverted organic solar cells, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 5 (2013) 9396-9404. [IF 7.5]

  46. Archana, N.K. Elumalai, C. Vijila, S. Ramakrishna, M. Yusoff, R. Jose, Random nanowires of nickel doped TiO 2 with high surface area electron mobility for high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells, Dalton Transactions, 42 (2013) 1024-1032. [IF 4.2]

  47. Peining, A.S. Nair, Y. Shengyuan, P. Shengjie, N.K. Elumalai, S. Ramakrishna, Rice grain-shaped TiO2–CNT composite—A functional material with a novel morphology for dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 231 (2012) 9-18. [IF 2.5]

  48. N. K. Elumalai, L.T. Nguyen, S. Chen, M.P. Prabhakaran, Y. Zong, C. Vijila, S.I. Allakhverdiev, S. Ramakrishna, Biological, Chemical, and Electronic Applications of Nanofibers, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, (2012). [IF 2.8]

  49. N. K. Elumalai, L.M. Yin, V. Chellappan, Z. Jie, Z. Peining, S. Ramakrishna, Effect of C60 as an electron buffer layer in polythiophenemethanofullerene based bulk heterojunction solar cells, Physica Status Solidi (a), (2012). [IF 1.7]

  50. N. K. Elumalai, R. Jose, P.S. Archana, V. Chellappan, S. Ramakrishna, Charge transport through electrospun SnO2 nanoflowers and nanofibers: role of surface trap density on electron transport dynamics, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 (2012) 22112-22120. [IF 4.5]

  51. N.K. Elumalai, R. Jose, P. Archana, C. Vijila, M. Yusoff, S. Ramakrishna, High performance dye-sensitized solar cells with record open circuit voltage using tin oxide nanoflowers developed by electrospinning, Energy & Environmental Science, 5 (2012) 5401-5407. [IF 29.5]

 

 

Conference Proceedings

  1. N. K. Elumalai, A. Mahmud, D. Wang, M. Wright, M.B. Upama, K.H. Chan, C. Xu, A. Uddin, Hysteresis and electrode polarization in normal and inverted hybrid perovskite solar cells, in: Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2016 IEEE 43rd, IEEE, 2016, pp. 0764-0767.

  2. Wang, N.K. Elumalai, M.A. Mahmud, M.B. Upama, M. Wright, K.H. Chan, C. Xu, A. Uddin, Effect of PCBM film thickness on the performance of inverted perovskite solar cells, in: Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2016 IEEE 43rd, IEEE, 2016, pp. 1670-1672.

  3. A. Mahmud, N.K. Elumalai, M.B. Upama, D. Wang, M. Wright, K.H. Chan, C. Xu, A. Uddin, Augmentation of optoelectronic properties via P3HT doping for low temperature processed perovskite solar cell, in: Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2016 IEEE 43rd, IEEE, 2016, pp. 1653-1656.

  4. N. K. Elumalai, C. Vijila, A. Sridhar, S. Ramakrishna, Influence of trap depth on charge transport in inverted bulk heterojunction solar cells employing ZnO as electron transport layer, in: Nanoelectronics Conference (INEC), 2013 IEEE 5th International, IEEE, 2013, pp. 346-349.

  5. S. Nair, Y. Shengyuan, Z. Peining, N.K.Elumalai, P.S. Archana, V.J. Babu, S. Ramakrishna, Electrospun TiO2 nanorods assembly sensitized by mercaptosuccinic acid-capped CdS quantum dots for solar cells, in: Electronics, Communications and Photonics Conference (SIECPC), 2011 Saudi International, IEEE, 2011, pp. 1-4.

  6. N. K. Elumalai, M.J. Tan, J.X. Lee, S. Dolmanan, K.K. Lin, L. Bin, A.S. Nair, V. Chellappan, S. Ramakrishna, Morphological dependance of charge transport in nanostructured ZnO-based dye sensitized solar cells, in: Electronics, Communications and Photonics Conference (SIECPC), 2011 Saudi International, IEEE, 2011, pp. 1-5.

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