Dr.M.Siluvai Michael

chemistry_siluvaiAssistant Professor

Dr.M.Siluvai Michael M.sc., M.Phil.,  Ph.D.

Email: michaelm@ssn.edu.in
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Dr. M. Siluvai Michael, an assistant professor has acquired experience in both teaching and research cumulatively for the past 18 years.  Over these years, she has published 32 peer reviewed papers in international good impact journals and has been granted 3 patents (two Indian and one Malaysian) to her credit.

Dr. Michael earned her undergraduate and post graduate degrees from Madurai Kamaraj University with distinction for having secured 6th and 4th rank in the university respectively. She was a recipient of a gold medal conferred by the Holy Cross College for the best out-going student category. She continued her M.Phil research degree in Industrial Chemistry in Alagappa University where she secured another gold medal for 1st rank in the university. She was then qualified to pursue her PhD in Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) after the success in UGC-CSIR NET joint entrance assessment conducted across the country.  She received her Ph.D   from  Madurai Kamaraj University for her work in the field of Corrosion with special reference to anti-corrosion coatings.  During her tenure in CECRI, she had acquired experience in electrochemical power sources such as lithium batteries, electrolytes for batteries and synthesis of electrode materials.

After her creditable Ph.D degree, she continued her research in the field of lithium batteries in the University of Malaya and Multimedia University, Malaysia. She was hired to France, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, as a post doctoral associate under INDO-French co-operation project on lithium-ion batteries. She returned to India to take up teaching career in SSN College of Engineering as Senior Lecturer and continued as Assistant Professor.  As part of her esteem accomplishment, she was granted two DST research projects and one NRB project.

In view of her continued research accomplishments, she has been offered membership in reputed international scientific societies such as Asian Society for Solid State Ionics, Materials Research Society(Singapore) International Society of Electrochemists and The American Chemical Society (USA).

Externally Funded Project

S.No Project Title Funding Body Sanctioned Grant Project Leader/

Programme Head

Duration Status
1 Nano catalyst embedded             hierarchically porous carbon  AIR Cathode for Li/ Air Rechargeable batteries Nanomission, DST

(Department of Science and Technology)

39,01,480 Principal Investigator 2015-2018 On going
2. Low-cost, thermally stable,  high energy density       electrodes  for Li-ion batteries.


NRB (Naval Research   Board)


24,91,875 Principal Investigator 2015-2018 On going
3 Hybrid capacitor with nano materials for zero- emission vehicles DST

(Department of Science and Technology)

14,09,00 Principal Investigator 2008-2010 Completed

Scientific Publications:  

Research level books:



Title of Book(s)/Chapter Author(s) Book Code/Name of the publisher and year of publication.






“Lithium-ion Batteries’

Chapter 5:  “NASICON Open Framework Structured Transition Metal Molybdates for Lithium Batteries”


“Nanotechnology in Advanced Electrochemical Power Sources”

Chapter 4: Beyond Li-Ion Battery Technology: Fundamental Understanding and Current Status of the Development of Nanoengineered Lithium/Air Secondary Batteries


Chapter 7: Electron Spin Resonance Studies of Lithium-ion Battery Materials’


K.M. Mumtaj, M.S.Michael






Editors: S.R.S.Prabaharan, M.S.Michael


M. S. Michael

J. Kawamura,

N. Kuwata,

S.R.S. Prabaharan


Nail Suleimanov,

S. R. S. Prabaharan, Dinar Abdullin,

M. S. Michael

ISBN 978-953-307-058-2/IN TECH, USA, 2010



ISBN: 978-981-4241-43-4/Pan Stanford Publishing Pte Ltd,  Singapore, 2014

List of Patents and International Peered reviewed journal papers



  1. An efficient low temperature process for the bulk synthesis of fine particle single- LiMn2O4 useful as cathode-active material in Lithium containing rechargeable batteries.
    S.R.S. Prabaharan, M.Siluvai Michael, Azmi Bustam, Surani Buniran
    Malaysian Patent # : MY-122753-A ( 31 May 2006)
  1. Improvements in or relating to the passivation treatment for electrodeposited zinc-nickel alloys
    M.Siluvai Michael, Malathy Pushpavanam and K. Balakrishnan.
    Indian patent # :  IN189343(15 Feb’ 2003)
  1. A process for the preparation of cathode material of secondary lithium-manganese dioxide cells.
    T. Premkumar, M. Siluvai  Michael, P.V.S.S. Prabhu, R. Gangadharan and S.K. Rangarajan.
    Indian patent # :  IN185942(26 May 2001) 

International Peer reviewed Journal

Chemistry of  Advanced Materials for Lithium Batteries and supercapacitors:

  • Nano-composite LiMnPO4 as new insertion electrode for electrochemical supercapacitors
    S. R. S. Prabaharan, R.Anslin Star, Ajit R. Kulkarni,  M. S. Michael,
    Current Applied Physics, 15(12), (2015) 1624–1633 
  • Design of Monolayer Porous Carbon-embedded Hybrid-LiMnPO4 for High Energy Density Li-Ion capacitors
    M. S. Michael, Ajit R. Kulkarni, S. R. S. Prabaharan
    Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology. 15, (2015) 1-16 
  • Role of Cu Substitution on the Pseudocapacitive Performance of Nano-platelet Shaped Spinels, NixCuzCoyO4{x=1-z, y=2-z, z=0.2}
    M.S. Michael, Electrochimica Acta 120 (2014) 350– 358
    The paper has been Highlighted as a key article of Chemical Engineering  in Advances in Engineering, Canadian Publication,  Oct’2014.
  • Nano-engineered Lithium/Air secondary battery system: Use of non-noble catalysts in  Air cathodes and concept of protected lithium anode cassettes.
    S.R.S. Prabaharan, J.Kawamura, Y.Iwai, N.Kuwata, M.S.Michael
    Preprint Paper-Am.Chem.Soc., Div.Fuel Chem. 57 (1), (2012) 748
  • Nanostructured Lithium Free Oxyanion Cathode, LixCo2(MoO4)3 [0<=x<3] for 3 V class lithium batteries
    K. M. Begam, M.S. Michael, Michael Cloke, S. R. S. Prabaharan
    Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 12 (7-8) (2008) 1025.
  • New NASICON type High Capacity Anode, Li2Co2(MoO4)3, for Lithium- ion Batteries
    M.S. Michael, K. M. Begam, Michael Cloke, S. R. S. Prabaharan Journal:
    Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 12 (7-8) (2008) 1035. Short Communication.
  • Enhanced cycling properties of transition metal molybdates, LixM2(MoO4)3 {0<x<3} [M=Co,Ni]: A nanocomposite approach for lithium batteries.
    K.M. Begam, M.S. Michael, S.R.S. Prabaharan
    International Journal of  ionics, 13 (2007) 467-471. 
  • Synthesis of a new poly anion cathode material, Li2Co2(MoO4)3, and its improved electrochemical properties for lithium batteries.
    S.R.S. Prabaharan, M.S. Michael K. M. Begam
    Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, 7(11) (2004) A416-A420.
  • NewLithiated NASICON-type Li2Ni2(MoO4)3 For Rechargeable   Lithium Batteries : Synthesis, Structural and Electrochemical properties
    K.M. Begam, M.S. Michael, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap and S.R.S. Prabaharan
    Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, 7(8) (2004) A242-A246.
  • New NASICON-type Li2Ni2(MoO4)3 as positive electrode material for rechargeable lithium  batteries
    S.R.S. Prabaharan, K. M. Begam, S. Ramesh, A. Fauzi and M.S. Michael,
    Solid  State Ionics 171 (2004) 157-165.
  • Characterization of a new NASICON- type LixNi2(MoO4)3 as positive electrode material for rechargeable lithium batteries
    K. M. Begam, M.S. Michael, S. Ramesh, A. Fauzi and S.R.S. Prabaharan
    Materials Chemistry and Physics 87(2-3) ( 2004) 318-326
  • Synthesis and Redox properties of LixNi2(MoO4)3 : a New 3-Volt class positive electrode material for rechargeable lithium batteries
    S.R.S. Prabaharan, K. M. Begam, S. Ramesh and M.S. Michael
    Journal of Electroanalytical chemistry 570 (2004)107-112.
  • Synthesis  and redox behaviour of a new polyanion compound, Li2Co2(MoO4)3 as 4 V class positive electrode material for lithium batteries
    K. M. Begam, S.Selladurai, M.S. Michael  and S.R.S. Prabaharan,
    International Journal of Ionics 10 (3&4) 2004.
  • Li2NiTiO4 – A new positive electrode for lithium batteries: Soft-Chemistry synthesis and electrochemical characterization
    S.R.S. Prabaharan, M.S. Michael, H. Ikuta, Y. Uchimoto, M. Wakihara,
    Solid State Ionics 172(2004) 39-45.
  • A New NASICON-type Polyanion, LixNi2(MoO4)3 as 3-Volt class positive electrode material for rechargeable lithium batteries
    K. M. Begam, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap and M.S. Michael, S.R.S. Prabaharan,
    Solid State Ionics 171 (2004) 157-165.
  • High Voltage Electrochemical Double layer capacitors using conductive additive  carbons
    M.S. Michael and  S.R.S. Prabaharan
    Journal of Power Sources 136(2) (2004) 250-256
  • Rechargeable Lithium battery employing new ampient temperature hybrid polymer electrolyte based on PVK + PVdF-HFP(co-polymer)
    M.S. Michael and  S.R.S. Prabaharan
    Journal of Power Sources 136(2) (2004)  408-415
  • Optimization of Synthesis Condition and the Electrochemical   (M = Mo or W) as CandidateProperties of Battery active  LiVMO6- d Cathode Material for Lithium  Batteries
    S.R.S. Prabaharan, T.Y. Tou,  M. Begam and M.S. Michael
    Solid State Ionics 152-153 (2002) 91-97
  • Soft-combustion synthesis of a new cathode-active material, LiVWO6, for high voltage lithium  batteries.
    S.R.S. Prabaharan,  TY Tou, Ahmad Fauzi and  M.S. Michael
     J. Power Sources 97-98 (2001) 535-540
  • Soft-combustion (wet-chemical) synthesis of a new 4-volt class cathode-active material, LiVMoO6 for Li-Ion batteries.
    M.S. Michael,   Ahmad Fauzi and S.R.S. Prabaharan
    Inter J. Inorg. Mater., 2(2) 2000, 261-267
  • Synthesis and electrochemistry of LiMn2O4 prepared using Succinic acid as complexing agent
    S.R.S. Prabaharan,   M.S. Michael  and C. Julien
    Inter. J. Inorg. Mater., 1 (1999) 21-27          
  • Soft-chemistry  synthesis of  Electrochemically-active spinel -LiMn2O4  for Li-Ion batteries
    S.R. S. Prabaharan, Nasiman B Sapari, S.S. Michael, M. Massot and C. Julien
    Solid State Ionics  112 (1998) 25-34
  • Structural and electrochemical properties of LiNi0.3Co 0.7O2 synthesized by different low-temperature techniques.
    C. Julien,  M.S. Michael, and  S. Ziolkiewicz
    Inter. J. Inorg. Mater., 1 (1) (1999) 29.
  • Layered LT-LiNi1-yCoyO2 (0.3 < y < 0.7) Cathodes for Rechargeable Lithium Cells Synthesized by Co-precipitation Method
    C. Julien and S.S. Michael
    Ionics, 4(1998)18
  • Structural and electrochemical properties of LiNi0.5Co0.5O2 synthesized by low-temperature techniques.
    C. Julien,  M.S. Michael,  and S. Ziolkiewicz
    Inter. J.  Ionics,4 (1998) 121
  • Novel Low temperature synthesis of inverse spinel LiNiVO4 for Li-Ion batteries
    S.R.S. Prabaharan,  M.S. Michael, S. Radhakrishna, and C.Julien
    J. Mater. Chem., 7(9) (1997) 1791-1796
  • Enhanced lithium ion transport in PEO-based solid polymer electrolytes employing a novel class plasticizers
    M. S. Michael, M.M.E. JacobS.R.S. Prabaharan and S. Radhakrishna
    Solid State Ionics   98 (1997) 167-174
  • Effect of dispersion of CeO2 in the ionic conductivity of Li2MnCl4
    M.M.E.Jacob, S.Rajrndren, R.Gangadharan,M.Siluvai Michael, S.R.Sahaya Prabaharan
    Solid State Ionics 86-88 (1996) 595-602
  • Bulk Synthesis of Submicrometre powders of  LiMn2O4 for secondary lithium batteries
    S.R.Sahaya Prabaharan, M.Siluvai Michael, T.Prem Kumar, A.Mani, K.Athinarayanaswamy ,R.Gangadharan
    J.Mater.Chem., 5(7), 1995, 1035-1037 

Plating and Electrochemical Corrosion

  • Multilayered zinc-nickel and zinc-cobalt alloys corrosion resistance under simulated conditions and field  exposure
    M. Pushpavanam, M. Siluvai Michael
    Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing 2004, vol. 82 (5-6), pp. 174-180 
  • Effect of heat treatment on the corrosion performance of electrodeposited zinc alloy coatings
    M. Siluvai Michael, S Radhakrishna
    Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, 45 (2) (1998) 113-11
  • Electrochemical assessment of the corrosion behavior of zinc and zinc-nickel alloys in aqueous chloride, sulphide  and chloride/sulphide media.
    M. Siluvai Michael, Malathy Pushpavanam and K. Balakrishnan
    British Corrosion Journal 30 (1995) 317