Anantharaj Sengeni

PhD (AcSIR, CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India)

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Research Interests



  • PhD (2018), Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR – Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India



Working in the area of energy-efficient production of H2 via water electrolysis (WE) for over a decade, we have set our priorities now to make the whole process of WE lucrative, catalysts used thereby affordable, and the methods deployed to screen those catalysts reliable. Our specific interests are in water-small molecules co-electrolysis, developing advanced non-precious metals-based electrocatalysts for energy conversion, and revamping ages old electroanalytical techniques for achieving better precision and accuracy in the results reported.

  • S. Anantharaj* and S. Noda, Layered 2D PtX2 (X= S, Se, Te) for Electrocatalytic HER in Comparison with Mo/WX2 and Pt/C: Are We Missing the Bigger Picture?, Energy and Environmental Science, 2022, 15 (4), 1461-1478.

  • S. Anantharaj*, P. E. Karthik, and Suguru Noda, The Significances of Properly Reporting Turnover Frequency in Electrocatalysis Research. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 23051-23067.

  • S. Anantharaj*, Suguru Noda*, Mathiass Driess, Prashanth. W. Menezes*, The Pitfalls of Using Potentiodynamic Polarization Curves for Tafel Analysis in Electrocatalytic Water Splitting. ACS Energy Letters. 2021, 6, 1607-1611.

  • S. Anantharaj*, Hisashi Sugime, and Suguru Noda*, Surface Amorphized Nickel Hydroxy Sulphide for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Alkaline Medium. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 127275.

  • S. Anantharaj* and S. Kundu*, Do the Evaluation Parameters Reflect Intrinsic Activity of Electrocatalysts in Electrochemical Water Splitting? ACS Energy Letters 2019, 4, 1260-1264.

  • S. Anantharaj, S. R. Ede, K. Karthick, S. Sam Sankar, K. Sangeetha, P. E. Karthik, S. Kundu*, Precision and correctness in the evaluation of electrocatalytic water splitting: revisiting activity parameters with a critical assessment. Energy and Environmental Science 2018, 11, 744-771.

  • 04/2023 – 08/2023: Research Assistant Professor, SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Chennai, TN, India

  • 04/2021 – 03/2023: Assistant Professor (Junior Researcher), Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

  • 01/2019 – 03/2021: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Applied Chemistry, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.


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