Dr Dipan   Kundu
Senior Lecturer

Dr Dipan Kundu

Engineering
Sch: Chemical Engineering
Professional and Academic Affiliations
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney  -  Joined September 2019
  • SNSF Ambizione Group Leader, Dept. of Materials, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland - 02/2017 - 08/2019 
  • Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Waterloo, Canada, with Prof. Linda F. Nazar - 03/2013 - 11/2016; Postdoctoral researcher, ETH Zurich (in collaboration with Belenos Clean Power), Switzerland - 02/2012 - 01/2013
  • Doctoral studies (PhD), Dept. of Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) - Zürich, Switzerland, with Prof. Reinhard Nesper - 08/2007 - 01/2012
  • M.S. (3 years Int. PhD Program), Chemical Sciences (Materials Science Specialization), Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore, India - 2004 - 2007

Entrepreneurial Experience

Founder and CTO of Salient Energy (Canada): 09/2015-08/2016; Dipan's work on aqueous zinc batteries led to the foundation this start-up.
Phone
+61 2 9385 4339
Location
Room 222, E10 Hilmer Building

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Lizundia E; Kundu D, 2021, 'Advances in Natural Biopolymer-Based Electrolytes and Separators for Battery Applications', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 31, pp. 2005646 - 2005646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202005646
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Hänsel C; Kundu D, 2021, 'The Stack Pressure Dilemma in Sulfide Electrolyte Based Li Metal Solid-State Batteries: A Case Study with Li6PS5Cl Solid Electrolyte', Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 8, pp. 2100206 - 2100206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admi.202100206
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Blanc LE; Kundu D; Nazar LF, 2020, 'Scientific Challenges for the Implementation of Zn-Ion Batteries', Joule, vol. 4, pp. 771 - 799, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2020.03.002
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Glatz H; Tervoort E; Kundu D, 2020, 'Unveiling Critical Insight into the Zn Metal Anode Cyclability in Mildly Acidic Aqueous Electrolytes: Implications for Aqueous Zinc Batteries', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 12, pp. 3522 - 3530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b16125
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Hänsel C; Kumar PV; Kundu D, 2020, 'Stack Pressure Effect in Li3PS4 and Na3PS4 Based Alkali Metal Solid-State Cells: The Dramatic Implication of Interlayer Growth', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 32, pp. 10501 - 10510, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c03444
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Polek A; Cazorla C; Kundu D, 2020, 'Nature of Alkali Ion Conduction and Reversible Na-Ion Storage in Hybrid Formate Framework Materials', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 124, pp. 26714 - 26721, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c09783
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Hänsel C; Lizundia E; Kundu D, 2019, 'A Single Li-Ion Conductor Based on Cellulose', ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 2, pp. 5686 - 5691, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.9b00821
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Glatz H; Lizundia E; Pacifico F; Kundu D, 2019, 'An Organic Cathode Based Dual-Ion Aqueous Zinc Battery Enabled by a Cellulose Membrane', ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 2, pp. 1288 - 1294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.8b01851
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Oberholzer P; Tervoort E; Bouzid A; Pasquarello A; Kundu D, 2019, 'Oxide versus Nonoxide Cathode Materials for Aqueous Zn Batteries: An Insight into the Charge Storage Mechanism and Consequences Thereof', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, pp. 674 - 682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b16284
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Pang Q; Kwok CY; Kundu D; Liang X; Nazar LF, 2019, 'Lightweight Metallic MgB2 Mediates Polysulfide Redox and Promises High-Energy-Density Lithium-Sulfur Batteries', Joule, vol. 3, pp. 136 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2018.09.024
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Hänsel C; Kundu D, 2019, 'Development of Hierarchically Porous Ionomer Membranes for Versatile and Fast Metal Ion Conduction', ACS Omega, vol. 4, pp. 2684 - 2692, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.8b03552
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Oberholzer P; Glaros C; Bouzid A; Tervoort E; Pasquarello A; Niederberger M, 2018, 'Organic Cathode for Aqueous Zn-Ion Batteries: Taming a Unique Phase Evolution toward Stable Electrochemical Cycling', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 30, pp. 3874 - 3881, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01317
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kim SY; Kundu D; Nazar LF, 2018, 'A 4 V Na+ Intercalation Material in a New Na-Ion Cathode Family', ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201701729
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Huang H; Kundu D; Yan R; Tervoort E; Chen X; Pan L; Oschatz M; Antonietti M; Niederberger M, 2018, 'Fast Na-Ion Intercalation in Zinc Vanadate for High-Performance Na-Ion Hybrid Capacitor', ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201802800
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Vajargah SH; Wan L; Adams B; Prendergast D; Nazar LF, 2018, 'Aqueous vs. nonaqueous Zn-ion batteries: consequences of the desolvation penalty at the interface', ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, vol. 11, pp. 881 - 892, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ee00378e
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Black R; Shyamsunder A; Adeli P; Kundu D; Murphy GK; Nazar LF, 2016, 'The Nature and Impact of Side Reactions in Glyme-based Sodium-Oxygen Batteries', CHEMSUSCHEM, vol. 9, pp. 1795 - 1803, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201600034
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Adams BD; Duffort V; Vajargah SH; Nazar LF, 2016, 'A high-capacity and long-life aqueous rechargeable zinc battery using a metal oxide intercalation cathode', NATURE ENERGY, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NENERGY.2016.119
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Pang Q; Kundu D; Nazar LF, 2016, 'A graphene-like metallic cathode host for long-life and high-loading lithium-sulfur batteries', MATERIALS HORIZONS, vol. 3, pp. 130 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5mh00246j
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Black R; Adams B; Nazar LF, 2015, 'A Highly Active Low Voltage Redox Mediator for Enhanced Rechargeability of Lithium-Oxygen Batteries', ACS CENTRAL SCIENCE, vol. 1, pp. 510 - 515, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscentsci.5b00267
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Krumeich F; Fotedar R; Nesper R, 2015, 'A nanocrystalline nitride as an insertion anode for Li-ion batteries', JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, vol. 278, pp. 608 - 613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.12.087
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Tripathi R; Popov G; Makahnouk WRM; Nazar LF, 2015, 'Synthesis, Structure, and Na-Ion Migration in Na4NiP2O7F2: A Prospective High Voltage Positive Electrode Material for the Na-Ion Battery', CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, vol. 27, pp. 885 - 891, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm504058k
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Black R; Berg EJ; Nazar LF, 2015, 'A highly active nanostructured metallic oxide cathode for aprotic Li-O-2 batteries', ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, vol. 8, pp. 1292 - 1298, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ee02587c
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Talaie E; Duffort V; Nazar LF, 2015, 'The Emerging Chemistry of Sodium Ion Batteries for Electrochemical Energy Storage', ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, vol. 54, pp. 3431 - 3448, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201410376
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Hart CJ; Cuisinier M; Liang X; Kundu D; Garsuch A; Nazar LF, 2015, 'Rational design of sulphur host materials for Li-S batteries: correlating lithium polysulphide adsorptivity and self-discharge capacity loss', CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 51, pp. 2308 - 2311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4cc08980d
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Black R; Adams B; Harrison K; Zavadil K; Nazar LF, 2015, 'Nanostructured Metal Carbides for Aprotic Li-O-2 Batteries: New Insights into Interfacial Reactions and Cathode Stability', JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, vol. 6, pp. 2252 - 2258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00721
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Talaie E; Duffort V; Nazar LF, 2015, 'ChemInform Abstract: The Emerging Chemistry of Sodium Ion Batteries for Electrochemical Energy Storage', ChemInform, vol. 46, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201521309
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Talaie E; Duffort V; Nazar LF, 2015, 'Natriumionenbatterien für die elektrochemische Energiespeicherung', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 127, pp. 3495 - 3513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201410376
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Tripathi R; Popov G; Makahnouk WRM; Nazar LF, 2015, 'ChemInform Abstract: Synthesis, Structure, and Na-Ion Migration in Na4NiP2O7F2: A Prospective High Voltage Positive Electrode Material for the Na-Ion Battery.', ChemInform, vol. 46, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.201517013
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Afyon S; Kundu D; Darbandi AJ; Hahn H; Krumeich F; Nesper R, 2014, 'A low dimensional composite of hexagonal lithium manganese borate (LiMnBO3), a cathode material for Li-ion batteries', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 2, pp. 18946 - 18951, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ta04209c
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Pang Q; Kundu D; Cuisinier M; Nazar LF, 2014, 'Surface-enhanced redox chemistry of polysulphides on a metallic and polar host for lithium-sulphur batteries', NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5759
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Krumeich F; Nesper R, 2013, 'Investigation of nano-fibrous selenium and its polypyrrole and graphene composite as cathode material for rechargeable Li-batteries', JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, vol. 236, pp. 112 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.02.050
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Afyon S; Kundu D; Krumeich F; Nesper R, 2013, 'Nano LiMnBO3, a high-capacity cathode material for Li-ion batteries', JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, vol. 224, pp. 145 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.09.099
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu P; Halder A; Viswanath B; Kundu D; Ramanath G; Ravishankar N, 2010, 'Nanoscale Heterostructures with Molecular-Scale Single-Crystal Metal Wires', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 132, pp. 20 - +, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja907874h
  • Patents | 2020
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Kyburz T; Niederberger M, 2020, Device and Method for In-Operando Monitoring of an Electrochemical Cell, Patent No.
    Patents | 2017
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Adams BD, 2017, Electrode materials for rechargeable zinc cells and batteries produced therefrom, WO, US, CA, Patent No. US9780412
    Patents | 2013
    Dr Dipan Kundu
    Kundu D; Nesper R; Fotedar R; Woerle M; Fjellvag H, 2013, Nitride and carbide anode materials, EP, US, CN, JP, KR, TW, Patent No. US8426061

Awards

  • Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione fellowship award (2017)
  • Velocity start-up fund award ( CA$ 35000 with Salient Energy) (2016)
  • CSIR-UGC (qualified NET, 2007: well recognized and accepted test in India for graduate research and lectureship) doctoral (PhD) fellowship for PhD study in India
  • Integrated PhD fellowship in Chemical Sciences at IISc (for joint M.S. + PhD studies)
  • “National Merit Scholarship” (2004) for outstanding academic performance at Undergraduate level (BSc).

Selected press coverage

- ‘Mixed-metal oxide shows promise as zinc-ion battery cathode’ - c&en news (ACS), vol. 94, p. 13, 2016.
- ‘UW chemists say zinc-based battery could be a game-changer’ – CTV news, Canada, 2016
   http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/uw-chemists-say-zinc-based-battery-could-be-a-game-changer-1.3051161
- ‘Chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable battery for grid energy storage’ – Science Daily, 2016
- EurekAlert! (AAAS), Chem Europe, The Engineer, Space Daily (for Zn-ion battery)
- Nanowerk Nanotechnology News, Technology Org (Li-S Battery)

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