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Jagit Nanda

Research Staff
Physical Chemistry of Materials Group
Materials Science & Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6124
Phone: (865) 241-8361
Fax: (865) 574-4066



  • Ph.D., Solid State Chemistry and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2000.
  • Post-doctoral, Dept. of Chemistry, Stanford University, CA USA, 2000-02.

Research and Professional Experience:

  • Senior R&D Staff Member, Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2009-present.
  • Technical Expert, Energy Storage Materials & Nanotechnology, Research & Innovation Center, Ford Motor Co. Dearborn Michigan, 2005-09.
  • Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2002-05.

Research Areas:

  • High energy density electrodes and materials for electrochemical energy storage.
  • Electrode architectures for optimizing electrochemical transport and kinetics.
  • Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials using soft-matter approaches.
  • Steady state and time resolved laser spectroscopy of colloidal nanostructures.

Selected Publications:

  1. Solid electrolyte coated high voltage layered–layered lithium-rich composite cathode: Li1.2Mn0.525Ni0.175Co0.1O2, Surendra K. Martha, Jagjit Nanda, Yoongu Kim,  Raymond R. Unocic,  Sreekanth Pannala and Nancy J. Dudney,  J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 5587-5595.
  2. Anomalous Discharge Product Distribution in Lithium-air Cathodes, Jagjit Nanda, H. Bilheux, S. Voisin, G. M. Veith, R. Archibald, L. Walker, S. Allu, N. J. Dudney, S. Pannala  J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 8401-8408.
  3.  Atomically Localized Plasmon Enhancement in Monolayer Graphene, Wu Zhou, Jaekwang Lee, Jagjit Nanda, S. T. Pantelides, S. J. Pennycook, and J C. Idrobo, Nature Nanotech.  2012, 7(3), 161.
  4. Electrochemical and Rate Performance Study of High-Voltage Lithium-Rich Composition: Li1.2Mn0.525Ni0.175Co0.1O2, Surendra K. Martha, Jagjit Nanda, Gabriel M. Veith, Nancy J. Dudney,  J. Power Sources, 2012, 199, 220.
  5. Observation of Local State of Charge Distributions in Lithium-ion Battery Electrodes, Jagjit Nanda, Jeffrey T. Remillard, Ann O’Neill, Dawn Bernardi, Tina Ro, Ken Nietering, Ted J. Miller,  Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011, 21, 3282–32900.
  6. In situ Raman microscopy During Discharge of a High Capacity Silicon-Carbon Composite Li-ion battery negative electrode, Jagjit Nanda, Moni Kanchan Datta, Jeffrey T Remillard, Ann O'Neill, Prashant N Kumta, Electrochemistry Comm. 11 (1), 235-237.
  7. Single-exciton optical gain in semiconductor nanocrystals using engineered exciton-exciton interactions, V. I. Klimov, S. A. Ivanov, Jagjit Nanda, M. Achermann, I. V. Bezel, J. McGuire and A. Piryatinski, Nature, 447, 441 (2007).
  8. Type-II Core/Shell CdS/ZnSe Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Electronic Structures, and Spectroscopic Properties, S. A. Ivanov, A. Piryatinski, Jagjit Nanda, S. Tretiak, D. Werder, and V. I. Klimov, JACS, 129, 11708 (2007).
  9. Size selected Zinc Sulfide nanocrystallites: synthesis, structure and optical studies.  Jagjit Nanda, S. Sapra, D. D. Sarma, N. Chandrasekharan and Gary Hodes, Chem. Mater., 12 1018 (2000).