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Dr Sanjayan Sathasivam

Dr Sanjayan Sathasivam

sathasis@lsbu.ac.uk

Chemical and Energy Engineering

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5206-9558 (unauthenticated)

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I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at LSBU researching functional materials.

My primary research is centred on the design, synthesis, and testing of functional thin films with a particular focus on optoelectronic materials such as transparent conductors via chemical vapor deposition routes. Research and development of transparent conductors is interesting and important, not least because they are a vital component of many modern electronic devices such as solar cells and touch screens. I use insights from physics, chemistry and engineering to design thin films providing improved optoelectronic performance (or similar performance but with improved processability and/or making use of more available/environmentally benign constituents) for implementation in devices.

I completed my MSci in Chemistry in 2008 and my PhD in 2012 - both in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. After my PhD I worked in industry for four years as a scientific consultant working on projects ranging from water purification to photovoltaics before returning to UCL as a research fellow. Through my research, I have published over 80 papers in peer reviewed journals and have one granted US patent.

Courses taught

Advanced Chemical Engineering - MSc

Chemical and Energy Engineering - MEng (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Seonghyeok ParkChemical Vapour Deposition of Oxide and Non-Oxide Transparent ConductorsPhD
Ms Abinaya KrishnamurthyHarnessing Asymmetry: Engineering Catalytic Heterostructures for Water Splitting and beyondPhD
Mr Matthew Tabima-CuervoTransparent Electrodes for Optoelectronic DevicesPhD
PhD

University College London

2008
2012
MSci

University College London

2004
2008
FHEA

University College London

2022
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Chemistry, University College London

2019
2022
Education
Research Fellow
Department of Chemistry, University College London

2016
2019
Education
Scientific Consultant
Bio Nano Consulting

2012
2016
Commercial/industry
Department of Chemistry, University College London
Honorary research fellow

Inorganic and materials chemistry

April 2022

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Combined Effect of Temperature Induced Strain and Oxygen Vacancy on Metal‐Insulator Transition of VO2 Colloidal Particles
Kargal, G L, Sathasivam, S., Li, J., Portnoi, M., Parkin, I. P. and Papakonstantinou, I (2020). Combined Effect of Temperature Induced Strain and Oxygen Vacancy on Metal‐Insulator Transition of VO2 Colloidal Particles. Advanced Functional Materials. 30 (49), p. 2005311. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202005311

Resonant Ta Doping for Enhanced Mobility in Transparent Conducting SnO2
Williamson, B.A.D., Featherstone, T. J., Sathasivam, S., Swallow, J.E.N., Jones, A.H., Smiles, M.J., Regoutz, A., Xia, X., Blackman, C., Thaku, P. K., Carmalt, C.J., Parkin, I.P, Veal, T.D. and Scanlon, D.O (2020). Resonant Ta Doping for Enhanced Mobility in Transparent Conducting SnO2. Chemistry of Materials. 32, p. 1964−1973. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b04845

Visible-Light-Active Iodide-Doped BiOBr Coatings for Sustainable Infrastructure
Wang, M., Quesada-Cabrera, R., Sathasivam, S., Blunt, M., Borowiec, J. and Carmalt, C. (2023). Visible-Light-Active Iodide-Doped BiOBr Coatings for Sustainable Infrastructure. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.3c11525

Superhydrophobic Hexadecyltrimethoxysilane-Modified Fumed Silica Nanostructure/Poly(butyl methacrylate) Composite Thin Films via Aerosol-Assisted Deposition: Implications for Self-Cleaning Surfaces
Huo, J., De Leon Reyes, C., Kalmoni, J.J., Park, S., Hwang, G., Sathasivam, S. and Carmalt, C. (2023). Superhydrophobic Hexadecyltrimethoxysilane-Modified Fumed Silica Nanostructure/Poly(butyl methacrylate) Composite Thin Films via Aerosol-Assisted Deposition: Implications for Self-Cleaning Surfaces. ACS Applied Nano Materials. 6 (18), p. 16383–16391. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.3c02575

Comparison of Fabrication Methods for Fiber‐Optic Ultrasound Transmitters Using Candle‐Soot Nanoparticles
Bodian, S., Aytac‐Kipergil, E., Zhang, S., Lewis‐Thompson, I., Sathasivam, S., Mathews, S., Alles, E., Zhang, E., Beard, P., Gordon, Ross J., Collier, Paul, Parkin, I., Desjardins, A., Colchester, R. and Noimark, S. (2023). Comparison of Fabrication Methods for Fiber‐Optic Ultrasound Transmitters Using Candle‐Soot Nanoparticles. Advanced Materials Interfaces. 10 (9), p. 2201792. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202201792

Transparent and Conducting Boron Doped ZnO Thin Films Grown By Aerosol Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition
Sathasivam, S., Zhao, S., Wang, M. and Carmalt, C.J. (2022). Transparent and Conducting Boron Doped ZnO Thin Films Grown By Aerosol Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition. RSC Advances. https://doi.org/10.1039/D2RA05895B

Transparent and conducting boron doped ZnO thin films grown by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition.
Zhao, D., Sathasivam, S., Wang, M. and Carmalt, C. (2022). Transparent and conducting boron doped ZnO thin films grown by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition. RSC Advances. 12 (51), pp. 33049-33055. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2ra05895b

Enhanced Photoacoustic Visualisation of Clinical Needles by Combining Interstitial and Extracorporeal Illumination of Elastomeric Nanocomposite Coatings
Shi, M., Bodian, S., West, S.J., Sathasivam, S., Gordon, R.J., Collier, P., Vercauteren, T., Desjardins, A., Noimark, S. and Xia, W. (2022). Enhanced Photoacoustic Visualisation of Clinical Needles by Combining Interstitial and Extracorporeal Illumination of Elastomeric Nanocomposite Coatings. Sensors. 22 (17), p. e6417. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22176417

Production of an EP/PDMS/SA/AlZnO Coated Superhydrophobic Surface through an Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition Process
Park, Seonghyeok, Huo, Jiatong, Shin, Juhun, Heo, Ki Joon, Kalmoni, Julie Jalila, Sathasivam, S., Hwang, G. and Carmalt, C. (2022). Production of an EP/PDMS/SA/AlZnO Coated Superhydrophobic Surface through an Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition Process. Langmuir. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.2c01060