Cluster Directors


Madhavi Srinivasan


Prof Madhavi Srinivasan 
School of Materials Science & Engineering

Cluster Director
Energy Storage
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

(+65) 6790 4606
Office: N4.1-01-23

Madhavi Srinivasan did her PhD dissertation on lithium ion batteries from National University of Singapore. She did her post-doctoral research on meso-macroporous materials for photocatalysis/ ion-exchange ceramics at the Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE) and joined the School of Materials science and Engineering (NTU). She was appointed as Assistant Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in 2008 and was promoted to full Professor in 2016.  She is concurrently serving as Associate Chair (Academic) in the school since 2016.

She was recognised nationally and internationally, as she was awarded the Nanyang Award for Research Excellence in 2014, one of the three “Great Women of Our Time” in the Science and Technology category by The Singapore Women’s Weekly magazine in 2011, winner and recipient of L’Oréal-UNESCO - For Women in Science National Fellowship award, 2011. She was also recognized as one of the 10 young scientist (future leader 2011) at the Science and Technology forum in Kyoto, Japan by the New York Academy of Sciences and Japan Society for Promotion of Science. 

Research Interests

Her research interest is in fabrication, investigation and application of nanoscale materials/architectures in electrochemical energy storage devices. Prof. Srinivasan’s research focuses on enhancing energy storage capabilities of devices such as lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors and advanced batteries such as sodium ion by employing nanoscale materials. Professor Srinivasan is a pioneer in the field of lithium-ion capacitors and sodium-ion batteries. 

One of her outstanding research achievements is the development of the next generation of materials for supercapacitors that can increase energy density two to three times than that of the present generation of supercapacitors The energy storage technologies that she is developing would be used in conjunction with renewable energy sources and also to power electric vehicles thus cutting down overall carbon dioxide emission and reducing global warming. Her research also includes nanoscale materials combining several functions into a single layer leading to multifunctional electrodes resulting in lightweight, flexible and even printable batteries.