Professor Madhavi Srinivasan
Executive Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
Executive Director, NTU Sustainability Office
Co-Director, NTU Singapore-CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (NTU SCARCE)
President's Chair in Sustainability
Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
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Prof Madhavi is a Professor in School of Materials Science & Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She is the Executive Director of NTU Sustainability Office and Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N). She is also the co-Director of SCARCE (Singapore-CEA alliance for research in Circular economy), a joint lab, in collaboration with French Alternative energies and atomic energy commission (CEA, France) focusing on recycling of e-waste.
Prof Madhavi ‘s research focuses on the circular economy with an emphasis on novel energy storage solutions and recycling of e-waste and lithium-ion batteries. She focusses on synthesis, fabrication and application of nanoscale materials/architectures in improving the performance of electrochemical energy storage devices such as advanced lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, sodium ion batteries, multivalent aqueous Zn / Al batteries. Her research is also on recycling of lithium ion batteries e-waste by novel hydrometallurgical techniques towards a closed loop approach. Her publications and innovations have yielded 30 patents.
She has also won several prestigious awards including 2019 Asia’s top Sustainability Superwomen, L’Oreal for Women in Science National Fellowships, Great Women of Our Time given by Singapore Women’s Weekly Magazine and NRF Investigatorship award awarded to top scientists in Singapore by National Research Foundation (NRF). She is among an elite group of researchers worldwide who have been recognized for exceptional research performance demonstrated by the production of multiple highly cited research papers which rank in the top 1% by citations for field in Web of Science. She has won the “Nanyang Excellence in Research” award (NTU) in 2014 and the “Nanyang Excellence in Teaching” award (NTU) twice in 2012 and 2017. In addition, she has also won the teacher of the year school award (NTU) twice in 2013 and 2016. She has secured several industry funded projects both nationally and internationally including Energizer (USA), Arkema (France/USA), Rolls Royce(UK), BMW (Germany), Johnson Matthey (UK), Bosch (Germany), Dura power (Singapore), JNC (Japan), Elbit systems (Israel), Regentech Pte Ltd. (Singapore). She graduated with Masters from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Madras/Chennai, India) and did her PhD in National University of Singapore (Singapore).