Vishnu-Baba Sundaresan

Vishnu-Baba Sundaresan

Vishnu-Baba Sundaresan

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


E528 Scott Lab
201 W 19th Ave
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Ionic Redox Transistors
  • Bioelectrical Manipulation of Cellular Physiology
  • Redox Transistors Batteries
  • Mechaneoelectrochemistry of Battery Electrodes
  • Multi-functional Luminescent Materials
  • 3D Printing of Nanostructured Composites

Sundaresan's Research Group in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University focuses on ionic (chemoelectrical/chemomechanical) materials and material systems for various engineering applications.

Materials developed in the research group are as applied as sensors, acutors, energy conversion and storage materials (batteries, super cpacitors and fuel cells), self0healing structures and biomedical devices. Our research explores multi-domain interactions in polymers, biomodelcules and smart materials at the nanometer and micron scale and lead to the development of multi-material constructs integrated at their fundamental scales of interaction. The material systems thus formed are referred to as an 'Integrate Material System' and has novel properties and unique application as self-sensing actuators, autonomous self-healing materials, biomolecular systems and self-powered devices. 

Reaserch Experience and Expertise 

  • Electrochemical energy storage toward practically feasible solutions for mobility, backup power
  • Mechanoelectrochemistry of battery electrode materials
  • 3D printing of smart multifunctional composites from thermoplastic ionomers
  • In vivo chemoelectrical sensing and bioelectrical manipulation of cells and tissues