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Dr. Vijayshankar Dandapani

Dr. Vijayshankar Dandapani

Graduation: PhD student, Ruhr-University Bochum

Braunschweig, Germany

Professional experience for Vijayshankar Dandapani

  • Current , since May 2017

    Postdoc

    Max Planck Institute for Iron Research

    Electrochemical stability against corrosion of painted metal depends crucially on the rate of the oxygen reduction reaction, which is not measurable by current techniques due to the buried nature of the interface. Proposed mechanisms of degradation of organic model layers during the initial phase of delamination of the coating

  • 3 years and 8 months, Sep 2013 - Apr 2017

    PhD student

    Max Planck Institute for Iron Research

    • Development of a new quantitative technique based on hydrogen permeation to measure this corrosion rate and characterization of the delamination resistance of organic coatings that are relevant for the materials industry • Proven validity of this new approach for measuring corrosion rates of industrially relevant painted ferrous metal • For the first time measured atmospheric corrosion rates under nanoscopic Electrolyte layers

  • 8 months, Nov 2011 - Jun 2012

    scientific Assistant

    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

    Nanoscale roughness is crucial for applications that range from adjustable wettability to anti-reflective coatings • Extensive characterization of the growth behavior of nanoscale amorphous silicon dioxide layers by chemical vapor deposition, which were initially subjected to different pretreatment methods using atomic force microscopy (AFM)

  • 1 year and 10 months, Aug 2009 - May 2011

    scientific Assistant

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

    Stress corrosion cracking of the metal-ceramic interface is critical in nanodevice wiring and sensor applications • Quantify copper-silica interface resistance to stress corrosion cracking in various humid environments using mechanical testing and demonstrating the mechanism of rupture using electron spectroscopy

  • 3 months, May 2008 - Jul 2008

    Research assistant

    ETH Zurich

    Conversion of methane gas into a commercially viable chemical fuel that is an integral part of the catalysis and energy industries • Designed and constructed a reactor that included mass flow controllers, switching valves, heating elements, temperature controllers, syringe pumps, and a mass spectrometer to perform a tandem catalytic reaction for oxidative coupling of methane on metal-exchanged zeolites

  • 3 months, May 2007 - Jul 2007

    Research assistant

    Institut Català d'Investigació Química

    Carried out model aldol condensation reaction of citral and acetone over fresh, used, regenerated and air exposed Mg-Al hydrotalcite solid base catalyst and analyzed spent catalysts using transmission electron microscopy images, calorimetric and thermogravimetric weight loss experiments

Educational background for Vijayshankar Dandapani

  • 3 years and 8 months, Sep 2013 - Apr 2017

    Materials science and engineering

    Ruhr-University Bochum

    Chemist and materials engineer with a strong background in electrochemistry (corrosion, hydrogen catalysis), surface research (superhydrophobic coatings), metal-ceramic interfaces (copper / silicon oxide interface fractures) and materials chemistry

  • 1 year and 10 months, Aug 2009 - May 2011

    Materials engineering

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Manufacturing, processing and characterization of semiconductor-metal interfaces, self-organized monolayer chemistry, electron beam evaporation, chemical etching, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, fracture mechanical testing, semiconductor clean room production

  • 3 years and 11 months, Jul 2005 - May 2009

    Chemical engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

    Polymer chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, reactor design and construction

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