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Dr. Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu is an Associate Professor at IMPEE, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and he holds the role of  Associate Director for the Energy Materials and Technology theme at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS). With a distinguished career spanning over 15 years in materials science, Dr Pitchaimuthu is renowned for his pioneering work in the development of multi-functional nanomaterials, particularly in the realm of solar energy applications, such as solar cells, solar hydrogen fuel generation, environmental remediation (water and air pollutant cleanup), artificial CO2 recycling, electrolysis, supercapacitors, and biosensor technologies. His standing as a world-class researcher is underlined by the two prestigious international research fellowships he has earned in Japan (JSPS Post Doctoroal Fellowship) and the UK (Ser Cymru Rising Star Fellowship). Dr. Pitchaimuthu's impact extends beyond the laboratory, as he has delivered more than 25 keynote and invited talks, and he is a recipient of both the Newton International Fellowship and the Marie Curie Fellowship as a Host Supervisor. He is the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry.

Moreover, Dr. Pitchaimuthu's influence is palpable as an expert panel member contributing to various global research initiatives, thereby advancing science and innovation. His remarkable publication record boasts over 125 research articles, including nine hot articles and three front cover features in highly esteemed international peer-reviewed journals. His work has garnered widespread recognition, accumulating over 5600 citations and an impressive h-index of 46. Demonstrating his dedication to nurturing the next generation of researchers, Dr. Pitchaimuthu has mentored master's and postgraduate research students from diverse cultural backgrounds, consistently earning positive feedback. As an educator, he imparts his extensive knowledge by teaching three modules for Master's and Undergraduate Engineering students. Beyond academia, he excels in conveying the impact of his research to diverse audiences through extensive engagement in outreach activities, including media coverage (BBC News, Nature Outlook, The Independent UK, etc.), the organization of over seven international conferences, and STEM ambassador initiatives. Dr. Pitchaimuthu's commitment to promoting research and inclusion is also evident through his role as the founder of the ANEH Scientific Foundation in India, supporting rural research students and advocating for women in STEM.

In addition to his extensive academic and research achievements, Dr. Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu has brought a wealth of expertise to international policy meetings and initiatives. He served as a review panel member for the Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF) and assumed the role of an expert panellist at the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, hosted by the Ministry for External Affairs, Government of India, where he shared profound insights on the "Role of Indian Diaspora in Capacity Building for Affordable Solar Power." Furthermore, he provided expert opinions during the Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme 2 Kick-off meeting at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) headquarters in Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Pitchaimuthu's contributions also extended to his role as a panellist, offering invaluable perspectives on "Challenges and advantages in research mobility across the continents" at the "Young researchers in a highly skilled landscape" workshop held in Zagreb, Croatia. His extensive expertise and dedication to research excellence have left an indelible mark on the global stage.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • QC Physics
  • Photoelectrocatalysis
  • Photovoltaic
  • Photocatalysis
  • Solar Hydrogen
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Nanomaterials Synthesis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Water Treatment
  • Graphene composites
  • Biosensors
  • Energy Demand Analysis
  • Green Hydrogen
  • Electrolysis


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