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Dr. Preetam Singh
Assistant Professor
Department Of ceramic Engineering IITBHU
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Area of Interest: 
Energy Materials, Rechargeable Battery, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Production and Renewable Energy, Solar-Thermal Energy, Thermochemical water splitting and thermoelectric

  • Assistant Professor (2016 onwords), Department of Ceramic Engineering, IIT-BHU, Varanasi.
  • Post-Doctoral fellow: January 2011-December 2015, Texas Material Institute, University of Texas at Austin, USA with Professor John B. Goodenough (
  • Institute Post-Doctoral fellow: August 2010-December 2010 with Prof. M. S. Hegde, Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit (SSCU), Chemical Science Division, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2010).
  • Integrated PhD (MS +PhD, 2010):  Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit (SSCU), Chemical Science Division, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2010) with Prof. M. S. Hegde.
  • B. Sc. (Hons), Honors in Chemistry (2004), Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Energy Materials: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Rechargable Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, Hydrogen production from Biomas, Metal-ion Capacitors and Pseudo-Capacitors, Photo-catalysis, and High Dielectric and Magnetic materials, Renewable energy, Solar-thermal energy and thermochemical water splitting materials.


  1. Monoclinic Sr1-xAxSi1-yGeyO3-0.5x, Wherein A is K or Na, oxide-ion conductor: P. Singh & J. B. Goodenough, USA patent (2013); WO 2014046809 A3, PCT  Number: PCT/US2013/054742.
  2. Oxygen ion conductors and related composites and devices, P. Singh & J. B. Goodenough, USA Patent (2015);WO2015023688 A1, PCT number: PCT/US2014/050765.
  3. Water Solvated Glass/Amorphous Solid Ionic Conductors, M. Helena Braga, Jorge A. Ferreira, P. Singh and John B. Goodenough, USA Patent, 2015, Attorney Docket No.: 065715.0465.
  4. ADVANCED ELECTRODE MATERIALS FOR SUPERIOR PSUEDOCAPACITORS AND REVERSIBLE ALKALI-ION (Li+/Na+) BATTERIES, Preetam Singh and Rajiv Prakash, Indian Patent, 2016, Application No. 201611007934.
  5. HIGH CAPACITANCE ELECTRODE FOR PSEUDOCAPACITORS AND A METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, Asha Gupta, Preetam Singh and Rajiv Prakash, 2017, Application No. 201711007782.
  6. A METHOD FOR PREPARING TILES AND COMPOSITION THEREOF, S K Saddam Hossain, Lakshya Mathur, Manas, Ranjan Majhi and Preetam Singh, Indian Patent (2016), Application no: 201631030744.


  1. NaFe2PO4(SO4)2: A Potential Cathode for a Na-ion Battery, Konda Shiva , Preetam Singh, Weidong Zhou and John B. Goodenough, Energy Environ. Sci. (I.P.: 25.427), 2016,  2016, 9, 3103-3106..
  2. Investigation of Reversible Li Insertion into LiY(WO4)2, A Gupta, Preetam Singh, C. B. Mullins, John B. Goodenough, Chem. Mater. (I.P.: 9.407), 2016, 28 (13), 4641–464.
  3. Li2.97Mg0.03VO4: High rate capability and cyclability performances anode material for rechargeable Li-ion batteries, H. P. Youzhong Dong, Y. Zhao, H. Duan, Preetam Singh, Q. Kuang, Journal of Power Sources (I.P.: 6.333), 2016, 319, 104-110.
  4. Glass-amorphous alkali-ion solid electrolytes and their performance in symmetrical cells, M. Helena Braga,   Andrew J. Murchison,   Jorge A. Ferreira,  Preetam Singh and   John B. Goodenough, Energy Environ. Sci. (I.P.: 25.427), 2016, 9, 948-954.
  5. Solid Electrolytes in Rechargeable Electrochemical Cells, John B. Goodenough and  Preetam Singh, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, (I.P.: 3.266) 2015, 162 (14), A2387-A2392.
  6. Eldfellite, NaFe(SO4)2: an intercalation cathode host for low-cost Na-ion batteries, Preetam Singh,  Konda Shiva, Hugo Celio and  John B. Goodenough, Energy Environ. Sci. (I.P.: 25.427), 2015,8, 3000-3005.
  7. Conditions for TaIV–TaIV Bonding in Trirutile LixMTa2O6, A. Gupta, Preetam Singh, H. Celio, C. B. Mullins, John B. Goodenough, Inorganic Chemistry (I.P.: 4.82), 2015, 54 (4), 2009-2016.
  8. Reinvestigation of the electrochemical lithium intercalation in 2H-and 3R-NbS2, Y. Liao, K. S. Park, Preetam Singh, W. Li, John B. Goodenough, Journal of Power Sources (I.P.: 6.333), 2014, 245, 27-32.
  9. Li6Zr2O7 interstitial lithium-ion solid electrolyte, Y. Liao, Preetam Singh, K. S. Park, W Li, John B. Goodenough, Electrochimica Acta (I.P.: 4.803), 2013, 102, 446-450.
  10. Comparison of Li+ Conductivity in Li3-xNb1-xMxO4 (M = W, Mo) with that in Li3-2xNixNbO4, Y. Liao, P. Singh, J. B. Goodenough, W. Li, Mater. Res. Bull. (I.P.: 2.435), 2013, 48, 1372-1375.
  11. Sr3−3xNa3xSi3O9−1.5x (x = 0.45) as a superior solid oxide-ion electrolyte for intermediate temperature-solid oxide fuel cells, T. Wei, Preetam Singh, Y. Gong, John B. Goodenough, Y. Huang and K. Huang, Energy Environ. Sci., (I.P.: 25.427) 2014, 7, 1680–1684.
  12. Structural investigation of the oxide-ion electrolyte with SrMO3 (M= Si/Ge) structure, R. Martinez-Coronado, P Singh, J Alonso-Alonso, J. B. Goodenough, Journal of Materials Chemistry A , (I.P.: 8.262) 2014, 2 (12), 4355-4360.
  13. Monoclinic Sr1-xNaxSiO3-0.5x: new superior oxide-ion conductors, P. Singh, J. B. Goodenough, J. Am. Chem. Soc (I.P.: 13.038).2013135 (27), pp 10149–10154.
  14. Sr1-xKxSi1-yGeyO3-0.5x: a new family of superior oxide-ion conductors, P. Singh, J. B. Goodenough, Energy Environ. Sci., (I.P.: 25.427)5, 9626–9631 (2012).
  15. Ce0.67Fe0.33O2and Ce0.65Fe0.33Pt0.02O2: New water gas shift (WGS) catalysts, N. Mahadevaiah, P. Singh, B. D. Mukri, S. K. Parida, M.S. Hegde, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 108–109, 117–126 (2011).
  16. Pt ion substituted TiO2 (Ti0.9Pt0.1O2): a new high capacity anode material for Lithium battery, P. Singh, M. Patel, A. Gupta, A. J. Bhattacharyya and M. S. Hegde, J. Electrochem. Soc., 159 (8), A1189-A1197 (2012).
  17. Study of Anatase TiO2 in the Presence of N2 under Shock Dynamic Loading in a Free Piston Driven Shock Tube,V. Jayaram, P. Singh, K.P.J. Reddy,Advances in Ceramic Science and Engineering,2(1), 40-46 (2013).
  18. Experimental Investigation of Nano Ceramic Material Interaction with High Enthalpy Argon under Shock Dynamic Loading, V. Jayaram, P. Singh, K. P. J. Reddy,Applied Mechanics and Materials,83, 66-72 (2011).
  19. Electrocatalysis and redox behavior of Pt2+ ion in CeO2 and Ce0.85Ti0.15O2: XPS evidence of participation of lattice oxygen for high activity, S. Sharma, P. Singh, M. S. Hegde, Journal of  Solid State Electrochemistry, 15(10) 2185-2197 (2011).
  20. Ce0.95Ru0.05O2-δ: A New Water Gas Shift Catalyst for H2 Production, P. Singh, N. Mahadevaiah, S. K. Parida and M. S. Hegde, J. Chem. Sci. 123(5), 577–592 (2011).
  21. Sonochemical Synthesis of Ce1-xFexO2-δ (0≤x≤0.45) and Ce0.65Fe0.33Pd0.02O2-δnanocrystallites: Oxygen Storage Material, CO oxidation and Water Gas Shift Catalyst, P. Singh and M. S. Hegde, Dalton Trans., 39(44) 10768-10780 (2010).
  22. Sonochemical Synthesis of Thermally Stable Hierarchical Ce1-xMxO2-δ (M = Pt or Pd, 0≤x≤0.10) Nanocrystallites: Redox Properties and Methanol Electro-Oxidation Activity, P. Singh and M. S. Hegde, Crystal Growth & Design,10(7), 2995 (2010).
  23. Synthesis of BaSO4 nanoparticles by precipitation method using sodium hexametaphosphate as a stabilizer, A. Gupta, P. Singh and C. Shivakumara, Solid State Commun.,150,386 (2010).
  24. Ce0.67Cr0.33O2.11: A New Low-Temperature O2 Evolution Material and H2 Generation Catalyst by Thermochemical Splitting of Water, P. Singh and M. S. Hegde, Chem. Mater.(Materials Chemistry of Energy Conversion Special Issue),22, 762 (2010).
  25. Ce1-xRuxO2-δ (x = 0.05, 0.10): A New High Oxygen Storage Material and Pt, Pd-Free Three-Way Catalyst,P. Singh and M. S. Hegde, Chem. Mater., 21, 3337 (2009).
  26. Ce2/3Cr1/3O2+δ: A New Oxygen Storage Material Based on the Fluorite Structure, P. Singh, M. S. Hegde and J. Gopalakrishnan, Chem. Mater., 20,7268 (2008).
  27. Controlled synthesis of nanocrystalline CeO2 and Ce1-xMxO2-δ (M = Zr, Y, Ti, Pr and Fe) solid solutions by the hydrothermal method: Structure and oxygen storage capacity, P.  Singh, and M. S. Hegde, J. Solid State Chem.,181,3248 (2008).
  28. Synthesis of vaterite CaCO3 by direct precipitation using glycine and L-alanine as directing agents, C. Shivkumara, P. Singh, A. Gupta and M. S. Hegde, Mater. Res. Bull., 41, 1455 (2006).
  • All India Rank: 11, in Joint Admission test for M.Sc.(chemistry)  in IITs (JAM 2004)