Prathap Haridoss

Office :  MSB 203
Phone : (91)-44-2257-4771
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  • Ph.D., Materials Science, 1999, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
  • B.Tech., Metallurgical Engineering, 1992, IIT Madras.


    Senior Scientist, Plug Power Inc., Latham, NY, USA
    (July 1999- October 2001)


   Faculty, Department of Metallurgical and Materials    

   Engineering, IIT Madras since November 2001.

   Presently: Professor in the Department


Research Activities

  • Materials and Technologies for PEM Fuel Cells
  • Synthesis, Characterization and use of Carbon nanomaterials
  • Development of assistive devices


Research Guidance




13 (completed)+3(ongoing)


7 (completed)


20 (completed)




 Book Published:



Details of book at this link with publisher


General Articles:


1) Time for Money

2) Vegetarians enjoy the fiber of life

3) Standing out while fitting in






Rickshaw sketching Assignment



Hostel room / Autorickshaw / Gajendra Circle sketching Assignment



Photos from first design contest



Photos from first design contest

Photos from second design contest

Railway Compartment sketching Assignment




  • 6,774,637: Method of Qualifying At Least a Portion of a Fuel Cell System and an Apparatus Employing the Same; R. Hallum, C. Comi, Y. Wu, P. Haridoss, and C. Karuppaiah; Plug Power
  • 6,821,661: Hydrophilic Anode Gas Diffusion Layer: P. Haridoss, C. Karuppaiah, and J. McElroy; Plug Power
  • 6,696,190: Fuel Cell System & Method: P. Haridoss; Plug Power


  • 20030031916 Fuel Cell Electrode: P. Haridoss, C. Karuppaiah, J. McElroy, and G. Eisman; Plug Power


Selected Publication in Refereed International Journals:


  • Pratik, A., Biswal, S.K., Haridoss, P. “Impact of enhanced interfacial strength on physical, mechanical and tribological properties of copper/reduced graphene oxide composites: Microstructural investigation ”, 2020 Ceramics International, 46(14), pp. 22539-22549


  • Natarajan, S., Moodakare, S.B., Haridoss, P., Gopalan, R “. Concentration Gradient-Driven Aluminum Diffusion in a Single-Step Coprecipitation of a Compositionally Graded Precursor for LiNi0.8Co0.135Al0.065O2 with Mitigated Irreversibility of H2 ↔ H3 Phase Transition,”, 2020 ACS applied materials & interfaces 12(31), pp. 34959-34970


  • Kattamanchi, S., Palakurthi, K., Haridoss, P. ;  “Effect of Pore Former on Carbon Black–Polytetrafluoroethylene-Based Monolithic Gas Diffusion Media for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells , ”, 2020 Energy Technology 8(7),2000119


  • Jagannatham, M., Chandran, P., Sankaran, S., Haridoss, P., Nayan, N., Bakshi, S.R.; “Tensile properties of carbon nanotubes reinforced aluminum matrix composites: A review 2020 Carbon 160, pp. 14-44”


  • “Vani, R., Ramaprabhu, S., Haridoss, P., Mechanically stable and economically viable polyvinyl alcohol-based membranes with sulfonated carbon nanotubes for proton exchange membrane fuel cells, ”, 2020 Sustainable Energy and Fuels, 4(3), pp. 1372-1382


  • Joy, A., Varughese, S., Kanjarla, A.K., S., S., Haridoss, P., “Effect of the structure and morphology of carbon nanotubes on the vibration damping characteristics of polymer-based composites,”,2020 Nanoscale Advances, 2(3), pp. 1228-1235


  • Jagannatham, M., Sankaran, S., Haridoss, P., “Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanohorns Reinforced Aluminum Composites Prepared by Ball Milling and Spark Plasma Sintering”, , 2020 Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 29(1), pp. 582-592


  • Sahu, S.R., Rikka, V.R., Haridoss, P., Chatterjee, A., Gopalan, R., Prakash, R.; “A Novel α-MoO3/Single-Walled Carbon Nanohorns Composite as High-Performance Anode Material for Fast-Charging Lithium-Ion Battery, ”, 2020 , Advanced Energy Materials, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202001627


  • Radhakrishnan, V., Haridoss, P.; “Superior Cycling and Rate Performance of Micron-Sized Tin Using Aqueous-Based Binder as a Sustainable Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries”, 2010,  , 2019 Energy Technology, 7(11),1900849


  • Joy, A., Varughese, S., Sankaran, S., Haridoss, P., “SRole of interface on damping characteristics of multi-walled carbon nanotube reinforced epoxy nanocomposites, 2019 Materials Research Express, 6(10),1050C4 ”, 2010,  , 2019 Energy Technology, 7(11),1900849


  • Vani, R., Sundara, R., Haridoss, P., “Analysis of crosslinked polyvinyl alcohol membranes with silica fillers in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells”, 2019, Materials Research Express, 6(10),105526 – 919


  • Kattamanchi, S., Mishra, A., Haridoss, P., “A novel die-cast processed standalone monolithic gas diffusion medium for proton exchange membrane fuel cells ”;2019 Materials Research Express 6(10),105502


  • Joy, A., Varughese, S., Shanmugam, S., Haridoss, P., “Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Epoxy Nanocomposites for Vibration Damping”, 2019 ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2(2), pp. 736-743


  • M., M.K., Jagannatham, M., Berkmans, A.J., Haridoss, P., N., L.R., Shankar, M.V. “Influence of pre-oxidation, versus post-oxidation of carbon nanohorns in TiO2 nanohybrid for enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen production”(2019) Materials Research Bulletin, 109, pp. 34-40.


  • Natarajan, S., Moodakare, S.B., Shanmugam, V., Haridoss, P., Gopalan, R."Infrared Spectroscopy Signatures of Aluminum Segregation and Partial Oxygen Substitution by Sulfur in LiNi 0.8 Co 0.15 Al 0.05 O 2 (2018) ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1 (6), pp. 2536-2545. “


  • Wasekar, N.P., Haridoss, P., Sundararajan, G. "Solid Particle Erosion of Nanocrystalline Nickel Coatings: Influence of Grain Size and Adiabatic Shear Bands (2018) Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 49 (2), pp. 476-489"


  • Hindumathi, R., Jagannatham, M., Haridoss, P., Sharma, C.P. "Novel nano-cocoon like structures of polyethylene glycol–multiwalled carbon nanotubes for biomedical applications (2018) Nano-Structures and Nano-Objects, 13, pp. 30-35. "


  • Ramaraj, H., Madiga, J., Elangovan, H., Haridoss, P., Sharma, C.P. "Homogenization for Dispersion and Reduction in Length of Carbon Nanotubes (2017) Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 70 (10), pp. 2629-2639. "


  • Sahu, S.R., Rikka, V.R., Jagannatham, M., Haridoss, P., Chatterjee, A., Gopalan, R., Prakash, R. "Synthesis of graphene sheets from single walled carbon nanohorns: Novel conversion from cone to sheet morphology (2017) Materials Research Express, 4 (3), art. no. 035008, . "


  • Ebenezer, D., Haridoss, P. "Effect of crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol)/sulfosuccinic acid ionomer loading on PEMFC electrode performance (2017) International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (7), pp. 4302-4310. "


  • Mohan Chand Paladugu, K. Maneesh, P. Kesavan Nair, Prathap Haridoss; "Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes by Arc Discharge in Open Air", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, May 2005, Pages 747 - 752


  • P. Haridoss, F. A. Uribe, F. H. Garzon, T. A. Zawodzinski, Jr.; "Structural Modifications of Disordered Mesocarbon Microbeads with Lower Temperatures of Heat Treatment." Journal of Materials Research, Vol 13, #7, July 1998, Pages 2015-2022

Papers published in Proceedings of Seminar/ Conference

  • Cheryl Maria Tellis, Prathap Haridoss, S.S. Bhattacharya, R. Natarajan; “Tribological properties of carbon nanotubes and their effectiveness as lubricant additive” Proceedings of International Symposium for Research Scholars on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering (ISRS 2010), IIT Madras. Pages 102-105


  • R. John Felix Kumar, Prathap Haridoss; “Effect of cyclic changes in relative humidity on mechanical durability of SPEEK and SPEEK blended membranes in a simulated PEMFC environment”, Proceedings of International Symposium for Research Scholars on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering (ISRS 2010), IIT Madras. Pages 110-115


  • S Ramakrishnan, Prathap Haridoss; “Purification of carbon nanotubes using liquid Bromine”,  Proceedings of International Symposium for Research Scholars on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering (ISRS 2010), IIT Madras. Pages 128-132


  • Krishnan,Kalyana R; SusyVarughese; PrathapHaridoss; “Concepts in Engineering Design — An Introductory Course in Design Offered in Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum” ICORD 09: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Research into Design, Bangalore, India 07.-09.01.2009, pages 587-594


  • R. Vijay, Prathap Haridoss; “Determination of Sag in Gas Diffusion Layer Used in PEM Fuel Cell” Proceedings of International Symposium for Research Scholars on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering (ISRS 2008), IIT Madras, pages 118-122


  • Vetrimurugan, R., A. P. Deshpande, S. Sankara Narayanan, Susy Varughese and Prathap Haridoss; “Studies on size reduction and air classification of printed circuit boards for material recycling”, International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT 2005), pages 113-122, Dhanbad, (2005)


  • Vetri Murugan R. A., A. P. Deshpande, S. Varughese, P. Haridoss, “Recycling of printed circuit boards”, International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology, pages 334-341, Kochi, (2004).