Washington University in St. Louis


Venkat Subramanian

Associate Professor
Professor Subramanian is a member of the multiscale research cluster in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. He brings expertise in electrochemical systems, multiscale simulation and applied mathematics.
Professor Subramanian’s research and educational interests focus on electrochemical systems and applied mathematics. His current research topics include: energy systems engineering, electrochemical engineering, computationally efficient algorithms (CPU time < 50 ms) for state of charge (SOC) and state of health (SOH) estimation of lithium-ion batteries, multiscale simulation and design of energetic materials (batteries and fuel cells), kinetic Monte Carlo methods, and non-linear model predictive control.
Selected Publications
V. Ramadesigan, P. W. C. Northrop, S. De, S. Santhanagopalan, R. D. Braatz, and V. R. Subramanian, “Modeling and Simulation of Lithium-Ion Batteries from a Systems Engineering Perspective,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 159(3), R31-R45 (2012).
P. W. C. Northrop, V. Ramadesigan, S. De, and V. R. Subramanian, “Coordinate Transformation, Orthogonal Collocation and Model Reformulation for Simulating Electrochemical-Thermal Behavior of Lithium-ion Battery Stacks,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 158(12), A1461-A1477 (2011).
R. N. Methekar, P. W. C. Northrop, K. Chen, R. D. Braatz and V. R. Subramanian, "Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation of Surface Heterogeneity in Graphite Anodes for Lithium-ion Batteries: Passive Layer Formation," J. Electrochem. Soc. 158(9), A1048-A1054 (2011).
V. Ramadesigan, R. N. Methekar, F. Latinwo, R. D. Braatz and V. R. Subramanian, "Optimal Porosity Distribution for Minimized Ohmic Drop across a Porous Electrode," J. Electrochem. Soc., 157(12), A1328-A1334 (2010).
R. E. White and V. R. Subramanian, "Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering with Maple," Springer Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-642-04310-9, 2010.
Selected Research

Title: Physics-Based Efficient Reformulated Battery Models for Real-Time On-Board Battery Management System
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor Company (Korea)

Title: New Directions Grant - Elucidating competing transport and kinetic mechanisms for understanding material durability of carbon felt electrodes.
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund

Title: Optimal Operation and Management of Batteries based on Real Time Predictive Modeling and Adaptive Battery
Management Techniques
Role: Principal investigator
Sponsor: DOE ARPA-E

Title: REU site: Energy Research with Global Reach
Role: Principal Investigator (co-PI: Pratim Biswas)
Sponsor: NSF
Title: Physics based modeling tools for the next generation lithium-ion battery
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: DOD-MDA (through CFDRC).

Contact Venkat Subramanian
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1180
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130
Brauer Hall, Room 1004
Phone (314) 935-5676
Fax (314) 935-7211
Email vsubramanian@wustl.edu
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PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2001
BTech, CECRI, India, 1997
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