Dr. Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Physics, Director of the Applied Research Hub of TcSUH
Cullen College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical EngineeringFACULTY WEBSITE
Areas of expertise
- High Temperature Superconductors
Received the Presidential Early Career Achievement (PECASE) Award in 1996. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. Only-ever award recipient outside academia or research laboratories. Received a grant of $500,000 for 5 years to conduct research on High Temperature Superconductivity in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force.
- Named as Superconductor Industry Person of Year for 2004 by Superconductor Week. This award is given for achievement in science & technology, advocacy in institutions, government, or industry, leadership/vision that assisted others in the advancement of the technology, and promotion of the technology.
- R&D 100 awards in 2007 and 2010 and two Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) awards in 2008 with Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories
- Named as one of New York Capital Region’s top forty business leaders under the age of forty in 2004 by the Business Review magazine (in a competitive selection process)
- Wire and Cable Technology International Award in 2009 for the development and transition to manufacturing of second-generation HTS wire technology
- Led organization to a ranking of #1 or #2 for eight years since 2002 among all technology developers in the U.S. by an independent Peer review panel under the auspices of the U.S. DOE Office of Electricity Delivery. #1 ranking in most recent Peer reviews (2010 and 2009) among 14 contenders.
- Authored the most cited paper in superconductivity and the third-most cited in Physics during March-April 1990 ; more than 560 citations to date.
- N. D. Khatri, G. Majkic, T. Shi, Y. Chen, and V Selvamanickam, “Pre-fabricated Nanorods in RE-Ba-CuO Superconductors”, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 26, 085022 (2013)
- Y. Gao, R. Wang, P. Dutta and V. Selvamanickam, “Optimization of a single crystalline-like germanium thin film growth on inexpensive flexible substrates and fabrication of germanium bottom junction” Proc. 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Tampa, FL, June 16-21, 2013 (accepted)
- P. Dutta, M. Rathi, P. Ahrenkiel, Y. Gao, A. Mehrotra, E. Galstyan, M. Iliev, B. Makarenko, R. Forrest, A. Freundlich, V. Selvamanickam, “Epitaxial thin film GaAs deposited by MOCVD on Low-Cost, Flexible Substrates for High Efficiency Photovoltaics” Proc. 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Tampa, FL, June 16-21, 2013 (accepted)
- R. Wang, S. Sambandam, G. Majkic, E. Galtsyan and V. Selvamanickam, “High mobility singlecrystalline-like germanium thin film on flexible, inexpensive substrates” Thin Solid Films 527, 9–15 (2013)
- I. Kesgin, G. Majkic, and V. Selvamanickam, “A simple, cost effective top-down method to achieve fully filamentized low AC loss 2G HTS coated conductors” , Physica C. 486, 43–50 (2013)
- Y. Liu, Y. Yao, Y. Chen, N. D. Khatri, J. Liu, E. Galtsyan, C. Lei, and V. Selvamanickam, “Electromagnetic properties of (Gd,Y)Ba2Cu3Ox superconducting tapes with high levels of Zr addition”, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 23, 6601804 (2013)
- V. Selvamanickam, Y. Chen, G. Majkic, T. Shi, Y. Liu, N. D. Khatri, J. Liu, Y. Yao, X. Xiong, C. Lei, S. Soloveichik and E. Galtsyan, “Enhanced critical currents in high levels of Zr-added (Gd,Y)Ba2Cu3Ox superconducting tapes”, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 26, 035006 (2013)
- N. D. Khatri, G. Majkic, R. Wang, A. Sundaram, S. Sambandam, and V. Selvamanickam, “Pre-fabricated Metal Nanorods on Biaxially-textured Templates on Flexible Substrates for REBCO Superconductors”, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 23, 6600705 (2013)
- X. Cai, I. Kesgin, R. Schmidt, Y. Chen and V. Selvamanickam, “Completely Etch-free Fabrication of Multifilamentary Coated Conductor Using Inkjet Printing and Electrodeposition”, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 23, 6603005 (2013)
- I. Kesgin, G. Majkic, and V. Selvamanickam, “Effect of Selectively Electrodeposited Stabilizer Thickness on AC Loss Behavior of Fully-Filamentized HTS Wire”, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 23, 5900505 (2013)
More publications here.
- U.S. 8,227,019 “High‐throughput ex‐situ method for rare‐earth‐barium‐copper‐ oxide (REBCO) film growth”
- U.S. 8,182,862 “Ion beam‐assisted high‐temperature superconductor (HTS) deposition for thick film tape”
- U.S. 8,153,281 “Metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) process and apparatus to produce multi‐layer high‐temperature superconducting (HTS) coated tape”
- U.S. 8,119,187 “Chemical vapor deposition process using novel precursors”
- U.S. 7,914,848 “Tape‐manufacturing system having extended operational capabilities”
- U.S. 7,910,155 “Method for manufacturing high temperature superconducting conductor”
- U.S. 7,879,763 “Superconducting article and method of making”
- U.S. 7,854,057 “Method of facilitating superconducting tape manufacturing”
- U.S. 7,781,377 “Anti epitaxial in a superconducting article and related articles, devices and systems ”
- U.S. 7,758,699 “Apparatus for and method of continuous HTS tape buffer layer deposition using large scale ion beam assisted deposition”
More patents available here.
Grants and Funded Research
- Acquired $ 1.8 M program on second-generation High Temperature Superconductors, funded equally by SuperPower and the U.S. Department of Energy. Additionally, acquired from SuperPower state-of-the-art equipment fully installed (over $ 5 M), full-time services of five senior scientists, $ 8.8 M cost share for Emerging Technology Fund.
- Awarded as a co-PI a $ 3.5 M program from the Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) from the state of Texas for Research Superiority status centered on my presence at the University.
- Participant in $ 20.2 M DOE Smart Grid program (50% funded by DOE) on Fault Current Limiting Superconducting Transformer in collaboration with Waukesha Electric Systems, SuperPower, Southern California Edison, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
- Participating in $ 4.2 M ARPA-E program on Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage system especially for renewable energy in collaboration with ABB, SuperPower, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
- Established a sponsored research program with Bruker, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) equipment.
- Created a new program in the College of Engineering on thermoelectric materials and also began collaboration with Hi-Z Technology, a company developing thermoelectrics. This program is funded by NSF-STTR.
- Created a new program in the College of Engineering on Photovoltaics in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Materials at the University of Houston. Program funded by DOE-EERE office and NSF-STTR, the latter in collaboration with Ampulse, a company developing thin film photovoltaics.
- NSF funded program on “Epitaxial Growth of Superconducting Films on Templates with Prefabricated Nanowires”
For more research information, see CV below.