Research Interests

​My research interests include the development of various nanomaterials including 2D materials, metals, metal-oxides and TMDCs, etc., for electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion Applications.


Selected Publications

  • Heteroatom-Mediated Interactions between Ruthenium Single Atoms and an MXene Support for Efficient Hydrogen Evoluti...
    R. Vinoth, V. Purushothaman, H-C. Fu, H. Kim, D. Zhang, S. Chen, L. Song, D. Ma, Y. Wang, ...
    Advanced Materials, 1903841 , (2019)
  • MXene Contacted Si Solar Cells with 11.5% Efficiency
    H-C. Fu#, R. Vinoth, H. Kim, C-H. Lin, X. Fang*, H. N. Alshareef*, and J-H. He*
    Advanced Energy Materials, 9, 1900180 , (2019)
  • Importance of O2 Measurements During Photoelectrochemical Water-Splitting Reactions
    M. A. Khan, V. Purushothaman, R. Vinoth, H. Idriss*, J-H. He*
    ACS Energy Letters, 4, 27122718 , (2019)
  • Ruthenium based metallopolymer grafted reduced graphene oxide as a new hybrid solar light harvester in polymer sola...
    R. Vinoth, S. G. Babu, V. Bharti, S. V. Bhat, C. Muthamizhchelvan, P. C Ramamurthy, V. Gup...
    Scientific Reports, 7:43133 , (2017)
  • Carrier separation and charge transport characteristics of reduced graphene oxide supported visible-light active ph...
    R. Vinoth, P. Karthik, C. Muthamizhchelvan, B. Neppolian and M. Ashokkumar
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), 18, 5179-5191 , (2016)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D. Physics, SRM University, Chennai, India, 2017
  • M.Phil Physics, Bharathidasan University, India, 2012 
  • M.Sc Physics, Bharathidasan University, India, 2011
  • B.Sc Physics, Bharathidasan University, India, 2009

Professional Profile

  • ​2017-..: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 


Awards

  • ​Awarded “JOINT-CSIR-UGC-NET” for lectureship in Physics, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt of India, June 2011
  • University “3rd Rank Holder” in M. Sc., Physics, April 2011

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering(PSE)