SH. Ganesan  is a Assistant Professor ,SRM Institute of Science and Technology,India

SH. Ganesan

Assistant Professor

Organizing Committee


SRM Institute of Science and Technology


The use of 2,6-bis (N-pyrazolyl) pyridine as an efficient dopant in conjugation poly (ethylene oxide) for nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cells S. Ganesan, B. Muthuraaman, J. Madhavan, Vinod Mathew, P. Maruthamuthu, S. A. Suthanthiraraj, Electrochimica Acta.

Performance of a new Polymer electrolyte with Diphenylamine in nanocrystalline Dye-sensitized solar cell. S. Ganesan, B. Muthuraaman, Vinod Mathew, J. Madhavan, P. Maruthamuthu S. Austin Suthanthiraraj, Solar Energy Materials, and Solar cell.

An investigation on the performance of a silver ionic solid electrolyte system for a new detergent-based nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cell. B. Muthuraaman, S. Murugesan, Vinod Mathew, S. Ganesan, B. Joseph Paul, J. Madhavan, P. Maruthamuthu, S. Austin Suthanthiraraj. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells.

Synthesis of triazole dendrimers with dimethyl isophthalate surface group and their application to Dye-sensitized solar cells Perumal Rajakumar, Sebastian Raja, Chinnadurai Satheeshkumar, Shanmugam Ganesan, Pichai Maruthamuthu, Samuel Austin Suthanthiraraj. New Journal of Chemistry.

Influence of triazole dendritic additives in electrolytes on dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) performance Sebastian Raja, Chinnadurai Satheeshkumar, Perumal Rajakumar, Shanmugam Ganesan, Pichai Maruthamuthu.

Studies on isomeric effects of 2- and 4-Mercapto pyridine as dopants in polymer electrolytes in dye-sensitized solar cells B. Muthuraaman, S. Ganesan, B. Joseph Paul, P. Maruthamuthu, S. Austin Suthanthiraraj Electrochimica Acta.

  Fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells using Cr doped Cu-Zn-Se type chalcopyrite thin-film D. Paul Joseph, S. Ganesan, M. Kovendhan, S. Austin Suthanthiraraj, P. Maruthamuthu, C. Venkateswaran Physica Status Solidi.

Synthesis and Dye-sensitized Solar Cell Application of Polyolefinic Aromatic Molecules with Pyrene as Surface Group Perumal Rajakumar, Kathiresan Visalakshi, Shanmugam Ganesan, Pichai Maruthamuthu, Samuel Austin Suthanthiraraj. Aust. J. Chem.

Influence of 2, 6 (N-pyrazolyl) isonicotinic acid on the photovoltaic properties of a dye-sensitized solar cell fabricated using Poly (Vinylidene fluoride) blended with Poly (ethylene oxide) polymer electrolyte S. Ganesan, B. Muthuraaman, Vinod Mathew, M. Kumara Vadivel, P. Maruthamuthu, M. Ashokkumar, S. Austin Suthanthiraraj Electrochimica Acta.

Synthesis and DSSC application of novel dendrimers with benzothiazole and triazole units Perumal Rajakumar, Venkatesan Kalpana, Shanmugam Ganesan, Pichai Maruthamuthu Tetrahedron Letters.

Photophysical properties and dye-sensitized solar cell studies on thiadiazole– triazole– chalcone dendrimers Perumal Rajakumar, Ayyavu Thirunarayanan, Sebastian Raja, Shanmugam Ganesan, Pichai Maruthamuthu Tetrahedron Letters.

Influence of organic nitrogenous compounds phenothiazine and diphenylamine in poly(vinylidene fluoride) blended with poly(ethylene oxide) polymer electrolyte in dye-sensitized solar cells S. Ganesan, Vinod Mathew, B. Joseph Paul, P. Maruthamuthu, S.Austin Suthanthiraraj Electrochimica Acta.

Enhanced performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell using triazole based phenothiazine dendrimers as additives Perumal Rajakumar, Chinnadurai Satheeshkumar, Mahalingam Ravivarm, Shanmugam Ganesan and Pichai Maruthamuthu J. Mater. Chem.

Synthesis of benzothiazole–benzoxazole dendrimers with triazole as bridging unit and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells Perumal Rajakumar, Venkatesan Kalpana, Shanmugam Ganesan, and Pichai Maruthamuthu New J. Chem.

A bright entry to improve the performance of DSSCs with the influence of novel optoelectronic acridinedione based macromolecules in I_/I3_ electrolytes Govindasami Periyasami,  Raju Rajesh, Natarajan Arumugam, Raghavachary Raghunathan, Shanmugam Ganesan, and Pichai Maruthamuthu J. Mater. Chem.

A poly (ethylene oxide), poly (vinylidene fluoride) and polycaprolactone polymer blend doped with indigenous nitrogen–sulfur-based organic compound as a novel electrolyte system for dye-sensitized solar cell applications S. Ganesan, P. Karthika, R. Rajarathinam, M. Arthanareeswari, Vinod Mathew, P. Maruthamuthu Solar Energy.

Influence of organic additive to PVDF-HFP mixed iodide electrolytes on the photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells R.A. Senthil, J. Theerthagiri, J. Madhavan, S. Ganesan, A.K. Arof Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids.

Synthesis and application of stilbenoid phenothiazine dendrimers as additives for dye-sensitized solar cells Mahalingam Ravivarma, Chinnadurai Satheeshkumar, Shanmugam Ganesan and Perumal Rajakumar Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties and DSSC applications of triphenylamine chalcone dendrimers via click chemistry Devaraj Anandkumar, Shanmugam Ganesan, Perumal Rajakumar Pichai Maruthamuthu New Journal of Chemistry.

Low-cost synthesized organic compounds in solvent-free quasi-solid state polyethyleneimine, polyethylene glycol-based polymer electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cells with high photovoltaic conversion efficiencies P. Karthika, S. Ganesan and M. Arthanareeswari Solar Energy.

Low-cost tetra ethylene glycol derivatives in polymer blend electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cells with high photovoltaic conversion efficiencies S. Ganesan, Vinod Mathew, R. Rathika, B. Muthuraaman, P. Maruthamuthu, S. Austin Suthanthiraraj, and Joe Kim Materials Science & Engineering.

Synthesis, Photophysical, Electrochemical Properties, DFT Studies and DSSC Performance of BODIPY Cored Triazole Bridged 3,6-Ditertiary Butyl Carbazole Decorated Dendrimers Janakiraman Babu, Shanmugam Ganesan, Masiyappan Karuppusamy And Perumal Rajakumar ChemistrySelect.

Influence of synthesized thiourea derivatives as a prolific additive with tris(1,10-phenanthroline) cobalt(II/III) bis/tris (hexafluorophosphate) / hydroxypropyl cellulose gel polymer electrolytes on dye-sensitized solar cells Pranavamoorthy Karthika, Shanmugam Ganesan, Anoop Thomas, Tirupathi Mathew Sheeba Rani, Muthuramalingam Prakash Electrochimica Acta.

Cyclohexadienone core 3,6-di-test-butyl carbazole decorated triazole bridged dendrimers: synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical properties, and application as an additive in dye-sensitized solar cells Janakiraman Babu, Shanmugam Ganesan, Kaliamurthy Ashok Kumar, Masiyappan Karuppusamy, Arumugam Pandurangan, Perumal Rajakumar New Journal of Chemistry.

Influence of synthesized pyridine and tetra ethylene glycol derivatives in poly (vinylidene fluoride)/poly (ethylene oxide) with Ti coated back contact dye-sensitized solar cells S. Ganesan, S. Balamurugan, P. Karthika, M. Marimuthu Solar Energy.



M. Phil (Chemistry) (2001-2002) Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Madras


Synthesis of organic nitrogenous compound and application in Polymer Electrolyte.

Modification of Polymer Electrolyte by incorporation of waste material from “plant and birds”

Fabrication of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells based on these Solid Polymer Electrolytes and their Characterization.

Characterization techniques include: 

Linear Sweep Voltammetry.

Complex Impedance Spectroscopy.

FTIR Spectroscopy.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry.

Scanning Electron Spectroscopy.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

UV-Visible spectroscopy. 


Major project: DST-Fast track (Rs. 23 lakh received Dec 2013) (India) (Completed)

Lectureship: Passed Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – National Eligibility Test (NET) twice (July 2001 and June 2004)

Project Fellow: UGC Major Research Project, Dept. of Energy, University of Madras. July 2005–December 2007              

Senior Research Fellow: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dept. of Energy, University of Madras. June 2009.                                          


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Journal of Materials Chemistry 

Nanoscale Polymer

RSC advances

Small Solar Energy

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