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Faraday Materials Laboratory (FaMaL)

“……… Sarbe Bhavantu Sukhinaha“.
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the path to truth: not starting and not going all the way.”—-Buddha

Warm welcome to our research group Faraday Materials Laboratory (FaMaL) webpage.

We are a young research group based in the Materials Research Centre (MRC) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Our research effort is geared towards solid-state (inorganic) chemistry and materials science related to rechargeable batteries for energy storage. With the major interest in electrochemical materials science and minor interest in magnetism, our group is named after Sir Michael Faraday (1791-1867), who has contributed immensely to the broad field of electrochemistry and electromagnetism. His scientific productivity, work ethics and gentle personality is truly inspiring. Overall, three main words of our scientific effort are: Electrochemistry, Materials and Chemistry.

We focus on materials chemistry for synthesis, structural and electrochemical investigation of electrochemical energy storage devices such as rechargeable batteries and electrochemical supercapacitors. These devices have positive and negative electrodes at their core. The discovery and development of positive (cathode) and negative (anode) insertion materials is important for building better batteries. Our group logo (right figure, above) shows the importance and balance between positive and negative parts of rechargeable batteries and more philosophically about complementary aspects of life. “Lets TAO energy”.

FaMaL started in December 2013. It is an interdisciplinary group having students from different parts of India having educational background in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. We are an experimental group focusing on synthesis, structural and electrochemical investigation of energy materials.

Our base is at Materials Research Centre (estd. 1978), a department focusing on interdisciplinary research and education on ‘materials science and technology’ at the Indian Institute of Science (estd. 1907). You are welcome to browse our website, see our research effort and to visit our lab and Institute. We will be privileged to get your queries, opinion and suggestions to improve our research effort. Enjoy Browsing FaMaL.

Best Regards,
Dr. Prabeer Barpanda