Parans Paranthaman

Corporate Fellow

Critical Materials Institute, Oak Ridge National Lab

Dr. Parans Paranthaman is a Corporate Fellow at the Chemical Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Paranthaman is also fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, Materials Research Society, AAAS, American Physical Society, American Ceramic Society, ASM International and the Institute of Physics, London, UK. He earned his PhD degree in materials science and solid state chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He was a postdoctoral fellow with 2019 Chemistry Nobel prize winner Professor John Goodenough at the University of Texas, Austin and a research associate with Professor Allen Hermann at University of Colorado, Boulder. He joined the Chemistry Department at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in May 1993. He has authored or co-authored more than 446 journal publications with > 21,007 citations and an “h-index” of 70 and a total of >75 inventions including 55 issued U.S. patents related to his research. He has licensed his technologies to seven industries for commercialization. His present research focuses on the development of additive manufacturing of N95 fabrics and antiviral coatings, additive manufacturing of permanent magnets and motors, lithium separation from geothermal brine, recovery of carbon from recycled tires for clean energy applications, and development of electrode materials for energy storage applications.