Dr. Puppala Laxman ManiKanta


Dr. Puppala Laxman Mani Kanta


Assistant Professor

Mobile No.

+91 9474382725, 8317575614

Email Id

laxmanmanikanta@nitt.edu, laxmanmaniram@gmail.com

Date of Joining



Academic Qualifications







Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)



Energy Storage Materials for Sodium-ion Batteries


National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT)



Materials Science and Engineering


Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) Nuzvid


First Class

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) Nuzvid




SSC/10th Standard

Z P High School Chorampudi


First Class



Employment Profile

Job Title




Assistant Professor

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT)


Till Date

Tech Lead – Alternate Fuels

KPIT Technologies Ltd., Pune



Project Scientist – B

International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) Chennai




Research Interests

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials – Beyond Li such as Na, K, Al, Mg – ion Batteries
  • Thermal and Safety Evaluation of Batteries
  • Forensic analysis of Batteries - exploring degradation mechanisms and their remedies
  • Corrosion Science and Engineering
  • Urban mining/Recovery of precious metals/materials





Awarding Organization


International Travel Support (ITS)/ Grant

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India


Academic Proficiency Prize/Award

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT)



Patent Title

Filed/Grant Number

Date of filing/Grant

Microwave-assisted sol-gel process for preparing in-situ carbon-coated electrode materials and the product there of

Korean Grant No. 10-2497808


Japanese Grant No. JP7074870


International Publication No. WO2020174487


Indian Application No. IN201911008004

International on 03-09-2020

(PCT filed on 13-02-2020)

Indian on 28-02-2019




I. Refereed Journals

  • P. Laxman Mani Kanta, M. Venkatesh, Satyesh Kumar Yadav, Bijoy Das and R. Gopalan. High Energy-Power Characteristics of Microstructrually Engineered Sodium Vanadium Phosphate in Full Cell Level. Applied Energy 334 (2023): 120665. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2023.1206650.
  • Manchala Venkatesh, G. Sudha Priyanga, Sonia Sharma, P. Laxman Mani Kanta, Tiju Thomas, R. Gopalan and Bijoy Das. Effect of Dopants and Microstructure on the Electrochemical Cyclic Stability of Layered P2-type Na0.67MnO2 Prepared by Different Chemical Routes: An Experimental and Theoretical Study. Ceramics International 49, no. 4 (2023): 6654-6665. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2022.11.002.   
  • P. Laxman Mani Kanta, N. Lakshmi Priya, Prajeet Oza, M. Venkatesh, Satyesh Kumar Yadav, Bijoy Das, G. Sundararajan, and R. Gopalan. Unusual Case of Higher Cyclic Stability at a Wider Voltage Window in Sodium Vanadium Phosphate. ACS Applied Energy Materials 4, no. 11 (2021): 12581-12592. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.1c02367.  
  • P. Laxman Mani Kanta, M. Venkatesh, Satyesh Kumar Yadav, Bijoy Kumar Das and R. Gopalan. Scalable Synthesis and Kinetic Studies of Carbon Coated Sodium Titanate: A Promising Ultra-Low Voltage Anode for Sodium Ion Battery. Transactions of Indian National Academy of Engineering 5, (2020): 475-483. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41403-020-00107-9.
  • P. Laxman Mani Kanta, V. C. Srivastava, K. Venkateswarlu, Sharma Paswan, B. Mahato, Goutam Das, K. Sivaprasad, and K. Gopala Krishna. Corrosion Behavior of Ultrafine-grained AA2024 Aluminum Alloy Produced by Cryorolling.        International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy, and Materials 24, no. 11 (2017): 1293-1305. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-017-1522-2.


II. Coferences/Workshops/Symposia Proceedings

  • P. Laxman Mani Kanta, N. Lakshmi Priya, M. Venkatesh, S. K. Yadav, Bijoy Das, G. Sundararajan and R. Gopalan. Robust microstructure of sodium vanadium phosphate for reversible insertion/extraction of >2 moles of sodium ions, 7th International Conference on Sodium Batteries (ICNaB 2022), December 05-08, 2022, Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) and ZSW sponsored by Natron Energy at Stadthaus Ulm, Germany.
  • Participated in “Envision – India’s First Energy Festival” organized by India Energy Storage Alliance in association with IITM Research park during November 3-5, 2022 at IITM Research Park, Chennai.
  • P. Laxman Mani Kanta, N. Lakshmi Priya, M. Venkatesh, S. K. Yadav, Bijoy Das, G. Sundararajan and R. Gopalan. Ultrafast and scalable microwave synthesis of in-situ carbon coated Na3V2(PO4)3 embedded in 3D-mesoporous carbon matrix as dual electrode for high performance sodium ion battery, National Conference for Energy Technologies, INAE Chennai Chapter in association with IIT Madras and ARCI Chennai/Hyderabad during April 29-30, 2022 at IIT Madras, Chennai.
  • P. Laxman Mani Kanta, M. Venkatesh, Bijoy Das, R. Gopalan. Development of sodium ion batteries for large scale grid energy storage applications, Young Scientists Conference (YSC) organized by India International Science Festival 2019 (IISF) during November 5-7, 2019 at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Kolkata.
  • Participated in “Two-Day Workshop on Atom Probe Tomography” organized by National Facility for Atom Probe Tomography (NFAPT), IIT Madras during March 8-9, 2019 at Metallurgy Seminar Hall New Academic Complex-222, IIT Madras, Chennai.
  • P. Laxman Mani Kanta, M. Venkatesh, Bijoy Das, R. Gopalan. Carbon coated Na2Ti3O7 as a potential anode for sodium ion batteries, 3rd National conference on Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage organized by IIT (BHU) Varanasi in association with Energy Science Society of India during October 18-20, 2018 to give oral presentation on at Varanasi.
  • Attended Workshop on “Prediction, Prevention and Post Analysis of Engineering Failures.” Organized by Society of Failure analysis, Tiruchirappalli chapter in association with NIT Tiruchirappalli in 2014.

Workshops/Training/ Short term courses/ FDPs/ Internships/ Seminars Organized




Start date

End date

Sponsored/Organized by

Lithium-ion Battery Technology know-how transfer to Nsure Reliable Energy Solutions Ltd., Bengaluru

Training of Industry professionals

Training Scientist

Dec 2021

March 2022

ARCI Chennai

National Conference for Energy Technologies (NCET) 2022



April 29th2022

April 30th2022

INAE Chennai Chapter


Membership of Professional Bodies

Annual Member - SFA, Tiruchirappalli Chapter


Contact Details

Dr. Puppala Laxman Mani Kanta

Assistant Professor

Office: Beside MME committee Room

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

National Institute of Technology, 

Tiruchirappalli – 620015

Tamil Nadu, India.

Email: laxmanmanikanta@nitt.edu

Mobile: +91 9474382725, 8317575614.