Dr. Manish singh
Assistant Professor
Ph.D (Pure and Applied Biochemistry)
Lund University, Sweden
Ph: +91-6115-233-(8)966; Mobile: +919650016375
Email: Manish.singh[*AT]
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Research Areas :
  • Solid oxide fuel cells
  • Extraction of critical minerals from environment waste
  • Thin film deposition
  • Silk based hybrid materials
  • Conductive polymer
  • Nanomaterials
Other Interests : Seasoned runner, passionate cricketer, and avid foody
Courses taught/Teaching :
  • MM 401 Environmental Sustainability and Industrial Safety
  • MM621 Thin films- an engineering approach
No. of PhD Students : NIL
Conference & Workshop :
  • July 12- July 14: SEMICON West 2022. Annual event for the global microelectronics industry, San Francisco CA, United States (poster)
  • 26-28 May 2015: HINT training school: Bottom-up approaches of hybrid materials: Preparation and design, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Poster)
  • 31.1-5.2 2016: International winter school: Molecule@surfaces, Villaggio Olimpico Bardonecchia (Italy) (Poster)
  • March 6-10, 2017: 5th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials in Lisbon, Portugal (2 Poster)
  • March 15-16, 2018: 23rd International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in London, UK. (Oral)
  • June 18-22 2018: International Conference on Hybrid materials: state of the art and new frontiers at the E-MRS Spring Meeting”, Strasbourg, France. (Oral)
  • 14-16 December 2011: 4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition, EFC 2011, Rome, Italy (Oral)
  • October 30, 2014: Functional Surfaces Workshop at Lund University
  • 20th of January 2015: DTI Green Chemistry Facilities Tuesday, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
  • October 26-28, 2016: International Workshop on Synchrotron and Neutron Scattering in Biomaterials and Soft Matter
Professional Experience :
  • Postdoctoral researcher under Regents Prof. Raj N. Singh at the School of Material Science Engineering at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. (18th Feb 2022- 16th August 2023)
  • Researcher in the Prof. Liangdong Fan group at Shenzhen University, China. (April 2020 to December 2021)
  • Research Engineer at GETT International Fuel Cell AB, Stockholm, Sweden. (April 2011–December 2022)
  • Programmer Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions, India. (Nov 2010- March 2011)
  • Guest researcher under Prof Bin Zhu in the Energy department at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. (May 2010 to October 2010).
Awards & Honours :
  • 36 publications in reputable scientific journals
  • h-index of 17 and total number of 1083 citations (source: google scholar)
  • Design and communication of more than 7 posters and oral presentation for international conferences (UK, Sweden, France, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Finland, France, Germany, USA (San Franscisco))
  • Entrepreneurial Lead for NSF innovation I-corps project (Summer 2022)
  • Reviewed Journal- The Royal Society of Chemistry- Material advances, MDPI- Catalysts, Journal of Functional Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, Separations, Journal of Composites Science, Coatings
  • Project planification and co-supervision and of 1 Ph.D., 2 M.Sc. and 5 B.Sc. thesis.
  • Organization and coordination of 2 practical courses in Molecular cell biology and Technical Biology
  • ESS & MAX IV: Cross Border Science and Society 6 months grant (100000 SEK) (05/2016 - 10/2016) Anomalous silks - towards low-cost enzyme mimics
  • Travel grants from Aforsk foundation and Royal Physiographic Society in Lund (2 times)
  • Bronze medal in International Maths Olympiad, 2002
Member of Professional bodies :
  • American Chemical Society, Institute of Advanced Materials, E-MRS
Publications :
  1. Monika Singh, Sara Paydar, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Ranjan Singhal, Aradhana Singh, Manish Singh*. Recent Advancement of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Towards Semiconductor Membrane Fuel Cells. (Accepted, Energy Materials).
  2. Yuanjing Meng, Muhammad Akbar, Jie Gao, Manish Singh, Te-Wei Chiu, Baoyuan Wang, Chen Xia, Liangdong Fan, Superionic conduction of self-assembled heterostructural LSCrF-CeO2 electrolyte for solid oxide fuel cell at 375–550 °C. Applied Surface Science, Volume 645, 2024, 158832. (I:F- 6.7)
  3. Manish Singh, Lakshmi Narayanan Ramasubramanian, and Raj N. Singh. Influence of Processing Conditions on the Titanium-Nickel Contact Metallization on a Silicon Wafer for Thermal Management. Thin Solid Films, Volume 785, 2023, 140092. (I:F – 2.1)
  4. Jiajia Huang, Tong Su, Huibin Zhao, Fengjiao Li, Te-Wei Chiu, Manish Singh, Qixing Wu, Liangdong Fan. Nano and phase engineering of Fe-Cu alloy exsolved perovskite oxide based hetero. Fuel, Volume 356, 2024,129479. (I:F- 7.4)
  5. Manish Singh, Lakshmi Narayanan Ramasubramanian, Raj N. Singh; Influence of processing conditions on the titanium–aluminum contact metallization on a silicon wafer for thermal management. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 1 July 2023; 41 (4): 042208. (I:F- 1.4)
  6. Shiyi Luo, Rui Yang, Yuanjing Meng, Kristina Maliutina, Manish Singh, Te-Wei Chiu, Liangdong Fan. Promoted electrochemical performance of one-step sintered intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells using nanoscale electrodes, Materials Research Bulletin, 2023, 112452, ISSN 0025-5408. (I:F- 5.4)
  7. Wanbin Lin, Weibin Su, Yanpu Li, Te-Wei Chiu, Manish Singh, Zehua Pan, Liangdong Fan. (2023), Enhancing Electrochemical CO2 Reduction on Perovskite Oxide for Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells through In Situ A-Site Deficiencies and Surface Carbonate Deposition Induced by Lithium Cation Doping and Exsolution. Small 2303305. (I:F- 15.15)
  8. Huibin Zhao, Wanbin Lin, Kang Yuan, Manish Singh, Te-Wei Chiu, Liangdong Fan, Demonstration of high-performance and stable metal-supporting semiconductor-ionic fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, Volume 579, 2023, 233325. (I:F- 9.79)
  9. Zenghui Wang, Yuanjing Meng, Manish Singh, Yifu Jing, Muhammad Imran Asghar, Peter Lund, and Liangdong Fan. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2023 15 (1), 870-881. (I:F- 9.22)
  10. Yanpu Li, Yihang Li, Manish Singh, Zhengnan Li, Xingliu Hu, and Liangdong Fan. ACS Applied Energy Materials 2022 5 (11), 14391-14400. (I:F- 6.02)
  11. Fengjiao Li, Naveed Mushtaq, Tong Su, Yanhui Cui, Jiajia Huang, Mingjuan Sun, Manish Singh, Xiaolin Zhao, Kristina Maliutina, Yu Zhang, Chuanxin He, Ming Yang, Bin Zhu, Liangdong Fan. NCNT grafted perovskite oxide as an active bifunctional electrocatalyst for rechargeable zinc-air battery, Materials Today Nano, Volume 21, 2023, 100287, ISSN 2588-8420. (I:F- 13.36)
  12. M.A.K. Yousaf Shah, Yuzheng Lu, Naveed Mushtaq, Manish Singh, Sajid Rauf Muhammad Yousaf, Bin Zhu. ZnO/MgZnO heterostructure membrane with type II band alignment for ceramic fuel cells. January 2022, Energy Materials 2(4):20003. (I:F-NA)
  13. Manish Singh, Estera S. Dey, Sunil Bhand, and Cedric Dicko. 2022. "Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Impregnation of Gold Nanoparticles Demonstrates a New Route for the Fabrication of Hybrid Silk Materials". Insects 2022, 13, 18 (I:F- 3.0)
  14. Manish Singh, Enyi Hu, Zheng Jiang, Liangdong Fan, Faze Wang, Rizwan Raza, Muhammad Sajid, Jun Wang, Jung-Sik Kim and Bin Zhu. Junction and energy band on novel semiconductor-based fuel cells. iScience 24, 102191, March 19, 2021. Review. (I.F- 5.08)
  15. Yihang Li, Manish Singh, Zechao, Zhuang, Yifu Jing, Fengjiao Li, Maliutina Kristina, Chuanxin He, Liangdong Fan. Efficient CO/CO2 reversible conversion in solid oxide cells with a phase-transformed fuel electrode. Science China Material. 64, 1114–1126 (2021). (I.F-8.64)
  16. Manish Singh, Yifei Zhang, Jingjing Liu, Enyi Hu, Zheng Jiang, Rizwan Raza, Faze Wang, Jun Wang, Fan Yang & Bin Zhu. Superionic Conductivity in Ceria-Based Heterostructure Composites for Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Nano-Micro letters. 12, 178 (2020). Review. (I.F-23.65)
  17. Manish Singh*, Estera S. Dey, Cedric Dicko. Manganese oxide functionalized silk fibers for enzyme mimics application, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2020,104565. (I.F- 5.1)
  18. Manish Singh*, Kishan Bharadwaj, Estera S. Dey, Cedric Dicko. Sonication enhances the stability of MnO2 nanoparticles on silk film template for enzyme mimic application, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, Volume 64, 2020,105011. (I.F-9.43)
  19. Manish Singh*, Paolo Bollella, Lo Gorton, Estera S. Dey, Cedric Dicko, Conductive and enzyme-like silk fibers for soft sensing application. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Volume 150, 2020,11859. (I.F- 12.54)
  20. Liang Liu, Yanyan Liu, Lingyao Li, Yan Wu, Manish Singh, Bin Zhu. The composite electrolyte with an insulation Sm2O3 and semiconductor NiO for advanced fuel cells. Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 43, No. 28, 07.2018, p. 12739-12747. (I.F-7.13)
  21. Manish Singh, Chris Musy, Estera S. Dey, Cedric Dicko. Rapid fabrication and optimization of silk fibers supported and stabilized MnO2 catalysts. Fibers and Polymer (2017) 18: 1660. (I.F- 2.5)
  22. Yanyan Liu, Yan Wu, Wei Zhang, Jing Zhang, Baoyuan Wang, Chen Xia, Muhammad Afzal, Junjiao Li, Manish Singh, Bin Zhu. Natural CuFe2O4 mineral for solid oxide fuel cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 42, Issue 27, 6 July 2017, Pages 17514-17521. (I.F- 7.13)
  23. Yunjuan He, Liangdong Fan, Muhammad Afzal, Manish Singh, Wei Zhang, Yufeng, Zhao, Junjiao Li, Bin Zhu. Cobalt oxides coated commercial Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ as high-performance cathode for low-temperature SOFCs. Electrochimica Acta 2016, 191, 223-229. (I.F-7.336)
  24. Yanyan Liu, Yongfu Tang, Zhaohui Ma, Manish Singh, Yunjuan He, Wenjing Dong, Chunwen Sun, Bin Zhu. Flowerlike CeO2 microspheres coated with Sr2Fe1.5Mo0.5Ox nanoparticles for an advanced fuel cell. Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 1194. (I.F- 4.37)
  25. Ying Ma, Manish Singh, X.Wang, F. Yang, Bin Zhu. Study on SDC-KZnAl composite electrolytes, for Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2014), 39(30):17460-17465. (I.F- 7.13)
  26. Liangdong Fan, Ying Ma, X. Wang, Manish Singh, Bin Zhu. Understanding the electrochemical mechanism of the core–shell ceria–LiZnO nanocomposite in a low temperature solid oxide fuel cell. Journal of Material Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 5399 (I.F- 14.51)
  27. Bin Zhu, Peter Lund, Rizwan Raza, Janne Patakangas, Qiu-An Huang, Liangdong Fan, Manish Singh. A new energy conversion technology based on nano redox and nano device processes. Nano Energy. Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2013, Pages 1179-1185. (I.F- 17.88)
  28. Liangdong Fan, Hongjuan Zhang, Ming-ming Chen, Chengyang Wang, Hao Wang, Manish Singh, Bin Zhu. Electrochemical study of lithiated transition metal oxide composite as symmetrical electrode for low temperature ceramic fuel cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 30 August 2013, Pages 11398-11405. (I.F- 7.13)
  29. Marian Stingaciu, Bin Zhu, Manish Singh and Mats Johnsson. Single-component fuel cells fabricated by spark plasma sintering. RSC Advances, 2012, 2, 12140–12143. (I.F-3.24)
  30. Liangdong Fan, C. Wang, O. Osamudiamen, R. Raza, Manish Singh, Bin Zhu. Mixed ion and electron conductive composites for single-component fuel cells: I. Effects of composition and pellet thickness. Journal of Power Sources, Volume 217, 1 November 2012, Pages 164-169. (I.F- 9.12)
  31. Haiying Qin, Bin Zhu, Rizwan Raza, Manish Singh, Liangdong Fan, Peter Lund. Integration design of membrane electrode assemblies in low-temperature solid oxide fuel cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 37, Issue 24, December 2012, Pages 19365-19370. (I.F- 7.13)
  32. Yifu Jing, Haiying Qin, Qinghua Liu, Manish Singh, Bin Zhu. Synthesis and Electrochemical Performances of LiNiCuZn Oxides as Anode and Cathode Catalyst for Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2012, 12(6):5102-5. (I.F- 1.13)
  33. Ghazanfar Abbas, M. Chaudhry, Rizwan Raza, Manish Singh, Qinghua Liu, Haiying Qi, Bin Zhu. Study of CuNiZnGdCe-Nanocomposite Anode for Low-Temperature SOFC. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, Volume 4, April 2012, pp. 389-393(5). (I.F- 1.128)
  34. Bin Zhu, Rizwan Raza, Abbas, Manish Singh. An Electrolyte-Free Fuel Cell Constructed from One Homogenous Layer with Mixed Conductivity. Advanced Functional Material. 2011, 21, 2465–2469. (I.F- 19.9)
  35. Haiying Qin, Zhigang Zhu, Qinghua Liu, Yifu Jing, Rizwan Raza, Syed Khalid Imran, Manish Singh, Ghazanfar Abbas and Bin Zhu. Direct biofuel low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells. Energy and Environmental Science, 2011, 4, 1273. (I.F- 39.71)
  36. Bin Zhu, Rizwan Raza, Qinghua Liu, Haiying Qin, Zhigang Zhu, Liangdong Fan, Manish Singh, Peter Lund. A new energy conversion technology joining electrochemical and physical principles. RSC Advances, 2011, 2(12):5066-5070. (I.F- 3.24)