L. Hima Kumar  
 

 

 

 
Name : L. Hima Kumar  
   
Addresses :

Present Address:

Room No. 2004,
Krishna Hostel,
IITM,
Chennai - 600 036.

Laboratory address:

National Centre for Catalysis Research,
Department of Chemistry,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai – 600 036.

Phone No. 22575231

   
E-Mail ID : himakumar1@yahoo.com
   
Educational details :

B. Sc., Ideal College, Kakinada, 1997-2000.

M.Sc., (Physical chemistry), Andhra University Campus, Waltair, 2000-2002

Ph.D., (Physical Chemistry), IITM, Chennai, 2002 onwards
   
Research Details :

Joined research on: 29 th July, 2002

Research interests: Hydrogen Storage,
                                Borohydride Fuel Cells
                                Metal hydrides.

   
Projects handled/handling : Development of novel metal….devices, MNES, 2002-2004
   
National/International workshops/Conferences :
  1. B. Viswanathan, L. Hima Kumar and S. Srinivasa Murthy, ‘Alanates as hydrogen storage materials', Indo- Belarus workshop on ‘Advances in sorption based thermal devices’ held at Minsk, Belarus, 2-3 Nov 2004.

  2. L. Hima Kumar, B. Viswanathan and S. Srinivasa Murthy, 'Hydrogen generation from alkaline solution of sodium borohydride using cobalt based catalysts'(poster presentation), National workshop on the catalysis for energy held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, Feb 23rd - 25th, 2006.(Received best poster award)

  3. L. Hima Kumar, B. Viswanathan and S. Srinivasa Murthy, 'Dehydriding behaviour of LiAlH4 – The catalytic role of carbon nanofibers' (Oral presentation), International Workshop on Hydrogen Energy (Production, Storage and Application) held in November 5-9, 2006, Jaipur, India.

   
Publications :
  1. L.Hima Kumar, B.Viswanathan and S. Srinivasa murthy, ‘Hydrogen absorption by Mg2Ni prepared by polyol reduction’, Journal of alloys and compounds(2007), doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2007.07.028.

  2. L. Hima Kumar, B.Viswanathan and S. Srinivasa murthy,‘Dehydriding behaviour of LiAlH4—the catalytic role of carbon nanofibers, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2007), doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2007.07.014.

  3. L. Hima Kumar, B.Viswanathan and S. Srinivasa murthy, ‘On the role of carbon additive in the hydrogenation and dehydrogenation of LiAlH4’, Bulletin of the Catalysis Society of India 5 (2006) 45-54.

  4. L. Hima Kumar, B.Viswanathan and S. Srinivasa murthy,'Catalytic effects in the generation of hydrogen from NaBH4' Bulletin of the Catalysis Society of India 5 (2006) 94-100.

  5. L. Hima Kumar, B.Viswanathan and S. Srinivasa murthy, ‘Alanates – Are they the appropriate hydrogen storage material?', Photo/Electrochemistry and photobiology in the environmental Energy and Fuel, Vol. 4, 2005, 13-42. Ed. Kaneco (Research signpost).

  6. M.Helen, B.Viswanathan, L.Hima Kumar and S. Srinivasa Murthy, 'Strategies for the design of membranes for fuel cells', Photo/Electro chemistry and photobiology in the environmental Energy and Fuel vol 5, 2006, Ed. Kaneco (Research signpost).