Vijay Murugesan

Materials Sciences Group Lead

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Vijay Murugesan is a staff scientist in the Physical Sciences Division and group leader for the Materials Sciences group. His research focuses on charge/mass transfer across heterogeneous interfaces and materials. He frequently partners with the DOE Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences program, as well as the DOE Office of Electricity and Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy to explore chemical stability and resiliency of energy storage materials. In 2018, he was selected as focus area lead for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, DOE‘s energy storage hub where he leads a multidisciplinary team of scientists across national labs and academic institutions. Murugesan has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact publications such as Science, Nature Energy, Angewandte Chemie, and Advanced Materials among others. He has given invited talks at conferences and symposia around the world, including the 2020 International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation Conference in Sydney, Australia. Murugesan holds a PhD in Physics from Bharathiar University, India, and an MS in Physics from PSG College of Arts and Science, India.