Babu CM

Babu CM  

Personal Particulars
Research Fellow
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering,

National University of Singapore, 4 Engineering Drive 2,

Singapore, 117576

Office: E1A-04-01
Phone: (65) 8542 5464
Email: chebcm@nus.edu.sg

Education & Employment (Industrial Collaboration Projects)

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the start-up CBE- Ecosolutions.

Research Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering,

National University of Singapore, August 2018 – Present

  • Awarded the Faculty of Engineering (FOE) Fellowship of 60,000 SGD.
  • Selected to be a part of the Graduate Research Innovation Program (GRIP) and was awarded a start-up grant of 100,000 SGD.

Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven, Belgium, 2016-2017

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hanseo University, South Korea, 2015.

Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, CEG, Anna University, India, 2011-2014.

M.Sc., Applied Chemistry, Anna University, India, 2006-2008.

 

Research Interests

Nanoscale Materials (Carbon & Metal Oxides);

Water & air Purification;

Waste to resource conversion;

Research highlights

Ø  Nano adsorbent design for heavy metals, rare earths and organic pollutant removal;
Ø  Development of functional nanostructured carbon material for environmental applications.

Patent & Publications

[1] Babu, C.M., Zhiyi, Y., Anbu, T.M., Wang, CH, 2019, A cost-effective way of converting low grade carbon to activated carbon for environmental applications. Singapore Provisional Patent Application ILO Ref: 2019-377.

[2] Arun Kumar, P., Babu, C.M., Tay Teresa, S., Serina, L., Serena, L.M.T., Wang, C.H., 2019, Incineration Sewage Sludge Bottom Ash- Chemical Processing, Leaching Patterns and Toxicity Testing, Journal of Hazardous Materials, June 2020 accepted.

[3] Lin, W.Y., Arun kumar, P, Babu, C.M., Wang, C.H., 2020, A factorial experimental analysis of using wood fly ash as an alkaline activator along with coal fly ash for production of geopolymer-cementitious hybrids, Science of the Total Environment, vol. 718, pp. 135289.

[4] Babu, C. M., Roosen, J., & Binnemans, K. (2018). EDTA-Functionalized Activated Carbon for the Removal of Rare-Earths from Aqueous Solutions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57, 1487-1497.

[5] Babu, C. M., Vinodh, R., Sundaravel, B., Aziz, A., Peng, M. M., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T. (2016). Characterization of Reduced Graphene Oxide Supported Mesoporous Fe2O3/TiO2 Nanoparticles and Adsorption of of As(III) and As(V) from Potable Water. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 62,199-208.

[6] Babu, C. M., Vinodh, R., Selvamani, A., Pratap Kumar, K., Shakila Parveen, A., Thirukumaran, P., Srinivasan, V. V., Balasubramaniam, R., & Ramkumar, V. (2017). Organic Functionalized Fe3O4/RGO Nanocomposites for CO2 Adsorption. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5, 2440-2447.

[7] Babu, C. M., Palanisamy, B., Sundaravel, B., Shanthi, K., & Murugesan, V. (2015). Dihalogen crosslinked Fe3O4-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites for arsenic and mercury adsorption. Science of Advanced Materials, 7, 794-805.

[8] Babu, C. M., Palanisamy, B., Sundaravel, B., Palanichamy, M., & Murugesan, V. (2013). A novel magnetic Fe3O4/SiO2 core-shell nanorods for the removal of arsenic. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 13, 2517-2527.

[9] Babu, C. M., Vinodh, R., Aziz, A., Ravikumar, R., Peng, M. M., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T. (2016). Caprolactam Synthesis using Ce-MCM-41Catalysts. International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology, 8, 171-182.

[10] Babu, C. M., Vinodh, R., Aziz, A., Ravikumar, R., Peng, M. M., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T. (2016). Graphene Oxide Amine Functionalized Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Lead Removal. Information – An International Interdisciplinary Journal, 19, 4445-4450.

[11] Palanisamy, B., Babu, C. M., Sundaravel, B., Anandan, S., & Murugesan., V. (2013). Sol-gel synthesis of mesoporous mixed Fe2O3/TiO2 photocatalyst: Application for degradation of 4-chlorophenol. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 252-253, 233-242.

[12] Sundaravel, B., Babu, C. M., Vinodh, R., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T. (2016). Synthesis of campholenic aldehyde from pinene using bi-functional PrAlPO-5 molecular sieves. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 63, 157-165.

[13] Palanisamy, B., Babu, C. M., Sundaravel, B., Anandan, S., & Murugesan, V. (2013). Visible-light active mesoporous Ce incorporated TiO2 for the degradation of 4-chlorophenol in aqueous solution. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 13, 2573-2581.

[14] Sundaravel, B., Babu, C. M., Palanisamy, B., Palanichamy, M., Shanthi, K., & Murugesan, V. (2013). Praseodymium incorporated AlPO-5 molecular sieves for aerobic oxidation of ethylbenzene. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 13, 2507-2516.

[15] Palanisamy, B, Babu, C. M., Shanthi, K., Palanichamy, M., & Murugesan, V. (2015). Photocatalytic degradation of aqueous alachlor with visible-light active mesoporous WO3/TiO2. Science of Advanced Materials. 7, 746-755.

[16] Selvamani, A, Babu, C. M., Srinivasan, V. V., Ramkumar, V., Balasubramanian, R., Thirukumaran, P., & Shakilaparveen, A. (2017). Oxidation of cyclohexane over graphene oxide supported flower-like ceria nanocomposites exposed active {1 0 0} facets. Chemistry Select, 2, 6223-6230.

[17] Sundaravel, B., Babu, C. M., Palanisamy, B., Palanichamy, M., & Murugesan, V. (2014). Green Synthesis of 5-Arylidene-2,4-Thiazolidinediones Over FeAlPO-5 Catalysts. Advanced Porous Materials, 2, 7-15.

[18] Vinodh, R., Babu, C. M., Aziz, A., Peng, M. M., Palanichamy, M., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T. (2016). Microporous Spheres of Tiny Semiconducting Graphene Sheets from Hypercross-linked Polymers: Absorption and CO2 Sorption Characteristics. Advances in Polymer Technology, DOI: 10.1002/adv.21713.

[19] Vinodh, R., Aziz, A., Peng, M. M., Babu, C. M., Palanichamy, M., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T. (2015). Synthesis and characterization of semiconducting porous carbon for energy applications and CO2 adsorption. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 32, 273-281.

[20] Vinodh, R., Aziz, A., Peng, M. M., Babu, C. M., Palanichamy, M., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T. (2015). A new strategy to synthesize hypercross-linked conjugated polystyrene and its application towards CO2 sorption. Fibers and Polymers, 16,1458-1467.

[21] Vinodh, R., Babu, C. M., Aziz, A., Ravikumar, R., Palanichamy, M., Choi, E. Y., & Jang, H. T. (2016). Synthesis and Characterization of 1-octyl 2-cyano Acrylate for Wound Healing Applications. International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology, 8, 339-350.

[22] Vinodh, R., Babu, C. M., Aziz, A., Ravikumar, R., Peng, M. M., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T. (2016). Catalytic Conversion on Zeolites: Synthesis and Characterization. International Journal of u- and e- Service, Science and Technology, 9, 383-394.

[23] Vinodh, R., Babu, C. M., Aziz, A., Peng, M. M., Palanichamy, M., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H.T. (2015). Hyperbranched Graphene for Solar Cell Applications. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 10, 33659-33661.

[24]Balasubramanian, R., Thirukumaran, P., Shakila Parveen, A., Babu, C. M., Ramkumar, V., Selvamani, A., Srinivasan, V. V., &  Lee, J. (2017). Synthesis and characterization of alkyl chain containing polytriazoleimide/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites. Polymer Composites, DOI: 10.1002/pc.24533.

[25] Selvamani, A., Shanthi, K., Santhanaraj, D., Babu, C. M., Srinivasan, V. V., Thirukumaran, P., Ramkumar, V., Shakilaparveen, A., & Balasubramanian, R. (2018). Effective removal of automobile exhausts over 3D flower-like Ce1-xCuxO2 nanocatalysts exposed active {100} plane. Journal of Rare Earths, 36, 603-612.

[26]Thirukumaran, P., Shakila Parveen, A., Balasubramaniam, R., Ramkumar, V., Selvamani, A., Srinivasan, V. V., Babu, C. M., & Kim,S. C. (2018). Studies on graphene oxide/BMI-reinforced polybenzoxazine nanocomposites. Polymer Bulletin, 1-19.

 

Conference Publications/ Presentations

[1] Babu, C. M., ‘Bio-Leaching and Metal Extraction Processes for Urban Mining: From Fundamental Principles to Practical Applications’, International Summer School 2016, 4-8 October 2016, Technical University Dresden, Germany.

[2] Babu, C. M., Vinodh, R., Aziz, A., Ravikumar, R., Mei Mei, P., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T., ‘Synthesis of Caprolactam using Ceria impregnated and Cerium ions incorporated MCM-41 catalysts’, 8th International Conference on Advances Science and Technology (AST 2016), 13-16 January, 2016, Haikou, China.

[3] Babu, C. M., Vinodh, R., Aziz, A., Ravikumar, R., Peng, M. M., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T., ‘Removal of heavy metals using Amine crosslinked Reduced Graphene Oxide’, Advanced Green and Smart Technology (AGT-2015), 16-17 December, 2015, Jeju Island, South Korea.

[4] Babu, C. M., Vinodh, R., Aziz, A., Peng, M. M., Palanichamy, M., Cha, W. S., & Jang, H. T., ‘Reduced Graphene Oxide Supported Mesoporous Fe2O3 / TiO2 Nanoparticles for As (V) and As (III) Adsorption’, Proceedings of the Korean Academy of Industrial Science and Technology Conference, 2015/05, 681-681, South Korea.

[5] Yao, Z., Prabhakar, A.K., Babu, C.M., Wang, C.H., “Treatment and Utilization of Solid Residues from Waste Combustion Facilities and Carbon Black Waste for a Sustainable Environment”, 22nd Conference on Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction – PRES’19, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece, 20–23 October, 2019.

[6] Li, H., Babu, C.M., Mozhi, A., Wang, C.H., “Waste to Resource: Synthesis of electrolyte in vanadium redox flow battery from fly ash”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, 10-15 November, 2019.

[7] Babu, C. M., Palanisamy, B., Palanichamy, M., & Murugesan, V., ‘Amine functionalized Fe3O4/SiO2 core-shell nanorods for the removal of arsenic from aqueous solution’, 21st National Symposium on Catalysis for Sustainable Development, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, 11-13 February 2013, Hyderabad, India.

[8] Babu, C. M., Palanisamy, B., Sundaravel, B., & Murugesan, V., ‘Amine functionalized Fe3O4/SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles for the removal of arsenic’, 4th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Material Chemistry, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, 11-15 December, 2012, Mumbai, India.

[9]Babu, C. M., Palanisamy, B., Palanichamy, M., & Murugesan, V., ‘Rod like magnetic CoFe2O4/SiO2 core/shell nanoparticles: A novel adsorbent for arsenic removal’, International Conference on Frontiers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and their Applications, Panjab University, 16-18 February 2012, Chandigarh, India.

[10] Babu, C. M., Palanisamy, B., Palanichamy, M., & Murugesan, V., ‘Functionalized magnetic Fe3O4 silica core-shell nanoparticles for arsenic and fluoride removal’, International Conference on Frontiers in Materials Science for Energy and Environment, LIFE, Loyola College, 11-13 January 2012, Chennai, India.

[11] Babu, C. M., Palanisamy, B., Palanichamy, M., & Murugesan, V., ‘Functionalized magnetic NiFe2O4-SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles for fluoride removal’, National Conference on Interface between Chemical Sciences and Technologies, National Institute of Technology, 29-30 December, 2011, Warangal, India.