Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
Dr. Parans Paranthaman is a Corporate Fellow and a Group Leader of Materials Chemistry at the Chemical Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a Distinguished UT-Battelle Inventor at ORNL, and fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), Materials Research Society (MRS), AAAS, American Physical Society (APS), American Ceramic Society, ASM International and the Institute of Physics (IOP), London, UK. He has a joint faculty appointment with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Bredesen Center as a Professor since 2010. He earned his PhD degree in solid state chemistry under the guidance of Professor G V Subba Rao from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1988. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Professor John Goodenough (1988-1991) at the University of Texas, Austin, Center for Materials Science and Engineering and a research associate with Professor Allen Hermann (1991-1993) at the superconductivity laboratories, Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He joined the Chemistry Department at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in May 1993. He was named the Lockheed-Martin (ORNL) scientist of the year in 1997. He was named ORNL Inventor of the year in 2016. He has authored or co-authored more than 406 journal publications with an “h-index” of 62 (Google scholar citation) and issued 44 U.S. Patents related to superconductivity, energy storage and solar cells. He has commercialized and licensed his technologies to six companies.