General Information

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Academic Background:

  • B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, 2009
  • MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York, USA, 2011
  • PhD, Materials Engineering, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, 2017

Positions held:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow – Interface Chemistry and Surface Engineering Dept., Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, 2017-2018
  • Scientist, Institute for Energy and Process Systems Engineering, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, 2018-2019


  • Metal-Ceramic interfacial stress corrosion cracking
  • Corrosion and organic coating delamination
  • Hydrogen permeation to quantify oxygen reduction kinetics
  • Non-linear frequency response analysis (NFRA) of Lithium-ion batteries
  • Nanorough Silica Coatings

Recent Publications:

  • Probing the Buried Metal-Organic Coating Interfacial Reaction Kinetic Mechanisms by a Hydrogen Permeation Based Potentiometric Approach, D. Vijayshankar, A. Altin, C.Merola, A. Bashir, E. Heinen, M. Rohwerder. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163 (13) C778-C783 (2016).
  • Hydrogen permeation as a tool for quantitative characterisation of oxygen reduction kinetics at buried metal-coating interfaces, D.Vijayshankar, T.H. Tran, A. Bashir, S. Evers and M. Rohwerder. Electrochimica Acta, 189, 111-117, (2016).
  • Nanorough silica coatings by chemical vapor deposition. D. Vijayshankar, L. Mammen, P. Papadopoulos, D. Vollmer. RSC Advances , 4, 12737- 12742, (2014).
  • Effect of nanoroughness on highly hydrophobic and superhydrophobic coatings. L. Mammen, X. Deng, M. Untch, D. Vijayshankar, P. Papadopoulos, R. Berger, E.Riccardi, F. Leroy, D. Vollmer. Langmuir, 28 (42), 15005–15014, (2012).
  • Atomistic mechanisms of moisture-induced fracture at copper-silica interfaces. D. Vijayashankar, H. Zhu, S. Garg, R. Teki, R. Ramprasad, M.W. Lane, G. Ramanath. Appl. Phy. Lett., 99, 133103 (2011).
  • Stability, reutilization and scalability of activated hydrotalcites in aldol condensation. S. Abello, D. Vijaya-Shankar, J. Perez-Ramirez. Applied Catalysis A: General 342 (2008) 119–125.