Prakash Venkatesan

Prakash Venkatesan did his PhD in the group of Metal Production and Resource Recycling (MPRR) under the supervision of Prof. Jilt Sietsma and Prof. Yongxiang Yang at TU Delft. His PhD was focussed on developing environmentally friendly electrochemical processes to recover rare-earth elements from NdFeB magnet waste. He did his MSc “Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion” at UPS Toulouse, WUT Warsaw and UPJV Amiens. His MSc thesis project “Synthesis and characterization of structured cathode materials for all solid-state Lithium-Sulphur batteries” was carried out at Robert Bosch, Stuttgart. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology (B.Tech) in Chemical and Electrochemical engineering from Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India.

Currently, he is pursuing a postdoc under Prof. Arjan Mol in the field of adhesion and interfacial delamination in the project QUALIFY. QUALIFY aims to explore the use of adhesively bonded hybrid joints in primary structures (ship building), capable to withstand high loads and guaranteeing safety. He will investigate the interactive effect of physicochemical degradation and stress state at the adherend-adhesive interface on interfacial bonding.

Key Publications

  1. Selective electrochemical extraction of REEs from NdFeB magnet waste at room temperature” Prakash Venkatesan, Tom Vander Hoogerstraete, Tom Hennebel, Koen Binnemans, Jilt Sietsma and Yongxiang Yang in Green Chemistry DOI: 10.1039/C7GC03296J

  2. Prakash Venkatesan, Zhi Sun, Jilt Sietsma, Yongxiang Yang, An environmentally friendly electro-oxidative approach to recover valuable elements from NdFeB magnet waste, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 191, January 2018, Pages 384-391.

  3. A. Lixandru , P. Venkatesan, C. Jönsson, I. Poenaru, B. Hall, Y. Yang, A. Walton, K. Güth, R. Gauß, O. Gutfleisch, Localization, identification, and recovery of rare earth permanent magnets from waste electrical and electronic equipment, Journal of Waste management, Waste management, Volume 68, October 2017, Pages 482-489.