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Nitin Kumar

  • Physics
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • Ph.D. (Physics), Penn State University
  • M.S. (Physics), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • B.S. (Physics), St. Stephen's College, Delhi University


  • H. Park, N. Kumar, M. Melander, T. Vegge, J.-M. G. Lastra, D. J. Siegel, 'Adiabatic and Nonadiabatic Charge Transport in Li-S Batteries', Chem. Mater., Article ASAP, 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04618
  • Y. Ming, N. Kumar, D. J. Siegel, 'Water Adsorption and Insertion in MOF-5', ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (8), pp 4921-4928.
  • N. Kumar, D. J. Siegel, 'Interface-Induced Renormalization of Electrolyte Energy Levels in Magnesium Batteries', J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7 (5), pp 874-881.
  • M. Schroeder, N. Kumar, A. J. Pearse, C. Liu, S. B. Lee, G. W. Rubloff, K. Leung, M. Noked, 'The DMSO-Li2O2 Interface in the Rechargeable Li-O2 Battery Cathode: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives on Stability', ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (21), pp 11402-11411.
  • N. Kumar, M. Radin, B. Wood, T. Ogitsu and D. J. Siegel 'Surface-Mediated Solvent Decomposition in Li-air Batteries: Impact of Peroxide and Superoxide Surface Terminations', J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119(17), 9050-9060.
  • M. Islam, A. Ostadhossein, O. Borodin, A. T. Yeates, W. W. Tipton, R. G. Hennig, N. Kumar and A. C. T. van Duin, 'ReaxFF molecular dynamics simulations on lithiated sulfur cathode materials', Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015 17, 3383-3393.
  • H. Wang, M. DelloStritto, N. Kumar, P. R. C. Kent, A. Kolesnikov, J. Kubicki, D. J. Wesolowski and J. Sofo, 'Vibrational Density of States of Strongly H-Bonded Interfacial Water: Insights from Inelastic Neutron Scattering and Theory', J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118 (20), 10805-10813.
  • N. Kumar, K. Leung and D. J. Siegel, 'Crystal Surface and State of Charge Dependencies of Electrolyte Decomposition on LiMn2O4 Cathode', (invited) J. Electrochem. Soc., 161 (8), E3059-E3065 (2014).
  • N. Kumar, P. Kent, D. J. Wesolowski and J. Kubicki, 'Modeling Water Adsorption on Rutile (110) using van der Waals Density Functional and DFT+U Methods', J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 117 (45), 23638-23644.
  • S. Kim, N. Kumar, P. Persson, J. O. Sofo, A. van Duin and J. Kubicki, 'Development of a ReaxFF Reactive Force Field for Titanium Dioxide/Water Systems', Langmuir, 2013, 29 (25), 7838-7846.