Vignesh Ahilan

Am Biologischen Garten 2
IW3, Room 2190
28359 Bremen
Tel. 0421 218 64984


Research Interests

  • Polymer derived ceramic membranes   Integrated microbial fuel cell (MFC)-membrane bioreactor (MBR)   Waste water treatment


03/2014 - 01/2016

M.Sc. in Energy systems Engineering,    Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Republic of Korea

08/2009 - 05/2013

B.Tech. in Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering,   Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India

Positions and Work Experience

02/2016 - present

Ph.D. in Advanced Ceramics Group, University of Bremen

03/2014 - 01/2016

Researcher in development of air cathode materials for metal –air batteries, in Advanced Energy Materials Laboratory (AEML), DGIST, Republic of Korea.

10/2012 - 05/2013

Undergraduate researcher in Electrochemical treatment of Industrial wastewater, in Electrochemical Polution Control (EPC), CECRI, India



  1. Porous Polymer Derived Ceramic (PDC)-Montmorillonite-H3PMo12O40/SiO2 Composite Membranes for Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Application
    Ceramics International
    Ahilan, V.Wilhelm, M.Rezwan, K.
    2018 44(6): p.19191-19199.
  2. A.Vignesh, M. Prabu, S. Shanmugam*, Porous LaCo1-xNixO3-δ Nanostructures as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Water Oxidation and for a Zinc-air Battery, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2016, 2: 6019.
  3. S. Hyun, V. Ahilan, H. Kim, S. Shanmugam*, The Influence of Co3V2O8 Morphology on the Oxygen Evolution Reaction Activity and Stability, Electrochemistry Communication, 2016, 63: 44
  4. A.Vignesh, A. S. Siddarth and B. R. Babu*, Electro-dissolution of Metal Scrap Anodes for Nickel ion Removal from Metal Finishing Effluent, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 2015, 18: 1
  5. A. Vignesh, A. S. Siddarth, O.S. Gokul and B. R. Babu*, A Novel Approach to Methyl Orange Degradation by Fe, Zn Doped SnO2/Ti Moving Anode, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2013, 11: 1669