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TVS Motor Company appoints Prof. Venkat Viswanathan as Technical Advisor for e-mobility

TVS Motor Company has announced the appointment of Professor Venkat Viswanathan as Technical Advisor for electric mobility.

This association will considerably boost TVS Motor's battery technology capabilities and reinforce its commitment to offer best-in-class green mobility globally, the company said in a declaration.

He brings extensive expertise in energy storage and Li-ion batteries, specifically to electric vehicles and planes, it added.

Prof. Viswanathan is at present an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and is a global leader in advanced batteries for electric mobility.

He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the National Science Foundation CAREER award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, ONR Young Investigator Award, and MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Finalist.

Speaking on the association, Mr. Sudarshan Venu, Joint Managing Director, TVS Motor Company, stated, "We are delighted to associate with Prof. Venkat Viswanathan, who will play an important role in guiding us in the electric mobility journey. He is a thought leader in the field of innovations of advanced battery technology. I am confident that this association with Prof. Viswanathan will further reinforce our commitment to electrification. His major strides in battery technology will give us a competitive edge in delivering value for money, superior technology, and aspirational electric vehicles to meet the fast-evolving customer needs."

Prof. Venkat Viswanathan, Technical Advisor for Electric Mobility, TVS Motor Company, said, "I am excited to associate with TVS Motor Company to be a part of their vision to build a strong EV ecosystem. I look forward to working in great synergy with the company known for its pioneering technologies in future mobility. Together we will go miles to create a more sustainable EV ecosystem."

Earlier to joining Carnegie Mellon, he obtained his Ph.D. at Stanford University and did postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In addition to his professorship, he served as a technical advisor and Scientific Advisory Board Member at QuantumScape, a company developing next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles, and Chief Scientist at Aionics, a company, bringing cutting-edge machine-learning methods for battery materials innovation. 

Author : Debi Dash
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