Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research

Kannan Balasubramanian

Heisenbergstraße 1

70569 Stuttgart


Kannan Balasubramanian

Kannan Balasubramanian

Kannan Balasubramanian


Senior Scientist


  • +49 711 689-1734
  • +49 711 689-1530


  • +49 711 689-1662



7C13 / 5C18

Main Focus

  • Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes
  • Chemical functionalization of carbon nanostructures
  • Fundamental aspects of nanostructure-liquid interfaces
  • Label-free Chemical and Biological Sensing
  • Nanostructures for energy conversion and catalysis

Recent Publications

  • Laura Zuccaro, Alexander Kuhn, M. Konuma, H.K. Yu, Klaus Kern and Kannan Balasubramanian
    Selective Functionalization of Graphene Peripheries by using Bipolar Electrochemistry
    ChemElectroChem 3, 372 (2016)
  • Laura Zuccaro, C. Tesauro, T. Kurkina, P. Fiorani, H.K. Yu, Birgitta R. Knudsen, Klaus Kern, Alessandro Desideri and Kannan Balasubramanian  
    Real-Time Label-Free Direct Electronic Monitoring of Topoisomerase Enzyme Binding Kinetics on Graphene 
    ACS Nano 9, 11166 (2015)   
  • Laura Zuccaro, Janina Krieg, Alessandro Desideri, Klaus Kern and Kannan Balasubramanian 
    Tuning the isoelectric point of graphene by electrochemical functionalization
    Sci. Rep. 5, 11794 (2015)  
  • Laura Zuccaro, Klaus Kern and Kannan Balasubramanian 
    Identifying chemical functionalization on individual carbon nanotubes and graphene by local vibrational fingerprinting
    ACS Nano 9, 3314 (2015)  
  • Rodrigo Iost, Frank Crespilho, Laura Zuccaro, Hak Ki Yu, Alec M. Wodtke, Klaus Kern and Kannan Balasubramanian 
    Enhancing the electrochemical and electronic performance of CVD-grown graphene by minimizing trace metal impurities
    ChemElectroChem 1, 2070 (2014)  
  • Kannan Balasubramanian Laura Zuccaro, and Klaus Kern
    Tunable enhancement of Raman scattering in graphene-nanoparticle hybrids
    Adv. Funct. Mater. 24, 6348 (2014) 


Curriculum Vitae

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