Veerapandian is a computational modeling researcher in the wood modification group at the InnoRenew CoE. In 2015, he obtained a PhD in physics at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and University Grenoble Alpes in the field of electrolytes for lithium ion batteries. He then moved to Belgium as a consultant (research associate) at Abylsen and R&D, Toyota Motor Europe, where he worked on designing lubricants for automotive applications.
At the InnoRenew CoE, he uses a multiscale modeling approach to understand the physicochemical properties of wood materials. In particular, he focuses on the hygroscopic properties of wood, nature of hydrogen bonds associated with wood components (cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin), and their interphases and spectral assignments.