Research

Research Interests 

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NANOMATERIALS

  • Metal oxides, Metals, chalcogenides and 2-D Materials (Graphene & Mxenes)

  • Defects, Surface modification, Electrochemistry & Opto-electronic properties

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Clean Energy

  • Hydrogen Generation from Water Splitting (Electrochemical and Photo-electrochemical)

  • Next Generation Photovoltaics (Quantum Dots, CZTS, Perovskite)

  • Electrodes for Metal-ion Batteries

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Sensors

  • Electrochemical Sensors 

  • Sensors for soil & water pollutants

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Memory Devices

  • Bio-inspired artificial electronic synapse

  • Metal oxide based resistive memory 

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Functional Coating

  • Self-cleaning, Photocatalytic & Super-hydrophobic/hydrophilic,

  • UV- IR reflective, Anti-fouling, Anti-static, Electrochromic.

E-waste

  • Green approach for metal recovery from electronic-waste (targeting precious well hazardous metals)

  • Batteries waste management and metal/materials recovery

Corrosion

  • Anti-corrosion coatings

  • Electrochemical corrosion measurements

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Funding: Sponsored Projects

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  • Project-1: Wet chemical approach to fabricate visible near-infrared light harvesting photoelectrodes              

  • Funding Agency: DST, Government of India

  • Role: Principal Investigator

  • Amount: INR-85 Lakhs

  • Duration: 05 Years (2016-2021)

Completed Projects

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  • Project-2: Lead Free Inorganic Halide Perovskite Nanostructures for Solution-Processable Photovoltaic cell 

  • Funding Agency: SERB, Government of India

  • Role: Principle Investigator

  • Amount: INR-31.5 Lakhs 

  • Duration: 03 Years (2018-2021)

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  • Project-3: Development of flexible electrode for flexible energy storage devices 

  • Funding Agency: NPIU-TEQIP-III

  • Role: Co-Investigator

  • Amount: INR- 14.38 Lakhs 

  • Duration: 01 Years (2019-2020)

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  • Project4: Internet of things (IoT) enabled portable water quality monitoring system                               

  • Funding Agency: IIT Indore-CEERI Pilani

  • Role: Co-Investigator

  • Amount: INR-06 Lakhs

  • Duration: 01 Years (2017-2018)

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  • Project-5: Low-Cost nano adsorbent for the removal of heavy metal ion from waste water

  • Funding Agency: NPIU-TEQIP-III

  • Role: Co-Investigator

  • Amount: INR- 8.75 Lakhs 

  • Duration: 01 Years (2019-2020)

Ongoing Projects

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  • Project-6: Development of All Earth Abundant Elements based Nano- heterostructures for Solar Driven Water Splitting 

  • Funding Agency: CSIR, Government of India

  • Role: Principle Investigator

  • Amount: INR-13.5 Lakhs 

  • Duration: 03 Years (2019-2022)

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  • Project-7: Indo-South Korea Joint Network Center for Environmental Cyber Physical Systems             

  • Funding Agency: DST, Government of India

  • Role: Co-Principal Investigator

  • Amount: INR-117 Lakhs

  • Duration: 03 Years (2021-2024)