Pravin P Ingole

Pravin P Ingole

Assistant Professor

Born: Dec 3, 1981, Amravati, M.S.
Ph.D. (Prof. S.K. Haram), University of Pune and (Dr. BLV Prasad), NCL Pune, 2010
DAAD Fellow: TU Dresden, Dr. Stephan Hickey, May 09 - Oct 09
Post Doctoral Fellow: TU Dresden, Prof. Dr. Alexander Eychmueller & Dr. Nikolai Gaponik, Oct 10 - Jul 12
Assistant Professor: Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh (Ajmer) Jul 12 – Dec 13
Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Dec 13- till date

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Research Interests

Electrochemistry for Energy and Environment

Our research focuses on the electrochemical investigations on advanced functional materials for renewable energy harvesting and its storage so that the use of traditional fossil fuels can be minimized. The main goal of the research is to design and develop the nano-electrocatalysts based on nanoparticles anchored to a suitable support. Metal nanoparticles and semiconductor quantum dots are being studied in thir regard. Carbon based materials such as CNTs, graphene, and reduced graphene oxide as well as semiconductor oxdies such as TiO2, ZnO are used as a support material. Our group concentrates mainly on the following aspects,
(i) fabricating nano-electrocatalysts for the electrochemical conversion of organic pollutants such as CO2 into fuels and/or useful chemical feedstock, (ii) Electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical studies on the advanced functional materials in order to characterize and tune their electronic band structure, and (iii) developing photo-electrocatalysts based on semiconductor quantum dots for photovoltaic solar cell applications.
Electrochemical techniques like cyclic voltammetry, DPV, quartz crystal microbalance, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, amperometry, coulometry, etc. are routiney being used for this purpose.
We also work on studying mechanistic aspects and electrode kinetics of the organic reactions especially electrocatalytic reactions in ionic liquids.

    Selected Publications

  1. S. Gahlawat, N. Rashid, P. P. Ingole, n-Type Cu2O/α-Fe2O3 Heterojunctions by Electrochemical Deposition: Tuning of Cu2O Thickness for Maximum Photoelectrochemical Performance, Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie, 2018 (In press).
  2. S. A. Bhat, N. Rashid, M. A. Rather, S. A. Pandit, G. M. Rather, Pravin P. Ingole, and Mohsin Ahmad Bhat, PdAg Bimetallic Nanoalloy-Decorated Graphene: A Nanohybrid with Unprecedented Electrocatalytic, Catalytic, and Sensing Activities, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2018, 10(19), 16376–16389.
  3. P. Chaudhary, P. P. Ingole, Multifunctional plasmonic Ag-hematite nano-dendrite electro-catalysts for methanol assisted water splitting: synergism between silver nanoparticles and hematite dendrites. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2017, 43, 1344-1354.
  4. N. Bhandary, A. P. Singh, S. Kumar, P. P. Ingole, A. K. Ganguli, S. Basu, In-situ solid state synthesis of metal ion doped g-C3N4 for efficient photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic application under visible light. ChemSusChem, 2016, 9, 2816 - 2823.
  5. N. Bhandary, S. Basu, P. P. Ingole, Rudimentary simple, single step fabrication of nano-flakes like AgCd alloy electro-catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline fuel cell. Electrochimica Acta, 2016 212, 122-129.


    Group Members

  • Dr. Kajal Dey (SERB-NPDF)
  • Dr. Arvind Kumar (SERB-NPDF)
  • Dr. Narsimha Reddy (SERB-NPDF)
  • Dr. Priyanka Pandey (DST-WOS-A)
  • Dr. Pavitra Kumar (DST-NPDF)
  • Dr. Manoj (Post Doc.)
  • Nimai Bhandary (Ph.D., June 2014)
  • Nusrat Rashid (Ph.D., Dec. 2014)
  • Preeti Chaudhary (Ph.D., Dec. 2014)
  • Soniya Kumari (Ph.D., Dec. 2015)
  • Shwetambara Jha (Ph.D., Dec. 2016)
  • Bhavana
  • Sanyukta