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
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.