Name Dr. Chetan J Bhongale
DesignationAssistant Professor
Highest Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D(Chem)
Total Citations568
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(Brief Description / Abstract) :

Dr. Chetan Jagdish Bhongale is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry, DIAT, Pune. Before joining DIAT, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Energy Studies, University of Pune. Dr. Bhongale’s previous professional affiliations include Post-Doctoral Research at UNLV, Las Vegas, USA, University of Bayreuth, Germany, and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. Dr. Chetan Jagdish Bhongale has been actively involved in multi-disciplinary research viz., organic and hybrid nanomaterials, organic solar cells, functional organic nanocrystals, mesoporous materials, self-assembly, biomimecity, and organic materials, etc. His key expertise is synthesizing and fabricating organic and hybrid nanomaterials and their applications in optoelectronics, including organic light-emitting devices and organic solar cells.  He has published high-impact research articles in peer-reviewed journals of international reputed. He is the recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Fellowship of Germany and Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-doctoral Research Fellowship of Japan. Also, he has authored a book on “Organic Nanoparticles and Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposites.”  He has been working on various projects sponsored by DST-SERB, DIAT-DRDO, Humboldt Foundation, Germany, etc.


  • 2005. Ph.D. University of Pune
  • 1998. M.Sc.(Chemistry)
  • 1996. B.Sc. (Chemistry)

Professional Experience (Institution, Position and Period):

  • Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DU), Pune, India. Assistant Professor. 2012 till today

  • SPPU Pune University, Pune. Assistant Professor, 2011-2012

  • Japan Advanced Institute of Advanced Technology, Japan. JSPS Post-doctoral Researcher, 2009-2011

  • University of Bayreuth, Germany Humboldt Post-doctoral Researcher, 2007-2009

  • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), USA. Post-doctoral Researcher. 2006-2007

  • NCTU, Taiwan. Humboldt Post-doctoral Researcher. 2005-2006

  • NTU, Taiwan. Research Assistant. 2000-2001

  • NTHU, Taiwan. Research Assistant. 1999-2000

Research Domains:

  • Organic materials synthesis and characterization, Mesoporous Materials, Catalysis
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials and characterization
  • Device fabrication and characterization (Light-emitting devices and organic solar cell devices).
  • Self-assembly, Biomimecity, Fluorescent Organic Nanocrystals (FONs), Analytical Chemistry.

Specific Projects:

  • Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • JSPS, Japan
  • NCTU, Taiwan
  • SPPU Pune University
  • National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Research Collaborations:

Ph.D Thesis Supervision:

  • Mr. Sunil Dahiwale. Studies on di-nitro diaza-alkane (DNDA) and DEGDN based SB/DB/TB propellants. Degree awarded (Co-guide: Dr. Asthana, HEMRL). (2020).
  • Mr. Ganesh Dombe. Studies on continuous processing of composite propellant formulations using twin screw extruder. Degree awarded. (Co-guide: Dr. Mehilal, HEMRL) (2017)
  • Mr. Sudhir. Development of new propellant composition based on various binders and new explosive TKX-50 Since 2017
  • Mr. Prasad Satvilkar. Development new oxide materials for fuel cells Since 2018 (Co-guide: Dr. Suman Roy, NMRL)
  • Mr. Rahul Chaudhari. Mesoporous materials and their applications. Since 2018.

M.Tech. Dissertation Supervision:

  • 2019-20.  Development of biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA) based films for food packaging applications
  • 2018-19. Synthesis and characterization of impregnated metal oxide (TiO2) MCM-41 and its applications
  • 2017-18. Studies on Shear Induced Particle Migration using CFD Simulation
  • 2016-17.  Synthesis and Characterization of TiO2 Nanoparticles by Using Staphylococcus aureus for Antibacterial and Anti- Biofilm Applications
  • 2015-16. Templated synthesis of nano metal oxides (TiO2, ZnO), characterization and their application as photocatalysts
  • 2014-15. Synthesis and characterization of nano TiO2 and its application to improve functional properties of cotton fabric.

Summer/Winter Internships From other institutions Supervision:

Other Supervision:

Research Publications from 2010 to 2020:

Books Total Journals Articles Articles published in SCOPUS / Web of Science Index Journals Books Chapter Articles published in the Conference Volumes Registered Patent
01 26 26 1

Research Publications:


  • Chetan J. Bhongale and Chain-Shu Hsu. Organic Nanoparticles and Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Characterization. , Germany: LAP-Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011

Journal Articles:

In 2021

  • Chetan Bhongale, Rahul Chaudhari (2021) “All organic solution processed solar cells based on terephthaladehyde SAM” Engineered Science, 15, 89-94.
  • Vivek Kale, Chetan Chavan, Chetan Bhongale, K. G. Girija and S. N. Kale (2021) “Resonance-based detection of perilous sulphur dioxide using TiO2 nanoparticles and unit-cell ring resonator” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 331, 112898

In 2019

  • Rahul Chaudhari, Deepa Landge and Chetan Bhongale (2019) “A New Insight Into The Adsorption-Dissolution Growth Mechanism Of Zinc Oxide Hollow Hexagonal Nanotowers” RSC Advances, 9, 20728-20732
  • Chetan Bhongale, Rahul Chaudhari and Yashwant Pandit (2019) “Synthesis of Rod-Coil Molecules Bearing Oligo-Phenylene Vinylene Motifs: Effect of PEO Chain Lengths on the Evolution of Nanostructures Morphology and Their Photophysical Properties” Adv. Mater. Lett. 10 (10) 731-736
  • Sunil Dahiwale, Chetan Bhongale*, S. Roy, P. B. Navle and Asthana S. N. (2019) “Studies on Ballistic Parameters of Deterred Triple Base Propellant used in Large Caliber Ammunition”. J. Energetic Mater. 16 (3) 449-467
  • S. M. Dahiwale, Chetan Bhongale* and S. N. Asthana (2019) “Ballistic Studies on Fox-7 Based Triple Base Propellant for High Calibre Gun”. Acad. J. Poly. Sci. 2 (4) 555593

In 2018

  • Yashwant Pandit, G. T. Harini, Deepa Landage and C. J. Bhongale* (2018) “Templated Synthesis of Mesoscopic Titania and its Application in Solid-state Dye-sensitized Solar Cells”. Adv. Mater. Lett. 9(2), 148-152     (Impact Factor = 2.15)

In 2017

  • Ganesh Dombe, Mukesh Jain, Chetan Bhongale, K. Balasubramanian, and Mehilal* (2017) “Studies on Effect of Solid Loading on Slip Flow Behaviour of HTPB Based Propellant Slurry by Rotational Rheometry” Adv. Sci. Engg. Med. 9:2, 85-90(6)
  • Ganesh Dombe, N. K. Yadav, R. M. Lagade, Mehilal and Chetan Bhongale * (2017) “Studies on Measurement of Yield Stress of Propellant Suspensions using Falling Ball and Slump Flow Test” Applied Rheology, 27:4, 45262

In 2016

In 2015

  • Kasabe Sujata, Adhyapak Parag, Mulik Uttam, Amalnerkar Dinesh, Bhongale, C. J. (2015) “A Superficial Solid-State Heating Method for the Synthesis of Zinc- Oxide Nanoparticles in Polymer Matrix” International Journal of Innovative Trends in Engineering, 9 (1), 14-17.
  • Dombe Ganesh, Mehilal, Bhongale, C. J., Singh Pravin Prakash and Bhattachrya Bikash (2015) “Continuous Processing of Energetic Materials: A Technological Review” Central. Eur. J. of Energ. Mater. 12 (3) 507-522.

In 2012

  • Chang, C. W., Bhongale, C. J., Lee, C.-S., Huang, W. K., Hsu, C. S. and Diau, E. W. G.* (2012): Relaxation Dynamics and Structural Characterization of Organic Nanobelts with Aggregation-Induced Emission, J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 15146-15154.

In 2010

  • Bhongale, C. J. and Thelakkat, M.* (2010): Efficient hybrid polymer/titania solar cells sensitized with carboxylated polymer dye, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells., 94, 817-822


Book Chapters:

Conference Papers:

Research/Review Submitted/Under Review:

Any Publications Submitted/Under Review:

Invited Talks:

  • Chetan Bhongale, Resource person (Invited talk) for National Level seminar on “Non-conventional Sources of Energy”, DP Bhosale College, Koregaon, Satara, 13th February 2016.
  • Chetan Bhongale, Resource person (Invited talk) for ‘Refresher Course’ in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 24th November 2015.
  • Chetan J. Bhongale, “Sustainable Development: Megatrends of the 21st Century” Humboldt Kolleg, Goa, November 19-21, 2015, organized by Humboldt Academy Pune Chapter, Sponsored by AvH Foundation, Germany.
  • Yashwant Pandit, Chetan J. Bhongale*- “Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline MoO3 thin films for the application as buffer layer in organic solar cells”. International Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (IPSEC-2015), 30th July- 1st August 2015, organized by Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Pune. (Poster)
  • Chetan J. Bhongale*- “Grafting of trimethylsilyl chloride on ITO surface and immobilization of SAM bearing –COOH functionality for organic solar cells”. International Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (IPSEC-2015), 30th July- 1st August 2015, organized by Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Pune.
  • Chetan Bhongale, (Invited Lecture) One week Short Term Training Program (STTP) on “Recent Advances in Nano-polymer Technology” 25 June 2014, organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune.
  • Customized Course (Continued Education Program-CEP) (one week) on “Precision Guided Munitions (PGM)” for ordnance factory board officers, 12-16 May 2014 (Programme Co-coordinator)
  • Chetan Bhongale*- “Studies on synthesis and light emitting properties of sulfide-containing polyfluorenes and their hybrid nanocomposites”. National Conference on Frontiers in Physical, Chemical and Biological Sciences (FPCBS-2013), 4-6 October 2013, Pune. (Oral presentation) Best Paper (Oral) Presentation Award
  • Chetan Bhongale, (Invited Lecture) “Solar thermal and photovoltaics- Applications”. One week short term training programme (STTP) on ‘Recent Trends in Energy and Environment’ 25-29 June 2012, G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering and Management, Pune.
  • Chetan Bhongale, (Invited Lecture) “Hybrid Polymer/Titania Solar Cells Sensitized with Carboxylated Polymer Dye”. National Workshop on Polymer Solar Cells (NWPSC-2012), April 2012, IISER, Pune.
  • Chetan Bhongale, (Invited Lecture) “Organic nanoparticles and hybrid nanocomposites: Applications in Opto-electronics”. National Workshop on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NWNST)-January 2012, MIT College of Engineering, Pune.
  • Chetan Bhongale, Hiroki Watanabe and H. Murata- “All-organic Solution Processed Solar Cells Based on Self-assembled Monolayer of Benzaldehyde Derivatives”. International Conference on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals (ICSM-2010), Kyoto, Japan.



  • Development of new cultivation technique using bio-elicitation for Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari). (Indian Patent Application No. 201821031061) Applied on 20/08/2018
  • Development of new herbal ointment for the management of dermatophytic infections. (Indian Patent Application No. 201821000395) Applied on 04/01/2018 

Awards/Scholastic Achievements:

  • JSPS Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Japan (2009-2011)
  • Humboldt Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Germany (2007-2009)
  • Doctoral Research Fellowship of National Science Council (NSC) and Ministry of Education (MOE) of Taiwan (September 2001-August 2005)
  • State Eligibility Test (SET) Qualified (1998): Eligibility Test for Lectureship in Chemistry.

Government Funded Projects:

  • “Development of Organic and Hybrid Nanocomposites for Flexible/Plastic Solar Cells”. DIAT grant-in-aid (July 2013-December 2016). Chetan Bhongale* (PI)(16 Lacs)
  • “Developing Strategies for Robust Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Solar Cells: Synthesis, Film Formation and Device Fabrication”
  • Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Government of India (May 2014-April 2017). Chetan Bhongale* (PI)(20.73 Lacs)
  • Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation, Germany (February 2014). Chetan Bhongale* (PI)(Grant in the form of equipment donation: Doctor-blading system for thin film deposition)


Any Other:

The referee for the Journals:

  • Chemical Communications,
  • Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry,
  • New Journal of Chemistry,
  • Cryst. Engg. Comm.,
  • J. Nanotechnology,
  • J. Mater. Chem., etc.