Name Dr. P.K.Khanna
Highest Qualification Ph.D (IIT Bombay)
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Pawan K Khanna was born on 23rd March 1963 (Banda, UP, India). He completed his M.Sc. from Bundle Khand University, Jhansi, and completed his Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry of Se & Te from IIT Bombay in 1989-90 under the able guidance of Professor HB Singh. Subsequently, he went to Queens’ University of Belfast and University of Wales at Swansea (UK) for his Post-Doctoral Research in the group of Professor Christopher P Morley during 1989-1992. He returned to India and joined C-MET, Pune, after a brief stint at Industry and IIT Bombay from 1993 to 1995. He was awarded the BOYSCAST fellowship of DST, Govt of India, during 1998-99 to work on quantum dots driven from the organometallic chemistry at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (UK) with Professor David J Cole-Hamilton. He joined as Professor at the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DU), DRDO, Ministry of defence, Govt of India in 2011., and served as Head Department of Applied Chemistry. Also, he served as Dean (Academic Affairs ) at DIAT (DU) from March 2011-March 2013. He was awarded the MRSI medal in 2010 and was awarded Researcher of the Year at DIAT in 2014. He is currently a controller of examination at DIAT (DU) and Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry.


  • 1990, Ph.D, IIT-Bombay, Mumbai
  • 1984, M.Sc. Bundle Khand University, Jhansi
  • 1979, B.Sc

Professional Experience (Institution, Position and Period):

  • Postdoctoral fellow at Queens University of Belfast and at the University of Wales at Swansea, UK 1989-1992

  • Scientist at CMET, Pune 1995-2011

  • BOYSCAST Fellow DST GoI at University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK 1998-99

  • Brain pool Fellow KRICT South Korea 2003

  • International Fellow KRICT South Korea 2004

  • Brain pool Fellow KRICT South Korea 2008-09

  • Professor, DIAT (DU), Pune 2011- Present


Research Domains:

  • Nanochemistry, Quantum dots, nanomaterials
  • Organometallic chemistry of selenium and tellurium
  • Defence Chemistry
  • Nano ink and Nanofluids
  • Photocatalysis involving nanomaterials
  • Quantum dots and Magic sized cluster through the chemistry of chalcogens
  • R&D on Nano-particles of metals   and  their chalcogenides
  • New Chemical strategies for   developing nanomaterials/quantum dots  via   direct and molecular precursor route
  • Inorganic chemistry for magic clusters and white light
  • Quantum dots for bio-nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology via solution chemistry targeting particles dimension of <10 nm
  •  solar cells, optical devices, and sensor applications
  • Chemically designed nano-particles for photocatalysis and environment
  • R&D on inorganic/polymer Nano-composites
  • Metal  and metal oxide Nano-particles for petroleum energy and photocatalyst
  • Green chemistry for Nanotechnology


Specific Projects:

  • Light emitting Quantum dots and Magic size Clusters
  • Burn rate modifier
  • Pyrotechnic delay material
  • Degradation of organic pollutants and explosive effluent
  • Large scale development of nanometals, metal oxides, and composites
  • Development of precursors for quantum dots
  • Development of CIS nano-ink
  • DST INSPIRE FACULTY project to Dr. Priyesh More 2013-2018
  • CSIR RA to Dr. Minakshi More 2018-2021 

Research Collaborations:

  • University of Lousville, USA
  • University of S Denmark
  • IIT Delhi, India
  • IIT Guwahati, India
  • University of Ottawa, Canada
  • McGill University, Canada
  • University of Pune, India

Ph.D Thesis Supervision:

  • Organoselenium Compounds Mediated Synthesis of Nanostructured Ternary Metal Selenides for Energy Applications’ Anuraj S. Kshirsagar Reg. No. F-14-52-04 defended April 2019.
  • Studies on 1,2,3-selenadiazoles for their applications in the synthesis of nano-metal selenides Aditi Jadhav, Reg. No.F-12-51-15  defended in May 2017.
  • Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Chalcogenide Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Bhanoth Sreenu, Registration No. 11-52-10 defended in May 2016.
  • Studies on extruded composite propellant formulations based on thermoplastic elastomeric binder Ashwani K. Mishra, Reg. No. 11-52-07, defended in Feb 2017.
  • Effect of nanoparticles and microparticles of metals and metal oxides on the pigmentation of Drosophila melanogaster: biochemical and genetic investigations, Kanchan Phatak, defended Aug 2020 UoP


M.Tech. Dissertation Supervision:

  • Chemically synthesized ag/ppy-pva polymer nanocomposite as a potential EMI shielding material in X-BAND, Jyoti Srivastava, 2015
  • In-situ synthesis of conductive Ag nano-ink at low temperature, Neha Singh, 2015
  • Degradation of organic dyes by use of quantum dots (QDs), Abhishek Kumar, Reg. No. 14-10-05, 2016
  • MEMS based Monitoring of Degradation Process of Defence Explosives  Brijesh Bora, Reg. No. 15-03-01, 2017
  • Sonochemical synthesis of antimony sulfide nanoparticles and antimony sulphide-oxide core-shell nanoparticles for energy applications, Prachi Upadhyay, Reg No. 16-11-01, 2018
  • ZnO photocatalysis H Aby 2014-15
  • Electro-Polymers, Rahul, 2012-13
  • Synthesis of Co NPs for EMI shielding and MR-Fluid Applications, Madhvi, 2018-19
  • Synthesis and characterisation of γ-iron oxide nanoparticles with green stabilizer and its applications in defence and allied fields, Arya MA, 2018-19
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Application of TiO2/PMMA Nanocomposites Ashish Gautam, University of Rajasthan 2015-16

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
43 1

Research Publications:

Journal Articles:

In 2020

  • Optimization of Strontium doping Concentration in BaTiO3 Nanostrucures for Room Temerature NH3 and NO2  Sensing, P. More, V. Gaikwad, Neha Bhist,  P.K.  Khanna, G. Jain, R. N. Patil, Materials Today Chemistry, 100240, 16, 2020.
  • Materials and biological applications of 1,2,3-selenadiazoles: a review P.G. Joshi, M.S. More, A.A. Jadhav, P.K. Khanna, Materials Today Chemistry 100255, 16, 2020.
  • White Emitting Magic Sized CdSe Nanoclusters Using Edible Oils: A Green Approach. P.K. Khanna, Aditi Jadhav, P. V.More, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2946-2954, 20, 2020.
  • Co/Co3O4 Based Nanoparticles and Their Polymer Composites for Tuned Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Application, Madhvi Tiwari, M.A. Arya, Priyesh V. More, Saurabh Parmar, Suwarna Datar, and P.K. Khanna, J Nanosci.Nanotechnol. 2847–2857, 20, 2020

In 2019

  • A Review of Schiff Base and Semicarbazones and their Applications. M. More, PG Joshi and P. K. Khanna Materials Today Chemstry-100195, 14, 2019,
  • Ternary metal Selenide/MWCNT/PANI: Potential n-Type Nanohybrids for Room Temperature Thermoelectric Applications, A.S. Kshirsagar, A. Dey, P. More, P. K. Khanna, Dalton Trans. RSC 14497, 48, 2019,
  • La Doped BaTiO3 Nanostructures for Room Temperature Sensing of NO2/NH3: Focus on La Concentration and Sensing Mechanism, Priyesh More, Vishwas Gaikwad, C. Hiragond, P.K.  Khanna, G. Jain, R. N. Patil, Vacuum 37-44, 166, 2019.
  • Band Engineered I/III/V-VI Binary Metal Selenide/ MWCNT/PANI Nanocomposites for Potential Room Temperature Thermoelectric Applications, A. S. Kshirsagar, C. Hiragond, A. Dey, P. More & P. K. Khanna, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2680-2691,  (2)4, 2019
  • CuSbSe2/TiO2: Novel Type-II Heterojunction Nano-Photocatalyst, Anuraj S. Kshirsagar and  P.K. Khanna, Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 437-449, 3,  2019.

In 2018

  • Studies on Boron/Aluminum dodecaboride (AlB12)–based novel igniter composition, Sukeshni Rawal, Manasa K. Das, Anurag Tripathi, P. K. Khanna, Seema D. Kakade, Int. J. Energetic Mater. and Chemical Propulsion,  125-135, (2) 17, 2018,  
  • Electro-photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye using various nanoparticles: A demonstration for undergraduates, C. B Hiragond, Anuraj S Kshirsagar, P. K. Khanna and others, J. Nanomed. Res. 2018, 7, 254-257
  • Titanium dioxide (TiO2)-decorated silver indium diselenide (AgInSe2): novel nano-photocatalyst for oxidative dye degradation. A.S. Kshirsagar, P.K. Khanna, Inorg. Chem. Frontiers 2242-2256, 5 (9), 2018
  • Reaction Tailoring for Synthesis of Phase‐Pure Nanocrystals of AgInSe2, Cu3SbSe3 and CuSbSe2, AS Kshirsagar, P.K. Khanna, ChemistrySelect 2854-2866, 3 (10), 2018
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Nanochemistry of Novel Antibacterial Cu (II) Semicarbazone Complexes, VP Dhanwe, PG Joshi, AS Kshirsagar, VV Dhapte, P.K. Khanna, ChemistrySelect 7548-7560, 3 (26), 2018
  • CdSe-PVP QDs for Degradation of Methylene Blue via Photocatalytic Oxidative Cleavage under Mild Visible Light, P.K. Khanna, Abhishek Kumar,  Anuraj Kshirsagar and Chaitanya Hiragond, J Nanosc and Nanotech. 143-155, 18, 2018
  • Green synthesis of silver nano-particles by use of edible oils, Anuraj Kshirsagar, T. Khanna, V. Dhanwe, P.K. Khanna,  J Nanosc Nanotech. 386-393, 18, 2018
  • Selective Synthesis of b or a-HgS Nanocrystals via Core/Shell formation Using Surface Modified CdS Quantum Dots, Priyesh V, More, C. Hiragond, S. Bhanoth and P. K. Khanna, J Nanosc and Nanotech.  18, 2018. Pp. 242-250.
  • Modified iron oxide nanoparticles as burn rate enhancer in composite solid propellants, AS Budhwar, A Gautam, PV More, CS Pant, S Banerjee, P.K. Khanna, Vacuum 483-491, 156, 2018
  • Surface Engineering of CdS Quantum Dots for Photocatalytic Applications under Direct Sunlight, V Srinivasan, CB Hiragond, P.K. Khanna, PV More, ChemistrySelect. 3 (29), 2018. Pp. 8491-8500.
  • Probing the real-time photocatalytic activity of CdS QDs sensitized conducting polymers: Featured PTh, PPy and PANI, CB Hiragond, P.K. Khanna, PV More, Vacuum, 159-168, 155, 2018.

In 2017

  • Instant Synthesis of White Light‐Emitting Cd Chalcogenide Nanoclusters Using Homogenization Method, PV More, CB Hiragond, A Jadhav, P Kush, S Sapra, P.K. Khanna, ChemistrySelect 11775-11782, 2 (35), 2017
  • 1,2,3-selenadiazoles driven single family MSNCs of CdSe, A.A.Jadhav P.K.Khanna, New J Chem. 41, 14713-14722, 2017.
  • Efficient Photo-Catalytic Oxidative Degradation of Organic Dyes using CISe/TiO2 Hybrid Hetero-Nanostructures J. Photochemistry Photobiology A: Chemistry, A. Kshirsagar, A.Gautam, P.K. Khanna, 73-90, 349C, 2017
  • Band Engineered P-type RGO-CdS-PANI Ternary Nanocomposites for Thermoelectric Applications, P. More,  P.K. Khanna, C. Hiragond,  A. Dey, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 1766-1773, 1, 2017
  • Polymer based Graphene/ZnO Nano Composite (GZnNC): An Outstanding Thermoelectric Material, A. Dey, M.A.S. Khan, P. V. More, P. K. Khanna, A. K. Sikder, S. Chattopadhyay, Adv. Mater. Science, 2(2), 2017, DOI: 10.15761/AMS.1000119
  • BaTiO3 Nanostructures for H2S gas sensor: Influence of Bandgap, Size and Shape on sensing mechanism, RS Patil, VB  Gaikwad, GH Jain, PV More and P K Khann. Vacuum, 146.  2017. Pp.455-461.
  • Flame Deposition Method for Carbon Nanoparticles Employing Green Precursors and its Composite with Au Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue, A. Kshirsagar, T. Khanna, P. Khanna, V. Dhanwe and PK Khanna, Vacuum (Elsevier) 146, 2017. 633-640.
  • Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles Based Antimicrobial Cotton Fibres, P.K. Khanna, Anuraj Kshirsagar,  Pranali Hunnargikar, U.K Bhagat, Prasad G Joshi and VD Dhanve, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-ASIA (NNA) 208-220, 7(2), 2017.
  • Synthesis of novel Zn(II) and Cd(II) complexes of semicarbazones and their utility as precursors for respective metal selenide quantum dots, Aditi A. Jadhav, Vaishali P. Dhanwe, P.K. Khanna, Polyhedron, 99-110,  123, 2017.
  • Microwave synthesis of bis(cycloalkeno)-1,4-diselenins: Novel source of Se for CdSe QDs , Aditi Jadhav, Priyesh V. More and P. K Khanna,  New J. Chem. (RSC, UK).   41, 7438-7446, 2017.
  • Low Viscosity Stable TiO2 Nano-fluid for Oxidative Photo Degradation of Methylene Blue, Ujjawal Bhagat, Anuraj Kshirsagar and P.K. Khanna. Advanced Materials Letters. 8(4), 2017. Pp. 506-517.
  • Cytotoxicity Studies of II-VI Semiconductor Quantum Dots on various cancer cell lines, Sreenu Bhanoth, Aakriti Tyagi, Anita K. Verma and  P. K. Khanna, Adv. Mater Lett., 8(4), 2017. Pp.368-376.
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Bio-evaluation of Core-Shell QDs with ZnSe, CdS and CdSe Combinations, Sreenu Bhanoth, Anuraj Kshirsagar, P. K Khanna Aakriti Tyagi, Ankita Leekha, Vijay Kumar and Anita Verma,  Advanced Materials Letters8(4), 2017. Pp.352-361

In 2016

  • Chemically synthesized Ag/PPy-PVA polymer nanocomposite Films as potential EMI shielding material in X-band, Jyoti Srivastava, P. K. Khanna, Priyesh V. More, Neha Singh, Adv. Mater. Lett. . 42-48, 8(1) 2017.
  • Synthesis of Shape and Size Controlled Copper Indium Diselenide (CuInSe2) via Extrusion of Selenium from 1, 2, 3-Selenadiazole, Anuraj S. Kshirsagar, Priyesh V. More and P.K. Khanna, RSC Adv. 86137-86150, 6, 2016
  • Particle size-independent induction of leucism in Drosophila melanogaster by silver: nano vs. micro, Kanchan A. Phatak, P. K. Khanna, B. B. Nath, Metallomics RSC (UK), 1243-1254, 8, 2016
  • Synthesis of azide-functionalized hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene, CS Pant, SS Mada, Mehilala, S. Banerjee and PK Khanna, J Energetic Mater., 440-449, 34, 2016
  • Novel Solventless Synthesis of 5-Phenyl-4-methyl- , 4-Phenyl-5-propyl- and Series of Related 1, 2, 3-selenadiazoles and their Antimicrobial Studies. Aditi A. Jadhav, Vaishali P. Dhanwe, P. G. Joshi, P. K. Khanna, Cogent Chemistry, T&F, 1144670, 2, 2016.
  • UVC-Shielding by Nano-TiO2/PMMA Composite: A Chemical Approach, Aashish Gautam, Anuraj S. Kshirsagar, Shaibal Banerjee, Vishwas V. Dhapte  and  P.K. Khanna, J Mater Sc & Nanotechnology, 304-14, 3(3), 2016
  • Tunable Silver Nano-ink for Printable Electronics and Pen-on-Paper-Writing, Neha Singh, Priyesh V. More, Jyoti Srivastava and Pawan K. Khanna, Adv. Mater Lett., 910-917, 7(11), 2016  
  • Rapid Homogenization Method for Synthesis of Core/Shell ZnO/CdS Nanoparticles and their Photocatalytic Evaluation, Suraksha Rasal, Priyesh V.More,  Chaitanya Hiragond,  Sunita Jadhav, P. K.Khanna Advanced . Materials Letter.,  7(5), 2016. Pp.390-397
  • Biotoxicity of CdS/CdSe Core-Shell nano-structures , Sreenu Bhanoth, Anuraj S. Kshirsagar, P. K. Khanna, Akruti Tyagi, A. K. Verma, Adv Nanoparticles, 5, 2016. Pp.1-8.

Book Chapters:

Conference Papers:

No. of Conference Paper Published with ISBN

No.  of  Conference Paper Presented

No. of Conference Attended

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Research/Review Submitted/Under Review:

Any Publications Submitted/Under Review:

Invited Talks:

  • Photodegradation of organic dyes via green nano-chemistry based on anatase and rutile TiO2 nano-particles, National conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technologies for Society, Jan 11-12, 2016, Govt Women Polytechnic, Ajmer, India (NCGCSTS-16)
  • Metal Oxide (doped and undoped) nanomaterials for effluent treatment, Guest lecture, Dept of Mater. Science and Engg. NTU Singapore, July 2016
  • Invited talk in the National Seminar on the topic  “Innovations and Developments in Emerging Research trends of Chemical Science and Technology”, Tara Government College(autonomous),-29th-30th Dec.2016 Sangareddy-502001,(dist.) Telangana
  • Felicitation to Dr. CVV Satyanarayana, National Conference on Current Trends in Catalysis for Energy (CTCE-2016), CSIR-NCL, Oct 28, 2016 Pune,
  • Guest of Honour & invited speaker in National Symp organized by Aawarul Uloom College, Hyderabd, Feb 28, 2017
  • Guest of Honour and speaker in TEQIP I programme organized by Dept of Physics, SVNIT, Surat, March 20-24, 2017
  • Guest speaker in TEQIP programme organized by Dept of Applied Chemistry, IIT Dhanbad, May 9-10, 2017
  • Invited lecture organized by NADP, Nagpur for IOF officers training on  Nanotechnology, Hyderabad, July 21, 2017
  • Lecture on Physics & Chemistry of QDs in CEP course on Nanotechnology, DMSRDE, Kanpur, 9-10 August, 2017
  • National Symp. on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2017), BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Dec. 21-22, 2017
  • Inter. Conf. on Advances in Funtional Materials-2018(ICAFM-18), KTHM College, Nasik, Jan. 12-13, 2018
  • Invited speaker at 16th International Conference on Emerging Materials and Nanotechnology, London, UK, 22-23 March 2018
  • Session Chairman at  Nanocon-018 organized by Bharti Vidyapeeth, Pune India during, Oct 25-27, 2018
  • Keynote speaker at 4th Int. conference on “Nanotechnology – Applications, Advances and Innovations" (NANOCON-2018)Oct 25-26, 2018, Bharti Vidyapeeth Pune.
  • Chief guest attended “National Conference in Material Science entitled Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology” on 1st December 2018, Deogiri College, Aurangabad
  • Delivered talk in on “Application of nano-size ingredients in Solid Rocket Propellant” Advanced Centre for Energetic Materials (ACEM) from 26-28 Dec 2018 Nashik.
  • Chief guest and plenary speaker of the National Seminar  on Global Opportunity in Chemical Biological & Mater Sciences, organized by SNJB college Chandwad, Nashik Dec 28-29, 2018
  • Invited speaker for a refresher course in science organized by Modern College, Pune “Recent innovative trends of nanomaterials in Chemical and Biological and Physical Sciences 4-24 Oct 2018.
  • Invited talk on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology organized by NADP, Min. of Defence, Hyderabad 21-22nd June 2018.
  • Invited talk as Chief guest at “National Conf. in Material Science entitled Nanostructured Mater. and Nanotechnology” 2018 on 12-13 Jan 2019 Deogiri College, Aurangabad.
  • Invited keynote speaker at a two-day national symposium on Nanochemistry and Technology, 27-28 Feb. 2019 organized by Dept of Chemistry of Anwarul Uloom College, Hyderabad.
  • Keynote speaker for their two days national conference on “Recent Advances in Chemical Science (NCRACS-2019)” during 29-30 Mar 2019. organized by  Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India
  • Invited guest lecture on Magic sized nanoclusters, Dept of Physics, University of Delhi, August, 8, 2019.
  • Keynote lecture on Nanotechnology of Chalcogenide Nanomaterials and their applications at Pratap Institute, Sikar Rajasthan, Sept 30, 2019
  •  Invited lecture on QDs and Ternary Semiconductors: Chemistry and Physics and demonstration at Pratap Institute, Sikar, Rajasthan, Oct 1, 2019
  •  Guest Lecture on Chemistry and Physics of QDs at Manipal University Institute, Oct 1, 2019, Jaipur
  •  Invited lecture on Nano-Se and Metal Selenides: Synthesis and Potential applications,  International Selenium Conference – Se2019, 20-23 November 2019, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India
  • Invited  lecture on   Nanotechnology: Basics to Advance at MRC, MMMUT, 22-23 Feb, 2020  Gorakhpur,
  • Invited Lecture at International Conference on Material Science for Societal Advancement  MSSA–2020, 20–22, Jan, 2020, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad, Nanostructured metal selenides for  dye degradation via photocatalysis
  • Dr. Homi Jahangir Bhabha Lecture on 30th January 2020, Dr. B. A. Technological University, Vidyavihar, Lonere, Raigad.
  • Special lecture at VIT Vellore, Feb 29, 2020
  • IOFS lecture for probvationary officer, Jul, 2020
  • FDP lecture at MMMUT, Gorapkhpur, Sep 21, 2020


  • Method for preparation of metal selenide quantum dots PK Khanna, RK Beri, provisional patent application no. 1799/MUM/2008, granted July 2018
  • Solventless Method for Preparation of 1,2,3-selenadiazoles Patent Application No. 1600/MUM/2014-Granted Jan 2020 (patent No. 328902)
  • Strips for Hg ions detection, Indian Patent Application No. 11029141, 2018
  • Method for preparation of of antimony oxide nano-particles, India Patent Application No. 201911010662, 2019

Awards/Scholastic Achievements:

  • DIAT Researcher of the Year 2014
  • Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal-2010
  • Taskforce member of DBT Nanobiotechnology for IIT Guwahati
  • Ex-Member MRS-Singapore 2013-15
  • Associate member of Institute of Nanotechnology, UK (AIoN)
  • Elected Fellow of Maharastra Academy of Sciences, 2008, India
  • Editorial Board Member; Frontiers in Mater (Thin solid films) nature publishing
  • Editorial Board Member; Int. J. Nanotech and Adv. Materials (nature publishing)
  • Guest Editor of Special issue of Int. Journal on Green Nanotechnology:Physics and Chemistry (Taylor and Francis, USA)
  • Editorial Board Member of Asian Polymer Journal (Formerly Asian Chitin Journal): An International Journal, 2012
  • Editorial Board Member of International J. on Green Nanotechnology:Physics and Chemistry (Taylor and Francis, USA)
  • Editorial Board Member of Defence Science Journal, DRDO
  • Brain Pool Research Scientist, 2008-09,  S. Korea

Government Funded Projects:

  • A two-year International project SPARC-MHRD (May 2019-2021)
  • A two-year CARS project from DMSRDE, DRDO (April 2019-21)
  • A two-year project  by ARMREB, DRDO-(June-2016-2018) Completed
  • A two-year INDO-BELARUS project  by DST- completed (May 2015-17
  • A two-year project  by DIAT, DRDO-completed (Oct. 2013-15)- Nanoink
  • A three-year project  by DST completed (June 2012-15)- MSNCs & QDs
  • A two-year project by DRDO (NMRL)-completed (June 2012-15)- MO/Poly

Any Other:

Contribution at institute level

  • Chairman, Doctoral Research  Committee  DIAT (2011-15)
  • Chairman, Incubation Cell (2015- 19)
  • Dean Academic affairs DIAT (2011-13)
  • Dean of Applied Sciences  DIAT (2018-19)
  • Chairman, DRMC Dept of Applied Chemistry (2011-2019)
  • Project management (academic, consultancy, industrial) from Indian as well as from international agencies
  • Member, Academic Council DIAT
  • Managing Intellectual Property Rights
  • Teaching skills for postgraduates and research scientists
  • Conducting workshops and conferences
  • Managing core and contract faculty, researchers, and project staff
  • Course design for various institutions in India
  • Resource person for various Institutes in India and abroad
  • Writing patents and technical documents
  • Coordinating International programmes
  • Academic board member of VIT, Pune
  • Member Board of Studies in chemistry of Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Acad. Board Member of BVCOE and  YM College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune
  • Convener of  international conferences
  • Chairman of various committees at DIAT.

Professional Membership

  • Life member of High Energy Materials Society of India (LMHEMSI)
  • Life Member of  Society of Materials Chemistry of India
  • Life Member of Materials Research Society of India
  • Life member of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
  • Past Member of Material Res Soc. Singapore
  • Past Associate Member of Institute of Nanotechnology, UK
  • Past  Associate of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • Past Member of Korean Chemical Society
  • Past Member of Ind. Chemical Society