Dr. Arindam Adhikari

Dr. Arindam Adhikari obtained his M.Sc. in Polymer Science from the University of Pune in 1999 and was awarded a Ph.D. (Chemistry) from the University of Pune in 2005. 

Research Interest

• Property improvements, characterization, and applications of speciality polymers.
• Polymer processing, polymer composites.
• Nanotechnology.
• Fuel cell, bipolar plates, the membrane electrode assembly (MEA).
• Polymer packaging products.
• Paint formulations, solvent as well as water-based.
• Different Rubber formulations.
• Formulation of Agrochemicals, organic bio-based products, speciality chemicals.

Scholastic Record

Ph.D. (Chemistry) University of Pune, India, August 2005
Institute: Polymer Science & Engineering Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
Thesis title:
• Conducting Polyaniline and Polypyrrole: Studies of their Catalytic Properties.

M. Sc. (Masters Degree) Polymer Science (Chemistry), N. Wadia College, University of Pune, India 1999.

Result: 1st Class

B. Sc. (Bachelors Degree) Chemistry, Fergusson College, University of Pune, India, 1997,

Result: 1st Class

Patents

1. A process for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Alkenes
2. A Process for Preparation of Electrodes Useful for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Alkenes
3. A Process for the Preparation of Conducting Polymer Electrodes useful for Electrocatalytic Oxidation
4. A Process for the Preparation of Conducting Polymer Electrodes useful for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Alcohols
5. A Process for Electrocatalytic Reduction of Nitro-Aromatic Compounds

Publications

  1. Monitoring soil pH variation using Polyaniline/SU-8 composite film based conductometric microsensor- Link
  2. Corrosion-resistant hydrophobic coating using modified conducting polyaniline- Link
  3. An ultra-sensitive piezoresistive polymer nano-compositemicrocantilever platform for humidity and soil moisture detection- Link
  4. Effect of Surface Roughness of Conducting Polypyrrole Thin Film Electrodes on Electrocatalytic Reduction of Nitrobenzene- Link
  5. Dopant induced effect on electrocatalytic reduction of nitrobenzene using conducting polypyrrole thin-film electrodes- Link
  6. Toward Homogeneous Nanostructured Polyaniline/Resin Blends- Link
  7. Study of PANI-MeSA conducting polymer dispersed in UV-curing polyester acrylate on galvanized steel as a corrosion protection coating- Link
  8. Influence of dopant ions on properties of conducting polypyrrole and its electrocatalytic activity towards methanol oxidation- Link
  9. Electrochemical behavior and anticorrosion properties of modified polyaniline dispersed in polyvinylacetate coating on carbon steel- Link
  10. High-temperature, polymer–graphite hybrid composites for bipolar plates: Effect of processing conditions on electrical properties- Link
  11. Role of dopant ions in the electrocatalytic oxidation of methanol using conducting polypyrrole electrodes- Link
  12. Electrocatalytic Properties of the Ion Beam Irradiated Conducting Polypyrrole- Link