Researcher

Dr Rakesh Joshi

Field of Research (FoR)

SEO tags

Biography

Dr Rakesh Joshi FRSC AFIChemE  is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Materials Science and Engineering and leading a Graphene Research Group. Prior to joining UNSW, he was a Marie Curie International Fellow with Nobel Laureate Sir Andre Geim at the University of Manchester.  He has a PhD in Semiconductor Nanotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. He is the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Associate view more

Dr Rakesh Joshi FRSC AFIChemE  is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Materials Science and Engineering and leading a Graphene Research Group. Prior to joining UNSW, he was a Marie Curie International Fellow with Nobel Laureate Sir Andre Geim at the University of Manchester.  He has a PhD in Semiconductor Nanotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. He is the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Associate Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (AFIChemE) and  among a select group of researchers who have been awarded each of the world’s most prestigious relevant International Research Fellowships; the JSPS Invitation Fellowship; the Humboldt Fellowship and the Marie Curie International Fellowship.  

Dr Joshi has over 80 international journal articles (and 2 international patent applications), with over 65 as first/corresponding author.  His SciVal Field Weighted Citation Index (FWCI) is 4.1 (2014-2019) with 62 citations per/publication. Dr Joshi is the first/corresponding author in his 10 best cited papers.

He is currently leading various industry funded research projects on application of graphene and supervising seven Research Students  including  Two Scientia PhD Students as Primary Supervisor. He has received 2018 Outstanding Supervisor Award  from UNSW Arc Postgraduate Council. 

Google Scholar   

My Interview in Materials Today      Duisburg University Press Release: Save electricity with hydrogen     

Revolutionary graphene filter: News articles    Graphene super desiccant: News articles

Patent Information:

  1. Nair, R. R., Joshi, R. K., & Geim, A. K. (2015). US20160297693  OSMOSIS 
  2. Nair, R. R., Joshi, R. K., & Geim, A. K. (2015).US20160280563 WATER PURIFICATION 

Fellowship and Memberships

  • Associate Fellow- Institution of Chemical Engineers  (AFIChemE)- 2018
  • Fellow- Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)- 2017
  • Alexander von Humboldt  Experience Researcher Fellowship-2017
  • JSPS Invitation Fellowship -2016
  • Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship from European Union-2011
  • Chartered Member,  Royal Australian Chemical Institute- 2016
  • Member, International Water Association (IWA)
  • Member American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member- Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship from Toyota Foundation Japan
  • Editor : Journal of Nanomaterials (2013-2017)
  • Associate Editor (2010-2013): Journal of Nanomaterials

External Research Grants:

(A) Industry Funding

  • Development of graphene superdesiccant for gas adsorption: SVSR 
  • Gas separation using graphene membrane: Tyre Stewardship Australia (2017-2020)
  • Graphene super-composites:Tyre Stewardship Australia (2016-2019)
  • Graphene oxide for filtration: Sydney Water (2016-2019)
  • Application oriented characterisation of carbon from end-of-life tyres: Green Distillation  Technologies  (2016-2017)

(B) Government Funding 

  • Development of Super desiccant  for gas adsorption: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Thermal isolation: a novel pathway to transforming complex waste:  Australian Research Council - Discovery Project-2018

Team Graphene

 

   Research Scholars:

  1. Xiaoheng (Alan) Jin (GO Membrane for gas separation)
  2. Uttam Kumar (Carbon supercapacitors- under joint supervision )
  3. Jingxiao (Jenny) Lyu (r-GO membranes for desalination)
  4. Xinyue (William) Wen (GO membranes for water purification)
  5. Osama Salim (Graphene supercapacitors)
  6. Dali Ji (Graphene composites-CVD)
  7. Fei Wang (GO membranes)

Talented Students Program (TSP-UNSW Science) Students

  1. Coco Kennedy
  2. Michael Lord

Exchange Students:

1. Yoneda Daisuke (Toyota Tech Institute Japan)

2. Karin Adolfsson ( KTH Sweden)

 

Teaching:

  • Diffusion and Kinetics (MATS2006-UG)
  • Sustainable Materials Processing (MATS2007-UG)
  • Thermodynamics (MATS2008-UG)
  • Materials Processing (MATS6001-PG)
  •  

Team Graphene Alumni: 

Yi You- Postdoc, University of Manchester 

Yi Wang- Engineer, Fisher Scientific

Mingwei Zhang-Engineer, Huawei

    
View less