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Dr Rakesh Joshi

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Dr Rakesh Joshi FRSC AFIChemE is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Materials Science and Engineering and leading  Graphene Research Group. Before 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 Fellowview more

Dr Rakesh Joshi FRSC AFIChemE is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Materials Science and Engineering and leading  Graphene Research Group. Before 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 CurieInternational Fellowship.  

Dr Joshi has over 80 international journal articles (and two international patents), with over 65 as first/corresponding author.  His SciVal Field Weighted Citation Index (FWCI) is ~4.0 (2014-2019) with 62 citations per/publicationDr Joshi is the first/corresponding author in his ten best-cited papers.

He is currently leading various industry-funded research projects on the application of graphene.  Dr Joshi has successfully supervised 5 HDR students and presently supervising seven HDR students, including Two Scientia PhD Students as Primary Supervisor.  

He has received 2018 Outstanding Supervisor award from UNSW Arc Postgraduate Council. 

http://www.materials.unsw.edu.au/graphene

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  Experienced 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 super desiccant 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 Superdesiccant  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. Tobias Foller ( Scientia PhD Studnet-  Chemistry of graphene oxide )
  3. Shovon Bhattacharjee (Scientia PhD Studnet- Graphene-based PPE)
  4. Jingxiao (Jenny) Lyu (r-GO membranes for desalination)
  5. Xinyue (William) Wen (GO membranes for water purification)
  6. Osama Salim (Graphene supercapacitors)
  7. Dali Ji (Graphene composites-CVD)
  8. Fei Wang (GO membranes)
  9.  Jialin (Cathy) Deng ( Graphene composites)

   Exchange Students:

     1. Yoneda Daisuke (Toyota Tech Institute Japan)-2017

     2. Karin Adolfsson ( KTH Sweden) -2018

     3. Georgina Colbourne  (University of Manchester) - 2019

 

Team Graphene Alumni: 

    Yi You- Postdoc, University of Manchester 

    Yi Wang- Engineer, Fisher Scientific

    Mingwei Zhang-Engineer, Huawei

    
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