“Innovations in Electrochemistry: Exploring the Potential of Nano Sensors and Energy Storage Devices”


“Innovations in Electrochemistry: Exploring the Potential of Nano Sensors and Energy Storage Devices”

The field of electrochemistry has seen a surge in recent times, with researchers exploring new avenues to improve the efficiency and accuracy of various sensing techniques. Our research group is at the forefront of this development, working on two cutting-edge projects that are poised to make a significant impact in the field of environmental monitoring and energy storage. Our work focuses on the development of an electrochemical Nano sensor for heavy metal ions and NPK sensors using metal oxide, conducting polymer, and carbon nanotubes. In addition, we are also exploring the use of metal-oxide organic or non-organic frameworks for the development of binder-less supercapacitors and energy storage devices. These projects are a testament to the expertise and innovation of our research group, and we are confident that they will have a lasting impact in their respective fields.

Our research group is working on electrochemical Nano sensors for heavy metal ion, NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium) sensors, using metal oxide, conducting polymer, and carbon nanotubes. The aim of our research is to develop low-cost, portable, and efficient sensors that can provide quick and accurate results for soil nutrient testing. The electrochemical sensors that we are working on use ion-selective membrane transducers to monitor major soil nutrients such as nitrate, phosphate, potassium, and other parameters such as soil pH and humidity.

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Our team of experts is dedicated to exploring the potential of electrochemical sensors and incorporating the latest technologies to make our sensors more effective. The use of metal oxide, conducting polymer, and carbon nanotubes enhances the performance and accuracy of the sensors, providing farmers with reliable data to make informed decisions. We are committed to contributing to the development of the agricultural sector by providing innovative and efficient soil nutrient sensors. By using electrochemical sensors, we aim to make soil nutrient testing more accessible, cost-effective, and sustainable for farmers, leading to a healthier and more prosperous future for all. In addition, we are exploring and developing innovative solutions for energy storage and sustainability. Our current focus is on the development of a Metal-oxide organic or non-organic framework foamed Binder less supercapacitor and energy storage device. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we store and use energy, offering increased efficiency and versatility in energy storage systems. Our team of experts is using a multidisciplinary approach to design, synthesize, and characterize these materials and devices. With our extensive knowledge and experience in the field of energy storage, we are confident that our work will have a significant impact on the future of sustainable energy.


Short CV of Dr. D J Shirale

Dr. Dhammanand J. Shirale is a highly qualified and experienced educator and researcher in the field of Electronics. He holds a Ph.D. in Electronics from Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad and a Master’s Degree in Electronics Science from North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. He has taught at several prestigious institutions, including VIT University and Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University, and has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside.


Dr. Shirale’s research focuses on Nano-structured conducting polymers for Nano-sensors and biosensors. He has supervised Ph.D. students and graduate students and has co-authored two books on Modern Physics and Materials Science. He has received numerous awards and prizes for his research, including a Research Award from North Maharashtra University and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of California.

In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Shirale has also served in various administrative roles, including as a member of the Academic Audit of SOPS and the University Board of Studies at VIT University. He is also a member of several professional organizations, including the Semiconductor Society of India and the Centre for Crystal Research Center at VIT University.

Short CV of Rahul Salunke

Dr. Rahul Siddharth Salunke is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics, School of Physical Sciences at the Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University in Jalgaon, India. He holds a Ph.D. in Electronics from the same department and has been a researcher in the Nano-Structured Materials Processing Research Laboratory since 2014. His research focuses on nano-structured conducting polymers and carbon nanotubes for heavy metal detection. He has experience in fabricating Atomic Layer Deposition systems and is skilled in multi-disciplinary design, including embedded systems product design, automation, and environmental design.


Sort CV of Dr. Yogesh Nakate

Dr. Yogesh Tukaram Nakate is an Assistant Professor in Yeshwant College Nanded. He holds a Ph.D. in Electronics from Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University Jalgaon, Maharashtra with a thesis entitled “Bio-derived Carbonized Materials and their Nano-composites for High-Performance Energy Storage Devices.” He has expertise in the synthesis and characterization of semiconducting nanostructures, functional materials, conducting polymers, and nanocomposite hybrid nanomaterials. He has worked on device applications for supercapacitors, batteries, sensors, optoelectronics devices, catalysis, and fuel cells. He has also carried out Density Functional Theory and theoretical investigations for materials science in various applications. Dr. Nakate is qualified in the National Eligibility Test (NET) examination for Assistant Professor and research in College and University of India, as well as the State Eligibility Test (SET) examination for Assistant Professor in College of Maharashtra State. He has worked on a Department of Science and Technology (DST) research project at North Maharashtra University. He holds a M.Sc. Electronics Science from the University of Pune with distinction and a B.Sc. Electronic Science from the University of Pune with first class. Dr. Nakate has received several awards and recognition, including the Laxman Deshmukh Prize for the highest total in M.Sc., and has been a senior wing NCC cadet (Air Force) at the college level. He has won the 2nd prize in the National Level Technical Festival “INTECHXICATION-2013” for Assembly coding at MIT Pune, and was a mentor for research projects at the state level competition. He was also selected for pre-incubation for “Designing low-cost programmable spin coater design with vacuums system” at KBCNM University Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Linkages KCIIL, Jalgaon. He has received support for his start-up “Design smart vigilance device” from SRTM University Incubation Center (CABII), Nanded.

Ms. Nikita Wadodkar

Working as a Research Scholar at Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. My research interests include Electrochemical Sensors, Supercapacitors and energy storage devices, Nanomaterials.







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