Faculty Department

Dr. Prateek Bhojane

Assistant Professor

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. (Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science), Indian Institute of Technology Indore, 2014-2019.

M.Sc. (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology), Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, 2012-2014.

B.Sc. (Physics), Government Holkar Science Autonomous College, 2008-2011.

Career Graph:

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan (July 2019-March 2021)
  • Teaching Assistant at Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India (July 2014-February 2019)
  • Graduate Trainee at ACC Cement Ltd., Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India (July 2011- May 2012)

No. Papers published in journals: 9

No. Papers presented in conferences: 16

No. Citations: 295


  • Contribution: A total of 9 scientific peer-reviewed SCI/Scopus indexed publications and 6 scientific works are in the preparation/communication stage. Presented research contributions nationally/internationally in numerous conferences. One of the recent research studies leads to solving a unique scientific problem where the crystal structure was solved for metal carbonate hydroxide hydrate-based material, this study has helped to explore a similar class of materials.
  • Interest: Development of nanomaterials for alternative energy storage applications, sustainable energy, Electrochemistry, energy storage applications: batteries (Lithium-ion and Sodium-ion) and supercapacitors, nanomaterials synthesis, characterizations, electrochemical storage.

Recent Publications:

  • Prateek Bhojane, Recent Advances and Fundamentals of Pseudocapacitors: Materials, Mechanism, and Its Understanding, Journal of Energy Storage, 45 (2021) 103654. (I.F.= 6.582)
  • Prateek Bhojane, Armel Le Bail, and Parasharam M. Shirage, “A Quarter of a Century after its Synthesis and with >200 Papers Based on its use, `Co(CO3)0.5(OH)·0.11H2O′ Proves to be Co6(CO3)2(OH)8·H2O from Synchrotron Powder Diffraction Data,” IUCr Acta Cryst. C: Structural Chemistry, C75 (2019) 61-64. (Impact factor: 1.09)
  • Prateek Bhojane, Lichchhavi Sinha, Uttam K. Goutam and Parasharam M. Shirage, “A 3D Mesoporous flowers of Nickel Carbonate Hydroxide Hydrate for High-Performance Electrochemical Energy Storage Application” Electrochimica Acta,296 (2019) 112-119. (I.F.=6.215)
  • Prateek Bhojane, Lichchhavi Sinha, Rupesh Devan, and Parasharam M. Shirage, “Mesoporous Layered Hexagonal Platelets of Co3O4 nanoparticle with (111) facets for battery: High Performance and Ultra-High-Rate Capability,” Nanoscale, 10 (2018) 1779-1787. (I.F.=6.895)
  • Prateek Bhojane, Alfa Sharma, Manojit Pusty, Yogendra Kumar, Somaditya Sen, and Parasharam M. Shirage, "Synthesis of Ammonia-assisted porous Nickel Ferrite (NiFe2O4) nanostructures as an electrode material for supercapacitors,” J. Nanosci. Nanotech., 17 (2017) 1387–1392. (I.F.=1.354)
  • Prateek Bhojane, Somaditya Sen, and Parasharam M. Shirage, "Enhanced electrochemical performance of Mesoporous NiCo2O4 as an excellent supercapacitive alternative energy storage material", Appl. Surf. Sci., 377 (2016) 376-384. (I.F.=6.182)
  • Lichchhavi Sinha, Srimanta Pakhira, Prateek Bhojane, Sawanta Mali, Chang Kook Hong, Parasharam Shirage, “Hybridization of Co3O4 and α-MnO2 nanostructures for the high-performance nonenzymatic glucose sensing,” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 6 (2018) 13248-13261. (I.F.=7.632)
  • Alfa Sharma, Prateek Bhojane, Amit Kumar Rana, Yogendra Kumar, and Parasharam M. Shirage, Mesoporous Nickel Cobalt Hydroxide/Oxide as an Excellent Room Temperature Ammonia Sensor, Scripta Materialia, 128, (2016) 65-68. (I.F.=5.079)
  • Yogendra Kumar, Amit Kumar Rana, Prateek Bhojane, Manojit Pusty, Vivas Bagwe, Somaditya Sen, Parasharam M Shirage, "Controlling of ZnO nanostructures by solute concentration and its effect on growth, structural and optical properties," Mater. Res. Express, 2 (2015) 105017. (I.F.=1.929)
  • Prateek Bhojane and Parasharam M. Shirage, 1D Nanowire Arrays of Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide Hydrate as an Excellent Battery-type Electrode Material (In preparation).
  • Prateek Bhojane and Parasharam M. Shirage “Wire-in-a Sheet”: A Battery-type 3D Hierarchical Core-Shell Nanostructured Cobalt Carbonate [email protected] Carbonate Hydroxide Electrode for High-Performance Energy Storage Application (In preparation).
  • Prateek Bhojane, Rajashekhar Badam, and Noriyoshi Matsumi, Interlayer engineering in bridged graphene oxide framework (B-GOF) towards achieving the high capacitance supercapacitors (In preparation).
  • Prateek Bhojane, Rajashekhar Badam, and Noriyoshi Matsumi, Waste Bio-derived carbon anode from Camellia Japonica Linn for enhanced Lithium-ion storage (In preparation).

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Modern Green Energy since March 2022-present.
  • Life member Indian Physics Association; DEH/LM/13609.
  • Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (JEECE) since December 2021-Present.
  • Member of International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), Stockholm, Sweden (1 year membership).

Honours and Achievements:

  • Delivered an Invited Talk (ONLINE) titled, “High-Rate {111} Faceted Two Dimensional Hexagonal Platelets of Mesoporous Co3O4 for High-Performance Pseudocapacitors,” at the 40th Assembly of Advanced Material Congress, Energy Materials Conference-2021 organized by the International Association of Advanced Materials, Stockholm, Sweden on August 11, 2021.
  • Session Chair for the “Session 03: IAAM Young Researcher-Interdisciplinary Science,” at Energy Materials Conference-2021 organized by the International Association of Advanced Materials, Stockholm, Sweden on August 12, 2021.
  • Delivered an invited talk titled “Energy Storage: The Key to Renewable, Clean and Reliable Electricity for Humanity,” at Sri Vaishnav Institute of Management, Indore, India on May 27, 2021.
  • Delivered a talk at TEQIP-III Sponsored Active Learning Course titled “Characterization of Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy,” at IIT Indore, India on February 04, 2019.
  • Delivered a talk at GIAN Course titled “One-dimensional metal-oxide nanostructures: Recent developments in synthesis, characteristics, and applications,” in the Discipline of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science, at IIT Indore, India on April 01, 2019.
  • One of the articles published in Nanoscale is part of the themed collections: Editor’s Choice: 2D Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion and International Year of the Periodic Table: Elements for Next-Generation Batteries.
  • Received Best Paper Presentation Award at “International Workshop of Advanced Nanoscience and Engineering-2017,” at MEMS, IIT Indore, India on 1st December 2017.
  • Invited Speaker at the “7th International Symposium on Energy,” at Manchester, England on 15th August 2017.
  • Secured grant from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India for the International Travel Support scheme grant number ITS/2059/2017-18.
  • Received Best Oral Presentation Award at IRTDC-2017, Sinhgad Institute, Solapur India.
  • Doctoral fellowship under the Teaching Assistant (TA) category from Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), India from July 2014-February 2019.
  • Secured All India 353rd rank in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) (2014).

Personal interests: To explore the possibility to share knowledge and new learning through involvement in various science outreach activities, participating and coordinating in the conferences and various technical courses. To explore the natural scenic place, trekking, playing cricket, table tennis, listening to music, etc.