Dr Gurwinder Singh

Research Fellow

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Gurwinder Singh is working as a Research Fellow at the Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN), the University of Newcastle, Australia. He received his PhD degree in Materials Science (2018) under the supervision of Prof. Ajayan Vinu. After completing his PhD, he joined Prof. Vinu's research group at GICAN as a research associate and recently got promoted to Research Fellow. His current research interests include the design and development of micro/mesoporous materials for carbon capture/conversion, energy storage, and various environmental applications. He has published more than 25 research articles within a timeframe of 3 years which have accumulated a total of 686 citations with an h-index of 12. He is currently supervising four PhD students who are working on different areas of material science towards various applications. Dr Singh has previously supervised a visiting internship student from Universiti Petronas Malaysia which resulted in one first author and two co-author research articles published in reputed journals. Dr Singh has gained an enormous amount of experience in the conversion of waste products rich in carbon content into highly porous activated biocarbons which are utilized for carbon capture and conversion. He has collaborated with other researchers at nationals and international levels and he has also gained experience in energy storage applications of nanoporous materials. Dr Singh has three highly cited papers which is a remarkable achievement. He recently published an article "Emerging trends in porous materials for CO2 capture and conversion " in the journal Chemical Society Reviews (IF-40.4). He has previously published research articles in journals including Advanced Materials, JMCA, ACSAMI, Carbon, Nano Energy journals. Dr Singh gave an interview with SBS Australia on the topic of climate change.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia

Keywords

  • Adsorption
  • Batteries
  • CO2 capture
  • CO2 conversion
  • Chemical activation
  • Energy storage
  • Gas adsorption
  • Materials Science
  • Mesoporous materials
  • Microporous materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physical activation
  • Porous activated biocarbon

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Punjabi (Mother)
  • Hindi (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090401 Carbon Capture Engineering (excl. Sequestration) 50
030306 Synthesis of Materials 30
030304 Physical Chemistry of Materials 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
25/3/2018 - 25/3/2019 Research Associate Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
26/3/2019 - 13/12/2019 Senior Research Assistant Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (26 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Lee JM, Singh G, Cha W, Kim S, Yi J, Hwang S-J, Vinu A, 'Recent Advances in Developing Hybrid Materials for Sodium-Ion Battery Anodes', ACS Energy Letters, 5 1939-1966 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acsenergylett.0c00973
Co-authors Jangmee Lee, Ajayan Vinu, Jiabao Yi
2020 Ramadass K, Sathish CI, MariaRuban S, Kothandam G, Joseph S, Singh G, et al., 'Carbon Nanoflakes and Nanotubes from Halloysite Nanoclays and their Superior Performance in CO2 Capture and Energy Storage.', ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 12 11922-11933 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acsami.9b21510
Co-authors Kavitha Ramadass, Stalin Joseph, Sathish Ci, Jiabao Yi, Ajay Karakoti, Ajayan Vinu
2020 Kim S, Hankel M, Cha W, Singh G, Lee JM, Kim IY, Vinu A, 'Theoretical and experimental investigations of mesoporous C3N5/MoS2 hybrid for lithium and sodium ion batteries', Nano Energy, 72 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.104702
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Jangmee Lee, Inyoung Kim
2020 Kim S, Cha W, Ramadass K, Singh G, Kim IY, Vinu A, 'Single-Step Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbon Nitride/Molybdenum Sulfide Nanohybrids for High-Performance Sodium-Ion Batteries', Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 15 1863-1868 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/asia.202000349
Co-authors Inyoung Kim, Ajayan Vinu, Kavitha Ramadass
2020 Talapaneni SN, Singh G, Kim IY, AlBahily K, Al-Muhtaseb AH, Karakoti AS, et al., 'Nanostructured Carbon Nitrides for CO2 Capture and Conversion', Advanced Materials, 32 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/adma.201904635
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Siddulunaidu Talapaneni, Inyoung Kim, Ajayan Vinu, Ajay Karakoti
2020 Yadav R, Baskaran T, Kaiprathu A, Ahmed M, Bhosale SV, Joseph S, et al., 'Recent Advances in the Preparation and Applications of Organo-functionalized Porous Materials.', Chem Asian J, (2020)
DOI 10.1002/asia.202000651
Co-authors Stalin Joseph, Ajayan Vinu
2020 Ismail IS, Singh G, Smith P, Kim S, Yang JH, Joseph S, et al., 'Oxygen functionalized porous activated biocarbons with high surface area derived from grape marc for enhanced capture of CO

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd This research demonstrates the conversion of grape marc into highly carbonaceous and oxygen functionalized porous activated biocarbons (PABs) with a high speci... [more]

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd This research demonstrates the conversion of grape marc into highly carbonaceous and oxygen functionalized porous activated biocarbons (PABs) with a high specific area for CO2 capture. The materials are synthesized using KOH activation at 800 °C and show a high content of micropores and high specific surface areas which can be easily manipulated by varying the amount of KOH. The optimized material PAB3 obtained using KOH/grape marc biochar ratio of 3 displays the highest specific surface area (2473 m2 g-1), high micropore volume (0.72 cm3 g-1) and a pore diameter of 0.74 nm. Owing to its highly developed porosity and excellent textural parameters, PAB3 exhibits a high CO2 adsorption of 6.2 mmol g-1 at 0 °C/1 bar and 26.8 mmol g-1 at 0 °C/30 bar. It is often considered challenging to synthesize a CO2 adsorbent with all-round performance for CO2 capture under diverse conditions of temperature and pressure. The optimized material PAB3 is also found to be thermally stable which when coupled with its superior CO2 capture performance presents a promising candidature in the field of carbon capture. Furthermore, the excellent features of the synthesized material suggest that these materials could be extended to several other adsorption related fields.

DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2020.01.008
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Jaehun Yang, Stalin Joseph, Siddulunaidu Talapaneni
2020 Singh G, Lee J, Karakoti A, Bahadur R, Yi J, Zhao D, et al., 'Emerging trends in porous materials for CO2 capture and conversion.', Chemical Society Reviews, 49 4360-4404 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/d0cs00075b
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Jangmee Lee, Ajay Karakoti, Ajayan Vinu, Jiabao Yi
2019 Singh G, Ramadass K, Lee JM, Ismail IS, Singh M, Bansal V, et al., 'Convenient design of porous and heteroatom self-doped carbons for CO2 capture', Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 287 1-8 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.micromeso.2019.05.042
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jaehun Yang, Ajayan Vinu, Kavitha Ramadass, Jangmee Lee
2019 Ramadass K, Singh G, Lakhi KS, Benzigar MR, Yang JH, Kim S, et al., 'Halloysite nanotubes: Novel and eco-friendly adsorbents for high-pressure CO2 capture', Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 277 229-236 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.micromeso.2018.10.035
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Jaehun Yang, Kavitha Ramadass
2019 Joseph S, Kempaiah DM, Benzigar MR, Ilbeygi H, Singh G, Talapaneni SN, et al., 'Highly ordered mesoporous carbons with high specific surface area from carbonated soft drink for supercapacitor application', Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 280 337-346 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.micromeso.2019.02.020
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Stalin Joseph, Ajayan Vinu, Siddulunaidu Talapaneni
2019 Ramadass K, Sathish CI, Johns A, Ruban SJ, Singh G, Lakhi KS, et al., 'Characterization and Hydrogen Storage Performance of Halloysite Nanotubes', Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 19 7892-7898 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1166/jnn.2019.16751
Citations Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Sathish Ci, Ajayan Vinu, Kavitha Ramadass
2019 Singh G, Lakhi KS, Sathish CI, Ramadass K, Yang J-H, Vinu A, 'Oxygen-Functionalized Mesoporous Activated Carbons Derived from Casein and Their Superior CO2 Adsorption Capacity at Both Low- and High-Pressure Regimes', ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, 2 1604-1613 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acsanm.9b00059
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Kavitha Ramadass, Jaehun Yang, Ajayan Vinu, Sathish Ci
2019 Singh G, Tiburcius S, Ruban SM, Shanbhag D, Sathish CI, Ramadass K, Vinu A, 'Pure and strontium carbonate nanoparticles functionalized microporous carbons with high specific surface areas derived from chitosan for CO2 adsorption', Emergent Materials, 2 337-349 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s42247-019-00050-8
2019 Singh G, Ismail IS, Bilen C, Shanbhag D, Sathish CI, Ramadass K, Vinu A, 'A facile synthesis of activated porous carbon spheres from D-glucose using a non-corrosive activating agent for efficient carbon dioxide capture', Applied Energy, 255 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113831
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Sathish Ci, Ajayan Vinu, Kavitha Ramadass
2019 Singh G, Lakhi KS, Ramadass K, Sathish CI, Vinu A, 'High-Performance Biomass-Derived Activated Porous Biocarbons for Combined Pre- and Post-Combustion CO2 Capture', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 7 7412-7420 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00921
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Kavitha Ramadass, Sathish Ci
2019 Sai-Anand G, Sivanesan A, Benzigar MR, Singh G, Gopalan A-I, Baskar AV, et al., 'Recent Progress on the Sensing of Pathogenic Bacteria Using Advanced Nanostructures', BULLETIN OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN, 92 216-244 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1246/bcsj.20180280
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Saianand Gopalan, Kavitha Ramadass, Ajayan Vinu
2019 Singh G, Lakhi KS, Sil S, Bhosale SV, Kim IY, Albahily K, Vinu A, 'Biomass derived porous carbon for CO2 capture', Carbon, 148 164-186 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.03.050
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 34
Co-authors Inyoung Kim, Ajayan Vinu
2018 Benzigar MR, Talapaneni SN, Joseph S, Ramadass K, Singh G, Scaranto J, et al., 'Recent advances in functionalized micro and mesoporous carbon materials: synthesis and applications', Chemical Society Reviews, 47 2680-2721 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1039/C7CS00787F
Citations Scopus - 230Web of Science - 219
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Kavitha Ramadass, Stalin Joseph, Siddulunaidu Talapaneni
2018 Singh G, Lakhi KS, Ramadass K, Kim S, Stockdale D, Vinu A, 'A combined strategy of acid-assisted polymerization and solid state activation to synthesize functionalized nanoporous activated biocarbons from biomass for CO2capture', Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 271 23-32 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.micromeso.2018.05.035
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Kavitha Ramadass, Ajayan Vinu
2018 Singh G, Lakhi KS, Park D-H, Srivastava P, Naidu R, Vinu A, 'Facile One-Pot Synthesis of Activated Porous Biocarbons with a High Nitrogen Content for CO2 Capture', CHEMNANOMAT, 4 281-290 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/cnma.201700348
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Ajayan Vinu
2018 Lakhi KS, Singh G, Kim S, Baskar AV, Joseph S, Yang J, et al., 'Mesoporous Cu-SBA-15 with highly ordered porous structure and its excellent CO2 adsorption capacity', Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 267 134-141 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.micromeso.2018.03.024
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Jaehun Yang, Stalin Joseph
2017 Singh G, Lakhi KS, Kim IY, Kim S, Srivastava P, Naidu R, Vinu A, 'Highly Efficient Method for the Synthesis of Activated Mesoporous Biocarbons with Extremely High Surface Area for High-Pressure CO2 Adsorption.', ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 29782-29793 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/acsami.7b08797
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 39
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Inyoung Kim, Ajayan Vinu
2017 Singh G, Kim IY, Lakhi KS, Srivastava P, Naidu R, Vinu A, 'Single step synthesis of activated bio-carbons with a high surface area and their excellent CO2 adsorption capacity', CARBON, 116 448-455 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.02.015
Citations Scopus - 105Web of Science - 102
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Ajayan Vinu, Inyoung Kim
2017 Lakhi KS, Park D-H, Singh G, Talapaneni SN, Ravon U, Al-Bahily K, Vinu A, 'Energy efficient synthesis of highly ordered mesoporous carbon nitrides with uniform rods and their superior CO 2 adsorption capacity', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5 16220-16230 (2017)
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Siddulunaidu Talapaneni
2017 Singh G, Kim IY, Lakhi KS, Joseph S, Srivastava P, Naidu R, Vinu A, 'Heteroatom functionalized activated porous biocarbons and their excellent performance for CO2 capture at high pressure', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 5 21196-21204 (2017)
DOI 10.1039/c7ta07186h
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Inyoung Kim, Ravi Naidu, Stalin Joseph, Ajayan Vinu
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $900,000

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20201 grants / $900,000

The development of advanced Nanocarbon materials from coconut shell for energy and environmental applications$900,000

Funding body: Carbonova India Private Limited

Funding body Carbonova India Private Limited
Project Team Professor Ajayan Vinu, Doctor Thava Palanisami, Doctor Gurwinder Singh, Doctor Ajay Karakoti, Associate Professor Ashish Malik, Associate Professor Jiabao Yi
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2023
GNo G2000904
Type Of Funding C3211 - International For profit
Category 3211
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD Functionalised Porous Biocarbons for Energy and Environmental Applications PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Self Sustainable Eco Communities PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Nitrogen-Rich Carbon Nitrides for CO2 Capture and Other Applications PhD (Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Novel Nanoporous Metal Nitride Semiconductors for Efficient Photo Electrochemical Reduction of Water PhD (Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Gurwinder Singh

Position

Research Fellow
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Email gurwinder.singh@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49854025

Office

Room ATC 220
Building ATC building
Location ATC-220

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