Dr Kripal Lakhi

Dr Kripal Lakhi

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Kripal Singh Lakhi  works  as a full time research associate at the Global Innovative Center for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN) based at Advanced Technology Centre (ATC), The University of Newcastle, Callaghan.

He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of South Australia and B.Tech and M.Tech degrees in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras India.

His research interests are in the field of synthesis and characterization of functional porous materials such as mesoporous carbons, metal functionalized carbon and carbon nitride materials, mesoporous carbon nitride,  MOFs, and a variety of hybrid inorganic materials for energy and environment applications, CO2 capture and conversion, photocatalysis and hydrocarbon chemistry.

Dr Lakhi has authored nearly 30 research articles in high impact journals covering various aspects of porous material synthesis and application. Dr. Lakhi has also authored a book titled "Chemical Engineering : A Comprehensive Approach" , a book chapter published by Elsevier BV and four articles to the Encyclopedia of membranes published by Springer Berlin, Heidelberg Germany. Dr Lakhi has also applied for 5 US provisional patents jointly with SABIC Global Technologies, B.V. The Netherlands.

Please feel free to contact me for any  potential collaboration in the aforementioned areas.

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Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras
  • Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras

Keywords

  • Nanoporous materials
  • Mesoporous carbon nitride
  • Mesoporous carbon
  • Mesoporous silica
  • CO2 capture and conversion
  • Water splitting
  • Biochar
  • Catalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Heterogeneous catalysis

Languages

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
030601 Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions 30
050301 Carbon Sequestration Science 50
030301 Chemical Characterisation of Materials 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources
Australia
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
Research Associate University of Newcastle
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
16/01/2017 - 17/10/2017 Research Associate

I worked on an industry sponsored project.

The University of South Australia
Future Industries Institute
Australia
15/06/2011 - 10/05/2012 Process Engineering Traineer

As a fresh chemical engineering graduate, I jointed Reliance Industries Ltd as a full time process engineering trainee in the Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) plant at Dahej Manufacturing Division  where I acquired hands on experience in running the plant through DCS and general working of the VCM plant. After the completion of training period, I worked in the VCM de-bottlenecking project which was planned to augment the production capacity of the VCM plant from the existing 215KT to 315KT p.a

Reliance Industries Ltd
Vinyl Chloride Monomer Plant (Dahej Manufacturing Division)
India

Awards

Prize

Year Award
2013 Best Poster Award
University of Yamanashi, Japan

Recipient

Year Award
2018 Ian Wark Research Medal
The University of South Australia

Scholarship

Year Award
2015 GraduateTravel Award 2015
University of Yamanashi, Japan
2013 Graduate travel award 2013
University of Yamanashi, Japan
2010 GATE 2010 scholarship from Minitry of Human Resources Govt of India
Ministry of Human Resources and Development Govt of India
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Lakhi KS, Devaraju MK, Arumugam S, Vinu A, 'Self-Assembly for Mesoporous Carbon', Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II 75-87 (2017)

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This chapter describes the self-assembly process for the mesoporous carbons (MC) prepared using soft and hard templates. Design and modif... [more]

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This chapter describes the self-assembly process for the mesoporous carbons (MC) prepared using soft and hard templates. Design and modification of MC mainly depends on the templates which are prepared via the self-assembly of inorganic and organic molecules. These self-assembly processes play an important role in controlling the structure, morphology, and textural parameters of the suitable templates to be used in the preparation of MC with controlled structure, pore diameter, and morphology. In this article, self-assembly process of specific molecules towards the development of MC has been emphasized with selected examples.

DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.12648-4
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu

Journal article (27 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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
Co-authors 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 Web of Science - 1
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 - 1
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Stalin Joseph
2018 Cha WS, Talapaneni SN, Kempaiah DM, Joseph S, Lakhi KS, Al-Enizi AM, et al., 'Excellent supercapacitance performance of 3-D mesoporous carbon with large pores from FDU-12 prepared using a microwave method', RSC Advances, 8 17017-17024 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Highly ordered and three-dimensional (3-D) mesoporous carbon materials were prepared through a nano-hard templating approach using FDU-12 si... [more]

© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Highly ordered and three-dimensional (3-D) mesoporous carbon materials were prepared through a nano-hard templating approach using FDU-12 silica with tunable pore sizes as a template, which was synthesized via a microwave-assisted method. Powder XRD and microscopic techniques such as HR-TEM, HR-SEM, and N2adsorption-desorption techniques were employed to characterize the structure and textural properties of the prepared mesoporous carbon samples. The characterization results reveal that all the mesoporous carbon samples show a 3-D porous mesostructure with tunable pore diameters (5.7 to 9.4 nm) and a large specific surface area in the range from 451 to 1251 m2g-1. The supercapacitive behavior of the cubic structured mesoporous carbons was determined using cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance and charge-discharge measurements. The cubic mesoporous carbon materials exhibit a superior capacitive performance with a high specific capacitance value of 315.3 F g-1at the current density of 1 A g-1, which is much higher than that of hexagonally-ordered mesoporous carbon with large pore diameters, activated carbon, and carbon nanotubes. The materials also show excellent cyclic stability and extremely low resistance. The superior specific capacitance of these materials is attributed to the combination of excellent surface properties such as large specific surface area, large pore volume and uniform pore diameter, spherical morphology, and a 3-D porous system with cage-type pores.

DOI 10.1039/c8ra01281d
Co-authors Stalin Joseph, Siddulunaidu Talapaneni, Ajayan Vinu
2017 Lawrence G, Kalimuthu P, Benzigar M, Shelat KJ, Lakhi KS, Park D-H, et al., 'A Nanoporous Cytochrome c Film with Highly Ordered Porous Structure for Sensing of Toxic Vapors', ADVANCED MATERIALS, 29 (2017)
DOI 10.1002/adma.201702295
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2017 Lakhi KS, Park D-H, Al-Bahily K, Cha W, Viswanathan B, Choy J-H, Vinu A, 'Mesoporous carbon nitrides: synthesis, functionalization, and applications', CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, 46 72-101 (2017)
DOI 10.1039/c6cs00532b
Citations Scopus - 78Web of Science - 73
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2017 Lakhi KS, Park D-H, Al-Bahily K, Cha W, Viswanathan B, Choy J-H, Vinu A, 'Mesoporous carbon nitrides: synthesis, functionalization, and applications (vol 46, pg 72, 2017)', CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, 46 560-560 (2017)
DOI 10.1039/c6cs90118b
Citations Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2017 Bello M, Zaidi SMJ, Al-Ahmed A, Basu S, Park D-H, Lakhi KS, Vinu A, 'Pt-Ru nanoparticles functionalized mesoporous carbon nitride with tunable pore diameters for DMFC applications', MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, 252 50-58 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.micromeso.2017.06.021
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
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 - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, 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 - 25Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Ravi Naidu, Ajayan Vinu
2017 Mane GP, Talapaneni SN, Lakhi KS, Ilbeygi H, Ravon U, Al-Bahily K, et al., 'Highly Ordered Nitrogen-Rich Mesoporous Carbon Nitrides and Their Superior Performance for Sensing and Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation', Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56 8481-8485 (2017)
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Siddulunaidu Talapaneni
2017 Park D-H, Lakhi K, Ramadass K, Kim M-K, Talapaneni S, Joseph S, et al., 'Energy efficient synthesis of ordered mesoporous carbon nitrides with a high nitrogen content and enhanced CO2 capture capacity', Chemistry-A European Journal, (2017)
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Siddulunaidu Talapaneni, Stalin Joseph, Ajayan Vinu
2017 Lakhi KS, Park D-H, Joseph S, Talapaneni SN, Ravon U, Al-Bahily K, Vinu A, 'Effect of Heat Treatment on the Nitrogen Content and Its Role on the Carbon Dioxide Adsorption Capacity of Highly Ordered Mesoporous Carbon Nitride', Chemistry¿An Asian Journal, 12 595-604 (2017)
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Siddulunaidu Talapaneni, Stalin Joseph
2017 Talapaneni SN, Mane GP, Park D-H, Lakhi KS, Ramadass K, Joseph S, et al., 'Diaminotetrazine based mesoporous C 3 N 6 with a well-ordered 3D cubic structure and its excellent photocatalytic performance for hydrogen evolution', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5 18183-18192 (2017)
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu, Stalin Joseph, Siddulunaidu Talapaneni
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 - 16Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Siddulunaidu Talapaneni, Ajayan Vinu
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 - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Stalin Joseph, Ajayan Vinu, Ravi Naidu
2016 Lakhi KS, Cha WS, Choy J-H, Al-Ejji M, Abdullah AM, Al-Enizi AM, Vinu A, 'Synthesis of mesoporous carbons with controlled morphology and pore diameters from SBA-15 prepared through the microwave-assisted process and their CO2 adsorption capacity', MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, 233 44-52 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.micromeso.2016.06.040
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2016 Kalita P, Baskar AV, Choy J-H, Lakhi KS, El-Newehy M, Lawrence G, et al., 'Preparation of Highly Active Triflic Acid Functionalized SBA-15 Catalysts for the Synthesis of Coumarin under Solvent-Free Conditions', CHEMCATCHEM, 8 336-344 (2016)
DOI 10.1002/cctc.201500884
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2015 Zhong L, Chokkalingam A, Cha WS, Lakhi KS, Su X, Lawrence G, Vinu A, 'Pd nanoparticles embedded in mesoporous carbon: A highly efficient catalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura reaction', CATALYSIS TODAY, 243 195-198 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.cattod.2014.08.038
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2015 Lakhi KS, Cha WS, Joseph S, Wood BJ, Aldeyab SS, Lawrence G, et al., 'Cage type mesoporous carbon nitride with large mesopores for CO2 capture', CATALYSIS TODAY, 243 209-217 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.cattod.2014.08.036
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Stalin Joseph, Ajayan Vinu
2015 Zhong L, Anand C, Lakhi KS, Lawrence G, Vinu A, 'Bifunctional Mesoporous Carbon Nitride: Highly Efficient Enzyme-like Catalyst for One-pot Deacetalization-Knoevenagel Reaction', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5 (2015)
DOI 10.1038/srep12901
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2015 Dhawale DS, Mane GP, Joseph S, Talapaneni SN, Anand C, Mano A, et al., 'Cobalt oxide functionalized nanoporous carbon electrodes and their excellent supercapacitive performance', RSC ADVANCES, 5 13930-13940 (2015)
DOI 10.1039/c4ra14041a
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Siddulunaidu Talapaneni, Ajayan Vinu, Stalin Joseph
2015 Lakhi KS, Baskar AV, Zaidi JSM, Al-Deyab SS, El-Newehy M, Choy J-H, Vinu A, 'Morphological control of mesoporous CN based hybrid materials and their excellent CO2 adsorption capacity', RSC ADVANCES, 5 40183-40192 (2015)
DOI 10.1039/c5ra04730g
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2014 Alam S, Anand C, Lakhi KS, Choy J-H, Cha WS, Elzhatry A, et al., 'Highly Magnetic Nanoporous Carbon/Iron-Oxide Hybrid Materials', CHEMPHYSCHEM, 15 3440-3443 (2014)
DOI 10.1002/cphc.201402448
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2014 Suryavanshi U, Balasubramanian VV, Lakhi KS, Mane GP, Ariga K, Choy J-H, et al., 'Mesoporous BN and BCN nanocages with high surface area and spherical morphology', PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 16 23554-23557 (2014)
DOI 10.1039/c4cp04210g
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2014 Chakravarti R, Kantam ML, Iwai H, Al-deyab SS, Ariga K, Park D-H, et al., 'Mesoporous Carbons Functionalized with Aromatic, Aliphatic, and Cyclic Amines, and their Superior Catalytic Activity', CHEMCATCHEM, 6 2872-2880 (2014)
DOI 10.1002/cctc.201402403
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
2014 Vinu A, Chokkalingam A, Subramaniam VP, Lakhi KS, 'Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles from the 1st International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials (ICEAN-2012)', SCIENCE OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, 6 1299-1301 (2014)
DOI 10.1166/sam.2014.1796
Co-authors Ajayan Vinu
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $500,000

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20181 grants / $500,000

Functionalized Nanoporous Carbon Nitrides for the Conversion of CO2 into Fine Chemicals$500,000

Funding body: SABIC Global Technologies B.V

Funding body SABIC Global Technologies B.V
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding C3211 - International For profit
Category 3211
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD2.1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Design, Synthesis and Properties of Nanoporous Chalcogenide materials with Multiple Dopants 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
2017 PhD Drug Loaded Mesoporous Core Shell Silica Nanoparticles for Targeting and Imaging Prostate Cancer PhD (Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Kripal Lakhi

Position

Research Associate
Global Innovative Center for Advanced Nanomaterials. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Email kripal.lakhi@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40339606
Links Google+
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Office

Room Room ATC 220
Building Advanced Technology Centre (ATC)
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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