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Dr. Vaibhav Kulshrestha

Dr. Vaibhav Kulshrestha

Principal Scientist

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Dr. Vaibhav Kulshrestha

Principal Scientist

vaibhavk@csmcri.res.in

7360 / 2567562


Publications: 

1.  Effect of temperature and α- irradiation on gas permeability for polymeric membrane, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi,

     NK Acharya, M Singh, YK Vijay, Bulletin of Materials Science, 2005, 28, 643-646.

2.  Positron lifetime study in FeCl3 doped polysulphone (PSF) polymer, B Tripathi, R K Mangal,V Kulshrestha, K Awasthi,

     M. Singh, Y.K.Vijay, Indian J Pure & App. Physics, 2006, 44, 763-766.

3.  Transport through track etched polymeric blend membranes, K Awasthi, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, B Tripathi, NK Acharya,

     M Singh, YK Vijay, Bulletin of Material Science 2006, 29, 261-264.

4. Conduction nature of conical pores in PET membrane, K Awasthi, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, NK Acharya, M Singh, DK Avasthi,

     Y.K. Vijay, Polymer Bulletin 2006, 57, 723-728.

5. Surface Modification and Synthesis of Polymeric Membrane for Energy and Biological Applications, YK Vijay,

     Marshal Dhayal, K Awasthi, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, NK Acharya, JS Choi, J. Biomedical Nanotechnology 2006, 2 144-151.

6. Gas permeation study of Ti coated track etched polymeric membranes, NK Acharya, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi,

     R Kumar, DK Avasthi, YK Vijay, Vacuum 2006, 8, 389-393.

7.  Swift heavy ion irradiated membranes for gas permeation, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, NK Acharya, M Singh,

     DK Avasthi, YK Vijay, J. Applied polymer Science 2006, 102, 2386-2390.

8. Nanocomposite membranes for hydrogen separation, YK Vijay, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, K.Awasthi, NK Acharya, M Singh, J.

     Polymer Research 2006, 13, 357-360.

9. Ion transport through track etched polypropylene membrane, Kamlendra Awasthi, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, NK Acharya,

     M Singh, YK Vijay, European Polymer Journal 2006, 42, 883-887.

10. Gas and ion transport through track etched large area polymer film, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, NK Acharya,

      M Singh, DK Avasthi, YK Vijay, Desalination 2006, 195, 273-280.

11. Structural, optical, thermo mechanical and transport property of ion irradiated polymer membranes, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*,

      K Awasthi, NK Acharya, M Singh, PV Bhagwat, YK Vijay, Polymer Bulletin 2006, 56, 427-435.

12. Study of gas permeation for asymmetric track etched polymer blends, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, NK Acharya, K Awasthi,

      M Singh, DK Avasthi, YK Vijay, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2006, 31, 1266-1270.

13. Positron lifetime and residual gas analysis studies of MmNi4.5Al0.5 hydride system, M. Singh, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K

      Awasthi, B. Tripathi, YK Vijay, A Rais, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2007, 32, 3376-3380.

14. Surface characterization of low energy electron beam irradiated polycarbonate film, R Nathawat, A Kumar, Vaibhav

      Kulsrestha, M Singh, V Ganesan, YK Vijay, Applied Surface Sciences, 2007, 253, 5985-5991.

15. The kinetics of Cr layer coated on TiNi thin films for hydrogen absorption, M. Singh, Vaibhav Kulsherstha, Anil Kumar,

      N.K. Acharaya, Y.K. Vijay, Pramana J of Physics 2007, 68, 75-81.


16. Modification in microstructure properties of polymer by 10 keV electron beam, YK Vijay, NK Acharya, Vaibhav Kulshrestha,

      M Singh, D Marshal, JS Choi, Int. J. Nanoscience, 2007, 6, 167-171.

17. Transport and Mechanical Properties of Ion Irradiated Polyethersulfone Membranes, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, K Awasthi, NK

      Acharya, V K. Saraswat, M Singh, YK Vijay, African Physical Review 2007, 1, 9-10,]


18. Characterization of asymmetric polymeric membranes by gas permeation, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, N.K.Acharya, K Awasthi,

      R Nathawat, M. Singh, Y.K.Vijay, Micron, 2007,38, 326-329.

19. Swift heavy ion (SHI) irradiated polymer blend membranes for hydrogen permeation, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, K Awasthi, YK

      Vijay, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2007, 32, 3105-3108.


20. Study of surface activation of PET by low energy (keV) Ni+ and N+ ion implantation, Rashi Nathawat, Anil Kumar,

     Vaibhav Kulsrestha,  and YK Vijay, Nuclear Instruments and Method in Physics- B 2008,266, 21 4749-4756

21. Study of hydrogen transport through porous aluminum and composite membranes, AK Jain, NK Acharya, Vaibhav

      Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, YK Vijay, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2008, 33, 346-349.

22. Hydrogen separation in doped and blend polymer membranes, NK Acharya, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, AK Jain, M

      Singh, YK Vijay, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2008, 33, 327-331.

23. Characterization of PbS nanoparticles synthesized by chemical bath deposition, Diwaker Kumar, G. Agarwal, B Tripathi,

      Devendra Vyas, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, J. Alloys and Compounds, 2009, 484, 463-466

24. Swift Heavy Ion induced effects at Mo/Si interface and silicide formation, G. Agarwal, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, R Jain, D.

      Kabiraj, I Sulania, P Kulriya I.P.Jain, Surface and Interface Analysis 2009, 41, 746-752

25. Formation of nano tracks in PES films characterized by hydrogen transport and mechanical properties, Vaibhav

      Kulshrestha* Int J. Hydrogen Energy, 2009, 34, 9274-9278.

26. Study of intermixing and Zr-Silicide formation using swift heavy ion irradiation, G. Agarwal, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, P.

      Sharma, R. Dhunna, I.P.Jain, Applied Physics A, 2010, 99, 879–888.

27. Optical and dynamic mechanical characterization of thin film polymer nanocomposites, B. Tripathi, K Awasthi, Vaibhav

      Kulshrestha, A. Sharma, YK Vijay, International Journal of Modern Physics B 2010 24, 57-63.

28. Microstructure change in poly(ethersulfone) films by swift heavy ions, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, G Agarwal, K Awasthi, B.

      Tripathi, D. Vyas,Y.K.Vijay, Micron 2010 41, 390–394.

29. Change in the microstructure at W/Si interface and surface by Swift Heavy Ions, G. Agarwal, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, P.

      Sharma, I.P.Jain, J. Colloid & Interface Science, 2010, 351, 570–575.

30. Optical, Chemical And Structural Modification of Oxygen Irradiated PET, K Awasthi, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, D. K. Awasthi,

      YK Vijay, Radiation Measurements 2010, 45, 850-855.


31. Study of the junction characteristics of MWNT doped polymer composite films, A.Kumar, S.S. Sharma, S. Nehra, S.

      Srivastava, Vaibhav  Kulshrestha*, M. Singh, Y.K.Vijay, Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications 

      2010, 4, 1701-1704

32. Stable ion-exchange membranes for water desalination by electrodialysis, Tina T. Chakrabarty, A.M. Rajesh, A. Jasti, A.K.        Thakur, A.K. Singh, S. Prakash, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, Vinod K. Shahi, Desalination 2011, 282, 2–8.

33. Effect of Cu catalyst on the hydrogenation and thermodynamic properties of Mg2Ni, D. Vyas, P. Jain, J.  Khan, Vaibhav

      Kulshrestha, A. Jain, I.P Jain, Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, 37, 3755-3760

34. Cross-linked Hybrid Nanofiltration Membrane with Antibiofouling Properties and Self-Assembled Layered Morphology,

      Ajay K. Singh, S. Prakash, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, and Vinod K. Shahi, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2012, 4 1683-1692.

35. Synthesis and characterization of TiO2 and Ag/TiO2 nanostructure, Swati Gahlot, Amit Kumar Thakur, Vaibhav

     Kulshrestha*, V. K. Shahi, AIP Conf. Proc. 2013, 1512, 320.

36. Highly stable acid–base complex membrane for ethanol dehydration by pervaporation separation, Amit K. Thakur, Swati

      Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Vinod K. Shahi, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 22014–22022.

37. Effective management of passive layers using composite cathodes in solid state magnesium batteries, M. Perween, Rajeev

      Gupta, Babulal Rebary, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, D. N. Srivastava, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 17758—17762.

38. Development and characterization of chitosan/silica nanocomposite membranes, Amit Kumar, Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav

      Kulshrestha*, and V. K. Shahi, AIP Conference Proceedings 2014, 1591, 379.

39. Silver decorated multiwalled carbon nanotubes and their characterization, Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, and V. K.

     Shahi, AIP Conference Proceedings 2014, 1591, 288.

40. Thermal, Optical and Mechanical Characterization of ZnO Embedded PC/PMMA Blend Nanocomposites, Shalini Agarwal,

      Vaibhav Kulshrestha, Vibhav K Saraswat, The International Journal Of Science & Technoledge, 2014, 2, 140-144

41. Preparation of Graphene Oxide Nano-composite Ion-exchange Membranes for Desalination Application, Swati Gahlot,

      Prem P. Sharma, Hariom Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha* and Prafulla K Jha, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 24662-24670.


42. SGO/SPES-Based Highly Conducting Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cell Application, Swati Gahlot, Prem

      P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, and Prafulla K Jha, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014 6, 5595–5601.

43. Synthesis of SPEEK/TiO2 Nano-composites and their Characterization, Swati Gahlot, Prem P. Sharma, Hariom Gupta,

      Prafulla K Jha, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Advanced Electrochemistry, 2014, 2, 90-95.

44. Synthesis and characterization of functionalized silica/SPES composite membranes, Swati Gahlot, Prem P. Sharma,

      Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, AIP Conference Proceedings 2015, 1665, 050042.

45. Synthesis and Characterization of PVA/GO Nanocomposite Films, Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Garima Agarwal,

      PK Jha, Macromolecular Symposia 2015, 357 (1), 173–177

46. GO/SGO Based SPES Composite Membranes for the Removal of Water by Pervaporation Separation, Swati Gahlot, Prem

      P. Sharma, Batuk M. Bhil, Hariom Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Macromolecular Symposia 2015, 357 (1), 189–193

47. Synthesis and Characterization of Partial Sulfonated PVDF-co-HFP Ion Exchange Membranes, Prem P. Sharma, Swati

      Gahlot, Batuk M. Bhil, Hariom Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Macromolecular Symposia 2015, 357 (1), 154–158

48. Large Scale Preparation of Polyethylene Based Ion Exchange Membranes and Their Application for Water Desalination,

      Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Uma Chatterjee, Saroj Sharma, B. S. Makwana, P. D. Maru, Macromolecular Symposia 2015, 357          (1), 194–199.

49. Dramatic Improvement in Ionic Conductivity and Water Desalination Efficiency of SGO composite Membranes, Swati

      Gahlot, Prem P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Separation Science and Technology, 2015 50, 446–453

50. Dramatic Improvement in Water Retention and Proton Conductivity in Electrically Aligned Functionalized CNT/SPEEK

      Nanohybrid PEM, Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015 7, 264-272.

51. Electro-deionization: An Efficient Way for Removal of Fluoride from Tap Water Using Aluminum Form of

     Phosphomethylated Resin, Swati Gahlot, Saroj Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*,  Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 2015, 54,

     4664−4671


52. An environmentally friendly process for the synthesis of an fGO modified anion exchange membrane for electro-membrane

      applications, Prem P. Sharma, Swati Gahlot, Batuk M. Bhil, Hariom Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, RSC Advances, 2015, 5,

      38712–38721.

53. Sustainable synthesis of a high performance inter-polymer anion exchange membrane employing concentrated solar

      radiation in a crucial functionalization step, M. Dinda, U. Chatterjee, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, Saroj Sharma, S. Ghosh, G.R.         Desale, V.K. Shahi, B.S. Makwana, P.D. Maru, Vaibhavee Bhadija, S. Maiti, P.K. Ghosh, J. Membrane Science, 2015, 493,         373-381.

54. Preparation of heterogeneous bipolar Membrane and their performance evaluation for the regeneration of acid and alkali,

      Vaibhavee Bhadja, Saroj Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, U. Chatterjee*, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 57632-57639.

55. Synthesis of Highly Stable and High Water Retentive Functionalized Biopolymer-Graphene Oxide Modified Cation

     Exchange Membranes, Prem P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 56498–56506.

56. Amide functionalized MWNT/SPEEK composite membrane for better electrochemical performance, Swati Gahlot, Prem P.

      Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, AIP Proceedings, 2016, 1731, 0500181-0500183.

57. Synthesis of Nano-Barium Titanate and Application for Strontium Adsorption from Aqueous Solution, H Saravaia, H

      Gupta,V Kulshrestha, Advanced Materials Research, 2016, 1141, 190-195.

58. Single Step Synthesis of Magnesium Doped Lithium Manganese Oxide Ionsieve Nanomaterial and SPES/Ionsieve

      Composite Membrane for the Separation of Lithium, H Saravaia, H Gupta,V Kulshrestha, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 106980-        106989

59. Efficient and Cost Effective Way for the Conversion of Potassium Nitrate from Potassium Chloride Using Electrodialysis,

      Prem P. Sharma, Swati Gahlot, Abhishek Rajput, Rajesh Patidar, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.,       

      2016, 4, 3220-3227.

60. Swati Gahlot, Hariom Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Hydrated proton self-diffusion study in ion-exchange membranes by

      MRI and impedance spectroscopy, Polymer Bulletin, 2017, 74, 4437–4452.

61. Vikrant Yadav, Prem P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Facile synthesis of Br-PPO/f GO based polymer electrolyte

      membranes for electrochemical applications, International J. Hydrogen Energy, 42 (2017) 26511- 26521
62. Prem P. Sharma, Swati Gahlot, Hariom Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Hybrid anion conducting membranes (ACM) for

      industrial applications: Excellent salt removal efficiency and electro-chemical properties, Separation and Purification

      Technology 189 (2017) 449-458
63. Swati Gahlot, Prem P. Sharma, P.K. Jha, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Effective Desalination of Brackish water by Electrodialysis

      using SPANI Composite Cation Exchange Membranes, Chemistry SELECT 2017, 2, 8886– 8892.

64. Swati Gahlot, Hariom Gupta, P.K. Jha, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Enhanced Electrochemical Performance of Stable

      SPES/SPANI Composite Polymer Electrolyte Membranes by Enriched Ionic Nanochannels, ACS Omega 2017, 2,     

      5831−5839.

65. Prem P. Sharma, Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, One Pot Synthesis of PVDF Based Copolymer Proton Conducting

     Membrane by Free Radical Polymerization for Electro-Chemical Energy Applications, Colloids and Surfaces A:

     Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 520 (2017) 239–245. 

66. Amit Kumar, Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, and V. K. Shahi, Development and characterization of chitosan/silica

      nanocomposite membranes, AIP Conference Proceedings 2018, 1942, 050077-1–050077-4.

67. Vikrant Yadav, Prem P. Sharma, Abhishek Rajput, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Thermal and mechanical analysis of PVA /

      sulfonated carbon nanotubes composite, AIP Conference Proceedings 2018, 1942, 050079-1–050079-4.

68. Prem P Sharma, A Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Sodium styrene sulfonate-co-Methyl methacrylate-based proton

     conducting membranes for Electro-Chemical Energy Applications. Separation Science and Technology, In Press 2018.

69. Savan K. Raj, Abhishek Rajput, Hariom Gupta, Rajesh Patidar, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, Selective Recognition of Fe3+ and

      Cr3+ in Aqueous Medium via Fluorescence Quenching of Graphene Quantum Dots J. Dispersion Science and Technology.

      In Press 2018.

70. Abhishek Rajput, Savan K. Raj, Prem P. Sharma, Vikrant Yadav, Hitesh Sarvaia, Hariom Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha,

      Synthesis and Characterization of Aluminium modified Graphene Oxide: An Approach towards Defluoridation of Potable

      Water J. Dispersion Science and Technology. In Press 2018.

71. Abhishek Rajput, Prem P. Sharma, Vikrant Yadav, Hariom Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, Synthesis and Characterization of

      Different Metal Oxide and GO Composites for Removal of Toxic Metal Ions, Separation Science and Technology. In Press

      2018.

72. Swati Gahlot, Vikrant Yadav, Prem P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, Zn-MOF@SPES Composite Membranes: Synthesis,

     Characterization and its Electrochemical Performance, Separation Science and Technology. In Press 2018.

73. Swati Gahlot, Prem P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha Ionic liquid grafted graphene oxide composite to create proton

     transfer pathways in polymer electrolyte membrane, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 538 (2018) 622-

     627.

74. Swati Gahlot, Prem P. Sharma, V. Yadav, Prafulla K Jha, Vaibhav Kulshrestha* Nanoporous Composite Proton Exchange

     Membranes: High Conductivity and Thermal Stability, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 540 (2018).

75. Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, WHITE GRAPHENE Based Composite Proton Exchange Membrane: Improved

     Durability and Proton Conductivity, International J. Hydrogen Energy, In Press 2018.
76. Prem P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Semi Interpenetrating Network Type Crosslinked Amphoteric Ion Exchange   

     Membrane (AIEM) based on Styrene sulfonate and Vinyl benzyl chloride for Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) ACS           Omega. In Press 2018.

77. Prem P. Sharma, V Yadav, A Rajput, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, PVDF-g-poly (Styrene-co-Vinylbenzyl chloride) based Anion     

     Exchange Membrane: High Salt Removal Efficiency and Stability, Desalination, 444 (2018) 35–43.

78. Prem P. Sharma, Swati Gahlot, P D Maru, BS Makwana, Saroj Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Mitigation of Fluoride from

     Brackish Water via Electrodialysis: An Environment Friendly Process, Chemistry SELECT 2018, 3, 779-785

79. Prem P. Sharma,Vikrant Yadav, Abhishek Rajput, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Poly (triethoxyvinylsilane-co-

      quaternaryvinylbenzylchloride)/fGNR based Anion Exchange Membrane and its Application towards Salt and Acid         

     Recovery, Journal of Membrane Science 2018, 556, 303–311.
80. Abhishek Rajput, Vikrant Yadav, Prem P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Synthesis of SGO Composite Interpenetrating

     Network (CIPN) Cation Exchange Membranes: Stability and Salt Removal Efficiency Journal of Membrane Science. 2018,         564, 44-52.

81. Prem P. Sharma,Vikrant Yadav, Abhishek Rajput, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Synthesis of Chloride free Potash Fertilized by       

     ionic Metathesis using Four Compartment Electro-dialysis Salt Engineering, ACS Omega 2018, 3, 6895−6902.


82. Prem P. Sharma,Vikrant Yadav, Abhishek Rajput, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Acid Resistant PVDF based Copolymer Alkaline           Anion Exchange Membrane for Acid Recovery and Electrodialytic Water Desalination, Journal of Membrane Science 2018,       563, 561–570.




Ion exchange membranes for electro-membrane processes. Conposite ion exchange membranes for fuel cell, electrolysis, redox flow battery and water desalination, Nanocomposite ion exchange membrane

Electro-membrane Processes, Ion Exchange membranes, Nanostructured Proton Exchange Membranes, Electro-dialysis, Water Electrolysis, Redox Flow Battery, Fuel Cell,