Deepak Dubal

Dr Deepak Dubal

Research Staff

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


In March 2017, Dr Dubal joined the School of Chemical Engineering of the University of Adelaide (UoA) as a "Research for Impact Fellow". He is previous recipient of two most prestigious fellowships: Marie-Curie at ICN2, Spain and Alexander von Humboldt at TUC, Germany. Dr. Dubal has co-authored more than 148 research articles including Chem. Soc. Rev., Adv. Mater., Nano Energy, NPG Asia Materials, 2D Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ChemSusChem etc. and achieved over 7000 citations, 'h' index: 46 and 'i10' index 106 (Google Scholar). He has edited one book, contributed several book chapters and filed seven patents including five Indian, one European and one Spanish. His research interest is focused on development of advanced functional materials and nanocomposites, new oxides, polyoxometalates, and polymers for energy storage devices with special emphasis on Li-ion batteries, beyond Li-ion batteries, Supercapacitors, Electrochemical Flow Cells and hybrid Li-capacitor. He is a member of the Editorial board of Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group and Electrochemical Energy Technology from De Gruyder publications, Germany. 

Research Interest

At various levels of research career, Dr. Dubal has developed a variety of disciplines and research topics, including thin films, semiconductors, gas sensors, solar cells and very specially energy storage materials and devices. Following are his different research lines of interest

  • Thin Film Deposition Techniques (Chemical synthesis)
  • Advanced Functional Materials and Hybrid Nano-materials 
  • Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites (Polymer-metal oxides and Polymer-polyoxometalates)
  • Bio-waste derived porous carbon materials
  • Supercapacitors including All Solid-state supercapacitors
  • Electrochemical Flow Cells (Redox flow Batteries)
  • Li-ion Battery and Li-ion capacitors 
  • Beyond Li-ion battery (Specially K-ion battery)

 International/National Collaborators

  • Participation in European Project (Nanowires for Energy Storage, NEST) allows to work with partners from different European countries: 1) University of Grenoble Alpes, INAC-SPRAM, Grenoble, France (Dr. Aradilla, Prof. Bidan and Pascal Gentile), 2) Poznan University of Technology, Poland (Prof. Francois Beguin and Prof. Elzbieta Frackowiak), 3) Iolitech Company, Germany 4) Hutchinson, France
  • Participation in Spanish National projects provide an opportunity to work with Prof. Dino Tonti (ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain) and Prof. Eduardo Enciso (Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Madrid, Spain) 
  • Prof. Pedro Gomez-Romero, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain
  • Prof. Rudolf Holze, Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany
  • Dr. Kolleboyina Jayaramulu and Prof. Roland A. Fischer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Prof. Do-Heyoung Kim and Dr. Nilesh Chodankar, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Prof. C. D. Lokhande (Department of Physics) and Prof. S. S. Kolekar (Department of Chemistry), Shivaji University, Kolhapur (India)
  • Prof. B. B. Kale and Dr. Deepak Patil from Center for Materials For Electronics Technology (CMET), Pune, India,
  • Prof. Marcio Vidotti, Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
  • Prof. Fritz Hugenin, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto-Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Prof. Babasaheb Sankapal, Head, Department of Physics, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
  • Prof. Won Bae Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, South Korea 
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - 2021 University Research Fellow (Research for Impact Fellow) University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2017 Post-Doctoral Fellow Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Barcelona
    2014 - 2016 Marie-Curie Post-Doc Fellow (BP-DGR Program) Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
    2012 - 2013 Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doc Fellow Chemnitz University of Technology
    2011 - 2011 Post-Doctoral Fellow Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Nomination Nominated in top 4 Young Scientists for USERN Prize in Physical Sciences around the world
    2014 Award CEMAM Prize for Best Paper Presentation The Centre of Excellence of Multifunctional Architectured Materials France
    2014 Fellowship Marie-Curie Fellowship Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Bacelona Spain
    2013 Award Nobel Laureate Meeting 2013 Nobel Laureates Committee, Lindau, Germany Germany
    2012 Fellowship Alexander von Humboldt Chemnitz University of Technology, Chemnitz Germany
    2011 Fellowship Senior Research Fellow Shivaji University Kolhapur India
    2010 Fellowship Project Fellow UGC, New Delhi, India, at Shivaji University Kolhapur India
    2006 Scholarship Ekalavya Scholarship Shivaji University Kolhapur India
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    German Can read
    Hindi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Marathi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish; Castilian Can read and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2008 - 2011 Shivaji University, Kolhāpur India Ph.D.
    2006 - 2008 Shivaji University, Kolhāpur India M.Sc. Physics
    2003 - 2006 Shivaji University, Kolhāpur India B.Sc. Physics
  • Research Interests

Scholarships and Fellowships 

  • 2017: Priority Partners Grant to establish a collaboration with University of Strasbourg, France ($ 4.5 K)
  • 2017: Nominated in Top 4 Young Scientists for USERN Prize in Physical Sciences around the world
  • 2017: University of Adelaide Research Fellowship (Research for Impact Fellow Fellow), Australia
  • 2014: Award of Marie-Curie Fellowship (BP-DGR Program), Spain  
  • 2012: Award of Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany
  • 2010: Award of Senior Research Fellowship, CSIR, New Delhi, India at Shivaji University Kolhapur
  • 2009: Award of Project Fellowship, UGC, New Delhi, India, at Shivaji University Kolhapur
  • 2006-2008: Eklavya Scholarship for Master degree (Sponsored by Maharashtra State Govt. India)
  • Jul. 2010-Oct. 2010: Teaching exercise “Physical properties of solids” to Master students (M.Sc.-2)
  • Jul. 2008-Apr. 2009: Teaching exercise for Under Graduate students at Vijaysinh Yadav, College

Research Practices

  1. 3710_CHEM_ENG_4056
  2. 3720_CHEM_ENG_4054
  3. 3810_CHEM_ENG_4056
  4. 3820_CHEM_ENG_4054


  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2017 - ongoing Advisory Board Member International Conference on Nanotechnology Addressing the Convergence of Materials Science, Biotechnology and Medical Sciences D. Y. Patil Deemed University, Kolhapur India
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Foreign Young Associate Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences India
    2018 - ongoing Member Australian Nanotechnology Network Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member International Association of Advanced Materials
    2015 - ongoing Member International Society of Electrochemistry
    2013 - ongoing Member e-Member of Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Board Member Scientific Reports
    2015 - ongoing Board Member Electrochemical Energy Technology
  • Industry Partnerships

    Date Engagement Type Partner Name
    2017 - 2018 Consultant Earthdas
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  • Building: Engineering Building, floor N2
  • Room: N2 07
  • Org Unit: School of Chemical Engineering

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