Geetanjali Deokar

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Nanomaterials synthesis using CVD technique, Graphene, graphite thin films growth and transfer,
Material characterization by microscopy, spectroscopy, and ion-beam analysis techniques Nano-carbon materials applications Gas-, Bio-Sensing, electronic devices, etc.

Selected Publications

  • Fast, Wafer-scale Growth of a Nanometer-thick Graphite Film on Ni Foil and its Structural Analysis
    G. Deokar*, A. Genovese, P. M.F. J. Costa, Nanotechnology, Vol. 31, 2020, 485605 

  • Semi-transparent Graphite Films Growth on Ni and their Double-sided Polymer-free Transfer
    G. Deokar*, A. Genovese, S. G Surya, C. Long, K. N. Salama, P. M. F. J. Costa, Scientific Reports, Vol. 10, 2020, 1-15

  • Wafer-scale Few-layer Graphene Growth on Cu/Ni Films for Gas Sensing Applications 
    G. Deokar*, J. Casanova-Cháfer, N. S. Rajput, C. Aubry E. Llobet, M. Jouiad P. M. F. J. Costa
    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 305, 2020, 127458

  • MoS2-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Material Growth and Gas Sensing
    G. Deokar*, P. Vancsó, R. Arenal, F. Ravaux, J. Casanova-Cháfer, E. Llobet, A. A. Makarova, D. V. Vyalikh, C. Struzzi, Ph. Lambin, M. Jouiad, and J.-F. Colomer, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 1700801

  • Synthesis and Characterization of MoS2 Nanosheets 
    G. Deokar*, D. Vignaud, R. Arenal, P. Louette, J.-F. Colomer, Nanotechnology 27, 2016 075604

  • Towards High-Quality CVD Graphene Growth and Transfer 
    G. Deokar*, J. Avila, I. Razado-Colambo, J.-L. Codron, C. Boyaval, M.-C. Asensio, D. Vignaud
    Carbon, Volume 89, 2015, p-82 

  • Novel "Redox Reaction" Route for Synthesis of Faceted, Microcrystalline Coatings of Tungsten, Molybdenum and their Composites. 
    V. Godbole and G. Deokar, Scripta Materialia 62, 2010, p-33


  • ​2009 - 2012: Ph.D. in (Material Science), Grade - Highly Honorable, Paris, France
  • 2003 - 2005: Master of Science (M.Sc.), Grade - 6/10, University of Pune, Pune, India

Professional Profile


  • 2021 Lab safety recognition - team award (LCN, group award), KAUST, KSA
  • 2019 Best poster award, RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Symposium, Norwich, UK
  • 2010 Best Ph.D. Student Poster Award: IBAF, Namur, Belgium 
  • 2009 Ph.D. Scholarship: Erasmus Mundus-Lot 15, European Commission, Sweden
  • 2007 Junior Research Fellowship: University Grand Commission, Pune, India
  • 2006 Junior Research Fellowship: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Pune, India

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials (AMPM)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Material Science Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Carbon nanomaterials growth characterization, and applications.