Vinayak Kale, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Novel synthesis of nanomaterials and their energy-related applications. 

Selected Publications

  • Microporosity-Controlled Synthesis of Heteroatom Co-doped Carbon Nanocages by Wrap-Bake-Sublime Approach for Flexib... 
    V. S. Kale, M.-S. Hwang, H.-G. Chang, J. Kang, S.-I. Chae, Y. Jeon, J. Yang, J.-H. Kim, Y....
    Adv. Funct. Mater., 28(37), 1803786, (2018)
  • Co2+-Doping of Magic-Sized CdSe Clusters: Structural Insights via Ligand Field Transitions 
    J. Yang, F. Muckel, B.-K. Choi, S. Lorenz, I.-Y. Kim, J. Ackermann, H.-G. Chang, T. Priesn...
    Nano Lett., 18, 7350-7357, (2018)
  • Extremely Vivid, Highly Transparent, and Ultrathin Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes 
    M.-K. Choi, J. Yang, D. C. Kim, Z. Dai, J. Kim, H. Seung, V. S. Kale, S.-J. Sung, C. R. Pa...
    Adv. Mater., 30(1), 1703279, (2018)
  • Sulfur-Modified Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanostructures as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Water Oxidation 
    V. S. Kale, U. Sim, J. Yang, K. Jin, S. I. Chae, W. J. Chang, A. Sinha, H. Ha, C.-C. Hwang...
    Small, 13(17), 1603893, (2017)
  • Colloidal Synthesis of Uniform-Sized Molybdenum Disulfide Nanosheets for Wafer‐Scale Flexible Nonvolatile Memory 
    D. Son, S.-I. Chae, M. Kim, M.-K. Choi, J. Yang, K. Park, V. S. Kale, J.-H. Koo, C. Choi, ...
    Adv. Mater., 28(42), 9326-9332, (2016)
  • Atomic Layer Deposited (ALD) SnO2 Anodes with Exceptional Cycleability for Li-ion Batteries 
    V. Aravindan, K. B. Jinesh, R. R. Prabhakar, V. S. Kale, S. Madhavi
    Nano Energy, 2(5), 720-725, (2013)
  • Enhanced Electron Field Emission Properties of High Aspect Ratio Silicon Nanowire-Zinc Oxide Core-shell Arrays 
    V.S. Kale, R. R. Prabhakar, S. S. Pramana, M. Rao, C.-H. Sow, K. B. Jinesh, S. G. Mhaisalk...
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14(13), 4614-4619, (2012)
  • Novel Assembly of an MoS2 Electrocatalyst onto a Silicon Nanowire Array Electrode to Construct a Photocathode Compo... 
    P. D. Tran, S. S. Pramana, V. S. Kale, M. Nguyen, S. Y. Chiam, S. K. Batabyal, L.-H. Wong,...
    Chem. Eur. J. 18(44), 13994-13999, (2012)
  • A Novel Nano-heterojunction Synthesis of Catalyst-free Vertically Aligned CNTs on SiNW Arrays for High Performance ... 
    V. S. Kale, B. Sathe, A. Kushwaha, M. Aslam, M. V. Shelke 
    Chem. Commun., 47(27), 7785-7787, (2011)
  • High Aspect Ratio Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials Derived from Hollow Carbon Nanofiber by Polymer Insertion and... 
    Balan, V. S. Kale, P. P. Aher, M. V. Shelke, V. K. Pillai, S. Kurungot 
    Chem. Commun., 46(30), 5590-5592, (2010)


  • ​Ph.D., Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, South Korea, 2018
  • M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Solapur University, Solapur, Maharashtra State, India, 2007​

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, South Korea 
  • 2011-2012: Research Associate, Energy Research Institute@NTU (ERIAN), School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • 2008-2011: Project Fellow, Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, Maharashtra State, India
  • 2007-2008: Asst. Prof. on Contract, (Contributory Teacher) in Physical Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Solapur University, Solapur, Maharashtra State, India

Research Interests Keywords

Nanomaterials Energy Conversion and Storage Electrocatalysis Supercapacitors Batteries