Vinayak Kale

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Building 5, Level-3, Area 6, 3316-WS16

Research Interests

Novel synthesis and their energy-related applications of nano-materials. 

Selected Publications

  • 2D Covalent-Organic Framework Electrodes for Supercapacitors and Rechargeable Metal-Ion Batteries
    S. Kandambeth, V. S. Kale, O. Shekhah, H. N. Alshareef, M. Eddaoudi
    Adv. Energy Mater., 12(4), 2100177, 2022
  • High Capacity NH4+ Charge Storage in Covalent Organic Frameworks
    Z. Tian, V. S. Kale, Y. Wang, S. Kandambeth, J. Czaban-Jóźwiak, O. Shekhah, M. Eddaoudi, H. N. Alshareef
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 143 (45), 19178-19186, 2021 
  • Molecular Engineering of Covalent Organic Framework Cathode for Enhanced Zinc-ion Batteries
    W. Wang, V. S. Kale, Z. Cao, Y. Lei, S. Kandambeth, G. Zou, Y. Zhu, E. Abou-Hamad, O. Shekhah, L. Cavallo, M. Eddaoudi, H. N. Alshareef
    Adv. Mater., 33(39), 2103617, 2021
  • Phenanthroline Covalent Organic Framework Electrodes for High Performance Zinc-ion Supercapattery
    W. Wang, V. S. Kale, Z. Cao, S. Kandambeth, W. Zhang, J. Ming, P. T. Partavkar, E. Abou-Hamad, O. Shekhah, L. Cavallo, M. Eddaoudi, H. N. Alshareef
    ACS Energy Lett, 5(7), 2256-2264, 2020
  • Covalent Organic Frameworks as Negative Electrodes for High‐Performance Asymmetric Supercapacitors
    S. Kandambeth, J. Jia, H. Wu, V. S. Kale, P. T. Parvatkar, J. Czaban‐Jóźwiak, S. Zhou, X. Xu, Z. O. Ameur, E. Abou‐Hamad, A.‐H. Emwas, O. Shekhah, H. N. Alshareef, M. Eddaoudi
    Adv. Energy Mater., 10(38), 2001673, 2020
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)


  • ​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

Electrochemistry Energy storage and conversion applications Nanomaterials