Sandeep K. Lakhera

Sandeep K. Lakhera
Dr. Sandeep K. Lakhera
Assistant Professor 
Area:  Artificial Photosynthesis, Solar Energy Conversion, Water Splitting, Environmental Mitigation, Cryogenics
Affiliation:  Department of Physics and Nanotechnology , Kattankulathur Campus, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Education

Ph.D 

Nanotechnology (Solar energy conversion)

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, 2021

M.S.

Applied Science

The college of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA, 2010.

M.Tech.

Cryogenic Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) Kharagpur, India, 2008.                              

M.Sc.

 Physics

Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India, 2005.

B.sc

Physics

Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India, 2003.

Other Details:

Courses

  • Materials Science
  • Scientific Research Methodology
  • Allied Physics-I & II
  • Green energy Physics
  • Basic Physics
  • Mems and Nems
  • Green Nanotechnology

Research Interests

  • Solar light responsive semiconducting hybrid nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications
  • Carbon supported metal oxide nanomaterials and metal-free conjugated polymers
  • Solar water splitting
  • Environmental Mitigation
  • HTC Superconductors

Selected Publications

  • Preeyanghaa M, Youngae K, Sandeep K Lakhera, Neppolian B., Heechul Choi1, Complete Arsenite Removal from Groundwater by UV Activated Potassium Persulfate and Iron Oxide Impregnated Granular Activated Carbon, Chemosphere, 277, 2021, 130225, 2021. Impact Factor: 5.7. 
  • Sandeep K Lakhera, B. Neppolian, Book Chapter - Visible light photocatalysis: Case study (process), Handbook of Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment, 1st Edition, Fundamentals and Scale up Issues, Elsevier, 2021, (Accepted for Publication).
  • ARM Shaheer, V.Vinesh, Sandeep K Lakhera, Neppolian B., Reduced graphene oxide as an solid state mediator in TiO2/ In0.5WO3 S-scheme photocatalyst for hydrogen production, Solar Energy, 213, 2021, 260-270. Impact Factor: 4.6.
  • Kavitha P., Sandeep Kumar Lakhera, Neppolian B., Efficient promotion and transfer of excited charge carriers in phosphorus doped and Ni complex modified g-C3N4, Catalysis Today, 2020, doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2020.12.005. Impact Factor: 5.8.
  • Kavitha P,  TR Naveen Kumar,  Sandeep K Lakhera, Neppolian B., Simultaneous Passivation of Surface Vacancies and Enhancement in Charge Transfer Property of ZnO Electron Transport Layer for Inverted Organic Solar Cells, Energy Technology, 8 (11), 2020, 2000481. Impact Factor: 3.1.
  • Sandeep Kumar Lakhera, Rugma TP, Hafeez Y Hafeez, Bernaurdshaw Neppolian, Oxygen Functionalized and Ni+x(x=2,3) Coordinated Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheets with Long Life Deep‐Trap States and its Direct Solar‐light‐driven Hydrogen Evolution Activity, ChemSusChem, (2019), 12, 2019, 4293-4303, Impact Factor -7.9
  • Sandeep K Lakhera, Hafeez Yusuf Hafeez, R Venkataramana, Pandiyarasan Veluswamy, Heechul Choi, Bernaurdshaw Neppolian, Design of a highly efficient ternary AgI/rGO/BiVO4 nanocomposite and its direct solar light induced photocatalytic activity, Applied Surface Science, (2019) 487, 1289-1300, Impact Factor -6.1
  • Sandeep K. Lakhera, Hafeez Y. H., Venkataramana R., Veluswamy P., Choi H., Neppolian B., “Design of a highly efficient ternary AgI/rGO/BiVO4 nanocomposite and its direct solar light induced photocatalytic activity”, Applied Surface Science, 487, 2019, 1289-300. IF:  6.1
  • Sandeep K. Lakhera, Vijayarajan V. S., Rishikrishna B. S., Veluswamy P., Neppolian B., “Cobalt phosphate hydroxide loaded g-C3N4 photocatalysts and its hydrogen production activity”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45(13), 2020, 7562-7573.  IF: 4.9                           
  • Sandeep K. Lakhera, Neppolian B., “Role of Molecular Oxygen on the Synthesis of Ni(OH)2/TiO2 Photocatalysts and Its Effect on Solar Hydrogen Production Activity”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45(13), 2020, 7627-7640. IF: 4.9
  • Hafeez Yusuf Hafeez, Sandeep Kumar Lakhera, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Bernaurdshaw Neppolian , Ultrasound assisted synthesis of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) supported InVO4-TiO2 nanocomposite for efficient hydrogen production, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry , (2019), 53, 1-10. Impact Factor -6.5.
  • Hafeez Yusuf Hafeez, Lakhera S. K., Narayanan N, Harish S, Hayakawa Y, Lee B, Neppolian B, Environmentally Sustainable Synthesis of a CoFe2O4–TiO2/rGO Ternary Photocatalyst: A Highly Efficient and Stable Photocatalyst for High Production of Hydrogen (Solar Fuel), ACS Omega (2019) 4(1) 880-891. Impact Factor -2.8.
  • Hafeez Yusuf Hafeez, Sandeep Kumar Lakhera, MV Shankar, Bernaurdshaw Neppolian, Synergetic improvement in charge carrier transport and light harvesting over ternary InVO4-g-C3N4/rGO hybrid nanocomposite for hydrogen evolution reaction, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (2019), doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.05.235, Impact Factor -4.9
  • Sundaram Ganesh Babu, Peramaiah Karthik, Miriam C John, Sandeep Kumar Lakhera, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Jeehyeong Khim, Bernaurdshaw Neppolian, Synergistic effect of sono-photocatalytic process for the degradation of organic pollutants using CuO-TiO2/rGO, Ultrasonics sonochemistry, 2018, 50, 218-223, Impact Factor -6.5.
  • Sandeep K Lakhera, Aakash Watts, Hafeez Y Hafeez, Neppolian Bernaurdshaw, Interparticle double charge transfer mechanism of heterojunction α-Fe2O3/Cu2O mixed oxide catalysts and its visible light photocatalytic activity, Catalysis Today, 2018, 300, 1,58-70 , Impact Factor -5.8.
  • Hafeez, H.Y., Lakhera, Sandeep K., Bellamkonda, S., Rao, G.R., Shankar, M.V., Construction ofternary hybrid layered reduced graphene oxide supported g-C3N4-TiO2 nanocomposite and its photocatalytic hydrogen production activity, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2018, 43(8), 3892-3904 Impact Factor -4.9
  • Sandeep K. Lakhera, HY Hafeez, P Veluswamy, V Ganesh, A Khan, H Ikeda, Enhanced photocatalytic degradation and hydrogen production activity of in situ grown TiO2 coupled NiTiO3  nanocomposites, Applied Surface Science, 2018, 449, 790-798 , Impact Factor -6.1.
  • H Y Hafeez, Sandeep K. Lakhera, P Karthik, M Anpo, B Neppolian, Facile construction of ternary CuFe2O4-TiO2 nanocomposite supported reduced graphene oxide (rGO) photocatalysts for the efficient hydrogen production, Applied Surface Science, 2018, 449, 772-779 , Impact Factor -6.1.
  • Sandeep K. Lakhera, R Venkataramana, A Watts, M Anpo, B Neppolian, Facile synthesis of Fe2O3/Cu2O nanocomposite and its visible light photocatalytic activity for the degradation of cationic dyes, Research on Chemical Intermediates, 2017, 43 (9), 5091-5102 , Impact Factor -2.2.

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) from 2012 to 2021.

Other Professional Experience  

  • Guest editor of Chemosphere journal (VSI:ICONN2021)
  • Guest Editor of IOP conference series materials science and engineering (VSI:ICONN2021)
  • Alumni Coordinator, Dept. of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Chennai, 2019-2021.   
  • Resident Mentor, SRM Innovation and Incubation Center (SIIC), SRM IST, Chennai, 2019-2021
  • Deputy Warden, SRM Hostels SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Chennai, 2013-2014.
  • Subject matter expert (SME-Physics) at Career Orbits ePortals Pvt Ltd. New Delhi, India, 2012
  • Research assistant in the optics and laser group (department of applied science), at the College of William and Mary, VA, the USA , 2008-2011.

Achievements and Awards

  • Awarded full-time graduate research scholarship for the year 2008-2010, at The College of William and Mary, VA, USA.
  • Awarded Institute Silver Medal, 2008, at IIT Kharagpur, India.
  • Department topper, Cryogenic engineering center, IIT Kharagpur, 2008.
  • GRE (Graduate record examinations) and TOEFL qualified, 2008.
  • GATE (Graduate aptitude test in engineering), Qualified in Physics, 2006, AIR 176.

Memberships

  • Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)