Soft Materials Lab

Group Leader

Dr. Kamlendra Awasthi

Group Members

Ph.D. Students




Memories from Soft Materials Lab

Welcome to Soft materials lab

We are part of the Department of Physics at Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur and conduct fundamental as well as applied research on soft materials for energy and biological applications. We create nanostructures in polymeric thin films for various applications such as gas separation, water purification, sensors, energy storage. We also investigate Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Functional Materials for optoelectronics. Additionally, we prepare the nanostructures for gas sensors and hydrogen generation.

We are always looking for highly motivated PhD students and post-doctoral fellows to work on challenging projects in a friendly and collaborative environment. We are willing to create positions for exceptional candidates even if there are no openings posted. If you are interested to join our group, please send an e-mail to Dr. Kamlendra Awasthi (

Congratulations to Dr. Sanjay Kumar for Postdoc Position

A big congratulations to Dr. Sanjay Kumar (former PhD Scholar at SML) for his Postdoc position at Brno University of...

Joining of New SML Member

Welcome to Ajay Pareek in the Soft Materials Lab group MNIT Jaipur. He will be working on Flexible and wearable...

Research Article on Hydrogen Sensing

We are happy to share our recent article “A highly selective, efficient hydrogen gas sensor based on bimetallic (Pd–Au) alloy...

Research Article on Nitrophenol Removal

We are happy to share our recent article “Adsorptive Removal of Nitrophenols from Water by Biomass-Derived Carbon Nano-Onions” in the...

Our Research Areas

The main area of activity is the synthesis and applications of advanced functional materials and membranes for energy and biological applications. Selected research thrusts within the group are highlighted below.​


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