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 (

Research Article on Ethanol Detection

We are happy to share our recent article “ZnO Nanosheets Decorated with Ag-Pt Nanoparticles for Selective Detection of Ethanol” in...

Research Article on Antibiotic Removal

We are happy to share our recent article “Cost-Effective and Ecologically Sustainable Carbon Nano-Onions for Antibiotic Removal from Wastewater” in...

Research article on Hydrogen Sensing

We are happy to share our recent article “Bimetallic Ag-Pd nanoparticles decorated ZnO nanorods for efficient hydrogen sensing” in the...

Research Article on Membrane Filtration

We are happy to share our recent article “Sulphonated poly(ethersulfone)/carbon nano-onions-based nanocomposite membranes with high ion-conducting channels for salt removal...

PhD Position Available

02 Ph.D. positions are available in our group. We are looking for a bright, dynamic, and motivated students to join...

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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