Soft Materials Lab

Polymer Membranes

Our research is focused on the fabrication of different types of membranes with polymers and polymer-based composite materials. We study the fundamentals of the transport of gas or ion in track etched membranes, block copolymer-based membranes, polymer nanocomposite membranes, conjugate polymer-based membranes, and functionalized membranes. The research further emphasizes the characterization of newly developed materials, both in terms of morphology as well as transport properties. We are dedicated to synthesizing new polymer membranes for efficient gas separation

Investigating Areas

Developing membranes for gas separation applications (hydrogen separation and selective carbon capture)
Polymer composite membranes for wastewater treatment
  •        Poonam Kumari, Prashant Upadhyay, Kumud Malika Tripathi, Ragini Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha & Kamlendra Awasthi
  •        Sulphonated poly(ethersulfone)/carbon nano-onions-based nanocomposite membranes with high ion-conducting channels for salt removal via electrodialysis
  •        Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2023). More
  •       N Pal, Nishel Saini, M Agarwal,  Kamlendra Awasthi
  •       Experimental investigation of natural polysaccharide-based mixed matrix membrane modified with GO and Pd NPs for enhanced gas separation performance
  •       International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 47 (2022), 41820. More
  •       Nishel Saini, Kamlendra Awasthi
    • Insights into the progress of polymeric nano-composite membranes for hydrogen separation and purification in the direction of sustainable energy resources
    • Separation and Purification Technology 282 (2022): 120029. More
    • Poonam Kumari, Kumud Malika Tripathi, Lokesh Kumar Jangir, Ragini Gupta, Kamlendra Awasthi
    • Recent advances in application of the graphene-based membrane for water purification
    • Materials Today Chemistry 22 (2021): 100597. More
    • Rajesh Kumar, Kamakshi, Manoj Kumar, Kamlendra Awasthi
    • UV-irradiation assisted functionalization and binding of Pd nanoparticles in polycarbonate membranes for hydrogen separation      Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28.34 (2021): 46404-46413. More