Dr. Vaibhav Kulshrestha

Designation: Scientist
Phone No:
2567562
Phone Ext. No: 7360
E-Mail: vaibhavk[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities


Polyethylene based styrene DVB interpolymer ion exchange membranes for electro-membrane processes. Graphene oxide conposite ion exchange membranes for fuel cell application and water desalination, Nanocomposite ion exchange membrane for different applications


Expertise


Electro-membrane Processes, Ion Exchange membranes, Electro-dialysis, Electro-deionisation, Pervaporation,


 Publications in International /National Journals: 

  1. An environmentally friendly process for the synthesis of an fGO modified anion exchange membrane for electro-membrane applications, Prem P. Sharma, Swati Gahlot, Batuk M. Bhil, Hariom Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 38712–38721.
  2. Sustainable synthesis of a high performance inter-polymer anion exchange membrane employing concentrated solar radiation in a crucial functionalization step, M. Dinda, U. Chatterjee, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, Saroj Sharma, S. Ghosh, G.R. Desale, V.K. Shahi, B.S. Makwana, P.D. Maru, Vaibhavee Bhadija, S. Maiti, P.K. Ghosh, J. Membrane Science, 2015, 493, 373-381.
  3. Electro-deionization: An Efficient Way for Removal of Fluoride from Tap Water Using Aluminum Form of Phosphomethylated Resin, Swati Gahlot, Saroj Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*,  Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 2015 54, 4664−4671
  4. Synthesis and characterization of functionalized silica/SPES composite membranes, Swati Gahlot, Prem P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, AIP Conference Proceedings 2015, 1665, 050042
  5. Synthesis of Highly Stable and High Water Retentive Functionalized Biopolymer-Graphene Oxide Modified Cation Exchange Membranes, Prem P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 56498–56506.
  6. Preparation of heterogeneous bipolar Membrane and their performance evaluation for the regeneration of acid and alkali, Vaibhavee Bhadja, Saroj Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, U. Chatterjee*, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 57632-57639.
  7. Dramatic Improvement in Water Retention and Proton Conductivity in Electrically Aligned Functionalized CNT/SPEEK Nanohybrid PEM, Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015 7, 264-272.
  8. Dramatic Improvement in Ionic Conductivity and Water Desalination Efficiency of SGO composite Membranes, Swati Gahlot, Prem P. Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Separation Science and Technology, 2015 50: 446–453
  9. Synthesis of SPEEK/TiO2 Nano-composites and their Characterization, Swati Gahlot, Prem P. Sharma, Hariom Gupta, Prafulla K Jha, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*,Advanced Electrochemistry, 2014 2 90-95.
  10.  SGO/SPES-Based Highly Conducting Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cell Application, Swati Gahlot, Prem Prakash Sharma, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, and Prafulla K Jha, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014 6 , 5595–5601.
  11. Swati Gahlot, Prem Prakash Sharma, Hariom Gupta, Vaibhav Kulshrestha* and Prafulla K Jha, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 24662-24670.
  12.  Silver decorated multiwalled carbon nanotubes and their characterization Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, and V. K. Shahi AIP Conference Proceedings 1591, 288, 2014
  13. Development and characterization of chitosan/silica nanocomposite membranes, Amit Kumar, Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, and V. K. Shahi, AIP Conference Proceedings 1591, 379, 2014
  14. Effective management of passive layers using composite cathodes in solid state magnesium batteries, M. Perween, Rajeev Gupta, Babulal Rebary, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, D. N. Srivastava, [Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15, 17758—17762, 2013]
  15. Highly stable acid–base complex membrane for ethanol dehydration by pervaporation separation, Amit K. Thakur, Swati Gahlot, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, Vinod K. Shahi [RSC Adv., 3, 22014–22022, 2013]
  16. Synthesis and characterization of TiO2 and Ag/TiO2 nanostructure Swati Gahlot, Amit Kumar Thakur, Vaibhav Kulshrestha*, and V. K. Shahi, AIP Conf. Proc. 1512, 320 2013
  17. Cross-linked Hybrid Nanofiltration Membrane with Antibiofouling Properties and Self-Assembled Layered Morphology, Ajay K. Singh, S. Prakash, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, and Vinod K. Shahi, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 4 1683-1692, 2012.
  18. Effect of Cu catalyst on the hydrogenation and thermodynamic properties of Mg2Ni, D. Vyas, P. Jain, J.  Khan, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, A. Jain, I.P Jain, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37 (2012) 3755-3760. 
  19. 10. Stable ion-exchange membranes for water desalination by electrodialysis   Desalination, Tina T. Chakrabarty, A.M. Rajesh, A. Jasti, A.K. Thakur, A.K. Singh, S. Prakash, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, Vinod K. Shahi, [Desalination 282 (2011) 2–8] 
  20. Change in the microstructure at W/Si interface and surface by Swift Heavy Ions, G. Agarwal, Vaibhav Kulshrestha,P. Sharma, I.P.Jain[Journal of Colloid & Interface Science, 2010, 351, 570–575]
  21. Study of the junction characteristics of MWNT doped polymer composite films A.Kumar, S.S. Sharma, S. Nehra, S. Srivastava, Vaibhav  Kulshrestha, M. Singh, Y.K.Vijay, Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications 4 1701-1704 (2010)
  22. Characterization of asymmetric polymeric membranes by gas permeation, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, G Agarwal, K Awasthi, B. Tripathi, D. Vyas,Y.K.Vijay, I. P. Jain [Micron 41 (2010) 390-394]
  23. Optical and dynamic mechanical characterization of thin film polymer nanocomposites B. Tripathi, K Awasthi, Vaibhav kulshrestra, A. Sharma, M. Singh, YK Vijay[International Journal of Modern Physics B 24, 57-63 2010]
  24. Optical, Chemical And Structural Modification of Oxygen Irradiated PET, K Awasthi, Vaibhav kulshrestra, D. K. Awasthi, YK Vijay[Radiation Measurements 2010,45, 850-855.]
  25. Study of intermixing and Zr-Silicide formation using swift heavy ion irradiation, Garima Agarwal, Vaibhav Kulshrestha,P. Sharma, R. Dhunna and I.P.Jain, [Applied Physics A, 2010, 99, 879–888.]
  26.  Formation of nano tracks in PES films characterized by hydrogen transport and mechanical properties, Vaibhav Kulsherstha,  [International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34, 9274-9278 2009]  
  27. Swift Heavy Ion induced effects at Mo/Si interface and silicide formation, Garima Agarwal, Vaibhav Kulshrestha,R Jain, D. Kabiraj, I Sulania, P Kulriya I.P.Jain, [Surface and Interface Analysis 41 (9), 746-752 2009]
  28. Characterization of PbS nanoparticles synthesized by chemical bath deposition, Diwaker Kumar, Garima Agarwal, B Tripathi, Devendra Vyas, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, [Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 484 (1-2), 463-466 2009]
  29.  Hydrogen separation in doped and blend polymer membranes, NK Acharya, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, AK Jain, M Singh, YK Vijay, [International Journal of hydrogen Energy 33, 327-331 2008]
  30. Study of hydrogen transport through porous aluminum and composite membranes, AK Jain, NK Acharya, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, YK Vijay, [International Journal of hydrogen Energy 33, 346-349 2008]
  31.  Study of surface activation of PET by low energy (keV) Ni+ and N+ ion implantation, Rashi Nathawat, Anil Kumar, Vaibhav Kulsrestha,  and YK Vijay, [Nuclear Instruments and Method in Physics- B 266, 21 4749-4756 2008]
  32.  Swift heavy ion (SHI) irradiated polymer blend membranes for hydrogen permeation, Vaibhav Kulshrestra, K Awasthi, YK Vijay, [International Journal of hydrogen Energy 32, 3105-3108 2007]
  33. Characterization of asymmetric polymeric membranes by gas permeation, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, N.K.Acharya, K Awasthi, R Nathawat, M. Singh, Y.K.Vijay, [Micron 38, 326-329, 2007]
  34.  Transport and Mechanical Properties of Ion Irradiated Polyethersulfone Membranes, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, NK Acharya, V K. Saraswat, M Singh, YK Vijay, [African Physical Review 1, 9-10, 2007]
  35. Modification in microstructure properties of polymer by 10 keV electron beam, YK Vijay, NK Acharya, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, M Singh, D Marshal, JS Choi , [International Journal of Nanoscience 6, 167-171, 2007]
  36. The kinetics of Cr layer coated on TiNi thin films for hydrogen absorption, M. Singh, Vaibhav Kulsherstha, Anil Kumar, N.K. Acharaya, Y.K. Vijay, [Pramana J of Physics 68, 75-81, 2007]
  37.  Surface characterization of low energy electron beam irradiated polycarbonate film, R Nathawat, A Kumar, Vaibhav Kulsrestha, M Singh, V Ganesan, YK Vijay, [Applied Surface Sciences 253, 5985-5991, 2007]
  38.  Positron lifetime and residual gas analysis studies of MmNi4.5Al0.5hydride aystem, M. Singh, Vaibhav Kulshrestra, K Awasthi, B. Tripathi, YK Vijay, A Rais, [International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 32, 3376-3380, 2007]
  39.  Study of gas permeation for asymmetric track etched polymer blends,Vaibhav Kulshrestra, NK Acharya, K Awasthi, M Singh, DK Avasthi, YK Vijay, [International Journal of hydrogen Energy 31, 1266-1270, 2006
  40. Structural, optical, thermo mechanical and transport property of ion irradiated polymer membranes, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, NK Acharya, M Singh, PV Bhagwat,YK Vijay, [Polymer Bulletin 56, 427-435, 2006]
  41.  Gas and ion transport through track etched large area polymer film, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, NK Acharya, M Singh, DK Avasthi, YK Vijay, [Desalination 195, 273-280, 2006]
  42. Ion transport through track etched polypropylene membrane, Kamlendra Awasthi, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, NK Acharya, M Singh &YK Vijay, [European Polymer Journal 42, 883-887, 2006
  43. Nanocomposite membranes for hydrogen separation, YK Vijay, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K.Awasthi, NK Acharya, M Singh, SA Khan, [Journal Polymer Research 13, 357-360, 2006]
  44. Swift heavy ion irradiated membranes for gas permeation, Vaibhav Kulshrestra, K Awasthi, NK Acharya, M Singh, DK Avasthi,YK Vijay, [Journal of Applied polymer Science 102, 2386-2390, 2006]
  45.  Gas permeation study of Ti coated track etched polymeric membranes, NK Acharya, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, R Kumar, DK Avasthi, YK Vijay, [Vacuum 8, 389-393, 2006]
  46. Surface Modification and Synthesis of Polymeric Membrane for Energy and Biological Applications, YK Vijay, Marshal Dhayal, K Awasthi, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, NK Acharya, JS Choi, [Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 2 144-151, 2006]
  47. Conduction nature of conical pores in PET membrane, K Awasthi, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, NK Acharya, M Singh, DK Avasthi, Y.K. Vijay, [Polymer Bulletin 57, 723-728, 2006]
  48.  Transport through track etched polymeric blend membranes, K Awasthi, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, B Tripathi, NK Acharya, M Singh & YK Vijay, [Bulletin of Material Science 29, 261-264, 2006
  49. Positron lifetime study in FeCl3 doped polysulphone (PSF) polymer, B Tripathi, R K Mangal,V Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, M. Singh, Y.K.Vijay, [Indian J Pure & App. Physics, 44, 763-766, 2006]
  50. Effect of temperature and α- irradiation on gas permeability for polymeric membrane, Vaibhav Kulshrestha, K Awasthi, NK Acharya, M Singh & YK Vijay, Bulletin of Materials Science, 28, 643-646, 2005]