Team of creative scientists and engineers exploring new ways to develop applications of Graphene and other 2D materials. Team leader Rakesh Joshi is currently leading 5 industry-sponsored research projects on developing graphene-based products for industrial applications. Dr Joshi has over $1.4 million of industry funding as Principal investigator (Lead Chief Investigator) and over $4 million as Chief Investigator (CI) on ARC projects. This team was the finalist (with Sydney Water) for NSW Water Award (Australian Water Association) in Research Excellence Category.
Joshi's Research Journey Interview in Materials Today
Research breakthroughs include: Revolutionary graphene water filter Graphene superdesiccant Graphene filters a promising gas separation tool
Joshi's lab has multiple lab-scale membranes fabrication & testing facilities as well as industrial-scale membranes fabrication and testing facilities.
Other Research Facilities in Joshi's Lab
1.Microphase CVD for graphene; 2.Plasma CVD for large-area graphene and MoS2; 3. Vacuum drying ovens; 4 Freeze-drying 5. 3D Printing; 6. Kelvin Probe to measure work function; 7. Electrical characterization- Four-Point Probe; 8. Electrochemical work station; 9. BET Analysis for the surface area; 10. SurPASS3-Electrokinetic Analyzer (Surface Charge & Zeta Potential) for Solid Surfaces; 11. Water quality analysis; 12. Contact angle measurement
Research Staf: 1. Dr Xiao (Shelly) Sui (Research Scientist); 2. Dr Irshad Mansuri (Lab Manager)
Students: 1. Xiaoheng (Alan) Jin (PhD Student) 2. Tobias Foller (PhD Student) 3. Xinyue Wen (PhD Student) 4. Fei Wang (PhD Student) 5. Dali Ji (PhD Student) 6. Xiaojun Ren (PhD Student) 7. Jialin Deng (Masters by research) 8. Xiaoyu Liu (Masters by research)