Manjusha V. Shelke

Manjusha V. Shelke

Physical and Materials Chemistry Division

About Me

Our group is working on development of functional nanomaterials and devices for energy/environmental applications. Many challenging problems from synthesis of nanomaterials-by-design to fabrication of flexible devices are being researched. Current focus is on electrode materials for Li-ion , Na-ion, Li-S batteries and supercapacitors. High performance materials are being developed and evaluated structurally as well as electrochemically in view of both stationary and E-mobility applications of energy storage devices.

Professional Experience

2022-23, Fulbright Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Fellow, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

2013-2014, IUSSTF visiting researcher, Dept of Material Science & Nanoengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

2008- current, Scientist, Physical and Material's Chemistry, National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, MH, India

2007-08, Postdoctoral Research fellow at Institut délectronique, de microelectronique et de nanotechnologie (IRI-IEMN, CNRS), Lille, France

2001-06, Ph. D., Advanced Material's and Processes Research Institute (CSIR-AMPRI), Bhopal, MP, India

Selected Publications

  • Neethu T.M. Balakrishnan, Amrutha Melepurakkal, Akhila Das, Mohammed Kenz K.T, Mohanapriya Subramaniam, Manjusha Shelke*, Abhilash Pullanchiyodan* And Prasanth Raghavan*, Safety enhanced novel polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion battery: Anomalous output performance with long term cycling stability by doping and polymer blending, Materials Today Chemistry., , (2024), DOI:
  • Indrapal Karbhal, Vikash Chaturvedi, Poonam Yadav, Apurva Patrike And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Template Directed Synthesis of Boron Carbon Nitride Nanotubes (BCN-NTs) and Their Evaluation for Energy Storage Properties, Advanced Materials Interfaces., 10, 2201560 (2023).
    This article features in "Hot Topic: Batteries and Supercapacitors"
  • Apurva Patrike, Kundan Wasnik And Manjusha Shelke*, Few layer graphene lithiophilic and sodiophilic diffusion layer on porous stainless steel as lithium and sodium metal anode, Chemistry An Asian Journal., , e202300068 (2023), DOI:
    Invited article for Wiley "CSIR Labs Special Collection"
  • Poonam Yadav, Apurva Patrike, Kundan Wasnik, Vilas Shelke And Manjusha Shelke*, Strategies and practical approaches for stable and high energy density Sodium-ion battery: a step closer to commercialization, Materials Today Sustainability., 22, 100385 (2023), DOI:
  • Akhila Das, Amrutha Melepurakkal, Pranav Sreeram, K.T. Gireesh, Neethu T.M. Balakrishnan, M.J. Jabeen Fatima, Abhilash Pullanchiyodan*, Jou-Hyeon Ahn*, Manjusha V. Shelke* And Prasanth Raghavan*, Exceptional cyclability of thermally stable PVdF-co-HFP/SiO2 nanocomposite polymer electrolytes for sodium ion batteries, Journal of Energy Storage., 73, Part C, 109026 (2023), DOI:
  • Apurva Patrike, Poonam Yadav, Vilas Shelke And Manjusha Shelke*, Research Progress and Perspective on Lithium/Sodium Metal Anode for Next-Generation Rechargeable Batteries: a Review, ChemSusChem., 15, e202200504 (2022).
  • Indrapal Karbhal, Vikash Chaturvedi, Apurva Patrike, Poonam Yadav And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Honeycomb Boron Carbon Nitride as High-Performance Anode Material for Li-Ion Batteries, ChemNanoMat., 8, e202200056 (2022).
  • Ashvini Deshmukh, M Thripuranthaka, Vikash Chaturvedi, Anoushka K Das, Vilas Shelke And Manjusha V Shelke*, A review on recent advancements in solid state lithium–sulfur batteries: fundamentals, challenges, and perspectives, Progress in Energy., 4, 042001 (2022).
    Invited Review
  • Poonam Yadav, Golu Parte, Wahid Malik, Ylias M. Sabri, Lathe A. Jones And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Sustainable composite of SnFe2O4 conversion alloying anode for lithium-ion storage, Sustainable Energy & Fuels., 6, 3806 - 3817 (2022).
  • Ashvini B. Deshmukh†, Madan R. Biradar†, Meenakshi D. Pawar, Sidhanath V. Bhosale* And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Flexible ultracapacitor device fabricated with an organic electrode material- naphthalene diimide nitrile/reduced graphene oxide, Journal of Energy Storage., 56, 106036 (2022).
  • Indrapal Karbhal, Aniruddha Basu, Apurva Patrike And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Laser Patterning of Boron Carbon Nitride Electrodes for Flexible Micro-Supercapacitor with Remarkable Electrochemical Stability/Capacity, Carbon., 171, 15667 - 15680 (2021).
  • Pravin K. Dwivedi, Golu Parte, M. Thripuranthaka And manjusha Shelke*, High Efficiency Lithium Storage in 3D Composite Foam of Co3O4 Nanoparticles Integrated Carbon Nanohorns, Journal of Materials Science & Engineering B., 263, 114839 (2021).
  • Vedi Kuyil Azhagan M , Rabah Boukherroub* And Manjusha V Shelke*, Flexible Energy Storage Device Based on Poly(N-phenylglycine), an Incentive-Energy Pseudocapacitive Conducting Polymer, and Electrochemically Exfoliated Graphite Sheets, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering., 8, 6433 - 6441 (2020).
  • Poonam Yadav, Wahid Malik, Pravin K Dwivedi, Lathe A. Jones And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Electrospun Nanofibers of Tin Phosphide (SnP0.94) Nanoparticles Encapsulated in a Carbon Matrix: A Tunable Conversion-cum-Alloying Lithium Storage Anode, Energy & Fuels., 34, 7648 - 7657 (2020).
  • Pravin K. Dwivedi, Aathira Nair, Rupali S. Mehare, Vikash Chaturvedi, Kavita Joshi* And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Experimental and theoretical investigations of the effect of heteroatom-doped carbon microsphere supports on the stability and storage capacity of nano-Co3O4 conversion anodes for application in lithium-ion batteries, Nanoscale Advances., 2, 2914 - 2924 (2020).
  • Poonam Yadav, Neha Sharma, Apurva Patrike, Ylias M. Sabri, Lathe A. Jones And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Electrochemical Evaluation of the Stability and Capacity of rGO Wrapped Copper Antimony Chalcogenide Anode for Li-Ion battery, ChemElectroChem., 7, 3291 - 3300 (2020).
  • Vedi K. A. Muniraj, Pravin K. Dwivedi, Parikshit S. Tamhane, Sabine Szunerits, Rabah Boukherroub* And Manjusha V. Shelke*, High Energy Flexible Supercapacitor-Synergistic Effects of Polyhydroquinone and RuO2·xH2O with Micro-sized, Few Layered, Self-Supportive Exfoliated-Graphite Sheets, ACS applied materials & interfaces., 11, 18349 - 18360 (2019).
  • Ashvini B. Deshmukh, Archana C. Nalawade, Indrapal Karbhal, M S Qureshi* And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Electrochemical capacitive energy storage in PolyHIPE derived nitrogen enriched hierarchical porous carbon nanosheets, Carbon., 128, 287 - 295 (2018).
  • Trupti C. Nirmale, Indrapal Karbhal, Ramchandra S. Kalubarme, Manjusha V. Shelke, Anjani J. Varma And Bharat B. Kale, Facile Synthesis of Unique Cellulose Triacetate Based Flexible and High Performance Gel Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Ion Batteries, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces., 9, 34773 - 34782 (2017).
  • Manjusha V. Shelke, Hemtej Gullapalli, Kaushik Kalaga, Marco-Tulio F. Rodrigues, Rami Reddy Devarapalli, Robert Vajtai And Pulickel M. Ajayan, Facile Synthesis of 3D Anode Assembly with Si Nanoparticles Sealed in Highly Pure Few Layer Graphene Deposited on Porous Current Collector for Long Life Li-Ion Battery, Advanced Materials Interfaces., 4, 1601043 (2017).
  • D. Rami Reddy, C. K. Kamaja And M. V. Shelke*, Co-catalytic Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Decorated Silicon/ Hematite Core Shell Nanowire Arrays as Efficient Photo Electrodes for Water Splitting, ChemistrySelect., 2, 2544 - 2551 (2017).
  • Chaitanya Krishna Kamaja, Rami Reddy Devarapalli And Manjusha Shelke*, One step Synthesis of MoS2 CuS Composite with High Electrochemical Activity as an Effective Counter Electrode for CdS/CdSe Sensitized Solar Cells, ChemElectroChem., 4, 1984 (2017).
  • Chaitanya Krishna Kamaja, Rami Reddy Devarapalli, Yasha Dave, Joyashish Debgupta And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Synthesis of novel Cu2S nanohusks as high performance counter electrode for CdS/CdSe sensitized solar cell, Journal of Power Sources., 315, 277 - 283 (2016).
  • Vedi Kuyil Azhagan Muniraj, Chaitanya Krishna Kamaja And Manjusha V. Shelke*, RuO2·nH2O Nanoparticles Anchored on Carbon Nano-onions: An Efficient Electrode for Solid State Flexible Electrochemical Supercapacitor, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering., 4, 2528 - 2534 (2016).
  • Indrapal Karbhal, Rami Reddy Devarapalli, Joyashish Debgupta, V. K. Pillai, Pulickel M. Ajayan And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Facile Green Synthesis of BCN Nanosheets as High-Performance Electrode Material for Electrochemical Energy Storage, Chemistry A European Journal., 22, 7134 - 7140 (2016).
  • Qi Wanga, Nareerat Plylahan, Manjusha V. Shelke, R.R. Devarapalli, Musen Li, Palaniappan Subramanian, Thierry Djenizian, Rabah Boukherroub And Sabine Szunerits , Nanodiamond particles/reduced graphene oxide composites as efficient supercapacitor electrodes, Carbon., 68, 175 - 184 (2014).
  • Sandeep Yenchalwar, D V RamiReddy, Ashvini Deshmukh And Manjusha Shelke* , Plasmon Enhanced Photocurrent Generation from Click Chemically Modified Graphene, Chemistry - A European Journal., , (2014), DOI:10.1002/chem.201400403.
  • Vedi Kuyil Azagan M, Mukta V Vaishmpayan And Manjusha V Shelke*, Synthesis and Electrochemistry of Highly Pseudocapacitive Carbon Nano Onions aka Multilayer Fullerenes and its MnO2 nanocomposite, Journal of Materials Chemistry A., 2, 2152 - 2159 (2014).
  • Ramireddy Devarapalli, Chaitanya Krishna Kamaja And Manjusha V. Shelke* , Quantum dot decorated Silicon nanowires as the efficient photo electrodes for the photo electrochemical Hydrogen generation, Journal of Materials Chemistry A., , (2014), DOI:10.1039/C4TA02775B.
  • Sandeep G Yenchalwar, Vedi Kuyil Azagan M And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Enhanced photoluminescence and photoactivity from Plasmon sensitized nSiNWs/TiO2 Heterostructures, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics., , (2014), DOI:10.1039/C4CP01497A.
  • Rupali S. Mehare, Rami Reddy Devarapalli, Sandeep G. Yenchalwar And Manjusha V. Shelke*, Microfluidic spatial growth of vertically aligned ZnO nanostructures by soft lithography for antireflective patterning, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics., 15, 1 - 9 (2013).
  • D V Rami Reddy, Ranjit Kashid, A. B. Deshmukh, P. Sharma, M. R. Das, M. A. More And Manjusha Shelke* , High Efficiency Electron Field Emission from Protruded Graphene Oxide Sheets Supported on Sharp Silicon Nanowires, Journal of Materials Chemistry C., 1, 5040 - 5046 (2013).
  • Ashvini Deshmukh And Manjusha Shelke*, Synthesis and Electrochemical Performance of Single Walled Carbon Nanohorns-Fe3O4 Nanocomposite Supercapacitor Electrode, RSC Advances., 3, 21390 - 21393 (2013).
  • D. Ramireddy, D. Shinde, F. Bouaifel, S. Yenchalwar, R. Boukherroub, M. A More And M. V. Shelke* , Vertical Nanostructure Arrays of SiNWs/ZnO as high performance electron field emitters, Journal of Materials Chemistry., 22, 22922 (2012).
  • V. S. Kale, B. R. Sathe, Ajay Kushwaha, Mohammed Aslam And Manjusha V. Shelke* , A novel catalyst-free synthesis of vertically aligned silicon nanowire-carbon nanotube heterojunction arrays for high performance electron field emission, Chemical Communications., 47, 7785 - 7787 (2011).
  • Manash R. Das, R. K. Sarma, Ratul Saikia, V. S. Kale, Manjusha V. Shelke And Pinaki Sengupta, Synthesis of silver nanoparticles in an aqueous suspension of graphene oxide sheets and its antimicrobial activity, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces., 83, 16 - 22 (2011).
  • Ashvini B. Deshmukh, Vinayak S. Kale, Vishal M. Dhavale, K. Sreekumar, K. Vijayamohanan And Manjusha V. Shelke* , Direct transfer of micro-molded electrodes for enhanced mass transport and water management in PEMFC, Electrochem. Commun., 12, 1638 - 1641 (2010).

Research Interest

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry including Nanomaterials
  • Nanoscience & Technology
  • Energy & Environment Engineering

Contact Details

Dr. Manjusha V. Shelke

Senior Principal Scientist
Physical & Material's Chemistry Division
Office: B-101, Polymer and Advanced Materials Laboratory
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone: +91 20 2590 2308
Fax: +91 20 2590 2615