Pankaj Poddar

Pankaj Poddar

Physical and Materials Chemistry Division

Professional Experience

  • 1st July 2009-continued Senior scientist National Chemical Laboratory, Pune-411 008, India
  • 4th April 2005- 30th June 2009 Scientist National Chemical Laboratory, Pune-411 008, India
  • October 2002-March 2005 Post Doctoral Fellow (Collaborator: Prof. S. Hariharan) Functional Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl
  • December 2000-September 2002 Post Doctoral Fellow (Collaborator: Prof. Gil Markovich) Department of Chemical Physics, School of Chemistry Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel

Selected Publications

  • Subha Sadhu And Pankaj Poddar, Growth of oriented single crystalline La-doped TiO2 nanorod arrays electrode and investigation of optoelectronic properties for enhanced photoelectrochemical activity, RSC Advances., 3, 10363 - 10369 (2013), DOI:
  • Dheeraj K. Singh, Ramya Jagannathan, Puneet Khandelwal, Priya Abraham And Pankaj Poddar, In situ synthesis and surface functionalization of gold nanoparticles with curcumin and their antioxidant properties: an experimental and density functional theory investigation, Nanoscale., 5, 1882 - 1893 (2013), DOI:
  • Ramya Jagannathan, Priya Abraham And Pankaj Poddar, Temperature-Dependent Spectroscopic Evidences of Curcumin in Aqueous Medium: A Mechanistic Study of Its Solubility and Stability, J. Phys. Chem. B., 116, 14533 - 14540 (2012), DOI:
  • Raja Das, Pradip Pachfule, Rahul Banerjee And Pankaj Poddar, Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Synthesis from Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs): finding the border of Metal and Metal Oxides, Nanoscale., 4, 591 - 599 (2012), DOI:

Research Interest

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry including Nanomaterials
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Surface Science
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Nanoscience & Technology
  • Nanocatalysis
  • General Physical chemistry

Contact Details

Dr. Pankaj Poddar

Senior Scientist  
Office:Room no-234 Main building, Physical &Materials Chemistry Division
Labs: 221 (wet chemistry and microbiology lab), 234 (Physical Property Measurement Setup etc.), 297 (Spectroscopic ellipsometry etc.) Main Building
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91-20-2590-2580 (office)
Fax +91-20-2590-2636