Rajesh Kanawade

Rajesh Kanawade

Physical and Materials Chemistry Division

About Me

I have interdisciplinary education and experience in the field of optics, photonics, sensors, lasers, spectroscopic & imaging techniques and instrumentation. My research goal focuses on the state-of-the-art to complete research and development solutions for the scientific, industrial and healthcare problems by using cutting edge optical technologies. I have soft hand experience in spectroscopic techniques like diffuse reflectance, Raman, Polarization, Laser diffraction particle size analyzer, Dynamic light scattering (DLS), Laser Induced Breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and Fiber optic Fabry–Perot interferometer as well as fiber optics based gas & VOCs sensors, photoluminescence and phase fluorometric measurement/ sensing, customized fiber optic probe design and development and Monte-carlo simulation. At NCl, I will be involved in ongoing fuel cell research activity for electrolyser and fuel cell test station design and development, Gas diffusion layer (GDL) quality check, carbon coated membrane (CCM) development by using ultrasonic spraying machine and their characterization and fuel cell diagnostics.  

Professional Experience

  1. 12/2021-Present: Scientist, CSIR-NCL, Pune-411008, India
  2. 2017-2021: Scientist, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh-160030, India
  3. 2016-2017: Dr. D.S. Kothari Fellow, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune-411007, India
  4. 2013-2015: Research Staff, Institute of photonic technologies, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  5. 2008-2013: Ph.D in Eng., Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Selected Publications

  • Ajay Kumar, Gangadhar Hattale, Dnyandeo Pawar And Rajesh Kanawade, Fabrication and evaluation of a spatially resolved fiber-optic probe for diffuse reflectance measurement for noninvasive diabetic foot ulcer diagnosis perspective, Optical Engineering., 63, 044103 (2024), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.63.4.044103.
  • Sagar Jagtap, Ajay Kumar, Bhoopesh Mahale, Jyotsana Dixit, Ashok E. Kalange, Rajesh Kanawade And Shashikala Gangal & Pandit Vidyasagar , Response of cardiac pulse parameters in humans at various inclinations via 360° rotating platform for simulated microgravity perspective, npj Microgravity., 9, 54 (2023), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41526-023-00301-3.
  • Ajay Kumar, Dnyandeo Pawar, Dattatray J Late And Rajesh Kanawade, PVA-coated miniaturized flexible fiber optic sensor for acetone detection: a prospective study for non-invasive diabetes diagnosis, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics., 33, 2509 - 2517 (2022), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-021-07458-1.
  • Patel Manoj Kumar, Khanchi Ankit, Chauhan Aarti, Anup Kumar, KrishnaAkkireddi Siva Rama, Anil Jangra, Kanawade Rajesh, Manivann Nadarajah And Mitchelle Geoffrey Robert, Real-time measurement of droplet size and its distribution of an air-induced air-assisted electrostatic nozzle, Journal of Electrostatics., 115, 103665 (2022).
  • Ajay Kumar, Kalaivani Chellappan, Aulia Nasution, Dnyandeo Pawar, Manoj Kumar Patel And Rajesh Kanawade, Diffuse reflectance-based spectroscopic technique for real-time estimation of localized blood oxygenation parameters from human fingertips: a preliminary study, Sensors & Diagnostics., 1, 1236 - 1242 (2022), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1039/D2SD00126H.
  • Dnyandeo Pawar, Rajesh Kanawade, Ajay Kumar, Ch N Rao, Peijiang Cao, Shankar Gaware, Dattatray Late, Sangeeta N Kale, ST Navale, WJ Liu, DL Zhu, YM Lu And Ravindra K Sinha, High-performance dual cavity-interferometric volatile gas sensor utilizing Graphene/PMMA nanocomposite, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical., 312, 127921 (2020).
  • Rajesh Kanawade, Ajay Kumar, Dnyandeo Pawar, Kaushal Vairagi, Dattatray Late, Sudipta Sarkar, Ravindra K Sinha And Samir Mondal, Negative axicon tip-based fiber optic interferometer cavity sensor for volatile gas sensing, Optics express., 27, 7277 - 7290 (2019).
  • M. Hohmann, R. Kanawade, F. Klämpfl, A. Douplik, J. Mudter, M. Neurath And H. Albrecht, In-vivo multispectral video endoscopy towards in-vivo hyperspectral video endoscopy, Journal of Biophotonics., 10, 553 - 564 (2017).
  • Rajesh Kanawade, Florian Klämpfl, Max Riemann, Christian Knipfer, Katja Tangermann?Gerk, Michael Schmidt And Florian Stelzle, Novel method for early signs of clinical shock detection by monitoring blood capillary/vessel spatial pattern, Journal of biophotonics., 7, 841 - 849 (2014).
  • Rajesh Kanawade, Fanuel Mehari, Christian Knipfer, Maximilian Rohde, Katja Tangermann-Gerk, Michael Schmidt And Florian Stelzle, Pilot study of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for tissue differentiation by monitoring the plume created during laser surgery — An approach on a feedback Laser control mechanism, Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy., 87, 175 - 181 (2013).

Research Interest

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Instrument development
  • Materials and Materials Engineering
  • Laser spectroscopy & Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy

Contact Details

Dr. Rajesh Kanawade, 

Senior Scientist, 

Office: H-106, PAML Building 

Physical and Materials Chemistry division, 

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory,

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan,
Pune - 411008, India.

Contact number: +91-020-25902534

Email: rv.kanawade@ncl.res.in