Suresh Gokhale

Suresh Gokhale

Physical and Materials Chemistry Division

About Me

We work in the field of carbon nanotechnology with our main focus on synthesis and chemical functionalization of carbon nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene etc. for various technologically important applications. Presently, we study these materials for hydrogen storage, nanocomposites and nanofluids applications. We also plan to develop an environment-friendly route to replace the existing hazardous chemical processing of carbon nanomaterials.

Professional Experience

  • 2011-present: Principal Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2006-2011: Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 1999-2006: Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 1994-1999: Junior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

Selected Publications

  • Gaurav Patil, Chetan Sarode, Rahul Patil And Suresh Gokhale, CVD synthesis of highly graphitized single-walled carbon nanotubes using nitrogen-pretreated Fe-Mo/MgO catalyst, Chem. Lett., 41, 871 - 873 (2012).
  • Priyanka Singh, Mukta V. Kulkarni, Suresh P. Gokhale, Samir H. Chikkali, Ch And rashekhar V. Kulkarni, Enhancing the hydrogen storage capacity of Pd-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Appl. Surf. Sci. ., 258, 3405 - 3409 (2012).
  • A. Charanpahari, S. S. Umare, S. P. Gokhale, V. Sudarsan, B. Sreedhar And R. Sasikala, Enhanced photocatalytic activity of multi-doped TiO2 for the degradation of methyl orange, Appl. Catal. A: General ., 443-444, 96 - 102 (2012).

Research Interest

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry including Nanomaterials
  • Fuel Cell Research
  • Polymer Chemistry

Contact Details

Dr. Suresh P. Gokhale


Principal Scientist, Carbon Nanotechnology
Physical and Materials Chemistry Division
CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91 20 2590 2295, 2291
Fax +91 20 2590 2636
E-mail sp.gokhale@ncl.res.in