Educational Qualifications:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (1996), University of Poona, Pune, India
  • Master of Science, Organic Chemistry (1989), University of Poona, Pune.
Professional Experiences:
  • Scientist (1996-Present) at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Sciences (AcSIR, New Delhi, India)
Selected Recent Publications:
  1. Pore Surface Engineering in Porous, Chemically Stable Covalent Organic Frameworks for Water Adsorption.
    B.P. Biswal, S. Kandambeth, S. Chandra, D.B. Shinde, S. Bera, S. Karak, B. Garai, U.K. Kharul, R. Banerjee. J. Mater Chem. A, 2015, 3, DOI:10.1039/C5TA07998E.
  2. Polybenzimidazole based Polymeric Ionic liquids possessing partial Ionic character: Effects of anion exchange on their gas permeation properties.
    A.S. Rewar, S.V. Shaligram, U.K. Kharul; J. Membr. Sci., (2015); DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2015.09.019.
  3. Selective interfacial synthesis of metal–organic frameworks on a polybenzimidazole hollow fiber membrane for gas separation.
    B.P. Biswal, A. Bhaskar, R. Banerjee, U.K. Kharul; Nanoscale; 7 (2015) 729.
  4. Polybenzimidazole based polymeric ionic liquids (PILs): Effects of controlled degree of N-quaternization on physical and gas permeation properties.
    A.S Rewar, R.S Bhavsar, K. Sreekumar, U.K Kharul; J. Membr. Sci., 481 (2015) 19.
  5. Investigation of gas permeation properties of film forming polymeric ionic liquids (PILs) based on polybenzimidazoles.
    R.S. Bhavsar, S.C. Kumbharkar, U.K. Kharul; J. Membr. Sci., 470 (2014) 494.
  6. Fluorescent Polymeric Ionic Liquids for the Detection of Nitroaromatic Explosives.
    S. Shaligram, P.P. Wadgaonkar, U.K. Kharul; J. Materials Chem A, 2 (2014) 13983.
  7. New approach of blending polymeric ionic liquid with polybenzimidazole (PBI) for enhancing physical and electrochemical properties.
    A.S. Rewar, H.D. Chaudhari, R. Illathvalappil, K. Sreekumar, U.K. Kharul; J. Materials Chem A, 2 (2014) 14449.
  8. ZIF-8@PBI-BuI composite membranes: Eloquent effects of PBI structural variations towards gas permeation performance.
    A. Bhaskar, R. Banerjee, U. Kharul; J. Materials Chem A, 2 (2014) 12962.
  9. Polybenzimidazole based film forming polymeric ionic liquids: synthesis and effects of cation–anion variation on their physical properties.
    R.S. Bhavsar, S.C. Kumbharkar, A.S. Rewar, U.K. Kharul; Polymer Chemistry, 5 (2014) 4083.
  10.  PBI-BuI and PAN-PSSALi based UF membranes: Effects of solute and membrane surface interactions on rejection and flux.
    D. Bhagat, B. Mule, N. Mandlekar, K. Pandare, U. Kharul;  Desalination, 333 (2014) 45.