Scientist Profile

Dr. Vanish Kumar

Dr. Vanish Kumar

DST-Inspire Faculty

Date of Joining: 24 Apr 2018

+91 172 522 1248

Postdoctoral Fellow at Hanyang University, South Korea

Development of nano-sensing platforms for pollutants, synthesis of advanced nanomaterials, and Adsorptive performance of nanomaterials for the removal of pollutants.

Postdoctoral Fellow at Panjab University, Chandigarh India

The project entitled “Modification of graphene/MOF composite with Laccase for the efficient removal of organic pollutants from water”.

PhD at CSIR- Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIR-CSIO), Chandigarh, India

Development of nanomaterials based sensing platforms

  • Development of graphene-based sensing devices for determination of urea adulteration in milk
  • Development of polyaniline and nanodiamonds based sensing devices for determination of urea adulteration in milk
  • Development of nanomaterials-based fluorescence sensor for detection of biomarkers related to heart attack
  • Enhanced understanding of nanofibers and their composites synthesis
  • Identification of new sensing mechanism using nanomaterials
  • Development of advanced materials-based systems for pollutant sensing and removal
  • Sensing of food contaminants, development of nanosensing platforms, synthesis of advanced nanostructures, and analytical applications of nanomaterials
  1. Kumar V., Kim K. H., Kumar P., Jeon B. H., and Kim J. C. (2017). Functional hybrid nanostructure materials: Advanced strategies for sensing applications toward volatile organic compounds. Coordination Chemistry Reviews 342, 80–105. (IF:  14.499) doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2017.04.006.

  2. Kumar V., Mahajan R., Kaur I., Kim K. H. (2017). A simple and mediator-free urea sensing based on engineered nanodiamonds with polyaniline nanofibers synthesized in situ. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9, 16813-16823 (IF: 8.097) doi: 10.1021/acsami.7b01948.

  3. Kempahanumakkagari S., Kumar V., Samaddar P., Kumar P., Kim K. H. (2018). Biomolecule-embedded metal-organic frameworks as an innovative sensing platform. Biotechnology Advances 36, 467-481 (IF: 11.452) doi: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2018.01.014. co-first author.

  4. Kumar V., Mahajan R., Bhatnagar D., and Kaur I. (2016). Nanofibers Synthesis of ND:PANI composite by liquid/liquid interfacial polymerization and study on the effect of NDs on growth mechanism of nanofibers. European Polymer Journal 83, 1-9. (IF 3.741) doi: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.07.025. Corresponding author.

  5. Kumar V., Vellingiri K., Kukkar D., Kumar S., Kim K. H. (2019). Recent advances and opportunities in the treatment of hydrocarbons and oils: Metal-organic frameworks-based approaches, Critical reviews in environmental Science and Technology. 1-68. doi: DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2018.1554402 (IF: 7.683)

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  7. Kumar V., Kumar S., Kim K. H., Tsang D. C.W., and Lee S. S. (2019) Metal organic frameworks as potent treatment media for odorants and volatiles, Environmental Research 168, 336-356 (IF: 4.732). doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.002

  8. Vikrant K., Kumar V., Vellingiri K., Kim K. H. (2019) Nanomaterials for the abatement of cadmium (II) ions from water/wastewater, Nanoresearch. (In press) (IF: 7.994)

  9. Singh J., Rathi A., Rawat M., Kumar V., and Kim K. H. (2019). The effect of manganese doping on structural, optical, and photocatalytic activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles. Composites Part B: Engineering 166, 361-370. (IF: 4.920) Doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.12.006

  10. Vikrant, K., Kumar V., and Kim K. H. (2018). Graphene materials as a superior platform for advanced sensing strategies against gaseous ammonia." Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6, 22391-22410. (IF: 9.931) doi: 10.1039/C8TA07669C

  11. Kukkar D., Vellingiri K., Kumar V., Deep A., and Kim K. H. (2018) A critical review on the metal sensing capabilities of optically active nanomaterials: Limiting factors, mechanism, and performance evaluation. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 109, 227-246. (IF: 7.034)

  12. Jain, S., Bhanjana G., Heydarifard S., Dilbaghi N., Nazhad M. M., Kumar V., Kim K. H., and Kumar S. (2018). Enhanced antibacterial profile of nanoparticle impregnated cellulose foam filter paper for drinking water filtration. Carbohydrate Polymers, 202, 219-226. (IF: 5.158)

  13. Goud, K. Y., Kalisa S. K., Kumar V. (co-first author), Tsang Y. F., S. Lee, Gobi K. V., and Kim K. H. (2018). Progress on nanostructured electrochemical sensors and their recognition elements for detection of mycotoxins: A review. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 121, 205-222. (IF: 8.173)

  14. Kumar V., Kumar P., Pournara A., Vellingiri K., and Kim K. H. (2018). Nanomaterials for the sensing of narcotics: challenges and opportunities. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 106, 84-115. (IF: 7.034) Doi: 10.1016/j.trac.2018.07.003

  15. Kabir E., Kumar V. (co-first author), Kim K. H., Yip A. C.K., Sohn J.R. (2018). Environmental impacts of nanomaterials. Journal of environmental management 225, 261-271. (IF: 4.004)

  16. K. Vikrant, Kumar V. (co-first author), Ok Y. S., Kim K. H., and Deep A. (2018). Metal-organic framework (MOF)-based advanced sensing platforms for hydrogen sulfide detection. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 105, 263-281. (IF: 7.034)  doi: 10.1016/j.trac.2018.05.013

  17. Rai P. K., Kumar V. (co-first author), Lee S. S., Raza N., Kim K. H., Ok Y. S., Tsang D. C.W. (2018). Nanoparticle-Plant Interaction: Implications in Energy, the Environment, and Agriculture. Environment International 119, 1-19. (IF: 7.297). doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.06.012

  18. Kumar K., Saboor S., Kumar V., Kim K. H., and TP A. B. (2018). Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Various Solar Control Window Glasses for the Reduction of Cooling and Heating loads in Buildings across Different Climatic Regions. Energy and Buildings 173, 326-336. (IF: 4.457)

  19. Vikrant K., Kumar V. (co-first author), Kim K. H., and Kukkar D. (2017). Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs): potential and challenges for capture and abatement of ammonia. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 44 (2017): 22877-22896. (IF: 9.931) doi: 10.1039/C7TA07847A

  20. Reddy P. V. L., Kim K. H., Kavitha B., Kumar V., Raza N., and Kalagara S. (2018). Photocatalytic degradation of bisphenol A in aqueous media: A review. Journal of Environmental Management 213, 189-205. (IF: 4.005)

  21. Kumar V., Kim K. H., Park J. W., Hong J., and Kumar S. (2017). Graphene and its nanocomposites as a platform for environmental applications. Chemical Engineering Journal 315, 210–232. (IF: 6.735) doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2017.01.008

  22. Bhatnagar D., Kumar V., Kumar A., and Kaur I. (2016). Graphene quantum dots FRET based sensor for early detection of heart attack in human. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 79, 495-499. (IF: 8.173) doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2015.12.083

  23. Kumar V., Chopra A., Arora S., Yadav S., Kumar S., and Kaur I. (2015). Amperometric sensing of urea using edge activated graphene nanoplatelets. RSC Adv. 5, 13278-13284. (IF: 2.936) doi: 10.1039/C4RA12594K

  24. Kumar V., Srivastava A. K., Toyoda S., and Kaur I. (2016). Extraction of low toxicity nanodiamonds from carbonaceous wastes." Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures 24, 190–194. (IF: 1.011) doi: 10.1080/1536383X.2015.1129323

  25. Yadav S., Kumar V., Arora S., Singh S., Bhatnagar D., and Kaur I. (2015). Fabrication of ultrathin, free-standing, transparent and conductive graphene/multiwalled carbon nanotube film with superior optoelectronic properties. Thin Solid Films 595, 193-199. (IF: 1.939) doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2015.11.002

  26. Kumar P., Kundu V. S., Kumar S., Saharan B., Kumar V., and Chauhan N. (2017). Hydrothermal synthesis of Cu-ZnO/TiO2 based engineered nanomaterials for the efficient removal of organic pollutants and bacteria from water, BioNanoScience 7, 574-582. doi: 10.1007/s12668-017-0452-9

  27. Eshimbetov A., Elmuradov B., Kumar V., Kaur I. (2016). Calculation and assignment of the raman spectrum of quinazolin-2,4- dione and deoxypeganine hydrochloride. Ilmiy Axborotnoma 2016, 65-68.

  28. Kukkar D, Rani A, Kumar V (co-first author), Younis SA, Zhang M, Lee SS, Tsang DCW, and Kim KH (2020). Recent advances in carbon nanotube sponge–based sorption technologies for mitigation of marine oil spills." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.03.006.

  1. Awarded INSPIRE-Faculty by Ministry of Science & Technology Department of Science & Technology (DST) (2018)
  2. Received SERB- National Postdoctoral Fellow award for postdoctoral research (2017)
  3. Received postdoctoral fellowship at Hanyang University, South Korea (2016)
  4. Received Senior Research Fellowship Award sponsored by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India (2011-2016)
  5. Awarded Gold Medal by Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra for M.Tech (2010)
  6. Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering