Vikash Kumar

Vikash Kumar

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Ph.D. Student
Sustainable Materials Group


Vikash is currently interested in understanding the long-term problem associated with plastic recycling. Most of the plastic waste end up in landfills and oceans causing environmental concerns. Current methodologies are not as efficient as required for recycling plastics waste. In his PhD tenure, he is focused on recycling of industrially relevant commodity plastics.  

Current- PhD, Analytical Chemistry, Michigan State University

Project Title – Chemical recycling of commodity plastics.  

Project Associate (January 2020 - December 2020), IISER Pune, India.  

Title - High-Performance Graphene-Based Supercapacitors.  

Project Assistant (January 2019 - June 2019), IISER Pune, India.  

Title - Hybrid perovskite films and nanoparticles for solar cell and optoelectronics applications.   

BS-MS Dual degree (August 2013 - May 2018), IISER Pune, India.  

MS Thesis - Visible Emission from Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanosheets upon Molecular Doping.