Ph.D. students

Pramod Patil K, M.Sc.

Pramod Patil K
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Pramod Patil K was born in Huvina Hadagali, India on 6th August 1989. He studied Basic Science at JSS Science College,  Karanataka University, India where he gained his Bachelor’s degree in January 2010. Apart from his study, he also selected as a Summer Research Fellow in the DESE group of Prof. Manoj Neergat at Indian Institute of Bombay, India between May 2012 and July 2012 the programme is jointly sponsored by IASc (Bangalore), INSA (New Delhi) and NASI (Allahabad).

In March 2013 he got the Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry at the Kuvempu University, India with a thesis entitled “Shape-controlled Synthesis of Pd and its Electrochemical Study in Acidic Electrolyte for Low-temperature Fuel Cell ” work was carried out in the group of Prof. Dr. V. P. Vaidya and Prof. Manoj Neergat. From January 2014 to October 2014, he worked as a R&D Assistant in the group of Prof. Ujjal K. Gautam at the New Chemistry Unit, JNCASR, Bengaluru. During this period, he and co-workers studied and synthesized Pt-Pd alloys, Pt nanosheets, Pt-nanotetrahedra particles for Efficient Electrocatalytic Applications for Fuel Cell.

Since January 2016, he is a Ph.D. candidate under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ir. Jurriaan Huskens (Molecular NanoFabrication) at the University of Twente. The focus of his project is to solar fuel devices, or fuels produced directly using sunlight and easy deposition of oxides as a second Semiconductor in modern solar cells.


1.M. Rana, M. Chettri, P. K. Patil and Ujjal K Gautam, High-Yield Synthesis of Sub-10 nm Pt Nanotetrahedra with Bare ⟨111⟩ Facets for Efficient Electrocatalytic Applications, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (8), pp 4998–5005.

2.M. Chettri, M. Rana, P. K. Patil and Ujjal K Gautam, Mechanochemical Synthesis of Free-Standing Platinum Nanosheets and Their Electrocatalytic Properties, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 4430–4437.

3.P. K. Patil, M. Rana, M. Chettri, and Ujjal K Gautam, Pd-Pt Aloy nanowires as Support-less Electrocatalyst with High Synergistic Enhancement in Efficiency for methanol Oxidation in Acidic Medium, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 463 (2016) 99–106.