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Kunal Mondal, Ph.D.

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Biography:
Dr. Kunal Mondal is a materials scientist in Idaho National Laboratory’s Materials Science and Engineering Department. His research interests include additive manufacturing, micro/nano fabrication of functional materials, soft and stretchable electronics, microfluidics, liquid metal, colloids and interfaces of soft nanostructures, self and directed assembly, photovoltaics, polymer thin-films, carbon nanomaterials, energy and environmental and health sensors, nuclear sensors, soft electronic skin and flexible transistors. He earned his doctorate in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. He holds master’s degrees in materials engineering and applied physics from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, and a bachelor’s in physics from University of Burdwan. Before joining INL in 2019 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Florida Atlantic University in the department of Ocean & Mechanical Engineering.

Education:

​Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

M.Tech., Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Kanpur.

M.S., Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur.

B.S., Physics,University of Burdwan.

Affiliations:

​Editor: Metal oxides for device application: Book for Elsevier, 2020.

Editor: Guest editor for the journal Catalysts (IF 3.6) to the special issue "Metal–Semiconductor Core–Shell Nanocatalysts: Application and Recycling": 2019- Present.

Editorial Board member: Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (Kosmos Publishers): 2018- Present.

Editor: Lead Guest Editor for the Journal of Nanotechnology to the Special Issue “Carbon nanostructures for energy, healthcare and environment”: 2018

Editorial Board member: Biosensors and Bioelectronics Open Access: 2017- Present.

Member of Materials Research Society (MRS): 2014-2015; 2018-Present.

Member of American Institutes of Chemical Engineers (AIChE): 2017 to present.

Publications:

​Papers:

Mondal, K., Liu, Y., Shay, T., Genzer, J., Dickey, M. D. Application of a Laser Cutter to Pattern Wrinkles on Polymer Films, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater., (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c00061.


Mondal, K., Pawar, G., McMurtrey, M. D., Sharma, A., Finetuning hierarchical energy material microstructure via high temperature material synthesis route, Mater. Today Che., (2020), DOI: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2020.100269.


Mondal, K., Maitra, T., Srivastava, AK., Pawar, G., McMurtrey, MD., Sharma, A., 110th Anniversary: Particle Size Effect on Enhanced Graphitization and Electrical Conductivity of Suspended Gold/Carbon Composite Nanofibers, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., (2020), DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.9b06592.


Park, S., Nallainathan, U., Mondal, K., Sen, P., Dickey, M. D., Light-induced Buckles Localized by Polymeric Inks Printed on Bilayer Films, Small, (2018), DOI: 10.1002/smll.201704460.


Andrews, J. B., Mondal, K., Neumann, T., Dickey, M.D., Franklin, A. D., 3D Patterned Liquid Metal Contacts for Printed Carbon Nanotube Transistors, ACS Nano, (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b00909.


Barbee, M. H., Mondal, K., Deng, J. D., Dickey, M. D., Craig, S. L., Mechanochromic Stretchable Electronics, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, (2018), DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b09130.


Mondal, K., Liu, Y., Shay, T., Dickey, M. D., and Genzer, J., Large area surface patterning by unconventional technique and efficient transfer to soft elastomeric substrate, (2018), (to be submitted).


Mondal, K. Recent advances in soft e-textiles, Inventions, 2018, 3(2), 23.


Mondal, K., Ali M. A., Singh, C., Gajjala, S., Malhotra, B. D., Sharma, A., Highly sensitive porous carbon and metal/carbon conducting nanofiber based enzymatic biosensors for triglyceride detection. Sens. Actuators B Chem. 246, 202–214 (2017).


#Mondal, K. Recent advances in synthesis of metal-oxide nanofibers and their environmental remediation applications, Inventions 2017, 2(2), 9.


Singh, S., Mondal, K. Sharma, A., ZnO nanoparticle fortified carbon/silica monoliths with high mechanical strength and permeability as a flow-through media for catalytic applications, Langmuir, 33 (31), 7692–7700, (2017).


Balasubramaniam, B., *,#Mondal, K., Ramasamy, K., Gadyam Palani, G. S., Iyer, N. R., Hydration Phenomena of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes (CNT)/Cement Composites, Fibers, 5(4), 39 (2017).


Srivastava, A. K., *Mondal, K., Mukhopadhyay, K., Prasad, N. E. & Sharma, A. Facile reduction of para-nitrophenols: catalytic efficiency of silver nanoferns in batch and continuous flow reactors. RSC Adv 6, 113981–113990 (2016).


Ali, M. A., Mondal, K. et al. In situ integration of graphene foam–titanium nitride based bio-scaffolds and microfluidic structures for soil nutrient sensors. Lab Chip 17, 274–285 (2017).


Mondal, K., Kumar, R. & Sharma, A. Metal-oxide decorated multilayered three-dimensional (3D) porous carbon thin films for supercapacitor electrodes. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 55, 12569–12581 (2016).


#Mondal, K. & Sharma, A. ChemInform Abstract: Recent advances in the synthesis and application of photocatalytic metal-metal oxide core-shell nanoparticles for environmental remediation and their recycling process. ChemInform 47, (2016).


#Mondal, K. & Sharma, A. Recent advances in electrospun metal-oxide nanofiber based interfaces for electrochemical biosensing. RSC Adv 6, 94595–94616 (2016).


#Mondal, K. & Sharma, A. Recent advances in the synthesis and application of photocatalytic metal–metal oxide core–shell nanoparticles for environmental remediation and their recycling process. RSC Adv 6, 83589–83612 (2016).


Ali, M. A. Mondal., K., et al. Microfluidic immuno-biochip for detection of breast cancer biomarkers using hierarchical composite of porous graphene and titanium dioxide nanofibers. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 20570–20582 (2016).


Singh, N., Mondal, K., Misra, M., Sharma, A. & Gupta, R. K. Quantum dot sensitized electrospun mesoporous titanium dioxide hollow nanofibers for photocatalytic applications. RSC Adv 6, 48109–48119 (2016).


Ali, M. A. Mondal, K., et al. Mesoporous few-layer graphene platform for affinity biosensing application. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 7646–7656 (2016).


Mondal, K., Ali, M. A., Srivastava, S., Malhotra, B. D. & Sharma, A. Electrospun functional micro/nanochannels embedded in porous carbon electrodes for microfluidic biosensing. Sens. Actuators B Chem. 229, 82–91 (2016).


Katiyar, S., *Mondal, K. & Sharma, A. One-step sol–gel synthesis of hierarchically porous, flow-through carbon/silica monoliths. RSC Adv 6, 12298–12310 (2016).


Gupta, A., *Mondal, K., Sharma, A. & Bhattacharya, S. Superhydrophobic polymethylsilsesquioxane pinned one dimensional ZnO nanostructures for water remediation through photo-catalysis. RSC Adv 5, 45897–45907 (2015).


Ali, M. A., *Mondal, K., Singh, C., Dhar Malhotra, B. & Sharma, A. Anti-epidermal growth factor receptor conjugated mesoporous zinc oxide nanofibers for breast cancer diagnostics. Nanoscale 7, 7234–7245 (2015).


Khosla, R., Sharma, D. K., Mondal, K. & Sharma, S. K. Effect of electrical stress on Au/Pb (Zr 0.52 Ti 0.48 ) O 3 /TiO x N y /Si gate stack for reliability analysis of ferroelectric field effect transistors. Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 152907 (2014).


Ali, M. A., Srivastava, S., Mondal, K., et al. A surface functionalized nanoporous titania integrated microfluidic biochip. Nanoscale 6, 13958–13969 (2014).


Mondal, K., Bhattacharyya, S. & Sharma, A. Photocatalytic degradation of naphthalene by electrospun mesoporous carbon-doped anatase TiO2 nanofiber mats. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 53, 18900–18909 (2014).


Mondal, K., Ali, M. A., Agrawal, V. V., Malhotra, B. D. & Sharma, A. Highly sensitive biofunctionalized mesoporous electrospun TiO2 nanofiber based interface for biosensing. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 6, 2516–2527 (2014).


Kundu, S., Chakraborty, A., Mondal, K. & Chandrasekhar, V. Multi-ruthenocene assemblies on an organostannoxane platform. Supramolecular signatures and conversion to (Ru–Sn)O2. Cryst. Growth Des. 14, 861–870 (2014).


Lakhotiya, H., Mondal, K., Nagarale, R. K. & Sharma, A. Low voltage non-gassing electro-osmotic pump with zeta potential tuned aluminosilicate frits and organic dye electrodes. RSC Adv. 4, 28814 (2014).


Mondal, K., Kumar, J. & Sharma, A. Self-organized macroporous thin carbon films for supported metal catalysis. Colloids Surf. Physicochem. Eng. Asp. 427, 83–94 (2013).

Singh, P., Mondal, K. & Sharma, A. Reusable electrospun mesoporous ZnO nanofiber mats for photocatalytic degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon dyes in wastewater. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 394, 208–215 (2013).


Mondal, K., Kumar, J. & Sharma, A. TiO2-nanoparticles-impregnated photocatalytic macroporous carbon films by spin coating. Nanomater. Energy 2, 121–133 (2013).


K Mondal, B Balasubramaniam, A Gupta, A Lahcen, M Kwiatkowski, Carbon Nanostructures for Energy and Sensing Applications, Journal of Nanotechnology 2019 (Article ID 1454327).

 

Books:

Mondal, K., Sharma, A., Photocatalytic oxidation of pollutant dyes in wastewater by TiO2 and ZnO nano-materials–A Mini-review, Nanoscience & Technology for Mankind. 2014, Chapter: 5, Publisher: The National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), Editors: Ashok Misra, Jayesh R. Bellare, 2015, pp.36-72.


Moitra, P., #Mondal, K., Metal-semiconductor core-shell nanostructured photocatalysts for environmental applications and their recycling process, Elsevier, 2017, ISBN: 9780323449229.


Mondal K., Gupta A. (2018) Recent Advances in Carbon–Semiconductor Nanocomposites for Water Remediation. In: Bhattacharya S., Gupta A., Gupta A., Pandey A. (eds) Water Remediation. Energy, Environment, and Sustainability. Springer, Singapore, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7551-3_4, Print ISBN 978-981-10-7550-6.


Gupta A., #Mondal K., Kumar S. (2018) Role of Photo-catalysis in Water Remediation. In: Bhattacharya S., Gupta A., Gupta A., Pandey A. (eds) Water Remediation. Energy, Environment, and Sustainability. Springer, Singapore, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7551-3_7, Print ISBN 978-981-10-7550-6.

Patents:

​Sharma, A., Katiyar, S., Mondal, K., Hierarchical porous monoliths and methods for their preparation and use. Ref. No: US Patent Application Number: 20150290624, Year: 10/2015.


Sharma, A., Katiyar, S., Mondal, K., Hierarchically porous polymer, carbon, silica and composite carbon/silica monoliths with ultra-high BET surface area synthesized by combined templated sol-gel and micro-phase separation for applications in supported metal catalysis. Ref. No: IN-875004, Year: 06/2015.


Mondal, K., Ali, Md. A., Singh, C., Malhotra, B. D., Sharma, A., Carbon nanofiber as a template for silver nanoparticle growth: A Study of enzyme kinetics and triglyceride detection, Ref. No: IN-201611026698, Year: 08/2016.


Singh, S., Mondal, K., Sharma, A., Facile synthesis of porous “flow through” monoliths with enhanced mechanical strength and permeability, Ref. No: IN 201611018954, Year: 08/2016.

Presentations:

​Kunal Mondal, Jitendra Kumar and Ashutosh Sharma, “Porous carbon structures and its application for catalysis reaction” Abstract ID- PP 16, Indo-US Bilateral Workshop on Nanoparticle Assembly: From Fundamentals to Applications, 12-14 December, 2011, New Delhi, India.


Kunal Mondal, Jitendra Kumar and Ashutosh Sharma, “Self-organized macroporous thin carbon films for supported metal catalysis” Two-Day DST Sponsored Workshop on Advanced Materials and Delivery Devices, 25-26 February, 2013, Mumbai, India.


Kunal Mondal, Jitendra Kumar and Ashutosh Sharma, “TiO2 nanoparticles impregnated photocatalytic macroporous carbon films by spin coating” Abstract ID-ICMAT13-A-0998, International Conference on materials for advanced technologies 2013, from 30 June - 5 July 2013, Singapore.


Kunal Mondal, Md. Azahar Ali, Ved V. Agrawal, Bansi D. Malhotra and Ashutosh Sharma, “Highly sensitive biofunctionalized mesoporous electrospun titania nanofiber based interface for biomedical application” Abstract ID- 1049, India-Japan Workshop IJWBME 2013,13-15 December, 2013, New Delhi, India.


Kunal Mondal, Narendra Singh, Raju Kumar Gupta and Ashutosh Sharma, “Synthesis of TiO2 and ZnO nanostructures and their application for waste water treatment utilizing ultraviolet mediated photocatalytic oxidation” 4th Molecular Materials Meeting @ Singapore,14 - 16 January 2014, Biopolis, Singapore.


Kunal Mondal, Souryadeep Bhattacharyya and Ashutosh Sharma, “Naphthalene degradation by electrospun mesoporous anatase TiO2 nanofibers as photocatalyst”, Abstract ID- P 41, International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT) 2014, 2-5 March, 2014, Mohali, Punjab, India.


Kunal Mondal, Jitendra Kumar and Ashutosh Sharma, “Synthesis of silver nanoparticles impregnated reusable free standing hierarchically porous catalytic carbon nanofibers”Abstract ID-1855842,2014 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, April 21-25, 2014, San Francisco, California, USA.


Kunal Mondal, Md. Azahar Ali, Ved V. Agrawal, Bansi D. Malhotra and Ashutosh Sharma, “Highly sensitive biofunctionalized mesoporous electrospun TiO2 nanofiber based interface for biosensing” Abstract ID- P4, Advanced Materials: Current trends & Future Prospects, 28-31 May, 2014, Manali, India.


Kunal Mondal, Ying Liu, Michael D. Dickey and Jan Genzer, “Micro patterning by buckling of thin films” Abstract ID-16, Triangle Soft-matter Workshop, 9 May, 2016, Duke University, NC, USA.


Raudel O. Avila, Kunal Mondal and Michael D. Dickey, Liquid Metal Stability in Soft and Stretchable Micro-Channels, MRSEC REU Symposium, July 28, 2017, Duke University, NC, USA.


Kunal Mondal, Jitendra Kumar and Ashutosh Sharma, “Porous carbon structures and its application for catalysis reaction” Abstract ID- PP 16, Indo-US Bilateral Workshop on Nanoparticle Assembly: From Fundamentals to Applications, 12-14 December, 2011, New Delhi, India.


Kunal Mondal, Jitendra Kumar and Ashutosh Sharma, “Self-organized macroporous thin carbon films for supported metal catalysis” Two-Day DST Sponsored Workshop on Advanced Materials and Delivery Devices, 25-26 February, 2013, Mumbai, India.


Kunal Mondal, Jitendra Kumar and Ashutosh Sharma, “TiO2 nanoparticles impregnated photocatalytic macroporous carbon films by spin coating” Abstract ID-ICMAT13-A-0998, International Conference on materials for advanced technologies 2013, from 30 June - 5 July 2013, Singapore.


Kunal Mondal, Md. Azahar Ali, Ved V. Agrawal, Bansi D. Malhotra and Ashutosh Sharma, “Highly sensitive biofunctionalized mesoporous electrospun titania nanofiber based interface for biomedical application” Abstract ID- 1049, India-Japan Workshop IJWBME 2013,13-15 December, 2013, New Delhi, India.


Kunal Mondal, Narendra Singh, Raju Kumar Gupta and Ashutosh Sharma, “Synthesis of TiO2 and ZnO nanostructures and their application for waste water treatment utilizing ultraviolet mediated photocatalytic oxidation” 4th Molecular Materials Meeting @ Singapore,14 - 16 January 2014, Biopolis, Singapore.


Kunal Mondal, Souryadeep Bhattacharyya and Ashutosh Sharma, “Naphthalene degradation by electrospun mesoporous anatase TiO2 nanofibers as photocatalyst”, Abstract ID- P 41, International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT) 2014, 2-5 March, 2014, Mohali, Punjab, India.


Kunal Mondal, Jitendra Kumar and Ashutosh Sharma, “Synthesis of silver nanoparticles impregnated reusable free standing hierarchically porous catalytic carbon nanofibers”Abstract ID-1855842,2014 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, April 21-25, 2014, San Francisco, California, USA.


Kunal Mondal, Md. Azahar Ali, Ved V. Agrawal, Bansi D. Malhotra and Ashutosh Sharma, “Highly sensitive biofunctionalized mesoporous electrospun TiO2 nanofiber based interface for biosensing” Abstract ID- P4, Advanced Materials: Current trends & Future Prospects, 28-31 May, 2014, Manali, India.


Kunal Mondal, Ying Liu, Michael D. Dickey and Jan Genzer, “Micro patterning by buckling of thin films” Abstract ID-16, Triangle Soft-matter Workshop, 9 May, 2016, Duke University, NC, USA.


Kunal Mondal, Ying Liu, Michael D. Dickey and Jan Genzer, “Micro patterning by buckling of thin films” Abstract ID-34, Triangle Soft-matter Workshop, 16 May, 2017, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.


Sungjune Park, Kunal Mondal, Michael D Dickey “Stretchable and Soft Electroadhesion Enhanced by Liquid-Metal Subsurface Microstructures” Oral Presentation, 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN on October 29 – November 3, 2017.


Kunal Mondal, Michael D Dickey, Jan Genzer, Ashutosh Sharma “Multifunctional Soft-Nano Interfaces for Energy, Environment, and Healthcare” Poster Presentation, 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN on October 29 – November 3, 2017.


Kunal Mondal, Ying Liu, Michael D. Dickey and Jan Genzer, “Patterning Buckles in Polymer/Metal Thin Films by Laser Irradiation” Oral Presentation, 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN on October 29 – November 3, 2017.

Awards:

​Best Paper Award 2018 by the international Journal Inventions ((ISSN 2411-5134), international scientific peer-reviewed open access journal published quarterly online by MDPI from Basel, Switzerland) for the paper "Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanofibers and Their Environmental Remediation Applications".


Malhotra Weikfield Foundation Nano Science Fellowship Award 2014 in conjunction with Bangalore INDIA NANO by Govt. of Karnataka, India and Bangalore Nano. Selected by Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao.


Best research presentation award by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, December 2014.


Invention award for the patent (Invention ID: IN-875004) by Intellectual Ventures Asia, 2014.


2nd Prize in Artistic Micrographic Contest 2014, organized by Indian Institute of Metal, Kanpur Chapter at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.


Best Poster Award in International Conference on Materials for Advanced Materials (ICMAT) 2013, Singapore, organized by Materials Research Society (MRS).

Research Interests:

​Additive manufacturing

Micro/nano fabrication of functional materials

Soft and stretchable electronics

Microfluidics

Liquid metal

Colloids and interfaces of soft nanostructures

Self and directed assembly

Photovoltaics

Polymer thin-films

Carbon nanomaterials

Energy and environmental and health sensors

Nuclear sensors

Soft electronic skin and flexible transistors

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