Rounak Naphade, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow



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Research Interests

My research interest involves the synthesis of novel hybrid/Inorganic perovskite single crystals and nanocrystals for applications such as Photo-voltaics, Light emitting diodes etc.


Selected Publications

1. R. Naphade et al.,
Synthetic Manipulation of Hybrid Perovskite Systems in Search of New and Enhanced Functionalities
ChemSuSChem 10(19) 3722-3739, (2017).

2. R. Naphade et al.,
High Quality Hybrid Perovskite Semiconductor Thin Films with Remarkably Enhanced Luminescence and Defect Suppression.
Adv. Mater. Interfaces 4(19) 1700562, (2017).

3. M. Alhilaly, R. W. Huang R. Naphade et al.,
Assembly of Atomically Precise Silver Nanoclusters into Nanocluster-based Frameworks,
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 24, 9585-9592.

4. J. Yin, P. Maity, R. Naphade et al.,
Tuning Hot Carrier Cooling Dynamics by Dielectric Confinement in Two-Dimensional Hybrid Perovskite Crystals,
ACS Nano 2019, 13, 11, 12621-12629.



  • Ph.D., Chemistry, AcSIR, National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR_NCL), Pune-India, 2017 ​
  • M.Sc (Physica Chemistry), University of Mumbai 2009
  • B.Sc (Chemistry) University of Mumbai 2007

Professional Profile

  • ​2018 - present Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology(KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • March 2017-November 2017: SERB-National Postdoctoral fellow (SERB-NPDF), IISER-Pune, Pune, India​

Research Interests Keywords

solar cell applications

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