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Biography

Dr. Prakash R. Somani

Founder and Director

Applied Science Innovations Pvt. Ltd., India

 

Email: psomani_cmetp@yahoo.com / psomani1@yahoo.com

 

Research Fields

Green Chemistry

Advanced Materials

Nanotechnology

 

Qualifications

2002, Ph. D., National Chemical Laboratory and Pune University, Pune, India

1996, M. Sc., Department of Physics, Pune University, Pune, India

1994, B. Sc., Agasti Arts, Commerce and D. R. Science College, Pune University, Pune, India

 

Publications (selected)

1.     Chemical and photocatalytic degradation of crystal violet dye by Indian edible chuna (Calcium oxide / hydroxide). S. A. Sawant, S. P. Somani, S. K. Omanwar, Prakash R. Somani. Current Nanoscience - Submitted (30 March 2015).

2.     Volatile organic compounds are ghosts for organic solar cells. Prakash R. Somani, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno. Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics (ASP) – 2014 (Published)

3.     Photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye in distilled and sea water using Indian Edible Chuna (Calcium oxide / hydroxide) as photocatalyst. S. A. Sawant, S. P. Somani, S. K. Omanwar, Prakash R. Somani. Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine (ASP) – 6/2 (2014) 227–230 (TC= 1).

4.     Environment-Friendly synthesis of nano-structured conducting polyaniline using Lemon juice. N. A. R. Deshpande, S. P. Somani, S. D. Chakane, P. G. Saptarshi, and Prakash R. Somani. Journal of Green Science and Technology 2014 (Published).

5.     Simultaneous waste water purification via photocatalysis and seed germination. S. A. Sawant, A. Nene, S. P. Somani, S. K. Omanwar, Prakash R. Somani. Green and Sustainable Chemistry 3 (2013) 129 - 133.

6.     Indian Edible Chuna (Calcium oxide / hydroxide) as a Green Photocatalyst. S. A. Sawant, S. P. Somani, A. H. Jadhav, A. Nene, S. K. Omanwar and Prakash R. Somani. Journal of Green Science and Technology (ASP) – 1/1 (2013) 2 - 5.

7.     Antibacterial activity of Prussian Blue. A. K. Roy, S. P. Somani, A. Nene, Bipinraj N. K., Prakash R. Somani. Journal of Green Science and Technology (ASP) – 1/1 (2013) 27 - 29.

8.     Pressure sensitive multifunctional solar cells using carbon nanotubes. Prakash R. Somani. Applied Physics Letters 96 (2010) 173504 (TC = 4, IF = 4.2).

9.     Carbon Nanobeads from Brassica Oil : Synthesis and Characterization. D. E. Kshirsagar, V. Puri, M. Sharon, S. Jaybhaye, R. A. Afre, Prakash R. Somani, M. Sharon. Advanced Science Letters 2 (2009) 388 – 390 (TC = 3).

10.   Carbon Nanofibers and multiwalled carbon nanotubes from camphor and their field electron emission. Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, A. Yoshida, M. Tanemura, S. P. Lau and M. Umeno. Current Applied Physics 9/1 (January 2009) 144 – 150 (TC = 20, IF = 1.707).

11.   Platinum and Ruthenium nanoparticles decorated multi-walled carbon nanotubes as electrodes for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, A. Sato and M. Umeno. Diamond and Related Materials 18 (2009) 497 – 500 (TC = 17, IF = 1.906).

12.   Is ‘Vacuum annealing converts p-type single wall carbon nanotube field effect transistor (in air) to n-type (in vacuum) is universally true’ (?). Prakash R. Somani *, A. Kobayashi, Y. Ohno, S. Kishimoto, T. Mizutani. Carbon – Science and Technology 2 (2009) 98 – 102.

13.   Single crystals of Fullerene (C60) makes organic thick film solar cells and self-supporting organic solar cells possible. Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno. Carbon – Science and Technology 1 (2008) 1 – 3 (TC = 1).

14.   Carbon Nanotube incorporation : A new route to improve the performance of organicinorganic heterojunction Solar Cells. Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno. Diamond and Related Materials 17 (2008) 585 – 588 (TC = 28, IF = 1.906).

15.   Taguchi optimization of device parameters for Fullerene and Poly(3-octylthiophene) based heterojunction photovoltaic devices. G. Kalita, S. Adhikari, H. R. Aryal, Prakash R. Somani, S. P. Somani, M. Sharon and M. Umeno. Diamond and Related Materials 17 (2008) 799 – 803 (TC = 2, IF = 1.906).

16.   Room temperature synthesis and characterization of cobalt-doped carbon nanofibers. D. Takeuchi, Z. P. Wang, A. Miyawaki, K. Yamaguchi, Y. Suzuki, M. Tanemura, Y. Hayashi and Prakash R. Somani. Diamond and Related Materials 17 (2008) 581 – 584 (TC = 2, IF = 1.906).

17.   Application of metal nanoparticles decorated carbon nanotubes in photovoltaics. Prakash R. Somani, Savita P. Somani, M. Umeno. Applied Physics Letters 93 (2008) 033315 – 1 - 3 (TC = 33, IF = 4.2).

18.   Nitrogen induced nanostructure formation in hydrogenated amorphous carbon films doped with nitrogen. Prakash R. Somani *, A. Yoshida, S. Adhikary, M. Umeno. Physica E : Low Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 40/3 (2008) 709-713 (TC= 1, IF = 1.243).

19.   Carbon nanocapsules encapsulating cobalt nanoparticles by pulsed discharge plasma chemical vapor deposition. Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Noda, M. Umeno. Diamond and Related Materials 17 (2008) 576 – 580 (TC = 5, IF = 1.906).

20.   Double walled carbon nanotubes incorporated donor-acceptor type organic photovoltaic devices using poly(3-octylthiophene) and fullerene (C60). Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, E. Flahaut, G. Kalita, M. Umeno. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics – Special Issue on Molecular Electronics and Bioelectronics, 47/2 (2008) 1219 – 1222 (TC = 8, IF = 1.018). Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 17/10 (2008).

21.   Field electron emission of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers grown from camphor. Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, A. Yoshida, M. Tanemura, S. P. Lau and M. Umeno. Solid State Electronics 52 (2008) 941 - 945 (TC = 3, IF = 1.391).

22.   Photocarrier injection effect in hydrogenated amorphous carbon doped with nitrogen/p-silicon heterostructures. Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno. Physica E : Low Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 40/8 (2008) 2783 – 2786 (TC = 1, IF = 1.243).

 

Last Updated: 2015-12-1