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Prof. Rakesh Kumar Joshi

University of South Florida, USA


Email: joshi@usf.edujoshinano@gmail.com



2004 Ph.D., Indian institute of Technology Delhi, India, Physics

1998 M.Sc., Kumaon University Almora, India, Physics

1996 B.Sc., Kumaon University Almora, India, Physics, Chemistry and Maths


Publications (Selected)

  1. R. K. Joshi, A. Kumar “Silicon Nanowires Can Detect Gase at Room Temperature” - Materials Today (Impact Factor -11.99), In Press- Issue March 2011.
  2. F. Alvi,  M.K. Ram, H. Gomez, R.K. Joshi,  A. Kumar " Evaluating the chemio-physio properties of novel zinc oxide-polyaniline nanocomposite polymer films" Polymer Journal, vol. 42, no. 12, pp. 935–940, 2010.
  3. F. Alvi, R. K. Joshi, H.Quiang, A. Kumar " Coarse-grained kinetic scheme-based simulation framework for solution growth of ZnO Nanowires"  J Nanopart Res: In press: DOI 10.1007/s11051-010-0137-6.
  4. S. Alwarappan, R. K. Joshi, and A. Kumar "Electron transfer mechanism of cytochrome c at graphene electrode” Applied Physics Letters, Vol.96, Issue 26, pp 263702, June 2010.
  5. Q. Hu, R. K. Joshi, and A. Kumar “Electrons diffusion study on the nitrogen doped nanocrystalline diamond film by MPECVD method” –Applied Surface Science- Vol. 256, pp. 6233, Aug. 2010.
  6. R. K. Joshi, L. West, A. Kumar N. Joshi, S Alwarappan and A. Kumar “Production of semiconducting Au-DNA nanowires by application of DC-Bias” - Nanotechnology Vol. 21, pp. 185604, 2010 (Full text)
  7. R.  K. Joshi, H. Gomez, F. Alvi, and A.  Kumar “Graphene films and ribbons for sensing of O2, and 100 ppm of CO and NO2 in practical conditions” Journal of Physical Chemistry Vol. 114, pp. 6610, 2010 (Full text)
  8. R. K. Joshi, J. Weber, Q. Hu, B. Johnson, J. W. Zimmer and A. Kumar “Carbon      Monoxide Sensing at Room Temperature via Electron Donation to Boron Doped Diamond”   Sensors & Actuators B: Chem- Vol.145 , pp. 527-532 ,  2010  (Full text)
  9. R. K. Joshi, Q. Hu, F. Alvi, N. Joshi and A. Kumar “Au decorated ZnO Nanowires for CO sensors” – Journal of Physical Chemistry C- Vol. 113, pp 16199, 2009 (Full text)
  10. D. Kitenge, R. K. Joshi (Co- First Author), M. Hirai and A. Kumar, “Nanostructured Silver Films for Surface Plasmon Resonance-Based Gas Sensors” IEEE Sensors Journal, Issue: 12   Pages: 1797-1801, 2009 ((Full text)
  11. R. K. Joshi, S. Krishnan, M.Yoshimura and A. Kumar “Pd nanoparticles and thin films for hydrogen sensor” Nanoscale Research Letters, Vol. 4, pp.1191-1196, 2009 (Full text)
  12. S. Krishnan, R. K. Joshi, P. K. Sekhar, and S. Bhansali “Nanocrystalline Palladium Thin Films for Hydrogen Sensor Application” Sensor Letters Vol. 7, pp.31, 2009 (Full text)
  13. Q. Hu, M. Hirai, R. K. Joshi and A. Kumar “Structural and Electrical Characteristics of Nitrogen-doped Nanocystalline Diamond Films Prepared by CVD” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 42, pp. 025301,  2009 (Full text)
  14. R. K. Joshi, M. Yoshimura, K. Tanaka K. Ueda, A. Kumar and N. Ramgir “Synthesis of vertically aligned Pd2Si nanowires in microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition system, Journal Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 112, pp. 13901, 2008 (Full text)
  15. P.K. Shekhar, N.S. Ramgir, R. K. Joshi and S. Bhansali “Selective Growth of Silica   Nanowires using Au catalyst for Optical Recognition of Interleukin-10” Nanotechnology Vol. 19 pp. 245502, 2008 (Full text)
  16. R. K. Joshi, M. Yoshimura, C.C. Chieu, F. Tung K. Ueda and K. Tanaka “Electrochemical growth of Pd for the synthesis of multiwall carbon nanotubes”, Journal of  Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 112, pp.1857, 2008 (Full text)
  17. R. K. Joshi, M. Yoshimura, Y. Matsuura, K. Ueda and K. Tanaka, “Electrochemically grown Pd nanoparticle used for synthesis of carbon nanotubes by MPECVD”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol.7, pp. 4272, 2007 (Full text)