Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rashmi Walvekar Co-Authors a Paper in Advanced Functional Materials (IF>19)


The Research and Postgraduate Centre congratulates Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rashmi Walvekar from the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering for co-authoring a peer-reviewed article in Advanced Functional Materials, a top-tier materials science journal that reports breakthrough research in all aspects of materials science, including nanotechnology, chemistry, physics, and biology with a 2021 impact factor of 19.924. 


 The article can be accessed at

It is a collaborative research with scholars from India, Malaysia, the US and Denmark.

Titled “Emergence of MXene–Polymer Hybrid Nanocomposites as High-Performance Next-Generation Chemiresistors for Efficient Air Quality Monitoring”, this review intends to detail a comprehensive summary of the advancements in state-of-the-art MXP-HNCs chemiresistors, while the underlying sensing phenomenon, chemiresistor architecture, and their monitoring performance are highlighted. An overview of challenges, potential solutions, and prospects of MXP-HNCs as next-generation intelligent field-deployable sensors with the integration of internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are outlined as well. 

 Fig 1: Schematic illustration of various air contaminant sensing strategies depending upon the nature of transducing signals and diversified sensing materials with different dimensions for air monitoring and detection

Dr. Rashmi Walvekar received her degree in Chemical Engineering from India and later completed postgraduate studies in Malaysia, with a Master’s from the University Putra Malaysia and Ph.D. from International Islamic University Malaysia. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering and advisor for Capstone Project I. She has published in more than 130 peer-reviewed journals and received several research awards at both national and international levels. Her research area includes synthesis of nanofluids, heat transfer enhancement, synthesis and characterization of single and hybrid nanomaterials, synthesis of application-specific deep eutectic solvents, waste tire devulcanization, phase change materials for thermal energy storage, etc.

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