Dr. Shashikant Patole
Dr. shashikant patole Associate Professor Physics

Contact Information
shashikant.patole@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 3954


Dr. Shashikant Patole has been associated with Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) since 2017. Before joining KU, he was entrepreneur and postdoctoral researcher at King Abdulla University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Saudi Arabia. In KAUST, he served as a founding member of ‘Laboratory for Carbon Nanostructures’ and co-founder of ‘Graphene Crystal’ Startup Company.

Dr. Patole earned his PhD at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, South Korea in Nano Science and Technology in 2010. After a first class BSc in Science, at University of Pune (UoP), India he earned M.Sc. in Physics, M.Phil. in Physics and postgraduate professional teaching degree B.Ed. with special teaching methods in Science and Mathematics at UoP.

He started his professional teaching career in physics at National Defense Academy, Khadkwasla India in 2006. He served as Assistant Research Professor at SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology, and Research Professor at Advanced Materials Science and Engineering in SKKU, South Korea. In SKKU South Korea, he worked for world-leading companies including Samsung, KANEKA Corporation and LG Innotek. Dr. Shashikant Patole’s research interests embrace condensed matter physics, nano science and technology, development and commercialization of advanced quantum materials, structural composites, membranes, energy, optoelectronics, electron field emission, photovoltaics, and microscopy. He is acting reviewer for several AIP, ACS, IOP, Wiley, RSC, Springer and Elsevier etc. journals.

Dr. Patole was awarded Gold Medal (Best Student Award) by SKKU, Bronze Medal in Samsung Human-Tech Thesis Prize by Samsung, Silver Medal BK21, by SKKU, and Subramanian Prize by Department of Physics, UoP. He is a member of professional organizations viz. Electrochemical Society, Korean Institute of Metals and Materials, Indian Physics Association, IEEE, Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, and Materials Research Society, and adventure organizations viz. Aero Club of India, Deolali Gliding Club, and Indian Mountaineering Foundation.

  • PhD, Nanoscience, SKKU Advanced Institute of Nanotechnology (SAINT), Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea), 2010
  • MPhil, Physics, Department of Physics, University of Pune (India), 2005
  • MSc, Physics, Department of Physics, University of Pune (India), 2003
  • BSc, Science, University of Pune (India), 2000
  • BEd with special teaching methods in Science and Mathematics, University of Pune (India), 2003

  • Physics Instrumentation I (PHYS201)
  • University Physics I (PHYS121)
  • University Physics II (PHYS122)
  • Nanophysics and Nanotechnology (PHYS705)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers

Research Interests
  • Development and commercialization of advanced quantum materials for sustainable energy and environment
  • Carbon nanotubes, graphene and other 2D materials in membrane technology, structural composites and energy
  • Optoelectronics, electron field emission and photovoltaic
  • Aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy

Research Projects

Development of novel nano-mesh graphene membrane for efficient water desalination

Development of nano porous two dimensional materials for next generation membrane technology

Novel multifunctional ‘QuantS’ cathode for the next generation energy storage

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr. Abhishek Lokhande Post doctoral fellow (Alumni)
Dr. Satish Teotia Post doctoral fellow (Alumni)
Dr. Rajesh Mahadev Visiting researcher
Dr. Mandira Majumdar Visiting researcher
Dr. Anukul Thakur Visiting researcher
Prof. Gaurav Manik Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorki, India
Prof. Habib Pathan Visiting Faculty, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India

Two PhD positions are available to work on projects realted to perforation and application of two-dimentional materials