Manpower Details

Designation: Scientist D
Emp ID: 1106
Work Place: Pune Laboratory

  • Development of materials for Electro-ceramics.

  • Electroless Ni Plating .

  • Sol-gel synthesis of undoped and doped oxides.

  • Development of visible light active photocatalysts for H2 generation

  • Development of SEMI grade chemicals.

  • Hydrothermal and Microwave assisted synthesis of materials.

  • Dye sensitized solar cells.


  1. Preparation and magneto-optical properties of stable bismuth phosphate nanoparticles in phosphate glass, Jalindar D Ambekar, Rajendra P Panmand, Ravindra S Sonawane, Sanjay K Apte, Dilip G Hundiwale, Bharat B Kale, RSC Advance, 2015, 5, 48112-48117.

  2. A stable Bi2S3 quantum dot–glass nanosystem: size tuneable photocatalytic hydrogen production under solar light, Sunil R Kadam, Rajendra P Panmand, Ravindra S Sonawane, Suresh W Gosavi, Bharat B Kale, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 58485-58490.

  3. A green process for efficient lignin (Biomass) degradation and hydrogen production via water splitting using nanostructured C, N, S-doped ZnO under solar light, Sunil R. Kadam, Vivek R. Mate, Rajendra P. Panmand, Latesh K. Nikam, Milind V. Kulkarni, Ravindra S. Sonawane and Bharat B. Kale*, RSC Adv. (2014 accepted)

  4. A green process for efficient lignin (biomass) degradation and hydrogen production via water splitting using nanostructured C, N, S-doped ZnO under solar light, SR Kadam, VR Mate, RP Panmand, LK Nikam, MV Kulkarni, RS Sonawane, BB Kale,* RSC Advances 2014, 4 (105), 60626-60635

  5. Novel template free large scale synthesis of nanostructured CdxZn1-xS with tuneable band structure for H2 production and organic dye degradation using solar light,. Garaje, Sunil; Apte, Sanjay; Naik, Sonali; Ambekar, Jalindar; Sonawane, Ravindra; Kulkarni, Milind V. ; Vinu, Ajayan; Kale, Bharat* Environmental Science & Technology (2013) 47, 6664–6672

  6. Surfactant tunable hierarchical nanostructures of CdIn2S4 and their photohydrogen production under solar light”Ashwini Bhirud, Nilima Chaudhari, LateshNikam, RavindraSonawane, Kashinath Patil, Jin-OokBaeg, Bharat Kale*, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (2011) 36, 11628–11639

  7. Ecofriendly hydrogen production from abundant hydrogen sulfide using solar light- driven hierarchical nanostructured ZnIn2S4 photocatalyst”Nilima S Chaudhari, Ashwini P Bhirud, Ravindra S Sonawane, Latesh K Nikam, Sambhaji S Warule, Vilas H Rane, Bharat B Kale*, Green Chem, 2011 13, 2500-2506.

  8. Ecofriendly hydrogen production from abundant hydrogen sulfide using solar light-driven hierarchical nanostructured ZnIn 2 S 4 photocatalyst, 13, NS Chaudhari, AP Bhirud, RS Sonawane, LK Nikam, SS Warule, VH Rane, B.B. Kale*, Green Chem, 2500-2506, (2011).

  9. N-doped TiO2 nanoparticle based visible light photocatalyst by modified peroxide sol− gel method, TC Jagadale, SP Takale, RS Sonawane, HM Joshi, SI Patil, BB Kale, SB Ogale, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008,112 (37), 14595-14602

  10. Rapid phase-controlled microwave synthesis of nanostructured hierarchical tetragonal and cubic β-In2S3 dandelion flowers, SD Naik, TC Jagadale, SK Apte, RS Sonawane, MV Kulkarni, SI Patil, SB Ogale, BB Kale,Chemical Physics Letters, 2008, 452 (4), 301-305

  11. Preparation and optical study of CdS nanocrystals embedded phosphate glass, RS Sonawane, SK Apte, SD Naik, DB Raskar, BB Kale, Materials Research Bulletin, 2008, 43 (3), 618-624

  12. CdS/CdSSe quantum dots in glass matrix, RS Sonawane, SD Naik, SK Apte, MV Kulkarni, BB Kale, Bulletin of Materials Science, 2008, 31 (3), 495-499

  13. Synthesis of Nanosize‐Necked Structure α‐and γ‐Fe2O3 and its Photocatalytic Activity, SK Apte, SD Naik, RS Sonawane, BB Kale, JO Baeg, Journal of the American Ceramic Society,  2007, 90 (2), 412-414

  14. Confinement of nano CdS in designated glass: a novel functionality of quantum dot–glass nanosystems in solar hydrogen production, BB Kale, JO Baeg, SK Apte, RS Sonawane, SD Naik, KR Patil, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2007, 17 (40), 4297-4303

  15. Nanosize Mn3O4 (Hausmannite) by microwave irradiation method, SK Apte, SD Naik, RS Sonawane, BB Kale, N Pavaskar, AB Mandale, Materials Research Bulletin,2006, 41 (3), 647-654

  16. Homogeneous growth of CdS/CdSSe nanoparticles in glass matrix, SK Apte, BB Kale, RS Sonawane, SD Naik, SS Bodhale, BK Das, Materials Letters, 2006, 60 (4), 499-503

  17. Nanostructured CdS/CdSSe glass composite for photonic application, SD Naik, SK Apte, RS Sonawane, UP Mulik, BB Kale, Pramana, 2005, 65 (4), 707-712

  18. Effect of catalyst on the kinetics & reduction of Ce3+ doped by active charcoal” R.S. Sonawane, B.B. Kale, S.K. Apte, M.K. Dongare, Melt and Mater.Trans. B. 30B (1999) 294-298.