Dr. Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni

postdoc

C.V.Kulkarni-Photo

Field of Interest

Reactions in crowded media, probing molecular diffusion through macroscopically viscoelastic (lipid and hydrogel based) systems using Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy.  

Curriculum Vitae

 
2011 Postdoc (Scientific coworker)

Group: Prof. Matthias Weiss, Experimental Physics I, University of Bayreuth, Germany
2008 - 2011 Postdoc (Scientific coworker)

Group: Prof. Otto Glatter, Department of Chemistry, University of Graz, Austria Link

Main focus: Hierarchically ordered soft materials, lipid self assembling, nanostructured emulsions, transfer kinetics of structured lipid nanoparticles, nanoparticles entrapment in hydrogels, arrested dynamics. Using X-ray and light scattering techniques.
2005 – 2008 PhD (Marie-Curie Fellowship)

Group: Prof. Richard Templer and Dr. Oscar Ces, Membrane Biophysics Group, Dept. of Chemistry, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Prof. So Iwata, Division of Molecular Biosciences, Membrane Protein Crystallography Research Group, Imperial College London, United Kingdom Link

Main focus: ‘In cubo crystallization of membrane proteins’ including liquid crystalline phase behaviour, construction of phase diagram, calculations of molecular parameters of lyotropic phases, lipid-protein interactions, high pressure studies on lipid-protein systems at synchrotron source and understanding crystallization aspects.
2002 - 2004 Research student (Project Assistant)

Group: Dr. Ashish K. Lele and Dr. K. Guruswamy, Complex Fluids and Polymer Engineering Group, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India Link

Main focus: Micro/nano-structure-property-performance relations in complex fluids/structures, rheological and morphological characterization of foods (milk product-Shrikhand), polymers and nano-composites. Study of synthetic clay and nano-materials.
1999 – 2001 Master of Science (Industrial Chemistry), First Class - Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India
1996 – 1999 Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), First Class - Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India

Publications

  1. C. V. Kulkarni, A. K. Lele
    Rheology of Shrikhand
    in: Proc. XIVth Int. Congr. on Rheology, 223, (2004), The Korean Society of Rheology, Seoul, Korea
  2. V. Agrawal, C. V. Kulkarni, K. Guruswamy
    Synthesis of “Designer” Nanofillers with Tailored Surface Functionalities
    in: Proc. Int. Conf. on Polymers for Advanced Technologies, MACRO 2004, (2004), Thiruvananthapuram, India
  3. N. Belsare, C. V. Kulkarni, A. K. Lele
    Studies on the Microstructure and Rheology of Shrikhand
    in: Proc. Int. Conf. on Polymers for Advanced Technologies, MACRO 2004, (2004), Thiruvananthapuram, India
  4. Y. Deshmukh, C. V. Kulkarni, K. Guruswamy
    Synthesis and Characterization of Polystyrene-Siloxane Composites
    in: Proc. Int. Conf. on Polymers for Advanced Technologies, MACRO 2004, (2004), Thiruvananthapuram, India
  5. C. Kulkarni, N. Belsare, A. Lele
    Studies on shrikhand rheology
    J. of Food Engineering, 74 (2), 169-177, (2006)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2005.02.029
  6. C. V. Kulkarni, T. Y. Tang, A. M. Seddon, J. M. Seddon, O. Ces, R. H. Templer
    Engineering Bicontinuous Cubic Structures at the Nanoscale - the Role of Chain Splay
    Soft Matter, 6 (14), 3191-3194, (2010)
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00068J
  7. C. V. Kulkarni, A. M. Seddon, O. Ces, R. H. Templer
    Evidence That Membrane Curvature Distorts the Tertiary Structure of Bacteriorhodopsin
    Soft Matter, 6 (18), 4339-4341, (2010)
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00353K
  8. C. V. Kulkarni, R. Mezzenga, O. Glatter
    Water-in-oil nanostructured emulsions: towards the structural hierarchy of liquid crystalline materials
    Soft Matter, 6 (21), 5615-5624, (2010)
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00515K
  9. C. V. Kulkarni
    In Cubo Crystallization of Membrane Proteins
    in: Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, 12, 237-272, (2010), Academic Press, ISBN: 978-0-12-381266-7
    DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-381266-7.00009-2
  10. S. Engelskirchen, C. V. Kulkarni
    Scattering methods applied to soft matter
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13 (8), 3003-3003, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CP90008K
  11. C. V. Kulkarni, W. Wachter, W., G. R. Iglesias, S. Engelskirchen, S. Ahualli
    Monoolein: a magic lipid?
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13 (8), 3004-3021, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CP01539C
  12. C. V. Kulkarni, M. Tomsic, O. Glatter
    Immobilization of Nanostructured Lipid Particles in Polysaccharide Films
    Langmuir, 27 (15), 9541-9550, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1021/la201315t
  13. C. V. Kulkarni
    Nanostructural Studies on Monoelaidin-Water Systems at Low Temperatures
    Langmuir, 27 (19), 11790-11800, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1021/la201235h
  14. P. Singh, M. V. Kulkarni, S. P. Gokhale, S. H. Chikkali, C. V. Kulkarni
    Enhancing the Hydrogen Storage Capacity of Pd-functionalized Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes
    APSUSC, (2011)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.11.075