Sandeep Kumar Sharma, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow in Heeney Group

Research Interests

  • Study of donor-acceptor polymers and their applications for various electronic devices like a solar cell, organic field-effect transistor (OFET), etc.
  • Synthesis of new n-type polymer composites for energy storage applications.
  • Synthesis of complex macromolecular architectures (cyclic polymers, mechano polymers) via a combination of anionic polymerization and post-modification reactions.

Selected Publications

  • “Improved All-Polymer Solar Cell Performance of n-Type Naphthalene Diimide−Bithiophene P(NDI2OD-T2) Copolymer by Incorporation of Perylene Diimide as Co acceptor”
    Sandeep Sharma, Nagesh B. Kolhe, Vinay Gupta, Vishal Bharti, Abhishek Sharma, Ram Datt, Suresh Chand, S. K. Asha
    Macromolecules 2016, 49, 8113−8125.
  • “Naphthalene Diimide Copolymers by Direct Arylation Polycondensation as Highly Stable Supercapacitor Electrode Materials”
    Sandeep Sharma, Roby Soni, Sreekumar Kurungot, S. K. Asha
    Macromolecules 2018, 51, 954−965.
  • “Rylene Diimide-Based Alternate and Random Copolymers for Flexible Supercapacitor Electrode Materials with Exceptional Stability and High Power Density”
    Sandeep Sharma, Roby Soni, Sreekumar Kurungot, S. K. Asha
    J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123, 2084–2093.
  • “High Voltage Non-aqueous Supercapacitor Based on N2200 Polymer Supported Over Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube”
    Bhaiyyasaheb Anurath Wavhal, Meena Ghosh, Sandeep Sharma, Sreekumar Kurungot and S. K. Asha.
    Nanoscale 2021, 13, 12314-12326.
  • “Well-defined cyclic polymer synthesis via an efficient etherification-based bimolecular ring-closure strategy”
    Sandeep Sharma, Konstantinos Ntetsikas, Viko Ladelta, Saibal Bhaumik and Nikos Hadjichristidis
    Polym. Chem., 2021, 12, 6616-6625.


Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry, CSIR-NCL, Pune India, 2018 

Professional Profile

2019-2022, Postdoctoral fellow, KCC, KAUST, Thuwal, saudi Arabia 

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​

Research Interests Keywords

conjugated polymers solar cell Energy storage