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Akshay Kokil
Akshay Kokil, Ph.D. Post-Doctoral Research Associate


Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Technology, Opto-electronic devices, Photophysical characterization

Research Interest

Design, synthesis, characterization and processing of functional materials; Green chemistry; Carbon nanomaterials; Polymer nanocomposites; Polymer and Metal oxide nanoparticles, Organic and hybrid solar cells, FETs and LEDs; Sensors; Functional and reactive coatings

Educational Background

Ph.D. Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

B.E. Polymer Engineering, University of Pune, India


Akshay Kokil is a research associate with diverse academic and industrial research experience. Kokil received his undergraduate education in polymer engineering at University of Pune, India, and earned his Ph.D in macromolecular science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

He has extensive research experience in design, synthesis, characterization and processing of advanced materials for applications in new technologies, such as, alternate energy (solar cells, fuel cells, energy storage devices), flexible electronics, sensors (detection of chemical warfare agents, explosives, and toxic metal ions), and functional and reactive coatings. Several of his publications have been featured on journal covers and highlighted in research sections of magazines and websites. He has authored the book Conjugated Polymer Networks: Synthesis and Properties,VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, ISBN: 3639222660, 2010. He is also editor of a book ‘Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applications’; Nanotechnology series; CRC Press, Boca Raton, ISBN-10: 1466556900, ISBN-13: 978-1466556904, 2014.