Deepa Khushalani

Associate Professor in Materials Chemistry 

D305, Department of Chemical Sciences 

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 

Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai,

400005, India 




Phone: +91 22 2278 2476 (Office) 

+ 91 22 2278 2756 (Lab) 

Fax: + 91 22 2280 4610 (Attn: D. Khushalani)



  1. C. Seth and Deepa Khushalani. Degradation and Regeneration of Hybrid Perovskites. RSC Advances  6, 101846 (2016).


  1. Y. Arora, A. P. Shah, S. Battu, C. B. Maliakkal, S. Haram, A. Bhattacharya, D. Khushalani. Nanostructured MoS2/BiVO4 Composites for Energy Storage Applications. Scientific Reports  6, 36294 (2016).  Click here for PDF.


  1. K. Sorathiya, B. Mishra, A. Kalarikkal, K. P. Reddy, C. S. Gopinath, D. Khushalani. Enhancement in Rate of Photocatalysis Upon Catalyst Recycling. Scientific Reports, 6, 35075 (2016). Click here for PDF .


  1. A Melvin, V. S. Joshi, Poudyal, D Khushalani*, S. Haram*. Electrocatalyst on Insulating Support?: Hollow Silica Spheres Loaded with Pt Nanoparticles for Methanol Oxidation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 7, 6590 (2015) .


  1. B. Mishra, S. Agarkar, D. Khushalani. Novel Precursors for Anatase Nanorods and their Application in DSSCs.  Materials Chemistry & Physics. 147, 1110 (2014).


  1. Z. Khan, S. Bittu, S. Haram, D. Khushalani.   SWCNT/BiVO4 Composites as Anode Material for Supercapacitor Application. RSC Advances. 4, 17378 (2014).


  1. B. Mishra, P. Ghildiyal, S. Agarkar, D. Khushalani. Synthetic Precursor to TiO2 Nanowires. Materials Research Express (IOP) 1, 025005 (2014).


  1. S. Perween, B. Chandanshive, K. Hemachandra, D. Khushalani.  Single Amino Acid based Self-Assembled Structure. Soft Matter. 9, 10141 (2013).


  1. B. Chandanshive, P. Rai, A. L. Rossi. O. Ersen, D. Khushalani. Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications. Materials Science & Engineering C. C33, 2981 (2013).


  1. B. Mishra, D. Khushalani. Nanomaterials Based Photocatalysis (Chapter 13) in Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications. Eds V. Polshettiwar & T. Asefa. John Wiley & Sons (2012).


  1. U.M. Bhatta, D. Khushalani, P.V. Satyam. Thermal Stability of Gold-PS Nanocomposites Thin Films. Bulletin of Materials Science 34(4), 595 (2011).


  1. M. Saha, D. Khushalani. Thermally Stable Ultrafine Au Nanoparticles Embedded in an Anatase Matrix. Transactions of Indian Ceramic Society. 69(3), 131 (2010).


  1. B. Chandanshive, D. Dyondi, V. R Ajgaonkar, R. Banerjee, D. Khushalani. Biocompatibe Calcium Phosphate Based Tubes. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20, 6923 (2010).


  1. J Das, F. S. Freitas, I. R. Evans, A. F. Nogueira, D. Khushalani. A Facile Nonaqueous Route For Fabricating Titania Nanorods and their Viability in Quasi-Solid State Dye Sensitized Solar Cell. Journal of Materials Chemistry 20, 4425 (2010).


  1. A. Melvin, R. Vijay, V. R Chaudhari, B. Gupta, R. Prakash, S. Haram, G. Baskar, D. Khushalani. A Facile Methodology for the Design of Functionalized Hollow Silica Spheres. Journal of Colloid & Interface Sci. 346, 265 (2010).


  1. S. Chatterjee, S. Bhattacharyya, D. Khushalani, P. Ayyub. Hydrothermally synthesized aligned arrays of self-assembled multiwalled hydrogen titanate nanotubes. Crystal Growth and Design. 10, 1215 (2010).


  1. J. Das, D. Khushalani. A Nonhydrolytic Route for Synthesis of ZnO and Its Use as a Recyclable Photocatalyst, Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 114, 2544 (2010)


  1. P.P. Bidaye, D. Khushalani, J.B.Fernandes.  A simple method for synthesis of S-doped TiO2 of high photocatalytic activity, Catalysis Letters 134, 169 (2010).


  1. J. Das, D. Khushalani. Direct Deposition of Au Nanoparticles onto TiO2 rods, Chemistry Letters 38(8), 764 (2009).


  1. J. Das, I. R. Evans, D. Khushalani. A new route to ZnO. Inorganic Chemistry 48, 3508 (2009).


  1. Y. S. Chaudhary, D. Chinthalapelly, U. M. Bhat, P. K. Nayak and D. Khushalani. Generic microemulsion based synthesis of a variety of nanocrystalline metal oxides at room temperature. Journal of Materials Chemistry 18, 3636 (2008).


  1. Y. S. Chaudhary, S. K. Manna, S. Mazumdar and D. Khushalani. Protein Encapsulation into Mesoporous Silica Hosts. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 109(1-3), 535 (2008).


  1. Y. S. Chaudhary, U. M. Bhatta and D. Khushalani. Octyl-β-D-glucopyranoside mediated synthesis of nanocrystalline BaTiO3 using a single source precursor. Journal of Materials Research. 23(30), 842 (2008).


  1. E. Liu, J. C. Dore, J. B. W. Webber, D. Khushalani, S. Jahnert, G. H. Findenegg, T. Hansen. Neutron diffraction and NMR relaxation studies of structural variation and phase transformations for water/ice in SBA-15 silica. I: The over-filled case. J. Phys. Condensed Matter. 18, 10009 (2006).


  1. Y. S. Chaudhary, J. Ghatak, U. M. Bhatta, D. Khushalani. One-step method for the self-assembly of metal nanoparticles onto facetted hollow silica tubes. Journal of Materials Chemistry 16(36), 3616 (2006) TOP TEN MOST ACCESSED ARTICLE IN SEPTEMBER 2006.


  1. S. Sadasivan, D. Khushalani and S. Mann. Synthesis of calcium phosphate nanofilaments in reverse micelles, Chemistry of  Materials  17, 2765 (2005).





S. Sadasivan, D. Khushalani and S. Mann. Functionalized silica nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Chemistry 13(5), 1023 (2003).

S. Hermans, S. Sadasivan, C. Judkins, B. Johnson, S. Mann, D. Khushalani. Molecular clusters as a "stain" to localise functionalities in mesoporous silica nanoparticles. Advanced Materials 15(21), 1853 (2003).

S. Sadasivan, C. Fowler, D. Khushalani, S. Mann. Nucleation of MCM-41 Nanoparticles by Internal Reorganization of Disordered and Nematic-like Silica-surfactant Clusters. Angewandte Chemie International Ed., 41(12), 2151 (2002).

C. Fowler, D. Khushalani, S. Mann. Interfacial synthesis of hollow spheres of mesostructured silica. Chemical Communications 2028 (2001).

D. Khushalani, S. Hasenzahl, S. Mann. Synthesis of mesoporous silica monoliths with embedded nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Technology 1(2), 129 (2001)

C. Fowler, D. Khushalani, S. Mann. Facile synthesis of hollow silica microspheres. Journal of Materials Chemistry 11, 1968 (2001).

C. Fowler, D. Khushalani, B. LeBeau, S. Mann. Nanoscale Materials with Mesostructured Interiors. Advanced Materials 13(9), 649 (2001).

D. Khushalani, G.A. Ozin, A. Kuperman. Glycometallate Surfactants. Part2: Non-aqueous Synthesis of Mesoporous Titanium, Zirconium and Niobium Oxides. Journal of Materials Chemistry 9, 1491, (1999).

D. Khushalani, G.A. Ozin, A. Kuperman. Glycometallate Surfactants. Part1: Non-aqueous Synthesis of Mesoporous Silica. Journal of Materials Chemistry 9, 1483 (1999).

G.A. Ozin, E. Chomski, D. Khushalani, M. Maclachlan. Mesochemistry: Synthesis in Dimensioning Dimensions. Current Opinion in Colloid Chemistry 3(2), 181 (1998).

D. Khushalani, S. Johnson, T. Mallouk, G.A. Ozin. Polymer Mesofibres. Journal of Materials Chemistry 1, 13 (1998).

G.A. Ozin, D. Khushalani, S. Oliver, G-C. Shen, H. Yang. Blueprints for Inorganic Materials with Natural Form: Inorganic Liquid Crystals. Dalton Transactions 3941 (1997).

G.A. Ozin, D. Khushalani, H. Yang. Mesoporous Silicas: Studies of ‘Mesocrystals’ and Film Formation. NATO Proceedings on Self-Assembly. (1996).

G.A. Ozin, D. Khushalani, S. Oliver. Hierarchical Inorganic Materials: Stealing Nature’s Best Secrets. NATO Proceedings on Modular Chemistry. (1995).

D. Khushalani, A. Kuperman, N. Coombs, G.A. Ozin. Mixed Surfactant Assemblies in the Synthesis of Mesoporous Silicas. Chemistry of Materials 8, 2188 (1996).

D. Khushalani, A. Kuperman, G.A. Ozin. Metamorphic Materials: Restructuring Siliceous Mesoporous Materials. Advanced Materials 7(10), 842 (1995).