IDREAM-Interdisciplinary Division for Renewable Energy &Advanced Materials, 

Department of Chemistry,

National Institute of Technology Srinagar,





v Education and Appointments




National Institute of Technology Hazratbal-Srinagar, INDIA

Department of Chemistry;

IDREAM-Interdisciplinary Division for Renewable Energy &Advanced Materials



Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune-INDIA.

Center for Energy Science;

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Project Title: Advanced Energy Storage Systems Fo  Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

Advisor: Prof. Satishchandra B  Ogale



CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune.

Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)

Ph.D. Chemistry

Thesis Title: Targeted Synthesis of Functional Soft and Hard Carbons from Bio-waste and Natural Products for Supercapacitor and Battery Applications

Advisors: Dr. Manjusha V Shelke & Prof.  Satishchandra B Ogale 

2009 – 2011

University of Kashmir, Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir

M.Sc. Chemistry



v Research Experience

National Institute of Technology Hazratbal-Srinagar, INDIA


1) New chemistries and goal-directed material manipulations for capacity enhancement, stability improvement, and high power anodes and cathodes for Alkali ion and Alkali metal batteries.

  • Synthesize reduced graphene oxide (rGO) wrapped high aspect ratio 1-dimensional SbSe nano-structure with impressive Na+ anode performance.


  • Working on mixed anion Transition-metal sulphate-phospahte system for cathode application in Na ion battery.


  • Developed a Si-Phosphorene nano-composite material for efficient Si stabilization as an anode in Li-ion battery.
  • Employed custom ex-situ XRD, XPS, and AFM coupled with Electrochemical experiments to investigate the role of crystallographic orientation on Lithiation behavior.
  • Electrode engineering for the Seeded growth, Guided deposition, and surface homogenized alkali ion diffusion for stable Li/Na platting


2) Electro-catalysis with a particular focus on electrochemical HER, OER, ORR, and CO2 reduction, using nano-materials.

Research Associate: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (Advisor: Prof. Satish Ogale)

  • Advanced energy storage systems for hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Demonstrated that the F-doped carbon nano-onion film prepared by laser carbonization of PVDF film depicts an efficient and stable Li metal anode performance.
  • Analyzed  commercial prospects of state of the art conversion type anode materials for alkali-ion batteries and proposed possible research directions to elevate their status
  • Analyzed the prospects of different Hard carbons for sodium-ion battery anodes with a focus on the storage mechanisms and synthesis strategies.


Graduate Research: National Chemical Laboratory CSIR-NCL

Thesis: Targeted Synthesis of Functional Soft and Hard Carbons from Bio-waste and Natural Products for Supercapacitor and Battery Applications.

  1. Fabrication and material design for different types of supercapacitor configurations.
  2. Worked on material and device engineering aspects of three types of supercapacitor configurations namely symmetric, pseudo, asymmetric with a focus on the porous carbon developed from cost-effective precursors.
  3. Studied the  Na-ion battery anode credentials of  hard carbon material derived walnut shell 
  4. Studied different templating strategies for the development of porous carbon for electrochemical energy storage. 


  1. Was awarded Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR-JRF) in June 2011 in Chemical Science.
  2. Was awarded Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR-SRF) in August 2013 in Chemical Science.
  3. Was awarded DST-Inspire Faculty fellowship by DST 

v Teaching Experience

2018- 2020

Course Instructor for General Chemistry (B.Tech.) [CHEM-101; CHEM-202]


In this course B.Tech. Students are taught the basics of chemical Thermodynamics, Kinetics Polymers, and Water chemistry. 

This course is offered to B.Tec. Students for the first year. 


Course Instructor for Chemistry Laboratory (B.Tech .) [CHEM-101L; CHEM-202L] 


In this course B.Tech. students are introduced to practical analysis of water quality

This course is offered to B.Tech. students for the first year 



Course Instructor for Physical Chemistry (M.Sc ) [MYC-203]

Advanced Chemical Kinetics  



v Mentoring & Thesis Supervision


Ph.D. Thesis Direct Supervision:

Mudasir  Bhat (Ph.D. Student, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, 2019- Present)

Syed Jaheen     (Ph.D. Student, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, 2019- Present)


Ph.D. Thesis Co- Supervision

Mubashir  Bhat (Ph.D. Student, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, 2019- Present)


M.S. Thesis  Co-Supervised.

Golu Parte (M.S student IISER Pune- 2015-2016)

Ajay Kumar (M.S. Student IISER Pune- 2016-2017)







  1. 1.      Mudasir Dar, Kowsar Majid*, Malik Wahid*; In-plane ordering and nature of N-doping in hard carbon synthesized at low temperature govern the sodium-ion intercalation. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 2021, 899, 115669.  


  1. 2.     Dhanya Puthusseri, Malik Wahid*, Satishchandra Ogale*; Recent Advances in Understanding the Formation and Mitigation of Dendrites in Lithium Metal Batteries; Energy & Fuels 2021, 35, 9187–9208. 




  1. 3.     Apurva Patrike, Karthika Suresh, Malik Wahid, Vikash Chaturvedi, Manjusha V Shelke; Ice-colloidal templated carbon host for highly efficient, dendrite free Li metal anode. Carbon 2021, 179, 256-265.  



  1. 4.      Mahendra Patel, Haamid Haroon, Ajay Kumar, Jahangir Ahmad,  Gulzar A. Bhat,  Dhanya Putthusseri, Kowsar Majid, Malik Wahid*; High Na+ Mobility in rGO Wrapped High Aspect Ratio 1D SbSe Nano Structure Renders Better Electrochemical Na+ Battery Performance. ChemPhysChem 2020, 21, 814 –820.


  1. 5.      Mahendra Patel, Mubashir Ali, Jahangir Ahmad, Mudasir Dar, Kowsar Majid, Saifullah Lone, Dhanya Puttusseri*, Malik Wahid*; Aligned NiP2/CoP2 nano-needle arrays obtained over carbon fiber paper by selective temperature control for efficient HER electrocatalysis; Materials Letters 2020, 278128456. 


  1. 6.      Poonam Yadav, Malik Wahid, Pravin Dwivedi, Lathe A Jones, and Manjusha V. Shelke*; Electrospun Nanofibers of Tin Phosphide (SnP0.94) Nanoparticles Encapsulated in a Carbon Matrix: A Tunable Conversion-cum-Alloying Lithium Storage Anode; Energy Fuels 2020, 34, 7648–7657.  


  1. 7.      Kanchan Mala, Malik Wahid, S W Gosavi, S I Patil, Suhas Jejurikar*; Investigating the role of crystallographic orientation of single crystalline silicon on their electrochemical lithiation behavior: Surface chemistry of Si determines the bulk lithiation; Surfaces and Interfaces, 2020, 20, 100585.  


  1. 8.      Umer Rafiq, Malik Wahid, Kowsar Majid; Optimized h-BN/Sb2WO6 Interface Mediates an Efficient Charge Separation towards Enhanced Photocatalysis; ChemistrySelect 2020, 5, 11637-11647.  


  1. 9.      Kanchan Mala, Yogesh Jadhav, Malik Wahid, Datta Late, S.I.Patil, Suhas M.Jejurikar*; Impact of MWCNT passivation on single-crystal Silicon electrode: An investigation of electrochemical performance and SEI formation; Surfaces and Interfaces, 2020, 9, 100476.  


  1. 10.   Jahangir Ahmad, Malik Wahid, Kowsar Majid*; In situ construction of hybrid MnO2@GO heterostructures for enhanced visible-light photocatalytic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activity; New J. Chem., 2020,44, 11092-11104.


  1. 11.   Kingshuk Roy, Malik Wahid, Dhanya Puthusseri,  Apurva Patrike,  Subas Muduli,*  Ramanathan Vaidhyanathan*  and  Satishchandra Ogale*; High capacity, power density, and cycling stability of silicon Li-ion battery anodes with a few-layer black phosphorus additive. Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, 3, 245-250. (equal authorship). 


  1. 12.   Umer Rafiq, Owais Mehraj, Saifullah Lone, Malik Wahid, Kowsar Majid; Solvothermal synthesis of Ag2WO4/Sb2WO6 heterostructures for enhanced charge transfer properties and efficient visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity and stability; Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2020, 8, 104301. 


Research Associate (Post-Doc.):


1.  Malik Wahid, Dhanya Puthusseri, Yogesh Gawli, Neha Sharma, Satishchandra Ogale*; Hard carbons for sodium-ion battery anodes: Synthetic strategies, material properties, and storage mechanisms; ChemSusChem 2018, 11, 1 – 22. 


2.  Dhanya Puthusseri, Malik Wahid,* and Satishchandra Ogale*; Conversion Type Anode Materials for alkali-ion batteries: State of the art and possible research directions; ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 4591–4601 


3.  Dhanya Puthusseri*, Malik Wahid, Aniruddha Basu, Rohit Babar, Mukul Kabir*, Satishchandra Ogale*; F-doped carbon nano-onion film as a scaffold for highly efficient and stable Li metal anode: A novel laser direct-write process; Nanoscale 2018, 10, 7630-7638.


Graduation (Ph.D.)

  1. 1.     Malik Wahid, Dhanya Puthusseri, Deodatta Phase, and Satishchandra Ogale*; Enhanced Capacitance Retention in a Supercapacitor Made of Carbon from Sugarcane Bagasse by Hydrothermal Pretreatment; Energy and Fuels 2014, 28, 4233-4240.
  2. 2.      Malik Wahid, Golu. Parte, Devdutta. Phase and Satishchandra Ogale*; Yogurt: a novel precursor for heavily nitrogen-doped supercapacitor carbon; Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 1208-1215.  


  1. 3.     Malik Wahid*, Golu. Parte, Rohan Fernandes, Dushant Kothari, and Satishchandra Ogale*, Natural-gel derived, N-doped, ordered, and interconnected 1D nanocarbon threads as efficient supercapacitor electrode materials, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 51382-51391.  


  1. 4.     Malik Wahid; Yogesh Gawli, Ajay Kumar,  Dhanya Putthuseri; Manjusha Shelke; Satishchandra Ogale*, Nutty Carbon: Morphology Replicating Hard Carbon from Walnut Shell for Na Ion Battery Anode. ACS Omega, 2017, 2, 3601–3609.


  1. 5.     Yogesh Gawli, Wahid Malik, Rohan Fernandez, Dushyant Kothari, Manjusha Shelke, and Satishchandra Ogale*. Hexaphosphate-Derived Phosphorus-Functionalized Carbon for Lithium-Ion Battery Anode.    Chemistry Select, 2017, 2, 5600-5607.


  1. 6.      Asra Parveen, Tayyab Ali, Malik Wahid, Srinath Rao*. Facile biological approach for immobilization, physicochemical characterization, and antibacterial activity of noble metals nanocomposites. Materials Letters 2015, 148, 86–90


Patents: 01   

 Title: Doped Carbon Nano-Onion Film As Scaffold For Stabilizing Lithium Metal Anode

  Application No: 201821007031 filed on 24th February 2018


STC/Workshops/Seminars Attended (Funding Agency): 

  1. Attended a workshop, “National Workshop on Polymer Solar Cells (NWPSE-2012)” at IIT Mumbai.
  2. Attended a workshop, ’Indo-US workshop on Frontiers of Excellence in Photovoltaic Science and Technology’ Jan 15, 2012, at IISER Pune.
  3. Attended a conference, ''International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ICONSAT), March 2016 at IISER Pune. 
  4. International Conference on Advanced Rechargeable Batteries  and Allied Materials, (ICARBM- March 2017)





Projects (Funding agency if any): One ongoing project

DST INSPIRE Project: ‘New chemistries and goal-directed material manipulations for capacity enhancement, stability improvement, and high power anodes and cathodes for sodium-ion batteries.’


Outreach Activities (Social and Professional):  

Agricultural Waste Materials for energy Storage: Local Solutions to global energy Problems’ is a societal project submitted to CSIR as a part of the CSIR-800 program. 





  • Mention on the official Twitter handle of DST

#Inspire faculty, Dr. Malik Abdul Wahid, from NIT Srinagar working on a marriage of #material science& # electrochemistry for Sustainable# Energy.  






Prof. Satishchandra B Ogale

Emeritus Professor and Raja Ramanna Fellow Department of Physics, IISER PUNE

Head Centre for Energy Science,  IISER PUNE


Ph.: +91 20 2590 8292


Professor Kowsar Majid

Department of Chemistry

National Institute of Technology Srinagar,  



Dr. Manjusha V Shelke

Scientist E

Department of Polymer & Material Science,

National Chemical Laboratory, Pune


Ph.:  +91 20 2590 2308


Dr.C. V. Rode
Chemical Engineering & Process Development
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory


Ph.: 020 2590 2349

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