Areas of research interest
Nanomaterials, supramolecular chemistry, sensors, bioorganic chemistry, artificial photosynthesis and organic solar cells utilising surface functionalised nanogaps (so called yoctowells), core-substituted naphthalene diimides and porphyrins.
Current research projects
The development of yoctowells on magnetic nanoparticles as both tiny chemical reactors and biological models1
This proposal seeks to develop an innovative and cutting-edge research program in biomimicry by studying a surface functionalised system - the so called yoctowells - on magnetic nanoparticles, by studying their inclusion behaviour and utilising the intrinsic magnetic properties for isolation and manipulation. Designer yoctowells which may act as a tiny chemical reactor, by manipulating the interactions between reactant molecules and the walls of the yoctowell gaps and/or base porphyrin.
Subprojects: (i) prepare models for molecular recognition and switching systems, (ii) use the base porphyrin within the magnetic nanoparticles for reusable and recyclable catalysis, (iii) fabricate three dimensional enzyme reaction centres to promote enzymatic reactions within the pocket of the wells with high efficiency and high stability (iv) use the wells to explore biologically important phenomena, especially in drug and gene delivery, targeting cells and photodynamic therapy applications (v) use the hydrophobic pockets of yoctowells for inclusion of small drugs and to explore their utility in breast cancer applications and (vi) understand the mechanisms of electron transfer processes in heterodimers and to explore water splitting to obtain molecular hydrogen and oxygen species.
Supramolecular assemblies: model systems for the bioapplications and construction of photosynthetic mimics2
This proposal seeks to develop an innovative and cutting-edge research program by synthesising novel derivatives of core-substituted naphthalene diimides (c-NDIs) and develop useful tools for sensing ions, host-guest chemistry, artificial photosynthesis and to conduct a photophysical study of c-NDI-porphyrin systems. We will also seek to create new generations of semiconducting materials i.e. n- or p- type conductor based on NDIs and porphyrin structures.
Subprojects: (i) Synthesis of novel c-NDI for sensing applications, (ii) construction of organic functional materials from water-soluble c-NDI derivatives, (iii) synthesis and photophysical study of conjugated NDI-porphyrin systems, (iv) construction of photosynthetic mimics based on crown-ethers linked chromophores, (v) Synthesis and photophysical study of hyperbranched conjugated porphyrin-NDI arrays, (vi) derivatives of c-NDI for solar cell applications and (vii) creating supramolecular functional architectures for ion channel and artificial photosynthesis based on porphyrins and NDIs.
1 Bhosale, Sh. V.; Langford, S. J. “Recent Development of the Yoctowells for Investigation in Nanospace” Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 1637-1651.
2 Bhosale,Sh. V.; Bhosale, Si. V.; Bhargava S. K. “Recent progress of core-substituted naphthalenediimides: highlights from 2010”, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, invited “Emerging area”.
Highlights of Dr Bhosale's research
- Recent Chem.Asian J. (2012) was identified as a hot article and was highlighted in newspaper
- Recent Chem.Comm. paper (2009) was identified as a hot article and was highlighted in German newspaper (ChemEurope.Com 2009)
- Seven of his research papers have been published as journal front cover articles
- Three of his papers (New.J.Chem. 2009, Chem.Soc.Rev. 2008, Acc.Chem.Res. 2006) were listed as top 10 most accessed articles of the years
- The development of supramolecular compounds to mimic natural biological systems for light harvesting has been published in Science in 2006, represents a major breakthrough in the field and this research was also highlighted in newspapers in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. This work has obtained >130 citation to-date. His Science paper has also been highlighted in Science magazine and breaking news in C&E
Dr Bhosale realised early on in his career that collaboration is required to undertake quality multidisciplinary research. Over the years Dr. Bhosale has established strong collaborations with many distinguished researchers, including physicians, theoreticians and experimental scientists, from all over the world. Among them including Prof. Joe Shapter (Adelaide), Prof. Dr. R. Jayasree (Trivandrum, India), Prof. Eric Vauthe (Geneva), Prof. Ron Steer (Canada), Dr. Stephen J. Loeb (Canada), Prof. Mogens Nielsen (University of Copenhagen), Prof. Ken Ghiggino (Melbourne Univeristy), Prof. Frank Würthner (Wurzburg, Germany), Prof. Stefan Matile (Geneva, Switzerland), Dr. T. Bell (Monash University), Prof. S. Decurtins and Dr. Shi-Xia Liu (University of Berne, Switzerland), Dr. Hackbarth (HU University, Germany), Prof. S. Langford (Monash) and Dr. S. Bhosale (IICT-Hyderabad, India), Prof. Y. Morita and Prof. S. Fukuzumi (Tokyo, Japan).
Invitation to research candidates and research fellows
Dr Bhosale welcomes applicants who wish to pursue a doctorate or honours at the
He is also keen to work with international postdoctoral or PhD students that have been granted research fellowships from them home country and would like to work in the supramolecular research team. In particular, dynamic researchers whose interest spans biological, supramolecular and materials chemistry with possible applications in artificial photosynthesis, ion channel, sensing and solar cell.
- Feb 2010-July 2011: Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (GCHE), Monash University, Australia
- Jan 2002-Dec 2004: Ph. D. (“Magna cum Laude”) under the supervision of Professor Jürgen-Hinrich Fuhrhop Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Jun 1997-Jun 1999: M. Sc. (First division) Chemistry, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India
- Jun 1994-May1997: B. Sc. (First division) in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad, India
- Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council (ARC)
- APD Fellow of the Australian Research Council (ARC)
- Rouch Foundation Fellow (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Science Simon Program Member of the at Monash University
- Open day Program Member of the at Monash University
- Honours, Masters and PhD panel committee member at Monash University
- Member of the Health Innovation Research Institute (HIRI) at RMIT University, Australia
- Dec 2011–Present: Future Fellow (ARC), School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, Australia
- Aug 2009-Nov 2011: Lecturer, School of Chemical Sciences, Monash University, Australia
- Oct 2006-July 2009: APD Fellow (ARC), School of Chemical Sciences, Monash University, Australia
- Mar 2005-Sept 2006: Rouch Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, under Professor Stefan Matile, University of Geneva, Swizerland
- Jan 2002-Dec 2004: Freie University Berlin, Germany 2006-2007
- Sept-1999-Dec 2001: Project Research Assistant, National Chemical laboratory, Pune, India
Honours, awards and research fellowships
- Received invitation for Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science (The Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year), 2012
- Australian Future Fellow: Dr. Bhosale awarded prestigious ARC-Future Fellowship (FT110100152) on the topic “The development of yoctowells on magnetic nanoparticles as both tiny chemical reactors and biological models” 2011-2015
- Short listed for European Young Chemist Award in 2010, at Nuremburg, Germany Aug 29, 2010
- Faculty of Science, Monash University, Australia: Overseas Travel Grants 2009, 2010
- Australian Postdoctoral Fellow: Australian Research Council (ARC: grant no. DP0878756) APD Fellowship (Monash University, Australia) 2008-2011.
- Dr. Bhosale won the young scientist award (under 35) in the International Conference on Drug Discovery and Nanotechnology held at Nanded India, Jan 2008.
- Received “Roche Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship” with Professor Stefan Matile at University of Geneva, Switzerland (grant no. 324-2005)
- PhD scholarship of Graduate program of H-bonding and H-transfer, 2002-2004
- Research supervision and teaching experience
- Supervised Honour student at Monash University (secured a First class Honours)
- Co-supervised 5 Undergraduate, Honours, Masters & PhD Candidates in various disciplines of chemistry at Monash University
- 3 postdoc – senior supervisor (one of them came through Endeavour programme)
- 1 International PhD (exchange)- co-supervisor
- Teaching since Oct 2006, taught several courses such as MBC3011, BMS1011, CHM3972, CHM2942, CHM2962/BND1011, CHM1011 and VPS3011. Involved in lab demonstrations for the courses BMC2021, BMC3021, CHM2942, CHM2962, CHM1011 and CHM3972. Co-coordinator of organizing tutorials for BMS-1011 (12 groups), field trip of food science CHM2962
- Course coordinator of CHM2962 for two years (2010-2011)
- Jan.2002-Dec.2004: Trained graduate and diploma students in the preparation of diamido bolaamphiphiles, porphyrins and supramolecular systems.
Other professional activities
- Editorial Board for three Journals: “Current Chemical Research-Mehta Press”, “Chronicles of Young Scientists” and “American Journal of Applied Sciences”.
- Hangarge, R.,Gupta, A.,Raynor, A.,La, D.,Bilic, A.,Li, J.,Dalal, D.,Evans, R.,Bhosale, S. (2017). Enhancing the efficiency of solution-processable bulk-heterojunction devices via a three-dimensional molecular architecture comprising triphenylamine and cyanopyridone In: Dyes and Pigments, 137, 126 - 134
- ., A.,Latham, K.,Bhosale, S. (2016). Selective detection of nitrite ion by an AIE-active tetraphenylethene dye through a reduction step in aqueous media In: RSC Advances, 6, 45009 - 45013
- La, D.,Ramanathan, R.,Rananaware, A.,Bansal, V.,Bhosale, S. (2016). Nanostructured charge transfer complex of CuTCNQF4 for efficient photo-removal of hexavalent chromium In: RSC Advances, 6, 33931 - 33936
- Goskulwad, S.,La, D.,Bhosale, R.,Al Kobaisi, M.,Bhosale, S.,Bhosale, S. (2016). Golf ball-like architecture fabricated by supramolecular self-assembly of naphthalene diimide In: RSC Advances, 6, 39392 - 39395
- Srivani, D.,Gupta, A.,Raynor, A.,Bilic, A.,Li, J.,Bhosale, S.,Bhosale, S. (2016). Naphthalene diimide-based non-fullerene acceptors for simple, efficient, and solution-processable bulk-heterojunction devices In: RSC Advances, 6, 38703 - 38708
- Padgham, S.,Bhosale, R.,Ghule, N.,Puyad, A.,Bhosale, S.,Bhosale, S. (2016). Hydrogen sulfate ion sensing in aqueous media based on a fused pyrimido benzothiazole derivative In: RSC Advances, 6, 34376 - 34380
- Rananaware, A.,La, D.,Al Kobaisi, M.,Bhosale, R.,Bhosale, S.,Bhosale, S. (2016). Controlled chiral supramolecular assemblies of water soluble achiral porphyrins induced by chiral counterions In: Chemical Communications, 52, 10253 - 10256
- Bobe, S.,Gupta, A.,Rananaware, A.,Bilic, A.,Xiang, W.,Li, J.,Bhosale, S.,Bhosale, S.,Evans, R. (2016). Insertion of a naphthalenediimide unit in a metal-free donor-acceptor organic sensitizer for efficiency enhancement of a dye-sensitized solar cell In: Dyes and Pigments, 134, 83 - 90
- Jackson, S.,Rananaware, A.,Rix, C.,Bhosale, S.,Latham, K. (2016). Highly fluorescent metal-organic framework for the sensing of volatile organic compounds In: Crystal Growth and Design, 16, 3067 - 3071
- Paramasivam, M.,Gupta, A.,Babu, N.,Bhanuprakash, K.,Bhosale, S.,Rao, V. (2016). Funnel shaped molecules containing benzo/pyrido[1,2,5]thiadiazole functionalities as peripheral acceptors for organic photovoltaic applications In: RSC Advances, 6, 66978 - 66989
- The development of yoctowells on magnetic nanoparticles as both tiny chemical reactors and biological models. Funded by: ARC Future Fellowships Grant pre-2014 from (2011 to 2015)
3 PhD Completions4 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions