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Dr. Shalini Singh

Biography

Group Webpage: http://singhgroupul.ie/
Biography: Dr. Shalini Singh is a Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick. After 1st class honors in MSc (Chemistry) from DDU University India, she received a research fellowship by Depart. of Sci. and Tech., India to carry research on polymeric membranes and electro-membrane processes in Gujarat India. Following this, she moved to Limerick, Ireland to pursue PhD under the supervision of Prof. Kevin M. Ryan at University of Limerick with INSPIRE structured PhD Programme. In 2016, she received PhD degree for her work on designing multicomponent metal chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals using methods of colloidal chemistry. She subsequently joined Ghent University, Belgium to explore the surface chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals systems using solution NMR technique as a toolbox. She was awarded the prestigious FWO (Research Foundation, Flanders Belgium) postdoctoral grant in 2017 to work on designing novel semiconductors for photonic applications. Her research interest is focused on the development of shape, phase, and compositionally tunable colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals for energy conversion applications along with surface dynamic study and optoelectronic properties tuning of semiconductor nanocrystals. She is currently co-supervising 4 PhD students.

Research Interests

Research interests
1. Material Design – Nanomaterial synthesis via bottom-up and top-down approaches with special interest in functional 2-dimensional nanocrystals and nanocomposites.
2. Surface Chemistry Study – Using NMR (Solution and Solid State), Electron Microscopy and XPS as tool-box to study surface dynamics of nanomaterials.
3. Energy Conversion and storage – Application of nanomaterials in catalysis and battery applications

Teaching Interests

Organic Chemistry

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2021 - UL Excellence in Teaching (Individual)
  • 2017 - FWO Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship
  • 2015 - Irish Lindau Laureate Meeting Grant
  • 2011 - INSPIRE (INSPIRE-Integrated Nanoscience Platform for Ireland) PhD Fellowship
  • 2009 - Department of Science & Technology, India-Junior Research Fellowship

Employment

  • 2019 University of Limerick -

Publications

Book Chapters

2012

Recent Advances in High Performance Polymer Electrolyte Membranes
Shalini Singh, V. K. Shahi,
(2012) Recent Advances in High Performance Polymer Electrolyte Membranes
In Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 8; Maryann C. Wythers(Ed.) Hauppauge, New York. : Nova Science Publishers pp. 1-44
DOI: xx

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Synthesis of Colloidal WSe2 Nanocrystals: Polymorphism Control by Precursor-Ligand Chemistry
Zhou, Pengshang and Schiettecatte, Pieter and Vandichel, Matthias and Rousaki, Anastasia and Vandenabeele, Peter and Hens, Zeger and Singh, Shalini
(2021) Synthesis of Colloidal WSe2 Nanocrystals: Polymorphism Control by Precursor-Ligand Chemistry
In Crystal Growth & Design; pp. null-
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01036

2021

Ligand Adsorption Energy and the Postpurification Surface Chemistry of Colloidal Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystals
Singh, Shalini and Leemans, Jari and Zaccaria, Francesco and Infante, Ivan and Hens, Zeger
(2021) Ligand Adsorption Energy and the Postpurification Surface Chemistry of Colloidal Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystals
In Chemistry Of Materials; pp. null-
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04761

2021

Insights into Nucleation and Growth of Colloidal Quaternary Nanocrystals by Multimodal X-ray Analysis
Justus Just, Claudia Coughlan, Shalini Singh, Huan Ren, Oliver Müller, Pascal Becker, Thomas Unold, and Kevin M. Ryan
(2021) Insights into Nucleation and Growth of Colloidal Quaternary Nanocrystals by Multimodal X-ray Analysis
In Acs Nano;
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c08617

2021

Van Hove Singularities and Trap States in Two-Dimensional CdSe Nanoplatelets
Peric, Nemanja and Lambert, Yannick and Singh, Shalini and Khan, Ali Hossain and Franchina Vergel, Nathali Alexandra and Deresmes, Dominique and Berthe, Maxime and Hens, Zeger and Moreels, Iwan and Delerue, Christophe and Grandidier, Bruno and Biadala, Louis
(2021) Van Hove Singularities and Trap States in Two-Dimensional CdSe Nanoplatelets
In Nano Letters; pp. 1702-1708
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c04509

2021

Localization-limited exciton oscillator strength in colloidal CdSe nanoplatelets revealed by the optically induced stark effect
(2021) Localization-limited exciton oscillator strength in colloidal CdSe nanoplatelets revealed by the optically induced stark effect
In Light-Science & Applications;
DOI: 10.1038/s41377-021-00548-z

2020

Colloidal WSe2 Nanocrystals as Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Pengshang Zhou, Gearoid A Collins, Zeger Hens, Kevin Michael Ryan, Hugh Geaney, Shalini Singh
(2020) Colloidal WSe2 Nanocrystals as Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
In Nanoscale; pp. 22307-22317
DOI: 10.1039/d0nr05691j

2020

Near-Edge Ligand Stripping and Robust Radiative Exciton Recombination in CdSe/CdS Core/Crown Nanoplatelets
Leemans, Jari,Singh, Shalini,Li, Chen,Ten Brinck, Stephanie,Bals, Sara,Infante, Ivan,Moreels, Iwan,Hens, Zeger
(2020) Near-Edge Ligand Stripping and Robust Radiative Exciton Recombination in CdSe/CdS Core/Crown Nanoplatelets
In The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters; American Chemical Society pp. 3339-3344

2020

Near-Edge Ligand Stripping and Robust Radiative Exciton Recombination in CdSe/CdS Core/Crown Nanoplatelets
Leemans, Jari,Singh, Shalini,Li, Chen,Ten Brinck, Stephanie,Bals, Sara,Infante, Ivan,Moreels, Iwan,Hens, Zeger
(2020) Near-Edge Ligand Stripping and Robust Radiative Exciton Recombination in CdSe/CdS Core/Crown Nanoplatelets
In Journal Of Physical Chemistry Letters; pp. 3339-3344
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00870

2020

Boosting the Er3+ 1.5 µm Luminescence in CsPbCl3 Perovskite Nano-crystals for Photonic Devices Operating at Telecommunication Wavelengths
Zeng, Min,Artizzu, Flavia,Liu, Jing,Singh, Shalini,Locardi, Federico,Mara, Dimitrije,Hens, Zeger,Van Deun, Rik
(2020) Boosting the Er3+ 1.5 µm Luminescence in CsPbCl3 Perovskite Nano-crystals for Photonic Devices Operating at Telecommunication Wavelengths
In ACS Applied Nano Materials; American Chemical Society

2020

Boosting the Er3+ 1.5 μm Luminescence in CsPbCl3 Perovskite Nanocrystals for Photonic Devices Operating at Telecommunication Wavelengths
Zeng, Min,Artizzu, Flavia,Liu, Jing,Singh, Shalini,Locardi, Federico,Mara, Dimitrije,Hens, Zeger,Van Deun, Rik
(2020) Boosting the Er3+ 1.5 μm Luminescence in CsPbCl3 Perovskite Nanocrystals for Photonic Devices Operating at Telecommunication Wavelengths
In Acs Applied Nano Materials; pp. 4699-4707
DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c00701

2020

Metal chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals synthesized from ion-conducting seeds and their applications
Kapuria, Nilotpal and Ghorpade, Uma V. and Zubair, Maria and Mishra, Mohini and Singh, Shalini and Ryan, Kevin M
(2020) Metal chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals synthesized from ion-conducting seeds and their applications
In Journal Of Materials Chemistry C; pp. 13868-13895
DOI: 10.1039/d0tc02895a

2020

Colloidal WSe2 Nanocrystals as Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Zhou, Pengshang and Collins, Gearoid A and Hens, Zeger and Ryan, Kevin Michael and Geaney, Hugh and Singh, Shalini
(2020) Colloidal WSe2 Nanocrystals as Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries
In Nanoscale;
DOI: 10.1039/D0NR05691J

2020

Metal chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals synthesized from ion-conducting seeds and their applications
Kapuria, Nilotpal and Ghorpade, Uma V. and Zubair, Maria and Mishra, Mohini and Singh, Shalini and Ryan, Kevin M.
(2020) Metal chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals synthesized from ion-conducting seeds and their applications
In J. Mater. Chem. C;
DOI: 10.1039/D0TC02895A

2019

Thermodynamic Equilibrium between Excitons and Excitonic Molecules Dictates Optical Gain in Colloidal CdSe Quantum Wells
Geiregat, Pieter,Tomar, Renu,Chen, Kai,Singh, Shalini,Hodgkiss, Justin M.,Hens, Zeger
(2019) Thermodynamic Equilibrium between Excitons and Excitonic Molecules Dictates Optical Gain in Colloidal CdSe Quantum Wells
In The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters; American Chemical Society pp. 3637-3644

2019

Charge Carrier Cooling Bottleneck Opens Up Nonexcitonic Gain Mechanisms in Colloidal CdSe Quantum Wells
Tomar, Renu,Kulkarni, Aditya,Chen, Kai,Singh, Shalini,van Thourhout, Dries,Hodgkiss, Justin M.,Siebbeles, Laurens D.A.,Hens, Zeger,Geiregat, Pieter
(2019) Charge Carrier Cooling Bottleneck Opens Up Nonexcitonic Gain Mechanisms in Colloidal CdSe Quantum Wells
In Journal Of Physical Chemistry C; pp. 9640-9650
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b02085

2019

Strong upconversion emission in CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots through efficient BaYF5:Yb,Ln sensitization
Min Zeng, Shalini Singh, Zeger Hens, Jing Liu, Flavia Artizzu, Rik Van Deun
(2019) Strong upconversion emission in CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots through efficient BaYF5:Yb,Ln sensitization
In Journal Of Materials Chemistry C; pp. 2014-2021
DOI: 10.1039/c8tc06063k

2019

Thermodynamic Equilibrium between Excitons and Excitonic Molecules Dictates Optical Gain in Colloidal CdSe Quantum Wells
Geiregat, Pieter,Tomar, Renu,Chen, Kai,Singh, Shalini,Hodgkiss, Justin M.,Hens, Zeger
(2019) Thermodynamic Equilibrium between Excitons and Excitonic Molecules Dictates Optical Gain in Colloidal CdSe Quantum Wells
In Journal Of Physical Chemistry Letters; pp. 3637-3644
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01607

2019

Charge Carrier Cooling Bottleneck Opens Up Nonexcitonic Gain Mechanisms in Colloidal CdSe Quantum Wells
Tomar, Renu,Kulkarni, Aditya,Chen, Kai,Singh, Shalini,van Thourhout, Dries,Hodgkiss, Justin M.,Siebbeles, Laurens D.A.,Hens, Zeger,Geiregat, Pieter
(2019) Charge Carrier Cooling Bottleneck Opens Up Nonexcitonic Gain Mechanisms in Colloidal CdSe Quantum Wells
In The Journal of Physical Chemistry C; American Chemical Society pp. 9640-9650

2018

Colloidal CdSe Nanoplatelets, A Model for Surface Chemistry/Optoelectronic Property Relations in Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Singh, Shalini,Tomar, Renu,ten Brinck, Stephanie,De Roo, Jonathan,Geiregat, Pieter,Martins, José C.,Infante, Ivan,Hens, Zeger
(2018) Colloidal CdSe Nanoplatelets, A Model for Surface Chemistry/Optoelectronic Property Relations in Semiconductor Nanocrystals
In Journal of the American Chemical Society; pp. 13292-13300
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b07566

2018

Colloidal CdSe Nanoplatelets, A Model for Surface Chemistry/Optoelectronic Property Relations in Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Singh, Shalini,Tomar, Renu,ten Brinck, Stephanie,De Roo, Jonathan,Geiregat, Pieter,Martins, José C.,Infante, Ivan,Hens, Zeger
(2018) Colloidal CdSe Nanoplatelets, A Model for Surface Chemistry/Optoelectronic Property Relations in Semiconductor Nanocrystals
In Journal of the American Chemical Society; American Chemical Society pp. 13292-13300

2018

Synthesis of Curved CuIn1–xGax(S1–ySey)2 Nanocrystals and Complete Characterization of Their Diffraction Contrast Effects
Coughlan, Claudia,Guo, Yina,Singh, Shalini,Nakahara, Shohei,Ryan, Kevin M.
(2018) Synthesis of Curved CuIn1–xGax(S1–ySey)2 Nanocrystals and Complete Characterization of Their Diffraction Contrast Effects
In Chemistry of Materials; American Chemical Society pp. 8679-8689

2017

Assembling Ordered Nanorod Superstructures and Their Application as Microcavity Lasers
Liu, Pai,Singh, Shalini,Guo, Yina,Wang, Jian-Jun,Xu, Hongxing,Silien, Christophe,Liu, Ning,Ryan, Kevin M.
(2017) Assembling Ordered Nanorod Superstructures and Their Application as Microcavity Lasers
In Scientific Reports; pp. 43884-

2016

Selective Phase Transformation of Wurtzite Cu2ZnSn(SSe)4 (CZTSSe) Nanocrystals into Zinc-Blende and Kesterite Phases by Solution and Solid State Transformations
Singh, Shalini,Brandon, Michael,Liu, Pai,Laffir, Fathima,Redington, Wynette,Ryan, Kevin M.
(2016) Selective Phase Transformation of Wurtzite Cu2ZnSn(SSe)4 (CZTSSe) Nanocrystals into Zinc-Blende and Kesterite Phases by Solution and Solid State Transformations
In Chemistry of Materials; American Chemical Society pp. 5055-5062

2016

Heteroaggregation assisted wet synthesis of core–shell silver–silica–cadmium selenide nanowires
Pita, Isabel A.,Singh, Shalini,Silien, Christophe,Ryan, Kevin M.,Liu, Ning
(2016) Heteroaggregation assisted wet synthesis of core–shell silver–silica–cadmium selenide nanowires
In Nanoscale; The Royal Society of Chemistry pp. 1200-1209

2016

Complete assembly of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanorods at substrate interfaces using a combination of self and directed organisation
Liu, Pai;Singh, Shalini;Bree, Gerard;Ryan, Kevin M.;
(2016) Complete assembly of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanorods at substrate interfaces using a combination of self and directed organisation
In Chemical Communications;
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC06417E

2016

Complete assembly of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanorods at substrate interfaces using a combination of self and directed organisation
Liu, Pai,Singh, Shalini,Bree, Gerard,Ryan, Kevin M.
(2016) Complete assembly of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanorods at substrate interfaces using a combination of self and directed organisation
In Chemical Communications; The Royal Society of Chemistry pp. 11587-11590

2015

Colloidal Cu2ZnSn(SSe)4 (CZTSSe) Nanocrystals: Shape and Crystal Phase Control to Form Dots, Arrows, Ellipsoids, and Rods
Singh, Shalini,Liu, Pai,Singh, Ajay,Coughlan, Claudia,Wang, Jianjun,Lusi, Matteo,Ryan, Kevin M.
(2015) Colloidal Cu2ZnSn(SSe)4 (CZTSSe) Nanocrystals: Shape and Crystal Phase Control to Form Dots, Arrows, Ellipsoids, and Rods
In Chemistry Of Materials; pp. 4742-4748
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b01399

2015

Occurrence of Polytypism in Compound Colloidal Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystals, Opportunities, and Challenges
Singh, Shalini,Ryan, Kevin M.
(2015) Occurrence of Polytypism in Compound Colloidal Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystals, Opportunities, and Challenges
In The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters; American Chemical Society pp. 3141-3148

2014

Assembly of binary, ternary and quaternary compound semiconductor nanorods: From local to device scale ordering influenced by surface charge
Ryan, Kevin M. and Singh, Shalini and Liu, Pai and Singh, Ajay
(2014) Assembly of binary, ternary and quaternary compound semiconductor nanorods: From local to device scale ordering influenced by surface charge
In CrystEngComm; pp. 9446-9454
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00679H

2014

Promoting Cell Proliferation Using Water Dispersible Germanium Nanowires
Bezuidenhout, Michael,Liu, Pai,Singh, Shalini,Kiely, Maeve,Ryan, Kevin M.,Kiely, Patrick A.
(2014) Promoting Cell Proliferation Using Water Dispersible Germanium Nanowires
In PLOS ONE; Public Library of Science

2013

Compositionally Tunable Photoluminescence Emission in Cu2ZnSn(S1−xSex)4 Nanocrystals
Singh, Ajay and Singh, Shalini and Levcenko, Sergiu and Unold, Thomas and Laffir, Fathima and Ryan, Kevin M.
(2013) Compositionally Tunable Photoluminescence Emission in Cu2ZnSn(S1−xSex)4 Nanocrystals
In Angewandte Chemie International Edition; pp. 9120-9124
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201302867

2013

Colloidal synthesis of homogeneously alloyed CdSexS1−x nanorods with compositionally tunable photoluminescence
Singh, Shalini and Singh, Ajay and Palaniappan, Kumaranand and Ryan, Kevin M.
(2013) Colloidal synthesis of homogeneously alloyed CdSexS1−x nanorods with compositionally tunable photoluminescence
In Chem. Commun.; pp. 10293-10295
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45497E

2013

Colloidal Synthesis of Cu2SnSe3 Tetrapod Nanocrystals
Wang, Jianjun,Singh, Ajay,Liu, Pai,Singh, Shalini,Coughlan, Claudia,Guo, Yina,Ryan, Kevin M
(2013) Colloidal Synthesis of Cu2SnSe3 Tetrapod Nanocrystals
In Journal of the American Chemical Society; American Chemical Society pp. 7835-7838

2011

Pb2+ selective and highly cross-linked zirconium phosphonate membrane by sol–gel in aqueous media for electrochemical applications
Shalini Singh and Parimal Patel and Vinod K. Shahi and Uma Chudasama
(2011) Pb2+ selective and highly cross-linked zirconium phosphonate membrane by sol–gel in aqueous media for electrochemical applications
In Desalination; pp. 175 - 183
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2011.03.048

2011

Pb2+ selective and highly cross-linked zirconium phosphonate membrane by sol-gel in aqueous media for electrochemical applications
Singh, Shalini;Patel, Parimal;Shahi, Vinod K.;Chudasama, Uma;
(2011) Pb2+ selective and highly cross-linked zirconium phosphonate membrane by sol-gel in aqueous media for electrochemical applications
In Desalination;
DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2011.03.048

2010

A green method for the preparation of highly stable organic-inorganic hybrid anion-exchange membranes in aqueous media for electrochemical processes
Singh, Shalini;Jasti, Amaranadh;Kumar, Mahendra;Shahi, Vinod K.;
(2010) A green method for the preparation of highly stable organic-inorganic hybrid anion-exchange membranes in aqueous media for electrochemical processes
In Polymer Chemistry;
DOI: 10.1039/c0py00084a

2010

Cross-Linked Poly(vinyl alcohol)−Poly(acrylonitrile-co-2-dimethylamino ethylmethacrylate) Based Anion-Exchange Membranes in Aqueous Media
Kumar, Mahendra,Singh, Shalini,Shahi, Vinod K.
(2010) Cross-Linked Poly(vinyl alcohol)−Poly(acrylonitrile-co-2-dimethylamino ethylmethacrylate) Based Anion-Exchange Membranes in Aqueous Media
In The Journal of Physical Chemistry B; American Chemical Society pp. 198-206

2010

A green method for the preparation of highly stable organic-inorganic hybrid anion-exchange membranes in aqueous media for electrochemical processes
Singh, Shalini and Jasti, Amaranadh and Kumar, Mahendra and Shahi, Vinod K.
(2010) A green method for the preparation of highly stable organic-inorganic hybrid anion-exchange membranes in aqueous media for electrochemical processes
In Polym. Chem.; pp. 1302-1312
DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00084A

2010

Cross-Linked Poly(vinyl alcohol)-Poly(acrylonitrile-co-2-dimethylamino ethylmethacrylate) Based Anion-Exchange Membranes in Aqueous Media
Kumar, Mahendra;Singh, Shalini;Shahi, Vinod K.;
(2010) Cross-Linked Poly(vinyl alcohol)-Poly(acrylonitrile-co-2-dimethylamino ethylmethacrylate) Based Anion-Exchange Membranes in Aqueous Media
In The journal of physical chemistry. B;
DOI: 10.1021/jp9082079