Shalini Singh


 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Shalini Singh is a tenure-track 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 in the same group where she is working currently. She has published >20 research articles in high impact journals with average IF ~ 7.4. 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

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2012 'Recent Advances in High Performance Polymer Electrolyte Membranes'
Shalini Singh, V. K. Shahi, (2012) 'Recent Advances in High Performance Polymer Electrolyte Membranes' In: Maryann C. Wythers (eds). Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 8. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
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'. Crystal Growth & Design, 0 (0) [DOI] [Details]
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'. Nano Letters, 21 (4):1702-1708 [DOI] [Details]
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'. ACS Applied Nano Materials, [Details]
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'. J. Mater. Chem. C, [DOI] [Details]
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'. Nanoscale, [DOI] [Details]
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'. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, :3339-3344 [Details]
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'. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 10 (13):3637-3644 [Details]
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'. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123 (14):9640-9650 [Details]
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'. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (41):13292-13300 [Details]
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'. Chemistry of Materials, 30 (23):8679-8689 [Details]
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'. Scientific Reports, 7 (1) [Details]
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'. Chemistry of Materials, 28 (14):5055-5062 [Details]
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'. Nanoscale, 8 (2):1200-1209 [Details]
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'. Chemical Communications, 52 (77):11587-11590 [Details]
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'. Chemistry of Materials, 27 (1313):4742-4748 [DOI] [Details]
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'. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6 (16):3141-3148 [Details]
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'. CrystEngComm, 16 :9446-9454 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Chem. Commun, 49 :10293-10295 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 52 (35):9120-9124 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (21):7835-7838 [Details]
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'. Desalination, 276 (1):175-183 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Polym. Chem, 1 :1302-1312 [DOI] [Details]
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'. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114 (1):198-206 [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2009 Department of Science & Technology, India-Junior Research Fellowship Department of Science & Technology, India
2011 INSPIRE (INSPIRE-Integrated Nanoscience Platform for Ireland) PhD Fellowship Higher Education Authority, Ireland
2017 FWO Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowship Flanders Research Organization, Belgium
2015 Irish Lindau Laureate Meeting Grant Nobel Laureate Association + Irish Research Council

Teaching Interests

Organic Chemistry

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
1/2020 Organic Chemistry 1 CH4102Organic Chemistry
2/2020 Organic Chemistry 2A CH4103Organic Chemistry
2/2020 Organic Chemistry CH4013Organic Chemistry