Ashok specialises in Materials Chemistry for emerging Energy and Composite applications

​Ashok's expertise is in the synthesis of carbon-based nanostructured materials and polymers, in particular, the implementation of such materials in emerging energy applications.

​Ashok is currently a Research Fellow at The University of Queensland with expertise in the development of functional nanomaterials for the advancement of safe electrochemical energy storage devices.  Ashok has developed his research through his doctoral studies and years of postdoctoral experience in Australia and internationally. Prior to joining UQ in February 2015, he was a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow at Kumamoto University, Japan and also worked as a Research Fellow at the Trinity College Dublin. He has co-authored 40 journal publications, many of which appeared in high-ranking journals in the field, e.g., ACS Nano, Advanced Energy Materials, Energy & Environmental Science and Chemical Communications. His works have been cited over 1800 times. He has one US patent (granted) and two other granted patents.

Key Publications

Nano Energy26 346-352. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.05.047

Materials Today18 5: 286-298. doi:10.1016/j.mattod.2015.01.016

Advanced Energy Materials3 10: 1351-1357. doi:10.1002/aenm.201300330

ACS Nano6 2: 1715-1723. doi:10.1021/nn204688c

ACS Nano5 3: 2324-2331. doi:10.1021/nn103630y

Full list of publications available on espace


​Since receiving his Doctor of Engineering degree, he has been the recipient of four competitive national and international fellowships including the prestigious Marie-Curie fellowship, Japanese Society for the promotion of Science fellowship (JSPS), the UQ Fellowship and a UQ Early Career Researcher Award.