Two Korean Patents granted to Prof. C. D. Lokhande.

Recently, Prof. C. D. Lokhande, Dean, CIR and Research Director and his Korean Collaborators have been granted two Korean patents. These patents are the outcome of joint research efforts carried out by the research group of Prof. Lokhande and Korean research group headed by Prof. J. H. Kim, Chonnam National University. These patents are the product patents on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and antibacterial activity of newly developed CuzSnS4 (CTS) solar cell material. Till now, this material is known for its use in fabrication of solar cells. For the first time, above two groups have successfully applied this material in fabrication of LPG sensor and also showed its antibacterial activity. These new applications will attract use of this material in other fields. For filing the patents major contribution from Korean groups is made by Mr. Abhishek Lokhande, J. H. Moon, J. Y. Lee and D. S. Lee.

Till today, Prof. Lokhande has been awarded 20 Indian, 7 Korean and 1 Nigerian Patents. He has applied for 20 Indian Patents.

For this achievement, Dr. Sanjay Patil, President, D. Y. Patil Group, Prof. P. B. Behere, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. R. K. Sharma, Dean and Dr. V. V. Bhosale, Registrar congratulated Prof. Lokhande.

Thursday, July 13, 2017