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Peer-Reviewed Publications

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At Drexel University
  1. Singhal, R.; Kalra, V. Cobalt nanoparticle-embedded porous carbon nanofibers with inherent N- and F-doping as binder-free bifunctional catalysts for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions. ChemPhysChem 2016, Under Revision.
  2. Singhal, R.; Kalra, V. Binder-free Hierarchically-porous Carbon Nanofibers Decorated with Cobalt Nanoparticles as Efficient Cathodes for Lithium-Oxygen Batteries. RSC Advances 2016, Accepted for Publication.
  3. Simotwo, S.K.; Kalra, V. Polyaniline-based Electrodes: Recent Application in Supercapacitors and Next Generation Rechargeable Batteries. Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng. 2016, 13, 150, Invited Review Article.
  4. Simotwo, S.K.; DelRe, C.#; Kalra, V. Supercapacitor Electrodes Based on High-Purity Electrospun Polyaniline and Polyaniline-Carbon Nanotube Nanofibers. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2016, 8, 21261.
  5. Lawrence, D.#; Tran, C.; Mallajoysula, A.T.; Doorn, S.K.; Mohite, A.; Gupta, G.; Kalra, V. High-energy Density Nanofiber-based Solid-state Supercapacitors. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2016, 4, 160. Featured as a JMCA HOT Paper.
  6. Simotwo, S.K.; Kalra, V. Study of Co-electrospun Nafion and Polyaniline Nanofibers as Potential Catalyst Support for Fuel Cell Electrodes. Electrochimica Acta 2016, 198, 156.
  1. Chung, S-H; Singhal, R; Kalra, V; Manthiram, A. A Porous Carbon Mat as an Electrochemical Testing Platform for Investigating the Polysulfide Retention of Various Cathode Configurations in Li-S Cells. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2015, 6, 2163.
  2. Tran, C.; Lawrence, D.#; Richey, F.W.; Dillard, C.; Elabd, Y.; Kalra, V. Electrochemical Performance of Device-ready Porous Carbon Nanofibers in Ionic Liquid Electrolyte-based Supercapacitors. Chemical Communications 2015, 51, 13760.
  3. Tran, C.; Singhal, R.; Lawrence, D.#; Kalra, V. Polyaniline-coated Freestanding Porous Carbon Nanofibers as Efficient Hybrid Electrodes for Supercapacitors. Journal of Power Sources 2015, 293, 373.
  4. Chung, S-H.; Singhal, R.; Kalra, V.; Manthiram, A. Electrochemically Stable Rechargeable Lithium–Sulfur Batteries with a Microporous Carbon Nanofiber Filter for Polysulfide. Advanced Energy Materials 2015, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500738.
  5. Singhal, R.*; Chung, S-H.*; Manthiram, A.; Kalra, V. Free-standing Carbon Nanofiber Interlayer for High Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 4530.
  6. Andersen, C.P.; Hu, H.; Qiu, G.; Kalra, V.; Sun, Y. Pore-Scale Transport Resolved Model Incorporating Cathode Microstructure and Peroxide Growth in Lithium-Air Batteries. Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2015, A1135
  7. Singhal, R.; Kalra, V. Using Common Salt to Impart Pseudocapacitive Functionalities to Carbon Nanofibers, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 377.
  8. Dillard, C.; Singhal, R.; Kalra, V. Hierarchical Self-Assembly in Monoaxially Electrospun P3HT/PCBM Nanofibers. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2015, 300 (3), 20-327.
  1. Richey, F.W., Tran, C., Kalra, V., Elabd, Y.A. Ionic Liquid Dynamics in Nanoporous Carbon Nanofibers in Supercapacitors Measured with in operando Infrared Spectroelectrochemistry, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118, 21846.
  2. Kapllani, A.#, Dillard, C., Washington, K.E., Biewer, M. C. Stefan, M. C., Kalra, V. Self-Assembly of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-blockpoly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate) within Solution-Cast Films and Nanofibers, 2014, 299(12), 1484-1493.
  3. Tran, C.; Kalra, V. Molecular Dynamics Study on Effect of Elongational Flow on Morphology of Immiscible Mixtures. J. Chem. Phys. 2014, 140, 134902.
  4. Mayrhuber, I.; Dennison, C.R.; Kalra, V.; Kumbur, E.C. Laser-Perforated Carbon Paper Electrodes for Improved Mass-Transport in High Power Density Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries. J. Power Sources 2014, 260, 251-258.
  5. Park, J.; Kalra, V.; Joo, Y.L. Controlling the Dispersion and Orientation of Nanorods in Polymer Melt under Shear: Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study. J. Chem. Phys. 2014, 140, 124903.
  6. Hu, A.#; Curran, C.#; Tran, C.; Kapllani, A.#; Kalra, V. Fabrication of Transition Metal Oxide-Carbon Nanofibers with Novel Hierarchical Architectures. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2014, 14, 5501-5507.
  7. Park, J.; Yin, J.; Kalra, V.; Joo, Y. Role of Nanoparticle Selectivity in the Symmetry Breaking of Cylindrically Confined Block Copolymers. J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 7653-7668.
  1. Tran, C.; Kalra, V. Fabrication of Porous Carbon Nanofibers with Adjustable Pore Sizes as Electrodes for Supercapacitors. J Power Sources 2013, 235, 289-296. [pdf]
  2. Kapllani, A.#; Tran, C.; Kalra, V. Self-Assembly of Fully Conjugated Diblock Copolymers within Nanofibers. Soft Matter 2013, 9, 11014. [pdf]
  3. Tran, C.; Kalra, V. Co-continuous nanoscale assembly of Nafion/polyacrylonitrile blends within nanofibers: A facile route to fabrication of porous nanofibers. Soft Matter 2013, 9, 846-852. [pdf]
  1. Park, J.H.; Kalra, V.; Joo, Y.L. Cylindrically Confined Assembly of Asymmetrical Block Copolymers with and without Nanoparticles. Soft Matter 2012, 8(6), 1845-1857.

Prior to Starting at Drexel

  1. Kalra, V.; Escobedo, F.; Joo, Y.L. Effect of shear on Nanoparticle dispersion in Polymer Melts: A Molecular Dynamics Study. J. Chem. Phys. 2010, 132, 024901. [pdf]
  2. Kalra, V.; Joo, Y.L. Coarse-grained molecular dynamics study of block copolymer/nanoparticle composites under elongational flow. J. Chem. Phys. 2009, 131, 214904, DOI: 10.1063/1.3266511. #Selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology. [pdf]
  3. Kalra, V.; Lee, J.H.; Park, J.; Marquez, M.; Joo, Y.L. Confined Assembly of Asymmetric Block Copolymer Nanofibers via Multi-axial Jet Electrospinning. Small 2009, 5, 2323. [pdf]
  4. Carroll, C.P.; Zhmayev, E.; Kalra, V.; Joo, Y.L. Electrically Driven Polymeric Liquid Jets: Modeling and Experiments. Korea-Australia Rheology Journal 2008, 20, 153. [pdf]
  5. Kalra, V.; Lee, J.; Lee, J.H.; Marquez, M.; Wiesner, U.; Joo, Y.L. Controlling Nanoparticle Location via Confined Assembly in Electrospun Block Copolymer Nanofibers. Small 2008, 4, 2067. [pdf]
  6. Kalra, V.; Mendez, S.; Escobedo, F.; Joo, Y.L. Coarse-grained Molecular Dynamics Simulation on the Placement of Nanoparticles within Symmetric Diblock Copolymers under Shear Flow. J. Chem. Phys. 2008, 128, 164909.
    #Selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology and Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research. [pdf]
  7. Kalra, V.; Mendez, S.; Lee, J.H.; Nguyen, H.; Marquez, M.; Joo, Y.L. Confined Assembly in Coaxially Electrospun Block Copolymer Fibers. Adv. Mater. 2006, 18, 3299. [pdf]
  8. Kalra, V.; Kakad, P.A.; Mendez, S.; Ivannikov, T.; Kamperman, M.; Joo, Y.L. Self Assembled Structures in Electrospun Poly (styrene-block-isoprene) Fibers. Macromolecules 2006, 39, 5453. [pdf]