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  1. Singhal, R. and Kalra, V. Using Common Salt to Impart Pseudocapacitive Functionalities to Carbon Nanofibers, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 377.
  1. Tran, C., Lawrence, D.#, Richey, F.W., Dillard, C., Elabd, Y. and Kalra, V. Electrochemical Performance of Device-ready Porous Carbon Nanofibers in Ionic Liquid Electrolyte-based Supercapacitors, 2014, in preparation.
  2. Tran, C., Singhal, R., Lawrence, D.# and Kalra, V. Polyaniline-coated Freestanding Porous Carbon Nanofibers as Efficient Hybrid Electrodes for Supercapacitors, 2014, submitted.
  3. Singhal, R.*, Chung, S-H.*, Manthiram, A. and Kalra, V. Free-standing Carbon Nanofiber Interlayer for High Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, 2014, submitted.
    *Equal Contribution
  4. Dillard, C., Singhal, R. and Kalra, V. Hierarchical Self-assembly in Monoaxially Electrospun P3HT/PCBM Nanofibers, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2014, Accepted for Publication, DOI: 10.1002/mame.201400214.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Tran, C.; Kalra, V. Molecular Dynamics Study on Effect of Elongational Flow on Morphology of Immiscible Mixtures. J. Chem. Phys. 2014, 140, 134902.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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]
  4. Tran, C.; Kalra, V. Nanofiber-Based Electrodes for High Power Supercapacitors. ECS Trans. 2013, 53, 35.
  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]
  9. Kalra, V.; Joo, Y.L. Using External Fields to Control the Location of Nanoparticles in Polymers: Simulations and Experiments. AIP Conf. Proc. 2008, 1027, 534.
  10. Carroll, C.P.; Zhmayev, E.; Kalra, V.; Joo, Y.L. Electrically Driven Polymeric Liquid Jets: Modeling and Experiments. Proceeding of 9th International Symposium on Applied Rheology 2008, 117.
  11. Kalra, V.; Kakad, P.A.; Mendez, S.; Kamperman, M.; Joo, Y.L. Self-assembly in PS-b-PI Nanofibers. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 2006, 231, 14-PMSE.