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Dipak Shinde

Dipak Shinde

Senior Scientist

Dipak’s research focuses on developing new electrochemical measurement techniques for electrochemical hydrogen devices (fuel cells and water electrolysers).

Areas of interest

Dipak’s current work at NPL involves development of new characterisation techniques for water electrolysers to understand their performance degradation. Through his career he has also developed a keen interest in synthesising and testing new catalysts for electrocatalytic reactions of industrial interest, especially electrochemical water splitting and CO2 reduction.

His main interests at present include:

  • Development of new measurement techniques for performance and stability improvement of water electrolysers and fuel cells.
  • Characterisation of catalysts with various physicochemical and electrochemical techniques.


Dipak completed his PhD at Hanyang University (Seoul, South Korea). His doctoral research involved synthesis and characterisation of metal oxide and chalcogenide nanostructures for use in solar cells and water splitting devices. His subsequent postdoctoral work included roles at POSTECH (Pohang, South Korea), working on perovskite solar cell fabrication, and at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT, Genoa), where he worked to develop electrochemical experiments to investigate the hydrogen evolution and CO2 reduction reactions.

Dipak has published 42 papers (h-index: 20) and holds one patent. He joined NPL in January 2022.

‚ÄčSelected Publications

  1. Synthesis of yolk-shell Co3O4/Co1−xRuxO2 microspheres featuring an enhanced electrocatalytic oxygen evolution activity in acidic medium, A. Annamalai, D.V. Shinde, et al., J. Mater. Chem. A 9, 10385-10392 (2021)
  2. A robust and highly active hydrogen evolution catalyst based on Ru nanocrystals supported on vertically oriented Cu nanoplates, D. Shinde, T.M. Kokumai, et al., J. Mater. Chem. A 8, 10787-10795 (2020).
  3. HfN Nanoparticles: An Unexplored Catalyst for the Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction, C. Defilippi, D.V. Shinde, et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 15464-15470 (2019)
  4. Hollow and Porous Nickel Cobalt Perselenide Nanostructured Microparticles for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution, D.V. Shinde, L. De Trizio, et al., Chem. Mater. 29, 7032-7041 (2017)
  5. Revisiting Metal Sulfide Semiconductors: A Solution-Based General Protocol for Thin Film Formation, Hall Effect Measurement, and Application Prospects, D.V. Shinde, S.A. Patil, et al., Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 5739-5747 (2015)

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