Associate Professor Rakesh Joshi
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Rakesh Joshi

School of Materials Science & Engineering

Rakesh Joshi is an Associate Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering and leading the Graphene Research Group (UNSW Team Graphene).  Before joining UNSW, he was a Marie Curie International Fellow with Nobel Laureate Sir Andre Geim at the University of Manchester.    A/Prof Joshi is currently leading various industry-funded research projects on the application of graphene. He has ~$2.0 million of industry funding as Principal Investigator (Lead Chief Investigator) and over $4 million as Chief Investigator (CI) on ARC projects. Rakesh Joshi has over 100 journal articles (and 4 international patents), with over 75 articles as the first/corresponding author.  

** Rakesh Joshi is NOT (and has NEVER been) associated with any Graphene/Nanotech companies in any part of INDIA or Anywhere**. Rakesh only communicates with the UNSW email id. 

Important publications with Rakesh Joshi as the first/corresponding author:  

Science (2014); Nature Communications (2022); Nano Letters (2022); Materials Today (2021, 2011); Advanced Materials (2020); ACS Nano (2021); Applied Materials Today (2015); Chemical Science (2018, 2016); Green Chemistry (2018); Carbon (8 papers- 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020); Materials Today Chemistry (2019, 2020); Journal of Membrane Science (2019); Applied Physics Letters ( 5 papers- 2006, 2008, 2009); Nanotechnology (6 papers); Advanced Materials Interfaces (4 papers- 2018, 2019, 2020); Journal of Physical Chemistry (6 papers);  Nanoscale (2016, 2018). 

Joshi's Interview  in Materials Today      Duisburg University Press Release: Save electricity with hydrogen     Revolutionary graphene filter: News articles    Graphene super desiccant: News articles

Patent Information:

  1. Nair, R. R., Joshi, R. K., & Geim, A. K. (2015). US20160297693 OSMOSIS 
  2. Nair, R. R., Joshi, R. K., & Geim, A. K. (2015).US20160280563 WATER PURIFICATION
  3. Wen, X., Jin, X., You, Yi., Bustamante, H., & Joshi, R. K. (2019). WO / 2020/248017 Filtration membrane and method of production thereof, PCT / AU2020 / 050593

Fellowship and Memberships

  • Associate Fellow- Institution of Chemical Engineers (AFIChemE)- 2018-2021
  • Fellow- Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)- 2017
  • Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellowship-2017
  • JSPS Invitation Fellowship -2016
  • Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship from European Union-2011
  • Chartered Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute- 2016
  • Member, International Water Association (IWA)
  • Member American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Member- Membrane Society of Australasia (MSA)


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  • Journal articles | 2022
    Khine YY; Wen X; Jin X; Foller T; Joshi R, 2022, 'Functional groups in graphene oxide', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 9, pp. 26337 - 26355,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ma H; Jin X; Du Y-Z; Dong L-Y; Hu X; Li W-C; Wang D; Joshi RK; Hao G-P; Lu A-H, 2022, 'Asymmetric heterojunction between size different 2D flakes intensify the ionic diode behaviour', Chemical Communications,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wen X; Foller T; Jin X; Musso T; Kumar P; Joshi R, 2022, 'Understanding water transport through graphene-based nanochannels via experimental control of slip length', Nature Communications, vol. 13, pp. 5690,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Foller T; Daiyan R; Jin X; Leverett J; Kim H; Webster R; Yap JE; Wen X; Rawal A; DeSilva KKH; Yoshimura M; Bustamante H; Chang SLY; Kumar P; You Y; Lee GH; Amal R; Joshi R, 2021, 'Enhanced graphitic domains of unreduced graphene oxide and the interplay of hydration behaviour and catalytic activity', Materials Today,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jin X; Wen X; Lim S; Joshi R, 2021, 'Size-dependent ion adsorption in graphene oxide membranes', Nanomaterials
    Journal articles | 2020
    Jin X; Foller T; Wen X; Ghasemian MB; Wang F; Zhang M; Bustamante H; Sahajwalla V; Kumar P; Kim H; Lee G; Kalantar‐Zadeh K; Joshi R, 2020, 'Effective Separation of CO 2 Using Metal‐Incorporated rGO Membranes', Advanced Materials, pp. 1907580 - 1907580,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wen X; Jin X; Wang F; You Y; Chu D; Zetterlund P; Joshi R, 2019, 'Cation-Induced Coagulation in Graphene Oxide Suspensions', Materials Today Chemistry
    Journal articles | 2018
    Joshi R; You Y; Wang F; Jin X, 2018, 'On the role of driving force for water transport through nanochannels within graphene oxide laminates', Nanoscale, vol. 10, pp. 21625 - 21628,
    Journal articles | 2018
    You Y; Jin XH; Wen XY; Sahajwalla V; Chen V; Bustamante H; Joshi RK, 2018, 'Application of graphene oxide membranes for removal of natural organic matter from water', Carbon, vol. 129, pp. 415 - 419,

Team Graphene

Postdoctoral Fellow   

Dr Vanesa Quintano        

Research Scholars

1. Xinyue Wen                                                                                                                                                  

Xinyue Wen

2. Tobias Foller       

Tobias Foller

3. Xiaheng Jin                                       

Alan Jin 

4. Dali Ji

Dali Ji             

5. Xiaojun Ren                                

6. Fei Wang 

7. Neven Zhai                               

8. Yang Wu

Yani Wu

9. Xiaoyu Liu                 

Xiaoyu Liu

 10.  Tongxi Lin 

Tongxi Lin

11. Jialin Deng