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In the era of bio- and nano-technology there is a strong demand for technological development of novel materials and their applications while it is also important to understand underlying principles, for instance, relevant mechanisms and essential biological processes. Our research sits on such an interface of classical and applied research disciplines.

The laboratory is led by Dr. Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni, at the Centre for Materials Science, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom.

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E-mail: cvkulkarni@uclan.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1772 894339
Fax: +44 (0)1772 894981

EXPERTISE AND SUBJECT AREAS

Our research is mainly focused on nanostructured self-assemblies of lipids and their applications. Some of the forefront projects include developing hybrid/composite nanomaterials, nanostructured lipid formulations and model biomembrane systems. Some of the classical projects involve investigating the lipid phase behaviour, understanding foods and studying interaction of biomolecules with lipid nanostructures.

Current Projects

Publications and Outputs

Star* indicates corresponding author

Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 22
2015: Book edited by A. Iglic, C.V. Kulkarni and M. Rappolt, Elsevier B.V., ISBN: 978-0-12-802878-0

Facile Preparation of Internally Self-assembled Lipid Particles Stabilized by Carbon Nanotubes
2015: Y.Patil-Sen, A. Sadeghpour, M. Rappolt and C.V. Kulkarni*  Journal of Visualized Experiments, In Press.

Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 21
2015: Book edited by A. Iglic, C.V. Kulkarni and M. Rappolt, Elsevier B.V., ISBN: 978-0-12-802116-3

Wettability Studies of Topologically Distinct Titanium Surfaces
2015: Kulkarni, M*, Y. Patil-Sen, I. Junkar, C.V. Kulkarni, M. Lorenzetti and A.Iglič. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 129, 47-53.

Biomolecules Altering the Lipid Molecular Shape in Model Non-Lamellar Membranes
2015: Kulkarni,C.V*, Y. Patil-Sen, M.V. Kulkarni and A. Iglic. Biophys. J, 108 (2) Supplement 1 p544a.

Lipid-Hydrogel Films for Sustained Drug Release
2015: Kulkarni,C.V*, Z. Moinuddin, Y. Patil-Sen, R. Littlefield, and M. Hood. Int. J. Pharmaceutics, 479, 416-421.

Carbon Nanotubes for Stabilization of Nanostructured Lipid Particles
2015: Nicholas P. Gaunt, Yogita Patil-Sen, Matthew J. Baker, Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* Nanoscale, 7, 1090-1095.

Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 20
2014: Book edited by A. Iglic and C.V. Kulkarni, Elsevier B.V., ISBN: 978-0-12-418698-9

Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 19
2014: Book edited by A. Iglic and C.V. Kulkarni, Elsevier B.V., ISBN: 978-0-12-418699-6

Preface. In Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes
2013: Iglic, A.and C.V.Kulkarni. Eds. Aleš, I.; Chandrashekhar, V. K., Academic Press; Volume 18, p xi.

Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 18
2013: Book edited by A. Iglic and C.V. Kulkarni, Elsevier B.V., ISBN: 978-0-12-411515-6

Lipid Nanoscaffolds in Carbon Nanotube Arrays
2013: Paukner, C.P, Koziol, K.* and C.V. Kulkarni* Nanoscale, 5 (19): 8992-9000.

Pressure Effects on a Protein-Lipid Model Membrane
2013: Kulkarni, C.V.*, O. Ces, R. H. Templer and J. M. Seddon* Soft Matter, 9 (28), 6525 - 6531.

Lipid Nanobilayers to Host Biological Nanopores for DNA Translocations.
2013: K. Göpfrich, C.V. Kulkarni, O.J. Pambos and U.F. Keyser* Langmuir 29: 355-364.

Lipid Crystallization: From Self Assembly to Hierarchical and Biological Ordering.
2012: Kulkarni, C.V.* Nanoscale, 4, (19): 5779-5791.

Enhancing the hydrogen storage capacity of Pd-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
2012: Singh, P., M. V. Kulkarni, S. Gokhale, S. H. Chikkali and C. V. Kulkarni* App.Surf.Sci., 258 (8): 3405-3409.

Hierarchically Structured Lipid Systems.
2012: Kulkarni, C.V.* Encyclopaedia of Biophysics, A Long Entry, Ed. Gordon C. Roberts. Springer Varlag.

Hierarchically Organized Systems Based on Liquid Crystalline Phases.
2012: Kulkarni, C.V. and O. Glatter* Self-Assembled Supramolecular Architectures: Lyotropic Liquid Crystals,Chapter 6, Eds. N. Garti. John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

Monoolein: A Magic Lipid?
2011: Kulkarni, C.V.*, W. Wachter, G. R. Iglesias, S. Engelskirchen and S. Ahualli Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13 (8): 3004-3021.

Scattering methods applied to soft matter.
2011: Engelskirchen, S.* and C. V. Kulkarni Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13 (8): 3003-3003.

Immobilization of Nanostructured Lipid Particles in Polysaccharide Films.
2011: Kulkarni, C.V., M. Tomsic and O. Glatter* Langmuir, 27(15): 9541-9550.

Nanostructural Studies on Monoelaidin-Water Systems at Low Temperatures.
2011: Kulkarni, C.V.* Langmuir, 27(19):11790-800.

Engineering Bicontinuous Cubic Structures at the Nanoscale– the Role of Chain Splay.
2010: Kulkarni, C.V., T. Y. Tang, A. M. Seddon, J.M. Seddon, O. Ces, and R. H. Templer* Soft Matter, 6: 3191-3194.

Evidence That Membrane Curvature Distorts the Tertiary Structure of Bacteriorhodopsin.
2010: Kulkarni, C.V., A. M. Seddon, O. Ces, and R. H. Templer* Soft Matter, 6: 4339-4341.

Water-in-Oil Nanostructured Emulsions: Towards the Structural Hierarchy of Liquid Crystalline Materials.
2010: Kulkarni, C.V., R. Mezzenga, and O. Glatter* Soft Matter, 6: 5615-5624.

In Cubo Crystallization of Membrane Proteins.
2010: Kulkarni, C.V.* Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Vol.12, Chapter 9, 237-272, Ed. A. Iglic, Academic Press.

Studies on Shrikhand Rheology.
2006: Kulkarni, C., N. Belsare, and A. K. Lele* Journal of Food Engineering, 74(2): 169-177.

Rheology of Shrikhand.
2004: Kulkarni, C.V. and A. K. Lele* Proc. XIVth Int. Congr. on Rheology, Seoul, South Korea, 223, Preprint.

Synthesis of “Designer” Nanofillers with Tailored Surface Functionalities.
2004: Agrawal V., C. V. Kulkarni and K. Guruswamy* MACRO-2004, Int. Conf. on Polymers for Adv. Technologies. Thiruvananthapuram, India, Preprint.

Studies on the Microstructure and Rheology of Shrikhand.
2004: Belsare N., C. V. Kulkarni and A. K. Lele* MACRO-2004, Int. Conf. on Polymers for Adv. Technologies. Thiruvananthapuram, India, Preprint.

Synthesis and Characterization of Polystyrene-Siloxane Composites.
2004: Deshmukh Y., C. V. Kulkarni and K. Guruswamy* MACRO-2004, Int. Conf. on Polymers for Adv. Technologies. Thiruvananthapuram, India, Preprint.

Events and News

October-2015

  • Poster Presentation: Zeinab Moinuddin and Chandrashekhar V. kulkarni* in the Research Interns Poster Exhibition and Award Event, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 7th October, 2015 United Kingdom
  • Mini-project Team (Jake Carter, Hazel Dixon, Joe Rawlinson and Jordon Wilkinson) starts their project in the group
  • James Page and Abraham Quarshie started their MChem projects on nanostructured lipid systems.
  • Chemistry Lab-Practicals for new academic year started for FZ1120: Applied Skills for Chemists

 

August-2015

  • The next book of a series edited by Prof Ales Iglic, Dr C V Kulkarni and Prof Michael Rappolt is now published: Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 22.
  • Lab now has a new address: changed to 'School of Physical Sciences and Computing' from 'School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences'.

July-2015

  • Lab participated in 'Future Researchers' Scheme: 12th Year students worked with us to get introduced to 'research projects'. 
  • Shravasti Misra, Yash Agarwal and Malavika Arun participated in the 'Analytical Research Forum 2015' held at the Royal Society London, 3rd July, 2015.

June-2015

  • Zeinab Moinuddin joined the group as URIS-2015 student.
  • Manuscript Accepted: Y.Patil-Sen, A. Sadeghpour, M. Rappolt and C.V. Kulkarni* Facile Preparation of Internally Self-assembled Lipid Particles Stabilized by Carbon Nanotubes Journal of Visualized Experiments, In Press.

May-2015

  • Dr Kulkarni delivered invited seminar "Novel Hybrid Carriers for Pharmaceutical Applications: Lipid Nanostructures and Beyond" at the Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science, School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford, United Kingdom.
  • Shravasti Misra and Yash Agarwal from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India joined the group as Project Students.

April-2015

  • Book edited by Prof Ales Iglic, Dr C V Kulkarni and Prof. Michael Rappolt is now published: Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 21.

March-2015

  • Manuscript Accepted: Kulkarni, M*, Y. Patil-Sen, I. Junkar, C.V. Kulkarni, M. Lorenzetti and A.Iglič. Wettability Studies of Topologically Distinct Titanium Surfaces, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.
  • Nicholas Gaunt was recently conferred with the degree of MSc (by Research) in recognition of a programme of work entitled ‘Carbon Nanotubes for the Stabilization of Lipid Nanostructured Particles’. He published one first author paper (in Nanoscale) and presented his work in three national/international conferences. Congratulations Nick!

February-2015

  • Book edited by Dr Kulkarni is highlighted on the recent issue of University's 'BreakThrough' magazine (last page).
  • Malavika Arun joined the group as a Research Student from Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  • Kulkarni,C.V*, Yogita Patil-Sen, Mukta Kulkarni and Ales Iglic. In 59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Baltimore, 7-11th Feb, 2015 United States of America (P)
  • We have an opening for URIS-2015 Summer Internship (only for UCLan Students). More details will be available soon.

January-2015

  • Manuscript is now online: Kulkarni,C.V*, Z. Moinuddin, Y. Patil-Sen, R. Littlefield, and M. Hood. Int. J. Pharmaceutics, 479, 416-421.
  • Manuscript Accepted: Kulkarni,C.V*, Z. Moinuddin, Y. Patil-Sen, R. Littlefield, and M. Hood. Lipid-Hydrogel Films for Sustained Drug Release, Int. J. Pharmaceutics.
  • Sana Sayed joined the group as a Graduate Researcher.

December-2014

  • Zeinab Moinuddin and Chandrashekhar V. kulkarni*. Poster Presented in the 4th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Nanotechnology, 15th December, 2014, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • Miniproject Team submitted their final project report
  • Manuscript is now online: Nicholas P. Gaunt, Yogita Patil-Sen, Matthew J. Baker, Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* Carbon Nanotubes for Stabilization of Nanostructured Lipid Particles Nanoscale, (2015), 7, 1090-1095.

November-2014

  • Prof. Michael Rappolt, University of Leeds, UK visited the Group and some Senior Researchers in Chemistry
  • Nicholas Gaunt defended the Viva examination for MSc by Research Degree on 26th November, 2014.
  • Manuscript Accepted: Nicholas P. Gaunt, Yogita Patil-Sen, Matthew J. Baker, Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* Carbon Nanotubes for Stabilization of Nanostructured Lipid Particles, Nanoscale.
  • Dr. Kulkarni delivered presentation on "Nano and Biotechnological Applications of Lipid Nanostructures" at the Centre for Materials Science (Seminar Series), University of Central Lancashire, Preston 5th November, 2014 United Kingdom.

October-2014

  • Zeinab Moinuddin, Yogita Patil-Sen, Rowan Littlefield and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni*. Poster Presented in the Research Interns Poster Exhibition and Award Event, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 8th October, 2014.
  • Zeinab Moinuddin submitted her report on URIS work in summer.
  • Mini-Project Team (Jaida Begum, James Page, Michael Briscoe and Bradley George Crowder) starts their project on Carbon Nanotubes.

September-2014

  • Nicholas P. Gaunt submitted his MSc (by research) Thesis.
  • Nicholas P. Gaunt, Matthew J. Baker, Gary Bond, Yogita Patil-Sen and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* Poster Presented in 'New Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials' Faraday Discussion 173, London, UK, 1-3 September, 2014.

August-2014

  • Rowan Littlefield submitted final project report on his work in a group
  • Nicholas P. Gaunt receives Royal Society of Chemistry - Conference Bursary to attend Faraday Discussions (FD173) Meeting to be held in September in London
  • Yogita Patil-Sen, Younes Turki, Amelia Smith, Adam Squires, Tapas Sen and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* Poster Presented in Bicontinuous Cubic Phases conference, Noosa, Australia; 30th July-2nd August 2014

July-2014

  • Zeinab Moinuddin, Yogita Patil-Sen, Nicholas Gaunt and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni*. Poster Presented in Macro Group UK Young Researchers’ Meeting, Durham University 24-25 July 2014.
  • Nicholas P. Gaunt, Matthew J. Baker, Gary Bond, Matija Tomsic and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni*. Poster Presented in Macro Group UK Young Researchers’ Meeting, Durham University 24-25 July 2014.
  • Rowan Littlefield joined group as Visiting Student from USA
  • Book edited by Prof Ales Iglic and Dr C V Kulkarni is now published: Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 20.

June-2014

  • Kulkarni M.V., Y. Patil-Sen, A.M. Manthanwar, B.K. Kakati, A. Iglic and C.V. Kulkarni*; Modulating Nanoscale Behaviour of Monoolein by Adding Biologically Relevant Molecules; Poster presented in "Professor CNR Rao 80th Birthday Symposium" organized by RSC in London 23-24th June, 2014.
  • Kulkarni C.V.*, A.M. Manthanwar and B.K. Kakati; Novel Computational and Experimental Approaches for the Optimal Design and Synthesis of Self-Assembling Molecules; Poster presented in "Professor CNR Rao 80th Birthday Symposium" organized by RSC in London 23-24th June, 2014.
  • Dr Yogita Patil-Sen receives Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemistry Biology Interface Division travel grant
  • Zeinab Moinuddin joined group as URIS Researcher
  • ‘Lipid Nanostructures Group’ weekly meetings started from 3rd June; every Tuesday 10:00-12:00

May-2014

  • AAYogita Patil-SenYogita Patil-Sen Dr Yogita Patil-Sen receives SCI/RSC Sir Eric Rideal Travel Award
  • Dr Yogita Patil-Sen receives an accommodation subsidy to take part in the Bicontinuous Cubic Phases Conference in Australia
  • URIS Project has been selected for UK-USA Student Exchange Program
  • Mukta Kulkarni, PhD student from University of Ljubljana visits the group for about 2 month
  • Dr Kulkarni visited some Austrian Universities for scientific activities
  • Dr Kulkarni delivered lectures to Undergraduates (Microscopy: Principles and Advances) and Doctoral Training Centre (Lipid Nanostructures: Significance and Applications) at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia with a partial support from Erasmus Teaching Mobility Scheme

April-2014

  • Nicholas Gaunt attended ‘Making Pharmaceuticals-Conference’ at Birmingham, UK
  • Amelia Smith submitted her final bachelors report

March-2014

  • Book edited by Prof Ales Iglic and Dr C V Kulkarni is now published: Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 19.

February-2014

  • Nicholas Gaunt is visiting Slovenia from 22nd February, 2014 for 2 months overseas research work at the Laboratory of Biophysics, University of Ljubljana (with co-sponsorship from the overseas Lab).
  • Dr Kulkarni moved to the new office: from MB063 to JBF005
  • URIS Application successful, student to join in June, 2014

January 2014

  • Dr. Kulkarni was awarded Hind Ratan (Jewel of India) Award and Certificate of Excellence by NRI Welfare Society of India to for his research recognition on 25th January, 2014 in New Delhi, India.
  • Dr. Kulkarni was awarded Bharat Gaurav (Pride of India) Award and Certificate of Excellence by India International Friendship Society for his contribution to the field on 9th January, 2014 in New Delhi, India.
  • Short interview (about Hind Rattan Award) telecasted on Doordarshan Television (DD News and DD Urdu, India) on 5th and 6th February, 2014.
  • Dr. Kulkarni delivered a few invited talks at Indian Research Institutions during his recent business trip to India:
    • "Lipid Nanostructures: Self-Assembly Working for Nano- and Bio-Technology" on 30th January, 2014 under CFPE Seminar Series at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
    • "Nano- and Bio-technology of Lipids" on 16th January, 2014 at the Hyderabad University (Central), Hyderabad, India.
    • "Bio-Nano-Science of Lipid Nanostructures" on 13th January, 2014 at the Vidyasagar University, Midnapore (Kolkata), India.
    • "Lipid Nanostructures" on 11th January, 2014 at the Department of Chemistry, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India.

December 2013

  • Invited talk in the 3rd Drug Delivery Global Summit & Trade Exhibition, Drug Delivery & Formulation: New
    Advances; 03 Dec - 04 Dec 2013 in London, United Kingdom.
  • DR Yogita Patil-Sen joined as the group as a Visiting Postdoc
  • Dr Kulkarni became (permanent) editor of Book Series named Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Elsevier B.V

November 2013

  • Published Online: Book edited by A. Iglic and C.V. Kulkarni  Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, Volume 18, Elsevier B.V., ISBN: 978-0-12-411515-6

October 2013

  • Nicholas Gaunt started MSc by Research
  • Amelia Smith joined the group as a Bachelor Project Student
  • Invited talk in the "International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials (ICAPM 2013)" held on 11, 12 and 13 October 2013 at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  • Public Lecture on 'Bio-NanoScience' at the Yashwantrao Chavan College of Science, Karad, Dist-Satara, on 24th October, 2013, India.
  • Bharat Gaurav (Pride of India) Award and Certificate of Excellence has been announced to Dr Kulkarni by India
  • International Friendship Society for his contribution to the field to be received on 9th January, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

September 2013

  • Short Consultancy Project on 'Stabilizing Emulsions' successfully completed with a Food Based International Company
  • Nicholas Gaunt joined the group as a Research Intern on a Consultancy Project
  • Invited talk in the "3rd Annual World Congress of Marine Biotechnology-2013 (WCMB-2013)", held on September 23-25, 2013 in Hangzhou, China.
  • Mitesh Hood joined the group as Research Intern
  • Dr Kulkarni became father :-) Its a Son: Anay!

August 2013

  • Hind Ratan (Jewel of India) Award and Certificate of Excellence has been announced to Dr Kulkarni by NRI
    Welfare Society of India to for his research recognition to be received in January, 2014 in New Delhi, India.
  • Recently published work has been accepted for: Inside Front Cover:Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 8728

July 2013

  • Manuscript Accepted for Nanoscale: Lipid Nanoscaffolds in Carbon Nanotube Arrays Paukner, C.P, Koziol,
    K.* and C.V.Kulkarni*
  • Visit by Prof. Sir Harry Kroto to UCLan, Dinner with the Nobel Laureate
  • Younes visits University of Reading for SAXS/WAXS experiments

June 2013

  • Welcome to Younes Turki, a Visiting Student (with Dr. Tapas Sen) from Polytech Paris-UPMC, France. 
  • First get-together of Guild Research Fellows at UCLan

May 2013

  • Manuscript Accepted for Soft Matter: Pressure Effects on a Protein-Lipid Model MembraneKulkarni, C.V.*, O. Ces,
    R. H. Templer and  J. M. Seddon*

April 2013

  • Dr Kulkarni became a member of the Editorial Board of Elsevier Book Series: Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes (from Volume 17).

March 2013

  • Dr. Kulkarni joined as a Guild Research Fellow-Material Science at the Centre for Materials Science, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom and started a new 'Lipid Nanostructures Group.

Group Photo-July 2014

July 2014 

Group Photo-July 2014

July 2014

Group Photo-June 2015

june 2015 group photo

        International Conference 

International Conference 

International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials (ICAPM 2013), October 2013 at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Dr. Kulkarni was awarded  

Dr. Kulkarni was awarded  

Dr. Kulkarni was awarded Bharat Gaurav (Pride of India) Award and Certificate of Excellence by India International Friendship Society for his contribution to the field on 9th January, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

Dr. Kulkarni was awarded  

Dr. Kulkarni was awarded  

Dr. Kulkarni was awarded Hind Ratan (Jewel of India) Award and Certificate of Excellence by NRI Welfare Society of India to for his research recognition on 25th January, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

Members

Researchers/Students

Abraham Quarshie, MChem Research Student
Email: AQuarshire@uclan.ac.uk

James Page, MChem Research Student
Email: JPage1@uclan.ac.uk

Former Team Members

Zeinab Moinuddin
Research Intern/Research Student
URIS-2014, URIS-2015        
Email: ZMoinuddin@uclan.ac.uk

Malavika Arun
Research Student
from Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, Kerala India
Room no. MB038
Email: MArun@uclan.ac.uk

Shravasti Misra
Project Student (Summer)
from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India         
Email: smisra1@uclan.ac.uk

Yash Agarwal
Project Student (Summer)
from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Email: yagarwal@uclan.ac.uk

Sana Sayed
Graduate Researcher
Room no. JBF101
Email: SFSayed@uclan.ac.uk

Dr. Biraj Kumar Kakati
Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow
from Imperial College London
Email: b.kakati@imperial.ac.uk

Amit Manthanwar
Visiting Researcher
from Imperial College London
Email: amit@imperial.ac.uk

Dr. Yogita Patil-Sen
Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: YPatil-sen@uclan.ac.ac.uk

Nicholas Gaunt
MSc (by Research Student)/Research Intern
Email: NPGaunt@uclan.ac.uk

Rowan Littlefield 
Visiting Student from Stetson University, Florida, USA
Email: rmlittle@stetson.edu

Mukta Kulkarni
Visiting from Slovenia
PhD Student-University of Ljubljana
Email: Mukta.Kulkarni@fe.uni-lj.si

Amelia Smith
Bachelor Project Student
Email: AFSmith@uclan.ac.uk

Mitesh Hood
Visiting Researcher/Research Intern
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, UCLan
Email: MHood@uclan.ac.uk

Younes Turki
Visiting Researcher (with Dr. Tapas Sen)
Polytech Paris-UPMC, France
E-mail: turki@polytech.upmc.fr

Laboratory Highlights (Awards, Honours, etc.)

  • Book edited by Dr Kulkarni is highlighted on the recent issue of University's 'BreakThrough' magazine (last page)
  • Group Member receives Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemistry Biology Interface Division Travel Grant
  • Group Member receives SCI/RSC Sir Eric Rideal Travel Award
  • Group Member receives an accommodation subsidy to take part in the Bicontinuous Cubic Phases conference, Australia
  • URIS Project has been selected for UK-USA Student Exchange Program
  • Dr. Kulkarni was awarded Hind Ratan (Jewel of India) Award and Certificate of Excellence by NRI Welfare
    Society of India to for his research recognition on 25th January, 2014 in New Delhi, India.
  • Dr. Kulkarni was awarded Bharat Gaurav (Pride of India) Award and Certificate of Excellence by India
    International Friendship Society for his contribution to the field on 9th January, 2014 in New Delhi, India.
  • Dr. Kulkarni became a Member of the Editorial Board of Elsevier Book Series: Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes.
  • Recent work has been accepted for: Inside Front Cover:Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 8728
  • Two Papers in Top Ten Most Read Articles, published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.: RSC Blog
  • Group Member receives Royal Society of Chemistry - Conference Bursary to attend Faraday Discussions (FD173) Meeting in London

Instruments and Facilities

Invited/Oral and Poster Presentations (Conferences/Research Institutes) (P) indicates Poster Presentation

2015
  • Zeinab Moinuddin and Chandrashekhar V. kulkarni* in the Research Interns Poster Exhibition and Award Event, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 7th October, 2015 United Kingdom (P)
  • Invited talk "Novel Hybrid Carriers for Pharmaceutical Applications: Lipid Nanostructures and Beyond" (13th May 2015) at the Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science, School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford, United Kingdom.
  • Kulkarni,C.V*, Yogita Patil-Sen, Mukta Kulkarni and Ales Iglic. In 59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Baltimore, 7-11th Feb, 2015 United States of America (P)
2014
  • Zeinab Moinuddin and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* in the 4th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on Nanotechnology, 15th December, 2014, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (P)
  • Presentation on "Nano and Biotechnological Applications of Lipid Nanostructures" at the Centre for Materials Science (Seminar Series), University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 5th November, 2014 United Kingdom.
  • Zeinab Moinuddin, Yogita Patil-Sen, Rowan Littlefield and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* in the Research Interns Poster Exhibition and Award Event, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 8 October, 2014 United Kingdom (P)
  • Nicholas P. Gaunt, Matthew J. Baker, Gary Bond, Yogita Patil-Sen and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* in 'New Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials' Faraday Discussion 173, London, 1-3 September, 2014, United Kingdom. (P) (Listed online here)
  • Yogita Patil-Sen, Younes Turki, Amelia Smith, Adam Squires, Tapas Sen and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* in Bicontinuous Cubic Phases conference, 30th July-2nd August 2014, Noosa, Australia (P)
  • Zeinab Moinuddin, Yogita Patil-Sen, Nicholas Gaunt and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* in Macro Group UK Young Researchers’ Meeting, Durham University 24-25 July 2014, United Kingdom. (P)
  • Nicholas P. Gaunt, Matthew J. Baker, Gary Bond, Matija Tomsic and Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni* in Macro Group UK Young Researchers’ Meeting, Durham University 24-25 July 2014, United Kingdom. (P)
  • Kulkarni M.V., Y. Patil-Sen, A.M. Manthanwar, B.K. Kakati, A. Iglic and C.V. Kulkarni*; in "Professor CNR Rao 80th Birthday Symposium" organized by RSC in London 23-24th June, 2014, United Kingdom. (P)
  • Kulkarni C.V.*, A.M. Manthanwar and B.K. Kakati; in "Professor CNR Rao 80th Birthday Symposium" organized by RSC in London 23-24th June, 2014, United Kingdom. (P)
  • Invited talk "Lipid Nanostructures: Self-Assembly Working for Nano- and Bio-Technology" on 30th January, 2014 under CFPE Seminar Series at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
  • Invited talk "Nano- and Bio-technology of Lipids" on 16th January, 2014 at the Hyderabad University (Central), Hyderabad, India.
  • Invited talk "Bio-Nano-Science of Lipid Nanostructures" on 13th January, 2014 at the Vidyasagar University, Midnapore (Kolkata), India.
  • Invited talk "Lipid Nanostructures" on 11th January, 2014 at the Department of Chemistry, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India.
2013
  • Invited talk in the 3rd Drug Delivery Global Summit & Trade Exhibition, Drug Delivery & Formulation: New Advances; 03-04 Dec 2013 in London, United Kingdom.
  • Public lecture on 'Bio-NanoScience' on 24th October, 2013 at the Yashwantrao Chavan College of Science, Karad, Dist-Satara, India.
  • Invited talk in the "International Conference on Advanced Polymeric Materials (ICAPM 2013)" held on 11, 12 and 13 October 2013 at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  • Invited talk in the "3rd Annual World Congress of Marine Biotechnology-2013 (WCMB-2013)", held on September 23-25, 2013 in Hangzhou, China.
2012
  • Membrane Biophysics: Role of Lipid Ordering. Membrane Biophysics Group, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.
  • Lipid Nanobilayers to Host Biological Nanopores for Bio-sensing Applications. Biological and Soft Systems (Informal Seminar Series), Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Carbon nanotube scaffolds for protein assembly. Catharina Paukner, C. V. Kulkarni and Krzysztof Koziol (2012), 13th International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes, 24–29 June 2012, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia.
2011
  • Lyotropic phases: Structural Hierarchy and Membrane Protein Interactions. National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
  • Catharina Paukner, Krzysztof Koziol and C. V. Kulkarni*. Self Assembled Lipid Nanostructures in Aligned Carbon Nanotubes. 8th European Biophysics Congress, 23-27 August 2011, Budapest, Hungary. (P)
2010
  • Crystallization of Membrane Proteins Using Lipid Cubic Phases. Institute of Molecular Biosciences, University of Graz, Austria.
  • Phase Behavior and Some Biophysical Applications of Lyotropic Nanostructures. Slovenian Biochemical Society, Laboratory of Biophysics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Self-assembled and Hierarchical Lipid Structures for Biophysical Applications. Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA), Grenoble, France.(Postdoc Interview)
  • Lyotropic Phases: Self-assembly, Superstructures and Membrane Protein Interactions. AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Postdoc Interview)
  • Nano-Structured Lyotropic Phases Fabricate Hierarchically Ordered Emulsions. Kulkarni, C.V. and O. Glatter, The Winter Discussion Workshop 2010, “Beyond Self – Assembly”, Bad Gastein, Austria.
  • Monoolein-a Magic Lipid? Kulkarni, C.V., W. Wachter, G. R. Iglesias, S. Engelskirchen and S. Ahualli. Progress in Scattering Methods:From Instrumentation to Application 2-4 Sept, 2010 Weiz, Austria.
  • Kulkarni, C.V., G. R. Iglesias, et al. Effect of Osmotic Gradient on the Morphology of Membrane Protein Crystals Grown in Cubo. International Soft Matter Conference 2010, Granada, Spain.(P)
  • Kulkarni, C.V., G. R. Iglesias, et al. Nanostructured Water-in-Oil Emulsions with High Water Content Formed without Stabilizer. International Soft Matter Conference 2010, Granada, Spain.(P)
  • Kulkarni, C.V., and Otto Glatter. Creating Soft Superstructures from Nano-structured Lyotropic Phases. 24th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society , 05-10 Sept. 2010, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Kulkarni, C.V., and Otto Glatter. Working with Lipid Self Assemblies. 10th European Summer School on 'Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter', Bombannes, France.
  • M. Tomsic, C.V. Kulkarni and O. Glatter. From Lipid-Loaded Hydrogels to Functionalized Dry Films. 24th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society , 05-10 Sept. 2010, Prague, Czech Republic. (P)
  • Kulkarni C.V.*, Oscar Ces, So Iwata  and Richard H. Templer  13th International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules’ (ICCBM13) from 12-16th of September 2010, held at the Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland. (P)
2009
  • Tomsic M., C. V. Kulkarni, et al. (2009), Isasomes in Thermo-Reversible Polysaccharide Hydrogels. 23rd Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society , 06-11 Sept. 2009, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Kulkarni, C.V., O. Ces, et al. (2009). Capturing the Initial Events of In-Cubo Crystallization of Membrane Proteins. 7th European Biophysics Congress, 11-15th July, 2009, Genoa, Italy. (P)
  • Kulkarni, C.V., O. Ces, et al. (2009). Mesosphere Behavior of a trans Conformational Lipid Molecule. 23rd Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society , 06-11 Sept. 2009, Antalya, Turkey. (P)
2008
  • Kulkarni C.V., Oscar Ces, So Iwata  and Richard H. Templer, In Cubo Crystallization of Membrane Proteins. Postgraduate Conference, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
  • Kulkarni,C.V. Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. (Postdoc Interview)
2007
  • Kulkarni C.V., Oscar Ces, So Iwata  and Richard H. Templer, Biological Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium, 29th November, 2007, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. (P)
  • Kulkarni, C.V., R. H. Templer, et al. (2007). Using Lipid Mesophases for the Crystallization of Membrane Proteins. Centre for Structural Biology Research Open Day, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. (P)
  • Singh S., C. V. Kulkarni, et al. (2007). Membrane Protein Crystallization: Rocky Road to Tread. Young Biophysicists Satellite Meeting at Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. (P)
  • Kulkarni, C.V., O. Ces, et al. (2007). Monoelaidin-Water Phase Behaviour with Temperature. 6th European Biophysics Congress, 14-18th July, 2007, London, United Kingdom. (P)
  • Kulkarni, C.V., O. Ces, et al. (2007). Monoelaidin-Water Phase Behaviour with Temperature. Imperial Early Career Researchers Imaging Events, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. (P)
2006
  • Kulkarni, C.V., O. Ces, et al. (2006). The Role of Hydrophobic Mismatch in the in Cubo Crystallization of Membrane Proteins. 3rd International Conference on Structure, Dynamics and Function of Proteins in Biological Membranes, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland. (P)
  • Kulkarni, C.V., O. Ces, et al. (2006). Understanding the Role of Cubic Phases in Membrane Protein Crystallization. CBC/MOAC Life Sciences Conference, at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. (P)
2005
  • Kulkarni, C.V., O. Ces, et al. (2005). Understanding the Role of Cubic Phases in Membrane Protein Crystallization. DTC student’s event, 5-6th Sept. 2005, Birmingham, United kingdom. (P)
2004
  • Kulkarni, C.V., V. Agrawal, et al. (2004). Low Temperature Flowable Organoclays. Symposium on 'Complex Fluids and Polymer Engineering', Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India. (P)
  • Kulkarni, C.V., N. Belsare, et al. (2004). Studies on the Microstructure and Rheology of Shrikhand. Symposium of Society of Polymer Science, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. (P)
  • Kulkarni, C.V. and A. K. Lele (2004). Studies on Shrikhand Rheology. Symposium on 'Complex Fluids and Polymer Engineering', Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India.
  • Kulkarni, C.V. and A. K. Lele. Rheology of Shrikhand. XIVth Int. Congr. on Rheology, 22-27 August, 2004, Seoul South Korea. 
  • Kulkarni, C.V. Presentation for Marie-Curie PhD Studentship, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. (PhD Interview)