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Dr. Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni

Senior Researcher (Guild Research Fellow)

School of Physical Sciences and Computing

J.B.Firth Building, JBF005

+44 (0) 1772 89 4339

CVKulkarni@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Chemistry (Biosciences, Material Science, Pharmacy and Pharmacology)

Chandrashekhar is leading a ‘Lipid Nanostructures Group’ at the UCLan. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Biology from University of London with a Marie Curie Fellowship (2005-2008) hosted by Imperial College London (UK). Subsequently he worked as a postdoc at University of Graz (Austria), University of Bayreuth (Germany) and University of Cambridge (UK). His main research interests include self-assembly, lipid nanostructures, hybrid nanomaterials and biomaterials, focusing their morphology and applications.

Research

Lipid Nanostructures Laboratory 

Qualifications

  • PhD: Chemical Biology, University of London, United Kingdom
  • MSc: Industrial Chemistry, Shivaji University Kolhapur, India
  • BSc: Chemistry, Shivaji University Kolhapur, India

Course and Postgraduate study

Academic Year 2015-16

Teaching
Applied Skills for Chemists (Module FZ1120): Medicinal Chemistry
Chemistry Practical-Labs (Module FZ1120): Basic Chemistry Practicals
New Frontiers in Chemistry (Module FZ1028): Nano/Medicinal Chemistry

Academic and Research Projects
Mini-projects, bachelors’ projects, MChem and Masters Projects, marking/viva examinations for Chemistry and related disciplines (module codes FZ3026, FZ3027, FZ3121, FZ3200, FZ4001, FZ4003) University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Academic Year 2014-15
Mini-projects, bachelors’ projects, and Masters Projects, marking/viva examinations for Chemistry and related disciplines (module codes FZ3027, FZ3200, FZ4001, FZ4003) University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Academic Year 2013-14
Supervision, marking and viva for bachelors’ project (Module code FZ3200), University of Central Lancashire, UK

Past Teaching and supervision

2013
Visiting lecturer for doctoral training centre, Subject: ‘Lipid biophysics, at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Visiting Lecturer, Undergraduate teaching, Subject: Microscopy, at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2012
Visiting lecturer for doctoral training centre, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Subject: ‘Lipid biophysics’.

2011
Teaching ‘Basic Practicals in Physics’ for undergraduate students at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.
Teaching ‘Advanced Physics Practicals–FRET’, for Masters students at the University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Publications

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

N.P. Gaunt, Y. Patil-Sen, M.J. Baker, C.V. Kulkarni* (2015) Carbon Nanotubes for Stabilization of Nanostructured Lipid Particles Nanoscale, 7, 1090-1095.

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

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

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