Vivek Maheshwari's research focus is on synthesis and assembly of nano-materials. The aim is to develop materials with properties that present applications in development of new electronic devices, sensors and integration of cells with an electronic interface. This presents a threefold challenge: synthesis and assembly of nano material, interfacing of the material to build devices and cellular electronics and finally testing and analysis of the devices for further research and applications.
- Cell-inorganic composites
- Multi-functional materials and devices
- Nanoscale electrodes
- Wearable sensors
- Composite membranes
- Quantum Materials
- Smart Materials
- Biomaterials, Polymers and Bioplastics
- Energy Materials
- Smart and Functional Materials
- Next Generation Energy Systems
- Renewable Energy
- 2007 Ph.D., Chemistry, Virginia Tech, USA
- 2002 M.Sc., Chemistry, Wayne State University, USA
- 1998 B.Sc., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, India
- 2015 Early Researcher Award, Province of Ontario
- 2006 Nominee for the World Technology Network Award
- 2010-2011 and 2014-present, Science Faculty Council, representative for Department of Chemistry
- 2013-present, Department of Chemistry Executive Committee
- 2010-15 Class Professor for the Nanotechnology Engineering class of 2015
Affiliations and Volunteer Work
- Member, Institute of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
- Member, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
- MNS 102 - Techniques for Materials and Nanosciences
- Taught in 2019, 2021, 2022
- NE 226 - Characterization of Materials
- Taught in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023
- NE 466 - Tactile Sensors and Transducers
- Taught in 2021, 2022, 2023
- NE 469 - Special Topics in Micro and Nano-instrumentation
- Taught in 2018, 2019, 2020
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.
- Saraf, Rohit, and Vivek Maheshwari. "PbI2 Initiated Cross-Linking and Integration of a Polymer Matrix with Perovskite Films: 1000 h Operational Devices under Ambient Humidity and Atmosphere and with Direct Solar Illumination." ACS Applied Energy Materials 2, no. 3 (2019): 2214-2222.
- Saraf, Rohit, Ting Tsui, and Vivek Maheshwari. "Modulation of mechanical properties and stable light energy harvesting by poling in polymer integrated perovskite films: a wide range, linear and highly sensitive tactile sensor." Journal of Materials Chemistry A 7, no. 23 (2019): 14192-14198.
- Zhao, Yilin, Yawen Wang, Avi Mathur, Yaoqiang Wang, Vivek Maheshwari, Haijia Su, and Juewen Liu. "Fluoride-capped nanoceria as a highly efficient oxidase-mimicking nanozyme: inhibiting product adsorption and increasing oxygen vacancies." Nanoscale 11, no. 38 (2019): 17841-17850.
- Guruprasad, Venkatesh S., and Vivek Maheshwari. "Magnetic nano-nets for capture of microbes in solution based on physical contact." Journal of colloid and interface science 535 (2019): 33-40.
- R. Saraf, V. Maheshwari; “Self-Powered Photodetector Based on Electric-Field-Induced Effects in MAPbI3 Perovskite with Improved Stability”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 25, 21066-21072, 2018.
- “Fabrication of ultra-long necklace of nanoparticles”, R.F. Saraf, S. Niu, V. Berry, V. Maheshwari; Patent No. 7749561 Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln.
- “Artificial Sensors and Methods of Manufacture There of”, M. Baig, H. Gao, K.C. Tam, V. Maheshwari, X. Wu; Provisional US Patent filed