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Dr. Om Prakash Khatri  

Sr. Scientist & Head of Area
Nano-Tribology and Tribo-Chemistry 
Tribology Division
CSIR - Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun-248005
Email: opkhatri@iip.res.in
Phone: +91 135 2525 767, 788 
+91 135 2660202

Research Expertise 

• Ionic Liquids: Synthesis and Lubrication Aspects
• Graphene and inorganic layered structural materials
• Nanotribology and Tribochemistry
• Eco-freindly Lubricants and Additives
• Surface chemistry and Self-assembled monolayer
• Nanoscopic surface architecture



• Awarded project under ISJRP (Indo-Swiss Joint Research Program), 2011
• Awarded DST Young Scientists Fast Track Young Scientist, 2010
• JSPS Fellowship Award by JSPS, Japan, 2006
• GM Visiting Research Fellowship Award by General Motors, R & D Center, Detroit, USA, 2005


Research Publications 

Ultrasound assisted shape regulation of CuO nanorods in ionic liquids and their use as energy efficient lubricant additives. Rashi Gusain and O.P. Khatri, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, Advanced article.

Dispersion of Alkylated Graphene in Organic Solvents and Its Potential for Lubrication Application. S. Choudhary, H.P. Mungse, and O.P. Khatri, J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 21032-39.

UV induced covalent assembly of gold nanoparticles in linear patterns on oxide free silicon surface. O.P. Khatri, T. Ichii, K. Murase, and H. Sugimura, J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 16546-19551.

Graphene oxide: an efficient and reusable carbocatalyst for aza-Michael addition of amines to activated alkenes. S. Verma, H. P. Mungse, N. Kumar, S. Choudhary, S. L. Jain, B. Sain and O. P. Khatri, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12673-12675.

Friction of octadecyltrichlorosilane monolayer self assembled on silicon wafer in 0% relative humidity. O. P. Khatri and S. K. Biswas, J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111, 2696-2701.

Frictional response of a organosilane monolayer to sliding in a humid environment O.P. Khatri, S. Math, C. D. Bain and S. K. Biswas, J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111, 16339-44.

Effects of chain length and heat treatment on the nanotribology of alkylsilane monolayers self-assembled on a rough aluminum surface. O.P. Khatri, C. D. Bain, and S. K. Biswas, J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 23405-14.

Self-assembly of ionic liquid (BMI-PF6)-stabilized gold nanoparticles on a silicon surface: Chemical and structural aspects. O. P. Khatri, K. Adachi, K. Murase, K. Okazaki, T. Torimoto, N. Tanaka, S. Kuwabata, and H. Sugimura, Langmuir 2008, 24, 7785-92.

Self-assembly guided one-dimensional arrangement of gold nanoparticles: A facile approach. O.P. Khatri, J. Han, T. Ichii, K. Murase, and H. Sugimura, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 16182-5.

Frictional responses of Octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS) and 1H, 1H, 2H, 2H-Perfluorooctyltrichlorosilane (FOTS) monolayers self-assembled on aluminium over six orders of contact length scale. O.P. Khatri, D. Devaprakasam, and S. K. Biswas, Tribo. Lett. 2005, 20, 235-46.


Number of Ph.D. students: Two

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