Bakul Dave | Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Bakul Dave

Associate Professor

Bakul Dave

Phone: TBD

Fax: 618-453-6408



Research Interests

The main focus of research in our group is synthesis, processing,characterization, applications, and technology of "smart"or "intelligent" materials and devices. A multidisciplinary approach based on integration of ideas from several disciplines of pure and applied sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry,spectroscopy, and materials science and engineering is pursued to accomplish these goals. This research encompasses both fundamental as well as applied aspects. These materials are prepared using organic as well as inorganic synthesis methods and characterized using physical methods such as optical absorption spectroscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, X-ray methods, electrochemical methods, and microscopy. The applications of these materials are then evaluated via integration into a suitable device framework. The novel materials systems currently under investigation include organic-inorganic hybrid materials, biological materials,and silica sol-gels. These materials will provide new examples of molecularly-designed materials to be used in electronics, photonics, (bio)catalysis, drug delivery systems, analytical separation, and molecular recognition.


B.Sc. Bombay University

M.Sc. Indian Institute of Technology,Bombay

Ph.D. University of Houston

Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, L.A

Selected Publications

  1. Externally Tunable Dynamic Confinement Effect in Organosilica Sol-Gels M. C. Burt and B. C. Dave J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 11750-11751.
  2. "Use of Environmentally-Responsive Smart Glasses in Controlled Release: Diffusion of Molecules under Applied Stimuli" M. S. Rao, B. C. Dave J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol 2006, 40, 241-251.
  3. "Controlled Dissolution of Organosilica Sol-Gels as a Means for Water-Regulated Release/Delivery of Actives in Fabric Care Applications" K. Deshpande, B. C. Dave, and M. S. Gebert Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 4055-4064.
  4. Osmoresponsive Glasses: Osmotically Triggered Volume Changes of Organosilica Sol-Gels as a Means for Controlled Release of Biomolecules B. C. Dave, K. Deshpande, and M. S. Gebert, and J. C. McAuliffe Adv. Mater. 2006, 18, 2009-2013.
  5. "Efficient Sequestration and Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium with Organosilica Sol–Gels" K. Deshpande, S. Chueng, M. S. Rao, and B. C. Dave J. Mater. Chem. 2005, 15, 2997-3004.
  6. “An Optical Temperature Sensing System Based on Encapsulation of a Dye Molecule in Organosilica Sol-Gels” M. C. Burt and B. C. Dave Sensors and Actuators B. 2005, 107, 552-556.
  7. "Sol-Gel Encapsulation of Molecules to Generate Functional Optical  Materials: A Molecular Programming Approach" B.  C. Dave and J. E. Ottosson, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol.  2004, 31, 303-307.
  8. “Sol-Gel-Derived Corrosion-Protection Coatings” B. C. Dave, X. Hu, Y. Devaraj, and S. Dhali, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol.  2004, 32, 143-47.
  9. "Use of a Chemical Reaction for Mechano-Optical Signal Transduction" J. E. Ottosson and B. C. Dave, Sensors and Actuators B. 2004, 97, 198-201.
  10. "Thermally-Regulated Molecular Selectivity of Organosilica Sol-Gels" M. S. Rao, and B. C. Dave J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 11826-11827.