Founder Member: 

Dr. Kunal Wananje (PhD, M.Sc. Physics, CSIR-NET)

Citations – 40
h-index – 3
i10-index – 2

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Main Research Areas: 

Dielectric Physics, Telescope making. 


In 2009, Kunal Wananje received an M.Sc. in Physics from the School of Physical Sciences at Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University in Nanded. He then qualified for CSIR-NET in 2018 and subsequently became an assistant professor in Physics at Ramkrishna Paramhansa Mahavidyalaya in Osmanabad. In August 2020, he completed his doctoral studies and obtained a PhD in Physics from the same university.

Research description:

His research interests are in dielectric physics, Astronomical Instrumentation. Currently, involved in the following research topics:

  1. Dielectric Physics:

Developing new techniques for measuring dielectric properties, such as broadband dielectric spectroscopy and time domain reflectometry, is an important area of research in dielectric physics. These techniques allow researchers to accurately measure the dielectric properties of materials over a wide range of frequencies and under various conditions, providing valuable insights into the behaviour of materials and aiding in the development of new materials with specific dielectric properties. These techniques have a wide range of applications in areas such as electronic devices, energy storage, and biomedical devices.

The investigation of the dielectric properties of polymers and composite materials is an important area of research in dielectric physics. By studying the behaviour of these materials under different conditions such as temperature, humidity, and frequency, researchers can gain a deeper understanding of their dielectric behaviour and develop new materials with tailored dielectric properties. Polymers and composites are widely used in various applications such as insulation, capacitors, and electronic devices, and their dielectric behaviour can have a significant impact on their performance. Therefore, understanding and controlling their dielectric properties is crucial. This research area has the potential to lead to the development of new materials with improved dielectric properties and performance, which can benefit various industries.

  1. Telescope making:

Telescope making is a challenging yet rewarding activity that requires patience, precision, and creativity. It can be a fun and educational hobby for individuals of all ages, allowing them to explore the wonders of the night sky and learn about astronomy in a hands-on way. Telescope making kits are available for those who want to get started, or one can build a telescope from scratch using a variety of materials and tools. The process typically involves designing the telescope, selecting the appropriate lenses and mirrors, and then shaping and polishing them to achieve the desired specifications. While it may take some time and effort to complete a telescope, the end result is a unique and personalized instrument that can provide countless hours of enjoyment and discovery.

Teaching Statement:

As a teacher, my goal is to foster a collaborative and inclusive learning environment that inspires curiosity, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. I believe in creating a student-centered classroom where students are actively engaged in the learning process and are encouraged to explore, experiment, and ask questions. I recognize that each student is unique, with their own strengths, challenges, and learning styles, and I strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected. In my teaching, I emphasize the importance of problem-solving, creativity, and innovation, and I use a variety of teaching methods and technologies to engage students and make learning relevant and meaningful. I encourage students to think critically, to apply concepts to real-world situations, and to work collaboratively to find solutions to complex problems. As an educator, I believe that it is essential to stay current with the latest advancements in technology and research, and I am committed to ongoing professional development to enhance my teaching practice. I aim to contribute to the academic community through innovative research and collaboration with colleagues and students.

In summary, my teaching philosophy revolves around creating a student-centered and inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. I am passionate about teaching and committed to making a positive impact on the lives of my students and the academic community as a whole.


— UGC-WRO Pune sanctioned a Minor Research Project (MRP) (2.5 Lakh) entitled ‘Study Of Molecular Interactions in Biopolymers and Nanofluids Through Acoustic and Other Spectroscopic Techniques.’

— UGC NET Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

Selected Publications:

  1. Dielectric behavior of indole in the GHz region using TDR (K B Kabara, K H Wananje, A C Kumbharkhane, A V Sarode, 2020, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 299, 112137)    Published
  2. Investigation of Molecular Interactions of Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone (PVP-40) with Water and DMSO using Acoustic Spectroscopic Technique (K H Wananje, Komal B. Kabara, Rahul P. Sonsale, Mahesh S. Kanshette, Arvind V. Sarode, 2019, J. Biol. Chem. Chron. 5 (Special Issue: ETCMS-2019), 104-107)  Published
  3. Thermo acoustic and optical properties of aqueous polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP-40) using spectroscopic techniques (K H Wananje, K B Kabara, R P Sonsale, M S Kanshette, A V Sarode, 2018, NISCAIR-CSIR, India)  Published
  4. Relaxation dynamics in crab hemolymph protein: A biophysical approach through dielectric spectroscopy (K Kabara, K Wananje, R Sonsale, S Padghane, A Sarode, 2018, NISCAIR-CSIR, India)  Published
  5. Relaxation dynamics and thermophysical properties of vegetable oils using time-domain reflectometry (A A Sonkamble, R P Sonsale, M S Kanshette, K B Kabara, K H Wananje et al., 2017, European Biophysics Journal, 46, 283-291)  Published
  6. Relaxation Dynamics in Fatty Acids: An approach Using Dielectric Spectroscopy (A C Kumbharkhane, Arvind V. Sarode, Anil A. Sonkamble, Rahul P. Sonsale, Mahesh S Kanshette, K H Wananje et al. 2015, Bionano Frontier, 8, 384-387)  Published
  7. Dynamics of Polymer Matrix in non-polar solvent Using TDR Technique (A C Kumbharkhane, Arvind V. Sarode, Komal B. Kabra, Anil A. Sonkamble, Kunal H. Wananje, 2015, Bionano Frontier 8, 378-380)  Published
  8. Temperature Dependent Liquefied Petroleum Gas And Ammonia Sensors Of Novel Kohl (PBS) Nanoparticles (K N Hui, Shivaji D Waghmare, Shoaib M Shaikh, V S Jadhav, Kunal H Wananje et al. 2015, Science Park Research Journal, 1, 164-174)  Published
  9. The Charging And Discharging Using Redox Storage Cell (K H Wananje, S S Dhumure, V J Deshmukh, A G Fanepure, 2015, Science Park Research Journal, 1, 60-63)  Published
  10. Acoustical Behaviour Of Glycol Based Nanofluid Using Ultrasonic Technique (A V Sarode, Kunal H Wananje, Ashok C Kumbharkhane, 2015, Science Park Research Journal, 1, 70-75)  Published
  11. Relaxation dynamics in aqueous polypropylene glycol using acoustic spectroscopy (K H Wananje, K B Kabra et al. 2015, Bionano Frontier 8 (3), 381-383)  Published






Last Updated on March 22, 2023 by Sonkamble Satish