Vivek Chandrakant Wakchaure is from the Pune, Maharashtra, India. He completed his M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) in 2013 from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India. He works as a project assistant in Dr. C. V. Ramana’s group at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, from 2013 to 2015.
In 2015, he started his doctoral study under Dr. Sukumaran Santhosh Babu’s supervision at National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) Pune, India. His thesis mainly focuses on the strategies to develop processable 2D-polymers using organic solvent-free functional liquids. The thesis describes the synthesis of small organic molecules and two-dimensional polymers for various applications such as sensing, tunable emission, and electrochemical charge storage.
He joined the group of Prof. D. Bonifazi at the Universität Wien (Vienna, Austria) in January 2021 as a scientific project employee and will be working on the developed of new chalcogenide-based structures.