Professor Siddharth V Patwardhan

BE, MS, PhD, CChem, FRSC

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and Materials

Head of the Green Nanomaterials Research Group

EPSRC Fellow

Professor Siddharth Patwardhan
s.patwardhan@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7593

Full contact details

Professor Siddharth V Patwardhan
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Room F51
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

I am educated in chemical engineering (B.E., Pune, 2000) and materials science (MS and PhD, Cincinnati, 2003) followed by post-doctoral experience in inorganic chemistry (Delaware and Nottingham, 2003-2008). After taking up a short-term lectureship in Chemistry (Nottingham Trent University), I became a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering (Strathclyde, 2010-15). I then moved to Sheffield to take up a position of Senior Lecturer (2016-17), and then became a Professor of Sustainable Chemical and Materials Engineering (2018). At Sheffield, I am a member of the department’s leadership team.

I am currently EPSRC Fellow in Manufacturing and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. I lead the Green Nanomaterials Research Group with a vision to develop sustainable routes to functional nanomaterials. The group focusses on the discovery of bioinspired nanomaterials, assessing their scalability and developing manufacturing technologies for energy, environmental, biomedical and engineering applications. This research has produced a book, 70+ publications (h index of 34, over 3800 total citations), 50+ presentations at conferences and a number of inventions.

I am a committee member of the RSC's Process Chemistry & Technology Special Interest Group and in the past has played a key role in a number of national and international networks as well as conference organisation, e.g. EPSRC’s Early Career Forum for Manufacturing ResearchRSC’s Materials Chemistry Division, EPSRC’s Directed Assembly Grand Challenge Network and ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering conference.

Along with various funding awards, I am proud to receive the Dedicated Outstanding Mentor award four-times in recognition of mentoring skills that helped mentees “make a significant transition in knowledge, work, or thinking”. I have also received the Teaching Excellence Award twice and SuperVisionary awards for the recognition for all-round supervision.

Research interests

Green Nanomaterials Research Group

Research in the group undertakes the synthesis of bespoke nanomaterials using biologically inspired green routes.

In our new book, the aim is to address the highly sought aspect of how to translate the understanding of biominerals into new green manufacturing methods. We cover aspects from the discovery of new green synthesis methods all the way to considering their commercial manufacturing routes.


The group aims to demonstrate potential of green methods for nanomaterials synthesis by realisation of their real-life applications.  Current projects are focussed on developing application of green nanomaterials in four distinct sectors:   

A significant research focus is on developing the science underpinning scale-up of green nanomaterials, thus enabling their large-scale manufacturing.

Focus is on increasing technology readiness level (TRL) for new developments and delivering technologies that are ready for commercialisation.

New technologies invented

Publications

Books

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Zandi M, Patwardhan S, Kotta L & Litster J (2018) A New Curriculum to Train Chemical Engineers to Solve 21st Century Grand Challenges. 5 TH Annual Symposium of the United Kingdom & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network: View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan S (2015) Bioinspired green nanomaterials (GN) design and manufacture for post-combustion carbon capture and sequestration. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 249 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heinz H, Lin T-J, Emami FS, Perry CC, Mirau PA, Naik R & Patwardhan SV (2013) Understanding nanoscale pH-responsive interfaces of hydroxyapatite and silica for selective interactions with peptides and drug molecules. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 246 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV & Goh S-L (2012) Green catalysts for water decontamination. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 243 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Fletcher AV & Patwardhan SV (2012) Understanding carbon capture in new green adsorbents. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 243 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV & Fletcher AJ (2012) Green(2): New green adsorbents for carbon capture. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 243 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV (2012) Green chemistry for nanomaterials with applications in biocatalysis, environmental remediation, and drug delivery. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 243 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV, Fletcher AJ & Gibson LT (2012) Green materials for environmental remediation. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 243 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV (2012) Silicon biocatalysis: Applications of biological and bioinspired silica. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 243 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Emami FS, Berry RJ, Naik RR, Perry CC, Patwardhan SV & Heinz H (2012) Atomistic simulation of aqueous silica interfaces. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 243 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV, Belton D, Tilburey G & Perry CC (2010) The Role of Non-Bonded Interactions in Silica Formation in Vitro (pp 229-240) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Perry CC, Patwardhan SV & Deschaume O (2009) From biominerals to biomaterials: the role of biomolecule–mineral interactions. Biochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 37(4) (pp 687-691) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Deschaume O, Patwardhan S, Liang M-K, Garton M & Perry CC (2009) COLL 397-Toward an understanding of molecular scale biomolecule-materials interactions. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 238 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan S & Perry CC (2009) POLY 444-Combining bioinspired synthesis and continuous flow processing to generate nanostructured materials with applications in biochemistry, catalysis, and photonic devices. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 238 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan S, Belton D, Gimano-Fabra M & Perry CC (2009) From a mechanistic understanding of biotransformations to the continuous processing of functional hybrid materials. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 238 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Whitlock PW, Patwardhan SV, Stone MO & Clarson SJ (2008) Synthetic Peptides Derived from the DiatomCylindrotheca fusiformis: Kinetics of Silica Formation and Morphological Characterization (pp 412-433) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV, Shiba K, Schröder HC, Müller WEG, Clarson SJ & Perry CC (2007) The Interaction of 'Silicon' with Proteins: Part 2. The Rold of Bioinspired Peptide and Recombinant Proteins in Silica Polymerization (pp 328-347) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jadhav AV, Patwardhan SV, Ahn HW, Selby CE, Stuart JO, Zhang XK, Kuo CM, Sheerin EA, Vaia RA, Smith SD & Clarson SJ (2007) Application of Poly(styrene-b-methylphenylsiloxane) Diblock Copolymers for the Steric Stabilization of Organic Polymerizations in Carbon Dioxide (pp 116-133) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV, Belton D & Perry CC (2005) Role(s) of synthetic and biological macromolecules in (bio)silicification.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 229 (pp U920-U920) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Clarson SJ & Patwardhan SV (2005) (Bio)macromolecule mediated synthesis of silica and germania.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 229 (pp U920-U920) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV, Shiba K, Raab C, Huesing N & Clarson SJ (2005) Protein-mediated bioinspired mineralization. POLYMER BIOCATALYSIS AND BIOMATERIALS, Vol. 900 (pp 150-163) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Taori VP, Hassan MK, Patwardhan SV, Mark JE & Clarson SJ (2004) Reinforcement of poly(dimethylsiloxane) elastomers using bioinspired silica.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 227 (pp U443-U443) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV, Shiba K & Clarson SJ (2004) Synthetic routes to bioinspired silica utilizing macromolecules and biomacromolecules.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 227 (pp U446-U446) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV & Clarson SJ (2003) (Bio)macromolecule directed synthesis of nano- and microparticles.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 226 (pp U405-U405) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV & Clarson SJ (2003) Macromolecule mediated rapid synthesis of amorphous germania particles.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 226 (pp U762-U762) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV & Clarson SJ (2003) Synthesis of amorphous germanium dioxide particles mediated by a macromolecule.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 226 (pp U361-U361) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV & Clarson SJ (2003) Silicification and biosilicification: Role of macromolecules. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 225 (pp U22-U22) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV & Clarson SJ (2003) Biomimetic synthesis of silica structures.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 225 (pp U663-U663) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Patwardhan SV, Durstock MF & Clarson SJ (2003) Silicification and biosilicification - Part 2. Silicification at pH 7 in the presence of a cationically charged polymer in solution and immobilized on substrates. SYNTHESIS AND PROPERTIES OF SILICONES AND SILICONE-MODIFIED MATERIALS, Vol. 838 (pp 366-374) RIS download Bibtex download

Other

Research group

See full details of supervisions here.

PhD Supervision

  • Balashanmugam, Abitha       
  • Entwistle, Jake           
  • Keegan, Amber
  • Mulay, Manasi           
  • Norfolk, Laura
  • Routoula, Eleni
  • Yan, Maximilian

PDRA and other Supervision

  • Dr. Yahaya Baba
  • Dr. Justin Driver
  • Dr. Charles Oseghale
  • Dr. Robert Pilling
  • Alex Riley
  • Julie Swales
Grants

Current grants:

  • Design and green manufacturing of functional nanomaterials, EPSRC Fellowship (EP/R025983/1), PI.
  • Bioinspired green manufacturing of next generation energy storage materials, EPSRC (EP/R027471/1), PI.
  • Manufacturing Functional Nanomaterials from Waste, funded by Industry and Scottish Enterprise, PI.
  • Enabling manufacturing of Functional Nanomaterials using SynBio, EPSRC (EP/ P00689/1), PI.

Recently concluded grants (selected):

  • Commercialisation of bioinspired technology, funded by Intellectual Property Development and Commercialisation Fund, PI.
  • A Green Synthesis as a New Route to Silica for Tyres, funded by Industry and Impact Acceleration Award, PI.
  • Silica Synthesis - Proof of market, Intellectual Property Development and Commercialisation Fund, PI.
  • Manufacturing Green Nanoparticles for Efficient Cell Manufacture, EPSRC (EP/L017059/1), PI.
  • Chemical, economic, engineering and market analyses for waste composites, Scottish Funding Council, PI.
  • Feasibility of a wetting layer absorption carbon capture process based on chemical solvents, EPSRC (EP/J019704/1&2), Co-I.
Teaching interests

See further details here.

Teaching activities

Teaching Activities

  • Systems for Sustainability (a small section, 2019)
  • Introduction to Fuels and Energy (a small section, 2019-19)
  • Oil and Gas Utilisation (module leader, 2016-19)
  • Materials, Processing & Applications (module leader, 2011-15)
  • Environmental Engineering (module leader, 2010-14)
  • Petrochemical Engineering (module leader, 2012-15)
  • Chemical Engineering Design Projects (2010-2019)
  • Personal tutorials
  • MEng research projects (2010-present)
Consultancy

My group provides consultancy and R&D services to a wide variety of sectors and markets including energy, waste-derived products, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, natural products. Specific examples include:

  • Design, discovery and characterisation of nanostructured and porous materials
  • Exploring scalability and optimisation of production of particles and particulate formulations
  • Valorisation of waste into valuable products.
  • Novel solutions for air and water decontamination
  • Techno-economic and market evaluation of a variety of processes and materials.

We also offer specialised training on

  • science communication,
  • Structuring independent academic career
  • Techno-economic analysis,
  • Chemical engineering for non-engineers,