Full list of publications


  • B. Sc. Physics, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India-2005. 
  • M. Sc. Physics (Materials Science), Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India-2007.
  • Ph. D. Physics (Solid State Physics), Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India-2010. 

Professional Experience

Dr. Dattatary Dhawale is working as a Scientist at the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI), since June 2016. Before moving to QEERI, Dhawale worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia during 2013-2016, where he worked on photo- and electro-catalysis for solar water splitting for the solar fuel production. Prior to joining KAUST, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland, Australia from 2011 to 2013 and Research Associate at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan during 2010-2011 after he successfully completed few months of the research at the Hanyang University Seoul, South Korea.
Currently, in QEERI, Dhawale is working on the fabrication of low cost and high performance solution processed Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTSSe) and perovskite solar cells absorbers for the development of PV technologies. 
Dr. Dattatray research in the fields of advanced semiconducting electrode materials and their application in energy storage, solar cells, solar energy conversion, sensing, and catalysis. Has generated 58 papers in high impact factor international journals with citation more than ca. 1850 with h index 27 and 4 patents in the field of energy technology.


  • Nobel Laureates Meeting Lindau, Germany -2010.
  • MANA, Research Associate, NIMS, Japan-2010.
  • Brian Korea Fellowship, South Korea-2010.
  • Award of Junior Research fellowship (JRF), DST, New Delhi, India-2008.
  • Qualified exam Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST), India-2007.
  • Qualified exam Indian Association of Physics Teacher (IAPT), India-2005.

Selected Publications

  • Temperature dependence of electrocatalytic and photocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction rates using NiFe oxide, E. Nurlaela, T. Shinagawa, M. Qureshi, Dattatray S. Dhawale, K. Takanabe, ACS Catalysis 6 (2016) 1713-1722.
  • Hierarchically Ordered Porous CoOOH Thin‐Film Electrodes for High‐Performance Supercapacitors, Dattatray S. Dhawale, S. Kim, D.-H. Park, J.-H Choy, S.S. Al-deyab, K. Ariga, E. Kim, A. Vinu, ChemElectroChem 2 (2015) 497-502 (Inside cover). 
  • Intrinsic kinetic barrier of a visible-light-responsive Ta3N5 photoanode for efficient water oxidation, A. Ziani, E. Nurlaela, Dattatray S. Dhawale, D. Silva, E. Alarousu, O.F. Mohammed, K. Takanabe, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17 (2015) 2670-2677.
  • Stable nanostructured polyaniline electrode for supercapacitor application, Dattatray S. Dhawale, A. Vinu, C.D. Lokhande, Electrochimica Acta 56 (2011) 9482-9487.