Jasneet Kaur

Assistant Professor, Physics and Engineering

Office: MCE 220
Phone 905-688-5550 x3997

Dr. Kaur’s current research focuses on design, synthesis, and characterization of novel nanostructured materials, such as two-dimensional materials and polymer composites for developing applications in clean energy technologies. At Kaur’s lab, we develop surface engineered multifunctional materials and study their structural, chemical, and electrochemical properties using advanced microscopic and spectroscopic techniques for creating components for energy storage and conversion devices, such as batteries, supercapacitors, and water electrolysers for green hydrogen production. We are also interested in creating advanced materials for applications in environmental remediation, such as water treatment and antimicrobial coatings.

We have current openings for motivated graduate students for Masters and PhD projects. The research projects are funded by NSERC Canada at Kaur’s lab. If you are interested, please reach out to Prof. Kaur at jkaur2@brocku.ca.

  • Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral fellow, Toronto Metropolitan university (formerly Ryerson University), Toronto, Canada
  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
  • PhD Physics, Eternal University, India
  • MSc Physics, University of Delhi, India
  • BSc (Honors) Physics, University of Delhi, India
  • Surface engineering of two-dimensional hexagonal boron-nitride for optoelectronic devices. Gurpreet Singh Selopal, Omar Abdelkarim, Jasneet Kaur, Jiabin Liu, Lei Jin, Fabiola Navarro-Pardo, Sergei Manzhos, Aycan Yurtsever, Hadis Zarrin, Zhiming M. Wang and Federico Rosei. Nanoscale (2023), 15, 15810-15830.
  • Laccase-functionalized hBN-coated sponges for removal and degradation of anthracene. Shaghayegh Goudarzi, Jasneet Kaur, Reza Eslami, Amir Kouhpur, Mariya Kalinina, Nariman Yousefi and Hadis Zarrin. ACS Applied Nano Materials (2022), 5(3): 4493-4505
  • Bidirectional Superionic Conduction in Surface Engineered 2D Hexagonal Boron Nitrides
    Jasneet Kaur, Adel Malekkhouyan, Gurpreet Singh Selopal, Raajvi Tailor, Federico Rosei and Hadis Zarrin. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2021), 13, 5, 6532–6544.
  •  Plasmon-free polymeric nanowrinkled substrates for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy Marziye Mirbagheri*, Jasneet Kaur*, Hoang Vu Pham, Vahid Adibnia, Hadis Zarrin, Xavier Banquy and Dae Kun Hwang. *These authors contributed equally to this. Langmuir (2021), 37, 1, 322–329.
  •  Two-Dimensional Functionalized Hexagonal Boron Nitride for Solar-Driven Hydrogen generation
    Omar Abdelkarim, Jasneet Kaur, Gurpreet S. Selopal, Jiabin Liu, Mahyar Mohammadnezhad, Hadis Zarrin, Aygan Yurtsever, Ghada Bassioni, Zhiming M. Wang, Federico Rosei. Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2020), 8: 20698-20713.
  •  Biological interactions of biocompatible and water dispersed MoS2 nanosheets with bacteria and human cells
    Jasneet Kaur, Manjot Singh, Carmella Dell‘Aversana, Rosaria Benedetti, Paola Giardina, Manuella Rossi, Mohammadhasan Valadan, Alessandaro Vergara, Anna Cutarelli, Angela Michela Immacolata Montone, Lucia Altucci, Federica Corrado, Angela Nebbioso and Carlo Altucci, Scientific Reports (2018), 8: 16386.
  •  Electrostatically driven scalable synthesis of MoS2-Graphene hybrid films assisted by hydrophobins
    Jasneet Kaur, Alessandro Vergara, Manuela Rossi, Alfredo Maria Gravagnuolo, Mohammadhassan Valadan, Federica Corrado, Mariarosaria Conte, Felice Gesuele, Paola Giardina and Carlo Altucci, RSC Advances (2017), 7: 50166.
  •  Green synthesis of luminescent and defect-free bio-nanosheets of MoS2: interfacing two-dimensional crystals with hydrophobins
    Jasneet Kaur, Alfredo Maria Gravagnuolo, Felice Gesuele, Paola Giardina and Carlo Altucci, RSC Advances (2017), 7: 22400.
  •  Anionic polymerization in Co and Fe doped ZnO: Nanorods, magnetism and photoactivity
    Jasneet Kaur, R.K. Kotnala, Vinay Gupta and Kuldeep Chand Verma, Current Applied Physics (2014), 14: 749.
  •  Multiferroic and magnetoelectric properties of nanostructured BaFe0.01Ti0.99O3 thin films obtained under polyethylene glycol conditions
    Kuldeep Chand Verma, Jasneet Kaur, N.S. Negi and R.K. Kotnala, Solid State Communication (2014), 178: 11.
  •  Raman spectra, photoluminescence, and ferromagnetism in pure and Co and Fe doped SnO2 nanoparticles
    Jasneet Kaur, Jyoti Shah, R.K. Kotnala, Kuldeep Chand Verma, Ceramics International (2012), 38: 5563.
  •  Hydrothermal conditions on Sn0.95Co0.05O2: Nanostructures, ferromagnetism and optical behaviour
    Jasneet Kaur, N.S. Negi, R.K. Kotnala and Kuldeep Chand Verma, Journal of Sol-gel Science and Technology (2013), 65: 411.
  •  Structural, magnetic and XPS studies of Sn0.95Co0.05O2-0.05 and Sn0.95Fe0.05O2-0.05 nanoparticles
    Jasneet Kaur, Kunal Sahni, Vikas Kumar, Kartik Thakur, R.K. Kotnala and Kuldeep Chand Verma, Philosophical Magazine (2013), 93(4): 356.
  •  Size dependent dielectric properties of Co and Fe doped SnO2 nanoparticles and their nanorods by Ce co-doping
    Jasneet Kaur, R.K. Kotnala,Vinay Gupta and Kuldeep Chand Verma, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics (2012), 50(1): 57.
  •  Ferromagnetism, Raman spectra and Photoluminescence of Sn0.91Co0.05Ce0.04O2 and Sn0.91Fe0.05Ce0.04O2 nanorods
    Jasneet Kaur, R.K. Kotnala, Vinay Gupta and Kuldeep Chand Verma, Advanced Materials Research (2012), 488: 226.
  •  Co and Fe doped SnO2 nanorods by Ce co-doping and their electrical and magnetic properties
    Jasneet Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, R.K. Kotnala, Vinay Gupta, Kuldeep Chand Verma, Advanced Materials Letters (2012), 10.5185/amlett.2012.icnano.142.
  •  Magnetoelectric Coupling of Fe doped BaTiO3 nanowires
    Jaspreet Kaur, Jasneet Kaur, R.K. Kotnala, Vinay Gupta, Kuldeep Chand Verma, Advanced Materials Letters (2012), 3(5): 371.
  • Awarded Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral fellowship at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) 2018 – 2020
  • Selected for Invention to Innovation (i2I) Skills training 2020 offered by Mitacs and Simon Fraser University. 2020 – 2021
  • Awarded Postdoctoral fellowship by the Department of Physics, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy, 2015 – 2017
  • Research Excellence Award at the Indo-Global Education Summit-2013 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, 2013
  • Research Sponsors: NSERC Canada – Discovery grant and Research Tools and Instrumentation grant, Mitacs and Brock University.

Teaching Assignments

  • ENGS 3P44 – Nanotechnology in Energy Systems
  • PHYS 3P91- Experimental Physics I
  • PHYS 5P80 – Advanced Experimental Methods in Condensed Matter Physics II
  • PHYS 1P22/1P92 – Introductory Physics II