Complete CV: Dr. Sneha Bajpe


  • PhD (2012): University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium. Thesis: Heteropolyacid-Transition Metal Interaction: Directing Structure and Templating Metal-Organic Frameworks.
  • M.Sc. Chemistry (2008): University of Calgary, Canada. Thesis: Investigation of Nano-sized Fluorite-type Structured Doped-cerates for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications.
  • MSc Chemistry (2000): University of Mysore, India.

Research experience

  • Visiting Research Fellow, University of Oxford, UK: 2015-2017
  • Marie Curie Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK: 2013-2015
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Leuven, Belgium: 2012-2013

honors and awards

  • Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship [IEF], FP7, European Commission – 2013-2015
  • FWO-CNPq Belgian-Brazilian joint research grant, Flemish Research Organization – 2012-2014
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment & Economy (ISEEE) Research Scholarship, University of Calgary, Canada – 2006-2007
  • Solid State Chemistry Conference travel award, University of Calgary, Canada – 2008
  • Nominated for Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, University of Calgary, Canada – 2007

Invited Talks

  • S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India Aug 2015
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, India Mar 2015
  • National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan Sept 2014
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India Dec 2013
  • Poornaprajna Institute for Scientific Research, Bangalore, India Dec 2013
  • Univerisity of Saõ Paulo, Brazil Oct 2012

Conference talks

  • Defects by Design, Advanced nanomaterials for energy, health and environment, IIT Mandi, India Oct 2016
  • Polyoxometalate-Templated Organic-Inorganic Hybrids, Frontiers in Metal Oxide Cluster Science, Paris, France, July 2014
  • Organic-Inorganic Hybrids,Young Researchers Conclave (YRC-2013), IITGN, India, Dec 2013
  • Encapsulation of heteropolyacids into metal organic frameworks, XIII-th Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference, The Netherlands, March 2010
  • Heteropolyacids encapsulated into Cu3(BTC)2 metal organic frameworks, NanoHOST workshop, Milan, Italy, Sept 2009
  • Templated Synthesis of MOF material, CECAT meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Aug 2009


  • HKUST-1: Analyzing the excess linker using Pair Distribution Function, Sneha R. Bajpe, and Andrew Goodwin, European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC), Bari, Italy, June 2016
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks-Application in Luminescence, Sneha R. Bajpe, Winter School-2014 on Frontiers in Materials Science, JNCASR, Bangalore, India, Dec 2014
  • Nb-based polyoxometalates as building blocks for Metal-Organic Frameworks, Sneha R. Bajpe and Anthony K Cheetham, MOF2014, 4th International Conference on Metal Organic Frameworks & Open Framework Compounds Kobe, Japan, Oct 2014
  • Nb-based metal-organic framework synthesis, Sneha R. Bajpe, and Anthony K Cheetham, International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM 2014), Ras-Al-Khaimah, UAE, Feb 2014
  • Templated metal-organic frameworks, Sneha R. Bajpe, Kirschhock, C., and Martens, J A., ZFM Summer School, Celle, Germany, July 2012
  • Comparison of synthesis routes to nanocrystalline Cu3(BTC)2 encapsulated Keggin-type phosphotungstic acid, Sneha R. Bajpe, Aerts, A., Kirschhock, C., and Martens, J A., International Zeolite Conference (IZC16-IMMS7), Sorrento, Italy, July 2010
  • Templated synthesis of MOF material, Sneha R. Bajpe, Kirschhock, C., and Martens, J A., IDECAT meeting, Leuven, Belgium, Oct 2009
  • Incorporation of heteropolyacids in metal organic frameworks, Sneha R. Bajpe, Kirschhock, C., and Martens, J A., Hercules Specialised Courses-HSC10, ESRF, Grenoble, France, May 2009
  • Yttrium and Gadolinium doped barium cerates: trend in composition-structure-electrical property relationship, Sneha R. Bajpe and Thangadurai, V., International Solid State Chemistry Conference, Bratislava, Slovakia, July 2008
  • Investigation of structural stability and transport properties of doped barium cerates, Sneha R. Bajpe and Thangadurai, V., International Society of Electrochemistry, Banff, Canada, Sep 2007

Service and outreach

  • Involved in Ask a Scientist tool by the European Commission on social media network for mentoring school girls to pursue science education
  • Volunteered for Physics at work exhibition at Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Volunteered for a science festival Chemistry in Mall, Canadian Chemical Society, Calgary, Canada
  • Project Leader, Brainstars Services Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, India, Researching and developing techniques for creative science education in schools
  • Organized Jyotihkana – science festival for school children, Bangalore, India, a major outreach to promote creative science education in society. Over 700 school children participated in this event.