Dr. Sarang Gumfekar

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering) University of Alberta, AB, Canada
Masters of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) University of Pune, India

Research interests:

  • Synthesis and applications of stimuli-responsive polymers
  • Synthesis of water-soluble flocculants
  • Hybrid nanomaterials
  • Smart coatings
  • Structure-property relationship in nanocomposites

Research Experience:
Junior Research Fellow, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2009-2010)

Google Scholar


Georges R. Younes, Abbigale R. Proper, Thomas R. Rooney, Robin A. Hutchinson, Sarang P. Gumfekar, João B. P. SoaresStructure Modifications of Hydrolytically-Degradable Polymer Flocculant for Improved Water Recovery from Mature Fine Tailings, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Accepted, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b02783

Sarang P. Gumfekar and João B. P. Soares, Polymer reaction engineering tools to design multifunctional polymer flocculants, Chemosphere, vol. 210, pp. 156-165, 2018

Sarang P. Gumfekar, João B. P. Soares, A Novel Hydrophobically-Modified Polyelectrolyte for Enhanced Dewatering of Clay Suspension,  Chemosphere, 2018 194, 422-431

Leonardo Pennetta de Oliveira, Sarang P. Gumfekar , Fernanda Lopes Motta , and João B. P. Soares, Dewatering of Oil Sands Tailings with Novel Chitosan-Based Flocculants, Energy Fuels,  vol. 32, 4, pp. 5271-5278, 2018

Sarang P. Gumfekar, Thomas R. Rooney, Robin A. Hutchinson, and João B. P. Soares, Dewatering Oil Sands Tailings with Degradable Polymer Flocculants, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9 (41), 36290-36300

Rooney, T. R.; Gumfekar, S. P.; Soares, J. B. P.; Hutchinson, R. A. Cationic Hydrolytically Degradable Flocculants with Enhanced Water Recovery for Oil Sands Tailings Remediation, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2016, 301 (10) 1248– 1254

S. P. Gumfekar, W. Wang, B. Zhao, In Situ Doped Polyaniline Nanotubes for Applications in Flexible Conductive Coatings, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2014, 299 (8), 966-976

 S. P. Gumfekar, BM Amoli, A Chen, B Zhao, Polyaniline‐tailored electromechanical responses of the silver/epoxy conductive adhesive composites, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 2013, 51 (19), 1448-1455

W Wang, S. P. Gumfekar, Q Jiao, B Zhao, Ferrite-grafted polyaniline nanofibers as electromagnetic shielding materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2013, 1 (16), 2851-2859

BM Amoli, S Gumfekar, A Hu, YN Zhou, B Zhao, Thiocarboxylate functionalization of silver nanoparticles: effect of chain length on the electrical conductivity of nanoparticles and their polymer composites, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22 (37), 20048-20056