Priyabrat Dash

Professor & HOD (Chemistry)

Chemistry

 (+91) 661 246 2664

 dashp[at]nitrkl.ac.in

 Biosketch

60

Publications       

5

Sponsored Projects

0

Consultancy Projects

13

Doctoral Students

1

Continuing Education

9

PG Dissertation

 Personal Information

Prof. Priyabrat Dash

Professor

Chemistry

Joined in Nov 2011

 Room Number: BM-406

 Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008

Short Bio

Prof. Dash received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from G. Sc. College, Athagarh, Odisha in 1999, and then moved to Utkal University to pursue MSc from 1999-2001. From 2002-2004, he obtained his M.Tech. degree in Materials Science from IIT Bombay. He obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Robert W. J. Scott at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2005-2010). He was a Post-doctoral fellow under Prof. A. Sayari at the University of Ottawa, Canada (April 2010-Nov 2011). He began as an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela in November of 2011, later promoted to Associate Professor in February, 2018 and to Professor on March 29, 2023. His research interests are nanocatalysis, gas and electrochemical sensing and removal of toxic ions. He has published 55 papers in high quality and peer-reviewed journals so far and has h-index of 25 with over 1800 citations. He has handled 05 research projects so far and won numerous awards for his scientific contributions. So far, 07 PhD students (05 as PI and 02 as co-PI) have been graduated from his supervision and 05 more are currently working. Details of his profile can be found in his personal website (www.nanochemistrylab.com).

 Education Qualification

  1. Ph.D.
    Nanochemistry
    University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  2. M.Tech
    Materials Science
    IIT Bombay, India
  3. M.Sc
    Chemistry
    Utkal University, India

 Experience

Teaching Experience
  • Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Nanochemistry,  NIT Rourkela, India,  11 Nov 2011 - Present
  • General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry,  University of Saskatchewan, Canada,  25 Jul 2005 - 15 Apr 2010
Post Doctoral Research Experience
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis,  University of Ottawa, Canada,  16 Apr 2010 - 10 Nov 2011
Industrial Experience
  • Extraction of Precious metals from Red mud,  Gharda Chemicals, Maharashtra, India,  01 Jul 2004 - 09 Sep 2004
Laboratory Development
  • Nanochemistry Laboratory,  NIT Rourkela, India,  Nanomaterials synthesis, characterization and applications
  • Water Analysis Laboratory,  NIT Rourkela, India,  Multiparameter water analysis kit

 Expertise Information

Research Group
Inorganic Chemistry
Areas of Interest
Nanocatalysis, Photocatalysis, Ionic liquid mediated material synthesis, Gas sensors studies

 Projects

Development of recoverable and reusable heterogenous cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) supported oganocatalysis.

 Science & Engineering Research Board(SERB)

 Co-Investigator

 36 months

 Running

Sponsored

Towards the rational design of spinel ferrites-based nanocomposites for catalytic detoxification of organic wastes and detection of harmful gases in mines.

 Science & Technology Department,Govt Of Odisha

 Principal Investigator

 36 months

 Completed

Sponsored

Spatial distribution of uranium and associated water quality parameters in ground/drinking water

 BRNS

 Principal Investigator

 24 months

 Completed

Sponsored

Spatial Distribution of uranium and associated water quality parameter in ground water of three districts of Odisha (Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur)

 BRNS

 Co-Investigator

 30 months

 Completed

Sponsored

Synthesis and functionalization of hollow metal oxide spheres in inoic liquid microemulsions for catalysis and sensor application

 SERB,DST

 Principal Investigator

 36 months

 Completed

Sponsored

 Continuing Education

Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Appliations (AMEEA-2018)

 Chemistry

 Coordinator

 12 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018

Conference

 Publications

24

Google Scholar h-index

35

Google Scholar i10-index

23

Scopus h-index

Total Publications: 60
B. Maji, A. Das, B. Barik, and P. Dash, "Cation substitution effects (Mn, Ni, and Zn) on ZIF-67 derived spinel modified with 3DGO for the detection of NO2 gas with high sensitivity and selectivity", Environmental Science: Nano, American Chemical Society, June 2023, 10.1039/D3EN00205E Article
P. S. Nayak, B. Maji, B. Barik, S. J. Sahoo, V. Rout, A. Das, and P. Dash, "Oxygen vacancy enhanced catalytic activity in a Pt nanoparticle decorated GO–CexOy catalyst for the efficient synthesis of pyran based derivatives", New Journal of Chemistry, vol.47, pp.13004, Royal Society of Chemistry, June 2023, 10.1039/D3NJ00605K Article
S. J. Sahoo, B. Barik, B. Maji, P. S. Nayak, N. Behera, and P. Dash, "A redox accessible Cu-BTC metal organic framework-based nanocomposite for selective and sensitive electrochemical sensing of Triclosan in real sample", Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Elsevier, May 2023, 10.1016/j.jelechem.2023.117589 Article
B. Maji, S. J. Sahoo, V. Rout, B. Barik, N. Behera, and P. Dash, "Highly Sensitive and Selective Nonenzymatic Sensing of Glyphosate Using FTO-Modified MOF-Derived CuCo2O4 Nanostructures Intercalated in Protonated-g-C3N4 and 3D-Graphene Oxide Sheets", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, American Chemical Society, February 2023, 10.1021/acs.iecr.2c04426 Article
B. Maji, B. Barik, S. J. Sahoo, L. K. Achary, K. K. Sahoo, J. P. Kar, and P. Dash, "Shape selective comprehensive gas sensing study of different morphological manganese-cobalt oxide based nanocomposite as potential room temperature hydrogen gas sensor", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Elsevier, January 2023, 10.1016/j.snb.2023.133348 Article

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B. Barik, B. Maji, D. Sarkar, A. K. Mishra, and P. Dash, "Cellulose-based nanomaterials for textile applications", Bio-Based Nanomaterials Synthesis Protocols, Mechanisms and Applications Micro and Nano Technologies, ch.1, pp.1-19, Elsevier, February 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-85148-0.00009-9 Inbook
S. J. Sahoo, B. Maji, and P. Dash, "Sensing and biosensing with optically active metal-oxide nanomaterials", Sensing and Biosensing with Optically Active Nanomaterials Micro and Nano Technologies, ch.16, pp.487-521, Elsevier, January 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-90244-1.00008-2 Inbook
P. S. Nayak, B. Barik, L. K. Achary, B. Maji, S. J. Sahoo, and P. Dash, "Facile design of a WO3 nanorod-decorated graphene oxide 1D–2D nanocatalyst for the synthesis of quinoline and its derivatives", New Journal of Chemistry, vol.46, pp.4850, Royal Society of Chemistry 2022, https://doi.org/10.1039/D1NJ05681F Article
B. Maji, L. K. Achary, B. Barik, S. J. Sahoo, A. Mohanty, and P. Dash, "MnCo2O4 decorated (2D/2D) rGO/g-C3N4-based Non-Enzymatic sensor for highly selective and sensitive detection of Chlorpyrifos in water and food samples", Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, vol.909, pp.116115, Elsevier 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2022.116115 Article
L. K. Achary, R. Parida, A. Kumar, S. Giri, and P. Dash, "Silicomolybdic acid intercalated graphene oxide-based solid acid: catalytic activity and investigation of structural stability by DFT analysis", Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol.285, pp.126096, Elsevier 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2022.126096 Article
B. Barik, S. J. Sahoo, B. Maji, J. Bag, M. Mishra, and P. Dash, "Microwave-Assisted Development of Magnetically Recyclable PANI-Modified CoFe2O4-WO3 p–n–n Heterojunction: A Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalyst for Antibiotic Toxicity Reduction", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, vol.60, pp.15125–15140, American Chemical Society, October 2021, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.1c02147 Article
L. K. Achary, B. Barik, and P. Dash, "Graphene Oxide-Polymer Nanocomposites Towards Sensing and Photocatalytic Applications", Handbook of Polymer and Ceramic Nanotechnology, ch.27, pp.965–986, Springer, Cham, August 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40513-7_27 Inbook
B. Maji, B. Barik, and P. Dash, "Methods for design and fabrication of nanosensors", Nanosensors for Smart Manufacturing Micro and Nano Technologies, ch.1, pp.3-18, Elsevier, June 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-823358-0.00002-2 Inbook
B. Ekka, G. Dhar, S. Sahu, M. Mishra, P. Dash, and Raj. K. Patel, "Removal of Cr(VI) by silica-titania core-shell nanocomposites: In vivo toxicity assessment of the adsorbent by Drosophila melanogaster", Ceramics International, vol.47, pp.19079–19089, ELSEVIER, March 2021, 10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.03.254 Article
A. Kumar, L. Rout, L. K. Achary, S. K. Mohanty, P. S. Nayak, B. Barik, and P. Dash, "Solvent free synthesis of chalcones over graphene oxide-supported MnO2 catalysts synthesized via combustion route", Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol.259, pp.124019, Elsevier, February 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2020.124019 Article
B. Barik, B. Maji, J. Bag, M. Mishra, J. Singh, and P. Dash, "Design of a Non-Cytotoxic ZnFe2O4-CeO2/BRGO Direct Z-Scheme Photocatalyst with Bioreduced Graphene Oxide as Cocatalyst", Chemistry Select, vol.6, no.1, pp.101-112, European Chemical Society, January 2021, https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.202003991 Article
B. Barik, B. Maji, J. Bag, M. Mishra, J. Singh, and P. Dash, "Design of a Non-Cytotoxic ZnFe2O4-CeO2/BRGO Direct Z-Scheme Photocatalyst with Bioreduced Graphene Oxide as Cocatalyst", Chemistry Select, vol.6, no.1, pp.101-112, European Chemical Society, January 2021, https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.202003991 Article
B. Barik, M. Mishra, and P. Dash, "Ionic liquid-assisted synthesis of a novel PANI/ZnWO4/WO3 ternary nanocomposite: a facile double electron transfer photocatalyst for efficient degradation of a herbicide", Environmental Science: Nano, vol.8, pp.2676-2692, Royal Society of Chemistry 2021, DOI: 10.1039/d1en00563d Article
B. Ekka, G. Dhar, S. Sahu, M. Mishra, P. Dash, and Raj. K. Patel, "removal of cr(vi) by silica-titania core-shell nanocomposites: in vivo toxicity assessment of the adsorbent by drosophila melanogaster", ceramics international, vol.47, no.13, pp.19079-19089 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2021.03.254 Article
B. Barik, P. S. Nayak, and P. Dash, "Nanomaterials in wastewater treatments", Nanotechnology in the Beverage Industry Fundamentals and Applications Micro and Nano Technologies, ch.6, pp.185-206, Elsevier, May 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819941-1.00007-9 Inbook
L. K. Achary, P. S. Nayak, B. Barik, A. Kumar, and P. Dash, "Ultrasonic-assisted green synthesis of ß-amino carbonyl compounds by copper oxide nanoparticles decorated phosphate functionalized graphene oxide via Mannich reaction", Catalysis Today, vol.348, pp.137-147, Elsevier, May 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2019.07.050 Article
B. Barik, P. S. Nayak, L. K. Achary, A. Kumar, and P. Dash, "Synthesis of alumina-based cross-linked chitosan–HPMC biocomposite film: an efficient and user-friendly adsorbent for multipurpose water purification", New Journal of Chemistry, vol.44, pp.322-337, Royal Society of Chemistry, February 2020, DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/C9NJ03945G Article
L. K. Achary, B. Maji, A. Kumar, S. P. Ghosh, J. P. Kar, and P. Dash, "Efficient room temperature detection of H2 gas by novel ZnFe2O4-Pd decorated rGO nanocomposite", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol.45, no.7, pp.5073-5085, Elsevier, January 2020, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.12.048 Article
B. Barik, A. Kumar, P. S. Nayak, L. K. Achary, L. Rout, and P. Dash, "Ionic liquid assisted mesoporous silica-graphene oxide nanocomposite synthesis and its application for removal of heavy metal ions from water", Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol.239, pp.122028, Elsevier, January 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2019.122028 Article
L. K. Achary, B. Maji, A. Kumar, S. P. Ghosh, J. P. Kar, and P. Dash, "Efficient room temperature detection of H2 gas by novel ZnFe2O4-Pd decorated rGO nanocomposite", International journal of hydrogen energy, vol.45, no.7, pp.5073 - 5085, Elsevier 2020, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.12.048 Article
P. S. Nayak, B. Barik, L. K. Achary, A. Kumar, and P. Dash, "Gold nanoparticles deposited on MnO2 nanorods modified graphene oxide composite: A potential ternary nanocatalyst for efficient synthesis of betti bases and bisamides", Molecular Catalysis, vol.474, pp.110415, Elsevier, September 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcat.2019.110415 Article
L. Rout, A. Kumar, L. K. Achary, B. Barik, and P. Dash, "Ionic liquid assisted combustion synthesis of ZnO and its modification by Ausingle bondSn bimetallic nanoparticles: An efficient photocatalyst for degradation of organic contaminants", Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol.232, pp.339-353, Elsevier, June 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2019.04.063 Article
L. Rout, A. Kumar, P. K. Chand, L. K. Achary, and P. Dash, "Microwave-Assisted Efficient One-Pot Multi-Component Synthesis of Octahydroquinazolinone Derivatives Catalyzed by Cu@Ag Core-Shell Nanoparticle", ChemistrySelect, vol.19, pp.5696-5706, Chemistry Europe, May 2019, https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201900619 Article
B. Ekka, M. K. Sahu, Raj. K. Patel, and P. Dash, "Titania coated silica nanocomposite prepared via encapsulation method for the degradation of safranin-o dye from aqueous solution: optimization using statistical design", Water Resources and Industry, vol.22, pp.100071 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wri.2016.08.001 Article
L. K. Achary, A. Kumar, B. Barik, P. S. Nayak, N. Tripathy, J. P. Kar, and P. Dash, "Reduced graphene oxide-CuFe2O4 nanocomposite: a highly sensitive room temperature NH3 gas sensor", Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, vol.272, pp.100-109, Elsevier, November 2018, 10.1016/j.snb.2018.05.093 Article
B. Ekka, S. R. Nayak, L. K. Achary, . Sarita, A. Kumar, S. Mawatwal, R. Dhiman, P. Dash, and Raj. K. Patel, "Synthesis of hydroxyapatite-zirconia nanocomposite through sonochemical route: A potential catalyst for degradation of phenolic compounds", Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol.6, no.5, pp.6504-6515, Elsevier, October 2018, 10.1016/j.jece.2018.09.026 Article
S. Millan, A. Kumar, L. Satish, . B. Susrisweta, P. Dash, and H. Sahoo, "Insights into the binding interaction between copper ferrite nanoparticles and bovine serum albumin: An effect on protein conformation and activity", Lumiscence, vol.33, no.6, pp.990-998, Wiley, September 2018, 10.1002/bio.3499 Article
L. K. Achary, A. Kumar, B. Barik, P. S. Nayak, N. Tripathy, J. P. Kar, and P. Dash, "Reduced graphene oxide-CuFe2O4 nanocomposite: A highly sensitive room temperature NH3 gas sensor", Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol.272, pp.100-109., Elsevier, May 2018, 10.1016/j.snb.2018.05.093 Article
L. K. Achary, A. Kumar, L. Rout, K. Venkatasaiswaroop, R. S. Dhaka, and P. Dash, "Phosphate functionalized graphene oxide with enhanced catalytic activity for Biginelli type reaction under microwave condition", Chemical Engineering Journal, vol.331, pp.300-310, Elsevier, January 2018, 10.1016/j.cej.2017.08.109 Article
J. K. Sahoo, A. Kumar, L. Rout, J. Rath, P. Dash, and H. Sahoo, "An investigation of heavy metal adsorption by hexa-dentate ligand-modified magnetic nanocomposites", Separation Science and Technology, vol.53, no.6, pp.863-876, Taylor & Francis 2018, 10.1080/01496395.2017.1406950 Article
S. Millan, A. Kumar, L. Satish, . B. Susrisweta, P. Dash, and H. Sahoo, "Insights into the binding interaction between copper ferrite nanoparticles and bovine serum albumin: an effect on protein conformation and activity", Luminescence, vol.33, no.6, pp.990-998, Wiley 2018, 10.1002/bio.3499 Article
A. Kumar, L. Rout, L. K. Achary, S. K. Mohanty, and P. Dash, "A combustion synthesis route for magnetically separable graphene oxide-CuFe2O4-ZnO nanocomposites with enhanced solar light-mediated photocatalytic activity", New Journal of Chemistry, vol.41, no.19, pp.10568-10583, Royal Society of Chemistry, October 2017, 10.1039/c7nj02070h Article
J. K. Sahoo, J. Rath, P. Dash, and H. Sahoo, "EDTA functionalized magnetic nanoparticle as a multifunctional adsorbent for Congo red dye from contaminated water", in AIP Conference Proceedings 61st DAE-Solid State Physics Symposium, vol.1832, no.1, American Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, May 2017, 10.1063/1.4980320 Inproceedings
B. Ekka, R. S. Dhaka, Raj. K. Patel, and P. Dash, "Fluoride removal in waters using ionic liquid-functionalized alumina as a novel adsorbent", Journal of Cleaner Production, vol.151, pp.303-318, Elsevier, May 2017, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.061 Article
S. A. Pappus, B. Ekka, S. Sahu, D. Sabat, P. Dash, and M. Mishra, "A toxicity assessment of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles on development and behaviour of Drosophila melanogaster", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, vol.19, no.4, Springer 2017, 10.1007/s11051-017-3824-8 Article
L. Rout, A. Kumar, R. S. Dhaka, G. N. Reddy, S. Giri, and P. Dash, "Bimetallic Au-Cu alloy nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide support: Synthesis, catalytic activity and investigation of synergistic effect by DFT analysis", Applied Catalysis A: General, vol.538, pp.107-122, Elsevier 2017, 10.1016/j.apcata.2017.03.017 Article
B. Ekka, Rs. Dhaka, Raj. K. Patel, and P. Dash, "Fluoride removal in waters using ionic liquid-functionalized alumina as a novel adsorbent", Journal of Cleaner Production, vol.151, pp.303-318, Elsivier 2017, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.061 Article
B. Ekka, R. Dhaka, Raj. K. Patel, and P. Dash, "Fluoride removal in waters using ionic liquid-functionalized alumina as a novel adsorbent", Journal of Cleaner Production, vol.151, pp.303-318, ELSEVIER 2017, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.061 Article
A. Kumar, L. Rout, L. K. Achary, R. S. Dhaka, and P. Dash, "Greener route for synthesis of aryl and alkyl-14H-dibenzo [a.j] xanthenes using graphene oxide-copper Ferrite nanocomposite as a recyclable heterogeneous catalyst", Scientific Reports, vol.7, no.42975, Nature 2017, 10.1038/srep42975 Article
J. K. Sahoo, A. Kumar, J. Rath, T. Mohanty, P. Dash, and H. Sahoo, "Guar gum-coated iron oxide nanocomposite as an efficient adsorbent for Congo red dye", Desalination and Water Treatment, vol.95, pp.342-354, Taylor & Francis 2017, 10.5004/dwt.2017.21572 Article
M. Mishra, D. Sabat, B. Ekka, S. Sahu, U. P, and P. Dash, "Oral intake of zirconia nanoparticle alters neuronal development and behaviour of Drosophila melanogaster", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, vol.19, pp.282, Springer 2017, 10.1007/s11051-017-3971-y Article
M. Mishra, D. Sabat, B. Ekka, S. Sahu, P. Unnikannan, and P. Dash, "oral intake of zirconia nanoparticle alters neuronal development and behaviour of drosophila melanogaster", journal of nanoparticle research, vol.19, no.8 2017, 10.1007/s11051-017-3971-y Article
L. Satish, R. S, A. M, R. L, E. B, S. Jha, P. Dash, and H. Sahoo, "Impact of imidazolium-based ionic liquids on the structure and stability of lysozyme", Spectroscopy Letters:An International Journal for Rapid Communication, vol.49, no.6, pp.383-390, Taylor & Francis 2016, 10.1080/00387010.2016.1167089 Article
D. Sabat, A. Patnaik, B. Ekka, P. Dash, and M. Mishra, "Investigation of titania nanoparticles on behaviour and mechanosensory organ of drosophila melanogaster", physiology and behavior, vol.167, pp.76-85 2016, 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.08.032 Article
A. Kumar, L. Rout, D. R. S, S. Samal, and P. Dash, "Design of a graphene oxide-SnO2 nanocomposite with superior catalytic efficiency for the synthesis of ß-enaminones and ß-enaminoesters", RSC Advances, vol.5, no.49, pp.39193-39204, Royal Society of Chemistry 2015, 10.1039/c5ra03363b Article
B. Ekka, L. Rout, M. K. Sahu, P. Dash, and Raj. K. Patel, "removal efficiency of pb(ii) from aqueous solution by 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide ionic liquid mediated mesoporous silica", journal of environmental chemical engineering, vol.3, no.2, pp.1356-1364, ELSEVIER 2015, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2014.12.004 Article
C. Calver, P. Dash, and R. J. Scott, "Selective Hydrogenations with Ag-Pd Catalysts Prepared by Galvanic Exchange Reactions", ChemCatChem, vol.3, pp.695-697, Chemistry Europe, April 2011, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201000346 Article
T. Balcha, J. Strobl, C. Fowler, P. Dash, and R. J. Scott, "Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Crotyl Alcohol Using AuPd Core-Shell Nanoparticles", ACS Catalysis, vol.1, pp.425–436, American Chemical Society, March 2011, https://doi.org/10.1021/cs200040a Article
R. J. Scott and P. Dash, "Bimetallic Nanoparticles as Catalysts in Ionic Liquids", in Ionic Liquids in Materials Synthesis and Application, vol.1082 - 2008, no.1082-q04-02, Cambridge University Press, February 2011, doi:10.1557/PROC-1082-Q04-02 Inproceedings
P. Dash and R. J. Scott, "One-pot synthesis of supported-nanoparticle materials in ionic liquid solvents", Materials Letters, vol.65, pp.7-9, Elsevier, January 2011, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2010.09.031 Article
P. Dash and R. J. Scott, "Towards the Rational Design of Supported-Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts", in Catalytic Materials for Energy, Green Processes and Nanotechnology, vol.1217-y01-07, Cambridge University Press, January 2011, https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1217-Y01-07 Inproceedings
P. Dash, S. M. Miller, and R. J. Scott, "Stabilizing nanoparticle catalysts in imidazolium-based ionic liquids: A comparative study", Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, vol.329, pp.86-95, Elsevier, August 2010, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcata.2010.06.022 Article
P. Dash, T. Bond, C. Fowler, N. Coombs, and R. J. Scott, "Rational Design of Supported PdAu Nanoparticle Catalysts from Structured Nanoparticle Precursors", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol.113, pp.12719–12730, American Chemical Society, June 2009, https://doi.org/10.1021/jp9037182 Article
P. Dash and R. J. Scott, "1-Methylimidazole stabilization of gold nanoparticles in imidazolium ionic liquids", Chemical Communications, vol.7, pp.812-814, Royal Society of Chemistry, February 2009, https://doi.org/10.1039/B816446K Article
P. Dash, N. A. Dehm, and R. J. Scott, "Bimetallic PdAu nanoparticles as hydrogenation catalysts in imidazolium ionic liquids", Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, vol.286, pp.114-119, Elsevier, May 2008, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcata.2008.02.003 Article

 Courses Taught

  • CY101 : Chemistry {Theory}
  • CY1101 : Chemistry {Theory}
  • CY311 : Chemistry of Industrial Materials {Theory}
  • CY322 : Basic Inorganic Chemistry-I {Theory}
  • CY323 : Introduction to Material Chemistry {Theory}
  • CY3401 : Fundamentals of Materials and Nanochemistry {Theory}
  • CY431 : Chemistry of Nanomaterials {Theory}
  • CY435 : Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology {Theory}
  • CY515 : Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis {Theory}
  • CY521 : Principles of Inorganic Chemistry {Theory}
  • CY524 : Nanoscience and Nanotechnology {Theory}
  • CY5401 : Nanoscience and Nanotechnology {Theory}
  • CY6203 : Catalysis-Principles and Applications {Theory}
  • CY623 : Catalysis - principles and applications {Theory}
  • CY632 : Chemistry of Nanomaterials {Theory}
  • CY372 : Quantitative Analysis of Inorganic/Organic Compounds Laboratory {Practical}
  • CY374 : Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory {Practical}
  • CY4705 : Materials Synthesis Laboratory {Practical}
  • CY476 : Analytical Chemistry Laboratory {Practical}
  • CY477 : Product Development Laboratory - I {Practical}
  • CY478 : Product development Laboratory - II {Practical}

 Research Scholars

Ph.D. Students [12]
Synthesis of Nanoporous Materials for Abetment of Inorganic And Organic Contaminants in Water

 Basanti Ekka

Enrolled: Jul 2012

 Graduated : Dec 2017

 Co-Supervisor

Bimetallic Nanostructures with Noble (Ag & Au) and Earth Abundant (Cu & Sn) Metals and their Catalytic & Photocatalytic Applications

 Lipeeka Rout

Enrolled: Jan 2013

 Graduated : Dec 2017

 Supervisor

Metal Oxide-Decorated Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites for Catalytic and Photocatalytic Applications

 Aniket Kumar

Enrolled: Jul 2013

 Graduated : Feb 2018

 Supervisor

Iron Oxide Based Magnetic Nanocomposites: Removal of Inorganic and Organic Water Contaminants and Antimicrobial Properties

 Jitendra Kumar Sahoo

Enrolled: Jan 2015

 Graduated : Oct 2019

 Co-Supervisor

Rational Design of Highly Active and Sensitive Graphene Oxide-based Catalyst and Sensor Materials

 L Satish Kumar Achary

Enrolled: Jul 2015

 Graduated : Jun 2020

 Supervisor

Environment Friendly Development of Modified Oxide-based Nanostructures for Removal of Water Contaminants

 Bapun Barik

Enrolled: Jul 2016

 Graduated : Jul 2021

 Supervisor

Towards the Rational Design of Surface Modified Metal Oxide Nanorod-based Catalysts for Efficient Synthesis of Biologically Important Molecules

 Pratap Sagar Nayak

Enrolled: Jul 2016

 Graduated : Jul 2023

 Supervisor

Comprehensive Analysis on Designing Cobaltite-Spinel based Nanocomposite Sensors for Detection of Toxic Chemicals and Gases

 Banalata Maji

Enrolled: Aug 2018

 Thesis Submitted : Jul 2023

 Supervisor

Nanochemistry

 Shital Jyotsna Sahoo

Enrolled: Jul 2019

 Continuing

 Supervisor

Design of Novel Bimetallic Catalyst

 Vishal Rout

Enrolled: Jan 2021

 Continuing

 Supervisor

NANOMATERIALS

 Adyasha Das

Enrolled: Aug 2021

 Continuing

 Supervisor

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY,INORGANIC CHEMISTRY,MATERIAL CHEMISTRY

 Bhismadev Mahananda

Enrolled: Jan 2023

 Continuing

 Supervisor

Executive Ph.D. Students [1]
Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications

 Chinam Dwarikanath Patra

 Continuing

 Co-Supervisor

 Dissertations

PG Dissertation
  • Padmini Sahoo (413CY2016), "Bimetallic Au-Cu Nanoparticles Anchored Reduced Graphene Oxide as Efficient Catalyst for Reduction of Nitro Aromatic Compounds" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Jyothi Yadav (415CY2048), "Design of Graphene Oxide-SnO2-Cu2O Nanocomposite as an efficient catalyst for Methyl Orange Dye Degradation" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Madhurima Sarkar (415CY2045), "Synthesis & characterization of graphene oxide based ternary SnFe2O4/TiO2 nanocomposite for degradation of organic dye under visible light" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Sonali Panigrahy (416CY2044), "Synthesis and characterization of Graphene oxide based Ternary ZnFe2O4/CeO2 nanocomposite for degradation of organic dye under solar light" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Pragyan Jyoti Borah (417CY2033), "An Efficient Synthesis of Biologically Active Coumarin Compound using Graphene oxide-Fe2O3 nanorod via One Pot Multicomponent Reaction" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Montu Gogoi (418CY2127), "An efficient Synthesis of biologically active Coumarin compound and it’s derivatives using Graphene Oxide-Fe2O3-Ag Nanocomposite via one pot multicomponent reaction" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Pratap Kumar (420CY2121), "CeO2 modified MnFe2O4 Nanorod based Catalyst for Synthesis of N-Benzylideneaniline under the Solvent-free Condition" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2021-22 Spring
  • Deeptimayee Murmu (421CY2052), "Designing of an Efficient Non-Noble CuNi Bimetallic Nanoparticle Deposited on TiO2 as an Effective Catalyst for H2 Gas Evolution by Water Splitting" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2022-23 Spring
  • Safa Anwar (421CY2193), "Comparative Analysis of Different Morphological ZnCo2O4 Spinel based Composite for NO2 Gas Sensing" - M.Sc.    Supervisor     2022-23 Spring
UG Dissertation
  • Marpally Jyoshna (410CY5062), "Photocatalytic Degradation of Malachite Green and Rhodamine B Dye over SnO2-CuO Binary Metal Oxide Nanocomposite under UV Light" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Anurag Mohanty (411CY5068), "Synthesis of Graphene Oxide-Based Heterostructures for Reduction Reactions" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Soumitra Ranjan Nayak (411CY5078), "Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite (HaP)-Zirconia Nanocomposite for Environmental Applications" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Sangram Keshari Mohanty (413CY5048), "Synthesis of a Magnetically Separable Ternary GO-CuFe2O4-ZnO Nanocomposite via Combustion Method with Enhanced Solar Light Mediated Photocatalytic Activity" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Sangram Keshari Mohanty (413CY5048), "Synthesis of a Ternary HGO-CoMoO4-Ag Nanocomposite via Hydrothermal Method for Catalytic Activity" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2018 Summer
  • Kunapuli Venkatasaiswaroop (414CY5001), "Reduced Graphene Oxide Decorated Nickel Ferrite Nanoparticles for Efficient Detection of Ethanol Vapour at Room temperature" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Vankudothu Gandhi (414CY5105), "Synthesis and characterisation of HGO-CoFe2O4 nanocomposite for Oxidation of Styrene" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2019 Summer
  • Chetna Mohanty (415CY5080), "A Ternary g-C3N4-PANI-CoFe2O4 nanocomposite for Photocatalytic Degradation of Toxic Herbicide" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • K Kaushik (415CY5054), "An efficient synthesis of Imine and its derivatives from Alcohol and Aniline by rGO based ZnMn2O4 at solvent free condition" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Pravash Kumar Sethi (416CY5011), "Facile Preparation of Graphene Oxide Modified ZnMn2O4 Nanocomposite for Sensing of Toxic Gas and Chemical at Room Temperature" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring
  • Raj Shekhar (416CY5012), "Sol-gel Combustion Synthesis of rGO-modified MgFe2O4 for Room Temperature H2 Gas Sensing and Electrochemical sensing of 4-Nitrophenol" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2020-21 Spring
  • Tamanna Harihar Panigrahi (417CY5005), "Facile synthesis of rGO/CuCo2O4 nanocomposite and its application in photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2021-22 Spring
  • Chittaranjan Sahoo (418CY5047), "One-step synthesis of reduced graphene oxide supported CuO/NiO metal oxide nanocomposite for room temperature CH4 gas sensing study" - Integrated M.Sc.    Supervisor     2022-23 Spring

 Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours
  • Prof. R. C. Tripathy Young Scientist Award for Best Research Carried out in Odisha by Odisha Chemical Society (OCS),    2019
  • Applied Surface Science Certificate of Outstanding Contributions in Reviewing for the Month of December 2016,    2017
  • Canadian Catalysis Foundation Travel Award,    2011
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Ottawa, Canada,    2011
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Saskatchewan, Canada,    2008
  • University of Saskatchewan President's Travel Award,    2008
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Saskatchewan, Canada,    2005
  • Qualified CSIR-UGC-NET (JRF two times 2001-2002 and LS 2001),    2001
  • Best High School Student Award, Biswanth Bidyapith, Odisha,    1994
Memberships / Fellowships
  • Odisha Chemical Society (OCS),    2019
  • Canadian Catalysis Society,    2010
  • Materials Research Society (MRS), USA,    2009
  • Canadian Society of Chemistry (CSC),    2008