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Debasis Banerjee, Ph.D.

                Associate Professor

                IIT Roorkee, India

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                Assistant Professor: March 2015 to July 2020

                Postdoctoral Fellow, Stockholm University, Sweden - 2015.

                Mentor: Prof. Jan-Erling Bäckvall

                Postdoctoral Fellow, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Germany - 2014.

                Mentor: Prof. Matthias Beller.

                Ph.D., IIT Kanpur, Kanpur - 2011.

                Mentor: Prof. M. L. N. Rao

Research Interest:

Organic Synthesis & Catalysis, Switchable catalysis, Photoredox catalysis, Bio-catalysis,

Enantioselective Catalysis, Metal Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation,

Organofluorine Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis for Sustainable Organic Synthesis.

Doctoral Students

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Mr. Lalit Mohan Kabadwal, M.Sc.

  • Senior research fellow

  • Joined in Dec-2017

       MSc: Chemistry, Kumaun University, Nainital - 2015.

       BSc: Chemistry, Kumaun University, Nainital  - 2013.

Research: Photoredox and Bio-catalysis

 

Mr. Sourajit Bera, M.Sc.

  • Senior research fellow

  • Joined in Feb-2018

       MSc: Chemistry,  West Bengal State University - 2017

       BSc: Chemistry, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math,                                                  West Bengal-2015.

Research: Bio-catalysis for C-O and C-H bond Activation.

 

Mr. Atanu Bera, M.Sc.

  • Senior research fellow

  • Joined in July-2018

       MSc: Chemistry, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry - 2017.

       BSc: Chemistry, St. Pauls' Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata  - 2015.

Research:  Photo-redox catalysis for organic transformations​ 

Mr. Motahar Sk, M.Sc.

  • Senior research fellow

  • Joined in July-2018

       MSc: Chemistry, IIT (ISM), Dhanbad - 2017.

       BSc: Chemistry, Krishnath College, Berhampore - 2015.

Research:  Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable organic transformations​

  • DST-Inspire-Fellowship, New Delhi.

  • Email: msk@cy.iitr.ac.in

  • Enrolment No - 18909020 

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Mr. Shuvojit Haldar, M.Sc.

  • Senior research fellow

  • Joined in Dec-2018

       MSc: Chemistry,  University of Kalyani, West Bengal- 2017.

       BSc: Chemistry, Krishnath College, Berhampore - 2015.

Research:  Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable organic transformations​

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Ms. Adrija Ghosh, M.Sc.

  • Junior research fellow

  • Joined in Aug-2020

       MSc: Chemistry,  Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad- 2020

       BSc: Chemistry, Jadavpur University, West Bengal- 2018

       Summer Internship: "Development of Electron Deficient Porphyrinoids." under Prof.           Abhishek Dey, IACS, Kolkata.

       MSc project: "Acid Catalysed N-alkylation of Anilines with activated 1-H-Indanols                   and Synthesis towards Phomoindene A."​ under Prof. Faiz Ahmed Khan, IIT Hyderabad.

Research:  Sustainable organic transformation using bio-catalysis.

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Mr. Suteerna Mullick, M.Sc.

  • Junior research fellow

  • Joined in Aug-2020

       MSc: Pondicherry University, Pondicherry- 2020

       BSc: Scottish Church College, Calcutta University, West Bengal- 2018

       MSc Project: "Sol-Gel synthesis, powder XRD and optical properties of CeLaO3               complex oxide." under Prof. Bidhu Bhushan Das, Pondicherry University.

Research:  Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable organic transformations​

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Mr. Rajeev Singh, M.Sc.

  • Junior research fellow

  • Joined in Dec-2021

       MSc: IIT (ISM) Dhanbad - 2021

       BSc: Zakir husain delhi college,  Delhi University - 2019

       MSc Project: "C-H activation and its application." under Prof. Swapan Dey, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad.

Research:  Homogeneous catalysis for sustainable organic transformations​

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Mr. Purushotam, M.Sc.

  • Junior research fellow

  • Joined in July-2022

       MSc: Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi - 2021

       BSc: Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi - 2019       

Research:  Homogeneous catalysis for sustainable organic transformations​

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Mr. Tarun, M.Sc.

  • Junior research fellow

  • Joined in July-2022

       MSc: Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad - 2022

       BSc: Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi - 2020

       Summer Internship: "Effective photocatalysis degradation of Methomyl using                    funcationalized Graphene Oxide  Nanocomposite." under Prof. Pratibha Kumari, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi

       MSc project: "Synthesis and Application of Organic Thiocyanates/Selenocyanates"​ under Prof. Soumitra Maity, Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad                 

Research:  Homogeneous catalysis for sustainable organic transformations​

CSIR project Student

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Mr. Suprobhat Singha Roy,M.Sc.

  • Joined in Oct-2021

       MSc: University of Hyderabad - 2019-2021

       BSc:  Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College,  Rahara - 2019

       Research:  Homogeneous catalysis for sustainable organic transformations​

Masters project Students

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Ms. Anukriti Singhal, B.Sc.

  • Joined in Dec-2021

       MSc: IIT Roorkee - 2020-2022

       BSc:  Bhaskaracharya college of applied sciences,  Delhi University - 2020

       Research:  Homogeneous catalysis for sustainable organic transformations​

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Ms. Anshum, B.Sc.

  • Joined in Dec-2021

       MSc: IIT Roorkee - 2020-2022

       BSc:  Bhaskaracharya college of applied sciences,  Delhi University - 2020

       Research:  Homogeneous catalysis for sustainable organic transformations​

Post Doctoral Fellows

Alumini

Dr. Mari Vellakkaran, MPhil, Ph.D.

  • Duration July-2016-July-2019  

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      Ph.D. Osmania University (CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad) - 2015.

      Mentor: Dr. K. Nagaiah, Scientist-G.

      M.Phil., Chemistry, Pondicherry University - 2009.

      M.Sc., Chemistry, St.Joseph's College, Tiruchy - 2008.

      B.Sc., Chemistry, Sacred Heart College, Tiruppattur - 2006.

Research Area:  Metal Catalysed C-H and C-O Bond Activation.

Current position: Post-Doc., South Korea.      

     

Dr. Utpal Nath, Ph.D.

  • Duration May-2018- Feb-2019

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      Ph.D. IIT Guwahati - 2018.

      Mentor: Dr. S. C. Pan, Associate Professor.

       M.Sc., Chemistry, IIT Madras - 2011.

      B.Sc., Chemistry, Narasinha Dutt College, Howrah, - 2009.

Research Area:  Metal Catalysed Asymmetric C-O Bond Activation.

Current position: Chemical Industry, Bangalore.   

Dr. Anitha A, Ph.D.

  • Duration July-2018-Sep-2019

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      Ph.D. SASTRA Deemed to be University - 2018.

      Mentor: Dr. C Uma Maheswari, Assistant Professor.

      Thesis Title :  “N-Heterocyclic Carbene - Catalyzed Oxidative Organic  Transformations”        M.Sc., Chemistry, Mangalore University - 2011.

 Research Area:  Photoredox and bio-catalysis

Doctoral Students

Dr. Khushboo Singh, Ph.D.

  • Duration July-2015 - April-2019

       M.Sc., Chemistry, Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad - 2012.

       B.Sc., Chemistry, Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad - 2010.

Thesis title:​ Nickel-Catalysed Sustainable Organic Transformations: Direct Access 

To Amines Pyrroles, Pyridines, Quinolines and Gem-Bissubstituted Ketones.

   

Dr. Jagadish Das, Ph.D.

  • Duration in Dec-2015- Sep-2019

       M.Sc., Chemistry, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati - 2014.

       B.Sc., Chemistry, Guwahati University, Guwahati - 2012.

Thesis title:​ Non-precious metal-catalyzed sustainable synthesis of C-C and C-N bonds.

Current position: Post-Doc., Tel Aviv University, Isreal.

M.Sc

Project Students

1. Sudip Shit - 2016

2. Nishikant Singh - 2016 

3. Imran Khan - 2016 

4. Mohit - 2017

5. Pooja Negi - 2018

6. Naveen - 2019

7. Akansha - 2020

M. Tech.

Ms. Srishti paliwal, M.Tech.

  • Duration: 2016-2017        

Research:  Heterogeneous catalysis

  • MHRD-Fellowship, New Delhi.

Summer Interns

1. Deepak Behera - 2017, NISER Bhubaneswar

2. Bastab Brajesh Bhoi - 2017, NISER Bhubaneswar 

3. Santu Mandal - 2018, NIT Rourkela