Group Members:


Sebastian C. Peter

Principal Investigator

Soumyabrata Roy 

Ph.D. Student

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2008-2011), Presidency College (Kolkata), Calcutta University, W. B., India.
M.Sc. Chemistry (2011-2013), IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.
Research Interest:
Synthesis and characterization of Polyoxometalates , POM based Hybrid materials and their various applications
Joined the group:
Other Interests:
Football is my second passion. I also enjoy reading novels & poetry , following cinema, and listening to a wide genera of music.


Shreya Sarkar 

Ph.D. Student

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2010-2013), Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta, W.B., India.
M.Sc. Chemistry (2013-2015), University of Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Research Interest:

Joined the group:
Other Interests:
Travelling, watching movies and listening to music


Arjun C H 

Ph.D. Student

BSc : GASC Mathil (Kannur University) (2010-2013)
MSc: NIT Karnataka, Surathkal (2013-2015)
Research Interest:
CO2 Reduction, Water Splitting.
Joined the group:
Other Interests: Badminton, Watching Movies, Yoga


Rajkumar jana 

Ph.D. Student

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2009-2012), RKM Narendrapur, Calcutta University, W. B., India.
Research Interest:
Synthesis of Nano Intermetallics and its various applicatins
Joined the group: Aug-2013
Other Interests:
Watching Movies and Games, Playing Cricket

Saurav Chandra Sarma 

Ph.D. Student

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2010-2013), Cotton College (Gauhati University),Assam,India

Research Interest:Nano intermetallics
Joined the group: Aug-2014
Other Interests: Surfing Net,listening to music




Dundappa  Mumbaraddi 

R&D Assistant

B. Sc. (2007-2010), BLDEA’s Association, Jamkhandi, Karnatak University.

M. Sc.  (2010-2012), Inorganic Chemistry, Karnataka University, Dharwad, India.

Research Interest: Bulk and Nano-Intermetallics, Half-Heusler Compounds, POM, Electrocatalysis
Joined the group:
August , 2014
Other Interests:
Cricket, Movies



Dr. Vijaykumar S Marakatti 

SERB-National Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D. in Heterogeneous Catalysis, Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.

M. Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry, Karnataka University, Dharwad, India.

B. Sc. from, R. L S College, Belgaum, India.

Research Interest: Design of supported nano intermetallics for catalytic applications.

Joined the group: March, 2015

Other Interests: Reading, Badminton, Movies, Music


Vamseedhara Vemuri 

R&D Assistant – Nanotechnology, Amity University, Noida, NCR,  India

Research Interest: Synthesis and applications of polyoxometalate based hybrid materials for energy related applications and Photocatalysis, TMDC’s for energy related applications

Joined the group: November, 2015

Other Interests: Reading Fiction Novels and Autobiographies, Fitness and Sports.



Dr. M. Kanagaraj

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

PhD in Pressure effect on Iron based superconducting materials, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, TamilNadu, India

MPhil in Physics, Periyar University, TamilNadu, India

MSc in Physics, Periyar University, TamilNadu, India

BSc in Physics, TGASC, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Tamilnadu

Research Interest: Structural, magnetic and transport properties of novel superconductors and magnetic materials at ambient and under multi extreme conditions of high pressure, low temperature and high magnetic field.

Joined the group: January, 2017

Other Interests: Sports and Reading books


Dr. A. R. Rajamani

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Ph. D (Thesis Submitted) in “Electrodeposition as a Synthesis Strategy for Controlled Morphologies and Alloy Compositions”, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

M.Sc., (Chemistry) Erode Arts and Science College (Bharathiyar University), Erode, Tamilnadu

B.Sc., (Chemistry) Salem Sowdeswari College (Periyar University), Salem, Tamilnadu

Research Interest: Electrodeposition, Heavy Metal Sensing, Nucleation and Growth, Synthesis of Nanomaterial, Fuel Cells

Joined the group: January, 2017

Other Interests: Watching movies, Listening music, Reading, Travelling, Weight lifting


Md. Jabed Hossain 

R&D Assistant

B. Sc. (2011-2014), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh,U.P.

M. Sc.  (2014-2016), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P.

Research Interest: CO2 reduction
Joined the group:
April , 2017
Other Interests:

Dr. Subba Reddy Marri

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Ph. D: National Institue of Science Education and Research Institute, NISER-Bhubaneswar (2010-2016)

M.Sc (Chemistry): Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP. (2006-2008)

B.Sc (Chemistry): Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada (2002-2005)

Research Interest:

Joined the group: May, 2017

Other Interests: Playing cricket, watching movies


Ashutosh Kumar Singh

Integrated Ph.D. Student

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2013-2016), Ramjas College, University of Delhi, Delhi

Research Interest: Synthesis of Half and full Heusler compounds, Topological Insulator and their various application
Joined the group: May 2017
Other Interests: Movies and Music, Playing Volleyball & Table Tennis


Dr. S. D. Ramarao

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Ph.D : Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tamilnadu (2010-2015)

M.Sc : Department of Physics, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh (2007-2009)

B.Sc : S. K. B. R. Govt Degree College, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh (2004-2007).

Research Interest: Topological Insulator

Joined the group: June, 2017

Other Interests: Listening Music, Watching sports and live programs in television.


Ashwani Kumar  


B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry, M.D.U Rohtak Pt. N.R.S Govt College,Haryana

M.Sc Chemistry IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

Research Interest: Synthesis and photocatalytic application of dichalcogenides and its composites
Joined the group:
June , 2017
Other Interests:
Playing football and net surfing

Sai Manoj Kaja 

R&D Assistant

B.Sc (Chemistry) + M.Sc (Materials Science), Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, A.P, India.

Research Interest: CO2 reduction, Energy Harvesting and Energy Storage
Joined the group:
July 2017
Other Interests: Sketching, 3D Modeling, Trekking, Gardening.

Dr. Chiranjeevi Srinivasa Rao Vusa

National Post-Doctoral Fellow

B.Sc. (Chemistry) Sri Aravinda Sata jayanthi Degree College, West Godavari, AP, India.

M.Sc. (Chemistry) Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.

Ph.D. (Chemistry) CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, TN, India.

Research Interest: CO2 reduction and H2O spitting.

Joined the group: August, 2017

Other Interests: Listening to music and Playing Volleyball


Debabrata Bagchi 

Ph.D. Student

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2012-2015), R. K. Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Calcutta University, W. B., India.

M.Sc. Chemistry, IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.

Research Interest: Nano-electrocatalyst & Carbon dioxide Reduction
Joined the group: Aug-2017
Other Interests:
Playing cricket, table tennis, reading novels and biographies, surfing the internet, watching the movie etc.

Risov Das 

Ph.D. Student

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2012-2015), R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapure, Calcutta University, W. B., India.

M.Sc. Chemistry, IIT Madras Tamil Nadu, India.

Research Interest: Photoelectrochemical method of CO2 reduction.
Joined the group: Aug-2017
Other Interests:
Playing cricket and basket ball.



  • Ph.D. Student :
  • Sumanta Sarkar
  • Udumula Subbareddy
  • Current Positions:
  • Post-Doct, Northwestern University ,USA
  • Indian Ordnance Factory Service, Ministry of Defence, Pune


  • Visiting Fellows:
  • Dr.Amshumali.M.K
  • Dr. R. Parimaladevi (2016)
  • Dr. Ann Mary K A
  • Current Position :
  • Faculty,Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya university, Bellary
  • Faculty, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu
  • Assistant Professor, St.Thomas College, Thrissur
  • Post Doc. Students :
  • Dr. Aloke Kumar Ghosh, Research Associate (2013)
  • Dr. Oinam Bijeta Chanu
  • Dr. Ramesh Siva
  • Dr. Sandeep Agarwal
  • Dr. Balakrishna Ananthoju
  • Dr. Tapas Paramanik
  • Current Positions:
  • Research Associate, IISc
  • Kothari Fellow at IIT Guwahati
  • Post-Doct., University of Chile, Chile, South America
  • R.A., Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, China
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • R& D Assistants :
  • Abishek Kannan Iyer, R&D Assistant (2011)
  • Mohan Subramanium, R&D Assistant (2011)
  • Pradeep Shanbogh , R&D Assistant (2011)
  • Deepti Kalsi, R&D Assistant (2012)
  • Swathi N., R&D Assistant (2013)
  • Pramod Halappa, R&D Assistant (2013-2014)
  • Satyanarayan K.V.V.
  • Prakruthi N. (2013-2014)
  • Swetha Ramani
  • Vidyanshu Mishra
  • Jayesh Krishnakumar
  • Current Positions:
  • Ph. D., University of Alberta, Canada
  • NCL Pune, India
  • Ph. D., Poornaprajna Institute, Bangalore
  • Ph. D., IIT Kanpur
  • R&D Assistant, IPC, IISC, Bangalore
  • Ph.D., SSCU, IISC, Bangalore
  • Lecturer, Rajiv Gandhi PG college, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
  • National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore
  • Ph.D.,University of Central Florida, USA
  • Ph.D., NCL Pune, India
  • SRFP :
  • Aiswarya Abhisek Mohapatra (2013)
  • Sourav SekharBera (2013)
  • Lahari Balisetty (2013)
  • Valeen Rashmi Pereira (2011, 2013)
  • Navami Venugopal (2011)
  • Rohan Borah (2014)
  • Hiranmayee Vadlamani (2014, 2015)
  • Sthitadhi Maiti (2015)
  • Anupam Bhim (2014, 2015)
  • Vinita Ahuja (2015, 2016)
  • Juhi Dutta (2015, 2016)
  • Shilpa Khandelwal
  • Debobrata Bagchi
  • Anirudh Ramesh
  • Nidhi Arora
  • Aniruddha Sarkar
  • Swetha Param
  • Lopamudra Dash
  • Ashwani Kumar
  • Details
  • University of Hyderabad.
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • Ph.D (Chem), IISc, Bengaluru
  • Ph.D Student, NIT Surathkal, Karnataka
  • B.Sc.Physics Ethiraj College for Women, Tamil Nadu
  • M.Sc. (Chem), Tezpur University
  • Ph.D (Chem), IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  • M.Sc. (Chem), IITG
  • Ph.D (Chem), IISc, Bengaluru
  • M.Sc. (Chem), Pune University
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry), NIT Rourkela
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry) , IIT Dhanbad
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry) , IIT Madras
  • M.Sc. (Physics) , BITS Pilani
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry) , Thapar University
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry), Pondicherry University
  • B.Sc (Chemistry), St.Joseph’s College, Bangalore
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry), Utkal university, BBSR, Odisha
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry), IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
  • POCE :
  • Remesh H (2013)
  • Niranjan Bhat (2013)
  • Rohan Borah (2012)
  • Bibhuti Bhusan Rath (2012)
  • Samarth Bachkheti (2011, 2012)
  • Ridip Das (2014)
  • Yatish Khulbe (2015)
  • Mahesh Talluri (2015)
  • Manasha A. N.
  • Details
  • N.S.S College, Cherthala, Kerala University.
  • Vivekananda College, Puttur, Mangalore University.
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry) , Tezpur University, Assam
  • B.Sc. B.J.B. Autonomous College, Odisha
  • M.Sc., IIT Bombay, Maharashtra
  • M.Sc. (Chem), Tezpur University
  • B.Sc. (Chem), Hindu College, Delhi University
  • B.Sc(MPC), Andhra Loyola College, Andhra Pradesh
  • B.Sc. (General) Mangalore University, Karnataka
  • Integrated Ph.D Summer Students:
  • Kushagra Gahlot (2013)
  • Paramaita Sarkar (2014)
  • Suchi Smita Biswas (2014)
  • Shikha (2015)
  • Ekashmi Rathore (2015)
  • Details
  • New Chemistry Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore.
  • New Chemistry Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore.
  • New Chemistry Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore
  • New Chemistry Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore
  • New Chemistry Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore

Debabrata Bagchi  

SRPF 2016

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2012-2015), R. K. Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Calcutta University, W. B., India.

M.Sc. Chemistry, IIT Madras Tamil Nadu, India.

Research Interest:Synthesis and characterization of nano-catalyst based on Polyoxometalate-Hybrid materials and their other applications.
Other Interests:Playing cricket, table tennis,reading novels and biographies, surfing the internet, watching movie etc.

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