Dr. Soumen Basu
Associate Professor

Designation:

Associate Professor

Specialization:

Synthesis & Applications of Nanomaterials

Email:

soumen.basu@thapar.edu

sbasu1980@gmail.com

Contact No.

+91-8727-001-158

Research Interest/ Specialisation

Inorganic nanomaterials for sustainable development

  • Size and shape controlled synthesis of metal, metal oxide, clay nanoparticles and their nanocomposites.
  • Study the optical properties of quantum dots and nanoparticles and their application in sensing/biosensing.
  • Catalysis/photocatalysis by nanomaterials.
  • Synthesis of micro-nanostructure high surface area porous metal electrodes and monoliths.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2008: Ph.D. in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, IIT- Kharagpur, India.
  • 2003: M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India.
  • 2001: B.Sc. in Chemistry, Midnapur College, West Bengal, India.

Professional Affiliations:

  • July 2017 – Till date: Associate Professor in School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India.
  • July 2014 – July 2017: Assistant Professor in School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India.
  • July 2011 – July 2014: Assistant Professor in Department of Nanotechnology, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University at Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India.
  • July 2009 – July 2011: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), University of Queensland, Australia.
  • July 2008 – May 2009: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, USA.
  • January 2008 - March 2008: Visiting Researcher in the Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea.
  • January 2004 - March 2008: Ph.D. on Nanoscience and Nanomaterials in the Department of Chemistry, IIT- Kharagpur, India.

Publications and other Research Outputs:

A. Papers in Refereed Journals:

  • Sharma, Jyoti; Sharma, Manisha; Basu, Soumen. Mesoporous MgO Nanostructures Using Cat-anionic Surfactants: Enhanced Adsorption and Antimicrobial activity. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (2017), 5, 3429-3438.
  • Sharma, Manisha; Hazra, Satyajit; Basu, Soumen. Kinetic and Isotherm Studies on Adsorption of Toxic Pollutants Using Porous ZnO@SiO2 Monolith. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2017), 504, 669-679.
  • Singh, Rohit; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Bonamali. Ag+ and Cu2+ Doped CdS Nanorods with Tunable Band Structure and Superior Photocatalytic Activity under Sunlight. Materials Research Bulletin (2017) (In Press).
  • Sharma, Manisha; Choudhury, Diptiman; Hazra, Satyajit; Basu, Soumen. Effective Removal of Metal Ions from Aqueous Solution by Mesoporous MnO2 and TiO2 Monoliths: Kinetic and Equilibrium Modelling. Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2017), 720, 221-229.
  • Mehta, Akansha; D, Pooja; Thakur, Anupma; Basu, Soumen. Enhanced photocatalytic water splitting by gold carbon dot core shell nanocatalyst under visible/sunlight. New Journal of Chemistry (2017) 41, 4573-4581.
  • Mehta, Akansha; Basu, Soumen. Controlled photocatalytic hydrolysis of nitriles to amides by mesoporous MnO2 nanoparticles fabricated by mixed surfactant mediated approach. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry (2017), 343, 1–6.
  • Mishra, Amit; Mehta, Akansha; Sharma, Manisha; Basu, Soumen. Enhanced heterogeneous photodegradation of VOC and dye using microwave synthesized TiO2/Clay nanocomposites: A comparison study of different type of clays. Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2017), 694, 574-580.
  • Sharma, Manisha; Jain, Pallavi; Mishra, Amit; Mehta, Akansha; Choudhury, Diptiman; Hazra, Satyajit; Basu, Soumen. Variation of surface area of silica monoliths by controlling ionic character/chain length of surfactants and polymers. Materials Letters (2017), 194, 213–216.
  • Mishra, Amit; Mehta, Akansha; Sharma, Manisha; Basu, Soumen. Impact of Ag nanoparticles on photomineralization of chlorobenzene by TiO2/bentonite nanocomposite. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (2017), 5, 644–651.
  • Sharma, Manisha; Mishra, Amit; Mehta, Akansha; Choudhury, Diptiman; Basu, Soumen. Enhanced catalytic and antibacterial activity of nanocasted mesoporous silver monoliths: kinetic and thermodynamic studies. Journal of Sol-Gel Sci. Technol (2017), 81(3), 704-710.
  • Mehta, Akansha; Mishra, Amit; Sharma, Manisha; Basu, Soumen. Effect of Au Content on the Enhanced Photocatalytic Efficiency of Mesoporous Au/TiO2 Nanocomposites in UV and Sunlight. Gold Bulletin (2017), 50, 33-41.
  • Sharma, Manisha; Mishra, Amit; Mehta, Akansha; Choudhury, Diptiman; Basu, Soumen. Effect of Surfactants on the Structure and Adsorption Efficiency of Hydroxyapatite Nanorods. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2017), (In Press).
  • Singh, Gurjinder; Panday, Sudhakar; Rawat, Mohit; Kukkar, Deepak; Basu, Soumen. Facile Synthesis of CuO Semiconductor Nanorods for Time Dependent Study of Dye Degradation and Bioremediation Applications. Journal of Nano Research (2017), 46, 154-164.
  • Singh, Gurjinder; Panday, Sudhakar; Rawat, Mohit; Basu, Soumen. Dye Degradation of Spherical and Rod Shaped CuO Semiconductor Nanoparticles. Emerging Materials Research (2017) (In Press).
  • Mishra, Amit; Sharma, Manisha; Mehta, Akansha; Basu, Soumen. Microwave Treated Bentonite Clay Based TiO2 Composites: An Efficient Photocatalyst for Rapid Degradation of Methylene Blue. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2017), 17 (2), 1149-1155.
  • Kumar, Ashish; Sharma, Manu; Gautam, Rajeev K; Agarwal, Pooja; Basu, Soumen. Synthesis of Mesoporous Cerium Oxide (CeO2) Nanoparticles and Effect of Cerium Precursors on Transamidation of Acetamide with N-Octylamine Under Solvent-Free Conditions. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2017), 17, 4983–4988.
  • Mehta, Akansha; Mishra, Amit; Sharma, Manisha; Basu, Soumen. Effect of silica/titania ratio on enhanced photooxidation of industrial hazardous materials by microwave treated mesoporous SBA-15/TiO2 nanocomposites. Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2016), 18 (7), 1-9.
  • Mehta, Akansha; Sharma, Manu; Kumar, Ashish; Basu, Soumen. Gold Nanoparticles Grafted Mesoporous Silica: A Highly Efficient and Recyclable Heterogeneous Catalyst for Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol. Nano (World Scientific) (2016), 11 (9), 1650104-1-9.
  • Sharma, Manisha; Mishra, Amit; Kumar, Vinod; Basu, Soumen. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles with Exceptional Colloidal Stability and Its Catalytic Activity towards Nitrophenol Reduction. Nano (World Scientific) (2016), 11 (4), 1650046-1-10.
  • Saha, Sandip; Pal, Anjali; Kundu, Subrata; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar Photochemical Green Synthesis of Calcium-Alginate-Stabilized Ag and Au Nanoparticles and Their Catalytic Application to 4-Nitrophenol Reduction. Langmuir (2010), 26(4), 2885-2893.
  • Basu, Soumen; Jana, Subhra; Pande, Surojit; Pal, Tarasankar. Interaction of DNA Bases with Silver Nanoparticles: Assembly Quantified through SPRS & SERS. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2008), 321, 288-293.
  • Basu, Soumen; Pande, Surojit; Jana, Subhra; Bolisetty, Sreenath; Pal, Tarasankar. Controlled Interparticle Spacing for Surface-Modified Gold Nanoparticle Aggregates. Langmuir (2008), 24 (10), 5562-5568.
  • Pande, Surojit; Jana, Subhra; Basu, Soumen; Sinha, Arun; Datta, Ayan; Pal, Tarasankar. Nanoparticle Catalyzed Clock Reaction. Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2008), 112(10), 3619-3626.
  • Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Glutathione-Induced Aggregation of Gold Nanoparticles: Electromagnetic Interactions in a Closely Packed Assembly. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2007), 7(6), 1904-1910.
  • Jana, Subhra; Basu, Soumen; Pande, Surojit; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Pal, Tarasankar. Shape-Selective Synthesis, Magnetic Properties, and Catalytic Activity of Single Crystalline β-MnO2 Nanoparticles. Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2007), 111(44), 16272-16277.
  • Basu, Soumen; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Kundu, Subrata; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Pande, Surojit; Jana, Subhra; Pal, Tarasankar. Biomolecule Induced Nanoparticle Aggregation: Effect of Particle Size on Interparticle Coupling. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2007), 313(2), 724-734.
  • Pande, Surojit; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Jana, Subhra; Pal, Anjali; Tsukuda, Tatsuya; Pal, Tarasankar. Synthesis of Normal and Inverted Gold-Silver Core-Shell Architectures in β-Cyclodextrin and Their Applications in SERS. Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2007), 111(29), 10806-10813.
  • Nath, Sudip; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Photochemical evolution of palladium nanoparticles in Triton X-100 and its application as catalyst for degradation of acridine orange. Current Science (2007), 92(6), 786-790.
  • Jana, Subhra; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Pande, Surojit; Chang, Chien-Hsiang; Pal, Tarasankar. Light-Induced Hydrolysis of Nitriles by Photoproduced α -MnO2 Nanorods on Polystyrene Beads. Organic Letters (2007), 9(11), 2191-2193.
  • Kundu, Subrata; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Anjali; Pal, Tarasankar. Anisotropic growth of gold clusters to gold nanocubes under UV irradiation. Nanotechnology (2007), 18(7), 075712/1-075712/7.
  • Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Pande, Surojit; Jana, Subhra; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Pal, Tarasankar. Effect of bromide and chloride ions for the dissolution of colloidal gold. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry (2007), 187(2-3), 196-201.
  • Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Pande, Surojit; Jana, Subhra; Pal, Anjal; Pal, Tarasankar. Synthesis and Size-Selective Catalysis by Supported Gold Nanoparticles: Study on Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Catalytic Process. Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2007), 111(12), 4596-4605.
  • Panigrahi, Sudipa; Kundu, Subrata; Basu, Soumen; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Jana, Subhra; Pande, Surojit; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Pal, Anjali; Pal, Tarasankar. Nonaqueous Route for the Synthesis of Copper Organosol from Copper Stearate: An Effective Catalyst for the Synthesis of Octylphenyl Ether. Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2007), 111(4), 1612-1619.
  • Basu, Soumen; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Pande, Surojit; Jana, Subhra; Pal, Anjali; Pal, Tarasankar. Solvent effect on the electronic spectra of azine dyes under alkaline condition. Journal of Physical Chemistry A (2007), 111(4), 578-583.
  • Panigrahi, Sudipa; Kundu, Subrata; Basu, Soumen; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Jana, Subhra; Pande, Surojit; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Pal, Anjali; Pal, Tarasankar. Cysteine functionalized copper organosol: synthesis, characterization and catalytic application. Nanotechnology (2006), 17(21), 5461-5468.
  • Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Nath, Sudip; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Pande, Surojit; Jana, Subhra; Pal, Tarasankar. Room temperature synthesis of coinage metal (Ag, Cu) chalcogenides. Chemical Communications (Cambridge, United Kingdom) (2006), (36), 3836-3838.
  • Jana, Subhra; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Nath, Sudip; Pande, Surojit; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Endo, Takeshi; Pal, Tarasankar. Synthesis of silver nanoshell-coated cationic polystyrene beads: A solid phase catalyst for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol. Applied Catalysis, A: General (2006), 313(1), 41-48.
  • Basu, Soumen; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Pande, Surojit; Jana, Subhra; Pal, Tarasankar. Dipole-dipole plasmon interactions in self-assembly of gold organosol induced by glutathione. New Journal of Chemistry (2006), 30(9), 1333-1339.
  • Jana, Subhra; Pande, Surojit; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Anjali; Pal, Tarasankar. Exploitation of Electrostatic Field Force for Immobilization and Catalytic Reduction of o-Nitrobenzoic Acid to Anthranilic Acid on Resin-bound Silver Nanocomposites. Langmuir (2006), 22(16), 7091-7095.
  • Panigrahi, Sudipa; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Basu, Soumen; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Jana, Subhra; Pande, Surojit; Vo-Dinh, Tuan; Jiang, Hongjin; Pal, Tarasankar. Self-Assembly of Silver Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Stabilization, Optical Properties, and Application in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2006), 110(27), 13436-13444.
  • Pande, Surojit; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Nath, Sudip; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Jana, Subhra; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Reduction of methylene blue by thiocyanate: Kinetic and thermodynamic aspects. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2006), 299(1), 421-427.
  • Panigrahi, Sudipa; Kundu, Subrata; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Nath, Sudip; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Selective one-pot synthesis of copper nanorods under surfactantless condition. Polyhedron (2006), 25(5), 1263-1269.
  • Nath, Sudip; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Kundu, Subrata; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Hexadecylamine capped silver organosol: A substrate for surface enhanced Raman scattering. Colloids and Surfaces, A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects (2006), 274(1-3), 145-149.
  • Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Nath, Sudip; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Basu, Soumen; Pande, Surojit; Jana, Subhra; Pal, Tarasankar. Layer-by-layer deposition of bimetallic nano shells on functionalized polystyrene beads. Inorganic Chemistry (2006), 45(4), 1439-1441.
  • Kundu, Subrata; Pal, Anjali; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Nath, Sudip; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Shape-controlled synthesis of gold nanoparticles from gold (III)-chelates of β-diketones. Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2005), 7(6), 641-650.
  • Nath, Sudip; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Silver organosol: synthesis, characterization and localized surface plasmon resonance study. New Journal of Chemistry (2005), 29(12), 1527-1534.
  • Kundu, Subrata; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Nath, Sudip; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Ion-associate of arsenic (V)-salicylic acid chelate with methylene blue in toluene: Application for arsenic quantification. Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section A: Inorganic, Bio-inorganic, Physical, Theoretical & Analytical Chemistry (2005), 44A (10), 2030-2033.
  • Nath, Sudip; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Kundu, Subrata; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. A convenient approach to synthesize silver nanoshell covered functionalized polystyrene beads: A substrate for surface enhanced Raman scattering. Materials Letters (2005), 59(29-30), 3986-3989.
  • Nath, Sudip; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Kundu, Subrata; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Synthesis and Characterization of N,N-Dimethyldodecylamine-Capped Aucore-Pdshell Nanoparticles in Toluene. Langmuir (2005), 21(23), 10405-10408.
  • Kundu, Subrata; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Pal, Anjali; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Nath, Sudip; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Dye-micelle aggregate formation for effective photobleaching. Dyes and Pigments (2005), Volume Date 2006, 69(3), 177-184.
  • Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Nath, Sudip; Kundu, Subrata; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Size-Selective Synthesis and Stabilization of Gold Organosol in CnTAC: Enhanced Molecular Fluorescence from Gold-Bound Fluorophores. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2005), 109(27), 13166-13174.
  • Basu, Soumen; Ghosh, Sujit Kumar; Kundu, Subrata; Nath, Sudip; Panigrahi, Sudipa; Praharaj, Snigdhamayee; Pal, Tarasankar. Studies on the ion-association of Methylene Blue and salicylic acid in neat and mixed binary solvents. Chemical Physics Letters (2005), 407(4-6), 493-497.

B. Book/Book Chapters:

  • Basu, Soumen. Interparticle Interactions of Metal Nanoparticles. Published by Lambert Academic Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-3-8465-3601-8.
  • Basu, Soumen. Solvent Effect on Ion-associate/Benzenoid species of Azine Dyes. Published by Lambert Academic Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-3-659-32226-6.
  • Sinha, Arun Kumar; Basu, Soumen (Editor). Fabrication of Metal and Metal oxides Nanomaterial. Published by Lambert Academic Publishing Company. ISBN: 978-3-659-00133-8.
  • Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Solution Phase Synthesis of Mono-and Bi-metallic Nanoparticles. A Special Review Book on ‘Advanced Wet-Chemical Synthetic Approaches to Inorganic Nanostructures.’ Published by Research Signpost (2008), 219-252. ISBN: 978-81-7895-361-8.
  • Basu, Soumen; Pal, Tarasankar. Biomolecule Induced nanoparticle Aggregation. “The Handbook of Nanophysics” published by Taylor & Francis (2011), 3, 21/1-21/11. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7544-1.

Sponsored Research Projects

  • Synthesis of Clay Supported TiO2 Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). (2014-2017)- DST FAST TRACK- Rs. 24.98 Lacs
  • Removal of Metal Ions from Waste Waters Using Hierarchically Porous Metal Oxide Monoliths with Tunable Mesopore Size. (2015-2018)- DAE,BRNS-Rs. 31.72 Lacs

Awards/Honours/Fellowships:

  • 2001: Bronze Medal in B. Sc., from Midnapur College, WB.
  • 2003: Qualified in GATE.
  • 2003: Qualified CSIR- NET in Chemical Sciences, held in June 2003.
  • 2004: Awarded the National Junior Research Fellowship by IIT- Kharagpur, India.
  • 2006: Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by IIT- Kharagpur, India.

Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies:

  • Life member of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI).
  • Life member of Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI).