Dr. Bonamali Pal

Designation:

Professor and Former Head

Specialization:

Physical & Nanomaterial Chemistry, Photocatalysis, Photoelectrochemistry

Email:

bpal@thapar.edu

Contact No.

+91-175-239-3491/3443 (Off); +91-175-239-3262 (Res); +91-175-239-4498 (Fax)

Research Interests

Preparation, characterization, surface morphology, optical, electrokinetic and photocatalytic properties of noble metals (Au, Ag, Fe, Cr, Cu Pt, Rh and Pd), bimetallic nanostructures and semiconductors (CdS, TiO2, ZnS, ZnO) nanoparticles of different shapes and sizes and their metal-semioconductor junctions. Core-shell nanostructure of photostable silica coated CdS/ZnS nanosphere and nanorods and effect of Ar laser irradiation on the physical properties of this nanostructures. Size and shape dependent thermal conductivity of metal oxide based nanofluids. Photocatalytic organic functional group transformations and metal oxide nanofluids.

Education

  • Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. (July, 1998).
  • Ph.D. Thesis: Photocatalytic degradation of toxic organic pollutants and photokilling of pathogenic bacteria present in waste water. MOEF project entitled ‘’Study of photocatalytic degradation of pesticides & carcinogenic materials present in village drinking water”
  • M.Sc.: First Class (69.8%) in Chemistry (with merit scholarship), University of Viswa Bharati, West Bengal, India (October 1991)

Professional Affiliations:

9.2 years research and 10 Yrs teaching experiences =19 Yrs

List of Publications (SCI Journals): SCI Journal Paper = 100

S No. Organisation / Institute Position held Duration Total experience
1 Department of Chemistry, Visva Bharati University Research Assistant 01/12/91-30/11/92 1 year
2 Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai , India Research Fellow M E & F project, 01/12/92- 03/08/93 8 months
4 Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan COE postdoc- toral Researcher 01/04/99 to 31/03/2001 2 years
5 Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan Visiting Researcher 01/04/2001 to 31/03/2002 1 years
6 Japan Science and Technology Agency/Catalysis Research ent Research Scientist 01/04/2002 to 31/03/2005 3 years
7 Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Assistant Prof.
Associate Prof.
04/07/2007-10
06/2010-2014
4 years
3 years
8 Head, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala Professor Head July,2014-till date
March 2014
May 16, 2017
3 yrs 2 months

List of Publications (SCI Journals): SCI Journal Paper = 100

(h-index = 17 and Citations = 1798),

  1. A. Monga, A. Bathla and B. Pal* A Cu-Au bimetallic co-catalysis for the improved photocatalytic activity of TiO2 under visible light radiation”, Solar Energy 155, 2017,1403-1410. (IF: 4.077)

  2. RA Rather, S Singh, B Pal, AC 3 N 4 surface passivated highly photoactive Au-TiO 2 tubular nanostructure for the efficient H 2 production from water under sunlight irradiation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 213, 9-17,2017. (IF 9.44)

  3. T. Torimoto, J. P. Reyes, K. Iwasaki, B. Pal, T. Shibayama, K. Sugawara, H. Takahashi and B. Ohtani, Preparation of novel Silica-Cadmium Sulfide composite nanoparticles having adjustable Void Space by Size-Selective Photoetching, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125 (2003) 316-317. (IF 13.85)

  4. Samriti Thakur, Kiran, N.Das and B. Pal, Photo-oxidation kinetics of sugars having different molecular size and glycosidic linkages for their complete mineralization to subunits by bare/Ag-TiO2 under UV irradiation, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. In press August 2017. (IF =4.05)

  5. S. Ahluwalia, NT. Prakash, R. Prakash, B Pal, Improved degradation of methyl orange dye using bio-co-catalyst Se nanoparticles impregnated ZnS photocatalyst under UV irradiation, Chemical Engineering Journal 306, 2016 1041-1048. . (IF =6.2)

  6. Anila Monga, Reyyes Rather and Bonamali Pal, Enhanced Co-Catalytic Effect of Cu-Ag Bimetallic Core-Shell Nanocomposites Imparted to TiO2 under Visible Light Illumination, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 172 (2017) 285–292 . (IF =4.78)

  7. Rayees Ahmad Rather, Satnam Singh, Bonamali Pal, Cu+1/Cu0-TiO2 mesoporous nanocatalyst exhibiting highly improved hydrogen evolution from water decomposition under direct solar light irradiation, Journal of Catalysis, 346, 1-9, 2017.(IF = 6.84)

  8. Jaspreet Kaur and Bonamali Pal, Selective formation of benzo [c] cinnoline by photocatalytic reduction of 2, 2′-dinitrobiphenyl using TiO2 and under UV light irradiation, Chemical Communications51 (2015) 8500-8503. (IF 6.85 Nature Index paper)

  9. RA Rather, S Singh, B Pal, Visible and direct sunlight induced H 2 production from water by plasmonic Ag-TiO 2 nanorods hybrid interfaceSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 160, 463-469, 2017(IF =4.78)

  10. B. Pal, S.Ikeda and B. Ohtani, Photoinduced chemical reactions on natural single crystals and artificial crystallites of mercury(II) sulfide in aqueous suspension containing amino acidInorganic Chemistry, 42 (2003) 1518-1524. (IF = 4.85)

  11. B. Pal,S. Ikeda, H. Kominami, Y. Kera and B. Ohtani, Photocatalytic Redox-Combined Synthesis of L-Pipecolinic Acid from L-Lysine by Suspended Titania Particles: Effect of Noble Metal Loading on the Selectivity and Optical Purity of the Product. J. Catalysis, 217 (2003) 152-159. (6.82)

  12. B. PalT. Torimoto, K. Okazaki and B. Ohtani, Photocatalytic synthesis of Azoxybenzene by visible light irradiation of silica-coated cadmium sulfide nanocomposites, Chem.Commun., (2007) 483-485. (Best paper, appeared inside cover page of this journal issue)(IF = 6.34)

  13. B. PalT. Torimoto, K. Iwasaki, T. Shibayama, H. Takahashi and B. Ohtani. Size and Structure Dependent Photocatalytic Activity of Jingle-Bell-Shaped-Silica Coated Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles for Methanol Dehydrogenation. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 108 (2004) 18670-18674.

  14. Shigeru Ikeda, Noboru Sugiyama,Bonamali PalGiuseppe Marcí, Leonard Palmisano,Hidenori Noguchi, Kohei Uosaki and Bunsho Ohtani , Photocatalytic activity of transition-metal-loaded titanium(IV) oxide powders suspended in aqueous solutions: Correlation with electron–hole recombination kinetics; Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics, 3 (2001) 267-273.

  15. Inderpreet Singh Grover, Satnam Singh and Bonamali Pal* Photodegradation of Imidacloprid insecticide by Ag deposited titanate 1 nanotubes – A study of intermediates and their reaction pathways: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry62 (52), 12497-12503, 2014.

  16. Bonamali Pal, Inderpreet Singh Grover and Rupinder Kaur, Superior Adsorption and Photodegradation of Eriochrome Black-T Dye by Fe+3 and Pt+4 Impregnated TiO2 Nanostructures of Different Shapes, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 31, 223-230, 2015.

  17. Shweta Sareenc, Vishal Mutreja, Satnam SinghaBonamali Pal, Fine CuO anisotropic nanoparticles supported on mesoporous SBA-15 for selective hydrogenation of nitroaromatics, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 461 (2016) 203–210.

  18. Jaspreet Kaur and Bonamali Pal, 100% selective yield of m-nitroaniline by rutile TiO2 and m-phenylenediamine by P25-TiO2 during m-dinitrobenzene photoreduction, Catalysis Comm., 53 (2014) 25–28.

  19. Nidhi Gupta and Bonamali Pal, Core-Shell Structure of Metal Loaded CdS-SiO2 Hybrid Nanocomposites for Complete Photomineralisation of Methyl Orange by Visible Light. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 391 (2014) 158–167.

  20. Nidhi Gupta and Bonamali Pal, Superior photoactivity and stability of movable CdS (core)-CdO (shell) nanostructures formed in tubular SiO2 by laser etching of SiO2@CdS nanorod, Chemical Engineering Journal, 246 (2014) 260-267.

  21. Rohit singh and Bonamali Pal, Preparation, Surface and Crystal Structure, Band Energetics, Optoelectronic, and Photocatalytic Properties of AuxCd1-xS Nanorods, ChemPlusChem, 80 (2015) 851-858.

  22. Bhupender Paland Bonamali Pal, Tuning the Optical and Photocatalytic Properties of Anisotropic ZnS Nanostructures for the Selective Reduction of Nitroaromatics, Chemical Engineering Journal, 263 (2015) 200-208.

  23. Rayees A. Rather, Satnam Singh and Bonamali Pal, Core-shell morphology of Au-TiO2 @graphene oxide nanocomposite exhibiting enhanced hydrogen production from water, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 37, 2016, 288-294.

  24. Rupinder Kaur and Bonamali Pal, Plasmonic Coinage Metal-TiO2 Hybrid Nanocatalysts for Highly Efficient Photocatalytic Oxidation under Sunlight Irradiation, New Journal of Chemistry, 39 (2015) 5966-5976.

  25. Anila Monga and Bonamali Pal, Influence of oxidative etching of Au nanostructures by KMnO4 on its surface morphology, electro-kinetic properties and improved catalytic activity, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2015, 31, 223-230.

  26. Rupinder Kaur and Bonamali Pal, Cu nanostructures of various shapes and sizes as superior catalysts for nitro-aromatic reduction and co-catalyst for Cu/TiO2 photocatalysis, Applied Catalysis A General , 491 (2015) 28-36.

  27. Bhupender Pal, Soumya Mallick and Bonamali Pal, Phase-dependent Thermophysical Properties of α-and γ-Al2O3 in Aqueous Suspension, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 25 (2015) 99-104.

  28. Jaspreet Kaur and Bonamali Pal, Influence of coinage and platinum group metal co-catalysis for the photocatalytic reduction of m-dinitrobenzene by P25 and rutile TiO2, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 397 (2015) 99-105.

  29. Shweta Sareen, Vishal Mutereza, Bonamali Pal and Satnam Singh, Homogeneous dispersion of Au nanoparticles into mesoporous SBA-15 exhibiting improved catalytic activity for nitroaromatic reduction, Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, 202 (2015) 219-225.

  30. Anila Monga and Bonamali Pal, Improved Catalytic Activity and Surface Electro-kinetics of Bimetallic Au-Ag Core-Shell Nanocomposites, New Journal of Chemistry, 39 (2015) 304-313.

  31. Rohit Singh and Bonamali Pal, Highly Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Au Nanorod-CdS Nanorod Heterocomposites, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 378 (2013) 246– 254

  32. Raghavendra Amined, Gunveen Wadhwa, Niranjan Daand Bonamali Pal, Shape Dependent Bactericidal Activity of TiO2 for the Killing of Gram-negative Bacteria Agrobacterium tumefaciens under UV Torch Irradiation, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20 (2013) 6521–6530.

  33. Inderpreet S Grover; Roop C Prajapat; Satnam Singh; Bonamali Pal SiO2 coated pure anatase TiO2 catalysts for enhanced photooxidation of Naphthalene and Anthracene, Particuology 34C (2017) pp. 156-161

  34. T Basu, K Rana, N Das, B Pal, Selective detection of Mg2+ ions via enhanced fluorescence emission using Au–DNA nanocomposites, Beilstein journal of nanotechnology 8, 762, 2017.

  35. L Kundan, SS Mallick, B Pal, Effect of time dependent nanoclusters morphology on the thermal conductivity and heat transport mechanism of TiO2 based nanofluid. Heat and Mass Transfer 53 (6), 1873-1892, 2017.

  36. R Singh, S Basu, B Pal, Ag+ and Cu2+ doped CdS nanorodswith tunable band structure and superior photocatalytic activity under sunlight, Materials Research Bulletin, 94, 2017, 279-286.

  37. L Kundan, SS Mallick, B Pal, Prediction and optimization of nanoclusters-based thermal conductivity of nanofluids: Application of Box–Behnken design (BBD), Particulate Science and Technology 35 (3), 265-276,2017

  38. IS Grover, RC Prajapat, S Singh, B Pal, Highly photoactive Au-TiO2 nanowires for improved photo-degradation of propiconazole fungicide under UV/sunlight irradiationSolar Energy, 144, 612-618, 2017. [IF- 4.05]

  39. K Lal, SS Mallick, B Pal, An investigation into the effect of nanoclusters growth on perikinetic heat conduction mechanism in an oxide based nanofluidPowder Technology, 311, 273-286, 2017. [IF- 2.759]

  40. Manpreet Kaur Aulakh, Nishi Arora, Ashish Kumar, Amjad Ali, and Bonamali Pal, Effect of Different Shapes of TiO2 Nanoparticles on the Catalytic Photodegradation of Salicylic Acid Under UV Light, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 17, 5303–5309 (2017)

  41. Sweta Sareen, Satnam Singh and B. Pal, Preparation, surface structural morphology and catalytic properties of uniformly dispersed Ag nanoparticle loaded mesoporous SBA-15, J. Nanoparticle Research, 18 (11), 332, 2016.

  42. T Basu, B Pal, S Singh, Synthesis and Characterization of Ramipril Embedded Nanospheres of Biodegradable Poly-D, L-Lactide-co-Glycolide and Their Kinetic Release Study, Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine 8 (6), 2016, 444-449.

  43. Kundan Lal Rana, Soumya Mallick and Bonamali Pal, Prediction and Optimization of Nanoclusters Based Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids: Application of Box–Behnken Design (BBD), Particulate Science and Technology, 1-12, 2016.

  44. Bhupender Pal, Soumya Mallick and Bonamali Pal, WO3 nanostructures of different size and shape for improved thermal conductivity and dispersion stability in aqueous suspension, J. NanoSci. Nanotech., accepted, 2017

  45. Rayees A. Rather, Satnam Singh and Bonamali Pal,Photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue by plasmonic metal-TiO2 nanocatalysts under visible light irradiationJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 17 (2), 1210-1216,2017,

  46. Ranjana Prakash, Manpreet Kaur, Rayees A. Rather and Bonamali Pal, Photocatalytic oxidative degradation of different aliphatic carboxylic acids by bare and Ag-TiO2 under UV light irradiation,Particulate Science and Technology.1-5. 2016.

  47. Anila Monga and Bonamali Pal, Preparation and characterization of different shapes of Au–Ag bimetallic nanocomposites for enhanced physicochemical properties, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 481 (2015) 158-166.

  48. Rupinder Kaur and Bonamali Pal, Physicochemical and catalytic properties of Au nanorods micro-assembled in solvents of varying dipole moment and refractive index, Materials Research Bulletin, 62 (2015) 11-18.

  49. Shweta Sareen, Vishal Mutreja, Satnam Singh and Bonamali Pal, Highly dispersed Au, Ag and Cu nanoparticles in mesoporous SBA-15 for highly selective catalytic reduction of nitroaromatics, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 184-190.

  50. Inderpreet Singh Grover, Satnam Singh and Bonamali Pal, Influence of thermal treatment and Au-loading on the growth of versatile crystal phase composition and photocatalytic activity of sodium titanate nanotubes, RSC Advances, 4 (2014) 51342 - 51348.

  51. Anila Monga and Bonamali Pal, Morphological and physicochemical properties of Ag–Au binary nanocomposites prepared using different surfactant capped Ag nanoparticles, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 39954-39963.

  52. Nidhi Gupta, Pooja Bansal and Bonamali Pal, Metal ion-TiO2 nanocomposites for the selective photooxidation of benzene to phenol and cycloalkanol to cycloalkanone, Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, 10 (2015) 148-160.

  53. Bhupender Pal and Bonamali Pal, Anisotropic CuO nanostructures of different size and shape exhibit superior thermal conductivity than typical bulk powder, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 459 (2014) 282–289

  54. Rohit Singh and Bonamali Pal, Woolen bun shaped CdS microspheres enfolded 1D nanowires for the superior photooxidation of dyes: A comparative case study, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 396 (2015) 15–22.

  55. Rupinder Kaur and Bonamali Pal, Improved surface properties and catalytic activity of anisotropic shapes of photoetched Au nanostructures formed by variable energy laser exposure, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 395 (2014) 7–15.

  56. Inderpreet Singh Grover, Satnam Singh and Bonamali Pal, Stable anatase TiO2 formed by calcination of rice like titania nanorod at 800 0C and its high photocatalytic activity, RSC Advance, 4 (2014)24704-24709.

  57. Bhupender Pal, Soumya Suddha Mallick and Bonamali Pal, Shape Dependent Thermal Conductivity of TiO2-Deionized Water and Ethylene Glycol Dispersion, Journal of Nanosci. Nanotech. 15, (2015) 3670-3676.

  58. Bonamali Pal, Shilpa Singla and Rohit Singh, Effect of Au and Pt deposition and thermal treatments on the photocatalytic activity of ZnS nanorods, International Journal of Nanoscience,12 (2013).

  59. Bonamali Pal, Sonia Rana and Rupinder Kaur, Influence of Different Reducing Agents on the Ag Nanostructures and Their Electrokinetic and Catalytic Properties, Journal of Nanosci. Nanotech. 15 (2015) 2753-2760.

  60. Inderpreet Singh Grover, Satnam Singh and Bonamali Pal, Enhanced photocatalytic activity of as-prepared sodium titanates for m-dinitrobenzene reduction and sulfosulfuron oxidation. Journal of Nanosci. Nanotech. 14 (2014) 1–9.

  61. N. Gupta, N. Badhwar and B. Pal,Tailored morphology of hollow SiO2 matrix of different shapes and Au (core)-SiO2 (shell) nanocomposites prepared by CdS template, J Sol Gel Sci. and Tech., 68 (2013) 284–293

  62. Anila Monga and Bonamali Pal, Sensitivity of the multiple functional moieties of amino acids for the self-assembly of Au nanoparticles on different physicochemical properties, Journal of Cluster Science 25 (2014) 1085–1098,

  63. Rupinder Kaur and Bonamali Pal, Silver Nanostructure Supported TiO2 Photocatalysis: An Effect of Different Shapes of as-Prepared Ag Co-catalysts on the Photocatalytic Oxidation Reactions, Material Chemistry and Physics, 143 (2013) 393-399.

  64. Rupinder Kaur and Bonamali Pal, Co-catalytic and Electro-kinetic Properties of Au Nanostructures dispersed in solvents of varying dipole moments., Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 441 (2014) 155– 163.

  65. Nidhi Badhwar, Nidhi Gupta and Bonamali Pal, Photochemical fabrication of transition metal nanoparticles using CdS template and their co-catalysis effects for TiO2 photocatalysis, International Journal of Nanoscience, 12 (2013) 1350020

  66. Shilpa Singla and Bonamali Pal, Highly porous ZnS microspheres for the superior photoactivity after Au and Pt deposition and thermal treatment, Material Research Bulletin, 48 (2013) 4867–4871

  67. Nidhi Gupta and Bonamali Pal, Selective Photoreduction of p-Nitrophenol to p-Aminophenol by Au Deposited CdS Nanostructures of Different Shapes having Large Surface Area Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 13 (2013) 4917-4924

  68. Inderpreet Singh Grover, Satnam Singh and Bonamali Pal, The Preparation, Surface Structure, Zeta Potential, Surface Charge Density and Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2 Nanostructures of Different Shapes, Applied Surface Science, 280 (2013) 366–372

  69. Nidhi Gupta and Bonamali Pal, Photocatalytic activity of transition metal and metal ions impregnated TiO2 nanostructures for iodide oxidation to iodine formation Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 371 (2013) 48– 55

  70. Inderpreet Singh Grover, Bonamali Pal and Satnam Singh, "PAHs in Some Grounded Coffee Brands", Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185 (2013) 6459–6463

  71. Inderpreet Singh Grover, Bonamali Pal and Satnam Singh, Priority PAHs in orthodox black tea during manufacturing, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185 (2013) 6291–6294

  72. Nidhi Gupta and Bonamali Pal, Superior Photoluminescence and Photocatalytic Activity of CdS (Core)-SiO2 (Shell) Nanostructures Obtained by CdS Photoetching and Au Deposition, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 13 (2013) 5069-5079

  73. Rohit Singh and Bonamali Pal, Fine-tuning the photoluminescence and photocatalyticproperties of CdS nanorods of varying dimensionsMaterial Research Bulletin 48 (2013) 1403–1410

  74. Jasmeet Kaur and Bonamali Pal, Photocatalytic degradation of N-heterocyclic aromatics—effects of number and position of nitrogen atoms in the ringEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research, 20 (2013) 3956–3964.

  75. Rohit Singh and Bonamali Pal, Study of excited charge carrier’s life time for the observed photoluminescence and photocatalytic activity of CdS nanostructures of different shapes, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 371 (2013) 77– 85.

  76. Nidhi Gupta, Bonamali Pal, The synthesis, structure, optical and photocatalytic properties of silica-coated cadmium sulfide nanocomposites of different shapes, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 368 (2012) 250–256.

  77. Rupinder Kaur and Bonamali Pal, Size and shape dependent attachments of Au nanostructures to TiO2 for optimum reactivity of Au–TiO2 photocatalysis. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 355 (2012) 39–43, Editor’s Choice paper.

  78. Rohit Singh and Bonamali Pal, “Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Coinage Metal-Cadmium Sulfide Nanorod Composites under Sun Light Irradiation, Advanced Material Research, 678 (2013) 189-192.

  79. Malka Rani, Nidhi Gupta & Bonamali Pal, Superior photodecomposition of pyrene by metal ion-loadedTiO2 catalyst under UV light irradiation, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 19 (2012) 2305–2312.

  80. Bonamali Pal, Isha Singh, Kunal Angrish and Niranjan Das,Rapid photoetching and killing of Gram-negative E. coli bacteria by platinum (Pt)-dispersed titanium dioxide (TiO2) composite films, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 136 (2012) 21-28.

  81. B. PalT. Torimoto, S. Ikeda, T. Shibayama, K. Sugawara, H. Takahashi and B. Ohtani, Photocatalytic preparation of of Encapsulated Gold-nanoparticles by Jingle-Bell-Shaped cadmium Sulfide-Silica nanoparticles. Topic in catalysis, 35 (2005) 321-325.

  82. B. Pal, T. Torimoto, Kentaro Iwasaki, Tamaki Shibayama, Heishichiro Takahashi,and Bunsho Ohtani, Synthesis of Metal-Cadmium Sulfide Nanocomposites Using Jingle-Bell-Shaped Core-Shell Photocatalyst Particles. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 35 (2005) 751-756.

  83. T. Torimoto, J. P. Reyes, S.-Y. MurakamiB. Pal, B. Ohtani, "Immobilization of Cadmium Sulfide Core-Silica Shell Nanoparticles Having Adjustable Voide Space Between Core and Shell", J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 160 (2003) 69-76.

  84. Bunsho Ohtani, Bonamali Pal and Shigeru Ikeda, Photocatalytic organic syntheses: Selective cyclization of amino acids in aqueous, Catal. Surv. Asia, 7 (2003) 165-176.

  85. B. Pal and M. Sharon, Enhanced photocatalytic activity of highly porous ZnO thin film, prepared by Sol-Gel process. Mater. Chem. and Phys., 76 (2002) 82-87.

  86. B. Pal , T, Hata, H. Goto and G. Nogami,  Photodegradtion of O-Cresol using TiO2/Fe2O3 mixed oxide  photocatalyst and its study of intermediate photoproducts. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chemical, 169 (2001) 147-155.

  87. B. Pal and M. Sharon, Preparation and characterisation of iron oxide thin film prepared by metal organic deposition from Fe(III) acetylacetonate; A. study of photocatalytic properties, Thin Solid Films, 379 (2000) 83-88

  88. B. Pal and M. Sharon, Photocatalytic degradation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons over thin film of highly porous TiO2 nanoparticlesJ. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 160 (2000) 453-460.

  89. B. Pal and M. Sharon, Photocatalytic formation of hydrogen peroxide over illuminated ZnO and TiO2 thin film. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 78 (2000233-241.

  90. B. Pal and M. Sharon and G. Nogami, Preparation and characterisation of TiO2/Fe2O3 binary mixed oxides and its photocatalytic properties. Mater. Chem. and Phys., 59 (1999) 254-261.

  91. B. Pal and M. Sharon, Photocatalytic degradation of salicylic acid  using colloidal Fe2O3 particles, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol. 73 (1998) 269-273.

  92. B. Pal and M. Sharon, Reactivity of nano-size particles vis-a-vis large particles and their application, Bull. Electrochem., 12 (1996) 219.

  93. B. Pal and M. Sharon,  Photocatalytic bactericidal action of commercial grade Fe2O3 on pathogenic bacteria, Chem. & Environ. Res., 5 (1996) 51.

  94. B. Pal and S. Murugesan, O. P. D. Noronha, A. M. Samuel, K. Mukhopadhyaya and M. Sharon, anti-tumour activity of photoexcited nanosize semiconductor particles; comparision of carbon doped particulates with TiO2J. Medical Physics. 20 (1995) 42.

  95. M. Sharon, B. Pal and D. V. Kamat, Photocatalytic killing of pathogenic bacterial cells using nanosized Fe2O3, International Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 1(2005) 365-368.

  96. B. Pal, T. TORIMOTO, B. OHTANI, Photocatalytic Deposition of Metal Particles onto Silica‐coated Camium Sulfide Nanocomposites Having Jingle Bell Structure,. Denki Kagakkai Taikai Koen Yoshishu(Japanese Journal), 70 (2003) 356.

  97. Bonamali Pal and Rupinder Kaur, Facile synthesis of anisotropic Au nanostructures by laser irradiation and study their optical and electro-kinetic properties, Particulate Science and Technology, Taylor & Francis, 33 (2015) 139-144.

  98. Inderpreet Singh Grover, Satnam Singh, Bonamali Pal, Influence of thermal treatment on morphology and photocatalytic properties of Fe+3 incorprated Sodium Titnate nanotubes, Particulate Science and Technology, 33 (2015) 132-138.

  99. Rohit Singh and Bonamali Pal, Influence of Au Photodeposition and Doping in CdS Nanorods: Optical and Photocatalytic study, Particulate Science and Technology, 33 (2015) 53-58.

  100. Bhupender Pal and Bonamali Pal, Influence of CuO Nanostructures on the Thermal Conductivity of DI water and Ethylene glycol based Nanofluids,Particulate Science and Technology, 33 (2015) 224-228.

  101. Anila Monga and Bonamali Pal, Enhanced stability, conductance and catalytic activity of Au nanoparticles via oxidative dissolution by KMnO4, Particulate Science and Technology, 33 (2015) 159-165.

Book

T. Torimoto, B. Pal, S-y. Murakami, K, Iwasaki and B. Ohtani, ``Fabrication of novel nanostructure core-shell particles using the size selective photoetching technique’’ Electron transfer in nanomaterials: proceedings of the international symposium, Volume 2004-2022, page 317-325, Edited by Authors, G. Rumbles, T. Lian and K. Murakoshi,2006, Publish and printed by Electrochemical Society Inc (ECS), 2006, USA, ISBN-I-56677-435-7

Patents

  1. Torimoto Tsukasa, Bonamali Pal, Otani Fumiaki: Photocatalyst and method of photocatalytic reaction. Hokkaido UnivAugust, 31 2006JP2006-224036, Japanese Patent Office (JPO). Application Number: 2005-043185, Publication Number: 2006-224036, Application Date: 2005-02-18,PublicationDate: 2006-08-31http://www.directorypatent.com/JP/2006ZZDASHZZ224036.html

  2. Torimoto Tsukasa, Otani Fumiaki and Bonamali Pal: Core-shell structure employing nanoparticle composite as core, structure employing that as component, and method for producing structure produced from the same. Japan Science and Technology AgencyMay, 10 2007: JP2007-111855, 2006, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Application Number: 2006-307241, Publication Number: 2007-111855, Application Date: 2006-11-13, Publication Date: 2007-05-10 http://www.directorypatent.com/JP/2007ZZDASHZZ111855.html

  3. Torimoto Tsukasa, Otani Fumiaki and Bonamali Pal: Core shell structure having nanoparticle composite as core, structure having that as component, and - Japan Patent 2004-299011 Patent Office: Japanese Patent Office (JPO). Application Number: 2003-096796, Publication Number: 2004-299011, Application Date: 2003-03-31, Publication Date: 2004-10-28.http://www.directorypatent.com/JP/2004ZZDASHZZ299011.html

List of Conference paper/attended (80) (National: 61 and International: 19)

  1. Torimoto, T., Reyes, J. P., Iwasaki, K., Pal, B and Ohtani, B. Preparation of Silica-coated Cadmium Sulfide particles having a jingle-bell nanostructure by the size-selective photoetching,Asia, NANO(2002), 2002, November 27-29, Tokyo, Japan.

  2. Torimoto, T., Reyes, J. P., Iwasaki, K., Pal, B and Ohtani, B. Preparation of novel Silica-coated Cadmium Sulfide nanoparticles having adjustable void space by size-selective photoetching, The 225th ACS National meeting, 2003, March 23-27, New Orleans, USA.

  3. Pal. B., Torimoto, T., Iwasaki, K. and Ohtani, B. (2004): Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution using jingle-bell shaped cadmium sulfide core-silica shell nanoparticles. presented at the 206th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society; Fundamental Science and Technology of Photofunctional Interfaces Symposium at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 3-8.

  4. B. Pal, T. Torimoto, T. Shibayama, K. Sugawara, H. Takahashi and B. Ohtani, Photochemical Fabrication of Gold-Cadmium Sulfide Hybrid Nanocomposites Encapsulated in Silica Shells, Chemical Soeciety of Japan, Winter session of Hokkaido part, February 3-4, 2004.

  5. T. Torimoto, B. Pal and B. Ohtani, Photodeposition of Au nanoparticles onto silica-coated CdS nanocomposites of core-shell structures having void spaces, XXI st International Conference on Photoelectrochemistry, Nara, Japan, July 26-31, 2003.

  6. B. Pal, T. Torimoto and B. Ohtani, Photocatalytic deposition of Metal Particles onto Silica-coated Cadmium sulfide nanocomposites having Jingle bell structure, The Electrochemical Soeciety of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, April 1-3, 2003.

  7. B. Pal, S. Ikeda and B. Ohtani, Selective production of L-Pipecolinic acid from L-Lysine by photocatalytic reaction of metal loaded titania particles, Chemical Soeciety of Japan, Waseda, Japan, March 26-29, 2002.

  8. B. Pal, Shigeru Ikeda and Bunsho Ohtani, Photocatalytic Reaction of Mercury(II) Sulfide Suspended or Immersed in an Aqueous Amino Acid Solution. Symposium on Nano-structured Materials and Advanced Functions: Post Symposiumo of International Conference on Colloid and Surface Science. Sapporo, November 10-11, 2000.

  9. B. Pal, Shigeru Ikeda and Bunsho Ohtani, Photocatalytic Reaction by Mercury(II) Sulfide in Aqueous Dispersion. Symposium on Photochemistry 2000, Sapporo, September 25-27, 2000.

  10. B. Pal, Shigeru Ikeda and Bunsho Ohtani, Photocatalytic Reaction by Natural Mercury(II) Sulfide Crystals Suspended in Aqueous Solutions The 86th Annual Meeting of Catalysis Society of Japan, Tottori, September 19-22, 2000

  11. B. Pal and M. Sharon, Decontamination of drinking water Ecoli/Cholera bacteria by photocatalytic processes.  The second international symposium on new trends in photoelectrochemistry, on March 22-24, 1994 at University of Tokyo, Japan.

  12. B. Pal, M. Sharon and  D. Kamat, Photochemical sterilization of microbial cells using colloidal Fe2O3 particles, The 11th international conference on photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy (IPS-11), on July 28-Aug. 02, 1996 at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

  13. B. Pal, D. Kamat and M. Sharon, Photocatalytic mineralization of phenol, salicylic acid and disinfection of pathogenic bacteria from drinking water using visible light and collidal Fe2O3 particles, The first international conference and exhibition  on village electrification through renewable energy, on 3-5th march, 1997 at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, India.

  14. B. Pal, G. Nogami and M. Sharon , Photocatalytic degradation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons over thin film of TiO2 nanoparticles, The 49th annual meeting of International society of electrochemistry (ISE) on 13-18 september, 1998, at kitakyushu international conference center, Kitakyushu, Japan

  15. B. Pal, G. Nogami and M. Sharon, Photocatalytic degradation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons sentised by highly porous ZnO thin film and study of intermediates photoproducts, The 12th international conference on photochemical conversion and storage of solar energy (IPS-12) on 9-14th august, 1998 at ICC, Berlin, Germany.

  16. M. Sharon and B. Pal, New trends in the photo-application of semiconductors in chemistry, The symposium on new horizons and current opportunities in chemistry of materials organized by United States Educational foundation of India at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India, on 10-11 February 1994.

  17. B. Pal and M. Sharon, Presented at the 14th conference of the Indian Council of Chemists held at the Institute of Science, Bombay, 28-30th December 1995.

  18. B. Pal, M. Sharon and D. Kamat, Presented at the First international conference on Molecular association held at ther Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh,India 18-20thMarch, 1996.

  19. B. Pal, Attended the 5th Global Knowledge Millennium Summit on Nanotechnology and Biotechnology, organized by Ministry of Science and Technology and Assocham, Govt. of India. held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 18-21 September, 2007.

  20. Size- and Structure-Dependent Photocatalytic Activities of Silica-Coated Cadmium Sulfide Composite Nanoparticles Having a Jingle Bell Structure”, Invited, Tsukasa Torimoto*, Bonamali Pal,Kentaro Iwasaki, and Bunsho Ohtani, 6th Asian Conference on Electrochemistry (ACEC 2008) (Taipei, Taiwan, 2008.5.11-14)

  21. B. Pal, R. K. Patel and B. Ohtani, Selective synthesis of L-pipecolinic acid from L-lysine by photocatalytic reaction of metal loaded Titania particles, Presented to National Symposium on Green chemistry, Application in Science and Engineering (NSGC-2009) held at Thapar Universuty, Patiala on 5-6th February, 2009.

  22. B. Pal, B. Ohtani and T. Torimoto, Preparation of Jingle- bell–shape silica –coated cadmium sulfide (SiO2/CdS) nanocomposites and its high photocatalytic activity, Presented to conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering, 27-28 February, 2009 held at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology.

  23. S. IKEDA, N. SUGIYAMA, B. PAL, G. MARCI, L. PALMISANO and B. OHTANI, Effect of charge recombination on photocatalytic activity of transition-metal-loaded titanium(iv) oxide suspended in aqueous solutions, International Symposium on Electrochemistry of Ordered Interfaces, August 24-26, 2000, Sapporo, Japan

  24. N. Gupta, R. K. Patel and B. Pal, Photocatalytic oxidation of benzene to phenol by iron-titania binary composites, National Conference on Advances on Materials and Devices for Renewable Energy Sources, held at Jaipur Enginnering College, Jaipur, on 25-27th Feb. 2010.

  25. Bonamali Pal Tsukasa Torimoto, and Bunsho Ohtani, Preparation of Core-Shell Structure of Silica-Coated CdS Nanocomposites and Its Photocatalytic Properties under Visible Light Irradiation, IIT, Bombay-NateHCA -12th October 2007.

  26. Rohit Singh, Nidhi Gupta, Rupinder Kaur, Bonamali Pal “Preparation of Coinage Metal CdS Nanorod Composites and Their High Photocatalytic Activity” presented in International Conference of Nanotechnology and Its Application in Medical Sciences held at D.Y. Patil University, Kohlapur (Maharashtra) on 21st- 23rd October, 2010.

  27. Nidhi Gupta, Rabinder Kumar Patel, Rupinder Kaur, Rohit Singh, Bonamali PalPhotocatalytic Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol by Iron-Titania Binary Composite” in International Conference of Nanotechnology and Its Application in Medical Sciences held at D.Y. Patil University, Kohlapur (Maharashtra) on 21st- 23rd October,2010.

  28. Rupinder Kaur, Nidhi Gupta, Rohit Singh, Bonamali Pal* “Catalytic Activity of Coinage Metal Nanoparticles as Co- Catalyst for TiO2 Photocatalysis” in International Conference of Nanotechnology and Its Application in Medical Sciences held at D.Y. Patil University, Kohlapur (Maharashtra) on 21st- 23rd October,2010.

  29. Inderpreet S. Grover, Vishal Mutreja, Bonamali Pal, Satnam Singh, Photocatalytic Degradation of Sulfosulfuron by Metal Loaded TiO2” in International Conference of Nanotechnology and Its Application in Medical Sciences held at D.Y. Patil University, Kohlapur (Maharashtra) on 21st- 23rd October,2010.

  30. B. Pal and R. Singh, Highly Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Coinage Metal–Cadmium Sulfide Nanorod Composites, Presented to the Conference on Advance in Chemical Engineering (AChemE-2011), February 27-28, 2011, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.

  31. R. Kaur and B. Pal, Effect of Gold (Au) Nanoparticles Addition on the Rate of TiO2 Photocatalytic Reactions, Presented to the Conference on Advance in Chemical Engineering (AChemE-2011), February 27-28, 2011, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.

  32. Bonamali Pal*, Nidhi Gupta, Rupinder Makkar and Rohit Singh, Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Coinage Metal-Cadmium Sulfide Nanorod Composites under Sun Light Irradiation, presented to International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNN 2011) organized by Coimbatore Institute of Technology and Centre for research and Advanced Studies of IPN-MEXICO on July 6-8, 2011.

  33. R. Kaur and B. Pal, Aggregation Effect of Gold Nanoparticles as Co-catalyst on TiO2 Photocatalysis, presented to National Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NANOSTECH2011, September 1-2, 2011, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala

  34. R. Singh and B. Pal, Synthesis of CdS nanorods of different aspect ratio’s for photocatalytic reactions, presented to National Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NANOSTECH2011, September 1-2, 2011 Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala.

  35. Nidhi Gupta*, Rohit Singh and Bonamali Pal, Study of Optical Property and Photocatalytic Activity of Silica Coated CdS Nanorods, presented to National Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NANOSTECH2011, September 1-2, 2011 Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala.

  36. Inderpreet Singh Grover*, Vishal Mutreja, Satnam Singh and Bonamali Pal, Size and shape dependent synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles and study their photocatalytic activity, presented to National Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NANOSTECH2011, September 1-2, 2011 Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala.

  37. B. Pal, B. Ohtani and T. Torimoto, Preparation of Cadmium sulfide nanoparticles encapsulated in silica in silica nanosphere and its high photocatalytic activity presented in International Conference of Nanotechnology and Its Application in Medical Sciences held at D.Y. Patil University, Kohlapur (Maharashtra) on 21st- 23rd October, 2010.

  38. Bonamali Pal and Nidhi GuptaOptical and photocatalytic properties of as-synthesized silica-coated cadmium sulfide nanocomposites of different shapespresented to theInternational Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONSAT-2012,-Nanomission, Department of Science and Technology), organized by International Advanced Research Centre (ARCI), Hyderabad, Hotel TajKrishna, January 20-23, 2012.

  39. Bonamali Pal and Rohit Singh, Synthesis and characterization of different aspect ratio cadmium sulfide nanostructures and its photoresponsive activity, Presented to the International Conference of Nanoscience and Technolgy, NanoSciTech-2012, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 15-18 February, 2012.

  40. Nidhi Guptaand Bonamali Pal, Effect of CdS core photoetching on optical and photoactivity of SiO2@CdS nanocomposites. Presented (Poster) to the International Conference of Nanoscience and Technolgy, NanoSciTech-2012, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 15-18 February, 2012.

  41. RupinderKaur and Bonamali Pal, Shape and size dependent co-catalytic activity of Au nanostructures imparting to TiO2 photoactivity. Presented (Poster) to the International Conference of Nanoscience and Technolgy, NanoSciTech-2012, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 15-18 February, 2012. awarded 2nd prize.

  42. Rohit Singh and Bonmali Pal, Photoresponsive properties of cadmium sulphide CdS nanorods of various aspect ratio formed by two different techniques. Presented (Poster) to the International Conference of Nanoscience and Technolgy, NanoSciTech-2012, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 15-18 February, 2012.

  43. Inderpreet Singh Grover and Bonamali Pal, Preparation and characterisation of TiO2 nanoparticles of different shapes and their comparative photoactivity. Presented (Poster) to the International Conference of Nanoscience and Technolgy, NanoSciTech-2012, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 15-18 February, 2012. awarded 2nd prize

  44. Bhupender Pal and Bonamali Pal, Synthesis of Alumina, Titania and Copper oxide nanoparticles and its application in nanofluids. Poster presentation to the International Conference of Nanoscience and Technolgy, NanoSciTech-2012, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 15-18 February, 2012.

  45. Nidhi Gupta and Bonamali Pal, “Photoredox Property of SiO2@Cds Nanocomposites: Effect of Photoetched Core Size,” Poster presentation in National conference on Recent Advances in Chemical and Environmental Sciences (RACES-2013) on 31st January, 2013 held in Multani Mal Modi College Patiala, Punjab.

  46. Nidhi Gupta and Bonamali Pal, “Fabrication of Highly Porous Hollow Silica Nanostructures of Different Morphologies and Au (core)-SiO2 (shell) Nanocomposites using CdS Template,” Poster presentation National Symposium on New Frontiers in Chemistry on 15-16th February, 2013 held in Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.

  47. Bhupender Pal and Bonamali Pal, “Effects of Volume Fraction, Temperature, and Sonication time on the Thermophysical Properties of Al2O3-Water Nanofluids,” Poster presentation in National Symposium on New Frontiers in Chemistry on 15-16th February, 2013 held in Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab.

  48. Bhupender Pal and Bonamali Pal, “Investigation of Thermal Conductivity of CuO-Water and Ethylene glycol Based Nanofluids,” Poster presentation in Emerging Technologies-Micro to Nano-2013, on 23-24th February, 2013 held in BITS Pilani, Goa.

  49. Jaspreet Kaur, Bonamali Pal, Metal (Au, Ag, Pt) -TiO2 Nanocomposites for the Selective Photoreduction of m-Dinitrobenzene,” Poster presentation in Emerging Technologies-Micro to Nano-2013, on 23-24th February, 2013 held in BITS Pilani, Goa.

  50. Rohit Singh and Bonamali Pal, “Ag-Doped CdS Nanorods with the Enhanced Photoluminescence and Photoactivity,” Poster presentation in Emerging Technologies-Micro to Nano-2013, on 23-24th February, 2013 held in BITS Pilani, Goa.

  51. Rohit Singh and Bonamali Pal,“ Excited charge carrier’s lifetime controlled photoluminescence and photoactivity in CdS nanostructures, Oral presentation in National Symposium on New Frontiers in Chemistry on 15-16th February, 2013 held in Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab.

  52. Inderpreet Singh Grover Satnam Singh, Bonamali Pal*, “Shape Dependent Synthesis and Photocatalytic Activity of Titania Nanostructures,” Poster presentation in Emerging Technologies-Micro to Nano-2013, on 23-24th February, 2013 held in BITS Pilani, Goa.

  53. Inderpreet Singh Grover, Bonamali Pal and Satnam Singh*,“Priority PAHs in orthodox black tea manufacturing process”. Poster presentation to Recent Advances in Chemical and Environmental Sciences held at Modi College, Patiala on 31st Jan. 2013.

  54. Inderpreet Singh Grover, Bonamali Pal and Satnam Singh*, “Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in some grounded coffee brands,” Poster presentation in National Symposium on New Frontiers in Chemistry on 15-16th February, 2013 held in Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab.

  55. Anila and Bonamali Pal, ‘‘Effect of Shapes of Au Nanoparticles on TiOin the Photocatalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue,’’ Poster presentation in National Symposium on New Frontiers in Chemistry on 15-16th February, 2013 held in Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.

  56. Bonamali Pal* and Rupinder Kaur, Influence of catalytic, co-catalytic and electro-kinetic properties on Au nanorods agglomeration in various polar solvents, National Conference on “Nanomaterials and Devices (NCONAD-2013) during October 3 – 5, 2013., Department of Physics, NIT Srinagar, Kashmir.

  57. Bonamali Pal* and Nidhi Gupta, Study of CdS photoetching and Au deposition on the luminescence and photoactivity of CdS (Core)-SiO2 (Shell) nanostructures, 5th Asian Conference on Colloid and Interface Science, November 20-23, 2013, Department of Chemistry, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling-734 013, West Bengal, INDIA

  58. Anila Monga, Bonamali Pal, Hollow Ag-Au Bimetallic nanoparticles: Fabrication, Structure, Optical and Physicochemical properties International conference on Nanotechnology in the Service of Health, Environment and Society, Nanoscitech 2014 at Panjab University, Chandigarh on 13-15 Feb, 2014

  59. Anila Monga Bonamali Pal , Effect of capping agents on the morphology, opto-electronics and physicochemical properties of Ag-Au bimetallic nanocomposites, International Conference on recent advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology-2014” ICRANN-2014, 15-16 December, 2014, Special Centre for Nanoscience, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi- 110067, India

  60. Anila Monga and Bonamali PalMorphological Study of Ag-Au Bimetallic Nanostructures Prepared from Various Surfactants Capped Ag nanoparticles for Improved Catalytic Activity,National Seminar on Synergistic Aspects of Chemical and Other Sciencesheld at Punjabi University (SACOS), Patiala on 19-20 Feb, 2015.

  61. Bhupender Pal and Bonamali PalConsequence of Morphology, Solvents and pH on the Dispersion Stability and Thermal Conductivity of WO3-aqueous suspensionNational Seminar on Synergistic Aspects of Chemical and Other Sciencesheld at Punjabi University (SACOS), Patiala on 19-20 Feb, 2015.

  62. JaspreetKaur and Bonamali Pal, Enhanced Photoreduction of Nitro-aromatics by Pure Rutile NanorodsNational Seminar on Synergistic Aspects of Chemical and Other Sciencesheld at Punjabi University (SACOS), Patiala on 19-20 Feb, 2015.

  63. TanushreeBasu and Bonamali Pal, Preparation and Study of Entrapment Efficiency and Release Profile of Antihypertensive Drug through Poly-D,L-lactide-co-glycolide polymerNational Seminar on Synergistic Aspects of Chemical and Other Sciencesheld at Punjabi University (SACOS), Patiala on 19-20 Feb, 2015.

  64. Rayees Ahmed, Bonamali Pal and Satnam Singh,Photocatalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue by Plasmonic Ag-TiO2Nanocatalyst under Visible Light Irradiation,National Seminar on Synergistic Aspects of Chemical and Other Sciencesheld at Punjabi University (SACOS), Patiala on 19-20 Feb, 2015.

  65. ShwetaSareen, Vishal Mutreja, Satnam Singh and Bonamali PalHighly dispersed Au nanoparticles in mesoporous SBA-15 for highly selective nitroaromatic reduction,National Seminar on Synergistic Aspects of Chemical and Other Sciences held at Punjabi University (SACOS), Patiala on 19-20 Feb, 2015.

  66. T. Basu and B. Pal, New frontiers in chemical sciences 01, on 15thNovember, 2014, Khalsa College, Patiala.

  67. T. Basu and B. Pal Synergistic Aspects of Chemical and Other Sciences-2015, on 19th -20th February, Punjabi University, Patiala.

  68. T. Basu and B. Pal International conference on Nanoscience and technology- 2016 (ICONSAT-2016), on 29th Feb- 2nd Mar, 2016, IISER, Pune.

  69. T. Basu and B. Pal Workshop on XRD, organized by Pan analytical, in Chemistry Department, Delhi University, 2014.

  70. T. Basu and B. Pal GIAN workshop, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2016

  71. Rayees Ahmad, B. Pal, National workshop on “Advanced Techniques for Surface Characterization” held at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

  72. Rayees Ahmad, B. Pal, 2nd National conference on “Microscopy in Material Science AMST-2016” at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

  73. Rayees Ahmad, B. Pal, 8th National Seminar on “New Paradigm in Chemical Sciences-Synthetic and Analytical Perspective-2016” at Dept. of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala

  74. Rayees Ahmad, B. Pal, International Conference on Nano Bio Interface-2016 at JNU, New Delhi

  75. Ritika Chhabra International conference on Nanoscience and technology- 2016 (ICONSAT-2016), on 29thFeb- 2nd Mar, 2016, IISER, Pune.

  76. R.C. Prajapat National workshop on “Advanced Techniques for Surface Characterization” held at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

  77. R.C. Prajapat 8th National Seminar on “New Paradigm in Chemical Sciences-Synthetic and Analytical Perspective-2016” at Dept. of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala

  78. R.C. Prajapat 2nd National conference on “Microscopy in Material Science AMST-2016” at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

  79. R.C. Prajapa t International Conference on Nano Bio Interface-2016 at JNU, New Delhi.

  80. R.C. Prajapat GIAN workshop, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2016

  81. Sakshi Bhardwaj GIAN workshop, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2016

  82. Manpreet Kaur Aulakh International conference on frontiers at the Chemistry Allied Sciences Interface-2016, University of Rajasthan

  83. National workshop on “Advanced Techniques for Surface Characterization” held at Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

Conference organized:

(i) A one day seminar on “Basics and Applications of Instrumentation Techniques in Chemistry” has been organized by SCORE (Society of Chemists for the Promotion of Research and Education), a part of School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, on 18th February 2013 in C-Hall, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology-Patiala.

(II) National Conference on Innovative Molecules for Sustainable Future (NCIMSF-2013) October 24th -26th, 2013, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

M.Sc./ME/M.Tech. Thesis Supervision: (28)

Photocatalytic activity of Iron-Titania and SiO2-Titania mixed oxide photocatalysts B.Tech 2009 PI
Photocatalytic killing of Escherichia coli using metal loaded titania particles made by two different Techniques” M.Sc 2009 PI
Photoinactivation of Agrobacterium, Yeast and Photomineralization of amino acids by metal loaded titania hybrid particles M.Sc 2009 PI
Study of Photocatalytic Organic Functional Group Transformation by Metal-CdS Composite Particles M.Sc 2009 PI
Photocatalytic transformation of organic functional groups by various metal-loaded titania catalysts M.Sc 2009 PI
Photocatalytic degradation and incineration of pyrene M.Sc 2009 Co-PI
Photocatalytic degradation of N-heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons M.Sc 2010 PI
Photocatalytic oxidation of cycloalkanol to cycloalkanone by metal loaded TiO2 M.Sc 2010 PI
Synthesis of metal nanoparticles and their size effect as a co-catalysts for metal-TiO2 photocatalytic reaction M.Sc 2010 PI
Template synthesis of transition metal nanoparticles and their applications as co-catalyst in TiO2 photocatalytic reactions M.Sc 2011 PI
Size and Shape Dependent Photocatalytic Activity of Au and Pt Deposited-Zinc Sulfide Nanocomposites M. Sc 2011 PI
Shape and size dependent bactericidal activityof photoirradiated TiO2 nanostructures M. Sc 2011 Co-PI
Ag nanoparticle incorporated mesoporous SBA-15by Sandeep Batish, Reg. No: 301002014 M.Sc 2012 Co-PI
Optical, Catalytic and Electrokinetic properties of Ag nanoparticles of different sizes M.Sc 2012 PI
Adsorption and photodegradation kinetics of Eriochrome-Black-T by different morphology of TiO2 catalyst. M.Sc 2013 PI
An Experimental Investigation into Stability and Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids ME thesis thermal eng. By Apoorva Singh Roll No: 801183004 and Dr. S S Mallick M.Tech 2013 ME Co-PI
Effect of Coinage Metal (Au, Ag & Cu) Loading on CdS Nanorod Composites for Photoreduction of Nitro Organics by Shubhpreet kaur, Reg. No. 301202012 M.SC 2014 PI
Catalytic and co-catalytic activity of different shapes and sizes of platinum nanostructures, Madhuri Regn. No:-301202007 M.Sc 2014 Co-PI
Photocatalytic degradation of aliphatic acids by TiO2, Manpreet M.Sc 2014 Co-PI
Preparation and characterization of DNA-Gold nanocomposites for metal ion detection Khyati Rana 601204013/ DBT M.Tech 2014 Co-PI
Photocatalytic degradation of carbohydrates , Kiran M.Sc 2014 Co-PI
Biosynthesis of Selenium (Se) nanoparticles and their use as co-catalyst for Zinc Sulphide (ZnS) photocatalysed degradation of dye (Saniya Aluwalia) M.Sc. 2015 Co-PI Dr. Tezo DBT
Carbohydrate-directed Synthesis of Silver and Copper Nanoparticles, and their Antibacterial Property (Ramandeep Kaur) M.Sc. 2015 Co-PI Dr. N. Das
Synthesis of Different Morphological Nanostructures Of Titanium Dioxide And To Study Their Photocatalytic Applications (Nishi Arora) M.Sc. 2015 Co-PI SCBC Dr. A Ali
Removal of Toxic Metal Ions from Industrial Waste Water by PhotoDepositionon P-25 TiO2 Nanoparticles, Udita Wadhwa (Roll No. 301402022) M.Sc 2016 PI
Synthesis of Silver Coated Silica Based Nano-fluids and to study their Thermo-Physical Properties and Heat Transfer Application Milan, Roll no 301402010) M.Sc 2016 S. Mallick B Pal
Tamanna Poonia. Regd. No.: 301502035, Sunlight driven photodegradation of methyl orange by CuO and CuO-TiO2 nanostructures M.Sc 2017 PI
Devanshi Tinna, Roll no: 301502012, Different morphologies ofMnO2 nanostructures for the photocatalytic oxidation and photoreduction M.Sc. 2017 PI

Ph.D. thesis Supervison: 9 completed Ph.D. and 7 Ph.D. students currently pursuing

  1. Silica Coated Metal-CdS Hybrid Nanocomposites for PhotocatalyticReactions by Nidhi Gupta (Regd. No. 900909004)
Ph.D. awarded on 12/11/2013
  1. Synthesis of Au/Ag-CdS nanostructures– Effect of size and shape on photocatalytic activity by Rohit Singh
Ph.D. awarded on 20/11/2014
  1. Optical and Catalytic properties of synthesized coinage metals nanoparticles as Co-catalysts for TiO2 photocatalysis by Rupinder Kaur (900909011)
Ph.D. awarded on 19th July, 2014
  1. Photocatalytic Degradation of Some Pesticides and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Metal Doped Titania Nanoparticles by Inderpreet Singh Grover (900909010)
Ph.D. awarded on 11/11/2014
  1. Synthesis and Catalytic Properties of Binary/Core-Shell Coinage Metal(s) Nanostructures by Anila (Regd. No. 901109001) URB-2nd March.-2013
Ph.D. awarded on April 2016
  1. Metal Oxide Based Nanofluids: Effect of Shapes, Silica Coating and Laser Irradiation on Thermal Conductivity by Bhupender Pal (Regn. No. 901109007) URB-13nd March.-2013
Ph.D. awarded on December ,2015
  1. Photocatalytic Reduction of Nitroaromatics by Bare/Metal-TiO2 Nanostructures by Jaspreet Kaur (Regn. No. 901109005) URB-2nd March.-2013
Ph.D. awarded on August 2015
  1. Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Transition Metal Incorporated Mesoporous Materials Shweta Sareen (Regn. No.901109003) URB-2nd March.-2013
Ph.D. awarded on July 2016
  1. Plasmonic metal-TiO2 nanocatalysts for water splitting under visible light irradiation, Rayees Ahmad Rather, (Regn. No. 901309011)
Submitted July 2017
  1. Entrapment Efficiency and Release Kinetics of Antihypertensive Drug via Biodegradable Polymer Nanoparticles -Tanusree Basu, July 2014
3 years running
  1. Photocatalytic dehydrogenation of used alcohols/solvents, Upraj Kaur
2014 July
  1. Manpreet
 
  1. Roopchand Prajapot
 
  1. Smriti Thakur
 
  1. Sakshi Bhardwaz
 
  1. Ritika
 
  1. Adil Bhatla
 

Sponsored Research/Projects:

Completed Projects:

  1. Title of the Project: Photocatalytic properties of silica-coated metal- semiconductor hybrid nanocomposites prepared by size selective photoetching technique- Rs. 1.0 Lakh-Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology.
  2. Title of the project: Preparation of Core-Shell Structure of Silica (SiO2)-Coated Cadmium Sulfide (CdS) Nanocomposites by Size-Selective Photoetching and Study of Photocatalytic Organic Syntheses Reactions. Rs.- 41.8 Lakhs- sanctioned DST/NSTI Scheme-July 2009-12 completed on 2014

  3. Title of the project: Size and shape dependent photocatalytic activity of silica-coated metal (M)-Zinc sulfide (ZnS) nanocomposites for nitroaromoatcs reduction, July 2012, Rs. 14,10,800/- for 3 years

  4. Title of the project “Study of surface charge and Zeta potential of coinage metal nanoparticles for their optimum stability and catalytic activity” CSIR sponsored from May, 2013, Rs. 16 lacs

  5. Mentor of the project under WOMEN SCIENTISTS SCHEME (WOS-A)-DST entitled “Synthesis of transition metal incorporated mesoporous materials and their catalytic application for some industrial reactions” PI is Shweta Sareen, Ph.D. student of Dr Bonamali Pal and Dr Satnam Singh, Rs.  16,08,000/, September 2012-2015

  6. Mentor of the project under WOMEN SCIENTISTS SCHEME (WOS-A)-DST -Effect of Laser Photoetching of Au Nanostructures of Different Shapes on the Electrokinetic, Optical and Catalytic Properties, by Rupinder Kaur, Ph.D.student of Dr Bonamali Pal, Rs. 12.0 Lakhs, November 2012-15.

Projects undergoing currently:

  1. DST Nanomission project sanctioned, Jan 14, 2016-2018, Bimetallic Core-Shell Nanostructures of Transition Metals for Homogeneous Hydrogenation Catalysis and Heterogeneous Co-Catalysis”. 42.39 Lakhs
  2. Title of the project (Co-PI) “ Size and shape dependent photocatalytic activity of TiO2 nanostructures for selective reduction of nitroaromatics, CSIR sponsored, December, 2014, ~15.0 Lacs.

  3. One international project from Austria Research foundation.

Awards/Honours/Fellowships:

  • Young Scientist Award for the best paper in the first International conference on molecular association held at Aligarh Muslim University , India. (March,1996.) Monbusho Fellowship (1997-1999), Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan.
  • Reviewer of international research journal: Journal of Catalysis, Nanoscale, Journal of Molecular Catalysis, A: Chemical etc. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Journal of Hazardous Material, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Journal of Environmetal Management. Material Chemistry and Physics. Biomatrials, Environmental Science and pollution research.
  • Reviewed Four (04) Ph.D. thesis, University of Kolkata. Madras, Punjab-Chandigarh and Anna University.
  • Performance incentive awards: (5 times) from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology for best Research activity and over all performances

Professional Activities: 10

Memberships: Member of Advisory Committee (ASAMC), Asian Advanced Material Congress, 11-16 March 2017, Diamond Princess Cruises, Singapore, National Advisory Committee, Oct. 21-22, Nascent Innovations of Chemical Sciences NICS-2016, Department of Chemistry, SLIET, Longowal. Panel of subject expert, Chemistry for selection of faculty, I.K. Gujral Punjab, Technical University, Jalandhar.

Administrative duties: HOD-SCBC, Chairman-Superintendent 2015 December and Deputy Superintendent May 2009 and May 2011 End Sem exam. Chairman of purchasing/SEM/XRD/AFM/ Matter Lab establishment/ Polytechnic SCBC lab. M.Sc Lab incharge, Ph.D. M.Sc. Admission committee and other departmental responsibility.

Invited Lectures

  1. Deliver an invited talk to the Professor Ram Chand Paul IVth National Annual Symposium on Recent Trends in Chemistry, held at Department of Chemistry, Punjab University, Chandigarh, on February 19-20, 2008.

  2. Deliver an invited talk to the Chemistry Department of IIT Delhi on 8th November, 2007.

  3. Deliver an invited talk to the S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Science, Kolkata on 28th March, 2016

  4. Deliver an invited talk entitled ‘Nano-TiO2 Photocatalysis; A Green Technology Applications in Industry and Modern Civic Life’ to the National seminar on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology on 5-6th February, 2011, organized by Department of Environmental Science And Department of Chemistry, VIVEKANANDA COLLEGE, Thakurpukur, Kolkata.

  5. Deliver an invited talk entitled ‘Recent Innovations of Nanotechnology and its Applications in Diverse Field’ to FDP organized by Rayat-Bahra Institute, Ropar, sponsored by PTU on 20th July, 2011.

  6. Deliver an invited talk entitled “Optical & Photocatalytic Properties of Silica Coated Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles of Different Shapes” to National Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NANOSTECH2011, September 1-2, 2011, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala

  7. Deliver an invited talk entitiled: Some anisotropic nanostructures of metal and semiconductor for highly enhanced photophysical and photochemical properties, International conference on interdisiciplenary area with chemical sciences (ICIACS-2013), 30th October-01 November, 2013 , Organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh and Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali.

  8. Deliver an invited talk entitiled: Photocatalytic and electro-kinetic properties of as-prepared titania nanostructures having different surface structures and crystal phases, Advanced oxidation Process, AOP-2013, November 21-23, 2013,Chemical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.

  9. Delivered an invited talk entitled ‘’Enhanced optical and photocatalytic properties of various metal and semiconductor nanocatalysts of different morphology’’ to One day workshop on "Recent advancements in functional materials" sponsored by TEQIP-II at PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh on 26th April, 2013.

  10. Delivered an invited talk entitled ‘Anistropic metal and semiconductor nanostructures of different morphology for enhanced optical and photocatalytic properties to Powder, Granule and Bulk Solid: Inovations and Applications (PGBSIA 2013), Nov 28-30, Mechanical Engineering Department, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology Patiala.

  11. Delivered an invited talk entitled ‘Different Shapes of Metal and Semiconductor Nanostructures Exhibit Improved Catalysis ActivityNational Conference on Emerging Horizons in Science and Technology, (EHST-2014) organized by Sri GuruGranth Sahib World University, Fategarh Shaib and Punjab Academey of Science, 18th January, 2014.

  12. Delivered four invited talk regarding nanostructures materials and their photoactivity to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, March 10-13,2014.

  13. Delivered an invited talk entitled Preparation, characterization, optical, electro-kinetic and catalytic properties of bimetallic Au-Ag core-shell nanostructures to the National Seminar on RECENT ADVANCES IN CHEMICAL RESEARCH (RACR-14)March 20-21, 2014 organized by Department of Chemistry, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh 791 112, Arunachal Pradesh.

  14. Deliver an expert talk entitled “Anisotropic nanostructures of various metals and semiconductors for highly improved physicochemical properties” to Faculty Development Programme (FDP) under TEQIP-II on 04th August, 2014. Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

  15. Bonamali Pal, Delivered a talk entitledEnhanced physicochemical propertiers of transition metal and semiconductor nanostructures of different sizes and shape, New Frontier of Chemical Sciences, NFCS-01, Khalsa College, Patiala, 15 Nov. 2014.

  16. Bonamali Pal, deliverer an invited talk entitled Preparation and characterization of bimetallic Au-Ag core-shell nanocomposites for improved physicochemical properties. Second International conference on nanotechnology (ICNT-2015), 19-22 February, 2015 at Haldia Institute of Technology, West Bengal,

  17. Bonamali Pal, Deliver an invited talk, TiO2 photocatalysis, A green technology application in industry, organic synthesis and bacteria killing, National Seminar on Green Chemistry-II, G. H. G Khalsa College Ludhiana, Punjab March 25-26, 2015.

  18. Bonamali Pal, Invited Talk, Metal-TiO2 nanocomposite photocatalysts for enhanced oxidative and reductive properties under UV/Visible/Sunlight irradiation, AOP,15-16 October, 2015. Dr SSBUICET Panjab University Chandigarh.

  19. Bonamali Pal, Deliver an invited talk, Concept and Impact of Nanoscience in Chemistry and Civic Life, Vivekanada College, Kolkata, 6th Jan., 2016.

  20. Bonamali Pal, Deliver an invited talk, Metal/Semiconductor nanostructures of different morphology exhibit selective photoreduction of nitroaromatics 8th National Seminar NEW PARADIGM IN CHEMICAL SCIENCES: SYNTHETIC AND ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES NPICS: SAP-2016, February 04-05, 2016, Department of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala-147 002 (Punjab)

  21. IIT roorkee March 5-7 2016 ICMA-2016 4 -7thMarch Anisotropic nanostructures of metals and semiconductors for improved photophysical and chemical properties

  22. National conference in Sanmati Govt. college, Ludhiana March 26 2016, Anisotropic nanostructures of different metals and semiconductors for improved catalysis and photocatalysis reactions

  23. Jadavpur University, March 18 2016, Invited lecture.

  24. B. Pal, International Conference on "Harnessing Engineering, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Growth” (HETIS-2016), Dr. S. S. Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Punjab University, Chandigarh, September 30th to 1st October 2016.

  25. B.Pal, Powder, Key Note lecture: Granule, Bulk Solid: Innovations and Applications, PGBSIA, 1-3 December, 2016, Jaipur,Mech. Engg. Dept. Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology.

  26. B.Pal. Expert lecture: Nanostructure materials for selective photoreduction of nitro-aromatics under sun light irradiation and Plasmonic metal-TiO2 nanocatalysts for water splitting under visible light irradiation, Solar energy research centre, PDPU, Gandhinagar, Gujrat, 14 August, 2017.