INSTITUTE OF NANO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

An Autonomous Institute supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
Director (Offg.)

Prof. Hirendra N. Ghosh

Scientist G
On deputation from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai

Affiliation: Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST)

Address : Habitat Centre, Sector-64, Phase-X, Mohali (160062), Punjab, INDIA.

Phone : +91-172-2210075/57/56 ext. 120

Fax: +91-172-2211074

E- mail: director@inst.ac.in; hnghosh@inst.ac.in


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Educational Qualification

 

 

  • Visiting Scientist: Max-Born Institute, Berlin, Germany (2007-2008)
  • Post-Doctoral Research: Emory University, Atlanta, USA (1997-1998)
  • PhD: University of Bombay, Mumbai, India (1990-1996)
  • MSc: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India (1987-1989)
     

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    Work experience

     

     

     

    2017- Date

     

       INST

     

     Scientist (G)

    1990- 2017

     

       BARC

     

    Last held position- Scientific Officer(H+)

     

     

     

     

      Message from the Director

     

    Dear Faculty, Officers, Staff and Students,


    To step into the shoes of our worthy Founding Director, Prof. Ashok K. Ganguli, an eminent scientist, is going to be a challenging task for me.  Fortunately we have a highly motivational environment in the institute and always remain energised to carry out outstanding research in the field of nano science and nano technology solving many a challenging problems, which require interdisciplinary efforts with an ultimate aim to deliver technologies/products.  We have to continue to be determined lot as hitherto.  Excellence and efficiency shall continue to be hall-mark of this institute.  Together as a team, we would ensure that the tasks mandated in our vision and mission documents shall be carried forward with great zeal and enthusiasm.  It is the responsibility of all of us to make this young institution a globally competitive India's foremost research institute.
    Assuring all of you of my fullest cooperation and  support all the time. 
    Let us ensure institute’s rising to newer heights in all its scientific endeavours.
    Best wishes and good luck !


    Hirendra N. Ghosh

     

      Professional recognition, awards, fellowships received
       
      • Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (F.N.A.), New Delhi, India on October, 2016.
      • Fellow of Academy of Science (F.A.Sc.), Bangalore, India on Jan, 2013.
      • Fellow of National Academy of Science (F. N. A. Sc.), Allahabad, India on Dec, 2008.
      • Recipient of CRSI Bronze Medal in the year 2011 from Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore.
      • Recipient of INSA Medal for Young Scientists in the year 1998 from Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.
      • Recipient of A.K. Bose Memorial Award in the year 2000 from Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.
      • Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Chemistry Department, Emory University, Atlanta, USA for 2 years (1997-1998).
      • Recipient of APA-Prize for Young Scientistin the year 2004 from The Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association.
      • Recipient of Homi Bhabha Science & Technology Award for the year 2010 from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India.
      • Recipient of “DAE-SRC Outstanding Investigator Award” for the year 2012 from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India.
      • Recipient of “C. N. R. Rao National Prize for Chemical Research” in the year 2014 from Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore.
      • Member of Advisory Editorial Board of Chemical Physics (2015- )
      Member of Advisory Editorial Board of Journal of Physical Chemistry (A/B/C) and Journal of Physical Chemistry Letter (2017-
       

    Publications (Google Scholar Link) Number of publication: 153: Total citation: ~6000; h-index: 38

    Selected Publications

     

     
    • Elucidating the Electronic Cross Talk Dynamics Across the Hetero-Interface of Janus CdSe/PbSe Nanocrystals, Sourav Maiti, Tushar Debnath, and Hirendra N. Ghosh, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2016, 120, 29054–29061.
    • Intraband Electron Cooling Mediated Unprecedented Photocurrent Conversion Efficiency of CdSxSe1-x Alloy QDs: Direct Correlation between Electron Cooling and Efficiency, Partha Maity, Sourav Maiti, Tushar Debnath, Jayanta Dana, S. Guin, and Hirendra N. Ghosh* Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, 120, 21309−21316.
    • Multiple Charge Transfer Dynamics in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Quantum Dots Sensitized Molecular Adsorbate, P. Maity, J. Dana and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C. 2016, 120, 18348−18354.
    • Involvement of Sub-bandgap States in Sub-picosecond Exciton and Bi-exciton Dynamics of Ternary AgInS2 Nanocrystals, Jayanta Dana, Tushar Debnath and Hirendra N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 3206−3214.
    • Unusually Slow Electron Cooling to Charge Transfer State in Gradient CdTeSe Alloy Nanocrystals Mediated Through Mn Atom, Tushar Debnath, Sourav Maiti, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 1359−1367.
    • Plasmon Induced Enhancement of Charge Separation in Epitaxial Metal- Semiconductor Nanohybrid Material Anchored with an Organic Molecule, J. Dana, T. Debnath, P.Maity and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 22181–22189.
    • Sub-picosecond Exciton Dynamics and Bi-excitonic Feature in Colloidal CuInS2 Nanocrystals: Role of In-Cu Antisite Defects, Tushar Debnath, Sourav Maiti, Partha Maity, and Hirendra N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015, 6, 3458−3465.
    • Slow Electron Cooling Dynamics Mediated by Electron-Hole Decoupling in Highly Luminescent CdSxSe1-x Alloy Quantum Dots, Partha Maity, Tushar Debnath, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 10785–10792.
    • Hot Hole Extraction from Quantum Dot to Molecular Adsorbate, Pallavi Singhal, and H. N. Ghosh* Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 4405 – 4412.
    •  Cascading Electron and Hole Transfer Dynamics in CdS/CdTe Core-Shell Sensitized Bromo-Pyrogallol Red (Br-PGR): Slow Charge Recombination in Type II Regime, Partha Maity, Tushar Debnath, Uday Chopra and H. N. Ghosh* Nanoscale 2015, 7, 2698–2707.
    • Electron Trap to Electron Storage Conversion of Specially Aligned Mn doped CdSe d-Dot: A Step Ahead on the Design of Higher Efficient Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cell, Tushar Debnath, Partha Maity, Sourav Maiti, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 2836−2842.
    • Ultrafast Hole/Electron Transfer Dynamics in CdSe Quantum Dot Sensitized by Pyrogallol red (PGR): A Super-Sensitization System, Pallavi Singhal, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 16358–16365.
    • Tuning Interfacial Charge Separation by Molecular Twist: A New Insight into Coumarin Sensitized TiO2 Film, S. Verma, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 10661–10669.
    • Ultrafast Hole and Electron Transfer Dynamics in CdS/Di-bromofluorescein (DBF) Super-Sensitized Quantum Dot Solar Cell Materials, Partha Maity, Tushar Debnath, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 4020−4025.
    • Exciton Energy and Charge Transfer in Porphyrin Aggregate/Semiconductor (TiO2) composites, S. Verma, H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (Perspective) 2012, 3, 1877−1884.
    • Sequential Energy and Electron Transfer in Polynuclear Metal Complex Sensitized TiO2 Nanoparticle, S. Verma, P. Kar, T. Banerjee, A. Das, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 1543−1548.
    • Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics in Graphene Oxide: Evidence of Electron Trapping, S. Kaniyankandy, S. N. Achary, S. Rawalekar, and H. N. Ghosh*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2011,115, 19110-19116.
    • Employing Photosynthetic Antenna complex to Interfacial Electron Transfer on ZnO Quantum Dot, Sandeep Verma Alka Gupta, J. K. Sainis, and H. N. Ghosh* , J. Phys. Chem. Letter 2011, 2, 858–862.
    • Ultrafast Carrier Relaxation and Charge Transfer Dynamics in Water Soluble CdTe/CdS Core-Shell Quantum Dots as Studied by Femtosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy, S. Rawalekar, S. Kaniyankandy, S. Verma, H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 1460–1466.