An Autonomous Institute supported by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
Professor Ashok K Ganguli FASc
On lien from IIT Delhi,
IITD Website:Â http://web.iitd.ac.in/~ashok/
Prof. Ganguli joined INST on 3rd January, 2013 on lien from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (Web:Â http://web.iitd.ac.in/~ashok/), where he is a Professor of Chemistry. He obtained his Ph.D degree from the Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit (SSCU) of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1990 for which he got the Sudborough Medal of Indian Institute of Science. He has been a visiting scientist at Dupont Company, USA (1990-91) and a post doctoral associate and visiting scientist at Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, USA (1991-93 and 2004-05) and a visiting scientist at EPFL(Lausanne) in June-July 2011 and a visiting Professor at EPFL(Lausanne) in June 2016. His research area includes designing of nanostructures using microemulsions with desired size, shape, shell thickness and aspect ratio for applications in photocatalysis, photovoltaics, efficient electrocatalysis for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions and porous functionalised nanostructures for toxin removal and water purification. Apart from research in nanoscience & technology his other major research interest is in the field of high temperature superconductors. He is also a keen speaker in schools and colleges for promoting science with the conviction of promoting science in the remotest parts of India. Prof Ganguli has initiated a outreach programme which has apart from lectures, presentations involves students with workshops and other developmental activities. Prof. Ganguli has been awarded the MRSI Medal (2006), the CRSI Medal in 2007 and the CRSI -CNR Rao National Prize in 2013. He is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences(FASc), National Academy of Sciences(India) (FNASc), Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, London(FRSC) and Fellow of the Asia Pacific Association of Materials(FAPAM). He has also served asÂ Associate Editor of Bulletin of Material Science, Member, Editorial Board, Ind. J. Chem.A and J. Chem. Sci.
The Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST) has been established by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India as a specialized centre of excellence to promote the growth of R&D, and exploit the application-potential of Nano Science and Technology in the country. The key areas to be focussed upon are Agriculture, Energy, Environment and Medicine. The Institute will bring together outstanding scientists from different branches of science and engineering. These scientists will aim to take up challenging interdisciplinary projects with a technology or device/product as the key deliverable. They are also encouraged to carry out their individual scientific research resulting in publications in the best journals alongwith their mandate towards devices/technology. INST is the first and only institute funded by Government of India with a mandate of pursuing primarily nanoscience and technology and we will strive to make it known as one of the best institutes of the country recognized globally.
Welcome to the Institute of Nano Science and Technology which is the first institute planned by the Government of India dedicated solely to nanoscience and technology. You are among the first batches of PhD students and so will always be remembered in years to come as the first young researchers of our institute. I am sure all of you will be very proud to enter this new institution and have the privilege to carry the responsibility together with the scientists and faculty to give shape to the ideas with which this institute has been launched. We have tried our best to develop the infrastructure within the time period of one and a half years and the initial funds, so as to give you a proper research environment from the day you join the institute. As you will learn in due course of time, this institute has a strong interdisciplinary environment motivated towards solving difficult problems at the interface of disciplines and also this institute has the mandate to deliver technologies/products to benefit the nation.
Finally, I wish you the very best and hope your desire to be an outstanding scientist is further strengthened by the enabling environment of our institute.
INS654(INST)- Electron Microscopy
CYL 120(IIT Delhi)-Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
CYP100(IIT Delhi)- Chemistry Laboratory
CYL665(IIT Delhi)- Solid State Chemistry
CYL503(IIT Delhi)- Main Group Chemistry and Inorganic Solids
CYP503(IIT Delhi)- Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I
CYL729(IIT Delhi)- Materials Characterization: Diffraction, Microscopy, and Thermal Analysis
NPTEL online course-Nano
structured materials-synthesis, properties, self assembly and
♦A.K. Ganguli, Menaka,A convenient method for the synthesis of nanorods of lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6) patent application number: 377/DEL/2011 dated 14-2-2011, Publication date 30/11/2012.
♦V. Bhatacharya, R.K.Pandey, Hima Prashanth, A. Tripathi, A. J. yadav, R.S. Khopde, S.K.P Newale, A.K. Ganguli and Menaka, Process of preparation of nano amorphous boron powderâ€, patent application number 1861/Del/2013 dated 24/06/2013, publication date 02/01/2015.
Total publications over 250; H-index : 34; citations : over 4500
♦Superconductivity in La1-xSmxO0.5F0.5BiS2 (x = 0.2, 0.8) under hydrostatic pressure, G. KalaiSelvan, Gohil. S. Thakur, K. Manikandan, A. Banerjee, Zeba Haque, L. C. Gupta, A. K. Ganguli and S. Arumugam , J. Phys. D Appl. Phys., 49,275002,(2016)
♦High spin polarization and the origin of unique ferromagnetic ground state in CuFeSb, , Anshu Sirohi, Chandan K. Singh, Gohil S. Thakur, Preetha Saha,Sirshendu Gayen, Abhishek Gaurav, Shubhra Jyotsna, Zeba Haque, L. C. Gupta, Mukul Kabir, Ashok K. Ganguli and Goutam Sheet, Appl. Phys. Letts.,108, 242411 (2016).
♦Composites of graphene-Mo2C rods: highly active and stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction, Electrochimica Acta, 193, 2016, 268–274(2016)
♦Ternary alloy nanocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction, S. Saha, S. Vaidya, K V Ramanujachary, S E Lofland, A K Ganguli, Bull., Mater. Sci., 39, 433-436, (2016)
♦Towards managing nanotechnology-related water pollution in India , A. Kumar, S. Baranidharan, A K Mittal nd A K Ganguli, Current Science, 110,1401 (2016)
♦Controlling morphology and efficiency of nanostructured Mo2N electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction. K. Ojha, S. Saha, B. Kumar, K. S. Hazra and A. K. Ganguli. ChemCatChem, 2016, 1218. 1225.
♦Comparative Study of TiO2/CuS Core/Shell and Composite Nanostructures for Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalysis.S. Khanchandani, S. Kumar and A. K. Ganguli. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2016, 1487. 1499.
♦Probing the Crystal Structure, Composition-Dependent Absolute Energy Levels and Electrocatalytic Properties of Silver Indium Sulfide Nanostructures. P. Saji , A.K.Ganguli, M.A. Bhat and P.P.Ingole ChemPhysChem 2016,1195-1203.
♦Structural and magnetic properties of a new and ordered quaternary alloy MnNiCuSb (SG: F- 43m). Z. Haque, G. S Thakur, Somnath Ghara, L C Gupta, A Sundaresan and A. K Ganguli, Somnath. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2016, 397, 315.
♦Cu-Co-Ni alloys: An efficient and durable electrocatalyst in acidic media. S. Saha, K. V. Ramanujachary, S. E. Lofland and A. K. Ganguli. Materials Research Express. 2016, 3, 016501.
♦Ag3PO4 nanoparticle decorated on SiO2 spheres for efficient visible light photocatalysis. M. Sharma, K. Ojha, A. Ganguly and A. K. Ganguli 2015 New J. Chem., 2015,39, 9242-9248.
♦Upper critical field, critical current density and activation energy of the new La1-xSmxO0.5F0. 5BiS2 (x = 0.2, 0.8) superconductors. G. K. Selvan, G. S. Thakur, K. Manikandan, Y. Uwatoko, Z. Haque, L. C. Gupta, A.K. Ganguli and S. Arumugam, Journal of Physical Society of Japan, 2015.
♦Oxide based nanostructures
for photocatalytic and electrocatalytic applications, Aparna Ganguly,
Oruganti Anjaneyulu, Kasinath Ojha and Ashok K Ganguli, CrystEngComm,
2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5CE01343G.
♦Pressure enhanced superconductivity at 10 K in La doped EuBiS2F, Gohil S Thakur, Rajveer Jha, Zeba Haque, V P S Awana, L C Gupta and A K Ganguli, Superconductor Science and Technology, 2015, 28 (11).
♦Unconventional Superconductivity at Mesoscopic Point-contacts on the 3-Dimensional Dirac Semi-metal Cd3As2. L. Aggarwal, A. Gaurav, G. S. Thakur, Z. Haque, A. K. Ganguli and G. Sheet, Nature Mater. 15,32–37(2016).
♦Controlling the Microstructure of Reverse Micelles and their Templating
Effect on Shaping Nanostructures. Soma Sharma, Nitin Yadav, Pramit K.
Chowdhury and A. K. Ganguli, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119 (34), pp 11295–11306.
♦Monoclinically distorted perovskites, A2ZnTiO6 (A= Pr, Gd): Rietveld refinement, and dielectric studies. Nibedita Das, Masood. A. Nath, Gohil S. Thakur, M. thirumal and A. K. Ganguli, J. Solid State Chem., 2015, 229, 97-102.
♦Enhancement of photocatalytic efficiency using heterostructured SiO2-Ta2O5 thin films, Arabinda Baruah, Menaka Jha, Santosh Kumar and A. K. Ganguli, Materials Research Express, 2015, 2, 056404 page 1-11.
♦Synthesis and Properties of SmO0.5F0.5BiS2 and Enhancement in Tc in La1-ySmyO0.5F0.5BiS2, G. S. Thakur, G. K. Selvan, Z. Haque, L. C. Gupta, S. L. Samal, S. Arumugam, and A. K. Ganguli, Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 1076-1081.
Gap Engineering of ZnO using Core/Shell Morphology with Environmentally
Benign Ag2S Sensitizer for Efficient Light Harvesting, S. Khanchandani,
P. Srivastava, S. Kumar, S. Ghosh and A. K. Ganguli, Inorg. Chem.,
2014, 53, 8902.
♦Enhanced visible light driven photocatalysis using Type II NaNbO3/CdS Core/Shell heterostructures, S. Kumar, S. Khanchandani, M. Thirumal and A. K. Ganguli, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 13221.
♦Nickel Cobaltite Nanostructures with enhanced supercapitance behaviour, Neha Garg, M. Basu and A. K. Ganguli, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 17332.
♦Graphene-based hybrid materials : synthetic approaches and properties, K. Ojha and A. K. Ganguli, Curr. Sci., 2014, 107, 397 .
♦Spherical to cylindrical transformation of reverse micelles and their templating effect on the growth of nanostructures, S. Sharma and A. K. Ganguli, J. Phys. Chem. B 118, 4122-4131, 2014.
♦A type-II semiconductor (ZnO/CuS Heterostructure) for visible light photocatalysis, M. Basu, N. Garg and A. K. Ganguli, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2, 7517-7525, 2014.
♦A facile low temperature(350C) synthesis of Cu2O nanoparticles and its electrocatalytic and photocatalytic properties, B. Kumar, S. Saha, A. Ganguly and A. K. Ganguli, RSC Adv.4, 12043-12049, 2014.
♦Synthesis and properties of CuFeAs: A new member in Cu2Sb family. G S thakur, Zeba, L C Gupta, and A K Ganguli, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 83, 054706 (2014)
♦Design of porous silica
supported tantalum oxide hollow spheres showing enhanced photocatalytic
activity, M. Sharma, D. Das, A. Baruah, A. Jain and A. K.
Ganguli, Langmuir, 30,
♦Nanoscience research in India : Recent contributions (2012-13), A. K. Ganguli, A. Ganguly and M. Basu, in "Specialist Periodical Reports : NanoscienceÂ Vol 2 , pp 139-203 (Royal Society), 2014.