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Dr. Menaka Jha

Scientist-C

Nanostructured materials and their application to make electronic devices, Low temperature stabilization of boron based materials (borane, boride and borates) and stabilization of higher oxidation states in binary and ternary metal oxides, Quantum dots based Colloidal nanostructures and their application in making flexible electronic  devices, Production and storage of H2 using nanostructured materials

CONTACT INFORMATION :

Research Interest

  • Waste to nanoproducts conversion
    Nanostructured materials and their application to make electronic devices
    Low temperature stabilization of boron based materials (borane, boride and borates) and stabilization of higher oxidation states in binary and ternary metal oxides
    Quantum dots based Colloidal nanostructures and their application in making flexible electronic devices
    Production and storage of H2 using nanostructured materials

Research Highlights

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PhD Students

  • Ms. Sapna Devi

    Email: sapna.ph19229@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19229

    Working Since Jan, 2020
  • Mr. Nausad Khan

    Email: nausad.ph19220@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19220

    Working Since Aug, 2019
  • Mr. ANKUSH

    Email: ankush.ph17212@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: Ph17212

    Working Since Aug, 2017
  • Krishna Kumar Yadav

    Email: krishna.ph15215@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH15215

    Working Since Jan, 2016
  • Ms. Ritika Wadhwa

    Email: ritika.ph18213@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH18213

    Working Since Aug, 2018

Post Doc Fellows

  • Dr. Sujit Kumar Guchhait

    Email: guchhait.ind051741@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: IND082041

    Working Since Jan, 2020

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  1. Design of process for stabilization of La2NiMnO6 nanorods and their magnetic properties: V. M. Gaikwad,K. K. Yadav,Sunain,S. Chakraverty,S. E. Lofland,K.V. Ramanujachary,S. T. Nishanthi,A. K. Ganguli,Menaka Jha, (2019) Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 492: 165652. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2019.165652

  2. The limit to realize an isolated magnetic single skyrmionic state: M. M. Devi,W. Koshibae,G. Sharma,R. Tomar,V. M. Gaikwad,R. M. Varma,M. N. Nair,M. Jha,D. D. Sarma,R. Chatterjee,A. K. Ganguli,S. Chakraverty, (2019) Journal of Materials Chemistry C, . DOI: 10.1039/c8tc03968b

  3. New sustainable and environmental friendly process of synthesis of highly porous Mo2S3 nanoflowers in cooking oil and their electrochemical properties: ST Nishanthi, KK Yadav, A Baruah, AK Ganguli,MM Devi, W Koshibae, G Sharma, R Tomar, VM Gaikwad, RM Varma, M. N. Nair, D.D. Sarma, R. Chatterjee,Ganguli, A.K, (2019) Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 7 (5): 1337-1344. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.01.091

  4. Nanostructured silver decorated hollow silica and their application in treatment of microbial contaminated water at room temperature: S.T. Nishanthi , Krishna Kumar Yadav , Arabinda Baruah, Kalpesh Vaghasiya, Rahul Kumar Verma , Ashok K. Ganguli, (2019) New J Chem, . DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ01049A

  5. New low temperature environmental friendly process for the synthesis of tetragonal MoO2 and its field emission properties: ST Nishanthi, A Baruah, KK Yadav, D Sarker, S Ghosh, AK Ganguli, (2019) Applied Surface Science, 467: 1148-1156. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.10.173

  6. New approach for the transformation of metallic waste into nanostructured Fe3O4 and SnO2-Fe3O4 heterostructure and their application in treatment of organic pollutant: MM Devi, H Singh, K Kaur, A Gupta, ST Nishanthi, C Bera, AK Ganguli, (2019) Waste Management, 87: 719-730. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2019.03.007

  7. New process for conversion of hazardous industrial effluent of ceramic industry into nanostructured sodium carbonate and their application in textile industr: N Dabas, KK Yadav, AK Ganguli, (2019) Journal of Environmental Management, 240: 352-358. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.03.066

  8. New low temperature environmental friendly process for the synthesis of tetragonal MoO2 and its field emission properties: ST Nishanthi, A Baruah, KK Yadav, D Sarker, S Ghosh, AK Ganguli, (2019) Applied Surface Science, 467: 1148-1156. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.10.173

  9. New low temperature process for stabilization of nanostructured La2NiMnO6 and their magnetic properties: V. M. Gaikwad,K. K. Yadav,S. E. Lofland,K. V. Ramanujachary,S. Chakraverty,A. K. Ganguli,M. Jha, (2018) Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 471: 8 to 13. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2018.08.081

  10. Microemulsion based approach for nanospheres assembly into anisotropic nanostructures of NiMnO3 and their magnetic properties: S Kumar, N Garg, KV Ramanujachary, SE Lofland, AK Ganguli, (2018) Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 258: 722-727. DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2017.12.006

  11. Transformation of waste tin-plated steel to iron nanosheets and their application in generation of oxygen: MM Devi, KN Ojha, AK Ganguli, (2018) International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s13762-018-1778-8

  12. Room temperature synthesis of urea based imidazole functionalised ZnO nanorods and their photocatalytic application: J Mishra, N Kaur, AK Ganguli, (2018) Materials Research Bulletin, 311-318. DOI: 10.1016/j.materresbull.2018.02.045

  13. Nanocuboidal-shaped zirconium based metal organic framework for the enhanced adsorptive removal of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, ketorolac tromethamine, from aqueous phase: S Singh, S Sharma, A Umar, Menaka Jha, SK Mehta, S K Kansal, (2018) New Journal of Chemistry, New J. Chem., 42: 1921-1930. DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ03851H

  14. Efficient synthesis and characterization of Cu2OSeO3 nanoparticles via hydrothermal route: M M Devi, AK Ganguli, S Chakraverty,M. Jha, (2017) Materials Research Express, 4: 115007. DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/aa9448

  15. Low temperature synthesis process of stabilization of cubic yttria stabilized zirconia spindles: an important high temperature ceramic material: K K Yadav, A Gupta, M Sharma, N Dabas, A K Ganguli, (2017) Materials Research Express, 4 (10): 105044. DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/aa9231

  16. Investigation of the growth mechanism of the formation of ZnO nanorods by thermal decomposition of zinc acetate and their field emission properties: M Sreekanth, S Ghosh, SK Mehta, AK Ganguli, (2017) Cryst Eng Comm, 19 (16): 2264-2270. DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00073A

  17. Solution phase synthesis and intense pulsed light sintering of copper-nickel core-shell nanoparticles for conductive applications: Ruvini Dharmadasa, Gabriel Draper, Gamini Sumanasekera,Delaina Amos,Thad Druffel, (2015) Nanotechnology, .

  18. 387142 Photoelectrochemical Water Reduction of a Copper(I) Oxide Photocathode Made Using an Inkjet Printing Approach: Venkat Vendra, Corine Finney, Jericho Raymond, Delaina A Amos, (2014) 14 AIChE Annual Meeting, .

  19. 382962 Quantum Dots and Their Application in Hybrid Light Emitting Devices: Michael McCreary, Sreeram Vaddiraju, Delaina A Amos, (2014) 14 AIChE Annual Meeting, .

  20. Low temperature route for synthesis of cadmium selenide quantum dots and their application in fabricating a QD-LED: Michael McCreary,Sreeram Vaddiraju, Delaina A. Amos, (2014) MRS proceedings, 1630. DOI: 10.1557/opl.2014.243

  21. Quantum Dots and Their Application in Light Emitting Devices: Michael McCreary, Sreeram Vaddaraju, Delaina Amos, (2014) Materials Research Society Fall Meeting Proceedings, .

  22. A Comparative Field Emission Study of MWCNT, CeB6 nanorod, CeB6 Nanoparticle Decorated Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Films: M. Jha, (2014) J. Applied Physics, . DOI: 10.1063/1.4866990

  23. Ambient Temperature Synthesis and Sintering of Conductive Aqueous Copper Inks: T. Druffel, R. Dharmadasa, (2014) nanotechnology, Chapter 2, ISBN:978-1-4822-5826-4.

  24. Field Emission studies from lanthanum hexaboride coated multiwalled carbon nanotubes: Rajkumar Patra, S. Ghosh, E. Sheremet, R.D. Rodriguez, D. Lehmann, A.K. Ganguli, O.D.Gordan, H. Schmidt, S. Schulze, D.R.T. Zahn,O.G. Schmidt, (2014) J. Appl. Phys, . DOI: 10.1063/1.4898352

  25. Printed Hybrid Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes For Lighting Applications: Michael Z. McCreary, Delaina A. Amos, (2013) CLEO: Science and Innovations, . DOI: 10.1364/CLEO_SI.2013.CF1M.3

  26. Surface decoration through electrostatic interaction leading to enhanced reactivity: Low temperature synthesis of nanostructured chromium borides (CrB and CrB2): Bharat Kurmar, Sandeep Kumar, A. K. Ganguli, (2013) J. Solid State Chem, 200: 117-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2013.01.005

  27. Room Temperature Synthesis of a Copper Ink for the Intense Pulsed Light Sintering of Conductive Copper Films: R. Dharmadhikari, D.A. AmosThad Druffle, (2013) Applied Material and Interfaces, 13227–13234. DOI: 10.1021/am404226e

  28. Nanostructured dimagnesium manganese oxide (Spinel): Control of size, shape and their magnetic and electro catalytic properties: Neha Garg, Kandalam V. Ramanujachary, Samuel E. Lofland and Ashok K. Ganguli, (2013) J. Solid State Chem, 197: 392-397. DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2012.08.063

  29. Vertically aligned nanorods of lanthanum hexaboride with efficient field emission properties study: Raj Patra, S. Ghosh, A. K. Ganguli, (2013) Solid State Comm, 153, 1: 35-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssc.2012.10.007

  30. Nanostructured nickel manganese oxide: aligned nanostructures and their magnetic properties: Neha Garg, Sandeep Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Kandalam V. Ramanujachary, Samuel E. Lofland and Ashok K. Ganguli, (2012) J. Mater. Chem., 22: 18447. DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32951D

  31. Effect of substrate and film thickness on the growth, structure, mechanical and optical properties of chromium diboride thin films: Sandeep Marka, A K Ganguli and M Ghanashyam Krishna, (2012) Surface and coating Technology, 209: 23–31. DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2012.08.007

  32. Novel borothermal route for the synthesis of lanthanum cerium hexaborides and their field emission properties: Raj Patra, S. Ghosh, A. K. Ganguli, (2012) J. Solid State Chem, 194: 173-178. DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2012.04.051

  33. Manipulating the anisotropy and field emission of lanthanum hexaboride nanorods: Raj Patra, S. Ghosh, A. K. Ganguli, (2012) RSC Adv, 2: 7875–7885. DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20399E

  34. Multifunctional nanocrystalline chromium boride thin films: Sandeep Marka, M. Ghanshyam Krishna, A.K. Ganguli, (2012) Mater Lett, 15: 220-222.. DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2011.12.124

  35. Vertically aligned nanorods of cerium hexaboride and their enhanced field emission study: Rajkumar Patra, Santanu Ghosh, Ashok K. Ganguli, (2012) J. Mater Chem, 22: 6356-6366.. DOI: 10.1039/C2JM16538D

  36. Novel borothermal process for the synthesis of nanocrystalline oxides and borides of niobium: K.V. Ramanujachary, S.E. Lofland, Govind, A. K. Ganguli, (2011) Dalton Trans., 40: 7879–7888. DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10468C

  37. Controlling the size and morphology of anisotropic nanostructures of nickel borate using microemulsions and their magnetic properties: S. Sharma, K.V. Ramanujachary, S.E. Lofland, A. K. Ganguli, (2011) J. Colloid Interface Sci., 360: 393–397. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2011.04.100

  38. Growth and optical properties of chromium borate thin films: S.D. Kshirsagar, M.G. Krishna, A. K. Ganugli, (2011) Solid State Sci, 13: 1334-1338. DOI: 10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2011.04.002

  39. Stabilization of Mn(IV) in nanostructured zinc manganese oxide and their facile transformation from nanospheres to nanorods: K.V. Ramanujachary, S.E. Lofland, Govind, A. K. Ganguli, (2011) J. Mater. Chem, 21: 8566-8573. DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10425J

  40. A new low temperature methodology to obtain pure nanocrystalline nickel borate: K. V. Ramanujachary, S. E. Lofland, A. K. Ganguli, (2010) J. Organomet. Chem, 695,7: 1002-1005. DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2009.10.023

  41. Magnetic and photocatalytic properties of nanocrystalline ZnMn2O4: M. Qamar, S.E. Lofland, K. V. Ramanujachary, A. K. Ganguli, (2009) Bull. Mater. Sci., 32,3: 231–237. DOI: 10.1007/s12034-009-0035-7

  42. Controlled growth of nanocrystalline rods, hexagonal plates and spherical particles of the vaterite form of calcium carbonate: J. Ahmed, A. K. Ganguli, (2009) Cryst. Eng. Comm., 11: 927 – 932. DOI: 10.1039/B820928F

  1. Current trends in industrial scale synthesis of quantum dots and its application in electronics: Menaka Jha, (2018) Handbook on INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF ENGINEERED NANOMATERIALS, .

  2. Novel Chemical Process for obtaining vertically aligned metal hexaborides (LaB6 and CeB6) nanorods for field emission properties: Ashok K. Ganguli, (2013) Tumkur University, India, 47-60.

  1. A nanoadsorbent for removal of lanthanide ions from water and associated methods: A.K. Ganguli, A. Barua, (2017) Indian patent no. 201711016720, .

  2. U. S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/877,077, Method for making copper inks and films: T. Drufle, R. Dharmadikari, (2015) ULRF Ref. No. 14015, C/M Code: UN024/14015, .

  3. U. S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 62/043,967, Core-shell nanoparticles and films comprising the same: T. Drufle, R. Dharmadikari, (2014) ULRF Ref. No. 14047, .

  4. Process of preparation of amorphous boron nanopowder: V. Bhatacharya, R.K.Pandey, Hima Prashanth, A. Tripathi, A. J. Yadav, R.S. Khopde, S.K.P Newale, A.K. Ganguli, (2013) 1861/Del, .

  5. Composition of a microemulsion to synthesize a lanthanum precursor suitable for development of various nanostructured lanthanum materials (Carbides, nitrides and borides): A.K. Ganguli, (2011) Indian patent application No. : 377/DEL, .

  1. Synthesis and magnetic properties of nanostructured zinc manganese oxide: Chemistry Division , Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, (2018) International Symposium on Material Chemistry (ISMC 2008), .

  2. Nanostructured ZnMn2O4 for photocatalytic and other properties: Conference on Advance Materials, (2018) Mahatma Gandhi University held at Hotel Windsor Castle, Kottayam, kerala, India, .

  3. New approach of conversion of waste to nanoproducts: World Congress on Nanomedical Sciences,Chemistry Biology Interface Synergistic in New Frontiers, (2018) .

  4. Showcasing of water purification technology: Presented a stall of project, (2016) .

  5. Showcasing of water purification technology: Presented a stall of project, (2015) IISF, .

  6. Showcasing of Technology of INST: Received best poster award, (2015) GiGaNTic-2015, Ahmadabad, .

  7. Nanostructures of me: University of Louisville, 200 East Brandeis Ave, Louisville, KY, (2013) Kentucky nanosymposium, .

  8. Nanostructured Metal borides: National Science Day, (2012) .

  9. Nanostructures of Lanthanum and Cerium hexaborides for application as field emitters: National Science day, (2012) .

  10. Synthesis of nanostructured transition metal borides and borates: Synthesis of nanostructured transition metal borides and borates, (2011) .

  11. Hands on training on workshop- 2011 on computational methods for experimental spectroscopy (Using CASTEP software): Rukmini Devi Institute of Advance Study, Delhi, (2011) .

  12. Microemulsion route for synthesis of nanomaterials: 3rd SERC Summer School on Solid State and Materials Chemistry at Solid state and Structural Chemistry Unit, (2010) .

  13. Synthesis of nanostructured transition metal borides and borates: Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR),Bangalore, (2009) .

  14. Synthesis of nanocrystalline transition metal boride and metal borates: International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems, (2009) .

Fundings

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  • 2006

    PhD

    IIT Delhi

  • 2006

    MSc

    University of Delhi, Delhi

  • Scientist-C:INST Mohali, Punjab (January 2017 to Present till date )

  • Scientist-B:INST Mohali, Punjab (March 2015 to March 2016 )

  • Sr. Scientist, NRF:IIT Delhi, New Delhi (December 2014 to February 2015 )

  • Postdoctoral fellow:University of Illinois,, Chicago (September 2014 to November 2014 )

  • Postdoctoral fellow:University of Louisville, USA (February 2013 to August 2014 )

  • Senior research associate:IIT Delhi, New Delhi (July 2012 to February 2013 )

  • Ph.D Researcher:Thesis title “Nanostructured metal borides: Synthesis and properties” Department of Chemistry, I.I.T., Delhi, India. (July 2007 to June 2012 )

  • Researcher:University of Delhi, New Delhi (June 2006 to June 2007 )

Awards & Honours

  • CRSI young scientist award Feb-2016 awarded by Chemical Research Society of India in the field of Chemistry


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