Meet the team


Principal Investigator

Prof. Sebastian C. Peter

Post Doctoral Fellows


Dr. Sathyapal R. Churipard


Dr. Kousik Das


Dr. Veenu Mishra

B.Sc. Chemistry (2009-2012)

Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya College

(Bangalore University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (Organic) 


Visveshwarapura College of Science

(Bangalore University)

Ph.D. (2015-2020)

PPISR (Manipal Academy of Higher Academy)

Research Interest: CO2 capture and Conversion, Mesoporous Materials, Nanocatalysis

Joined the group: September 2020

Other Interests: Playing Football, Cricket, Workout, and Cooking


B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2007-2010)

Scottish Church College

(University of Calcutta)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2010-2012)

IIT Madras

Ph.D. (2013-2020)

IISER Kolkata

Research Interest: Photocatalytic, Photo-electrocatalytic CO2 reduction, Supramolecular chemistry

Joined the group: February 2021

Other Interests: Listening music, Watching movies


B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2004-2007)

G. F. College, Shahjahanpur

(Rohilkhand University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2007-2009)

Lucknow University

Ph.D. (2011-2016)

IIT Indore

Post Doctoral Fellow (2017-2018)

IISc. Bangalore (NPDF)

Research Interest: Synthesis, Structural & Photo-physical Properties of Coordination and Organometallic Complexes, Molecular Catalysis with CO2 Utilisation.

Joined the group:  December 2021 (D. S. Kothari Fellow)

Other Interests: Dancing, Singing, Cooking, badminton and Carrom


B.Tech. Chemical Engineering (2010-2014)

JNT University, Kakinada

M.Tech. Chemical Engineering (2014-2016)

Manipal University

Ph.D. (2017-2021)

IIT Guwahati

Research Interest: Biomass Conversion and CO2 reduction

Joined the group: March 2022

Other Interests: Travelling and Bike rides


B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2010-2013)

Panjab University

M.Sc. Chemistry (2013-2015)

Panjab University

Ph.D. (2016-2021)

Panjab University

Research Interest: Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modelling, Designing efficient materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Joined the group: March 2022

Other Interests: Playing Cricket, Volleyball and Internet surfing


B.Sc. Chemistry (2010-2013)

GASC Mathil (Kannur University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2013-2015)

NIT Karnataka, Surathkal

Ph.D. (2016-2022)

JNCASR Bengaluru

Research Interest: Thermochemical CO2 Reduction and CO2 Capture

Joined the group: July 2016

Other Interests: Badminton, Watching Movies, Yoga



Dr. Bharath Velaga


Dr. Mohd Riyaz


Dr. Arjun CH

Teacher’s Associate for Research Excellence (TARE)


Dr. Ashly P. C.

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry,

M. S. Ramaiah College of Arts Science and Commerce, Bengaluru

B.Sc. Chemistry (1998-2001)

University of Calicut

M.Sc. Chemistry (2001-2003)

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Ph.D. (2004-2009)

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Post Doctoral Fellow (2010-2012)

JNCASR Bangalore

Research Interest: Electrocatalytic EOR and HER

Joined the group: November 2018

Other Interests: Dancing and Gardening


Ph.D. Students

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Ashutosh Singh


Debabrata Bagchi


Risov Das

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2013-2016)

Ramjas College, Delhi

(University of Delhi)

Research Interest: Synthesis of Rare-earth based compounds, Electronic properties of topological materials

Joined the group: May 2017

Other Interests: Movies and Music, Playing Volleyball, Table Tennis


B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2012-2015)

R. K. Mission Vidyamandira,

Belur Math

(University of Calcutta)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2015-2017)

IIT Madras

Research Interest: Designing Catalyst materials and Mechanistic investigation for Electrochemical conversion of CO2 to valuable chemicals

Joined the group: August 2017

Other Interests: Playing Cricket and Watching Movies.


B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2012-2015)

R. K. Mission Residential College,


(University of Calcutta)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2015-2017)

IIT Madras

Research Interest: Photocatalytic method of CO2 reduction.

Joined the group: August 2017

Other Interests: Playing cricket, basket ball and travelling.



Bitan Ray


Devender Goud


Soumi Mondal

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2013-2016)

Hooghly Mohsin College

(University of Burdwan)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2016-2018)

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

Research Interest: CO2 Capture (Direct Air & Point Sources), and its Thermochemical Conversion

Joined the group: July 2018

Other Interests: Traveling and Photography


Integrated M.Sc. Chemistry


University of Hyderabad

Research Interest: Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of nanostructured materials towards Thermochemical CO2 Reduction

Joined the group: August 2019

Other Interests: Playing Cricket, Watching Movies, and Listening to Music.


B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2014-2017)

Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya

(University of Burdwan)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2017-2019)

Visva Bharati University

Bolpur, Shantiniketan

Research Interest: Catalyst design for its applications in room temperature fuel cells and water splitting

Joined the group: July 2019

Other Interests: Singing, Penning poems and Photography



Subhajit Chakraborty


Nilutpal Dutta

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Geetansh Chawla

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2015-2018)

New Alipore College

(University of Calcutta)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2018-2020)

IIT Kharagpur

Research Interest: Heterogeneous Catalysis for Photochemical CO2 Reduction and Solid State Structural Chemistry

Joined the group: September 2020

Other Interests: Playing Cricket, Voiceovers, Music and Crafts new things.


B.Sc. Chemistry (2016-2019)

Tezpur University

M.Sc. Chemistry (2019-2021)

IIT Hyderabad

Research Interest: Electrochemical CO2 reduction.

Joined the group: September 2021

Other Interests: Football, Travelling.


B.Sc. (2018-2021)

Guru Jambeshwar University

Integrated PhD

JNCASR Bengaluru

Research Interest: Electrochemical CO2 reduction

Joined the group: June 2022

Other Interests: Cricket, Basketball, Travel


Research & Development Assistants


Asish Borah


Gouri Ramadas Nayanar


Mohammed Jasil P

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2016-2019)

Sibsagar College

(Dibrugarh University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2019-2021)

Sikkim University

Research Interest: Non Pt-based Alloys and Intermetallics for Energy Conversion in Fuel Cell

Joined the group: March 2022

Other Interests: Travelling, Exploring new places, food and culture. Cricket and Gardening


B.Tech. Chemical Engineering


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

M.Sc. Chemistry (2019-2021)

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Research Interest: CO2 Capture and Utilization

Other Interests: Reading, Watching movies, Playing guitar 

Joined the group: March 2022


B.Sc. Chemistry (2016-2019)

Farook College, Calicut


M.Sc. Chemistry (2020-2022)

The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu

Research Interest: Development of integrated technologies for reduction of CO2 to value added chemicals and fuels

Joined the group: May 2022

Other Interests: Inclusion and diversity studies, Swimming 


Scientific Administrative Assistant


Ragina K K

B.Sc. Computer Science (2006-2009)

College of Applied Sciences, Calicut

(University of Calicut)

Masters of Computer Applications (2009-2012)

MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram (University of Calicut)

Joined the group: March 2022