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Meet the team

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Principal Investigator

Prof. Sebastian C. Peter

Post Doctoral Fellows

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Dr. Veenu Mishra 

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

Contact: mishraveenu6@gmail.com 

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Dr. Siddhi Kediya

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2009-2012)

Gujarat University

M.Sc. Chemistry (2012-2014)

Gujarat University

Ph.D. (2017-2022)

Central University of Gujarat

Research Interest: Theoratical studies on CO2 reduction

Joined the group: August 2023

Other Interests: Listening music

Contact: siddhikediya5@gmail.com

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Dr. Bitan Ray

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

Hooghly Mohsin College

(University of Burdwan)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2016-2018)

IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

Ph.D. (2018-2023)

JNCASR

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

Joined the group: July 2018

Other Interests: Traveling and Photography

Contact: bitanray@jncasr.ac.in

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Dr. Amir Mehtab

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2009-2012)

MJP Rohilkhand University

M.Sc. Chemistry (2013-2015)

Mewar University

Ph.D. (2017-2023)

Jamia Millia Islamia

Visiting Research Fellow (2020-2022)

Texas A&M, USA

Research Interest: Photo-electro catalytic CO2 reduction and water splitting

Joined the group: Dec 2023

Other Interests: Traveling, playing cricket & badminton

Contact: amirmehtab1992@gmail.com

Ph.D. Students

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Devender Goud

Integrated M.Sc. Chemistry

(2013-2018)

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.

Contact: devender@jncasr.ac.in

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Nilutpal Dutta

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.

Contact: duttanilutpal33@gmail.com

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Sayan Das

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2017-2020)

R. K. Mission Residential College,

Narendrapur

(University of Calcutta)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2020-2022)

IIT Kharagpur

Research Interest: Catalyst design, utilization and mechanistic investigation of fuel-cells and water-splitting.

Joined the group: August 2022

Other Interests: Singing, music, writing poems, cricket

Contact: sayandas@jncasr.ac.in

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Soumi Mondal

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

Contact: mondal@jncasr.ac.in

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Geetansh Chawla

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

Contact: geetansh@jncasr.ac.in

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Subhajit Chakraborty

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.

Contact: subhajitchakraborty@jncasr.ac.in

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Saurav Saha

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2017-2020)

B. Borooah College

(Gauhati University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2020-2022)

Gauhati University

Research Interest: Electro and thermo chemical heterogenous catalysis for CO2 Reduction

Joined the group: August 2022

Other Interests: Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton and Travelling

Contact: sauravsaha@jncasr.ac.in

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Diku Raj Deka

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2017-2020)

B. Borooah College

(Gauhati University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2020-2022)

University of Hyderabad

Research Interest: Thermochemical CO2 Reduction

Joined the group: August 2022

Other Interests: Sports, Singing, Playing flute, Exploring new places.

Contact: dikuraj@jncasr.ac.in

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Saikat Das

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2018-2021)

R.k. Mission Vivekananda Centenary College

(West Bengal State University)

Integrated PhD

JNCASR Bengaluru

Research Interest: Catalyst design, utilization and mechanistic investigation of fuel-cells and water-splitting

Joined the group: May 2023

Other Interests: Travelling, Cricket, Gardening, Cooking, Collecting antique maps.

Contact:  saikatdas@jncasr.ac.in

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Jagmeet Kaur

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2017-2020)

Akal University

M.Sc. Chemistry (2020-2022)

Akal University

Research Interest:  Designing semiconductor materials and its applications in Photocatalysis

Joined the group: July 2023

Other Interests: Badminton, drawing, sketching, listening Music.

Contact:  jagmeetk@jncasr.ac.in

Research & Development Assistants

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Madhurima Sarkar

B.Sc. Chemistry (2016-2019)

Institute of Science,

Banaras Hindu University

M.Sc. Chemistry (2019-2021)

Department of Chemisrty,

Banaras Hindu University

Research Interest: CO2 Capture and Utilisation

Joined the group: August 2022

Other Interests: Painting, Classical Dance & Singing

Contact: madhurima.jal98@gmail.com

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Arnold Tharun Thomas

B.Sc. Chemistry (2017-2020)

St. Thomas College Palai

(Mahatma Gandhi University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2021-2023)

NIT Calicut

Research Interest: Catalysis, fuel cell

Joined the group: August 2023

Other Interests: Sports, singing, movies

Contact: arnoldtharun@gmail.com 

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Anu P

B.Sc. Chemistry (2016-2019)

Farook College, Calicut

(Autonomous)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2019-2021)

Farook College, Calicut

(Autonomous)

Research Interest: Development of integrated technologies for conversion of anthropogenic CO2 to methanol value added chemicals

Joined the group: September 2022

Other Interests: Recitation, Singing, and Travelling 

Contact: anukrishna0422@gmail.com 

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Sanjay Sajeev

B.Sc. Chemistry (2017-2020)

St. Thomas College Palai

(Mahatma Gandhi University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2020-2022)

University College, Thiruvananthapuram

(University of Kerala)

Research Interest: Photochemical CO2 reduction

Joined the group: March 2023

Other Interests: Urban Hiking 

Contact: sanjaysajeev3110@gmail.com 

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Meera

Integrated M.Sc. Chemistry (2018-2023)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Research Interest: Electrocatalysis, fuel cell

Joined the group: August 2023

Other Interests: Sports, dance, travelling

Contact: meeranallur2000@gmail.com 

Technical/Laboratory Assistant

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Sreelakshmi Vijayaraghavan

BS-MS Dual Degree (2016-2021)

IISER Mohali

Research Interest: Thermochemical CO2 reduction

Joined the group: May 2023

Other Interests: Playing football

Contact: sreelakshmivijayan98@gmail.com 

MSc project student

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Debmalya Bhattacharya

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2019-2022)

St. Xavier's College, Kolkata

(Autonomous)

MSc(2022-present)

JNCASR Bengaluru

Research Interest: Electrocatalysis

Joined the group: Aug 2023

Other Interests: Football, badminton, listening songs

Contact:   debmalya@jncasr.ac.in

Poornima T.S

Integrated MSc Chemistry (2019-present)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Amritapuri, Kollam

Research Interest: Photocatalysis

Joined the group: January 2024

Other Interests: Dance, badminton

Contact:   poornimats32@gmail.com

SHADHIYA M.B

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2019-2022)

MES Kalladi College, Mannarkkad, Kerala

MSc(2022-present)

School of Chemical Sciences, M G University, Kottayam, Kerala

Research Interest: Photocatalysis

Joined the group: Feb 2024

Other Interests: Writing, Arts and crafts, travelling

Contact:  Shadibasheer2001@gmail.com

Scientific Administrative Assistant

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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

Contact: ragina24@gmail.com

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