Meet the team

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Principal Investigator

Prof. Sebastian C. Peter

Post Doctoral Fellows

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Dr. Sathyapal R. Churipard

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Dr. Kousik Das

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Dr. Veenu Mishra

B.Sc. Chemistry (2009-2012)

Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya College

(Bangalore University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (Organic) 

(2012-2014)

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

Contact: sathyapalr1992@gmail.com

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

Contact: kousik1178@gmail.com

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 

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

Contact:

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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

Contact: riyazpu@gmail.com

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

Contact: arjun@jncasr.ac.in

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Dr. Bharath Velaga

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Dr. Mohd Riyaz

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Dr. Arjun CH

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Dr. Sujit Kumar Guchhait

Bishnu

Dr. Bishnubasu Giri

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2005-2008)

Panskura Banamali College (Vidyasagar University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2008-2010)

Govt G N A PG College (Pt Ravishankar Shukla University)

M.Tech Material Engineering

(2011 – 2013)
Jadavpur University

Ph.D. (2013-2018)

Jadavpur University

Post Doc. 1 (2017 – 2021)

Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali
Post Doc. 2 
(2021 – 2022)

SSS National Institute of Bio-Energy, Punjab

Research Interest: Electrochemistry, Fuel Cell, Corrosion, Nanomaterials and their catalytic
Application, OER/HER, CO2 Capture and Utilisation, Waste to Wealth
Joined the group: August 2022
Other Interests: Playing Cricket, Badminton, Travelling and Cooking
Contact: sujitguchhait.chem@gmail.com

B.Sc. (H) Chemistry (2009-2012)
Presidency College, Kolkata, (University of Calcutta)
M.Sc. Chemistry (2013-2015)
IIT Indore
Ph.D. (2016-2021)
IIT Hyderabad
Research Interest: Electrocatalysis, CO2 reduction, water oxidation,
Proton reduction, Metal nitrosyl chemistry, drug delivery, Photodynamic
Therapy, Peptide based drugs and natural product
Joined the Group: August, 2022
Other interests: Wildlife Photography, Cricket, Deep Sea Diving
Contact: bishnubasugiri@gmail.com

Teacher’s Associate for Research Excellence (TARE)

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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

Contact: leeashxl@gmail.com

Ph.D. Students

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Ashutosh Singh

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Debabrata Bagchi

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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

Contact: ashutosh@jncasr.ac.in

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.

Contact: bagchi@jncasr.ac.in

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

R. K. Mission Residential College,

Narendrapur

(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.

Contact: risov@jncasr.ac.in

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Bitan Ray

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Devender Goud

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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

Contact: bitanray@jncasr.ac.in

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

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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Subhajit Chakraborty

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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.

Contact: subhajitchakraborty@jncasr.ac.in

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

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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Sayan Das

Diku

Diku Raj Deka

Saurav

Saurav Saha

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

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

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

B. Borooah College

(Gauhati University)

M.Sc. Chemistry (2020-2022)

Gauhati University, Guwahati

Research Interest: Electroochemical CO2 Reduction

Joined the group: August 2022

Other Interests: Cricket, Badminton and Travelling

Contact: sauravsaha@jncasr.ac.in

Research & Development Assistants

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Mohammed Jasil P

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Manami Banerjee

Madhurima

Madhurima Sarkar

B.Sc. Chemistry (2016-2019)

Farook College, Calicut

(Autonomous)

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 

Contact: jasilmkd1@gmail.com 

B.Sc. Chemistry (2015-2018)

University of Calcutta

M.Sc. Chemistry (2018-2020)

Diamond Harbour Womens' University, West Bengal

Research Interest: CO2 Capture and Utilisation

Joined the group: August 2022

Other Interests: Dancing, Writing and Recitation

Contact: manamibanerjeesrij@gmail.com 

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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Pooja Rani

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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Anu P

B.Sc. Chemistry (2013-2016)

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Delhi University

M.S Chemistry (2018-2022)

IISER Pune

R & D Assistant : (May 2022-Oct 2022)

IIT Jammu

Joined the group: November 2022

Other Interests: Running, Yoga, Dancing, Sci fi movies

Contact:  pdahiya609@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

Laboratory Assistant

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B.Sc. Chemistry, Botany, Biotechnology (2015-2018)

Government Science College

(Bangalore University)

MSc Environmental Science (2018-2020)

Jnana Bharathi Campus (Bangalore University  )

R & D Assistant (June 2022-Oct 2022)

CeNS, Bangalore

Research Interest : CO2 capture and utilisation

Joined the group: October 2022

Other interests : Hiking, Travelling, Singing, Dancing 

Contact: savithanarayan24@gmail.com