IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Dr. Arik Kar

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Academic Qualifications

  • Assistant Professor (DST INSPIRE Faculty) - Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah, India (27th October 2016- Till date)
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate (Research Associate: Electron Microscopy) - University of Cambridge, UK (22nd January, 2016 – 21st July, 2016)
  • Post Doctoral Research Assistant (Newton International Fellow) - University of Cambridge, UK (22nd January, 2014 – 21st January, 2016)
  • Post Doctoral Research Assistant (Institute Fellow) - Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India (1st February, 2013 – 17th January, 2014)
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of philosophy in Science awarded by Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 12th March, 2013), Title of the Ph.D. thesis- “Design of core-shell nanomaterials and their characterization”
  • M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry) - University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India (2007, 1st class)
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry) - University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India (2005, 1st class)

Contact

Phone

  1. Mobile: +91-7044752398/9748805008

Address

  1. Permanent address:Dr. Arik Kar, C/O- Smt. Rina Kar, Binayak Apartment, Boro Taldanga, G.T. Road (West), Chandannagar, Hooghly, Pin-712136, West Bengal, India
  2. Present address:Department of Chemistry, IIEST, Shibpur, Howrah-711103, West Bengal, India
  3. Email: akar@chem.iiests.ac.in,arikiacs@gmail.com, ak899@cam.ac.uk

Area of Research

  • Synthesis of various sized and shaped pure semiconductors, rare earth doped semiconductors, semiconductor-semiconductor and rare earth based core@shell nanostructures using different synthetic techniques such as colloidal, hydrothermal, sonochemical, sol-gel, microwave and ionic liquid assisted synthesis.
  • Understanding the influence of shape, size and core@shell structures on the various physical properties of nanomaterials.
  • Analysis of nanomaterials using various characterization techniques such as XRD, SEM, TEM, HRTEM, FTIR, Raman, XPS, BET, AFM, UV-Vis, Photoluminescence (PL), Time-resolved spectroscopy and electrical I-V study.
  • Investigation of core-to-shell energy transfer using steady state and time resolved spectroscopy.
  • Studying influences of lattice parameters and lattice strain on the physical properties of nanomaterials.
  • Evaluation of photocatalytic activity of different sized and shaped semiconductors and core@shell semiconductor heterostructured nanomaterials.
  • Investigating the optical properties of rare earth doped nanomaterials in detail by using steady state and time resolved spectroscopy.

Courses Undertaken

  • Bio-inorganic Chemistry (CH 1201)
  • Crystal Field Theory (CH 1201)
  • Polymeric Materials (CH 1201)
  • Chemistry of Boron and its Compounds (PGC 402B)
  • Environmental Chemistry (PGC 204)

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. Kar, A., Sain, S., Rossouw, D., Knappett, B., Pradhan, S., Botton, G. A., Wheatley, A. (2017): Targeting low-cost type-II heterostructures: synthesis, structure and photoreactivity. In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 698, 944-956.
  2. Kar, A., Sain, S., Rossouw, D., Knappett, B., Pradhan, S., Wheatley, A. (2016): Facile synthesis of SnO2-PbS nanocomposites with controlled structure for applications in photocatalysis. In: Nanoscale. 8, 2727-2739.
  3. Sain, S., Kar, A., Mukherjee, M., Das, D., Pradhan, S. (2016): Structure, optical and magnetic characterizations of Mn doped ZnS dilute magnetic semiconductor synthesized by mechanical alloying. In: Advanced Powder Technology. 27, 1790-1799.
  4. Kar, A., Kundu, S., Patra, A. (2015): Lanthanide-doped nanocrystals: strategies for improving the efficiency of upconversion emission and their physical understanding. In: ChemPhysChem. 16, 505-521.
  5. Kar, A., Sain, S., Kundu, S., Bhattacharyya, A., Pradhan, S. K., Patra, A. (2015): Function of size and shape on photocatalytic properties of SnO2 nanocrystals. In: ChemPhysChem. 16, 1017-1025.
  6. Kar, A., Patra, A. (2014): Recent development of core-shell SnO2 nanostructures and their potential applications. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 2, 6706-6722.
  7. Sain, S., Kar, A., Patra, A., Pradhan, S. K. (2014): Structural interpretation of SnO2 nanocrystals of different morphologies synthesized by microwave irradiation and hydrothermal methods. In: CrystEngComm. 16, 1079-1090.
  8. Sain, S., Kar, A., Patra, A., Pradhan, S. K. (2014): Microstructure and photoluminescence properties of ternary Cd0.2Zn0.8S quantum dots synthesized by mechanical alloying. In: Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 16, 2673(1)- 2673(15).
  9. Kar, A., Patra, A. (2013): Recent advances of doping of SnO2 nanocrystals for their potential applications. In: Transaction of Indian Ceramic Society. 72, 89-99.
  10. 10. Kar, A., Kundu, A., Bhattacharyya, S., Mandal, S., Patra, A. (2013): Lanthanide based resonance energy transfer (LRET) between Ce-doped LaPO4 nanorods and coumarin 440 dye. In: RSC Advances. 3, 13372-13380.

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