IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Prof. Bibhutosh Adhikary


Department of Chemistry

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D, IACS, Kolkata (degree awarded by Jadavpur University), 1988
  • M.Sc, Calcutta University, 1981
  • B.Sc, Calcutta University, 1978



  1. Phone Extension: 512
  2. Mobile: +91 89025 24532


  1. Email ID: bibhutosh@chem.iiests.ac.in, bibhutoshadhikary@yahoo.in

Area of Research

  • Material Science
  • Coordination Chemistry

Courses Undertaken

UG Courses

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Crystal field theory

PG Courses

  • 1st Semester- Isomerism of metal complexes, Crown ether, Cryptand, Macrocyclic chemistry.
  • 2nd Semester- Reaction kinetics of transition metal complexes.
  • 3rd Semester- Lanthanide and Actinides, IR of transition metal chemistry, Raman effect.
  • 4th Semester- Metal nucleic acid interaction.

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. Observation of enhanced photocurrent response in M-CuInS2 (M = Au, Ag) heteronanostructures: phase selective synthesis and application. A. B. Ghosh, N. Saha, A. Sarkar, A. K. Dutta, S. K. Maji ,B. Adhikary*, New J. Chem, 41 (2017) 692-701
  2. Enhanced photocatalytic performance of morphologically tuned Bi2S3 NPs in the degradation of organic pollutants under visible light irradiation, A.Sarkar, A. B. Ghosh, N. Saha, D. N. Srivastava, P. Paul*, B. Adhikary*, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 1 (2016) (49-59).
  3. Morphological tuning of Eu2O2S nanoparticles, manifestation of peroxidase-like activity and glucose assay use, A. B. Ghosh, N. Saha, A. Sarkar, A. K. Dutta, P. Biswas*, K. Nag*, B. Adhikary*, New J. Chem, 40 (2016) 1595-1604.
  4. Cobalt nanoparticles as recyclable catalyst for aerobic oxidation of alcohols in liquid phase. A. Mondal, D. Mukherjee*, B. Adhikary*, Md. A. Ahmed*. Nanopart Res (2016) 18, 117.
  5. Iron(III) complexes of 2-(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)phenol and acetate or nitrate as catalysts for epoxidation of olefins with hydrogen peroxide, A. K. Dutta, S. Samanta, S. Dutta, C. R. Lucas, L. N. Dawe, P. Biswas*, B. Adhikary*, J. Mol. Struct. 5 (2016) 207-213.
  6. Syntheses, structural, spectroscopic and magnetic properties of polynuclear Fe(III) complexes containing N and O donor ligands, A. K. Dutta, S. Biswas, S. Dutta, L. N. Dawe, C. R. Lucas, B. Adhikary*, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 1 (2016) 141-149.
  7. Room-temperature synthesis of air stable cobalt nanoparticles and their use as catalyst for methyl orange dye degradation. A. Mondal, B. Adhikary*, D. Mukherjee*, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 482 (2015) 248–257.
  8. Highly active spherical amorphous MoS2: Facile synthesis and application in photocatalytic degradation of rose bengal dye and hydrogenation of nitroarenes, N. Saha, A. Sarkar, A. B. Ghosh, A. K. Dutta, G. R. Bhadu, P. Paul*, B. Adhikary*, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 88848-88856.
  9. Solvent assisted and solvent free orientation of growth of nanoscaled lanthanide sulfides: tuning of morphology and manifestation of photocatalytic behavior A. B. Ghosh, N. Saha, A. Sarkar, D. N. Srivastava, P. Paul*, B. Adhikary*, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 102818-102827
  10. Enhanced photocatalytic activity of Eu doped Bi2S3 nanoflowers for degradation of organic pollutants under visible light illumination, A.Sarkar, A. B. Ghosh, N. Saha, A. K. Dutta,D. N. Srivastava, P. Paul*, B. Adhikary*, Catal. Sci. Technol, 5 (2015) 4055-4063.