IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Dr. Papu Biswas

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Academic Qualifications

  • B. Sc., Calcutta University, 1999
  • M.Sc. (Specialization – Inorganic Chemistry), Calcutta University, 2001
  • Ph. D. in Science, Jadavpur University (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science with) Kolkata, India, 2007
    Advisor: Prof. Kamalaksha Nag
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate (Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA with Prof. Ryan M. Richards) - Dec, 2014 - Dec, 2015



  1. Office: +9133 2668 4561/62/63 (Ext. 512 , 517)
  2. Mobile: +91 84202 48676


  1. Residence: Flat No. 3, 48 South Park, Protiva Apartment, Santoshpur, Jadavpur, Kolkata – 700075, West Bengal, India
  2. EMail: papu@chem.iiests.ac.in, biswaspapu@rediffmail.com, pb.besu.chem@gmail.com

Area of Research

  • Homo and heterogeneous catalysis
  • Synthesis of Nanoparticles of metals and semiconductors (inorganic)
  • Applied Nanomaterials, Photo-catalysis using Nanomaterials, Heterogeneous Catalysis with Nanomaterials
  • Synthesis inorganic porous materials and catalytic properties of industrial importance

Courses Undertaken

  • Theory of Bonding (PGC 102)
  • Crystal Field Theory (PGC 202)
  • Ligand Field Theory (PGC 202)
  • Electronic Spectroscopy of Co-ordination Complexes (PGC 202)
  • Mössbauer Spectroscopy (PGC 302)
  • Photoelectron Spectroscopy (PGC 302)
  • Supramolecular Interactions in Inorganic Complexes (PGC 402)

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. Metal free visible light driven oxidation of alcohols to carbonyl derivatives using 3,6-di(pyridin-2-yl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (pytz) as catalyst. Suvendu Samanta and Papu Biswas. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 84328–84333. (Impact Factor = 3.84)
  2. 3,6-Di(pyridin-2-yl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine capped Pd(0) nanoparticles: a catalyst for copper-free Sonogashira coupling of aryl halides in aqueous medium. Sudipto Das, Suvendu Samanta, Shounak Ray and Papu Biswas. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 75263–75267. (Impact Factor = 3.84)
  3. Non–enzymatic amperometric sensing of hydrogen peroxide at a CuS modified electrode for the determination of urine H2O2. Amit Kumar Dutta, Sudipto Das, Partha Kumar Samanta, Shounak Roy, Bibhutosh Adhikary, Papu Biswas. Electrochimica Acta, 2014,144, 282–287. (Impact Factor = 4.504)
  4. Synthesis of 3,6-di(pyridin-2-yl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (pytz) capped silver nanoparticles using 3,6-di(pyridin-2-yl)-1,4-dihydro-1,2,4,5-tetrazineas reducing agent: Application in naked eye sensing of Cu2+, Ni2+ and Ag+ ions in aqueous solution and paper platform. Suvendu Samanta, Sudipto Das, Papu Biswas. Sensors and Actuators B, 2014, 202, 23–30. (Impact Factor = 4.097)
  5. Photocatalysis by 3,6-Disubstituted‑s‑Tetrazine: Visible-Light Driven Metal-Free Green Synthesis of 2‑Substituted Benzimidazole and Benzothiazole. Suvendu Samanta, Sudipto Das, and Papu Biswas. J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 11184−11193. (Impact Factor = 4.721)
  6. Visible-light-driven synthesis of 2-substituted benzothiazoles using CdS nanosphere as heterogenous recyclable catalyst. Sudipto Das, Suvendu Samanta, Swarup Kumar Maji, Partha Kumar Samanta, Amit Kumar Dutta, Divesh N. Srivastava, Bibhutosh Adhikary, Papu Biswas. Tetrahedron Letters, 2013, 54, 1090–1096. (Impact Factor = 2.379)
  7. CuS nanoparticles as a mimic peroxidase for colorimetric estimation of human blood glucose level. Amit Kumar Dutta, Sudipto Das, Suvendu Samanta, Partha Kumar Samanta, Bibhutosh Adhikary, Papu Biswas. Talanta, 2013,107, 361–367. (Impact Factor = 3.545)
  8. A mononuclear copper(II) complex immobilized in mesoporous silica: an efficient heterogeneous catalyst for the aerobic oxidation of benzylic alcohols. Suvendu Samanta, Sudipto Das, Partha Kumar Samanta, Supriya Dutta and Papu Biswas. RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 19455–19466. (Impact Factor = 3.84)
  9. Synthesis of FeS and FeSe Nanoparticles from a Single Source Precursor: A Study of Their Photocatalytic Activity, Peroxidase-Like Behavior, and Electrochemical Sensing of H2O2. Amit Kumar Dutta, Swarup Kumar Maji, Divesh N. Srivastava, Anup Mondal, Papu Biswas, Parimal Paul, and Bibhutosh Adhikary. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012, 4, 1919−1927. (Impact Factor = 6.723)
  10. Synthesis and characterization of FeS nanoparticles obtained from a dithiocarboxylate precursor complex and their photocatalytic, electrocatalytic and biomimic peroxidase behavior. S. K. Maji, A. K. Dutta, Papu Biswas, D N. Srivastava, P. Paul, A. Mondal, B. Adhikary, Applied Catalysis A: General, 2012, 419–420, 170–177. (Impact Factor = 3.942)