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Dipali Banerjee

About


I am currently serving as Professor, at the Department of Physics in IIEST, Shibpur. I completed my B.Sc (1978) in Physics from Hindu College (Delhi University) , M.Sc (1980) from Delhi University with specialisation in Experimental Solid State Physics and M. Phil in Polymer Physics under the supervision of Prof. V. S. Nanda from Delhi University. I obtained my P.hD degree from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, (Jadavpur University) Kolkata (1990) under the supervision of Prof. R. Bhattacharya in the field of Expeimental Condensed Matter Physics. I was a post doctoral fellow of CSIR during 1991- 1995 when I worked in the field of fabrication and characterization of materials for application in solar cell with Prof A. K. Barua in Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. Then I joined B. E. College (Deemed University), Shibpur as a Reader in 1995. From the year of 2003, I have been teaching as a Professor in IIEST, Shibpur. Our group, with of my supervisor, collaborators, faculty members of different research groups and all the members of my research group, we have published more than sixty  research articles in various peer reviewed journals so far. Initially our  main focus was on solid state properties of crystalline materials and some thin films but  with the advent of nanostructure materials/composites our research interest has been synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials (inorganic & organic) including Graphene and Carbon nanotubes and composites to  explore their synergistic properties for green energy generation and environmental remediation. Seven research projects funded by various government aided agencies like UGC, DST and DRDO have been successfully completed by our research group.  

Academic Qualifications


  • Post Doc CSIR fellowship, IACS, Kolkata, India (1990-1995)
  • Ph. D in Science, IACS, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (1990)
  • M. Phil, Delhi University (1981)
  • M. Sc., Delhi University (1980)
  • B. Sc., Delhi university (1978)

Research Statement


Synthesis and characterization of low dimensional materials

Technology of low dimensional/composite materials is a newly emerging and frontier challenging area of science and engineering. Our research mainly focus on synthesis of nanostructured inorganic,organic and composite materials and characterization of  material for green energy generation and environmental remediation. As low dimensional materials exhibit shape, size and morphology dependent properties hence property enhancement of these material through controlled morphology is a practical challenge.

Nanomaterials for Green Energy Generation and environmetal remediation

We work on synthesis of materials like semi-metals, semiconductors(chacogenides), conducting polymers, carbon based materials (RGO and CNT) and their composites through different routes. Use of various surfactants induce unique shape, size and distribution of  nanostructures which in turn impart novelty in the property of the material.Theoretical prediction for enhancement of thermoelectric figure of merit in nanostructured composite material has made it a rigorous task for the experimental researcher to develop such thermoelectric module for practical applications. The same composites when prepared by vaying the percentage of constituents, the material can be used  as photocatalysts for waste water management and fuel cell application. Thin films of conducting polymers prepared through various routes show gas sensing properties. At present my research group is actively involved in synthesis and characterization of inorganic .organic and composite materials developed by hydrothermal, solvothermal, electrochemical, sol gel  and chemical polymerization techniques for various applications.

Application of Nanomaterials

We are  involved in the research area of thermoelectric, gas sensor, photocatalysis  photovoltaic and fuel cell  applications.  A brief graphical representation of our research works is as follows:

  • Reduction of graphene oxide through a green and metal-free approach:

Proposed reaction pathway for reduction of GO and HRTEM images & inset SAED of different FRGO sample

  • Reduced graphene oxide-polyaniline composites for thermoelectric applications:

Mechanism of the formation of rGO–PANI composite           Room temperature electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and fig. of merit

  • Inorganic-organic hybrids for photoluminescence and  visible-light assisted photo-degradation of organic contaminants: 

  • Morphology dependent ammonia sensing :

TEM image of nanostructure of SSA doped PANI synthesized by electrodeposition, Percentage response with time of SSA doped PANI and percentage response with surface to volume ratio

  • Electrodeposited thin films for photocatalytic and thermoelectric applications:

        

  • Conductivity of phosphoric acid: an in situ comparative study of proton in phosphoric acid fuel cell:

 Unit PAFC experimental set-up with electrolyte electrode assembly                               Nyquist plots & Temperature dependence of proton conductivity 

Latest Publications


  • 1 Soumalya Kundu; Rahul Majumder; Ria Ghosh; Monalisa Pradhan; Subhadip Roy; Pintu Singha; Dibyendu Ghosh; Aritra Banerjee; Dipali Banerjee; Manish Pal Chowdhury, Relative humidity sensing properties of doped polyaniline-encased multiwall carbon nanotubes: wearable and flexible human respiration monitoring application, Journal of Materials Science, 2019, Journal of Materials Science, 2019
  • 2 Pinaki Mandal , Bibhutibhushan Show , Sk. Taheruddin Ahmed , Dipali Banerjee and Anup Mondal, Visible-Light Active Electrochemically Deposited Tin Selenide Thin Films: Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity, (Revision completed), Journals of Material Science: Materials in electronics, 2019
  • 3 Mousumi Mitra, Sk. Taheruddin Ahamed, Amrita Ghosh, Anup Mondal, Kajari Kargupta, Saibal Ganguly, and Dipali Banerjee, Polyaniline/Reduced Graphene Oxide Composite-Enhanced Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Activity for the Degradation of Organic Dyes,, 4 (1), 1623–1635, ACS Omega, 2019
  • 4 Mukulika Jana Chatterjee , Sk Taheruddin Ahamed , Mousumi Mitra , Chiranjit Kulsi , Anup Mondal, Dipali Banerjee, Visible-Light Influenced Photocatalytic Activity of Polyaniline - Bismuth Selenide Composite for the Degradation of Methyl Orange, Rhodamine B and Malachite Green dyes”, 470, 472-483, Applied surface science, 2019
  • 5 Chiranjit Kulsi, Mousumi Mitra, Kajari Kargupta, Dipali Banerjee,, Thermoelectric properties of nanostructured bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) with annealing time and its composite with reduced graphene oxide (RGO), 30, 1850 -1860, Journals of Material Science: Materials in electronics, 2019
  • 6 Shilpa Maity; Nayim Sepay; Chiranjit Kulsi; Arpan Kool; Sukhen Das; Dipali Banerjee; Krishanu Chatterjee,, Enhancement of thermoelectric performance in oligomeric PEDOT-SWCNT nanocomposite via band gap tuning, 3, 8992-8997, Chemistry Select, 2018
  • 7 Mousumi Mitra, Chiranjit Kulsi, Kajari Kargupta, Saibal Ganguly, Dipali Banerjee, “Composite of Polyaniline-Bismuth Selenide with Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance,” Jnal of Applied Polymer Science,, 135, 46887, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2018
  • 8 Shubhanwita Saha, , Mousumi Mitra , Ananta Sarkara, Dipali Banerjee , Saibal Ganguly , Kajari Kargupta, 6. Lithium assisted enhanced hydrogenation of reduced graphene oxide-PANI nanocomposite at room temperature,, 84, 103–111, Diamond & Related Materials, 2018
  • 9 Priyanka Ghosh, Chandan Kumar Dhole, Saibal Ganguly, Dipali Banerjee and Kajari Kargupta, Portable smart highly proton conductive all inorganic gel paste electrolyte with optimum phosphorous to silicon ratio for enhanced, durable operation of fuel cell ,, 2, 1737–1748., Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2018
  • 10 Mukulika Jana Chatterjee, Amrita Ghosh, Anup Mondal and Dipali Banerjee, “Polyaniline–single walled carbon nanotube composite – a photocatalyst to degrade rose bengal and methyl orange dyes under visible-light illumination”,, 7, 36403-36415, RSC Advances, 2017
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    Publications


  • 1 Soumalya Kundu; Rahul Majumder; Ria Ghosh; Monalisa Pradhan; Subhadip Roy; Pintu Singha; Dibyendu Ghosh; Aritra Banerjee; Dipali Banerjee; Manish Pal Chowdhury, Relative humidity sensing properties of doped polyaniline-encased multiwall carbon nanotubes: wearable and flexible human respiration monitoring application, Journal of Materials Science, 2019, Journal of Materials Science, 2019
  • 2 Pinaki Mandal , Bibhutibhushan Show , Sk. Taheruddin Ahmed , Dipali Banerjee and Anup Mondal, Visible-Light Active Electrochemically Deposited Tin Selenide Thin Films: Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity, (Revision completed), Journals of Material Science: Materials in electronics, 2019
  • 3 Mousumi Mitra, Sk. Taheruddin Ahamed, Amrita Ghosh, Anup Mondal, Kajari Kargupta, Saibal Ganguly, and Dipali Banerjee, Polyaniline/Reduced Graphene Oxide Composite-Enhanced Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Activity for the Degradation of Organic Dyes,, 4 (1), 1623–1635, ACS Omega, 2019
  • 4 Mukulika Jana Chatterjee , Sk Taheruddin Ahamed , Mousumi Mitra , Chiranjit Kulsi , Anup Mondal, Dipali Banerjee, Visible-Light Influenced Photocatalytic Activity of Polyaniline - Bismuth Selenide Composite for the Degradation of Methyl Orange, Rhodamine B and Malachite Green dyes”, 470, 472-483, Applied surface science, 2019
  • 5 Chiranjit Kulsi, Mousumi Mitra, Kajari Kargupta, Dipali Banerjee,, Thermoelectric properties of nanostructured bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) with annealing time and its composite with reduced graphene oxide (RGO), 30, 1850 -1860, Journals of Material Science: Materials in electronics, 2019
  • 6 Shilpa Maity; Nayim Sepay; Chiranjit Kulsi; Arpan Kool; Sukhen Das; Dipali Banerjee; Krishanu Chatterjee,, Enhancement of thermoelectric performance in oligomeric PEDOT-SWCNT nanocomposite via band gap tuning, 3, 8992-8997, Chemistry Select, 2018
  • 7 Mousumi Mitra, Chiranjit Kulsi, Kajari Kargupta, Saibal Ganguly, Dipali Banerjee, “Composite of Polyaniline-Bismuth Selenide with Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance,” Jnal of Applied Polymer Science,, 135, 46887, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2018
  • 8 Shubhanwita Saha, , Mousumi Mitra , Ananta Sarkara, Dipali Banerjee , Saibal Ganguly , Kajari Kargupta, 6. Lithium assisted enhanced hydrogenation of reduced graphene oxide-PANI nanocomposite at room temperature,, 84, 103–111, Diamond & Related Materials, 2018
  • 9 Priyanka Ghosh, Chandan Kumar Dhole, Saibal Ganguly, Dipali Banerjee and Kajari Kargupta, Portable smart highly proton conductive all inorganic gel paste electrolyte with optimum phosphorous to silicon ratio for enhanced, durable operation of fuel cell ,, 2, 1737–1748., Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2018
  • 10 Mukulika Jana Chatterjee, Amrita Ghosh, Anup Mondal and Dipali Banerjee, “Polyaniline–single walled carbon nanotube composite – a photocatalyst to degrade rose bengal and methyl orange dyes under visible-light illumination”,, 7, 36403-36415, RSC Advances, 2017
  • 11 Chiranjit Kulsi, Kajari Kargupta, Saibal Ganguly, Dipali Banerjee,, 9. “Enhanced thermoelectric performance of n-type bismuth selenide doped with nickel”, 17, 1609-1615, Current Applied Physics, 2017
  • 12 Mousumi Mitra, Kajari Kargupta, Saibal Ganguly, Shyamaprosad Goswami and Dipali Banerjee, 10. , “Facile synthesis and thermoelectric properties of aluminum doped zinc oxide/polyaniline (AZO/PANI) hybrid”,, 228, 25–31, Synthetic Metals, 2017
  • 13 Mousumi Mitra, Amrita Ghosh, Anup Mondal, Kajari Kargupta, Saibal Ganguly and Dipali Banerjee,, “Facile synthesis of aluminium doped zinc oxide-polyaniline hybrids for photoluminescence and enhanced visible-light assisted photo-degradation of organic contaminants”, 418–428, Applied Surface Science, 2017
  • 14 S. Saha, A. Saha, L. Lepcha, S. Ganguly, D. Banerjee and K. Kargupta, “Graphene-rich G-Co-Ni nanomatrix;an optimized heterogeneous catalyst for hydrogen generation based on morphology performance mapping”, 2, 4309-4319, Chemistry Select, 2017
  • 15 Chiranjit Kulsi, Amrita Ghosh, Anup Mondal, Kajari Kargupta, Saibal Ganguly and Dipali Banerjee, “Enhanced photo catalytic performance of nickel doped bismuth selenide under visible light irradiation”, 4, 035902, Mater. Res. Express, 2017
  • 16 C. Kulsi, A. Ghosh, A. Mondal, K. Kargupta, S. Ganguly and D. Banerjee,, Remarkable photocatalytic degradation of malachite green by nickel doped bismuth selenide under visible light irradiation, 392, 540-548, Applied Surface Science, 2017
  • Patents


    # Patents Year

    Member


    Internal Complaint Committee, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
    Board of Studies , Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous) Vivekananda Centre for Research
    Materials Research Society of India (MRSI, India), Executive Council Member (Calcutta Chapter)
    Indian Physical Society
    Forum of Scientists , Engineers and Technologists
    Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
    Indian Cryogenic Council

    Responsibilities


    Head , M. N. Dastur School of Materials Science and Engineering
    Feb 01 2020 -
    Convener, Committee for Central Research Facility( High-end Experimental Setup)
    2019-
    Appellate Authority of the Institute
    Dec 2019-
    Head, Center for Healthcare Science and Technology
    Jan - June 2019
    Chairperson--Cell for elimination of sexual harassment at work place
    (2012-2014)
    Secretary to the doctoral committee for Faculty of Basic and Applied Science
    (2009-2010)
    Head Department of Physics
    2005-2008
    Head Department of Physics
    1999-2002

     M. Sc course was introduced in the Department in 2001.

    Projects


    • Synthesis and characterization of composites of polypyrrole (PPy)--- with carbon nanotube (CNT) and graphene for thermoelectric applications, Sponsored
      Ongoing
    • Solar energy driven Green Hydrogen generation from Water using Reduced Graphene Oxide based Photo-catalyst and Co-catalyst", Sponsored
      Ongoing
    • Synthesis and characterization of (1) ultra-long carbon naotubes and resist free fabrication of carbon nanotube field effect transistor (CNTFET) for sensor application and (2) carbon nanotube carpet for thermoelectric application, Sponsored
      Ongoing
    • Synthesis and Characterization of low dimensional structures of Bismuth Telluride for application in thermoelectric devices, Sponsored
      Completed
    • Generation of Silent Green Energy with Performance and Efficiency Enhancement using Inorganic-Organic hybridization and Nano-structuring in Fuel Cell System, Sponsored
      Completed
    • Expert system based Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data on performance and endurance of phosphoric acid fuel cell: Development of performance indices and neuro-fuzzy rules, Sponsored
      Completed
    • Synthesis & Characterization of Nano particle of Bismuth Telluride & its One dimensional Composite with Conducting Polymer, Sponsored
      Completed
    • Development of Phosphoric Acid Gel Electrolyte Matrix and Study of its Effect on Performance of Fuel Cell., Sponsored
      Completed
    • Development of an experimental test facility for process intensification of integrated fuel system for marine energy generation and storage, Sponsored
      Completed
    • Electrical Transport Properties of Thermoelectric Materials for Device Application, Sponsored
      Completed

    Research Groups


    Mukulika Jana Chatterjee
    Ph. D.
    98360 86082
    mukulika.jana@gmail.com

    Mousumi Mitra
    Ph. D.
    94339 13250
    mousumimitrabesu@gmail.com

    Chiranjit Kulsi
    Ph. D.
    95646 06716
    chiranjit099@gmail.com

    Pinaki Mandal
    Ph. D.
    8910576620 / 7278973914
    pinakim90@gmail.com

    Medha Rakshit
    Ph. D.
    9475831533
    medharakshit2013@gmail.com

    Krishanu Chatterjee
    Ph. D.
    ts
    itskrishanu@gmail.com

    Prasenjit Chakraborty
    Ph. D.
    9038531307
    chakraprasen@yahoo.com

    GOURAB DAS
    Ph. D.
    9432655319 / 9432655319
    gourab_electron@hotmail.com / gourab007electron@gmail.com

    Research:
    THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS

    Shiladitya Acharyya
    Ph. D.
    9143202927 / 9143202927
    acharyyashiladitya@gmail.com

    Research:
    Silicon solar cells

    Soumalya Kundu
    Ph. D.
    physics.soumalya@gmail.com

    Research:
    Carbon nanotubes, conducting polymers, gas sensors

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