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    Dr. Sanmitra Barman Associate Professor
    • School School of Engineering and Technology
    • Department/Programme Applied Sciences
    • Position (additional roles) Coordinator (Career Services for Higher Studies)
    • Email sanmitra.barman@bmu.edu.in

    Sanmitra currently teaches nanoscience, chemistry, electrochemistry and energy storage, and environmental studies. His research interest includes designing and synthesizing photocatalysts for water remediation, energy harvesting materials for spectroscopic sensing applications and lastly photoelectrochemical carbon dioxide reduction. He is working on both molecular and nanomaterials as novel catalytic systems. Apart from teaching and research, he is also looking after international collaboration of the university and assisting students for higher studies abroad.

    • Nanoscience: from Synthesis to Applications
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Electrochemistry and Energy Storage Systems
    • Research and Publication Ethics
    • Graduation In: Chemistry (Hons)
    • Graduation From: Burdwan University
    • Graduation Year: 2000
    • Post Graduation In: Inorganic Chemistry
    • Post Graduation From: Jadavpur University
    • Post Graduation Year: 2002
    • Doctorate In: Organic Chemistry
    • Doctorate From: Kansas State University
    • Doctorate Year: 2010
    From - To (Year)Designation & Organization
    2013-2014Research Scientist at Piramal Healthcare
    2011-2012Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Texas with Dr. Eric Anslyn
    April 2021-PresentAssociate Professor in Chemistry at BML Munjal University
    April 2014-March 2013Assistant Professor in Chemistry at BML Munjal University
    • Photocatalysis for the degradation of organic pollutants in water
    • Heterogeneous photocatalysis for the proton reduction
    • Chiral catalysis for the synthesis of pharmaceutically important molecules
    • Semiconductor-plasmonic coupled materials for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic sensing of biologically relevant analytes
    • Photoelectrocatalytic CO2 reduction
    • Sensing of various analytes by Raman Spectroscopy
    • Machine learning in Chemistry
    • Catalysis
    • Materials for energy harvesting
    • Barman, S.*; Singh, B.*; Bag, A. “Visible light driven photocatalytic degradation of Methyl Orange by Fe2O3-BiOCl0.5Br0.5 heterojunction photocatalyst” Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2021, DOI: 10.1002/apj.2715, Impact Factor: 1.47
    • Ashraf, W.; Bansal, S.; Singh, V.; Barman, S.; Khanuja, M*. “BiOCl/WS2 hybrid nanosheet (2D/2D) heterojunctions for visible-light-driven photocatalytic degradation of organic/inorganic water pollutants” RSC Advances, 2020, 10, 25073-25088. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0ra02916e, Impact Factor: 3.027
    • Mir, A. Q.; Dolui, D.; Khandelwal, S.; Bhatt, H.; Kumari, B.; Barman, S.; Kanvah, S.; Dutta, A*. "Developing photosensitizer-Cobaloxime hybrid for solar-driven H2 production in aqueous aerobic conditions" J. Vis. Exp. 2019, 152, 60231, Impact Factor: 1.2
    • Barman, S.; Levy, C. J. “Asymmetric Sulfoxidation by C1-symmetric V(IV)O(ONO) (S)-NOBIN Schiff-base Vanadyl Complexes” Canadian J. Chem. 2019, 97(9), 637-641 https://doi.org/10.1139/cjc-2019-0017 Canadian J. Chem. 2019, Impact Factor: 1.05
    • Barman, S.; You, L.; Ran, C.; Kago, G.; Robertus, J.; Krug, R.; Anslyn, E. V. “Exploring naphthylcarbohydrazides as inhibitors of influenza A viruses” Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2014,71(7), 81-90, ISSN: 0223-5234, Impact Factor: 3.50
    • Barman, S.; Anslyn, E. V. “Rapid Determination of Enantiomeric Excess of α-Chiral Aldehydes Using Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy” Tetrahedron. 2014,70(6), 1357-1362, ISSN: 0040-4020, Impact Factor: 2.80
    • Roy, S.; Parsi, P. K.; Kotha, R. S.; Barman, S.; Vinayak, K.; Roy, M. M.; Banerjee, R. “Effective utilization of waste cooking oil in a single cylinder diesel engine using alumina nanoparticles” Sustainable Energy Fuels 2020, 4, 571-581, https://doi.org/10.1039/C9SE00393B, Impact Factor: 4.92
    • Barman, S.; Diehl, K. L.; Anslyn, E. V. “The effect of alkylation, protonation and hydroxyl group substitution on reversible alcohol and water addition to 2- and 4- formyl pyridine derivatives” 2014, RSC Advances.4, 28893-28900, Impact Factor: 3.70
    • Barman, S.; Desper, J.; Levy, C. J. “Synthesis and characterization of TiL2 complexes with tridentate-(ONO) (S)-NOBIN schiff-base ligands” Polyhedron. 2014, 84, 168-176, ISSN: 0277-5387, Impact Factor: 2.05
    • Barman, S.; Patil, S.; Aikens, C. M.; Desper, J.; Levy, C. J. “Mono-helical vanadyl(IV) salen complexes as catalysts for asymmetric sulfoxidations” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 2013(33), 5708-5717, ISSN: 1434-1948, Impact Factor: 3.12
    • Barman, S; Patil, S.; Levy, C. J. “Asymmetric sulfoxidation of thioanisole by helical Ti(IV)-salan catalysts” Chem. Lett. 2012, 41(9), 974-975, ISSN: 0366-7022, Impact Factor: 1.61
    • Velu, S.; Suzuki, K.; Vijayaraj, M.; Barman, S.; Gopinath, C. S. “In-situ XPS investigation of Cu1-xNixZnAl-mixed metal oxide catalysts used in the oxidative steam reforming of bio-ethanol” 2005, Appld. Catal, B: Environmental, 55(4), 287-299, ISSN: 0926-3373, Impact Factor: 5.83
    • Kansas State University Department of Chemistry Best Teaching Assistant Award on 2010
    • CSIR-NET (JRF award)

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