Biswarup Chakraborty




Biswarup Chakraborty



Assistant Professor


Born: Jara, West Medinipur, West Bengal
Ph.D., Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India, 2010-2014.
Postdoctoral Associate, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, 2015-2019.
Postdoctoral Associate, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, 2019-2020.
Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, June 2020-present.


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Research Interests


● Polyoxometalate Based Hybrid Nanostructure
● Bifunctional Materials for Photo- and/or Electro- Catalysis
● Small Molecule Activation; CO2 reduction and H2O oxidation
● Kinetics Study and Reaction Mechanism



Selected Publications


  1. B. Chakraborty, G. Gan-Or, Y. Duan, M. Raula, I. A. Weinstock, Visible‐Light Driven Water Oxidation by a Polyoxometalate Complexed 275 Iron‐Atom Hematite Core. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 6584-6589. (Hot paper and highlighted in ChemViews Magazine).
  2. B. Chakraborty, I. A. Weinstock, Water-soluble titanium-oxides: Complexes, clusters and nanocrystals. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2019, 382, 85-102, (Special Issue on ICCC43).
  3. B. Chakraborty, G. Gan-Or, M. Raula, E. Gadot, I. A. Weinstock, Design of an inherently stable water-oxidation catalysts. Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 4896. (Highlighted in Nature Research Community, behind the paper).
  4. B. Chakraborty, T. K. Paine, Aromatic Ring Cleavage of 2-Amino-4-tert-butylphenol by a Nonheme Iron(II) Complex: Functional Model of 2-Aminophenol Dioxygenases. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 920–924.