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Ashok Kumar GANGULI

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Department of Chemistry
VI Block
VI 211, 227A and 235 - First Floor
IIT Delhi
Tel: +91 11 2659 6452/6501
Fax: +91 11 2658 1102


Born New Delhi. Ph.D. (Prof. C. N. R. Rao FRS), IISc Bangalore, 1990. Visiting Scientist(1990-1991), DuPont Company, Delaware. Post Doctoral Associate (Prof. J. D. Corbett, F.N.A. Sc. USA 1991-1993), Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa). Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1995-present. Sudborough Medal (IISc) 1990. Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal (2006) for significant contribution to material science. CRSI medal (2007) for contribution to chemistry. Member, nanotechnology thrust area at IIT Delhi.
Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences

E-mail: ashok

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Research Interests

Nanomaterials, superconductors. dielectric oxides and intermetallics . Our group has contributed extensively to the field of dielectric and superconducting oxides and polar intermetallics. Our current interests are mainly in the synthesis and properties of 1) microemulsions to design nanomaterials with controlled shape and size 2) anisotropic nanostructures, core-shell nanoparticles and nanocomposites) 3) applications of nanostructures to photocatalysis, hydrogen evolution and water purification and 4) oxypnictide superconductors of the type, Ln(O/F)FeAs. We have been involved in several important Nanotechnology and materials related projects which include setting up of advanced techniques like, X-ray diffraction, light scattering and microscopy facilities AFM/STM/HRTEM/FESEM). We have organised four meetings on Nanostructured materials and nanotechnology (in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2011) and two on advanced materials (2008 and 2011).

Selected Publications

1. Enhanced visible-light photocatalytic performance and effective electron-hole separation in ZnO/In2S3 core/shell nanorod arrays, S. Khanchandani, S. Kundu, A. Patra and A.K. Ganguli,J. Phys. Chem. C., 117, 5558 (2013).

2. Enhanced hydrogen/oxygen evolution and stability of nanocrystalline (4-6 nm) copper particles, B. Kumar, S. Saha, M. Basu and A. K Ganguli, J. Mater. Chem. A, 1, 4728 (2013).

3. The iron-age of superconductivity : Structural correlations and commonalities among the various structural families with ---Fe--Pn---slabs (Pn = P, As and Sb), A. K. Ganguli, Jai Prakash and G. S. Thakur, Chem Soc Rev., 42, 569 (2013).

4. Understanding the Growth Kinetics of Nanorods in Microemulsion: A Combined Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy, Dynamic Light Scattering and Electron Microscopy Study, S. Sharma, N. Pal, P. K. Chowdhury, S. Sen and A.K. Ganguli, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,134, (2012)

Group Members

Project Scientists
Dr Ashima Sah (DST WOS)
Dr P. Sharmila(DBT –Biocare)
Dr. Aparna Ganguly (DeiTY)

Research Associates
Dr. R. Parthasarathy (DST)
Dr. Oruganti Anjaneyulu(DST)
Dr Manu Sharma (CSIR)
Dr Debashree Das(DeiTY))

Soma Sharma
Bharat Kumar
Neha Garg
Kashinath Ojha (Jt. Student)
Arabinda Baruah
Gohil Singh Thakur
Nibedita Das
Soumen Saha(Jt. Student)
Vaishali Sethi
Nitin Yadav (Jt. Student)
Sandeep Dhaka (Regd DU)Jt Student
Jayanti Mishra( Regd. PU)Jt Student

M.Sc students
Sazi Pintu
Jarish Ahmad

Project students
Sanjit Mondal
Vandana Sheoran


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