A Brief Profile

Prof. Suddhasatwa Basu 

 Director, CSIR-CIMFR, Dhanbad


Prof. Suddhasatwa Basu completed Ph.D/MS in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore after obtaining B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Calcutta University. He worked for five years as a Research Fellow and as a visiting faculty at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. Prior to taking over as the Director of CSIR-IMMT, he was Assoc Dean Research & Development, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and former Head of Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi. He has vast work experience on development of Energy Materials and it's application to energy conversion and storage devices, e.g., Fuel Cells, Supercapacitor and Battery, Electrolyser for Hydrogen generation by Water Splitting and CO2 Reduction to Organics. He worked on Oil-Sands Extraction in Alberta, Canada specializing in slurry transport and separation of oil and sands. Earlier to this, he worked on Colloids and Interfacial Phenomena particularly on De-emulsification and Removal Dye from wastewater. He has published in high impact journals (200, H-index 38), patents (7) and transferred technologies (2) to various industries and completed Rs 20 Cr worth of projects at IIT Delhi. He is a Fellow of Indian Academy Engineering, National Academy of Science of India, Fellow of Royal Soc. Chem. UK, Fellow of International Association of Advanced Materials and he received Herdillia Award - Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering, Dr A. V. Rama Rao Foundation's Research Award in Chemical Engineering/Technology. He is Editor/Assoc Editor/Ed Board member of several international journals published by Willey, Springer, Elsevier and ACS.

Experience :


  • Director CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneshwar, Feb, 2018-present (on lien from IIT Delhi)
  • Professor (HAG, on lien): Dept. of Chem. Eng., IIT Delhi, New Delhi (2008 ? present); Head of Chem. Eng. Dept (2012-2015); Assoc Dean R&D, IIT Delhi (2016 - Jan, 2018)
  • Chairman, Indian Institute Chemical Engineers, NRC (2012-2015)
  • Visiting Professors for a short period: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; University of Alberta, Canada; Newcastle University, Australia; University of Karlsruhe (KIT) Germany
  • Assoc. Professor: Dept. of Chem. Eng., IIT Delhi, New Delhi (2005-2008)
  • Asst. Professor: Dept. of Chem. Eng., IIT Delhi, New Delhi (1998 ? 2004)
  • Research Associates & Visiting Faculty: Dept. of Chemical & Material Eng., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (1994-1997) Research: Oil Sands Technology; Teaching: Process Sim & Num. Tech.

Area of Interest:


  • Material development for electrochemical storage for renewable energy system: Fuel Cell ? PEMFC, SOFC, Hydrogen generation, Na-ion Battery, Super-capacitor
  • Interfacial & Electro-Chemical Eng. and Micro-Fluid Mechanics and their application in artificial photosynthesis, CO2 reduction to chemical fuel, Bio-sensing.

Awards & Honours :


  • Among Top 2% Scientists in world ranking brought out by Stanford University, 2020
  • Fellow of International Association of Advanced Materials, Sweden, 2020
  • Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2020
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK,  2020
  • Herdillia Award, Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering, IIChE 2016
  • Dr A. V. Rama Rao Foundation's Research Award in Chemical Engineering/Technology 2016
  • Research Excellence Award, The Indus Foundation Inc., USA and India 2016
  • Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), 2015
  • Best paper award in Int Conf of Electrochem Soc of India, IISc Bangalore, Aug 7-9, 2014
  • ISEAC Journal publication award 2012 ? 1st prize publication in peer reviewed international journal
  • Prof. R. D. Desai 80th Birthday Commemoration Medal & Prize, 2012, Indian Chemical Society
  • Fellow of Indian Chemical Society, 2012
  • Prof. Bal Krishna Memorial lecture - International Year of Chemistry, 48th Convention of Chemists, Indian Chemical Society, Dec 4, 2011
  • Fellow of Institute of Engineers, 2011
  • FITT award for best M.Tech./Ph.D. thesis 2010; Rs 40,000/- prize money shared with student A. Awasthi
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Calcutta University, 2010
  • Visiting Fellow, Royal Soc., UK, Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2008
  • DAAD faculty Research award on Fuel cell Tech., Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany 2006
  • Visiting Prof./Sci Department of Chemical Eng., Univ. of Newcastle, Australia, 2005
  • Visiting Prof., Department of Chem. & Mat. Eng., Univ. of Alberta, Canada 2000, 2002

Recent Publications (H-index 36):


  • Ravi Tejasvi and Suddhasatwa Basu, Thermochemical method of Synthesizing Stemmed Nanoflower TiO2/eC3N4 Heterojunction Structures with Enhanced Solar Water Splitting, J Phys Energy (accepted) (2020)
  • Mohammed Shahid, Vijay Ramani, Suddhasatwa Basu, Enhanced Methane Electrooxidation by Ceria and Nickel Oxide Impregnated Perovskite Anodes in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Intl J Hydrogen Energy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.02.040 (online)
  • Mohanty, Bishnupad; Jena, Bikash Kumar; Suddhasatwa Basu, Single-Atom on the 2D Matrix: An Emerging Electrocatalyst for Energy Applications, ACS Omega, 5 (3) 1287-1295 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b03515
  • Mohammed Shahid, Vijay Ramani, Suddhasatwa Basu, Kinetics of Methane Electro-Oxidation in Pure and Composite Anodes of La0.3Y0.1Sr0.4TiO3-δ, J Solid State Electrochem 24(1), 145-156 (2020) DOI: 10.1007/s10008-019-04451-x
  • Mahesh Chandra, Tuhin S. Khan, Rishabh Shukla, Salahuddin Ahmed, Amit Gupta, Suddhasatwa Basu, M. Ali Haider, R.S. Dhaka, Diffusion coefficient and electrochemical performance of NaVO3 anode in Li/Na batteries, Electrochim Acta, 331, 135293- (2020) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135293
  • Ayushi Pandey, Ayan Mukherjee, Sankalpita Chakrabarty, Debabrata Chanda, Suddhasatwa Basu Interface engineering of RGO/MoS2/Pd 2D hetrostructure for electrocatalytic overall water splitting in alkaline medium, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 11, 45, 42094-42103 (2019) 10.1021/acsami.9b13358
  • Ranjan Kumar Dwari, Chinmoy Kumar Sarangi, Syed Md. Mustakim, Barsha Dash, Bankim Chandra Tripathy, Malay Kumar Ghosh, Suddhasatwa Basu, R&D Eforts of CSIR-IMMT Toward Solving Some Issues Related to Aluminum Production, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, 6, 9?17 (2020)online (2019) https://doi.org/10.1007/s40831-019-00250-w
  • E.A. Ajiboyea, P.K. Pandab, A.O. Adebayo, O.O. Ajayia, B.C.Tripathy, M.K.Ghosh, S.Basu, Extraction of Cu, Zn, and Ni from Waste Silica Rich Integrated Circuits by Sulphation Roasting and Water Leaching", Chemical Papers,74(2) 663-671 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11696-019-00911-w
  • Ravi Tejasvi and Suddhasatwa Basu, Formation of C3N4 thin films through the stoichiometric transfer of the bulk synthesized gC3N4 using RFM sputtering, Vacuum, 177, 108937- (2019) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vacuum.2019.108937
  • Mayank Tanwar, Bezabh, Hailemariam Kassa, Suddhasatwa Basu, Wei-Nien Su, Bing-Joe Hwang, Investigation of sodium plating and stripping on a bare current collector with different electrolytes and cycling protocols, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 11, 43, 39746-39756 (2019)
  • Mondal, M. Debata, Suddhasatwa Basu, Study of pore morphology, microstructure and cell adhesion behaviour in porous Ti?6Al?4V scaffolds, Emergent materials, 2 (4) 453?462 (2019), DOI: 10.1007/s42247-019-00055-3
  • Swagatika Kamila, Brahmananda Chakraborty, Suddhasatwa Basu, Bikash Kumar Jena, Combined Experimental and Theoretical Insights on Energy Storage Application of VO2(D)-Graphene Hybrid, J Phy Chem C 123, 39, 24280-24288 (2019)
  • Ayorinde Emmanuel Ajiboye, Folorunsho Emmanuel Olasehinde, Ojo Albert Adebayo, Olubode John Ajayi, Malay Kumar Ghosh and Suddhasatwa Basu, Extraction of Copper and Zinc from Waste Printed Circuit Boards, Recycling, 4(3), 36-49 (2019); doi:10.3390/recycling4030036
  • Shwetambara Jha, Nimai Bhandary, Suddhasatwa Basu, Pravin Ingole, Electrodeposited Pt3Co on Carbon Fibre Paper as Nafion-free Electrode for Enhanced Electro-catalytic Activity towards Oxygen Reduction Reaction, ACS Appl Energy Mater, 2, 9, 6269-6279 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.9b00849
  • E.A. Ajiboyea, P.K. Pandab, A.O. Adebayo, O.O. Ajayia, B.C.Tripathy, M.K.Ghosh, S. Basu, Leaching Kinetics of Cu, Ni and Zn from Waste Silica Rich Integrated Circuits using Mild Nitric Acid, Hydrometallurgy, 188, 161-168 (2019)
  • Rakesh Saroha, Tuhin S. Khan, Mahesh Chandra, Rishabh Shukla, Amrish K. Panwar, Amit Gupta, M. Ali Haider, Suddhasatwa Basu, and Rajendra S. Dhaka, Electrochemical Properties of Na0.66V4O10 Nanostructures as Cathode Material in Rechargeable Batteries for Energy Storage Applications, ACS Omega 4, 9878-9888 (2019) DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b00105
  • Sushata K Das, Subash C Sahu, Arnab Ghosh, Brahmananda Chakraborty, Bikash Jena, Suddhasatwa Basu, The Experimental and Theoretical Insights Towards the CO Induced Pd-Graphene and their Multifunctional Energy Conversion Applications, Carbon, 149, 307-317 (2019)
  • Neetu Kumari, M Ali Haider, Suddhasatwa Basu, Oxygen Anion Diffusion in Doped Ceria MxCe1-xO2-0.5x (M=Gd, Sm and Pr): A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study, MRS Advances, 1-10 (2019) doi:10.1557/adv.2019.165
  • Abdur Rahaman S K, Mohammad Shahadat, S. Basu, Ziauddin Ahammad Shaikh, S. Wazed Ali, ?Polyaniline/carbon nanotube-graphite modified electrode sensor for detection of bisphenol A, Ionics, online doi.org/10.1007/s11581-018-2807-9
  • Jyoti Goel, Baijnath, Suddhasatwa Basu, Electro-oxidation of ethylene glycol on Pt-Co metal synergy for direct ethylene glycol fuel cells: reduced graphene oxide imparting a notable surface of action, Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, 44, 10023-10032 (2019)
  • Baijnath, Pankaj K Tiwari and Suddhasatwa Basu, Cobalt and molybdenum co-doped Ca2Fe2O5 cathode for solid oxide fuel cell, Int J Hydrogen Energy, 44, 10059-10070 (2019)
  • Neetu Kumari, Ali Haider, Suddhasatwa Basu, Carbon Dioxide Reduction on the Composite of Copper and Praseodymium Doped Ceria Electrode in a Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells, Ionics, (2019) online DOI: 10.1007/s11581-019-02837-5
  • Ayan Mukherjee, Sankalpita Chakraborty, Suddhasatwa Basu, Improved bi-functional ORR and OER catalytic activity of reduced graphene oxide supported ZnCo2O4 microsphere, Int J Hydrogen Energy, 44(3) 1565-1578 (2019)
  • Merajul Islam, Rama Tentu, Suddhasatwa Basu, Enhanced Visible-light Driven Activity of Sodium, Calcium and Aluminium Inserted g-C3N4, ChemistrySelect 3, 11241-11250 (2018)
  • Debabrata Das, Suddhasatwa Basu, Electrochemical synthesis of Li-doped NiFeCo oxides for efficient catalysis of the oxygen evolution reaction in an alkaline environment, Int J Hydrogen Energy 49 (6), 21999-22011 (2018)
  • Ieeba Khan, Pankaj K.Tiwari and Suddhasatwa Basu, Development of melt infiltrated gadolinium doped ceria-carbonate composite electrolytes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Electrochimica Acta, 294, 1-10 (2018)
  • Mahesh Chandra, Rishabh Shukla, Rakesh Saroha, A.K. Panwar, Amit Gupta, S. Basu, R.S. Dhaka, Physical properties and electrochemical performance of Zn-substituted, Na0.44Mn1-xZnxO2 nanostructures as cathode in Na-ion batteries, Ceramics International 44 21127?21131 (2018)
  • Smrutirekha Swain, Suddhasatwa Basu and Yatendra S Chaudhary, Charge carrier dynamics of Earth abundant co-catalyst (Ni) modified nanorod arrays for enhanced water splitting, Surface & Coatings Technology, 349, 540?546 (2018)
  • Appan Roychoudhury, Suddhasatwa Basu, Sandeep Jha, Surface Functionalized Prussian Blue Coated Nanostructured Nickel Oxide Based Platform for Catechol Biosensor, Analytical Sciences, 34 (10), 1077-1082 (2018)
  • Ayan Mukherjee, Sankalpita Chakrabarty, Neetu Kumari, Wei-Nien Su, and Suddhasatwa Basu, Visible-Light-Mediated Electrocatalytic Activity in Reduced Graphene Oxide-Supported Bismuth Ferrite, ACS Omega, 3(6), 5946?5957 (2018); DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b00708
  • Ayan Mukherjeea, Sankalpita Chakrabartya, Wei-Nien Su, Suddhasatwa Basu, Nanostructured nickel ferrite embedded in reduced graphene oxide for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction, Materials Today Energy, 8, 118-124 (2018)
  • Kapil Sood, Truls Norby, Suddhasatwa Basu, Electrochemical and degradation study of Sr0.6Na0.4SiO3-J Solid State Electrochem 22(10), 3009?3013 (2018)
  • Manan Mehta, Sandeep Kumar, Satheesh Krishnamurthy, Suddhasatwa Basu, Bj?rn Wickman, Synthesis of TiO2-MoS2 nanocomposite for enhanced photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical performance under visible light irradiation, Vacuum, 155, 675-681 (2018)
  • Mohamed Shahid, Pankaj Tiwari, Suddhasatwa Basu, Performance comparison of Ni Ex-soluted and impregnated La- and Y- doped Sr titanates as anode for solid oxide fuel cell, Ionics, online (2018) 10.1007/s11581-018-2579-2
  • Sankalpita Chakrabarty, Ayan Mukherjee, and Suddhasatwa Basu, RGO-MoS2 Supported NiCo2O4 Catalyst toward Solar Water Splitting and Dye Degradation, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 6 (4), 5238-5247 (2018)
  • Mahesh Chandra, Rishab Shukla, Md. Rashid, Amit Gupta, Suddhasatwa Basu, R S Dhaka, Synthesis and physical properties of NaxTO2 (T=Mn, Co) nanostructures for cathode materials in Na-ion batteries, Mat Res Bull., 105, 178-183 (2018)
  • Appan Roy Chowdhury, Arneish Prateek, Suddhasatwa Basu, Sandip K Jha, Preparation and characterization of reduced graphene oxide supported nickel oxide nanoparticles based platform for sensor applications, J Nanoparticle Res 20:70- (2018) online https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-018-4173-y
  • M. Merajul Islam, Rama D. Tentu and Suddhasatwa Basu, Synthesis of gC3N4/ZnGa1.9Al0.1O4 Heterojunction UsingNarrow and Wide Band Gap Material for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Chemistry Select 3, 486-494 (2018)
  • Nimai Bhandary, Pravin P. Ingole, Suddhasatwa Basu, Electrosynthesis of Mn-Fe oxide nanopetals on carbon paper as bi-functional electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution reaction, Int J hydrogen Energy 43 (2018) 3165-3171

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