INST Faculty Directory
Prof. Hirendra N. Ghosh FNASc, FASc , FNA
On deputation from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
Professor (Scientist-G)
Educational Qualification:

  • PhD: University of Bombay, Mumbai, India (1990-1996)
  • MSc: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India (1987-1989)
     

  • Awards

  • Recipient of INSA Medal for Young Scientists in the year 1998 from Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.

  • Recipient of A.K. Bose Memorial Award in the year 2000 from Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.

  • Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Chemistry Department, Emory University, Atlanta, USA for 2 years (1997-1998).

  • Recipient of APA-Prize for Young Scientist in the year 2004 from The Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association.

  • Fellow of National Academy of Science (F. N. A. Sc.), Allahabad, India on Dec, 2008.

  • Recipient of Homi Bhabha Science & Technology Award for the year 2010 from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India.

  • Recipient of CRSI Bronze Medal in the year 2011 from Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore.

  • Recipient of “DAE-SRC Outstanding Investigator Award” for the year 2012 from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India.

  • Fellow of Academy of Science (F.A.Sc.), Bangalore, India on Jan, 2013.

  • Recipient of “C. N. R. Rao National Prize for Chemical Research” in the year 2014 from Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore.

  • Member of Advisory Editorial Board of Chemical Physics (2015- )

  • Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (F.N.A.), New Delhi, India on October, 2016.

  • Member of Advisory Editorial Board of Journal of Physical Chemistry (A/B/C) and Journal of Physical Chemistry Letter (2017- )
     

  • Positions Held ::

  • Professor (Scientist-G); Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali, India; January 2017 onwards

  • Scientific Officer (H+), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai July 2016 to January 2017

  • Scientific Officer (H), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai August 2013 to July 2017

  • Scientific Officer (G), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai August 2008 to July 2013

  • Scientific Officer (F), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai August 2003 to July 2008

  • Scientific Officer (E), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai August 1998 to July 2003

  • Scientific Officer (D), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai August 1993 to July 1998

  • Scientific Officer (C), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai August 1990 to July 1993
     

  • Research interests :

  • Ultrafast Photochemistry and Reaction Dynamics in solution phase and on nanostructured materials.

  • Design and Development of Ultrafast Laser Laboratory

  • Ultrafast charge carrier and interfacial electron and hole transfer dynamics in nanostructured and quantum dot core-shell materials using femtosecond visible, infrared and terahertz spectroscopy.

  • Synthesis, characterization and spectroscopic Analysis of alloy and doped quantum dot materials.

  • Ultrafast Proton Coupled Electron Transfer reaction

  • Working on the Mechanism of Dye-sensitized, Perovskite and Quantum Dot Solar Cell using Fast and Ultrafast spectroscopic Techniques.

  • Design and Development of Dye-sensitized Solar Cell and Quantum Dot Solar Cell.
     

  • Selected Publications
    1. Elucidating the Electronic Cross Talk Dynamics Across the Hetero-Interface of Janus CdSe/PbSe Nanocrystals, Sourav Maiti, Tushar Debnath, and Hirendra N. Ghosh, J. Phys. Chem. C., 2016, 120, 29054–29061.
    2. Intraband Electron Cooling Mediated Unprecedented Photocurrent Conversion Efficiency of CdSxSe1-x Alloy QDs: Direct Correlation between Electron Cooling and Efficiency, Partha Maity, Sourav Maiti, Tushar Debnath, Jayanta Dana, S. Guin, and Hirendra N. Ghosh* Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, 120, 21309−21316.
    3. Multiple Charge Transfer Dynamics in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Quantum Dots Sensitized Molecular Adsorbate, P. Maity, J. Dana and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C. 2016, 120, 18348−18354.
    4. Involvement of Sub-bandgap States in Sub-picosecond Exciton and Bi-exciton Dynamics of Ternary AgInS2 Nanocrystals, Jayanta Dana, Tushar Debnath and Hirendra N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 3206−3214.
    5. Unusually Slow Electron Cooling to Charge Transfer State in Gradient CdTeSe Alloy Nanocrystals Mediated Through Mn Atom, Tushar Debnath, Sourav Maiti, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 1359−1367.
    6. Plasmon Induced Enhancement of Charge Separation in Epitaxial Metal- Semiconductor Nanohybrid Material Anchored with an Organic Molecule, J. Dana, T. Debnath, P.Maity and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 22181–22189.
    7. Sub-picosecond Exciton Dynamics and Bi-excitonic Feature in Colloidal CuInS2 Nanocrystals: Role of In-Cu Antisite Defects, Tushar Debnath, Sourav Maiti, Partha Maity, and Hirendra N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015, 6, 3458−3465.
    8. Slow Electron Cooling Dynamics Mediated by Electron-Hole Decoupling in Highly Luminescent CdSxSe1-x Alloy Quantum Dots, Partha Maity, Tushar Debnath, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 10785–10792.
    9. Hot Hole Extraction from Quantum Dot to Molecular Adsorbate, Pallavi Singhal, and H. N. Ghosh* Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 4405 – 4412.
    10.  Cascading Electron and Hole Transfer Dynamics in CdS/CdTe Core-Shell Sensitized Bromo-Pyrogallol Red (Br-PGR): Slow Charge Recombination in Type II Regime, Partha Maity, Tushar Debnath, Uday Chopra and H. N. Ghosh* Nanoscale 2015, 7, 2698–2707.
    11. Electron Trap to Electron Storage Conversion of Specially Aligned Mn doped CdSe d-Dot: A Step Ahead on the Design of Higher Efficient Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cell, Tushar Debnath, Partha Maity, Sourav Maiti, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 2836−2842.
    12. Ultrafast Hole/Electron Transfer Dynamics in CdSe Quantum Dot Sensitized by Pyrogallol red (PGR): A Super-Sensitization System, Pallavi Singhal, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 16358–16365.
    13. Tuning Interfacial Charge Separation by Molecular Twist: A New Insight into Coumarin Sensitized TiO2 Film, S. Verma, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 10661–10669.
    14. Ultrafast Hole and Electron Transfer Dynamics in CdS/Di-bromofluorescein (DBF) Super-Sensitized Quantum Dot Solar Cell Materials, Partha Maity, Tushar Debnath, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 4020−4025.
    15. Exciton Energy and Charge Transfer in Porphyrin Aggregate/Semiconductor (TiO2) composites, S. Verma, H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (Perspective) 2012, 3, 1877−1884.
    16. Sequential Energy and Electron Transfer in Polynuclear Metal Complex Sensitized TiO2 Nanoparticle, S. Verma, P. Kar, T. Banerjee, A. Das, and H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 1543−1548.
    17. Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics in Graphene Oxide: Evidence of Electron Trapping, S. Kaniyankandy, S. N. Achary, S. Rawalekar, and H. N. Ghosh*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2011,115, 19110-19116.
    18. Employing Photosynthetic Antenna complex to Interfacial Electron Transfer on ZnO Quantum Dot, Sandeep Verma Alka Gupta, J. K. Sainis, and H. N. Ghosh* , J. Phys. Chem. Letter 2011, 2, 858–862.
    19. Ultrafast Carrier Relaxation and Charge Transfer Dynamics in Water Soluble CdTe/CdS Core-Shell Quantum Dots as Studied by Femtosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy, S. Rawalekar, S. Kaniyankandy, S. Verma, H. N. Ghosh* J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 1460–1466.

     

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