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. Hot Charge Carrier Extraction from Semiconductor Quantum Dots, P. Singhal and H. N. Ghosh, J. Phys. Chem. C 2018, 122, 17586−17600
    2. Solar Conversion Efficiency Performance of a High Temperature Alloy over a Low Temperature One: Comprehending Interfaces through Excitonics Study, T. Debnath, K. Parui, S. Maiti and H. N. Ghosh, J. Phys. Chem. C 2018, 122, 11312−11321
    3. Concurrent Ultrafast Electron- and Hole-Transfer Dynamics in CsPbBr3 Perovskite and Quantum Dots,
J. Dana, P. Maity, B. Jana, S. Maiti and H. N. Ghosh, ACS Omega 2018, 3, 2706−2714
    4. Direct Correlation of Excitonics with Efficiency in a Core–Shell Quantum Dot Solar Cell, J. Dana, S. Maiti, V. S. Tripathi and H. N. Ghosh, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 2418 – 2425
    5. Inhibiting Interfacial Charge Recombination for Boosting Power Conversion Efficiency in CdSe{Au} Nanohybrid Sensitized Solar Cell, J. Dana, P. Anand, S. Maiti, F. Azlan, Y. Jadhav, S. K. Haram and H. N. Ghosh, J. Phys. Chem. C 2018, 122, 13277−13284
    6. Boosting the Efficiency of Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells through Formation of the Cation-Exchanged Hole Transporting Layer, S. Maiti, F. Azlan, P. Anand, Y. Jadhav, J. Dana, S. K. Haram and H. N. Ghosh, Langmuir 2018, 34, 50−57
    7. Electrochemical Evaluation of Dopant Energetics and the Modulation of Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics in Cu-Doped CdSe Nanocrystals, S. Maiti, J. Dana, Y. Jadhav, T. Debnath, S. K. Haram and H. N. Ghosh, J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 27233−27240
    8. Carrier relaxation dynamics in type-II ZnO/CdSe quantum dot heterostructures, S. Verma and H. N. Ghosh, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 24896--24902
    9. Exciton Dynamics and Formation Mechanism of MEH-PPV Polymer- Based Nanostructures, A. Ghosh, B. Jana, S. Chakraborty, S. Maiti, B. Jana, H. N. Ghosh and A. Patra, J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 21062−21072
    10. Metal–Ligand Complex-Induced Ultrafast Charge-Carrier Relaxation and Charge-Transfer Dynamics in CdX (X=S, Se, Te) Quantum Dots Sensitized with Nitrocatechol, P. Singhal, P. Maity, S. K. Jha and H. N. Ghosh, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 10590 – 10596
    11. Hot-electron transfer from the semiconductor domain to the metal domain in CdSe@CdS{Au} nano-heterostructures, J. Dana, P. Maity and H. N. Ghosh, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 9723–9731
    12. Demonstrating the role of anchoring functionality in interfacial electron transfer dynamics in the newly synthesized BODIPY–TiO nanostructure Composite, S. Aute, P. Maity, A. Das and H. N. Ghosh, NewJ.Chem., 2017, 41,5215--5224
    13. Tuning Hole and Electron Transfer from Photoexcited CdSe Quantum Dots to Phenol Derivatives: Effect of Electron-Donating and -Withdrawing Moieties, T. Debnath, D. Sebastian, S. Maiti and H. N. Ghosh, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 7306 – 7314
    14. Light Harvesting and Photocurrent Generation in
a Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticle–Reduced Graphene Oxide Composite, A. Ghosh, B. Jana, S. Maiti, R. Bera, H. N. Ghosh and Amitava Patra, ChemPhysChem 2017, 18, 1308 – 1316
    15. Exciton Separation in CdS Supraparticles upon Conjugation with Graphene Sheets, K. Ojha, T. Debnath, P. Maity, M. Makkar,  S. Nejati, K. V. Ramanujachary, P. K. Chowdhury, H. N. Ghosh and Ashok Kumar Ganguli, J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 6581−6588
    16. An Insight into the Interface through Excited-State Carrier Dynamics for Promising Enhancement of Power Conversion Efficiency in a Mn-Doped CdZnSSe Gradient Alloy, T. Debnath, K. Parui, S. Maiti, and H. N. Ghosh, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 3755 – 3763
    17. Proton-Coupled Electron-Transfer Processes in Ultrafast Time Domain: Evidence for Effects of Hydrogen-Bond Stabilization on Photoinduced Electron Transfer, A. Dey, J. Dana, S. Aute, P. Maity, A. Das and H. N. Ghosh, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 3455 – 3465
    18. Electron-Transfer-Mediated Uranium Detection Using Quasi-Type II Core−Shell Quantum Dots: Insight into Mechanistic Pathways
P. Singhal, S. K. Jha, B. Govind Vats and H. N. Ghosh, Langmuir, 2017, 33, 8114−8122
    19. 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.
    20. 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.
    21. 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.
    22. 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.
    23. 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.
    24. 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.
    25. 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.
    26. 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.
    27. Hot Hole Extraction from Quantum Dot to Molecular Adsorbate, Pallavi Singhal, and H. N. Ghosh* Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 4405 – 4412.
    28.  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.
    29. 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.
    30. 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.
    31. 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.
    32. 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.
    33. 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.
    34. 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.
    35. 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.
    36. 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.
    37. 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.

    CONTACT INFORMATION :

    Tel: 0172 - 2210075
    Email Id:

    hnghosh(at)inst(dot)ac(dot)in

    Office Address :

    Institute of Nano Science & Technology
    Habitat Centre, Sector - 64, Phase X, Mohali