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Dr. Ramendra Sundar Dey
Scientist C
  • 2008 – 2013: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • 2005 – 2007: M. Sc. in Chemistry, The University of Burdwan
  • 2002 – 2005: B. Sc. in Chemistry (Hons.), The University of Burdwan
  • Positions Held/Research Experience
  • Jan 2019-present; Scientist C: Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali, India.
  • July 2015 onwards; Scientist-B: Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali, India.
  • 2013-2015; Postdoctoral research: ​H. C. Ørsted Postdoc fellow, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark.
  • 2007-2008; Research chemist: TCG Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata.
  • Research interests
  • Electroanalytical chemistry
  • Electrochemistry of nanomaterials
  • Efficient, clean and self-sustainable energy sources for cost-effective and environmentally-friendly technology
  • Flexible energy storage devices
  • Synthesis and applications of carbon nanostructures focused on reduced graphene oxide and graphene-based functional materials
  • In-plane, on-chip micro-supercapacitor
  • Hybrid capacitor/nanohybrid capacitor
  • Hybrid Supercapacitor-biofuel cell/solar cell/nanogenerator
  • Biofuel cell
  • Electrochemical CO2 reduction
  • Electrochemical sensors, biosensors, DNA biosensors and immunosensors,
  • Recent Publications

  • The role of exfoliating solvents for control synthesis of few-layer graphene-like nanosheets in energy storage applications: Theoretical and experimental investigation. Taniya Purkait, Raihan Ahammad, Abir De Sarkar and Ramendra Sundar Dey* Applied Surface Science, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.145375.

  • Universal Approach for Electronically Tuned Transition-Metal-Doped Graphitic Carbon Nitride as a Conductive Electrode Material for Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Subhajit Sarkar, Navpreet Kamboj, Manisha Das, Taniya Purkait, Ashmita Biswas, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, Inorganic Chemistry, 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03042.

  • Facile one step synthesis of Cu-g-C3N4 electrocatalyst realized oxygen reduction reaction with excellent methanol crossover impact and durability. Subhajit Sarkar, S.S. Sumukh, Kingshuk Roy, Navpreet Kamboj, Taniya Purkait, Manisha Das, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, Journal of Colloid And Interface Science, 2019, 558, 182–189.

  • Single-phase Ni5P4-Copper foam superhydrophilic and aerophobiccore-shell nanostructures for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction. Manisha Das, Nityasagar Jena, Taniya Purkait, Navpreet Kamboj, Abir De Sarkar and Ramendra Sundar Dey* Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9TA06729A (published under Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigator 2019).

  • Ultralong cycle life and outstanding capacitive performance of 10.8 V metal-free micro-supercapacitor with highly conducting and robust laser-irradiated graphene for integrated storage device, Navpreet Kamboj, Taniya Purkait, Manisha Das, Subhajit Sarkar and Ramendra Sundar Dey* Energy & Environmental Science, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9EE01458F

  • Three-dimensional for electrochemical detection of Cadmium in Klebsiella study the influence of Cadmium uptake in rice plant. Soumik Mitra, Taniya Purkait, Krishnendu Pramanik, Tushar Kanti Maiti,* Ramendra Sundar Dey*. Materials Science & Engineering C, 2019, 103, 109802.

  • All-porous heterostructure of reduced graphene oxidepolypyrrole-nanoporous gold for planar flexible supercapacitor showing outstanding volumetric capacitance and energy density. Taniya Purkait, Guneet Singh, Navpreet Kamboj, Manisha Das and Ramendra Sundar Dey*. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 22858 - 22869.

  • One-step coelectrodeposition-assisted layer- by-layer assembly of gold nanoparticles and reduced graphene oxide and its self-healing three-dimensional nanohybrid for an ultrasensitive DNA sensor. Jayakumar Kumarasamy, María Belén Camarada, Dharuman Venkatraman,* Huangxian Ju, Ramendra Sundar Dey* and Yangping Wen* Nanoscale, 2018,10, 1196-1206.
  • Characterization of Cd-resistant Klebsiella michiganensis MCC3089 and its potential for rice seedling growth promotion under Cd stress, Soumik Mitra, Krishnendu Pramanik, Pallab Ghosh, Tithi Soren, Anumita Sarkar, Ramendra Sundar Dey, Sanjeev Pandey, Tushar Kanti Maiti*, Microbiological Research 210 (2018) 12–25.
  • Large area few-layered graphene with scalable preparation from waste biomass for high-performance supercapacitor. Taniya Purkait , Guneet Singh , Mandeep Singh , Dinesh Kumar and Ramendra Sundar Dey* ​ Sci. Rep., 2017, 7, 615239.
  • High-performance flexible supercapacitors based on electrochemically tailored three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide networks. Taniya Purkait, Guneet Singh, Dinesh Kumar, Mandeep Singh and Ramendra Sundar Dey* Sci. Rep., 8, 640, 2018.

  • Editorial: Functional Materials for Energy and Environment: Progress and Perspective. Kalisadhan Mukherjee, Ramendra Sundar Dey, Chandi Charan Malakar, and Biplab Paul. Energy Environ. Focus. 2017, 6, 49–51.

  • Carbonaceous materials for next-generation flexible supercapacitors, Ramendra Sundar Dey* and Dinesh Kumar. Rev. Adv. Sci. Eng. 2016, 5, 32-50.2.

  • Editorial: A Special Issue on Materials for Chemical Sensing and Renewable Energy: Recent Trends, Kalisadhan Mukherjee, Ramendra Sundar Dey, and Qijin Chi, Rev. Adv. Sci. Eng. 2016, 5, 1-3.

  • Approaching the theoretical capacitance of graphene through copper foam integrated three-dimensional graphene networks, Ramendra Sundar Dey, Hans A. Hjuler and Qijin Chi. Journal of Material Chemistry A. 2015, 3, 6324-6329 (cover article).

  • Enzyme-integrated Cholesterol Biosensing Scaffold Based on in situ Synthesized Reduced Graphene Oxide and Dendritic Pd Nanostructure. Ramendra Sundar Dey and C. Retna Raj. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 62, 357-364, (2014).

  • Redox Functionalized Graphene Oxide Architecture for the Development of Amperometric Biosensing Platform.Ramendra Sundar Dey and C. Retna Raj. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 5, 4791-4798, (2013).

  • A rapid room temperature chemical route for the synthesis of graphene, metal-mediated reduction of graphene oxide.Ramendra Sundar Dey, Saumen Hajra, R. K. Sahu, C. Retna Raj and M. K. Panigrahi. Chemical Communications 48, 1787-1789, (2012).

  • Development of Amperometric Cholesterol Biosensor Based on Graphene-Pt Nanoparticle Hybrid Material.Ramendra Sundar Dey and C. Retna Raj. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114, 21427-21433 (2010).

  • Electrochemically Derived Redox Molecular Architecture-A Novel Electrochemical Interface for Voltammetric Sensing. Ramendra Sundar Dey, Susmita Gupta, Rupankar Paira and C. Retna Raj. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2, 1355-1360, (2010).

  • Polyelectrolyte-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticle Scaffold for the Sensing of Heparin and Protamine in Serum.Ramendra Sundar Dey and C. Retna Raj. Chemistry: an Asian Journal 7, 417-424, (2012).

  • A hybrid functional nanoscaffold based on reduced graphene oxide–ZnO for the development of an amperometric biosensing platform. Ramendra Sundar Dey and C. Retna Raj. RSC Advances, 3, 25858-25864, (2013).

  • Flow injection amperometric sensing of uric acid and ascorbic acid using the self-assembly of heterocyclic thiol on Au electrode.Ramendra Sundar Dey, Susmita Gupta, Rupankar Paira, Shen-Ming Chen, C. Retna Raj. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry. 16, 173-178, (2012).

  • Nanomaterial-based functional scaffolds for amperometric sensing of bioanalytes. Ramendra Sundar Dey, Raj Kumar Bera and C. R. Raj. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405, 3431-3448, (2013).

  • Electrochemistry of surface wired cytochrome c and bioelectrocatalytic sensing of superoxide.Susmita Behera, Ramendra Sundar Dey, Manas Kumar Rana and C. Retna Raj. Journal of Chemical Sciences, 125, 275-282, (2013).

  • Bioanalytical Applications of Au Nanoparticles.Bikash K. Jena, Sourov Ghosh, Rajkumar Bera, Ramendra S. Dey, Ashok K. Das and C. Retna Raj. Recent Patents on Nanotechnology 4, 41-52, (2010).


    1. Carbonaceous Materials and Future Energy: Clean and Renewable Energy Sources, by Ramendra Sundar Dey, Taniya Purkait, Navpreet Kamboj and Manisha Das, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019, DOI: 10.1201/9781351120784, ISBN: 978-0-8153-4788-0.

    2. Development of Biosensors from Polymer Graphene Composites in Graphene-Based Polymer Nanocomposites in Electronics, by Ramendra Sundar Dey*, Vol. 1, chapter 11, pp. 277, Springer, Germany, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-13875-6, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13875-6.

    3. Architecture and Applications of Functional Three-dimensional Graphene Networks in Graphene Materials: Fundamentals and Emerging Applications, by Ramendra Sundar Dey and Qijin Chi, ed. /Ashutosh Tiwar; Mikael Syväjärvi. Scrivener Publishing, 2015. p. 67-99 (Advanced Materials Series), Vol. 1, chapter 3, ISBN: 9781119131816, DOI: 10.1002/9781119131816.ch3 (Cover page).

    Media/News coverage

  • ‘Unleashing the power of the peanut’ The video produced by Research Square together with Scientif Reports. YouTube link:

  • Indian team produces high surface area graphene from waste peanut shells, by “graphene”.

  • Researchers convert waste peanuts into high performance graphene , by “Research Matters”.

  • High performance Graphene from Peanuts, sound clip by “Research Matters”.

  • Our article (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18593-3 ) is in the Top 100 Scientific Reports Materials Science papers in 2017. (

  • ‘Mohali institute produces graphene from peanut shells to store electricity’ news coverage by “Hindustan Times” on May 11, 2018.

  • Indian team produces high surface area graphene from waste peanut shells, by “graphene”.

  • Researchers convert waste peanuts into high performance graphene , by “Research Matters”.

  • High performance Graphene from Peanuts, sound clip by “Research Matters”.


    Disposable cholesterol biosensor based on redox mediator functionalized graphene oxide nanoarchitecture and the preparation thereof. by Ramendra Sundar Dey and C. Retna Raj, Indian Pat. Appl. (2014), IN 2013KO00563 A, 20141121.

    Awards Honors and Professional Recognitions

  • Selected for Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigator 2019.
  • INSPIRE Faculty fellowship award 2015.
  • H. C. Ørsted and Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Postdoc fellowship, 2013 from DTU, Denmark.
  • Guest Editor: A special issue entitled ‘Materials for chemical sensing and renewable energy: Recent trends’ in ‘Reviews in Advanced Sciences and Engineering’, American Scientific Publishers, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016.
  • Member: International Society of Electrochemistry (Member ID: 13302).
  • Life member: Indian Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry (Member ID: LM184).
  • Member of ACS (American Chemical Society).

    Tel: 0172 - 2210075
    Email Id :rsdey(at)inst(dot)ac(dot)in

    Office Address :

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