INST Faculty Directory
Dr. Goutam De
Visiting Scientist
Educational Qualification:
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata .
  • M.Sc. Chemistry, Visva Bharati University, West Bengal .
  • B.Sc. Visva Bharati University, West Bengal (1978)
Positions Held :

1.) Research Fellow/Associate

IACS, Kolkata

June 1981-March 1986

2.) JSPS Fellow

Kanazawa Univ., Japan

April 1986-March 1987

3.) Lecturer in Chemistry

Saldiha College, Bankura

April 1987-July 1987

4.) Scientists' Pool


July 1987-May 1988

5.) Junior Scientist - Chief Scientist


May 1988-January 2018

6.) Visiting Scientist

CNRSM/Padova Univ., Italy

April 1994-April 1996

7.) Visiting Fellow

JNCASR, Bangalore

October 2002-December 2002

8.) Raman Research Fellow

Univ. of New Mexico/SNL, USA

September 2003-Feb

Research interests :
  • Functional nanocomposite coatings of technological importance, ordered mesoporous films & electrospun nanofibers, antireflective (AR) & self-cleanable coatings on solar cover glasses, fluorescent nanomaterials & coatings, graphene-based nanocomposites, metal nanoparticles doped films, titania-based nanomaterials for photocatalysis. 

Awards :
  1. National Research Award in Nano Science and Technology from Nano Mission, DST, GoI (2014)
  2. MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize for the year 2014
  3. Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Medal (2010)
  4. National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) Meritorious Invention Award, GoI (2007)
  5. Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal (2005)
  6. Raman Research Fellowship-2003 (Univ. of New Mexico/Sandia National Lab., USA 2003–2004)
  7. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship (Kanazawa Univ. Japan; 1986-87)
  8. The first ever Stanton-Redcroft-ITAS (Indian Thermal Analysis Society) Award (1985)
  9. National Scholarship for ranking first position in first class in B. Sc. Honours Examination (1978).
Publications & Patents :

(i) Peer-reviewed journal: 151

(ii)Patents filed: 09

(iii) Selected 10 publications:

10. S. Chattopadhyay, S. Mondal, G. De*, “Hierarchical Ti1‒xZrxO2‒y nanocrystals with exposed high energy facets showing co-catalyst free solar light driven water splitting and improved light to energy conversion efficiency”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 17341-17351.

9. D. Bhattacharya, M. K. Mishra, G. De*, “Carbon dots from a single source exhibiting tuneable luminescent colors through the modification of surface functional groups in ORMOSIL films”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08039 (published on the web).  

8. I. Das, G. De*, “Zirconia based superhydrophobic coatings on cotton fabrics exhibiting excellent durability for versatile use”, Sci. Rep., 2015, 5, 18503, doi: 10.1038/srep18503.

7. K. Bhowmik, A. Mukherjee, M. K. Mishra, G. De*, “Stable Ni nanoparticle‒reduced graphene oxide composites for the reduction of highly toxic aqueous Cr(VI) at room temperature”, Langmuir, 2014, 30, 3209-3216.

6. J. Saha, G. De*, “Highly ordered cubic mesoporous electrospun SiO2 nanofibers”, Chem. Commun, 2013, 49, 6322-6324.

5. D. Jana, A. Mandal, G. De*, “High Raman enhancing shape-tunable Ag nanoplates in alumina: a reliable and efficient SERS technique”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012, 4, 3330-3334.

4. D. Jana, A. Dandapat, G. De*, “Anisotropic Au nanoparticles doped mesoporous boehmite films and their use as reusable catalysts in electron transfer reactions”, Langmuir, 2010, 26, 12177‒12184.

3. S. K. Medda, S. De, G. De*, “Synthesis of Au nanoparticle doped SiO2–TiO2 films: tuning of Au surface plasmon band position through controlling the refractive index”, J. Mater. Chem. 2005, 15, 3278-3284.

2. S. Pal, G. De*, “A new approach for the synthesis of Au-Ag alloy nanoparticle incorporated SiO2 films”, Chem. Mater., 2005, 17, 6161‒6166.

1. G. De*, B. Karmakar, D. Ganguli, “Hydrolysis and condensation reactions of TEOS in the presence of acetic acid leading to the generation of glass-like silica microspheres in solution at room temperature”, J. Mater. Chem., 2000, 10, 2289‒2293.

Memberships/Fellowships :

1.Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (FRSC)

2. Fellow, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (FAScT)

3.Council member, West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (WAST)

4.Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)

5.Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

6.Life member, Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)

7.Life member, Indian Ceramic Society (ICS)

8.Life member, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)

Journal Editor/Editorial Board Member :

1. Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A (published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK) (since January 2014 -).

2. Editorial Board member, Journal of Materials Chemistry A (published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK) (since January 2014 -).

3. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Chemical Sciences (since July 2015 -).


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Office Address :

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