Faculty Directory

Dr. Ramendra Sundar Dey


Our research interest is focused on nanocarbon-based hybrid materials for state-of-the-art energy storage and conversion system for renewable energy generation. We are in progress in developing a hybrid supercapacitor with battery or biofuel cells for clean and self-sustainable energy storage devices, paper-based biofuel cell and electrochemical study of nanoporous materials. Electrochemical fixation of CO2 and N2, metal-air battery and organic battery is our major research interest. We are also interested in developing low-cost biosensing devices.


Research Interest

  • 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,

Research Highlights

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PhD Students

  • Ms. Manisha

    Email: manisha.ph18204@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH18204

    Working Since Aug, 2018
  • Ms. Ashmita Biswas

    Email: ashmita.ph19211@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19211

    Working Since Aug, 2019
  • Ms. Sakshi

    Email: sakshi.ph19231@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19231

    Working Since Jan, 2020
  • Ms. Taniya Purkait

    Email: taniya.rp191621@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: 2016-EZ-218

    Working Since Aug, 2016
  • Ms.Navpreet

    Email: navpreet.ph17220@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH17220

    Working Since Jan, 2018

Project - JRF/SRF

  • Mr. Subhajit Sarkar

    Email: subhajit.rp281824@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: Project JRF

    Working Since Aug, 2018

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  1. Unravelling the Role of Fe–Mn Binary Active Sites Electrocatalyst for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction and Rechargeable Zn-Air Batteries: Subhajit Sarkar, Ashmita Biswas, Taniya Purkait, Manisha Das, Navpreet Kamboj, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2020) Inorganic Chemistry, 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00446: . DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c00446

  2. Electrochemically customized assembly of a hybrid xerogel material via combined covalent and non-covalent conjugation chemistry: an approach for boosting the cycling performance of pseudocapa: Taniya Purkait, Dimple, Navpreet Kamboj, Manisha Das, Subhajit Sarkar, Abir De Sarkar, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2020) Journal of Materials Chemistry A, . DOI: 10.1039/D0TA02477E

  3. 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, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2020) Applied Surface Science, 509: 145375. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.145375

  4. 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*, (2020) Inorganic Chemistry, 59: 1332-1339. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03042

  5. 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*, (2019) Journal of Colloid And Interface Science, 558: 182–189.. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2019.09.107

  6. 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, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2019) Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 10.1039/C9TA06729A: . DOI: 10.1039/C9TA06729A

  7. 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, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2019) Energy & Environmental Science, 12: 2507-2517. DOI: 10.1039/C9EE01458F

  8. 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*, (2019) Materials Science & Engineering C, 103: 109802.. DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2019.109802

  9. 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, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2018) J. Mater. Chem. A, 6: 22858 - 22869.. DOI: 10.1039/C8TA07627H

  10. High-performance flexible supercapacitors based on electrochemically tailored three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide networks: Taniya Purkait, Guneet Singh, Dinesh Kumar, Mandeep Singh, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2018) Sci. Rep., 8: 640. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18593-3

  11. 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*, (2018) Microbiological Research, 210: 12-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.micres.2018.03.003

  12. 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 sen: Jayakumar Kumarasamy, María Belén Camarada, Dharuman Venkatraman,* Huangxian Ju, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, Yangping Wen*, (2017) Nanoscale, 10: 1196-1206. DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06952A

  13. Large area few-layered graphene with scalable preparation from waste biomass for high-performance supercapacitor: Taniya Purkait , Guneet Singh , Mandeep Singh , Dinesh Kumar, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2017) Sci Rep., 7: 615239. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15463-w

  14. Functional Materials for Energy and Environment: Progress and Perspective.: Kalisadhan Mukherjee, Ramendra Sundar Dey, Chandi Charan Malakar,Biplab Paul, (2017) Energy Environ. Focus, 6: 49–51.. DOI: 10.1166/eef.2017.1244

  15. Carbonaceous materials for next-generation flexible supercapacitors: Dinesh Kumar., (2016) Rev. Adv. Sci. Eng., 5: 32-50.2. DOI: 10.1166/rase.2016.1106

  16. Editorial: A Special Issue on Materials for Chemical Sensing and Renewable Energy: Kalisadhan Mukherjee,Qijin Chi, (2016) Rev. Adv. Sci. Eng, 5: 1-3. DOI: 10.1166/rase.2016.1110

  17. Approaching the theoretical capacitance of graphene through copper foam integrated three-dimensional graphene networks: Ramendra Sundar Dey, Hans A. Hjuler, Qijin Chi, (2015) Journal of Material Chemistry A, 3: 6324-6329. DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01112D

  18. Enzyme-integrated Cholesterol Biosensing Scaffold Based on in situ Synthesized Reduced Graphene Oxide and Dendritic Pd Nanostructure: Ramendra Sundar Dey, C. R. Raj, (2014) Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 62: 357-364. DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2014.06.063

  19. A hybrid functional nanoscaffold based on reduced graphene oxide–ZnO for the development of an amperometric biosensing platform: Ramendra Sundar Dey, C. Retna Raj, (2013) RSC Advances, 3: 25858-25864. DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43773F

  20. Redox Functionalized Graphene Oxide Architecture for the Development of Amperometric Biosensing Platform: Ramendra Sundar Dey, C. Retna Raj, (2013) ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5: 4791-4798. DOI: 10.1021/am400280u

  21. Nanomaterial-based functional scaffolds for amperometric sensing of bioanalytes: Ramendra Sundar Dey, Raj Kumar Bera, C. R. Raj, (2013) Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405: 3431-3448. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-012-6606-2

  22. Electrochemistry of surface wired cytochrome c and bioelectrocatalytic sensing of superoxide: Susmita Behera, Ramendra Sundar Dey, Manas Kumar Rana, C. Retna Raj, (2013) Journal of Chemical Sciences, 125: 275-282. DOI: 10.1007/s12039-013-0379-9

  23. 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, M. K. Panigrahi, (2012) Chemical Communications, 48: 1787-1789. DOI: 10.1039/C2CC16031E

  24. Polyelectrolyte-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticle Scaffold for the Sensing of Heparin and Protamine in Serum: Ramendra Sundar Dey, C. Retna Raj, (2012) Chemistry: an Asian Journal, 7: 417-424. DOI: 10.1002/asia.201100686

  25. 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, (2012) Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 16: 173-178. DOI: 10.1007/s10008-011-1311-1

  26. Electrochemically Derived Redox Molecular Architecture-A Novel Electrochemical Interface for Voltammetric Sensing.: Ramendra Sundar Dey, Susmita Gupta, Rupankar Paira, C. Retna Raj, (2010) ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2: 1355-1360. DOI: 10.1021/am1000213

  27. Bioanalytical Applications of Au Nanoparticles.Bikash: . Bikash K. Jena, Sourov Ghosh, Rajkumar Bera, Ramendra S. Dey, Ashok K. Das, C. Retna Raj, (2010) Recent Patents on Nanotechnology, 4: 41-52. DOI: 10.2174/187221010790712075

  28. Development of Amperometric Cholesterol Biosensor Based on Graphene-Pt Nanoparticle Hybrid Material: Ramendra Sundar Dey, C. Retna Raj, (2010) Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114: 21427-21433. DOI: 10.1021/jp105895a

  1. Carbonaceous Materials and Future Energy: Clean and Renewable Energy Sources,: Ramendra Sundar Dey, Taniya Purkait, Navpreet Kamboj, Manisha Das, Taylor & Francis Group, (2019) CRC Press, ISBN 9780815347880. DOI: 10.1201/9781351120784

  2. Architecture and Applications of Functional Three-dimensional Graphene Networks in Graphene Materials: Ramendra Sundar Dey and Qijin Chi, (2015) Fundamentals and Emerging Applications, 1: 67-99.

  3. Development of Biosensors from Polymer Graphene Composites in Graphene-Based Polymer Nanocomposites in Electronics: Springer, Germany,Ramendra Sundar Dey, (2015) Electronics, 1: 277.

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


  • New class of flexibTowards the development of hybrid supercapacitor-biofuel cell technology and devicesle solid-state supercapacitor from nano-engineered carbonaceous materials 5 years, DST/INSPIRE
    Funding Amount: 35 L
    PI: Dr. Ramendra Sundar Dey
  • New class of flexible solid-state supercapacitor from nano-engineered carbonaceous materials 3 years, DST/SERB/EMR
    Funding Amount: 28 L
    PI: Dr. Ramendra Sundar Dey

  • 2013

    Ph.D. in Chemistry

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

  • 2007

    M. Sc. in Chemistry

    The University of Burdwan

  • 2005

    B. Sc. in Chemistry (Hons.)

    The University of Burdwan

  • Scientist C:Institute of Nano Science & Technology,, Mohali, India (January 2019 to Present till date )

  • Scientist-B:Institute of Nano Science & Technology,, Mohali, India. (July 2015 to January 2019 )

  • Postdoctoral research:H. C. Ørsted Postdoc fellow, Technical University of Denmark (DTU),, Denmark (April 2013 to March 2015 )

  • Research chemist:TCG Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.,, Kolkata (April 2007 to April 2008 )

Awards & Honours

  • Selected for Journal of Materials Chemistry A Emerging Investigator 2019.

  • INSPIRE Faculty fellowship award 2015.

  • H. C. Ørsted and Marie Sk?odowska-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).

Professional Recognitions