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Prof. H. N. Ghosh

Professor (Scientist-G)

Ultrafast Photochemistry and Reaction Dynamics in solution phase and on nanostructured materials. Design and Development of Ultrafast Laser Laboratory.


Research Interest

  • 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.

Research Highlights

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PhD Students

  • Mr. Himanshu Bhatt

    Email: himanshu.ph19216@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19216

    Working Since Aug, 2019

    Email: nandan.ph16236@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: Ph16236

    Working Since Jan, 2017

    Email: manvi.ph20249@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH20249

    Working Since Aug, 2020
  • Mr. Soumen Ash

    Email: soumen.ph14201@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH14201

    Working Since Aug, 2014
  • Ms. Ayushi Shukla

    Email: ayushi.ph18205@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH18205

    Working Since Aug, 2018
  • Ms. Arshdeep Kaur

    Email: arshdeep.ph18206@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH18206

    Working Since Aug, 2018
  • Ms.Gurpreet kaur

    Email: gurpreet.ph17205@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH17205

    Working Since Aug, 2017
  • Mr. Navneet Singh Giran

    Email: navneet.ph19219@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19219

    Working Since Aug, 2019

    Email: tanmay.ph17208@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH17208

    Working Since Aug, 2017

Post Doc Fellows

  • Dr K. Justice Babu

    Email: jjjustice.chem@gmail.com

    Reg. No.: NPDF2001

    Working Since Jan, 2020
  • Dr Dharmendra Kumar

    Email: dharmendra.pdf2001@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PDF2001

    Working Since Jan, 2020

Project - JRF/SRF

  • Ramchandra Saha

    Email: ramchandra.rp762021@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: RP762021

    Working Since Sep, 2020

Post Doc Fellows


    Email: palwinder1263@gmail.com

    Reg. No.: PDF1901

  1. Fine‐Tuning Plasmon‐Molecule Interactions in Gold‐BODIPY Nanocomposites: The Role of Chemical Structure and Noncovalent Interactions: PPP Kumar, A Rahman, T Goswami, HN Ghosh*, PP Neelakandan*, (2021) ChemPlusChem, 86: 87-94. DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202000545

  2. Concurrent Energy- and Electron-Transfer Dynamics in Photoexcited Mn-Doped CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanoplatelet Architecture: Kaliyamoorthy Justice Babu, Gurpreet Kaur, Ayushi Shukla, Arshdeep Kaur, Tanmay Goswami, Nandan Ghorai, and Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2020) J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 12: 302-309. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03267

  3. Hot Carrier Relaxation in CsPbBr3 based Perovskites: A Polaron Perspective: Gurpreet Kaur, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2020) J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 11: 8765–8776. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02339

  4. Ultrafast Charge Delocalization Dynamics of Ambient Stable CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals Encapsulated in Polystyrene Fiber: K. Justice Babu, Gurpreet Kaur, Liza Biswal, Goutam De, and Hirendra Nath Ghosh*, (2020) Chem. Eur. J., . DOI: 10.1002/chem.202003254

  5. An Insight of Molecular Twisting of Coumarin Dyes: Tushar Debnath and Hirendra N. Ghosh*, (2020) Chemistry Select, 5: 9461 –9476. DOI: 10.1002/slct.202001751

  6. Probing Ultrafast Charge Separation in CZTS/CdS Heterojunctions through Femtosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy: Arshdeep Kaur, Tanmay Goswami, K. Justice Babu, Nandan Ghorai, Gurpreet Kaur, Ayushi Shukla, Sachin R. Rondiya, and Hirendra N. Ghosh*, (2020) J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, ,, 124: 19476−19483. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c05658

  7. Temperature-Dependent Trap-Assisted Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics in Amorphous and Crystalline In2Se3 Thin Films: Palwinder Singh, Gurpreet Kaur, Nandan Ghorai, Tanmay Goswami, Anup Thakur, and Hirendra N. Ghosh*, (2020) PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED , (2020), 14: 014087. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.14.014087

  8. Effect of Confinement on the Exciton and Biexciton Dynamics in Perovskite 2D-Nanosheets and 3D-Nanocrystals: Ayushi Shukla, Gurpreet Kaur, K. Justice Babu, Nandan Ghorai, Tanmay Goswami, Arshdeep Kaur, and Hirendra N. Ghosh*, (2020) J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, ,, 11: 6344−6352. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01853

  9. Temperature-Dependent Interplay of Polaron Formation and Hot Carrier Cooling Dynamics in CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals: Role of Carrier− Phonon Coupling Strength: Gurpreet Kaur, K. Justice Babu, and Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2020) J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 11: 6206−6213. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c01724

  10. An Experimental and Theoretical Study into Interface Structure and Band Alignment of the Cu2Zn1-xCdxSnS4 Heterointerface for Photovoltaic Applications: Sachin R. Rondiya, Yogesh Jadhav, Nelson Y. Dzade, Raihan Ahammed, Tanmay Goswami, Abir De Sarkar, Sandesh Jadkar, Santosh K. Haram, Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2020) ACS Applied Energy Materials, 3: 5153−5162. DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b02314

  11. Impact of one step alloying on the carrier relaxation and charge separation dynamics of CdxZn1-xSe graded nanocrystals: Hirendra N. Ghosh,Partha Maity,Nandan Ghorai,Jayanta Dana, (2020) Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 388: 112131. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2019.112131

  12. Ultrafast Plasmon Dynamics and Hole–Phonon Coupling in NIR Active Nonstoichiometric Semiconductor Plasmonic Cu2–xS Nanocrystals: Nandan Ghorai,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123: 28401-28410. DOI: doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b10043

  13. Strategies for extending charge separation in colloidal nanostructured quantum dot materials: Partha Maity,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21: 23283-23300. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CP03551F

  14. Ternary Metal Chalcogenides: Into the Exciton and Biexciton Dynamics: Tushar Debnath,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) The journal of physical chemistry letters, 10: 6227-6238. DOI: doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01596

  15. Efficient Photosensitizing Capabilities and Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics of Doped Carbon Dots: Soman Mandal,Anna Yucknovsky,Katherine Akulov,Nandan Ghorai,Tal Schwartz,Hirendra N Ghosh,Nadav Amdursky, (2019) Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141: 15413-15422. DOI: doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b08071

  16. Hydrogen bond assisted photoinduced intramolecular electron transfer and proton coupled electron transfer in an ultrafast time domain using a ruthenium-anthraquinone dyad: Ananta Dey,Jayanta Dana,Sunul Aute,Amitava Das,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 18: 2430-2441. DOI: doi.org/10.1039/C9PP00135B

  17. Correlating Charge‐Carrier Dynamics with Efficiency in Quantum‐Dot Solar Cells: Can Excitonics Lead to Highly Efficient Devices?: Sourav Maiti,Jayanta Dana,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) Chemistry–A European Journal, 25: 692-702. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201801853

  18. Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics of the Exciton and Trion in MoS2 Monolayers Followed by Dissociation Dynamics in Au@MoS2 2D Heterointerfaces: Tanmay Goswami, Renu Rani, Kiran Shankar Hazra,Hirendra N Ghosh*, (2019) The journal of physical chemistry letters, 10: 3057-3063.

  19. Recent Progress of Electron Storage Mn Center in Doped Nanocrystals: Tushar Debnath,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123: 10703−10719. DOI: doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11055

  20. Efficient charge transport in surface engineered TiO2 nanoparticulate photoanodes leading to improved performance in quantum dot sensitized solar cells: Sourav Maiti,F. Azlan,Y. Jadhav,J. Dana,P. Anand,S. K. Haram,G. R. Dey,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) Solar Energy, 181: 195-202. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.02.001

  21. Hot Charge Carriers in QuantumDots: Generation, Relaxation, Extraction, and Applications: Pallavi Singhal,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) Chem Nano Mat, 5: 985 –999. DOI: doi.org/10.1002/cnma.201900025

  22. Impact of FRET between Molecular Aggregates and Quantum Dots: Partha Maity,T. Gayathri,Jayanta Dana,S. P. Singh,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) Chemistry–An Asian Journal, 14: 597-605. DOI: doi.org/10.1002/asia.201801688

  23. Improving the Power Conversion Efficiency through alloying in Common Anion CdZnX (X=S, Se) Nanocrystal Sensitized Solar Cells: Sourav Maiti,Pranav Anand,Farazuddin Azlan,Jayanta Dana,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) Chem Phys Chem, 20: 2662– 2667. DOI: doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201900379

  24. S2 and mixed aggregate state emission of thiophene-BODIPY: Partha Maity,T Gayathri,Jayanta Dana,S. P. Singh,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2019) Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 368: 147-152. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2018.09.037

  25. Hot Charge Carrier Extraction from Semiconductor Quantum Dots: P. Singhal,Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2018) J. Phys. Chem. C, 122: 17586−17600. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03980

  26. 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, (2018) J. Phys. Chem. C, 122: 11312−11321. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03502

  27. Concurrent Ultrafast Electron- and Hole-Transfer Dynamics in CsPbBr3 Perovskite and Quantum Dots: J. Dana, P. Maity, B. Jana, S. Maiti, (2018) ACS Omega, 3: 2706−2714. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.8b00276

  28. 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, (2018) Langmuir, 34: 50−57. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02659

  29. Direct Correlation of Excitonics with Efficiency in a Core–Shell Quantum Dot Solar Cell: J. Dana, S. Maiti, V. S. Tripathi, (2018) Chem. Eur. J, 24: 2418 – 2425. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201705127

  30. 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, (2018) J. Phys. Chem. C, 122: 13277−13284. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08448

  31. 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, (2017) J. Phys. Chem. C, 121: 27233−27240. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b10262

  32. Exciton Dynamics and Formation Mechanism of MEH-PPV Polymer- Based Nanostructures: A. Ghosh, B. Jana, S. Chakraborty, S. Maiti,A. Patra, (2017) J. Phys. Chem. C, 121: 21062−21072. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08336

  33. 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, (2017) Langmuir, 33: 8114−8122. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00926

  34. Carrier relaxation dynamics in type-II ZnO/CdSe quantum dot heterostructures: S. Verma, (2017) Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19: 24896--24902. DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04069E

  35. 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, (2017) Chem. Eur. J., 23: 10590 – 10596. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201701271

  36. Light Harvesting and Photocurrent Generation in
a Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticle–Reduced Graphene Oxide Composite: A. Ghosh, B. Jana, S. Maiti, R. Bera,Amitava Patra, (2017) ChemPhysChem, 18: 1308 – 1316. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201700174

  37. Hot-electron transfer from the semiconductor domain to the metal domain in CdSe@CdS{Au} nano-heterostructures: J. Dana, P. Maity, (2017) Nanoscale, 9: 9723–9731. DOI: 10.1039/C7NR02232H

  38. 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, (2017) Chem. Eur. J., 23: 7306 – 7314. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201700166

  39. 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,Ashok Kumar Ganguli, (2017) J. Phys. Chem, 121: 6581−6588. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01150

  40. 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, (2017) NewJ.Chem, 41: 5215--5224. DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ00668C

  41. 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, (2017) Chem. Eur. J, 23: 3755 – 3763. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201605612

  42. 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, (2017) Chem. Eur. J., 23: 3455 – 3465. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201605594

  43. Elucidating the Electronic Cross Talk Dynamics Across the Hetero-Interface of Janus CdSe/PbSe Nanocrystals: Sourav Maiti, Tushar Debnath, (2016) J. Phys. Chem. C, 120: 29054–29061. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11993

  44. 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, (2016) Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120: 21309−21316. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b07876

  45. Involvement of Sub-bandgap States in Sub-picosecond Exciton and Bi-exciton Dynamics of Ternary AgInS2 Nanocrystals: Jayanta Dana, Tushar Debnath, (2016) J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7: 3206−3214. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01341

  46. tiple Charge Transfer Dynamics in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Quantum Dots Sensitized Molecular Adsorbate: P. Maity, J. Dana, (2016) J. Phys. Chem. C, 120: 18348−18354. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b06853

  47. Unusually Slow Electron Cooling to Charge Transfer State in Gradient CdTeSe Alloy Nanocrystals Mediated Through Mn Atom: Tushar Debnath, Sourav Maiti, (2016) J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7: 1359−1367. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b00348

  48. Plasmon Induced Enhancement of Charge Separation in Epitaxial Metal- Semiconductor Nanohybrid Material Anchored with an Organic Molecule: J. Dana, T. Debnath, P.Maity, (2015) J. Phys. Chem. C, 119: 22181–22189. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b06055

  49. Sub-picosecond Exciton Dynamics and Bi-excitonic Feature in Colloidal CuInS2 Nanocrystals: Role of In-Cu Antisite Defects: Tushar Debnath, Sourav Maiti, Partha Maity, (2015) J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 6: 3458−3465. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01767

  50. 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, (2015) Nanoscale, 7: 2698–2707. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/c4nr05829a

  51. Slow Electron Cooling Dynamics Mediated by Electron-Hole Decoupling in Highly Luminescent CdSxSe1-x Alloy Quantum Dots: Partha Maity, Tushar Debnath, (2015) J. Phys. Chem. C, 119: 10785–10792. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b03603

  52. Hot Hole Extraction from Quantum Dot to Molecular Adsorbate: Pallavi Singhal, (2015) Chem. Eur. J., 21: 4405 – 4412. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201405947

  53. Ultrafast Hole/Electron Transfer Dynamics in CdSe Quantum Dot Sensitized by Pyrogallol red (PGR): A Super-Sensitization System: Pallavi Singhal, (2014) J. Phys. Chem. C, 118: 16358–16365. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jp408727a

  54. 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, (2014) J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 5: 2836−2842.. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jz5012719

  55. Tuning Interfacial Charge Separation by Molecular Twist: A New Insight into Coumarin Sensitized TiO2 Film: S. Verma, (2014) J. Phys. Chem. C, 118: 10661–10669. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jp5023696

  56. Ultrafast Hole and Electron Transfer Dynamics in CdS/Di-bromofluorescein (DBF) Super-Sensitized Quantum Dot Solar Cell Materials: Partha Maity,Tushar Debnath, (2013) J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4: 4020−4025.. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jz402315p

  57. Ultrafast charge transfer dynamics in photoexcited CdTe quantum dot decorated on graphene: Sreejith Kaniyankandy, Sachin Rawalekar, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2012) J. Phys. Chem. C, 116: 16271-16275. DOI: 10.1021/jp303712y

  58. Exciton Energy and Charge Transfer in Porphyrin Aggregate/Semiconductor (TiO2) composites: S. Verma, (2012) J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (Perspective), 3: 1877−1884. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jz300639q

  59. Sequential Energy and Electron Transfer in Polynuclear Metal Complex Sensitized TiO2 Nanoparticle: S. Verma,P. Kar, T. Banerjee, A. Das, (2012) J. Phys. Chem. Lett, 3: 1543−1548. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jz3005305

  60. Synthesis and Optical Properties of Type I CdSe/ZnSe Core–Shell Quantum Dot: Sachin Rawalekar, M Raj, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2012) Science of Advanced Materials, 4: 637-642. DOI: 10.1166/sam.2012.1331

  61. Does Bridging Geometry Influence Interfacial Electron Transfer Dynamics? Case of the Enediol-TiO2 System: Sreejith Kaniyankandy, Sachin Rawalekar, Anik Sen, Bishwajit Ganguly, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2012) J. Phys. Chem. C, 116: 98-103. DOI: 10.1021/jp207054f

  62. Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics in Graphene Oxide: Evidence of Electron Trapping, S. Kaniyankandy: S. N. Achary,S. Rawalekar, (2011) J. Phys. Chem. C, 115: 19110-19116. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jp206923q

  63. Employing a Photosynthetic Antenna Complex to Interfacial Electron Transfer on ZnO Quantum Dot: J. K. Sainis,Alka Gupta,Sandeep Verma, (2011) J. Phys. Chem. Letter, 2: 858–862.. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jz2002474

  64. Ultrafast hole transfer in CdSe/ZnTe type II core− shell nanostructure: Sreejith Kaniyankandy, S. Rawalekar, Sandeep Verma, and Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2011) The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115: 1428-1435. DOI: 10.1021/jp107531h

  65. 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,E.ali, (2010) J. Phys. Chem. C, 114: 1460–1466. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/jp909118c

  66. Ultrafast exciton dynamics of J-and H-aggregates of the porphyrin-catechol in aqueous solution: Sandeep Verma, Amrita Ghosh, Amitava Das,Hirendra Nath Ghosh, (2010) J. Phys. Chem. B, 114: 8327-8334. DOI: 10.1021/jp101643c

  67. Sensitization of TiO2 nanoparticles in micro-emulsion by photo-excited dye molecules: A femtosecond transient absorption study: Madhab C Rath, Dipak K Palit, Tulsi Mukherjee, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2009) Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 204: 209-216. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2009.03.024

  68. Efficient luminescence and photocatalytic behaviour in ultrafine TiO 2 particles synthesized by arrested precipitation: Sreejith Kaniyankandy, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2009) J. Mater. Chem, 19: 3523-3528. DOI: 10.1039/B904589A

  69. Evidence of Multiple Electron Injection and Slow Back Electron Transfer in Alizarin-Sensitized Ultrasmall TiO2 Particles: Sreejith Kaniyankandy, Sandeep Verma, Jahur A Mondal, Dipak K Palit, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2009) J. Phys. Chem. C, 113: 3593-3599. DOI: 10.1021/jp809759h

  70. Interfacial Electron Transfer Dynamics in Quinizarin Sensitized ZnS Nanoparticles: Monitoring Charge Transfer Emission: Sachin Rawalekar, Sandeep Verma, Sreejith Kaniyankandy, and Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2009) Langmuir, 25: 3168-3172. DOI: 10.1021/la803503c

  71. Determination of back electron transfer rate from the surface states of quinizarin-sensitized ZrO2 nanoparticles by monitoring charge transfer emission: G Ramakrishna, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2004) Langmuir, 20: 7342-7345. DOI: 10.1021/la0493823

  72. Dynamics of interfacial electron transfer from photoexcited quinizarin (Qz) into the conduction band of TiO2 and surface states of ZrO2 nanoparticles: G Ramakrishna, Ajay K Singh, Dipak K Palit, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2004) J. Phys. Chem. B, 108: 4775-4783. DOI: 10.1021/jp036623r

  73. Effect of Surface Modification on Back Electron Transfer Dynamics of Dibromo Fluorescein Sensitized TiO2 Nanoparticles: Guda Ramakrishna, Amit Das, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2004) Langmuir, 20: 1430-1435. DOI: 10.1021/la035190g

  74. Slow back electron transfer in surface-modified TiO2 nanoparticles sensitized by alizarin: G Ramakrishna, Ajay K Singh, Dipak K Palit, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2004) J. Phys. Chem. B, 108: 1701-1707. DOI: 10.1021/jp036701a

  75. Effect of particle size on the reactivity of quantum size ZnO nanoparticles and charge-transfer dynamics with adsorbed catechols: G Ramakrishna, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2003) Langmuir, 19: 3006-3012. DOI: 10.1021/la020828u

  76. Optical and photochemical properties of sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (DBS)-capped TiO2 nanoparticles dispersed in nonaqueous solvents: G Ramakrishna, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2003) Langmuir, 19: 505-508. DOI: 10.1021/la026252q

  77. Efficient electron injection from twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) state of 7-diethyl amino coumarin 3-carboxylic acid (D-1421) dye to TiO2 nanoparticle: G Ramakrishna, Hirendra N Ghosh, (2002) J. Phys. Chem. A, 106: 2545-2553. DOI: 10.1021/jp013803x

  78. Ultrafast electron transfer dynamics from molecular adsorbates to semiconductor nanocrystalline thin films: John B Asbury, Encai Hao, Yongqiang Wang, Hirendra N Ghosh, Tianquan Lian, (2001) 105: 4545-4557. DOI: 10.1021/jp003485m

  79. Charge Transfer Emission in Coumarin 343 Sensitized TiO2 Nanoparticle: A Direct Measurement of Back Electron Transfer: Hirendra N. Ghosh, (1999) J. Phys. Chem. B, 103: 10382–10387. DOI: 10.1021/jp9918611

  80. Femtosecond IR Study of Excited-State Relaxation and Electron-Injection Dynamics of Ru(dcbpy)2(NCS)2 in Solution and on Nanocrystalline TiO2 and Al2O3 Thin Films: John B Asbury, Randy J Ellingson, Hirendra N Ghosh, Suzanne Ferrere, Arthur J Nozik, Tianquan Lian, (1999) The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 103: 3110-3119. DOI: 10.1021/jp983915x

  81. Dynamics of Electron Injection in Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide Films Sensitized with [Ru(4,4‘-dicarboxy-2,2‘-bipyridine)2(NCS)2] by Infrared Transient Absorption: Randy J Ellingson, John B Asbury, Sue Ferrere, Hirendra N Ghosh, Julian R Sprague, Tianquan Lian, Arthur J Nozik, (1998) The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 102: 6455-6458. DOI: 10.1021/jp982310y


  • (Nomination) JC BOSE National Fellowship 5 years, SERB
    Funding Amount: ~ 95 Lacs
    PI: Prof. H. N. Ghosh
  • Ultrafast Charge Carrier Dynamics of Solar Energy Conversion Materials 3 years, SERB
    Funding Amount: ~ 43 Lacs
    PI: Prof. H. N. Ghosh

  • 1996


    University of Bombay, Mumbai, India

  • 1989


    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

  • Professor (Scientist-G):Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali, India (January 2017 to Present till date )

  • 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 )

Awards & Honours

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

  • Recipient of A.K. Bose Memorial Award 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 from The Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association.

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

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

  • Recipient of CRSI Bronze Medal  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

  • 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

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

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

  • Recipient of “J C Bose National Fellowship” in the year 2019 from Science and Engineering Research Board, DST, New Delhi.

Professional Recognitions