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Indrajit K Ghosh

Senior Scientist


Research Interest

  • Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to fuel and chemicals
  • Development of semiconductor-metal hybrid materials for photocatalysis
  • Utilization of carbon dioxide for fuel and value added chemicals
  • Development of multi-functional additives for fuel and lubes
  • Green synthetic methodologies for organic reactions
  • Value addition of C4/C5 refinery streams
  • Utilization of waste to produce chemicals and materials

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • NJC-Associate Editor-2018
  • Awarded CRSI-Bronze medal-2017
  • Awarded INSA Professor DS Kothari Chair award 2017-18
  • Selected for INSA-Deputation of Indian scientists abroad under bilateral exchange programme 2017-18
  • founder member of Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS)
  • Awarded SERB-Women Excellence Award by DST-2013
  • Awarded CSI- Young Scientist Award-2010
  • Awarded INSA-Young Scientist Medal-2005
  • Awarded NASI-Platinum Jubilee Young Scientist Awrad-2007
  • Awarded Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) research fellowship – 2007
  • Awarded Hindustan Platinum Award from Catalysis Society of India-2007.
  • Selected and participated in the 18th Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students In Chemistry-2006 held at Lindau, Germany and visited various research Institution of Germany during 1-7th July 2006.
  • University Topper and Gold Medalist in M. Sc


  • Process for direct hydroxylation of aromatic hydrocarbons
    S L Jain, J K Joseph, S Singhal, B Sain, R Sivakumaran and B Kumar
    US 7781622
  • Process for microwave assisted synthesis of N-methyl pyrrolidone
    P K Khatri, S L Jain, A K Chatterjee and B Sain
    US9090560 B2 (2015)
  • Process for the production of tertiary butyl phenols
    P K Khatri, S L Jain and I K Ghosh 
    US 9,434,668 B1 (2016)
  • Composition for the calorimetric detection of water in hydrocarbon fuels and a process
    for the preparation there of
    P K Khatri, S L Jain, I K Ghosh, U Kumar, A K Chatterjee and M O Garg
    US 9,638,680 B2 (2017)
  • An improved process for the production of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)
    I K Ghosh, S L Jain, P Khatri, S S Ray and M O Garg
    Indian Patent Appl No 2353DEL2015

Selected Publications

  • First photocatalytic synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and epoxides using CoPc/TiO2 hybrid under mild conditions
    P K Prajapati, A Kumar and S L Jain
    ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 7799–7809
  • A ternary rGO/InVO4/Fe2O3 Z-scheme heterostructured photocatalyst for CO2 reduction under visible light irradiation
    A Kumar, P K Prajapati, U Pal, and S L Jain
    ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 8201–8211
  • Metal-organic hybrid: Photoreduction of CO2 using graphitic carbon nitride supported heteroleptic iridium complex under visible light irradiation
    A Kumar, P Kumar, R Borkar, A Bansiwal, N Labhsetwar, and S L Jain
    Carbon 2017, 123, 371-379.
  • Core–shell structured reduced graphene oxide wrapped magnetically separable rGO@CuZnO@Fe3O4 microspheres as superior photocatalyst for CO2 reduction under visible light.
    P Kumar, C Joshi, A Barras, B Sieber, A Addad, L Boussekey, S Szunerits, R Boukherroub and S L Jain
    App. Catal. B 2017, 205, 654–665
  • High performance multifunctional fuel additives derived from renewable fatty acids and phosphazene
    P K Khatri, M Aila, A Kukrety, R C Saxena, R K Singh and S L Jain
    J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 2017, 94, 1111–1119
  • Visible light assisted hydrogen generation from complete decomposition of hydrous hydrazine using rhodium modified TiO2 photocatalyst
    P Kumar, A Kumar, C Queffélec, D Gudat, Q Wang, S L Jain and R Boukherroub
    Photochem. Photobio. Sci. 2017, 16, 1036-1042
  • Efficient solar photo-electrochemical hydrogen generation using nanocrystalline CeFeO3 synthesized by a modified microwave assisted method
    N R Manwar, R G Borkar, R Khobragade, A K Bansiwal, S S Rayalu, S L Jain and N K Labhsetwar
    Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2017, 42 (16) 10931–10942
  • Nanoporous carbon nitride grafted cobalt complex (Co@npg-C3N4) via click reaction for visible light assisted esterification of aldehydes
    A Kumar, P Kumar and S L Jain
    Chem. Select 2017, 2, 3437–3443
  • Phosphazene based novel organo-inorganic hybrid salt: synthesis, characterization and performance evaluation additive in polyol
    R K Singh, A Kukrety, R C Saxena, A Chouhan, S L Jain and S S Ray
    RSC Adv. 2017, 7, 13390-13397
  • Nickel oxide nanoparticles grafted on reduced graphene oxide (rGO/NiO) as efficient photocatalyst for reduction of nitroaromatics under visible light irradiation
    A Al-Nafiey, A Kumar, M Kumar, A Addad, B Sieber, S Szunerits, R Boukherroub and S L Jain
    J. Photochem. Photobio. A: Chem. 2017, 336, 198–207.