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Dr. Tapas Kumar Mandal
Tapas Kumar Mandal Assistant Professor tapasfcy[at] 91-1332285864
Areas of Interest
  • Solid State and Materials Chemistry, Photocatalytic, energy storage, magnetic and catalytic materials; Nanomaterials; Hydrogen energy
Professional Background
2011On GoingAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20102011Assistant ProfessorSikkim University
20082010Post Doctoral Research AssociateUniversity of Glasgow
20062008Post Doctoral AssociateRutgers University
20052006Post Doctoral ResearcherUniversity of New Orleans
Honors and Awards
National ScholarshipGovt. of India1991
Washington Chapter Annual ScholarshipN.C.E. Bengal & Jadavpur University1996
Award for BrillianceJadavpur University1997
Educational Details
Ph. D.Solid State ChemistryIndian Institute of Science2005
M. Sc.ChemistryJadavpur University1998
Administrative Background
20132014Warden, KIHIIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Layered and hybrid perovskites for sunlight-driven photocatalytic water splitting and decontaminatioSERB2017
Catalytic oxidation of nitrogeneous aromatic compounds containing wastewaterDST2014
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
International Conference in Structural and Inorganic Chemistry-II (ICSIC-II)IISER PuneSERB18/03/2019
International Symposium on Solid State ChemistryJNCASR, BangaloreIIT Roorkee01/12/2016
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XVIJadavpur UniversityIIT Roorkee3/12/2015
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XVIIT RoorkeeIIT Roorkee13/12/2013
National Magnetic Resonance Society Symposium-13IIT BombayIIT Roorkee3/2/2013
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XIVUniversity of HyderabadIIT-Roorkee10/12/2011
Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association membership meetingUniversity of St. AndrewsSHFCA17-02-2010
ISIS Crystallography User Group MeetingAbingdon, UKUniversity of Glasgow05-11-2009
42nd IUPAC World Chemistry CongressGlasgow, UKUniversity of Glasgow02-08-2009
Universities of Scotland Inorganic ConferenceGlasgow, UKUniversity of Glasgow11-09-2008
22nd Annual Symposium of the Laboratory for Surface ModificationPiscataway, New Jersey, USARutgers University15-02-2008
SSCU Silver Jubilee International Symposium on Solid State and Materials ChemistryIndian Institute of Science, BangaloreIndian Institute of Science04-12-2001
Winter School in Solid State and Materials ChemistryJNCASR, BangaloreIISc & JNCASR29-11-1999
  • National Magnetic Resonance Society (India), Life Member
  • Society for Materials Chemistry(India), Life Member
  • American Chemical Society, USA, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
ThermodynamicsCYN-201Int. M. Sc.Autumn
Materials ChemistryCYN-631M. Sc. FinalAutumn
Advanced Laboratory-IIIPCYN-601M. Sc. FinalAutumn
Structure, Bonding and Properties of SolidsCYN-518M. Sc. Ist YearSpring
Functional Materials: Structure and PropertiesICY-304B. Tech. IIIrd YrSpring
Laboratory-IICYN-510M. Sc. Ist YearSpring
General Chemistry-IICYN-006B. Tech. Ist YrSpring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Synthesis, Characterization and Solid State NMR Studies of 2D and 3D Li-La/Ca TitanatesNishant Gautam
In search of Novel Bi-oxy-halides of Ti,Mn and Fe: Synthesis & CharacterizationAnupam Biswas
Synthesis and characterization of transition metal substituted titanates and niobatesKamini Gupta
Synthesis & Characterization of Mesoporous Silica Supported Mixed Metal Oxides & their Cat. ActivityRita Singh
Structural Evolution in Transition Metal Oxides of Varying CompositionAnowar Hossain
Developing New Semiconductor Photocatalysts for Dye Wastewater TreatmentAmbikeshwar Pandey
Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Nanostructured Mixed Metal OxidesPoonam Chauhan
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Sonia RaniStudy of Titanates, Niobates and Tungstates with Layered Structure
Vandana MeenaTransition Metal Oxides: Soft Chemistry and Magnetic Properties
Lalit KumarNew ABX3 and related compositions: Synthesis and Properties
Vijay AlweraCarbon/Mixed Metal Oxide Composites and their Applications
Jaideep MalikTitanate and Niobate Oxide/Oxyhalides: Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalysis
Shubham KumarLayered and Hybrid Perovskites for Water Splitting and Decontamination
Anil KumarLow-dimensional Transition Metal Oxides and their Properties
Prachi ChauhanLayered Perovskites in Water Decontamination
PreetiPerovskite Oxides for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Development of New Layered Oxide and Oxyhalide Titanates for Solar PhotocatalysisGollapally NareshA2011-2012
Energy Storage Materials: New Transition Metal Oxides, Oxy-fluorides and PhosphatesNishant GautamA2012-2013
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Green Chemistry for Cleaner TechnologyAICTE09/01/2017
Advances in Material Characterization TechniquesQIP03/06/2016
Novel Correlated Electronic MaterialsQIP08/03/2014
Special Lectures Delivered
Layered Perovskites in Solar Photocatalysis: A Structural PerspectiveIISER Pune19/03/2019
New Oxides for Solar Photocatalysis and Energy StorageNIT Kurukshetra20/01/2018
Layered Titanates, Vanadates and Phosphates: Applications in Photocatalysis and Energy StorageTCIS-TIFR, Hyderabad06/05/2017
Synthesis of Advanced Materials and Catalysts: Role of Green ChemistryQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee12/01/2017
Solar Energy Harvesting for Cleaner Energy and Environmental ApplicationsQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee11/01/2017
X-Ray Diffraction for Structural Characterization of MaterialsQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee03/06/2016
Cation Ordering in Highly Correlated Double Perovskite Oxides: An Experimental PerspectiveQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee03/03/2014
Solid-state hydrogen storage: the state of the art and potential solutionsUniversity of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK17/02/2010
Books Authored

1. Transition Metal Oxides: Magnetoresistance and Half-metallicity

Tapas Kumar Mandal and Martha Greenblatt; in Inorganic Materials Series, (eds. D. W. Bruce, D. O’Hare and R. I. Walton), Volume 2: Functional Oxides, John Wiley & Sons, (2010), Page 257-293.

Refereed Journal Papers

Selected Publications:

1. Vandana Meena and Tapas Kumar Mandal, Topotactic Ion Exchange in a Three-Dimensional Close-Packed Trirutile Structure with an Octahedral Network, Inorg. Chem. (Communication), 58, 2921 (2019).

2. Gollapally Naresh, Jaideep Malik, Vandana Meena and Tapas Kumar Mandal, pH-Mediated Collective and Selective Solar Photocatalysis by a series of Layered Aurivillius Perovskites, ACS Omega, 3, 11104 (2018).

3. Ambikeshwar Pandey, Gollapally Naresh and Tapas Kumar Mandal; Sunlight responsive new Sillén-Aurivillius A1X1 hybrid layered oxyhalides with enhanced photocatalytic activity, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 161, 197 (2017).

4. Seema Singh, Vimal Chandra Srivastava, Shang Lien Lo, Tapas Kumar Mandal and Gollapally Naresh; Morphology-controlled green approach for synthesizing the hierarchical self-assembled 3D porous ZnO superstructure with excellent catalytic activity, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 239, 296 (2017).

5. Gollapally Naresh and Tapas Kumar Mandal; Efficient COD Removal Coinciding with Dye Decoloration by Five Layer Aurivillius Perovskites under Sunlight Irradiation, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 3, 2900 (2015).

6. Gollapally Naresh and Tapas Kumar Mandal; Excellent Sun-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Activity by Aurivillius Layered Perovskites, Bi5-xLaxTi3FeO15 (x = 1, 2), ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6, 21000 (2014).

7. Seema Singh, Vimal Chandra Srivastava, Tapas Kumar Mandal and Indra Deo Mall, Synthesis of different crystalloraphic Al2O3 nanomaterials from solid waste for application in dye degradation, RSC Advances, 4, 50801, (2014).

8. H. Reardon, J. Hanlon, R. W. Hughes, A. Godula-Jopek, Tapas K. Mandal and Duncan H. Gregory; Emerging concepts in solid-state hydrogen storage; The role of nanomaterials design, Energy and Environmental Science, 5, 5951 (2012).

9. Tapas Kumar Mandal, Mark Croft, Joke Hadermann, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Peter W. Stephens and Martha Greenblatt; La2MnVO6 Double Perovskite: A Structural, Magnetic and X-Ray Absorption Investigation, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19, 4382 (2009).

10. Tapas Kumar Mandal, Artem M. Abakumov, Maxim V. Lobanov, Mark Croft, Viktor V. Poltavets and Martha Greenblatt; Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Properties of SrLaMnSbO6: A New B-site Ordered Double Perovskite, Chemistry of Materials, 20, 4653 (2008).

11. Tapas Kumar Mandal, Artem M. Abakumov, Joke Hadermann, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Mark Croft and Martha Greenblatt; Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties of Sr1.31Co0.63Mn0.37O3: A Derivative of the Incommensurate Composite Hexagonal Perovskite Structure, Chemistry of Materials, 19, 6158 (2007).

12. Rohini Mani, P. Selvamani, Joby E. Joy, J. Gopalakrishnan and Tapas Kumar Mandal; A Study of Ba3MIIMIVWO9 (MII = Ca, Zn; MIV = Ti, Zr) Perovskite Oxides: Competition between 3C and 6H Perovskite Structures, Inorganic Chemistry, 46, 6661 (2007).