CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
A Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान
वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद की एक इकाई
(An ISO 9001:2015 Certified Institute)
Dr. Sourindra Mahanty
Senior Principal Scientist
Coordinator, AcSIR

Phone: (033) 24733496 (Ex. 3495)
                  (033) 23223495 (Direct)
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: mahanty@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Hons.) (Chemistry), University of Burdwan
M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry), IIT, Kharagpur
Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), IIT, Kharagpur

Dr. Mahanty joined CGCRI on 10th July 2007

Research Interest
  • Alternative energy generation & electrochemical storage
  • Synthesis & characterization of nanomaterials for energy storage applications
  • Lithium sulphur battery
  • Metal organic frameworks (MOF) for electrochemical energy storage

Professional Career
  • Fellow Scientist, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, 2005-2007
  • Pool Officer (CSIR), Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, 2002-2005
  • Research Scientist, Univeristy of South Carolina, USA, 2000-2001
  • Visiting Scientist, Tokushima Univeristy, Japan, 1998-2000
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Univeristy Autonoma, Madrid, Spain, 1994-1997
  • Research Associate (CSIR), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1992-1994

Selected Publications
Summary: In SCI Journals: 64; In Conference Proceedings: 6;
Selected Papers:
  1. “Superior lithium storage properties of Fe2(MoO4)3 with a hetero-dimensional morphology: 1 D nanorods embedded with 0 D nanoparticles”, A. Pramanik, S. Maiti and S. Mahanty, Chemical Engg. J. 307 (2017) 239-248
  2. “Electrospun TiO2-rGO composite nanofibers with ordered mesopores by molecular level assembly: A high performance anode material for lithium-ion batteries”, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Maiti, I. Das, S. Mahanty and G. De, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 3 (2016) 1600761
  3. “Carbon Doped MnCo2S4 Microcubes Grown on Ni foam as High Energy Density Faradaic Electrode”, A. Pramanik, S. Maiti, M. Sreemany and S. Mahanty, Electrochim. Acta 213 (2016) 672-679
  4. “Reversible Lithium Storage in Manganese 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate Metal-Organic Framework with High Capacity and Rate Performance”, S. Maiti, A. Pramanik, U. Manju and S. Mahanty, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7 (2015)16357–16363
  5. “Influence of imidazolium-based ionic liquid electrolytes on the performance of nano-structured MnO2 hollow spheres as electrochemical supercapacitor”, S. Maiti, A. Pramanik and S. Mahanty, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 41617-41626 (Impact Factor: 3.840)
  6. “Metal hydroxides as conversion electrode for lithium-ion battery: A case study with Cu(OH)2 nanoflower array”, A. Pramanik, S. Maiti and S. Mahanty, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2 (2014) 18515-18522
  7. “Extraordinarily high pseudocapacitance of metal organic framework derived nanostructured cerium oxide”, S. Maiti, A. Pramanik and S. Mahanty, Chem. Comm., 50 (2014) 11717-11720
  8. “Interconnected network of MnO2 nanowires with a ‘Cocoon’ like morphology: Redox couple mediated performance enhancement in symmetric aqueous supercapacitor”, S. Maiti, A. Pramanik and S. Mahanty ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6 (2014) 10754–1076
  9. “Generalized synthesis and evaluation of formation mechanism of metal oxide/sulphide@C hollow spheres” A. Saha, P. Bharmoria, A. Mondal, S. C. Ghosh, S. Mahanty and A. B. Panda, J. Mater. Chem. A 3 (2015) 20297 – 20304
  10. “MoS2-MWCNT hybrids as a superior anode in lithium-ion batteries”, K. Bindumadhavan, S. K. Srivastava and S. Mahanty, Chem. Comm., 49 (2013) 1823-1825
  11. “V-shaped Defects in InGaN/GaN Multiquantum Wells”, S. Mahanty, M. Hao, T. Sugahara, R. S. Q. Fareed, Y. Naoi and S. Sakai, Mater. Lett., 41 (1999) 67 (Impact Factor: 2.489) cover page article
  12. “Composition Effects on the Crystal Structure of CuInSe2”, J.M. Merino, J.L. Martín de Vidales, S. Mahanty, R. Díaz, F. Rueda and M. León, J. Appl. Phys., 80 (1996) 5610-5616 (Impact Factor: 2.183)

Patents filed / Granted
Summary: Indian : 2

Notable Research contribution
  • First report on BTC-bridged metal organic framework anodes for lilthium-ion battery
  • Concept of redox additive to electrolytes for improving pseudocapacitance of metal oxides
  • New insight into the defect mechanism of GaN/InGaN multi-quantum well (MQW) structure
  • Ordered chalcopyrites (CuIn2Se3.5, CuIn3Se5 and CuIn5Se8) as solar cell materials

PhD Supervision

Completed: One (2011)
Thesis Title: Development of Novel Metal Oxide Anodes for Lithium-ion Battery

Ongoing: Three
Research Topics: (1) Development of Transition Metal Oxide and Hydroxide based Nanomaterials for Lithium-ion Battery and Supercapacitor Applications
(2) Investigation on Novel Electrode Materials for Application in Rechargeable Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices
(3) Development of high capacity lithium sulphur battery for electrochemical energy storage

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