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

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय कांच और सिरेमिक अनुसंधान संस्थान
(वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद की एक इकाई)
  ::  Profile of Dr. Arnab Mukherjee  ::  
Arnab Mukherjee, Ph. D.
Nano-structured Materials Division
Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
Kolkata 700032

Phone: (033) 2473 3476/77/96 (Ex. 3418)
FAX: +91-33-2473 0957
E-mail: arnabm@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Chemistry), University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India
M.S. (Chemical Sciences), IISc., Bangalore, India
Ph.D. (Chemistry) Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Mukherjee joined CGCRI on April 16, 2012 as Scientist (Scientist C)

Research Interest
Chemistry of nanomaterials with special references to carbon nanomaterials like single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), graphene and organic photovoltaics, their synthesis, chemical functionalization and fabrication followed by characterization.

Professional Career
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist from October 2009 to July 2010 (Cornell University, USA)
  • Senior Chemist from September 2010 to March 2012 (Nalco, Pune)
  • Scientist CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata April 2012 - continuing

  • Awarded “SERB – DST Start-Up Research Grant” for Young Scientist (2015)
  • “Best Project Award (Joint Winner)” of CSIR-CGCRI (2013)
  • "ABCD (Above and beyond call of duty)" award, Nalco Ltd. (2011)
  • "Richard Turner Memorial award" Dept. of Chemistry, Rice University (2009)
  • Energy Service Group (ESG) paid summer Internship at Halliburton Inc. (2008)
  • Gordon Conference Chair Travel Award, Nanostructure Fabrication (2008)
  • Graduate Student Travel Award from Office of Dean, Rice University (2007)
  • CBEN Travel Award, Rice University (2007)
  • Robert A. Welch pre-doctoral fellowship, Dept. of Chemistry, Rice University (2004)
  • Integrated PhD fellowship, Chemical Science division, IISc, Bangalore, India (2001)

Selected Publications
Publications Summary: in SCI Journals = 18;
Selected Recent Publications:
  1. “Carboxylic acid terminated, solution exfoliated graphite by organic acylation and its application in drug delivery” Koushik Bhowmik, Amrita Chakravarty, U. Manju, Goutam De and A. Mukherjee Journal of Chemical Sciences, 128 (9), 1345–1354, 2016. * (Front Cover Page, September, 2016)
  2. “MnO2 nanowires anchored on amine functionalized graphite nanosheets: highly active and reusable catalyst for organic oxidation reactions” Amrita Chakravarty, Debasish Sengupta, Basudeb Basu, A. Mukherjee, Goutam De RSC Advances, 5(112), 92585-92595, 2015.
  3. “Cu2O Nanoparticles Anchored on Amine-Functionalized Graphite Nanosheet: A Potential Reusable Catalyst” Amrita Chakravarty, Koushik Bhowmik, A. Mukherjee and Goutam De Langmuir, 31 (18), 5210–5219, 2015.
  4. “Synthesis of amine functionalized graphite nanosheets and their water-soluble derivative for drug loading and controlled release” Amrita Chakravarty, Koushik Bhowmik, Goutam De and A. Mukherjee New Journal of Chemistry, 39, 2451-2458, 2015. *(Inside Front Cover Page, April, 2015)
  5. “Ni nanoparticle loaded reduced graphene oxide: A potential catalyst for Cr(VI) reduction” K. Bhowmik, M. K. Mishra, A. Mukherjee, G. De Langmuir, 30 (11), 3209-3216, 2014.
  6. "Oriented 2D Covalent Organic Framework Thin Films on Single Layer Graphene" J. W. Colson, A. Woll, A. Mukherjee, M. P. Levendorf, E. L. Spitler, V. B. Shields, M. G. Spencer, J. Park, W. R. Dichtel. Science, 332, 228, 2011. Highlighted Article in Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 261, 2011.
  7. "Water-Soluble Graphite Nanoplatelets Formed by Oleum Exfoliation of Graphite" A. Mukherjee, J. Kang, O. Kuznetsov, Y. Sun, R. Thaner, A. Bratt, J. R. Lomeda, K. Kelly, W. E. Billups Chemistry of Materials, 23, 9, 2011.
  8. "Direct Synthesis of Lithium-Intercalated Graphene for Electrochemical Energy Storage Application" A. Kumar, A. L. M. Reddy, A. Mukherjee, M. Dubey, X. Zhan, N. Singh, L. Ci, W. E. Billups, J. Nagurny, G. Mital, P. M. Ajayan ACS Nano, 5 (6), 4345, 2011.

Patents filed / Granted

Summary: United States: 2 numbers
  • W.R. Dichtel, J.Park, A. Mukherjee, M.P. Levendorf, A.R. Woll, E.L. Spitler, J.W. Colson “Covalent Organic Framework Films, and Methods of Making and Uses of Same” U.S. Patent Application No. 13/821,136, US National Stage of PCT Application No. PCT/US2011/051350. 2013.
  • G.P. Funkhouser, R. Saini, A. Mukherjee "High-Temperature Frac Fluid with Improved Stability" Halliburton, U.S. patent "US 20110067875 A1 20110324", U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ., 8 pp. 2011.

Landmark Research Contribution
  • Developed the first solution based technique to grow covalent organic framework thin films on various substrate surfaces. Proof of principle work demonstrating thin film growth of organic materials on various substrates in a very easy and cheap way. Development of graphite nanosheets based drug delivery system.

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