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)
Arnab Mukherjee, Ph. D.
Nano-structured Materials Division
Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute
Kolkata 700032

Phone: (033) 2473 3476/77/96 (Ex. 3509)
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 from April 2012 - continuing (CGCRI, Kolkata).

  • "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 = 13;
Selected Recent Publications:
  1. "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.
  2. "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.
  3. "Graphite Epoxide" J. Chattopadhyay, A. Mukherjee, C. E. Hamilton, J. Kang, S. Chakraborty, W. H. Guo, K. F. Kelly, A. R. Barron, W. E. Billups J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 5414, 2008. Highlighted Article in Science, 320, 290, 2008.
  4. "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.
  5. "Attachment of Nitrogen and Oxygen Centered Radicals to Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Salts" A. Mukherjee, R. Combs, J. Chattopadhyay, D. W. Abmayr, P. S. Engel, W. E. Billups Chemistry of Materials, 20, 7339, 2008.

Patents filed / Granted

Summary: United States: 2 numbers
  • 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.
  • S. Chakraborty, A. Mukherjee, W. E. Billups "New concepts in Nano coal and Graphite fuels" U.S. patent filed 2007.

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.

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