Prof. Amita (Pathak) Mahanty

Associate Professor




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ami@chem.iitkgp.ac.in
9434038730(office)
B-201, IIT Campus, Kharagpur - 721302, West Bengal


Research Statement


Research in our group is focussed on the synthesis of functionalized nanostructured materials and their nanocomposites through indigenously developed, novel and simple solution phase processing techniques i.e., through the "bottom-up" approach. Nanostructured materials, by virtue of their boundary surface-determined properties, bring about novel properties (e.g., extraordinary mechanical, electric, magnetic etc.) compared to their bulk counterparts. The challenge is to use chemistry to manipulate the particulate dimensions/ morphologies of a material to accomplish the desired nanostructure or to modify / functionalize their surface through appropriate manoeuvring of the chemical composition and the processing parameters. The motivation is to study the structure/property correlations of the nanostructures for exploiting their technological benefits in the field of - catalysis, sensors, pigments, ferroelectric/ magnetic device fabrication, separation technology, biomedical applications etc. The systems of interest include: Magnetic oxides (spinel ferrites, orthoferrites, iron garnets); Structural and other mixed oxide materials (e.g., chromites, aluminates, zirconates); nanocomposites.


Projects



Synthesis of Inorganic Fullerene-type MoS2 and WS2 Nanoparticles and Study of their Lubrication Properties
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Consultant :    Dr Amita (Pathak) Mahanty
Co-Consultant(s) :    ISIRD, IIT Kharagpur

New Polymers and Polymer Composites : Design, Synthesis, and Advanced Applications
Client :   IIT Kharagpur:One-time Seed Grant for Research Infrastructure in an area of Emerging Thrust (SGDRI)
Consultant :    D. Dhara
Co-Consultant(s) :   A. Ayyappan, A.Basak, D. Dhara, A.(Pathak) Mahanty, D. Mal, T Pal, T .Pathak, S. K. Patra, C. R. Ra


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Research Area



1) Synthesis of Functional Nanostructures and their Application
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Group Members


  Dipanjan Samanta
Topic: Novel Nanostructures and their Biological Applications
Email: dipanjan.samanta@gmail.com

  Imran Mondal
Topic: Preparation of Nanostructured Materials and Study of their Various Applications
Email: imran.mondal22@gmail.com

  Madhusudan kr Mahto
Topic: Synthesis and Characterization of Nanosturctured Materials
Email: mkmahto044@gmail.com

  Manisha Shaw
Topic: Preparation of Nanostructured Materials and Study of their Various Applications
Email: nishushaw1994@gmail.com

  Md Abdus Salam Shaik
Topic: Nanomaterial
Email: abdussalamshaik1993@iitkgp.ac.in

  Puvvada Nagaprasad
Topic: Preparation of Nanostructured Materials and Study of their Various Applications
Email: nagaprasadiitkgp@gmail.com

  Rajarshi Basu
Topic: Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Study of their Applications
Email: rajarshi.basu1@gmail.com

  Sangeeta Tantubay
Topic: Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Study of their Application
Email: sang.chem2@gmail.com


Group Alumni


  Himani Kalita
Topic: Nanomaterials
Email: hkalita74@gmail.com

  Pravas Kumar Panigrahi
Topic: Nanoparticle synthesis and its application
Email: pravas.iit@gmail.com

  Soumya Kanti Biswas
Topic: Synthesis and Characterization of Nanosturctured Materials
Email: soumya.subrato@gmail.com

  Suraj Konar
Topic: Nanoparticle synthesis and its application
Email: suraj.konar@gmail.com