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Dr. S.K. Srivastava
Inorganic Materials and Nanocomposite Laboratory
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302, India
E-mails: sunit@chem.iitkgp.ernet.in sunil111954@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 0091-3222-283334 (Office)/283335(Res); FAX: 0091-3222-255303

Date of Birth: 11.11. 1954

Family :  Poonam (wife), Mili (daughter) and Indrajit (son)


  • B. Sc.(1974), Lucknow University, Lucknow
  • M.Sc. (1976), Lucknow University, Lucknow
  • D.I.I.T (1979), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Ph.D (1985), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Professional Affiliations

  • Professor (2007 -Till date), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Associate Professor (2002–07), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Assistant Professor (1994–02), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Lecturer (1990-94), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Senior Research Assistant (1985-90), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Awards and Recognitions

  • DAAD Fellow

  • The paper entitled “Hydrothermal growth of CuS wires from Cu-dithiooxamide, a novel single source precursor”, Crystal Growth and Design, 6, 1921-1926, 2006 has been considered as one of the most accessed article.
  • Editor, Journal of Nano Energy and Power Research, American Scientific Publishers, USA.
  • Associate Editor, Nanoscience and Nanotechnoilogy Letter, American Scientific Publishers,USA.

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnoilogy, American Scientific Publishers,USA. 
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Recent Patents on Nanotechnology, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. USA.

  • Member of Senate, N I T Hamirpur.


  • Life member of  ‘Materials research Society of India’

  • Life member of  ‘Society of Polymer   Science, India’

Activities at the Institute Level

  • Professor In charge, Training and Placement, IIT Kharagpur,15.09.09 - 02.04.12.

  • Warden, R.P. Hall of Residence,  2011-Onwards

  • Warden, R.P. Hall of Residence, 2006- 2009

  • Warden, Patel Hall of Residence, 2002-05

  • Treasurer, T.S.G, 2002-05

  • Assistant Warden, R.P. Hall of Residence, 1997-2000

  • Assistant Warden, Azad Hall of Residence, 1992-95

  • Treasurer, T.A.A, 1992-1995

Research Interests

Research work deals mainly in synthesis and properties of polycrystalline and nanocrystalline one dimensional semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenides.

The another research work includes the preparation and characterization of clay, MoS2, layered double hydroxides, CNT, graphite oxide, graphene filled. elastomers and plastics polymer nanocomposites.

Thesis Supervised   

Ph.D          08           
M.Tech.     01               
M.Sc         24

Research Papers Published :105


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