Biswajit Mondal, PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Academic Block-6 /337,
IIT Gandhinagar
Palaj, 382355, India

Email: mondal.biswajit@iitgn.ac.in

Alternative Email: bjmiitkgp@gmail.com

Mob: +91-9831844761


I grew up in Kharagpur before venturing to attend Scottish Church College, Kolkata for my B.Sc. I discovered a passion for chemistry research in the lab of Tarun K. Sarkar, developing methodologies for oxo-alkyne benzannulation reaction at IIT Kharagpur during my M.Sc. I completed my Ph.D. at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur under the mentorship of Professor Abhishek Dey studying the electrocatalysis for water splitting and carbon-di-oxide reduction with molecular catalysts. I attended 1st Cyclic Voltammetry International School at University of Paris, Diderot as a part of enhancing my research skills in modern electrocatalysis with Professor Jean-Michel Save’ant. I next pursued post-doctoral research with Professor Shannon Stahl at the University of Wisconsin- Madison where I mostly work on thermodynamic control in oxygen reduction reaction with molecular catalysts. Contrasting my work on electrocatalytic activation of small molecules with molecular catalysts, in my second post-doctoral research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev with Professor Menny Shalom, I focused on electrocatalysis for organic molecule oxidation with heterogeneous catalysts. I joined IIT Gandhinagar in September (13th), 2021 and my research is mostly focused on (photo)-electrocatalysis for energy and biomass conversion.

Outside of the lab, I can be found conducting experiments in the kitchen, exploring the great outdoors, and enjoying time with family and friends.

Work Experience!

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

Sep 2021 to Present


CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun

Apr 2021 to Jul 2021

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

2020 to Feb 2021

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Wisconsin,Madison

2017 to 2019

Educational Details!

Ph.D in Chemistry

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Jadavpur University

Passout Year: 2017

M. Sc in Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Passout Year: 2011
B.Sc in Chemistry

Scottish Church College

University of Calcutta

Passout Year: 2009








Expertise and Specialisations!

  • Electrocatalysis.
  • Photo-electrocatalysis.
  • Hydrogen.
  • Biomass Oxidation.
  • Carbon-di-oxide Reduction.
  • Spectroscopy.
  • Reaction Mechanism.
  • Material Synthesis