Ongoing Research


Research One!

Our group at IIT Gandhinagar is devoted to develop catalysts for sustainable solution in terms of mitigating carbon-di-oxide and valorization of biomass. We mainly use electrochemistry and photo- electrochemistry to carry out the transformations and understand the underlying mechanism. Several spectroscopic tools are also used to elucidate the mechanism; identify and characterize the catalyst and the transformed products. Currently, our research goals are following:
(i) Photoelectrochemical biomass oxidation
(ii) CO2 reduction beyond C1 products
(iii) Electrochemical N-N bond formation
(iv) Development of anodic catalysts for acidic water electrolysis
(v) Role of electron proton transfer mediators in catalysis

Selected publications:
1. “Unraveling the Mechanisms of Electrocatalytic Oxygenation and Dehydrogenation of Organic Molecules to Value-Added Chemicals Over a Ni–Fe Oxide Catalyst”. Biswajit Mondal, Neeta Karjule, Chanderpratap Singh, Ran Shimoni, Michael Volokh, Idan Hod and Menny Shalom* .Advanced Energy Materials 11 (2021): 2101858.

2. “Elucidation of Factors That Govern the 2e- /2H+ vs. 4e- /4H+ Selectivity of Water Oxidation by a Cobalt Corrole”. Biswajit Mondal, Samir Chattopadhyay, Subal Dey, Atif Mahammed, Kaustuv Mittra, Atanu Rana, Zeev Gross, and Abhishek Dey*. Journal of the American Chemical Society 142 (2020): 21040 – 21049.

3. “Intermediates Involved in the 2e–/2H+ Reduction of CO2 to CO by Iron(0) Porphyrin”. Biswajit Mondal, Atanu Rana, Pritha Sen and Abhishek Dey*. Journal of the American Chemical Society 137 (2015): 11214−11217.