CdS–CNT–CoPi Heterostructures for Simultaneous Exciton Separation: Ultrafast and

Photoelectrochemical Studies, P Dagar, N Ghorai, K Ojha, HN Ghosh and A. K. Ganguli

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2021, 125, 8684-8695


Effect of Au nanoparticle loading on photo-electrochemical response of Au-P25-TiO2

catalysts , A. Das, P. Dagar, S. Kumar and  A. K. Ganguli, J. Solid State Chem., 2020,

281, 121051.  


Hydrotrope-Driven Self-Assembly in CTAB/n-Hexanol/Water/Heptane Reverse Micellar

System, V. Sethi, D. Sen and A. K Ganguli, Langmuir, 2019, 35, 6683.




Ashok K Ganguli,


Deputy Director (Strategy & Planning)

Institute Chair Professor

Professor, Department of Chemistry,

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi,

Hauz Khas,

New Delhi-110016, India

Tel: +91-11-26591511 (Office)

+91-11-26596452/ 26596501 (Lab)

Fax: +91-11-26591511/ 26854715



Founding Director (2013-18), Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Habitat Centre, Sector-64, Phase- X, Mohali, Punjab , India .




Professor Ganguli is currently Institute Chair Professor of chemistry (HAG) and Deputy Director (Strategy & Planning) at IIT Delhi. He is also the founding Director of Institute of Nano Science and Technology in Mohali (Jan 2013- Jan 2018). Prof. Ganguli obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit (SSCU) of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1990 in the area of Thallium based high temperature superconductors for which he got the Sudborough Medal of Indian Institute of Science. He has been a visiting scientist at Dupont Company, USA (1990-91) and a postdoctoral associate and visiting scientist at Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, USA (1991-93 and 2004-05).


His areas of interest are in the design of nanostructured materials for applications in water purification, solar energy conversion and microfluidic devices and also high temperature superconductivity. He has published over 320 papers and has filed five patents. He has  successfully completed several research projects, including some with industries. He is a recipient of the National Award of Nano Science and Nanotechnology given by DST, Government of India, the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Silver medal, Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal, the C.N.R. Rao-CRSI National award, Chemical Excellence Award by Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists and the Bangalore India Nano award given by Karnataka Govt. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Indian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, India and the Asia–Pacific Association of Materials. He is currently an Associate Editor of Bulletin of Material Science and Member, Editorial Board, J. Ind. chem. Soc., ACS Mater Letts and Chem Phys. Letts. 


Dr. Ganguli is also a very keen speaker for science education in schools and colleges and initiated an Outreach program at INST, Mohali for rural school students in remote parts of India in which he has visited more than 300 schools and in the last three and half years he created several programs especially for ST-students and involved large number of students from J&K to Kerala and from Manipur to Rajasthan. Apart from the above he is a key speaker in Inspire series of lectures (DST) and is also helping promote research awareness in colleges through science academies workshops.





. : Personal Activities


Congratulations to Mr. Soumen Ash for obtaining his Ph.D. Degree


Dr Anirban Das (Assoc Prof at Amity Univ). has joined as Teacher Associate for Research Excellence (TARE) funded by DST , Govt of India for part -time research. (Feb 2021)


Dr Sandeep Kumar has joined as BRICS Research Associate , Funded by BRICS countries through DST ( Dec 2020)


Soumen Ash successfully presented his Synopsis on Superconducting layered dichalcogenides.(March 2021)


Mr. Manoj Kumar successfully completed his comprehensive in the IITD-Univ. of Queensland joint PhD. ( March 2021)


Ms. Akshita Sharma successfully completed her comprehensive towards PhD.(March 2021)



Dr Arti Sahu ( PhD IIT Kanpur) has joined in a DST Energy conversion and storage project. ( March 2021).


Prof Ganguli has received Sastra - CNR Rao Award for chemistry & Materials Science for 2021


Prof Ganguli has recieved Prof J N Mukherjee Lecture Award 2019

(By Indian Chemical Society)


Dr. Vaishali Sethi joined as Post doctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University, Israel