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Principal Scientist 
Materials Chemistry Department 
CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology;

Phone +91-6742379410 (off); +91-6742379174 (Lab)


The research programs centered on both fundamental and application aspects has always been a passion and aspiration for us.  We have been undertaking research on interdisciplinary field of research in materials science that would have a strong direct impact to the scientific society as well as the common man. Our research motivation includes the comprehensive experiments on the synthesis of precise nanostructures materials and investigation of their properties coupled with  theoretical simulations. The first-principles calculations support the interpretation of the experimental observations. our major research contributions pertain to the area of nanomaterials and its frontiers that includes  Synthesis of metal/ metal oxides/sulphides/phosphides materials, carbon based materials (graphene, carbon quantum dots); Study on electrochemical sensing/biosensing; Electrochemical energy conversion and storage  applications; Photo-electrochemistry; Electrochemical splitting of water to clean energy; Electrochemical Conversion of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to valuable product; Supercapacitors/Metal air batteries; Electrochemical Coatings on metal substrates.

MoS2 QDs for OER Application

Representative Publications  

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  • B. Mohanty, Y, Wei, M. Ghorbani-Asl, P. Rajput A. V. Krasheninnikov, Bikash Kumar Jena* “Revealing the defect-dominated oxygen evolution activity of hematene” J. Mater. Chem. A 2020, 8, 6709-6716 IF: 11.303

  • S. Mondal, B Mohanty, M. Nurhuda, S. Dalapati, M. Addicoat, Bikash Kumar Jena,* Asim Bhaumik* “Thiadiazole Based Covalent Organic Framework: Metal-free Electrocatalyst towards Oxygen Evolution Reaction” ACS Catalysis 2020, 10, 5623–5630. IF: 12.35

  • B. Mohanty, M. Ghorbani-Asl, S. Kretschmer, A. Ghosh, P. Guha, S. K. Panda, B. Jena, A. V. Krasheninnikov, Bikash Kumar Jena* “MoS2 Quantum Dots as an Efficient Catalyst Material for Oxygen Evolution Reaction” ACS Catalysis 2018, 8, 1683−1689.  IF: 12.35

  • A. Dutta, S. Mutyala, A. K. Samantara, S. Bera, Bikash Kumar Jena* and Narayan Pradhan* Synergistic Effect of Inactive Iron Oxide Core on Active Nickel Phosphide Shell for Unprecedented Enhancement in the OER Activity ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3, 141−148. IF: 19.003

  • A. Dutta, A. K. Samantara, S. K. Dutta, Bikash Kumar Jena,* and N. Pradhan* “Surface-Oxidized Dicobalt Phosphide Nanoneedles as a Nonprecious, Durable, and Efficient OER Catalyst” ACS Energy Letters. 2016, 1, 169–174. IF: 19.003

  • A. K. Samantara, S. C. Sahu, A. Ghosh and Bikash Kumar Jena* “Sandwiched graphene with nitrogen, sulphur co-doped CQDs: an efficient metal-free material for energy storage and conversion applications” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 16961–16970. IF: 11.303

  • A. K. Samantara, S. C. Sahu, B. Bag, B. Jena and Bikash Kumar Jena* “Photoelectrocatalytic Oxidation of NADH by Visible Light Driven Plasmonic Nanocomposites” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 12677-12680. IF: IF: 11.303

  • Bikash Kumar Jena and C. Retna Raj* “Seedless, Surfactantless Room Temperature Synthesis of Single Crystalline Fluorescent Gold Nanoflowers with Pronounced SERS and Electrocatalytic Activity Chemistry of Materials, 2008, 20, 3546-3548. IF: 9.567

  • Bikash Kumar Jena and C. Retna Raj* “Optical Sensing of Biomedically Important Polyionic Drugs Using Nano-sized Gold Particles,” Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2008, 23, 1285-1290. IF: 10.257

  • S, K. Das, S. C. Sahu, A. Ghosh, S. Basu, B. Chakraborty, and Bikash Kumar Jena* “The experimental and theoretical insights towards the CO induced Pd-Graphene and their multifunctional energy conversion applications” Carbon 2019, 149, 307-317.  IF: 8.821

  • S. K. Das, S. Kamila, B. Satpati,M. Kandasamy, B. Chakraborty, S. Basu and Bikash Kumar Jena*“Hollow Mn3O4 Nanospheres on Graphene Matrix for Oxygen Reduction Reaction and Supercapacitance Applications: Experimental and Theoretical Insight” Journal of Power Sources 2020, 471, 228465. IF: 8.247

  • Subash Chandra Sahu, Aneeya K. Samantara, Ajit Dash, R. R. Juluri, R. K. Sahu, B. K. Mishra, and Bikash Kumar Jena,* “Graphene induced Pd nanodendrites: A highly performance hybrid nanoelectrocatalyst” Nano Research, 2013, 6, 635-643. IF: 8.183

  • A. Dutta, A. K. Samantara, S. D. Adhikari, Bikash Kumar Jena,* and N. Pradhan* “Au Nanowires Striped Cu3P Platelet Photoelectrocatalysts” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7, 1077–1082. IF: 6.71

  • Bikash Kumar Jena S. J. Percival, B. Zhang* “Au Disk Nanoelectrode by Electrochemical Deposition in a Nanopore.” Analytical Chemistry 2010, 82, 6737-6743. IF: 6.785

  • Bikash Kumar Jena,* Subash Chandra Sahu, Biswarup Satpati, Ranjan K. Sahu, Debadhyan Behera and Swagatika Mohanty, “A facile approach for morphosynthesis of Pd nanoelectrocatalysts” Chemical communications, 2011, 47, 3796-3798. IF: 5.996

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