Pranjal Saikia (Chemical Science)

Pranjal Saikia      (Click HERE to go to my personal page)

Department of Applied Sciences (GUIST)
Gauhati University
New GUIST Building, Room No 101.
Guwahati 781 014, Assam, India.

Phone : +91-9435319635

Email pranjalsaikia@gauhati.ac.in



  • Zonal Officer, Technology Zone, GUIST Exams.
  • Faculty Co-ordinator, GUIST Girls' Hostel.

Research Areas:
  • Catalysis
  • Nanoscience and technology
  • Environmental Chemistry

Project:

1. "Synthesis of Supported Gold Catalysts for Catalytic Applications" [Sponsored by DST for 3 Years (2012-2015) (SR/FT/CS-69/2011); Project amount Rs. 23,90,966/-; Status: Completed].

PhD Students:

1. Dr. Abu Taleb Miah  (Degree awarded).

2. Ananta Saikia (Registered in 2015)

3. Hemanta Kumar Baruah (Registered in 2015)

4. Chinmoy Kalita (Registered in 2016)

5. Bijoy Tudu (Registered in 2016)

6. Rajashree Bortamuly (Registered in 2017)

 

  • Chemical Science in B Tech 1st and 2nd Sem.
  • Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering in BTech 3rd Sem.
  • Inorganic Chemistry in BS (Chemical Science).
  • Symmetry and Group Theory in BS and MS (Chemical Science).
  • Chemical Methods of Analysis in MS (Chemical Science).
  • Nanoscience and Catalysis in MS (Chemical Science).
  • Research Methodology.
  • Preparation and Characterization of Nanomaterials in MTech (MST).
  • Project Supervision in all Semesters of MS/MTech courses.

  1. B.Sc. (Chemistry, 1st Class), Year: 1999, Awarding Organisation: Dibrugarh University
  2. M.Sc.(Inorganic Chemistry, 1st Class), Year: 2001, Awarding Organisation: Gauhati University
  3. Junior Research Fellow , Year: 2002-2003, Awarding Organisation: TRA, Tocklai, Jorhat
  4. Junior Research Fellow, Year: 2003-2005, Awarding Organisation: NEIST (RRL), Jorhat
  5. NET-JRF in Chemical Science (top 20%), Year: 2004, Awarding Organisation: CSIR
  6. Ph.D., Year: 2005-2009, Awarding Organisation: IICT, Hyderabad
  7. DST-DAAD Exchange Fellow, Year: 2006, Awarding Organisation: Ruhr Universitat, Bochum, Germany
  8. Post Doctoral Fellow, Year: 2009, Awarding Organisation: University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  9. INSA Summer Fellow, Year: 2015, Awarding Organisation: INSA
  10. Project Grant for Young Scientist (Fast Track) , Year: 2012, Awarding Organisation: DST
  11. CCS Member (UG and PG), Year: 2011 onwards, Awarding Organisation: Dept. of Applied Sciences, GUIST
  12. Ph.D. Research Guide, Year: 2012 onwards, Awarding Organisation: Faculty of Technology, GU
  13. Hindustan Platinum Award for best poster presentation, Year: 2008, Awarding Organisation: Catalysis Society of India (National Workshop)
  14. Life member, Year: 2012 onwards, Awarding Organisation: Catalysis Society of India
  15. Life member, Year: 2012 onwards, Awarding Organisation: Association of Chemistry Teachers

For detail publications, please click here

Publications (International/National/Proceeding):

Book/ Book Chapter

33. P. Saikia, S. K. Bharadwaj and A. T. Miah: In Emerging Research on Bioinspired Materials Engineering, IGI Global USA, 2016, Chapter 7, pp. 199 – 221 (DOI: 10.40184/978-1-666-9811-6.ch007).

32. P. Saikia and B.M. Reddy: Ceria-based Nanocatalysts: Design and Development for Catalytic Applications, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, 2011 (ISBN 978-3-8443-2899-8).

31. B.M. Reddy, P. Bharali and P. Saikia: In New Nanotechniques, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2009, Chapter 6, pp. 243 – 276 (ISBN 978-1-60692-516-4).

International/National Publications

30. A.T. Miah and P. Saikia: Molecular Catalysis, xxx (2017) xx-xx.

29. P. Saikia, R.K. Bharali, H.K. Baruah: Journal of Analytical Science and Technol., 8 (2017) 23. 

28. A.T. Miah, S.K. Bharadwaj and P. Saikia: Powder Technology, 315 (2017) 147-156. 

27.
P. Saikia, A.T. Miah and P.P. Das: Journal of Chemical Sciences, 129(1) (2017) 81-93.


26.
A.T. Miah, B. Malakar and P. Saikia: Catalysis Letters,  146 (2016) 291-303.


25. P. Saikia, A.T. Miah, B. Malakar and A. Bordoloi: Indian Journal of Materials Science, 2015 (2015) 1-10.
(http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/658346)


24. B. Malakar, A.T. Miah, C. Kalita and P. Saikia:
Chemical Science Transactions, 4(3) (2015) 788-798.   ISSN: 2278-3318 DOI:10.7598/cst2015.1056


23. A.T. Miah, B. Malakar and P. Saikia: Bulletin of the Catalysis Society of India, 13(3-4) (2014) 48-54. (ISSN: 2347-
5382)

22. D. Deviah, D. Jampiah, P. Saikia and B.M. Reddy: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 20 (2014) 444 - 453.

21. P. Bharali, P. Saikia, L. Katta and B.M. Reddy: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 19 (2013) 327 - 336. 

20. P. Bharali, P. Saikia and B.M. Reddy: Catalysis Science and Technology, 2 (2012) 931 – 933.

19. L.P. Bhuyan, K.K. Senapati, P. Saikia and M. Hazarika: Two and a Bud, 59(2) (2012) 112-118.  (ISSN: 0496-6201)

18. B.M. Reddy, P. Saikia, P. Bharali, S.-E. Park, M. Muhler, W. Grünert: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113 (2009) 2452 – 2462. 

17. B.M. Reddy, P. Saikia, P. Bharali, L. Katta, G. Thrimurthulu: Catalysis Today, 141 (2009) 109 – 114.   

16. B.M. Reddy, P. Bharali, P. Saikia, G. Thrimurthulu, Y. Yamada, T. Kobayashi: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48 (2009) 453 – 462.

15. B.M. Reddy, P. Saikia, P. Bharali, Y. Yamada, T. Kobayashi, M. Muhler, W. Grünert: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112 (2008) 16393 – 16399.

14. B.M. Reddy, P. Saikia, P. Bharali: Catalysis Surveys from Asia, 12 (2008) 214 – 228.  

13. B.M. Reddy, P. Bharali, P. Saikia, S.-E. Park, M.W.E. van den Berg, M. Muhler, W. Grünert: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112 (2008) 11729 – 11737.

12. B.M. Reddy, P. Bharali, G. Thrimurthulu, P. Saikia, L. Katta, S.-E. Park: Catalysis Letters, 123 (2008) 327 – 333.

11. B.M. Reddy, G. Thrimurthulu, P. Saikia, P. Bharali: Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 275 (2007) 167 – 173.

10. B.M. Reddy, P. Lakshmanan, P. Bharali, P. Saikia, G. Thrimurthulu, M. Muhler, W. Grünert: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 111 (2007) 10478 – 10483.

09. B.M. Reddy, P. Bharali, P. Saikia, A. Khan, S. Loridant, M. Muhler, W. Grünert: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 111 (2007) 1878 – 1881.

08. B.M. Reddy, K.J. Ratnam, P. Saikia, G. Thrimurthulu: Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 276 (2007) 197 – 204.

07. B.M. Reddy, P. Lakshmanan, P. Bharali, P. Saikia: Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 258 (2006) 355 – 360.

06. B.M. Reddy, K.J. Ratnam, P. Saikia: Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 252 (2006) 238 244.

05. P. Saikia, B.M. Reddy: Chemical Industry Digest, 21 (12) (2008) 87 - 93. (ISSN: 0971-5266)

04. P. Saikia, P. Smirniotis, S.M. Pavani: Conference Proceedings – 2009, Americal Institute for Chemical Engineers, (AIChE) Annual Meeting, 09AIChE, Nashville, TN, USA.

03. B.J. Sarmah, P. Saikia, P.J. Gautom, S. Mahiuddin, P. Sengupta, P.C. Saikia, P.C. Borthakur: Procd. International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT- 2006), pp 436 - 442.

02. B.J. Sarmah, P. Saikia, S. Mahiuddin, P. Sengupta, P.C. Saikia, D. Bordoloi, P.C. Borthakur: Procd. International Conference on Emerging Trends in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (ICME-2005), pp 111 - 116. (ISBN: 81-7764-858-6)

01. P. Saikia, B.J. Sarmah, S. Mahiuddin, P. Sengupta, P.C. Saikia, D. Bordoloi, P.C. Borthakur: Procd. International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT- 2005), pp 187-193. (ISBN: 0-07-059921-1)

Professional Courses Attended

1. Orientation Course (28 Days; 16 Dec 2013 to 12 Jan 2014) at Academic Staff College, GU, Guwahati with "A" Grade.

2. Refresher Course in Chemistry (21 Days; 10 Oct to 01 Nov 2014 ) at Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi with "A" Grade.

3. Special Winter School on Research Methodology equivalent to Refresher Course of 21 Days; 29 Jan to 18 Feb 2016) at HRD Centre, GU, Guwahati with "A" Grade.

4. Professional Development Training of 05 Days; 14 Dec to 18 Dec 2017) at IIM Raipur.

Seminar/Symposia/Conference (Presented/Attended/Contributed)

37. Invited Talk in "Six Days National Workshop on Nano-Electronics and Related Disciplines" Department of ECT, Gauhati University, 1-6th August, 2017.

36.
Invited Lecture  in "International Conference on Sophisticated Instruments in Modern Research" CIF, IIT Guwahati, 30th June -1st July, 2017.

35. 20th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry and 11th CRSI-RSC Symposium, Gauhati University, 2-5th February, 2017.   

34. International Conference on "Advances in Nanotechnology, iCAN 2017" Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, 9-13th January, 2017.

33.
Invited Lecture  in "National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences" Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, 27th May, 2016.

32. Workshop on "Technical Writing using LATEX" GUIST, Gauhati University, 13-14th May, 2016.  

31. Invited Lecture in "Pre Training Programme for Water Educators" Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, February, 2016.  

30.
National Conference on “Contemporary Developments in Chemical Sciences” Department of Chemical Science, Tezpur University, 23-24th November, 2015.

29. NEQIP funded Workshop on “Nanotechnology and Bioinformatics: Applications at Interface”, Department of Bioengineering, Gauhati University IST, 6th-7th  February, 2015.


28. 8th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, NEIST Jorhat, 10th – 12th July, 2014.

 

27. National Conference on “Sustainable Development of Environmental Systems”,  IIT Guwahati (Centre for the Environment), 20th – 21st June, 2014.

 

26.National Seminar on “Emerging Bio-inputs in Biotechnology for a Green Environment”, Gauhati University, 9th – 10th May, 2014.

 

25. National Seminar on Recent Advances in Chemical Research (RACR-14), Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, 20th - 21st March, 2014.

 

24. International Conference on Green Energy and Smart Materials through Science, Technology and Management (GESM’14), Gauhati University, 21st – 23rd January,  2014.  

 

23. Invited Lecture on “Nanomaterials and Catalysis” at 10th Regional Science Congress of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Shillong Region (NER) held at Navodaya Vidyalaya, Rangia, Assam, 18th November, 2013.

 

22. Workshop on “Sensors and its Applications” Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati, 15th November, 2013.


21. 21st National Symposium on Catalysis for Sustainable Development, IICT, Hyderabad 11th  – 13th February, 2013 (Catalysis Society of India). 


20. One day Symposium on the occasion of National Mathematics Year on 22nd September, 2012 in Gauhati University.


19. International Symposium on Plants to Medicine: Advances in Genome Biology on 30th April, 2012 in Gauhati University.

 

18. Short Invited Lecture in UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences - 2012” on 30-31 March, 2012 in the Department of Chemistry,  Gauhati University.

17. DST sponsored National Seminar on “Recent Aspects of Chemistry Education and Research” on 24th & 25th February, 2012 in Gauhati University.

16. 18th International Conference (Post ISCBC – 2012), ‘Perspective and Challenges in Chemical and Biological Sciences, Innovation Cross Roads’
during 28th-30th January, 2012 at IASST, Guwahati.

15. 77th Anniversary General Meeting of Indian National Science Academy (INSA) during 28th -30th December, 2011 at Tezpur University.

14. AIChE (Americal Institute for Chemical Engineers) Annual Meeting (09AIChE), 2009, 8th – 13th November, 2009, Nashville, TN, USA.


13. National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Research (NCRACR- 2009), Hyderabad, 6th – 7th February, 2009 (Council of Scientific and  Industrial
Research, New Delhi & Osmania University, Hyderabad).

12. CATSYMP-19: Catalysis for Sustainable Energy and Chemicals, Pune, 18th – 21st January, 2009 (Catalysis Society of India).


11. National Workshop on Catalysis: Futuristic Materials as Catalysts and Adsorbents, Bhubaneswar, 18th  – 20th February, 2008 (Catalysis Society of
India). ( Hindustan Platinum Award for best poster presentation)

10. National Symposium on Chemistry-Technology Interface: A Synergistic Approach, Hyderabad, 30th September – 2nd October, 2007 (Department of
Chemistry, Nizam College, Osmania University).

9. 18th National   Symposium on Catalysis, Catalysis for future fuels, Dehradun, 16th –18th  April, 2007 (Catalysis Society of India).

8. German Catalysis Conference, Weimar, 14th –16th March, 2007 (German Catalysis Society, Weimar).

7. National Review and Coordination Meeting on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Hyderabad, 21st –23rd  February, 2007 (ARCI, Hyderabad).  

6. Recent trends in nanomaterial science, ASTC, Hyderabad, 28th August, 2006 (Academy for Science, Technology and Communication, Hyderabad). 

5. National workshop on catalysis for energy, BHU, Varanasi, 23rd –25th February, 2006, (Catalysis Society of India).

4. International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT- 2006), NML (CSIR), Chennai, 8th -10th March, 2006.


3. International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT- 2005), Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India, 6th -8th January, 2005.


2. International Conference on Emerging Trends in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (ICME-2005), IMMT, Bhubaneswar, 13th-14th June 2005.


1. National Seminar on Membrane Science and Technology: Challenges and Opportunities, NEIST (RRL), Jorhat, 12th-13th February, 2004 (Indian
Membrane Society and Indian Desalination Association).
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