Arabinda Baruah

Arabinda Baruah

Assistant Professor

MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IIT Delhi) Post Doctorate (IISER Mohali)

Inorganic Chemistry, Nanomaterials for Water Splitting and Water Purification

Department of Chemistry
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014

  • Bonding in Inorganic and Coordination Compounds
  • Nuclear and Radiochemistry
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Supramolecular Catalysis

  • The goal is to innovate nanotechnology based solutions to address the burning problems of global energy crisis and environmental pollution.

        Our major research objectives are listed below: 

  • Synthesis of novel, low-cost nanocomposites for the efficient entrapment of water pollutants
  • Fabrication of cost-effective microfluidic reactors for the morphology controlled production of nanostructured materials and their application in photocatalytic degradation of environmental pollutants
  • Derivation of useful nanomaterials from solid and liquid wastes via facile chemical routes and their application in waterwater treatment.
  • Synthesis of hybrid nanocomposites for the electrocatalytic and photocatalytic splitting of water (HER and OER studies)

H-index: 7  Total Citations: 1213

Book Chapters:

1. "Innovations in Nanotechnology for Waterwater Treatment" published in Nanotechnology in water and wastewater treatment, ELSEVIER (2018) ISBN: 9780128139028

2. "Noble metals- metal oxide nanohybrids in humidity and gas sensing applications" published in Noble Metal-Metal Oxide Hybrid Nanoparticles: Fundamentals And Applications” ELSEVIER (2018) ISBN: 9780128141342

3. “Catalysis: Applications in Organic synthesis and Environmental remediation” Published by Assam Book Trust (2017). ISBN: 9788120288256

Patents and Technology Transfer:

1. “Development of cartridge for removal of Lanthanide ions from water.” Arabinda Baruah, M. Jha and A. K. Ganguli (Patent application number: 201711016720)

2. “New economical process for conversion of starch into water purification and field emission devices”. Arabinda Baruah, Ashok K. Ganguli*, Menaka Jha, Bharat Kumar, Santanu Ghosh and Debalaya Sarker (Submitted to Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, India on 02-03-2016, reference no. PSCST/1069)

3. “Low-cost route for the conversion of waste foodstuff to graphene oxide”. Arabinda Baruah, Heena Sammi, Menaka Jha*, INST Mohali, Technology transfer to National Thermal Power Corporation, Delhi (India) under progress.

List of publications in peer-reviewed journals:

1. Ni-Fe-Layered Double Hydroxide/N-doped graphene oxide nanocomposite for the highly efficient removal of Pb(II) and Cd(II) ions from water. A. Baruah, S. Mondal, L. Sahoo and U. K. Gautam, 2019 Accepted in Journal of Solid State Chemistry.
2. Efficient Entrapment of Dye in Hollow Silica Nanoparticles: Direct Evidence Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy. A. Baruah, S. Kumar, S. Vaidya and A.K. Ganguli, Journal of Fluorescence, 23, 2013, 1287.
3. Enhancement of photocatalytic efficiency using heterostructured SiO2–Ta2O5 thin films. A. Baruah, M. Jha, S. Kumar and A. K. Ganguli, Materials Research Express, 2, 2015, 056404.
4. Microfluidic reactors for the morphology controlled synthesis and photocatalytic study of ZnO nanostructures. A. Baruah, A. Jindal, C. Acharya, B. Prakash, S. Basu and A. K. Ganguli, Journal of Micromechanics and Micro-engineering, 23, 2017, 035013.
5. Droplet-microfluidics for the controlled synthesis and efficient photocatalysis of TiO2 nanoparticles. A. Baruah, Astha Singh, Vandana Sheoran, Bhanu Prakash and Ashok Kumar Ganguli. Accepted in Materials Research Express, 2018.
6. Design of Porous Silica Supported Tantalum Oxide Hollow Spheres Showing Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity. M. Sharma, D. Das, A. Baruah, A. Jain and A. K. Ganguli, Langmuir, 30, 2014, 3199.
7. Nanocrystalline silica from termite mounds. A. K. Ganguli, S. Kumar, A. Baruah and S. Vaidya, Current Science. 106, 2014, 83.
8. Cost-effective and eco-friendly synthesis of novel and stable N-doped ZnO/gC3N4 core–shell nanoplates with excellent visible-light responsive Photocatalysis. S. Kumar, A. Baruah, S. Tonda, B. Kumar, V Shanker and B Sreedhar. Nanoscale. 6, 2014, 4830.
9. Synthesis of a novel and stable gC3N4–Ag3PO4 hybrid nanocomposite photocatalyst and study of the photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation. S. Kumar, T. Surendar, A. Baruah and V. Shanker, Journal of Materials Chemistry A.17, 2013, 5333.
10. Synthesis of magnetically separable and recyclable g-C3N4–Fe3O4 hybrid nanocomposites with enhanced photocatalytic performance under visible-light irradiation. S. Kumar, B. Kumar, A. Baruah and V. Shanker, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 49, 2013, 26135.
11. Synthesis of novel and stable g-C3N4/N-doped SrTiO3 hybrid nanocomposites with improved photocurrent and photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation. S. Kumar, T. Surendar, A. Baruah, B. Kumar and V. Shanker, Dalton Transactions. 43, 2014, 16105.
12. Synthesis of highly efficient and recyclable visible-light responsive mesoporous g-C3N4 photocatalyst via facile template-free sonochemical route. S. Kumar, T. Surendar, B. Kumar, A. Baruah and V. Shanker. RSC Advances. 4, 2014, 8132.
13. Microreactor based synthesis and photocatalysis of Ag3PO4 nanoparticles with greater photostability and antimicrobial efficiency. ASingh, A. Baruah, V. Katoch, K. Vaghasiya, A. K. Ganguli and B. Prakash. Accepted in Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2018.
14. New sustainable and environmental friendly process of synthesis of highly porous Mo2S3 nanoflowers in cooking oil and their electrochemical properties. ST Nishanthi, KK Yadav, A. Baruah, AK Ganguli, M Jha. Electrochimica Acta, 300, 2019, 177-185.
15. New low temperature environmental friendly process for the synthesis of tetragonal MoO2 and its field emission properties. ST Nishanthi, A. Baruah, KK Yadav, D Sarker, S Ghosh, AK Ganguli, Applied Surface Science 467, 1148-1156, 2019.
16. Nanostructured silver decorated hollow silica and their application in the treatment of microbial contaminated water at room temperature. S. T.Nishanthi, Krishna Kumar Yadav, Arabinda Baruah, Kalpesh Vaghasiya, Rahul Kumar Verma, Ashok K. Ganguli and Menaka Jha. New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 8993-9001.

 M.Sc. Project students (Batch: Jan, 2020)

1. Mr. Chinmoy Bhuyan

2. Ms. Jyotirekha dutta