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Dr. Indrajit Sinha
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry, IIT-BHU
Area of Interest: 
Experimental and Computational Studies on nanocatalysis and adsorption

Authors Title Name of the Journal Vol Page  Year
A. Verma, M. Shukla, S. Kumar, S. Pal and Indrajit Sinha* Mechanism of visible light enhanced catalysis over curcumin functionalized Ag nanocatalysts Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy   118534 Available online 26 May 2020
S. Pal, P. N. Singh, A. Verma, A. Kumar, D. Tiwary, R. Prakash, Indrajit Sinha* Visible light photo-Fenton catalytic properties of starch functionalized iron oxyhydroxide nanocomposites Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management   100311 Published online 15th May 2020
S. I. Siddiqui, P. N. Singh, N. Tara, S. Pal, S. A. Chaudhry, Indrajit Sinha* Arsenic removal from water by starch functionalized maghemite nano-adsorbents: Thermodynamics and kinetics investigations Colloid and Interface Science Communications 36 100263  May 2020
A. K. De, S. Majumdar, S. Pal, S. Kumar, Indrajit Sinha* Zn doping induced band gap widening of Ag2O nanoparticles Journal of Alloys and Compounds 832 154127 August
S. Pal, S. Kumar, A. Verma, A. Kumar, T. Ludwig, M. Frank, S. Mathur, R. Prakash, Indrajit Sinha* Development of magnetically recyclable visible light photocatalysts for hydrogen peroxide production Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 112 105024 June
P. Verma, S. Pal, S. Chauhan, A. Mishra, Indrajit Sinha, S. Singh, V. Srivastava Starch functionalized magnetite nanoparticles: A green, biocatalyst for one-pot multicomponent synthesis of imidazopyrimidine derivatives in aqueous medium under ultrasound irradiation Journal of Molecular Structure 1203 127410  5 March 2020
Alkadevi Verma, R. K. Gupta,
M. Shukla,
M. Malviya and Indrajit Sinha*
Ag-Cu bimetallic nanoparticles as efficient oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysts in alkaline media Journal of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 20 1765-1772 2020
Sunil Kumar, Shaili Pal, Jyoti Kuntail and Indrajit Sinha* Curcumin functionalized CuO/Ag nanocomposite: Efficient visible light Z-scheme photocatalyst for methyl orange degradation Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring and Management 12 100236
December 2019
Yash Manoj Jain, Jyoti Kuntail, Ashim K Mukherjee, and Indrajit Sinha* Computational insight into the mechanism of
arsenous acid adsorption on magnetite (311) surface
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58 (41) 19197-19201 September2019
Sunil Kumar, Shaili Pal, Jyoti Kuntail, Arup Kumar De, and Indrajit Sinha* Construction of a Visible Light Z-scheme Photocatalyst:
Curcumin Functionalized Cu2O/Ag Nanocomposites
ChemistrySelect 4 10709– 10718 September 2019
B. Kumar, Jyoti Kuntail, D. K. Verma, R B. Rastogi, Indrajit Sinha Mechanism of triboactivity of Schiff bases: Experimental and molecular dynamics simulations studies Journal of Molecular Liquids
289 111171
September 2019
J. Kuntail, Y. M. Jain, M. Shukla and Indrajit Sinha* Adsorption mechanism of phenol, p-chlorophenol, and p-nitrophenol on magnetite surface: A molecular dynamics study Journal of Molecular Liquids 288 111053 15th August 2019
P. Nayak, S. Kumar, Indrajit Sinha* and K. K. Singh ZnO/CuO nanocomposites from recycled printed circuit board: preparation and photocatalytic properties Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26 16279-16288
June 2019
Alkadevi Verma and Indrajit Sinha* Visible-light plasmonic enhancement of catalytic activity of silver nanoparticles Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 19 5130-5141 August 2019
S. Kumar, A. D. Verma, S. Pal, Indrajit Sinha* Curcumin functionalized Ag/Ag2O nanocomposites: Efficient
visible light Z-scheme photocatalysts
Photochemistry and Photobiology 94 641–649 July/August 2018
Madhulata Shukla and
Indrajit Sinha*
Catalytic activation of Nitrobenzene on PVP passivated Silver cluster: A DFT Investigation International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 118 e25490
5th Feb 2018
A.D. Verma, Shaili Pal, PratibhaVerma, Vandana Srivastava, R.K. Mandal,
Indrajit Sinha*
Ag-Cu bimetallic nanocatalysts for p-nitrophenol reduction using a green
hydrogen source
Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 5 6148–6155 2017
R. K. Gupta, A.D. Verma,
I. Sinha*, Manisha Malviya
Oxygen reduction reaction on anisotropic silver nanoparticles in alkaline media Chemical Physics Letters 680 6 2017
A. D. Verma, R. K. Mandal and
I. Sinha*
Glycerol as green hydrogen source for catalytic reduction over anisotropic silver nanoparticles RSC Advances 6 103471 October 2016
A. D. Verma, N. Jain, S. K. Singha,, M. A. Quraishi, and
I. Sinha*
Green synthesis of curcumin stabilized silver nanoparticles and their catalytic applications J. Chemical Science 128 1871 December 2016
P.N. Singh, D. Tiwary, I. Sinha* Starch-functionalized magnetite nanoparticles for hexavalent chromium
removal from aqueous solutions
Desalination and Water Treatment 57 12608 June 2016
S. K. Alla, A. D. Verma, V. Kumar, R. K. Mandal, Indrajit. Sinha* and N. K. Prasad Solvothermal synthesis of CuO–MgO
nanocomposite particles and their catalytic
RSC Advances
6 61927
23rd June 2016

Total Number of Research Publications (in Journals, Book Chapters and Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings): 58
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Name of the
PhD Research Student
Year of Admission Research Area
Shaili Pal July 2015 Iron oxide based photocatalysts
Jyoti Kuntail December 2016 Computational approach to adsorption and catalytic mechanisms
Arup Kumar De July 2017 Experimental and computational approach to nanocatalyst development
Neha Jatav Dec 2017 Photocatalytic heterostructures 
Anshu Shrivastava Dec 2019 Molecular dynamics simulations for understanding adsorption and catalytic mechanisms
Neha Kamal Dec 2019 Catalysts for glycerol oxidation

BRNS sponsored project JRF - Mr Uttam Kumar

M.Tech IDD Project Students

Name Year of Admission Area of research project
Sourav Majumdar 2015 DFT Calculations for catalytic mechanisms
Danish Khan 2016 Molecular dynamics simulations for understanding adsorption mechanisms


Integrating computational and experimental approaches for better catalyst/photocatalyst development

Recent Book Chapters Published (2017 onwards)
S.No. Author(s) Title Publication details Publisher
3. Indrajit Sinha* and Arup Kumar De “An overview of synthesis techniques for preparing doped
Photocatalysts”, Chapter 1 in book entitled “Nano-Materials as
Photocatalysts for
Degradation of
Environmental Pollutants
Challenges and Possibilities”
Paperback ISBN: 9780128185988
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818598-8.00001-8
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd December 2019
2. Alkadevi Verma, Madhulata Shukla and Indrajit Sinha* In book entitled: Nanocatalysts
Chapter 1. Salient Features of Nanocatalysis
DOI:10.5772/intechopen.86209 Publisher: Intech Open
July 31st 2019
1. Madhulata Shukla and Indrajit Sinha In book entitled: DFT Calculations Chapter 7 : Catalytic activation of PVP-stabilized Gold/Silver Cluster on p-nitrophenol reduction: A DFT calculation Publisher: Intech Open
May 31st 2018
Books Edited
of the Book
Publisher and publication details
Nanocatalysts Published: July 31st 2019
ISBN: 978-1-78984-160-2
Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-159-6
eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-046-8
Copyright year: 2019