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Dr. Biswajit Mondal

Department of Chemistry

Research Interest(s)

2D materials, electron microscopy, removal of toxic metals from water, disinfection and desalination of water, and membrane technology

Academic Background

  • B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, 2013
  • M.Sc. Chemistry, IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 2015
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, IIT Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 2020


  • ACS best poster award in the 20th national conference of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) 2017, Gauhati University, India, Febuary 3-5.
  • Institute merit scholarship for outstanding academic performance in IIT-Madras.
  • CSIR-UGC NET 2013 (December), 2014 (June), 2014 (December) qualified with all India rank 70 (under UGC), 87 (under UGC), and 54, respectively.

Teaching/Internship/Project Experience

  • Have worked as a TA in different undergraduate chemistry courses and lab courses at IIT Madras.
  • Several undergraduate students of our group were associated with me for their project work.


  • Chakraborty, P., Bose, P., Roy, J., Nag, A., Mondal, B., Chakraborty, A., and Pradeep, T., Isotopic exchange of atomically precise nanoclusters with materials of varying dimensions: From nanoscale to bulk, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2021. (Just Accepted)
  • Satyabola, D., Ahuja, T., Bose, S., Mondal, B., Srikrishnarka, P., Kannan, M., Spoorthi, B. K., and Pradeep, T., Transformation of nanodiamonds to onion-like carbons by ambient electrospray deposition, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2021, 125, 10998–11006.
  • Roy Chowdhuri, A., Spoorthi, B. K., Mondal, B., Bose, P., Bose, S., and Pradeep, T., Ambient microdroplet annealing of nanoparticles, Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 6370-6377.
  • Bose, S., Chatterjee, A., Jenifer, S. K., Mondal, B., Srikrishnarka, P., Ghosh, D., Ray Chowdhuri, A., Kannan, M. P., Elchuri, S., and Pradeep, T., Molecular materials through microdroplets: Synthesis of protein-protected luminescent clusters of noble metals, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2021, 9, 4554–4563.
  • Basuri, P., Jana, S., Mondal, B., Ahuja, T., Unni, K., Islam, R. Md., Das, S., Chakrabarti, J., and Pradeep, T., 2D-Molybdenum disulfide-derived ion source for mass spectrometry, ACS Nano, 2021, 15, 5023–5031.
  • Ghosh, D., Ganayee, Md. A., Som, A., Srikrishnarka, P., Murali, N., Bose, S., Chakraborty, A., Mondal, B., Ghosh, P., and Pradeep, T., Hierarchical assembly of atomically precise metal clusters as a luminescent strain sensor, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, 13, 6496–6504.
  • Chakraborty, A., Nonappa, Mondal, B., Chaudhari, K., Rekola, H., Hynninen, V., Kostiainen, M., Ras, R., and Pradeep, T., Near-infrared chiral plasmonic microwires through precision assembly of gold nanorods on soft biotemplates, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2021, 125, 3256–3267.
  • Islam, Md R., Gupta, S. S., Jana, S. K., Srikrishnarka, P., Mondal, B., Chennu, S., Ahuja, T., Chakraborty, A. and Pradeep, T., A covalently integrated reduced graphene oxide-ion exchange resin electrode for efficient capacitive deionization, Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 2001998.
  • Nag, A., Chakraborty, P., Thacharon, A., Paramasivam, G., Mondal, B., Bodiuzzaman M., and Pradeep T., Atomically precise noble metal cluster-assembled superstructures in water: Luminescence enhancement and sensing, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2020, 124, 22298–22303.
  • Chakraborty, P., Nag, A., Mondal, B., Khatun, E., Paramasivam, G. and Pradeep, T., Fullerene-mediated aggregation of M25(SR)18- (M = Ag, Au) nanoclusters, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2020, 124, 14891–14900.
  • Ganayee, Md. A., Manju, C. K., Dar, W., Mondal, B., and Pradeep, T., Entrapping atomically precise clusters in cyclodextrin-functionalized aminoclay sheets: Synthesis and enhanced luminescence, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2020, 59, 12737–12744.
  • Mukherjee, S., Ramireddy, H., Baidya, A., Amala, A. K., Sudhakar, C., Mondal, B., Philip, L., and Pradeep, T., Nanocellulose reinforced organo-inorganic nanocomposite for synergistic and affordable defluoridation of water and an evaluation of its sustainability metrics, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2019, 8 139–147.
  • Nag, A., Baksi, A., Ghosh, J., Kumar, V., Bag, S., Mondal, B., Ahuja, T. and Pradeep, T., Tribochemical degradation of polytetrafluoroethylene in water and generation of nanoplastics. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 17554–17558.
  • Jana, A., Jana, S. K., Sarkar, D., Ahuja, T., Basuri, P., Mondal, B., Bose, S., Ghosh, J. and Pradeep, T., Electrospray deposition-induced ambient phase transition in copper sulphide nanostructures. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 6387-6394.
  • Mukherjee, S., Anil, A. K., Sudhakar, C., Kumar, R., Ahuja, T., Mondal, B., Pillalamarri, S., Philip L. and Pradeep, T., Sustainable and affordable composites built using microstructures performing better than nanostructures for arsenic removal. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2018, 7, 3222–3233.
  • Chakraborty, A., Fernandez, A. C., Som, A., Mondal, B., Natarajan, G., Paramasivam, G., Lahtinen, T., Häkkinen, H., Nonappa, and Pradeep, T., Atomically precise nanocluster assemblies encapsulating plasmonic gold nanorods. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 1–6.
  • Sarkar, D.,* Mondal, B.,* Som, A., Swathy, J. R., Jana, S. K., Manju C.K. and Pradeep, T., Holey MoS2 nanosheets with photocatalytic metal rich edges by ambient electrospray deposition for solar water disinfection. Global Challenges, 2018, 1800052.
  • Bose, S., Ganayee, M. A., Mondal, B., Baidya, A., Chennu, S., Mohanty, J. and Pradeep, T., Synthesis of silicon nanoparticles from rice husk and their use as sustainable fluorophores for white light emission. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 6203−6210.
  • Baksi, A., Bootharaju, M., Chhotaray, P., Chakraborty, P., Mondal, B., Bhat, S., Gardas, R and Pradeep T., Reactivity of monolayer protected silver clusters towards excess ligand: A calorimetric study. J. Phys. Chem. C., 2017, 121, 26483–26492
  • Nag, A., Baksi, A., Krishnapriya K. C., Gupta, S. S., Mondal, B., Chakraborty, P. and Pradeep, T. Synergistic effects in green extraction of noble metals and its consequences. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 3072-3079.
  • Khatun, E., Ghosh, A., Ghosh, D., Chakraborty, P., Nag, A., Mondal, B., Chennu S. and Pradeep, T., [Ag59(2,5-DCBT)32]3-: A new cluster and a precursor for three well-known clusters, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 8240-8248.
  • Baksi, A., Ghosh, A., Mudedla, S., Chakraborty, P., Bhat, S., Mondal, B., Krishnadas K. R., Subramanian, V. and Pradeep, T., Isomerism in monolayer protected silver cluster ions: An ion mobility-mass spectrometry approach. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 13421-13427.
  • Mondal, B., Mahendranath, A., Som, A., Bose, S., Ahuja, T., Anil, A. K., Ghosh, J. and Pradeep, T., Rapid reaction of MoS2 nanosheets with Pb2+ and Pb4+ ions in solution. Nanoscale, 2017, 10, 1807-1814.
  • Chakraborty, I., Som, A., Maark, T. A., Mondal, B., Sarkar, D., and Pradeep, T., Towards a janus cluster: Regiospecific decarboxylation of Ag44(4-MBA)30@Ag nanoparticles. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 15471–15479.
  • Mondal, B., Som, A., Chakraborty, I., Baksi, A., Sarkar, D. and Pradeep, T., Unusual reactivity of MoS2 nanosheets. Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 10282–10290.


  • Pradeep, T., Mondal, B., Sarkar, D., Som, A., and Swathy, J. K. Method for creating nanopores in MoS2 nanosheets by chemical drilling for disinfection of water under visible light, PCT/IN2018/050677, October 18, 2018. US Patent App. 16/757,411. Granted on Janurary 18, 2021. Patent no. 356015.
  • Pradeep, T., Mondal, B., Mahendranath, A., Som, A., Bose, S., Ahuja, T., Anil A. K., Ghosh, J. Removal of lead from waste water using nanoscale MoS2, PCT/IN2018/50814, December 05, 2018. US Patent Appl. 2020 Appl. No.16/771,635.
  • Pradeep, T., Nag, A., Baksi, A., Ghosh, J., Kumar, V., Bag, S., Mondal, B., and Ahuja, T. Tribochemical method for degradation of polymers in water, IDF1881, 201941032757.
  • Pradeep, T., Bose, S., Ganayee, A., Mondal, B., and Chennu, S. Method for preparing luminescent silicon nanoparticles from rice husk using microwave irradiation, IDF1493, 201741046491. Granted on June 11, 2021. Patent no. 369130.


  • 14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC) 2019, Lecce, Italy, June 2-6 (poster presentation).
  • 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress 2018, ACC Liverpool, UK, August 26-30 (poster presentation).
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ICONSAT) 2018, IISc Bengaluru, India, March 21-23 (poster presentation).
  • The 20th national conference of the Chemical Research Socity of India (CRSI) 2017, Gauhati University, India, Febuary 3-5. (Won the ACS best poster award).