IITKGP

Amreesh Chandra

Professor

Physics

+91-3222-283820

achandra@phy.iitkgp.ac.in

Society of Materials Chemistry "Silver Medal" (2023) to Prof. Amreesh Chandra for contribution in the field of materials science. | MoU with Battery Life 2 in the field of Battery Regeneration and Future Applications | Prof. Amreesh Chandra joins as Executive Committee Member of the Society of Materials Chemistry for a period of 3 years. | Start of another big project on Multifunctional Composites for Devices, which is funded by DRDO (India) | DST Announces our Na-ion battery based e-cycle on their website: https://dst.gov.in/rapidly-charging-e-cycle-developed-na-ion-batteries-and-supercapacitors |

Research Areas

  • Hiearchical Nanostructures for Devices
  • 3D printing of energy devices
  • Sodium ion batteries and supercapacitors
  • Carbon footprint of Energy Devices
  • Alternate Chemistry Cells and Batteries
My team focuses on tuning nanostructures for energy applications ranging from storage to catalysis. It is now clear that hierarchical structures are essential to bring step change in devices for use in applications mentioned earlier. My team has been working on the establishing protocols for the stabilization of hollow nanostructures. Such structures, with pronounced surface area, can even be formed at room temperature, which make them industrially viable. The hollow structures have been showing far superior catalytic, storage or even electro-magnetic shielding response, when compared with their solid counter parts. 
The research group is fully equipped to carry out the research with funding available from DST (India), MPG (Germany), UKIERI (UK), BRNS (India), SRIC (IIT Kharagpur), etc.
  • Need for revisiting the use of magnetic oxides as electrode materials in supercapacitors- Unequivocal evidences of significant variation in specific capacitance under variable magnetic field Sharma V., Biswas S. , Chandra A. By Advanced Energy Materials 1800573-18005785 (2018)
  • Pseudo 2-dimensional nanostructures of metal oxides for high-performance supercapacitors Mandal D., Biswas S. , Chowdhury A. , Chandra A. By Materials Advances 3 5987-5999 (2022)
  • External vibrations can destroy the specific capacitance of supercapacitors From experimental proof to theoretical explanations Biswas S., Sharma V. , Singh T. , Chandra A. By Journal of Materials Chemistry A 9 6460-6468 (2021)
  • Time Dependent Exfoliation Study of MoS2 for its use as Cathode Material in High Performing Hybrid Supercapacitors Priya S., Mandal D. , Chowdhury A. , Kansal S. , Chandra A. By Nanoscale Advances 1-10 (2023)
  • Theoretical model for magnetic supercapacitors From electrode material to electrolyte ion dependence Chowdhury A., Dhar A. , Biswas S. , Sharma V. , Burada P. S., Chandra A. By Journal of Physical Chemistry C 49 26613-26624 (2020)
  • 2D Flower-like Porous Nanostructures of Layered SnS2 for High-Performance Supercapacitors: Correlating Theoretical and Experimental Studies Mandal D., Halder J. , De P. , Chowdhury A. , Biswas S. , Chandra A. By ACS Applied Energy Materials 5 7735-7747 (2022)
  • High performance magnetic pseudocapacitors - Direct correlation between specific capacitance and diffusion coefficients Chowdhury A., Halder J. , Dhar A. , Biswas S. , Sharma V. , Burada P. S., Chandra A. By Electrochimica Acta 397 139252- (2021)
  • Electrode materials with highest surface area and specific capacitance cannot be the only deciding factor for applicability in energy storage devices Inference of combined life cycle assessment and electrochemical studies Sharma V., Biswas S. , Baranidharan S. , Haldar P. , Dubey B. K., Chandra A. By ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 7 5385-5392 (2019)
  • Bricks of Co, Ni doped Fe3O4 as high performing pseudocapacitor electrode Halder J., De P. , Mandal D. , Chandra A. By Journal of Energy Storage 58 106391-106399 (2023)
  • Stable Na-ion supercapacitor under non-ambient conditions using NaMnPO4 nanoparticles Chowdhury A., Biswas S. , Dhar A. , Burada P. S., Chandra A. By Journal of Power Sources 516 230679- (2021)

Principal Investigator

  • Battery regeneration and carbon footprint generation BATTERY LIFE 2
  • Characterization of Materials and Energy Devices Various internal users of the Institute
  • Characterization of Materials and Energy Devices (external) Various Government and Non-Government Organisations
  • Designing, Development and Distribution of Na-ion Cells UNEVERSE MOBILITY PRIVATE LIMITED
  • Functional and Flexible Polymer Nanocomposites using Hierarchical Nano-Metal Oxides for Defence Application Directorate of Extramural Research and Intellectual Property Rights (ER and IPR), DRDO

Co-Principal Investigator

  • Centre of Excellence on Energy Aware Urban Infrastructure Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Ph. D. Students

Chinmayee C

Area of Research: 3d printed battery

Joyanti Halder

Area of Research: Nanomaterials for energy devices

Lalit Bharti

Area of Research: Energy Storage Devices

Mayukh Chakravarty

Area of Research: Nanomaterials and supercapacitors

Mrittika Paul

Area of Research: All Inorganic Perovskite solar cell

Rahul R

Area of Research: Smart Nanomaterials for Energy Devices

Sakshi Kansal

Area of Research: Integrated Smart Energy Systems

Satvik Anshu

Area of Research: Hybrid Energy Systems

Shyamal Gopal Shegokar

Area of Research: Energy Storage Materials and Devices

Surbhi Priya

Area of Research: Smart Integrated Energy Systems