Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Room No. C3/2 PG Sc. Bldg.
Department of Chemistry
Physical Chemistry Section

Qtr No. TH3/2
JU Teachers Hostel
Kolkata - 700032
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Ph.D. 2005 Indian Institute of Science
M.Sc 1999 Jadavpur University
B.Sc 1996 Jadavpur University

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Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Physical Chemistry
Courses Taught/Teaching
1. At UG level:
Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis
Electrochemistry I
2. At PG level:
Solid State Chemistry
Research Area
Heterogeneous Catalysis for the abatement of environmental pollution
Production of hydrogen for fuel cell applications
Post-doctoral Fellow (May 2007-April 2009)
Dipartimento di Scienze e Technologie Chimiche
Universita di Unine

Lecturer in Chemistry (5th Sept 2005 - 31st Dec 2005)
Asst. Professor of Chemistry (1st Jan 2006 - till date)
Department of Chemistry
Jadavpur University
Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (25)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Copper ion substituted hercynite (Cu0.03Fe0.97Al2O4): A highly active catalyst for liquid phase oxidation of cyclohexane Applied Catalysis A: General 2014 Rajib Mistri, Sayantani Maiti, Jordi Llorca, Montserrat Dominguez, Tapas Kumar Mandal, Paritosh Mohanty, Bidhan Chandra Ray and Arup Gayen 485-40-50
Liquid phase selective oxidation of benzene over nanostructured CuxCe1-xO2-δ (0.03≤x≤0.15) Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 2014 Rajib Mistri, Motiar Rahaman, Jordi Llorca, Kaustubh R. Priolkar, Sara Colussi, Bidhan Chandra Ray and Arup Gayen 390-187–197
Pd0.01Ru0.01Ce0.98O2-d: A highly active and selective catalyst for the liquid phase hydrogenation of p-chloronitrobenzene under ambient conditions Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 2013 Rajib Mistri, Jordi Llorca, Bidhan Chandra Ray, Arup Gayen 376-111-119
Catalytic Performance of Solution Combustion Synthesized Alumina- and Ceria-Supported Pt and Pd Nanoparticles for the Combustion of Propane and Dimethyl Ether (DME) Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2012 S. Colussi, A. Gayen, J. Llorca, C. de Leitenburg, G. Dolcetti and A. Trovarelli 51(22)-7510–7517
Acivity, durability and microstructural characterization of Ex-nitrate and Ex-chloride Pt/Ce0.56Zr0.44O2 Catalysts for Low Temperature Water Gas Shift Reaction J. Catal. 2010 A. Gayen, M. Boaro, C. de Leitenburg, J. Llorca and A. Trovarelli 270-285-298
Books Published (1)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Investigations on metal-ceria interaction in auto-exhaust catalysis VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Saarbrucken, Germany 2010 First Author
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (1)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Rajib Mistri Preparation, characterization and oxidation/hydrogenation activity of some novel nano-crystalline transition metal oxide catalysts Prof B C Ray Complete 2006-2012
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Project Works (1)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Development of nano-structured catalysts for hydrogen production by steam reforming of methanol Principal Investigator DST, Govt. of India Rs. 40,90,800 3 years 5 months 6 days 1st April 2011 to 6th Sept 2014 Complete
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Membership Of Learned Societies (1)

Life member of the Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology (ISSST), Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, since 02.05.2005
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