Dr. Sasanka Deka

(Associate Professor)


Dr. Sasanka Deka

Dr. Sasanka Deka is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi. He received his B.Sc. in chemistry from B. Borooah college, M.Sc. from Gauhati University, Guwahati and Ph.D. degree from National Chemical Laboratory (NCL-Pune). He did his postdoctoral research from National Nanotechnology Laboratory, CNR-INFM, Lecce, Italy and Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy. He has been awarded the TMS Foundation 2008 SHRI RAM ARORA AWARD, by the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Warrendale, USA; DAE-BRNS Young scientist research award 2011, RSC best oral talk-2015, Institute of Physics (IOP), UK best cited paper-India 2019 and RSC best cited paper in 2020. Dr. Deka has published more than 65 research papers in different international high impact journals, 2 patents, and also wrote 2 books and 2 book chapters published by international publisher. He has successfully handled several extramural research projects from DST, CSIR, SERB, DBT, DAE, DAAD, etc. His current research interest deals with synthetic nanochemistry, and novel nanomaterials for energy research (conversion and storage).

Selected Publications:

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  1. 1

Kumar, L.; Antil, B.; Kumar, A.; Das, M. R.; Deka; Sasanka*

A Superior and Stable Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction by One-Dimensional FeCoP Colloidal Nanostructures

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

2022, 14, 5468–5477



Antil, B.; Kumar, L.; Das, M.R.; Deka, Sasanka*

N-doped graphene modulated N-rich carbon nitride realizing a promising all-solid-state flexible supercapacitor

Journal of Energy Storage

2022, 52, 104731


  1. 2

J.; Muhommad, L.; Kumar, P.K.; Baruah, M.R.; Das,

Deka; Sasanka*

All‐Solid‐State Flexible Symmetric Supercapacitor Based on Morphology Oriented Amorphous Cu‐Co‐B Alloy Nanosheets for Energy Storage.

Batteries & Supercaps

2022, 5(3), e202100314


  1. 3

Kumar, L.; Baruah, P. K; Borthakur, S.; Saikia, L.; Das, M. R.; Deka; Sasanka*

CuCo-Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheet-Based Polyhedrons for Flexible Supercapacitor Cells

ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 

2021, 4, 5250-5262


  1. 4

Antil, B.; Kumar, L.; Ranjan, R.; Shenoy, S.; Tarafder, K.; Gopinath, C. S.; Deka; Sasanka*

One-Dimensional Multichannel g-C3N4.7 Nanostructure Realizing an Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction and Its Theoretical Investigations

ACS Applied Energy Materials,

2021, 4 (4), 3118-3129


  1. 5

Antil, B.; Ranjan, R.; Chinnakonda, G. S.; Deka; Sasanka*

Directed Holey and Ordered g-C3N4. 5 Nanosheets by Hard Template Nanocasting Approach for Sustainable Visible-Light Hydrogen Evolution with Prominent Quantum Efficiency

J. Mater. Chem. A,

2020, 8, 13328-13339


  1. 6

Kumar, L.; Chauhan, M.; Boruah, P. K.; Das, M. R.; Hashmi, S. A.; Deka; Sasanka*

Coral Shaped Bifunctional NiCo2O4 Nanostructure: A Material for highly Efficient Electrochemical Charge Storage and Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction

ACS Appl. Energy Mater.

2020, 3(7), 6793–6804


  1. 7

Kumar, A.; Deka; Sasanka*

PdSn Hollow Alloy Nanoparticles Prepared by in-situ Galvanic Replacement Process for Exclusive Hydrogen Evolution Reaction and Durable Electrocatalysis

Applied Catalysis A: General,

2020, 599, 117575


  1. 8

Chauhan, M.; Deka; Sasanka*

Hollow Cobalt Sulfide Nanoparticles: A Robust and Low-Cost pH-Universal Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalyst

ACS Applied Energy Materials

2019, 3, 977-986


  1. 9

Kumar, L.; Boruah, P. K.; Das, M. R.; Deka; Sasanka*

Superbending (00 -1800) and High-Voltage Operating Metal-Oxide-Based Flexible Supercapacitor

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

2019, 11, 37665-37674


  1. 11

Antil, B.; Kumar, L.; Reddy, K. P.; Gopinath, C. S.; Deka; Sasanka*

Direct thermal polymerization approach to N-rich holey carbon nitride nanosheets and their promising photocatalytic H2 evolution and charge storage activities

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.

2019, 7, 9428-9438


  1. 12

Chauhan, M.; Soni, K.; Karthik, E. K.; Reddy, K. P.; Gopinath, C. S.; Deka; Sasanka*

A Promising Visible-Light Driven Hydrogen Production from Water on Highly Efficient CuCo2S4 Nanosheets Photocatalyst

J. Mater. Chem. A,

2019, 7, 6985-6994


  1. 13

Kush, P.; Deka; Sasanka*

Multifunctional Copper‐Based Quaternary Chalcogenide Semiconductors Toward State‐of‐the‐Art Energy Applications


2019, 5, 373-402


  1. 14

Kumar, L.; Chauhan, H.; Yadav, N.; Yadav, N.; Hashmi, S. A.; Deka; Sasanka*

Faster ion switching NiCo2O4 nanoparticle electrode based supercapacitor device with high performances and long cycling stability

ACS Applied Energy Materials

2018, 1 (12), p 6999–7006


  1. 17

Deka, B.; Bhattacharyya, A.; Mukherjee, S.; Sarkar, T.; Soni, K.; Banerjee, S.; Saikia, K. K.; * Deka; Sasanka* Hussain, A*

Ferrocene conjugated copper (II) complexes of terpyridine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) anticancer ligands showing selective toxicity towards cancer cells

Applied Organometallic Chemistry

2018, 32, e4287.


  1. 18

Das, S.; Bhattacharjee, G.; Satpati, B.; Kumar, M.; Deka; Sasanka, Ghosalya, M. K.; Gopinath, C. S.; Bala, T

Deposition of Au nanoparticles inside porous CeO2 nanocubes using Langmuir–Blodgett technique

New Journal of Chemistry.

2018, 42: 1379-1386


  1. 19

Chauhan, M.; Reddy, K. P.; Gopinath, C. S.; Deka; Sasanka*

Copper Cobalt Sulphide Nanosheets Realizing Promising Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction

ACS Catalysis.

2017, 7: 5871-5878


  1. 20

Chauhan, H.; Singh, M. K.; Kumar, P.; Hashmi, S. A.; Deka; Sasanka*

Development of SnS2/RGO nanosheets composite for cost-effective aqueous hybrid supercapacitors


2017, 28: 025401


  1. 21

Das, T.; Chauhan, H.; Deka; Sasanka*, Chaudhary, S.; Boruah, R.; Saikia, B. K*

Promising carbon nanosheet-based supercapacitor electrode materials from low-grade coals”

Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

2017, 253: 80-90.


  1. 23

Kumar, M.; Soni, K.; Satpati, B.; Gopinath C. S.; Deka, Sasanka*

Exploration of magnetically separable Ag@AgxNiy core/graded-alloy-shell nanostructures


Chem. Commun.

2016, 52, p 8737-8740.


  1. 24

Chauhan, H.; Kumar, Y.; Dana, J.; Satpati, B.; Ghosh, H.N.; Deka, Sasanka*

Photoinduced ultrafast charge separation in colloidal 2-dimensional CdSe/CdS-Au hybrid nanoplatelets and corresponding application in photocatalysis.


2016, 8, p 15802-15812


  1. 25

Kumar, M.; Soni, K.; Yadav, GD.; Singh, S.; Deka, Sasanka*

Surfactant directed Ag1−xNix alloy nanoparticle catalysed synthesis of aromatic azo derivatives from aromatic amines

Appl. Cat. A: General

2016, 525, p 50-58


  1. 6

Kush, P.; Deori, K.; Kumar, A.; Deka, Sasanka*

Efficient Hydrogen/Oxygen Evolution and Photocatalytic Dye Degradation and Reduction of Aqueous Cr(VI) by Surfactant Free Hydrophilic Cu2ZnSnS4


J. Mater. Chem. A

2015, 3, p 8098-8106


  1. 7

Deori, K.; Kalita, C.; Deka, Sasanka*

(100) surface exposed CeO2 Nanocube as Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst in Tandem Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol, para-Chlorobenzyl Alcohol and Toluene to Corresponding Aldehydes Selectively


J. Mater. Chem. A

2015, 3, p 6909-6920


  1. 8

Kush, P.; Deka, Sasanka*

Anisotropic kesterite Cu2ZnSnSe4 colloidal nanoparticles: Photoelectrical and photocatalytic properties.


Mater. Chem. Phys.

2015, 162, p 608-616


  1. 9

Chauhan, H.; Singh, M. K.; Hashmi, S. A.; Deka, Sasanka*

Synthesis of surfactant free SnS nanorods by solvothermal route with better electrochemical properties towards supercapacitor application


RSC Advances

2015, 5, p 17228-17235


  1. 11

Kumar, M.; Deka, Sasanka*

Multiply twinned AgNi alloy nanoparticles as highly active catalyst for multiple reduction and degradation reactions

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

2014, 6, p 16071–16081


  1. 12

Deori, K.; Gupta, D.; Saha, B.; Deka, Sasanka*

Design of 3-Dimensionally Self-assembled CeO2 Nanocube as a Breakthrough Catalyst for Efficient Alkylarene Oxidation in Water


ACS Catalysis

2014, 4, p 3169-3179


  1. 13

Chauhan, H.; Kumar, Y.; Deka, Sasanka*

New synthesis of two-dimensional CdSe/CdS core@shell dot-in-hexagonal platelet nanoheterostructures with interesting optical properties



2014, 6, p 10347-10354


  1. 15

Deori, K.; Ujjain, S.K.; Sharma, R. K.; Deka, Sasanka*

Morphology Controlled Synthesis of Nanoporous Co3O4 Nanostructures and Their Charge Storage Characteristics in Supercapacitors

 ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

2013, 5 (21), p 10665–10672


  1. 16

Deori, K.; Deka, Sasanka*

Morphology oriented surfactant dependent CoO and reaction time dependent Co3O4 nanocrystals from single synthesis method and their optical and magnetic properties


2013, 15, p 8465-8474


  1. 18

Deori, K.; Gupta, D.; Saha, B.; Awasthi, S.K.; Deka, Sasanka*

Introducing Nanocrystalline CeO2 as Heterogeneous Environmental Friendly Catalyst for the Aerobic Oxidation of Para-xylene to Terephthalic Acid in Water


J. Mater.

Chem. A

2013, 1, p 7091-7099