Prof. Sasanka Deka


Prof. Sasanka Deka is 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:

Sl. No.Authors (in order)            (* corresponding)Title of the research paperName of the JournalYear, volume, page numberImpact factor
1Kumar, L.; Antil, B.; Kumar, A.; Das, M. R.; Deka; Sasanka*A Superior and Stable Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction by One-Dimensional FeCoP Colloidal NanostructuresACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2022, 14, 5468–54779.229
 Antil, B.; Kumar, L.; Das, M.R.; Deka, Sasanka*N-doped graphene modulated N-rich carbon nitride realizing a promising all-solid-state flexible supercapacitorJournal of Energy Storage2022, 52, 1047316.583
2J.; 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 & Supercaps2022, 5(3), e2021003147.093
3Kumar, L.; Baruah, P. K; Borthakur, S.; Saikia, L.; Das, M. R.; Deka; Sasanka*CuCo-Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheet-Based Polyhedrons for Flexible Supercapacitor CellsACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2021, 4, 5250-52625.097
4Antil, 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 InvestigationsACS Applied Energy Materials,2021, 4 (4), 3118-31296.024
5Antil, 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 EfficiencyJ. Mater. Chem. A,2020, 8, 13328-1333912.73
6Kumar, 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 ReactionACS Appl. Energy Mater.2020, 3(7), 6793–68046.024
7Kumar, A.; Deka; Sasanka*PdSn Hollow Alloy Nanoparticles Prepared by in-situ Galvanic Replacement Process for Exclusive Hydrogen Evolution Reaction and Durable ElectrocatalysisApplied Catalysis A: General,2020, 599, 1175755.706
8Chauhan, M.; Deka; Sasanka*Hollow Cobalt Sulfide Nanoparticles: A Robust and Low-Cost pH-Universal Oxygen Evolution ElectrocatalystACS Applied Energy Materials2019, 3, 977-9866.024
9Kumar, L.; Boruah, P. K.; Das, M. R.; Deka; Sasanka*Superbending (00 -1800) and High-Voltage Operating Metal-Oxide-Based Flexible SupercapacitorACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2019, 11, 37665-376749.229
11Antil, 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 Hevolution and charge storage activitiesACS Sustainable Chem. Eng.2019, 7, 9428-94388.198
12Chauhan, 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 PhotocatalystJ. Mater. Chem. A,2019, 7, 6985-699412.73
13Kush, P.; Deka; Sasanka*Multifunctional Copper‐Based Quaternary Chalcogenide Semiconductors Toward State‐of‐the‐Art Energy ApplicationsChemNanoMat,2019, 5, 373-4023.154
14Kumar, 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 stabilityACS Applied Energy Materials2018, 1 (12), p 6999–70066.024
17Deka, 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 cellsApplied Organometallic Chemistry2018, 32, e4287.3.581
18Das, S.; Bhattacharjee, G.; Satpati, B.; Kumar, M.; Deka; Sasanka, Ghosalya, M. K.; Gopinath, C. S.; Bala, TDeposition of Au nanoparticles inside porous CeO2 nanocubes using Langmuir–Blodgett techniqueNew Journal of Chemistry.2018, 42: 1379-13863.591
19Chauhan, M.; Reddy, K. P.; Gopinath, C. S.; Deka; Sasanka*Copper Cobalt Sulphide Nanosheets Realizing Promising Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution ReactionACS Catalysis.2017, 7: 5871-587813.08
20Chauhan, H.; Singh, M. K.; Kumar, P.; Hashmi, S. A.; Deka; Sasanka*Development of SnS2/RGO nanosheets composite for cost-effective aqueous hybrid supercapacitorsNanotechnology,2017, 28: 0254013.874
21Das, 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 Materials2017, 253: 80-90.5.455
23Kumar, 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 8737-8740.6.22
24Chauhan, 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.Nanoscale2016, 8, p 15802-158127.79
25Kumar, M.; Soni, K.; Yadav, GD.; Singh, S.; Deka, Sasanka*Surfactant directed Ag1−xNix alloy nanoparticle catalysed synthesis of aromatic azo derivatives from aromatic aminesAppl. Cat. A: General2016, 525, p 50-585.706
6Kush, 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. A2015, 3, p 8098-810612.73
7Deori, K.; Kalita, C.; Deka, Sasanka*(100) surface exposed CeONanocube as Efficient Heterogeneous Catalyst in Tandem Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol, para-Chlorobenzyl Alcohol and Toluene to Corresponding Aldehydes Selectively J. Mater. Chem. A2015, 3, p 6909-692012.73
8Kush, P.; Deka, Sasanka*Anisotropic kesterite Cu2ZnSnSe4 colloidal nanoparticles: Photoelectrical and photocatalytic properties. Mater. Chem. Phys.2015, 162, p 608-6164.094
9Chauhan, 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 Advances2015, 5, p 17228-172353.36
11Kumar, M.; Deka, Sasanka*Multiply twinned AgNi alloy nanoparticles as highly active catalyst for multiple reduction and degradation reactionsACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2014, 6, p 16071–160819.229
12Deori, 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 Catalysis2014, 4, p 3169-317913.08
13Chauhan, H.; Kumar, Y.; Deka, Sasanka*New synthesis of two-dimensional CdSe/CdS core@shell dot-in-hexagonal platelet nanoheterostructures with interesting optical properties Nanoscale2014, 6, p 10347-103547.79
15Deori, 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. Interfaces2013, 5 (21), p 10665–106729.229
16Deori, K.; Deka, Sasanka*Morphology oriented surfactant dependent CoO and reaction time dependent Co3O4 nanocrystals from single synthesis method and their optical and magnetic propertiesCrysEngComm2013, 15, p 8465-84743.545
18Deori, 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. A2013, 1, p 7091-709912.73