Department of Chemical & Biological Sciences

Head of Department

Dr. Gitish Kishor Dutta
Ph.D. IISc Bangalore




Dr. Gitish Kishor Dutta Associate Professor

Ph.D. IISc Bangalore; Post Doc, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology

Research Interest

Carbon-based and composite materials for energy, storage devices, fuel cell, Electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reactions and electrochemical sensors

Education Qualification

Ph.D. IISc Bangalore; Post Doc, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology


[1]       N. Deka, G.K. Dutta, Recent advancement in carbon-based materials as sulfur hosts for rechargeable aluminum–sulfur (Al–S) batteries, Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 38 (2023), 10.1016/j.coelec.2023.101222           

[2]       J. Barman, R. Deb, N. Deka, G.K. Dutta, Nitrogen-Enriched Porous Carbon Materials from Expanded Polystyrene Waste for Oxygen Reduction Reaction and Rechargeable Zinc–Air Battery, n/a (2023) 2300395,     

[3]       S. Rudra, N. Deka, A.K. Nayak, M. Pradhan, G.K. Dutta, Facile hydrothermal synthesis of Au-Mn3O4 decorated graphene oxide nanocomposites for solid-state supercapacitor, J. Energy Storage, 50 (2022), 10.1016/j.est.2022.104615     

[4]        J. Barman, N. Deka, S. Rudra, G.K. Dutta, Promising N, P Co-doped Porous Carbon Materials as Metal-Free Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Medium, ChemistrySelect, 7 (2022), 10.1002/slct.202200570         

[5]       J. Barman, N. Deka, P.K. Maji, G.K. Dutta, Nitrogen and Sulfur Enriched Porous Carbon Materials with Trace Fe Derived from Hyper-Crosslinked Polymer as an Efficient Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalyst, ChemElectroChem, 9 (2022), 10.1002/celc.202200677       

[6]      G. Kalita, N. Deka, D. Paul, L. Thapa, G.K. Dutta, P.N. Chatterjee, Sulfonated Tetraphenylethylene-Based Hypercrosslinked Polymer as a Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of Symmetrical Triarylmethanes via a Dual C-C Bond-Cleaving Path, Synlett, 32 (2021) 304-308, 10.1055/a-1277-3995           

[7]    N. Deka, J. Barman, P. Gawas, H.B. Parse, B. Kakade, V. Nutalapati, G.K. Dutta, Nitrogen-Doped Microporous Carbons Synthesized from Indole-Based Copolymer Spheres for Supercapacitors and Metal-Free Electrocatalysis, Energy and Fuels, 35 (2021) 2785-2794, 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c03854           

[8]        J. Deka, K. Saha, R. Gogoi, G.K. Dutta, K. Raidongia, Fabrication of Pressure-Responsive Energy Device from Nanofluidic Vanadium Pentoxide and Polymeric Hydrogel, ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 3 (2021) 277-284, 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00849       

[9]        N. Deka, J. Barman, S. Kasthuri, V. Nutalapati, G.K. Dutta, Transforming waste polystyrene foam into N-doped porous carbon for capacitive energy storage and deionization applications, Appl. Surf. Sci., 511 (2020), 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.145576   

[10]    N. K. Nath, P. Gupta, P.J. Hazarika, N. Deka, A. Mukherjee, G.K. Dutta, Plastically Deformable and Exfoliating Molecular Crystals of a 2-D Coordination Polymer and Its Ligand, Cryst. Growth Des., 19 (2019) 6033-6038, 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00992           

[11]   S.M. Lee, H.R. Lee, G.K. Dutta, J. Lee, J.H. Oh, C. Yang, Furan-flanked diketopyrrolopyrrole-based chalcogenophene copolymers with siloxane hybrid side chains for organic field-effect transistors, Polymer Chemistry, 10 (2019) 2854-2862, 10.1039/c9py00448c     

[12]    G.K. Dutta, S. Kasthuri, G. Marappan, S.V. Jayaraman, Y. Sivalingam, C. Di Natale, V. Nutalapati, Aggregation behavior in naphthalene-appended diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives and its gas adsorption impact on surface potential, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 7 (2019) 9954-9965, 10.1039/c9tc02226k           

[13]     N. Deka, R. Patidar, S. Kasthuri, N. Venkatramaiah, G.K. Dutta, Triazine based polyimide framework derived N-doped porous carbons: A study of their capacitive behaviour in aqueous acidic electrolyte, Mater. Chem. Front., 3 (2019) 680-689, 10.1039/c8qm00641e        

[14]      N. Deka, J. Barman, J. Deka, K. Raidongia, G.K. Dutta, Microporous Organic Polymer-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon Spheres for Efficient Capacitive Energy Storage, ChemElectroChem, 6 (2019) 3327-3336, 10.1002/celc.201900825 

[15]      J. Deka, K. Saha, T.J. Konch, R.K. Gogoi, S. Saikia, P.P. Saikia, G.K. Dutta, K. Raidongia, Reconstruction of Soil Components into Multifunctional Freestanding Membranes, ACS Omega, 4 (2019) 1292-1299, 10.1021/acsomega.8b03144        

[16]  N. Deka, J. Deka, G.K. Dutta, Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon Derived from Carbazole-Substituted Tetraphenylethylene-Based Hypercrosslinked Polymer for High-Performance Supercapacitor, ChemistrySelect, 3 (2018) 8483-8490, 10.1002/slct.201801507      

[17]   S.H. Kang, H.R. Lee, G.K. Dutta, J. Lee, J.H. Oh, C. Yang, A Role of Side-Chain Regiochemistry of Thienylene-Vinylene-Thienylene (TVT) in the Transistor Performance of Isomeric Polymers, Macromolecules, 50 (2017) 884-890, 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02447        

[18]     S. Chen, Y. An, G.K. Dutta, Y. Kim, Z.G. Zhang, Y. Li, C. Yang, A Synergetic Effect of Molecular Weight and Fluorine in All-Polymer Solar Cells with Enhanced Performance, Adv. Funct. Mater., 27 (2017), 10.1002/adfm.201603564      

[19]      K.C. Lee, T. Kim, S. Song, Y. Kim, G.K. Dutta, D.S. Kim, J.Y. Kim, C. Yang, Medium bandgap copolymers based on carbazole and quinoxaline exceeding 1.0 v open-circuit voltages, RSC Adv., 6 (2016) 17624-17631, 10.1039/c5ra25088a    

[20]     A.R. Han, G.K. Dutta, J. Lee, H.R. Lee, S.M. Lee, H. Ahn, T.J. Shin, J.H. Oh, C. Yang, ?-branched flexible side chain substituted diketopyrrolopyrrole-containing polymers designed for high hole and electron mobilities, Adv. Funct. Mater., 25 (2015) 247-254, 10.1002/adfm.201403020      

[21]    D. Moghe, G.K. Dutta, S. Patil, S. Guha, Photocurrent spectroscopic studies of diketopyrrolopyrrole-based statistical copolymers, PCCP, 16 (2014) 4291-4298, 10.1039/c3cp54644f    

[22]      J. Kim, M.H. Yun, G.H. Kim, J. Lee, S.M. Lee, S.J. Ko, Y. Kim, G.K. Dutta, M. Moon, S.Y. Park, D.S. Kim, J.Y. Kim, C. Yang, Synthesis of PCDTBT-based fluorinated polymers for high open-circuit voltage in organic photovoltaics: Towards an understanding of relationships between polymer energy levels engineering and ideal morphology control, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 6 (2014) 7523-7534, 10.1021/am500891z   

[23]   G. Kim, S.J. Kang, G.K. Dutta, Y.K. Han, T.J. Shin, Y.Y. Noh, C. Yang, A thienoisoindigo-naphthalene polymer with ultrahigh mobility of 14.4 cm2/V·s that substantially exceeds benchmark values for amorphous silicon semiconductors, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (2014) 9477-9483, 10.1021/ja504537v           

[24]    G.K. Dutta, T. Kim, H. Choi, J. Lee, D.S. Kim, J.Y. Kim, C. Yang, Synthesis of fluorinated analogues of a practical polymer TQ for improved open-circuit voltages in polymer solar cells, Polymer Chemistry, 5 (2014) 2540-2547, 10.1039/c3py01542d   

[25]   G.K. Dutta, T. Kim, H. Choi, J. Lee, D.S. Kim, J.Y. Kim, C. Yang, Erratum: Synthesis of fluorinated analogues of a practical polymer TQ for improved open-circuit voltages in polymer solar cells (Polymer Chemistry (2014) 5 (25402547) DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01542D), Polymer Chemistry, 5 (2014) 5184, 10.1039/C3PY01542D          

[26]      Y. Zhang, A.K. Pandey, K. Tandy, G.K. Dutta, P.L. Burn, P. Meredith, E.B. Namdas, S. Patil, Channel II photocurrent quantification in narrow optical gap polymer-fullerene solar cells with complimentary acceptor absorption, Appl. Phys. Lett., 102 (2013), 10.1063/1.4808386      

[27]    G.K. Dutta, A.R. Han, J. Lee, Y. Kim, J.H. Oh, C. Yang, Visible-near infrared absorbing polymers containing thienoisoindigo and electron-rich units for organic transistors with tunable polarity, Adv. Funct. Mater., 23 (2013) 5317-5325, 10.1002/adfm.201300536       

[28]      K. Tandy, G.K. Dutta, Y. Zhang, N. Venkatramaiah, M. Aljada, P.L. Burn, P. Meredith, E.B. Namdas, S. Patil, A new diketopyrrolopyrrole-based co-polymer for ambipolar field-effect transistors and solar cells, Org. Electron., 13 (2012) 1981-1988, 10.1016/j.orgel.2012.05.046    

[29]     G.K. Dutta, S. Patil, Solution processable quinoxaline based molecular materials for organic field effect transistors, Org. Electron., 13 (2012) 1266-1276, 10.1016/j.orgel.2012.03.012       

[30]    A.G. Dikundwar, G.K. Dutta, T.N.G. Row, S. Patil, Polymorphism in opto-electronic materials with a benzothiazole-fluorene core: A consequence of high conformational flexibility of ?-conjugated backbone and alkyl side chains, Cryst. Growth Des., 11 (2011) 1615-1622, 10.1021/cg101579f   

[31]    G.K. Dutta, S. Guha, S. Patil, Synthesis of liquid crystalline benzothiazole based derivatives: A study of their optical and electrical properties, Org. Electron., 11 (2010) 1-9, 10.1016/j.orgel.2009.09.012 

[32]   Y. Chandrasekaran, G.K. Dutta, R.B. Kanth, S. Patil, Tetrahydroquinoxaline based squaraines: Synthesis and photophysical properties, Dyes and Pigments, 83 (2009) 162-167, 10.1016/j.dyepig.2009.04.003           


Courses Taught

1. CY 101 (Chemistry)

2. CY 151 Chemistry Laboratory

3. CY 401 (Stereochemistry and Organic Reaction Mechanism)

4. CY 481 (Organic Chemistry Lab)

5. CY 402 (Pericyclic Reactions, Photochemistry and Applied Spectroscopy)

6. CY 409 (Analytical and Environmental Chemistry)

7. CY 501 (Advanced Organic Chemistry)

8. CY 532 Chemistry of Natural Products And Heterocyclic Chemistry

9. CY 702 Organic Materials and Their Applications

10. CY 701 (Analytical Methods in Chemistry)

Sponsored Research Projects

Sl No.Title of ProjectPICO-PIFunding AgencySanctioned AmountStartYr - EndYr (Duration)StatusProject Type
1Development of 3-D Supramolecular Structure-Based Optoelectronic Materials Towards Photovoltaic Devices.Dr. G. K DuttaDr. P. N. ChattarjeeDST27655602015-2018CompletedSponsored
2Diketopyrrolopyrrole and isoindigo based luminescent conjugated polymers for colorimetric and fluorogenic sensorsDr. G. K. DuttaN.A.SERB_DST22380002015-2018CompletedSponsored

Administrative Responsibilities

1. Head of the Department (2015-2018)

2. Chairman, Library Committee (2019-2020)

3. Dean RC (2020-2023)

4. Faculty Advisor (2019-21) for 2019 Batch

5. Laboratory in Charge (MSc laboratory): 2020-21

6. GIAN Co-ordinator: 3-07-2023 till date

6. Examination Committee Chairman:  01-09-2023 to 14-05-2024.

7. Medical committee Chairman: 4-09-2023 to till date

8. Anti-ragging Squad committee: 05-09-2023 to till date

9. Hostal patrolling committee: 29-09-2023 to till date

10. Nodal Officer Scholarship Section:     to till date

11. Head of the Department: 14-05-2024 to till date

Ph.D. students

1. Namrata Deka (Awarded)

2. Siddheswar Rudra (2017-Present): Co-Supervisor- Dr. Mukul Pradhan, NIT Warangal (Awarded)

3. Jayshree Barman (Awarded)

Research Area: Oxygen reduction reaction

Year of joining: 2018

Email id:

4. Ria Deb

Year of Joining: 2021 (Autumn)


Research Area: Energy Storage and Energy Conversion

5. Nazir Uddin (2021-present) Co-Supervisor: Dr. Paresh Nath Chatterjee 

Year of joining: 2021(Autumn) 

Research area: Organic synthesis via C-C bond-breaking reaction

Email address:

6. Sayantan Roy

7. Vivek Chamlagain

Research area: Developing anion exchange membranes for fuel cells 

Joining year: 2023

email id:

8. Rimpi Gogoi

Research Area: Electrochemical storage device and Electrochemical sensor

Joining year: 2023


Group Alumni

Past M.Sc. Project Students

Daisy Barman

Anusua Mukherjee

Rashmi Chetry

Sangita Kalita

Loknath Thapa

Subhrata Dutta

Shruti Revankar

Subhransu Sekhar Das

Ajay Bharti

Himadri Sikha Saikia

Junali Devi

Bhabani Shankar Nayak



Vishal Yadav

Ram Wami Toi 

Gaurav Raj

Abhijit Gharphalia

Sujata Kalita

Journal Reviewer

ChemistrySelect, Electroanalytical Chemistry, Materials Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, Materials Today Communications, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Applied Nanoscience, Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry

Professional Membership

1. Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI, lifetime Member)

2. Indian Society for ElectroAnalytical Chemistry (ISEAC, lifetime Member)

3. Asian Polymer Association (APA, life-time Member)