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Biswanath Das

Researcher

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Works at Department of Organic Chemistry
Email biswanath.das@su.se
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius Väg 16 C, plan 6
Room Lab 5
Postal address Kemiska sektionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I started my research activity as a master student (M.Sc with Chemistry major) at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in the group of Prof. V Chandrasekhar in 2008. After finishing master's study on organometallic synthesis, I came to Sweden as Erasmaus Mundus PhD student and did PhD (2009-2014) from Lund University under the supervision of Prof. E Nordlander on bioinorganic chemistry (phosphoester hydrolysis and C-H activation). 

Soon after, I joined Uppsala University as a postdoctoral fellow (2014-2016) and worked on photo and electrocatalytic water splitting in the group of Prof. S Ott and A/Prof. A Thapper. In 2016, I received postdoctoral fellowship from School of Chemistry, UNSW, Australia. During 2016-2020, I worked on carbon dioxide electroreduction and PFAS (Per and Poly-Fluoro Alkanes) degradation in the groups of A/Prof. S B Colbran, A/Prof. G E Ball and Prof. N Kumar before joining Stockholm University as a researcher.

I consider myself an electrochemist with experience in organic-inorganic synthesis, investigation of reaction mechanisms (by spectroscopic techniques and DFT) and catalysts' fabrication on conductive surfaces.  

Currently, I am employed as a researcher at Organic Chemistry Department, Stockholm University and working in the group of Prof. Björn Åkermark on homogeneous-heterogeneous water splitting.

My major research interests are in finding efficient and sustainable resources for renewable energy and utilizing carbon dioxide as a C1 feedstock. I am also interested in projects related to water purification, e.g. PFAS degradation/precipitation and C-H bond activation. I enjoy getting involved in multiple projects where I can use my expertise and also can develop new skills.  

I am having active collaborations with Prof. Naresh Kumar (School of Chemistry, UNSW-Sydney, Australia; PFAS degradation project), Prof. Chuan Zhao and Dr. Xianjue Chen (School of Chemistry, UNSW-Sydney, Australia; Heterogeneous carbon dioxide reduction project) and Dr. Priyank Kumar (School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW-Sydney, Australia; DFT investigation of possible reaction mechanisms).

Last updated: November 23, 2020

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