Tushar Kanta Sahu
I completed my Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India in July 2021. During my Ph.D., I have worked on the design and development of metal oxide-based photoelectrode materials for solar-driven water splitting with tunable structural and surface properties. More precisely, it was focused on the exploration of different low-cost metal oxides with bulk and surface modifications to counter the limitations like small minority carrier diffusion length, poor charge transport properties, slow water oxidation kinetics, etc. Besides, I have worked in the design and synthesis of various carbonaceous materials, metal oxides, metal chalcogenides, and inorganic perovskite oxides for electrocatalytic water splitting, dye-sensitized solar cells, photocatalytic hydrogen production, and photocatalytic dye degradations. I have a good hand on experience with different instruments such as powder X-ray diffractometer (XRD), UV-vis spectrophotometer, Fluorescence spectrophotometer, Gas chromatograph, Fourier Transform InfraRed (FT-IR) spectrometer, Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and Transmission electron microscope (TEM).
My current research in Prof. Mats Johnsson's group revolves around the synthesis of metal phosphide/oxide-based electrocatalysts for water splitting applications.