Head of Department

Dr. Naba Kamal Nath
Ph.D, University of Hyderabad




Dr. Gitish Kishor Dutta Associate Professor

Ph.D, IISc Bangalore

Research Interest

Porous carbon based materials for energy storage devices, Proton conducting membrane for fuel cell applications, Electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reactions, Conjugated polymer based composite materials for Supercapacitor applications

Education Qualification

Ph.D, IISc Bangalore


1. Deka, N.; Barman, J.; Gawas, P.; Parse, H. B.; Kakade, B.; Nutalapati, V.; Dutta, G. K., Nitrogen-Doped Microporous Carbons Synthesized from Indole-Based Copolymer Spheres for Supercapacitors and Metal-Free Electrocatalysis. Energy & Fuels 2021, 35 (3), 2785-2794.

2. Kalita, G.; Deka, N.; Paul, D.; Thapa, L.; Dutta, G. K.; Chatterjee, P. N., Sulfonated Tetraphenylethylene-Based Hypercrosslinked Polymer as a Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of Symmetrical Triarylmethanes via a Dual C–C Bond Cleaving Path. Synlett 2020,  (AAM).

3. Deka, N.; Barman, J.; Kasthuri, S.; Nutalapati, V.; Dutta, G. K., Transforming waste polystyrene foam into N-doped porous carbon for capacitive energy storage and deionization applications. Applied Surface Science 2020, 511, 145576.

4. Deka, J.; Saha, K.; Gogoi, R.; Dutta, G. K.; Raidongia, K., Fabrication of Pressure-Responsive Energy Device from Nanofluidic Vanadium Pentoxide and Polymeric Hydrogel. ACS Applied Electronic Materials 2020.

5. Nath, N. K.; Gupta, P.; Hazarika, P. J.; Deka, N.; Mukherjee, A.; Dutta, G. K., Plastically Deformable and Exfoliating Molecular Crystals of a 2-D Coordination Polymer and Its Ligand. Crystal Growth & Design 2019, 19 (11), 6033-6038.

6. Lee, S. M.; Lee, H. R.; Dutta, G. K.; Lee, J.; Oh, J. H.; Yang, C., Furan-flanked diketopyrrolopyrrole-based chalcogenophene copolymers with siloxane hybrid side chains for organic field-effect transistors. Polymer Chemistry 2019, 10 (22), 2854-2862.

7. Dutta, G. K.; Kasthuri, S.; Marappan, G.; Jayaraman, S. V.; Sivalingam, Y.; Di Natale, C.; Nutalapati, V., Aggregation behavior in naphthalene-appended diketopyrrolopyrrole derivatives and its gas adsorption impact on surface potential. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2019, 7 (32), 9954-9965.

8. Dutta, G. K.; Deka, N., Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbons Derived from Microporous Organic Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage. 2019.

9. Deka, N.; Patidar, R.; Kasthuri, S.; Venkatramaiah, N.; Dutta, G. K., Triazine based polyimide framework derived N-doped porous carbons: a study of their capacitive behaviour in aqueous acidic electrolyte. Materials Chemistry Frontiers 2019, 3 (4), 680-689.

10. Deka, N.; Barman, J.; Deka, J.; Raidongia, K.; Dutta, G. K., Microporous Organic Polymer?Derived Nitrogen?Doped Porous Carbon Spheres for Efficient Capacitive Energy Storage. ChemElectroChem 2019, 6 (13), 3327-3336.

11. Deka, J.; Saha, K.; Konch, T. J.; Gogoi, R. K.; Saikia, S.; Saikia, P. P.; Dutta, G. K.; Raidongia, K., Reconstruction of Soil Components into Multifunctional Freestanding Membranes. ACS omega 2019, 4 (1), 1292-1299.

12. Nutalapati, V.; Dutta, G. K.; Sivalingam, Y., Aggregation Behavior in Naphthalene-Appended Diketopyrrolopyrrole Derivatives and its Gas Adsorption Impact on Surface Potential. Journal of 2018, 6 (5).

13. Deka, N.; Deka, J.; Dutta, G. K., Nitrogen?Doped Porous Carbon Derived from Carbazole?Substituted Tetraphenylethylene?Based Hypercrosslinked Polymer for High?Performance Supercapacitor. ChemistrySelect 2018, 3 (29), 8483-8490.

14. Kang, S.-H.; Lee, H. R.; Dutta, G. K.; Lee, J.; Oh, J. H.; Yang, C., A role of side-chain regiochemistry of thienylene–vinylene–thienylene (TVT) in the transistor performance of isomeric polymers. Macromolecules 2017, 50 (3), 884-890.

15. Chen, S.; An, Y.; Dutta, G. K.; Kim, Y.; Zhang, Z. G.; Li, Y.; Yang, C., A synergetic effect of molecular weight and fluorine in all?polymer solar cells with enhanced performance. Advanced Functional Materials 2017, 27 (2), 1603564.

16. Lee, K. C.; Kim, T.; Song, S.; Kim, Y.; Dutta, G. K.; Kim, D. S.; Kim, J. Y.; Yang, C., Medium bandgap copolymers based on carbazole and quinoxaline exceeding 1.0 V open-circuit voltages. RSC advances 2016, 6 (21), 17624-17631.

17. Yang, C.; Kim, G.; Kang, S. J.; Dutta, G. K.; Lee, K. C.; Park, K. H.; Lee, J.; Chen, S. S.; Tanya, K.; HAn, Y.-K. In A Thienoisoindigo-Naphthalene Polymer with Ultrahigh Mobility, IUPAC: 2015.

18. Yang, C.; Han, A.; Dutta, G. K.; Lee, J.; Lee, H.; Lee, S.; Ahn, H.; Shin, T. J.; Oh, J. In Investigation of Charge Transport Properties in ?-Branched Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Polymers for High-Performance Field-Effect Transistors, ???????: 2015.

19. Han, A. R.; Dutta, G. K.; Lee, J.; Lee, H. R.; Lee, S. M.; Ahn, H.; Shin, T. J.; Oh, J. H.; Yang, C., ??Branched flexible side chain substituted diketopyrrolopyrrole?containing polymers designed for high hole and electron mobilities. Advanced Functional Materials 2015, 25 (2), 247-254.

20. Moghe, D.; Dutta, G. K.; Patil, S.; Guha, S., Photocurrent spectroscopic studies of diketopyrrolopyrrole-based statistical copolymers. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2014, 16 (9), 4291-4298.

21. Kim, J.; Yun, M. H.; Kim, G.-H.; Lee, J.; Lee, S. M.; Ko, S.-J.; Kim, Y.; Dutta, G. K.; Moon, M.; Park, S. Y., 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 & interfaces 2014, 6 (10), 7523-7534.

22. Kim, G.; Kang, S.-J.; Dutta, G. K.; Han, Y.-K.; Shin, T. J.; Noh, Y.-Y.; Yang, C., A thienoisoindigo-naphthalene polymer with ultrahigh mobility of 14.4 cm2/V· s that substantially exceeds benchmark values for amorphous silicon semiconductors. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136 (26), 9477-9483.

23. Dutta, G. K.; Kim, T.; Choi, H.; Lee, J.; Kim, D. S.; Kim, J. Y.; Yang, C., Synthesis of fluorinated analogues of a practical polymer TQ for improved open-circuit voltages in polymer solar cells. Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5 (7), 2540-2547.

24. Zhang, Y.; Pandey, A. K.; Tandy, K.; Dutta, G. K.; Burn, P. L.; Meredith, P.; Namdas, E. B.; Patil, S., Channel II photocurrent quantification in narrow optical gap polymer-fullerene solar cells with complimentary acceptor absorption. Applied Physics Letters 2013, 102 (22), 102_1.

25. Dutta, G. K.; Han, A. R.; Lee, J.; Kim, Y.; Oh, J. H.; Yang, C., Visible?Near Infrared Absorbing Polymers Containing Thienoisoindigo and Electron?Rich Units for Organic Transistors with Tunable Polarity. Advanced Functional Materials 2013, 23 (42), 5317-5325.

26. Tandy, K.; Dutta, G. K.; Zhang, Y.; Venkatramaiah, N.; Aljada, M.; Burn, P. L.; Meredith, P.; Namdas, E. B.; Patil, S., A new diketopyrrolopyrrole-based co-polymer for ambipolar field-effect transistors and solar cells. Organic Electronics 2012, 13 (10), 1981-1988.

27. Dutta, G. K.; Patil, S., Solution processable quinoxaline based molecular materials for organic field effect transistors. Organic Electronics 2012, 13 (7), 1266-1276.

28. Dikundwar, A. G.; Dutta, G. K.; Guru Row, T. N.; Patil, S., Polymorphism in opto-electronic materials with a benzothiazole-fluorene core: A consequence of high conformational flexibility of ?-conjugated backbone and alkyl side chains. Crystal growth & design 2011, 11 (5), 1615-1622.

29. Dutta, G. K.; Guha, S.; Patil, S., Synthesis of liquid crystalline benzothiazole based derivatives: A study of their optical and electrical properties. Organic Electronics 2010, 11 (1), 1-9.

30. Chandrasekaran, Y.; Dutta, G. K.; Kanth, R. B.; Patil, S., Tetrahydroquinoxaline based squaraines: synthesis and photophysical properties. Dyes and Pigments 2009, 83 (2), 162-167.

31. Dutta, G. K.; Kim, T.; Choi, H.; Lee, J.; Kim, D. S.; Young, J., Synthesis of Fluorinated Analogues of a Practical Polymer TQ for Improved Open-Circuit Voltages in Polymer Solar Cells.

Courses Taught

1. CY 101 (Chemistry), Autumn 2019

2. CY 401 (Stereochemistry and Organic Reaction Mechanism), Autumn 2019

3. CY 481 (Organic Chemistry Lab), Autumn 2019

4. CH 501 (Organic Chemistry III), Autumn 2019

5. CY 101 (Chemistry), Spring 2020

6. CY 151 Chemistry Laboratory, Spring 2020

7. CY 402 (Pericyclic Reactions, Photochemistry and Applied Spectroscopy), Spring 2020)

8. CH 504 (Analytical Techniques), Spring 2020


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 Dutta and Prof. Changduk YangDr. P. N. ChattarjeeDST27655602015-2018CompletedSponsored
2Diketopyrrolopyrrole and isoindigo based luminescent conjugated polymers for colorimetric and fluorogenic sensorsDr. G. K. DuttaN.A.SERB_DST22380002015-2018CompletedSponsored

Ph.D. students

1. Namrata Deka (2016-present)

2. Jayshree Barman (2018-present) 

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

Group Alumni

 Past M.Sc. Project Students

1. Ms. Daisy Barman

2. Ms Anusua Mukherjee

3. Ms Rashmi Chetry

4. Ms Sangita Kalita

5. Loknath Thapa

6. Subrata Dutta

7. Himadri Sikha Saikia

8. Shruti Revankar

9. Ajay Bharti

10. Subhransu Sekhar Das