2003-2008 PhD, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India
2008-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, AIST Japan
2011-2016 JSPS Fellow (Standard and Pathway), Niigata University, Japan
2016-2017 Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, WRHI, IIR, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2017- Specially Appointed Associate Professor, WRHI, IIR, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Field of Specialization
Nanomaterials, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Photocatalysts
Innovative Heterogeneous Catalysis Unit（IIR, Tokyo Tech）
Research Hub Group：Materials and Devices international hub group
- Shape-specific metal nanoparticles as high performance catalyst for selective reductive amination
- Creation of first organized mesoporous WO3 photoanodes for highly efficient visible-light-driven water oxidation
- 2018 Tokyo Tech News and Chemical Industry Daily report (July 3, 2018) has published the work of “High performance catalyst of shape-specific ruthenium nanoparticles for production of primary amines”. A paper published in Chemical Science.
- 2010 AIST Homepage and two newspapers of Japan named as Nikkan-kougyo-shinbum and Kagaku-kougyo-nippou (September 16, 2010) has highlighted the work of “Dye-sensitized bio-system sensing by porous semiconducting metal oxide films”. A paper published in J. Mater. Chem.
- “A high performance catalyst of shape-specific ruthenium nanoparticles for production of primary amines by reductive amination of carbonyl compounds”, D. Chandra, Y. Inoue, M. Sasase, M. Kitano, A. Bhaumik, K. Kamata, H. Hosono, M. Hara, Chemical Science, 9 (2018) 5949-5946.
- “Highly efficient electrocatalysis and mechanistic investigation of intermediate IrOx(OH)y nanoparticle films for water oxidation”, D. Chandra, D. Takama, T. Masaki, T. Sato, N. Abe, T. Togashi, M. Kurihara, K. Saito, T. Yui, M. Yagi, ACS Catalysis, 6 (2016) 3946-3954.
- “Open pore architecture of an ordered mesoporous IrO2 thin film for highly efficient electrocatalysis for water oxidation”, D. Chandra, N. Abe, K. Saito, T. Yui, M. Yagi, ChemSusChem, 8 (2015) 795-799.
- “Crystallization of tungsten trioxide having small mesopores: Highly efficient photoanode for visible-light-driven water oxidation”, D. Chandra, K. Saito, T. Yui, M. Yagi, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52 (2013) 12606-12609.
- “Dye-sensitized bio-system sensing using macroporous semiconducting metal oxide films”, D. Chandra, M. Bekki, M. Nakamura, S. Sonezaki, T. Ohji, K. Kato, T. Kimura, J. Mater. Chem., 21 (2011) 5738-5744.
- “Highly luminescent organic-inorganic hybrid mesoporous silicas containing tunable chemosensor inside the pore wall”, D. Chandra, T. Yokoi, T. Tatsumi, A. Bhaumik, Chem. Mater., 19 (2007) 5347-5354.
- “Functionalized mesoporous cross-linked polymer as efficient host for loading gold nanoparticles and its electrocatalytic behavior for reduction of H2O2”, D. Chandra, B. K. Jena, C. R. Raj, A. Bhaumik, Chem. Mater., 19 (2007) 6290-6296.