Dr. Manas Bhunia assigned to IIR as Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
From left, IIR Director-General Koyama, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor Bhunia, Specially Appointed Associate Professor Debraj Chandra
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Catalysis for clean energy conversion, nanomaterials, porous hybrid materials
My research focuses on addressing global challenges in the field of renewable energy and sustainable environment using chemical catalysis. The development of selective catalysts for chemical reactions using the tools of porous organic-inorganic hybrid materials is being particularly emphasized. The solid-liquid interface may be modulated systematically for efficient catalytic reactions. I plan to design nanomaterials for biofuel application, CO2 reduction, solar water splitting and heterogeneous catalysis.