Manas Bhunia


Manas Bhunia


Catalysis for clean energy conversionNanomaterialsPorous hybrid materials


After receiving my Ph. D. (Supervisor: Prof. Asim Bhaumik) at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India in 2012, I moved to USA to pursue postdoctoral studies under Prof. Alexandra Navrotsky at University of California, Davis. In October 2013, I started another postdoctoral research under Prof. Kazuhiro Takanabe at KAUST Catalysis Center, KSA. Since July, 2017 to December, 2018, I worked as an Assistant Professor on contract at Central University of Tamil Nadu, India. Then I was associated with research at IACS for couple of months. I aim to develop robust and efficient catalyst for clean energy conversion.


Being a researcher in this highly esteemed Tokyo Tech World Research Hub Initiative (WRHI), I expect to have better platform with world class research infrastructure for conducting research on recent global challenges related to renewable energy landscape and sustainable environment. Active collaboration with global leaders in these fields will indeed enable us to achieve the perspectives of the present WRHI, and make it as a global hub for relevant research and technology development.


Ph.D.  Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS). India.


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis. USA.


Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA.


 Assistant Professor (Contract), Central University of Tamil Nadu, India.


Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Solvent-Free Synthesis of Quaternary Metal Sulfide Nanoparticles Derived from Thiourea, Manas K. Bhunia, Edy Abou-Hamad, Dalaver H. Anjum, Andrei Gurinov, Kazuhiro Takanabe, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2017, 1700183. (Special Issue:Artificial Photosynthesis – Mimicking Nature for Renewable Energy Production)


Dendritic Tip-on Polytriazine-Based Carbon Nitride Photocatalyst with High Hydrogen Evolution Activity, Manas K. Bhunia, Sigismund Melissen, Manas R Parida, Pradip Sarawade, Jean-Marie Basset, Dalaver H. Anjum, Omar F. Mohammed, Philippe Sautet, Tangui Le Bahers, and Kazuhiro Takanabe, Chem. Mater. 2015, 27 (24), 8237-8247.


Harvesting Solar Light with Crystalline Carbon Nitrides for Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution, Manas K. Bhunia, Kazuo Yamauchi, and Kazuhiro Takanabe   Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53 (41), 11001 –11005.


Thermochemistry of Paddle Wheel MOFs: Cu-HKUST-1 and Zn-HKUST-1, Manas K.  Bhunia, James T. Hughes, James C. Fettinger, and Alexandra Navrotsky,  Langmuir  2013, 29 (25), 8140−8145.


Hollow Spherical Mesoporous Phosphosilicate Nanoparticles as a Delivery Vehicle for an Antibiotic Drug, Swapan K. Das, Manas K. Bhunia, Debrup Chakraborty, Anisur Rahaman Khuda-Bukhsh and Asim Bhaumik, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48 (23),  2891– 2893.


Nitrogen-Rich Porous Covalent Imine Network (CIN) Material as Efficient Catalytic Support for C-C Coupling Reactions, Manas K. Bhunia, Swapan K. Das, Pradip Pachfule, Rahul Banerjee and Asim Bhaumik, Dalton Trans. 2012, 41 (4), 1304-1311.


Synthesis, Characterization and Bio-fuel Application of Mesoporous Zirconium Oxophosphates, Swapan K. Das, Manas K. Bhunia, Anil K. Sinha and Asim Bhaumik, ACS Catal. 2011, 1 (5), 493–501.