Dr. Tapas Kumar Mandal - Department of Chemistry,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Dr. Tapas Kumar Mandal
Tapas Kumar Mandal Associate professor tapas.mandal@cy.iitr.ac.in 91-1332285864
Areas of Interest
  • Solid State and Materials Chemistry, Photocatalytic, energy storage, magnetic and catalytic materials; Nanomaterials; Hydrogen energy
Professional Background
2019-01-01OngoingAssociate ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2011-01-018 years Assistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2010-01-011 year Assistant ProfessorSikkim University
2008-01-012 years Post Doctoral Research AssociateUniversity of Glasgow
2006-01-012 years Post Doctoral AssociateRutgers University
2005-01-011 year Post Doctoral ResearcherUniversity of New Orleans
Multiple Posts
2013-01-011 year Warden, KIHIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
National ScholarshipGovt. of India1991
Washington Chapter Annual ScholarshipN.C.E. Bengal & Jadavpur University1996
Award for BrillianceJadavpur University1997
Educational Details
Ph. D.Solid State ChemistryIndian Institute of Science2005
M. Sc.ChemistryJadavpur University1998
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Layered and hybrid perovskites for sunlight-driven photocatalytic water splitting and decontaminatioSERB2017-032 years 11 months
Catalytic oxidation of nitrogeneous aromatic compounds containing wastewaterDST2014-071 year 11 months
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
International Conference in Structural and Inorganic Chemistry-II (ICSIC-II)IISER PuneSERB2019-01
International Symposium on Solid State ChemistryJNCASR, BangaloreIIT Roorkee2016-01
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XVIJadavpur UniversityIIT Roorkee2015-01
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XVIIT RoorkeeIIT Roorkee2013-01
National Magnetic Resonance Society Symposium-13IIT BombayIIT Roorkee2013-01
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XIVUniversity of HyderabadIIT-Roorkee2011-01
Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association membership meetingUniversity of St. AndrewsSHFCA2010-01
ISIS Crystallography User Group MeetingAbingdon, UKUniversity of Glasgow2009-01
42nd IUPAC World Chemistry CongressGlasgow, UKUniversity of Glasgow2009-01
Universities of Scotland Inorganic ConferenceGlasgow, UKUniversity of Glasgow2008-01
22nd Annual Symposium of the Laboratory for Surface ModificationPiscataway, New Jersey, USARutgers University2008-01
SSCU Silver Jubilee International Symposium on Solid State and Materials ChemistryIndian Institute of Science, BangaloreIndian Institute of Science2001-01
Winter School in Solid State and Materials ChemistryJNCASR, BangaloreIISc & JNCASR1999-01
  • National Magnetic Resonance Society (India), Life Member
  • Society for Materials Chemistry (India), Life Member
  • American Chemical Society, USA, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
ThermodynamicsCYN-201Int. M. Sc.Autumn
Structure, Bonding and Properties of SolidsCYN-518M. Sc. Ist YearAutumn
Advanced Material Characterization TechniquesCYN-703Pre-PhDAutumn
Solid State Chemistry & ApplicationsCYN-304Int. M. Sc.Spring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Synthesis, Characterization and Solid State NMR Studies of 2D and 3D Li-La/Ca TitanatesNishant Gautam
In search of Novel Bi-oxy-halides of Ti,Mn and Fe: Synthesis & CharacterizationAnupam Biswas
Synthesis and characterization of transition metal substituted titanates and niobatesKamini Gupta
Synthesis & Characterization of Mesoporous Silica Supported Mixed Metal Oxides & their Cat. ActivityRita Singh
Structural Evolution in Transition Metal Oxides of Varying CompositionAnowar Hossain
Developing New Semiconductor Photocatalysts for Dye Wastewater TreatmentAmbikeshwar Pandey
Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Nanostructured Mixed Metal OxidesPoonam Chauhan
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Vijay AlweraCarbon/Mixed Metal Oxide Composites and their Applications
Jaideep MalikTitanate and Niobate Oxide/Oxyhalides: Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalysis
Shubham KumarLayered and Hybrid Perovskites for Water Splitting and Decontamination
Anil KumarLow-dimensional Transition Metal Oxides and their Properties
Prachi ChauhanLayered Perovskites in Water Decontamination
PreetiPerovskite Oxides for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation
Megha GoyalNanostructured Porous Materials for Energy Storage and Catalytic Applications
Sujan SenMultiple Perovskites and their Applications
Poonam ChaturvediSemiconductor Photocatalysis for Renewable Energy Generation
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Development of New Layered Oxide and Oxyhalide Titanates for Solar PhotocatalysisGollapally NareshA2011-12
Energy Storage Materials: New Transition Metal Oxides, Oxy-fluorides and PhosphatesNishant GautamA2013-01-01
New Transition Metal Oxides by Topotactic Ion Exchange and their Magnetic PropertiesVandana MeenaA2013-07-17
Synthesis and Studies of New Titanates, Niobates and Tungstates with Layered StructureSonia RaniA2013-07-16
New Triple and Quadruple Perovskite Oxides: Synthesis, Structure and PropertiesLalit KumarA2014-07-15
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Functional Materials: Recent Trends & Future ProspectsAICTE2019-01
Green Chemistry for Cleaner TechnologyAICTE2017-01
Advances in Material Characterization TechniquesQIP2016-01
Novel Correlated Electronic MaterialsQIP2014-01
Special Lectures Delivered
Structural characterization: X-ray diffraction and spectroscopyQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2019-01
Metal Oxide Functional MaterialsQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2019-01
Layered Perovskites in Solar Photocatalysis: A Structural PerspectiveIISER Pune2019-01
New Oxides for Solar Photocatalysis and Energy StorageNIT Kurukshetra2018-01
Layered Titanates, Vanadates and Phosphates: Applications in Photocatalysis and Energy StorageTCIS-TIFR, Hyderabad2017-01
Synthesis of Advanced Materials and Catalysts: Role of Green ChemistryQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2017-01
Solar Energy Harvesting for Cleaner Energy and Environmental ApplicationsQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2017-01
X-Ray Diffraction for Structural Characterization of MaterialsQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2016-01
Cation Ordering in Highly Correlated Double Perovskite Oxides: An Experimental PerspectiveQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2014-01
Solid-state hydrogen storage: the state of the art and potential solutionsUniversity of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK2010-01
Books Authored

1. Transition Metal Oxides: Magnetoresistance and Half-metallicity

Tapas Kumar Mandal and Martha Greenblatt; in Inorganic Materials Series, (eds. D. W. Bruce, D. O’Hare and R. I. Walton), Volume 2: Functional Oxides, John Wiley & Sons, (2010), Page 257-293.

Refereed Journal Papers

Selected Publications:

From IIT Roorkee (2011 onwards)

14. Sonia Rani, Gollapally Naresh and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Coupled substituted double-layer Aurivillius niobates: structures, magnetism and solar photocatalysis, Dalton Trans.DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04339J (2020).

13. Lalit Kumar, Joydeep Datta, Partha Pratim Ray and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Composition dependent 3C and 6H perovskites, A3MTiSbO9 (A = Sr, Ba; M = Mn, Co): Structural, magnetic and dielectric properties, J. Solid State Chem., 282, 121116 (2020).

12. Nishant Gautam, Raeesh Muhammad, Hari Raj, Anjan Sil, Paritosh Mohanty and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Multimodal mesopore hierarchy in Li3VO4 boosts electrochemical anode performance of lithium-ion batteries, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 290, 109669 (2019).

11. Vandana Meena and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Topotactic Ion Exchnage in a Three-Dimensional Close-Packed Trirutile Structure with an Octahedral Network, Inorg. Chem. (Communication), 58, 2921 (2019).

10. Kumari Naveen, Manfred Reehuis, Peter Adler*, Philip Pattison, Andreas Hoser, Tapas Kumar Mandal, U. Arjun,  Prasanta K. Mukherjee, Ramesh Nath, Claudia Felser and Avijit Kumar Paul, Reentrant magnetism at the borderline between long-range antiferromagnetic order and spin-glass behavior in the B-site disordered perovskite system, Ca2−xSrxFeRuO6, Phys. Rev. B, 98, 224423 (2018).  

9. Gollapally Naresh, Jaideep Malik, Vandana Meena and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, pH-Mediated Collective and Selective Solar Photocatalysis by a series of Layered Aurivillius Perovskites, ACS Omega, 3, 11104 (2018).

8. Ambikeshwar Pandey, Gollapally Naresh and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Sunlight responsive new Sillén-Aurivillius A1X1 hybrid layered oxyhalides with enhanced photocatalytic activity, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells, 161, 197 (2017).

7. Seema Singh, Vimal Chandra Srivastava*, Shang Lien Lo, Tapas Kumar Mandal and Gollapally Naresh, Morphology-controlled green approach for synthesizing the hierarchical self-assembled 3D porous ZnO superstructure with excellent catalytic activity, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 239, 296 (2017).

6. Rajib Mistri, Dipak Das, Jordi Llorca, Montserrat Dominguez, Tapas Kumar Mandal, Paritosh Mohanty, Bidhan Chandra Ray and Arup Gayen*, Selective liquid phase benzyl alcohol oxidation over Cu-loaded LaFeO3 perovskite, RSC Adv., 6, 4469 (2016).

5. Tinku Baidya*, Parthasarathi Bera*, Oliver Krocher, Olga Safonova, Paula M. Abdala, Birgit Gerke, Rainer Pöttgen, Kaustubh R. Priolkar and Tapas Kumar Mandal, Understanding the anomalous behavior of the Vegard’s law in Ce1xMxO2 (M = Sn and Ti; 0 <x ≤ 0.5) solid solutions, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 13974 (2016).

4. Gollapally Naresh and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Efficient COD Removal Coinciding with Dye Decoloration by Five Layer Aurivillius Perovskites under Sunlight Irradiation, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 3, 2900 (2015).

3. Gollapally Naresh and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Excellent Sun-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Activity by Aurivillius Layered Perovskites, Bi5-xLaxTi3FeO15 (x = 1, 2), ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6, 21000 (2014).

2. Seema Singh, Vimal Chandra Srivastava*, Tapas Kumar Mandal and Indra Deo Mall, Synthesis of different crystalloraphic Al2O3 nanomaterials from solid waste for application in dye degradation, RSC Adv., 4, 50801, (2014).

1. H. Reardon, J. Hanlon, R. W. Hughes, A. Godula-Jopek, Tapas K. Mandal and Duncan H. Gregory*, Emerging concepts in solid-state hydrogen storage; The role of nanomaterials design, Energy Environ. Sci., 5, 5951 (2012).


From Rutgers University, USA & University of Glasgow, UK (2006 -2010) 

8. Tapas K. Mandal and Duncan H. Gregory*, Hydrogen storage materials: present scenarios and future directions, Annl. Rep. Sec. A (Inorg. Chem.), 105, 21 (2009).

7. Tapas Kumar Mandal, Mark Croft, Joke Hadermann, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Peter W. Stephens and Martha Greenblatt*, La2MnVO6 Double Perovskite: A Structural, Magnetic and X-Ray Absorption Investigation, J. Mater. Chem., 19, 4382 (2009).

6. Tapas Kumar Mandal, Claudia Felser, Martha Greenblatt and Jürgen Kübler*, Magnetic and electronic properties of double perovskites and estimation of their Curie temperatures by ab initio calculations,  Phys. Rev. B, 98, 134431 (2008).

5. Tapas Kumar Mandal, Artem M. Abakumov, Maxim V. Lobanov, Mark Croft, Viktor V. Poltavets and Martha Greenblatt*, Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Properties of SrLaMnSbO6: A New B-site Ordered Double Perovskite, Chem. Mater., 20, 4653 (2008).

4. Tapas Kumar Mandal, Viktor V. Poltavets, Mark Croft and Martha Greenblatt*, Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Properties of A2MnB'O6 (A = Ca, Sr; B' = Sb, Ta) Double Perovskites, J. Solid State Chem., 181, 2325 (2008). 

3. Viktor V. Poltavets, Konstantin A. Lokshin, Mark Croft, Tapas K. Mandal, Takeshi Egami and Martha Greenblatt*, Crystal structure of T'-type Ln4Ni3O8 (Ln = La, Nd) nickelates Inorg. Chem.46, 10887 (2007).

2. Tapas Kumar Mandal, Artem M. Abakumov,Joke Hadermann,Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Mark Croft and Martha Greenblatt*, Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties of Sr1.31Co0.63Mn0.37O3: A Derivative of the Incommensurate Composite Hexagonal Perovskite Structure, Chem. Mater., 19, 6158 (2007).

1. Rohini Mani, P. Selvamani, Joby E. Joy, J. Gopalakrishnan* and Tapas Kumar Mandal, A Study of Ba3MIIMIVWO9 (MII = Ca, Zn; MIV = Ti, Zr) Perovskite Oxides: Competition between 3C and 6H Perovskite Structures, Inorg. Chem.46, 6661 (2007).


From Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (during PhD, 2000-2005) 

5. Tapas Kumar Mandal and J. Gopalakrishnan*, New route to ordered double perovskites: Synthesis of rock salt oxides, Li4MWO6, and their transformation to Sr2MWO6 (M = Mg, Mn, Fe, Ni) via metathesis, Chem. Mater., 17, 2310 (2005).

4. Tapas Kumar Mandal, L. Sebastian, J. Gopalakrishnan*, L. Abrams and J. B. Goodenough, Hydrogen uptake by barium manganite at atmospheric pressure, Mater. Res. Bull. 39, 2257 (2004).

3. Tapas Kumar Mandal and J. Gopalakrishnan*, From rocksalt to perovskite: A metathesis route for the synthesis of perovskite oxides of current interest, J. Mater. Chem., 14, 1273 (2004).

2. J. Gopalakrishnan, Z. Serpil Gönen, K. -S. Chang, Ichiro Takeuchi, T. K. Mandal, Bryan W. Eichhorn*, James C. Fettinger and Richard L. Greene, Synthesis and structure of La14V6CuO36.5: A transparent Cu(I) vanadate containing [OCuO]3- sticks J. Mater. Chem., 12, 3839 (2002). 

1. Tapas Kumar Mandal, N. Y. Vasanthacharya and J. Gopalakrishnan*, A novel metathesis route for the synthesis of La2CuO4 and its superconducting analogues: Synthesis of a new lithium- substituted derivative of La2CuO4J. Mater. Chem., 12, 635 (2002). 

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