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 decontamination"SERB2017-03-162 years 11 months 28 days
"Catalytic oxidation of nitrogeneous aromatic compounds containing wastewater"DST2014-071 year 11 months
Design and synthesis of novel layered oxides and oxyhalides: Potential visible-light photocatalysts for hydrogen productionSRIC, IIT Roorkee2012-071 year 11 months
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association membership meetingUniversity of St. AndrewsSHFCA2010-02-17
ISIS Crystallography User Group MeetingAbingdon, UK2009-11-05
22nd Annual Symposium of the Laboratory for Surface ModificationPiscataway, New Jersey, USARutgers University2008-02-15
  • National Magnetic Resonance Society (India), Life Member
  • Society for Materials Chemistry (India), Life Member
  • American Chemical Society, USA, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Quantum Chemistry, Symmetry & Group TheoryCYN-501M. Sc. Ist YearAutumn
Advanced Material Characterization TechniquesCYN-703Pre-PhDAutumn
Structure, Bonding and Properties of SolidsCYN-518M. Sc. Ist YearSpring
Solid State Chemistry & ApplicationsCYN-304Int. M. Sc. IIIrd YearSpring
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
Development of Novel Semiconductor Thin Films for Environmental ApplicationsAvnish Kumar
Novel Mixed Metal Perovskite OxidesAnil Kumar
Synthesis and Characterization of Na/Li containing Vanadium OxidesVishal
Synthesis of Transition Metal Oxides for the Decontamination of WaterSagar Kumar
Exploring New Polytypic Perovskites and Study of their Optical and Dye Removal PropertiesPriyanka Meena
Heterostructure Engineering of Semiconductor Metal OxidesSainyam Sikka
Intercalative Removal of Dye Pollutants using Layered PerovskitesNeetu Rani
Synthesis and Characterization of Perovskites, Bi4LaTi3FeO15 and Bi5SrTi4FeO18 by Molten-Salt Flux MethodsAjay Kumar Pal
Separation of Solid-Solid Mixture ComponentsKrishan Kant Pandora
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Shubham KumarLayered and Hybrid Perovskites for Water Splitting and Decontamination
Anil KumarLow-dimensional Transition Metal Oxides and their Properties
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
RahulNanostructured Mixed Metal Oxides and Energy Storage Applications
Pramod YadavPerovskite Hetero-nanostructures for Solar Hydrogen Generation
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Development of New Layered Oxide and Oxyhalide Titanates for Solar PhotocatalysisGollapally NareshA2011-12-26
Energy Storage Materials: New Transition Metal Oxides, Oxy-fluorides and PhosphatesNishant GautamA2013-01-01
Synthesis and Studies of New Titanates, Niobates and Tungstates with Layered StructureSonia RaniA2013-07-16
New Transition Metal Oxides by Topotactic Ion Exchange and their Magnetic PropertiesVandana MeenaA2013-07-17
New Triple and Quadruple Perovskite Oxides: Synthesis, Structure and PropertiesLalit KumarA2014-07-15
Binary and Doped Manganese Oxides: Synthesis and their Application in Environmental RemediationVijay AlweraA2014-07-22
Novel Layered Titanates and Niobates: Applications in Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Pollutants and Water SplittingJaideep MalikA2015-07-29
Winter School in Solid State and Materials ChemistryJNCASR, Bangalore1999-11-29
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Functional Materials: Recent Trends & Future ProspectsAICTE2019-05-20
Green Chemistry for Cleaner TechnologyAICTE2017-01-09
Novel Correlated Electronic MaterialsQIP2014-03-08
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
International Symposium on Solid State ChemistryIIT Roorkee2016-12-01
International Conference in Structural and Inorganic Chemistry-II (ICSIC-II)SERB2019-03-18
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XVIIIT Roorkee2015-01-03
New Oxides for Solar Photocatalysis and Energy Storage2018-01-20
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XVIIT Roorkee2013-12-13
National Magnetic Resonance Society Symposium-132013-02-03
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XIV2011-12-10
42nd IUPAC World Chemistry CongressUniversity of Glasgow2009-08-02
Universities of Scotland Inorganic Conference2008-09-11
SSCU Silver Jubilee International Symposium on Solid State and Materials ChemistryIndian Institute of Science2001-12-04
Special Lectures Delivered
International Conference on Recent Developments in Organic and Applied Chemsitry-2020A Virtual Meeting2020-07-06
Metal Oxide Functional MaterialsQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2019-05-23
Structural characterization: X-ray diffraction and spectroscopyQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2019-05-24
Layered Titanates, Vanadates and Phosphates: Applications in Photocatalysis and Energy StorageTCIS-TIFR, Hyderabad2017-05-05
Synthesis of Advanced Materials and Catalysts: Role of Green ChemistryQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2017-01-12
Solar Energy Harvesting for Cleaner Energy and Environmental ApplicationsQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2017-01-11
X-Ray Diffraction for Structural Characterization of MaterialsQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2016-06-03
Cation Ordering in Highly Correlated Double Perovskite Oxides: An Experimental PerspectiveQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2014-03-08
Solid-state hydrogen storage: the state of the art and potential solutionsUniversity of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, UK2010-02-17
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)

13. Lalit Kumar, Joydeep Datta, Sujan Sen, Partha Pratim Ray and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Ambient pressure synthesis and properties of LaCu3Fe2TiSbO12: New A-site ordered ferrimagnetic quadruple perovskite, J. Solid State Chem., 302, 122433 (2021). 

12. Jaideep Malik, Shubham Kumar, Priya Srivastava, Monojit Bag and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Cation disorder and octahedral distortion control of internal electric field, band bending and carrier lifetime in Aurivillius perovskite solid-solutions for enhanced photocatalytic activity, Mater. Adv., 2, 4832 (2021).

11. Vandana Meena, Jaideep Malik and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Tri-α-PbO2-Type Fe-Sb Tungstate by Topotactic Ion Exchange of LiSbWO6, ACS Appl. Electron. Mater., 3, 2504 (2021).

10. Vijay Alwera, Seema Singh, Vimal C. Srivastava* and Tapas K. Mandal*, Manganese Trioxide with Various Morphologies: Applications in Catalytic Dye Degradation, ChemistrySelect, 5, 4674 (2020).

9. Sonia Rani, Gollapally Naresh and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Coupled substituted double-layer Aurivillius niobates: structures, magnetism and solar photocatalysis, Dalton Trans., 49, 1433 (2020).

8. 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).

7. 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).

6. 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). 

5. 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).

4. 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).

3. 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).

2. Gollapally Naresh and Tapas Kumar Mandal*, Excellent Sun-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Activity by Aurivillius Layered Perovskites, Bi5-xLaxTi3FeO15 (x = 1, 2), ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces6, 21000 (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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