Connecting Science and Technology for a brighter tomorrow

Name : Dr. Manash R. Das
Designation : Principal Scientist & Associate Professor
Qualification : Chemistry
Contact Details : Advanced Materials Group, Materials Sciences and Technology Division, CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology Jorhat – 785 006, Assam, INDIA Fax: +91-376-2370011
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Research Interest
  • Design and development of Graphene and other 2D nanocomposite materials
  • 2D nanocomposite materials as efficient Nanozymes and their and Sensing application
  • Photocatalytic phenomenon for removal of water pollutants
  • Photothermal therapy therapeutic application against cancer cell using 2D nanocomposite materials
  • Fabrication of the microfluidic paper-based analytical device (µPAD) for sensing application
  • Graphene-based nanocomposite as a highly efficient catalyst for the electrochemical hydrogen generation
List of Publications (Most Recent Ten)
Total No. of Publications: 133, h-Index: 39
  • Priyakshree Borthakur, Purna K. Boruah, Manash R. Das*, CuS and NiS Nanoparticles Decorated Porous Reduced Graphene Oxide Sheets as Efficient Peroxidase Nanozymes for Easy Colorimetric Detection of Hg(II) Ions in Water Medium using Paper Strip, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 2021, 9, 39, 13245–13255
  • Priyakshree Borthakur, Purna K. Boruah, Manash R. Das*, Mohamed M. Ibrahim, Tariq Altalhi, Hamdy S. El-Sheshtawy, Sabine Szunerits, Rabah Boukherroub*, Mohammed A. Amin*, CoS2 Nanoparticles Supported on rGO, g-C3N4, BCN, MoS2 and WS2 Two-Dimensional Nanosheets with Excellent Electrocatalytic Performance for Overall Water Splitting: Electrochemical Studies and DFT Calculations ACS-Applied Energy Materials, 2021, 4, 2, 1269–1285
  • Purna K. Boruah, Gitashree Darabdhara, Manash R. Das*, Polydopamine functionalized graphene sheets decorated with magnetic metal oxide nanoparticles as efficient nanozyme for the detection and degradation of harmful triazine pesticides, Chemosphere, 2021, 268, 129328
  • Purna K. Boruah and Manash R Das*, Dual responsive magnetic Fe3O4-TiO2/graphene nanocomposite as an artificial nanozymes for the colorimetric detection and photodegradation of pesticide in an aqueous medium, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, 385, 121516
  • Priyakshree Borthakur, Manash R. Das* Sabine Szunerits and Rabah Boukherroub, CuS Decorated Functionalized Reduced Graphene Oxide: A Dual Responsive Nanoenzyme for the Detection and Photoreduction of Cr(VI) in Aqueous Medium, ACS-Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2019, 7, 16131−16143
  • Gitashree Darabdhara, Manash R. Das*, Surya Prakash Singh, Aravind K. Rengan*, Sabine Szunerits and Rabah Boukherroub, Ag and Au Nanoparticles/Graphene Composite Materials: Synthesis and Application in Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Advances Colloids and Interface Sciences, 2019, 101991 (
  • Mariia N. Ivanova*, Ekaterina D. Grayfer*, Elena E. Plotnikova, Lidiya S. Kibis, Gitashree Darabdhara, Purna K. Boruah, Manash R. Das,* and Vladimir E. Fedorov, Pt nanoparticles supported hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets for enhanced peroxidase like catalytic activity and colorimetric detection of dopamine, ACS-Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2019, 11, 22102−22112
  • Gitashree Darabdhara and Manash R Das*, Dual Responsive Magnetic Au@Ni Nanostructures Loaded Reduced Graphene Oxide Sheets for Colorimetric Detection and Photocatalytic Degradation of Toxic Phenolic Compounds, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2019, 368, 365-377
  • Gitashree Darabdhara*, Jijnasa Bordoloi, Prasenjit Manna, and Manash R. Das*, Biocompatible bimetallic Au-Ni doped graphitic carbon nitride sheets: A novel peroxidase-mimicking artificial enzyme for rapid and highly sensitive colorimetric detection of glucose, Sensor and Actuators B: Chemical, 2019, 285, 277-290
  • Gitashree Darabdhara, Purna Kanta Boruah, Priyakshree Borthakur, Najrul Hussain, Manash R. Das*, Tansir Ahamad, Saad M. Alshehri, Victor Malgras, Kevin C.-W. Wu,* and Yusuke Yamauchi, Reduced graphene oxide nanosheets decorated with Au-Pd bimetallic alloy nanoparticles towards efficient photocatalytic degradation of phenolic compounds in water, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 8276-8287
  • Gitashree Darabdhara, Mohammed A. Amin*, Gaber A.M. Mersal, Emad M. Ahmed, Manash R. Das*, Mohamed B. Zakaria, Victor Malgras, S. M. Alshehri, Yusuke Yamauchi, Sabine Szunerits and Rabah Boukherroub*, Reduced graphene oxide nanosheets decorated with Au, Pd and Au-Pd bimetallic nanoparticles as highly efficient catalysts for electrochemical hydrogen generation, Journal of Material Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 20254-20266
Notable achievements
  • CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow (May 2007 to April 2008) at Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire (IRI), CNRS USR 3078, France. Research work was carried out in the topic “Nanostructured boron-doped diamond surfaces for applications in biosciences” sponsored by the ANR (National Research Agency), France.
  • “Peravadhanulu award” from Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (IIME) for the best paper in the characterization category for the paper entitled “SEM-EDX Characterization of Some Graphite deposits of Arunachal Pradesh” by Sarat Ch. Das, Manash R. Das and Pinaki Sengupta presented by Dr. Manash R. Das in the IIME International Conference on Mineral Processing Technology, MPT 2011 held at Udaipur during 20-22 Oct 2011, INDIA.
  • Top 25 Hottest Articles in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (January to December 2011, 2012) Manash R. Das, Rupak K. Sarma, Ratul Saikia, Vinayak S. Kale, Manjusha V. Shelke, Pinaki Sengupta “Synthesis of silver nanoparticles in an aqueous suspension of graphene oxide sheets and its antimicrobial activity” Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2011, 83(1), 16-22
  • Dr Purna K Boruah, awarded his Ph.D. degree under the faculty of Chemical Sciences in AcSIR under my supervision and selected for the prestigious JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers 2022 in Chemical Science to work at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • One of my students, Dr Gitashree Darabdhar, DST-INSPIRE Fellow selected by DST, New Delhi to attend 9th HOPE MEETING WITH NOBEL LAUREATES held at Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan from February 26 to March 2, 2017 and organized by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
  • Dr Gitashree Darabdhara, DST-INSPIRE Fellow of her PhD thesis entitled “Reduced Graphene Oxide Sheets Decorated with Bimetallic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and their Applications” has been awarded BEST THESIS in AcSIR for the Year 2020 under the faculty of Chemical Sciences.
  • Visiting Faculty at Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia during September 01, 2018 to November 10, 2018
  • Visiting Faculty at University of Mato Grasso do Sul (UFMS), Campo Grande, Brazil, funded by CAPES, Brazil during January 28 to February 12, 2020
  • Three articles such as Chemical Communication 2012, 48, 1221-1223, Nanotechnology 2013, 24, 495101, J. Chem. Eng. Data 2013, 58, 3477-3488 were selected for the Cover Pages of the respective journals.