Research Interest

  • EV Technologies
  • Energy Storage Technologies
  • Smart Biomaterials
  • Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization
  • Waste to Wealth
  • Sustainable Materials and Processes


  Professional Experience

  Awards, Fellowships and Honors

  • 2024: Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)-Bronze Medal for the year 2024.
  • 2024-till date: Section Editor, Materials Today Communications Journal, Elsevier.
  • 2022: Next Generation of Polymer Researchers-2022 by Wiley-Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics Journal.
  • 2022-2024: Associate Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry Journal.
  • 2020: Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigator-2020 by Royal Society of Chemistry-Polymer Chemistry Journal.
  • 2020: Outstanding Reviewer for Royal Society of Chemistry-Molecular Systems Design & Engineering Journal in 2019.
  • 2019: Early Career Research Award by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India.
  • 2016: Ramanujan Fellowship by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India.

  Institute-level Responsibilities

  • Aug, 2020–till date: Head, Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Bhilai.
  • Nov, 2022–till date: Vice-president, Institute’s Innovation Council (IIC), IIT Bhilai.
  • Oct, 2018–Nov, 2022: Convener, Institute's Innovation Council (IIC), IIT Bhilai.
  • Jan, 2018–Oct, 2022: Member, Science Purchase Committee, IIT Bhilai.
  • Feb, 2018–Aug, 2020: Faculty-in-charge, Research & Development (R&D), IIT Bhilai.
  • Jan, 2018–Aug, 2020: Convener, Departmental Postgraduate Committee (DPGC) , Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Bhilai.
  • Feb, 2018–Mar, 2019: Faculty-in-charge, Student Mentorship Program, IIT Bhilai.
  • Nov, 2017–Feb, 2018: Faculty-in-charge, Sports Activity, IIT Bhilai.

  Publication Summary

  • Peer-reviewed International Journal: 65
  • Book Chapters: 8
  • Patent filed from IIT Bhilai: 4
  • Patent granted from IIT Bhilai: 2
  • Total Citations: 1482
  • h-index: 25
  • i10 index: 46

  Selected Publications

  • S. Douli, B. Sahu, S.A. Mohammad and S. Banerjee* Multi-Stimuli Responsive Sequence Defined Multi-Arm Star Diblock Copolymers for Controlled Drug Release, JACS Au 2023, 3, 2117-2122. link
  • T. Mathivanan, S. Dolui, P. Nandhini, K. Rajkumar, S. Lakshmipathi*, S. Banerjee* and R. K. Selvan* Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Synthesized Poly(pthalazinone ether sulfone ketone) Copolymer Modified Separators for Li-S Batteries, ChemElectroChem 2022, 9, e202200561. link
  • S. Shingdilwar, S. Dolui and S. Banerjee* Facile Fabrication of Functional Mesoporous Polymer Nanospheres for CO2 Capture, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2022, 61, 1140-1147. link
  • S. A. Mohammad, S. Dolui, D. Kumar, S. R. Mane and S. Banerjee* L-Histidine-derived Smart Antifouling Biohybrid with Multi-stimuli Responsivity, Biomacromolecules 2021, 22, 3941-3949. link
  • S. A. Mohammad, S. S. Shingdilwar, S. Banerjee* and B. Ameduri* Macromolecular engineering approach for the preparation of new architectures from fluorinated olefins and their applications, Prog. Polym. Sci. 2020, 106, 101255. link
  • S. Banerjee, R. Tripathy, D. Cozzens, T. Nagy, S. Keki, M. Zsuga and R. Faust* Photoinduced Smart, Self-healing Polymer Sealant for Photovoltaics, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 2064-2072. link
  • S. Banerjee, V. Ladmiral, A. Debuigne, C. Detrembleur, R. Poli* and B. Ameduri* Organometallic Mediated Radical Polymerization of Vinylidene Fluoride, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2934-2937. link
  • S. Banerjee, T. K. Paira, A. Kotal and T. K. Mandal* Surface-Confined Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization from Sacrificial Mesoporous Silica Nanospheres for preparing Mesoporous Polymer/Carbon Nanospheres with Faithful Shape Replication: Functional Mesoporous Materials, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2012, 22, 4751–4762. link
  •   Courses Taught

    1. CYL505: Organic Reactions and Reagents, 2023-24 W Sem. (PG)
    2. CYP502: Organic and Inorganic Laboratory, 2023-24 W Sem. (PG)
    3. CYL100: Applied Chemistry, 2023-24 M Sem. (UG)
    4. MML553: Material Synthesis and Processing, 2023-24 M Sem. (PG)
    5. CY628: Nano-engineered Molecular Materials, 2022-23 W Sem. (PG)
    6. CY613: Materials for Emerging Applications, 2022-23 W Sem. (UG-PG)
    7. CY511: Physical Organic Chemistry, 2022-23 W Sem. (PG)
    8. EV506: Battery Chmeistry, Components and Manufacturing, 2022-23 M Sem. (PG)
    9. CY505: Oranic Reactions and Reagents, 2022-23 M Sem. (PG)
    10. IC103: Materials Chemistry I, 2022-23 M Sem. (UG)
    11. IC601: Research Methodology, 2021-22 W Sem. (PG)
    12. CY613: Materials for Emerging Applications, 2021-22 W Sem. (UG-PG)
    13. CY511: Physical Organic Chemistry, 2021-22 W Sem. (PG)
    14. IC601: Research Methodology, 2021-22 M Sem. (PG)
    15. CY505: Organic Reactions and Reagents, 2021-22 M Sem. (PG)
    16. IC103: Materials Chemistry I, 2021-22 M Sem. (UG)
    17. IC601: Research Methodology, 2020-21 W Sem. (PG)
    18. CY628: Nano-engineered Molecular Materials, 2020-21 W Sem. (UG-PG)
    19. CY511: Physical Organic Chemistry, 2020-21 W Sem. (PG)
    20. IC601: Research Methodology, 2020-21 M Sem. (PG)
    21. IC103: Materials Chemistry-I, 2020-21 M Sem. (UG)
    22. CY505: Organic Reactions & Reagents, 2020-21 M Sem. (PG)
    23. IC601: Research Methodology, 2019-20 W Sem. (PG)
    24. CY613: Materials for Emerging Applications, 2019-20 W Sem. (UG-PG)
    25. CY511: Physical Organic Chemistry, 2019-20 W Sem. (UG-PG)
    26. IC106: Chemistry Lab, 2019-20 W Sem. (UG)
    27. IC601: Research Methodology, 2019-20 M Sem. (PG)
    28. CY505: Organic Reactions & Reagents, 2019-20 M Sem. (UG-PG)
    29. CY613: Materials for Emerging Applications, 2019-20 M Sem. (UG-PG)
    30. IC103: Materials Chemistry-I, 2019-20 M Sem. (UG)
    31. IC106: Chemistry Lab, 2019-20 M Sem. (UG)
    32. IC601: Research Methodology, 2018-19 W Sem. (PG)
    33. CY609: Chemistry of Materials, 2018-19 W Sem. (PG)
    34. CY200: Smart Functional Materials, 2018-19 W Sem. (UG)
    35. IC106: Chemistry Lab, 2018-19 W Sem. (UG)
    36. IC601: Research Methodology, 2018-19 M Sem. (PG)
    37. CY602: Macromolecular Chemistry, 2018-19 M Sem. (PG)
    38. IC103: Materials Chemistry-I, 2018-19 M Sem. (UG)
    39. IC106: Chemistry Lab, 2018-19 M Sem. (UG)
    40. CY7030: Macromolecular Chemistry, 2017-18 W Sem. (PG)
    41. CY1020: Applied Chemistry-I, 2017-18 W Sem. (UG)
    42. CY1021: Applied Chemistry-II, 2017-18 W Sem. (UG)

      Recent Invited Talks

    • “Functional Polymeric Materials: From Design Principles to Applications”, International Conference on Functional Materials and Polymer Technologies (ICFMPT-2024), March 14-16, 2024 at ICT-Mumbai, IOC Bhubaneswar campus.
    • “Smart Functional Polymeric Materials for Emerging Applications”, International Conference on Functional Materials, January 9-11 2024 at IIT Kharagpur.
    • “Amino Acid-derived Smart Anti-protein Fouling Materials”, 34th Annual General Meeting of MRSI And 5th Indian Materials Conclave Programme, December 12-15, 2023 at IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
    • “Multi-stimuli Responsive Molecular Materials: Design, Synthesis and Applications”, 17th International Conference on Polymer Science and Technology (SPSI-MACRO-2023), December 10-13, 2023 at IIT Guwahati.
    • “Functional Porous Polymers for CO2 Capture Applications”, International Conference On “Advancement in Sustainable Materials for Energy and Environment” (ASMEE-2023), October 6-7, 2023 at CIPET Raipur.
    • “Facile access to Functional Porous Polymeric Materials for CO2 Capture”, Conference on Catalysis for Energy Environment and Sustainability (CEES 2023) & CO2-India Network 2nd Annual Meet, September 25-27, 2023 at IIT Mandi.
    • “Agro-waste-derived Biochar for Steel Production: Current Status and Future Perspectives”, Seminar on Biochar - Greening of Steel through Agro-based Products, September 15-16, 2023 at Research & Development Centre for Iron & Steel (RDCIS) SAIL, Ranchi.

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