Narendra Nath Ghosh, FRSC


Nanomaterials, Inorganic materials, catalysis, energy storage, water pollution
Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus, Zuarinagar, Goa 403726, India

Awards & Recognition

1)      From 2020 to this year Prof Ghosh has been placed among the top 2% of most cited scientists in the world for both categories (“career-long database” and “single recent year dataset”). This database is created by researchers from Stanford University, USA based using Scopus publication data provided by Elsevier through ICSR Lab.

2)      Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)

3)      Recipient of the “Research Excellence Award 2023” in the Basic Science category conferred by BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus.

4)      Recipient of the “Research Exchanges with China and India award” in 2010 and (b) “the Newton Research Collaboration award” in 2015, bestowed by The Royal Academy of Engineering (UK).

5)      TUBITAK Visiting Scientist: (Twice) 2006, 2009 (2 months each time): Department of Chemistry, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Fellowship Award by “The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey”.

6)      Visiting Scholar Award:(Twice) To teach a course on Nanotechnology in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme EACH (Excellence in Analytical Chemistry) University of Tartu (2015- 2016) and (2018-19), Estonia.

7)      “BHARAT SHIKSHA GAURAV PURASKAR” and a “CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXCELLENCE”, presented by KTK Outstanding Achievers and Education Foundation, India (October 2022).

8)      Received Highly Cited Author (top 10%) from Royal Society of Chemistry in UK for the paper “Debabrata Moitra, Barun Kumar Ghosh, Madhurya Chandel, Narendra Nath Ghosh*, ‘Synthesis of a BiFeO3 nanowire-reduced graphene oxide based magnetically separable nanocatalyst and its versatile catalytic activity towards multiple organic reactions’ RSC Advances 6, 97941–97952 (2016).

9)      Recipient of the “Certificate of Appreciation for the best Impact Factor Research paper” award presented by CSIR- North East Institute of Science and Technology, Assam for publishing a joint paper with their scientist (Dr M R Das) in “Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (Impact Factor 24.319)”.

10) Nominated in the national level committee as expert for

Ø  Evaluation of a postdoctoral application EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Post-doctoral Program (EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND program). (EUTOPIA European University Alliance: the universities of CY Cergy Paris (FR), Pompeu Fabra (ES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE), Göteborgs (SE), Ljubljana (SI) and Warwick (UK).

Ø Member Expert in Chemistry for selection of candidates for Commonwealth Scholarship, UK Nominated by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Ø Subject expert (Materials Science) of SRF/ RA selection committee of CSIR.

Ø Reviewing the R&D Proposals under CSIR-Fundamental & Innovative Research in Science of Tomorrow [CSIR-FIRST] Scheme.

Ø Evaluating the research proposal for research scheme - Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship (University Grants Commission).

Ø Evaluating the research proposal for research scheme - Dr. D. S. Kothari Research Grant for Newly Recruited Faculty Members (University Grants Commission).


11)              Top Cited Author for 2010 By Powder Technology (Impact Factor: 2.349) for the paper “P P Sarangi, B Naik, S R Vadera, M K Patra, C Prakash and N N Ghosh*, Synthesis and Characterization of Pure Single phase Ni-Zn Ferrite Nanopowders By Oxalate Based Precursor Method, Powder Technology 203, 348-353 (2010).

12)              Top Cited Papers for 2011 and 2012 from Catalysis Communications (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 2.349) for the paper B Naik, S Hazra, V S Prasad and N N Ghosh*, Synthesis of Ag nanoparticles within the pores of SBA-15: an efficient catalyst for reduction of 4-nitrophenol, Catalysis Communications 12, 1104–1108 (2011).

13)              Outstanding Reviewer Status certificate by Materials Chemistry and Physics, (Impact Factor: 2.259) An International, Interdisciplinary Journal on Science, Characterisation and Processing of Advanced Materials, publish by Elsevier. Outstanding Reviewer Status.

14)              Travel Grant Awards to attend international conference received from Indian National Science Academy , New Delhi (Ref No: NBS/ 2008/ 742 (Dated: 10th June-2008).

15)              Travel Grant Awards to attend international conference received from BITS- Pilani, Rajasthan (Ref No: U/UAG/ 22-5 (Dated: 08-05-2008).

16)              Travel Grant Awards to attend international conference received from CSIR, New Delhi (Ref No: 22/ IA/ PFA/180/2008 (Dated: 05-06-2008).

17)              Travel Grant Awards to attend international conference received from DST, New Delhi,( SR/ITS/01084/2008-2009)

18)              Outstanding Scientist of 21st Century medal: Cambridge UK 2005.

19)              Honorary appointment to the Research Board of Advisors of “The American Biographical Institute”, USA.2003

20)              Eminent Scientists of Today Medal by International Biographical Center Cambridge, U.K, 2002.

21)              Biography has published in several Who’s Who in Science and Engineering from USA, UK.