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
Visiting Professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, UK.

Visiting Research Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, Drexel University, USA

Visiting Research Professor in Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA


Degree: Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur, India ) Title of the thesis: Synthesis of Multicomponent Mixed-oxide Ceramic Powders Using a Modified Sol-Gel Method, Name of Guide: Professor P Pramanik (Thesis defended on September 1998 and Degree Awarded in 1999)
Date of Birth: 01-01-1970
Date of Joining 13-12-2004


Contact Details


 Phone: 0832 – 2580318

Area of  Specialization:
Materials Science :(i) Development of New and Novel Chemical Methodologies for preparation of Nanostructured materials, (ii) Mesoporous Materials, (iii) Graphene based multifunctional nanocomposite, (iv) Polymer based Nanocomposites, (v) Applications of Nanomaterials: Advanced Catalysis, Nanosensors, Separations, Microwave absorption, supercapacitor etc, (vi) Use of Density Functional Theory (DFT) to explain the properties of the nanomaterials.
 About the Faculty
 Dr Narendra Nath Ghosh received his M.Sc. (1994) and PhD degree (1999) in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, India. He has pursued his post-doctoral study in the Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware (USA), the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (USA) and the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department of the University of Kentucky at Lexington (USA). He joined BITS, Pilani KK Birla Goa campus on 13th December 2004.

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 (

 Dr Ghosh is the recipient of TUBITAK visiting scientist fellowship award for the years 2006 and 2009, sponsored by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Jointly with Professor Gerard F Fernando of the University of Birmingham, UK in 2010 he received the “Research Exchanges with China and India award” and in 2015 the Newton Research Collaboration award, from The Royal Academy of Engineering (UK).

In (2015- 2016) and (2018-19) he has received Visiting Scholar award to teach a course on Nanotechnology at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Tartu, Estonia in a two-year international Master's degree program Éxcellence in Analytical Chemistry (EACH) under the Eramus+ program.

He is the recipient of the “Research Excellence Award 2023” in the Basic Science category conferred by BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus.

Dr Ghosh has been nominated to the committee for reviewing the R&D Proposals under CSIR-Fundamental & Innovative Research in Science of Tomorrow [CSIR-FIRST] Scheme. As one of the subject experts, he has also served on the following committees  (i)  Chemistry for selection of candidates for Commonwealth Scholarship and (ii) subject expert (Materials Science) of SRF/ RA selection committee of CSIR (iii) for the evaluation of several research schemes of UGC.

Dr. Ghosh has published more than 100 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals, invited book chapters, and International conference proceedings His research work has been reported as a Special Report "Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" in Chemical Weekly, which is a leading magazine for Chemical and related industries.

As of February 2022, under Dr. Ghosh's guidance, nine students have received PhD degree.

Dr Ghosh is an Editorial Board Member of (i) Frontiers in Chemistry (IF 5.221), (ii) Frontiers in Materials  (Impact Factor 3.515) and a reviewer of more than 35 international journals. 

Dr Ghosh’s research activity is sponsored by several national as well as international funding agencies such as the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, Defence Research and Development Organization, Board of Research in Nuclear Science, CSIR, DAE-UGC consortium, The Royal Academy Of Engineering (UK) and British Council (DST- UKIERI), etc.

Dr Ghosh is collaborating with national and international researchers at the University of Birmingham UK, the University of Leeds UK, Drexel University USA, the University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA, the University of Limoges France, Istanbul Technical University Turkey, USA, DRDO labs (such as Defence Lab Jodhpur, DMSRD Kanpur), CCCM- BARC Hyderabad, NIIST Tiruvantapuram, IGCAR Kalpakkam, Assam University,  CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology, etc.