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Dr. RABI NARAYAN PANDA

   

   

Dr. Rabi Narayan Panda

 

                                                Associate Professor

 

                                       Department of Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Pilani, K K Birla, Goa Campus, NH 17B Bypass Road

Zuarinagar 403726, GOA, INDIA

Phone: 0091-(0)8322580311(Office)

0091-9423889285(Mobile)

                                                                        0091-9518984037/8390916632 (Sec. Mobile) 

E-mail: rnp@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in, uniprofessional@gmail.com, rnpanda007@hotmail.com

             https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=aqvgTqgAAAAJ&hl=en

 [Educational Background]

 

Ph. D. in Chemistry (Broad Area: Solid State Chemistry and Nanomaterials)(1993-1998)

Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

Thesis Title: Synthesis, Characterization, Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Transition Metal Nitrides 
 
Supervisor: Prof. N. S. Gajbhiye

Pre-PhD Course Work(24 units/1year): Six level courses on Physical, Inorganic and Organic in advanced levels, Modern Methods in Chemistry, Enzyme Kinetics and Solid State Chemistry.

M. Sc. in Chemistry (Physical, Inorganic, Analytical and organic chemistry with specialization: Physical Chemistry (1. Spectroscopy; 2. VB and MO Theory) (1991-1993)

School of Chemistry (Department of Chemistry), Sambalpur University, Jyotivihar, Burla, Odisha, India.

 % Marks: 72 

B. Sc. (+3) in Physics, Chemistry, Electronics and Math (Chemistry (Honors)) (1987-1990), Larambha College, Sambalpur University, Odisha, India. (This BS degree was opted after passing 10th (High School, BSE) and +2 (CHSE) Board Exam (Odisha)).    % Marks: 74 (Chem. Hons), % Marks(All Subject Avg.: 69). 

 

 

[Employment Record]

 

Feb. 2015- onward,  Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, K. K. Birla, Goa Campus, Goa, India.

 

Feb. 2006-Feb. 2015, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, K K Birla, Goa Campus, Goa, India.

 

Mar 2005- Aug. 2005, Post doctoral researcher , Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan,

Topic: Microstructure and Magneto-transport Properties of Spintronic Materials  

Host (Research Program): Prof. Jen-Hwa Hsu

Nov, 2004-Mar, 2005, Post Doctoral, DST sponsored project, Indian Institute of technology, Kanpur, 208016, India.

Topic: Synthesis and Properties study of Transition Metal Nitride 

Host: Prof. N. S. Gajbhiye

July, 2003-June 2004, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Institute of Nanotechnology, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany. (Now: KIT)

Topic: Magnetism of Thiol-capped Co-Pt nano-particles. 

Host: Prof. Joerge Weissmueller

May, 2003-Jun, 2003, German language course Goethe Institute Dusseldorf, Germany.

 

May, 2002-April, 2003, Post doctoral, Department of Heterogeneous Catalysis, Max-Plank Institute fur Kohlenforschung, Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

Topic: High Surface Area Mo and W based Nitride Materials: Materials Development and Catalysis 

 Host: Prof. Stefan Kaskel

Sept., 2000-April, 2002, Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Materials Science and Engg., National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

Topic: Synthesis, Characterization and Properties studies of Bio-Materials (HA) and Magnetic Nano-particles / Thin film (Metallic/Alloys/Ferrites) 

Host: Prof. T. S. Chin

Nov., 1999- Aug., 2000, Research Associate, Surface Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta, India.

Topic: Surface Studies of Polymer thin film using AFM and GIXD technique. 

 Host: Prof. M. K. Sanyal

July, 1998-Oct. 1999, Senior Project Associate, Department of Physics and Center for Laser Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

Topic: Photo-luminescence and Micro-Raman techniques for Diseased Tissue Diagnosis.   

 Host: Prof. Asima Pradhan

 

[Selected Accomplishments]

 

  • Development of citrate and borohydride routes for the synthesis of Fe based binary and ternary nitrides.
  • Development of a new ternary nitride, FeMoN2.
  • Fabrication of soft magnetic materials with tunable magnetic properties (Fe-N and Fe-Ni-N systems).
  • Fabrication of Hard magnetic materials (Co based ferrites, Fe-Pt and CoCrPt based) for recording media applications.
  • Fabrication of Bio-compatible hydroxyapatite nano-materials and coatings on Si wafer.
  • Distinguishing malignant, benign and normal human breast tissues by laser optics.
  • Development of High surface area and porous Mo, W and V based nitride ceramics for the catalytic application.
  • Synthesis of Thiol capped Pt nano-particles.
  • Development of Urea route for synthesis of soft magnetic iron and cobalt nitrides.
  • Synthesis of transition Fe, Ni Co based metal and alloy nano-systems with core-shell structures.
  • Synthesis and characterization of coated semiconductor nano-crystals in colloidal and nano-crystalline form.
  • Development of newer chemical synthesis routes for synthesizing Fe-Pt, CoPt materials with high Coercive Force.
  • Synthesis of Fe and Co based nitrides by metal-ethylene diamine complex study on nanostructure(shape) dependent magnetism.       

 

 

[Honors and Awards]

 

1991: B. Sc. (Chem. Honors) 1st class with distinction and 7th rank in Sambalpur University, Odisha, India.

1991: Awarded a prize and testimonial as ‘Best Science Graduate’ from Larambha College, (affiliated to Sambalpur University)

1991-1993: National Scholarship during M. Sc. at Sambalpur University.

 

1993: 1st class with 4th rank in M. Sc. (Chemistry) in Sambalpur University, Odisha, India.

 

1993: Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engg. (GATE) conducted by IITS, India.

 

1993-1995: Junior Research Fellowship from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

 

1994: Qualified National Eligibility Test in Chemical Science for teaching and research(JRF/SRF) conducted jointly by University Grant Commission (UGC) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), INDIA.

 

1995-1998: Senior Research Fellowship from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

 

Sept. 2000- April, 2002, Awarded a post doctoral fellowship from National Science Council, Taiwan, to do research in the field of Material Science at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

 

2003: Awarded Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship, in order to conduct research in nano-materials at the Institute of nanotechnology, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany.

 

Mar, 2005-Aug., 2005, Awarded a post doctoral fellowship from National Science Council,

        Taiwan, to do research in the area of Spintronics at Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

   

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (Selected)


Institute Related:

1.      2013-2018 (July): Nucleus Member, Academic Research Division (ARD).

Role (major):  Involvement in First Degree Thesis (FDT) related work.

2     2012-13 : One Year : Library Member

 2016 Jan-Dec : One Year : Library Member

 Summer term: May - July, 2019 : Practice School
 
                         Domain of Interest: Biomedical Pharma/Diagnostic Lab
 
Research Related:  

Selected Professional / Invited Seminars  

  1. Invited seminar on “Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Binary and Ternary nitrides’’, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 1999, India.
  2. Invited Seminar on “ Magnetic Properties of Fe Based Binary and Ternary Materials”, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1999, Calcutta, India
  3. Departmental Seminar on “Mossbauer and Magnetic Properties of Nitride materials”, at Department of Materials Science and Engg., National Tsing Hua University, (2001) Hsinchu, Taiwan.
  4. Invited Seminar on “Magnetic Properties of Materials at Nano-Dimenssion” at Institute of nano-technology, Forschungzentrum Karlsruhe, 2002, Germany.
  5. Departmental Seminar on “Synthesis and property study of materials at reduced dimension: A focus on catalytic application” at Max Plank Institute of Coal Research, Muelhein an der ruhr, Muelheim, 2002, Germany.
  6. Invited Seminar on “ Properties of Materials at reduced dimension” at IIT Rookee, 2005, India.
  7. Invited Talk on “Synthesis, Characterization, Magnetic, Electronic and Surface Properties of Materials at Reduced Dimension” at Dept. of Physics, Osmania University in connection with the International Conference on Recent trends in nanostructured Materials and their applications (ICRNM-2008), 19-20 Dec., 2008.  
  8. Invited Talk on “Synthesis and property study of transition metal nitride nano-materials” at School of Chemistry, Sambalpur University, Jyotivihar, Odissa, in connection with National Seminar on ‘Recent trends in Chemical Sciences’ (RETICS-2010) , Feb. 19-21, 2010.
  9. Invited talk on “Synthesis and characterization of transition metal nitride nano-materials” at School of Chemistry, Sambalpur University, Jyotivihar, Odissa in connection with Silver Jubilee Annual Conference of Orissa Chemical Society and National Conference on Molecule , Dec. 24-26, 2011.
  10. Invited talk on “Characterization of Nano-materials” in connection with UGC Sponsored National Seminar: Nanomaterials; Synthesis; Characterization and Applications at Department of Chemistry, Smt. Pavatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Margao-Goa, 2-3 Feb, 2012.
  11. Invited talk on ‘’ Novel Synthesis, Characterization and magnetic properties of alloys and nitride nanomaterials’’ , National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences (RETICS-2014), 14-15th November, 2014, School of Chemistry, Sambalpur University, Jyotivihar, Burla, Orissa.
  12. Invited talk on ‘’Surface Functionalized Nano-materials as Bio-materials’’ in connection with UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar: Advances in Colloid Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Smt. Pavatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Margao-Goa, 14th Feb., 2015.
  13. Invited Talk on ‘‘Tuning of Magnetic Properties of nanostructured materials developed by novel synthetic strategies”, ‘International Conference on Magnetic Materials and Applications, ICMAGMA-2017’, Feb. 1-3, DMRL, Hyderabad, INDIA.
     
    Reviewer and Membership :
     
    Reviewer of the international Journals
     
    Selected journal Titles:  Nano-Scale Research Letter,  Materials Science and Engg, B, Materials Lett. , Journal of Magn. Magn. Mater.,  Dalton transactions, Materials Advances, Electrochimica acta, Energy & fuels, SN Applied Science etc.
     
            Reviewer Profile
 
        Book Reviewer and Member of professional Global Network:
           
            Tata-McHills, OUP, PHI learning PVT: Minimum 1 title each
 

Humboldt Network, DAAD Alumni , Max.Net Network, ICPC Nano-net.

4.                         Life Member, Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology (ISST).

               Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)

              Life Member, Magnetics  Society of India.

             Life Member, Indian Institute of Metal (IIM), Goa Chapter. 
           
        PhD Thesis Examiner: # : Min 3

            

      Guest Editor in International Journal:

            J. Nanomaterials ( Year: 2014-15),

            Special Issue Title:  Advanced Nanoporous Materials: Synthesis, properties and   applications

                                                                              ***

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