Sudipta Chatterjee

Assistant Professor

Reaction Mechanism, electrocatalysis, Small molecule activation, Synthesis
Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, NH 17B Bypass Road, Zuarinagar, Goa 403726

About the Faculty

 Dr. Sudipta Chatterjee has joined this institute in April 2022 as an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemistry. Before joining BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa campus, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in USA (from 2017-2019) followed by KAUST in Saudi Arabia (from 2019-2022). His research interest lies in the field of Electrocatalytic Transformations of small molecules to produce value added products. Apart from academic, Dr. Chatterjee enjoys playing various indoor and outdoor games, traveling, listening to music etc.

Research Interest

  • Our group focuses on Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of various Inorganic/Organo-metallic complexes as well as Bio-inspired enzyme active sites for small molecule activation/reduction towards sustainable Energy and Environment. An array of Electrochemical, Spectroscopic and Spectro-electrochemical methods will be utilized to explore the mechanisms of these electrochemical transformations both in the solution and on the surface.
  • Coordination Chemsitry
  • Electro-/PhotoElectroCatalysis
  • Bio-Inspired Catalysis
  • Spectroscopy (UV/Vis, IR, Raman, EPR)
  • Spectro-Electrochemistry
  • Reaction Mechanism

Educational Qualification:

Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) Kolkata, India (July 2011 - Jan 2017)
Thesis TitleMechanistic Investigations of Heterogeneous Catalytic Systems: Relevant to Renewable Energy 
M. Sc. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India (2009-2011)
B. Sc. in Chemistry from The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India (2006-2009)

Professional Experience:

Post-Doctoral Fellow, KAUST Catalysis Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia (July 2019 - Feb 2022)
Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, New York, USA (Feb 2017 - Jan 2019)


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