Subhrajyoti Ghosh

Prime Minister's Research Fellow

Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati · (+91) 7980510294 · subhrajyoti.ghosh@iitg.ac.in

I am a research scholar of the Department of Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. I received my undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dinabandhu Andrews College, University of Calcutta in the year of 2017. I have got my Masters degree in chemistry from Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur in the year of 2019. I being very much passionated for my research and my key area of interests are material and inorganic chemistry. I have joined IIT Guwahati in July 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Shyam Prosad Biswas. My main area of interest to synthesis super hydrophobic MOF composites for the purpus of oil-water seperation. I was conferred with the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF), in the session of january 2020 for pursuing my research.


MSc. Project work

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
Supervisor: Dr. Rajib Kumar Goswami

Asymmetric Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products.

January 2019 - May 2019


Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

July 2019 - Present

Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, University of Calcutta.

Master of Science
2017 - 2019

Dinabandhu Andrews College, University of Calcutta.

Batchelor of Science
2014 - 2017


  • FT-IR
  • Uv-spectruohotometer
  • Fluorometer
  • Powdered X-ray Diffraction
  • TGA
  • BET
  • Origin lab
  • ChemDraw
  • Material Studio
  • Diamond
  • WinXPOW
  • Gaussian 09
  • MestReNova
  • MS Office

Research Area

My area of research is the synthesis of superhydrophobic MOF materials for the purpose of the oil-water separation. Application of MOF composites for the separation of the oil-water mixture is a new an important area of research. As harmful oils after mixing with water misbalance the marine ecosystem by killing the marine animals. It is also a huge loss from economical point of view. Therefore, it is very urgent to develop such a material which can adsorb the oil and separate the oil from water, with a huge recyclability and high efficiency. For that purpose, MOFs are one of the popular choices. The pore sizes and surface properties of traditional adsorbents (silica, active carbons, etc.) cannot be tuned due to lack of organic moieties. But, functionalization and tuning of pore size are possible for MOFs. Therefore, My aim to synthesis of superhydrophobic MOF composites and use of these composites for the purpus of oil-water seperation.

Research Interests

  • Use of super hydrophobic MOF composites for the oil-water seperation
  • Use of MOFs for the selective sensing of analytes
  • Use of MOFs for heterogenious catalysis reactions


Prof. Biswas
Dr. Shyam Prosad Biswas
Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

Office No. 201

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, Assam, India

E-mail: sbiswas@iitg.ernet.in

Phone: +91-361-258 3309


  • A Functionalized UiO-66 MOF Acting as a Luminescent Chemosensor for Selective and Sensitive Turn-on Detection of Superoxide and Acetylacetone

    S. Ghosh, A. Das, S. Biswas, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 2021, 323, 111251.
  • Ultrafast and Nanomolar Level Detection of H2S in Aqueous Medium Using a Functionalized UiO-66 Metal-Organic Framework Based Fluorescent Chemosensor

    S. Ghosh, S. Biswas, Dalton Trans., 2021, 50, 11631.
  • A Metal-Organic Framework With Allyloxy Functionalization for Aqueous-Phase Fluorescence Recognition of Pd(II) Ion

    S. Ghosh, F. Steinke, A. Rana, M. Alam, S. Biswas, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2021, doi: ejic.202100568.
  • Fluorogenic Naked Eye Turn-on Sensing of Hypochlorous Acid by a Zr-based Metal Organic Framework

    S. Nandi, S. Ghosh, M. SK, S. Biswas, New J. Chem., 2021, 45, 14211.
  • Rapid Recognition of Fatal Cyanide in Water in a Wide pH Range by a Trifluoroacetamido Based Metal-Organic Framework

    A. Rana, C. Gogoi, S. Ghosh, S. Nandi, S. Kumar, U. Manna, S. Biswas, New J. Chem., 2021, doi: 10.1039/D1NJ04278E.
  • A Functionalized UiO-66 Metal-Organic Framework Acting as a Fluorescent Based Selective Sensor of Hydrazine in Aqueous Medium

    S. Ghosh, S. Biswas Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 2021, 329, 111552.
  • Friedel-Crafts Alkylation Reaction Efficiently Catalyzed by a Di-Amide Functionalized Zr(IV) Metal-Organic Framework

    S. Ghosh, N. Nagarjun, M. Alam, A. Dhakshinamoorthy. S. Biswas , Molecular Catalysis, 2021 (Just Accepted).
  • A Fluorescent Zirconium Organic Framework Displaying Rapid and Nanomolar Level Detection of Hg(II) and Nitroantibiotics

    S. Ghosh, F. Steinke, A. Rana, S. Biswas, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2022, 9, 859-869.
  • Two birds with one arrow: functionalized Al(III) MOF acts as a fluorometric sensor of dopamine in bio-fluids and recyclable catalyst for Biginelli reaction

    S. Ghosh, N. Nagarjun, S. Nandi, A. Dhakshinamoorthy, S. Biswas, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, 10, 6717-6727.
  • Superhydrophobic Self-Cleaning Composite of MOF with Polypropylene Fabric for Efficient Removal of Oils from Oil-Water Mixtures and Emulsions

    C. Gogoi, A. Rana, S. Ghosh, R. Fopase, L. M. Pandey and S. Biswas, ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2022, 5, 10003-10014.
  • A self-cleaning hydrophobic MOF based composite for highly efficient and recyclable separation of oil from water and emulsion

    S. Ghosh, A. Rana, S. Kumar, C. Gogoi, S. Mukherjee, U. Manna, S. Biswas, Mater. Chem. Front., 2022, 2022, 6, 2051-2060.
  • A Cd(II)-organic framework as a highly sensitive and rapid fluorometric sensor for ascorbic acid in aqueous medium

    A. Das. S. Ghosh, L. Bourda, M. Sk, K. Banerjee, K. Van Hecke, S. Biswas, CrystEngComm, 2022, 24, 4723-4730.
  • Nanomolar level fluorogenic detection of cyanide with an amide functionalized zirconium metal-organic framework and its application in real-world cyanide monitoring

    S. Ghosh, N. Nagarjun, M. Alam, A. Dhakshinamoorthy, S. Biswas, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2022, doi: 10.1002/ejic.202200110.
  • A MOF chemosensor for highly sensitive and ultrafast detection of folic acid in biofriendly medium, paper strips and real samples

    S. Mukherjee, S. Ghosh, S. Biswas, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2022, doi: 10.1039/D2QI01594C.
  • Friedlander condensation reaction catalysed by hafnium-based metal-organic framework

    S. Ghosh, J. Krishnan, V. Karthik, A. Rana, A. Dhakshinamoorthy, S. Biswas, Mol. Catal., 2022, doi: 10.1016/j.mcat.2022.112748.
  • An eco-friendly approach by nonfluorous self-cleaning metal-organic framework composite and membrane for oil-water separation

    A. Rana, S. Ghosh, S. Biswas, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2022, doi: 10.1039/D2QI02062A.
  • Functionalized Metal-Organic Framework for Selective Fluorometric Detection of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate and Vitamin B12 Using MOF@Cotton Composites and Lewis Base-Catalyzed Condensation Reaction

    S. Ghosh, J. Krishnan, V. Karthik, A. Dhakshinamoorthy, S. Biswas, Inorg. Chem., 2023, 62, 8605-8614.
  • MOF-Fabric Composites Based on a Multi-Functional MOF as Luminescent Sensor for a Neurotransmitter and an Anti-Cancer Drug

    S. Ghosh, J. Krishnan, S. Hossain, A. Dhakshinamoorthy, S. Biswas, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2023 15, 26843-26851.
  • Hf-Based MOF for Rapid and Selective Sensing of a Nerve Agent Simulant and an Aminophenol: Insights from Experiment and Theory

    S. Ghosh, R. Lipin, A. Ngoipala, N. Ruser, D. Venturi, A. Rana, M. Vandichel, S. Biswas, Inorg. Chem., 2023, 62, 14632-14646.
  • Sustainable Fabrication of an Eco-friendly, Reusable Chitosan@Cotton@MOF Composite Sensor for 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid Herbicide and Nitroxoline Antibiotic

    S. Ghosh, D. Mal., S. Mukherjee, S. Biswas, ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2023, 11, 13179-13186.

Awards & Certifications

  • West Bengal Merit-cum means scholarship holder (2012-2019)
  • Topper in NPTEL online course on "Pericyclic Reaction and Organic Photo Chemistry" conducted by IIT Madras and the MHRD, Govt. of India
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for JRF with rank 69, in the year of june 2019
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for lectureship with rank 20, in the year of december 2018
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with rank 782, in the year of 2019
  • Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF), in the session of january 2020