Somnath Ghosh

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

Research Interest:

  • Bio-compatible Nanomaterial : Synthesis, Characterization and their bactericidal action

  • Biofilm prevention and wound healing actvity by smart Nanomaterial

  • C-based Nanomaterial for energy application

  • Photo-physical properties of Nanomaterials




Somnath Ghosh
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam
Telephone (Off.) 0891-285-6047

Teaching Interests

     Course Details                                            

  • BS20001: Physical Chemistry                                

  • CH10001: Polymers and Surfactants                                  

  • CH40008: Nanomaterial for Hydrocarbon Industry                                         

  • BS19002: Physical Chemistry-Lab  

  • BS19012: Organic Chemistry-Lab             


  • 2007 - 2012                     PhD                                      IISc Bangalore

  • 2005 - 2007                     M.Sc. Chemistry                  IIT Delhi

  • 2002 - 2005                     B.Sc. Chemistry (Hons)       University of Calcutta

Professional Experience

  • Jul' 2019 -                       IIPE Visakhapatnam               Assistant Professor

  • Jun' 2018 - Jul' 2019       IIPE Visakhapatnam               Assistant Professor (Contractual)

  • Jun' 2013 - Jun'2018       GITAM University                   Assistant Professor

  • Dec' 2012 - Jun' 2013      IISc Bangalore                       Research Associate

Member of Professional Bodies

  • Life-time member of Indian Chemical Society

  • Reviewer of  (i) J. Mater. Sci. Engg. B, Elsevier Publication (ii) Chemistry Select, Wiley Publication (iii) J. Nanoparticle Research, Springer Publication  (iv) Acs Applied materials & interfaces, Acs   Publication  (v) Mater. Sci. & Engg. C, Elsevier Publication (vi) Water and Environment Journal, Wiley Publication

  • Associate Editor of Juniper online Journal of Material Science, California/USA

Journal Publications

                                                                           From IIPE

17. Nisha Dhiman, Vivek Sharma, Somnath Ghosh* "Perspective on Biomass-Based Cotton-Derived Nanocarbon for Multifunctional Energy Storage and Harvesting Applications" ACS Appl. Electron. Mater. 2023 (Accepted).

16. Nisha Dhiman, Somnath Ghosh, Yogendra K Mishra, Kumud Malika Tripathi "Prospects of Nano-carbon as Emerging Catalyst for the Enzyme-Mimetic  Applications" Materials Advances 2022, 3, 3101-3122.

15. T R K Dora, Somnath Ghosh, R Damodar "Synthesis and evaluation of physical properties of Agar bio-polymer film coating—an alternative for food packaging industry" Materials Research Express 2020, 7 (9), 095307.

14. S I Basha, Somnath Ghosh*, K Vinothkumar, B Ramesh, K V M Mohan, E Sukumar* "Fumaric acid incorporated Ag/agar-agar hybrid hydrogel: a multifunctional avenue to tackle wound healing" Materials Science and Engineering: C 2020, 111, 110743.

13. B K Goriparthi, P N E Naveen, H R Shankar, Somnath Ghosh* "Mechanical, wear and fatigue behavior of functionalized CNTs reinforced POM/PTFE composites" Materials Research Express 2019, 6 (6), 065051.

12. S I Basha, Somnath Ghosh, K V Kumar, B Ramesh, P Kumari, H Prakash, E. Sukumar* "Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of fumaric acid incorporated silver nanoparticle hydrogel" J. Indian Chem. Soc. 2019, 96 (11), 1409.

11. B K Goriparthi, P N E Naveen, H R Sankar, Somnath Ghosh* "Effect of functionalization and concentration of carbon nanotubes on mechanical, wear and fatigue behaviours of polyoxymethylene/carbon nanotube nanocomposites" Bulletin of Materials Science 2019, 42 (3), 98.

                                                                        Before Joining IIPE

10. Somnath Ghosh*, V Vandana "Nano-structured mesoporous silica/silver composite: Synthesis, characterization and targeted application towards water purification" Materials Research Bulletin 2017, 88, 291.

09. Vandana V, K R Rao Ch, Somnath Ghosh, Babia L "Synthesis of Calophyllum inophyllum Esters as Biofuel Feed stock" JOJ Material Sci. 2017; 2(2): 555583.

08. Somnath Ghosh*, Vandana, R. Gowri Shankar "Curious case of bactericidal action of ZnO" Journal of Nanoscience 2014, Article ID 343467


07. V Venkatesan, S L Hoti, N Kamaraj, Somnath Ghosh, K Rajaram "Optimisation of an asymmetric polymerase chain reaction assay for the amplification of single-stranded DNA from Wuchereria bancrofti for electrochemical detection" Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 2013, 108 (6), 804.

06. S Kumar, Somnath Ghosh, N Munichandraiah, H N Vasan "1.5 V battery driven reduced graphene oxide–silver nanostructure coated carbon foam (rGO–Ag–CF) for the purification of drinking water" Nanotechnology 2013, 24 (23), 235101.

05. Somnath Ghosh, V. S. Goudar, K. G. Padmalekha, S. V. Bhat, S. S. Indi, H N Vasan "ZnO/Ag nanohybrid: synthesis, characterization, synergistic antibacterial activity and its mechanism" RSc Advances 2012, 2, 930-940

04. H N Vasan, Somnath Ghosh, S. L. Hoti "Ag@AgI, Core@Shell structure in agarose matrix as hybrid: Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity" Langmuir 2012, 28, 8550.

03. B E Wajeeha Sultana, Somnath Ghosh, B. Eraiah "Zinc Oxide Modified Au Electrode as Sensor for an Efficient Detection of Hydrazine" Electroanalysis 2012, 24, 1869.

02. Somnath Ghosh, T K Ranebennur, H N Vasan "Study of antibacterial efficacy of hybrid chitosan-silver nanoparticles for prevention of specific biofilm and water purification" Int. J. of Carbohydrate Chemistry 2011, Article ID 693759

01. Somnath Ghosh, R. Kaushik, K. Nagalakshmi, S. L. Hoti, G. A. Menezes, B. N Harish, H N Vasan "Antimicrobial activity of highly stable silver nanoparticles embedded in agar– agar matrix as a thin film" Carbohydrate Research 2010, 345, 2220.

Awards & Honors

  • AIR: 126 in IIT-JAM, 2005

  • AIR: 166 in GATE (Chemical Science), 2007

  • Qualified CSIR-NET, 2007

  • CNRS Lafics Fellowship, ICMCB, Bordeaux, France

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Jul'2018 - Jan' 2021        Professor-in-Charge, Exam Cell, IIPE Visakhapatnam

  • Dec'2020 - Mar'2022      Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, IIPE Visakhapatnam

  • Mar'2022 - Till date        Department In-Charge, H&S, IIPE Visakhapatnam