Dr. Surajit Konwer

Dr. Surajit Konwer
Dr. Surajit Konwer
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Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Profile

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree : Gargaon College, Dibrugarh University, 2002
  2. Master’s Degree : Gauhati University (Cotton College), Guwahati, 2004
  3. Ph.D.: Tezpur University, 2011
  4. Other: JRF (DAE-BRNS), 2009-2011

Professional Experience:

  • 30th June’16 – till date: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
  • 23rd Jan’12 – 30th June’16: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Gargaon College, Simaluguri, Assam, India
  • 8th Aug’05 – 31st Jan’07: Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Gargaon College, Simaluguri, Assam, India

Areas of Interest/ Specialization:

  • Specialization - Physical Chemistry
  • Areas of Interest- Material Science, Conducting Polymer, Graphene, Nanochemistry

Research Projects:

  1. “Study on electrical and electrochemical behaviour of graphite and graphene oxide filled polyaniline composites”,funded by UGC-NERO, Govt. of India. Amount: Rs. 1,10,000/- for the period 2014 - 2015.
  2. “Synthesis of Expanded Graphite and Graphene Oxide filled conducting Polymer composite and their application as Supercapacitor and Chemical Sensing Materials”,funded by DST, New Delhi, Govt. of India. Amount: 19,00,000/- for the period 2014 - 2017

Awards/Achievements

  1. ‘International Travel Grant’ awarded by DST and CSIR to attend 2nd International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science (POLY-2011), Centre de Congress, Lyon, France, May, 29-31, 2011.
  2. ‘Best Paper Award’ (first prize) in 3rd International Symposium on Material Chemistry (ISMC-2010), Society for Material Chemistry, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India, December 7-11, 2010.

Extension Service:

  1. Duty as a Presiding Officer in Panchayat Election, Legislative Assembly Election and Parliamentary Election.
  2. As a Resource Person in Schools and Colleges on ‘Scientific Aspect of Environment Education’ initiated by the Educational Institute Committee of “Mission Green Sivasagar”
  3. Reviewer of International journals.
  4. Life member, Society for Material Chemistry, Registration No.–Maharashtra, Mumbai/1229/2008/GBBSD, India (Membership number- LM 466).
  5. Life member, Indian Institute of Material Engineers, India (Membership number- LM -1086).
  6. Life member, Indian Science Congress Association, India (Membership number- L27351).

Publications

Research Publications:

  1. Konwer, S.; Pokhrel, B.; Dolui, S.K. Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline/graphite composites and study of their electrical and electrochemical properties, Journal of applied polymer science 116, 1138–1145 (2010).
  2. Konwer, S.; Dolui, S.K. Synthesis and characterization of polypyrrole/graphite composites and study of their electrical and electrochemical properties, Materials Chemistry and Physics 124, 738–743 (2010).
  3. Borthakur, L.J.; Konwer, S.; Das, R.; Dolui, S.K. Preparation of conducting composite particles of styrene-methyl acrylate copolymer as the core and graphite incorporated polypyrrole as the shell by surfactant free mini emulsion polymerization, J. Polym. Res., 18, 1207-1215 (2011).
  4. Konwer, S.; Gogoi, J.P.; Kalita, A.; Dolui, S.K. Synthesis of expanded graphite filled polyaniline composites and evaluation of their electrical and electrochemical properties, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 22, 1154-1161, (2011).
  5. Pokhrel, B.; Konwer, S.; Dutta, A.; Huda, M.K.; Ghosh, B.; Dolui, S.K. Study of photovoltaic performance of host-guest system comprising optically active polyurethane and Rhodamine B dye, Journal of applied polymer science 122, 3316–3321, (2011).
  6. Konwer, S.; Maiti, J.; Dolui, S.K. Preparation and optical/electrical/ electrochemical properties of expanded graphite-filled polypyrrole nanocomposites, Materials Chemistry and Physics 128, 283-290 (2011).
  7. Konwer, S.; Borthakur, L.J.; Dolui, S.K. Synthesis of graphite incorporated core-shell composite particle of styrenemethylacrylate/polyaniline by surfactant free mini-emulsion polymerization and evaluation of their electrical property, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 23 (4), 837-845 (2012). ISSN: 0957-4522; Impact Factor – 1.486; Publisher – Springer.
  8. Konwer, S.; Boruah, R.; Dolui, S.K. Studies on conducting polypyrrole/graphene oxide composites as supercapacitor electrode, Journal of electronic materials 40, 2248-2255 (2011).
  9. Kalita, A.; Konwer, S.; Dolui, S.K. Poly(amic acid)-Supported Heterogeneous Titanium-Based Ziegler–Natta Catalyst for Ethylene Polymerization in a Slurry Process, Advances in Polymer Technology 32 (S1), 119-130 (2011).
  10. Konwer, S.; Guha, A.K.; Dolui, S.K. Graphene oxide filled polyaniline composites as methanol sensing materials, Journal of Materials Science 48 (4), 1729-1739 2012, (2012).
  11. Konwer, S.; Graphene oxide-polyaniline nanocomposites for high performance supercapacitor and their optical, electrical and electrochemical properties, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, (2016), DOI 10.1007/s10854-016-4273-3.

Books and Book Chapters:

  1. S. Konwer and S. K. Dolui, “Carbon filled pi – conjugated polymers: A study on their synthesis, characterization and application”; LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG Heinrich-Böcking-Str.6-8, 66121, Saarbrücken, Germany, (ISBN - 978-3-8484-2214-2).
  2. “Material Science and Nanomaterials: Recent advances and applications”; Editors: S. Konwer and A. Gogoi, Global Publishing House (India), Door No. 13-1-1, Vinneshwara Enclave, Visakhapattanam- 2, AP, (India), (ISBN – 978-93-81563-65-6).

 

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