Dr. Bulumoni Kalita

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
  • Phone No. - 9435591224
  • Department of Physics
  • Designation - Assistant Professor

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Academic Preparation

B.Sc.(Physics), Department of Physics, Cotton College, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India (1997-2000)

M.Sc. (Physics), Department of Physics, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India (2000-2002)

Ph. D. in the area of theoretical modeling of nanomaterials (2006-2010) Thesis title: Structural and Electronic Properties of Bare and Supported Palladium Nanoclusters: A Density Functional Approach, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Assam, India.

Additional Degree/Award/Activities & Accomplishments

    • Qualified CSIR-UGC NET for Lectureship in Physical Sciences held in India, June, 2004

    • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Physics, India, 2005

    • Qualified for Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in Transdisciplinary Research, CSIR, India, 2009

    • Summer Research Fellowship, Indian National Science Academy, 2015

    • Start Up Grant, UGC, 2014

    • DST Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nanoscience & Technology, 2011

    • Received DST international travel grant to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles, 2012, held at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA, during June 15-22, 2012

    • Qualified one year certificate course in Chinese from the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Tezpur University, 2009

    • Visited China as a Chinese Language Expert in the Indian Youth Delegation to China under the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Government of India, June 2009

Professional Experience

February, 2013 - Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University

October, 2011 - January, 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Sciences Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

April, 2009 - March, 2010: Senior Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Assam

November, 2005 - October, 2008: Junior Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Assam

March, 2004 - March, 2005: Junior Research Fellow, Department of Physics, IIT Guwahati, Assam

Technical Experience

Extensive use of different molecular modelling and graphics softwares viz. Material Studio, Gaussview, Chem3D, Chemcraft, Molden, Xcrysden, Vesta, Xmgrace etc. Experienced with DFT calculations using the DMol3, Gaussian 03 (QM and QM/MM calculations), PWScf code of Quantum Espresso in serial and parallel environments.

Research Interests

Applications of density functional theory in studying

  • Structural,electronic, magnetic and catalytic properties of sub-nano metal/metal alloy clusters
  • Metal nanoclusters on suitable support
  • Nanoparticles for gas sensing
  • Nanomaterials for hydrogen storage
  • Optical and electronic properties of metal oxide surfaces
  • Interaction of metal nanoparticles with biological systems
  • Molecular Dynamics calculations for studying various properties of nanomaterials

Administrative Assignments

Member, Departmental Management Committee, Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University

Chairperson, Departmental Management Committee, Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University (2015-2016)

Member, Departmental Research Committee, Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University

Member, Doctoral Committee, Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University

Editor, Padartha Vigyan Patrika, Departmental Magazine, Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University (2014-2015)

Member, BOS, Department of Physics, D.U in the latest revisions/corrections in the regulation and syllabi of M.Sc. and I.M.Sc in Physics Department of Dibrugarh University

Member, Local Organizing Committee for “Current Issues in Cosmology, Astrophysics and High Energy Physics (CICAHEP)” held at Department of Physics, D.U. from November 2-5, 2015

Member, Local Organizing Committee for “National Workshop on Gravitational Wave Astronomy” held at Department of Physics, D.U. from November 3-5, 2016

In-charge, Material Distribution and Collection Counter, Assembly Election, 2016

Research Group

Name of the Scholar Course

Mr. Biswajit Boruah

M. Phil. (completed), Ph. D. (on-going)

Mr. Abhinab Jyoti Borah

M. Phil. (completed)

Ms. Rituparna Hazarika

M. Phil. (completed), Ph. D. (on-going)

Publications

Journals (International)

  1. Exploring Enhanced Hydrogen Adsorption on Ti Doped Al Nanoclusters: A DFT Study, Bishwajit Boruah and Bulumoni Kalita, Chem Phys. 518, 123 (2019).
  2. Tuning the Adsorption of Elemental Mercury by Small Gas Phase Palladium Clusters: First Principle Study, Bulumoni Kalita, J. Phys. Chem. A, 7714, 120 (2016).
  3. Nature of CO and NO interactions with Pd-H-ZSM-5 catalyst: A comparative study of DFT based cluster and ONIOM methods, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, Catal. Lett. 140, 205 (2010).
  4. Adsorption of CO on oxygen pre-adsorbed neutral and charged gas phase Pd4 clusters: A density functional study, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, J. Comput. Chem. 31, 2476 (2010).
  5. Reaction intermediates of CO oxidation on gas phase Pd4 clusters: A density functional study, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  131, 13252 (2009).
  6. Investigation of reverse-hydrogen spillover on zeolite-supported palladium tetramer by ONIOM method, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 16070 (2009).
  7. DFT study of CO adsorption on neutral and charged Pdn(n=1–7) clusters, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, Eur. Phys. J. D 53, 51 (2009).
  8. Stability of small Pdn(n=1–7) clusters on the basis of structural and electronic properties: A Density Functional Approach, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 244306 (2007).

Journals (National)

  1. Adsorption of small molecules on Ti-Zeolites: An Embedded Cluster Approach, Ramesh C. Deka, Paritosh Mondal and Bulumoni Kalita, Icfai Univ. J. Chem. 2, 38 (2009).
  2. Density Functional Studied on Structure and Reactivity of Pdn Clusters for n=1–13, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, Bull. Catal. Soc. India 5, 138 (2006).

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Computational Studies of Palladium Nanoclusters, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, 2011, ISBN:978-3-8443-2480-8, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh Ch. Deka

Courses Taken

  1. Nuclear and Particle Physics (M. Sc. 2nd Semester)
  2. Computational Methods (M. Sc. 3rd Semester)
  3. Nano-structured Materials (M. Sc. 3rd Semester)
  4. Nuclear and Particle Physics (I. M. Sc. 6th Semester)
  5. Atomic and Molecular Physics (I. M. Sc. 4th Semester)
  6. Properties of Matter and Thermodynamics (I. M. Sc. 1st Semester)

Sponsored Projects

Theoretical study of Hg adsorption on MgO supported Pd metal clusters funded by Start Up Grant of UGC (2014–2016)

Profile

Profile

Academic Preparation

B.Sc.(Physics), Department of Physics, Cotton College, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India (1997-2000)

M.Sc. (Physics), Department of Physics, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India (2000-2002)

Ph. D. in the area of theoretical modeling of nanomaterials (2006-2010) Thesis title: Structural and Electronic Properties of Bare and Supported Palladium Nanoclusters: A Density Functional Approach, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Assam, India.

Additional Degree/Award/Activities & Accomplishments

    • Qualified CSIR-UGC NET for Lectureship in Physical Sciences held in India, June, 2004

    • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Physics, India, 2005

    • Qualified for Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in Transdisciplinary Research, CSIR, India, 2009

    • Summer Research Fellowship, Indian National Science Academy, 2015

    • Start Up Grant, UGC, 2014

    • DST Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nanoscience & Technology, 2011

    • Received DST international travel grant to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles, 2012, held at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA, during June 15-22, 2012

    • Qualified one year certificate course in Chinese from the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Tezpur University, 2009

    • Visited China as a Chinese Language Expert in the Indian Youth Delegation to China under the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Government of India, June 2009

Professional Experience

February, 2013 - Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University

October, 2011 - January, 2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Sciences Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

April, 2009 - March, 2010: Senior Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Assam

November, 2005 - October, 2008: Junior Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Assam

March, 2004 - March, 2005: Junior Research Fellow, Department of Physics, IIT Guwahati, Assam

Technical Experience

Extensive use of different molecular modelling and graphics softwares viz. Material Studio, Gaussview, Chem3D, Chemcraft, Molden, Xcrysden, Vesta, Xmgrace etc. Experienced with DFT calculations using the DMol3, Gaussian 03 (QM and QM/MM calculations), PWScf code of Quantum Espresso in serial and parallel environments.

Research Interests

Applications of density functional theory in studying

  • Structural,electronic, magnetic and catalytic properties of sub-nano metal/metal alloy clusters
  • Metal nanoclusters on suitable support
  • Nanoparticles for gas sensing
  • Nanomaterials for hydrogen storage
  • Optical and electronic properties of metal oxide surfaces
  • Interaction of metal nanoparticles with biological systems
  • Molecular Dynamics calculations for studying various properties of nanomaterials

Administrative Assignments

Member, Departmental Management Committee, Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University

Chairperson, Departmental Management Committee, Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University (2015-2016)

Member, Departmental Research Committee, Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University

Member, Doctoral Committee, Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University

Editor, Padartha Vigyan Patrika, Departmental Magazine, Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University (2014-2015)

Member, BOS, Department of Physics, D.U in the latest revisions/corrections in the regulation and syllabi of M.Sc. and I.M.Sc in Physics Department of Dibrugarh University

Member, Local Organizing Committee for “Current Issues in Cosmology, Astrophysics and High Energy Physics (CICAHEP)” held at Department of Physics, D.U. from November 2-5, 2015

Member, Local Organizing Committee for “National Workshop on Gravitational Wave Astronomy” held at Department of Physics, D.U. from November 3-5, 2016

In-charge, Material Distribution and Collection Counter, Assembly Election, 2016

Research Group

Name of the Scholar Course

Mr. Biswajit Boruah

M. Phil. (completed), Ph. D. (on-going)

Mr. Abhinab Jyoti Borah

M. Phil. (completed)

Ms. Rituparna Hazarika

M. Phil. (completed), Ph. D. (on-going)
Publications

Publications

 

Journals (International)

  1. Exploring Enhanced Hydrogen Adsorption on Ti Doped Al Nanoclusters: A DFT Study, Bishwajit Boruah and Bulumoni Kalita, Chem Phys. 518, 123 (2019).
  2. Tuning the Adsorption of Elemental Mercury by Small Gas Phase Palladium Clusters: First Principle Study, Bulumoni Kalita, J. Phys. Chem. A, 7714, 120 (2016).
  3. Nature of CO and NO interactions with Pd-H-ZSM-5 catalyst: A comparative study of DFT based cluster and ONIOM methods, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, Catal. Lett. 140, 205 (2010).
  4. Adsorption of CO on oxygen pre-adsorbed neutral and charged gas phase Pd4 clusters: A density functional study, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, J. Comput. Chem. 31, 2476 (2010).
  5. Reaction intermediates of CO oxidation on gas phase Pd4 clusters: A density functional study, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  131, 13252 (2009).
  6. Investigation of reverse-hydrogen spillover on zeolite-supported palladium tetramer by ONIOM method, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 16070 (2009).
  7. DFT study of CO adsorption on neutral and charged Pdn(n=1–7) clusters, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, Eur. Phys. J. D 53, 51 (2009).
  8. Stability of small Pdn(n=1–7) clusters on the basis of structural and electronic properties: A Density Functional Approach, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 244306 (2007).

Journals (National)

  1. Adsorption of small molecules on Ti-Zeolites: An Embedded Cluster Approach, Ramesh C. Deka, Paritosh Mondal and Bulumoni Kalita, Icfai Univ. J. Chem. 2, 38 (2009).
  2. Density Functional Studied on Structure and Reactivity of Pdn Clusters for n=1–13, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh C. Deka, Bull. Catal. Soc. India 5, 138 (2006).

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Computational Studies of Palladium Nanoclusters, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, 2011, ISBN:978-3-8443-2480-8, Bulumoni Kalita and Ramesh Ch. Deka
Courses Taken
Current Courses
Sponsored Projects