Dr. Surajit Konwer

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Profile

Education:

  • B. Sc.  : Gargaon College, Dibrugarh University, 2002
  • M.Sc. : Gauhati University, Guwahati, 2004
  • Ph.D. : Tezpur University, 2011

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry, Gargaon College, August 2005 – January 2007
  • Teaching Assistance, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Spring Semester, 2008
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Gargaon College, January 2012-Jun 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, India, Jun 2016 – onward            .

Areas of Interest/ Specialization

  • Multifaceted polymeric nanocomposites
  • Graphene chemistry
  • Nanochemistry (Synthetic nano chemistry, nanomaterials for sensors, catalysis, supercatitors, etc.)
  • Water treatment

Research Projects:

  •  “Study on electrical and electrochemical behaviour of graphite and graphene oxide filled polyaniline composites.” funded by UGC-NERO, Govt. of India. Period: 2014 – 2015
  • “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, Period: 2014 - 2017

Awards/Achievements

  • ‘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.
  • ‘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.

Books

  • Carbon filled pi – conjugated polymers: A study on their synthesis, characterization and application”; S. Konwer and Swapan K. Dolui, 2012; LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG Heinrich-Böcking-Str.6-8, 66121, Saarbrücken, Germany, (ISBN - 978-3-8484-2214-2)
  • Material Science and Nanomaterials: Recent advances and applications”; Editors: S. Konwer and A. Gogoi, 2014, Global Publishing House (India), Door No. 13-1-1, Vinneshwara Enclave, Visakhapattanam- 2, AP, (India), (ISBN – 978-93-81563-65-6)

Book Chapters:

  • ‘Graphene- the Wonder material of the 21st Century’, S Konwer, and S Bordoloi, 2019, Open Science: A Compilation of Science Articles published by Prime Enterprise Publication, ISBN:978-81-937874-6-5
  • Studies on influence of expanded graphite nanosheets on the electrical properties of polyaniline nanocomposite’; S. Konwer; Material Science and Nanomaterials: Recent advances and applications”; 2014, Global Publishing House (India); ISBN – 978-93-81563-65-6

Administrative Assignments:

  • Chairperson, DMC (2020-onwards), Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University
  • Member, Board of Studies (BOS) in Chemistry, Dibrugarh University
  • Member, DUTA, Dibrugarh University

Extension Services:

  •  Presiding Officer: Panchayat Election, Legislative Assembly Election and Parliamentary Election.
  • Resource Person - Schools, Colleges, Universities and IITs
  • Reviewer - International journals
  • Joint Convener: National Lecture Workshop on Role of Chemistry on Interdisciplinary Research” October, 2019, Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University
  • Co-Convener: International Conference on "Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences" (ETCS) February, 2018. Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University.
  • Life member:
    • Society for Material Chemistry, Mumbai/1229/2008/GBBSD, India (LM 466)
    • Indian Institute of Material Engineers, India, (LM -1086).
    • Indian Science Congress Association, India, ( L27351).
    • Society for Polymer Science, India (613)

 

Publications

Research Publications:

  1. S. Bordoloi, R. Chetia, G Borah*, S. Konwer*, Removal of As(III) and As(V) from water using reduced GO-Fe0 filled PANI composite; J. Appl. Wat. Engin. Res. Accepted
  2. (https://doi.org/10.1080/23249676.2021.1948361 2021) I.F. N/A
  3. B. Pegu, S. Bordoloi, R. Boruah, S. Konwer*, Synthesis of biochemically reduced graphene-oxide/Fe0 containing polyaniline ternary hybrid composite through interfacial polymerization for supercapacitors; Bull. Mater. Sci. (2021) 44 ,252; I.F. 1.783
  4. M. Chetia, M. Konwar, B. Pegu, S. Konwer*, D. Sarma*, Synthesis of copper containing polyaniline composites through interfacial polymerisation: An effective catalyst for Click reaction at room temperature; J. Molec. Str. (2021) 1233, 130019; I.F. 3.196
  5. A. Gogoi, S. Konwer, G-Yu Zhuo; Polarimetric measurements of surface chirality based on linear and nonlinear light scattering; Frontiers in Chemistry, (2020), 8, 1311; I.F. 5.221
  6. S. Sultana, S. Bordoloi, S. Konwer*, G. Borah *, P. K. Gogoi*; Reduced graphene oxide/iron oxide hybrid composite material as an efficient magnetically separable heterogeneous catalyst for transfer hydrogenation of ketones; Appl. Organometal. Chem. (2020), 2020;e5582; I.F. 4.105
  7.  A. Gogoi, N. Mazumder, S. Konwer, H. Ranawat N-T Chen, G-Y Zhuo; Enantiomeric Recognition and Separation by Chiral Nanoparticles; Molecules, (2019), 24(6), 1007; I.F. 4.411
  8. S. Konwer, Begum, A.; Bordoloi, S.; Borua, R.; Expanded graphene-oxide encapsulated polyaniline composites as sensing material for volatile organic compounds, J. Polym. Res. (2017) 24, 37-41; I.F. 3.097
  9. S. Konwer, Graphene oxide-polyaniline nanocomposites for high performance supercapacitor and their optical, electrical and electrochemical properties, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Elect.  (2016) 27, 4139–4146; I.F. 2.478
  10. S. Konwer, Guha, A.K.; Dolui, S.K. Graphene oxide filled polyaniline composites as methanol sensing materials, J. Mater. Sci. (2012) 48, 1729–1739; I.F. 4.220
  11. Kalita, A.; S. Konwer, Dolui, S.K. Poly(amic acid)-Supported Heterogeneous Titanium-Based Ziegler–Natta Catalyst for Ethylene Polymerization in a Slurry Process, Adv. Polym. Technol.  (2011) 32, ,119–130; I.F. 2.389
  12. S. Konwer, Boruah, R.; Dolui, S.K. Studies on conducting polypyrrole/graphene oxide composites as supercapacitor electrode, J. Elec. Mater. (2011) 40, 2248-2255; I.F. 1.938
  13. S. Konwer, 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, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Elect., (2011) 23, 837–845; I.F. 2.478
  14. S. Konwer, Maiti, J.; Dolui, S.K. Preparation and optical/electrical/ electrochemical properties of expanded graphite-filled polypyrrole nanocomposites, Mater. Chem. Phys. (2011) 128,  283-290; I.F. 4.094
  15. Pokhrel, B.; S. Konwer, 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, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., (2011)122, 3316–3321; I.F. 3.125
  16. S. Konwer, Gogoi, J.P.; Kalita, A.; Dolui, S.K. Synthesis of expanded graphite filled polyaniline composites and evaluation of their electrical and electrochemical properties, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Elect. (2011) 22, 1154-1161; I.F. 2.478
  17. Borthakur, L.J.; S. Konwer, 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., (2011) 18, 1207-1215; I.F. 3.097
  18. S. Konwer, Dolui, S.K. Synthesis and characterization of polypyrrole/graphite composites and study of their electrical and electrochemical properties, Mater. Chem. Phys. (2010)124, 738–743; I.F. 4.094
  19. S. Konwer, Pokhrel, B.; Dolui, S.K. Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline/graphite composites and study of their electrical and electrochemical properties, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. (2010)116, 1138–1145; I.F. 3.097

 

Profile

Profile

Education:

  • B. Sc.  : Gargaon College, Dibrugarh University, 2002
  • M.Sc. : Gauhati University, Guwahati, 2004
  • Ph.D. : Tezpur University, 2011

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry, Gargaon College, August 2005 – January 2007
  • Teaching Assistance, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Spring Semester, 2008
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Gargaon College, January 2012-Jun 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, India, Jun 2016 – onward            .

Areas of Interest/ Specialization

  • Multifaceted polymeric nanocomposites
  • Graphene chemistry
  • Nanochemistry (Synthetic nano chemistry, nanomaterials for sensors, catalysis, supercatitors, etc.)
  • Water treatment

Research Projects:

  •  “Study on electrical and electrochemical behaviour of graphite and graphene oxide filled polyaniline composites.” funded by UGC-NERO, Govt. of India. Period: 2014 – 2015
  • “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, Period: 2014 - 2017

Awards/Achievements

  • ‘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.
  • ‘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.

Books

  • Carbon filled pi – conjugated polymers: A study on their synthesis, characterization and application”; S. Konwer and Swapan K. Dolui, 2012; LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG Heinrich-Böcking-Str.6-8, 66121, Saarbrücken, Germany, (ISBN - 978-3-8484-2214-2)
  • Material Science and Nanomaterials: Recent advances and applications”; Editors: S. Konwer and A. Gogoi, 2014, Global Publishing House (India), Door No. 13-1-1, Vinneshwara Enclave, Visakhapattanam- 2, AP, (India), (ISBN – 978-93-81563-65-6)

Book Chapters:

  • ‘Graphene- the Wonder material of the 21st Century’, S Konwer, and S Bordoloi, 2019, Open Science: A Compilation of Science Articles published by Prime Enterprise Publication, ISBN:978-81-937874-6-5
  • Studies on influence of expanded graphite nanosheets on the electrical properties of polyaniline nanocomposite’; S. Konwer; Material Science and Nanomaterials: Recent advances and applications”; 2014, Global Publishing House (India); ISBN – 978-93-81563-65-6

Administrative Assignments:

  • Chairperson, DMC (2020-onwards), Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University
  • Member, Board of Studies (BOS) in Chemistry, Dibrugarh University
  • Member, DUTA, Dibrugarh University

Extension Services:

  •  Presiding Officer: Panchayat Election, Legislative Assembly Election and Parliamentary Election.
  • Resource Person - Schools, Colleges, Universities and IITs
  • Reviewer - International journals
  • Joint Convener: National Lecture Workshop on Role of Chemistry on Interdisciplinary Research” October, 2019, Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University
  • Co-Convener: International Conference on "Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences" (ETCS) February, 2018. Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University.
  • Life member:
    • Society for Material Chemistry, Mumbai/1229/2008/GBBSD, India (LM 466)
    • Indian Institute of Material Engineers, India, (LM -1086).
    • Indian Science Congress Association, India, ( L27351).
    • Society for Polymer Science, India (613)

 

Publications

Publications

 

Research Publications:

  1. S. Bordoloi, R. Chetia, G Borah*, S. Konwer*, Removal of As(III) and As(V) from water using reduced GO-Fe0 filled PANI composite; J. Appl. Wat. Engin. Res. Accepted
  2. (https://doi.org/10.1080/23249676.2021.1948361 2021) I.F. N/A
  3. B. Pegu, S. Bordoloi, R. Boruah, S. Konwer*, Synthesis of biochemically reduced graphene-oxide/Fe0 containing polyaniline ternary hybrid composite through interfacial polymerization for supercapacitors; Bull. Mater. Sci. (2021) 44 ,252; I.F. 1.783
  4. M. Chetia, M. Konwar, B. Pegu, S. Konwer*, D. Sarma*, Synthesis of copper containing polyaniline composites through interfacial polymerisation: An effective catalyst for Click reaction at room temperature; J. Molec. Str. (2021) 1233, 130019; I.F. 3.196
  5. A. Gogoi, S. Konwer, G-Yu Zhuo; Polarimetric measurements of surface chirality based on linear and nonlinear light scattering; Frontiers in Chemistry, (2020), 8, 1311; I.F. 5.221
  6. S. Sultana, S. Bordoloi, S. Konwer*, G. Borah *, P. K. Gogoi*; Reduced graphene oxide/iron oxide hybrid composite material as an efficient magnetically separable heterogeneous catalyst for transfer hydrogenation of ketones; Appl. Organometal. Chem. (2020), 2020;e5582; I.F. 4.105
  7.  A. Gogoi, N. Mazumder, S. Konwer, H. Ranawat N-T Chen, G-Y Zhuo; Enantiomeric Recognition and Separation by Chiral Nanoparticles; Molecules, (2019), 24(6), 1007; I.F. 4.411
  8. S. Konwer, Begum, A.; Bordoloi, S.; Borua, R.; Expanded graphene-oxide encapsulated polyaniline composites as sensing material for volatile organic compounds, J. Polym. Res. (2017) 24, 37-41; I.F. 3.097
  9. S. Konwer, Graphene oxide-polyaniline nanocomposites for high performance supercapacitor and their optical, electrical and electrochemical properties, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Elect.  (2016) 27, 4139–4146; I.F. 2.478
  10. S. Konwer, Guha, A.K.; Dolui, S.K. Graphene oxide filled polyaniline composites as methanol sensing materials, J. Mater. Sci. (2012) 48, 1729–1739; I.F. 4.220
  11. Kalita, A.; S. Konwer, Dolui, S.K. Poly(amic acid)-Supported Heterogeneous Titanium-Based Ziegler–Natta Catalyst for Ethylene Polymerization in a Slurry Process, Adv. Polym. Technol.  (2011) 32, ,119–130; I.F. 2.389
  12. S. Konwer, Boruah, R.; Dolui, S.K. Studies on conducting polypyrrole/graphene oxide composites as supercapacitor electrode, J. Elec. Mater. (2011) 40, 2248-2255; I.F. 1.938
  13. S. Konwer, 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, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Elect., (2011) 23, 837–845; I.F. 2.478
  14. S. Konwer, Maiti, J.; Dolui, S.K. Preparation and optical/electrical/ electrochemical properties of expanded graphite-filled polypyrrole nanocomposites, Mater. Chem. Phys. (2011) 128,  283-290; I.F. 4.094
  15. Pokhrel, B.; S. Konwer, 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, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., (2011)122, 3316–3321; I.F. 3.125
  16. S. Konwer, Gogoi, J.P.; Kalita, A.; Dolui, S.K. Synthesis of expanded graphite filled polyaniline composites and evaluation of their electrical and electrochemical properties, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Elect. (2011) 22, 1154-1161; I.F. 2.478
  17. Borthakur, L.J.; S. Konwer, 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., (2011) 18, 1207-1215; I.F. 3.097
  18. S. Konwer, Dolui, S.K. Synthesis and characterization of polypyrrole/graphite composites and study of their electrical and electrochemical properties, Mater. Chem. Phys. (2010)124, 738–743; I.F. 4.094
  19. S. Konwer, Pokhrel, B.; Dolui, S.K. Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline/graphite composites and study of their electrical and electrochemical properties, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. (2010)116, 1138–1145; I.F. 3.097

 

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