Research Interest:

  • Synthesis and surface engineering of nanostructured materials.
  • Investigation for potential applications of nanomaterials in luminescence, catalysis, sensing and biomedical applications.
  • Fabrication of low cost sensing devices.
  • Application of surfactant systems in reaction kinetics, nanoparticles synthesis, etc.

Professional Experience:

  • 2016 - till date: Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2012 - 2016: Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2012 : Ph.D. (with Prof. S. K. Srivastava, Manipur University, Manipur, INDIA) 


  • M. Niraj Luwang*, D. Ghosh; US 2017/0241970 A1 dated 24th Aug 2017
  • M. Niraj Luwang*, D. Ghosh; US 2017/0225963 A1 dated 10th Aug 2017
  • M. Niraj Luwang*, D. Ghosh; WO 2016/020939 A1 dated 11th Feb 2016 
  • M. Niraj Luwang*, D. Ghosh;WO 2016/024290 A1 dated 18th Feb 2016 

Selected Publications:   

  • Suman Devi, M Niraj Luwang*, Deciphering the role of temperature in Li codopant occupancy in BaYF5:Yb3+,Er3+ upconverting nanocrystals and its structure property relationship, J Chem Phy, 2021, 154, 094707.
  • Praveen Kumar, M. Niraj Luwang*, Synthesis of nanogate structure in GO-ZnS sandwiched material, Nature Sci Reports, 2019, 9, 937.
  • D. Ghosh, M. Niraj Luwang*, Selective detection of Fe3+, Cr3+ and Cu2+ in water using higlhy luminsecent Gd2O3:Eu3+ nanomaterials, J Lumin, 2016,171,1-8.
  • D. Ghosh, M. Niraj Luwang*, Arsenic Detection in water: YPO4:Eu3+ nanoparticles, J Solid State Chemistry, 2015, 232, 83.
  • D. Ghosh, M. Niraj Luwang*, One-pot synthesis of 2-thenoyltrifluotoacetone surface functionalised SrF2:Eu3+ nanoparticles: Trace level detection of water, RSC Adv, 2015, 5, 47131.
  • D. Ghosh, M. Niraj Luwang*, p-aminobenzoic acid (pABA) sensitization of LaF3:Tb3+ nanoparticles and its applications in detection of explosive materials, RSC Adv, 2015, 5, 10468. 
  • M. Niraj Luwang*,Microemulsion mediated synthesis of triangular SnO2 nanoparticles: Luminescecne applications, Applied Surface Science, 2014, 290, 332.
  • M. Niraj Luwang, S. Chandra, D. Bahadur, S. K. Srivastava, Dendrimer facilatated synthesis of multifunctional lanthanide based hybrid nanomaterials for biological applications, J. Mater Chem., 2012, 22, 3395.
  • M. Niraj Luwang, R. S. Ningthoujam, S. K. Srivastava, R. K. Vatsa, Disappearance and recovery of luminescence in Bi3+, Eu3+ co-doped YPO4 nanoparticles due to presence of water molecules upto 800 C, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 2998.
  • M. Niraj Luwang, R. S. Ningthoujam, S. K. Srivastava, R. K. Vatsa, Preparation of White Light Emitting YVO4: Ln3+ and Silica-coated YVO4: Ln3+ (Ln3+ = Eu3+, Dy3+, Tm3+) Nanoparticles by CTAB/n-butanol/hexane/water Microemulsion Route: Energy Transfer and Site Symmetry Studies, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 5326.
  • M. Niraj Luwang, R. S. Ningthoujam, Jagannath, S. K. Srivastava, R. K. Vatsa,  Effects of Ce3+ Co-doping and Annealing on Phase Transformation and Luminescence of Eu3+ doped YPO4 Nanorods: D2O solvent effect., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132(8), 2759.

Invited Lectures:

  • National Seminar on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences (NSRTCS-2013), Manipur University, Imphal, 22-23 Mar 2013
  • Nanomaterials: Science and Technology (NST-2013), Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, 10-14 Jun 2013
  • International Conference on Emerging Trends in Science and Technology (ICETST-2014), AISECT University, Bhopal, 14-15 Feb 2014 
  • National Conference on Frontiers of Research in Chemical Sciences (NCFRCS-2015), DM College of Science, Imphal, 13-14 March 2015.
  • Workshop on "Explosive Detection Technologies-2016" (with PSA Office, Govt of India), IITB, Mumbai, 22-23 Feb 2016.
  • National Conference on "Science & Technology for Society" KHUMANG 2019, DM University, Imphal, 30 Nov 2019
  • The 2nd International conference on "Science & Technology" KHUMANG 2020, Manipur Technical University, Imphal, 9-11 Sept 2020