Janardan Kundu

Janardan Kundu

Physical and Materials Chemistry Division

About Me

Our group focuses on non-noble metal based plasmonics and semiconductor nanopartilces for fundamental plasmonics and excitonic properties and applications ranging from sensing, catalysis, to optoelectronic devices. Wet chemistry and device techniques are integral part of our research activities.

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Professional Experience

  1. July 2014- Present: Ramanujan Fellow, CSIR-NCL Pune, India.

  2. July 2013-2014: IISER  Fellow, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India.

  3. March 2010-2013: Post Doctoral Research Scholar, Center for Integrated nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.

  4. August 2004- March 2010, Ph. D. Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.

Selected Publications

  • Muhammed Haris Palattuparambil Usman, Rangarajan Bakthavatsalam And Janardan Kundu*, Colloidal Mn2+ Doped 2D (n =1) Lead Bromide Perovskites: Efficient Energy Transfer and Role of Anion in Doping Mechanism, ChemistrySelect., 3, 6585-6595 (2018), DOI:10.1002/slct.201801248.
  • HARIS, MUHAMMED; Bakthavatsalam, Rangarajan; Shaikh, Samir; Kore, Bhushan; Moghe, Dhanashree; Gonnade, Rajesh; Sarma, D. D.; Kabra, Dinesh; Kundu And Janardan, Synthetic Control on Structure/Dimensionality and Photophysical Properties of Low Dimensional Organic Lead Bromide Perovskite, Inorg. Chem., Accepted, (2018), DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02042.
  • Anupam Biswas, Rangarajan Bakthavatsalam And Janardan Kundu, Efficient Exciton to Dopant Energy Transfer in Mn2+ Doped (C4H9NH3)2PbBr4 2D Layered Perovskites, Chem. Mater., 29(18), 7816 - 7825 (2017), DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02429.
    Featured as one of the journal’s Top 20 most downloaded articles
  • R. Bakthavatsalam And J. Kundu*, Galvanic Replacement Based Cu2O Self-templating Strategy for the Synthesis and Application Of Cu2O–Ag Heterostructures, Monometallic (Ag), and Bimetallic (Au-Ag) Hollow Mesocages, CrystEngComm., 19, 1669 - 1679 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C7CE00110J.
  • A. Biswas, M. A. Kulkarni, R. Bakthavatsalam, S. K. Mondal, P. K. Dwivedi, M. V. Shelke, R. Nandini Devi, A. G. Banpurkar And J. Kundu, Facile Synthesis and self-cleaning Application of Bimetallic (CuSn, CuNi) Dendrites, ChemistrySelect., 2, 5552 - 5563 (2017), DOI:10.1002/slct.201700763.
  • R. Bakthavatsalam, S. Ghosh, R. K. Biswas, A. Saxena, A. Raja, M. O. Thotiyl, S. Wadhai, A. G. Banpurkar And J. Kundu*, Solution chemistry-based nano-structuring of copper dendrites for efficient use in catalysis and superhydrophobic surfaces, RSC Advances., 6, 8416 - 8430 (2016), DOI:10.1039/c5ra22683j.
  • A. Nag, J. Kundu And A. Hazarika, Seeded-Growth, Nanocrystal-Fusion, Ion-Exchange, and Inorganic-Ligand Mediated Formation of Semiconductor Based Colloidal Heterostructured Nanocrystals, CrystEngComm., 16, 9391 - 9407 (2014), DOI:10.1039/C4CE00462K.
  • J. Kundu, Y.Ghosh, A. Dennis, H. Htoon And J. Hollingsworth, Giant Nanocrystal Quantum Dots: Stable Down-Conversion Phosphors that Exploit a Large Stokes Shift and Efficient Shell-to-Core Energy Relaxation, Nano Letters., 12, 3031 (2012).
  • B. Lassiter, H. Sobhani, J. Fan, J. Kundu, F. Capasso, P. Nordlander And N. Halas, Fano Resonances in Plasmonic Nanoclusters: Geometrical and Chemical Tunability, Nano Letters., 10, 3184 (2010).
  • J. Kundu, C. S. Levin And N. J. Halas, Real-time monitoring of lipid transfer between vesicles and hybrid bilayers on Au nanoshells using surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), Nanoscale., 1, 114 (2009).
  • J. Kundu†, O. Neumann†, B. Janesko, D. Zhang, S. Lal, A. Barhoumi, G. Scuseria And N. J. Halas , Adenine- and adenosine monophosphate (AMP)- gold binding interactions studied by surface enhanced Raman and Infrared spectroscopies, J. Phys. Chem. C., 113, 14390 (2009).
  • J. Kundu, C. S. Levin, B. G. Janesko, G. E. Scuseria, R. M. Raphael And and N. J. Halas, Interactions of ibuprofen with hybrid lipid bilayers probed by complementary surface-enhanced vibrational spectroscopies, J. Phys. Chem. B., 112, 14168 (2008).
  • J. Kundu, F. Le, P. Nordlander And and N. J. Halas, Surface enhanced infrared absorption (SEIRA) spectroscopy on nanoshell aggregate substrates, Chem. Phys. Lett., 452, 115 (2008).
  • S. Lal, N. K. Grady, J. Kundu, C. S. Levin, J. B. Lassiter And and N. J. Halas, Tailoring plasmonic substrates for surface enhanced spectroscopies, Chem. Soc. Rev., 37, 898 (2008).
  • H. Wang, J. Kundu And and N. J. Halas, Plasmonic Nanoshell Arrays Combine Surface-Enhanced Vibrational Spectroscopies on a Single Substrate, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., 46, 9040 (2007).

Research Interest

  • Materials Chemistry

Contact Details

Dr. Janardan Kundu
Ramanujan Fellow,
Physical and Materials Chemistry Division,
Room number 218, 1st Floor, Main Building
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India.
Phone: 02025903049