Shatabdi Porel Mukherjee

Shatabdi Porel Mukherjee

Physical and Materials Chemistry Division

About Me

Professional Experience

(i)      2007 - 2009 : Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre, Pune as Deputy Manager (Scientist)

(ii)     2010 - 2011 :  National Chemical laboratory, (NCL) Pune as CSIR-Nehru Postdoctoral Fellow

(iii)      2011 - 2015 : Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, (CSMCRI) Bhavnagar as Scientist

(iv)       2012 - 2013 : Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland as IRCSET -EMPOWER Postdoctoral Fellow (on leave from CSMCRI)

(v)      2015 - 2018: National Chemical laboratory, (NCL) Pune as Scientist  

(vi) 2018 - till date : National Chemical laboratory, (NCL) Pune as Senior Scientist  

Selected Publications

  • Supriya Hanmant Gaikwad, Aswathi Koratti And Shatabdi Porel Mukherjee*, Facile tuning of Ag@AgCl cubical hollow nanoframes with efficient sunlight-driven photocatalytic activity, Applied Surface Science., 465, 413 - 419 (2019), DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.09.163.
    IF: 6.707; In this work, a facile controlled synthesis of plasmonic photocatalyst, Ag@AgCl hollow cubic cage with the tuning of nanoframe structures was reported. AgCl cubical hollow nanoframes were primarily prepared using sacrificial NaCl template protocol. Ion exchange reaction between Ag+ in the solution and NaCl, in presence of poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) led to continuous nucleation followed by growth of AgCl on the surface of sacrificial NaCl template. The tuning of AgCl nanoframe structures was obtained by changing the AgNO3 concentration in the reactions. Afterwards, ethylene glycol assisted reduction of AgCl, produced Ag@AgCl, the metal@semiconductor composite with the homogeneous distribution of Ag nanoparticles on the surface of the AgCl hollow nanoframes. Efficient sunlight-driven photocatalytic activity to degrade Methylene blue (MB) (50 mL; 10 mg/L) with these Ag@AgCl hollow frames was also demonstrated. The plasmonic photocatalysts were exhibited photodegradation rates about 0.098–0.184 min?1 with high catalytic activity and recyclability for five cycles. Additionally, active species entrapping experiments were performed and a possible mechanism for the enhanced photocatalytic performance of the synthesized plasmonic photocatalyst was also proposed.
  • Yogita Shirke and Shatabdi Porel Mukherjee* , Selective Synthesis of WO3 and W18O49 Nanostructures: Ligand-free pH-Dependent Morphology Controlled Self-assembly of Hierarchical Architecture from 1D Nanostructure and Sunlight-driven Photocatalytic Degradation, CrystEngComm., 19, 2096 - 2105 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C6CE02518H.
    IF 3.545; In this study, simple inorganic routes for the synthesis of WO3 and W18O49 nanostructures with variable size and self-assembly are reported. The morphologies and formation of stoichiometric WO3 as well as substoichiometric W18O49 single-crystal phase could be controlled by changing the pH of the reactions medium. This synthesis strategy has the advantages that it is one step, aqueous medium-based, and requires no surfactant or stabilizing agent. Furthermore, it also enables the self-assembly of 1D nanorods of WO3 and W18O49 into hierarchical nanostructures as nanorods bundles, cocoons, urchins, fishbones, etc. This synthesis method may open up a new way to control and tune the stoichiometric and substoichiometric composition of metal oxide nanostructures. Efficient sunlight-driven photocatalytic performance to degrade Rhodamine B (100 mL; 40 mg L?1) with these tungsten oxide nanostructures was also demonstrated.
  • Ramesh, G. V.; Porel, S.; Radhakrishnan And T. P. , Polymer Thin Films Embedded with In Situ Grown Metal Nanoparticles, Chem. Soc. Rev., 38, 2646 (2009), DOI:10.1039/B815242J.
    IF 34.09
  • Porel, S.; Hebalkar, N.; Sreedhar, B.; Radhakrishnan And T. P, Palladium Nanowire from Precursor Nanowire : Crystal-to-crystal Transformation via In situ Reduction by Polymer Matrix, Adv. Funct. Mater., 17, 2550 - 2556 (2007), DOI:10.1002/adfm.200600770.
    IF 11.38
  • Porel, S.; Venkatram, N.; Rao, D. N.; Radhakrishnan And T. P, Optical Power Limiting in the Femtosecond Regime by Silver Nanoparticle-Embedded Polymer Film, J. Appl. Phys., 102, 033107-1 - 033107-16 (2007), DOI:
    IF 2.101
  • Porel, S.; Singh, S.; Harsha, S. S.; Rao, D. N.; Radhakrishnan And T. P. , Nanoparticle-Embedded Polymer: In situ Synthesis, Free-standing Films with Highly Monodisperse Silver Nanoparticles and Optical Limiting, Chem. Mater. (Communication)., 17, 9 - 12 (2005), DOI:10.1021/cm0485963.
    Impact Factor: 9.407 This article was the 5th most-accessed publication in Chemistry of Materials in 2005. This was highlighted in (i) Trohalaki, S. MRS Bulletin, 2005, 30, 77; ( (ii) Dellow, N. High Performance Plastics, May 2005, 12. (
  • Porel, S.; Singh, S.; Radhakrishnan And T. P. , Polygonal Gold Nanoplates in a Polymer Matrix, Chem. Commun., , 2387 - 2389 (2005), DOI:10.1039/B500536A.
    IF 6.567

Research Interest

  • Green & Sustainable Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry including Nanomaterials
  • Surface Science
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Nanoscience & Technology
  • Nanocatalysis
  • Applied research in nanomaterials/ Process Development/Engineering
  • Wastewater Treatment and Environmental Pollution Control
  • Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) for Functional Applications
  • Kinetics analysis of Chemical Reactions
  • General Physical chemistry

Contact Details

Office: Room No 1610, Near Kilo Lab
Lab:  Lab No 1610, Near Kilo Lab