Dr. Swapan Kumar Das | B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology
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Dr. Swapan Kumar Das

Designation : Associate Professor
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : M.Sc.,Ph.D
Phone : (+91) 8509340257
Email ID : swapandas@crescent.education

Teaching

Educational Background

Degree Discipline Year of Passing University
Ph.D Science (Chemistry) 2010 Jadavpur University
M.Sc. Chemistry 2005 Vidyasagar University

Work Experience

Designation Institution Duration No. of Years
B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology Associate Professor 16.09.2019 – Till date Till date

Professional Experiences

Designation Institution Duration
Postdoctoral Research Associate BLehigh University, USA 15.09.2017-11.09.2019
Postdoctoral Researcher King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 10.09.2013 – 09.06.2017
Postdoctoral Researcher National Institute for Materials Science, Japan 10.09.2012 – 31.03.2013
Postdoctoral Researcher Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal 01.09.2011 – 31.08.2012
Doctoral Researcher Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) affiliated to Jadavpur University, Kolkata 26.12.2005 – 31.12.2010

Research

Area of Research Interest

  • Sol-gel synthesis: porous and nanomaterials (mesoporous porous silica, organosilica, hybrid silica, and zeolites; metal oxide and phosphate, ZIFs, COFs and MOFs, COPs and organic polymers); catalytic functionalization (metal NPs, metal oxide, metal ion complexes).
  • Design and fabrication of porous membranes for gas separation & purification, nanofiltration, waste water treatment and water purification.
  • Micro- and mesoporous adsorbents for gas adsorption & storage, separation & purification, and waste water treatment.
  • Design and synthesis of fluorophore decorated periodic mesoporous (FPMO) organosilica for the drug delivery, sensor, separation, and catalysis.
  • Heterogeneous catalysis; C-C coupling, alkane, and methane oxidation, carboxylation of saturated hydrocarbons with CO, aromatic alkylation, photocatalysis, and biodiesel production.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Solvent-resistant Thin-film Nanofiltration Membrane made from a Triazine-Piperazine Linked Porous Covalent Organic Polymer. Swapan K. Das*, Pryanka Machanda, and Klaus-Viktor George Peinemann. Sep. Purif. Technol. 2019, 213, 348-358. I.F. 5.107
  • Porous Covalent Triazine Piperazine (CTP) Polymer/PEBAX® 1657 Mixed Matrix Membranes for CO2/N2 and CO2/CH4 Separations. R. Thankamony, X. Li, Swapan K. Das, and Z. Lai*. J. Membr. Sci., 2019, 591, 117348. I.F. 7.015
  • Soluble Polymers with Intrinsic Porosity for Flue Gas Purification and Natural Gas Upgrading. Xinbo Wang, Yang Liu, Xiaohua Ma, Swapan K. Das, Mayur Ostwal, Ikhlas M. Gadwal, Kexin Yao, Xinglong Dong, Yu Han, Ingo Pinnau, Kuo-wei Huang, and Zhiping Lai*. Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1605826; DOI: 10.1002/adma.201605826. I.F. 25.809
  • Facile Synthesis of Triazine-Triphenylamine-based Microporous Covalent Polymer Adsorbent for Flue Gas CO2 Capture. Swapan. K. Das, Xinbo Wang and Zhiping Lai*. Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2018, 255, 76-83. I.F. 4.182
  • Spatially Isolated Palladium in Porous Organic Polymers by Direct Knitting for Versatile Organic Transformations. Xinbo Wang, Shixiong Min, Swapan. K. Das, Wei Fan, Kuo-Wei Huang, and Zhiping Lai*. J. Catal. 2017, 355, 101-109. I.F. 7.723
  • Highly Stable Porous Covalent Triazine-Piperazine Linked Nanoflower as a Feasible Adsorbent for Flue Gas CO2 Capture. Swapan K. Das, Xinbo Wang, Mayur M. Ostwal, Yunfeng Zhao, Yu Han, and Zhiping Lai*. Chem. Eng. Sci. 2016, 145, 21-30. I.F. 3.372
  • A Highly Stable Microporous Covalent Imine Networks (CIN) Adsorbent for Natural Gas Upgrading and Flue Gas Capture. Swapan K. Das, Xinbo Wang, Mayur M. Ostwal, and Zhiping Lai*. Sep. Purif. Technol. 2016, 170, 68-77. I.F. 5.107
  • Synthesis, characterization and heterogeneous catalytic application of copper integrated mesoporous matrices. Swapan K. Das, Sanghamitra Mukherjee, Luís M. F. Lopes, Laura M. Ilharco, Ana M. Ferraria, Ana M. Botelho do Rego, and Armando J. L. Pombeiro*. Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 3215-3226. I.F. 4.052
  • Development of Mesoscopically Assembled Sulfated Zirconia Nanoparticles as Promising Heterogeneous and Recyclable Biodiesel Catalysts. Swapan K. Das, and Sherif A. El-Safty*. ChemCatChem, 2013, 5, 3050-3059. I.F. 4.495
  • Hollow spherical mesoporous phosphosilicate nanoparticles as a delivery vehicle for an antibiotic drug. Swapan K. Das, Manas K. Bhunia, Debrup Chakraborty, Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh, and Asim Bhaumik*. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 2891-2893. I.F. 6.164
  • Fine Dispersion of BiFeO3 Nanocrystallites over Highly Ordered Mesoporous Silica Material and Its Photocatalytic Property. Manas K. Bhunia, Swapan K. Das, Arghya Dutta, Ananya Sengupta. Asim Bhaumik*. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2013, 13, 2557-2565. I.F. 1.354
  • Direct Synthesis of Large Mesoporous 2D-Hexagonal Iron Silicate and its Catalytic Activity for Selective Friedel-Crafts Alkylation. Swapan K. Das, Manas K. Bhunia, and Asim Bhaumik*. The Open Catal. J. 2012, 5, 56-65. I.F. 0
  • Solvothermal synthesis of mesoporous aluminophosphate for polluted water Remediation. Swapan K. Das, Manas K. Bhunia, and Asim Bhaumik*. Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2012, 155, 258-264. I.F. 4.182
  • Metal directed structural diversity of two coordination polymers and their optical and magnetic properties. Manas K. Bhunia, Swapan K. Das, Md. Motin Seikh, Konstantin V Domasevitch, and Asim Bhaumik*. Polyhedron, 2011, 30, 2218-2226. I.F. 2.284
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Bio-fuel Application of Mesoporous Zirconium Oxophosphates. Swapan K. Das, Manas K. Bhunia, Anil K. Sinha, and Asim Bhaumik*. ACS Catal. 2011, 1, 493-501. I.F. 12.221
  • Nitrogen-rich porous covalent imine network (CIN) material as an efficient catalytic support for C-C coupling reactions. Manas K. Bhunia, Swapan K. Das, Pradip Pachfule, Rahul Banerjee, and Asim Bhaumik*. Dalton Trans. 2012, 40, 1304-1311. I.F. 4.052
  • Self-assembled mesoporous TiO2 spherical nanoparticles by a new templating pathway and its enhanced photoconductivity in the presence of an organic dye. A. K. Patra, Swapan K. Das, and Asim Bhaumik*. J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 3925-3930. I.F. 10.733
  • Highly Porous Co(II)-Salicylate Metal Organic Framework: Synthesis, Characterization and Magnetic properties. Swapan K. Das, Manas K. Bhunia, Md. Motin Seikh, Saurav Dutta, and Asim Bhaumik*. Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 2932-2939. I.F. 4.052
  • Fe(III)-Containing Mesoporous Poly-(p-Phenylenediamine): Synthesis, Characterization and Magnetic Properties. Mahasweta Nandi, Swapan K. Das, Saurav Giri, and Asim Bhaumik*. Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2011, 142, 557-563. I.F. 4.182
  • Self-assembled TiO2 nanoparticles: optical and catalytic properties. Swapan K. Das, Manas K. Bhunia, and Asim Bhaumik*. Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 4382-4390. I.F. 4.052
  • A Fluorophore Grafted 2D-Hexagonal Mesoporous Organosilica: Excellent Ion-exchanger for the Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Waste Water. Debraj Chandra, Swapan K. Das, and Asim Bhaumik*. Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2010, 128, 34-40. I.F. 4.182
  • Highly Ordered Ti-SBA-15: Efficient H2 Adsorbent and Photocatalyst for Eco-toxic Dye Degradation. Swapan K. Das, Manas K. Bhunia, and Asim Bhaumik*. J. Solid State Chem. 2010, 183, 1326-1333. I.F. 2.291
  • Temperature Induced Proton Transfer in a Hydrogen Bonded Supramolecule. Manas K. Bhunia, Swapan K. Das, and Asim Bhaumik*. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2010, 498, 145-150. I.F. 1.901
  • A new mesoporous FeBO3 material having dominant surface magnetism. Swapan K. Das, Mahasweta Nandi, Saurav Giri, and Asim Bhaumik*. Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2009, 117, 362-367. I.F. 4.182
  • Self-Assembled Mesoporous Zirconia and Sulfated Zirconia nanoparticles Synthesized by Triblock Copolymer as Template. Swapan K. Das, Manas K. Bhunia, Anil K. Sinha, and Asim Bhaumik*. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 8918-8923. I.F. 4.309

Poster and Conference

  • Solvent-resistant Thin-film Nanofiltration Membrane Made from a Porous Covalent Organic Polymer (COP), Swapan K. Das and Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, International Conference on the New Materials Horizon for Energy-Intensive Industrial Separations, Held on AMPM Center, KAUST, KSA, February 20-23, (2017).
  • “Setting Re-generable Polymer Traps” by X. Wang, Y. Liu, X. Ma, Swapan K. Das, M. Ostwal, I. Gadwal, K. Yao, X. Dong, Y. Han, I. Pinnau, K. -W. Huang and Z. Lai, has been selected for issue 4 of KAUST Discovery magazine, (2017).
  • Soluble Polymers with Intrinsic Porosity For Flue Gas Purification and Natural Gas Upgrading, X. Wang, Y. Liu, X. Ma, Swapan K. Das, M. Ostwal, I. Gadwal, K. Yao, X. Dong, Y. Han, I. Pinnau, K. -W. Huang and Z. Lai, International Conference on the New Materials Horizon for Energy-Intensive Industrial Separations, Held on AMPM Center, KAUST, KSA, February 20-23, (2017).
  • AMPMC/KAUST Research Conference: Recent Developments in Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials for Energy, Environmental and Water Applications. Held on AMPM Center, KAUST, KSA, February 23-25, (2015).
  • Highly Selective Porous Covalent Triazine Piperazine Polymer/Pebax®1657 Mixed Matrix Membranes for CO2/N2 and CO2/CH4 Separations. Roshni L. Thankamony, Swapan K. Das and Zhiping Lai. KAUST-AMPMC Scientific Advisory Board Meeting Poster Session, November 30, (2015).
  • The Direct Knitting Method for the Preparation of Air-Stable Single-Site Palladium Catalyst with Versatile Applications. Xinbo Wang, Shixing Min, Swapan K. Das, Kuo-wei Huang, and Zhiping Lai. KAUST-AMPMC Scientific Advisory Board Meeting Poster Session, November 30, (2015).
  • ZIF-7 Nano-fillers Integrated Mixed Matrix Composite Membrane for Gas Separation and Purification Applications. Swapan K. Das, K. -V. Peinemann and Zhiping Lai. KAUST-Sydney Joint Symposium: Enhancing Research Collaboration in Energy, Water and Materials, KAUST, Thuwal, Jeddah, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 10-11, (2014).
  • Palladium Anchored Porous Covalent Imine Framework as Catalytic Support for C-C Coupling Reactions. Swapan K. Das, S. Mukherjee and A. J. L. Pombeiro. XXV International Conference on Organmetallic Chemistry (ICOMC-2012), Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais, Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2-7, (2012).
  • Modern Method of Structural Elucidation. Swapan K. Das and A. J. L. Pombeiro. Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal, November, 14-18, (2011).
  • Mesoporous Fe-SBA-15 an Efficient Catalyst for Benzylation and Benzoylation Reactions. Swapan K. Das, M. K. Bhunia and A. Bhaumik. 14th National Workshop on Catalysis, Tezpur University, Assam, India, December, 21- 23, (2009).
  • Trends in Surface Science and Related areas. Swapan K. Das and A. Bhaumik. Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology and Centre for Surface Science. Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, May, (2008).
  • Photoluminescence Behavior of Mesoporous and Supermicroporous Titanium Dioxide Synthesized by New Designed Chelating Structure Directing Agents. Debraj Chandra, Swapan K. Das and A. Bhaumik. International Symposium SSCS-2007, ISI, Kolkata, India, November, 15-16, (2007).
  • The 22nd Annual Meeting of NECZA, Northeast Corridor Zeolite Association, Houston Hall, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, USA, December, 14, 2017.
  • 2018 DOE BES Materials Chemistry PI Meeting, Washington DC, Held on 9-11th July, 2018.
  • The 23nd Annual Meeting of NECZA, Northeast Corridor Zeolite Association, Houston Hall, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, USA, December, 14, 2018.

Presentations

  • Synthesis, Characterization and Potential Application of Nanoporous Materials. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India.
  • Synthesis, Characterization and potential Application of mesoporous Materials: Self-Assembled TiO2, Ti-SBA-15 and Highly Luminescent Silicate. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India.
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Potential Application of Advanced mesoporous Materials, Centro de Qumica Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Structural Elucidation of Mesoporous Materials, Flash Presentation, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Synthesis of Porous Covalent Organic Materials for the Gas Storage/Separation and Membrane Fabrication. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Awards and Fellowships

2017-2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Lehigh University, United States of America (USA).
2013-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan.
2011-2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fundação Para a Ciência e a tecnologia (FCT), Ministério da Educação e Ciéncia, Portugal.
2008-2010 Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, HRDG, New Delhi, India.
2005-2008 Junior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, HRDG, New Delhi, India.
2006 National Eligibility Test (NET), Chemical Science, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), HRDG, New Delhi, India.
2005 National Eligibility Test (NET), Chemical Science, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), HRDG, New Delhi, India.