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Undergraduate Projects


  Project report/presentation of each project is available on request. If you are interested, please feel to contact me. For detailed description about each project, you can either contact me or the corresponding mentors.
  • Fabrication of Photonic Crystal by “Click” Chemistry:
  • Duration: May - July, 2013 (this project was continued as a part of MTech thesis project).
  • Institute: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
  • Type: The project was done under the Summer Undergraduate Research Grant for Excellence (SURGE) 2013 program.
  • Mentor: Prof. Sri Sivakumar.
  • Brief Introduction: Using 'click' chemistry as the tool to direct a self-assembly process, a tailored multilayered nanostructure of silica nanoparticles was fabricated onto glass substrate, and that structure exhibited a specific photonic bandgap.


  • Overall water-splitting under Visible Light Range using Novel Photocatalyst:
  • Duration: February 2013 - February 2014.
  • Institute: Jadavpur University.
  • Type:  Final Year project for my B.E.Ch.E. degree.
  • Mentor: Prof. Alakananda Mukherjee.
  • Brief Introduction:  This project describes a facile and efficient approach to facilitate photocatalytic water-splitting under visible light, in single step. We have modified Cu2O, a well-known p-type semiconductor having a band-gap ~2.1 eV, with RuO2 nanoparticles and used it as photocatalyst. We have observed that it has a possibility of near-stoichiometric overall water decomposition under visible light with appreciable quantum efficiency.

  • Imparting Periodicity in Assembly of Nanoparticles: 
  • Duration: May - July, 2012.
  • Institute: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
  • Type: The project was done under the Summer Undergraduate Research Grant for Excellence (SURGE) 2012 program.
  • Mentor: Prof. Sri Sivakumar.
  • Brief Introduction: A nanoparticle monolayer was prepared onto a silicon wafer by employing Copper (I)–catalyzed–Azide–Alkyne Cycloaddition (a “Click” chemistry reaction). By varying the parameters of the “Click” reaction a sweet-spot was achieved successfully, where decent periodicity was obtained.

For publication or future publications related information, based on these projects, please have a look at my curriculum vitae.