Faculty At Department



Dr. Sukanta Mandal
Dr. Sukanta Mandal
Assistant Professor
Basic Information Research Interest:-Inorganic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Water Splitting Chemistry Using Transition Metal Complexes, Redox Catalysis
Email :- sukanta@nitp.ac.in
Phone :-

Subjects Teaching in Department
  1. CH102 Chemistry Lab
Educational Qualification
  1. Ph.D. - Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur - 2009
  2. M.Sc. - The University of Burdwan - 2003
  3. B.Sc. - The University of Burdwan - 2001
    Work Experiences
    1. Dec 2014 to Jan 2015: Assistant Professor (Department of Chemistry, NIT Patna) (Resigned and Transfer to IIT Kharagpur)
    2. Aug 2013 to Oct 2014: DST Inspire Faculty (Assam University, Silchar)
    3. Oct 2011 to July 2013: Post-doctoral Research Associate (Ewha Womans Univ., South Korea)
    4. June 2009 to Aug 2011: Post-doctoral Research Associate (ICIQ, Tarragona, Spain)
      Journals
      1. Sukanta Mandal, Shinya Shikano, Yusuke Yamada, Yong-Min Lee, Wonwoo Nam, Antoni Llobet and Shunichi Fukuzumi, “Protonation Equilibrium and Hydrogen Production by a Dinuclear Cobalt-Hydride Complex Reduced by Cobaltocene with Trifluoroacetic Acid”. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 135 - 2013,15294 - 15297, .
      2. Dachao Hong, Sukanta Mandal, Yusuke Yamada, Yong-Min Lee, Wonwoo Nam, Antoni Llobet and Shunichi Fukuzumi, “Water Oxidation Catalysis with Nonheme Iron Complexes under Acidic and Basic Conditions: Homogeneous or Heterogeneous?”. Inorg. Chem.. 52 - 2013,9522–9531, .
      3. Sukanta Mandal, Jhumpa Mukherjee, Francese Lloret, and Rabindranath Mukherjee, “Modeling Tyrosinase and Catecholase Activity Using New m-Xylyl Based Ligands with Bidentate Alkylamine Terminal Coordination”. Inorg. Chem.. 51 - 2012,13148–13161, .
      4. Matthew L. Rigsby, Sukanta Mandal, Wonwoo Nam, Lara C. Spencer, Antoni Llobet and Shannon S. Stahl, “Cobalt Analogs of Ru-Based Water Oxidation Catalysts: Overcoming Thermodynamic Instability and Kinetic Lability to Achieve Electrocatalytic O2 Evolution”. Chem. Sci.. 3 - 2012,3058–3062, .
      5. Shunichi Fukuzumi, Sukanta Mandal, Kentaro Mase, Kei Ohkubo, Hyejin Park, Jordi Benet-Buchholz, Wonwoo Nam and Antoni Llobet, “Catalytic Four-Electron Reduction of O2 via Rate-Determining Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer to a Dinuclear Cobalt-μ-1,2-peroxo Complex”. J. Am. Chem. Soc.. 134 - 2012,9906–9909, .
      6. Lele Duan, Fernando Bozoglian, Sukanta Mandal, Beverly Stewart, Timofei Privalov, Antoni Llobet and Licheng Sun, “A Molecular Ruthenium Catalyst With Water-Oxidation Activity Comparable to that of Photosystem II”. Nature Chemistry. 4 - 2012,418-423, .
      7. Arnau Arbuse, Sukanta Mandal, Somnath Maji, Ma Angeles Martinez, Xavier Fontrodona, Diana Utz, Frank W. Heinemann, Sandra Kisslinger, Siegfried Schindler, Xavier Sala and Antoni Llobet, “Ligand Influence over the Formation of Dinuclear [2+2] versus Trinuclear [3+3] CuI Schiff Base Macrocyclic Complexes”. Inorg. Chem.. 50 - 2011,6878–6889, .
      8. Sukanta Mandal, V. Balamurugan, Francesc Lloret and Rabindranath Mukherjee, “Syntheses, X-ray Structures, and Physicochemical Properties of Phenoxo-Bridged Dinuclear Nickel(II) Complexes: Kinetics of Transesterification of 2-Hydroxypropyl-p-nitrophenyl phosphate”. Inorg. Chem.. 48 - 2009,7544–7556, .
      9. Sukanta Mandal, Francesc Lloret and Rabindranath Mukherjee, “Discrete and 1D Coordination Polymeric Chloro-Bridged Copper(II) Dimers Exhibiting Ferro- and Antiferromagnetic Exchange Coupling: Magneto-Structural Correlations and Non-Covalent Interactions”. Inorg. Chim. Acta.. 362 - 2009,27-37, .
      10. Sukanta Mandal, Anindita De and Rabindranath Mukherjee, “Formation of {CuIII2(mu-O)2}2+ Core Due to Dioxygen Reactivity of a Copper(I) Complex Supported by a New Hybrid Tridentate Ligand: Reaction with Exogenous Substrates”. Chemistry & Biodiversity. 5 - 2008,1594–1608, .
      11. Anindita De, Sukanta Mandal and Rabindranath Mukherjee, “Modeling Tyrosinase Activity. Effect of Ligand Topology on Aromatic Ring Hydroxylation: An Overview”. J. Inorg. Biochem.. 102 - 2008,1170–1189, .
      12. Sukanta Mandal and Rabindranath Mukherjee, “A New Tyrosinase Model With 1,3-bis[(2-dimethylaminoethyl)iminomethyl]benzene: Binuclear Copper(I) and Phenoxo/Hydroxo-Bridged Dicopper(II) Complexes”. Inorg. Chim. Acta.. 359 - 2006,4019–4026., .
        International Conferences
        1. Sukanta Mandal, Kentaro Mase, Kei Ohkubo, Hyejin Park, Jordi Benet-Buchholz, Wonwoo Nam, Antoni Llobet, and Shunichi Fukuzumi, “Catalytic Four-Electron Reduction of O2 via Rate-Determining Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer to a Dinuclear Cobalt-μ-1,2-peroxo Complex”, 6th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC VI).  Hong Kong, China,Nov. 5-8 - 2012, Poster Presentation.
        2. Sukanta Mandal, Hyejin Park, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Wonwoo Nam and Antoni Llobet, “Mono/Di/Tri-, Homo/Hetero Nuclear Ru/Mn/Fe/Co Complexes as Water Oxidation Catalyst”, 7th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-7).  Jeju, South Korea,July 1-6 - 2012, Poster Presentation.
        3. Isidoro Lopez, Somnath Maji, Sukanta Mandal and Antoni Llobet, “Complexes of Ru and Mn as Water Oxidation Catalyst”, Workshop of the European Research Project SOLAR-H2.  Berlin, Germany,March - 2012, Poster Presentation.
        4. Sukanta Mandal, Jhumpa Mukherjee and Rabindranath Mukherjee, “Modeling of Tyrosinase and Catechol Oxidase Activity Using Designed Ligands: Some Recent Results”, 13th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC 13).  Vienna, Austria,July 15-20 - 2007, Poster Presentation.
        5. Sukanta Mandal, Jhumpa Mukherjee and Rabindranath Mukherjee, “Modeling Tyrosinase Activity. Demonstration of Aromatic Ring Hydroxylation Using a New m-xylyl-Based Ligand System”, Third Symposium on Advances in Bioinorganic Chemistry (SABIC-2004) in conjunction with Second Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC-II).  Goa; Organized by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India,Dec 5-10 - 2004, Poster Presentation.
        National Conferences
        1. Sukanta Mandal and Rabindranath Mukherjee, “Demonstration of Aromatic Ring Hydroxylation (Tyrosinase-like Activity) Using New m- Xylyl-Based Schiff Base Ligand: Copper-Oxygen Intermediate Due to Reaction between Bis(-hydroxo)dicopper(II) and Hydrogen Peroxide”, Chemical Research Society of India, 8th National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-8).  Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India,Feb 3-5 - 2006, Poster Presentation.
        Projects
        1. "Development of Artificial Photosystem II: Water Oxidation Catalyst" sponsored by DST-Inspire Faculty Award (Aug 2013 to Aug 2018)