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Dr. Manas Pal


Dr. Manas Pal (SERB-NPDF)

Lab: D-108

Polymers and Advanced Materials Laboratory,

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory,

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road,

Pune 411008, India

Phone 91-020-2590-3205/6 



SERB-National Postdoctoral Fellow (April 2016-July 2017), CSIR-NCL Pune

Postdoctoral Fellow (October 2013-March 2016), Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Ph.D. Banaras Hindu University                           

M.Sc. CSJM Kanpur University

B.Sc. University of Calcutta

Research Interest:

Porous material synthesis & application, Core-shell type hetero nanostructures fabrication, Nanoelectrochemistry


1. Manas Pal, Hao Wu, Yunke Jing, Xiaomin Li, Hongwei Zhu, Changyao Wang, Shuai Wang, Abdullah Al-Enizi, Yonghui Deng, Gengfeng Zheng*  and Dongyuan Zhao* “Core-shell silicon@mesoporous TiO2 heterostructure: Towards solar-powered photoelectrochemical conversion” ChemNanoMat 2016, 2, 647.

2. Manas Pal, Li Wan, Yongheng Zhu, Yupu  Liu, Yang  Liu, Wenjun Gao, Yuhui  Li, Gengfeng  Zheng, Yonghui  Deng,* and Dongyuan Zhao* “Scalable synthesis of mesoporous titania microspheres via spray˗drying method”  J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 2016, 479, 150.

3. Manas Pal and V. Ganesan* “Zinc phthalocyanine and silver/gold nanoparticles incorporated MCM-41 type materials as electrode modifiers” Langmuir 2009, 25, 13264.

4. Manas Pal and V. Ganesan* “Electrocatalytic activity of cobalt Schiff base complex immobilized silica materials towards oxygen reduction and hydrazine oxidation” Catal. Sci. Technol. 2012, 2, 2383.

5. Manas Pal and V. Ganesan* “Electrochemical determination of nitrite using silver nanoparticles modified electrode” Analyst 2010, 135, 2711.

6. Manas Pal and V. Ganesan* “Effect of silver nanoelectrode ensembles on the electrocatalytic reduction of NO2- by zinc phthalocyanine” Electrochim. Acta 2010, 55, 4071.

7. Manas Pal and V. Ganesan* “Effect of Au nanoparticles on the electrocatalytic reduction of oxygen by silica encapsulated cobalt phthalocyanine” J. Electroanal. Chem. 2012, 672, 7.

8. Manas Pal and V. Ganesan* and Uday P. Azad “Photochemical oxygen reduction by zinc phthalocyanine and silver/gold nanoparticles incorporated silica materials” Thin Solid Films 2012, 525, 172.

9. V. Ganesan*, Manas Pal and Manoj Tiwari “Manganese Schiff base complex immobilized silica materials for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction” Bull. Mater. Sci. 2014, 37, 623.

10. Uday P. Azad, V. Ganesan* and Manas Pal “Catalytic reduction of organic dyes at the gold nanoparticles impregnated silica materials: Influence of functional groups and surfactants” J. Nanopart. Res. 2011, 13, 3951.

11. Wenjun Gao, Siwen Li, Manas Pal, Yong Liu, Xiaoyue Wan, Wei Li, Shuai Wang, Changyao Wang, Wenxing Wang, Yuhui Li, Yang Liu, Kun Lan, Gengfeng Zheng* and Dongyuan Zhao* “Capping agent-free highly dispersed noble metal nanoparticles supported in ordered mesoporous carbon with short channels and their catalytic applications” RSC Advance, 2016, 6, 61064.

12. Hongwei Zhu, Yunke Jing, Manas Pal, Yupu Liu, Yang Liu, Jinxiu Wang, Fan Zhang and Dongyuan Zhao* "Mesoporous TiO2@N-doped carbon composite nanospheres synthesized by direct carbonization of surfactants after sol-gel process for superior lithium storage" Nanoscale, 2016, Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1039/C6NR08885F.

13. Yupu Liu, Wei Li, Dengke Shen, Chun Wang, Xiaomin Li, Manas Pal, Renyuan Zhang, Lei Chen, Chi Yao, Yong Wei, Yuhui Li, Yujuan Zhao, Hongwei Zhu, Wenxing Wang, Ahmed Mohamed El−Toni, Fan Zhang, and Dongyuan Zhao* “Synthesis of mesoporous silica/reduced graphene oxide sandwich-like sheets with enlarged and "funneling" mesochannels” Chem. Mater., 2015, 27, 5577.

14. Yupu Liu, Junchen Chen, Wei Li, Dengke Shen, Yujuan Zhao, Manas Pal, Haijun Yu, Bo Tu, and Dongyuan Zhao* “Carbon functionalized mesoporous silica-based gas sensors for indoor volatile organic compounds”  J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 2016, 477, 54. 

15. Wenjun Gao, Wei Li, Zhaoteng Xue, Manas Pal, Yong Liu, Chun Wang, Jinxiu Wang, Shuai Wang, Xiaoyue Wan, Yang Liu and Dongyuan Zhao* “Preparation of mesoporous TiO2-C composites as an advanced Ni catalyst support for reduction of 4-nitrophenol”  New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 4200.

16. Yupu Liu, Dengke Shen, Gang Chen, Ahmed A. Elzatahry, Manas Pal, Hongwei Zhu, Longlong Wu, Jianjian Lin, Daifallah Al-Dahyan, Wei Li,* and Dongyuan Zhao* "Mesoporous silica thin membranes with large vertical mesochannels for nanosize-based separation". Adv. Mater., 2017. 1702274, 1. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201702274.