Arnab Dutta

Associate Professor

Room No. 339, , Chemistry Bldg.
+91 22 2576 7162
Educational Background:

Ph.D., Arizona State University (2012)

M.Sc., IIT Bombay (2007)

B.Sc., Presidency College, University of Calcutta (2005)

Professional Experience:

Associate Professor, IIT Bombay (2021-)

Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (2020-2021)

Assistant Professor, IIT Gandhinagar (2015-2020)

Post doc, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), WA, USA (2012-2015)

Research Interest:

We are bio-inspired catalyst designers. In our lab, we develop molecular catalysts that can perform small molecule activation reactions such as hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), and water oxidation reaction (WOR) under the most practical conditions. For this purpose, we develop first-row transition metal-based molecular catalysts that include the vital architectural features of natural metalloenzymes. Apart from chemical synthesis, we perform electrochemistry and photocatalysis in both homogeneous and heterogeneous conditions.

D. Dolui, S. Das, J. Bharti, S. Kumar, P. Kumar, A. Dutta*
Cell Reports Physical Science, 2020, 1, 1.

D. Dolui, S. Khandelwal, A. Saikh, D. Gaat, V. Thiruvenkatam, A. Dutta*
ACS Catalysis, 2019, 9, 10115−10125.

A. Q. Mir, G. Joshi, P. Ghosh, S. Khandelwal, A. Kar, R. S. Hegde, S. Khatua*, A. Dutta*
ACS Energy Letters, 2019, 4, 2428-2435.

S. Khandelwal, A. Zamader, V. Nagayach, D. Dolui, A. Q. Mir, A. Dutta*
ACS Catalysis, 2019, 9 (3), 2334–2344