Soumyajit Roy

Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: s.roy [at]
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Research Interest:

Polyoxometalate chemistry. Polymeric materials. Supramolecular connectivity in materials. Soft oxometalates.

Academic Background:

  1. Dr.rer.nat. (Chemistry), University of Bielefeld, Germany. (University of Bielefeld, Germany), 2005, Summa cum laude


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Associate Professor, IISER-Kolkata (2015 - 2020)
  3. Assistant Professor, IISER-Kolkata (2011 - 2015)
  4. Professor, Changshu Institute of Technology, China (2010 - 2010)
  5. Researcher, BASF-ISIS (2007 - 2009)
  6. Post-doctoral fellow, University of Utrecht (2005 - 2007)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Dissertationspreis from WLUG, Germany (2005)
  2. Best Speaker Award from GDCh, Germany (2003)

Selected Publications:

  1. Das, Santu; Lai, Dipti; Mallick, Apabrita and Roy, Soumyajit. 2016."Photo Redox Mediated Inexpensive One-Pot Synthesis of 1,4-Diphenyl Substituted Butane-1,4-Dione from Styrene using Polyoxometalates as Catalysts." Chem. Select, 1, 691
  2. Mallick, Apabrita; Lai, Dipti and Roy, Soumyajit. 2016."Autonomous movement induced in chemically powered active soft-oxometalates using dithionite as fuel." New J. Chem., 40, 1057
  3. Das, Santu; Misra, Archismita and Roy, Soumyajit. 2016."Enhancement of Photochemical Heterogeneous Water Oxidation by Manganese Based Soft oxometalate Immobilized on Graphene Oxide Matrix." New J. Chem., 40, 994
  4. Das, Kousik and Roy, Soumyajit. 2015."Direct Synthesis of Controlled-Size Nanospheres inside Nanocavities of Self-Organized Photopolymerizing Soft Oxometalates [PW12O40]n (n=1100–7500)." Chem. Asian Journal, 10, 1884
  5. Thomas, Preethi; Pei, Cuying; Roy, Basudev; Ghosh, Subhrokoli; Das, Santu; Banerjee, Ayan; Ben, Teng; Qiu, Shilun and Roy, Soumyajit. 2015."Site specific supramolecular heterogeneous catalysis by optically patterned soft oxometalate–porous organic framework (SOM–POF) hybrid on a chip." J. Materials Chemistry A, 3, 1431-1441

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