Suraj Kumar Tripathy

Associate Professor

Suraj currently leads Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering Lab at KIIT School of Biotechnology. He has more than 15 years of experience in processing of nanomaterials for water treatment, heterogeneous catalysis and biomedical applications. He works closely with chemical and mineral industries for development of sustainable technologies for industrial waste management. He gives lectures on Unit operations, Chemical Thermodynamics and Plant Design.

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Educational Qualification
  1. PhD Materials Science and Engineering (2010) Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea
  2. MSc Chemistry (2003)Ravenshaw Autonomous College, Cuttack, India

  1. Photocatalytic decontamination of waste water: Phase-II (2018-2022), supported by Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), Sweden
  2. Mobilizing solutions for nitrogen recycling from air & water systems, UKRI GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub (2019-2024), UK Research and Innovation

Administrative Responsibility
  1. Associate Dean (Academics)
  2. School of Chemical Technology

Awards & Honours
  1. DST INSPIRE Faculty Award (2013), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
  2. CSIR Nehru Fellowship (2012), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India
  3. Graduate Research Fellowship (2007), Korea Research Foundation
  4. Reviewer for scientific projects in SERB, DST, BIRAC, NERC.

  1. Life Member of the Powder Metallurgy Association of India
  2. Life Member of the Mining, Mineral, Metal & Materials Society of India

Outreach Activity
Industry-university linkage and innovation
Journals/Conferences :
1. Rahman, A. H., Mishra, A. J., Panda, S., Das, B., Bhol, P., Mohanty, P. S., ... & Tripathy, S. K. (2020). Sonophotocatalysis mediated morphological transition modulates virulence and antibiotic resistance in Salmonella Typhimurium. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.
2. Rahman, A. H., Dash, S., Mohanty, P. S., Mishra, A., Lundborg, C. S., & Tripathy, S. K. (2020). Sonophotocatalytic disinfection of Shigella species under visible light irradiation: Insights into its molecular mechanism, antibacterial resistance and biofilm formation. Environmental Research, 109620.
3. Das, S., Misra, A. J., Rahman, A. H., Das, B., Jayabalan, R., Tamhankar, A. J., ... & Tripathy, S. K. (2019). Ag@ sno2@ ZnO core-shell nanocomposites assisted solar-photocatalysis downregulates multidrug resistance in Bacillus sp.: a catalytic approach to impede antibiotic resistance. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 259, 118065.
4. Misra, A. J., Das, S., Rahman, A. H., Das, B., Jayabalan, R., Behera, S. K., ... & Tripathy, S. K. (2018). Doped ZnO nanoparticles impregnated on Kaolinite (Clay): a reusable nanocomposite for photocatalytic disinfection of multidrug resistant Enterobacter sp. under visible light. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 530, 610-623.
5. Rahman, A. H., Misra, A. J., Das, S., Das, B., Jayabalan, R., Suar, M., ... & Tripathy, S. K. (2018). Mechanistic insight into the disinfection of Salmonella sp. by sun-light assisted sonophotocatalysis using doped ZnO nanoparticles. Chemical Engineering Journal, 336, 476-488.
6. Das, S., Sinha, S., Das, B., Jayabalan, R., Suar, M., Mishra, A., ... & Tripathy, S. K. (2017). Disinfection of multidrug resistant Escherichia coli by solar-photocatalysis using Fe-doped ZnO nanoparticles. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1-14.
7. Das, S., Sinha, S., Suar, M., Yun, S. I., Mishra, A., & Tripathy, S. K. (2015). Solar-photocatalytic disinfection of Vibrio cholerae by using Ag@ ZnO core–shell structure nanocomposites. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 142, 68-76.
8. Tripathy, S. K., Woo, J. Y., & Han, C. S. (2013). Colorimetric detection of Fe (III) ions using label-free gold nanoparticles and acidic thiourea mixture. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 181, 114-118.
9. Tripathy, S. K., Woo, J. Y., & Han, C. S. (2011). Highly selective colorimetric detection of hydrochloric acid using unlabeled gold nanoparticles and an oxidizing agent. Analytical chemistry, 83(24), 9206-9212.
10. Tripathy, S. K., Christy, M., Park, N. H., Suh, E. K., Anand, S., & Yu, Y. T. (2008). Hydrothermal synthesis of single-crystalline nanocubes of Co3O4. Materials Letters, 62(6-7), 1006-1009.

Books :
1. Suar, S. K., Sinha, S., Mishra, A., & Tripathy, S. K. (2015). Fabrication of Metal@ SnO2 Core-Shell Nanocomposites for Gas Sensing Applications. In Handbook of Research on Diverse Applications of Nanotechnology in Biomedicine, Chemistry, and Engineering (pp. 438-451). IGI Global.
2. Das, S., Misra, A. J., Rahman, A. H., Basu, A., Mishra, A., Tamhankar, A. J., ... & Tripathy, S. K. (2020). Designing Novel Photocatalysts for Disinfection of Multidrug-Resistant Waterborne Bacteria. In Nanotechnology for Energy and Environmental Engineering (pp. 441-476). Springer, Cham.