Editorial Board

Dr. Nanda Gopal Sahoo

Dr. Nanda Gopal Sahoo
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
In-Charge Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Centre D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University

Biography :

Dr. Nanda Gopal Sahoo earned his Ph. D. degree in material science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 2004. After pursuing his Ph.D. degree, he worked in several countries with eminent scientists for nine years in various fields of materials science especially in the field of carbon nano materials and gained expertise and scientific orientation in several streams. He held the Scientist position (2012-13) in the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*Star, Singapore. Prior to this, he was attached as a scientist with the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (ERI@N) (2011-2012). In 2008, he was awarded the most prestigious Lee Kuan Yew fellowship (2008-2011) in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), NTU. Prior to the Lee Kuan Yew fellowship, he had the opportunity to work as a Research Fellow at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, NTU, (2006-2008) and at the Artificial Muscle Research Center, Konkuk University, South Korea (2005-2006). After working for several years with different eminent groups, Dr. Sahoohas joined the Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University, Nainital as Associate Professor in 2013. He worked for the establishment of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Centre at the University. He is among the few BASE fellows sponsored by Indo-US Science and Technological Forum for advancing their research in the field of solar cell development in Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, 2014. His international and extensive research experience has allowed him to significantly contribute many areas of research and development such as fuel cell, nanopharmaceutical, drug delivery, polymer nanocomposites, polymer chemistry, and particle technology. He worked also as visiting scientist at Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany and Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. As per his carrier and research achievements, to date, he has published seventy eight (78) journal papers in high-quality international journals, and presented sixty two (62) papers in international and national conferences & symposiums. His total citations according to Google Scholar are 4700 and h index is 30.

Research Interest :

 Graphene-based materials for fuel cell applications  High-performance CNT/polymer or graphene/polymer nanocomposites o Conductive polymer composites for micro fuel cells o Transparent polymer solar cell o Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes and graphene o Electroactive shape memory polymer composites for smart actuators o Conducting polymers  Fabrication and Characterization of Micro/nano particles for pharmaceutical applications o Drug delivery o Improve the solubility and dissolution rate of poorly water soluble drug