Bijay P. Tripathi Functional Materials & Membranes Group


Bijay P. Tripathi

Assistant Professor

Functional Materials & Membranes Group

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The objective of the Functional Materials & Membranes (FM2) group is to develop advanced functional materials and membranes with tailored properties taking advantage of the flexibility of playing with polymer chemistry and nanomaterials. The main focus of our group is on four distinct and interdisciplinary areas: (1) polymer synthesis and new materials for energy storage; (2) nanoporous and functional membranes for water and separation; (3) functional nanomaterials for environment and catalysis; and (4) soft & responsive materials for biochemical and biocatalysis. We are interested in making a unique combination of nanomaterials with functional polymers to fabricate advanced materials and tuneable membranes with the idea that ultimately define the surface properties to control the permeation of liquid, tuning of pore sizes, and functionalization to achieve antifouling, antibacterial, and catalytic properties.

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, CSIR-CSMCRI Bhavnagar, 2011
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Botany, & Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University, 2004
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, DDU Gorakhpur University, 2006
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow 2011 - 2013 Leibniz IPF Dresden, Germany
Group Leader/Scientist 2013 - 2017 Leibniz IPF Dresden, Germany
Assistant Professor 2017 onwards DMSE, IIT Delhi, India

Honors and Awards

  • UGC-FRP Assistant Professor, By University Grant Commission under Faculty Recharge Program, Gov. of India in 2017
  • Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Fellowship by European Commission in 2016
  • DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award by Department of Science and Technology, Gov. of India, 2014
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, 2014
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, 2011.
  • DAAD PhD Fellowship by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn, Germany 2009.
  • CSIR-SRF Fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India, 2009.
  • 3rd Prize for Best Innovative Ideas by Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, India, 2009.
  • Gold Medal in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) for securing highest mark in College in 2004
  • Prof. Rahul R. Nair, Professor of Materials Physics, National Graphene Institute and School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK
  • Dr. Petra Uhlmann Head of the Nanostructured Materials Department Leibniz IPF Dresden, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Fery Head of the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Polymer Physics; Leibniz IPF Dresden, Germany