Sourav Biswas

Sourav Biswas

Associate Director, Catalysis and Nanomaterials Science And Math Complex 216
Phone: (716) 878-9832


Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Connecticut, CT, USA

M.Sc., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

B.Sc., Chemistry, Jadavpur University, India

Research Focus

  • Functional Nanomaterials – Metal Oxides, Single-Atom Catalysts, Metal Nanoparticle
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis – Fine Chemical Production
  • Electrochemical Energy relevant Applications
  • Green Chemistry

Modes of Research

  • Material Synthesis: Sol-Gel, Hydrothermal, Redox, High-Temperature Pyrolysis
  • Material Characterization: XRD, XPS, SEM, EDX, FTIR, Raman, TGA, DSC, ICP, AAS
  • Analytical Instruments: GC-MS, NMR, ESI-MS, HPLC, UV-VIS, Rotating Disk Electrode, Potentiostat and adsorption instrument.
  • Reactors: Batch reactors, Plug-flow reactors, High-pressure reactors, Electrochemical cell

Research website

CISNN specific Research

Dr. Biswas focuses to intersect his research in nanoscience and catalysis, which involves synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for catalytic and energy relevant applications. His interests in the field of catalysis encompass many of the topics of ‘Green and Sustainable Chemistry’, and projects in the lab would range from the development of useful synthetic and characterization methods for nanoscience to elucidation of mechanistic principles that underlie various catalytic transformations.

CISNN specific publications, white papers, grants, and other resources:

  • Carbonara, Ahmed, Biswas* “Superoxide Mediated Transition Metal Oxides for Aerobic Oxidation Reactions”, DOE White Paper, 2022 (did not ultimately get invited) {Catalysis, Energy and Reaction Engineering: Experiment, Computation, ML}
  • Armando Campos Rodriguez1, GuoBin Qiu2, Md Tohidul Islam3, Miah Abdullah Sahriar4, Josh Laughlin1, Saquib Ahmed5, Altug S. Poyraz1, Sourav Biswas2* “Superoxide Mediated Transition Metal Oxides for Aerobic Oxidation Reactions”, Manuscript in Submission {Catalysis, Energy and Reaction Engineering: Experiment, Computation, ML}