Dr. Ashish Kumar Satpati

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Field of Specialization: Science and Technology (Chemistry)
Name: Dr. Ashish Kumar Satpati
Official Address and Designation: Scientific Officer-E,
Analytical Chemistry Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centree
Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Telephone (O): 91-22-25590326
E-mail: asatpati@barc.gov.in
Duration of Grant: Twelve Months
Project Title: Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy for the characterization of Electro-catalysts and studying the Electron Transfer Kinetics at the self assembled monolayers
Abstract of Project :
My prime objective during my Fulbright project is to analyze the chemical composition and the optimization of the operational parameters of electro-catalysts as the cathode materials for Membrane Fuel Cells. Membrane fuel cells are being considered as the important source of energy for the future. Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) provides rapid screening of the catalysts composition and also the mechanistic information of the catalytic processes. Non-noble metallic electro-catalyst compositions will be investigated and optimized for the oxygen reduction reaction. Electrochemical property of self assembled mono- and multi-layers of thiols and other biomolecules will also be investigated using SECM for their use as electrochemical sensors. As an outcome of the present project, efficient and non-noble metallic cathode materials for membrane fuel cells will be developed.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Chemistry University of Mumbai, Mumbai 2008
M.Sc. Chemistry University of Burdwan, Burdwan 1999
B.Sc. Science (Chemistry) University of Burdwan, Burdwan 1997
Professional Background:
Scientific Officer-E Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 2008–till date
Scientific Officer-D Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 2004–2008
Scientific Officer-C Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 2000–2004
Dr. Ashish  Kumar Satpati