Dr. Somnath Ghosh Assistant Professor, Chemistry

  • Bio-compatible functional Nanomaterial;
  • Bactericidal Nanomaterial;
  • Quorum sensing and wound healing by smart Nanomaterial;
  • C-based Nanomaterials


Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy
Main Building, Floor II, AU college of Engineering (AUCE), Visakhapatnam 530003, AP, India
Mobile: +91-891-285-6047
Email: somnath.chm@iipe.ac.in  


  • 2007– 2013:  Ph.D. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • 2005 – 2007: M.Sc. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • 2002 – 2005: B.Sc. in Chemistry (Honours), University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

Professional Experience

  • 2019-present: Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.
  • 2018-2019: Assistant Professor (Contractual), Chemistry, Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam, AP, India.
  • 2013-2018: Assistant Professor, Chemistry, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Teaching Engagements

  • BS10002:  Physical Chemistry
  • CH10001: Polymer and Surfactants
  • Elective V: Nanomaterials for Hydrocarbon

Awards and Honors

  • LAFICS fellowship (Aug'2008-Dec'2008) at ICMCB, Bordeaux, France
  • CSIR-NET 2007
  • GATE 2007

Member of Professional Bodies

  • Life member: Indian Chemical Society (L31196)
  • Associate Editor: Juniper online Journal of material science, Juniper publishers, California, USA

Journal Publications

  • Syed Ilias Basha, Somnath Ghosh*, K. Vinothkumar, B. Ramesh, P. Hema prakash kumari, K. V. Murali Mohan, E. Sukumar*: Fumaric acid incorporated Ag/agar-agar hybrid hydrogel: A multi-functional avenue to tackle wound healing. Materials Science and Engineering C 2020, 111, 110743-110755.
  • Syed Ilias Basha, Somnath Ghosh, K. Vinoth Kumar, B. Ramesh, P. Hema Prakash Kumari, Ethirajan Sukumar: Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of fumaric acid incorporated silver nanoparticle hydrogel. J. Indian Chemical Society 2019, 96, 1409-1412.
  • B. K Goriparthi, P. N. E Naveen, H. R Shankar, S. Ghosh*: Mechanical, wear and fatigue behaviour of functionalized CNTs reinforced POM/PTFE composites. Materials Research Express 2019, 6 (6), 065051.
  • B. K Goriparthi, P. N. E Naveen, H. R Shankar, S. Ghosh*: Effect of functionalization and concentration of carbon nanotubes on mechanical, wear and fatigue behaviours of polyoxymethylene/carbon nanotube nanocomposites. Bulletin of Materials Science 2019, 42 (3), 98
  • S. Ghosh*, V. Vandana: Nano-structured mesoporous silica/silver composite: Synthesis, characterization and targeted application towards water purification. Materials Research Bulletin 2017, 88, 291
  • S. Ghosh*, R. Gowri Sankar, V. vandana: Curious Case of Bactericidal Action of ZnO. Journal of Nanoscience 2014, Article ID 343467,  8 pages (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/343467)
  • S. Kumar, S. Ghosh, N. Munichandraiah, H. N Vasan1.5 V battery driven reduced graphene oxide–silver nanostructure coated carbon foam (rGO–Ag–CF) for the purification of drinking water. Nanotechnology 2013, 24 (23), 235101
  • V. Venkatesan, S. L. Hoti, N. Kamaraj, S. Ghosh, K Rajaram: Optimisation of an asymmetric polymerase chain reaction assay for the amplification of single-stranded DNA from Wuchereria bancrofti for electrochemical detection. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 2013, 108 (6), 804.
  • S. Ghosh, A. Saraswathi, S. S. Indi, S. L. Hoti, H. N. Vasan: Ag@AgI, Core@Shell structure in agarose matrix as hybrid: Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity. Langmuir 2012, 28, 8550.
  • S. Ghosh, V. S. Goudar, K. G. Padmalekha, S. V. Bhat, S. S. Indi and H. N. Vasan ZnO/Ag nanohybrid: synthesis, characterization, synergistic antibacterial activity and its mechanism. ZnO/Ag nanohybrid: synthesis, characterization, synergistic antibacterial activity and its mechanism. RSc Advances 2012, 2, 930.
  • Wajeeha Sultana, S. Ghosh, B. Eraiah: Zinc Oxide Modified Au Electrode as Sensor for an Efficient Detection of Hydrazine. Electroanalysis 2012, 24, 1869.
  • S. Ghosh, T. K. Ranebennur, H. N. Vasan: Study of antibacterial efficacy of hybrid chitosan-silver nanoparticles for prevention of specific biofilm and water purification. Int. J. Carbohydrate Chemistry 2011,  Article ID 693759, 11 pages (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/693759)
  • S. Ghosh, R. Kaushik, K. Nagalakshmi, S. L. Hoti, G. A. Menezes, B. N. Harish: Antimicrobial activity of highly stable silver nanoparticles embedded in agar-agar matrix as thin film. Carbohydrate Research 2010, 345, 2220.

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