Dr. Samrat Paul

Energy Engineering Department

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:

Ph.D. (Energy), M. Tech. (Energy Technology), M. Sc. (Physics)

Dr. Paul has done his Ph.D. in Energy from Tezpur University in 2012. He received his M.Tech. degree in Energy Engineering from Tezpur University in 2007. Presently, he is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy Engineering, School of Technology, NEHU, Shillong since June 18, 2012. He has been head of the department from October, 2012 till date. Before joining NEHU, he had been working as Assistant Professor in the Centre for Energy Engineering at Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. His research areas include synthesis and application of nanomaterials, organic solar photovoltaic and catalytic bio-diesel storage in the Department of Energy Engineering in NEHU, Shillong.

Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Member, Academic Council, NEHU Shillong. 2013-till date
  2. Head in-charge/ Teacher in-charge, Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong. 2012-till date
  3. Chairman, Board of Professional Studies in Energy Engineering, NEHU. 2013-2017
  4. Chairman, Board of Studies in Energy Engineering, NEHU. 2017- till date
  5. Chairman, Departmental Purchase Committee, Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong. 2013-till date
  6. Chairman, Departmental Research Committee, Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong. 2015-till date
  7. Chairman, Admission Committee of B. Tech Lateral Entry in Energy Engineering. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
  8. Chairman, Admission Committee for PhD program in Energy Engineering. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  9. Member, School Board for School of Technology, NEHU. 2013-till date.
  10. Member, Board of Professional Studies in Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering NEHU, Shillong. 2013-2015
  11. Member, Board of Professional Studies in Nanotechnology, Department of Nanotechnology NEHU, Shillong. 2013-2015
  12. Member, Board of Professional Studies in Computer Application, Department of MCA, NEHU Tura Campus. 2013-2015

Awards, Prizes and Honours

  1. Session Chair. Springer International Conference on Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy, January 2017, Sikkim Manipal University, India
  2. Indian Science Congress Association – Young Scientist award in Engineering Science Section of 99th Congress, January 2012.
  3. National Academy of Sciences, India – Swarna Jayanti Puruskar in Physical Sciences Section; 80th Annual session of National Academy of Sciences, India held at Jaipur National University, Jaipur 2010.
  4. National Renewable Energy Fellowship – Senior Research Fellow  (NRE-SRF) sponsored by Ministry Of New And Renewable Energy, govt. of India- 2010
  5. Best Poster Presentation Award in Engineering Science Section of 96th conference of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), held at North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong- January 2009.

Research Projects

Ongoing Research Project(s)

  1. Dr. Samrat Paul (PI), Synthesis of d-group metal Perovskite nanocomposite for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell, DST-SERB, Rs 46, 12,722.00, March 2017-February 2020

Completed Research Project(s)

  1. Dr. Samrat Paul (PI), Titanium di-oxide/carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, DST-SERB, Rs 21,92,000.00, August 2014-July 2017

Consultancy Projects

  1. Dr. Samrat Paul (PI) Site Selection, Technical Support and R&D for 25 Pico-hydal Projects in the State of Meghalaya. March-November 2017. Client: MNREDA, Govt of Meghalaya.
  2. Dr Samrat Paul (PI), Testing of Stand alone Solar PV lighting Systems. May 2017. Client: MNREDA, Govt of Meghalaya.

Publications

Publication-Peer reviewed Journals

  1. Samrat Paul, Jyoti Prasad Saikia, Sanjoy Kumar Samdarshi and Bolin Kumar Konwar; Investigation of antioxidant property of iron oxide particles by 1’-1’diphenylpicryl-hydrazyle (DPPH) method. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (Elsevier) - 321 (2009) 3621-3623. (Impact Factor: 2.683)
  2. Jyoti Prasad Saikia, Samrat Paul, Bolin Kumar Konwar and Sanjoy Kumar Samdarshi; Nickel oxide nanoparticles: A novel antioxidant. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (Elsevier) - 78 (2010) 146 - 148. (Impact Factor: 3.973)
  3. Jyoti Prasad Saikia, Samrat Paul, Bolin Kumar Konwar and Sanjoy Kumar Samdarshi; Ultrasonication: enhances the antioxidant activity of metal oxide nanoparticles. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (Elsevier) - 79 (2010) 521- 523. (Impact Factor: 3.973)
  4. Samrat Paul and S K Samdarshi; Synthesis of carbon microtubes from cocos nucifera L. oil. New Carbon Materials (Elsevier) - 25 (2010) 321-324. (Impact Factor: 1.308)
  5. Samrat Paul and S K Samdarshi; A green precursor for Carbon Nanotube synthesis. New Carbon Materials (Elsevier) - 26 (2011) 85-88. (Impact Factor: 1.308)
  6. Ranjith G Nair, Samrat Paul and S K Samdarshi; High UV/visible light activity of mixed phase titania: A generic mechanism. Solar Energy Materials and Solar cells. (Elsevier) - 95 (2011) 1909-1907. (Impact Factor: 6.019)
  7. S Paul, SK Samdarshi; Development of Antioxidant Grafted Carbon Nanotube Based Heterogenous Catalyst for Biodiesel Storage; International Journal of Innovative Research and Development - 1, 7 (2012), 32-47. (Impact Factor: NA)
  8. P Bharali, JP Saikia, S Paul, BK Konwar: Colloidal Silver nanoparticles/Rhamnolipid (SNPRL) composite as novel chemotactic antibacterial agent, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (Elsevier), 61 (2013) 238-242. (Impact Factor: 4.784)
  9. R Verma, S K Samdarshi, S Bojja, S Paul, B Choudhury; A novel thermophotocatalyst of mixed-phase cerium oxide (CeO2/Ce2O3) homocomposite nanostructure: Role of interface and oxygen vacancies, Solar Energy Materials and Solar cells. (Elsevier), 141 (2015) 414-422. (Impact Factor: 6.019)
  10. R G Nair, A Das, S Paul, B Rajbongshi, S K Samdarshi; MWCNT decorated V-doped titania: An efficient visible active photocatalyst, Journals of Alloys and Compounds (Elsevier), 695 (2017) 3511-3516. (Impact Factor: 4.175)
  11. S Paul, B Rajbongshi, B Bora, R G Nair, S K Samdarshi; organic photovoltaic cells using MWCNTs, New Carbon Materials (Elsevier), 32 (2017) 27-34. (Impact Factor: 1.308)
  12. Hakani D. Sympli, Samrat Paul, Vedant Vikrom Borah, Mahua G. Choudhury; Phytochemical and Anti-bacterial Activity of an endangered Orchid, PLEIONE MACULATA (ORCHIDACEAE) of Meghalaya, International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, 6 (2019) 221-232. (Impact Factor:NIL)
  13. Ankur Das, Samrat Paul, Mahua G. Choudhury; Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Halophilic Bacteria from Taramumbari, Costal region of Maharashtra, India, International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, 6 (2019) 780-792. (Impact Factor:NIL)
  14. Rajib Saha, Samrat Paul; Synthesis of NH2CH5=NH2 based mixed halide Perovskite nanoparticles using single step low temperature microwave assisted heating, carbon Science and Technology, 11 (2019) 124-129. (Impact Factor:NIL)
  15. Rajib Saha, Rahul Singh Chutia, Priyanko Protim Gohain, Mahua Gupta Choudhury, Samrat Paul and S. K. Samdarshi; Optimization of process parameters for carbon nanotubes synthesis using Green precursors, Carbon Science and Technology, 11(2019) 116-123. (Impact Factor: NIL)
  16. Kunal Chakraborty and Samrat Paul, Numerical study of Cs2TiX6 ( X=Br -, I- , F-, Cl-) based Perovskite solar cell using SCAPS-1D device simulation, Solar Energy Journal (Elsevier), ACCEPTED (Impact Factor: 4.674)
  17. Neha Kumari, Kumar Gaurav, SK Samdarshi, AS Bhattacharyya, Samrat Paul, BijuMani Rajbongshi, Kaustubha MohantyDependence of photoactivity of niobium pentoxide (Nb2O5) on crystalline phase and electrokinetic potential of the hydrocolloid, Solar Energy Materials and Solar cells. (Elsevier), 208 (2020) 110408. (Impact Factor: 6.019)

Publication-Books/Edited Volumes

  1. Rabindranath Bera, Avinash Konkani, Samrat Paul, Advances in Systems, Control and Automation. Springer. ISBN 978-981-10-4762-6.
  2. S K Samdarshi, S Mahapatra, S Paul, S K Samdarshi, Proceedings of ICORE of 2011, SESI. ISBN/ISSN no: NA

Publication of Book Chapters

  1. Rajib Saha and Samrat Paul, Synthesis of mixed halide perovskite using low temperature method for photovoltaic application, Pp 272-281, ISBN:978-81-935731-5-0
  2. Priyanko Protim Gohain, Rahul Singh Chutia and Samrat Paul, Magnetically separable nanocatalyst for biofuel application: A study on recent development, Pp 14-23, ISBN:978-81-935731-5-0
  3. M G Choudhury, Samrat Paul, A general overview of Biodiesel, Proceedings of Seminar on Power Conservation Techniques a road map to Green Environment, Pp 54-65. ISBN: NA
  4. Samrat Paul, Basic Concepts of Renewable Energy Resources and Technology, Proceedings of Seminar on Power Conservation Techniques a road map to Green Environment, Pp 30-41. ISBN: NA
  5. M G Choudhury, N Saha, Samrat Paul, Biodiesel: A general Overview, Accelerating Science, Pp37-57, 2017, ISBN93-82661-24-7
  6. S Paul, Basic Concepts of Renewable Energy Recourses and Technology, Procedings of Power Conservation Techniques, Pp 30-41, 2017. ISBN/ISSN no: NA
  7. S Paul, Accelerating Science, Renewable Energy Resources and Technology. Pp 121-133. 2013, ISBN/ISSN no: NA
  8. S Paul S K Samdarshi, A renewable green precursor for Carbon Nanotube Synthesis, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development, Pp 444-452, 2012, ISBN/ISSN 978 93 8026178 2.
  9. S Paul, S K Samdarshi, Carbon nanotubes for Biodiesel Storage, Proceedings of ICORE of 2011, Carbon nanotubes for Biodiesel Storage. Pp 173-178. ISBN/ISSN no: NA

Patent

  1. R B Srivastava, S K Samdarshi, Samrat Paul, “A process for preparing carbon nanotubes from non-biodegradable polypropylene and polytetratheplelet”. Patent Application No: 430/DEL/2011 of 21.02.2011, Granted on 02/08/2017, Patent No 285978
  2. Dr. S Paul, Dr. M G Choudhury, Mr. R Saha, “Synthesis of Biodiesel from Pine oil using heterogenous nanocatalyst”. Applied to department of science and technology (DST), TIFAC patent facilitating centre. (Ref no TI(32)/TIFA/2016)
  3. Dr. S Paul, Dr. M G Choudhury, Mr. R Saha, “Chemical Cutting of a Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs)”. Applied to Department of Science and Technology (DST), TIFAC patent facilitating centre. (Ref no TI(32)/TIFA/2016)

Training Programs-Attended

  1. Short term course on MOOCs organized by UGC HRDC, NEHU, December 2019
  2. One-week AICTE ATAL short term course on Robotics, NEHU, November 2019
  3. One-week AICTE ATAL short term course on Artificial Intelligence, NEHU, October 2019
  4. Special Summer School organized by UGC HRDC, NEHU, July 2016.
  5. Attended 28th Orientation Program organized by UGC-HRDC, NEHU, 2014.
  6. One-week workshop on Advances in Computational neuroscience organized by Department of Biomedical Engineering NEHU, Shillong, 2014.
  7. Two days workshop entitled Brainstorming Workshop on developing R&D proposals, Organized by DST, 2012.
  8. Three days training program on Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) organized by Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility (SAIF), North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, 2009.

Conference/Symposium/Workshop - Attended

  1. Samrat Pauland S K Samdarshi, Carbon Nanotube for Biodiesel Storage- ICORE 2011, Tezpur University, Tezpur, India - Oral
  2. Samrat Paul and S K Samdarshi, Green synthesis of CNTs and their application in storage of Mesua ferrea oil- A potent biodiesel source, Annual Symposium of National Academy of Sciences, India held at Jaipur National University, Jaipur 2010 - Oral.
  3. Samrat Paul and S K Samdarshi, Renewable precursor for CNT synthesis and their application in fuel cell electrode. Natioanal Conference on Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, Tezpur University, Tezpur 2010 - Oral.
  4. Samrat Paul and S K Samdarshi, Effect of aging time in hydrothermal synthesis of iron oxide particles. 96th Indian Science Congress Association, ISCA-2009; NEHU- Shillong-Poster
  5. Samrat Paul and S K Samdarshi, Carbon nanotube and non-noble electrocatalyst incorporated hydrogen electrode for AFC. 96th Indian Science Congress Association, ISCA-2009; NEHU, Shillong - Poster.
  6. Samrat Paul and S K Samdarshi, Application of CNT synthesized from plant precursors in Oxygen electrode of AFC; New Delhi - Poster.
  7. M Sharon and Samrat Paul, Development of Electrode for Alkaline Fuel cell incorporating carbon nanomaterials. Nano, bio Information Technology Integration-2007; Mathura - Oral.
  8. Samrat Paul and M Sharon, Development of substrate material for AFC electrode incorporating carbon nanomaterials. Nano World -2007; Trichi - Oral.
  9. ICC-2006; Kalian, Mumbai - Attended.
  10. Samrat Paul and M Sharon, Non-noble metal catalyst for alkaline fuel cell electrode C-MET-2006; Pune - Poster.
  11. Physics Research in North East-2004; Silchar - Attended.

Invited Lectures – Conferences/Workshop

  1. Advanced materials for Renewable Energy, 5 day Workshop on Energy Production and management, NIT Agartalla, 19-23rd March 2018. National
  2. Perovskites for solar cell application, Faculty Development Program, Department of Energy, Tezpur University, 19-23 February, 2018.
  3. Nanomaterials and their Application on Renewable Energy, UGC-HRDC Refresher Course on Nanotechnology 2017, Organized by UGC-HRDC, NEHU. National
  4. Mixed Phase Visible Active Titania - CNT nanocomposite for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Springer International Conference on Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy, January 2017, Sikkim Manipal University, India
  5. Renewable Energy resources and utilization techniques; UGC-HRDC short term course-Environmental Science 2016, Organized by UGC-HRDC, NEHU. National
  6. Renewable and Non-renewable Energy; University Grants Commission – Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC) short term course-Environmental Science 2015, Organized by UGC-HRDC, NEHU. National
  7. Upcoming research areas in solar energy; role of industry-academia interaction; Industry-Academia meet 2015, Organized by Tezpur University, Tezpur. National
  8. Nanomaterials and their application in Energy Device; EnergiaCon 2014, Organized by Tripura Institute of Technology, Agartala. National
  9. Solar energy utilization: prospects and challenges; Renewable in Science and Enineering-2014, Organized by NIT Silchar. National.
  10. Prospects of Renewable Energy in Meghalaya; program for Nurturance Program for NTS awardees 2012, Organized by NERIE Shillong. Regional

Organized- Training/Workshop/Conferences

  1. International conference on “Advanced materials for Energy Science and Technology” during 26th– 28th February, 2019.
  2. One Day Awareness Program on Renewable Energy in the Department of Energy Engineering on the occasion of Akshay Urja Divas (20th August, 2018), 2018, Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong
  3. National Workshop on Synthesis and Characterization of Photoactive Nanocomposites for Solar Application, 11th – 16th September 2017, 2017, Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong
  4. National Conference on Renewable Energy Technology Utilization for Rural Development and Trade Show, 27th February 2017 – 1st March 2017, 2017 Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong
  5. One Day Awareness Program on Renewable Energy in the Department of Energy Engineering on the occasion of Akshay Urja Divas (20thAugust, 2016), 2016, Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong
  6. Entrepreneur Awareness Camp (03 days) Sponsored by EDI DST, Gol.2015, 2015 Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong
  7. One Day Awareness Program on Renewable Energy in the Department of Energy Engineering on the occasion of Akshay Urja Divas (20thAugust, 2015), 2015, Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong
  8. One Day Awareness Program on Renewable Energy in the Department of Energy Engineering on the occasion of Akshay Urja Divas (20thAugust, 2014), 2014, Department of Energy Engineering, NEHU, Shillong