Dr. Partha Khanra
Assistant Professor

partha.khanra@chitkara.edu.in

Expert Areas :

Dr Partha Khanra is Ph.D in Preparation and Characterization of Chemically and Electrochemically Functionalized Graphene for Supercapacitor Application. He has seven years experience in research and development of new hybrid nano-materials for energy storage device, specially supercapacitor and battery. Moreover, he is fully acquainted with innovative research for developing efficient nano-material, based on graphene, CNT and hybrid metal compounds, which will facilitate to construct a sustainable energy storage device. After Ph.D and one year post-doctorate, he had works three-years as a scientist under the central government of Republic of Korea. Now, he is building a modern nano-materials lab and simultaneously doing actively several collaboration works with CSIR-lab in India and also Research Institute in abroad. He has published many international SCI journals about graphene nano-coposite and supercapacitor. At present, he is supervising Ph.D scholar in the area graphene based nano-composite, 2D and 3D materials, flexible and transparent energy storage device and self healing energy storage materials. In his leisure time, he reads poem, listing song and enjoying nature.

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Patents
  • Education

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

  1. Khanra, P.; Kuila, T.; Bae, S.-H.; Kim, N.H.; Yan, Y.; Lee, J.H. Electrochemically exfoliated graphene using 9-anthracene carboxylic acid for supercapacitor application. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 24403-24410.
  2. Khanra, P.; Kuila, T.; Kim, N. H.; Hyeong, B. S.; Yu, D. S.; Lee, J. H. Simultaneous bio-functionalization and reduction of graphene oxide by baker’s yeast. Chemical Engineering Journal 2012, 183, 526-533.
  3. Kuila, T.; Mishra, A. K.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Uddin, M. E.; Lee, J. H. A facile method for the preparation of water dispersible graphene using sulfonated poly (ether-ether-ketone) and its application as energy storage materials. Langmuir 2012, 28, 9825-9833.
  4. Kuila, T.; Bose, S.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, J. H. A green approach for the reduction of graphene oxide by wild carrot root. Carbon 2012, 50, 914-921.(I.F.-5.3)
  5. Kuila, T.; Khanra, P.; Bose, S.; Kim, N. H.; Lee J. H. Preparation of water-dispersible graphene by facile surface modification of graphite oxide. Nanotechnology 2011, 22, 305710. (I.F.-3.9)
  6. Kuila, T.; Bose, S.; Uddin, M. E.; Kim, N. H.; Khanra, P.; Lee J. H. Preparation of functionalized graphene/linear low density polyethylene composites by a solution mixing method. Carbon 2011, 49, 1033-1051.
  7. Kuila, T.; Bose, S.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Lee J. H. Characterization and Properties of in-situ Emulsion Polymerized Poly(methyl methacrylate)/Graphene Nanocomposites. Composite Part:A 2011, 42, 1856-1861.
  8. Kuila, T.; Bose, S.; Mishra, A. K.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, J. H. Chemical functionalization of graphene and its applications. Progress in Materials Science 2012, 57, 1061-1105.
  9. Kuila, T.; Bose, S.; Khanra, P.; Mishra, A. K.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, J. H. Recent advances in graphene based biosensors. Biosensor and Bioelectronics 2011, 26, 4637-4648.
  10. Kuila, T.; Bose, S.; Mishra, A. K.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, J. H. Effect of functionalized graphene on the physical properties of linear low density polyethylene nanocomposites. Polymer Testing 2012, 31, 31-38.
  11. Kuila, T, Khanra, P.; Mishra, A. K.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, J. H. Functionalized-graphene/ethylene vinyl acetate co-polymer composites for improved mechanical and thermal properties. Polymer Testing 2012, 31, 282-289.
  12. Kuila, T.; Khanra, P.; Mishra, A.k.; at al. Functionalized-graphene/ethylene vinyl acetate co-polymer composites for improved mechanical and thermal properties. Polymer Testing. 2012, 31, 282-289.
  13. Kuila, T.; Mishra, A. K.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, J. H. Recent advances on the efficient reduction of graphene oxide and its application as energy storage electrode materials. Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 52-71.
  14. Srivastava, M.; Das, A. K.; Khanra, P. Uddin, M. E.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, J. H. Characterizations of in situ grown ceria nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide as a catalyst for the electrooxidation of hydrazine. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, 1, 9792.
  15. Dong, Y. S.; Kuila, T.; Kim, N. H.; Khanra, P.; Lee, J. H.; Effects of covalent surface modifications on the electrical and electrochemical properties of graphene using sodium 4-aminoazobenzene-4’-sulfonate. Carbon, 2013, 54, 310-322.
  16. Kuila, T.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, J. H. Effects of sodium hydroxide on the yield and electrochemical performance of sulfonated poly(ether-ether-ketone) functionalized graphene. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2013, 1, 9294-9302.
  17. Kim, N. H.; Khanra, P.; Kuila, T.; Lee, J. H. Efficient reduction of graphene oxide using Tin-powder and its electrochemical performances for energy storage electrode material. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2013, 1, 11320-11328.
  18. Singh, J.; Khanra, P.; Kuila, T.; et al. Preparation of sulfonated poly (ether–ether–ketone) functionalized ternary graphene/AuNPs/chitosan nanocomposite for efficient glucose biosensor. Process Biochemistry, 2013, 48, 1724-1735.
  19. Kuila, T.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Uddin, Md. E.; Lee, J. H. One-step electrochemical synthesis of 6-amino-4-hydroxy-2-napthalene-sulfonic acid functionalized graphene for green energy storage electrode materials. Nanotechnology. 2013. 24. 365706.
  20. Srivastava, M.; Das, A, K.; Khanra , P.; et al. A Facile One-Step Hydrothermal Synthesis of Graphene/CeO2 Nanocomposite and its Catalytic Properties. Advanced Materials Research. 2013, 747, 242-245.
  21. Srivastava, M.; Das, A. K.; Khanra, P.; et al. Characterizations of in situ grown ceria nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide as a catalyst for the electrooxidation of hydrazine. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2013, 1, 9792-9801.
  22. Khanra, P.; Nah, C. N.; Kuila, T.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, J. H. 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane assisted one-step electrochemical exfoliation of graphite in aqueous medium and its application as energy storage electrode material. Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 4864-4873.
  23. Jana, m.; Khanra, P.; Murmu, N. C.; et al. Covalent surface modification of chemically derived graphene and its application as supercapacitor electrode material. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2014, 16, 7618-7626.
  24. Cho, H-J.; Oh, I-S.; Kang, J-H.; Park S-C.; Ku, B-C.; Park, M.; Kwak, S-J.; Khanra, P.; et al. Catalyst and doping methods for arc graphene. Nanotechnology, 2014, 25, 445601.
  25. Jana, M.; Saha, S.; Khanra, P.; et al. Bio-reduction of graphene oxide using drained water from soaked mung beans (Phaseolus aureus L.) and its application as energy storage electrode material. Materials Science and Engineering: B. 2014, 186, 33-40.
  26. Khanra, P.; Uddin, M. E.; Kim, N. H.; Kuila, T.; et al Electrochemical performance of reduced graphene oxide surface-modified with 9-anthracene carboxylic acid. RSC Advances. 2015, 5, 6443-6451.
  27. Saha, S.; jana, M.; Khanra, P.; et al. Band gap engineering of boron nitride by graphene and its application as positive electrode material in asymmetric supercapacitor device. ACS applied materials & interfaces. 2015, 7, 14211-14222.
  28. Jana, M.; Saha, S.; Khanra, P.; et al. Non-covalent functionalization of reduced graphene oxide using sulfanilic acid azocromotrop and its application as a supercapacitor electrode material. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2015, 14, 7323-7331.
  29. Kumar, J. S.; Jana, M.; Khanra, P.; et al. One pot synthesis of Cu2O/RGO composite using mango bark extract and exploration of its electrochemical properties. Electrochimica Acta. 2016, 193, 104-115.

Publish paper:

  1. Khanra, P.; Kumar, P.; Kuila, P.; Preparation of high performance LaMnO3/graphene composites for hybrid electrode material, AIP Conference Proceedings. 2019, 2142, 150020.
  2. Singh, A.; Hsu, M. H.; Gupta, N.; Khanra, P.; Kumar, P.; Verma, V. P.; Kapoor, M. Derivatized Carbon Nanotubes for Gene Therapy in Mammalian and Plant Cells. Chempluscheme, 2020,85, 466-475.

BOOK CHAPTERS PUBLISHED

  1. Kuila, T.; Khanra, P.; Lee, J. H. “Graphene-based materials for energy storage applications” In “Handbook of Carbon Nano Materials” Ed. Francis D’Souza.
  2. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIA/WORKSHOPS PARTICIPATIONS
  3. Kuila, T.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Seon-Hyeong, B.; Lee, J. H. Synthesis and characterization of processable graphene nanosheets. 18th Annual International Conference on Composites or Nano Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, July 4-10, 2010 (Oral presentation).
  4. Kuila, T.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Seon-Hyeong, B.; Uddin, M. E.; Qingyuan, Z.; Lee, J. H. Synthesis and Characterization of Poly (Methyl Methacrylate)/Graphene Nanocomposites by Emulsion Polymerization. Frontier in Polymer Science, Lyon, France, May 29-31, 2011 (Poster presentation).
  5. Kuila, T.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Bae, S. H.; Kim, K. M.; Lee, J. H. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Functionalized Graphene/Ethylene Vinyl Acetate nanocomposites. (ICCM-18, Jeju, South Korea)
  6. Kuila, T.; Kim, N. H.; Kim, K. W. Khanra, P.; Lee, J. H. Synthesis and characterization of water and organic dispersible graphene. International Conference and Workshop on Nanostructured Ceramics and other Nanomaterials. March 13-16, 2012, Delhi University, New Delhi, India.
  7. Kuila, T.; Khanra, P.; Kim, N. H.; Lee, J. H. Synthesis and Characterization of Poly (Methyl Methacrylate)/Graphene Nanocomposites by Emulsion Polymerization Technique. The International Conference on Advances in Structural Health Management and Composite Structures. August 29-31, 2012, Chonbuk National University, South Korea.
  8. Kuila, T.; Kim, N. H.; Khanra, P.; Lee, J. H. Noncovalent Functionalization of Graphene by Water Soluble Poly (ether ether ketone). XX IMEKO World Congress, Metrology for Green Growth, September 9- 14, 2012, Busan, Republic of Korea.
  9. Khanra, P.; Ju, E.H.; Kang, M.C. Kim, N.H.; Lee, J. H. 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane-assisted one-step electrochemical exfoliated graphene and its supercapacitor performance. ICF 2013, 8th international carbon conference festival.(Oral presentation).
  10. Khanra, P.; Ju, E. H.; Kang, M. C.; Kim. N. H.; Lee, J. H. One-step electrochemical exfoliation of graphite in presence of 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane-anion and its electrochemical performance. International workshop on the wind power system and composite materials (WPMC2013), November 20-22 2013, Jeonju, South Korea. (Invited speaker).
  11. Khanra, P.; Koo H-Y, One-step Solvothermal Synthesis of Binary Nickel-manganese Carbonate on the Graphene. International Workshop on Piezoelectric Materials and Applications in Actuators & Energy Conversation Materials and Devices 2016. Jeju, South Korea. (Oral presentation)

NATIONAL CONFERENCE/ SYMPOSIA /WORKSHOPS PARTICIPATION’S

  1. Khanra, P.; Kuila, T.; Lee, C. N.; Lee, J. H. Simultaneous route for the reduction and functionalization of graphene oxide. (oral presentation)

TEACHING INTERESTS
Classical mechanics, Thermodynamics, General properties of matter, Electrodynamics, Solid state physics

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  1. Synthesis, characterization and surface modification of graphene
  2. Graphene-based supercapacitor
  3. Graphene-metal oxide nano-composite for supercapacitor and catalytic application

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE IN PHYSCIO-CHEMCIAL SYNTHESIS METHODS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

  1. Graphene preparation
  2. Surface modification of graphene
  3. Graphene/metal oxide nano-composite for supercapacitor applications
  4. Preparation of thermoplastic composites

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE IN ANALYTICAL SKILLS

  1. Good analytical skill in analyzing results using FESEM / HR-TEM measurements
  2. Good analytical skill in assigning spectroscopic transitions using UV and PL spectra
  3. Proficient in the experimental methodology and interpretation of results from techniques such as X-ray diffraction, FTIR spectroscopy, UV-VIS spectroscopy, TEM, AFM, Raman, SPX, and SEM microscopy and Rheology.Characterize and investigate the surface/interface reaction between polymer and inorganic nanomaterials
  4. Good analytical skill in cyclic voltammetry performance in nanocomposite
  5. Investigate the structure-properties relationship in polymer nanocomposites
  6. Investigate the structure-properties relationship in metal oxide nanocomposite
  7. Paper writing, correction and Review

Patent Filed:

  1. Gene targeted metal decorated nanomaterials as novel MRI agents | Application number 201911020198, 2019.
  2. Naturally biodegradable sanitary napkins with skin care properties | Applications number 201911021606, 2019.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  1. Postdoctoral Researcher – Chonbuk National University, South Korea (1st March 2013 to 28th 2014 February).
  2. Visiting Scientist – Korean Institute of Science & Tecnology (KIST), South Korea ( 7th July 2014 to 31st June 2017)

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  1. February, 2010 to February 2013: PhD in Polymer BIN Fusion Technology, Chonbuk National University, South Korea. (Thesis Title: Preparation and Characterization of Chemically and Electrochemically Functionalized Graphene for Supercapacitor Application).
  2. July, 2006 to June 2008: M.Sc in Physcis, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh, India (1st Class, 68%)
  3. June, 1998 to May 2004: B.Sc in Physcis (Hons.), Panskura Banamali Collage, West Bengal, India (2nd Class, 52.5%)
  4. June, 1996 to May, 1998: Intermediate, WBCHSE, West Bengal, India (2nd Div, 53.3%)
  5. March 1994 to March 1996: Secondary, WBBSE, West Bengal, India (1st Div, 71%)