Chemistry and Materials Science Research Presentation - Sourav Biswas

School of Chemistry and Materials Science
Merging Nanoscience and Green Chemistry: Towards Sustainable Catalysis

Sourav Biswas, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
SUNY Buffalo State University

Catalysis is a fundamental process that significantly impacts chemical industries worldwide. Studies have shown that more than 60% of major products and 90% of process innovations between 1930 and 1980 involved catalysis, emphasizing its crucial role. According to a survey by Precedence Research, global catalyst demand is projected to reach $59.66 billion by 2032. In my presentation, I will highlight efforts focused on developing nanostructured transition metal-based materials for a range of catalytic transformations. Additionally, I will demonstrate the pivotal role of analytical instrumentation in material characterization, offering insights into the composition, structure, and properties of materials at both molecular and nanoscale levels. From material synthesis and characterization to catalytic protocol establishment, my work prioritizes the principles of ‘Green and Environmental Chemistry’. Through interdisciplinary collaboration spanning chemistry, nanoscience, and engineering, I will illustrate the benefits of diverse research approaches. Furthermore, I will outline plans to expand my research into designing heterogeneous catalysts inspired by electrocatalysts and developing sustainable pathways for plastic recycling.

Dr. Sourav Biswas is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at SUNY Buffalo State University, USA. He earned his M.S. in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, USA. Prior to joining Buffalo State University in 2021, he served as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Wisconsin Madison, USA, and at the University of Delaware, USA. Dr. Biswas is the cofounder and Associate Director of the SUNY Buffalo State Center for Integrated Studies in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CISNN), an interdisciplinary center focusing on nanoscience. His research intersects nanoscience and catalysis, with a focus on designing nanostructured materials for environmental and energy applications. His notable achievements include over 35 peer-reviewed publications, numerous invited presentations, a research grant from the Glenn Bailey Foundation, and multiple awards such as the ‘Discretionary Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Service’ and ‘SUNY OER Services Impact Award’. Dr. Biswas serves as an associate editor for 'Frontiers in Chemistry' and as an editorial board member for 'Nature Scientific Reports'.

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When and Where
February 16, 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room/Location: A300

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