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  • Dr.(Ms.) Mamata Mohapatra, Sr. Principal Scientist 9437260688, ,  


    Dr. Mamata Mohapatra received her Ph.D. from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. She got her post-doctoral experience from University of Waterloo, Canada by availing BOYSCAST fellowship. She joined at Hydro& Electrometallurgy department, CSIR-IMMT in 2006 (October) as Jr.Scientist and has been undertaking research independently on interdisciplinary field of research in aqueous processing of ores and secondaries, synthesis and surface modification of transition metal oxide/ oxalate and carbonate materials for environment and energy application. She has scientifically involved in carrying out experiments from lab to large scale for industrial sector. Her investigation of the adsorption behavior of various iron oxide minerals/waste materials for water toxins such as fluoride, arsenic, heavy metals contribute to eco-mineralogical development of adsorbents. She has executed a number of projects as principal, as Co-Investigator and member in some major projects, flagship projects and international collaborative project (taken the responsibility as Principal Research Scientist for the INDO-AUS Strategic Research Fund program supported by DST, India and Australia Strategic Research Fund, Australia). She has many contributory well-cited publications in international peer review journals (about 75) in collaboration with IIT, Kanpur, Utkal University (India), KIIT, Murdoch University (Australia), WATLab (Canada) and SDU, Denmark. Her work has received 2329 citations with h index of 24. She has successfully supervised 5 PhD students, 19 M.Sc students, 2 M.Tech students.

    • Pr. SCIENTIST( Oct.2015-Continuing), Hydro& Electrometallurgy Department, CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, India.
    • SENIOR SCIENTIST: (Oct.2012 –Oct.2015),  Hydro& Electrometallurgy Department, CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, India.
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: (2012 – Continuing) Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR-CSIR), New Delhi, India.
    • BOYSCAST FELLOW: (2011 – 2012) Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada.
    • SCIENTIST: (2009 – 2012) Hydro& Electrometallurgy Department, CSIR - Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, India.
    • Jr. SCIENTIST: (2006– 2019) Hydro& Electrometallurgy Department, CSIR - Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar, India.
    • Material development through dissolution and precipitation of metal values from primary and secondary sources: Waste residues generated by industrial processes are the major source of environmental contamination. Recycling the valuable part of these wastes instead of landfill is an important alternative from both environmental and economic perspective. Chelation/ surfactant mediated leaching process were developed for better selective recovery of valuable metals. Oxalate materials are also developed from the leached solution for value addition.
    • Synthesis/conversion and characterizations of pure/doped/mixed iron oxides based materials: Tuning the shape of nanoparticles can remarkably change their activity and selectivity through variations in surface atomic configurations, which have a significant effect on their morphology-dependent properties. The various phase and morphology of iron oxide based materials can be utilised as electrode and as gas sensor materials, considering their environmental sustainability and cost effectiveness. Particularly the metal doped iron oxide samples developed for energy storing exhibit many fold super capacitive capacities. Efferts have made for synergistic application of developed materials. The kinetics of formation of nano iron oxides has also reported using innovative efficient solvents without any precipitating agent. Synthetic expertise has also extended to other nano metal oxide/ ceramic materials with superior physical properties.
    • Treatment of metal contaminated water by synthetic/ waste metal oxide material: Both synthetic as well as a variety of waste overburden/slime containing iron oxide phase have been used as adsorbent and systematic adsorption study for toxic ion contaminating synthetic solutions as well as effluents are reported.
    • Synthesis of iron based pure and poly metallic oxalate: Transition and inner transition oxalates are mainly used as precursor for preparing oxalate coordination polymer for evaluating magnetic and electronic hybrid composites. Manipulation of solution-chemical variables such as pH, reagent concentrations, as well as the mode of reagent additions will be done for optimizing the precipitation/ nucleation of above oxalates. Their electrochemical applications are evaluated.
    • o  Danida Fellowship through Mobility programme sponsored by, DFC, Denmark at SDU, Denamark from15 May – 30 June 2019.

      o   Visited Murdoch University, Western Australia on invitation from  8th Jan 2019 to 24th  Jan, 2019 for the planning of work to be carried out under collaborative project "Future Battery Industry - Cooperative Research Centre"  project discussion

      o  Sitaram Rungta Memorial Award of for the year 2018 from the Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists (SGAT), Bhubaneswar

      o  Visiting Scientist,  University of Waterloo, Canada

      o  BOYSCAST fellowship-2011, from DST, India. 

      o  Certificate of Excellence for Scientific Research Publication -2010, IMMT,   Bhubaneswar

      o  Executive  Member  2009-2010, Orissa Chemical Society, Orissa, India

      o  Orissa Young Scientist Award-2009 by Govt. of  Orissa, India

      o  R. C. Tripathy Young Scientist Award-2009 (Orissa Chemical Society), India

      o  Recognised guide for Ph.D scholars, Utkal University, Orissa , India, since 2008

      o  Best Paper presentation Award MPT-2007, held at IIT, Mumbai, India

      o  Research Associate (CSIR, India) 2006

      o  Extended SRF(CSIR) 2005

      o  Senior Research Fellow  SRF(CSIR, India), 2002

      o  GATE-1999 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) (81.2 percentile)   

    • RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2017-2020):
    • RK Sahoo, RK Chitumalla, A Das, M Mohapatra, JM Yun, J Jang, KH Kim, S K Singh, Scalable Processing Method using Waste Polystyrene to Produce Nitrogen-enriched Porous Carbon for Boosting Supercapacitor Performance, Materials Letters, 2021, Volume 300, 130135, 3.2)

      *2. P Mukherjee, S Pattnaik, K Sanjay, M Mohapatra, Manganese enrichment of polymetallic oceanic nodules via selective leaching process for energy storage applications, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology 2021, 96 (5), 1246-1257,  (IF 2.750)

      *3. R Barik, P Mukherjee, KK Sahu, K Sanjay, MK Ghosh, M Mohapatra, Synthesis of iron molybdate from molybdenum spent catalyst and evaluation of its electrochemical properties, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 2021, 40 (3), e13560  (IF 1.989)

      *4. A Das, M Mohapatra, S Basu, Expeditious synthesis of 3D pyramidal faceted CuSbS2 architectures manifesting unrivalled pseudo capacitive energy storage, Materials Letters 2021, 289, 129412, (IF 3.204)

      *5. KK Sahu, RK Sahoo, LD Beshra, M Mohapatra, Facile synthesis of nickel oxalate@ carbon as electrical double layer and its derived nickel oxide as pseudo-type supercapacitor electrodes, Ionics 27 (2), 819-832, (IF 2.358)

      *6. KK Sahu, B Raj, S Basu, M Mohapatra, Calcination Strategy for Scalable Synthesis of Pithecellobium-Type Hierarchical Dual-Phase Nanostructured CuxO to Columnar Self-Assembled CuO and Its Electrochemical Performances ,ACS omega 6 (2), 1108-1118,  (IF 2.87)

      *7. B Raj, R Oraon, M Mohapatra, S Basu, A PADHY, Development of SnO2@rGO hybrid nanocomposites through complexometric approach for multi-dimensional electrochemical application, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2020, 167 (16), (IF 3.721)

      8. H Bajpai, M Mili, SAR Hashmi, AK Srivastava, A Tilwari, M Mohapatra, S Varma, Synthesis and characterization of advanced hybrid titanium compounds/F-MWCNTs nanocomposites and their antibacterial activities, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 96 (1), 153-165, (IF 2.008)

      *9. P Mukherjee, B Raja, AK Padhy, K Sanjay, S Basu, M Mohapatraa, Unravelling for 1st time electrochemical sensing of As (III) by 3D cavitized kagome type lattice, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 2020, 877, Pg-114725, (IF 3.809)

      *10. B Raj, AK Padhy, S Basu, M Mohapatra, Futuristic Direction for R&D Challenges to Develop 2D Advanced Materials Based Supercapacitors, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 167 (13), 136501, (IF 3.721)

      11. B Raj, KK Sahu, M Mohapatra, AK Padhy , N-doped ZnO: Efficient Photocatalyst for Decomposition of Methylene Blue, Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering 2020, 13(4), 332-342, (IF 0.46)

      *12. BK Satpathy, R Barik, AK Padhy, M Mohapatra, Synthesis of pH-moderated cobalt molybdate with bifunctional (photo catalyst and graphene-based supercapacitor) application, Ionics 26 (3), 1443-1455, (IF 2.358) 

      *13. A Das, M Mohapatra*, S Basu, Electrochemical application of shape and phase dependant copper sulphide for cost-effective next generation supercapacitive energy storage: A review, Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 62(3&4), 95-102, (IF 0.04)

      16. S Kumari, A Panigrahi, SK Singh, M Mohapatra, AS Khanna, SK Mishra, SK Pradhan, Electrochemical behavior of nanostructured graphene nickel phosphorus composite coating on copper, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 2019, 49(12) 1157-1166,  (IF 2.384)

      *17. S Pattnaik, P Mukherjee, R Barik, M Mohapatra, Recovery of bi-metallic oxalates from low grade Mn ore for energy storage application, Hydrometallurgy 189, 105139, (IF 3.338)

      *18. R.Barik, N.Moghimi,  K. T. Leung, M. Mohapatra (2018)  Effect of synthesis parameters on tuning of phase and shape of hierarchical iron oxides and selective application as supercapacitor, Ionics. 2.358)

      *19. M. Mohapatra, S. Sahu, R. Barik, E. Padhan, P. Mukherjee, M.Moharana, Al. A Baba, K. Sanjay, Leaching and Preparation of Co-Mo Sulfide/Oxide Nanoparticles from Spent Catalyst, Article in JOM: the journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society  DOI: 10.1007/s11837-018-3085-8( IF 2.054)

      *20. D.Hariprasad, M.Mohapatra and S.Anand, reductive leaching of manganese nodule using saw dust in sulphuric acid medium. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals,DOI :10.1007/s12666-018-1398-5 (IF 1.205)

      *21. R. Barik, B. K. Jena and M. Mohapatra (2017). Metal doped mesoporous FeOOH nano-rods for high performance supercapacitor, RSC Advances, 7, 49083-49090 (IF 3.119)


    (i)            Processing of Spent Li-ion battery under DST-IIT Delhi Energy Storage Platform of Battery (ESPOB) - participated by IISc, ARCI, IICT, CGCRI, IMMT (2019 - 2024)- 44.5 lakh

    (ii)          Processing of spent and natural graphite for energy and   aerospace application, Ministry of Mines 23.00 lakh

    (iii)         Processing of GCP sludge for value addition, JSW, Dolvi, Mumbai, 19.21 lakh

    (iv)        Extraction of lithium from spent LIB: CSIR-IMMT Bulk Chemical Mission, 77.00 lakh

    (v)          Stealth Technologies: Development of carbon- Ferrite composites  materials  for microwave absorbing CSIR-New Delhi 150.00 lakh

    (vi)        Synthesis of iron based pure and poly metallic oxalate from Fe-M-C2O4 H2O by hydro based  route for molecular material, Department of Science and Technology, DST, India , 24.25 lakh

    (vii)      Recyclability strategy or value-added utilization of iron/manganese ore tailing/ low grade ore: evaluation of energy storage capacities has been approved by Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, 35 lakh

    (viii)    Recycling of Lithium Ion battery for Value addition , CSIR-India, 90 lakh

    (ix)        Development of microwave absorbing material, CSIR-NAL, 44 Lakh

    (x)           Recycling of FCC catalyst, In house project, 12 lakh