School of Natural Sciences
Department of Chemistry

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Soumen Dey

Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry,
Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi

Cell : +91-7870361886
E-Mail : soumen.dey@cuj.ac.in
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Educational Qualification   M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.
Awards/ recognition  
  1. Dr. D. S. Bhakuni memorial award (Young scientist award), conferred by Indian Chemical Society, 2008
  2. U. Annapurna & Satyanarayana memorial award (Young scientist award), conferred by Indian Chemical Society, 2002
  3. Complimentary membership, American Chemical Society, 2020
  4. Recognized reviewer, Elsevier, 2021
  5. Chairman, Jharkhand state, Council for Educational & Administrative Management, Thiruvananthapuram, 2020 onwards
  6. CSIR-NET-JRF, 2002
Area of Interest  
  1. Engineered synthesis of nano-structured magnetic mono / multi-metallic oxides via self-sustained green combustion method for clean water
  2. Activation of phytosorbents for enhanced wastewater treatment, from lab to land
Courses Taught  
  1. Coordination Chemistry – Fundamental & Advances
  2. Organometallic Chemistry
  3. Chemistry in Everyday Life
  4. Modern Techniques of Analytical Chemistry
  5. Industrial Chemistry
  6. Principles of Chemistry
  7. Radioactivity & Nuclear Chemistry
Brief Introduction  

Dr. Soumen Dey was born in Kolkata, the city of joy. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. (2000), & B.Ed. (2001) from Visva Bharati University Santiniketan. He then joined Presidency University Kolkata as project fellow in a UGC sponsored project on ‘Arsenic mitigation techniques’. After qualifying CSIR-NET JRF he joined I.I.T. Kanpur under Prof. Sabyasachi Sarkar in 2003. He demonstrated green synthetic protocol to have functionalized calixpyrroles, host-guest sensing and reactivity withb transition metals and received Ph.D. in 2009. He joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, S. K. M. University Dumka in March 2008. He moved to Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi on April 2011. He has successfully guided 3 Ph.D. scholars for their degree and 2 more students are currently working. Besides, he supervised 31 M.Sc. students for project / dissertations / summer internships. He has published over 25 research papers in peer reviewed journals and 2 book chapters. He has delivered 8 invited lectures and 21 orals in various scientific meetings. Currently he is reviewer of prestigious journals of ACS, Elsevier, Wiley, and Taylor & Francis. Apart fromacademics, He has contributed in several institutional management committees: Academic Council, School Board, Board of Studies and Research Advisory Committee

Administrative responsibilities (with active period)  
  1. Coordinator, Center for Education: August 2014 – July 2017
  2. Hostel Warden, September 2015 – August 2016
Additional role/ responsibility  
  1. Coordinator, Center for Education, 2014-17
  2. Hostel Warden, 2015-16
Articles Published/Accepted  

Project (Completed / Ongoing)

Title: An Eco-friendly Protocol to Synthesize Porphyrinogen, a Potential Host-guest Sensor and Efficient Electron Reservoir.

Funding agency: SERB-DST, Amount 24.50 Lakh (2014 - 2017), completed.

Research publications – 25

  1. Mohanta, J., Kumari, R., Qaiyum, M. A., Dey, B., Dey, S.* 2021, Alkali Assisted Hydrophobic Reinforcement of Coconut Fiber for Removal of Cationic Dyes. International Journal of Phytoremediation, accepted.
  2. Mohanta, J., Dey, B., & Dey, S*. 2021. Highly Porous Iron–Zirconium-Zinc Ternary Metal Oxide Scaffold: Facile Synthesis and Efficient Removal of Malachite Green from Water. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 66(1), 297-307.https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jced.0c00681
  3. Kumari, R., Nanda, K. P., Firdaus, H*., Dey, S*. 2020, COVID-19: A Critical Review on Viral Biochemistry, Environmental Transmission, Therapeutics and Safety Measures. European Journal of Biology and Biotechnology, 1(6), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejbio.2020.1.6.125
  4. Kumari, R., Khan, M. A., Mahto, M., Qaiyum, M. A., Mohanta, J., Dey, B., & Dey, S*. 2020. Dewaxed Honeycomb as an Economic and Sustainable Scavenger for Malachite Green from Water. ACS Omega, 5(31), 19548–19556. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c02011
  5. Mohanta, J., Dey, B., & Dey, S*. 2020. Magnetic Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles: Sucrose-Assisted Self-Sustained Combustion Synthesis, Characterization, and Efficient Removal of Malachite Green from Water. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 65(5), 2819–2829. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jced.0c00131
  6. Mohanta, J., Dey, B., & Dey, S*. 2020. Highly porous iron-zirconium binary oxide for efficient removal of Congo Red from water. Desalination and Water Treatment, 189, 227–242. https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2020.25570
  7. Mohanta, J., Dey, B., & Dey, S*. 2020. Sucrose-Triggered, Self-Sustained Combustive Synthesis of Magnetic Nickel Oxide Nanoparticles and Efficient Removal of Malachite Green from Water. ACS Omega, 5(27), 16510–16520. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c00999
  8. Kumari, R., Mohanta, J., Dey, B., & Dey, S*. 2019. Eucalyptus leaf powder as an efficient scavenger for Congo red from water: Comprehensive batch and column investigation. Separation Science and Technology, 55, 3047-3059. https://doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2019.1670208
  9. Kumari, R., & Dey, S*. 2019. A breakthrough column study for removal of malachite green using coco-peat. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 21(12), 1263–1271. https://doi.org/10.1080/15226514.2019.1633252
  10. Kumari, R., & Dey, S*. 2019. Synthesis of porous iron – zirconium mixed oxide fabricated ethylene diamine composite for removal of cationic dye. Desalination and Water Treatment, 158, 319–329. https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2019.24223
  11. Dey, B., Dipty, L., Dey, S*. 2018. Efficient Removal of Malachite Green using Saal (Shorearobusta) Flower from Contaminated Water. International Journal of Green and Herbal Chemistry, 7(2). https://doi.org/10.24214/ijghc/gc/7/2/39205
  12. Kumari, R., & Dey, S*. 2018. Facile Removal of Congo Red using Mahua (Madhucalongifolia) Seeds, A Low Cost Adsorbent. International Journal of Green and Herbal Chemistry, 7(2). https://doi.org/10.24214/ijghc/gc/7/2/23750
  13. Sambasivaiah, B., Kumari, R., & Dey, S*. 2017. Synthesis of β-octabromoMesoTetracycloheptyl Porphyrinogen and Its Application in Arsenic Removal. Journal of Applicable Chemistry, 6, 1031–1039.
  14. Srivastava, K.*, & Dey, S. 2018. Role of Digital Technology in Teaching Learning Process. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 23, 74-79.
  15. Dey, S., Pal, K., & Sarkar, S. (2008). Synthesis of β-octabromocalix[4]pyrroles and conformational diversity in their acetone inclusion complexes. Tetrahedron Letters, 49(6), 960–964. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2007.12.025
  16. Dey, S., Pal, K., & Sarkar, S. (2007). Thermally induced reversible conformational changes in the host–guest adduct of meso-tetramethyltetrakis(ethyl)calix[4]pyrrole. Tetrahedron Letters, 48(31), 5481–5485. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2007.05.168
  17. Dey, S., Pal, K., & Sarkar, S. (2006). An efficient and eco-friendly protocol to synthesize calix[4]pyrroles. Tetrahedron Letters, 47(33), 5851–5854. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2006.06.085
  18. Dey, S., Chatterjee, S., Sarkar, S.  (2005) Direct and Indirect Arsenic Release in from Soaps by Unhygienic use inTube wells. Current Science. 89(11), 1913-1916.
  19. Bhattacharya, D., Dey, S., Maji, S., Pal, K., & Sarkar, S. (2005). Direct Incorporation of a Ferric Ion in the Porphyrinogen Core: Tetrakis(cyclohexyl)iron Porphyrinogen Anion with Different Conformers and Its Reaction with Iodine. Inorganic Chemistry, 44, 7699–7701. https://doi.org/10.1021/ic050890p.s001
  20. Dey, S., Goswami, S., & Ghosh, U. C. (2004). Hydrous Ferric Oxide (HFO)—a Scavenger for Fluoride from Contaminated Water. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 158(1), 311–323. https://doi.org/10.1023/b:wate.0000044854.71497.b6
  21. Goswami, S., Dey, S., & Ghosh, U.C. (2004).Chemical and Environmental Research, (13), 117-126.
  22. Manna, B. R., Dey, S., Debnath, S., & Ghosh, U. C. (2003). Removal of Arsenic from Groundwater using Crystalline Hydrous Ferric Oxide (CHFO). Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 38(1), 193–210. https://doi.org/10.2166/wqrj.2003.013
  23. Dey, S.,* Chakraborty, R., Dey, B. (2020) A natural, Low cost Bio-sorbent TricosanthesCucumerina for Efficient Removal of Methylene Blue from Water, (communicated)
  24. Kumari, R., Mohanta, J., Sambasivaiah, B., Dey, B., & Dey, S.* 2021. Dye Sequestration from Aqueous Phase using Natural and Synthetic Adsorbents in Batch Mode: Present Status and Future Perspectives (review, communicated).
  25. Mohanta, J., Qaiyum, M. A., Samal, P. P., Dey, B., Dey, S.* 2021. Starch Grafted Pyrolusite Composite for Enhanced Removal of Malachite Green from Water, communicated.

Books and Book Chapters (Published/ Accepted

  1. U. Ray, S. Dey, and R. Sarma, 2016. Lupungutu: Exploring relationship with Tribes and Waterbodies. In Tribes and Contemporary India: Orality, Identity and Development. R. Sarma (Ed)Today & Tomorrow Printers and Publishers, India. ISBN:
  2. J. Mohanta, R. Xalxo, B. Dey, and S. Dey*, 2020. Efficient Removal of Malachite Green from Contaminated Water using Pyrolusite, book title: ‘Green Energy and Efficient Technology Materials’ A. S. Bhattacharya, S. Kumar (Eds), LAP Lambert Academic publishers, U.K., pp 21-28. ISBN:
Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Participation  
  1. P. Srivastava and T.M. Gupt, 2010. Signal Amplification by using a Nonlinear Mach-Zehnder Interferometer. Paper presented and abstract published on page 75 of the Proceeding of PHOTONICS 2010: 10th International Conference on Fiber Optics & Photonics, organized by IIT Guwahati, India during December 11-15, 2010.

Invited talk (selected)

  1. Soumen Dey - Sustainable Development in Developing Country, organized by Department of Politics and International Relation, Central University of Jharkhand, March 2020.
  2. Soumen Dey - Nanostructured magnetic metal oxides for wastewater treatment, Faculty Development Program, Organized by Department of Chemistry, CUJ, September 2020.
  3. Soumen Dey - Annual Convention of Chemists organized by Indian Chemical Society, held at VIT Vellore, 2010
  4. Soumen Dey - CSIR and BCST sponsored national conference on ‘New Routes and Challenges in Chemical Sciences’ held at Bhagalpur University, 2012
  5. Soumen Dey - National seminar on Chemical Synthesis, held at Nistarini College, Sido Kanhu Birsa University, 2015, National Seminar on Water Pollution and its Recent Challenges (NSWPRC) held at S.K.M. University Dumka, 2011
  6. Soumen Dey - Teachers workshop on ‘Canvas of Chemistry’ held at D.P.S. Bokaro, November, 2015

Conference Papers (Total: 25, selected mentioned)

  1. Jhilirani Mohanta, Soumen Dey*,Efficient Removal of Malachite Green from Contaminated Water using Starch Fabricated Pyrolusite’, in 25th National Symposium in Chemistry, organized by CRSI, held at IIT Kanpur, July 2019.
  2. Jhilirani Mohanta, Soumen Dey*,Efficient Removal of Malachite Green from Contaminated Water using Pyrolusite, ‘Green Energy and Efficient Technology Materials (GEETAM 2019), held in Central University of Jharkhand       , March 2019.
  3. Jhilirani Mohanta, Soumen Dey*,Scavenging of Malachite Green Dye From WaterUsing alkali Activated coconut fiber, in ESDACON-2019, held in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, January 2019.
  4. Roshni Kumari, Soumen Dey*.“Synthesis of Porous Iron – Zirconium mixed oxide Hybridized Ethylene diamine Polymer for removal of Cationic dye, RAMSE-2018,
    in IIT-ISM Dhanbad, March 2018.
  5. Roshni Kumari, Soumen Dey*, A Breakthrough Column Study for removal of Malachite Green Using Coco-Peat”, in International Conference organized by Centre for Applied Chemistry, Central University of Jharkhand, March 2017.
  6. Jhilirani Mohanta, Soumen Dey*,Adsorptive Removal of CongoRed From Water by an Iron–Zirconium Binary Oxide, International Conferences on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (ICFCS), Central University of Jharkhand, March 2017.
  7. Roshni Kumari, Soumen Dey*, ‘A Comparative Breakthrough Column Study for Removal of Sunset Yellow and Malachite Green Using Coconut Coir Dust’, in National Seminar organized by Inter Disciplinary Forum, Ranchi Women’s College, June 2017
  8. Roshni Kumari, Soumen Dey*, ‘Eucalyptus Leaf: A Powerful Bio-sorbent for Scavenging of Toxic Congo Red Dye’, in 20th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry organized by Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, February 2017.
  9. Soumen Dey,* Priyanka Bhagat; ‘Methylene Blue Removal using Eucalyptus Leaves, A Low Cost Protocol Towards Environmental Sustainability’, International Conference on Environmental Challenges and Sustainability, Central University of Jharkhand,      October 2018
  10. Soumen Dey, G.K.Singh, Banashree Dey, Nazrul Islam; ‘Understanding Redox Reaction through Bridge Collapse in Kolkata’, Regional workshop on ‘Research Based Pedagogic Tools’ organized by IISER Pune, September 2018
  11. Soumen Dey, CRSI-NSC symposium held at Panjab University Chandigarh , February 2016.
  12. Soumen Dey, CRSI-National symposium in Chemistry held at NCL Pune, February 2015.
  13. Soumen Dey, ‘Arsenic mitigation’ National Conference of Indian Council of Chemists held at IIT(ISM) Dhanbad, December 2014.
Program Organized  
  1. International Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences, 2017, 16-18th March, CUJ
  2. Faculty Development Program, 2020, 21-26th September, CUJ
  3. Fire Safety Measures, 2016
Any Other Information  

Ph.D. guidance

  1. Mr. Sambasivaiah, B. (2013 -18), Awarded
  2. Ms. Roshni Kumari (2015-20), Awarded
  3. Ms. Jhilirani Mohanta (2016-21), thesis submitted
  4. Md. Atif Qaiyum (2019-), Ongoing
  5. Ms. Priyanka Priyadarsini Samal (2021-), Ongoing
Updated as on  

February, 2021