Dr. Amulya Prasad Panda
Assistant Professor (Chemistry)


Expert Areas : Materials Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Remediation of groundwater and environmental contaminants, Drinking water and waste water Treatment, Surface and Interfacial Chemistry

Dr. Amulya Prasad Panda is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the department of CURIN at Chitkara University, Punjab. He has received his Ph.D. from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, specializing in materials chemistry with water treatment applications. He has authored/co-authored in high-impact (IF > 15) peer-reviewed journal publications. He also has developed (IN patent granted) a simplified and affordable and arsenic filter, which is now in the process of commercialization.

He has awarded with CSIR-SRF, Govt. of India for his doctoral research work and also received first prizes in various international conferences. Along with his Ph.D., he has worked as a Research Fellow (02-year JRF and 01-year SRF) for 3 years under a BRNS-sponsored project, which was awarded with “Excellent Grade”. Here, he has gained invaluable experience in both lab and pilot scale research experiments related to water treatment.

His research interests centred around developing sustainable materials for solving various environmental problems (water and waste water treatment, heterogeneous catalysis) and understanding their chemistry at molecular levels.  With the help of present expertise, he would like to expand his research by developing sustainable materials and end-user products for solving real-life problems.

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Awards
  • Patents
  • Education
  • Service


  1. A. P. Panda, M. Giri, K.K. Jena, S.M. Alhassan, S.A. Kumar, U. Jha, S. K. Swain, Understanding the As(III) oxidative performance of MnO2 polymorphs (α, β, and γ) and synthesis of an efficient nanocomposite of iron ore slime derived 2-line ferrihydrite and γ-MnO2 for sequestration of total arsenic from aqueous solution, Chem. Eng. J. 442 (2022) 136075. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2022.136075 (IF: 15.1).
  2. A. P. Panda, P. Rout, S.A. Kumar, U. Jha, S.K. Swain, Enhanced performance of a core–shell structured Fe(0)@Fe oxide and Mn(0)@Mn oxide (ZVIM) nanocomposite towards remediation of arsenic contaminated drinking water, J. Mater. Chem. A. 8 (2020) 4318–4333. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0TA00611D (IF: 11.9). This article is part of the themed collection: Editor’s choice: Hydrothermal Materials Synthesis
  3. A. P. Panda, U. Jha, S.K. Swain, Synthesis of nanostructured CuO loaded boehmite (CuO_Boehmite) for adsorptive removal of As(III/V) from aqueous solution, J. Water Process Eng. 37 (2020) 101506. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101506 (IF: 7)
  4. A. P. Panda, P. Rout, K.K. Jena, S.M. Alhassan, S.A. Kumar, U. Jha, R.K. Dey, S.K. Swain, Core–shell structured zero-valent manganese (ZVM): a novel nanoadsorbent for efficient removal of As(iii) and As(v) from drinking water, J. Mater. Chem. A. 7 (2019) 9933–9947. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9TA00428A (IF: 11.9)
  5. A. P. Panda, P. Rout, K.K. Jena, S.M. Alhassan, S.A. Kumar, U. Jha, R.K. Dey, S.K. Swain, Exploring nanostructured Zr/Cu composite oxide (NZCO) as an efficient adsorbent for removal of As(III) and As(V) from aqueous Solution, ChemistrySelect. 4 (2019) 5925–5936. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201901094 (IF: 2.1)
  6. K.K Jena, A. P. Panda, S. Verma, G.K. Mani, S.K. Swain, S. M. Alhassan, MWCNTs-ZnO-SiO2 mesoporous nano-hybrid materials for CO2 capture, J. Alloy. Compd. 800 (2019) 279-285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.06.011 (IF: 6.2)
  7. S.K. Swain, S.B. Patel, A. P. Panda, T. Patnaik, R.K.Dey, Pea (Pisum sativum L.) peel waste carbon loaded with zirconium: study of kinetics, thermodynamics and mechanism of fluoride adsorption, Sep. Sci. Technol., 54 (2019) 2194-2211,  https://doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2018.1543320 (IF: 2.8) 
  8. S.B. Patel, A. P. Panda, S.K. Swain, T. Patnaik, F. Muller, S.D. Ouldriane, L. Duclaux, R.K. Dey, Development of aluminum and zirconium based xerogel for defluoridation of drinking water: Study of material properties, solution kinetics and thermodynamics, J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 6 (2018) 6231-6242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2018.09.031 (IF: 7.7)


1. RSC Advances, Royal Society of Chemistry

Field of Specialisation

Teaching Interest:

Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics, Surface Chemistry, Analytical Instrumentation, Water Chemistry.

Research Interests:

Materials Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Remediation of groundwater and environmental contaminants, Drinking water and waste water Treatment, Surface and Interfacial Chemistry, Water Filtration Device (Lab Scale and Pilot Experiment), Polymer composite, Heterogeneous Catalysis

  1. CSIR- SRF (Senior Research Fellowship), CSIR, Govt. of India, 2020
  2. 1st Prize for Oral presentation award in IV-SEEC 2019 international conference, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur
  3. 1st Prize for Oral presentation award and Research Colloquium 2019 conferences, BIT Mesra, Ranchi
  4. 3rd Best Poster Presentation award in ICECS 2018 international conference, CUJ, Jharkhand
  5. Qualified Chemistry Olympiad, Orissa Chemical Society, 2010
  1. A household filter unit using iron ore fines (IOF) and manganese ore (MO) for decontamination of arsenic from groundwater, Indian Patent (Patent No.: 398783, Granted on 08/06/2022), Inventors: Sanjaya Kumar Swain, Amulya Prasad Panda, Usha Jha, Sanjukta A. Kumar
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, 2022
  • M.Sc., Applied Chemistry, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, 2016
  • B.Sc., Chemistry (Hons.), Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, 2014


  • Assistant Professor, CURIN, Chitkara University, Punjab, Feb 2023 to Present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE), Krishnankoil, Tamil Nadu, Oct 2022 to Jan 2023.