Somenath Mitra is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science. His group has developed techniques for self-assembly of carbon nanotubes in large structures for the purpose of chromatography and chemical separation. His work with carbon nanotubes includes applications in solar cells, batteries, water purification and membranes for sea water desalination. His other area of research is in development of techniques for real time environmental monitoring and sensors. His research has been funded by the EPA STAR program, NIH, NIEHS, NSF, US Army, NASA and US DOE. His work has been featured in various media articles, such as the Bulletin of Material Research Society, Chemical Technology of Royal Society of Chemistry, Popular Science, Chemical and Engineering News and publications of the National Cancer Institute. His work on carbon nanotube based solar cells received international media attention and was featured in news media ranging from Popular Science to the Discovery Channel.
Mitra has published over 125 refereed manuscripts, 7 book chapters, presented more than 250 papers in national and international conferences. Nearly a quarter of the presentations were invited lectures. He is the coauthor and editor of two books. In 2009, he was the co-recipient of a Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from Research and Development Council of New Jersey.
Last update: August 14, 2013
Topics: carbon nanotubes, nanochips, chemical sensors, nanoelectronics, high-performance throwaway chemical sensorsa