Dr. Satyaprakash Ahirwar

Designation : Assistant Professor

Broad Area of Expertise : Materials Engineering

Email : satyaprakash{at}iitgoa.ac.in

Contact Number : 0832-2490-146

Address : PG Block, IIT Goa

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Educational Qualifications

  1. Ph.D., Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay (2018)
  2. B. Tech. + M. Tech. (Dual Degree), Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT Bombay (2011)

Areas of Research

Functionalized Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Materials

  • Nanomaterials: Graphene Quantum Dot derivatives (GQDs, GOQDs, S/N doped GQDs). Gold and Silver Nanoparticles, Graphene derivatives.

Applications

  • NanoBio, Cancer Therapy (Photodynamic Therapy and Targeted Therapy)

Courses Taught

ME222 - Engineering Metallurgy

CM603 - Science and Technology of Colloids (Course Instructors: Dr. Kedar Joshi and Dr. Satyaprakash Ahirwar)


Professional Appointments

  1. Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Materials Sciences, IIT Goa (Nov. 2021 – Present)
  2. Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, VIT Vellore (Apr. 2019 – Oct. 2021)
  3. Project Research Scientist, IIT Bombay and Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre (Sep. 2018 – Apr. 2019)

Recent Publications

Patents

  1. S. Ahirwar, S. Mallick, D. Bahadur: Indian Patent application number: 201721012429; ‘Method for Preparing Graphene Quantum Dots and Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots’ (Status: Granted, Patent No.: 334330, Grant Date: 11-03-2020)
  2. S. Ahirwar, S. Mallick, D. Bahadur: Indian Patent application number: 201721014137; ‘Method for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer Cells using Graphene based Quantum Dots’ (Status: Granted, Patent No.: 357302, Grant Date: 29-01-2021)
  3. V. Jangir, S. Ahirwar, S. Mallick: Indian Patent application number: 201821038649; ‘Method for Recovering Yttrium Oxide from Phosphor’ (Status: Granted, Patent No.: 398773, Grant Date: 08-06-2022)

Publications

  1. S. Ahirwar, S. Mallick, D. Bahadur: ‘Electrochemical Method to Prepare Graphene Quantum Dots and Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots’, ACS Omega (2017) 8343−8353.
  2. S. Ahirwar, S. Mallick, D. Bahadur: ‘Photodynamic Therapy Using Graphene Quantum Dot Derivatives’, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 282 (2019) 121107.
  3. S. Kumar, S. Ahirwar, A. Satpati: ‘Insight into the PEC and Interfacial Charge Transfer Kinetics at the Mo Doped BiVO4 Photoanodes’, RSC Advances 9 (2019) 41368−41382.
  4. D. D. Pathak, S. Ahirwar, B. P. Mandal, A. K. Tyagi: â€˜Improved Li storage performance of SnO nanodisc on SnO2 Quantum dots embedded carbon matrix’, Nanotechnology 33 (2022) 30 305401.

Recognition and Awards

Invited Talk

  1. Prof. D. Bahadur, Dr. S. Ahirwar. ‘GQDs as Effective Photosensitizer for Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer’, 4th International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials, the Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre, Newcastle, Australia. October 17-21, 2022.

Project Grant received

  1. Project title: Photodynamic Therapy Using Graphene Quantum Dots
    Project sponsor: Science & Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
    Grant: 31 Lakh
    Duration: 2023 - 2026

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