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Qualifications

June 2022 – present: SFI-IRC Pathways Research Group Leader at the Department of Chem. Sci., University of Limerick, Ireland

January 2019 – May 2022: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Technical University of Munich, Germany

January 2017 – December 2019: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Chem. Sci., University of Limerick, Ireland

Awards

SFI-IRC Pathways Research Award from the Science Foundation Ireland

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship from the European Commission

Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Irish Research Council, Ireland

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation, Germany

Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Award of the Humboldt foundation, Germany

SERB-ITS Travel Grant from Science and Engineering Research Board, India

Summer Research Fellowship from JNCASR, India

Research and Teaching Interests

Materials chemistry meets Separation science at the following crossroads:

  1. Purification chemistry using physisorbent platforms/families;
  2. Challenging gas and vapour separations: Carbon capture and utilisation; Light hydrocarbon separations; Removal of toxins;
  3. New approaches to gas and vapour storage;
  4. Freshwater purification;
  5. Development of nanoporous solids for molecular separations, sensing, storage and energy sustainability.

Soumya Mukherjee

Dr Soumya Mukherjee read the Chemistry (Honours) Bachelor’s degree at the University of Calcutta. A Master’s degree with specialisation in organic chemistry followed at the same university. He then relocated to the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, India in 2011, to study the chemistry of porous solids. Under the tutelage of Prof Sujit K. Ghosh, this five and half years’ doctoral dissertation completed in November 2016, earning him a PhD degree in mid-2017. A 3-year postdoctoral research (2017 Jan – 2019 Dec) at the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick (UL) followed with Prof Mike Zaworotko’s group.

As an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow, Dr Mukherjee next moved to Prof Roland A. Fischer’s AMC chair at the Technical University of Munich. During 2019-2021, The Royal Society of Chemistry and the IUPAC admitted Dr Mukherjee as an MRSC (August 2019) and an affiliate member (May 2021), respectively. In 2021, he was awarded: A) the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) from the European Commission, under the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020; B) Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Irish Research Council.

With funding from an SFI-IRC Pathways Grant, Dr Mukherjee began his independent research career and established his own research group at the Department of Chemical Sciences, UL. The group NanoSorbLab is making headways into the development of energy-efficient nanoporous adsorbents (particularly those fostering environmental sustainability).

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