Santosh Kumar


  • 2.01 Chemical Engineering Department, University of Bath, Claverton Down

    BA2 7AY Bath

    UK United Kingdom

  • 9 WEST 2.01A

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Research interests

Advanced Functional Materials: nanomaterials synthesis such as metal, metal oxides, carbon-based materials, layer double hydroxides, perovskites, metal-organic framework, and composite nanostructures.

Fundamental Chemistry: surface & interface, band-structure alignment, charge dynamics studies, reaction intermediate & mechanism.

Photocatalysis and Photoelectrocatalysis for Clean Energy and Environment: solar fuels production from water splitting and CO2 reduction, and solar-biofuels from photochemical biomass conversion. Environmental remediation; liquid and gas phase pollutants degradation.

Teaching interests

Physical Chemistry

Environmental Chemsitry

Heterogeneous Catalysis

Advanced analytical techniques


Renewable Energy Technologies

Industrial process fundamentals

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Aston University


Chemistry (Nanomaterials), Doctor of Science, National Institute of Technology, Warangal


Chemistry, Master in Science, Kakatiya University


Chemistry, Physcis and Mathematics , Bachelor of Science, Osmania University


External positions

Higher Education Academy

Jan 2018 → …

PDRA, Aston University

Aug 2014Mar 2018

Visiting PhD student, IIT Delhi



  • QD Chemistry
  • Nanomaterials
  • physical chemistry
  • Surface Science
  • Catalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Solar Fuels
  • Environmental remediation
  • Renewable energy
  • Porous materials
  • Heterostructures
  • Green Chemsitry

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Carbon Monoxide Chemical Compounds
Heterojunctions Chemical Compounds
Nanocomposites Chemical Compounds
Photocatalysts Chemical Compounds
Degradation Chemical Compounds
Nanostructured materials Chemical Compounds
rhodamine B Chemical Compounds
Photocatalysis Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2012 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

A direct Z-scheme g-C3N4/FeWO4 nanocomposite for Enhanced and Selective Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction under Visible Light

Bhosale, R., Jain, S., Prabhakaran Vinod, C., Kumar, S. & Ogale, S., 25 Jan 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access

Nanocatalysts for CO2 Conversions

Kumar, S., Wei Li & Adam F Lee, 26 Jun 2019, Nanoparticle Design and Characterization for Catalytic Applications in Sustainable Chemistry. Luque, R. & Prinsen, P. (eds.). Royal Society of Chemistry, p. 207-235 29 p. (Catalysis Series; no. 38).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Pyro-electrolytic water splitting for hydrogen generation

Zhang, Y., Kumar, S., Marken, F., Krasny, M., Roake, E., Eslava, S., Dunn, S., Da Como, E. & Bowen, C. R., 1 Apr 2019, In : Nano Energy. 58, p. 183-191 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle