Sib Sankar Mal


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total 11.2 years and 7.10 years at NITK

Contact Details



+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3208


Faculty (author) Identifiers
Academic Background

• Ph.D. (Mentor: Prof: Ulrich Kortz, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany), 2008
• M.Sc. (IITB), 2003
• B.Sc. (Vidyasagar University), 2001

Areas of Interest

• Inorganic Chemistry
• Materials Chemistry
• Renewable Material
• Polyoxometalate Chemistry
• Catalysis

Significant Projects

1. Synthesis of Polyoxometalates-nanoparticles Hybrid based catalysts for Alkane oxidation (2015-2018), DST Young Scientist, Govt. of India.
2. Vanadium Based Polyoxometalates: Synthesis, Structure, Characterization and study of its Electrochemical Properties (2017-2020), CSIR
3. Synthesis of Levulinate esters using heteropolycids as potentially green catalyst"(2019-2020)- Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST).

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 1, Master students: 16, Summer students: 4
Ongoing : 4

Significant Publications

1. Investigation of structural and physico-chemical properties of rice starch with varied amylose content: A combined microscopy, spectroscopy, and thermal study
Indira Govindaraju, Guan-Yu Zhuo, Ishita Chakraborty, Sindhoora Kaniyala Melanthota, Sib Sankar Mal, Bhaswati Sarmah, Vishwa Jyoti Baruah, Krishna Kishore Mahato, Nirmal Mazumder* Food Hydrocolloids, 2021, 122, 107093 (I.F. 9.1)
2. Investigations into the Supercapacitor activity of bisphosphonate-polyoxovanadate compounds
Anjana Anandan Vannathan, Dewendra Thakre, Sk Rajab Ali, Mrinmoy De, Abhishek Banerjee,* Sib Sankar Mal* Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2021, 304, 122566 (I.F. 3.5)
3. Organic Cation Linkers Polyoxomolybdate-Polypyrrol nanocomposite based supercapacitors Muhammed Anees P. K., Anjana Anandan Vannathan, Tatinaidu Kella, Debaprasad Shee, Sib Sankar Mal* Ionics, 2021, 27,
4023-4035. (I.F. 2.8)
4. Electrochemical performance of activated carbon-supported polyoxomolybdates electrodes for energy conversion
Sukanya Maity, Anjana Anandan Vannathan, Tatinaidu Kella, Debaprasad Shee, Partha Pratim Das* and Sib Sankar Mal* Ceramics International, 2021, 47, 27132-2741 (I.F. 4.5)
5. Activated Carbon-Supported Vanado-Nickelate (IV) Based Hybrid Materials for Energy Application
Sukanya Maity, Neethu B. M., Tatinaidu Kella, Debaprasad Shee, Partha Pratim Das,* and Sib Sankar Mal* Journal of Energy Storage 2021, 40, 102727 (I.F. 6.6)
6. One-pot synthesis of Polyoxometalate decorated polyindole for the high energy storage supercapacitors
Anjana, Anandan Vannathan, Tatinaidu Kella, Debaprasad Shee, Sib Sankar Mal* ACSOmega 2021, 6(17), 11199-11208. (I.F. 3.5)
7. Recent advances in the preparation of levulinic esters from biomass-derived furanic and levulinic chemical platforms using heteropoly acid (HPA) catalysts
Navya S Bhat, Sib Sankar Mal, Saikat Dutta*, Molecular Catalysis 2021, 505, 111484. (I.F. 5.062)
8. Improved electrochemical performance of graphene oxide supported vanadomanganate (IV) nanohybrid electrode material for supercapacitors
Sparsha Kumari, Sukanya Maity, Anjana A. Vannathan, Debaprasad Shee, Partha Pratim
Das,* and Sib Sankar Mal* Ceramics International, 2020, 3, 3028-3035.
9. Efficient preparation of alkyl benzoates by heteropolyacid-catalysed esterification of benzoic acid under solvent-free condition
Ritesh Tiwari, Anoosha Rahman, Sharath Bandibairanahalli Onkarappa, Sib Sankar Mal*, and Saikat Dutta* ChemistrySylect, 2019, 4, 9119-9123.
10. Width dependence of the 0.5x(2e2/h) conductance plateau in InAs quantum point contacts in presence of lateral spin-orbit coupling
Partha Pratim Das,* Marc Cahay*, Sashi Kalita, Sib Sankar Mal, Alok K. Jha, Scientific Reports, 2019, 9 (1),12172.
11. Efficient and scalable production of alkyl levulinates from cellulose-derived levulinic acid using heteropolyacid catalysts
Sarath B. Onkarappa, Manjunath G. Javoor, Sib Sankar Mal*, and Saikat Dutta* ChemistrySelect, 2019, 4, 2501-2504.
12. Polyoxovanadates inhibition of Escherichia coli growth shows a reverse correlation with Ca2+-ATPase inhibition
Dorinda Marques-da-Silva, Gil Fraqueza., Lagoa, R., Anjana A. Vannathan, Sib Sankar Mal* and Manuel Aureliano*, New Journal of Chemistry, 2019, doi:10.1039/c9nj01208g
13. Inhibition of Na + /K + -ATPase activity from the basal membrane of the epithelia by phosphovanadate PV14
Gil Fraqueza, Juan Fuentes, Lulas Krivosudský, Saikat Dutta, Sib Sankar Mal*, Annette Rompel* and Manuel Aureliano*, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2019, 197, 110700
14. Retention of high dielectric constant sodium beta alumina in solution combustion: role of aluminum ions complexation with urea, glycine and citric acid
Bikesh Gupta, Pavan Pujar, Sib Sankar Mal, Dipti Gupta, Saumen Mandal, Ceramic International, 2018, 44, 1500-1511.
15. Porous base-metal catalysts for alkaline-free sodium borohydride hydrolysis
Mehdi Mostajeran, Vanessa Prévot, Sib Sankar Mal, Emily Mattiussi, Boyd R. Davis, R. Tom Baker, International journal of hydrogen energy, 2017, 42, 20092-20102.


• Recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow
• ACS membership
• Recipient of GDCh Scholarship for ‘2nd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress’ Program
• Recipient of DFG Fellowship for the PhD programme.
• Recipient of Madhav Pandya Scholarship from IIT Bombay

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