Dr. Bishnu P. Biswal


Assistant Professor
School of Chemical Sciences
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar
Jatni, Khurda - 752050, Odisha, INDIA
Email: bp.biswal[at]niser.ac.in; bp.biswalchem[at]gmail.com
Phone: +91 674 249 4444 (Office); +91 674 249 4455 (Lab)                                                                              URL: www.biswalchem.com


12/2020-Present: Assistant Professor, School of Chemical Sciences, NISER Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

12/2017-08/2020: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow
                             Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstr. 1, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany
                             (Advisor: Prof. Bettina V. Lotsch, FRSC)
09/2016-09/2017: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
                             Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden (TU-Dresden), Dresden-01069, Germany
                             (Advisor: Prof. Xinliang Feng, FRSC)


07/2011-04/2017: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), AcSIR, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
                             (Advisors: Prof. Rahul Banerjee, FRSC and Prof. Ulhas K. Kharul)
07/2008-06/2010: Master of Chemistry (MSc.), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
07/2005-06/2008: Bachelor of Chemistry (BSc.), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


1) DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award, Govt. of India (2019)
2) Prof. RC Tripathy Memorial Award (Young Scientist), OCS, Odisha (2019)
3) Thermax-ASSET Award (Medal and Cash) for Best Ph.D. Thesis (2017)
4) Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2016)
5) Best Research Scholar Award (Cash and Citation), NCL-Research Foundation (2015)
6) International Travel Grant Award, SERB-DST, Govt. of India (2015)
7) All India CSIR-UGC-NET-JRF and SRF, (2011-2016)
8) Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering [GATE], (2011)
9) HariHara Mishra Scholarship (Rank in M.Sc.), Utkal University, Odisha (2009-2010)
10) Susilabati Khosla Award (2003)


1) Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC ID: 676920)
2) Patron Member of the Odisha Chemical Society (PM/168/19)
3) Life member of Indian Crystallographic Association (LM429)