Dr. Pooja Devi

A passionate material scientist, science communicator and technologist.

Women are very serious and sincere about any task they take. Their multitasking capability and seriousness can contribute to this important domain for the sustainability of humans living on one and only planet earth.

Principal Scientist

Dr Pooja is working as a principal scientist at CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation. She has done her PhD in Engineering Sciences from the AcSIR, New Delhi and M. Tech. in Nanotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Her major research interest includes materials design for Hydrogen production, water/air pollutants degradation, and water pollutants monitoring. She is currently working towards the synthesis of smart heterostructure and hybrid catalysts, engineering for their catalytic sites, as well as addressing their scalability challenges for commercial applications.

She has published around 84 research papers in high-impact journals, 6 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, edited 07 books as lead editor, and published 22 book chapters. She has also filed 03 patents, 02 design registration, and 02 copyright/trademarks and developed 04 technologies, 02 of which are transferred to the industries. She is also a recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships including the NASI Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (2021), CSIR Raman Research Fellowship (2022), IEI Young Engineer Award, INAE Young Engineer Award (2020), SERB Women Excellence Award (2020), Young Associateship of Indian Academy of Science (2019-22), Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratan Award (2019), Young Scientist Award (2019) from Indian Science Congress Association, Young Scientist Award (2019) from International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, IUSSTF Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) fellowship (2017), Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship (2010), etc. She is also a young associate/member of major national academies of the country including INAE, IASc, and NASI. She is currently serving as a core committee member of the Indian Young National Academy of Science (INYAS), INSA, New Delhi. She has also represented India at several international platforms including BRICS Young Scientist Conclave and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Young Scientist Conclave. She has been recently listed under Eminent 125 women in Science by CII Compendium released by PSA (2022).

1. Pooja Devi, How to Make and Present a Research Project? 30th National Children’s Science Congress-2022: Teachers Orientation Workshop, 7th November 2022, CSIO, Chandigarh.

2. Pooja Devi, How to make an effective presentation of research outcome?. Summer School on Skill Development for Scientific Writing, 13th September 2022, National Young Academy of Bnagladesh (Online)

3. Pooja Devi, Ti3C2/NiMo MXene Hybrid for Electro catalytic Wastewater to Hydrogen Generation, Shaping the Energy Future: Challenges & Opportunities, SEFCO-2022, CSIR-IIP Dehradun, 26th August 2022.

4. Pooja Devi, How I became a Scientist?, Speak Up Kalpana Series, 13th August 2022.

5. Pooja Devi, 2D Materials for Clean Energy Generation and Environmental Monitoring, 9th July 2022, National Conference on Nanoscience and Instrumentation Technology (NCNIT), Kurukshetra

6. Pooja Devi, Learning from my Journey, IEEE NTC WIN/DEI Leadership Series, 30th August 2022 (Online)

7. Pooja Devi, Materials for Optical Detection of Water Pollutants, PRAYAS-INYAS Teach for Science Series, 14th August 2022.

8. Pooja Devi, Catalyst Design for Waste water Feedstock for Hydrogen Generation, iCEN 72: Materials and Technologies for Hydrogen Generation and Utilization for Societal Applications, 9th August 2022 (Online)

9. Pooja Devi, 2D Materials Interfaced Heterostructures for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting of Water and Wastewater, First Online International Conference on Advanced Two-Dimensional Materials (ICAM-2022), Advanced Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL), Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai, 10th June 2022

10. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), 2D Materials Interfaced Heterostructures for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting of Water and Wastewater, National Symposium on Electrochemical Science and Technology, NSEST-2022, 25th June 2022, IISc, Bangalurur

11. Pooja Devi (invited Talk), 2D Materials Electrodes for Wastewater to Hydrogen Generation, Empowering S&T with Women- A Step towards a New Era, IIT Jodhpur, 19th April 2022.

12. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), MXenes for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Generation from Wastewater, 15th May 2022, ChemCatCon 2.0, IIT Gandhinagar.

13. K. Roy and Pooja Devi, Heterostructuring MoS2/MoSe2 for Basal plane activation on Silicon nanowires for efficient photoelectrochemical H2 generation, International Conference on Advanced Two Dimensional Materials (ICAM-2022), June 9-11, 2022, Chennai.

14. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Materials engineering for energy recovery from wastewater, 1st bilateral meeting on Smart Materials for Energy and Environmental Technology (Smart meet-2022), CSIO-INST, 25th March 2022.

15. Pooja Devi (Panellist), Challenges for Women in Leadership and Decision Making Spaces, International Women Day, CSIO, Chandigarh, 8th March 2022.

16. Pooja Devi (Invited Speaker), Strategies for Atam Nirbhar Bharat through SDGs and Gender Equality, AMITY University, Noida, 9th March 2022.

17. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Role of Women in Science, International Women Day, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, 7th March 2022.

18. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Materials Engineering for Environmental Application: Lab to Land Translation" Research Conclave '22, IIT Indore, 11th February 2022.

19. Pooja Devi, Nanoengineered Materials for Catalytic Water Splitting: Fundamental Aspects and Challenges, Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai, 11th September 2021

20. Pooja Devi, Women Empowerment Emerging Dimensions, Chandigarh University, 11th September 2021

21. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Green Synthesized Hybrid Nanostructured Materials for Green Hydrogen, NatFoE, IIT Hyderabad, 10th July 2021.

22. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), IoT Enabled Smart Sensor Technologies for Water Quality Monitoring , in Faculty Development Programme on “Application of Artificial Intelligence in Research and development” CSIR-AMPRI, July 06, 2021.

23. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Women and Technology, IEEE Student Branch LBS Institute of Technology for Women, 4th May 2021

24. Pooja Devi (Invited talk), Materials for Environment Applications, Center for Nano science and Nanotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 26th March 2021

25. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Optical Materials for Water Pollutants Detection and Degradation, National Physical Laboratory, 15th March 2021

26. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Women in Science: Challenges and Achievements, Adamas University-Kolkata, 11th February 2021

27. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Fundamentals and instrumentation of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering, Recent Advances in Nano-Photonics Technology, SKIT, JAIPUR, 16th December 2020

28. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), IoT in Water Quality Monitoring, ATAL FDP on Artificial Intelligence, CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal, 19th November 2020.

29. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Fluorescent Materials and Devices for Water Quality Monitoring”, GNDU, Amritsar, 25th September 2020.

30. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Carbon Quantum Dots: A promising probe for water quality monitoring, FDP on Emerging Trends in Nanoelectronics, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management & Gramothan (SKIT), Jaipur, 23rd September 2020.

31. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Presentation and Writing Skills, GNDU Amritsar, 22nd September 2020.

32. Pooja Devi (invited Talk), 2D Materials Engineering for Solar Water Splitting, FDP on Advancements in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, UIET, PU, 21st September 2020.

33. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Materials engineering for environmental application: Status and Challenges” FDP on “Recent Trends on Material Science and Engineering”, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Jaipur, 21st August 2020.

34. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Fellowship Opportunities for Women Scientists in India, An International Webinar on Empowering Women in Science – Unleashing Latent Talent, July 10 2020.

35. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Engineered Materials and Devices for Water Pollutants Detection”, AGM, Indian Academy of Sciences, 3rd July 2020.

36. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Current Challenges and Solutions for Water Quality/Pollutants Monitoring, National Webinar on Scientific Achievements, Current Challenges, Problems and Scientific & Technical Terminology, Mukeria, 28th August 2020.

37. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Materials Engineering for Environmental Applications: Status and Challenges, Recent Trends in Materials Science and Engineering (RTMSE-2020), Rajsthan Technical University, Kota, 21st August 2020.

38. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Nanotechnology”, DST-GoR-INYAS Webinar Series, 8th April 2020.

39. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Women in Science”, National Science Day, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh, 26th February 2020.

40. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Water Quality Sensors and Systems for Sustainable Development”, ECO-EUREKA Workshop on Water Testing and Analysis, Chandigarh University, 25th February 2020.

41. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Materials for Solar Hydrogen Production”, “Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on Materials Engineering for Sustainable Environment and Energy (MESEE-2020)”, CSIO Chandigarh, 10th January 2020.

42. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Waste to Wealth Approach for Clean Energy Solution and Environmental Remediation”, International Conference in Recent Trends in Materials and Devices (ICRTMD-2019), AMITY, Noida, 19th December 2019.

43. Pooja Devi (Oral Presentation), “Ion Chromatography and Materials Engineering for Water Quality Analysis”, “Basic and Advance Skill for Water Testing and Analysis”, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh, 16th December 2019.

44. Pooja Devi (Oral Presentation), “Electrochemistry for Energy, Sensors, and Corrosion”, Workshop on Electrochemical Techniques for Sensors, Energy, and Corrosion Application (WET-2019), CSIO Chandigarh, 18th November 2019.

45. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Transition Metal Oxides and Nitrides for Catalytic Solar Hydrogen Production from Water”, National Workshop on Catalysis for Clean Energy and Safe Environment, 2019, Punjab University, 16th November 2019.

46. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Opportunities for Women in STEM”, IEEE Women’s Summit-2019, CSIO Chandigarh, 1st October 2019

47. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Harnessing Solar Energy for Hydrogen Production: A sustainable technological Solution, “One-day Seminar on Interdisciplinary in the Environmental Sciences: Challenges and Frontiers”, UIET, Kurukshetra University, 19th April 2019

48. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Materials Engineering for Next-Generation Energy Harvesting Solutions”, UIET, Punjab University, 3rd April 2019.

49. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Functional Carbonaceous Materials for Heavy Metals Quantification in Water”, International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM-2019)” 6th-7th February 2019, Jamia Malia University, Delhi, India

50. Pooja Devi (Oral Presentation), “Selective detection of toxic metalloids using carbonaceous nanostructured materials”, GC Jain Memorial Lecture, 1st Indian Material Science Conclave, and 30th AGM Material Research Society of India, 14th February 2019, Iisc Bangalore, India

51. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy”, Management Development Programme on Operation and Maintenance of Analytical Equipment, January 14, 2019, Chandigarh, India

52. Pooja Devi (Oral Presentation), “Carbonaceous Fluorescent Dots: Promising Candidates for Applications in Sensing, Energy Harvesting, and Security Inks, Under ISCA Young Scientist Award Category, 106th Indian Science Congress, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, 4th January 2019.

53. Pooja Devi (Oral Presentation), Materials for Emerging Water Pollutants Detection, BRICS Young Scientist Alumni Conclave, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 3rd December 2018.

54. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Electrochemistry: Fundamentals and Applications, Upskilling Chemistry Teachers on latest Pedagogical tools for Impactful Teaching, VIGNAN University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, 9th December 2018.

55. Pooja Devi (Oral Presentation), “ Materials Engineering for Sustainable Solutions Towards Environment and Energy”, ISEES Young Scientist and Best Thesis Award Lecture Session, 3rd International Conference of International Society for Energy, Environment and sustainability, “Sustainable energy and environment challenges (SEEC 2018), IIT Roorkee, 18th December 2018.

56. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Functionalized Carbon Quantum Dots for Water Pollutants Monitoring: Lab to Land”, Pooja D., Anupma Thakur, and P. Kumar, International Conference on Nanotechnology: Ideas, Innovations, and Initiatives-2017 (ICN:3I-2017); December 06-08 2017, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India

57. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Carbon Quantum Dots for Water Pollutants Monitoring” in, 6th National Conference on Nanoscience and Instrumentation Technology, March 29-30, 2018

58. Pooja Devi (Oral Presentation), “III-nitride nanostructures for solid-state lighting, renewable energy, and next-generation sensor application”, International Symposium on Functional Materials (ISFM-2018): Energy and Biomedical Applications, 13th-15th April 2018, Chandigarh, India

59. Pooja Devi, (Expert Faculty Lecture), “Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy”, Management Development Programme on Operation and Maintenance of Analytical Equipment, January 18, 2018, Chandigarh, India

60. Pooja Devi, (Lecture and Hands-on Session), “Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy and Gas Chromatography”, Management Development Programme on Operation, Maintenance & Repair of ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT from 2nd January – 27th January 2017, Chandigarh, India

61. Pooja Devi, (Expert faculty lecture) ‘Ion Chromatography: Theory, Working Principle and Applications’ Hands-on training cum workshop on ‘Spectroscopic and Chromatographic Techniques’ 27-30th November 2017.

62. Pooja Devi, (Expert faculty lecture) ‘Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy: Working Principle and Applications’ Hands-on training cum workshop on ‘Spectroscopic and Chromatographic Techniques’ 27-30th November 2017.

International Talks:

1. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), 2D Materials Heterostructure for Green H2 generation, Indo-US SPARC virtual workshop, IIT Mandi, 16th March 2022.

2. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), Hybrid Materials for Photo-electrochemical Wastewater Splitting to Hydrogen, DST-UKIERI Partnership Development International Workshop on “Water for all: Addressing issues surrounding water quality, quantity and waste water treatment in India” 11-13th January, 2022, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Aasam Agricultural University (online), 12th January 2022.

3. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Materials in Waste Water Treatment and Energy Generation”, Trends in Wastewater treatment and resource recovery for energy and environmental applications, National University of Ireland, Republic of Ireland, 29th April 2021

4. Pooja Devi and R. Y. Lai (Poster Presentation), “Design and Fabrication of Electrochemical Selenium Sensors”, Water Resources of the US Great Plains Region Symposium on Water Resources of the U.S. Great Plains Region: Status and Future, October 24-26, Nebraska, Lincoln, USA.

5. Pooja Devi, C. Schultz and R. Y. Lai (Oral Presentation), “Design and Fabrication of Electrochemical Peptide-based Selenium Sensors”, “ACS Midwest Regional Meeting, October 21-23, 2018, Ames, Iowa, USA.

6. Pooja Devi and Praveen Kumar (Oral Presentation), “III-Nitrides Nanostructures for Next-Generation Energy Harvesting and Sensing Devices”, at “Science and Research Opportunities in India (Sci-RoI)” September 7-8, 2018, Chicago, USA

7. Pooja Devi (Oral Presentation) “Advances in Carbon Nanolights in Sensors”, Water Theme, BRICS YS Conclave, Durban, South Africa, May 25-June 30, 2018

8. Pooja Devi (Invited Talk), “Sensors & Systems: Key Components for Water Quality and Treatment Solutions Monitoring” under “Water treatment technology and delivery to the social theme” in two days “Indo-French Thematic School & Workshop” held at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun during 28- 29 March 2018.

9. Pooja Devi (Oral Presentation), “Carbon Quantum Dots for Water Pollutants Monitoring: Lab to Land”, Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Orlando, Florida, USA, February 25 – March 1, 2018

1. Prachi Rajput and Pooja Devi, In-situ Synthesized Gold Nanoparticles Modified Mo2C MXene for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering, Graphene and 2D Materials, 2022, Accepted

2. Swapna, Omkar, C.S. Sharma and Pooja Devi*, A Noble Metal-free Candle Soot Derived Carbon Electro catalyst for Simultaneous H2 Generation and Wastewater Treatment, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 2022, Accepted, [IF: 4.383].

3. Shelly Singla, Soumen Basu, and Pooja Devi*, Solar Light Responsive 2D/2D BiVO4/SnS2 Nanocomposite for Photocatalytic Elimination of Recalcitrant Antibiotics and Photoelectrocatalytic Water Splitting with High Performance, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2022, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2022.10.051, [IF: 6.76].

4. Nancy Sidana, Prachi Rajput, Pooja Devi*, and Harminder Kaur, A simple and highly selective colorimetric sensing of Hg2+ ions based on Anti-aggregation of gold nanoparticles, IEEE Sensors, 2022, 1-1, Doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2022.3213686, [IF: 3.301].

5. Manpreet Kaur, Surinder Kumar Mehta, Pooja Devi, and S.K. Kansal, NH2-MIL-125(Ti) nanoparticles decorated over ZnO microrods: An efficient bifunctional material for degradation of levofloxacin and detection of Cu(II), Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2022, 928: 166909, 2022. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2022.166909, [IF: 6.371].

6. Anupma Thakur and Pooja Devi, A Comprehensive Review on Water Quality Monitoring Devices: Materials Advances, Current Status, and Future Perspective, Critical Review in Analytical Chemistry, 2022 May 6;1-26. doi: 10.1080/10408347.2022.2070838 [IF; 6.535]


7. Nancy Sidana, Pooja Devi, and Harminder Kaur, Schiff Base Modified Paper Test Strips for Naked Eye Detection of Copper Ions in Mixed Aqueous Media, IEEE Sensors, 2022, 1 – 1, DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2022.3151366 [IF: 3.301]. [2022-23]

8. Anupma Thakur, Sujata Vohra and Pooja Devi, Green Synthesized Au@Carbon Dots for Colorimetric and Spectroscopic Detection of L-cysteine, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 33(9), 7058-7067. [IF: 2.478]

9. Krishnendu Roy, Soumyajit Maitra, Dibyendu Ghosh, Pooja Devi, and Praveen Kumar, 2D-Heterostructure assisted activation of MoS2 basal plane for enhanced photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution reaction, Chemical Engineering Journal, (2022), 435 (2022): 134963 [IF: 13.27] doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2022.134963

10. Preeti Borah, Chetan, Vaishali, A. Malakar, Surinder, S.K. Mehta and Pooja Devi, A Facile Method for detection and Speciation of inorganic Selenium with Ion Chromatography, Chromatographia, 85.2 (2022): 213-218. [IF: 2.044] https://doi.org/10.1007/s10337-021-04120-0

11. Anupma Thakur and Pooja Devi*, Paper-based Flexible Devices for Energy Harvesting, Conversion and Storage Applications: A Review, Nano Energy, 94 (2022) 106927 [IF: 17.88] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2022.106927

12. Nancy Sidana, Harminder Kaur, Pooja Devi*, Thiophenol amine-based Schiff Base for Colorimetric detection of Cu2+ and Hg2+ ions, Optical Materials, 124 (2022) 111985. [IF: 3.080] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2022.111985

13. Deepa Agashe, Sugandha Maheshwary, Jitendra Kumar Pattanaik, Jai Prakash, Pragya Bhatt, Arya S S, Sriparna Chatterjee, Pankaj Kumar, Paramdeep Singh, Nazia Abbas, Chandra Shekhar Sharma, Chirasree Roy Chaudhuri, Pooja Devi*, Career challenges for young independent researchers in India, Current Science, 122 (2022) 135-143. [IF: 1.102] doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i2/135-143

14. Dibyendu Ghosh, Pooja Devi, Praveen Kumar, Intercalation in 2D Transition Metal Chalcogenides: Interlayer Engineering and Applications, Progress in Energy, 4 (2021) 022001. https://doi.org/10.1088/2516-1083/ac3c3d

15. Surbhi Gupta, P. Kumar, B. Rathi, V. Verma, Pooja Devi, and Manisha Yadav, Targeting of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli papG gene using CRISPR-dot nanocomplex reduced virulence of UPEC, Scientific Report, 11 (2021) 17801. [IF: 4.38] https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97224-4

16. Manpreet Kaur, S.K. Mehta, Pooja Devi, and S.K. Kansal, Bi2WO6/NH2-MIL-88B(Fe) heterostructure: An efficient sunlight driven photocatalyst for the degradation of antibiotic tetracycline in aqueous medium, Advanced Powder Technology, 32 (2021) 4788-4804. [IF: 4.83] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2021.10.025

17. Pooja Devi, Deepak Kukar, Manpreet Kaur, , Anupma Thakur, Preeti Kukkar, Harsimran Kaur, Ki-Hyun Kim, Conjugate of Graphene Quantum Dots and Glutaminase for the Sensing of L-glutamine: Electrochemical vs. Fluorescent Sensing Approaches,

Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 130 (2021) 108745. [IF: 2.495] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2021.108745

18. Anupma Thakur, Tavishi Chopra and Pooja Devi, Green Synthesized Cu@Carbon Quantum Dots for Histidine and Arsenate Sensing, IEEE Sensors, 21 (2021) 16464-16468. [IF: 3.04] doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2021.3081634.

19. Krishnenedu Roy, Pooja Devi, and Praveen Kumar, “Magnetic Field Induced Sustainable Electrochemical Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices: Recent Progress, Opportunities, and Future Perspectives, Nano Energy, 2021, 87, 106119. [IF: 17.88] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2021.106119

20. Deepak Yadav, Pardeep Singh, Gajendra Kumar Gaurav, Kupusamy Sathishkumar, Pramit Verma, R. Selvasembian, Chaudhary Mustanar Hussain, Pooja Devi, Environment and Health Impacts of Contaminants of Emerging Concerns: Recent Treatment Challenges and Approaches, Chemosphere, 272 (2021) 129492. [IF: 7.08] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129492

21. Anupma Thakur and Pooja Devi*, A Novel Fluorescent “Turn-Off” Probe for Selenium (IV) Detection in Water and Biological matrix, Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, 6 (2021) 255-263. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41403-020-00193-9.

22. P. Singh, A. Borthakur, R. Singh, R. Bhadouria, V.K. Singh and Pooja Devi, A critical review on the research trends and emerging technologies for arsenic decontamination from water, Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 6 (2021) 255–263. [IF: 2.67] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsd.2021.100607

23. Pooja Devi*, N. Jindal and A. Thakur, “Nanostructures derived from expired drugs and their applications toward sensing, security ink, and bactericidal material, Science of Total Environment, 764 (2021) 144260. [IF: 7.96] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144260


24. P. Singh, S. Singh, N. Jaggi, K. H. Kim, and Pooja Devi*, Recent advances in bacteriorhodopsin-based energy harvesters and sensing devices, Nano Energy, 79 (2021) 105482 [IF: 17.88] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105482

25. Manjot Kaur, Rameez Ahmad Mir, , Kulwinder Singh, , Manish Kumar, Pooja Devi, O.P.Pandey, Akshay Kumar, Defect states induced luminescence and electrochemical studies of boron carbon nitride nanosheets, Applied Surface Science, 559 (2021) 149982 [IF: 6.71] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.149982

26. A. Thakur, P. Kumar, S. M. Thalluri, R.K. Sinha, and Pooja Devi* “Flexible polypyrrole activated micro-porous paper-based photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46 (2021) 8444-8453. [IF: 5.82] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.12.044

27. Rishabh Jain, Vinod Kumar Lokku, Jahangeer Ahmed, M. A. Majeed Khan, Praveen Kumar, and Pooja Devi, Activated InN Nanocolumns as Sensitive Halogen Sensor, Journal of Material Science: Materials in Electronics, 32 (2021) 1759-1765. [IF: 2.48] https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-020-04943-x

28. Nancy Sidana, Harminder Kaur, and Pooja Devi*, Pyrrole‐Based Schiff‐Base Sensor for Copper Ions, Chemistry Select 5 (2020) 14776-14782, [IF: 2.11] https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.202003701

29. D. Ghosh, K. Sarkar, P. Devi, K.H. Kim, and Praveen Kumar,* Current and Future Perspectives of Carbon and Graphene Quantum Dots: Application in Next Generation Energy Harvesters, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 135 (2020) 110391 [IF: 14.47] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110391

30. D. Ghosh, Pooja Devi*, and P. Kumar, Modified p-GaN Micro-Wells with Vertically Aligned 2D-MoS2 for Enhanced Photo-electrochemical Water-Splitting, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12 (2020) 13797–13804 [IF: 9.23] https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b20969

31. D. Ghosh, K. Roy, K. Sarkar, Pooja Devi*, and P. Kumar, “Surface Plasmon Enhanced Carbon Dot Embellished Multi-faceted Si (111) Nano-heterostructure for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12 (2020) 28792–28800. [IF: 9.23] https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c05591

32. K. Roy, D. Ghosh, Pooja Devi*, K. Sarkar, and P. Kumar, “Chlorophyll(a)/Carbon quantum dot Bio-Nanocomposite Triggered Nano-Structured Silicon as a Photocathode for Photo-electrochemical Water Splitting" ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12 (2020) 37218-37226. [IF: 9.23] https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c10279

33. Mamta Arya, Manpreet Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Surinder Singh, Pooja Devi, S K Kansal, Hydrothermal synthesis of rGO-Bi2WO6 heterostructure for the photocatalytic degradation of levofloxacin, Optical Materials, 107 (2020) 110126. [IF: 3.08] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2020.110126

34. D. Ghosh, Pooja Devi*, O. Kushwaha, R. Kumar and P. Kumar “In-operando Generation and Storage of Hydrogen by Coupling Monolithically Integrated Photoelectrochemical Cell with Clathrate Hydrates Molecular Storage" ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 3 (2020) 6834–6844. [IF: 6.024] https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.0c00945

35. K. Sarkar, P. Devi, K. Kim, Praveen Kumar*, “III-V Nanowire-based Ultraviolet to Terahertz Photodetectors: Device Strategies, Recent Developments, and Future Possibilities” Trends in Analytical Chemistry 130 (2020) 115989. [IF: 12.29] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2020.115989

36. Pooja Devi*, K.N. Hipp, A. Thaur, P. Kumar and R. Lai, Waste to wealth translation of e-waste to plasmonic nanostructures for surface-enhanced Raman scattering, Applied Nanoscience, 10 (2020) 1615–1623. [IF: 3.67] https://doi.org/10.1007/s13204-020-01273-6

37. A. Thakur, D. Ghosh, Pooja Devi*, K. Kim, and P. Kumar, Current progress and challenges in photoelectrode materials for the production of hydrogen, Chemical Engineering Journal, 397 (2020) 125415 [IF: 13.27] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.125415

38. K. Sarkar, Pooja Devi, A. Lata, V. Lokku, and P. Kumar, “Surface Engineered hybrid core-shell Si-nanowires for efficient and stable broadband photodetectors”, Advanced Optical Materials, 8 (2020) 2000228 [IF: 9.93] https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202000228

39. Anupma Thakur, Praveen Kumar, Devinder Kaur, Jasneet Kaur, Abhishek Anand, Nagaraju Devunuri, R.K. Sinha, and Pooja Devi*, TiO2 nanofibres decorated with green-synthesized PAu/Ag@CQDs for the efficient photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes and pharmaceutical drugs, RSC Adv. 10 (2020) 8941-8948. [IF: 3.36] https://doi.org/10.1039/C9RA10804A

40. Rishabh Jain, Anupma Thakur, Pahuljot Kaur, Ki-Hyun Kim and Pooja Devi*, Advances in Imaging Assisted Quantification of Heavy Metals in Water: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 123 (2020) 115758. [IF: 12.29] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2019.115758

41. Sheena Raina, Anupma Thakur, Aditi Sharma, Pooja D.*, Anu Priya Minhas, “Bactericidal activity of Cannabis sativa phytochemicals from leaf extract and their derived Carbon Dots and Ag@Carbon Dots”, Material Letters, 262 (2020) 127122. [IF: 3.42] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2019.127122

42. Pooja Devi*, Anupma Thakur, Senthil K, P. Kumar, S M Shivaprasad, R K Sinha, “Boosting photoelectrochemical performance of GaN nanowall network photoanode with bacteriorhodopsin” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45 (2020) 103-111 [IF: 5.82] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.10.184

43. A. Thakur, P. Kumar, S. Bagchi, R.K. Sinha and Pooja Devi*, Green Synthesized Plasmonic Nanostructure decorated TiO2 Nanofibers for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production, Solar Energy, 193 (2019) 715-723. [IF: 5.74] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.10.022

44. Pooja Devi*, P. Rajput, A. Thakur, K. H. Kim and P. Kumar “Recent Advances in Carbon Quantum Dot-Based Sensing of Heavy Metals in Water” Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 114 (2019) 171-195. [IF: 12.29] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2019.03.003

45. K. Sarkar, Pooja Devi, A. Lata, R. Ghosh, and P. Kumar, “Engineering carbon quantum dots for enhancing broadband photoresponse in silicon process-line compatible photodetector” Journal of Materials Chemistry C 7 (2019) 13182-13191. [IF: 7.39] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/C9TC04519H

46. K. Sarkar, Pooja Devi, K D M Rao, and P. Kumar “Self-Powered and Broadband Photodetectors with GaN: layered rGO Hybrid Heterojunction” Advanced Materials Interfaces 6 (2019)1900923. [IF: 6.15] https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201900923

47. Pooja Devi*, S. Saini and K. H. Kim “The Advanced Role of Carbon Quantum Dots in Nanomedical Applications” Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 141 (2019) 111158. [IF: 10.62] DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2019.02.059

48. Pooja Devi*, A. Thakur, R. Y. Lai, S. Saini, R. Jain, and P. Kumar, “Progress in the Materials for Optical detection of Arsenic in Water” Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 110 (2019) 97-115. [IF: 12.29] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2018.10.008

49. P. Kumar, Pooja Devi*, Rishabh Jain, S.M. Shivaprasad, R.K. Sinha and Richard Notzel, “Quantum dot activated indium gallium nitride on silicon as photoanode for solar hydrogen generation” Communications Chemistry, 2 (2019), 1-7. [IF: 6.58] https://doi.org/10.1038/s42004-018-0105-0

50. Pooja Devi*, L. Singh, A. Thakur, and P. Kumar, “Green Synthesis of Glowing Carbon Dots from Caricapapaya Waste Pulp and Their Application as a Label-free Chemo probe for Chromium Detection in Water” Sensors and Actuator B, 283 (2019) 363-372. [IF: 7.46] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2018.12.027

51. M. Kumar, Pooja Devi, V.D. Shivling, B.S. Bansod, A. Kumar, “Impact on optical, electrical and antibacterial response of microwave irradiated silver nanoparticles”, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 30 (2019) 6370-6377. [IF: 2.690] https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-019-00939-4

52. A. Thakur, Pooja Devi*, S. Saini, R. Jain, R.K. Sinha, and P. Kumar, “Citrus limetta Organic Waste Recycled Carbon Nanolights: Photo-electro catalytic, Sensing and Biomedical Applications, ACS Sustainable Chemistry, and Engineering, 7 (2019) 502-512. [IF: 8.19] https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04025

53. R. Jain, A. Thakur, P. Kumar, and Pooja Devi*, “Au/ZnO nanocomposites decorated ITO electrodes for voltammetric sensing of selenium in water”, Electrochimica Acta, 290 (2018) 291-302. [IF: 6.90] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2018.09.061

54. Pooja Devi*, A. Thakur, S. K. Bhardwaj, S. Saini, P. Rajput, P. Kumar, “Metal ion sensing and light-activated antimicrobial activity of aloe-vera derived carbon dots” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 29 (2018) 17254–17261. [IF: 2.48] https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-018-9819-0

55. P. Kumar, Pooja Devi*, PED Rodriguez, M Kumar, VD Shivling, RK Sinha and M Kumar “Ultrafast carrier dynamics of InxGa1-xN nanostructures grown directly on Si(111)” Optical Materials 79 (2018) 475-479. [IF: 3.08] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2018.04.003

56. P. Kumar, Pooja Devi*, R. Jain, A. Saini, and R. Noetzel “Electrochemical Detection of Trace Arsenic (III) by functionalized In0.38Ga0.62N/Si(111) electrode” Material Letters 236 (2018) 587-590. [IF: 3.42] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2018.10.178

57. M. Kumar, U. Krishnan, Pooja Devi, and A Kumar, “Structural analysis of graphene oxide/silver nanocomposites: optical properties, electrochemical sensing and photocatalytic activity” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 29 (2018) 10-19. [IF: 2.48] https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-017-7881-7

58. Pooja Devi*, R. Jain, A. Thakur, M. Kumar, N. K. Labhsetwar, M. Nayak and P. Kumar, “A systematic review and meta-analysis of voltammetric and optical techniques for Inorganic Selenium Determination in Water” Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 95 (2017) 69-85. [IF: 12.29] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2017.07.012

59. RA Rather, Pooja Devi, P. Kumar, S. Singh, and B. Pal, “Plasmonic stimulated photocatalytic/electrochemical hydrogen evolution from water by (001) faceted and bimetallic loaded titania nanosheets under sunlight irradiation” Journal of Cleaner Production 175 (2017) 394-401. [IF: 9.30] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.083

60. P. Kumar, Pooja Devi*, PED Rodriguez, R. Jain, M Kumar, RK Sinha, N. Jaggi, “Structural, optical and Carrier dynamics of self-assembled InGaN nanocolumns on Si(111)” Superlattices and Microstructures, 117 (2018) 25-30. [IF: 2.66] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spmi.2018.02.036

61. A. Kumar, G. Kaur, Pooja Devi, M. Kumar, A. Thakur, and R. Bala, “Electrochemical aspects of photocatalysis: Au@ FeS2 nanocomposite for removal of industrial pollutant” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19 (2017) 32412-32420. [IF: 3.68] https://doi.org/10.1039/C7CP06289C

62. A. Mehta, Pooja Devi*, A. Thakur, S. Basu “Enhanced photocatalytic water splitting by gold carbon dot core-shell nanocatalyst under visible/sunlight” New Journal of Chemistry 41 (2017) 4573-4581. [IF: 3.59] https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NJ00933J

63. A. Sharma, V. Kumar, S. Kumar, Pooja Devi, and A. Bhondekar, “Facile One-Step Synthesis and Gas Sensing Behavior of PANI/ Mn3O4 Nanocomposite” Advanced Material Letters, 2 (2017) 450-454. [IF: 1.46] DOI: 10.5185/amp.2017/710

64. M. Kumar, Pooja Devi, and VD Shivling, “Thermal stability and electrochemical properties of PVP-protected Ru nanoparticles synthesized at room temperature”, Material Research Express, 4 (2017) 085006. [IF: 1.62] https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aa7b42

65. Pooja Devi*, B. Bansod, M. Kaur, S. Bagchi, and MK Nayak “Co-electrodeposited rGO/MnO2 nanohybrid for arsenite detection in water by stripping voltammetry” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 237 (2016) 652-659. [IF: 7.46] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2016.06.124

66. Pooja Devi*, S. Saini, A. Thakur, B. Kumar, S. Tyagi, and MK Nayak, “A “Turn-On” Thiol Functionalized Fluorescent Carbon Quantum Dot based Chemosensory System for Arsenite Detection” Journal of Hazardous Materials, 328 (2017) 117-126. [IF: 10.58] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.01.015

67. Pooja Devi*, G. Kaur, A. Thakur, N. Kaur, A. Grewal, and P. Kumar “Waste Derivatized Blue Luminescent Carbon Quantum Dots for Selenite Sensing in Water” Talanta, 170 (2017) 49-55. [IF: 6.06] doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2017.03.069

68. Pooja Devi*, A. Thakur, S. Chopra, N. Kaur, P. Kumar, N. Singh, M. Kumar, SM Shivaprasad and MK Nayak “Ultra-sensitive and Selective Sensing of Selenium Using Nitrogen Rich Ligand Interfaced Carbon Quantum Dots” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (2017) 13448-13456. [IF: 9.23] https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b00991

69. M. Kumar, Pooja Devi, and A Kumar, “Structural analysis of PVP capped silver nanoparticles synthesized at room temperature for optical, electrical and gas sensing properties” Journal of Materials Science Materials in Electronics 28 (2017) 5014-5020. [IF: 2.48] https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-016-6157-y

70. P. Kumar, R. Karkra, BKS Bansod, S. Bagchi, Pooja Devi, C. R. Krishna, “Classification of heavy metal ions present in multi-frequency multi-electrode potable water data using evolutionary algorithm” Applied Water Science, 7 (2017) 3679. [IF: 3.87] https://doi.org/10.1007/s13201-016-0514-0

71. P. Kajal, Pooja Devi, N. Jaggi, “Structural and Optical Properties of ZnO Nanorods Synthesized via Template free approach” Materials Research Express, 03 (2016) 065011. [IF: 1.62] https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/3/6/065011

72. Pooja Devi*, P Kumar, C Sharma, M. Kumar, and MK Nayak, “Structural and ultrafast charge carrier dynamics of in-situ synthesized rGO/Fe3O4 nanocomposite” Materials Letters 181 (2016) 99-102. [IF: 3.65] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2016.05.186

73. Pooja Devi*, C Sharma, P. Kumar, M. Kumar, BK Bansod, MK Nayak and ML Singla, “Selective electrochemical sensing for arsenite using rGO/Fe 3 O 4 nanocomposites” Journal of hazardous materials, 322 (2016) 85-94. [IF: 10.58] DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.02.066

74. M. Kumar, P. Kumar, Pooja Devi, SM Shivaprasad “Formation of low-dimensional GaN on trenched Si(5 5 12), probed by STM and XPS” Materials Research Express 03 (2016) 035010. [IF: 1.62] DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/3/3/035010

75. P. Kumar, Pooja Devi, M. Kumar, SM Shivaprasad “Optimization of energy and fluence of N2+ ions in the conversion of Al2O3 surface into AlN at room temperature” Applied Surface Science, 361 (2015) 265-268. [IF: 6.71] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.11.180

76. NS Arul, D Mangalaraj, N Kumar, E. Kim, Pooja Devi, JI Han “Synthesis and characterization of α-Fe2O3 Micro-/Nanorods-modified glassy carbon electrode for electrochemical sensing of nitrobenzene” Ceramics International 41 (2015) 5565-5573. [IF: 4.53] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2014.12.135

77. Pooja Devi, SD Patil, P Jeevanandam, NK Navani, ML Singla, “Synthesis, Characterization and Bactericidal Activity of Silica/Silver Core-Shell Nanoparticles” Journal of Materials Science Materials in Medicine 25 (2014) 1267-1273. [IF: 3.90] doi: 10.1007/s10856-014-5165-9.

78. Pooja Devi, A Kumar, ML Singla, Synthesis of silica/Au core-shell nanostructures by galvanic replacement of silica/Ag in aqueous and alkaline medium, Journal of Experimental Nanoscience 09 (2013) 371-380. [IF: 2.17] https://doi.org/10.1080/17458080.2013.838701

79. Devi Pooja, Vishal, ML Singla, “Effect of surfactant concentration, solvents and particle size on Π-A isotherm of silica nanoparticles” Materials Letters 107 (2013) 107-110. [IF: 3.45] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2013.05.125

80. S. Singh, R. Kaur, J. Chahal, Pooja Devi, DVS Jain, M.L. Singla, “Conjugation of nano and quantum materials with bovine serum albumin (BSA) to study their biological potential” Journal of Luminescence 141 (2003) 53-59. [IF: 3.60] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2013.02.042

81. Pooja Devi, P Reddy, S Arora, S Singh, C Ghanshyam, ML Singla “Sensing behavior study of silica-coated Ag nanoparticles deposited on glassy carbon toward nitrobenzene” Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14(2012) 1172. [IF: 2. 25] https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-012-1172-2

82. PS Kohli, Pooja Devi, P Reddy, KK Raina, ML Singla, “Synthesis and electrical behavior study of Mn3O4 nanoceramic powder for low-temperature NTC thermistor” Journal of Materials Science Materials in Electronics 23 (2012) 1891-1897. [IF: 2.48] https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-012-0680-2

83. Pooja Devi, S. Singh “Sensing behavior of silica-coated Au nanoparticles towards nitrobenzene” Gold bulletin 45 (2012) 75-81. [IF: 1.59] https://doi.org/10.1007/s13404-012-0050-0

84. Pooja Devi, S Badilescu, M Packirisamy, P Jeevanandam “Synthesis of Gold-Poly (Dimethylsiloxane) Nanocomposite through a Polymer-Mediated silver/gold Galvanic Replacement Reaction” Gold bulletin 43 (2010) 307. [IF: 1.59] https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03215000

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