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Rituraj Borgohain

Rituraj Borgohain - Research Scientist
Lab Studies

Rituraj joins the Lab studies team and brings with him multiple skills; Researching drilling fluids and Fluid systems for enhanced oil recovery, Micro/Nano Materials Synthesis: Wet-chemical, Solid-state, Hydrothermal, Sol-gel, High-temperature & High-pressure, Electrochemical, Organic/Inorganic/Polymer multistep synthesis and purification under air/inert gas conditions, Synthesis and functionalization of low dimensional carbon particles (CNOs, CNTs, Graphene), Developing electrode materials for Ultra-capacitor, Heterogeneous Catalysis and Electrochemical performance study and Characterization and testing of materials (oxides, polymer, colloids, carbon, hydrocarbon) using advanced analytical tools and techniques.

Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Kentucky, August-2013
Master of Science in Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, India, 2002

Professional Experiences
Executive Chemist, Oil India Limited, Assam, India. ( From May 2007 – December 2007.
Research Project Assistant, Heterogeneous Catalysis Division, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India. ( From November 2005 – April 2007.
Lecturer in Chemistry (non-tenure track), Dibrugarh University, Assam, India. ( From August 2004 – October 2005.

Publications & Presentations

Controlled synthesis, efficient purification, and electrochemical characterization of arc-discharge carbon nano-onions; Rituraj Borgohain, Juchan Yang, John P. Selegue, Doo Young Kim Carbon 2014, 66, 272.

Electrochemical Study of Functionalized Carbon Nano-onions for High-Performance Supercapacitor Electrodes; Rituraj Borgohain, Juchuan Li, John P. Selegue and Y.-T. Cheng  J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 15068.

Esterification of Carboxylic acids by Acid-activated Kaolinite Clay; D. Konwar, P. K. Gogoi, P. Gogoi, G. Borah, R. Boruah, N. Hazarika, R. Borgohain Indian J. Chem. Technol. 2008, 15, 75.

A co-precipitation technique to prepare BiTaO4 powders; H. Muthurajana, U.N. Gupta, B. Rituraj, N. Koteswara rao,  Sivaram Pradhan, R. Radha, V. Ravi  Mater. Lett. 2008, 62, 501.

Presented research work in the KAS 2008 (Oral), the Ohio Inorganic meeting 2010 (Oral), the Carbon conference 2010 (Poster), the 243rd ACS Meeting 2012 (Oral), the Naff symposium 2012 (Poster).

Professional Affiliations:

  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • Carbon Society
  • The Electrochemical Society (ECS)


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