Dr Santosh Kumar PhD, Research Associate


Santosh Kumar

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Research interests

  • Advanced materials: nanomaterials synthesis such as metal, metal oxides, carbon materials, composites, colloidal, layered, nanoporous, and hierarchical nanostructures.
  • Fundamental Chemistry: surface & interface, band-structure alignment, charge dynamics studies, active sites, reaction intermediate & mechanism.
  • Catalysis for energy and environment: environmental remediation-pollutants degradation via photochemical and Photo-Fenton and solar and bio-fuels-photocatalytic water splitting and CO2 reduction and hydrogenation, photocatalytic biomass conversion and green chemistry.


  • Postgraduate certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (Aston University UK, 2017)-Merit, 68.7 %
  • PhD in Chemistry(Nanomaterials) (National Institute of Technology Warangal India, 2014)  
  • MSc with First Class in Chemistry (Kakatiya University India, 2007)-67%
  • BSc with First Class in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (Osmania University India, 2005)-83 %


  • 2014 – present: Research Associate, EBRI, Aston University
  • 2009 – 2010: Assistant Professor in Chemistry, KPR Institute of Technology Ghatkesar, Telangana, India
  • 2008 – 2009: R & D Chemist in Sapala Organics Pvt. Ltd Hyderabad, India
  • 2007 – 2008: Lecturer in Chemistry, Sardar Patel College, Osmania University, Secunderabad, India 

Membership of Professional Bodies


  • A fellow of Higher Education Academy United Kingdom.
  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry from 2013-15.
  • Associate Member of Green Chemistry Network.
  • Member of UK Solar Fuel Network.
  • Member of Cabron Dioxide Utilisation Network (CO2Chem).
  • Member of International Association of Advanced Materials.
  • Association member in the Department of Chemistry during the academic year 2011-2012 at NIT Warangal.
  • REPRESENTIVE of Godavari mess of the Institute during the academic year 2011-2013 at NIT Warangal.

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