पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्रीय विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान   
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology 
deemed-to-be-university under the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India
Nirjuli - 791109, Arunachal Pradesh 
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Dr. Jagannath Bhuyan

Assistant Professor

Synthesis of inorganic/bioinorganic compounds, metal-clusters, supramolecular chemistry and nano-materials. More specifically on interaction of small gas molecules like nitric oxide, carbon dioxide with metalloporphyrins, synthesis of novel biomimetic catalysts, photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy and use of porphyrin based systems in the field of renewable energy and solar fuels.

e-mail: jnb[AT] nerist(dot)ac(dot)in, jbhuyan7[AT]gmail.com,
Phone(EPBX/Office):+91-360-2257401 to 411; Ext. 6114

  • Professional Background
  • Honors and Awards
  • Educational Details
  • Administrative Background
  • Sponsored Research Projects
  • Memberships in Professional bodies
  • Teaching Engagements
  • Projects and Thesis Supervised/ Currently Supervising
  • Ph Ds Supervised
  • Special Lectures Delivered
  • Publications
  • Miscellaneous
From To Designation Organisation
January 2015 Continuing Assistant Professor NERIST
November,  2012 December, 2014 Post-doctoral Research Assistant (Supervisor- Prof. Patrick J. Farmer) Baylor University, Texas, USA
August, 2006 2007 Junior Technical Superintendent IIT Guwahati, Guwahati
Award Institute Year
Junior Research Fellowship Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi 2007
Senior Research Fellowship Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi 2010
International travel award to present paper at the Gordon Research Conference  on May 13-18, 2012 at Lucca (Barga), Italy. SERB, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi 2012
Degree Subject University Year
Ph. D .   Chemistry IIT Kanpur, Kanpur (Supervisor Prof. Sabyasachi Sarkar) 2012
M. Sc. Chemistry (Inorganic) Gauhati University, Guwahati 2004
From To Designation Organisation
January 2016 Continuing Incharge, Central Research Facility NERIST
April 2015 Continuing Incharge, Instrumentation lab, Chemistry dept. NERIST
April 2015 2021 Incharge, PG Lab-1, Chemistry dept. NERIST
August 2015 Continuing Convener, DPGC, Chemistry NERIST
August 2015 2017 Programme Officer NERIST NSS Unit
2021 Continuing i/c PG Lab IV and PG Lab V, Chemistry NERIST
2021 Continuing member, Online exam committee, Chemistry department NERIST
Topic Funding Agency Year
Metallo-isoporphyrin: A biomimetic catalyst and a promising photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy SERB, DST, New Delhi, Govt. of India. 2015-2018
Density functional theory (DFT) investigation of metalloisoporphyrins as near infra-red dyes and photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy and iron(III) isoporphyrins as alternatives to iron(IV)-oxo porphyrin π-cation radical SERB, DST, New Delhi, Govt. of India. 2020-2023


(i) Life Member, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), LM 2939

(ii) Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)

(iii) Life member, Assam Science Society , Guwahati, Pichala Branch.


Title Course Code Module Semester
Inorganic Chemistry I CY7101 M. Sc. 1st year I
Inorganic Chemistry Lab1 CY7151 M. Sc. 1st year I
Molecular Spectroscopy CY7204 M. Sc. 1st year II
Inorganic Chemistry Lab 2 CY7251 M. Sc. 1st  year II
Chemistry-III CY3101 Diploma I
Engineering Chemistry IA CY3202 Diploma II
Chemistry CY21101 Degree II
Application of Spectroscopy in Inorganic Compounds CY8003 M. Sc. 2nd Year III
Inorganic Photochemistry CY8022 M. Sc. 2nd Year III
Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry CY8016 M. Sc. 2nd Year IV
Title of Project Names of Students
Oxo-rhenium(V) tetrapyrrolic complexes and Re-porphyrin conjugates: Synthesis, Application and Theoretical calculations Dr. Smita Majumder (NPDF, "PDF/2017/000865"), SERB
Metallo-isoporphyrin: A biomimetic catalyst and a promising photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy (Sponsored Project) Ms. Karishma Devi Borah
Topic Scholar Name Status of PHD Registration Year
Ms. Karishma Devi Borah Awarded, January-2021 2016
Mr. Bishnu Prasad Borah Awarded, June-2022 2016  
Self-assembly of magnesium and zinc porphyrin Mr. N. Ghanashyam Singh Submitted-2022 2015
Ms. Hano Yamang   2020


Mr. Debashish Borah   2021

Synthesis, characterization, and theoretical studies of small biological molecule bound magnesium porphyrins

Mr. Abdul Kuddus Choudhury   2021

Participation in short term courses

Course Name Sponsored By Date
Induction Training for Teachers NITTTR, Kolkata and  NERIST, Nirjuli, A. P. 11.09.2015 to 20.09.2015
E-Journals User Training Workshop AICTE-INDEST User Committee, NERIST 22-23rd August and 31st October 2015
School on Advanced Biological Inorganic Chemistry Department of Chemical Sciences,   
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
November 2-4, 2009
Title Place Date
Iron(III)-hydroxyisoporphyrin: NO+-Induced Synthesis and Nucleophile mediated Ring-opening At  UGC-SAP National Seminar “Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences 2015” at Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam 6th November, 2015
Some Significant Publications:
  1. Borah,B. P., Majumder, S., Nath, PP, Choudhury, A K, Bhuyan, J Pyrazine-bridged cobalt porphyrin: Characterization, unique crystal structure and computational studies, Journal of Molecular Structure, 2023, 1275,134557

  2. N. G. Singh, K. D. Borah, J. Bhuyan, Unique magnesium porphyrinate structure: Synthesis, characterization, and theoretical study, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Vol. 542, 2022, 121145

  3. J. Bhuyan, B. Pakhira,  A. Begum,  S. Sarkar and  K. M. Tripathi, Structural control in the nano-assembly of the tungsten and molybdenum dithiolene complex analog, React. Chem. Eng., 2022

  4. K. D. Borah, H. Yamang, N. G. Singh,  J. Bhuyan, Quest for Zinc Methoxyisoporphyrin Molecules: Experimental and Theoretical Studies, Chemistry select, 2022, 7,  e202103777

  5. Borah,B. P., Majumder, S., Borah, K. D., Bhuyan, J. "The quest for a better understanding of ethanol coordination to magnesium and zinc porphyrin: A combined experimental and theoretical study" Journal of Molecular Structure, 2021, 1230,129646

  6. Majumder, S., Borah, B.P., Bhuyan, J.  “Rhenium in the core of porphyrin and rhenium bound to the periphery of porphyrin: synthesis and applications” Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 8419-8432

  7. Singh, N.G., Borah, K. D., Majumder, S. and  Bhuyan, J. “Ethanol coordinated zinc  trimethoxyphenylporphyrin: Structure, theoretical studies and formation of isoporphyrin” Journal of Molecular Structure,  2020, 1200, 127116

  8. Borah, K. D. and Bhuyan, J. "Methoxy-isoporphyrins of water-soluble porphyrins: Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical properties", Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2019, 72, 2251–2260
  9. Bhuyan, S. and Sarkar, S. "Bioinspired Models of Mo and W-Enzymes in CO₂ Reduction" Chapter in Volume 5, Bioinspired Chemistry: From Enzymes to Synthetic Models, Edited By:  Marius Réglier. Series on Chemistry, Energy and the Environment, World Scientific. Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. 5- Toh-Tuck Link, Singapore- 596224, 2019, ISBN 9789813274433

  10. Bhuyan, J. "Synthetic leaf and ubiquitous roles of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis"Article in a book “reflection”, published by Purbayon Publication, Guwahati on behalf of OP-118, UGC-HRDC, Gauhati University, Guwahati, 2019,  ISBN 978-93-88593-16-8

  11. Borah, B. P. and Bhuyan, J. "Influence of position of methoxy groups in Znmethoxyphenyl porphyrins" J. Chem. Sci, 2018, 130, 117

  12. Borah, K.D. and Bhuyan, J. ''Magnesium porphyrins with relevance to chlorophylls'' Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 6497-6509, 10.1039/C7DT00823F 

  13.  Borah, K.D., Singh, N.G. and Bhuyan J., ''Magnesium Trimethoxyphenylporphyrin Chain Controls  Energy Dissipation in the presence of Cholesterol'', J. Chem. Sci, 2017, 129, 449-455

  14.  Bhuyan, J., “Nucleophilic ring-opening of iron(III)-hydroxyisoporphyrin”, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45,      2694-2699.

  15.  Tripathi,  K.M., Sonker,  A.K., Bhati, A., Bhuyan, J.,  Singh, A., Singh, A., Sarkar, S and. Sonkar,    S.K.,  "Large-scale synthesis of soluble tunable-photoluminescence graphitic hollow carbon nano-    rods for selective fluorescent detection of DNA”, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 1571-1579.

  16.  Bhuyan, J., “Metalloisoporphyrins: from synthesis to applications”, Dalton Transactions, 2015, 44,  15742-15756.

  17.  Bhuyan, J. and Sarkar, S., “NO2-Induced synthesis of nitrato-iron(III)porphyrin with diverse    coordination mode and the formation of isoporphyrin” J. Chem. Sci., 2013, 125, 707–714.

  18.  Bhuyan, J. and Sarkar, S., “Nitrous acid mediated synthesis of iron nitrosyl porphyrin: pH dependent  nitric oxide release”, Chem. Asian J., 2012, 7, 2690-2695.

  19.  Bhuyan, J., Sarkar, R. and Sarkar, S., “A magnesium porphyrin bicarbonate complex with  CO2modulated photosystem I action”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011,50, 10603-10607, (Very  Important Paper).

  20.  Bhuyan, J. and Sarkar, S., “Self-assembly of magnesium and zinc trimethoxyphenylporphyrin    polymer as nanospheres and nanorods”, Cryst. Growth Des.,11( 2011) 5410–5414

  21.  Bhuyan, J. and  Sarkar, S.,“Oxidative degradation of zinc porphyrin in comparison with its iron  analogue”,Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 10649 – 10652

  22.  Abhilash G.J., Bhuyan, J., Singh, P., Maji, S., Pal, S. and Sarkar, S.“NO2º Mediated meso-  hydroxylation of Fe (III) porphyrin”, Inorg. Chem.,48 (2009) 1790-1792

Paper presented at international conferences
  1. At Modern Trends In Inorganic Chemistry-XVIII, Organized by Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati in association with Gauhati University and Tezpur University, during 11-14th December, 2019, at IIT Guwahati

  2. At International Conference on "Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences" during 26-28 February, 2018 at Department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, Assam

  3. At 20th CRSI National Symposiums in Chemistry, 2nd to 5th February, 2017  organized by Gauhati University, Guwahati

  4. At 5th Symposium on Advanced Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SABIC), 7th-11th January,2017, Kolkata, India, organized by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS).

  5. At 69th   Southwest Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society, Waco Convention Centre, Texas, USA held (November 2013).

  6. At the prestigious Gordon Research Conference“Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels” in Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort, Lucca (Barga), Italy (May 13-18, 2012).

  7. At “3rd Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC-3)” Organized by IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi in New Delhi (October 17-20, 2011).

  8. At “Symposium on Advanced Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SABIC-2009)” organized by department of Chemical Sciences,   Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai (November 4-7, 2009).