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Dr. Jyotirmoy Sarma

Designation: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kaziranga University.


Academic Qualifications:

  • B.Sc in Chemistry (Department of chemistry, B. Borooah College, Guwahati, Assam).
  • M.Sc in Chemistry (Department of chemistry, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam).
  • Ph.D in Chemistry (Materials Science Division, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat & Gauhati University).


  • Teaching/Research: 7 years

Research Interest:

  • Surface/Interface Chemistry.
  • Beneficiation of ores & minerals.
  • Drug loading and removal via adsorption.

Literature Survey/ Project Supervised (P.G. level): Total numbers 10.

Project for funding:
Funded Projects:

  • Project Title: Development of environment-friendly low-cost adsorbents from natural resources and determination of their surface charge by a simple pH-metric method.
  • Funding agency: ASTEC, Assam, India.
  • Supervisor: Jyotirmoy Sarma

Worked in:

Academic award:

  • CSIR-SRF award in the year 2012 under the category “Physical-Chemical Sciences”.

Administrative assignments:

  • Deputy Warden, University Boy’s hostel, AKU.
  • Laboratory In-charge of the Department of Chemistry, AKU.

Events Organized:
Co-Convener: The Assam Kaziranga University Research In-house symposium, KURSMay 2016, AKU, Jorhat, Assam, India.
Organizing Secretary: National thematic workshop on “Advances in nanostructured materials: Applications and perspectives (ANMAP)” 1-2 June 2016, AKU, Jorhat, Assam, India.
Organizing Secretary: Workshop on “Fundamentals of computational chemistry” 27th March 2018, AKU, Jorhat, Assam, India.

Workshop Participated:

  • Workshop on “Computational chemistry with special emphasis on electronic structure methods” from 19/11/18 to 21/11/18 at the department of Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, Assam.
  • Workshop on “MATLAB” from 03/11/15 to 07/11/15 at the Assam Kaziranga University jointly organized by the Multisoft systems in association with AKU.

Short-term course:

  • Participated in a one-week FDP on “Advances in renewable energy technologies and systems” during February 19-24, 2018 at the department of energy, Tezpur University, Assam, India.
  • Participated in a two-week FDP sponsored by DST, New-Delhi and Entrepreneurship development institute of India (EDII) Ahmedabad from 15 December 2017 to 06 January 2018 at Kaziranga University, Assam, India.

Invited Lecture:

Delivered an invited lecture on “Effect of seawater on the flocculation of iron ore tailings and fines and beneficiation studies: An overview” in the National Seminar ‘Science for Sustainable
Development’ (SSD-2020) organized by Department of Chemistry, B. Borooah College held on September 25-26, 2020 in association with Assam Science Technology & Environment Council (ASTEC), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Assam.


Research papers in Journals:

  •  Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin Adsorption of substituted benzoic acids onto α-Al2O3 surface in mixedadsorbate mode: 2,4-Dihydroxybenzoic acid, 2,6-dihydroxybenzoic acid and 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acid (trimellitic acid) J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 2017, 5, 2976–2985.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin Specific ion effect on the point of zero charge of α-alumina and on the adsorption of 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid onto α-alumina surface Colloids Surf. A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 2014, 457, 419-424.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin Comparative adsorption involving ortho- and para- hydroxybenzoic acids in mixed-adsorbate mode onto α-alumina surface: Effect of molecular structure J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 2014, 2, 90-99.
  • Nabanita Saikia, Jyotirmoy Sarma, Jayanta M. Borah and Sekh Mahiuddin Adsorption of 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid onto hematite surface in aqueous medium: Importance of position of phenolic –OH groups and understanding of the same using catechol as an auxiliary model J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2013, 398, 227-233.
  • Jayanta M. Borah, Jyotirmoy Sarma, Sekh Mahiuddin Influence of functional groups on the adsorption behaviour of substitutedbenzoic acids at the α-alumina/water interface Colloid surf. A: 2011, 375, 42-49.
  • Jayanta M. Borah, Jyotirmoy Sarma, Sekh Mahiuddin Adsorption comparison at the α-alumina/water interface: 3,4-Dihydroxybenzoic acid vs. catechol Colloid surf. A: 2011, 387, 50-56.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma, Sanchayita Rajkhowa, Namrata Sarma and Sekh mahiuddin Beneficiation of Indian iron ore slime and fines: Effect of surface-active agent and specific ion effects Sci. Cult. 2011, 77, 486-491.
  • Beneficiation of iron ore slime and fines by additive washing and characterizationof the beneficiation waste for value addition. Jyotirmoy Sarma, Sanchayita Rajkhowa and Sekh Mahiuddin (Submitted to JECE, Elsevier).

Book Chapter:

  • Jyotirmoy Sarma Filtration and chemical treatment of waterborne pathogens, in: Waterborne pathogens: Detection and treatment, Elsevier publishers, ISBN: 9780128187838, 2020.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sanchayita Rajkhowa Urban floods and mitigation by applying ecological and ecosystem engineering, in: Handbook of ecological and eco-system engineering, publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. UK, ISBN: 9781119678533.
  • Sanchayita Rajkhowa and Jyotirmoy Sarma “Environmental Issues and Priority Areas for Ecological Engineering Initiatives”. Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd , UK), ISBN: 9781119678533.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sanchayita Rajkhowa Climate change and flood risk, in: Global Climate change, Elsevier publishers, ISBN: 9780128229286.
  • Manash R. Das, Jyotirmoy Sarma, Namrata sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin Characterization and ion specificity of the iron ore beneficiation waste. Mineral Processing Technology 2010, vol. 1, section-4, p:273-279, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., ISBN:978-81-87053-69-7.

Book chapter reviewed:
Reviewed a chapter in the book "Recent Advances in Materials Science" published by EBH Publishers (India) ISBN 978 93 86302 74 8. Research Papers in National and International Seminar/Conference Proceedings

  • Mousumi Bora, Sanchayita Rajkhowa, Jayanta K. Sarmah, Prasanta J. Goutam, Bhaskar Jyoti Borah and Jyotirmoy Sarma* Investigation of surface charge and specific ion effect study on the surface charge of coconut shell based bio-adsorbents: An agricultural waste management approach. Procd. ‘RDSSA’, 14-15 March, 2020, Diphu Govt. College, Assam, India.
  • Mirza Wakib Jahan, Neha Dhar, Ankita Changmai, Rahul Dutta, Dikshita Phukan, Jyotirmoy Sarma*. Development of materials from natural sources as a component for drug delivery systems. Procd. National seminar on current research in drug discovery and development, 13-14 November, 2019, DPS, Dibrugarh University, Assam, India.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma*, Sanchayita Rajkhowa and Sekh Mahiuddin Beneficiation of iron ore slime and fines by additive washing and characterization of the beneficiation waste for value addition. Procd. ‘RAAS’, 17-18 May, 2019, GUIST, Gauhati University, Assam, India.
  • Kabyashree Hazarika, Jayanta K. Sarmah and Jyotirmoy Sarma * Adsorption study of methylene blue (MB) onto rice husk ash (RHA) synthesized from rice husk of Jorhat district, Assam. Procd. ‘GSES’, 28-29 June, 2019, Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Niharika Gogoi, Mousumi Bora, Jyotirmoy Sarma*, Jayanta K. Sarmah, Specific ion effect on the surface property of bio-adsorbents. Procd. International conference on emerging trends in chemical sciences (ETCS-2018), 26-28 February, 2018, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India.
  • Rishikesh Deka, Jayanta K. Sarmah, Jyotirmoy Sarma, Prasanta J. Goutam. Hevea Brasiliensis (Rubber tree): a promising feedstock for sustainable production of biodiesel in Assam. Procd. National Symposium on recent trends in chemical sciences. October 12-13, 2017, Department of Chemistry, NIT Meghalaya, Shillong, India.
  • Anjan Jyoti Nath, Naba Jyoti Saikia, Jayanta K. Sarmah, Jyotirmoy Sarma* Determination of the surface charge of oxide dispersons in aqueous solution by a simple pH-metric method. Procd. Abstract ID: PP-3021, ICETNMST-2017, 4-6 January, NIT Nagaland.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin. Ion specificity on the surface charge of α-Al2O3 and on the adsorption of 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid onto α-Al2O3 surface. Procd. MRSI North East symposium on “Advanced materials for sustainable applications”, February 18-21, 2016, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin Iron ore slime suspension in presence of surface-active agent and characterization of the produced dispersed phase. Procd. CDCS, National symposium in Chemistry, November 23-24, 2015, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin Competitive vs. co-operative adsorption in mixed-adsorbate mode: 2,4- and 2,6-dihydroxybenzoic and 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acids.
    Procd. 8th Mid-Year CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, July 10-12, 2014, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam, abstract ID: 28076.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin Adsorption of 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid onto metal oxide surface and the specific ion effects Procd. International Conference on Chemistry Frontiers & Challenges, ICCFC-13, March 2-3, 2013, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, paper ID: 148, p. 28.
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin Adsorption of 2,4- and 2,6-dihydroxybenzoic acids onto α-alumina surface from the mixture in aqueous medium Procd. National Seminar on Advances in Chemical Sciences (ACS-2013), March 1-2, 2013, M.D. University, Rohtak, India, OP-1. Jyotirmoy Sarma , Namrata Sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin Flocculation studies of iron ore tailings using saline water. Procd. International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC-2012), September 24-28, New- Delhi, India, 2012, Paper no. 382.
    14. Jyotirmoy Sarma, Jayanta M Borah, Manash R Das and Sekh Mahiuddin Competitive adsorption of well defined components of NOM onto α-alumina surface in
    aqueous medium. Procd. National Seminar on Membranes, Microemulsions and Self-Assembled Systems (MMSAS-2010), September 28-30, 2010, SMU, Sikkim, OP-15, p. 60.
  • Namrata Sarma, Jyotirmoy Sarma and Sekh Mahiuddin Dispersion of gangue minerals from iron ore slime using surface active agent Procd. National Seminar on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, March 26-27, 2009, P.18.
  • Nabanita Saikia, Jayanta M Borah, Namrata Sarma, Jyotirmoy Sarma, Manash R Das and Sekh Mahiuddin. Interaction of natural organic matter analogues with the hematite surfaces under different chemical environments Procd. Int. Seminar on Miner. Proc. Technol. (MPT-2009), IMMT, Bhubaneswar, October 28-30, 2009, P.123.