Atanu Ghosh,Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​Synthesis of noble metal cluster based MOFs. Solve the structure using single crystal XRD and other analytical technique. Application of these MOFs for catalysis.

Selected Publications

  • Sequential dihydrogen desorption from hydride protected atomically precise silver clusters and the formation of nak... 
    A. Ghosh, Md. Bodiuzzaman, A. Nag, M. Jash, A. Baksi, T. Pradeep
    ACS Nano, 11, 1114511151., (2017)
  • Isomerism in monolayer protected silver cluster ions: An ion mobility-mass spectrometry approach 
    A. Baksi, A. Ghosh, S. Mudedla, P. Chakraborty, S. Bhat, B. Mondal, K. R. Krishnadas, V. S...
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 13421-13427. , (2017)
  • A new cluster and a precursor for three well-known clusters 
    E. Khatun, A. Ghosh, D. Ghosh, P. Chakraborty, A. Nag, B. Mondal, S. Chennu, T. Pradeep
    Nanoscale, 9, 8240-8248, (2017)
  • Unusual reactivity of dithiol protected clusters in comparison to monothiol protected clusters: Studies using Ag51(... 
    A. Ghosh, D. Ghosh, E. Khatun, P. Chakraborty, T. Pradeep
    Nanoscale, 9, 10681077., (2016)
  • Structure-conserving spontaneous transformations between nanoparticles 
    K. R. Krishnadas, A. Baksi, A. Ghosh, G. Natarajan, T. Pradeep
    Nat. Commun., 7, 13447., (2016)
  • Inter-cluster reactions between Au25(SR)18 and Ag44(SR)30 
    K. R. Krishnadas, A. Ghosh, A. Baksi, I. Chakraborty, G. Natarajan, T. Pradeep
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138. 140148., (2016)
  • Simple and efficient separation of atomically precise noble metal clusters 
    A. Ghosh, J. Hassinen, P. Pulkkinen, H. Tenhu, Robin H. A. Ras, T. Pradeep
    Anal. Chem., 86, 1218512190, (2014)
  • Approaching sensitivity of tens of ions using atomically precise cluster-nanofiber composites 
    A. Ghosh, V. Jeseentharani, Md. A. Ganayee, R. Hemalatha, K. Chaudhari, C. Vijayan, T. Pra...
    Anal. Chem., 86, 1099611001, (2014)
  • Synthesis of atomically precise silver clusters using the miscibility principle 
    A. Ghosh, T. Pradeep
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 5271-5275 , (2014)
  • Coalescence of atomically precise slusters on graphenic surfaces 
    A. Ghosh, T. Pradeep, J. Chakrabarti
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 118, 1395913964, (2014)


  • ​Ph.D., Chemistry, IIT MADRAS, Chennai, India, 2017
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, IIT MADRAS, Chennai, India, 2011

Professional Profile

  • ​2017-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


  • Best Poster Award, ​Atanu Ghosh, Thumu Udaya B. Rao and T. Pradeep, “Direct route to luminescent Au18SG14”, 4th Bangalore Nano conference, held at Bangalore, India, December 08–09, 2011.
  • Best Poster Award, Atanu Ghosh, Debasmita Ghosh, Esma Khatun, Papri Chakraborty and T. Pradeep, “Unusual reactivity of dithiol protected clusters in comparison to monothiol protected clusters: Studies using Ag51(BDT)19(TPP)3 and Ag29(BDT)12(TPP)4”, JSPS-DST Asian Academic Seminar 2016, held at Tokyo, Japan, December 14–20, 2016.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Material chemistry Noble metal clusters MOF catalysis