The intra and inter departmental research collaboration, advanced research facilities, and number of citations per faculty attracted me to KAUST.

Sanjit Manohar Majhi has recently joined the Sensors group, as a Postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Majhi currently focused on the synthesis of nanomaterials based on 1D/2D metal oxides for gas and biosensing applications.

Education and early career

Sanjit Manohar Majhi received his Ph.D. degree from the department of Electronic Information Materials Engineering in Chonbuk National University, South Korea in August 2017. He received his master degree in Chemistry from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in India in 2008. He joined recently in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, to work under the supervision of Prof. Khaled N Salama, in the field of gas and biosensors.

Research Interests

Metal/metal oxides based nanostructures for gas, biosensing, catalysis and energy storage applications

Selected Publications

  • One-step synthesis and gold nanoparticles decoration of nickel oxide nanosheets for hydrazine sensing application, Sensors and Actuators: B Chemical, 2019, 286, 139-147
  • A p-type gas sensor based on Au@NiO core-shell nanoparticles: its synthesis, characterization, and investigation of gas sensing properties with mechanism, Sensors and Actuators: B Chemical, 2018, 268, 223-231
  • Facile Approach to Synthesize Au@ZnO Core-Shell Nanoparticles for High Sensitive and Selective Gas Sensors, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 9462-9488
  • Effect of Au Nanorods on potential Barrier Modulation in Morphologically Controlled Au@Cu2O Core-Shell Nanoreactors for Gas Sensor Applications, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 7491-7497
  • Synthesis of N-doped Au@TiO2 Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution, J. Alloys & Compound, 2018, 771, 505-512
  • Noble metal@metal oxide semiconductor core@shell nano-architectures as a new platform for gas sensor applications, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 76229
  • Synthesis of Plasmonic Ag@SnO2 core-shell  nanoreactors for Xylene detection, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 17653
  • Au@Cu2O core-shell nanoparticles as chemiresistors for gas sensor applications: effect of potential barrier modulation on the sensing performance, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 581


Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Gas sensors
  • Biosensors
  • Catalysis
  • Core-shell nanoparticles
  • Energy storage and conversion

Awards and Distinctions

  • Excellent oral paper presentation award-Korean Sensor Society, Daegu University, 11-12th 2016
  • Best poster award with prize-Gwangju University, KIMM Conf., 24-25th Oct 2013
  • Best poster award- Korean Sensor Society, POSTECH, Korea, 13-14th Nov 2015
  • Best poster ward-Research Scholar Day, 25th January, 2011, IMMT, Bhubaneswar, India

Education Profile

  • PhD, Chonbuk National University, South Korea, 2017
  • Master in Chemistry, Utkal University, India,  2008
  • Bachelors in Chemistry, FM University, Odisha, India, 2006