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Dr. Jyotirmoy Sarma

Designation: Assistant Professor


Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph D in Chemistry (Gauhati University and Materials Science Division, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam).
  • M.Sc in Chemistry (Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University).
  • B.Sc in Chemistry (Department of Chemistry, B. Barooah College, Guwahati).
Research Interest:
  • Absorption and Surface Chemistry (Experimental study and Theoretical modelling), Processing of Ores and Minerals.


  • Teaching : Guest Assistant Professor at department of Chemistry, Rajiv Gandhi University, A Central University, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
  • Research : Senior Research Fellow at CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam.

Career Highlights & Awards:

  • "CSIR-Senior research fellowship" award for research under the category "Physical Chemical Sciences" in the year 2012.


  • Seven (7) papers published in peer reviewed journals like Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Colloid and Surfaces A, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering and Science and Culture.
  • Thirteen (13) papers in various International and National conferences.

Lists of Publications

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 substituted-benzoic 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.
Research Papers in National and International Seminar/Conference Proceedings
  • Jyotirmoy Sarma* and Sekh Mahiuddin - Beneficiation of Indian iron ore slime using surface active agents and water recovery with sea water: An overview Procd. National conference on recent advances in applied sciences (RAAS-2018), 17-18 May, 2019, Department of applied sciences , Gauhati University, 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, Tezpuur 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.
  • 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.