Dr. Ruth Gomes

Dr. Ruth Gomes


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Room: 4410 (O26)
Phone: +49(0)731-50-22788



Ruth was born and brought up in Krishnagar, West Bengal (India). She did her B.Sc and M.Sc from University of Calcutta in St. Xavier’s College and Scottish Church College respectively. She has performed her doctoral research in the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata. After receiving her Ph.D degree she moved to Bangalore, India to continue her research in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) as a National Post-Doctoral Fellow (NPDF). Recently, Ruth will be joining the Delius group to carry on her research on organic battery materials.

Ph.D. Thesis

Organic and Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Functionalized Porous Materials for Adsorption, Sensing and Eco-Friendly Catalysis

Research area

Organic electrode materials for post-lithium batteries

Fellowships & Awards

  • National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (DST-SERB, NPDF)
  • National Eligibility Test (NET, CSIR-UGC, rank 59)
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE, rank 266)
  • Gold Medal (Duff Medal) awarded from Scottish Church College affiliated to University of Calcutta (M.Sc)

Conference contributions

  • Rationally Designed Covalent Organic Framework-Based Sulfur Host for Metal-Sulfur Batteries. SSCU Unit day in-house symposium, IISc, Bangalore, 19th December, 2020, (Oral Communication, best presentation award)
  • Carbon nanotubes templated covalent organic nanosheets: An efficient sulfur host for metal-sulfur batteries. 10th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2019). Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 23 - 28 June 2019 (Oral Communication).
  • Copper anchored mesoporous organosilica as an efficient catalyst for microwave assisted C-S coupling reaction. Copper Bioinorganic Chemistry Symposium (CuBICS2018), Marseille, France, 21-24 May 2018 (Poster Presentation).
  • Carboxylic acid functionalized ordered mesoporous organic polymer: An efficient catalyst for Biginelli condensation. 22nd National Symposium on Catalysis (CATSYMP 22), CSMCSI, Bhavnagar, India, 7-9 January 2015(Poster Presentation).


14)R. K. Bhardwaj, R. Gomes, A. J. Bhattacharyya Probing the Polysulfide Confinement in Two Different Sulfur Host for Mg|S Battery Employing Operando Raman and Ex-situ UV-Visible SpectroscopyThe Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2022, 13, 1159-1164
13)R. Gomes, A. J. Bhattacharyya Carbon Nanotube-Templated Covalent Organic Framework Nanosheets as an Efficient Sulfur Host for Room-Temperature Metal\textendashSulfur BatteriesACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2020, 8, 5946-5953
12)P. Bhanja, R. Gomes, L. Satyanarayana, A. Bhaumik A new Cu-anchored mesoporous organosilica material for facile C–S coupling reactions under microwave irradiationJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 2016, 415, 104-112
11)R. Gomes, A. Bhaumik A new triazine functionalized luminescent covalent organic framework for nitroaromatic sensing and CO2 storageRSC Advances 2016, 6, 28047-28054
10)R. Gomes, P. Bhanja, A. Bhaumik Sulfonated porous organic polymer as a highly efficient catalyst for the synthesis of biodiesel at room temperatureJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 2016, 411, 110-116
9)R. Gomes, P. Bhanja, A. Bhaumik A triazine-based covalent organic polymer for efficient CO2 adsorptionChemical Communications 2015, 51, 10050-10053
8)P. Bhanja, R. Gomes, A. Bhaumik N-rich porous organic polymer with suitable donor–donor–acceptor functionality for the sensing of nucleic acid bases and CO2 storage applicationRSC Advances 2015, 5, 74916-74923
7)S. Dey, R. Gomes, R. Mondal, S. K. Dey, P. Dasgupta, A. Poddar, V. R. Reddy, A. Bhaumik, S. Kumar Stable room temperature magnetic ordering and excellent catalytic activity of mechanically activated high surface area nanosized Ni0.45Zn0.55 Fe2O4RSC Advances 2015, 5, 78508-78518
6)S. Rahman, N. Enjamuri, R. Gomes, A. Bhaumik, D. Sen, J. K. Pandey, S. Mazumdar, B. Chowdhury Aerobic Baeyer\textendashVilliger oxidation of cyclic ketones over periodic mesoporous silica Cu/Fe/Ni/Co-HMS-XApplied Catalysis A: General 2015, 505, 515-523
5)K. Park, S. J. Kim, R. Gomes, A. Bhaumik High performance dye-sensitized solar cell by using porous polyaniline nanotubes as counter electrodeChemical Engineering Journal 2015, 260, 393-398
4)R. Gomes, A. Bhaumik Highly porous organic polymers bearing tertiary amine group and their exceptionally high CO2 uptake capacitiesJournal of Solid State Chemistry 2015, 222, 7-11
3)R. Gomes, A. Bhaumik N-propylaniline functionalized 2D-hexagonal mesoporous silica as a highly selective fluorescence sensor for the detection of Hg(II) in waterMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials 2015, 207, 71-77
2)R. Gomes, S. Dutta, A. Bhaumik Carboxylic acid-grafted mesoporous material and its high catalytic activity in one-pot three-component coupling reactionAPL Materials 2014, 2, 113307
1)J. Mondal, R. Gomes, A. Modak, A. Bhaumik Pd-anchored functionalized mesoporous materials as robust and recyclable heterogeneous catalysts for a series of C-C bond forming reactionsRecyclable Catalysis 2013, 1,