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Suraj Dev Prakash Dhiman

Suraj Dev Prakash Dhiman

Research Associate

Chemistry Division
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-8367
FAX:    (631) 344-5815

Electron- and Photo-Induced Processes for Molecular Energy Conversion


Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Mumbai , Mumbai, India, 2011
M.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Mumbai , Mumbai, India, 2003
B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Mumbai , Mumbai, India, 2001

Research Interests:

Radiation induced decomposition studies of various aromatic and aliphatic ionic liquids
Determination of product yields in the gamma and heavy ion radiolysis of ionic liquids
Kinetics and mechanistic study of free radical reaction with organic molecules and their metal complexes

Research Experience:

Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, May 2014 – present
Research Associate, Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, Jan. 2011– April 2014
Guest Scientist, Hahn-Meitner-Institute, Berlin, Germany, Oct.– Dec. 2007
Research Fellow, Radiation and Photochemistry Division, BARC, Mumbai, India, Aug. 2005 – Dec. 2010
Research Assistant, Chemistry Division, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, June 2004 – July 2005


  1. S.B. Dhiman, G.S. Goff, W. Runde, J.A. LaVerne, Hydrogen production in aromatic and aliphatic ionic liquids, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2013,117, 6782
  2. S.B. Dhiman, J.A. LaVerne, Radiolysis of simple quaternary ammonium salt components of Amberlite resin, J. Nucl. Mater., 2013, 436, 8
  3. S.B. Dhiman, D.B. Naik, Pulse radiolysis studies on reactions of a-hydroxyalkyl radicals with nicotinamide and 6-methyl nicotinic acid, Radiat. Phys. Chem., 2012, 81, 635
  4. S.B. Dhiman, D.B. Naik, Pulse radiolysis studies of 2- and 3-hydroxybenzyl alcohols: inhibition of dehydration of OH-(hydroxybenzyl alcohols) adducts by H2PO4- ions, J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2011, 24, 522
  5. S.B. Dhiman, D.B. Naik, Nature of the transient species formed in the pulse radiolysis of 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol in aqueous solutions: Observation of equilibrium in the reaction of OH-adducts with HPO42- ions, J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2010, 23, 48
  6. S.B. Dhiman, J.P. Kamat, D.B. Naik, Antioxidant activity and free radical scavenging reactions of hydroxybenzyl alcohols: Biochemical and pulse radiolysis studies, Chemico-Biological Interactions, 2009, 182, 119
  7. S.B. Dhiman, D.B. Naik, Dissolution and diffusion of oxygen in de-aerated water and escape of oxygen to atmosphere from oxygen saturated aqueous solution: An investigation by pulse radiolysis technique, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2009, 48, 4312
  8. S.B. Dhiman, D.B. Naik, Addition-elimination in the reaction of a-hydroxyalkyl radicals with 3,5-pyridinedicarboxylic acid and nicotinic acid: Example of inner sphere organic electron transfer, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2007, 111, 11493