Dr. Bishnu Bastakoti

Title                                              Assistant Professor

Department                                Chemistry

Phone                                          336-285-2233

Fax                                               336-334-7124                            

Website                                       Google Scholar Link

Office                                          New Science Building 329                                                    


PhD                                               Materials and Energy, Saga University, Japan

MSc                                               Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

BSc                                                Chemistry & Biology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal



My group focuses on de novo design of porous materials.  We are exploring a broad design challenges to control the multiple structural property such as high surface area, porosity, crystallinity, selectivity, stability and processability of nanoporous materials. We are particularly interested on using highly porous nanostructured materials in catalysis, sensing and energy generation.



Chem 792, Chem 411, Chem 412


Selected Publications

1. B. P Bastakoti, S Guragain, J. Perez‐Mercader, Direct synthesis of polymer vesicles on the hundred‐nanometer‐and‐beyond scale using chemical oscillations, Chemistry-A European Journal, 2018, 24, 10621

2. B. P. Bastakoti, Juan Perez-Mercader, Autonomous ex-novo chemical assembly, blebbing and division of functional polymer vesicles from a homogeneous mixture, Advanced Materials, 2017, 29, 1704368

3. B. P. Bastakoti, Juan Perez-Mercader, Facile one pot synthesis of functional giant polymeric vesicles controlled by oscillatory chemistry, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 56, 12086

4. Y. Li, B. P. Bastakoti, V. Malgras, C. Li, J. Tang, Y. Yamauchi, Polymeric micelle assembly for a smart synthesis of mesoporous Pt nanospheres with tunable pore sizes, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2015, 54, 11073

5. B. P. Bastakoti, Y. Li, M. Imura, N. Miyamoto, T. Nakato, T. Sasaki, and Y. Yamauchi, Polymeric micelle assembly with inorganic nanosheets for construction of mesoporous architectures with crystallized walls, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2015, 54, 42220

6. B. P. Bastakoti, Y. Li, T. Kimura, Y. Yamauchi, Asymmetric block copolymers for supramolecular templating of inorganic nanospace materials, Small, 2015, 11, 1992

7. B. P Bastakoti, Y. Li, S. Guragain, Y. Bando, A. Fatehmulla, A. Farooq, M. S. Hossain, M. T. Islam, L. K. Shrestha, Y. Yamauchi, Mesoporous fullerene crystals through inverse polymeric micelle assembly, Material Letters, 2017, 209, 272

8. W.-C. Chu, B. P. Bastakoti, Y. V. Kaneti, J.-G. Li, H. R. Alamri, Z. A. Alothman, Y. Yamauchi, and S.-W. Kuo, Tailored design of bicontinuous gyroid mesoporous carbon and nitrogen-doped carbon from poly(ethylene oxide-b-caprolactone) diblock copolymers, Chemistry: A European Journal, 2017, 23, 13734

9. Y. Li, H. Tan, R. R. Salunkhe, J. Tang, L. K. Shrestha, B. P. Bastakoti, H. Rong, T. Takei, J. Henzie, Y. Yamauchi, K. Ariga, Hollow carbon nanospheres using an asymmetric triblock copolymer structure directing agent, Chemical Communication, 2017, 53, 235

10. S. Tanaka, B. P. Bastakoti, Y. Li, S. Yusa, D. Ishii, K. Kani, A. Fatehmulla, W. A. Farooq, M. Shiddiky, Y. Bando, Y. V. Kaneti, Y. Yamauchi, M. Hossain, A. Shahriar, Self‐Assembly of polymeric micelles made of asymmetric polystyrene‐b‐polyacrylic Acid‐b‐polyethylene oxide for the synthesis of mesoporous nickel ferrite, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 1328

11. B. P. Bastakoti, Y. Li, S. Guragain, S. M. Alshehri, M. J. A. Shiddiky, Z. Liu, K. Shim, J. H. Kim, M. S. A. Hossain, V. Malgras, Y. Yamauchi, Formation of mesopores inside platinum nanospheres by using double hydrophilic block copolymers, Materials Letters, 2016, 182, 190

12. Y. Li, C. Li, B. P. Bastakoti, J. Tang, B. Jiang, J. Kim, M. Shahabuddin, Y. Bando, J. H. Kim, Y. Yamauchi, Strategic synthesis of mesoporous Pt-on-Pd bimetallic spheres templated from a polymeric micelle assembly, Journal of Material Chemistry A, 2016, 4, 9169

13. Y.-C. Wu, Y. S. Lu, B. P. Bastakoti, Y. Li, M. Pramanik, M. S. Hossain, E. Yanmaz, S.-W. Kuo, Mesoporous TiO2 thin film formed from bioinspired supramolecular Assembly, Chemistry Select, 2016, 1, 4295

14. B. P. Bastakoti, Y. Li, S. Guragain, M. Pramanik, S. M. Alshehri, T. Ahamad, Z. Liu, Y. Yamauchi, Synthesis of mesoporous transition‐metal phosphates by polymeric micelle assembly, Chemistry: A European Journal, 2016, 22, 7463

15. Y. Li, B. P. Bastakoti, Y. Yamauchi, Research Update: Triblock copolymers as templates to synthesize inorganic nanoporous materials, APL Materials, 2016, 4, 040703

16. Y. S. Lu, B. P. Bastakoti, M. Pramanik, V. Malgras, Y. Yamauchi, S. W. Kuo, Direct assembly of mesoporous silica functionalized with polypeptides for efficient dye adsorption, Chemistry: A European Journal, 2016, 22, 1159