Dr. Arindam Mukhopadhyay

Ph.D. Dissertation (2017): Stimuli-Responsive Materials Based on Photochromic Diarylpyrans and Excited-State Properties of Precursor Coumarins

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Prof. Andrzej Rajca's Group, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, U.S.A.

E-mail: arindam389@gmail.com



Dr. Chandrasekhar Pujari

Ph.D. Dissertation (2016): Synthesis and Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Constructed from Novel Organic Linkers Featuring Concave Shapes

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Karnataka Central University,

E-mail: chanduchem10@gmail.com



Dr. Abhaya Kumar Mishra

Ph.D. Dissertation (2016): IBX-Initiated Cascade Reactions and Mechanochemical Catalysis, Halogenationsand One-Pot Synthesis of Heterocycles

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Prof. Alex Szpilman's Group, Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, Israel

E-mail: abhimishra96@gmail.com



Dr. Samik Jhulki

Ph.D. Dissertation (2016): Design and Synthesis of Novel Organic Materials for Diverse Applications in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Current Position:

E-mail: sjhulki@gmail.com



Dr. Keshaba Nanda Parida

Ph.D. Dissertation (2015): Oxidations with Oxone and In Situ-Generated Modified 3,4,5,6-Tetramethyl IBX Catalyst

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Prof. Alex Szpilman's Group, Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, Israel

E-mail: keshchm@gmail.com



Dr. Saona Seth

Ph.D. Dissertation (2015): Synthesis of Porous Metal-Organic Materials Based on Rationally Designed Organic Linkers and Their Applications

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Prof. Adam Matzger's Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

E-mail: saona.seth@gmail.com



Dr. Ishita Neogi

Ph.D. Dissertation (2015): Design, Synthesis and Development of Novel Organic Materials Based on Troger's Base for Application in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Prof. S. Mhaisalkar's Group, Energy Research Institute, NTU Singapore

E-mail: ishneo@gmail.com



Dr. Alankriti Bajpai

Ph.D. Dissertation (2014): Rational Design and Synthesis of Sterically-Rigidified Novel Organic Building Blocks: Multicomponent Molecular Crystals and Diverse Metal-Organic Materials

Current Position: Post-Doctoral fellow, Prof. Mike Zaworotko's Group, University of Limerick, Ireland

E-mail: alankritibajpai@gmail.com



Dr. Susovan Mandal

Ph.D. Dissertation (2013): Design, Synthesis and Stereoelectronic Control of the Photochromism of Novel Chromenes

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Jhargram Raj College, West Bengal

E-mail: susovanm6@gmail.com



Dr. Kalyan Senapati

Ph.D. Dissertation (2011): Investigations on IBX-Mediated New Transformations and Development of Modified IBXs with Better Attributes and Enhanced Reactivity

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Mahatma Gandhi College, West Bengal

E-mail: kalyanbubun@yahoo.com




Dr. Satyajit Saha

Ph.D. Dissertation (2011): Design and Synthesis of Organocatalysts with Enhanced Hydrogen Bonding Potential: Enantioselective Aldol, Michael and Biginelli Reactions

Current Position: UGC-Assistant Professor, Department of Dyestuff Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai

E-mail: sjeet1980@gmail.com



Dr. Palani Natarajan

Ph.D. Dissertation (2010): Organic Functional Materials (Inclusion Compounds and Light Emitting Diodes) Based on Sterically-Engineered Molecular Modules: Design, Synthesis and Characterization

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Panjab University Chandigarh

E-mail: pnataraj@pu.ac.in



Dr. Subhas Samanta

Ph.D. Dissertation (2009): Photochemistry of Ketones: Diastereomer-Differentiating Norrish Type II, Diphotocyclization and Dehalogenative Pschorr Cyclization Reactions

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Calcutta

E-mail: subhastp@gmail.com




Dr. Nidhi Singhal

Ph.D. Dissertation (2007): Oxidations Mediated by o-Iodoxybenzoic Acid (IBX) and Mechanistic Investigations

(Deceased)






Dr. Parthasarathy Venkatakrishnan

Ph.D. Dissertation (2007): Design, Synthesis and Development of Organic Photochromic (Chromenes) and Light Emitting (Bimesitylenes) Materials

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

E-mail: pvenkat@iitm.ac.in




Dr. Ramalingam Natarajan

Ph.D. Dissertation (2005): Molecular Self-Assembly: Control of Molecular Organization Based on Hydrogen Bonds and Metal-Ligand Coordination Bonds

Current Position: Senior Scientist, Chemistry Division, CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) Kolkata

E-mail: rnatraj@iicb.res.in



Dr. Prasenjit Mal

Ph.D. Dissertation (2004): Photochromism, Photocyclization and Tandem Photoenolization-Hetero Diels-Alder Cycloadditon Reactions of o-Tolualdehydes in the Solid State

Current Position: Reader, School of Chemical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar

E-mail: pmal@niser.ac.in



Mr. Debanjan Bhattacharjee

Thesis Title (2015): "Naked-Eye" Visible Sensing of Fluoride Anion by Silyloxy-Substituted Photochromic Chromenes

Mr. Sanjoy Sasmal

Thesis Title (2015): Photochromism of Regioisomeric Phenylethynyl-Substituted Chromenes: Modulation of Spectrokinetic Properties of Photogenerated o-Quinonoid Intermediates

Mr. Somesh Bhattacharya

Thesis Title (2014): De Novo Design and Synthesis of C3-Symmetric Linkers and Construction of Novel Metal-Organic Frameworks

Mr. Sourav Ghorai

Thesis Title (2014): Catalyst- and Solvent-Free Reactions: Mechanical Chlorination Using Trichloroisocyanuric Acid

Ms. Isita Jhulki

Thesis Title (2013): Rational Design and Synthesis of a Novel D2d-symmetric Tetracarboxylic Acid and Development of Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks

Mr. Manas Mandal

Thesis Title (2013): Catalytic Room Temperature Oxidation of Diols to Lactones by in Situ-Generated TetMe-IBX Catalyst

Mr. Ayan Dhara

Thesis Title (2012): Molecular Self-Assembly: O-H...O Hydrogen Bond-Mediated Aggregation of Rationally Designed Molecular Modules into Multicomponent Organic Materials

Mr. Arindam Mukhopadhyay

Thesis Title (2011): Exploitation of Helicity in Heterohexahelical Pyrans: Control of the Persistence of Photogenerated o-Quinonoid Reactive Intermediates

Mr. Somnath Das

Thesis Title (2011): Design and Synthesis of Unique Tridentate (Manxane) and Tetradentate (Swastika) Ligands for Functional Metal-organic Frameworks

Ms. Saona Seth

Thesis Title (2010): Modified Prolines with Double H-bonding Potential: Enantioselective Organocatalytic Michael Reaction

Mr. Samik Jhulki

Thesis Title (2010): Sterically-Hindered ortho-Methyl Substituted Iodobenzoic Acids: Room Temperature Catalytic Oxidation of Alcohols in Organic Solvents

Mr. Dipanjan Bhattacharya

Thesis Title (2007): Design and Synthesis of ortho-Chloro Substituted IBX: Oxidation of Alcohols and Sulfides at Room Temperature in Common Organic Solvents

Mr. Chandan Giri

Thesis Title (2007): Mechanistic Insights into the Photochromism Based on Heterolysis of Chromenes

Mr. Krishnakant

Thesis Title (2007): Synthesis and Photoreactivity of 2-Pyranone-Fused Hexahelicenes

Ms. Sanchita Sengupta

Thesis Title (2006): Photocyclization of 6- and 7-Styrylcoumarins: Characterization of Dihydro-Intermediates, Regioselectivity in Cyclization and Application of Phenanthrene Photoproducts

Mr. Mahiuddin Baidya

Thesis Title (2006): Novel Photochromic Systems Based on Styrylcoumarins, Styrylchromenes and Bischromenylethenes

Mr. Parthasarathy Ghosh

Thesis Title (2004): Synthesis and Fluorescence Properties of 4-Fold Functionalized Bimesityls for Application in Organic Light Emitting Diodes

Ms. Parul Angrish

Thesis Title (2000): Molecular Self-assembly of Ferrocene Derivatives Towards Functional Nanoporous Organic Materials


Mr. Rupam Roy

DST INSPIRE Fellowship (2015), IIT Guwahati

Ms. Santhini

IAS-SRFP Fellowship (2015), Bharathidasan University, Trichy

Ms. Renuka

DST INSPIRE Fellowship (2013), IISER Bhopal

Mr. Sahil Arora

DST INSPIRE Fellowship (2013), NISER Bhubaneswar

Mr. Akshat Anand

DST INSPIRE Fellowship (2012), Visva Bharati, Shantiniketan

Ms. Kalai Selvi

IAS-SRFP Fellowship (2012), MKU Madurai

Mr. Amrit Kumar

IAS-SRFP Fellowship (2011), IISER Pune