Research Activities

Research Highlights
  1. Congratulations to Dr. Amit Rajput for SERB - SURE Research Grant of amount Rs. ~ 30 Lakhs. 
  2. Congratulations to Dr. Ravi Kumar and his team for DST-Purse Research Grant to the University of a total amount Rs. 7 Crores. 
  3. Congratulations to Dr. Bindu Mangla for DST-Haryana Research Grant of a total amount Rs. 36.75 Lakhs. 
  4. Congratulations to Dr. Anurag Prakash Sunda for SERB Core Research Grant (CRG) of a total amount of Rs. 32.15 Lakhs. 
  5. Congratulations to Dr. Bhawna and Dr. Amit Rajput for SERB POWER Research Grant Award of a total amount of Rs. 30 Lakhs. 
  6. Congratulations to Dr. Ravi Kumar and Dr. Bhawna for DST-HARYANA Research Grant Award of a total amount of Rs. 20 Lakhs. 
  7. Congratulations to Anurag Prakash Sunda for UGC Start-up Grant of total amount Rs. 10 Lakhs. 
  8. Advances in Environmental Applications of Metal–Organic Frameworks
    Anurag Prakash Sunda* and Sonia Yadav
    DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1395.ch002
    Metal-Organic Frameworks for Environmental Remediation
    Chapter 2 pp 25-52 ACS Symposium SeriesVol. 1395 
    ISBN13: 9780841297845 eISBN: 9780841297838 Copyright © 2021 American Chemical Society

  9. Book Chapter "Metal-Organic Frameworks as Sensors" 
    Bhawna Uttam* and Ravi Kumar*  
    ISBN13: 9780841298101 eISBN: 9780841298095 Copyright © 2021 American Chemical Society
    DOI: 10.1021/bk-2021-1394.ch005

    Metal-Organic Frameworks for Environmental Sensing
    Chapter 5 pp 125-154; ACS Symposium Series Vol. 1394.

  10. Aggregation behavior of a model carbocyanine dye: Polar organic solvent versus ionic liquid mixture  
    Dr. Vinod Kumar [J. Molecular Liquids, 2021, 322114985.] DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.114985
    Fig. 1. UV–vis absorbance spectra of TDBC (25?M) in 4wt% 1M aqueous NaOH added…

  11. Ionic liquid induced removal of Rhodamine B from water 
    Dr. Vinod Kumar [J. Molecular Liquids, 2020, 319, 2020, 114195.]
    DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2020.114195

    Unlabelled figure
  12. Selenium coordinated palladium(II) trans-dichloride molecular rotor as catalyst for site selective annulation of 2-arylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines
    Dr. Anurag Prakash Sunda [Chem. Commun.2020, 56, 10223-26]
    Graphical abstract: A selenium-coordinated palladium(ii) trans-dichloride molecular rotor as a catalyst for site-selective annulation of 2-arylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines

Publications by Faculty (since 2015)

Dr. Ravi Kumar

  •   R. Kumar, V. Bhardwaj, O. Prakash; Hypervalent Iodine(III) Mediated Synthesis of 3-(?-Styryl)-2, 1-benzisoxazoles and 3-(?-Hetaryl) vinyl-2,1-benzisoxazole, Ind J Het Chem, 2020, 30, 87-92.
  •   R. Kumar and T. Wirth; Asymmetric Synthesis with Hypervalent Iodine Reagents, Top. Curr. Chem., 2016, 373, 243-262. Impact Factor: 6.72
  •   M. Brown, R. Kumar, J. Rehbein, T. Wirth; Enantioselective Oxidative Rearrangements using Chiral Hypervalent Iodine Reagents, Chem.- Eur. J., 2016, 22, 4030-4035. Impact Factor: 5.16
  •   D. Kumar, S. Nain, R. Kumar, H. Pal; Thermal Expansion Studies of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Silver Nanocomposite, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung-A (A Journal of Physical Sciences), 2015, 70, 63-67. Impact Factor: 0.89

Dr. Bindu Mangla             

  •    Bindu Mangla, D K Sharma, Anupama Rajput ; Ion density variation at upper ionosphere during thunderstorm, Adv. Space Res, 2017, 59, 1189-1199. Impact Factor: 1.75

Dr. Sita Ram              

  •  Isha Saini, Annu Sharma, Rajnish Dhiman, Sita Ram and Pawan K Sharma ; Structural and thermal characterization of polyvinylalcoholgrafted SiCnanocrystals, Mater. Res. Express, 2017 , 4 , 75015 , Impact Factor: 1.45
  •   IshaSaini, Annu Sharma, Rajnish Dhiman, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Sita Ram, Pawan K. Sharma , Grafted SiCnanocrystals: For enhanced optical, electrical and mechanical properties of polyvinyl alcohol, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2017, 714, 172-180. Impact Factor: 4.18
  •  Rajiv Kumar, Silvia Bua, Sita Ram, Sonia Del Prete, Clemente Capasso, Claudiu T. Supuran, Pawan K. Sharma , Benzenesulfonamide bearing imidazothiadiazole and thiazolotriazolescaffolds as potent tumor associated human carbonic anhydrase IX and XII inhibitors, Bioorg. Med. Chem., 2017, 25, 1286-1293. Impact Factor: 2.80
  •  Pawan K. Sharma, SitaRam, Navneet Chandak , Transition Metal-Free Approach to Propynenitriles and 3-Chloropropenenitriles, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2016, 358, 894-899. Impact Factor: 5.45
  •  Poonam Khloya, Mariangela Ceruso, Sita Ram, Claudiu T. Supuran, Pawan K. Sharma, Sulfonamide bearing pyrazolylpyrazolines as potent inhibitors of carbonic anhydrase isoforms hCA I, II, IX and XII, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett, 2015, 25, 3208-3212. Impact Factor: 2.45  

Dr. Vinod Kumar           
  • Kasana, P.; Soni, S.; Mukherjee, M.; Kumar, R.; Kumar V.* “Ionic Liquid Induced p-Nitrophenol Prototropism” Journal of Ionic Liquids (Elsevier), 2023, 3(1), 100051, ISSN: 2772 4220,
  • Jakhar, K. Dalal, M. Kumar, V. Mukherjee, M. Agarwal, A. Sharma, D. Sharma M. K. Om H. “Ab-initio DFT calculations and experimental investigations into optoelectronic and structural properties of Ca9Al(PO4)7:Sm3+ orange phosphor” Journal of Molecular structure, 2023, 1281, 135102. Online ISSN: 1872-8014, Print ISSN: 0022-2860. Impact factor (3.841)
  • Agarwal, A.; Jeevanandham, S.; Kar, C.; Rai, M. P.; Kumar, V.; Bohidar, H.; Biswas, S.; Mukherjee, M. “Crystalline Domains Nested on 2D Nanosheets as Heterogeneous Nanomachineries for the Sustainable Production of Bioactive Compounds"ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2022 10 (30), 9732-9748. ISSN:2168-0485, (Impact factor (9.224)
  • Soni, S.; Rimi; Kumar, V.; Kikushima, K.; Dohi, T.; Zhdankin, V. V.; Kumar R. “Hypervalent Iodine (V) Catalyzed Oxidations. (Accepted for publication) Arkivoc 2022, part vii, 27-56,  ISSN: 1551-7004 (print); 1551-7012 (web), Impact factor (0.689)
  • Kumar, V*. “2-Naphthoic acid prototropism within ionic liquid based media” Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2021,339, 116831,ISSN: 016-77322, UGC Sr. No. 14685, Journal no. 24693/. Impact factor (6.633)
  • Kumar, V. et al. Aggregation behavior of a model carbocyanine dye: Polar organic solvent versus ionic liquid mixture, J. Molecular Liquids, 2021, 322114985Impact Factor: 5.06
  • Kumar, V. et al. Ionic liquid induced removal of Rhodamine B from water, J. Molecular Liquids, 2020, 319, 2020, 114195. Impact Factor: 5.06
  • Sangam, S.; Gupta, A.; Shakeel, A.; Suhag, D.; Bhattacharya, R.; Chakrabarti, S.; Garg, S.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Basu, B.; Kumar, V.; Rajput, S., Dutta, M.; Mukherjee, M ; Sustainable synthesis of single crystalline sulphur-doped graphene quantum dots for bioimaging and beyond, Green Chemistry, 2018, 20, 4245-4259. Impact Factor: 9.41


  • “Method for preparation of highly fluorescent biocompatible sulphur doped graphene quantum dots from affordable agro-industrial bio-waste cane molasses using hydrothermal synthesis for bioimaging application” Gupta A.; Shakeel A.; Sangam S.; Suhag D.; Kumar V.; Bhattacharya R.; Sinha O.P.; Chakrabarti S.; Mukherjee M. (2017) E-101/27108/2017-DEL Application number 201711016713. CRN: 2462” Patent Number 397183

Book Chapters

  • Bhawna, Balapanuru, J., Rai, V., Kumar, V., Behera, K. (2023). Nanoporous Carbon Materials for Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Conversion. In: Grace, A.N., Sonar, P., Bhardwaj, P., Chakravorty, A. (eds) Handbook of Porous Carbon Materials. Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials. Springer, Singapore. Print ISBN: 978-981-19-7187-7, Online ISBN: 978-981-19-7188-4.

Dr. A. P. Sunda    (personal webapge:

  • A. P. Sunda*, S. Singh, S. Yadav, R. K. Singh*; Atomistic Simulation of Hydrated Sulfonated Polybenzophenone Block Copolymer Membranes, ChemPhysChem, 2023 DOI: 10.1002/cphc.202300104  Impact Factor: 3.52
  • H. Joshi, N. Meena, S. Sharma, R. Bhatt, V. N. Shinde, A. P. Sunda, N Bhuvanesh and A. Kumar  Selenium coordinated palladium(II) trans-dichloride molecular rotor as catalyst for site selective annulation of 2-arylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 10223-26. Impact Factor: 6.06
  • Partha Roy*, Nirit Kantor-Uriel, and A. P. Sunda*; Nanoscale Defolding Influence of Polypeptide in Charge-Transfer Process through Organic-Inorganic Nano Hybrid System, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 11143-11149. Impact Factor: 8.31
  •  A. Mondal* and A. P. Sunda* ; Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Ammonium/Phosphonium-based Protic Ionic Liquids: Influence of Alkyl to Aryl Group, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 19268-19275. Impact Factor: 3.91
  • A. Mondal, A. P. Sunda, and S. Balasubramanian* ; Thermal Phase Bahavior and Ion Hopping in 1,2,4-Triazolium Perfluorobutanesulfonate Protic Organic Ionic Plastic Crystals, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 2047-2053. Impact Factor: 3.94
  •  A. P. Sunda* ; Ammonium-based Protic Ionic Liquid Doped Nafion Membrane as Anhydrous Fuel Cell Electrolyte, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 12905-12912. Impact Factor: 14.51
  •  A. P. Sunda*, A. Mondal, and S. Balasubramanian*; Atomistic Simulations of Ammonium-based Protic Ionic Liquids: Steric Effects on Structure, Low Frequency Vibrational Modes and Electrical Conductivity, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 4625-4633. Impact Factor: 3.94