Chandrakumar Appayee

Assistant Professor (Dec 2013 to present)
Ph.D: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. (2008)
Work Experience:
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, New York, USA. (June 2012 - Dec 2013)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brooklyn College and the City University of New York, USA. (July 2009 - June 2012)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Miami, Florida, USA. (July 2008 - June 2009)
Research Interest: Asymmetric Catalysis, Supramolecular catalysis, Asymmetric synthesis of bio-active molecules,Study of small molecules for targeted diseases.
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Bhaskar Datta

Bhaskar Datta

Associate Professor (Dec 2011 to present)
Ph.D: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA (2004)
Work Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Missouri State University, USA. (Jun 2008 - Dec. 2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, USA. (Jun 2004 - May 2008)
Research Interest: Investigation of groove-modified nucleobases on Y-family DNA polymerase activity, Construction of metal nanowires based on biomolecular templates, Structure-function correlations of unorthodox DNA structures.
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Sriram Kanvah

Sriram Kanvah Gundimeda

Associate Professor (Jan 2010 to present)
Ph.D: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (2001)
Work Experience:
  • Research Scientist, School of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (Oct 2008 - Dec 2009 )
  • Intellectual Property Analyst (Research), John F Welch India Technology Center (General Electric), Bangalore, India. (May 2006 - Sep 2008)
  • Research Scientist, School of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (Sep 2002 - Apr 2006)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (June 2001 - Aug 2002)

Research Interest: Synthesis of photoactive π-conjugated materials for understanding their optical properties and synthesis of ionic liquids and examining their suitability as photophysical / photochemical media for various photo-processes.
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Iti Gupta

Iti Gupta

Associate Professor (July 2009 to present)
Ph.D: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India (2005)
Work Experience:
  • Lecturer, Birla Institute of Technology and Science-Pilani, Goa Campus, India. (Jan. 2007 - June 2009)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan (May 2005 - Dec. 2006)

Research Interest: Boron based NIR dyes and their conjugates, Derivatives of corroles and N-confused porphyrins with novel properties, Metal complexes of Dipyrrins.
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Saumyakanti Khatua

Assistant Professor (Apr 2015 to present)
Ph.D: Rice University, Houston, USA (2011)
Work Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Apr 2015 - present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Leiden Institute of Physics, Netherlands (Nov-2011 - March 2015)

Research Interest: Plasmonics, Nano-optics.
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Sivapriya Kirubakaran

Assistant Professor (Jan 2013 to present)
Ph.D: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. (2007)
Work Experience:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA. (Jan 2010 - Dec 2012)
  • Visiting Scientist, Whitehead Institute, MIT, USA. (Jan 2010 - June 2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Brandeis University, USA. (Oct 2007 - Dec 2009)

Research Interest: Medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, Drug discovery: infectious diseases (H.pylori) and cancer (stomach and lung), Chemical biology of cancer: Screening of small molecules to identify novel oncogenes.
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Sairam Swaroop Mallajosyula

Assistant Professor (Dec 2013 to present)
Ph.D: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India (2009)
Work Experience:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer-Aided Drug Design Center, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. (May 2009 - Dec 2013)

Research Interest: Carbohydrate-Protein interactions, Novel DNA constructs, Molecular mechanics force field development.
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Sudhanshu Sharma

Assistant Professor (July 2012 to present)
Ph.D: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. (2009)
Work Experience:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Arizona State University, USA (Feb 2011 - June 2012)
  • Postdocoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. (May 2009 - Jan 2011)

Research Interest: Materials, Electrochemistry, Catalysis.
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Arnab Dutta

Assistant Professor (June 2015 to present)
Ph.D: Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. (2012)
Work Experience:
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA (Oct 2012 - May 2015)

Research Interest: Bio-inorganic chemistry, Alternative energy research.
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Sudipta Basu

Associate Professor (2018 to present)
Ph.D: Ph.D. (Chemical Biology) at Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany  (2002 - 2006)
Work Experience:
  • DBT-Ramalingaswami Fellow at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune (2012 - 2018)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (2006 - 2012)
Research Interest: Using the tools of synthetic organic chemistry, chemical biology and nanotechnology  to understand mitochondria and related organelle biology in cancer towards next-generation therapeutic .


Dr. Mohsin Yousuf Lone

Dr. Mohsin Yousuf Lone

Degree: Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India. 2016.

Present research: Synthesis, Optical, Electrochemical and theoretical Studies of BODIPYs with NIR Emission.

Dr. Gayatri Joshi

Dr. Gayatri Joshi

Degree : Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2015

Present Research: Utilized the unique localized surface plasmon resonance properties of noble gold nanostructures to developed various solid state sensing platforms for the ultrasensitive detection of biomarkers (such as proteins, microRNAs, glucose) directly in human bio-fluids as well as developed photo-switchable molecular devices.

Dr. Subramanian Nellaiappan

Dr. Subramanian Nellaiappan

Degree: PhD, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India. 2017

Research topic: Electrochemically CO2 reduction



Dr. Kapil Juvale

Dr. Kapil Juvale

Ph.D.: University of Bonn, Germany, 2013

Research Interest: Design and synthesis of small molecules for different biological targets and their biochemical evaluation to discover new therapeutics.

Dr. M Paramasivam

Dr. M Paramasivam

Ph.D: Osmania University, India, 2014

Research Interest: Design and synthesis of novel π-conjugated molecules for optoelectronic applications such as Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC).

Dr. M. Vedamalai

Dr. M. Vedamalai

Ph.D: National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2012

Research Interest: Enzyme activated florescent probes and inhibitor for enzymes, Biomarker for detection of intracellular molecules and drug delivery.


Katla Jagadish Kumar

Katla Jagadish Kumar

Roll No: 11310011

M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Kakatiya University

Research Description: Design and synthesis of small organic fluorophores as sensors and low molecular organo gelators (LMOGs).

Naresh Balsukuri

Naresh Balsukuri

Roll No: 11310012

M.Sc. Organic Chemistry Kakatiya University

Research Description: Synthesis and Photophysical studies Donor-Acceptor type systems based on corroles/Porphyrins and NIR aza-BODIPYs for bioimaging applications.

Prathap Reddy Patlolla

Prathap Reddy Patlolla

Roll No: 12310020

M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Kakatiya University, Warangal (2009)

Research Description: Design and development of self assembled optical probes and their investigation in biosensing applications.


Praseetha E. K.

Roll No: 12310033

MSc Chemistry: Amrita school of arts and science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Research Description: Design and synthesis of donor acceptor type porphyrins and BODIPYs for bioimaging and DSSC application

Althaf Shaik

Althaf Shaik

Roll No: 13310006

M.Sc Medicinal Chemistry, Sree Venkateswara University, Tirupathi (2011)

Research Description: Design and synthesis of various substituted quinolines and pyrimidine amine based small molecules as inhibitors of various kinases involved in cancer.

Bhanu Pratap Singh Gangwar

Bhanu Pratap Singh Gangwar

Roll No: 13310007

Earlier degree: M.Tech 2012 (IIT Roorkee)

Research Topic: Synthesis, characterization and physiochemical 


Deekshi Angira ( 2013-present)

Study of undoped and doped metal oxide and their application to reforming reaction

Roll No: 13310008

 M.Sc. Biochemistry : Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, UK (2011)

Research description : Molecular biology and structural biology of proteins, small molecule crystallization, in-silico approach towards modeling of proteins and their docking studies with ligands.


Anuj Bisht

Anuj Bisht

Roll No: 13310040

Earlier degree-BS-MS 2012 (IISER Pune)

Research Topic: Electrochemical and Catalytic studies of metal oxides and doped metal oxides.


Amarjyoti Das Mahapatra

Roll No: 13510007

M.Sc. Chemistry : IIT Gandhinagar

Research Topic: Design and synthesis of small organic molecules and their biological evaluation against prominent pharmacological targets


Palash Jana

Palash Jana

Roll No: 13510008

M.Sc. Chemistry, IIT Gandhinagar

Research Description: Design and synthesis of small organic fluorescent molecules for various application



Lata Rani

Lata Rani

Roll No: 14310008

M.S. Pharmacoinformatics: NIPER Mohali, S.A.S. Nagar, Punjab (2013)

Research description: Computational insights to explore special conformational effects of protein post translational modifications: Phosphorylation and O-GlcNAcylation on protein geometry  



Shikha Khandelwal

Shikha Khandelwal

Roll No: 14310035

M.Sc. Chemistry, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (2013)

Research Description: Designing hydrogen production catalyst containing enzyme inspired outer coordination sphere features.



Mahesh Shantaram Kutwal

Mahesh Shantaram Kutwal

Roll No: 14310044

Degree: M.Sc. Organic Chemistry (2013), University of Pune.

Research Area:  Asymmetric Organocatalysis



Divya Vyas

Divya Vyas

Roll No: 14310052

Earlier degree: M.Tech. 2012(CU Rajasthan)

Research Topic:Synthesis,characterization and electrochemical study of metal oxides for    

 preparation of thin film electrode.





Roll No: 14310053

M.Sc Organic Chemistry, St Stephen’s College, Delhi University (2012)

Research Description: Medicinal Chemistry: Design and synthesis of small molecule inhibitors for kinases.



Sarkale Abhijeet Madhukar

Sarkale Abhijeet Madhukar

Roll No: 14310054

Degree: M.Sc. Organic Chemistry (2013), Dr. B. A. Marathwada university, Aurangabad.

Research Area:  Short Asymmetric Synthesis of Natural products and Bioactive compounds; Development of novel organocatalysts based on an aromatic ions.



Vijayalakshmi Pandey

Vijayalakshmi Pandey

Roll No: 14310055

M.Sc. Chemistry, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (2013)

Research Description: Synthesis of N confused Porphyrins with their photophysical and biological studies.



Beena Kumari

Beena Kumari

Roll No: 15310033

M.Sc Applied Chemistry: DAVV, Indore, Madhya Pradesh (2013)

Research description: My research is focused on design and synthesis of small biocompatible, NIR organic fluorophores based on the aryl ethylene scaffold for organic electronic and biological applications.


Neha Manav

Neha Manav

Roll No: 15310034

M.Sc Organic Chemistry: Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut (2014)

Research Description: Phosphorescent metal complexes for singlet oxygen generation and Porphyrin nanoparticles

Srimadhavi R

Srimadhavi R

Roll No: 15310036

MSc Chemistry, University of Madras(2015)

Research description: Design and synthesis of small molecule inhibitors for targeting Enzymes related to cancer.

Varsha Thambi

Varsha Thambi

Roll No: 15310037

M.Sc.Chemistry: St. Stephens College Delhi University, Delhi

Research Description: Towards Precise Sub-nanometer control of Plasmonic Nanogaps Through Post synthesis Growth and Etching.

Afsar Ali

Afsar Ali

Roll No: 15310052

M.Sc Industrial Chemistry :  Aligarh Muslim University (UP, 2012).

Research Area :Synthesis of Cu-based catalysts containing redox active ligands for ORR.

venkata mani padmaja duppalapudi

venkata mani padmaja duppalapudi

Roll No: 15310053

MSc Chemistry: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita School of Arts and Science (2011)

Research Topic: Asymmetric Organocatalysis

Vidyasagar Maurya

Vidyasagar Maurya

Roll No: 15310054

Degree: M.Sc. Chemistry (2013), University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

Research Area: Asymmetric Organocatalyzed Cycloaddition Reactions of 2-Enals & 2,4-Dienals; Synthesis of new Novel Organocatalysts.

Ab Qayoom Mir

Ab Qayoom Mir

Roll No: 16310007

M.Sc Chemistry : Jamia Milia Islamia University New-Delhi.

Research Description:Designing Photosensitiser -cum- electro-catalyst for green fuel (Hydrogen)  production.

Ashish Kar

Ashish Kar

Roll No: 16310015

M.Sc. Chemistry : Tezpur University , Tezpur, Assam

Research : Controlled and directed assembly of plasmonic nanostructures and their application in enhanced spectroscopy.


Ravi Shankar Kumar Mishra

Ravi Shankar Kumar Mishra

Roll No: 16310026

Earlier degree: M.Tech. 2016 (IIT Patna)

Research Topic: To study of coke deposition through dry

 reforming of methane and generation of clean fuel.

Tarushyam Mukherjee

Tarushyam Mukherjee

Roll No: 16310034

M.Sc. Biotechnology (2016), Pondicherry Central University

Research description: Design and synthesis of fluorescent biomarkers for exploring the tiny-cellular world

Rahul Soni

Rahul Soni

Roll No: 17310009

Degree: M.Sc. Chemistry (2016), Indian Institute Of Technology Delhi

Research Area:  Asymmetric organocatalysis.

Dependu Dolui

Roll No: 17310018

M.Sc Specialization in Inorganic Chemistry (2017), Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.

Research Area: Biologically active inexpensive metal complexes having amino acid scaffold as an efficient ORR and HER catalyst

Rahul Bandopant Dahiwadkar

Rahul Bandopant Dahiwadkar

Roll No:

Previous Degree: M.Sc. Organic Chemistry (2017), University of Pune, Maharashtra.

Research Area:  Asymmetric Organocatalysis

Diptiranjan Paital

Roll. No. :  17310029

Previous Degree: M.Sc. Chemistry from Central University Of Punjab

Research Area: Plasmonics


Amit Singh

Roll No. 18310004

Previous Degree: M.Sc. Life Sciences (Bioinformatics), Central University of Punjab, Bathinda

Research Area: Computational Biophysics

Pradeep Kumar Yadav

Roll No. 18310030

Previous Degree: M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, UP.

Research Area: Electrochemical and catalysis studies by metal oxide and different metal doped metal oxide



Sudipta Das

PhD: 2010-2016

Thesis Title: Research Description: N confused porphyrins and metal complexes

Current affiliation: The University of Burdwan

Harsha Agnihotri

PhD: 2010-2015

Thesis Title: Synthesis and Photoinduced Processes of Donor Acceptor Substituted Diarylbutadienes

Current Affiliation:

Anuji K

PhD: 2013-2017

Thesis Title: Synthesis and Spectroscopic Investigations of Neutral and Water Soluble Fluorophores: Charge Transfer, Aggregates and Self-assemblies.

Current Affiliation:

Hadianawala Murtuza Shabbirali


Thesis Title: Lead identification and development against histone deacetylase, carbonic anhydrase, cyclooxygenase-2 and thromboxane prostanoid receptor

Current Affiliation: Aurigene Discovery Technologies

Veerabhadraiah Palakollu.

PhD: 2011-2016

Thesis Title: Design, Synthesis and Photo-induced Behavior of π-Conjugated Substrates: Aggregates and Self-assemblies

Current Affiliation: INTAS pharmaceuticals.

Current Students


1 Abhinav Gautam
2 Anjali Sharma
3 Harsh Kumar
4 Jaya Bharti
5 Kritika Jaiswal
6 Manab Diasi
7 Mansi Porwal
8 Monika
9 Nilesh Mathur
10 Ojasvi Verma
11 Pankaj Kumar
12 Parul
13 Priya
14 Priyavrat Vashistha
15 Rimjhim
16 Shaiborlang
17 Shivam Kumar
18 Tannu
19 Tarun


1 Abhishek Saini
2 Ajay Kumar
3 Dhanraj Kumawat
4 Divyansh Prakash
5 Garima
6 Jyoti
7 Kriti Kapil
8 Lhingneichong Touthang
9 Nikhil Sharma
10 Priyanka
11 Rudra Prasad
12 Shriya Arora
13 Simpi Verma
14 Tanya Hans
15 Tarun Kumar



1 Amarjyoti Das Mohapatra Ph.D, IIT Gandhinagar, India
2 Palash Jana Ph.D, IIT Gandhinagar, India
3 Ashok kumar bansal Ph.D, IIT Kanpur, India
4 Aman panwar Ph.D, University of Iowa,USA
5 Amit Yadav  
6 Khyati relhan  
7 Nisha hasija Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


1 Ravi Srivastava Ph.D, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2 Rohit Bhadoria Ph.D, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
3 Depeeka Sharma  
4 Kanchan Mishra  
5 Payel Arora  
6 Amit kumar  
7 Pavneesh Kumar  
8 Nayan jyoti baurah  


1 Sachin JRF, IIT Gandhinagar, India
2 Vamakshi Yadav Ph.D, Purdue University, USA
3 Himanshu Kumar Singh  
4 Vivek Nagayach Faculty, Resonance, India
5 Jyotirban Dey Ph.D, IIT Kanpur, India
6 Umesh Kumar  
7 Mohammad Hassan Intas Pharmaceuticals, India
8 Mridupavan Sonowal Intas Pharmaceuticals, India
9 Jyotsna Saini Cadila Pharmaceuticals, India
10 Ayushi Tyagi Cadila Pharmaceuticals, India
11 Vani Verma Ph.D, University of British Columbia, Canada
12 Srinu Kotha  


1 Afridi Zamader PhD Scholar, Uppsala Univeritet, Sweden
2 Anjana Thakur Assistant Manager, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. India
3 Ankush Tyagi PhD Scholar, Arizone State University, Arizona
4 Geetanjali Assistant Manager, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. India
5 Govind Kumar Sharma  
6 Harshit Kumar Agarwal Executive Chemist, Sagar Drugs and Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. India
7 Komal Bajaj Assistant Lecturer, Akash Educational Service Ltd. India
8 Megha Bajaj Subject Matter Expert, Acadecraft Private Ltd, India
9 Naveen Tak Assistant Lecturer, Akash Educational Service Ltd. India
10 Parsanta  
11 Parul Duhan  
12 Rajvir Singh  
13 Rakesh  
14 Sachin Dev  
15 Sachin Giri Assistant Manager, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. India
16 Sarla Yadav Teacher, West Academy, Gurgaon, India
17 Shivansh Kaushik PhD Scholar, University of California, Riverside
18 Sumeet Kataria  
19 Surya Pratap Singh PhD Scholar, IIT Kanpur, India