Assistant Professor

I have done Ph. D. from IIT Bombay on a research problem “Rational Design and Synthesis of Molecular and Extended Zinc Phosphates: Insights into Mechanism of their Formation” Under supervision of the renowned inorganic chemist Prof. R. Murugavel. I have worked with Prof. G. R. Desiraju (IISc Banglore) and Prof. C. M. Reddy (IISER Kolkata) for short periods as INSA Visiting Scientist. 

Our group is working in the area of Crystal Engineering with focus on:

i) Understanding the role of intermolecular interactions on crystal growth,

ii) development of functional materials (sensors and devices,

iii) development of solid state organic luminescent materials for scope of utlization as OLEDs and optoelectronics and

iii) development of pharmaceutical cocrystals.


1. Early career research Award 2017

2. INSA Visiting Scientist Fellow 2018

3. Emerging Investigator-Crystal Growth & Design (ACS)-2020

4. INSA-Visiting Fellow-IISER Kolkata (2021-22)

5. Outstanding Reviewer-CrystEnggComm (RSC)-2021

6. Emerging Investigator-Crystal Growth & Design (ACS)-2022

Faculty Details

  • Citations 283
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Research Papers Published

  • "5. Dimensionality Alteration and Intra- versus Inter-SBU Void Encapsulation in Zinc Phosphate Frameworks" Inorganic Chemistry, 55(11): 5180 -5190 {ISSN: 1520-510X} Impact Factor= 4.82
  • "6. Elusive Double-Eight-Ring Secondary Building Unit of Zeolites." Journal of the American Chemical Society(JACS), 00(00): 00 -00 {ISSN: 1520-5126} Impact Factor= 13.04
  • "Dimensionality Alteration and Intra-versus Inter-SBU Void Encapsulation in Zinc Phosphate Frameworks" Inorganic chemistry, 55(11): 5180 -5190 Impact Factor= 4.89
  • "Elusive Double-Eight-Ring Zeolitic Secondary Building Unit" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(1): 59 -62 Impact Factor= 13.04
  • "Utility of Bis-4-pyridines as Supramolecular Linkers for 5-Sulfosalicylic Acid Centers: Structural and Optical Investigations" Crystal Growth & Design, 19(4): 2289 -2297 {ISSN: 1528-7505}
  • "Sulfonate··· Pyridinium Supramolecular Synthon: A Robust Interaction Utilized to Design Molecular Assemblies" Crystal Growth & Design, 19(8): 4650 -4660 {ISSN: 1528-7505}
  • "Irreversible Thermochromism in Organic Salts of Sulfonated Anils" Crystal Growth & Design, 20(6): 3888 -3897 {ISSN: 1528-7505} Impact Factor= 4.08
  • "Achievement of enhanced solubility and improved optics in molecular complexes based on a sulfonate–pyridinium supramolecular synthon" Crystal Engineering & Communication, 22(23): 3933 -3942 {ISSN: 1466-8033} Impact Factor= 3.117
  • "Validation of the supramolecular synthon preference through DFT and physicochemical property investigations of pyridyl salts of organo-sulfonates" New Journal of Chemistry, 45(10): 4780 -4790 Impact Factor= 3.5
  • "Organic co-crystal semiconductors: a crystal engineering perspective" CrystEngComm, 23(46): 8007 -8026 Impact Factor= 3.2
  • "Water Switched Reversible Thermochromism in Organic Salt of Sulfonated Anil" Crystal Growth & Design, 21(5): 3014 -3023 Impact Factor= 4.1
  • "Molecular salts of the isoniazid derivatives. Expanding the scope of sulfonate-pyridinium synthon to design materials" Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 307(1): 122762 -122772 Impact Factor= 3.5
  • "Expanding the scope of hydroxyl-pyridine supramolecular synthon to design molecular solids" Crystal Growth & Design, 22(3): 1972 -1983 Impact Factor= 4
  • "Influence of halogen substitution on crystal packing, molecular properties and electrochemical sensing" Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 314(1): 123382 -123391 Impact Factor= 3.7
  • "Multi-Stimuli-Responsive Organo-Sulfonated Anil and Its Organic Complex" Crystal Growth & Design, 22(11): 6483 -6492 Impact Factor= 4
  • "AIE in the halogenated anils and their utilization as fluorescent probes for explosive nitro-aromatics" New Journal of Chemistry, 0(0): DOI No. DOI Impact Factor= 3.9
  • "Syntheses, Structural Characterization, and Cytotoxicity Assessment of Novel Mn (II) and Zn (II) Complexes of Aroyl-Hydrazone Schiff Base Ligand" ACS Omega, 8(3): 3026 -3042 Impact Factor= 4.13

Research Projects Details:

Title of the ProjectFunding AgencyDatedAmount (in Rs.)
Cocrystal or Molecular Salt! Can the Dividing be Drawn.UGC04-04-20171,000,000.00
Crystal Engineering of Pharmaceuticals. An Approach to Address the Solubility Limitation of DrugsSERB-DST05-08-20173,102,000.00


DepartmentSubjectCourse TaughtSemester
ChemistryM.Sc.Symmetry and Group Theory1
ChemistryM.Sc.Inorganic Reaction Mechanism2