Address: Office: Department of Chemistry, North Campus University of Delhi, Delhi, India, Tel; 91-11-27666845
Residence: CC-94B, Shalimarbagh, New Delhi-110088
B.Sc.: Banaras Hindu University, 1970, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
M.Sc.: Banaras Hindu University, 1972, Chemistry
Ph.D.: Banaras Hindu University, 1977, Synthesis of Biologically active Heterocycles
Areas of Interest
Synthesis of newer biologically active sulfur heterocycles
Synthesis of newer Porphyrinoids including Core modified Porphyrins, Porphyrinogens, Phthalocyanines & Subphthalocyanines and their higher analogues for Photodynamic therapy and supramolecular chemistry
Development of newer, economic and cheap methodology for various valuable organic transformation utilizing metalloporphyrinoids in organic and organized media
Development of nanoparticles of porphyrinoids for various applications
Design and synthesis of newer ionic liquids for catalyzing various organic transformations
Development of newer materials such from HBC, modified graphenes and their interactional studies with Porphyrinoids and related compounds
Isolation of various valuable natural products from Indian medicinal plants
Teaching & Research Experience
Aug 1976-Dec 1977 Post-doctoral Fellow at IIT Kanpur
Jan 1978-Apr 1978 Research Associate at IIT Kanpur
May 1978-Apr 1979 Senior Research Fellow at IIT Kanpur
May 1979- Sep 1980 Post-doctoral Fellow at University of Alberta
Oct 1980- Sep 1982 Post-doctoral Fellow at University of Alberta
Basudev Banarjee Memorial Award for 1993 by Indian Chemical Society.
Prof. R.C.Shah Memorial Award for 1996-97 by Indian Science Congress Association.
Bronze Medal for 2003-2004 by Chemical Research Society of India.
Dr. W. U. Malik Memorial Award for 2010 by Indian Council of Chemists.
Shiksha Ratan Puraskar by India International Friendship Society in 2011.
Membership of various Chemical Societies
Indian Science Association (LM 1339)
Indian Society of Radiation and Photochemical Sciences (LM 05)
Indian Association for Cancer Research Indian Council of Chemists
Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (L 98)
Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (LM 609)
Society of Biological Chemists
Indian Society of Chemists and Biologist (FN 66)
Indian Society of Bioorganic Chemists
Indian Chemical Society (LM 3296)
Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi (Aug 2011- Aug 2014)
Acting Head of Department: time to time during 2007-2011
Coordinator DST-FIST programme (2002-2005)
Convenor, 41 Annual Convention of chemist 2004
Reviewers of International Journals
Org. Biomol. Chem.
New J. Chem.
J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem.
Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.
Sponsored Research Projects
Principal Investigator, DST project Titled “Synthetic porphyrins as model for nitrite reductases” 1984-1986.
Principal Investigator, ICMR project Titled “Chemoselectivity in the synthesis of novel anticancer 2-haloethynylnitroureas” 1984-1987.
Principal Investigator, CSIR project Titled “Synthesis and reactions of prosthetic hydroporphyrins in dissimilatory nitrite reductase” 1988-1991.
Principal Investigator, DST project Titled “Synthesis of amphiphilic iron (III) nad manganese (III) porphyrins and their model monooxygenases reaction with pregnenolone and steroid sex hormone” 1991-1994.
Principal Investigator, DBT project Titled “Enhancement of tasar silk production through manipulation of insect host-plant interaction (In collaboration with Prof. C.R. Babu and CTI & TR, Ranchi) 1994.
Principal Investigator, UGC project Titled “Synthesis of selected metalloporphyrins and their reaction with pyrimidine base nucleosides” 1996.
Principal Investigator, IOC project Titled “Oxidation of mercaptans and olefins in petroleum fuels catalyzed by selected metallomacrocycles” 1993-1995.
Principal Investigator, DST project Titled “Aerobic oxygenation of cholesterol and selected triterpenoids catalysed by amphiphilic metalloporphyrins covalently linked with flavins in model membranes” 1996-2000.
Principal Investigator, DBT project Titled “Protein quality and tannins of primary host plants and enhancement of tasar silk production in collaboration with Prof C.R. Babu.” 2000.
Principal Investigator, CSIR project Titled “Stereospecific iron(III)porphyrins in oxidative metabolism of non-steriodal anti-inflamatory drugs” 1998-2001.
Principal Investigator, DBT project Titled “Alkanin and other natural pigments from Indian shrubs and herbs” coordinated project prospecting of natural dyes from bioresources – An All india coordinated research project (With Prof. C.R. Babu) 2002-2006.
Principal Investigator, DBT project Titled “Genetic profiling and pilot production of the identified lite species and quantification of the active biomolecules” 2003-2006.
Principal Investigator, DST project Titled “Synthesis of functional calixpyrrole and related compounds and other applications in anion binding, self-assembly and catalysis” 2005-2008.
Principal Investigator, CSIR project Titled “Synthesis of covalently linked multiporphyrinic arrays as models for light harvesting systems and development of other newer materials” 2005-2008.
Principal Investigator, University of Delhi project Titled “Chemical studies of fullerene-porphyrin, fullerene-phthalocyanines and related compounds” 2010.
Principal Investigator, DST project Titled “Biomimetic studies of porphyrinogen and their non-covalent interaction in the biosynthesis of heme and related life pigments” 2009-2013.