Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
PG Science building, 3rd floor
Jadavpur University
Kolkata 700032

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Ph.D. 2012 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
M.Sc 2006 University of Calcutta
B.Sc 2004 Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur

Teaching Experience (1)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

NIT Rourkela DST-Inspire Faculty 2015, April to 2017, August
Industrial Experience (1)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
Advinus, a TATA Enterprise, Bangalore Assistant research Scientist 2006 to 2007
Field of Specialization
Organic Chemistry
Courses Taught/Teaching
Teaching: Organometallic chemistry, Basic and advanced (2-D) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Medicinal Chemistry (Vitamins), Basic Organic Chemistry; UG , PG and Engineering Laboratory.
Research Area
1. Development of Cheap Transition metal based Catalyst for Various Organic Transformations (C-H activation, C-C, C-X bond formation reaction)

2. Dithienylethene (DTE) based Organic Materials

3. Supramolecules and Host Guest Chemistry
Teaching experience
2.5 years at NIT Rourkela as a DST-Inspire Faculty

2022-2023: SERB international research excellence fellowship, Texas A&M University, USA (with Prof. Francois P. Gabbai)

(2014-2015): Postdoctoral Research Fellow (IISER-Kolkata, India)

(2012-2014): Postdoctoral Research Fellow (TU Dresden, Germany)
Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (50)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Oxidative cross dehydrogenative coupling directed carbamates synthesis using Cu(II) pincer complex as active catalyst under mild reaction condition. J. Heterocycl. Chem. 2023 Krishna Mohan Das, Arunabha Thakur -1-14
Non-conjugated Bis-(dithienylethene)-naphthalenediimide as a Dynamic Anti-counterfeiting Agent: Driving the Wheel of Photoswitching Enactment Chem. Eur. J. 2023 Sayan Kumar Bag, Manisha Karmakar, Bijan Mondal, Arunabha Thakur Doi: 10.1002/chem.202301314-
Preparation of 5-(Acyloxymethyl)furfurals from Carbohydrates Using Zinc Chloride/Acetic Acid Catalyst System and Their Synthetic Value Addition. ACS Omega 2023 Navya Subray Bhat, Abhishek Kumar Yadav, Manisha Karmakar, Arunabha Thakur, Sib Sankar Mal, Saikat Dutta 8, 8-8119-8124
Peptide Bridged Napthalimide-Dithienylethene Diad with Aggregation Induced Emission Activity: Application in Forensic Fingerprint Technology ChemPhotoChem 2023 Manisha Karmakar, Sayan Kumar Bag, Arunabha Thakur Doi: 10.1002/cptc.202300077-
Microwave-assisted synthesis of E-aldimines, N-heterocycles and H2 by dehydrogenative coupling of benzyl alcohol and aniline derivatives using CoCl2 as catalyst J. Org. Chem. 2023 Adwitiya Pal, Krishna Mohan Das, Arunabha Thakur Doi: 10.1021/acs.joc.3c00682-
Books Published (0)
Awarded By Award Name Year

DST-INSA DST-Inspire Faculty award 2015
ACS membership award 2015
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (5)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Sushil Ranjan Bhatta Functionalized ferrocene for the detection of biologically relevant ions Complete
Manisha Karmakar Synthetic Organometallic Chemistry; Electrochemical and optical chemisensors for the recognition of biologically important molecules Ongoing
Krishna Mohan Das Organometallic Chemistry: Development of Copper based catalyst for various organic transformation Ongoing
Adwitiya Pal Unusual catalysts to meet energy demand: NHC and Co based catalyst. Ongoing
Sayan Kumar Bag DTE based molecular photo-switch Ongoing
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (10)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Subhojit Bhunia 2022
Sayantan Bera 2022
Nabakishore Gorain 2021
Deepak Bhuyan 2020
Sourav Ghosh 2020
Project Works (5)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

CSIR Principal Investigator CSIR 6 lakhs 3 years 2019 to 2022 Ongoing
WBDST-DBT project Principal Investigator WB-DST/DBT 3 years 2019 to 2022 Ongoing
RUSA 2.0 Principal Investigator RUSA 7 lakhs 1 year 2019 to 2020 Complete
UGC-Start Up grants Principal Investigator UGC 10 lakhs 3 years 2018 to 2020 Complete
Synthesis and characterization of carbene stabilized mixed binary pnictogens and B(I) compounds for small molecule activation Principal Investigator DST 35 Lakhs 5 years 2015 to 2020 Complete
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (4)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Advancement in the Molecular World: Materials and Catalysis NIT SURATKAL 2021
One day Symposium on Chemical Science CHEMICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY OF INDIA (CRSI) 2020
Ferrocenyl Electrochemical Chemosensors: Application in Molecular Logic IISER-Kolkata 2018
Frustrated Lewis pairs and abnormal carbene NIT Sikim NIT Sikim 2015
Membership Of Learned Societies (1)

Member American Chemical Society 2015
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (18)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

Chemical Sciences: from concepts to applications Jadavpur University 2021 Organized as a coordinator of a UGC sponsored Refresher course
RECENT TRENDS in CATALYSIS RTC 2020 NIT-Calicut 2020 Presented a poster
International Conference on Chemistry for Human Development (ICCHD-2020) Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata 2020 Chairing a scientific session
Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. 2020
Frontiers In Inorganic Chemistry: Catalytic and Biomedical Applications IISER Kolkata 2020 Attended and served as a judge for a poster session a BRICS Workshop-2020
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (1)
Type of Professional Activity Period

Regular reviewer for international journal of high repute such as, organometallics, Inorganic chemistry, crystal engineering communication etc.  to 
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Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (0)