About The Section
Publishes original research articles, letters, case reports, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to Coordination Chemistry. Articles may be focused largely, but not exclusively, on contributions from India.
The Coordination Chemistry section of Current Indian Science publishes original research papers, short communications, mini-reviews, reviews, and guest-edited thematic issues on various topics related to Coordination Chemistry.
Articles may be focused largely confined to experimental and theoretical science of structure, properties, energetics, clusters, surfaces, and bulk characterization of coordination complexes.
This section is not limited to a specific aspect of the field but is instead devoted to a wide range of sub-fields in the area. Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome. Submissions in the following areas are of special interest to the readers of this journal:
· Chemical biology
· Coordination complexes as naturally occurring molecular models
· Corrosion chemistry
· Digital chemistry
· Metallic Pharmaceuticals
· Non-oxido and oxido complexes
· Nutritional use of complexes
· Polymer implications
Prof. Maurya earned D.Sc. degree from Ran Durgavati University in 1995 and in the same university he was a Professor and Head in the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and Dean Faculty of Science. He has been an elected Fellow of the Institution of Chemists, India (CChem FIC) for two decades. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain, UK (CChem FRSC) in 2008. He won several awards, such as Golden Jubilee Excellence Award by the Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya in 2006 and the Best Science Research Teacher Award in 2012. Dr. Maurya has participated in various symposia and conferences in India and abroad. He has also visited abroad several times in connection with the presentation of his research contributions. Prof. Maurya has supervised 50 M.Phil. dissertations and 41 Ph.D. and one D.Sc. theses under his efficient guidance. He has published over 250 research papers and 16 review articles in various National and International journals of repute. He has recently published seven books and also contributed five book chapters. Prof. Maurya is now an editorial board member of a couple of Research Journals of National and International repute, and is Referee/Reviewer of more than a dozen research journals of India and abroad. His research interest is in metal complexes of Bioinorganic, Catalytic and Medicinal Relevance, their 3D-Molecular modelings and Quantum Chemical DFT based Structural Parameters with Computer Simulations. His research group is presently working on metal complexes of NO, CO and H2S. Over 200 research papers of Dr. Maurya has been documented in Google Scholar and cited in more than 3000 other international publications with h-index 28 and i-10-index 94.
Dr. Sumanta Bhattacharya is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from The University of Burdwan in 2003 and performed post-doctoral research as a JSPS fellow in SUMS, Japan during 2005-2007. He joined The University of Burdwan in 2007 as a Reader in Chemistry. Dr. Bhattacharya has completed 8 research projects of various funding agencies like CSIR, SERB-DST, UGC, WB-DST and DAE during his service and is the recipient of many awards like S. R. Palit Young Scientist Research Award from Indian Chemical Society in 2003, FAST Track Research award in 2007, DAE Young Scientist Research award in 2010, UGC Research Award in 2014 (ranked 1st among all the candidates in India) & William J. Acree award from COGNIZURE in 2015 for outstanding research in Physical Chemistry. Very recently, Dr. Bhattacharya was nominated as a Member of National Academy of Sciences India. Dr. Bhattacharya has published more than 115 research papers in journals of high national and international repute including one in Nature Nanotechnology in 2007. Till date, six numbers of research students have got their Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He is a potential reviewer for various national and internal research journals.
Prof. Goutam Kumar Patra did Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, under the supervision of Prof. Dipankar Datta at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata. Then he joined Tel Aviv University, Israel, as a postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. Israel Goldberg (2000–2002). Subsequently he moved to the Carnegie Mellon University, USA where he worked with Prof. Catalina Achim. Then he joined as Asst. Prof. in Vijoygarh Jyotish Ray College, Kolkata in December 2003. He visited Max Planck Institute of Bioinorganic Chemistry, Mülheim, Germany as a BOYSCAST fellow during 2006–07 and worked with the then Director, Prof. Karl Wieghardt. He is a Professor in Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur since 2012 and former Dean School of Physical Science (2012-15 and 2018-21). His research interests include chemosensor, redox activity, azamacrocyclic chemistry, crystal engineering, porphyrin and supramolecular chemistry, peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) and free radical chemistry. So far, he has published more than hundred research papers in the journals of national and international repute.
Prof. M. Shakir is an Inorganic Chemist having teaching and research experience of more than three decades. He has published over 148 research papers in reputed National and International journals, with 2192 citations and h-index-28. He has guided 21 Ph.D. and 07 M. Phil students. He has received Certificate of recognition from International Centre for Diffraction Data, USA for his significant contribution to Powder diffraction file-2018. Prof. Shakir has been a member of a number of National Scientific Bodies and American Chemical Society (ACS). He has also been a member of important University bodies like Board of Studies, Academic Council, Executive Council and University Court. Prof. Shakir has organized a number of National and International Conferences in the Department of Chemistry, A.M.U, Aligarh and has represented Aligarh Muslim University as a speaker in several International Conferences.
Dr. Har Lal Singh, Ph. D. in Chemistry from Rajasthan University Jaipur, has more than 20 years of professional experience in various capacities like Assistant Professor and Associate Professor and Professor, and Post-Doctoral Fellow (CSIR, MHRD Group, Govt. of India). He has published more than 60 research papers in various National & International reputed Journals of Chemistry and has presented many research papers at various National & International conferences. Moreover, Dr. Singh is on the editorial board of reputed journals of Chemistry. He is also a reviewer of the Royal Society of Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Hindawi, and Bentham Science Publications, etc. His research interests include synthesis and characterization of novel oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur donor ligands and their metal complexes.
Sushil Kumar Gupta is a Professor of Chemistry at Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India. He is the Chairman, Board of Studies in Chemistry, Coordinator Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Head of the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Gupta received master’s level training in Inorganic Chemistry from the L. N. Mithila University, Darbhanga and doctoral training in Coordination Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. In addition to conducting research, Dr. Gupta teaches Inorganic Chemistry, Spectroscopy and X-ray Crystallography to postgraduate students. He also made contributions in Chemistry Textbooks of NCERT and in designing postgraduate level courses dealing with instrumentation and commercial methods of analysis, environmental chemistry and chemical sales & marketing management.Dr. Gupta’s professional interests are in the area of synthesis, structural coordination and organometallic chemistry with profound focus on structure-property relationship and its therapeutic use
Dr. Shahid obtained Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from AMU, Aligarh, India in 2011. During his Ph.D., he worked on Synthesis, spectral and single crystal X-ray crystallographic characterization of novel mono or polynuclear complexes of transition, rare earth and tin metal ions and designing of 1D, 2D and 3D networks. He did his B.Sc.in Physics, Chemistry & Maths and M.Sc. in Chemistry from CSJM Kanpur. He did his Post-Doctoral fellowship of DST, New Delhi on designing of molecule based MAGNETS. He has been teaching Inorganic Chemistry to the undergraduate and postgraduate students in Department of Chemistry, AMU, Aligarh India. He has an expertise in Synthesis of polynuclear clusters which are characterized employing Single Crystal X-ray Crystallography and other modern Spectroscopic techniques like FTIR, Mossbauer, NMR, MS and EPR. He has been awarded Fast Track Young Scientist award by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India and Research Associate award by CSIR, New Delhi. Recently, He has been awarded the "Outstanding Faculty Award in Science (Major-Chemistry)" by Venus International foundation, Chennai in July 2019. Currently, he is involved as Principal Investigator in a Research Project of DST, New Delhi, on Designing and magnetic studies of Molecular Nano-magnets which are described as Single Molecule Magnets or SMMs (Aug 2012-July 2015). He is a member of various societies including American Chemical Society (Inorganic Chemistry Division). He has read research papers in various national and international conferences/symposia. He is also Academic Editor of some international journals of repute like PLOS ONE (IF = 4.0) and Associate Editor of J. Trans. Met. Comp., International journal of chemical reactions and synthesis (Journals Pub). He has published more than 90 papers in International Journals of Repute.
Dr. Abhinav Kumar did PhD in Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University, and joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Lucknow in 2009. Dr. Abhinav did research in the area of Coordination Chemistry dealing with transition as well as main group metals, where his research group worked on the synthesis and characterization of targeted dithiolate complexes. Besides, his group is working to develop targeted Coordination Polymers (CPs)/Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) as sensors for nitroaromatic explosives and as photocatalysts for safe degradation of aromatic dyes in waste-water discharge. He is also doing some exceptional work in the area of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells especially encompassing ferrocenyl moiety and Single-Source Precursors for binary and ternary metal chalcogenide
Dr. A.S. Aswar is presently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in 1986 and Ph.D degree in 1989 from Nagpur University, Nagpur. His research interests are in coordination and solid state chemistry, catalysis, solvent extraction and molecular interactions. He has guided 30 Ph.D’s and 15 M.Phil students. Dr. Aswar made a notable contribution in different areas of chemistry and published over 188 research papers in various national and international journals of repute and also authored two text books for B.Sc.III. He has organized more than 14 national conferences /workshops/seminars in various thrust areas of chemistry and organized six refresher courses in chemistry. He has participated in several symposia / conferences/workshops in India and abroad and presided over many technical sessions and worked as a jury also. He is a referee for several scientific journals in chemistry as well as for Ph.D. thesis of various Indian universities and has also worked on the panel of selection committee in various universities, research institutes and colleges. Dr.Aswar is a fellow and life member of several professional societies.
Dr. Prabhakara M.C. is serving as Assistant Professor from the past 13 years in the Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Industrial Chemistry, Sir. M.V. Govt. Science College, Bommanakatte, Bhadravathi, Karnataka, INDIA and actively involved in teaching as well as research. The underlying research theme of his work is DNA binding and cleavage studies of metal complexes. He completed one minor research project from University Grants Commission (UGC) as a principal investigator. He published more than 40 research papers in national/international journals and also delivered invited talk and presented research findings at national/international seminars/conferences/workshops. Besides this, he is a professional member of different academic bodies, such as Society for Material Chemistry, BARC. Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (ISAS, Belagavi Chapter).
Dr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin was awarded Ph. D. by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He obtained M. Phil. and M. Sc. from University of Chittagong in the field of coordination chemistry. His research field includes coordination and analytical chemistry. More than 70 articles have been published in reputed journals. His research was recognized by the achievement of best research award 2009 of Bangladesh University Grants Commission and Bronze award by UNIMAS Intex17 Expo, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. Dr. Nasir's teaching courses include coordination, organometallic environmental and analytical chemistry in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs.
Dr. S. N. Shukla is working as Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Govt. Science College Jabalpur, M. P., INDIA. His main area of research is Coordination Chemistry. Other fields of interest are Spectroscopy, Biomimetic Chemistry, Metallopharmaceutical Chemistry, Nanoparticle Synthesis, Computational Chemistry and Catalysis. He has successfully completed many minor and major projects funded by UGC, New Delhi. He has reviewed several manuscripts of Taylor and Francis, and the Elsevier group in the related field.