? Dr. Pradeep C. Parameswaran << IIT Mandi

Dr. Pradeep C. Parameswaran

Dr. Pradeep Parameswaran
Phone : +91-1905-267 045
EMail : pradeep[at]iitmandi[dot]ac[dot]in
Address : Associate Professor
School of Basic Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
Kamand, Mandi - 175 005
Himachal Pradesh, India

Areas of Interests

  • Polyoxometalates Chemistry
  • Organic-Inorganic Hybrids
  • E-beam and EUV Lithography
  • Photo-response Materials/Devices
  • Fluorogenic Sensors
  • Coordination complexes, Metal Organic Frameworks
  • Supramolecular Chemistry


  • Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. 2001 - 2006.
  • M. Sc Chemistry, University of Calicut, Kerala, India. 1998 - 2000.
  • B. Sc Chemistry, University of Calicut, Kerala, India. 1995 - 1998.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. 2015 - till date
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India. 2010 - 2015
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. 2006 - 2010


  • 'Chiral Amino Alcohol based Schiff base Complexes: Syntheses, Structures and Properties', Pradeep Parameswaran, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany (2012). ISBN: 978-3-8465-8157-5

Honors and Awards Received

  • British Council - Newton Bhabha Researcher Links Workshop Grant 2015-16.
  • Visiting Faculty - RWTH Aachen Univeristy, Aachen, Germany: November 2015 till January 2016.
  • IIT Mandi Foundation Day Award - on 4th Foundation Day: in recognition of the 'services done in the position of Convener, Execom (Courses).'
  • IIT Mandi Foundation Day Award - on 3rd Foundation Day: in recognition of the 'team effort in building the Characterization and Synthesis Labs and for initiating experimental research at IIT Mandi.'
  • EPSRC Research Associateship at University of Glasgow: 2009 February.
  • EPSRC Research Assistantship at University of Glasgow: 2007 November.
  • Royal Society's Post-doctoral Fellowship: 2006 August - The Royal Society, UK .
  • Senior Research Fellowship: 2003 February - U. G. C, Govt. of India.
  • Junior Research Fellowship: 2001 February - U. G. C, Govt. of India .
  • GATE: 2000 February - M. H. R. D., Govt. of India.



  • Vanadium cluster based inorganic-organic covalent hybrids: synthesis, structure and in vitro antioxidant properties

    P. G. Reddy, G. Angajala, N. Matharoo, C.P. Pradeep

    Chem. Select 2017, Accepted Article

  • A chemosensor for micro- and nano-molar detection of Ag+ and Hg2+ ions in pure aqueous media and its applications in cell imaging

    J. P. Nandre, S. R. Patil, S. K. Sahoo, C.P. Pradeep, A. Churakov, F. Yu, L. Chen, C. Redshaw, A. A. Patil and U. D. Patil

    Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 14201 - 14209

  • Understanding of twisted intramolecular charge transfer and solid state emission behaviour of benzimidazole derivatives

    S. Sharma, A. Gupta, C.P. Pradeep, A. Dhir

    Chem. Select, 2017, 2, 10517 - 10523

  • Organic-inorganic hybrid photoresists containing hexafluoroantimonate: design, synthesis and high resolution EUV lithography studies

    P. G. Reddy, P. Kumar, S. Ghosh, C.P. Pradeep, S. K. Sharma, K. E. Gonsalves

    Mat. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 2613 - 2619

  • Mechanochemical synthesis and structural characterization of three novel cocrystals of dimethylglyoxime with N-heterocyclic aromatic compounds and acetamide

    S. S. A. Abidi, Y. Azim, A. K. Gupta, C.P. Pradeep

    J. Mol. Struct., 2017, 1150, 103 - 111

  • Heavy metal incorporated helium ion active hybrid non-chemically amplified resists: nano-patterning with low line edge roughness

    P. G. Reddy, N. Thakur, C.-L. Lee, S.-W. Chien,C.P. Pradeep, S. Ghosh, K.-Y. Tsai, K. E. Gonsalves

    AIP Adv., 2017, 7, 085314/1-085314/9

  • New non-chemically amplified molecular resist design with switchable sensitivity for multi-lithography applications and nano-patterning

    N. Thakur, P. G. Reddy, S. Nandi, M. Yogesh, S. K. Sharma, C.P. Pradeep, S. Ghosh, K. E. Gonsalves

    J. Micromech. Microeng., 2017, Accepted article

  • Engineering multi-functionality in hybrid polyoxometalates: aromatic sulfonium octamolybdates as excellent photochromic materials and self-separating catalysts for epoxidation

    A. Kumar, A.K. Gupta, M. Devi, K. E. Gonsalves, C.P Pradeep

    Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 10325 - 10336

  • Photoacid generator integrated terpolymer for electron beam lithography applications: sensitive resist with pattern transfer potential

    S. Nandi, M. Yogesh, P.G.P. Reddy, S.K. Sharma, C.P. Pradeep, S. Ghosh, K. E. Gonsalves

    Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 1895 - 1899

  • ESIPT induced carbazole-based AIEE material for nanomolar detection of Cu2+ and CN- ions: a molecular keypad security device

    S. Sharma, T. S. Virk, C.P. Pradeep, A. Dhir

    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 18, 2457-2463

  • Polyarylenesulfonium salt as a novel and versatile non-chemically amplified negative tone photoresist for high resolution EUV lithography applications

    P. G. Reddy, S. P. Pal, P. Kumar, C.P. Pradeep, S. Ghosh, S. K. Sharma, K. E. Gonsalves,

    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 17-21

  • 2016

  • New self-assembled material based on Ru nanoparticles and 4-sulfocalix [4] arene as an efficient and recyclable catalyst for reduction of brilliant yellow azo dye in water: a new model catalytic reaction

    D. Rambabu, C.P Pradeep A. Dhir

    J. Nanopart. Res., 2016, 18, 381

  • Modulating sensitivity and detection mechanism with spacer length: a new series of fluorescent turn on chemodosimeters for Pb 2+ based on rhodamine-quinoline conjugates

    M. Devi, A. Dhir, C.P Pradeep

    RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 112728-112736

  • Recent advances in non-chemically amplified photoresists for next generation IC technology

    S. Ghosh, C.P. Pradeep, S. Sharma, P. G. Reddy, S. P. Pal, K. E. Gonsalves

    RSC. Adv., 2016, 6, 74462-74481

  • Multifunctional Zn(II) complexes: photophysical properties and catalytic transesterification towards biodiesel synthesis

    A.K. Gupta, A. Dhir, C.P Pradeep

    Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55, 7492-7500

  • Design, development, EUVL applications and nano-mechanical properties of a new HfO2 based hybrid non-chemically amplified resist

    P. G. Reddy, N. Mamidi, P. Kumar, S. K. Sharma, S. Ghosh, K. E. Gonsalves, C.P Pradeep

    RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 67143

  • Al3+ - phenanthroline xerogel for dual application: catalyst for knoevenagel condensation and fluorescent chemosensor for azo dyes

    D. Rambabu, C.P. Pradeep, Pooja, A. Dhir

    ChemistrySelect, 2016, 3371-3376

  • Benzimidazole based 'turn-on' fluorescent chemodosimeter for zinc ions in mixed aqueous medium

    S. Sharma, C.P. Pradeep, A. Dhir

    J Fluoresc., 2016, 26, 1439

  • Ion mediated charge carrier transport in a novel radiation sensitive polyoxometalate-polymer hybrid

    A. S. Sarkar, V. Kalyani, K. E. Gonsalves, C.P. Pradeep, S. K. Pal

    RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 44838

  • An organic inorganic hybrid supramolecular framework material based on [P2W18O62]6- cluster and Yb and Na complexes of pyridine 2,6-dicarboxylic acid: a catalyst for selective oxidation of sulfides in water with H2O2

    P. G. Reddy, N. Mamidi, C.P Pradeep

    CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 4272

  • Patterning highly ordered arrays of complex nanofeatures through EUV directed polarity switching of non-chemically amplified photoresist

    S. Ghosh, V.S.V. Satyanarayana, B. Pramanik, S. Sharma, C.P. Pradeep, I. Morales-Reyes, N. Batina, K. E. Gonsalves

    Sci. Rep., 2016, 6, 22664

  • A sandwich-type zinc complex from a rhodamine dye based ligand: a potential fluorescent chemosensor for acetate in human blood plasma and a molecular logic gate with INHIBIT function

    M. Devi, A. Dhir, C.P Pradeep

    New. J. Chem., 2016, 40, 1269

  • Nickel-sodium pyrene tetrasulfonic acid based co-ordination polymer as fluorescent template for recognition of azo dyes

    D. Rambabu, C.P. Pradeep, A. Dhir

    Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 2016, 225, 856-592

  • 2015

  • Aromatic sulfonium polyoxomolybdates: A new class of solid state photochromic materials with tunable properties

    A. Kumar, M. Devi, N. Mamidi, K. E. Gonsalves, C.P Pradeep

    Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 1855718562

  • Self assembled material of palladium nano-particles and thiacalix[4]arene Cd(II) complex as efficient catalyst for nitro-phenol reduction

    D. Rambabu, C.P. Pradeep, Pooja, A. Dhir

    New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 8130-8135

  • Synthesis, structure, self-assembly and genotoxicity evaluation of a series of Mn-Anderson cluster based polyoxometalate-organic hybrids

    V.S.V. Satyanarayana, P. G. Reddy, C.P Pradeep

    RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 59609 - 59615.

  • Self-assembly of triangular polyoxometalate-organic hybrid macroions in mixed solvents

    B. Zhang, C.P. Pradeep, L. Cronin, T. Liu

    Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8630 - 8633.

  • A tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane-rhodamine spirolactam derivative as dual channel pH and water sensor and its application to bio imaging

    M. Devi, A. Dhir, C.P Pradeep

    Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2015, 2015, 4650-4657

  • A Radiation sensitive hybrid polymer based on Mn-Anderson polyoxometalate cluster and a UV active organic monomer: synergistic effects lead to improved photocurrent in a photoresponse device

    V. Kalyani, V.S.V. Satyanarayana, A.S. Sarkar, A. Kumar, S.K. Pal, S. Ghosh, K.E. Gonsalves, C.P Pradeep

    RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 36727 - 36731.

  • [P2V3W15O62]9- cluster based covalent polyoxometalate-organic hybrid: synthesis, structure, self-assembly and in vitro antioxidant activities

    P.G. Reddy, V.S.V. Satyanarayana, V. Dubey, A.R. Ghosh, C.P Pradeep

    Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2015, 56, 65 - 68.

  • A uracil nitroso amine based colorimetric sensor for the detection of Cu2+ ions from aqueous environment and its practical applications

    S.R. Patil, J.P. Nandre, P.A. Patil, S.K. Sahoo, M. Devi, C.P. Pradeep, Y. Fabiao, L. Chen, C. Redshaw, U.D. Patil

    RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 21464 - 21470.

  • Dansyl-carbazole AIEE material for selective recognition of thiourea derivatives

    S. Sharma, C.P. Pradeep, A. Dhir

    New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 1822 - 1826.

  • New polyoxometalates containing hybrid polymers and their potential for nano-patterning

    V. Kalyani, V.S.V. Satyanarayana, V. Singh, C.P. Pradeep, S. Ghosh, S.K. Sharma, K.E. Gonsalves

    Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 2250 - 2258.

  • Ratiometric detection of ATP and CTP with a fluorescent spider-like receptors in water

    A.K. Gupta, A. Dhir, C.P Pradeep

    Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2015, 122 - 129.

  • 2014

    • A hybrid polymeric material bearing a ferrocene-based pendant organometallic functionality: synthesis and applications in nanopatterning using EUV lithography

      V.S.V. Satyanarayana, V. Singh, V. Kalyani,C.P. Pradeep, S. Sharma, S. Ghosh, K.E Gonsalves

      RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 59817 - 59820.

    • New triangular steroid-based A(LS)3 type gelators for selective fluoride sensing applications

      M. Devi, A. Dhir, Pooja, C.P Pradeep

      RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 27098 - 27105.

    • Imatinib intermediates as a two-in-one dual channel sensor for the recognition of Cu2+ and I- ions in aqueous media and its practical applications

      S.R. Patil, J.P. Nandre, D. Jadhav, S. Bothra, S.K. Sahoo, M. Devi, C.P. Pradeep, P.P. Mahulikar, U.D. Patil

      Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 13299 - 13306.

    • Cytochrome C encapsulated metal organic framework as bio-material for sulfate ion recognition

      D. Rambabu, Pooja, C.P. Pradeep, A. Dhir

      J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 8628 - 8631.

    • ESIPT induced AIEE active material for recognition of 2-thiobarbituric acid

      S. Sharma, A. Dhir, C.P. Pradeep

      Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, 2014, 191, 445 - 449.

    • Cyanide induced self-assembly and copper recognition in human blood serum by a new carbazole AIEE active material

      S. Sharma, C.P. Pradeep, A. Dhir

      Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2014, 43, 418 - 423.

    • Organic-inorganic hybrid resists for EUVL

      V. Singh, V. Kalyani, V. S. V. Satyanarayana, C.P. Pradeep, S. Ghosh, S. Sharma, K. E. Gonsalves

      SPIE Advanced Lithography, 2014, 90511W - 90511W-6.

    • Nano dispersion of 3D Cd(II) coordination polymer: synthetic blood plasma anticoagulant

      A. Dhir, D. Rambabu, C.P. Pradeep

      Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 2014, 1, 163 - 166.

    • 2013

      • A fluorescence 'turn-on' chemodosimeter for selective detection of Nb5+ ions in mixed aqueous media

        A. K. Gupta, A. Dhir, C.P. Pradeep

        Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 12819 - 12823.

      • Au micro particles mediated construction of logic based dual channel molecular keypad lock

        M. Devi, A. Dhir, C.P. Pradeep

        Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 7514 - 7518.

      • Exploring the interplay between ligand derivatisation and cation type in the assembly of hybrid polyoxometalate Mn-Andersons

        M.H. Rosnes, C. Musumeci, C. Yvon, A. Macdonell, C.P. Pradeep, C. Sartorio, D.-L. Long, B. Pignataro, L. Cronin

        Small, 2013, 9, 2316 - 2324.

      • Coordination and supramolecular aspects of the metal complexes of chiral N-salicyl-b-amino alcohol Schiff base ligands: towards understanding the roles of weak interactions in their catalytic reactions

        C.P. Pradeep, S. K. Das

        Coord. Chem. Rev., 2013, 257, 1699 - 1715.

      • A general route for the transfer of large, highly-charged polyoxometalates from aqueous to organic phase

        D. Gabb, C.P. Pradeep, T. Boyd, S.G. Mitchell, H.N. Miras, D.-L. Long, L. Cronin

        Polyhedron, 2013, 52, 159 - 164.


      • Organic-soluble lacunary {M2(P2W15)2} polyoxometalate sandwiches showing a previously unseen abba isomerism.

        D. Gabb, C.P. Pradeep, H.N. Miras, S.G. Mitchell, D.-L. Long, L. Cronin.

        Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 10000 - 10005.

      • Cation induced structural transformation and mass spectrometric observation of the missing dodecavanadomanganate(IV).

        F. Li, D.-L. Long, J.M. Cameron, H.N. Miras, C.P. Pradeep, L. Xu, L. Cronin.

        Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 9859 - 9862.

      • Controllable self-assembly of organic - inorganic amphiphiles containing Dawson Polyoxometalate clusters.

        P. Yin, C.P. Pradeep, B. Zhang, F.-Y. Li, C. Lydon, M.H. Rosnes, D. Li, E. Bitterlich, L. Xu, L. Cronin, T. Liu.

        Chem. Eur. J, 2012, 18, 8157 - 8162.


      • Amphiphilic properties of Dumbbell-shaped Inorganic-Organic-Inorganic molecular hybrid materials in solution and at an interface.

        M. F. Misdrahi, M. Wang, C.P. Pradeep, F.-Y. Li, C. Lydon, L. Xu, L. Cronin, T. Liu.

        Langmuir, 2011, 27, 9193 - 9202.

      • Design and synthesis of 'Dumb-bell' and 'Triangular' Inorganic - Organic hybrid nano-POM clusters and their characterization through ESI-MS analyses.

        C.P. Pradeep, F.-Y. Li, C. Lydon, H.N. Miras, D.-L. Long, L. Xu, L. Cronin.

        Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 17, 7472 - 7479.

      • Programmable Surface Architectures Derived from Hybrid Polyoxometalate-Based Clusters.

        C. Musumeci, A. Luzio, C.P. Pradeep, H. N. Miras, M. H. Rosnes, Y.-F. Song, D.-L. Long, L. Cronin, B. Pignataro.

        J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 4446 - 4455.


      • Assembly of modular asymmetric organic-inorganic polyoxometalate hybrids into anisotropic nanostructures.

        M.H. Rosnes, C. Musumeci, C.P. Pradeep, J.S. Mathieson, D.-L. Long, Y.-F. Song, B. Pignataro, R. Cogdell, L. Cronin.

        J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 15490 - 15492.

      • Cations in control: crystal engineering polyoxometalate clusters using cation directed self-assembly.

        C.P. Pradeep, D.-L. Long, L. Cronin.

        Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 9443 - 9457.

      • The construction of high nuclearity isopolyoxoniobates with pentagonal building blocks: [HNb27O76]16- and [H10Nb31O93(CO3)]23-

        R. Tsunashima, D.-L. Long, H.N. Miras, D. Gabb, C.P. Pradeep, L. Cronin

        Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 113 - 116.


      • Synthesis of modular 'Inorganic-Organic-Inorganic' polyoxometalates and their assembly into vesicles

        C.P. Pradeep, M.F. Misdrahi, F. Li, J. Zhang, L. Xu, D.-L. Long, T. Liu, L. Cronin

        Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, 48, 8309 - 8313.

      • Micropatterned surfaces with covalently grafted unsymmetrical polyoxometalate-hybrid clusters lead to selective cell adhesion

        Y.-F. Song, N. McMillan, D.-L. Long, S. Kane, J. Malm, M. O. Riehle, C.P. Pradeep, N. Gadegaard, L. Cronin

        J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 1340 - 1341.

      • A functional hybrid polyoxometalate framework based on a 'trilacunary' heteropolyanion [(P4W6O34)2Co2Na2(H2O)2]18-

        C. Ritchie, F. Li, C.P. Pradeep, D.-L. Long, L. Xu, L. Cronin

        Dalton Trans., 2009, 6483 - 6486

      • Chiral supramolecular metal-organic architectures from dinuclear copper complexes

        C.P. Pradeep, S.K. Das

        Polyhedron, 2009, 28, 630 - 636.


      • Supramolecular metal oxides: programmed hierarchical assembly of a protein-sized 21 kD [(C16H36N)19{H2NC(CH2O)3P2V3W15O59}4]5- polyoxometalate assembly

        C.P. Pradeep, D.-L. Long, G.N. Newton, Y.-F. Song, L. Cronin

        Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 4388 - 4391.

      • 'Bottom-Up' meets 'Top-Down' assembly in nanoscale polyoxometalate clusters: self-assembly of [P4W52O178]24- and disassembly to [P3W39O134]19-

        C.P. Pradeep, D.-L. Long, C. Streb, L. Cronin

        J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 14946 - 14947.

      • Identification of ONO···ONO interactions among inorganic coordination complex molecules in the crystal lattice of a chiral Mn(IV) compound

        C.P. Pradeep, P.S. Zacharias, S.K. Das

        Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2008, 11, 89 - 93.


      • Controlled assembly and solution observation of a 2.6 nm polyoxometalate super tetrahedron cluster: [KFe12(OH)18(-1,2,3-P2W15O56)4]29-

        C.P. Pradeep, D.-L. Long, P. Kogerler, L. Cronin

        Chem. Commun., 2007, 4254 - 4256.

      • Supramolecular coordination chemistry

        C.P. Pradeep, L. Cronin

        Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem., Sect. A, 2007, 287 - 332.

      • Enantiopure mono- and mixed valent multi-nuclear cobalt complexes from amino alcohol based ligands

        C.P. Pradeep, P.S. Zacharias, S.K. Das

        Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2007, 5377 - 5389.


      • A tetra-nuclear copper(II) complex stabilizes an extended structure of a water nonamer: Synthesis and characterization of [Cu4(C54H46N4O14)(OH)2]·10H2O.

        C.P. Pradeep, S. Supriya, P.S. Zacharias, S.K. Das

        Polyhedron, 2006, 25, 3588 - 3592

      • Synthesis and structural characterization of a carboxylate bridged tetranuclear copper complex derived from reduced Schiff base asymmetric compartmental ligand containing an amino acid side arm

        C.P. Pradeep, P.S. Zacharias, S. K. Das

        Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2006, 9, 1071 - 1074.

      • Nickel(II) complexes of tridentate anthracene based Schiff bases: syntheses, properties and crystal structures

        T. Htwe, V.K. Muppidi, C.P. Pradeep, P.S. Zacharias, S. Pal

        J. Coord. Chem., 2006, 59, 671 - 680.

      • A chiral Mn(IV) complex and its supramolecular assembly: Synthesis, characterization and properties

        C.P. Pradeep, P.S. Zacharias, S.K. Das

        J. Chem. Sci., 2006, 118, 311-317


      • Intramolecular hydrogen transfer in (S)-2-[(1-benzyl-2-hydroxyethylimino)methyl]-4-nitrophenol, a new chiral Schiff base

        C.P. Pradeep

        Acta Cryst., 2005, E61, o3825 - o3827.

      • Synthesis and characterization of a chiral dimeric copper(II) complex: Crystal structure of [Cu2(µ-Cl)2(HL)2].H2O(H2L = S-(-)-2-[(2-hydroxy-1-phenyl-ethylimino)-methyl]-phenol)

        C.P. Pradeep, P.S. Zacharias, S.K. Das

        J. Chem. Sci., 2005, 117, 133 - 137.

      • A chiral copper complex forms supramolecular homochiral helices via O-H...Cl-Cu interactions

        C.P. Pradeep, P.S. Zacharias, S.K. Das

        Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2005, 3405 - 3408.

      • Synthesis, structural characterization and properties of an optically active mononuclear Mn(IV) complex

        C.P. Pradeep, P.S. Zacharias, S. K. Das

        Polyhedron, 2005, 24, 1410 - 1416.


      • First structurally characterized optically active mononuclear Mn(IV) complex: synthesis, crystal structure and properties of [MnIVL2]{H2L = S-(-)-2-[(2-hydroxy-1-phenylethylimino)methyl]phenol}

        C.P. Pradeep, T. Htwe, P.S. Zacharias, S.K. Das

        New. J. Chem., 2004, 28, 735 - 739.

    Lectures and Presentations

    • 'Development of Multifunctional Organic-Inorganic Hybrids towards Sustainability' Lecture given at the Newton-Bhabha Researcher Links Workshop on 'Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy, Health and Sustainability' held at IIT Mandi from 3rd to 6th October 2016.
    • 'Development of Chemosensors for Potential Biological Applications' Lecture at ExMI, RWTH Aachen University, January 25th, 2016.
    • 'Polyoxometalates/polymer Hybrids for Nano-patterning Applications' Lecture at the School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, December 29th, 2014.
    • 'Polyoxometalates based Hybrid Copolymers for Nano-patterning Applications' Lecture at the 'National Symposium on Advanced Materials', Indian Institute of Technology Mandi. 27-28th May, 2014.
    • 'Hybrid Polyoxometalates: Merging Organic and Inorganic Domains for Materials and Catalytic Applications' Invited lecture at the Faculty Development Program entitled 'Current Trends in Organometallic Chemistry' organized by the Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Calicut. 4 - 8th July, 2011.
    • 'Three Dimensional Optical Metamaterials with a Negative Refractive Index' Lecture given at the 'First in-house Symposium on Inter-disciplinary Research and Development' organized by IIT Mandi on 7th May, 2011.
    • 'Polyoxometalate Chemistry - Towards New Functional Materials' Lecture given at IISER Mohali on 7th March, 2011.
    • 'Towards Polyoxometalate based Functional Materials' Lecture given IIT Delhi on 25th March, 2010.
    • 'Towards Inorganic Photosynthetic Mimics' Lecture given at the Energy Symposium entitled 'Functional Inorganic Complexes and Architectures for Solar Energy Conversion and Fuel Production' held at the Department of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, on 21st July, 2009.
    • 'Programmed Hierarchical Assembly of Organic-inorganic Hybrid Polyoxometalates into Hydrogen-bonded Nano-architectures". Poster presentation at '2nd EUCHEMS Chemistry Congress' held at Torino, Italy. 16-20th September, 2008.
    • 'Programmed Hierarchical Assembly of Organic-inorganic Hybrid Polyoxometalates into Hydrogen-bonded Nano-architectures". Poster presentation at 'RSC's Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms/Coordination Chemistry Discussion Groups' Meeting held at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. 18 - 20th June, 2008.
    • 'Controlled Assembly and Solution Observation of a 2.6 nm Polyoxometalate 'Super' Tetrahedron Cluster' Poster presentation at 'Universities of Scotland Inorganic Conference - 2007 (USIC 2007)' held at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. 6-7th September 2007.

    Administrative Responsibilities

    Administrative Responsibilities
    • Member, Board of Governors, IIT Mandi: December 2015 onwards
    • Member, Institute Standing Committee, IIT Mandi: June 2016 onwards
    • Chair, JEE Cell, IIT Mandi: March 2015 onwards
    • Associate Dean(Courses): May 2013 onwards
    • Member, House Allotment Committee, IIT Mandi: Feb. 2015 onwards
    • Member, Space Allocation Committee, IIT Mandi: 2014 onwards
    • Convener, Execom (Courses): February 2012 till May 2013
    • Member of the committee constituted for Office Automation of IIT Mandi
    • Faculty in charge for conducting exams: September 2010 till December 2012
    • Faculty in charge for Time Table preparation: Feb.-May 2012 & Aug.-Dec. 2012 Semesters
    • Member of Class Room Committee: Sept. 2010 till Dec. 2012
    • Member of Store Procurement Committee: Sept. 2010 till Dec. 2012

    Research Projects

    • 'Novel Non Chemically Amplified Molecular Photoresists for Nano-electronics at the 20 nm Node or Beyond' - Indo-Taiwan joint program, Funding by DST. Project amount: Rs: 80,00,000/- (as Co-Principal Investigator).
    • 'Next Generation, Cutting-Edge Indigenous EUVL Resists Technology For Semiconductor Industry'- under Technology Systems Development Program (TSDP) of DST. Project amount: Rs: 1,60,00,000/- (as Co-Principal Investigator).
    • 'Development of Indigenous Photoresists Technology for Semiconductor Industries: Impact on Indian Economy, Skilled Manpower Development and Employment Possibility'- UAY scheme of MHRD, Govt. of India.Project amount: Rs: 2,39,00,000/- (as Co-Principal Investigator).
    • 'Hybrid Resists' - Intel Corp. USA, SRC Contract #2012-1N-2314/2012. The funding provided by Intel Corp USA is $351,000 for three years (as Co-Principal Investigator).Completed.
    • 'Development of Polyoxometalates-Organic hybrids having 'through-bond' electronic interactions between cluster and organic units for materials and catalytic applications' - DST Fast Track Project: No. SR/FT/CS-58/2011. Project amount: Rs: 26,90,000/- (as Principal Investigator).Completed.
    • 'Development of Noble Metals Containing Polyoxometalates (POMs) for Structural Studies and Catalytic Applications' - IIT Mandi Seed Grant Project: No. IITM/SG/PCP/005, Project amount: Rs: 5,50,000/- (as Principal Investigator).Completed