Prof. Kumar Biradha

Professor




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kbiradha@chem.iitkgp.ac.in
A-172, IIT Campus, Kharagpur - 721302, West Bengal

Education


Ph.D.: Chemistry (Structural), University of Hyderabad, India, Dec-1996,                                                                                           Thesis: Some Studies of Hydrogen Bonding in Organic and Organometallic Crystals: Applications to,Crystal Engineering.   Supervisor: Prof. Gautam R. Desiraju

M.Sc : Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500046, India, 1989-1991,                                                                           Chemistry. Dissertation: Studies on the Reduction of Carboxylic Acids to Alcohols Using Catechol/NaBH4 System           Supervisor: Prof. M. Periasamy

B.Sc : Andhra University, D.N.R. College, Bimavaram, India, 1986-1989.                                                                                          Main: Chemistry, Ancillaries: Mathematics and Physics


Experience


1997, Jan -1998, Aug : Post Doctoral Fellow (Prof. M.J. Zaworotko) Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1997, Jul -Dec : Inorganic Lab Instructor Saint Mary’s University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada

1998, Oct - 2000, Oct :JSPS Post Doctoral Fellow (Prof. Makoto Fujita) Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

2000, Oct - 2001, Oct :Assistant Professor, Nagoya University Japan

2001, Nov - 2002, Apr : Researcher, Nagoya University, Japan

2002, Jun - 2008, Dec :Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

2008, Dec-2014, March :Associate Professor, IIT, Kharagpur

Associate Editor 2012 onwards, Crystal Growth & Design, ACS

Visiting Professor : 19 May-18 Jul, 2008, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Visiting Researcher : 23 May – 9th June, 2012, University of South Florida, USA


Research Statement


Our research aims on the design and synthesis of several functional materials via crystal engineering approach by the judicious choice of hydrogen bonding, various other intermolecular interactions and coordination bonds. By the utilization of coordination and covalent bonds many framework structures (MOFs & COFs) were designed with high porosity, selective adsorptivity, dye encapsulation, catalysis  and post synthetic modifications. The hydrogen bonding assisted cocrystals, organic salts and metal assisted organogels were shown to exhibit their multifunctional properties, including SCSC [2+2] dimerization/polymerization reactions, luminescence and proton conductivity. Furthermore, synthesis of SOFs with intriguing photocatalytic properties for water splitting also one of the part of our research efforts.

 

 


Projects



Design of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials with Porous and/or Chiral Properties (2004-2007)
Client :   DST
Consultant :   Kumar Biradha
Co-Consultant(s) :   

Design of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials and Exploration of their Gas Adsorption and Disorption Properties (2009-2012)
Client :   DST
Consultant :   Kumar Biradha
Co-Consultant(s) :   

Crystal Engineering Studies on Derivatives Containing 2° Amide and Pyridine Functional Groups: Design and Applications (2007-2010)
Client :   CSIR
Consultant :   Kumar Biradha
Co-Consultant(s) :   

Design and Synthesis of Coordination Polymers and Coordination Induced Gelating Materials: Exploration of Gas Sorption and other Functional Properties (2013-2016)
Client :   DST-SERB
Consultant :   Kumar Biradha
Co-Consultant(s) :   

Metal Organic Frameworks and CPs of Organic Polymers; Exploration of Gas Sorption, Energy Storage and Other Structure Relevent Funtional Properties (2018-2021)
Client :   DST-SERB
Consultant :   Kumar Biradha
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Awards and Recognition


  1) Associate Editor, Crystal Growth & Design, American Chemical Society (2012-Present)

  2) Co-editor Acta Crystallographica, Section E, IUCR (2011)

  3) Editorial Board Member of New Journal of Chemistry, R.Sc. (2008-2011)

  4) Scopus Young Scientist Award in Chemistry by Elsevier (2006)


Courses Taught


  SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY (CY61038)


Patents


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Research Area



1) Supramolecular Chemistry
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2) Crystal Engineering
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3) Electrocatalysis
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Group Members


  Abhijit Garai
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: garai.abhijit19@gmail.com

  Anindita Goswami
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: anindita.goswami2309@gmail.com

  Karabi Nath
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: karabi.iitkgpchem@gmail.com

  Mouli Das Dawn
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: moulidasdawn92@gmail.com

  Rajib Moi
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: rajibmoi3@iitkgp.ac.in

  Rajorshi Mandal
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: rajorshi.mandal@gmail.com

  Shaheen Sultana
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: shaheenrumi27@gmail.com

  Subhajit Saha
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: sahasubhajit2013@gmail.com

  Venkatesh Gude
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: ven.gude@gmail.com


Group Alumni


  Avishek Dey
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: avishekmg@gmail.com

  Debarati Das
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: debarati.das136@gmail.com

  Gargi Mukherjee
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: gargi.mukherjee45@gmail.com

  Goutam Mahata
Topic: Structural chemistry
Email: goutammahata1977@gmail.com

  K S Narayana Konavarapu
Topic: Structural chemistry
Email: satyakonvarapu@iitkgp.ac.in

  Kartik Maity
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: kartik.iitkgp.in@gmail.com

  Koustav Banerjee
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: banerjee.chem06@gmail.com

  Lalit Rajput
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: lalitdrajput@gmail.com

  Madhushree Sarkar
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: madhushreesarkar@yahoo.com

  Mousumi Garai
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: mgarai4@gmail.com

  Ramkinkar Santra
Topic: Structural Chemistry
Email: ramkinkar.iitkgp@yahoo.co.in

  Suman Samai
Topic: Structural chemistry
Email: suman2iit@gmail.com