PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Applied Sciences
 
Department: CHEMISTRY
Phone: 7377067250
 

About Me

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

Year     Degree    Discipline                           Institute

2019     Ph.D.     Chemistry (Supervisor: Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Singh)        Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT BBS).
2012     M.Sc.     Chemistry (Inorganic)                     West Bengal State University.
2010     B.Sc.      Chemistry (Hons.)                       University of Calcutta.

EXPERIENCES:

2019 June-Till date - Assistant Professor at Centurion University of Technology and Management, Paralakhemundi, Odisha.
2018 July-2019 April - Assistant Professor at Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar, NCERT.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS:
Qualified National Level Eligibility Test (NET) examination conducted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-UGC), Government of India, June 2017.
 Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in March 2012, conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India.
 Best Poster Award (3rd) Conducted by IIT Bhubaneswar, February 2016 on National Science Day.

PUBLICATIONS:

1. Sayed Muktar Hossain, Avinash Lakma, Rabindra Nath Pradhan, Ayon Chakraborty, Ashis Biswas and Akhilesh Kumar Singh*, “Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel, Ditopic, Reversible and Highly Selective, “Turn-On” Fluorescent Chemosensor for Al3+ Ion”, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 63338–63344. (IF=2.936)
2. Avinash Lakma, Sayed Muktar Hossain, Rabindra Nath Pradhan, Dinesh Topwal, Andrea Cornia and Akhilesh Kumar Singh*, “Expansion of a Discrete [3 × 3] Mn9 Metallogrid to a μ-Carboxylato-Bridged Polymeric {Mn11}n Assembly” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 2016, 2993-2999.  (IF=2.444)
3. Sayed Muktar Hossain, Kalpana Singh, Avinash Lakma, Rabindra Nath Pradhan and Akhilesh Kumar Singh*, “A Schiff Base Ligand of Coumarin Derivative as an ICT-Based Fluorescence Chemosensor for Al3+”, Sensors and Actuators B 2017, 239, 1109-1117. (IF=6.393)
4. Sayed Muktar Hossain§, Avinash Lakma§, Rabindra Nath Pradhan, Serhiy Demeshko and Akhilesh Kumar Singh*, “Valence directed binding mode of [2×2] iron grids of an unsymmetrical picolinic hydrazone based ligand”, Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 12612-12618.  (IF=4.099)
5. Avinash Lakma, Sayed Muktar Hossain, Rabindra Nath Pradhan and Akhilesh Kumar singh*, “Metal Directed Self-Assembly of Tetra Nuclear CuII and NiII Clusters”, J. Chem. Sci. 2018, 230, 80-87.  (IF=1.235).
6. Avinash Lakma, Rabindra Nath Pradhan, Sayed Muktar Hossain, Jan van Leusen, Paul Kögerler and Akhilesh Kumar Singh*, “Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Properties of Ni(II) and Cu(II) [2x2] Grid Complexes of Pyrimidine-Based Symmetric Ditopic Ligands”, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2019, 486, 88-94.  (IF=2.046)
7. Rabindra Nath Pradhan, Sayed Muktar Hossain, Avinash Lakma, Dragana Stojkov, Tatjana Verbić, Goran Angelovski, Rosa Pujales Paradela, Carlos Platas Iglesias and Akhilesh Kumar Singh*, “Water Soluble Eu(III) Complexes of Macrocyclic Triamide Ligands: Structure, Stability, Luminescence and Redox Properties”, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2019, 486, 252-260.  (IF=2.046)
8. Sayed Muktar Hossain§, Avinash Lakma§, Jan van Leusen, Paul Kögerler* and Akhilesh Kumar Singh*, “Tetranuclear MnII, CoII, CuII and ZnII Grid Complexes of an Unsymmetrical Ditopic Ligand: Synthesis, Structure, Redox and Magnetic properties”, Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 7766-7777.  (IF=4.099)

CONFERENCES:

1. Avinash Lakma, Sayed Muktar Hossain, Akhilesh Kumar Singh*. Synthesis and Characterization of High Dimensional 2 x [2 x 2] Grid Type Co Metal Complex: A Magnetic Perspective. Nation Conference on “Advances in Chemistry and their Biological and Industrial Relevance: ACBIR - 2014”. January 10-11, 2014, NIT Rourkela, Rourkela, INDIA.
2. Sayed Muktar Hossain, Akhilesh Kumar Singh*. Synthesis and Characterization of Highly Selective, Ditopic, ‘Turn-on’ and Reversible Fluorescent Chemosensor for Al+3 Ion and Its Theoretical Calculations. CRSI-RSC Symposium on “17th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry” February 06-08, 2015 at CSIR-NCL, Pune.
3. Sayed Muktar Hossain, Akhilesh Kumar Singh*. Synthesis and Characterization of Novel, Reversible and Highly Selective, ‘Turn-on’ Fluorescent Chemosensor for Al3+ Ion and Its Theoretical Calculations. "National Symposium on “Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry: MTIC – XVI” December 14-17, 2015, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, INDIA.

 
Research Fields

  • 1. Inorganic Catalysis
  • 2. Bio-Inorganic Chemistry
  • 3. Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry
  • 4. Supramolecular Self-Assembly
  • 5. Metallo-Supramolecular Chemistry
  • 6. Magneto-Chemistry
  • 7. Fluorescent Chemosensors.

Teaching

  • 1. Atomic Structure
  • 2. Periodic Properties
  • 3. Acid-Base
  • 4. Coordination Chemistry
  • 5. Chemical Bonding
  • 6. Inorganic Spectroscopy
  • 7. Inorganic Reaction Mechanism
  • 8. General Inorganic Chemistry
  • 9. Group Theory
  • 10. Synthetic Inorganic material
  • 11. Magneto-chemistry
  • 12. Supra-molecular Chemistry
  • 13. Bio-inorganic Chemistry.

Expertise

  •  Chemistry: Multi-step Organic Synthesis and Inorganic synthesis carrying out air and moisture sensitive reaction by using Glove Box and standard Schleck line techniques. Purification of compounds by using chromatography technique. Proficient in characterization and analysis of samples by using NMR spectroscopy; Mass Spectrometry; FT-IR; Elemental Analysis (CHN); UV-Vis spectrophotometer; Fluorescence spectroscopy; X-ray crystallography; Cyclic Voltammetry; Mössbauer Spectroscopy; PPMS and SQUID (magnetic data). Theoretical calculations of small molecule using Gaussian09 and GauessView software.
  •  Technical Experience: of handling single crystal X-ray diffractometer (Bruker APEX SMART D8 Venture CCD diffractometer); NMR (Bruker AVANCE 400 MHz); FT-IR (BRUKER ALPHA-T); CHN analyzer (Elementar vario MICRO cube); UV-Vis spectrophotometer (Perkin-Elmer); Fluorescence spectrophotometer (Fluoromax 4P); Electrochemical work station (CH instruments); Glove Box (MBRAUN); TGA (Perkin-Elmer); Quantum Design PPMS magnetometer instruments.
  •  Computing & Software: Gaussion09; GauessView5; Bruker APEX II; WINGX; PLATON; MERCURY; DIAMOND; CHEM DRAW; ORIGIN; FITMART (magnetic data fitting) and Endnote X7.

Interests

  • 1. Inorganic Catalysis
  • 2. Bio-Inorganic Chemistry
  • 3. Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry
  • 4. Supramolecular Self-Assembly
  • 5. Metallo-Supramolecular Chemistry
  • 6. Magneto-Chemistry
  • 7. Fluorescent Chemosensors.

 
   

Research Fields

My research work is based on inorganic chemistry, especially in the field of coordination chemistry and its application in magnetic and optical perspective. I have designed and successfully synthesized different monodentate and polydentate ligands and their metal complexes to explore their desired magnetic and optical properties. I am acquainted with several techniques associated with different instruments handling and data analysis, significantly single crystal X-ray, cyclic voltammetry, DFT calculation, etc. From my research findings related to the optical and magnetism, I secure to publish in some renowned journals.