Name: Dr. Joyanta Choudhury
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Chemistry
Phone: +91-755-6692329
Fax: +91-755-6692392

Academic Profile:

  • Assistant Professor (April 2011- Present), Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India.

  • Dean of Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2011), Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (Advisor: Prof. Milko E. van der Boom).

  • Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow (2008-2010), Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (Host: Prof. Milko E. van der Boom).

  • TSRI Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2008), The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida, USA (Advisor: Prof. Roy A. Periana).

  • DST Research Associate (2006-2007), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India (Advisor: Prof. Sujit Roy).

  • Ph.D. Chemistry (2001-2006), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India (Advisor: Prof. Sujit Roy).


Research Interest:

  • Transition-Metal Organometallic Chemistry: Mechanism and Applications toward Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Strong C-H, N-H, O-H Bond Activation / Small Molecule Activation & Functionalization for Fuels and Fine Chemicals
  • Stimuli-Responsive Materials / Smart Materials / Functional Molecular Assembly on Solid Surface

Selected Publications:

    From IISER-B:

  1. Dalton Trans. 2014, Just Accepted, DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00551A. Mondal, M.; K, R. T.; Gupta, S. K.; Choudhury, J.* Labile Coordination Approach for Modulation of Electronic Properties in Ruthenium(II) and Iridium(III) Complexes within 'N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC)-Pyridyl' Dynamic Platform.

  2. ChemCatChem 2012, 4, 609-611. Choudhury, J.* New Strategies for CO2-to-Methanol Conversion.

  3. Angew. Chem,. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 10772-10774. Choudhury, J.* N-Heterocyclic Nitrenium Ligands: A Missing Link Explored.

  4. From Postdoctoral & Doctoral Studies:

  5. Organometallics 2012, 31 , 1271-1274. Orbach, M.; Choudhury, J.; Lahav, M.; Zenkina, O. V.; Diskin-Posner, Y.; Leitus, G.; Iron, M. A.; van der Boom, M. E.* Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions with Fluorinated Substrates: Mechanistic Insights into the Undesired Hydrodehalogenation of Aryl-Halides.

  6. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 9295-9297. Choudhury, J.; Kaminker, R.; Motiei, L.; de Ruiter, G.; Morozov, M.; Lupo, F.; Gulino, A.; van der Boom, M. E.* Linear vs Exponential Formation of Molecular-Based Assemblies.

  7. Angew. Chem,. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 4780-4783. de Ruiter, G.; Motiei, L.; Choudhury, J.; Oded, N.; van der Boom, M. E.* Electrically Addressable Multistate Volatile Memory with Flip-Flop and Flip-Flap-Flop Logic Circuits on a Solid Support.

  8. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 12528-12530. Motiei, L.; Yao, Y.; Choudhury, J.; Yan, H.; Marks, T. J.*; van der Boom, M. E.*; Facchetti, A.* Self-Propagating Molecular Assemblies as Interlayers for Efficient Inverted Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells.

  9. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 6162–6163. Choudhury, J.; Podder, S.; Roy, S.* Cooperative Friedel–Crafts Catalysis in Heterobimetallic Regime: Alkylation of Aromatics by pi-Activated Alcohols.







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