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  • Dr. Sanmitra Barman Assistant Professor
    • School Schools of Engineering and Technology
    • Department/Programme Chemistry
    • Position (additional roles) Coordinator (Career Services for Higher Studies)
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    Dr. Barman teaches courses such as chemistry, environmental sciences and nanoscience. He was trained during his doctoral studies as a synthetic chemist. He worked in homogeneous catalysis for the synthesis of different chiral functional groups. During his postdoctoral work, he gained experience in supramolecular sensing, medicinal chemistry and catalysis. His current research interests are designing and synthesizing photocatalysts that can undergo oxidation and reduction to synthesize valuable chemicals and environmental remediation. He is also working in photocatalytic proton reduction to produce hydrogen, an efficient source of energy. Apart from teaching and research, he is also looking after international collaboration of the university and assisting students for higher studies abroad.

    • Nanoscience: from synthesis to applications (for 4th year B. Tech students)
    • Chemistry (for 1st year B. Tech students)
    • Environmental Sciences (for 1st year B. Tech students)
    • Graduation In: Chemistry (Hons)
    • Graduation From: Burdwan University
    • Graduation Year: 2000
    • Post Graduation In: Inorganic Chemistry
    • Post Graduation From: Jadavpur University
    • Post Graduation Year: 2002
    • Doctorate In: Organic Chemistry
    • Doctorate From: Kansas State University
    • Doctorate Year: 2010
    From - To (Year)Designation & Organization
    2014-PresentAssistant Professor in Chemistry at BML Munjal University
    2013-2014Research Scientist at Piramal Healthcare
    2011-2012Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Texas with Dr. Eric Anslyn
    • Photocatalysis for the degradation of organic pollutants in water
    • Heterogeneous photocatalysis for the proton reduction
    • Chiral catalysis for the synthesis of pharmaceutically important molecules
    • Barman, S.; Desper, J.; Levy, C. J. “Asymmetric Sulfoxidation of Thioanisole by C1-symmetrical (S)-Nobin Backbone Vanadyl Schiff-base Catalysts” Submitted to Chem. Lett
    • Barman, S.; You, L.; Ran, C.; Kago, G.; Robertus, J.; Krug, R.; Anslyn, E. V. “Exploring naphthylcarbohydrazides as inhibitors of influenza A viruses” Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2014,71(7), 81-90
    • Barman, S.; Anslyn, E. V. “Rapid Determination of Enantiomeric Excess of α-Chiral Aldehydes Using Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy” Tetrahedron. 2014,70(6), 1357-1362
    • Barman, S.; Diehl, K. L.; Anslyn, E. V. “The effect of alkylation, protonation and hydroxyl group substitution on reversible alcohol and water addition to 2- and 4- formyl pyridine derivatives” 2014, RSC Advances.4, 28893-28900
    • Barman, S.; Desper, J.; Levy, C. J. “Synthesis and characterization of TiL2 complexes with tridentate-(ONO) (S)-NOBIN schiff-base ligands” Polyhedron. 2014, 84, 168-176
    • Kansas State University Department of Chemistry Best Teaching Assistant Award on 2010
    • CSIR-NET (JRF award)
    • Submitted (June 2018) a proposal as a principle investigator to SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board, Govt. of India) on “heterogeneous photocatalytic hydrogen production from water”

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