Chemical Technology
Senior Scientist
Catalysis; C-H Activation; Natural Product Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry
01894 230426


Organic Synthesis & Catalysis

    C-H Activation/functionalization

     Heterocycles Synthesis 

Phytochemistry (Himalayan Medicinal Plants)

    Isolation and structure elucidation of  plant secondary metabolites

    Standardization of plant extracts (targetted activity & four marker compounds) 

    Development of analytical methods (UPLC, GC, and NMR) 

    Chemical profiling using NMR (1D & 2D), UPLC-MS/MS, and GC-MS/MS

Medicinal Chemistry

    Discovery of new heterocycles as potential therapeutic agents 

     Scientific validation of plant traditional knowledge (Ayush or Phytopharma route)


Selected Publications in the last five years

Organic Synthesis and Catalysis 

110.  Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering2020, accepted.

109. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering2020, 8, 12902. [Link]  

108. Chemistry-A European Journal2020, 26, 4396 [Hot Paper]. [Link]

107Organic  Letters,  2020, 22, 305. [Link]

106. The Journal of Organic Chemistry202085, 11844 [Most Read Article]. [Link]

105. The Journal of Organic Chemistry202085, 9244. [Link]

104. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020, 85, 1181. [Link]

103.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019, 84, 12871 [Part of Special Issue]. [Link]

102.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019, 84, 6962. [Link]

101.  European Journal of Organic Chemistry2019, 2019, 2753. [Link] 

100.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201984, 2786. [Link]

  99.  Medicinal Chemistry2019, 15, 1. [Link]

  98.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201984, 1542. [Link]

  97.  Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2018360, 2013. [Link]

  96.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201883, 12702. [Link]

  95.  Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering, 2018, 60, 497. [Link] 

  94.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201883, 11552. [Link]



  93. Journal of Ethanopharmcology, 2020, 262, 113185. [Link]

  92Pest Management Science, 2020, doi: 10.1002/ps.6107. [Link]

  91. Natural Product Research, 2020, doi: 10.1080/14786419.2020.1761360. [Link

  90. Phytochemical Analysis, 2020, 31, 861. [Link]

  89. Natural Product Research, 2020, 34, 233. [Link]

  88. Natural Product Research, 202034, 233. [Link]

  87. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 2019, 175112750. [Link]  

  86Separation Science Plus, 2018, 1, 311. [Link]

  85. Journal of Food Science and Technology2018, 55, 1806. [Link]

  84. Analytical Chemistry Letters2018, 8, 177. [Link]

  83. Natural Product Communication2018, 13, 189. 



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One Year Advance Promotion i.e. Merit Promotion from Scientist to Senior Scientist.

Member of Early Career Advisory Board of Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry. [Link]

Manjushree Pal Memorial Award for Best Oral Presentation from Ethanopharmacology Society of India, Kolkata (2017)

Thieme Chemistry Journal Award (2016)

Postdoc Fellowship KAIST, South Korea (2014)

D S Kothari Postdoc Fellowship (2012)

Fast Track Young Scientist project for three years (2012)

CSIR Senior Research Fellowship (2009)

CSIR Junior Research Fellowship (2007)

GATE (2007)

CSIR-NET (2006) 

Book Chapters

3. Steroidal Sapogenins from Genus Trillium: Chemistry, Synthesis and Opprtunities in Neuro-active Steroids Designing.

P. S. Suresh, V. Bhatt, P. P. Singh and U. Sharma.

Studies in Natural Product Chemistry (Elsevier), 2020, accepted.


2. Direct Arylation via C-H activation.

U. Sharma, A. Modak, S. Maity, A. Maji and D. Maiti.

Thomas CoIacot eds., Introduction to New Trends in Cross-Coupling: Theory and   

Applications (RSC2014. [Link]


1. In Vitro Studies on the Antioxidant/Antigenotoxic Potential of Aqueous Fraction from Anthocephalus cadamba Bark.

M. Chandel, U. Sharma, N. Kumar, B. Singh and S. Kaur.

P. R. Sudhakaran et. al. (eds.), Perspectives in Cancer Prevention-Translational Cancer Reserch (Springer), 2013, pp 61-72. [Link]



3. An Eco-friendly Process for Isolation of Fiber from Plant Species and Product thereof. 

M. Sharma, S. Thakur, U. Sharma and S. Kumar. 

Ref. No. 0054NF2020. D.O.F: 22-04-2020.  


2. Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Benzofurans and Coumarins from Phenols and Olefins.

D. Maiti, U. Sharmaand N. Tagoti.  

Ref. No. IPA No: 2012/Mum/2013. D.O.F: 13-06-2013. 


1. Benzothiazole Substituted Phthalimide Analogues as Potential Angiogenesis Inhibitors.

B. Singh, S. Chattergi, N. Kumar and U. Sharma.  

Ref. No. 0918 DEL 2011. D.O.F: 31-03-2011. 



Ph.D. Fellows

Mr. Inder Kumar

Mr. Ankit K Dhiman

Mr. Patil Shivprasad Suresh

Mr. Devesh Chandra

Ms. Diksha Parmar

Ms. Surekha Kumari


Project Fellows

Mr. Rohit Kumar 

Mr. Prithvi Pal Singh

Mr. Shiv Sankar Gupta

Mr. Anmol

Mr. Prateek Singh Bora 





Group Alumni  


Ph.D. Thesis Awarded

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Feb. 2020

Dr. Ritika Sharma, July 2019

Dr. Deepali Katoch, July 2019 

Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Feb. 2018


Project Fellows

Ms. Divya Rana, PA-II, Feb. 2018-June 2019

Ms. Shivani PuriPA-II, Sept. 2018-March 2020 

Ms. Kavita Devi, PA-II, July 2019-March 2020



Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Postdoc, 2018-2019

Dr. Ashun Chaudhary, Postdoc, 2016-2018

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Postdoc, 2016-2017



Prospective Team Members 

Ph.D. and Postdoc positions are available for self-motivated persons.





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