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:


1.     Chem. Commun. 2014, Accepted Manuscript. Ghorai, D.; Choudhury, J.*  Exploring a Unique Reactivity of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHC) in Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed Intermolecular C–H Activation/Annulation.

2.     Organometallics 2014, 33, 3215–3218. Gupta, S. K.; Ghorai, D; Choudhury, J.*  A New Type of Palladium–Pincer Complexes Generated via Hydrolytic Ring-Opening of Imidazole-2-ylidenes. (Among Top 20 Most Read Articles during June-July 2014)

3.     Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 9356-9362. 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.

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

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

From Postdoctoral & Doctoral Studies:

6.     Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 8154-8156. Morozov, M.; Motiei, L.; Choudhury, J.; Gulino, A.; Lahav, M.; van der Boom, M. E.*  Interfacial Mass Transfer by Controlled Multilayer Disassembly.

7.     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.

8.     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.

9.     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.

10.  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.

11.  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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