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Name Prof. Ajay Kumar Misra
Designation Professor , Head
Office Phone No 03222-376554 Extn. 437
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Mobile No 8967986988
Personal Website
Address Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Technology, Vidyasagar University
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.DIndian Association for the Cultivation of Science/Jadavpur University1998
M.Sc (Chemistry, Phy. Spl)The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, WB1992

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
2011- Professor of Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Technology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
2008-2011 Associate Prof. of Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Technology, VU, Midnapore
2005- 2008 Reader in Chemistry, Dept. Chemistry & Chemical Technology Vidyasagar University, Midnapore-721102.
2001-2005 Lecturer of Chemistry, R.K.M.V.C College, Rahara, 24 PGs(N), West Bengal.
1998- 2001 Post-doctoral research fellow (NIH), Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, USA

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Physical Chemistry
1. Low dimensional functional materials
2. Development of fluorescence based sensor for toxic metal ions and explosive materials
3. Computational Chemistry:(i) Excited state proton transfer processes; (ii) Global reactivity descriptors; (iii) NLO parameters on model systems

Course/ Subject Taught
Molecular Spectroscopy: Theoretical basis of Microwave, IR, UV-Vis, NMR, ESR Spectroscopy.
Photophysical Processes: Kinetics of Unimolecular and Bi-molecular photophysical processes.
Group theory & Spectroscopy.
Mathematics for Physical Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Proton triggered emission and selective sensing of 2,4,6-trinitrophenol byfluorescent hydrosol of 2-phenylquinolineNew Journal of Chemistry;2018 42, 18792018RSC
Computation of global reactivity descriptors and first hyper polarisability as a function of torsional angle of donor–acceptor substituted biphenyl ring systemMolecular Physics; 116 (2018) 515-5252018Taylor & Francis
Aggregation induced emission based “turn-off” fluorescent chemosensor for selective and swift sensing of mercury (II) ions in water Milan Shyamal, Samir Maity, Ashim Maity, Rakesh Maity, Sumit Roy, Ajay MisraSensors and Actuators B 263 (2018) 347–3592018Elsevier
Effect of chain length and donor-acceptor substitution on the electrical responsive properties of conjugated biphenyls: A DFT based computational studyMolecular Physics (Accepted)2018Taylor & Francis
Aggregation induced emission of 9-Anthraldehyde microstructures and its selective sensing behavior towards picric acidJournal of Molecular Liquids 261 (2018) 446–4552018Elsevier
Proton induced green emission from AIEE active 2,2' biquinoline hydrosol and itsselective fluorescence turn-on sensing property towards Zn2+ ion in waterSensors & Actuators: B. Chemical;238 (2017) 1266–12762017Elsevier
Aggregation induced emission enhancement from antipyrine-based Schiff base and its selective sensing towards picric acid.Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 248(2017)223-2332017Elsevier
Synthesis of an efficient Pyrene based AIE active functional material for selective sensing of 2,4,6-trinitrophenolJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry; 342 (2017) 1-142017Elsevier
Crystal induced phosphorescence from Benz(a)anthracene microcrystals at room temperatureSpectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy; 157 (2016) 61–682016Elsevier
Pyrene Scaffold as Real Time Fluorescent Turn-on Chemosensor for Selective Detection of Trace Level Al(III) and Its Aggregation Induced Emission EnhancementJ. Phys. Chem. A 2016, 120, 210−2202016American Chemical Society
Morphology directing synthesis of 1-aminopyrene microstructures and its super quenching effect towards nitro aromaticsJournal of Molecular Liquids 221(2016) 358-3672016Elsevier
Highly Selective Turn-On Fluorogenic Chemosensor for RobustQuantification of Zn(II) Based on Aggregation Induced EmissionEnhancement FeatureACS Sensors; 1 (2016) 739-7472016American Chemical Society
Solvatochromism and turn-off fluorescence sensing property ofN,N'-bis(3-pentyl)perylene-3, 4, 9, 10-bis(dicarboximide) towards nitroaromatics andphotophysical study of its microstructuresJournal of Molecular Liquids;224 (2016) 255-264.2016Elsevier
Proton triggered emission and selective sensing of picric acid by the fluorescent aggregatesof 6,7-dimethyl-2,3-bis-(2-pyridyl)-quinoxalinePhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 (2016) 7055-70672016RSC
Aggregation induced emission from a-napthoflavone microstructures and its cyto-toxicityJournal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology 156 (2016) 1–102016Elsevier
Aggregation induced emission enhancement of 4,40-bis(diethylamino)benzophenone with an exceptionally large blue shift and its potential use as glucose sensorPhys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 2015, 17, 33432015RSC
Morphology directing synthesis of benzo[a]pyrene microstructures and their photo physical propertiesJournal of Molecular Liquids 206 (2015) 47–552015Elsevier
Hydrothermal synthesis of hexagonal ZnO microstructures in HPMC polymer matrix and their catalytic activitiesJournal of Molecular Liquids Volume 212, December 2015, Pages 665–6702015Elsevier
Microwave-assisted synthesis of anisotropic gold nanocrystals in polymer matrix and their catalytic activitiesJournal of Experimental Nanoscience, DOI: and Francis
Synthesis of anisotropic gold nanoparticles and their catalytic activities of breaking azo bond in sudan-1Journal of Molecular Liquids 198 (2014) 215–2222014Elsevier
Polarizability, Hardness and electrophilicity as global descriptors for intramolecular proton transfer reaction pathComputational and Theoretical Chemistry 1031 (2014) 50–552014Elsevier
Aggregation Induced Emission Enhancement from Bathophenanthroline Micro Structures and its Potential use as Sensor of Mercury Ions in WaterPhys.Chem.Chem.Phys.,2014, 16, 62832014RSC
Morphology directing synthesis of 1-pyrene carboxaldehyde microstructures and their photo physical propertiesRSC Adv., 2014, 4, 109032014RSC
Computation of polarizability, hyper-polarizability and hardness as descriptor for enol-keto tautomerizations of 2-hydroxy pyridinesComputational and Theoretical Chemistry 1017, 200-2072013Elsevier
Photochemical synthesis of Ag nanobars and their potential application as catalystSolid State Sciences, 26, 1-82013Elsevier
Polarizability, chemical hardness and ionization potential as descriptors to understand the mechanism of double proton transfer in acetamide dimerComputational and Theoretical Chemistry, 1005 : 1-82013Elsevier
Synthesis of worm like silver nanoparticles in methyl cellulose polymeric matrix and its catalytic activityCarbohydrade Polymers 89 (2012) 830-835.2012Elsevier
Synthesis of gold nanoparticles of variable morphologies using aqueous leaf extracts of Cocculus hirsutusJournal of Experimental Nanoscience 7 (2012) 109-1192012Taylor and Francis
Enhanced photocatalytic activity of metal coated ZnO nanowiresSpectrochimica Acta Part A 93 (2012) 100– 1052012Elsevier
Synthesis of silver nanodiscs and triangular nanoplates in PVP matrix: Photophysical study and simulation of UV–vis extinction spectra using DDA methodJournal of Molecular Liquids 165 (2012) 21–262012Elsevier
Use of polarizability and chemical hardness to locate the transition state and the potential energy curve for double proton transfer reaction: A DFT based studyComputational and Theoretical Chemistry 984 (2012) 13–182012Elsevier
Temperature controlled Synthesis of silver nanostructures of variable morphologies in aqueous methyl cellulose matrixJournal of Molecular Liquids, 158, 170-1742011Elsevier
DDA-Based Simulation of UV–vis Extinction Spectra of Ag Nanorods Synthesized Through Seed-Mediated Growth ProcessPlasmonics, 6 :43–512011Springer
Synthesis and photo physical properties of Au @ Ag (core @ shell) nanoparticles disperse in poly vinyl alcohol matrixJ Nanopart Res, 13:1759–17672011Springer
Excited state intramolecular proton transfer in 3-hydroxychromone: a DFT-based computational studyMolecular Simulation, 37 : 914–9222011Taylor and Francis
Synthesis and photo physical properties of star shaped gold nanoparticlesColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 375: 30–342011Elsevier
Solution-phase synthesis of silver nanodiscs in HPMC-matrix and simulation of UV–vis extinction spectra using DDA based methodSpectrochimica Acta Part A 82: 368– 3742011Elsevier
FRET based ultra sensor for detection of Hg (II) in water: A comparative study using citrate and marcapto propanoic acid as stabilizer of AuNPsSensors and Actuators B 160: 1141– 11482011Elsevier
Aqueous phase synthesis of silver nanodisks and nanorods in methyl cellulose matrix: Photophysical study and simulation of UV-vis extinction spectra using DDA methodNanoscale Research Letter, 5:1611–16182010Springer
Excited state intramolecular proton transfer in 3-hydroxy flavone and 5-hydroxy flavone: A DFT based comparative studyJournal of Molecular Modeling 16: 831-8392010Springer
Synthesis of silver nanostructures of varying morphology through seed mediated growth approachJournal of Molecular Liquid 153:170–1732010Elsevier
Synthesis and characterization of gold nanoparticles adsorbed in methyl cellulose micro fibrilsJournal of Molecular Liquids, 155, 91–952010Elsevier
DFT based computational study on the excited state intramolecular proton transfer processes in o-hydroxybenzaldehydeSpectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 71: 1728-17352009Elsevier
Synthesis and UV–vis spectroscopic study of silver nanoparticles in aqueous SDS solutionJournal of Molecular Liquids, 145: 33–372009Elsevier
Synthesis and photophysical study of silver nanoparticles stabilized by unsaturated dicarboxylatesJournal of Luminescence, 129: 704–7092009Elsevier
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using latex of Jatropha curcasColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 339: 134–1392009Elsevier
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using seed extract of Jatropha CurcasColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 348: 212–2162009Elsevier
Selective Oxidation of Sulfides with H2O2 catalyzed by Silica -Tungstate Core Shell NanoparticlesCatalysis Communications, 10: 39–442008Elsevier
Excited state intramolecular proton transfer in 5-hydroxy flavone: A DFT studyJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 824: 8-142007Elsevier
A DFT-based comparative study on the excited states intramolecular proton transfer in 1-hydroxy-2-naphthaldehyde and 2-hydroxy-3-naphthaldehydeJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 807: 33-412007Elsevier
Investigation on the structure of dipeptides : A DFT studyJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 805: 133-1412007Elsevier
Conformational study on dipeptides containing phenylalanine: A DFT approachJournal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 810: 81-892007Elsevier
ODMR of the photoexcited triplet state of donor–acceptor complexes of naphthalene donor with pyromellitic dianhydride, 1,2,4,5-tetracyanobenzene, and 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene acceptorsChemical Physics Letters, 368: 495-5012003Elsevier
Low-Temperature Study of Photoinduced Energy Transfer from Tryptophan Residues of Escherichia coli Alkaline Phosphatase to Bound TerbiumJ. Phys. Chem. B, 107:11520–115262003ACS
Spin-Lattice Relaxation of the Tryptophan Triplet State Varies with Its Protein EnvironmentJ. Phys. Chem. B, 106: 5099–51042002ACS
Phosphorescence and Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance of 4‘, 6-Diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) and Its Complexes with [d(CGACGTCG)]2 and [d(GGCCAATTGG)]2Biochemistry, 41:6477–64822002ACS
Phosphorescence and Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance of Polynucleotide Complexes of Tryptophan- and 5-Methyltryptophan-Containing Peptide StereoisomersJ. Phys. Chem. B, 106: 3735–37412002ACS
Phosphorescence and Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance of HIV-1 Nucleocapsid Protein Complexes with Stem-Loop Sequences of the Genomic ?-Recognition ElementBiochemistry, 40: 1403–14122001ACS
Characterization of the Tryptophan Residues of Escherechia coli Alkaline Phosphatase by Phosphorescence and Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance SpectroscopyBiochemistry, 40:15024–150302001ACS
Effect of Nucleic Acid Binding on the Triplet State Properties of Tetrapeptides Containing Tryptophan and 6-Methyltryptophan: A Study by Phosphorescence and ODMR SpectroscopyBiochemistry, 39: 13772–137802000ACS
Inversion in the magnetic field effect of benzilketyl:SDS radical pair at high fieldsChemical Physics Letters, 305: 63-701999Elsevier
Magnetic Field Effect On Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reaction Between [Ru(Bpy)2(H3Pzbzim)]2+ and N, N-Methyl Viologen in Micellar Solution: a Laser Flash Photolytic Study in High FieldsResearch on Chemical Intermediates, 25: 813-8261999Springer
Magnetic field effect on the micellar (C60)n -–pyrene + radical-pair systemJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 127: 7-121999Elsevier
Magnetically sensitive non-polar exciplex: the perfluoronaphthalene–anthracene systemChemical Physics Letters, 281: 254-2601997Elsevier
A comparative study of two exciplexes: anthracene-N,N-dimethylaniline and anthracene-julolidine systemsJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 95: 127-1361996Elsevier
Effect of dioxane on the benzil:SDS radical pair system. A study in the presence of high magnetic fieldsChemical Physics Letters, 243: 308-3131995Elsevier

National Publication

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Hydrogen Bonding and Transfer in the Excited State; Vol.2,Page-589-608 Chap.26: Sankar Prasad De and Ajay Misra, "Excited-state Intramolecular Proton Transfer processes on some Isomeric Napthalene Derivatives: A Density Functional Based Computational Study"Wiley2011Corresponding Author

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Sadhan SamantaSynthesis, characterization and photophysical study of low dimensional inorganic/organic materials Awarded2018
Milan ShyamalDesigned synthesis of fluorophore containing schiff bases and their potential use as sensor Awarded2018
Prativa MazumdarSynthesis of Aggregation Induced Emission Enhancement based low dimensional organic materials and their potential use as sensor Awarded2017
Sankarlal AshGround and Excited state intramolecular proton transfer processes of some organic compounds: A DFT based computational study Awarded2015
Dipak Kumar BhuiSynthesis of silver nanoparticles having different morphologies and their photophysical properties Awarded2015
Gobinda Prasad SahooSynthesis of Morphologically interesting low dimensional materials and to study their photo-physical and catalytic properties Awarded2015
Hasibul BegComputation of global reactivity descriptors along the proton transfer co-ordinate of some model organic compounds Awarded2015
Sandip SenguptaTowards the total synthesis of Biologically active products: FR252921, amaminol B, (-)-Lardolure and (2R,4R,6R,8R)-2,4,6,8-tetramethylundecanoic acidY.S.Yadav, IICT HyderabadAwarded2014
Santanu PyneSynthesis, photophysical and photochemical properties of core@shell and functionalized nanoparticles Awarded2013
Harekrishna BarGreen synthesis of noble metal nanoparticles Awarded2013
Sankar Prasad DeQuantum mechanical calculations on the ground and excited state intramolecular proton transfer processes Awarded2013
Priyanka SarkarSynthesis, Photophysical study and Simulation of Surface Plasmon Resonance spectra of different shaped silver nanostructures in aqueous environment Awarded2012
P. RadhikaSynthesis, characterization and application of silica core@shell nanoparticles for various organic transformationsDr. B. SreedharAwarded2010

Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Fabrication of smart organic materials for selective sensing hazardous anions in the environment through colorimetric and fluorometric studies.MentorUGC24044403 year20172020 Exptd.
Design and synthesis of zinc(II) and Cadmium(II) based Luminescent Metal-Organic Frameworks (LMOFs) with different Network Topologies : Application in electronic, optoelectronic and photosensitive devices and detection of nitroaromatic explosives.MentorDST19200002 year20172019

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Development of functional materials based sensors to detect toxic heavy metal ions in drinking water in Jangalmahal area.MentorUGC4000002 year20152017

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Low Dimensional Fluorescent Organic Materials and their Potential use as SensorSurface Engineering & Tribology Division, CMERI-CSIR, Durgapur on 30 Jan 2018Surface Engineering & Tribology Division2018
Designed Synthesis of AIEE Based Fluorophore for Selective Sensing of Heavy Metal Ions in WaterNSNM, Faculty of Science, Vidyasagar University on 16th March 2017B.N.Sashmal Hall, VU2017
Synthesis of low dimensional functional organic materials and their potential use as sensorNational Symposium on Bioresource Management (NSBM-2016) on 26 and 27 April, 2016, Vidyasagar UniversityVidyasagar University2016
Designed synthesis of AIEE based fluorescence probes and their potential use as sensorUGC Sponsored National Seminar on Recent Trends in Research in Chemical SciencesGhatal R.S.Mahavidyalaya (30th August 2016)2016
Low Dimensional Organic Materials & Their Photophysical PropertiesIndian Photobiology Society & Sambalpur University, Odisha: National Conference on “Recent Developments on Photochemistry and Photobiology” (RDPAP-2016) 4-6 March, 2016Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Odisha2016
Syhthesis and photophysical properties of low dimensional organic materialsPerspective in teaching and research in physical chemistry; 21-22 August 2015; Dept. of Physical Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata-32IACS, Kolkata2015
Low dimensional functional materials and their photophysical propertiesVidyasagar- Satyendra Nath Bose National Workshop on Physics of Low Dimensional StructuresDept. of Physics and Techno Physics, Vidyasagar University2015
Functionalized low dimensional materials and their potential use as sensor of Hg2+ ion in waterRoyal Society of Chemistry(Eastern India Chapter) & Sitananda College, NandigramSitananda College, Nandigram2014
Low dimensional organic materials and their photophysical propertiesInternational symposium on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences-2014; August13 2014, Dept. of Chemistry & Chem Tech, Vidyasagar UniversityDept. of Chemistry & Chem Tech, Vidyasagar University2014
Low dimensional materials and their potential use as sensorNational symposium -2014; T.M Bhagalpur UniversityT.M Bhagalpur University2014
Low dimensional organic materials and their photophysical propertiesRecent Advances in Polymer & Rubber science & Technology (RAPT) 2014; Jan22-24, 2014; Dept. of Polymer Science & Technology, University of CalcuttaUniversity of Calcutta2014
Synthesis of low dimensional organic materials and their potential uses as sensor for toxic heavy metal ions in waterEmerging trends in chemical sciences; April 12-13, 2014; Dept. of Chemistry, Berhampur University & Orissa Chemical Society.Dept. of Chemistry, Berhampur University2014
Green synthesis of metal nanoparticlesNational seminar on green chemistry: Solution to environmental crisis: Oct.13-14, 2012; Dept. of Chemistry, Berhampur University, OdishaDept. of Chemistry, Berhampur University, Odisha2012
Synthesis of anisotropic noble metal nanoparticles, their photophysical studies and simulation of extinction spectra using DDA method.Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur (Diamond Jubilee symposium on recent trends in chemistry)IIT, Kharagpur2011
Synthesis and functionalization of anisotropic metal nanoparticles.Chemical Research Society of India (Kolkata Chapter)Dept. of Chemistry, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan2011

Membership of Learned Society 
Life member Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Life member Indian Chemical Society
Life member Indian Photobiology Society

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
“Frontiers in chemical sciences-2011”, held on March 13, 2011.2011Organizer & Poster AdjudicatorMarch 13, 2011, Dept. of Chemistry & Chem Tech, Vidyasagar University, Misnapore
International symposium on Advances in Nanimaterials (ANM 2010)”2010Poster presentationHeld on Dec 6-7, 2010.Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

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