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Name Prof. Ajay Kumar Misra
Designation Professor
Office Phone No 03222-376554 Extn. 437
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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

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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 Guidance

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
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
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

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