Dillip Kumar Chand received his Ph. D from IIT Kanpur (1993 – 1998, Supervisor: Prof. P. K. Bharadwaj). Subsequently, he acquired postdoctoral experience from the Universität des Saarlandes, Germany (1999 – 2000, Host: Prof. H. J. Schneider), Nagoya University and The University of Tokyo, Japan (2000 – 2002, Host: Prof. M. Fujita). He joined IIT Madras as an Assistant Professor in 2003 and was promoted to the position of Professor in 2014. A molecular star of [Pd5(La)5(Lb)5] composition prepared by his group made the list of “Molecules of the Year 2017” as adjudicated by ACS – C&EN. Catalytic protocols developed by his group are popular and adopted by researchers across the globe for making new molecules of pharmaceutical values.
“Ligand Isomerism in Coordination Cages” Dasary, R. Jagan and D. K. Chand, Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57, 12222-12231.
“Multi-Stimuli-Responsive Metallogel Molded from a Pd2L4-Type Coordination Cage: Selective Removal of Anionic Dyes” S. Ganta and D. K. Chand, Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57, 3634-3645.
“A Truncated Molecular Star” S. Prusty, K. Yazaki, M. Yoshizawa, and D. K. Chand, Chem. EUR. J., 2017, 23, 12456-12461.
“Stoichiometric Controlled Revocable Self-assembled “Spiro” versus Quadruple Stranded “Double-decker” Type Coordination Cages” S. Bandi, A. Pal, G. S. Hanan and D. K. Chand, Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 13122-13126.
“Selective Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides and Sulfones at Room Temperature using H2O2 and a Mo(VI) Salt as Catalyst” K. Jeyakumar and D. K. Chand, Tetrahedron Lett., 2006, 47, 4573-4576.