DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS

Professor

DR. DILLIP KUMAR CHAND

Biography

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.  

Education

  • 1998 – Ph. D from IIT Kanpur
  • 1992 – M. Sc from Sambalpur University (First Rank)
  • 1990 - B. Sc from Larambha College, Sambalpur University

Research Interests

  • Supramolecular Coordination Chemistry with particular focus on “Catalysis in Water Medium” and “Self-assembled Coordination Architectures”.

Representative Publications

 “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.

DR. DILLIP KUMAR CHAND

Professor
dillip@iitm.ac.in
+91-44-2257-4224
  • CYB 319, Department of Chemistry
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Chennai - 600036
  • INDIA

Honors and Rewards

  • 2019 Mid - Career Institute Research and Development Award (IIT - Madras)
  • 2017 Lectureship Award, Soft Molecular Systems (MEXT, Japan)
  • 2010 JSPS Bridge Fellowship (JSPS, Japan)
  • 2003 R. C. Tripathy Young Scientist Award, (OCS, India)
  • 2000 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (JSPS, Japan)
  • 1998 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, (AvH foundation, Germany)

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