Chemical Technology
Principal Scientist
Catalysis; C-H Activation; Natural Product Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry
01894 230426


Group Website: C-H Activation & Phytochemistry 


Organic Synthesis & Catalysis

   C-H Activation/functionalization


    Heterocycles Synthesis 

Phytochemistry (Himalayan Medicinal Plants)

    Isolation and structure elucidation of  plant secondary metabolites

    Standardization of plant extracts (targetted activity & four marker compounds) 

    Development of analytical methods (UPLC, GC, and NMR) 

    Chemical profiling using NMR (1D & 2D), UPLC-MS/MS, and GC-MS/MS

Medicinal Chemistry 

    Discovery of new heterocycles as potential therapeutic agents 

     Scientific validation of plant traditional knowledge (Ayush or Phytopharma route)



      Project Completed: 17 (PI: 06;  Co-PI: 11); External Funded: 03

      Project Ongoing: 05 (PI: 01;  Co-PI: 04); External Funded: 04



Selected Publications in the last three years


Organic Synthesis and Catalysis 

151. Organic Letters, [Link]

150. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 202388, 2314. [Link]  

149. Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 13151. [Link] [Invited for Emerging Investigators Series]

148. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2022, 87, 9069. [LInk]

147. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2022364, 897. [Link]

146. Catalysis Review, 2022, [Link]

145. Catalysis Reviews2022, 64, 716. [Link]

144. The Chemical Records, 2022, 22, e202100271.  [Link]

143. Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 202211, e202100804. [Link]

142. Chemical Communications, 202157, 11613. [LInk] [Highlighted on Front Cover] [Link]

140. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2021, 19, 9675. [Link]

139. The Journal of Organic Chemistry,  2021, 86, 13754 . [Link]

138. European Journal of Organic Chemistry20212021, 5443. [Link]

137. React. Chem. Eng., 2021, 6, 2087. [Link] [Invited for Emerging Investigators Series]

136. The Journal of Organic Chemistry,  202186, 6612   [Link]

135. The Journal of Organic Chemistry2021, 86, 6449. [Link]

134. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2021, 19, 4014. [Link]




133. Journal of Ethanopharmacology, 2023310, 116369. [Link]

132. Food Chemistry International,  2023164, 112434. [Link]

130.  Journal of Cleaner Production, 2023, 385,  135639. [Link]

129. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics,  2023, 41, 51 . [Link]

128. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinary, 2023, 13, 311. [Link]

127. Natural Product Reserch,  [Link]

126. Pest Mangment Science, [Link]

125. Sepration and Purification Technology, 2022294, 121105. [Link]

124. Journal of Ethanopharmacology,  2022,  287, 114931. [Link] 

123. Natural Product Research, 2022, 36, 37. [Link

122Journal of Ethnopharmacology,  2021, 274, 113850. [Link]

121. Analytical Science Advance, 2021, 2, 579-593. [Link]

120Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2021, 73, 487. [Link]

119. Pest Management Science, 2021, 77, 956. [Link]

118Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 2021, 106, 107916.


Complete List of  Publications



Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London, UK (2023-)

Member of Early Career Board of  Science of Synthesis (2022-). [Link]

One Year Advance Promotion i.e. Merit Promotion from Scientist to Senior Scientist.

Member of Early Career Advisory Board of Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry. [Link]

Manjushree Pal Memorial Award for Best Oral Presentation from Ethanopharmacology Society of India, Kolkata (2017)

Thieme Chemistry Journal Award (2016)

Postdoc Fellowship KAIST, South Korea (2014)

D S Kothari Postdoc Fellowship (2012)

Fast Track Young Scientist project for three years (2012)

CSIR Senior Research Fellowship (2009)

CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship (2007)

GATE (2007)

CSIR-NET (2006) 


Book Chapters

11. Quinolines (Update 2022)

U. Sharma,* R. Kumar, S. S. Gupta, D. Chandra.

Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates (Thieme), 2022, 2, 63-327. [Link]


10. Integrated Approach for the Quality Assurance of Commercially Important Himalayan Medicinal Plants.

 P. S. Bora, P. S. Suresh, S. Kumari, Anmol, S. Puri, and U. Sharma.* 

Ekiert H. M., Ramawat K. G., Arora J. (eds)  

Medicinal Plants. Sustainable Development and Biodiversity (Springer), 2021, 28, 721-768[Link]


9. Steroidal Sapogenins from Genus Trillium: Chemistry, Synthesis, and Opportunities in Neuro-active Steroids Designing. 

P. S. Suresh, V. Bhatt, P. P. Singh, and U. Sharma.*

Studies in Natural Product Chemistry (Elsevier), 2021, 68, 67-95 . [Link


8. Direct Arylation via C-H activation.

U. Sharma, A. Modak, S. Maity, A. Maji, and D. Maiti.*

Thomas CoIacot eds., Introduction to New Trends in Cross-Coupling: Theory and   

Applications (RSC), 2014. [Link]


Complete List of Book Chapters


3. An Eco-friendly Process for Isolation of Fiber from Plant Species and Product thereof. 

M. Sharma, S. Thakur, U. Sharma, and S. Kumar. 

Ref. No. 202011034404. Date of Filing: 11-08-2020.  


2. Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Benzofurans and Coumarins from Phenols and Olefins.

D. Maiti, U. Sharma, and N. Tagoti.  

Indian Patent No. 299110; Date of Grant: 24-07-2018.


1. Benzothiazole Substituted Phthalimide Analogues as Potential Angiogenesis Inhibitors.

B. Singh, S. Chattergi, N. Kumar and U. Sharma.  

Indian Patent No. 318680; Date of Grant: 22-08-2019.



Postdoc Fellow

Dr. Manish Kumar Gupta


Ph.D. Fellows

Mr. Devesh Chandra

Ms. Diksha Parmar

Ms. Surekha Kumari

Mr. Sumit

Ms. Manisha

Mr. Anmol

Mr. Rohit Kumar

Mr. Shiv Shankar Gupta

Mr. Prithvi Pal Singh


Project Fellow

Mr. Gaurav Aggarwal

Mr. Sarthi

Ms. Tamanna Sharma


Group Alumni  


Ph.D. Thesis Awarded

Dr. Patil Shivprasad Suresh, Feb. 2022. [Zhang Research Group, UNC, USA]

Dr. Ankit Kumar Dhiman, December 2021.

Dr. Inder Kumar, July 2021, Current Position: Asst. Prof. at Govt. Degree College (HPU) 

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Feb. 2020; Current Position: Postdoc Fellow [Stepien's Group]

Dr. Ritika Sharma, July 2019. [Prof. D. S. Rawat Group, Delhi University, India]

Dr. Deepali Katoch, July 2019 

Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Feb. 2018


Project Fellows

Ms. Divya Rana, PA-II, Feb. 2018-June 2019.

Ms. Shivani PuriPA-II, Sept. 2018-March 2020. 

Ms. Kavita Devi, PA-II, July 2019-March 2020.



Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Postdoc, 2018-2019.

Dr. Ashun Chaudhary, Postdoc, 2016-2018; Current Position: Asst. Prof. at CUHP.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Postdoc, 2016-2017; Current Position: Asst. Prof. at NIT Jalandhar.


Prospective Team Members 

Two Ph.D. Positions Available in the Area of C-H Activation for JRF Candidates.

Postdoc Positions are Available for Self-Motivated Persons. 





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