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


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)


Selected Publications in the last three years

Organic Synthesis and Catalysis 

114. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry2021, [Link]

113. Catalysis Reviews2020, [Link]

112. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering2020, 8, 12902. [Link]  

111. Chemistry-A European Journal2020, 26, 4396 [Hot Paper]. [Link]

110Organic  Letters,  2020, 22, 305. [Link]

109. The Journal of Organic Chemistry202085, 11844 [Most Read Article]. [Link]

108. The Journal of Organic Chemistry202085, 9244. [Link]

107. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020, 85, 1181. [Link]

106.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019, 84, 12871 [Part of Special Issue]. [Link]

105.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019, 84, 6962. [Link]

104.  European Journal of Organic Chemistry2019, 2019, 2753. [Link] 

103.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201984, 2786. [Link]

102.  Medicinal Chemistry2019, 15, 1. [Link]

101.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201984, 1542. [Link]

100.  Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2018360, 2013. [Link]

  99.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201883, 12702. [Link]

  98.  Catalysis Reviews, 2018, 60, 497. [Link] 

  97.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201883, 11552. [Link]



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

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

  94Pest Management Science, 2021, 77, 956. [Link]

  93. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2020, 262, 113185. [Link]

  92. Natural Product Research, 2020, doi: 10.1080/14786419.2020.1761360. [Link

  91. Phytochemical Analysis, 2020, 31, 861. [Link]

  90. Natural Product Research, 2020, 34, 233. [Link]

  89. Natural Product Research, 202034, 233. [Link]

  88. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 2019, 175112750. [Link]  

  87Separation Science Plus, 2018, 1, 311. [Link]

  86. Journal of Food Science and Technology2018, 55, 1806. [Link]

  85. Analytical Chemistry Letters2018, 8, 177. [Link]

  84. Natural Product Communication2018, 13, 189. 



For a Complete List of Publications Please Visit



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

3. Steroidal Sapogenins from Genus Trillium: Chemistry, Synthesis and Opprtunities 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]


2. 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 (RSC2014. [Link]


1. In Vitro Studies on the Antioxidant/Antigenotoxic Potential of Aqueous Fraction from Anthocephalus cadamba Bark.

M. Chandel, U. Sharma, N. Kumar, B. Singh and S. Kaur.

P. R. Sudhakaran et. al. (eds.), Perspectives in Cancer Prevention-Translational Cancer Reserch (Springer), 2013, pp 61-72. [Link]



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.



Ph.D. Fellows

Mr. Inder Kumar

Mr. Ankit K Dhiman

Mr. Patil Shivprasad Suresh

Mr. Devesh Chandra

Ms. Diksha Parmar

Ms. Surekha Kumari



Group Alumni  


Ph.D. Thesis Awarded

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

Dr. Ritika Sharma, July 2019

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 Central University of Himachal Pradesh

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


Prospective Team Members 

Postdoc positions are available for self-motivated persons.





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