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 

117. The Journal of Organic Chemistry2021, 86, 6612. [Link]

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

115. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry2021, 19, 4014. [Link]

114. Catalysis Reviews2020, [Link]

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

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

111Organic  Letters,  2020, 22, 305. [Link]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

103.  Medicinal Chemistry2019, 15, 790. [Link]

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



 101Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2021, 274, 113850. [Link]

 100Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2021, 73, 487. [Link]

  99Pest Management Science, 2021, 77, 956. [Link]

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

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

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

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

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

  93. Natural Product Research, 202034, 2051. [Link]

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



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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. Ankit K Dhiman

Mr. Patil Shivprasad Suresh

Mr. Devesh Chandra

Ms. Diksha Parmar

Ms. Surekha Kumari


Group Alumni  

Mr. Inder Kumar (Thesis Submitted)


Ph.D. Thesis Awarded

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

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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