Dr. Snehadrinarayan Khatua

Designation: Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry Department

Academic Background

  • MSc: Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India, 2001.
  • PhD: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 2007.

Course Taught

  • M.Sc.  Semester I: (i) Magnetochemistry (ii) Spectra and Electronic Structure of co-ordination compound.
  • Semester II: Inorganic Chemistry Practical
  • Semester IV: (i) Bioinorganic Chemistry (ii) Inorganic Photochemistry
  • PhD Course Work: Research Methodology and Research and Publication Ethics

Professional Experiences

  • BK21 postdoctoral fellow: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea (2007-2009).
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow: Universität Siegen, Germany (2009-2011).
  • Fast Track Scientist:  Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India (2012-2013).
  • Assistant Professor:  North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India: Since May, 2013.

 Awards and Fellowships

  • Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship, Bonn, Germany: July, 2009.
  • BK21 (Brain Korea) postdoctoral fellowship, KAIST, South Korea: July, 2007.
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and SRF, IIT Kharagpur, India: 2002 and 2004.

Research Interest

The SNK research group covers a wide area of chemistry – including inorganic, organic, biological, supramolecular, and material chemistry. Currently, we are deeply involved in luminescent transition metal complex for diverse applications such as sensing, bioimaging, and photocatalysis. Research scholars (RS) in the group are working mainly on the d6-metal such as Ru(II) and Ir(III) polypyridine complexes and organic dye molecules. Group members are involved in the use of spectrophotometer to measure UV-vis, and luminescence properties. In addition, research scholars are trained in structure elucidation (solid and solution) using X-ray crystallography, HRMS and NMR (1D and 2D) spectroscopic techniques. We are mainly work in the following research field.

  1. Inorganic Photochemistry, Sensing and Bioimaging
  2. Multifunctional Photoactive Supramolecular Assembly
  3. Metal Complex-Based Photoredox catalyst for Organic Transformation

Administrative responsibilities undertaken: 

  • Warden of Undergraduate (B.Tech) hostel (Hostel No 19, NEHU, since 2017).

Academic affiliations (if any):

  1. Fellow of the Indian Chemical Society (FICS), Calcutta.
  2. Life member of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Bangalore.
  3. Member of School Board (NEHU, from 2017 to 2019).
  4. Member of the BOS of Statistics Department (from 2020).
  5. Member of the Departmental Research Committee, Dept. of Chemistry, NIT, Meghalaya.
  6. Member of the BOS of Biochemistry Department (from 2020).
  7. Member of the School Board of Life Science (from 2020).


  1. Prof. K. Aguan, Dept. of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, NEHU, Shillong.
  2. Prof. N. Saha, Dept. of Zoology, NEHU, Shillong.
  3. Dr. D. R Roy, Dept. of Applied Physics, SVNIT, Surat.
  4. Dr. P. N. Chatterjee, Dept. of Chemistry, NIT, Meghalaya

Research Guidance

  • Ph.D. Student: Degree Awarded: 3;  Thesis Submitted: 0;  Working: 4
  • M.Sc. Project Student Supervised: 20

Research Projects

  1. DST (Department of Science & Technology, India) FAST track project on “Chemosensors for cation and anion” (PI). (2014-2017)
  2. Assessment of climate change impact on soils and various water basins of Meghalaya using existing and newer techniques (Co-PI); DST, India, (SPLICE-Climate change programme), (30.03.2019 to 29.03. 2022)


Publications and Research Accomplishments

(Total publication: 50;  Patent : 3;  H-index:   20;     i10 index:   28)
(Highest impact factor: 9.229, Highest impact factor (conference paper): 21.56
Average impact factor: ~3.98, Average citation per paper: ~23)
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=4f6XoQ4AAAAJ&hl=en
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0992-4800
Researcher ID: B-5585-2012

Publication in Journal 

  1. Patra, S. K.; Sen, B.; Rabha, M.; Khatua, S.*: An aggregation-induced emission-active bis-heteroleptic ruthenium(II) complex of thiophenyl substituted phenanthroline for the selective “turn-off” detection of picric acid. New J. Chem.,2022, 46, 169-177.
  2. Sen, B.; Patra, S. K.; Khatua, S.*: Ruthenium(II) Polypyridine Complex-Based Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogen for Rapid and Selective Detection of Phosgene in Solution and in the Gas Phase. Inorg. Chem., 2021, 60, 19175–19188.
  3. Sen, B.; Rabha, M.; Sheet, S. K.; Koner, D.; Saha, N.; Khatua, S.*: Bis-heteroleptic Ru(II) polypyridine complex-based luminescent probes for nerve agent simulant and organophosphate pesticide. Inorg. Chem. Front., 2021, 8, 669-683.
  4. Sheet, S.K.; Rabha, M.; Sen, B.; Patra, S. K.; Aguan, K.; Khatua, S.*: Ruthenium(II) Complex-Based G-quadruplex DNA Selective Luminescent ′Light-up′ Probe for RNase H Activity Detection. ChemBioChem, 2021, 22, 2880-2887.
  5. Sen, B.; Patra, S. K.; Rabha, M.; Sheet, S. K.; Aguan, K.; Samanta, D.; Khatua, S.*: Luminescence Detection of Ag+ and Phosphate Ions by a Ruthenium(II) Complex-based Multianalyte Probe: A Combined Spectroscopic, Crystallographic and Theoretical Approach. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2021, 3549–3560.
  6. Dutta, A.; Patra, S.K.; Khatua, S.; Nongkhlaw R.: Visible-light-mediated synthesis of 3, 4, 5-trisubstituted furan-2-one derivative via bifunctional based organo photocatalyst. New J. Chem., 2021, 45, 19329-19337.
  7. Basu Baul, T. S.; Chaurasiya, A.; Rabha, M.; Khatua, S.; LyÃ???ka, A.; Schollmeyer, D.; Jurkschat, K.: Diorganotin Compounds Containing α-Aminoacidato Schiff Base Ligands Derived from Functionalized 2-Hydroxy-5-(aryldiazenyl)benzaldehyde. Syntheses, Structures and Sensing of Hydrogen Sulfide. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2020, 1803–1813.
  8. Kalita, G.; Paul, D.; Khatua, S.; Chatterjee, P. N.: para-Toluenesulfonic Acid Catalyzed Synthesis of Indenes via a Tandem Friedel–Crafts Alkylation/Hydroarylation of Tertiary Propargylic Alcohols with Electron Rich Arenes. Cat. Lett., 2020, 150, 2132–2139.
  9. Sen, B.; Sheet, S. K.; Patra, S. K.; Koner, D.; Saha, N.; Khatua, S.*: Highly Selective Detection of Hypochlorous Acid by a Bis-heteroleptic Ru(II) Complex of Pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole Ligand via C(sp2)–H Hydroxylation. Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 9982−9991.
  10. Paul, D.; Borah, A.; Khatua, S.; Chatterjee,: P. N.: para-Toluenesulfonic Acid-Catalyzed, Ultrasound-Promoted, One-Pot, Three-Component Coupling of Aldehydes, β-Dicarbonyls/Amides, and Electron-Rich Arenes. Asian J. Org. Chem., 2019, 8, 1870-1878. 
  11. Paul, D.; Khatua, S.; Chatterjee, P. N.: A facile iron-catalyzed dual C–C bond cleavage: an approach towards triarylmethanes. New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 10056.
  12. Sawkmie, M. L.; Paul, D.; Khatua, S.; Chatterjee, P. N.: Active bismuth mediated allylation of carbonyls/N-tosyl aldimines and propargylation of aldehydes in water. J Chem Sci., 2019, 131.
  13. Sheet, S. K.; Sen, B.; and Khatua, S.*: Organoiridium(III) Complexes as Luminescence Color Switching Probes for Selective Detection of Nerve Agent Simulant in Solution and Vapor Phase. Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 3635−3645. (Top 10 most downloaded article during March-April, 2019) 
  14. Paresh Nath Chatterjee, P. N.; Paul, D.; Sawkmie, M. L.; Sinha, A. K.; Khatua, S.: Synthesis, characterization of active Sn(0), and its application in selective propargylation of aldehyde at room temperature in water. Can. J. Chem., 2019, 97, 29-36.
  15. Kharbani, D.; Khatua, S.; Soh, C.; Rymmai, E.K.: Uncoordination mode of ��º0-Janus scorpionate with La(III) and Ce(III) complexes: Synthesis, characterization, thermolysis and crystal structure determination. J. Mol. Struc., 2019, 1176, 128-132.
  16. Paul, D.; Khatua, S.; Chatterjee, P. N.: Iron-Catalyzed Tandem C-N and C–C bond Cleavage in Diaryl Methanamines: Use of Electron-Rich Arenes as Leaving Group to Generate Triaryl Methanes. Chem. Select., 2018, 3, 11649– 11656.
  17. Patra, S. K.; Sen, B.; Sheet, S. K.; Banerjee, B.; Saha, N.; Khatua, S.*: Single molecular dualanalyte thio-urea based probes for colorimetric Hg2+ and fluorometric AcO− detection and its’ application in bioimaging. Inorg.Chim. Acta, 2019, 492, 119-130.
  18. Bhattacharjee, D.; Sheet, S. K.; Khatua, S.; Biswas, K.; Joshi, S. R.; Myrboh, B.: A reusable magnetic nickel nanoparticle based catalyst for the aqueous synthesis of diverse heterocycles and their evaluation as potent anti-bacterial agent. Bioorg. & Medi. Chem., 2018, 26, 5018–5028.
  19. Paul, D.; Rudra, S.; Rahman, P.; Khatua, S.; Pradhan, M.; Chatterjee, P. N.: Synthesis and characterization of Pd-γ-Fe2O3 nanocomposite and its application as a magnetically recyclable catalyst in ligand-free Suzuki-Miyaura reaction in water. J. Organom. Chem. 2018, 871, 96-102.
  20. Sheet, S. K.; Sen, B.; Aguan, K.; Khatua, S.*: A cationic organoiridium(III) complex-based AIEgen for selective light-up detection of rRNA and nucleolar staining. Dalt. Trans., 2018, 47, 11477-11490.
  21. Sheet, S. K.; Sen, B.; Patra, S. K.; Rabha, M.; Aguan, K.; Khatua, S.*: Aggregation-Induced Emission-Active Ruthenium(II) Complex of 4,7-Dichloro Phenanthroline for Selective Luminescent Detection and Ribosomal RNA Imaging. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter.,2018, 10, 14356−14366. 
  22. Patra, S. K; Sheet, S. K.; Sen, B.; Aguan, K.; Roy, D.R.; Khatua, S.*: Highly Sensitive Bifunctional Probe for Colorimetric Cyanide and Fluorometric H2S Detection and Bioimaging: Spontaneous Resolution, Aggregation, and Multicolor Fluorescence of Bisulfide Adduct. J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82, 10234−10246. (Top most downloaded article during Sept.-Oct., 2017) 
  23. Sheet, S. K.; Sen, B.; Thounaojam, R.; Aguan, K.; Khatua, S.*: A Ruthenium(II) Complex-Based Luminescent Bifunctional Probe for Ag+ and Phosphate Ions: Ag+ Assisted Detection and Imaging of rRNA. Inorg. Chem.,2017, 56, 1249−1263.
  24. Sheet, S. K.; Sen, B.; Thounaojam, R.; Aguan, K.; Khatua, S.*: Highly selective light-up Al3+ sensing by a coumarin based Schiff base probe: Subsequent phosphate sensing DNA binding and live cell imaging. J. Photochem. & Photobio A: Chemistry, 2017, 332, 01–111.
  25. Sen, B.; Sheet, S. K.; Thounaojam, R.; Jamatia, R.; Pal, A. K.; Aguan, K.; Khatua, S.*: A coumarin based Schiff base probe for selective fluorescence detection of Al3+ and its application in live cell imaging. Spectro. Acta Part A: Mole. & Biomol. Spect., 2017, 173, 537–543.
  26. Nandi, S.; Islam, M. M.; Saha, M.; Mitra, S.; Khatua, S.; Pal, A. K.: Regioselective Synthesis of Functionalized [1,6]-Naphthyridines by KF/Basic Alumina as a Recyclable Catalyst and a Brief Study of Their Photophysical Properties. Synth. Comm., 2016, 46, 1461-1476.
  27. Chowdhury, B.; Dutta, R; Khatua, S.; Ghosh, P: A Cyanuric Acid Platform Based Tripodal Bis-heteroleptic Ru(II) Complex of Click Generated Ligand for Selective Sensing of Phosphates via C-H anion Interaction. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55, 259-271. 
  28. Chowdhury, B.; Khatua, S.; Dutta, R; Chakraborty, S; Ghosh, P: Bis-Heteroleptic Ruthenium(II) Complex of a Triazole Ligand as a Selective Probe for Phosphates. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 8061-8070. 
  29. Sinha, A.; Khatua, S.; Bhattacharjee, M.: Synthesis and Structure of [Ru(PPh3)2(bipy)(MeCN)Cl][BPh4] and it's Catalytic Property towards Regioselective and Stereoselective Allylation of Phenols. J. Organomet. Chem., 2014, 770, 116-120.
  30. Khatua, S.*; Schmittel, M.: A Single Molecular Light-up Sensor for Quantification of Hg2+ and Ag+ in Aqueous Medium: High Selectivity toward Hg2+ over Ag+ in a Mixture. Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 4422-4425.
  31. Khatua, S.;Samanta, D.;Bats, J. W.;Schmittel, M.*: Rapid and Highly Sensitive Dual-Channel Detection of Cyanide by Bis-heteroleptic Ruthenium(II) Complexes. Inorg. Chem.2012, 51, 7075–7086.
  32. Khatua, S.; Kang, J.; Kim, K.; Huh, J. O.; Lee, J.; Hong, C. S.; Churchill, D. G*: Crystal Structures and Magnetic Properties of Newly Synthesized Mono- and Dinuclear CuII Schiff-Base Complexes. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.2010, 5018–5026. 
  33. Egorova, O. A.; Tsay, O. G.; Khatua, S.; Meka, B.; Maiti, N.; Kim, M.; Kwon S. J.; Huh, J. O.; Bucella, D.; Kang, S.; Kwak, J.; Churchill, D.G.*: Synthetic, Cyclic Voltammetric, Structural, EPR, and UV−Vis Spectroscopic Studies of Thienyl-Containing meso-A2B-cor(CrVÃ?¢?Ã?O) Systems: Consideration of Three Interrelated Molecular Detection Modalities. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 502–512.
  34. Khatua, S.; Kang, J.; Kim, K.; Huh, J. O.; Lee, J.; Hong, C. S.; Churchill,D. G*: Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetic Properties of Closely Related Mono- and Di-Cu(II) Schiff Base Complexes: Formation of Water Clusters and Hydrogen-Bonded Networks. Cryst. Growth Des.2010, 10, 327–334. 
  35. Jun, T.; Ha, Y.; Kang, J.; Khatua, S.; Churchill, D. G.*: Mechanochemical versus sol–gel silica loading of phenolate- and acetate-bridged dizinc complexes: toward instant and inexpensive hybrids for controlled binding and release of Zn2+ in pure water. New J. Chem.,2010, 34, 2197-2204. 
  36. Khauta, S.; Kang, J.; Churchill, D. G.*: Direct dizinc displacement approach for efficient detection of Cu2+ in aqueous media: acetate versus phenolate bridging platforms. New J. Chem.,2010, 34, 1163-1169.
  37. Khatua, S.; Kim, K.; Kang, J.; Huh, J. O.; Hong, C. S.; Churchill, D. G.*: Synthesis, Structure, Magnetic Properties and Aqueous Optical Citrate Detection of Chiral Dinuclear CuII Complexes. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2009, 3266–3274.
  38. Egorova, O. A.; Tsay, O. G.; Khatua, S.; Huh, J. O.; Churchill, D. G.*: A Chiral meso-ABC-Corrolatochromium(V) Complex. Inorg. Chem.,2009, 48, 4634–4636.
  39. Khatua, S.; Choi, S. H.; Lee, J.; Kim, K.; Do, Y.; Churchill, D. G.*: Aqueous Fluorometric and Colorimetric Sensing of Phosphate Ions by a Fluorescent Dinuclear Zinc Complex. Inorg. Chem.,2009, 48, 2993–2999.
  40. Khatua, S.; Choi, S. H.; Lee, J.; Huh, J. O.; Do, Y.; Churchill, D. G.*: Highly Selective Fluorescence Detection of Cu2+ in Water by Chiral Dimeric Zn2+ Complexes through Direct Displacement. Inorg. Chem.,2009, 48, 1799–1801.
  41. Choi, S. H.; Kim, K.; Jeon, J.; Meka, B.; Bucella, D.; Pang, K.; Khatua, S.; Lee, J.; Churchill, D. G.*: Optical Effects of S-Oxidation and Mn+ Binding in meso-Thienyl Dipyrrin Systems and of Stepwise Bromination of 4,4-Difluoro-8-(2,5-dibromo-3-thienyl)-4-bora-3a, 4a-diaza-s-indacene. Inorg. Chem.,2008, 47, 11071–11083.
  42. Khatua, S.; Roy, D. R.; Bultinck, P.; Bhattarcharjee, M.*; Chattaraj, P. K.*: Aromaticity in cyclic alkali clusters. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2008, 10, 2461-2474.
  43. Dasgupta, S.; Khatua, S.; Bertolasi, V.; Bhattacharjee, M.*: Synthesis and characterization of copper(II) complexes containing tridentate modified amino acid ligands, [CuL(H2O)(Pyz)] [L = {(3,5-di-tert-butyl-2 hydroxybenzyl)amino}acetic acid and S(−)2-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-2-hydroxy-benzylamino)-3-methyl-butyric acid; Pyz = pyrazole] and their oxidation to a copper(III) coordinated phenoxyl radical. Polyhedron, 2007, 26, 2574-2580. 
  44. Khatua, S.; Roy, D. R.; Bhattacharjee, M.; Chattaraj, P. K.: Aromaticity in alkali metal clusters: Role of the metalloligand and the size of the metal ion. J. Comp. Meth. Sci. & Eng., 2007, 7, 395-408.
  45. Hajra, S.*; Giri, A. K.; Karmakar, A.; Khatua, S.: Asymmetric aldol reactions under normal and inverse addition modes of the reagents. Chem. Commun., 2007, 2408-2410. 
  46. Khatua, S.; Harada, T.; Kuroda, R.; Bhattacharjee, M*: Solvent dependent assembly and disassembly of a hydrogen bonded helical structure in a Co–Mo bimetallic complex. Chem. Commun., 2007, 3927-3929.
  47. Khatua, S.; Roy, D. R.; Chattaraj, P. K.; Bhattacharjee, M.*: Synthesis and structure of 1-D Na6 cluster chain with short Na–Na distance: Organic like aromaticity in inorganic metal cluster. Chem. Commun., 2007, 135-137.
  48. Khatua, S.; Evans, H. S.; Harada, T.; Kuroda, R.; Bhattacharjee, M.*: Helicity Induction through Hydrogen Bonding and Spontaneous Resolution of a Bimetallic Nickel Complex Coordinated to an Octahedral Metalloligand. Inorg. Chem.,2006, 45, 9619–9621. (Amongst the top ten accessed on the web from the online version in October, 2006).
  49. Khatua, S.; Dasgupta, S.; Biradha, K.; Bhattacharjee, M.*: Self-Assembly of an Alkali Metal Cluster Stabilized by a New Flexidentate Metalloligand: Formation and Structure of Heterobimetallic Na–Mo and Cs–Mo 2D Networks. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.,2005, 5005–5010.

Publication in Conference

1. Churchill, D. G; Khatua, S.; Kang, J.; Jun, T.; and Kim, K.: P2-403: Novel molecular detection of Cu2+ in aqueous solution and related chemistry. Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010, Alzheimer's and Dementia, 2010, 6, S436- S437. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2010.05.1456. (Impact factor: 21.56)

Details of Patents

  1. Churchill, D. G.; Jun, T.; Ha, Y.; Kang, J.; Khatua, S.: Silica hybrid material with phenolate- and acetate-bridged dizinc-schiff base complex for controlled binding/release of Zn2+ in aqueous solution, and mechanochemical and sol-gel preparation method thereof. Repub. Korean Kongkae Taeho Kongbo (South Korean patent); KR 2012065149(A). Date of award: 20-06-2012.
  2. Churchill, D. G.; Khatua, S.; Kim, K.; Kang, J.: Copper ion detection via direct displacement using dimeric zinc complexes and preparing method thereof. Repub. Korean Kongkae Taeho Kongbo (South Korean patent); KR 2011123586 (A); Date of award: 15-11-2011.
  3. Churchill, D. G.; Khatua, S.; Kim, K.; Choi, S. H.: One-pot synthesis of chiral amino acid Schiff-base dinuclear complexes and their selective aqueous sensing of salts and ions. Repub. Korean Kongkae Taeho Kongbo (South Korean patent); KR 2011053733 (A); Date of award: 24-05-2011.

Conferences/ Symposia (selected)

  1. S. Khatua, S. K. Sheet and B. Sen.; “Highly Selective Luminescent Sensing of Phosphates by Bis-Hetaroleptic Ruthenium(II) Complex”. REACH-2015-An International Symposium on Recent Advances in Chemistry 3rd-5th March, 2015.
  2. KhatuaS.; Lin, H.; and Schmittel M.: Recent Advance in “Lab-on-a-Molecule” Chemosensors. 3rd EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Nürnberg, Germany, August 29 – September 2, 2010.
  3. Khatua, S.; Kim, K.; and Churchill, D. G.: Highly Efficient Aqueous Sensing of Cation and Anion by Fluorescent Dinuclear Zinc(II) Schiff Base Complexes. The 104th KCS National Meeting, Daejeon Convention Center, Republic of Korea, October 29-30, 2009.
  4. Churchill, D. G.; Khatua, S.; Kim, K.; Choi, S. H.; Kang, J.; Huh, J. O.; Lee, J., and Hong, C. S.: Aqueous Luminescent Detection of Biological Phosphate Ions and Copper(II) by Fluorescent Dizinc Complexes and Magnetic Properties of Related Dicopper Complexes. Abstracts of Papers, 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, August 16-20, 2009.
  5. Khatua, S.; and Churchill, D. G.: Direct Displacement Approach for Highly Selective Fluorescence Detection of Cu2+ by Chiral Dimeric Zn2+ Complexes in Water. The 103rd KCS National Meeting, COEX centre, Seoul, Republic of Korea, April 16-17, 2009.
  6. Khatua, S.; Choi, S. H.; Lee, J.; Churchill, D. G.: Aqueous Fluorometric and Colorimetric Sensing of Phosphate Ions by a Fluorescent Dinuclear Zinc Complex of a Lysine-Based Ligand. Abstracts of Papers, 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, March 22-26, 2009.
  7. Kim, K.; Khatua, S.; and Churchill D. G.: Exploring Aqueous Citrate Optical Sensing with Cu(II) Complexes by Indicator Displacement Assays. The 10th KAIST-KYOTO Chemistry Symposium (First KAIST-KYOTO-TSING-HUA Chemistry Symposium) KAIST, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 10-13th December, 2008. P7
  8. Choi, S. H.; Kim, K.; Jeon, J.; Meka, B.; Bucella, D.; Pang, K.; Khatua, S.; Lee, J.; and Churchill, D. G.: Optical Effects S-oxidation and Mn+ Binding in Meso-thienyl Dipyrrin Systems, and of Stepwise Bromination in 4,4-difluoro-8- (2,5-dibromo-3-thienyl)-4-bora-3a,4a-dlaza-s-indacene. The 4th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC IV), Ramada Hotel Plaza, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 10-14th November, 2008. Page 79, YS17.
  9. Khatua, S.; Choi, S. H.; Lee, J.; & Churchill, D. G.: Aqueous Ratiometric and Colorimetric Sensing of Pyrophosphate Ion (PPi) by a Fluorescent Dinuclear Zinc Complex of a Lysine-Based Ligand. The 4th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC IV), Ramada Hotel Plaza, Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 10-14th November 2008.
  10. Khatua, S.; Lee, J.; & Churchill, D. G.: Schiff Base Fluorescence Probe for Aqueous Ratiometric Zinc (II) Sensing. The 17th International Conference on Organic Synthesis (ICOS-17), Daejeon Convention Center, Republic of Korea, 22-27th June 2008.
  11. Khatua, S.; and Bhattacharjee, M.: Homochiral Heterobimetallic Hydrogen-Bonded Helical Network Constructed from Self Assembly of a Metalloligand with Co (II) Ion. 11th Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-X1), Department of Inorganic Chemistry, IIT, Delhi, India, 8-10th December 2005.
  12. Khatua, S.; Dasgupta, S.; Biradha, K.; and Bhattacharjee, M.: Design, Synthesis, and Structure of a Molybdenum Oxo Cluster Containing Entrapped Sodium Ion. 10th Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-X), Department of Inorganic Chemistry, IIT, Bombay, India, 15-17th December 2003.

Invited lecture in conference/symposia/refresher and orientation course.

  1. Invited lecture on “Luminescence tuning of d6-metal polypyridine complexes for sensing and bioimaging” on International Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences (RTCS-2021), by Indian chemical society, at IIT, Guwahati, December 22-23, 2021.
  2. Invited lecture on “Development on metal complex-based materials for sensing toxic and bio-relevant species” at Refresher course on the theme “Materials Science and Nanotechnology", NEHU, September 21, 2021.
  3. Invited Lecture at National Seminar and Discussion Meeting on 150th anniversary of Periodic Table (NSDPT-2020), March 13-14, 2020, Dept. of Chemistry, NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya.
  4. Invited lecture on “Ru(II) and Ir(III) based luminescent probes for bio-relevant species and chemical warfare agents detection” at Interaction Meeting of Alumni and Faculties of Department of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur 30th  March 2019.
  5. Invited Lecture on Development of chemical sensors for bio-relevant species, environmental hazards and chemical warfare agents: UGC-Academic Staff College, NEHU, Shillong, 11th July, 2019.
  6. Invited lecture on “Tuning the luminescence of Ru(II) and Ir(III) complexes for sensing and bioimaging” at RAC-2019, NIT, Meghalaya, October 14 – 15, 2019.
  7. Invited lecture at Modern trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC)–XVIII, December 10-14, 2019, IIT Guwahati.
  8. Invited lecture on Photoluminescent d6-metal complex-based probes for the detection of biorelevant species and chemical warfare agents” at Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (FICS)–2018, December 6-8, 2018, IIT Guwahati.
  9. Invited lecture at RTCS, NIT Meghalaya, Shillong, October 12-13, 2017.
  10. Invited Lecture on Research Methodology: UGC-Academic Staff College, NEHU, Shillong, 12th November., 2015.
  11. Invited Lecture on Research Methodology: UGC-Academic Staff College, NEHU, Shillong, 14th October, 2015.
  12. Invited Lecture on Publication of Research Findings: UGC Academic Staff College, NEHU, Shillong, 20th August, 2015.
  13. Invited Lecture on Environmental, Biological Problems and CHEMISTRY: UGC-Academic Staff College, NEHU, 7th July, 2015.
  14. Invited Lecture on “Molecular Sensors/Probes for Sensing Environmentally Hazardous Ions and Biologically Relevant Species (NTCE-2014), Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya, India. 10th -11th Dec, 2014.

Present Member Group

Monosh Rabha
NEHU non-NET Fellowship (JRF)
Joined: November 2016
Education: MSc., NEHU, Shillong, 2015
Email: monoshrabha@nehu.ac.in
Contact No: +91 9402577228

Nimisha Kashyap
NEHU non-NET Fellowship (JRF)
Joined: December 2018
Education: MSc., NERIST, 2017
Email: nimisha.kashyap27@gmail.com

Deikrisha L. Lyngkhoi
NEHU non-NET Fellowship (JRF)
Joined: February 2021
Education: MSc., NEHU, 2019
Email: deikrishalyngdoh96@gmail.com

Khanindram Baruah
NEHU non-NET Fellowship (JRF)
Joined: February 2021
Education: MSc., Sikkim University, 2018
MPhil; Sikkim University, 2020
Email: khanindrambaruah@gmail.com


PhD  Student
  1. Dr. Sumit Kumar Patra, 2021
    Present position: HRMS operator, NEHU
  2. Dr. Bhaskar Sen, 2020 
    Present position: Research Associate, IISC Bangalore
  3. Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Sheet, 2019
    Present position: Senior Chemist, Safechem industries, Kolkata.

MSc Project Student

Sl.No Name Year of Award Present Position
1 Ms. Tonangkiew Lamare 2021 -
2 Ms. Phinda Diengdoh 2021 -
3 Ms. Bidanchi Sangma 2021 -
4 Mr. Roopjyoti Mishra 2020 PhD Scholar, IIT, Guwahati
5 Ms. Upasona Dutta 2020 -.
6 Ms. Anusuya Chakraborty 2020 -
7 Ms. Tanaya Saha 2019 -.
8 Ms. Loveleena Khanikar 2019 PhD Scholar, NIT Silchar
9 Ms. Deikrisha L.Lyngkhoi 2019 PhD Scholar, NEHU
10 Ms. Mini Loya 2018 PhD Scholar, NIT, Arunachal Pradesh
11 Ms. Paleisha Marwein 2018 -
12 Mr. Haris Varghese 2017 -
13 Mr. Banteilang Lyngdoh Nonglait 2017 PhD Scholar, NEHU
14 Mr. Bietlaichhai Hlychho 2017 PhD Scholar, NEHU
15 Dr. Lathewdeipor Shadap 2016 Assist. Prof., Shillong
16 Ms. Hage Ampi 2016 -
17 Mr. Suman Saha 2015 Assistant Teacher, Meghalaya
18 Mr. Monosh Rabha 2015 PhD Scholar, NEHU
19 Dr. John Elisa Kumar 2014 RA, ICT, Mumbai
20 Dr. Winaki P Sohtun 2014 Assist. Prof., Shillong