Prof. H. Askari

Designation: Professor

Department of Chemistry Department


M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. (AMU)

Field of Specialization Physical Chemistry
Area of Research :  Solid State Chemistry, Chemistry of Surfactants

Research Guidance:

  • Dr. T. A. Wagay (Research Associate, CSIR)                                                                
  • Dr. Shilpi Mandal 
  • Dr. Manisha Bihani 
  • Ms. Anushmita Chirangia                                                                                                              
  • Mr. Smarling Suting 

Projects guidance: 22  (during 2007-2017)

Extension Work

Outside University:

  • Confidential works of Public Service Commissions
  • Reviewer, ‘Computational Biology and Chemistry’, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Within the University:

  • Chairman, Academic Journal Expert Committee, NEHU
  • Member, Board of Research Studies, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Member, University Court, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Member, Governing Body of Sankardev College, Shillong
  • Members: School Board of Physical Sciences, School Board of Life Sciences, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Members: Board of Studies in Mathematics, Board of Studies in Chemistry, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Members: Board of Post-graduate Studies in Physics, Board of Post-graduate Studies in Bio-Technology &  Bio-Informatics, Board of Post-graduate Studies in Chemistry, Board of Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Member, Steering Committee, Centre for Science Education, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong


  • Horse Riding
  • Billiards and Snooker                                                                                                                       


Typical recent publications

  1. Amberlyst A21: A reusable solid catalyst for green synthesis of pyran annulated heterocycles at room temperature, C. R. Chimie 16,419–426(2013)
  2. Amberlyst A21 Catalyzed Chromatography-Free Method for Multicomponent Synthesis of Dihydropyrano[2,3-c]pyrazoles in Ethanol, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 1, 440−447(2013)
  3. Interactions of N-acetyl-l-cysteine with metals (Ni2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+): an experimental and theoretical study, Struct. Chem. 25,43-51(2014)
  4. Physicochemical investigations of the metal complexes of L-valine with doubly charged ions of nickel, copper and zinc: a combined experimental and computational approach, RSC Adv.  4, 24796-24809 (2014)
  5. A green four-component synthesis of zwitterionic alkyl/benzyl pyrazolyl barbiturates and their photophysical studies, Mol. Diversity 18(4):745-57(2014)
  6. Experimental and Quantum Chemical Modeling Studies of the Interactions of L-Phenylalanine with Divalent Transition Metal Cations, ACS  J. Chem. Inf. Model.54, 2524−2535(2014)
  7. A combined experimental and quantum mechanical investigation on some selected metal complexes of L-serine with first row transition metal cations, J Mol. Structure 1081,281–292((2015)
  8. Metalation of Glycylglycine: An Experimental Study Performed in Tandem with Theoretical Calculations, ACS J. Chem. Eng. Data,  60 (3),659–673 (2015)
  9. Physicochemical properties of the ternary complexes of Pt(II) with uracil and small peptide moieties: an experimental and computational study, New J. Chem. 39,5208-5217(2015) 
  10. Amino acid-type interactions of L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine with transition metal ions: An experimental and theoretical investigation, J Mol. Structure 1100,162-173(2015)