Prof. Asit K. Chandra

Designation: Professor

Department of Chemistry Department

North-Eastern Hill University
Shillong 793022,
Phone: 0364-2722622 (O) / 0364-2726622 (R)
Email: ,

Academic Background

M.Sc. University of Burdwan (1982-84 batch, 1985)
Ph.D. University of Burdwan (1992)

Professional Experiences

  • Research Associate: NCL, Pune (1993-1995)
  • Scientist: Ecole de Chemie, Montpellier,France (1995-1996)
  • Visiting Scientist: University of Leuven, Belgium (1996-1998, 2003, 2005)
  • Senior Scientist: AIST, Tsukuba, Japan (1998-2002)
  • Reader: NEHU (2003-2006)
  • Associate Professor: NEHU (2006-2009)
  • Professor: NEHU (2009 -- onwards)
  • Head, Computer Centre: July,2013 –March,2017
  • Head, Chemistry Department: 17.02.2018 –04.01.2021
  • Project manager, University management system (UMS): 2015 – -
  • In-charge, NDVN facility, NEHU: November 2019 --

Administratve Experience 

  • Member of Board of Studies in Chemistry, Dibrugarh University, Tezpur University, Tripura University
    Member of Board of Studies in Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, NEHU, Shillong.

Research Interests

  • Fundamental and Computational Quantum Chemistry;
  • Reactivity & Theoretical Reaction Kinetics
  • Non-Covalent Interactions
  1. Research  Accomplishments
    H-index: 37         i10 index: 102        Citations: 4166 (as on March, 2021)
  2. Project Supervision: 3 (DST,CSIR); 
  3. Ph.D. Student:  Supervised: 5 ; Working: 2
  4. M.Sc. Project Student Supervised: 32
  5. Total Research Publications: 163
    American Chemical Society (ACS) : 39
    Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK): 13
    Elsevier : 45

Recent Representative Publications [Total Publications: 163]
  1. Quantum Chemical Insights into the Atmospheric Reactions of CH2FCH2OH with OH Radical, Fate of CH2FC•HOH Radical and Ozone Formation Potential, M. Lily, S. Hynniewta, Balaganesh, W. Wang,  A. K. Chandra, F. Liu Atm. Env. 249, 118247 (1-16), (2021).
  2. Comparison between chlorine-shared and p-halogen bonds involving substituted phosphabenzene and ClF molecules, D. Sutradhar, S. Bhattarai, A.K. Chandra ACS Omega 5, 24095 (2020).
  3. Theoretical Investigation on Atmospheric Chemistry of (CF3)2C=CH2: Reaction with OH Radical, B. Baidya, A.K. Chandra Chem. Phys. Lett. 749, 137409 (2020).
  4. CHF2CF2OCHF2: Conformational Analysis, Direct Dynamics Study of its Reaction with Cl Atoms and Atmospheric Fate, B. Baidya, M. Lily, D. Patgiri, S. Hynniewta, A.K. Chandra  New J. Chem. 44, 4276 (2020).
  5. Nature of the Interaction of Pyridines with OCS. A Theoretical Investigation, S. Bhattarai, D. Sutradhar,  A.K. Chandra, T. Zeegers-Huyskens  Molecules  25,416 (2020).
  6. Cl…Cl Halogen bonding: Nature and effect of substituent at electron donor Cl atom,  D. Sutradhar, A.K. Chandra Chemistry Select 5 554 (2020).
  7. A theoretical investigation of the interaction between substituted pyridines and CS2. Versatility of the CS2 molecule, S. Bhattarai, D. Sutradhar,  A.K. Chandra, T. Zeegers-Huyskens, J. Mol. Struct.  1202, 127309 (2020).
  8. Kinetics of Reactions of CHF2CF2CH2OH with Cl Atoms and CHF2CF2CHO with OH Radicals and Atmospheric Degradation Pathways of CHF2CF2CH2OH: A Theoretical Investigation, B. Baidya, M. Lily, A.K. Chandra Chemistry Select 4 7134 (2019).
  9. Dual  level direct dynamics study of gas phase reaction of CF3CH2OCH2CF3 with Cl atoms and atmospheric degradation of CF3CH2OCH2CF3, M. Lily, B. Baidya,  A.K. Chandra Chem. Phys. Lett. 721, 141 (2019).
  10. Unusual Fluorine Substitution Effect on S…Cl Bonding between Sulfides and Atomic Chlorine, D. Sutradhar, S. Bhattarai, Th. Zeegers-Huyskens, A.K. Chandra J. Phys. Chem. A 122, 7142 (2018).
  11. Halogen Bonding between Substituted Chlorobenzene and Trimethylamine: Decisive Role of s-Hole and C-Cl bond Breaking Energy, D. Sutradhar, A.K. Chandra Int. J. Quantum. Chem. 118, e25511 (2018).