Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Rajeev Kumar Sinha
Associate Professor, Physics
Contact Address
Permanent Address Villege- Akwarpur, Post Office- Asthawan, Nalanda, Bihar- 803107
Local Address C-II/70, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand- 835215
Phone (Office) 9902548720
Phone Residence 9902548720
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 16-Apr-2023

  Work Experience
Teaching : 12 Years

Research : 16 Years

  Professional Background
  1. Associate Professor, Department of Physics, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India (April 16 – till date)
  2. Associate Professor, Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal University, Karnataka, India (Aug 1, 2015 – April 11 2023)
  3. Assistant Professor, Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal University, Manipal, India. (June 2011 – July 2015)
  4. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Bern, Switzerland. (March 1, 2010 – May 31, 2011)
  5. Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Universite de Paris Sud-XI, Orsay, France (Feb 2008 – Feb 2010)
  6. Visiting Fellow, Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie del Farmaco, Universita di Roma ‘‘La Sapienza’’, Rome, Italy (Sept. – Dec. 2009)
  Research Areas

Photonics, Biophotonics, Surface Plasmon Resonance, Localized surface plasmon Resonance, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Laser Spectroscopy, Quantum chemical calculations

  Award and Honours

2010: Switzerland National Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

2008: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Postdoctoral Fellowship

2002: Senior Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

  1. New benzisoxazole derivative:A potential corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in 0.5 M hydrochloric acid medium -Insights from electrochemical and density functional theory studies, Preethi Kumari P, Anusha G, J.N.Cheerlin Mishma, Rajeev K. Sinha, Santosh L. Gaonkar, Heliyon, Accepted for publication in Heliyon (2023)
  2. Cardiovascular marker proteins detection in the blood serum using an LSPR chip based on Au nanobipyramid, Prajna N. D., Tom Devasia, Rajeev K. Sinha, J. Biomed. Photonics & Eng., accepted for publication (2023)
  3. Synthesis, characterization and photo-physical properties of sugar hydrazone having indole and 1,3,4-oxadiazole moiety, Swarnagowri Nayak, Santosh L. Gaonkar, Deepak Devadiga, T.N. Ahipa, Rajeev K. Sinha, J.  Lumin. 263, 120065 (2023).
  4. Eco-friendly ink formulation of column purified carbon dots from GABA for antoicounterfeiting applications, N Ullal, D Sunil, SD Kulkarni, Rajeev K. Sinha, PJ Anand, UK Bhat, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 114914 (2023)
  5. Thermogravimetric analysis of flax, jute, and UHMWPE fibers and their composites with melamine and phenol formaldehyde resins, Srinivas Shenoy Heckadka, Raghuvir Pai Ballambat, Poornima Bhagavath, Manjeshwar Vijaya Kini, Rajeev K Sinha, M.K Sonali, and Diya Sen, Cogent Eng.  10(1), 2209990 (2023).
  6. Intermolecular Dissociation Energies of 1-Naphthol Complexes with Ethene and Chloroethenes, Richard Knochenmuss, Rajeev K. Sinha, Surajit Maity, Samuel Leutwyler, ChemRxiv, Feb 09, (2023)
  7. Highly Stable 11-MUA Capped Gold Nanobipyramid for Refractive Index Sensing, Prajna N. Deviprasada and Rajeev K. Sinha, J. Biomed. Photonics & Eng. 9(1), 010308 (2023)
  8. Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering and Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Detection of Aldehydes Using 4-ATP Functionalized Ag Nanorods, Rajeev K. Sinha, Plasmonics, 18(1), 241-253 (2023)
  9. Synthesis, photophysical properties and DFT studies of chalcones and their 2-methoxy-3-cyanopyridine derivatives, Afrisham Ahmad, Rajeev K. Sinha, Suresh D. Kulkarni, Prinston Melroy Lewis, Pranam Bhat and Nitinkumar S. Shetty, J. Photochem. Photobiol A, 437, 114494 (2023).
  10. Synthesis, DFT, and photophysical studies of substituted pyridine carbonitrile derivatives, Priyanka Mahesha, Nitinkumar S. Shetty, Rajeev K. Sinha, Suresh  D. Kulkarni, Prasanna Shetty, S. R.Shreeja, Prinston Melroy Lewis, J. Mol. Struct., 1270, 133958 (2022).
  11. Induced mesomorphism in supramolecular structures of H-bonded binary mixtures containing fluoro and chloro substituted benzoic acids, M. K. Sonali, P. Bhagavath, M. Srinivasulu, Rajeev K. Sinha, and K.Swamynathan, J Fluor. Chem., 259-260, 110002 (2022)
  12. A highly sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate prepared on a hydrophobic surface using controlled evaporation, Rajeev K. Sinha, RSC Adv., 12(1) 331-337 (2022). IF: 3.36
  13. Facile fabrication of superhydrophobic gold loaded nanoporous anodic alumina as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates, K. S. Choudhari, Rajeev K. Sinha, S. D. Kulkarni, S. Chidangil and S. D. George, J Opt., 24(4), 044002 (2022). IF: 2.52
  14. Refractive index sensitivity of Au nanostructure in solution and on the substrate, H. R. Hegde, S. chidangil and Rajeev K. Sinha, J Mater Sci Mater El, 33(7) 4011-4024 (2022). IF: 2.48
  15. Structure and spectroscopic studies of Aloe-emodin and Chrysophanol using density functional theory and experimental methods, Bijay Kumar Barik, H. Madhukar Mallya, Rajeev K. Sinha, Santhosh Chidangil, Opt Spectrosc (Russian version), 6, 825 (2022). IF: 0.89
  16. Probing the structure of Moxifloxacin and Norfloxacin by density functional theory and Raman spectroscopy, Rajeev K. Sinha, Opt Spectrosc (Russian version), 6, 811 (2022). IF: 0.89
  17. Wavelength modulation based surface plasmon resonance sensor for detection of cardiac marker proteins troponin I and troponin T, Rajeev K. Sinha, Sensor Actuat A: Phys., 332, 113104 (2021). IF: 3.41
  18. N-Acetylcysteine versus arsenic poisoning: A mechanistic study of complexation by molecular spectroscopy and density functional theory, M. Das, K. K. Singh, E. Khan, Rajeev K. Sinha, Ranjan K. Singh, P. Tondon, D. Gangopadhyay, J Mol. Liq., 340, 117168 (2021). IF: 6.165
  19. Review of synthesis and sensing applications of anisotropic silver and gold nanostructures, H. R. Hegde, S. Chidangil and Rajeev K. Sinha, J Vac Sci Technol B, 39, 050801 (2021). IF: 1.416
  20. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, Biological Evaluation, DFT Calculations and Third Order Nonlinear Optical Studies of Pyrazolines, Swarnagowri Nayak, Vinay Parol, Gangadhar Hari, K. S. R. Pai, Rajeev K. Sinha, N. K. Lokanath, Sri Ram G Naraharisetty, Santosh L. Gaonkar, J. Mol. Struct., 1243, 130780 (2021). IF: 3.196
  21. Effect of OH Substitution in 3-Benzylchroman-4-ones: Crystallographic, CSD, DFT, FTIR, Hirshfeld Surface, and Energy Frameworks analysis, Abdul Ajees Abdul Salam, T Shilpa, Madan Kumar S, Aseefhali Bankapur, Rajeev K. Sinha, Lalitha Simon, and Santhosh Chidangil, RSC Advances, 11, 20123-20136 (2021). IF: 3.36
  22. Synthesis, Characterization, DFT and Photophysical Studies of New Class of 1,3,4-Oxadiazole-Isobenzofuran Hybrids, Swarnagowri Nayak, Rajeev K. Sinha, Prinston Melroy Lewis, Suresh D. Kulkarni, and Santosh L. Gaonkar, J. Lumin. 238 118212 (2021). IF: 3.599
  23. Mesomorphism in H-bonded binary mixtures of guanazole with nonyloxy benzoic acid, Dhanya Sunil, Abdul Ajees Abdul Salam, Rajeev K. Sinha, Leon David Rodrigues, K Swaminathan, Poornima Bhagavath, J Mol. Liq., 335, 116202 (2021). IF: 6.615
  24. Breath analysis for the screening and diagnosis of diseases, Nidheesh VR, AK Mohapatra, U VK, RK Sinha, R Nayak, VB Kartha, S Chidangil, Appl. Spectrosc. Rev., 56(8-10), 702-732 (2021). IF: 5.917
  25. An inexpensive Raman spectroscopy setup for Raman, polarized Raman and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Rajeev K. Sinha, Instrum. Exp. Tech., 64(6), 840-47 (2021). IF: 0.61
  26. Molecular structure and spectra studies of Danthron and Emodin using FTIR, Raman spectroscopy and DFT techniques, B.K. Barik, H.M. Mallya, R. K. Sinha and S. Chidangil, Lith. J. Phys., 61, 1-26 (2021). IF: 0.91
  27. Refractive index and formaldehyde sensing with silver nanocubes, HR Hegde, S Chidangil, Rajeev K. Sinha, RSC Advances, 11, 8042-8050 (2021). IF: 3.36
  28. Binding Motifs in the Naked Complexes of Target Amino Acids with an Excerpt of Antitumor Active Biomolecule: An Ion Vibrational Spectroscopy Assay, Barbara Chiavarino, Rajeev K Sinha, Maria Elisa Crestoni, Davide Corinti, Antonello Filippi, Caterina Fraschetti, Debora Scuderi, Philippe Maitre, Simonetta Fornarini, Chem.–A Eur. J., 27, 2348-2360 (2021). IF: 5.236
  29. Structural elucidation of Levofloxacin and Ciprofloxacin using Density Functional Theory and Raman spectroscopy with inexpensive lab-built setup, Rajeev K. Sinha and P. Biswas, J. Mol. Struct., 1222, 128946 (2020). IF: 3.196
  30. Ab initio and NBO studies of methyl internal rotation in 1-methyl-2 (1H)-quinolinone: effect of aromatic substitution to 1-methyl-2 (1H)-pyridone, Rajeev K. Sinha, J. Mol. Model. 26, 1-9 (2020). IF: 1.81
  31. Vibronic spectra of jet-cooled 1-methyl-2 (1H)-quinolinone studied by Fluorescence spectroscopy and Quantum chemical calculation, Rajeev K. Sinha and T Kundu, Spectrochim. Acta A 118426 (2020). IF: 4.098
  32. Benchmark experimental gas-phase intermolecular dissociation energies by the SEP-R2PI methodR Knochenmuss, Rajeev K. Sinha and S Leutwyler, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 71, 189-211 (2020). IF: 12.7
  33. Intermolecular dissociation energies of 1-naphthol complexes with large dispersion-energy donors: Decalins and adamantane, R Knochenmuss, Rajeev K. Sinha, F. A. Balmer, P Ottiger and S Leutwyler, J. Chem. Phys. 152 (10), 104304 (2020). IF: 3.488
  34. Refractive index sensitivity of triangular Ag nanoplates in solution and on glass substrate, HR Hedge, S Chidangil and Rajeev K. Sinha, Sensor Actuat A: Phys., 111948 (2020). IF: 3.41
  35. Synthesis, photophysical and DFT studies of naphthyl chalcone and nicotinonitrile derivatives, H Hegde, Rajeev K. Sinha, SD Kulkarni, NS Shetty, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 389, 112222 (2020). IF: 4.291
  36. A simple and inexpensive surface plasmon resonance setup for phase detection using rotating analyser ellipsometric method, Rajeev K. Sinha, Laser Phys. 30 (2), 026202 (2020). IF: 1.366
  37. Seed mediated synthesis of highly stable CTAB capped triangular silver nanoplates for LSPR sensing, Hemant Hegde, S. Chidangil, and Rajeev K. Sinha, Mat. Res. Exp., 6, 105075 (2019). IF: 1.620
  38. Face, Notch or Edge? Intermolecular Dissociation Energies of 1-Naphthol Complexes with Linear Molecules, Richard Knochenmuss, Rajeev K Sinha, and Samuel Leutwyler, J. Chem. Phys., 150, 234303 (2019). IF: 3.488
  39. Optical characterizations of nanoporous anodic alumina for thickness measurements using interference oscillations, K.S. Choudhari, Suresh D. Kulkarni, Unnikrishnan V.K., Rajeev K. Sinha, Santhosh C. and Sajan D. George, Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 19, 100354 (2019). IF: 5.454
  40. Intermolecular dissociation energies of hydrogen-bonded 1-naphthol complexes, Richard Knochenmuss, Rajeev K. Sinha, Anja Poblotzki, Takuya Den, and Samuel Leutwyler, J. Chem. Phys. 149, 204311 (2018). IF: 3.488
  41. Real-time and rapid detection of Salmonella Typhimurium using an inexpensive lab-built surface plasmon resonance setup, Jijo Lukose, Vignesh Shetty, Mamatha Ballal, Santhosh Chidangil, Rajeev K. Sinha, Laser Phys. Lett. 15(7), 075701 (2018). IF: 2.016
  42. Intermolecular dissociation energies of dispersively bound complexes of aromatics with noble gases and nitrogen, Richard Knochenmuss, Rajeev K. Sinha, Samuel Leutwyler, J. Chem. Phys. 148(13), 134302 (2018). IF: 3.488
  43. Real Time Monitoring of Biomolecular Interactions Using Lab-Built Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Instrument,J. Lukose,V. Kulal, S. Chidangil, R. K. Sinha, Adv. Sci. Lett., 23(3), 1807 (2017).
  44. Smaller to larger biomolecule detection using a lab-built surface plasmon resonance based instrumentJ. Lukose, V. Kulal, S. Chidangil, R. K. Sinha, Laser Phys., 26 (10), 105602 (2016). IF: 1.38
  45. Raman spectroscopy and surface wetting of self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of 1-octanethiol and 1,10-decanedithiol, J. Lukose, V. Kulal, A. Bankapur, S. D. George, S. Chidangil and R. K. Sinha, Indian J. Phys., 90(8), 943 (2016). IF: 1.1
  46. Elusive Sulfurous Acid: Gas Phase Basicity and IR Signature of the Protonated Species, R. K. Sinha, D. Scuderi, P. Maitre, B. Chiavarino, M. E. Crestoni, and S. Fornarini, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 6, 1605 (2015). IF: 7.46
  47. Switching on the Fluorescence of 2-Aminopurine by Site-Selective Microhydration, S. Lobsiger, S. Blaser, R. K. Sinha, H-M Frey and S. Leutwyler, Nature Chemistry, 6, 989 (2014). IF: 25.3
  48. Building Up Water-Wire Clusters: Isomer-Selective Ultraviolet and Infrared Spectra of Jet-Cooled 2-Aminopurine-(H2O)n, n=2 and 3, S. Lobsiger, R. K. Sinha, and S. Leutwyler, J. Phys. Chem. B, 117, 12410(2013). IF: 3.61
  49. S-Nitrosation of Cysteine as Evidenced by IRMPD Spectroscopy, F. Lanucara, B. Chiavarino, M. E. Crestoni, D. Scuderi, R. K. Sinha, P. Maître, and S. Fornarini, Int. J. Mass Spectrom., 330-332, 160 (2012). IF: 2.14
  50. Effect of electronic states coupling on methyl torsion in 3-methylisoquinoline, R. K. Sinha, B. P. Singh and T. Kundu, Indian J. Phys., 86(3), 187 (2012). IF: 1.79
  51. Isomer and Species-Selective Infrared Spectroscopy of Jet-Cooled 7H- and 9H-2-Aminopurine and 2-Aminopurine·H2O Clusters, R. K. Sinha, S. Lobsiger and S. Leutwyler, J. Phys. Chem. A, 116, 1129 (2012). IF: 2.77
  52. Tyrosine nitration as evidenced by IRMPD spectroscopy, R. K. Sinha, B. Chiavarino, M. E. Crestoni, D. Scuderi and S. Fornarini, Int. J. Mass Spect., 308, 209 (2011). IF: 2.14
  53. Diagnosing the protonation site of b2 peptide fragment ions using IRMPD in the X-H (X=O,N, and C) stretching region, R. K. Sinha, U. Erlekam, B. J. Bythell, B. Paizs and P. Maitre, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 22, 1645 (2011). IF: 3.59
  54. Naked Five-coordinate FeIII(NO) Porphyrin Complexes: Vibrational and Reactivity Features, F. Lanucara, B. Chiavarino, M. E. Crestoni, D. Scuderi, R. K. Sinha, P. Maitre and S. Fornarini, Inorg. Chem., 50, 4445 (2011). IF: 4.59
  55. Low-lying excited states and nonradiative processes of the adenine analogues 7H- and 9H-2-aminopurine, S. Lobsiger, R. K. Sinha, M. Trachsel and S. Leutwyler, J. Chem Phys. 134, 114307 (2011). IF: 3.16
  56. Vibronic spectra of jet cooled 2-aminopurine-H2O clusters studied by UV resonant two photon ionization spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculations, R. K. Sinha, S. Lobsiger, M. Trachsel and S. Leutwyler, J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 6208 (2011). IF: 2.77
  57. IRMPD spectroscopy of protonated S-nitrosocaptopril, a biologically active, synthetic amino acid, Coletti, N. Re, D. Scuderi, P. Maitre, B. Chiavarino, S. Fornarini, F. Lanucara, R. K. Sinha and M. E. Crestoni, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 12, 13455 (2010). IF: 3.83
  58. Protonated sulfuric acid: vibrational signatures of the naked ion in the near- and mid-ir, R. K. Sinha, B. Chiavarino, S. Fornarini, J. Lemaire, P. Maitre and M. E. Crestoni, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 1, 1721 (2010). IF: 6.59
  59. Cysteine radical cation: a distonic structure probed by gas phase IR spectroscopy , R. K. Sinha, P. Maitre, S. Piccirillo, B. Chiavarino, M. E. Crestoni and S. Fornarini, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 9794 (2010). IF: 3.83
  60.  Structure and infrared spectrum of the Ag+phenol ionic complex, Lagutschenkov, R. K. Sinha, P. Maitre and O. Dopfer, J. Phys. Chem. A, 114, 11053 (2010). IF: 2.77
  61. Gas phase structure of micro-hydrated [Mn(ClO4)]+ and [Mn2(ClO4)3]+ ions probed by infrared spectroscopy, R. K. Sinha, E. Nicol, V. Steinmetz and P. Maitre, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spect., 21(5), 758 (2010). IF: 3.59
  62. Tautomerism of uracil probed via infrared spectroscopy of singly hydrated protonated uracil, J. M. Bakker, R. K. Sinha, T. Besson, M. Brugnara, P. Tosi, J. Y. Salpin and P. Maitre, J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 12393 (2008). IF: 2.77
  63. Study of binding and denaturation dynamics of IgG and anti-IgG using dual color fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, L. T. Varghese, R. K. Sinha and J. Irudayaraj, Anal. Chim. Acta., 625, 103 (2008). IF: 4.39
  64. Origin of three fold methyl torsional potential in methylindoles, R. K. Sinha, B. P. Singh and T. Kundu, Theo. Chem. Acc., 121, 59 (2008). IF: 2.23
  65.  Spectroscopic studies on methyl torsional behavior in 1-methyl-2(1H)-pyridone, 1-methyl-2(1H)-pyridinimine and 3-methyl-2(1H)-pyridone: I. Excited State, R. K. Sinha, B. Pradhan, S. Wategaonkar, B. P. Singh and T. Kundu, J. Chem. Phys., 126, 114312 (2007). IF: 3.16
  66. Origin of methyl torsional barrier in 1-methyl-2(1H)-pyridinimine and 3-methyl-2(1H)-pyridone: II. Ground state, Pradhan, R. K. Sinha, B. P. Singh and T. Kundu, J. Chem. Phys., 126, 114313 (2007). IF: 3.16
  67. Origin of threefold symmetric torsional potential of methyl group in 4-methylstyrene, R. K. Sinha, B. Pradhan, B. P. Singh, T. Kundu, P. Biswas and T. Chakraborty, J. Chem. Phys., 124, 144316 (2006). IF: 3.16
  68. Synthesis, structure, redox, NLO and DNA interaction aspects of [{(L'-''')2RuII}3(_3-L)]3+ and [(L')2RuII(NC5H4S-)]+ [L3- = 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-trithiolato, L'-''' = arylazopyridine], S. Kar, B. Pradhan, R. K. Sinha, T. Kundu, P. Kodgire, K. K. Rao, V. G Puranik and G. K. Lahiri, Dalton Trans. 11, 1752 (2004). IF: 3.81
  69. Synthesis, mixed valence aspects and non-linear optical properties of the triruthenium complexes [{(bpy)2RuII}3(L)]3+ and [{(phen)2RuII}3(L)]3+ (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline and L3- = 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-trithiol), S. Kar, T. A. Miller, S. Chakraborty, B. Sarkar, B. Pradhan, R. K. Sinha, T. Kundu, M. D. Ward and G. K. Lahiri, Dalton Trans. 12, 2591 (2003). IF: 3.81
  Member of Professional Bodies

Indian Laser Association (ILA): Lifetime member

Laser and Spectroscopy Society of India: Lifetime member