Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Atul Kumar
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Int. MSc (NISER Bhubaneshwar), PhD (IISc Bangalore)
Contact Address
Permanent Address Ayodhya Pd. Lane, Mahi Khandak, Bihar Sharif, Bihar-803101
Local Address Block -B2/2A, BIT Mesra, Ranch- 835215, Jharkhand, India
Phone (Office) 9611281461
Phone Residence 9611281461
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 6-Sep-2021

  Work Experience
Teaching : 1 Years

Research : 8 Years

Individual: 1 Years

  Research Areas
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Organic and metal-organic cages
  • Host-guest chemistry
  • Supramolecular Catalysis


  Award and Honours
  • CSIR-NET JRF fellowship (Dec.2013 )  
  • GATE-2014 qualified with All India Rank – 69
  • INSPIRE fellowship by DST, Govt. of India. ( Aug. 2009 – june 2014)
  1. S. Ahmed, A. Kumar, P.S. Mukherjee A benzothiadiazole-based Pt (ii) coordination polymer as an efficient heterogeneous photocatalyst for visible-light-driven aerobic oxidative coupling of amines Chemical Communications 2023, 59, 3229-3232. [IF = 6.07]
  1. S. Ahmed, A. Kumar, P. S. Mukherjee Tetraphenylethene-Based Emissive Pt(II) Coordination Polymer toward Artificial Light-Harvesting Systems with Sequential Energy Transfer Chem. Mater. 2022, 34, 9656–9665 [IF = 10.5]
  1. A. Maity, A. Kumar Higher-Order Assembly of BSA Gold Nanoclusters using Supramolecular Host-Guest Chemistry: A 40 % Absolute Fluorescence Quantum Yield Nanoscale Adv., 2022, 4, 2988-2991. [IF = 5.59]
  1. A. Kumar, R. Banerjee, E. Zangrando, P. S. Mukherjee Solvent and Counteranion Assisted Dynamic Self-Assembly of Molecular Triangles and Tetrahedral Cages Inorg. Chem., 2022, 61, 2368–2377. [IF = 5.43]
  1. A. Kumar, R. Saha, P. S. Mukherjee Self-assembled metallasupramolecular cages towards light harvesting systems for oxidative cyclization Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 5319-5329. (Most popular 2021 supramolecular chemistry articles) [IF = 9.97]
  1. A. Kumar, P. S. Mukherjee Multicomponent self-assembly of Pd(II)/Pt(II) interlocked molecular cages: cage to cage conversion and self-sorting in aqueous medium. Chem. Eur. J., 2020, 26, 4842 –4849. (Hot Paper) [IF = 5.02]
  1. A. Kumar, E. Zangrando, P. S. Mukherjee Self-assembled Pd3L2 cages having flexible tri-imidazole donors Polyhedron, 2019, 172, 67–73. [IF = 2.97]
  1. P. Das, A. Kumar, P. Howlader, P. S. Mukherjee Self-assembled trigonal prismatic molecular vessel for catalytic dehydration reactions in water Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 12565-12574. (denotes equal contribution) [IF = 5.02]
  1. P. Das, A. Kumar, A. Chowdhury, P. S. Mukherjee Aggregation-induced emission and white luminescence from a combination of π-conjugated Donor-Acceptor organic luminogens   ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 13757-13771. (denotes equal contribution) [IF = 4.13]
  1. V.Mukundam, A. Kumar, K. Dhanunjayarao, A. Ravi, S. Peruncheralathana, K. Venkatasubbaiah Tetraaryl pyrazole polymers: versatile synthesis, aggregation induced emission enhancement and detection of explosives Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 7764 – 7770. [IF = 5.58]

                            Total citation: 216, h-index: 7, i10-index: 5

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  Current Sponsored Projects
  1. Self-assembled aggregation-induced emissive organic cages with internally decorated H-bond & Halogen donor for selective chloride ion recognition and storage for CO2 Gas. PI: Atul Kumar,  Project Value5.0 lakh INR, Funding agency- BIT Mesra (SEED Money).
  2. Photo-responsive tetra-aryl pyrazole based emissive organic nano-cage for heterogeneous photocatalysis. PI: Atul Kumar, Project Value- 31.76 lakh INR, Ref. No.- SERB SRG/2022/001484, Funding agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)-Startup research grant (SRG).
  Text and Reference Books
 Title of Book: Chemistry of Dehydrogenation Reactions and its Application. Chapter 2: Transition metal-based catalyst for dehydrogenation reactions of organic compounds.”