Dheeraj Kumar - Department of Chemistry,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Dheeraj Kumar
Dheeraj Kumar Assistant professor dheeraj.kumar@cy.iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285439
Areas of Interest
  • High Energy Density Materials, Design and synthesis of green, nitrogen-rich high energy density materials , Inorganic chemistry, Main Group Chemistry: Organophosphorus and organoboron compounds, Organometallic Chemistry, Design and synthesis of chiral and achiral catalysts based on metal sandwich compounds, Agents Defeat Weapons, Polyiodo compounds for biocidal applications
Professional Background
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2018-01-01OngoingAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2018-01-01INSPIRE Faculty FellowIIT Kanpur
2017-01-011 year Postdoctoral fellowTel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015-01-012 years Postdoctoral fellowUniversity of Idaho, USA
Multiple Posts
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2019-01-01OngoingDepartmental Faculty Coordinator of CognizanceIIT Roorkee
2019-01-01OngoingMember DFSCIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
INSPIRE Faculty Award DST, Government of India2017
Best Oral Presentation award NIT Kurukshetra2014
Best poster awardIIT Delhi2012
Junior and Senior Research Fellow (SRF)CSIR, INDIA2014
Shri Bhikha Mal Memorial PrizeSt. Stephen's College, Delhi University2007
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.DChemistryIIT Delhi2014
M.ScChemistryIIT Delhi2009
B.Sc(Hons)ChemistryDelhi University2007
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Mixed azoles based green high energy density materials with fine-tuned propertiesDST, Govt of India2018-01Ongoing
Nitrogen-Rich High Energy Density MaterialsSERB2019-01Ongoing
Pyrazine based energetic materialsSRIC, IIT Roorkee2019-01Ongoing
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
3rd International Workshop on Advanced Energetic MaterialsBeijing, ChinaInstitute of Chemical Materials2018-01
Mastering in Molecules and Materials, M3NIT KurukshetraDepartment of chemistry, NIT Kurukshetra2014-01
New Horizons of Chemical Sciences” (NHCS)IIT DelhiDepartment of chemistry, IIT Delhi2013-01
Modern Trends In Inorganic Chemistry”(MTIC-XV) IIT RoorkeeDepartment of chemistry, IIT Roorkee2013-01
New Directions in Chemical Sciences (NDCS)IIT DelhiDepartment of chemistry, IIT Delhi2012-01
Asian conference on coordination chemistry (ACCC-3)DelhiIIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur2011-01
Modern Trends In Inorganic Chemistry”(MTIC-XIII)IISc BangaloreIndian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore2009-01
Memberships
  • Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Life Member
  • High Energy Materials Society of India (HEMSI), Life Member
  • Material Research Society of India (MRSI), Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
General Chemistry-IIICYN-008B.TechSpring
Organic and Inorganic ChemistryCY-002B TechSpring
Advanced Coordination ChemistryCYN-303Integrated MScAutumn
Organic Chemistry IICYN-204Integrated MScSpring
Coordination Chemistry and OrganometallicsCYN-203Integrated MScAutumn
Laboratory 1CYN-311Integrated MScAutumn
Laboratory IICYN-312Integrated MScSpring
General Organic and Inorganic ChemistryCYN-104Integrated MScSpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Nitrogen Rich High Energy Density Materials KHWAJA MOHAMMADO2018-01
Mixed Azoles Based Green High Energy Density Materials With Fine-tuned PropertiesKRISHNA PANDEYO2019-01
Insensitive Energetic MaterialsPRACHI BHATIAO2019-01
Invitations
TopicOrganistaionDate
Invited to give an oral presentation in the 3rd International Workshop on Advanced Energetic Materials in Beijing, China.Institute of Chemical Materials, China Academy of Engineering Physics, China2018-01
Comments - Currently looking for Ph.D. students. Interested and highly motivated NET-JRF/GATE qualified candidates can contact Dr. Dheeraj Kumar (dheerajk.fcy@iitr.ac.in) with their CV.
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “The Explosive Chemistry of Nitrogen: A Fascinating Journey from 9th Century to the Present”, Resonance, 2019, 11, 1253-1271.
  2. Gang Zhao, Ping Yin, Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Bis(3-nitro-1-(trinitromethyl)‑1H‑1,2,4-triazol-5-yl)methanone: An Applicable and Very Dense Green Oxidizer”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019141, 19581-19584.
  3. Pengcheng Zhang, Dheeraj Kumar*, Lei Zhang, Nathan Petrutik, Ajay Kumar Chinnam, Chaung Yao, Siping Pang* and Michael Gozin*, Molecules, 2019, 24, 4324.
  4. Gang Zhao, Dheeraj Kumar, Ping Yin, Chunlin He, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Construction of polynitro compounds as high-performance oxidizers via a two-step nitration of various functional group”, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 1073-1077. 
  5. Gang Zhao, Dheeraj Kumar, Lu Hu and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “A Safe and Scaled-Up Route to Inert Ammonia Oxide Hydroxylammonium Azide (H7N5O2), Hydrazinium Azide (H5N5), and Ammonium Azide (H4N4)”, ACS. Appl. Energy Mater20192, 6919-6923. 
  6. Gang Zhao, Chunlin He, Dheeraj Kumar, Joseph P. Hooper, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “1,3,5-Triiodo-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TITNB) from benzene: Balancing performance and high thermal stability of functional energetic materials”, Chemical Engineering Journal2019378, 122119. 
  7. Gang Zhao, Chunlin He, Dheeraj Kumar, Ping Yin, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Functional energetic biocides by coupling of energetic and biocidal polyiodo building blocks”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 368, 244 –251. 
  8. Srinivas Dharavath, Yongxing Tang, Dheeraj Kumar, Lauren A. Mitchell,  Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “A HalogenFree Green High Energy Density Oxidizer from HFOX”, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2019, 3142. 
  9. Dheeraj Kumar, Yongxing Tang, Chunlin He,  Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Multipurpose Energetic Materials by Shuffling Nitro Groupsona3,3’-Bipyrazole Moiety”, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 17220–17224. 
  10. Ajay Kumar Chinnam, Avital Shlomovich, Olga Shamis, Nathan Petrutik, Dheeraj Kumar, Kangcai Wang, Eswaravara Prasadarao Komarala, Daniel Shem Tov, Muhamed Suceska, Qi Long Yan and Michael Gozin, “Combustion of energetic iodine-rich coordination polymer – Engineering of new biocidal materials”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 350, 1084-1091. 
  11. Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Aminoacetonitrile as precursor for nitrogen rich stable and insensitive asymmetric N-methylene-C linked tetrazole-based energetic compounds”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 16767-16775. 
  12. Yongxing Tang, Dheeraj Kumar and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Balancing excellent performance and high thermal stability in a dinitropyrazole fused 1,2,3,4-tetrazine”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 13684-13687. 
  13. Gang Zhao, Dheeraj Kumar, Chunlin He, Joseph P. Hopper, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “New Generation Agent Defeat Weapons: Energetic N, N'-Ethylene-Bridged Polyiodoazoles”, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 16753-16757.
  14. Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “N-Acetonitrile functionalized nitropyrazoles:  Precursors to insensitive asymmetric N-methylene-C linked azoles”, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 7876–7881. 
  15. Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “3,4,5-Trinitro-1-(nitromethyl)-1H-pyrazole (TNNMP): A green high energy density oxidizer with high thermal stability”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 10437-10441. 
  16. Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “A highly stable and insensitive fused, triazolo-triazine explosive (TTX)”, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 1743–1747.  (Highlighted as frontispiece article). 
  17. Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Resolving synthetic challenges faced in the syntheses of asymmetric N,N’-ethylene-bridged energetic compounds”, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 4040-4047. 
  18. Dheeraj Kumar, Lauren A. Mitchell, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Asymmetric N,N’ -ethylene-bridged azole-based compounds: Two way control of the energetic properties of compounds”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 9931-9940. 
  19. Dheeraj Kumar, Chunlin He, Lauren A. Mitchell, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Connecting energetic nitropyrazole and aminotetrazole moieties with N,N’ -ethylene bridges: A promising approach for fine tuning energetic properties”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 9220-9228. 
  20. Dheeraj Kumar, Mayukh Deb, Jatinder Singh, Nem Singh, Karunesh Keshav and Anil J. Elias, “Chemistry of the highly stable hindered cobalt sandwich  compound, (η5-Cp)Co(η4-C4Ph4) and its derivatives”, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2016, 306, 115-170. 
  21. Mayukh Deb, Dheeraj Kumar, Jatinder Singh and Anil J. Elias, “Unprecedented formation of π-copper complexes during sonogashira coupling: Synthesis of a unique, recyclable, ethynyl ferrocene derived Cu(I) specific ligand”, Organometallics, 2016, 35, 1086-1091. 
  22. Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh, Anil J. Elias and C. W. Allen, “Reactions of alkyne and butadiyne derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes with diiron and dimolybdenum carbonyls”, Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 10674-10684.
  23. Dheeraj Kumar, Jatinder Singh and Anil J. Elias, “Chiral multidentate oxazoline ligands based on cyclophosphazene cores: Synthesis, characterization and complexation studies”, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 13899-13912. 
  24. Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Reduction reactions of alkyne and butadiyne derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes”, J. Fluor. Chem. 2014, 166, 69-77. 
  25. Jatinder Singh, Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh and Anil J. Elias, “New chiral palladacycles from an unprecedented cyclopalladation of cyclobutadiene- bound phenyl groups of cobalt sandwich compounds”, Organometallics, 2014, 33, 1044-1052. 
  26. Ranit Biswas, Karunesh Keshav, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Reactions of allylzinc bromide with ethynylferrocene derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes”, J. Organomet. Chem., 2014, 768, 157-162. 
  27. Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh, Karunesh Keshav and Anil J. Elias, “Synthesis and structural characterization of the first examples of butadiynyl derived cyclic fluorinated phosphazenes”, J. Fluor. Chem., 2013, 153, 48-56. 
  28. Karunesh Keshav, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Synthesis, spectral, and structural studies of porphyrins having sterically hindered [η5-CpCo(η4-C4Ph4)] cobalt sandwich units at the meso positions”, Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 12351-121366. 
  29. Pavan Mandapati, Nem Singh, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias “Synthesis and characterization of difunctionalized derivatives of the cyclobutadiene linked dimeric cobalt sandwich compound [(h5-Cp)Co(h4-C4Ph3)]2”, J. Organomet. Chem., 2012, 716, 208-215. 
  30. Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh, Karunesh Keshav, and Anil J. Elias, “Ring-closing metathesis reactions of terminal alkene-derived cyclic phosphazenes”, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 250–260.
  31. Muthiah Senthil Kumar, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Synthesis of (β-phenylethynyl)-gem-diphenyltrifluorocyclotriphosphazene and its reaction with RCpCo(PPh3)2 [R = MeOC(O)]”. Inorg. Chem. Acta., 2011, 372, 175-182.
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