Kumar Anil - Department of Chemistry,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Kumar Anil
Anil Kumar Emeritus professor anil.kumar@cy.iitr.ac.in 91-01332-285799
Areas of Interest
  • Synthesis of Nanomaterials; Supramolecular Chemistry of Nanomaterials; Photophysics and Photochemist, Nanomaterials - Carbonaceous, Metal/Semiconductor and their Composites; Kinetics and Photochemistry, Synthesis of Nanomaterials; Photophysics, Photocatalysis, Optical and Magnetic Properties
Professional Background
1986-01-012 years Guest ScientistHahn-Meitner-Institut, Berlin, Germany
1979-01-013 years Research AssociateRadiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana –46556, USA
Honors and Awards
Star PerformerIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee2020
Star PerformerIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee2020
Elected FellowThe National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad,INDIA2003
First Khosla Research Prize and a Medal on Photochemical study on surface capped CdS NanoparticlesIIT Roorkee2002
Khosla Research Award and a Silver Medal on a Research Paper on Photochemistry ofUniversity of Roorkee1993
Educational Details
B.Sc.Chemistry, Physics, Maths & General CoursesMeerut University1971
M.Sc.Chemistry (Specialization in Physical Chemistry)Meerut University1973
Ph.D.ChemistryUniversity of Roorkee1977
  • American Chemical Society, USA (1982), Elected Member
  • American Chemical Society, USA (2007 onwards), Member
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, USA (1981), Member
  • Indian Society for Radiation and Photochemical Sciences, Mumbai (1999), Life Member
  • Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata, Life Member
  • Chemical Research Society of India, Bangalore, Life Member
  • Indian Association of Solid State Chemists and Allied Scientists (ISCAS), Life Member
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Synthesis and Multifunctional Applications of Biomolecule-Mediated Ag-Fe2O3 NanocompositesMandeep KalotiO2010-01
Study on Chemical Reduction of Graphene Oxide into Graphene – their Physicochemical Behavior Mahima KhandelwalO2010-01
Synthesis of Pure and Doped CuO Nanostructures and their Multifunctional Properties Umesh Kumar GaurO2010-01
Synthesis and Photophysics of RNA-Mediated Colloidal PbSe Nanostructures.Bhupender SinghO2008-01
Synthesis of ß – Fe2O3 Based Nanostructures - Study of their optical and Magnetic Properties Aditi SinghalO2005-01
Synthesis, Optical and Electronic Properties of RNA – Mediated Colloidal CdS Nanostructures Vinit KumarO2004-01
Synthesis of Ag/CdS Nanocomposites-An Analysis of their Optical and Photophysical Behavior Vidhi ChaudharyO2004-01
Synthesis and phtophysics of Q-PbS based colloidal nanostructuresAnshuman JakhmolaO2002-01
Photocatalytic Action of Certain Anilines Mediated by Aqueous TiO2 SuspensionsNupur MathurO2000-01
Synthesis, Photophysics and Photocatalytic Action of Surface-Capped Q-CdS ParticlesShipra MitalO1999-01
Oxidation Chemistry of Some Biologically Important N-Heterocyclic CompoundsPriyanka GuptaO1997-01
Kinetics of Oxidation of Some Amines, Aminoalcohols and Diols by Diperiodatoargentate (III)VaishaliO1996-01
Photophysics and Photocatalytic Behavior of Q-CdS-TiO2 in the Presence of Certain AromaticsArvind Kumar JainO1996-01
Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of Certain Amino Acids by Bis (periodato) argentate (III) CompleParesh KumarO1995-01
Photophysical and Photocatalytic Behaviors of Q-CdS in the Presence of Some HeterocyclesDevendra Pal Singh NegiO1995-01
Photoluminescence of Colloidal Cadmium Sulphide Particles in the Presence of Certain Anilines and InSanjay KumarO1990-01
Preparation of Tetrahydroxoargentate (III) ion and Study of Its Reactions with Certain Aromatic AminAshok PanwarO1988-01
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
International Conference on Nanomaterials and Devices Processing and Applications (NADPA 2008)IIT Roorkee2020-08
International Conference on, “Advanced Materials for Energy, Environment and Health”SERB/DST, New Delhi; DRDO, New Delhi; BRNS, Mumbai; INSA, New Delhi and Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-01
National Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry,ISRAPS,AICTE, DAE, CSIR etc.,2001-01
Refereed Journal Papers


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List of Research Papers Published in the Current Area of Research (Nanotechnology) in descending order of years up to 2011.


Anil Kumar and Komal Gupta

RNA-mediated fluorescent colloidal CdSe nanostructures in aqueous medium - analysis of Cd2+ induced folding of RNA associated with morphological transformation (0D to 1D) ), change in photophysics and selective Hg2+ sensing.

J. Mater. Chem. (A), 5, 6146-6163 (2017).


S. Firdoz and Anil Kumar

ZnO nanoparticles and their acarbose-capped nanohybrids as inhibitors for human salivary amylase.

IET Nanobiotechnol., doi: 10.1049/iet-nbt.2016.0115 (2016).


M. Kaloti and Anil Kumar

Synthesis of Chitosan-Mediated Silver Coated γ-Fе2О3 (Ag-γ-Fе2О3@Cs) Superparamagnetic Binary Nanohybrids for Multifunctional Applications

J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 17627-17644 (2016).


M. Khandelwal and Anil Kumar

One-pot environmental friendly amino acid mediated synthesis of N-doped graphene-silver nanocomposites with enhanced multifunctional behavior

Dalton Trans., 45, 5180-5195 (2016).


M. Khandelwal and Anil Kumar

One-step chemically controlled wet synthesis of graphene nanoribbons from graphene oxide for high performance supercapacitor applications

J. Mater. Chem. (A), 3, 22975-22988 (2015).


M. Kaloti, Anil Kumar and N.K. Navani

Synthesis of glucose-mediated Ag - γ-Fe2O3 multifunctional nanocomposites in aqueous medium - a kinetic analysis of their catalytic activity for 4-nitrophenol reduction.

Green Chemistry 17, 4786-4799 (2015).


Umesh Kumar Gaur, Anil Kumar andG D Varma

Fe-induced morphological transformation of 1-D CuO nanochains to porous nanofibers with enhanced optical, magnetic and ferroelectric properties.

J. Mater. Chem. C, 3, 4297- 4307 (2015).


Anil Kumar, B.Singh and K. Gupta

Photophysical aspects of varying Zn2+/ PbSe nanostructures mediated by RNA leading to the formation of honeycomb-like novel porous morphology.

J. Phys. Chem. (C), 119, 6314-6323 (2015).


Anil Kumar and S. K. Gupta

Supramolecular–directed novel superparamagnetic 5'-adenosine monophosphate templated β-FeOOH hydrogel with enhanced multi-functional properties.

Green Chemistry, 17, 2524–2537 (2015).


Anil Kumar and M. Khandelwal

A novel synthesis of ultra-thin graphene sheets for energy storage applications using malonic acid as a reducing agent.

J. Mater. Chem. (A), A, 2014, 2, 20345–20357 (2014).


Anil Kumar and S.K. Gupta

5'-Guanosine monophosphate mediated biocompatible porous hydrogel of β-FeOOH- viscoelastic behavior, loading and release capabilities of freeze dried gel.

J. Phys. Chem. (B), 118, 10543-10551 (2014).


Anil Kumar and V. Kumar

Biotemplated inorganic nanostructures: Supramolecular directed nanosystems of semiconductor(s)/metal(s) mediated by nucleic acids and their properties.

Chem. Rev. (ACS), 114, 7044-7078 (2014).


Anil Kumar and M. Khandelwal

Amino acid mediated functionalization and reduction of graphene oxide – synthesis and theformation mechanism of nitrogen-doped graphene.

New J. Chem., 38, 3457-3467 (2014).


U. K. Gaur, Anil Kumar and G. D. Varma

The synthesis of self-assembled 1-D CuO nanochains in aqueous medium and a study of their multifunctional features.

CrystEngComm (RSC), 16, 3005–3014 (2014).


Anil Kumar and and S.K. Gupta

Synthesis of 5'-GMP-mediated porous hydrogel containing β -FeOOH nanostructures: optimization of its morphology, optical and magnetic properties.

J. Mater. Chem. (B), 1, 5818-5830 (2013).


Anil Kumar and B. Singh

Optoelectronic properties of dual emitting RNA mediated colloidal PbSe nanostructures.

Dalton Trans., 42, 11455–11464 (2013).


Anil Kumar and S.K. Gupta

Synthesis of adenine mediated superparamagnetic colloidal β-FeOOH Nanostructure(s) – study of their morphological changes and magnetic behavior.

J. Nanopart. Res. 15:1466, 1-16 (2013) (DOI 10.1007/s11051-013-1466-z).


Anil Kumar and B. Singh

Zn2+ induced folding of RNA to produce honeycomb like RNA -mediated fluorescing Zn2+/PbSe nanostructures.

J. Phys. Chem. (C), 117, 5386–5396 (2013).


Anil Kumar, V. Chaudhary and Vinit Kumar

Synthesis of guanosine 5′-monophosphate (GMP) - mediated Ag/CdS nanohybrids their self assembly and optoelectronic properties.

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 269-279 (2013).


Anil Kumar and B. Singh

RNA templated water soluble Mg2+/ PbSe porous nanostructures with dual Fuorescence.

RSC Advances, 2, 9079–9090(2012).


Anil Kumar and B. Singh

Synthesis and photophysics of red emitting RNA templatedPbSe nanostructures.

Chem. Commun., 47 (14), 4144 - 4146 (2011).


Anil Kumar and A. Singhal

Optical, photophysical and magnetic behavior of GMP-templated binary (β - Fe2O3/CdS) and ternary (β-Fe2O3/Ag/CdS) nanohybrids.          

J. Mater. Chem., 21, 481-496 (2011).


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