School of Natural Sciences
Centre for Applied Chemistry

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Dr. Arun Kumar Padhy


Associate Professor
Centre for Applied Chemistry

Cell: +918292824145

Research & Teaching Experience (17 yrs)  
    Research Papers Published: 18
    Ph.D.s Produced: 01
    Research Student Working: 02
  1. Current Research: Currently involved in the synthesis of some nitrogen containing heterocycles as molecular recognition. Also, the work currently aimed at the synthesis of imidazole based Dye Sensitized Solar Cell.
  2. Post-Doctoral Work: The Postdoctoral work was on the synthesis of some symmetrical and unsymmetrical disulfides as anti-mustard agent sponsored by US Army Medical Defense carried out at Denver University.
  3. Ph.D. Thesis: 1997 - The Ph.D. work involves the synthesis of some nitrogen containing heterocycles and to study their anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activity. Also it involves the photochemical conversion of a imidazole derivative.
  4. M.Phil Project: 1993 - Studies on the kinetics of some redox reactions. This project involves the kinetic study of redox reaction of benzoin using BAT.
Research Interest  
  1. Synthesis of various fused nitrogen heterocycles of medicinal interest.
  2. Application of (4+2) cyclo-addition reaction employing electron deficient diene with electron rich dienophile (inverse electron demand Diels-Alder reaction).
  3. Synthesis of Symmetric and Unsymmetric disulfides.
  4. Synthesis of conjugated nitrogen heterocycles and their application in Molecular Electronics through single crystal or thin film development.
  5. Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)
  1. 2001-02 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Denver, USA.
  2. 1997 Ph.D., Berhampur University, India
  3. 1993 M.Phil, Berhampur University, India
  4. 1987 M.Sc.(Organic Reaction & Mechanisms), Berhampur University, India
  5. 1985 B.Sc. (Hons), Berhampur University, India
Academic Awards:  
  1. Shastri Indo-Canada Faculty Mobility Program
  2. INSA fellowship to visit IIT Madras-2011
  3. NET qualified (CSIR JRF Dec1990) (By all India test)
  4. Prof. R.K.Nanda award for best presentation of paper (Orissa chemical Society, Annual Conference, 1994).
Professional Society Member:  
  1. Fellow, Orissa Chemical Society
  2. Fellow, Indian Council of Chemists
  3. Fellow, Indian Chemical Society
  4. Fellow, Chemical Research Society of India.
QIP & Training Programs attended:  
  1. UNESCO sponsored regional training program on “Chemistry of Natural Products and related fields” held at Kathmandu May 1999.
  2. UNESCO sponsored training program on “Analytical Chemistry” held at IIT Madras, December 1999.
  3. Short term training program on “Organic Electronics” held at IIT Guwahati, June 2005.
  4. Short term training program on “Sensors: from fabrications to applications” held at IIT Guwahati, June 2007.
Seminar/Symposium Papers: 50  
    RESEARCH PAPERS (Last 10 years)
  1. Photoinduced solid state keto-enol tautomerization of 2-(2-(3-nitrophenyl)-4, 5-diphenyl-1H-imidazol-1-yloxy)-1-phenylethanone Arun Kumar Padhy, Ashok K Mishra, Monalisa Mohapatra, Avik Kumar Pati, Sasmita Mishra RSC Advances, RSC Adv., 14, 8044,2014. .
  2. Synthesis of 2,3-bis-(2-benzothiazolyldisulfanyl)-1-propanol: An Assymetric disulfide containing benzothiazolyl moiety. S.P.Nanda, A.K.Padhy, & R.K.Dey Asian J Chemistry, 23(1), 461, 2011.
  3. Synthesis of some benzothiazolyl and imidazole derivatives and evaluation of antibacterial activities. S.P.Nanda, A.K.Padhy, & R.K.Dey J Chem Pharm Res, 2(4), 785-792, 2010.
  4. Imidazole derivatives as the organic precursor of ZnO nano particle. Arun K Padhy, B Chetia, S.Mishra, A.Pati & P.K.Iyer Tetrahedron Letters, 51, 2751-53, 2010.
  5. Biological activity of some pyridazinoquinolone derivatives. M.Bardhan, Arun K Padhy, P.Purohit, & C.S.Panda J. Ind. Chem Soc, 83,735, 2006.
  6. Synthesis of some biologicallly active pyrazoline derivatives. Arun K Padhy, M.Bardhan & C.S.Panda J Teaching & Research in Chemistry, 11(2), 34, 2005.
  7. Cycloaddition of a 1,2-diaza-1, 3-butadiene to phenylpropiolic acid: An efficient route to pyridazinoquinolone derivatives. Arun K Padhy, P.Purohit, M.Bardhan, C.S.Panda & M.P.S.Ishar; Tetrahedron Letters 45, 8423, 2004.
  8. Synthesis and biological evaluation of 1-acetyl-3-(2-acetoxy-3-substituted propyloximino) indole-2(3H)-ones. Arun K Padhy, P.K. Panda, S. K. Sahu, D.M.Kar & P. K. Misro Indian J Chem 43B, 258, 2004.