Dr. Arindam Indra

Assistant Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
Department of Chemistry, IIT BHU
Phone No(s): 9919080675
Email: arindam.chy@iitbhu.ac.in
Area of Interest: Artificial photosynthesis, Energy conversion, MOF derived catalysts for organic reaction, Photocatalytic organic reaction

Arindam Indra
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
IIT BHU (Varanasi)
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

E-mail: arindam.chy@iitbhu.ac.in
Mobile: +919919080675



Ph.D and postdoc positions are available for the motivated students

Academic Background
Ph.D in the group of Prof. G. K. Lahiri, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, 2011
M.Sc, The University of Burdwan,  Burdwan, West Bengal, 2006
B.Sc, Hooghly Mohsin College, The University of Burdwan,  West Bengal, 2004

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India (2018-present) 
Assistant Research Professor, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea (2016-2018)
Group leader for the catalysis and synthesis group, BasCat, Berlin, Germany (2015-2016)
Postdoctoral research associate in the group of Prof. Matthias Driess, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany (2011-2014)

Selected Publications

  • V. Vyas, P. Maurya, A. Indra*, Chem. Sci. 2023, 14, 12339-12344

  • B. Singh, P. Mannu; Y. -C. Huang, R. Prakash, S. Shen, C. -L. Dong, A. Indra*, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2022, 61, e202211585.
  • A. K. Singh, S. Ji, B. Singh, C. Das, H. Choi,* P. W. Menezes,* A. Indra*, Materials Today Chemistry. 2021, 23, 100668. 
  • B. Singh, O. Prakash, P. Maiti, P. W. Menezes, and A. Indra*, Chem. Commun. 202056, 15036-15039.
  • P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, I. Zaharieva, C. Walter, S. Loos, S. Hoffmann, Energy & Environ. Sci. 2019, 12, 988-999.
  • A. Indra, U. Paik, T. Song, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 1241-1245 (Cover page).
  • A. Indra, T. Song, U. Paik, Adv. Mater. 2018, 1705146.
  • A. Indra, A. Acharjya,  P. W. Menezes, C. Merschjann, D. Hollmann, M. Schwarze, M. Aktas, S. Lochbrunner, A. Thomas, M. Driess,​ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1653-1657.
  • A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, C. Das, D. Schmeißer, M. Driess, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 8641-8644 (Cover page).
  • A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, N. R. Sahraie, A. Bergmann, C. Das, M. Tallarida, D. Schmeißer, P. Strasser, M. Driess, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17530-17536.
  • A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, I. Zaharieva, E. Baktash, J. Pfrommer, M. Schwarze, H. Dau, M. Driess, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13206-13210 (VIP paper).
  • A. Indra, M. Doble, S. Bhaduri, G. K. Lahiri, ACS Catal. 2011, 1, 511-518.


Sr. No. Course Name Course Code
1 Chemistry I CY-101
2 Chemistry II CY-102
3 Chemistry of Transition and Inner Transition Elements CY-405
4 Chemistry of Coordination Compounds CHI-241
5 Transition and Inner Transition Elements CHI-341
6 Organometallic Chemistry CHI-441
7 Inorganic Chemistry M.Sc Lab-I CY-492
8 Inorganic Chemistry M.Sc Lab-II CY-495
9 Adsorption and Heterogeneous Catalysis CHI-423
10 Chemistry of Coordination Compounds CY-408
11 Bioinorganic Chemistry CY-521
12 Organometallic Chemistry CY-501
13 Bioinspired Energy Conversion CY-524
Artificial Photosynthesis
Artificial photosynthesis can transform CO2 into useful organics with the help of an efficient photocatalyst. This leads to carbon fixation and sustainable energy conversion. The goal of this project is to build up artificial leaf which can work like natural system under visible light irradiation. Development of the photoelectrochemical cell (PEC) to continue the process of sustainable energy conversion by using the sunlight will be the ultimate achievement of this project.

Metal Organic Framework Derived Catalysts for Energy Conversion 
Exploring new materials with high efficiency and durability for the electrochemical processes is the primary requirement for the development in the field of energy conversion and storage. Application of metal organic framework (MOF) derived materials for the electrochemical energy conversion like oxygen evolution, hydrogen evolution, oxygen reduction or battery materials have been found to be an emerging field of research in last few years. In this project, we will focus on the systematic design of the materials from MOF and control over their inherent properties to enhance their electrochemical performances.
Photocatalytic Organic Reactions with Quantum Dots and Semiconductors 
Photocatalytic organic reactions such as selective oxidation, oxidative couplings reactions by using visible light active photocatalyst are of great importance towards achieving sustainable chemistry. In practical applications there are several challenges like low selectivity, sluggish reaction rate etc. Therefore, or objective is to develop suitable protocol to improve the activity and selectivity. We investigate the application of semiconductor materials or quantum dots by band engineering to improve the selectivity. Development of the cocatalyst systems to control the electron-hole separation and transport is also the objective of this work. 
Bioinspired Electrochemical Oxygen Evolution Reaction
Electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) have been considered to play the pivotal role for the energy conversion and storage. Designing of new catalyst systems following the principle of nature could be the most useful way of energy conversion. In this respect, understanding the natural catalyst systems is essential to improve the efficiency of the artificial catalysts. In this project we shall develop transition metal based catalysts which can mimic the nature both structurally and functionally. Comparison of the natural and synthesized system and correlating them in the molecular level will also be studied to develop the basic understanding of this subject.



Evaluating the Impact of Anodic Oxidation Reactions on Water Splitting Using Prussian Blue Analog-Derived Metal (Oxy)hydroxides

B. Singh, T. Ansari, N. Verma, Y. C. Huang, P. Mannu, C. L. Dong, A. Indra* 

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2024, Just accepted

Impact factor: 11.9, Citation: 0


Insights into the Single Atom and Support Interaction in Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction

C. Walter, A. K. Singh, A. Indra,* P. W. Menezes

ChemElectroChem 2024, Just accepted


Understanding the Charge Transfer Dynamics in 3D-1D Nanocomposites over Solar-Driven Synergistic Selective Valorization of Lignocellulosic Biomass: A New Sustainable Approach

A. Jaryal, A. K. Singh,H. Bhatt, H. N. Ghosh,* A. Indra,*  K. Kailasam

Energy Environ. Sci. Catal. 2024, Just accepted.


Dual-Mode Viraus Detection: Combining Electrochemical and Fluorescence Modalities for Enhanced Sensitivity and Reliability

U. Dasgupta, M. Ghosh, P. Chakraborty, E. Y. Park, A. Indra, A. D. Chowdhury

ACS Applied Bio Materials 2024, Just accepted.


Superior Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Activity of a Triply
Bridged Diruthenium(II) Complex on Carbon Cloth Support

Y. Arya, T. Ansari, S. K. Bera, S. Panda, A. Indra,* G. K. Lahiri*

Chem. Commun., 2024, Just accepted.


Low Loading of Meatal in Metal-Organic Framework-Derived NiNx@NC Promotes Amide Formation Through C-N Coupling 

V. Vyas, V. Kumar, A. Indra*

Chem. Commun., 2024, 60, 2544-2547.


Isomer-Sensitive Electrochemical HER of Ruthenium(II)-Hydrido Complexes Involving Redox-Active Azoheteroaromatics 

L. Seikh, S. Dhara, A. K. Singh, S. Dey, A. Singh,  A. Indra*, G. K. Lahiri*
Dalton Trans. 2024, 53, 1746-1756

Impact factor: 4.569, Citation: 0

DOI: 10.1039/D3DT02925E


Activation of Molecular Oxygen and Peroxodisulfate for Removal of Water-Soluble Antibiotics Using Metal-Organic Framework-Derived CoNx@NC Catalyst

V. Vyas, A. Indra*
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2024, 27, e202300526
Impact factor: 2.551, Citation: 0




C-H Bond Activation by Antimony(V)-Oxo Intermediate Accessed through Electrochemical Oxidation of Antimony(III) tetra(thiocyano)corrole

T. Pain,  A. K. Singh, A. Tarai, S. Mondal, A. Indra,* S. Kar
Inorg. Chem., 2023 , 46, 18779-18788
Impact factor: 5.436, Citation: 1






Visible Light Induced Regioselective C-3 Thiocyanation of Imidazoheterocycles Through Naphthalimide Dye Based Photoredox Catalysis

P. Saha, R. Kumar, S. Das, T. Ansari, A. Indra, D. K. Sharma
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2023 , 21, 8471-8476
Impact factor: 3.2, Citation: 1





Metal-organic framework-derived CoNx-nanoparticles on N-doped carbon for selective N-alkylation of aniline 
V. Vyas, P. Maurya, A. Indra*

Chem. Sci. 2023, 14, 12339- 12344
Impact factor: 9.969, Citation: 4




4f-2p-3d orbital overlap in metal-organic framework-derived CeO2/CeCo-LDH heterostructure promotes water oxidation activity
P. Maurya, T. Ansari, and A. Indra*

Chem. Commun, 2023, 59, 13359-13362
Impact factor: 4.9, Citation: 1





Single-Atom Catalysts for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction 
A. K. Singh, B.Singh,  A. Indra,*

Book Chapter





Deciphering Ligand-Controlled Charge Transfer from Metal-Organic Framework to Cadmium Sulfide for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
A. K. Singh, A. Jaryal, S. K. Patel, D. Kumar, E. S. S. Iyer,* K. Kailasam,* A. Indra,*

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2023, 11,16724-16733

Impact factor: 11.9, Citation: 0







Structural Evolution of a Water Oxidation Catalyst by Incorporation of High-Valent Vanadium from the Electrolyte Solution
B. Singh,a Y-C. Huang, A. Priyadarsini, P. Mannu, S. Dey, G. K. Lahiri,* B. S. Mallik,* C.-L. Dong*, A. Indra*
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2023, 11, 15906-15914
Impact factor: 11.9, Citation: 0














Exploring Ligand Controlled C2 Product Selectivity in Carbon Dioxide Reduction with Copper Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets
A. K. Singh. L. Gu, A. Dutta Chowdhury,* A. Indra*
Inorg. Chem., 2023,62,15906-15914
Impact factor: 5.436, Citation: 5













Synthesis and Characterization of Titanium-Substituted Nanocrystalline Co2-Y Hexaferrite: Magnetically Retrievable Photocatalyst for Treatment Contaminated Wastewater
M. Suthar, A. K. De, A. Indra*, I. Sinha, P. K. Roy
Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 2023, 30, 44457–44479
Impact factor: 5.19, Citation: 5








Iron(III) Ion-Assisted Transformation of ZIF-67 to Self-supported FexCo-Layered Double Hydroxide for Improved Water Oxidation
P. Maurya, V. Vyas, A. N. Singh, A. Indra*
Chem. Commun. 2023, 59, 7200-7203
Impact factor: 4.9, Citation: 5









Oxidase-Like Nanozyme Activity of Manganese Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets for Colorimetric and Fluoresence Sensing of L-Cysteine
A. K. Singh, K. Bijalwan, N. Kaushal, A. Kumari, A. Saha,* A. Indra*
ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2023,6, 9, 8036–8045
Impact factor: 6.140, Citation: 15












Nitrogen Substitution Induced Lattice Contraction in Nickel Nanoparticles for Electrochemical hydrogen Evolution from Simulated Seawater
B. Singh, A. K. Singh, A. Priyadarsini, Y. -C. Huang, S. Dey, T. Ansari, S. Shen, G. K. Lahiri,* C.-L. Dong,* B. S. Mallik,* A. Indra*
Chem. Commun. 2023, 59, 6084-6087
Impact factor: 4.9, Citation: 1












Hydrogen Production Technologies from Renewable Sources

B. Singh, A. Indra*
Encyclopedia of Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Elsevier, 2023









Ruthenium Azobis(benzothiazole): Electronic Structure and Impact of Substituent on the Electrocatalytic Single-Site Water Oxidation Process
A. Singh, B. Singh, S. Dey,* A. Indra,* G. Lahiri* 
Inorg. Chem., 2023, 62, 2769−2783
Impact factor: 5.436, Citation: 3












Chlorocobaloxime Containing N-(4-pyridylmethyl)-1,8-naphthalamide Peripheral Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization and Enhanced Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution in Alkaline Medium
J. K. Yadav, B. Singh, S. K. Pal, N. Singh, P. Lama, A. Indra*, K. Kumar*
Dalton Trans., 202352, 936-946 
Impact factor: 4.569, Citation: 2

















Deciphering Ligand Controlled Structural Evolution of Prussian Blue Analogues and Their Electrochemical Activation during Alkaline Water Oxidation
B. Singh, P. Mannu; Y. -C. Huang, R. Prakash, S. Shen, C. -L. Dong, A. Indra*
Angew. Chem.Int. Ed., 202261, e2022115
Impact factor: 16.823, Citation: 18






65 Designing hollow structured materials for sustainable energy conversion
B. Singh, A. Indra*
Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy Applications (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA)








Homoleptic Ni(II) dithiocarbamate complexes as precatalysts for electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction
S. K. Pal, B. Singh, J. K. Yadav, C. L. Yadav, M. G. B. Drew, N. Singh*, A. Indra,* K. Kumar*
Dalton Trans. 2022, 51,13003-13014 
Impact factor: 4.569, Citation: 10






Replacing anodic oxygen evolution reaction with organic oxidation: The importance of metal (oxy)hydroxide formation as the active oxidation catalyst
‘Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis in India’ SYNLETT Special Issue

A. K. Singh, D. Kumar, B. Singh, A. Indra*
,34,552-560   (Invited Paper)
Impact factor: 2.20, Citation: 3










Scope and prospect of transition metal-based cocatalysts for visible light-driven photocatalytic hydrogen evolution with graphitic carbon nitride
A. K. Singh, C. Das, A. Indra*
Coord. Chem. Rev. 2022465, 214516
Impact factor: 24.83, Citation:45





Introduction of high valent Mo6+ in Prussian blue analogue derived Co-layered double hydroxide nanosheets for improved water splitting 
B. Singh, A. Patel, A. Indra*
Materials Today Chemistry, 2022, 25, 100930
Impact factor:7.613, Citation: 18



Solid-state synthesis of Cu doped CDs with peroxidase mimicking activity at neutral pH and sensing of antioxidants
K. Bijalwan, A. Kumari, N. Kaushal, A.  Indra, A. Saha
ChemNanoMat, 2022, 8, e202200044
Impact factor: 3.820, Citation: 2















Realizing Electrochemical Transformation of Metal-Organic Framework Precatalyst into Metal Hydroxide-Oxy(hydroxide) Active Catalyst During Alkaline Water Oxidation
B. Singh, A. Yadav, A. Indra*
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 3843-3868
Impact factor: 11.9, Citation: 44
















Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting with Nitride-Based Photoelectrodes
A. Saha, A. Indra*
Mater. Horizons: From Nat. to Nanomaterials: Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation, 978-981-16-7284-2, 498335_1_En, (Chapter 8)
Book Chapter: Springer Nature













Polyaniline Coating Enables Electronic Structure Engineering in Fe3O4 to Promote Alkaline Oxygen Evolution Reaction
Y. Zou, Y. Huang, L. Jiang, A. Indra,* Y. Wang,* H. Liu,* J. Wang*
Nanotechnology 2022, 15, 155402
Impact factor: 3.953, Citation: 1














Alkaline Oxygen Evolution: Exploring Synergy between fcc and hcp Cobalt Nanoparticles Entrapped in N-doped Graphene
A. K. Singh, S. Ji, B. Singh, C. Das, H. Choi,* P. W. Menezes,* A. Indra*
Materials Today Chemistry 2022, 23, 100668
Impact factor: 7.613, Citation: 27


















Modulating Electronic Structure of Metal Organic Framework Derived Catalysts for Electrochemical Water Oxidation
B. Singh, A. Singh, A. Yadav, A. Indra*
Coord. Chem. Rev. 2021, 447, 214144
Impact factor: 24.833, Citation: 47












Ni-NiO Heterojunction: A Versatile Nanocatalyst for the Regioselective Halogenation and Oxidative Esterification of Aromatics
N. Bhardwaj, A. K. Singh, N. Tripathi, B. Goel, A. Indra* and S. K. Jain*
New J. Chem., 2021, 45, 14177-14183
Impact factor: 3.925, Citation: 5









Ruthenium–Benzothiadiazole Building Block Derived Dynamic Heterometallic Ru–Ag Coordination Polymer and Its Enhanced Water-Splitting Feature
S. Dey, B. Singh, S. Dasgupta, A. Dutta*, A. Indra*, G. K. Lahiri*
Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 9607–9620
Impact factor: 5.436, Citation: 10









Exploring the Mechanism of Peroxodisulfate Activation with Silver Metavanadate to Generate Abundant Reactive Oxygen Species
A. K. Singh, D. Hollmann, M. Schwarze, C. Panda, B. Singh, P. W. Menezes, A. Indra*
Adv. Sustain. Sys., 2021, 4202000288
Impact factor: 6.737, Citation: 9











Promoting Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Activity of Graphitic Carbon Nitride with Hole Transfer Agents
A. Indra,* R. Beltrán-Suito, M. Müller, R. P. Sivasankaran, M. Schwarze, A. Acharjya, B. Pradhan, J. Hofkens, A. Brückner, A. Thomas, P. W. Menezes,  and M. Driess
ChemSusChem, 2021, 14, 306–312  
Impact factor: 8.4 , Citation: 17







Tuning properties of CoFe-layered double hydroxide by vanadium substitution for improved water splitting activity
B. Singh, A Indra*,
Dalton Trans. 2021, 50, 2359-2363
Impact factor: 4.569, Citation: 30








Superior performance of ultrathin metal organic framework nanosheets for antiwear and antifriction testing
A. K. Singh, A. Yadav, R. B. Rastogi, A. Indra*
Colloids Surf. A Physicochem Eng Asp. 2020, 613, 126100
Impact factor: 5.518, Citation: 17







Electrochemical transformation of Prussian blue analogue into ultrathin layered double hydroxide nanosheets for water splitting
B. Singh, O. Prakash, P. Maiti, P. W. Menezes, and A. Indra
Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 15036-15039
Impact factor: 4.9, Citation: 50












Amidation of Aldehydes with Amines under Mild Conditions Using Metal‐Organic Framework Derived NiO@ Ni Mott‐Schottky Catalyst
B. Goel, V. Vyas, N. Tripathi, A. K. Singh, P. W. Menezes, A. Indra* and S. K Jain
ChemCatChem 2020, 12, 5743-5749
Impact factor: 5.501, Citation: 22






Bifunctional nanocatalysts for water splitting and its challenges
 A. Indra*
and P. W. Menezes
Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy and environmental Remediation Elsevier 2020
Impact factor: 0.0, Citation: 2








Electrochemical transformation of MOF into ultrathin metal hydroxide-(oxy)hydroxide nanosheets for alkaline water oxidation
B. Singh, O. Prakash, P. Maiti, A. Indra*
ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2020, 3, 6693-6701
Impact factor: 6.140, Citation: 37












Prussian Blue- and Prussian Blue analogue derived materials: Progress and prospects for electrochemical energy conversion
B. Singh, A. Indra*
Mater. Today Energy 2020, 14, 100404.
Impact factor: 9.257, Citation: 101














Designing self-supported metal organic framework derived catalysts for electrochemical water splitting
B. Singh, A. Indra*
Chem. Asian. J2020, 15, 607-623.
Impact factor: 4.839, Citation: 50
















Role of redox active and redox non-innocent ligands in water splitting
B. Singh, A. Indra*
Inorganica Chim. Acta 2020, 506, 119440.
Impact factor: 2.8, Citation: 26
















Detecting structural transformation of cobalt phosphonate to active bifunctional catalysts for electrochemical water-splitting
A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, I. Zaharieva, H. Dau, M. Driess
J. Mater. Chem A 2020, 8, 2637-2643.

Impact factor: 11.9, Citation: 78















Improved chemical water oxidation with Zn in the tetrahedral site of spinel-type ZnCo2O4 nanostructure
B. Chakraborty, A. Indra, P. V. Menezes, M. Dreiss, P. W. Menezes

Mater Today Chem. 2020, 15, 100226.
Impact factor: 7.613, Citation: 28















Surface and interface engineering in transition metal based catalysts for electrochemical water oxidation
B. Singh, A. Indra*
Mater Today Chem. 2020, 16, 100239.

Impact factor: 7.613, Citation: 28















Chemical and structural engineering of transition metal boride towards excellent and sustainable hydrogen evolution reaction
S. Dutta, H. Hand, M. Jee, H. Choi, J. Kwon, K. Parka, A. Indra, K. M. Kim, U. Paik, T. Song
Nano Energy 2020, 67, 104245                                                                                     
Impact factor: 19.069, Citation: 84















Promoting electrocatalytic overall water splitting with nanohybrid of transition metal nitride-oxynitride
S. Dutta, A. Indra, Y. Feng, H. S. Han, T. Song
Appl. Catal. B 2019, 241, 521-527
Impact factor: 24.319, Citation: 200










Helical cobalt borophosphates to master durable overall water-splitting
P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, I. Zaharieva, C. Walter, S. Loos, S. Hoffmann
Energy & Environ. Sci. 2019, 12, 988-999

Impact factor: 38.532, Citation:181












Metal organic framework derived materials: Progress and prospects for the energy conversion and storage
A. Indra, T. Song, U. Paik
Adv. Mater. 2018, 39,1705146.
Impact factor: 32.086, Citation:379







Electrochemical energy conversion and storage with zeolitic imidazolate framework derived materials: A perspective
S. Dutta, Z. Liu, H. Han, A. Indra,* T. Song
ChemElectroChem 2018, 5, 3571-3588
Impact factor: 4.782, Citation: 46










An Intriguing Pea‐Like Nanostructure of Cobalt Phosphide on Molybdenum Carbide Incorporated Nitrogen‐Doped Carbon Nanosheets for Efficient Electrochemical Water Splitting
S. Dutta, A. Indra, H. S. Han, T. Song
ChemSusChem 2018, 11, 3956-3964
Impact factor: 9.140, Citation: 61







Photocatalytic and photosensitized water splitting: A plea for well-defined and commonly accepted protocol
A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, M. Driess
Comptes Rendus Chimie 2018, 21, 909-915.
Impact factor: 2.550, Citation: 10










Boosting electrochemical water oxidation with metal hydroxide carbonate templated Prussian blue analogues
A. Indra, U. Paik, T. Song
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 1241-1245 (Cover page).
Impact factor: 16.823, Citation: 192














Mixed valency in ligand-bridged diruthenium frameworks: divergences and perspectives
A. S. Hazari, A. Indra,*  G. K. Lahiri*
RSC Adv. 2018, 8, 28895-28908 (Invited paper).
Impact factor: 4.036, Citation: 20









Self-supported nickel iron layered double hydroxide-nickel selenide electrocatalyst for superior water splitting activity
S. Dutta, A. Indra, Y. Feng, T. Song, U. Paik
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 33766-33774.
Impact factor: 10.383, Citation: 260








Boosting Visible‐Light‐Driven Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution with an Integrated Nickel Phosphide–Carbon Nitride System
A. Indra, A. Acharjya, P. W. Menezes, C. Merschjann, D. Hollmann, M. Schwarze, M. Aktas, S. Lochbrunner, A. Thomas, M. Driess
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 1653-1657.
Impact factor: 16.823, Citation: 296










Boosting electrochemical water oxidation through replacement of Oh Co sites in cobalt oxide spinel with manganese
P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, V. Gutkin, M. Driess
Chem Commun. 2017, 53, 8018-8021.
Impact factor: 6.065, Citation: 161










Alkaline electrochemical water oxidation with multi-shelled cobalt manganese oxide hollow spheres
A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, C. Das, D. Schmeiβer, M. Driess
Chem Commun. 2017, 53, 8641-8644 (Cover page).
Impact factor: 6.065, Citation: 54









A facile corrosion approach to the synthesis of highly active CoOx water oxidation catalysts
A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, C. Das, C. Göbel, M. Tallarida, D. Schmeiβer, M. Driess
J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5, 5171-5177.
Impact factor: 14.511, Citation: 84











Uncovering the nature of active species of nickel phosphide catalysts in high-performance electrochemical overall water splitting
P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, C. Das, C. Walter, C. Göbel, V. Gutkin, D. Schmeiβer, M. Driess
ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 103-109.
Impact factor: 13.700, Citation: 359











Morphology‐Dependent Activities of Silver Phosphates: Visible‐Light Water Oxidation and Dye Degradation
P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, M. Schwarze, F. Schuster, M. Driess
ChemPlusChem 2016, 81, 1068-1074.
Impact factor: 3.210, Citation: 24





A Single‐Source Precursor Approach to Self‐Supported Nickel–Manganese‐Based Catalysts with Improved Stability for Effective Low‐Temperature Dry Reforming of Methane
P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, P. Littlewood, C. Göbel, R. Schomäcker, M. Driess
ChemPlusChem, 2016, 81, 370-377.
Impact factor: 3.210, Citation: 15










Uncovering the prominent role of metal ions in octahedral versus tetrahedral sites of cobalt–zinc oxide catalysts for efficient oxidation of water
P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, A. Bergmann, P. Chernev, C. Walter, H. Dau, P. Strasser, M. Driess
J. Mater. Chem. A 2016, 4, 10014-10021.
Impact factor: 14.511, Citation: 181














Nickel as a co-catalyst for photocatalytic hydrogen evolution on graphitic-carbon nitride (sg-CN): what is the nature of the active species?
A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, K. Kailasam, D. Hollmann, M. Schröder, A. Thomas, A. Brückner, M. Driess
Chem Commun. 2016, 52, 104-107.
Impact factor: 6.065, Citation: 153










Water soluble polymer supported silver and platinum nanoparticles for efficient reduction of 4-nitrophenol
A. Indra, G. K. Lahiri
J. Indian Chem. Soc. 2015, 92, 1791-1798 (Invited paper).
Impact factor: 0.284, Citation: 0










Significant role of Mn (III) sites in eg1 configuration in manganese oxide catalysts for efficient artificial water oxidation
A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, F. Schuster, M. Driess
J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 2015, 152, 156-161 (Invited paper).
Impact factor: 5.141, Citation: 54










Uncovering Structure–Activity Relationships in Manganese‐Oxide‐Based Heterogeneous Catalysts for Efficient Water Oxidation
A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, M. Driess
ChemSusChem 2015, 8, 776-785
Impact factor: 9.140, Citation: 108












High-performance oxygen redox catalysis with multifunctional cobalt oxide nanochains: morphology-dependent activity
P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, D. González-Flores, N. R. Sahraie, I. Zaharieva, M. Schwarze, P. Strasser, H. Dau, M. Driess
ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 2017-2027.
Impact factor: 13.700, Citation: 260









Using nickel manganese oxide catalysts for efficient water oxidation
P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, O. Levy, K. Kailasam, J. Pfrommer, V. Gutkin, M. Driess
Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 5005-5008.
Impact factor: 6.065, Citation: 103











Cobalt–manganese‐based spinels as multifunctional materials that unify catalytic water oxidation and oxygen reduction reactions
P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, N. R. Sahraie, A. Bergmann, P. Strasser, M. Driess
ChemSusChem 2015, 8, 164-171.
Impact factor: 9.140, Citation: 270










Unification of catalytic water oxidation and oxygen reduction reactions: amorphous beat crystalline cobalt iron oxides
A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, N.R. Sahraie, A. Bergmann, C. Das, M. Tallarida
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17530-17536
Impact factor: 16.383, Citation: 617












Nanostructured manganese oxides as highly active water oxidation catalysts: a boost from manganese precursor chemistry
P. W. Menezes, A. Indra, P. Littlewood, M. Schwarze, C. Göbel, R. Schomäcker, M. Driess
ChemSusChem 2014, 7, 2202-2211
Impact factor: 9.140, Citation: 131











High Catalytic Synergism between the Components of the Rhenium Complex@ Silver Hybrid Material in Alkene Epoxidations
A. Indra, M. Greiner, A. K. Gericke, R. Schlögl, D. Avnir, M. Driess
ChemCatChem, 2014, 6, 1935-1939.
Impact factor: 5.497, Citation: 11












Visible light driven non-sacrificial water oxidation and dye degradation with silver phosphates: multi-faceted morphology matters
A. Indra, P.W. Menezes, M. Schwarze, M. Driess
New J. Chem. 2014, 38, 1942-1945 (Cover page, Invited paper)
Impact factor: 3.925, Citation: 51






Active Mixed‐Valent MnOx Water Oxidation Catalysts through Partial Oxidation (Corrosion) of Nanostructured MnO Particles
A. Indra, P. W. Menezes, I. Zaharieva, E. Baktash, J. Pfrommer, M. Schwarze, H. Dau, M. Driess
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13206-13210 (VIP paper).
Impact factor: 16.823, Citation: 307







Hydroxyapatite supported palladium catalysts for Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling reaction in aqueous medium
A. Indra, C. S. Gopinath, S. Bhaduri, G. K. Lahiri
Catal. Sci. Technol. 2013, 3, 1625-1633.
Impact factor: 6.177, Citation: 41





Chemoselective Hydrogenation and Transfer Hydrogenation of Olefins and Carbonyls with the Cluster‐Derived Ruthenium Nanocatalyst in Water
A. Indra, P. Maity, S. Bhaduri, G. K. Lahiri
ChemCatChem. 2013, 5, 322-330.
Impact factor: 5.497 Citation: 23








Carbon Monoxide Assisted Self‐Assembled Platinum Nanoparticles for Catalytic Asymmetric Hydrogenation
A. Indra, G. K. Lahiri
Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 6742-6745.
Impact factor: 5.020, Citation: 9





Control of chemoselectivity in hydrogenations of substituted nitro-and cyano-aromatics by cluster-derived ruthenium nanocatalysts
A. Indra, N. Maity, P. Maity, S. Bhaduri, G. K. Lahiri
J. Catal. 2011, 284, 176-183.
Impact factor: 8.047, Citation: 17









Pentacoordinated copper–sparteine complexes with chelating nitrite or nitrate ligand: Synthesis and catalytic aspects
A. Indra, S. M. Mobin, S. Bhaduri, G. K. Lahiri
Inorg. Chim. Acta 2011, 374, 415-421 (Invited paper).
Impact factor: 3.118, Citation: 15






Selective hydrogenation of chloronitrobenzenes with an MCM-41 supported platinum allyl complex derived catalyst
A. Indra, P. R. Rajamohanan, C. S. Gopinath, S. Bhaduri, G. K. Lahiri
Appl. Catal. A 2011, 399, 117-125.
Impact factor: 5.723, Citation: 21






Kinetic and scanning transmission electron microscopy investigations on a MCM-41 supported cluster derived enantioselective ruthenium nanocatalyst
A. Indra, M. Doble, S. Bhaduri, G.K. Lahiri
ACS Catal. 2011, 1, 511-518.
Impact factor: 13.700, Citation: 8












MCM-41-supported ruthenium carbonyl cluster-derived catalysts for asymmetric hydrogenation reactions
A. Indra, S. Basu, D. G. Kulkarni, C. S. Gopinath, S. Bhaduri, G. K. Lahiri
Appl. Catal. A 2008, 344, 124-130.
Impact factor: 5.723, Citation: 17









Research Scholars

Priyanka Maurya
M.Sc (University of Allahabad) 

Roll no.: 18051012
E-mail:  priyankamaurya.rs.chy18@itbhu.ac.in
Mobile: +919451972119

Blood group: O(+)
Research Interest: Self-Supported Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Derived Catalysts for Electrochemical Energy Conversion
Hobby: Music


Ved Vyas

M.Sc (University of Allahabad)
Roll no.: 18051011
E- mail:  vedvyas.rs.chy18@itbhu.ac.in
Mobile: +917897046259
Blood group: A(+)
Research Interest: Metal Organic Framework Derived Catalysts for Organic Reactions
Hobby:  Dancing (Bhangra dance), Music, Reading


Ajit Kumar Singh
Teaching Assistant
M.Sc (Banaras Hindu University)
Roll no.: 18051008
E- mail:  ajitkumarsingh.rs.chy18@iitbhu.ac.in
Mobile: +917376354741
Blood group: B(-)
Research Interest: Development of Inorganic Semiconductors for Photocatalytic Energy Conversion
Hobby: Eating and partying


Deepak Kumar
M.Sc (
D D U Gorakhpur University)
Roll no.: 19051506
E- mail:  deepak.rs.chy19@iitbhu.ac.in
Mobile: +919129096934
Blood group: A(+)
Research Interest: Development of heterojunction semiconductor for photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical energy conversion
Hobby: Playing cricket and volleyball

Vishesh Kumar
M.Sc (
University of Allahabad)
Roll no.: 19051505
E- mail:  visheshkumar.rs.chy19@iitbhu.ac.in
Mobile: +917235035038
Blood group: B(+)
Research Interest: Development of Halide Pervoskite Quantum Dots for Photocatalytic Organic Reaction
Hobby: Playing cricket 
Toufik Ansari
M.Sc. St. Aloysius College Jabalpur (M.P)
Roll no.: 22051008
E-mail: toufikansari.rs.chy22@iitbhu.ac.in
Mobile: 9301633152
Blood group: B(+)
Research Interest: Development of hybrid water electrolyzer by the replacement of anodic oxygen evolution with organic oxidation reaction
Hobby: Playing Cricket
Deepak Kumar Ray
M.Sc. Delhi University
Roll no.: 23051503
E-mail: deepakkumarray.rs.chy23@iitbhu.ac.in
Mobile: 8207481988
Blood group: A(+)
Research Interest: Development of dual atom catalyst for paired electrolysis hybrid water electrolyzer by the replacement of organic reaction
Hobby: Playing Cricket and Chess
Sr. No. Name Institute Research Area Category Year
1 Atri Patel IIT(BHU) Metal Organic Framework Project Student 2018
2 Chandan Das NIT Surat Photocatalysis  Internship Student 2018
3 Poulami Sengupta BIT MESRA Metal Organic Framework  Project Student 2018
4 Pourush Gupta IIT(BHU) Metal Organic Framework Project Student 2019
5 Amrendra Singh University of Allahabad Self-Supported MOF Derived catalyst DST INSPIRE Scholar 2019
6 Amit Kumar IISER TVM Metal Organic Framework Internship Student 2019
7 Shekhar Kumar IISER Kolkata Zeolitic Imidazole Framework Internship Student 2019
8  Shreya Singh GFSU Gujarat Layared Double Hydroxide Internship Student 2019
9 Archita Tripathi GFSU Gujarat Photocatalysis Internship Student 2019
10 Abhijeet Rana Banaras Hindu University Zeolitic Imidazole Framework Internship Student 2019
11 Prattay Das Banaras Hindu University Metal Organic Framework Internship Student 2019
12 Rohon Mondal Banaras Hindu University Metal Organic Framework Internship Student 2019
13 Rakesh Priyadarshi Banaras Hindu University Zeolitic Imidazole Framework Internship Student 2019
14 Ankur Khapare  DAVV (Indore) Zeolitic Imidazole Framework Internship Student 2020
15 Suhani Tripathi DAVV (Indore) Zeolitic Imidazole Framework Internship Student 2020
16 Kushal Dubey NIT SIKKIM Metal Organic Framework Internship Student 2022
17 Jyoti Singh NIT SIKKIM Zeolitic Imidazole Framework Internship Student 2022
18 Deopal Birua IISER TVM Zeolitic Imidazole Framework Internship Student 2022
19 Shivam Kumar IISER TVM Metal Organic Framework Internship Student 2022
20 Sanju Central University of Haryana Self-Supported MOF Derived catalyst Internship Student 2022
21 Harish Kumar Central University of Haryana Zeolitic Imidazole Framework Internship Student 2022
22 Abhirup Sardar  IISER TVM Metal Organic Framework Internship Student 2022
23 Saunak Das IISER Kolkata Electrochemical Organic Oxidation Internship Student 2023
24 Shyan Hait NIT Durgapur Electrochemical Organic Oxidation Internship Student 2023
25 Adithiya Manoj  Pune Electrochemical Water Oxidation Internship Student 2023
26 Harshi Saxena NIT SIKKIM Electrochemical Water Oxidation Internship Student 2023
27 Prateek Jena NISER Bhubaneswar Metal Organic Framework Internship Student 2023


Pradeep Prateek NISER Bhubaneswar Metal Organic Framework Internship Student 2023
29 Bhumika K. N REWA University  Metal Organic Framework for Organic Reaction Internship Student 2024
30 Ansh Yati University of Lucknow Photocatalysis  Internship Student 2024
31  Manreet Kaur University of Lucknow Photocatalysis  Internship Student 2024


Sr. No. Project Name Funding Amount (Rs) Date of starting Date of ending Achievements
1 Development of Transition Metal-Based Nanocatalysts for Bio-inspired Water Oxidation CSIR 17,60,000  
2 Promoting Water Oxidation Reaction with Electrochemically Synthesized Ultrathin Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets DST-SERB 26,51,000  
3 Band Gap Engineering of Semiconductors for Artificial Photosynthesis IIT-BHU 10,00,000  
4 Development of Metal-Organic Framework Derived Single-Atom Catalysts for Industrial Scale Water Electrolysis and Selective Synthesis of Value-Added Products DST-DAAD 12,20,000  
5 Modulation of Metal-Metal Interaction and Coordination Sites of Dual-Atom Catalysts for the Electrochemical Oxidation of Benzylic Substrates to Value-Added Products DST-CRG (2023) 57,00,000    
  Ph.D Students   IID M.Tech Students M.Sc. Students

Baghendra Singh
M.Sc (Dr. R. M. L. Avadh University)

Date of Registration: 24/07/2018
Roll no.: 18051010
E-mail: baghendrasingh.rs.chy18@iitbhu.ac.in
Mobile: +918726112056
Blood group: A(+)
Thesis Title: Metal Organic Framework (MOF) Derived Catalysts for Electrochemical Energy Conversion
Date of thesis submission: 23/09/2023


Paurush Gupta
Date of Registration: 26/07/2016
Roll no.: 16051508
Email: paurushgupta.chy19@itbhu.ac.in 
Mobile: +919169133959
Thesis Title: Prussian blue analogue Derived Layered Double Hydroxide for Electrochemical Energy Conversion
Date of thesis submission:18/05/2021





Laeeq Ahmed
M.Sc. student
Date of Registration: 26/07/2019
Roll no.: 19051508
E-mail: laeeqahmed.chy19@itbhu.ac.in 
Mobile: +919711015397
Thesis Title: Cs2AgBiBr6 double perovskite photocatalyst for alpha alkylation of aldehyde
Date of thesis submission:18/05/2021






Atri Patel
IDD M.Tech
Date of Registration: 26/07/2017
Roll no.: 17051508
E-mail: atripatel.chy17@itbhu.ac.in 
Mobile: +919984038465
Thesis Title: Metal Organic Framework (MOF) Derived Layered Double Hydroxide for Electrochemical Energy Conversion
Date of thesis submission: 04/05/2022


Anju Kumari
M.Sc. student
Date of Registration:26/07/2019
Roll no.: 19051508
E-mail: anjukumari.chy19@itbhu.ac.in 
Mobile: +916203037967
Thesis Title: MOF-derived CO@NC catalyst for esterification of benzyl alcohol
Date of thesis submission:18/05/2021



Akanksha Rajput
IDD M.Tech
Date of Registration: 26/07/2017
Roll no.: 17051508
E-mail: akanksharaput.chy17@itbhu.ac.in 
Mobile: +917417841714
Thesis Title: Metal Organic Framework (MOF) Derived CO@NC catalyst for Electrochemical water splitting.
Date of thesis submission: 05/05/2022



Pratyush Mohanty
M.Sc. student
Date of Registration:26/07/2021
Roll no.: 19051508
E-mail: anjukumari.chy19@itbhu.ac.in 
Mobile: +916370517661
Thesis Title:  Electrocatalytic activation of metal organic framework into metal (oxyhydroxide) for anodic oxidation reaction
Date of thesis submission:15/05/2023