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White Branch

Dr. Kumar Biradha, FRSC

Principal Investigator


Department of Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Kharagpur-721302, India

Ph.: 03222-283346 (Off); 03222-283347 (Home) 



Complete CV


Jan'1997 - Aug'1998: Post Doctoral Fellow (Prof. M.J. Zaworotko) Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova  Scotia, Canada

Jul'1997 - Dec'1997: Inorganic Lab Instructor Saint Mary’s University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada

Oct'1998 - Oct'2000: JSPS Post Doctoral Fellow (Prof. Makoto Fujita) Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Oct'2000 - Oct'2001: Assistant Professor, Nagoya University Japan

Nov'2001 - Apr'2002:  Researcher, Nagoya University, Japan

Jun'2002 - Dec'2008:  Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Dec'2008 - Mar'2014: Associate Professor, IIT Kharagpur

2014 - Present: Professor, IIT Kharagpur

Associate Editor: 2012 - 2021, Crystal Growth & Design, ACS

Member of Editorial Advisory Board: 2021 - present, Crystal Growth & Design, ACS

Vice Chairman: 2021 - present, GATE-JAM Office, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Visiting Professor: 19 May-18 Jul'2008, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Visiting Researcher: 23 May – 9th June'2012, University of South Florida, USA


Ph.D.: Chemistry (Structural), University of Hyderabad, India, Dec-1996,

Thesis: Some Studies of Hydrogen Bonding in Organic and Organometallic Crystals: Applications to Crystal Engineering.

Supervisor: Prof. Gautam R. Desiraju


M.Sc: Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad-500046, India, 1989-1991,

Dissertation: Studies on the Reduction of Carboxylic Acids to Alcohols Using Catechol/NaBH4 System Supervisor: Prof. M. Periasamy


B.Sc: Andhra University, D.N.R. College, Bimavaram, India, 1986-1989.

Main: Chemistry, Ancillaries: Mathematics and Physics

Fellowships, Awards & Honors:

2017-2020: Member of Research Council: CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, India

2012-2022: Associate Editor, Crystal Growth & Design, ACS

2022 onwards: Editorial Advisory board member of Crystal Growth & Design, ACS

2011 onwards: Editorial Advisory board member of New Journal of Chemistry, RSC

2011: Co-editor of Acta Cryst., Sect. E. (IUCr)

2010: Guest Editor of a Special Issue on “Coordination Polymers: Structure and Function” in New Journal  of Chemistry.

2010: Editor: R. Sc. Book series on crystal engineering

2010: Board of Editors of Crystal Growth & Design Network

2010: Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)

2008-2011: Editorial board member of New Journal of Chemistry, RSC

2006 SCOPUS Young scientist award in Chemistry by Elsevier

1998-2000: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post Doctoral Award

1991-1996: UGC Fellowship

1989-1991: Merit and Mean Scholarship, University of Hyderabad

Contribution in Scientific Area:

Total Publications              233

     Citations                      12,782

                  h-index                           54               

    i10-index                       175


#Data credit: Web of Science

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