Research Interests

Synthesis of stable porous materials such as Porous Organic/Aromatic Polymers (POP/PAF), Covalent Triazine Frameworks, Zoolitic Imidazole Frameworks (ZIF)   for the application membrane fabrication for Gas/Liquids separation, Catalysis and water purification.

Selected Publications

  • Self-template chemically stable hollow spherical covalent organic framework
    S. Kandambeth, V. Venkatesh, D. B. Shinde, S. Kumari, A. Haldar, S. Verma, and R. Banerjee
    Nature Communications, 6, Article No. 6786, (2015)
  • Bifunctional covalent organic frameworks with two dimensional organocatalytic micropores
    D. B. Shinde, S. Kandambeth, P. Pachfule, R.R. Kumar, and R. Banerjee
    Chem. Comm., 51, 310, (2015)
  • Mechanosynthesis of imine, β-ketoenamine, and hydrogen-bonded imine-linked covalent organic frameworks using liquid...
    G. Das, D. B. Shinde, S. Kandambeth, B. P. Biswal, and R. Banerjee
    Chem. Comm., 50, 12615, (2014)
  • Enhancement of Chemical Stability and Crystallinity in Porphyrin‐Containing Covalent Organic Frameworks by Intramol...
    S. Kandambeth, D. B Shinde, M. K. Panda, B. Lukose, T. Heine, R. Banerjee
    Angewandte Chemie, 125, 13290, (2013)
  • Simple stereoselective synthesis of unsaturated lactone intermediates and their conversion into natural dihydropyra...
    D. B. Shinde, B. S. Kanth, A. S. Kumar and B. Das
    Letters in Organic Chemistry, 10, 317, (2013)
  • First stereoselective total synthesis of naturally occurring (6R)-6-(4-Oxopentyl)-5,6-dihydro-2H-pyran-2-one and it...
    D. B. Shinde, B. S. Kanth, M. Srilatha and B. Das
    Synthesis, 44, 469, (2012)
  • Stereoselective total synthesis of the piperidine alkaloids, (+)-coniine, (+)- pseudoconhydrine, and (+)-...
    G.Satyalakshmi, K. Suneel, D. B. Shinde, and B. Das
    Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 22, 1000, (2011)
  • Total synthesis of racemic and (R) and (S)-4-methoxyalkanoic acids and their antifungal activity
    B. Das, D. B. Shinde, B. S. Kanth, G. C. Kumar and A. Kamble
    Eur. J. Med. Chem., 46, 3124, (2011)
  • An efficient multicomponent synthesis of polysubstituted pyrrolidines and tetrahydropyridines starting directly fro...
    B. Das, D. B. Shinde, B. S. Kanth and G. Satyalakshmi
    Synthesis, 2823, (2010)

Education Profile

  • ​2013 Ph.D, 2013 Ph.D, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) Hyderabad, India.
  • 2007 M.Sc, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University (SRTMU), Nanded, India
  • 2005 B.Ed, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University (SRTMU), Nanded, India
  • 2003 B.Sc, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University (SRTMU), Nanded, India

Professional Profile

  • ​September 2015-till date Post-doctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • April 2013-August 2015 Post-doctoral Fellow, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
  • 2008, Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, Shri Shiv Chatrapati College, Junnar, S.P. University, Pune, India.


  • ​Awarded CSIR Nehru science postdoctoral research fellowship from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India.
  • National Eligibility Test conducted by CSIR-UGC, on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.
  • 2008―State Eligibility Test conducted by UGC, Government of Maharashtra, India.
  • 2008―GATE with 95% percentile

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)