Avishek Dey, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​My research interest includes supramolecular chemistry, self-assembled functional organic and metal-organic materials (MOFs, Gels etc.), porous organic and metal-organic cage.

Selected Publications

  • Metal-organic gels and coordination networks of pyridine-3,5-bis(1-methyl-benzimidazole-2-yl) and metal halides: Se... 
    Avishek Dey, Sumit K. Mandal and Kumar Biradha
    CrystEngComm, 15, 9769-9778., (2013)
  • Cocrystals and salts of Pyridine-3,5-bis(1-methyl-benzimidazole-2-yl) with pyromellitic acid: Aromatic guest inclus... 
    Avishek Dey, Saibal Bera and Kumar Biradha
    Cryst. Growth Des., 15, 318-325, (2015)
  • Porous coordination polymers containing pyridine-3,5-bis(5- azabenzimidazole): Exploration of water sorption, selec... 
    Avishek Dey, Satyanarayana K. Konavarapu, Himadri S. Sasmal and Kumar Biradha
    Cryst. Growth Des., 16, 5976-5984., (2016)
  • MOFs with PCU topology for the inclusion of one-dimensional water cages: Selective sorption of water vapor, CO2, an... 
    Avishek Dey, Dipayan Bairagi, and Kumar Biradha
    Cryst. Growth Des., 17, 3885-3892., (2017)
  • Anion and guest directed tetracyclic macrocycles of Ag5L4 and Ag6L4 with an arc shaped ligand containing pyridine a... 
    Avishek Dey and Kumar Biradha
    Cryst. Growth Des., 17, 5629-5633., (2017)
  • Thermochromic, solvatochromic and piezochromic Cd(II) and Zn(II) coordination polymers: Detection of small molecule... 
    Avishek Dey, Abhijit Garai, Venkatesh Gude and Kumar Biradha
    Cryst. Growth Des., 18, 6070-6077, (2018)
  • Self-sorting of metal-organic polymeric assemblies in gels: Selective templation and catalysis of homo dimers in ge... 
    Satyanarayana K. Konavarapu, Avishek Dey, Abhijit Garai and Kumar Biradha
    Chem. Eur. J., 24, 5760-5764., (2018)


  • ​2012-2018: Ph.D. in Supramolecular Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.
  • 2009-2011: M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, Vidyasagar University, India.
  • 2006-2009: B.Sc in Chemistry, Midnapore College, Vidyasagar University, India, 2009.

Professional Profile

​2018: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.


  • ​​Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from University Grant Commission (UGC), India in 2014.
  • Qualified Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Joint CSIR- UGC National Eligibility Test, India in 2011 and 2012.

Research Interests Keywords

​Supramolecular Chemistry Organic and Metal-organic Materials Porous Organic and Metal-organic Cage