Biplab Joarder, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​I am mainly working on the development and functional studies of various advanced microporous materials like porous coordination polymers (PCPs) for energy and environmental applications.

PCPs are porous network solids composed of metal ions and organic linkers. This hybrid nature makes them structurally diverse as well as offering modular methods for variation. They serve as a platform where the pore sizes pore shapes, network topology and the chemical functionalities lining and occupying the pores channel can determine their properties.

My research here is to develop a platform of highly tunable PCP materials based membrane that can be applied for a range of molecular separation technologies.

Selected Publications

  • Solid-State Photon Upconversion Materials: Structural Integrity and Triplet-Singlet Dual Energy Migration 
    B. Joarder, N. Yanai and N. Kimizuka
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9, 4613-4624, (2018)
  • Achieving Superprotonic Conduction in Metal−Organic Frameworks through Iterative Design Advances 
    S. Kim, B. Joarder, J. A. Hurd, J. Zhang, K. W. Dawson, B. S. Gelfand, N. E. Wong, and G. ...
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 1077-1082, (2018)
  • Single Crystal Proton Conduction Study of a Metal-Organic Framework of Modest Water Stability 
    B. Joarder, J. Lin, Z. Romero, and G. K. H. Shimizu
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 7176-7179, (2017)
  • Aqueous Phase Sensing of Cyanide Ion Using a Hydrolytically Stable Metal-organic Framework 
    A. Karmakar,† B. Joarder,† A. Mallick, P. Samanta, A. V. Desai, S. Basu, and S. K. Ghosh (...
    Chem. Comm. 53, 1253-1256, (2017)
  • Selective and Sensitive Aqueous Phase Detection of TNP (2,4,6-trinitro phenol) by an Amine Functionalized Metal-or... 
    B. Joarder, A. V. Desai, P. Samanta, S. Mukherjee, and S. K. Ghosh
    Chem. Eur. J. 21, 965 969, (2015)
  • Chiral Biomolecule Based Dodecanuclear Dysprosium(III)-Copper(II) Clusters: Structural Analyses and Magnetic Prope... 
    B. Joarder, S. Mukherjee, M. Patil, S. Xue, J. Tang, and S. K. Ghosh
    Inorg. Chem. Front. 2, 854-859, (2015)
  • Guest-Responsive Function of a Dynamic Metal-Organic Framework with  Lewis Acidic Pore Surface 
    B. Joarder, S. Mukherjee, A. K. Chaudhari, A. V. Desai, B. Manna, and S. K. Ghosh
    Chem. Eur. J. 20, 1530315308, (2014)
  • Structures and Magnetic Properties of Two Analogous Dy6 Wheels with Electron-Donation and Withdrawal Effects 
    B. Joarder, S. Mukherjee, S. Xue, J. Tang, and S. K. Ghosh
    Inorg. Chem. 53, 7554-7560, (2014)
  • Highly Selective Detection of Nitro-Explosive by a Luminescent Metal-Organic Framework 
    S. S. Nagarkar, B. Joarder, A. K. Chaudhari, S. Mukherjee, and S. K. Ghosh
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 2881-2885, (2013)
  • Amino Acid Based Dynamic Metal–Biomolecule Frameworks 
    B. Joarder, A. K. Chaudhari, S. S. Nagarkar, B. Manna and S. K. Ghosh
    Chem. Eur. J. 19, 11178-11183, (2013)


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, IISER Pune, Pune, India.
  • M.Sc., Inorganic Chemistry, Kalyani University, Kalyani, India

Professional Profile

  • 2015-2017: AITF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary, Canada.
  • 2017-2019: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Kyushu University, Japan.
  • 2020 - Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests Keywords

​Synthesis and Characterization of PCPs Exploration of porous materials for gas separation