Sushil Kumar, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • Porosity Prediction through Hydrogen Bonding in Covalent Organic Frameworks 
    S. Karak, S. Kumar, P. Pachfule, and R. Banerjee
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 5138, (2018)
  • Interplaying anions in a supramolecular metallohydrogel to form metal organic frameworks 
    S. Karak, S. Kumar, S. Bera, D. D. Diáz, and R. Banerjee 
    Chem. Commun., 53, 3705, (2017)
  • Constructing ultraporous covalent organic frameworks in seconds via organic terracotta process 
    Karak, S. Kandambeth, B. P. Biswal, H. S. Sasmal, S. Kumar, P. Pachfule, and R. Banerjee 
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 1856, (2017)


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA, 2014
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA, 2009
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA, 2006

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2018: SERB-Young Scientist (Postdoctoral fellow), CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, INDIA
  • 2014-2015: CSIR-Research Associate, University of Delhi, Delhi, INDIA


  • ​Awarded SERB-Young Scientist fellowship (Postdoctoral fellow) under Start-Up Research Grant scheme funded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), INDIA.
  • Awarded Erasmus Mundus scholarship through the Erasmus Mundus Europe-Asia (EMEA) scholarship programme coordinated by Lund University, Sweden.
  • National Eligibility Test conducted by CSIR-UGC, on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Research Interests Keywords

Covalent Organic Frameworks Thin films or Membranes Gas or Liquid Separation