Vivekanand Sharma

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Research Interests

Porous solid materials are widely occurred in nature and in technologically significant materials. My research interest lies at the interface between experimental chemistry and material science. Fundamentally, my research goal is to develop a range of porous composite materials (Macrocycles, MOFs, Organic Cages etc.) which should not only to be economical but scalable too and have potential to address many contemporary global issues.
Molecular sieving is one of them and highly sought application specifically in petro-chemical industries. My primary objectives are to address challenges associated with molecular separation technologies such as stability and efficiency along with cost effectiveness too. 

Selected Publications

  • Flexibility Induced Encapsulation of Ultrafine Palladium Nanoparticles into Organic Cages for
    Tsuji- Trost Allylation
    Vivekanand Sharma, R. Saha, D. De, Pratim Kumar Chattaraj and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
    ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12, 8539-8546, (2020)
  • Organic cage supported metal nanoparticles for applications
    Vivekanand Sharma, Parimal K.Bharadwaj
    Dalton Trans., 49, 15574-15586, (2020)
  • Benzothiazole integrated into a cryptand for ESIPT based selective chemosensor for the Zn2+
    M. Gupta, S. Sahana, Vivekanand Sharma and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
    Dalton Trans., 48, 7801-7808, (2019)
  • Peripheral Fluorophore Functionalized Shape-Persistent [2+3] Organic Cage for Highly
    Selective Detection of Picric Acid.
    Vivekanand Sharma, N. Chatterjee, P. Srivastava, D. De and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
    ChemistrySelect, 4, 7991-7995, (2019)
  • A Multifunctional Metal–Organic Framework for Oxidative C-O Coupling Involving Direct C-H
    Activation and Synthesis of Quinolines.
    Vivekanand Sharma, Dinesh De, and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
    Inorg. Chem., 57, 8195–8199, (2018)
  • A (T–P) phase diagram for the adsorption/desorption of carbon dioxide and hydrogen in a
    Cu(II)- MOF.
    R. Saha, Vivekanand Sharma, D. De, Parimal K.Bharadwaj, Pratim K.Chattaraja
    Polyhedron, 153, 254-260 (2018)
  • A Cu(II)-MOF capable of fixing CO2 from air and showing high capacity H2 and CO2 adsorption
    Vivekanand Sharma, D. De, R. Saha, R. Das, P. K. Chattaraj and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
    Chem. Commun., 53, 13371-13374, (2017)
  • A 2D Coordination Network That Detects Nitro Explosives in Water, Catalyzes Baylis–Hillman
    Reactions, and Undergoes Unusual 2D→3D Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Transformation
    Vivekanand Sharma, D. De, S. Pal, P. Saha and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
    Inorg. Chem., 56, 8847–8855, (2017)


  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India
  • M.Sc., University of Allahabad, India
  • B.Sc., Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, India

Professional Profile

  • 2021-Present: Postdoctoral fellows, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 


  • IUCr Young Scientist Award, Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA2018), New Zealand
  • IUCr Young Scientist Award, Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA2019), Singapore 

Research Interests Keywords

Material chemistry Chemically stable MOFs Organic Cages Crystallography Supra-molecular Chemistry Nano-chemistry