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Dr. Anuj Kumar

Dr. Anuj Kumar

  • Assistant Professor
    Institute of Applied Sciences & Humanities
  • Department

    Department of Chemistry
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    Contact Number :8923302899

  • Qualifications

    • PhD (Chemistry) - (2014- 2017)
      Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. 
      Research: “Synthesis and characterization of macrocyclic complexes of biological significance and their redox studies”
      Advisor: Randhir Singh.
    • M.Sc. (Chemistry) - (2011 – 2013)
      HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India 7.7/10
      Specialization: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • B.Sc. (2008 – 2011)
      CCS University Meerut (1st Division)
      Specialization: Industrial Chemistry
    • 10+2 – (2008), UP Board, PCM Group (1st Division)
    • 10th   – (2006), UP Board, Science Group (1st Division)


Peer Reviewed Publications List: Total I. F. = 132.16, h-index= 8, i10 index = 7

List of 14 major Publications: (in order of importance)

  • 1 Ma Mang, Anuj Kumar, Danni Wang, Yiyan Wang, Yin Jia, Ying Zhang, Guoxin Zhang, Zifeng Yan, and Xiaoming Sun. "Boosting the bifunctional oxygen electrocatalytic performance of atomically dispersed Fe site via atomic Ni neighboring." Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (2020): 119091. (Impact factor: 16.68)
  • 2 Anuj Kumar, Ying Zhang, Wen Liu, and Xiaoming Sun. "The chemistry, recent advancements and activity descriptors for macrocycles based electrocatalysts in oxygen reduction reaction." Coordination Chemistry Reviews 402 (2020): 213047. (Impact factor: 15.36)
  • 3Anuj Kumar*, Vinod Kumar Vashistha, Dipak Kumar Das, Recent Development on Metal Phthalocyanines based Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2020, 213678. (IF-15.36).
  • 4Han Aijuan, Bingqing Wang, Anuj Kumar, Yongji Qin, Jing Jin, Xinhe Wang, Can Yang et al. "Recent Advances for MOF-Derived Carbon-Supported Single-Atom Catalysts." Small Methods 3, no. 9 (2019): 1800471. (IF-12.13).
  • 5 Li Pengsong, Anuj Kumar, Jun Ma, Yun Kuang, Liang Luo, and Xiaoming Sun. "Density gradient ultracentrifugation for colloidal nanostructures separation and investigation." Science Bulletin 63, no. 10 (2018): 645-662. (Impact factor: 09.51)
  • 6 Zhao Tete, Anuj Kumar, Xuya Xiong, Mang Ma, Yiyan Wang, Ying Zhang, Stefano Agnoli, Guoxin Zhang, and Xiaoming Sun. "Assisting atomic dispersion of Fe in N-doped carbon by aerosil for high-efficiency oxygen reduction." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2020). (Impact factor: 08.76)
  • 7 Wang Yiyan, Anuj Kumar, Mang Ma, Yin Jia, Yu Wang, Ying Zhang, Guoxin Zhang, Xiaoming Sun, and Zifeng Yan. "Hierarchical peony-like FeCo-NC with conductive network and highly active sites as efficient electrocatalyst for rechargeable Zn-air battery." Nano Research (2020): 1-10. (Impact factor: 08.18).
  • 8 Donglin Yu, Anuj Kumar, Tuan Anh Nguyen, M. Tariq Nazir, Ghulam Yasin, High-Voltage and Ultra-Stable Aqueous Zinc-Iodine Battery Enabled by N-Doped Carbon Materials: Revealing the Contributions of Nitrogen Configurations, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2020. (IF-7.63).
  • 9 Anuj Kumar, Ying Zhang, Jia Yin, Wen Liu, Xiaoming Sun, The Redox Chemistry of N4-Fe2+ in Iron Phthalocyanines for Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, Accepted 2020, (IF-6.1).
  • 10 Yasin, Ghulam, Muhammad Arif, Tahira Mehtab, Muhammad Shakeel, Muhammad Asim Mushtaq, Anuj Kumar, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Yassine Slimani, M. Tariq Nazir, and Huaihe Song. "A novel strategy for the synthesis of hard carbon spheres encapsulated with graphene networks as a low-cost and large-scalable anode material for fast sodium storage with an ultralong cycle life." Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers 7, no. 2 (2020): 402-410. (Impact factor: 05.95)
  • 11 Gao Tengfei, Anuj Kumar, Zhicheng Shang, Xinxuan Duan, Hangchao Wang, Shiyuan Wang, Shengfu Ji et al. "Promoting electrochemical conversion of CO2 to formate with rich oxygen vacancies in nanoporous tin oxides." Chinese Chemical Letters 30, no. 12 (2019): 2274-2278. (Impact factor: 04.63) (Equal Contribution)
  • 12 Chang Yingna, Yingchun Pang, Qidong Dang, Anuj Kumar, Guoxin Zhang, Zheng Chang, and Xiaoming Sun. "Converting polyvinyl chloride plastic wastes to carbonaceous materials via room-temperature dehalogenation for high-performance supercapacitor." ACS Applied Energy Materials 1, no. 10 (2018): 5685-5693. (Impact factor: 04.47)
  • 13 Anuj Kumar, Vinod Kumar Vashistha, Prashant Tevatia, and Randhir Singh. "Electrochemical studies of DNA interaction and antimicrobial activities of MnII, FeIII, CoII and NiII Schiff base tetraazamacrocyclic complexes." Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 176 (2017): 123-133. (Impact factor: 03.23)
  • 14 Anuj Kumar and Vinod Kumar Vashistha. "Design and synthesis of Co II HMTAA-14/16 macrocycles and their nano-composites for oxygen reduction electrocatalysis." RSC advances 9, no. 23 (2019): 13243-13248. (Impact factor: 03.11)

Other publications

  • 1Sonali Gautam, Anuj Kumar*, Vinod Kumar Vashistha, Deepak Kumar Das, Phyto-assisted Synthesis and Characterization of V2O5 Nanomaterial and Their Electrochemical and Antimicrobial Investigations, Nano LIFE, 2020.
  • 2 Vashistha Vinod Kumar, and Anuj Kumar. "Stereochemical facets of clinical β-blockers: An overview." Chirality 32, no. 5 (2020): 722-735. (Impact factor: 02.17)
  • 3 Anuj Kumar, Ghulam Yasin, Rashid Mustafa Korai, Y. Slimani, Muhammad Furqan Ali, Mohammad Tabish, M. Tariq Nazir, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Boosting oxygen reduction reaction activity by incorporating the iron phthalocyanine nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes network, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 2020, 120, 108160-108168. (IF-1.94)
  • 4 Vashistha Vinod Kumar, and Anuj Kumar*. "Design and synthesis of MnN4 macrocyclic complex for efficient oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysis." Inorganic Chemistry Communications 112 (2020): 107700. (Impact factor: 01.94)
  • 5 Anuj Kumar, and Randhir Randhir. "Surface-modified Electrodes: Oxidative Electropolymerisation of Macrocyclic Complexes of Fe (III) and Ni (II). Analytical and Bioanalytical Electrochemistry, (2016): 382-396. (Impact factor: 01.67)
  • 6 Anuj Kumar, Vinod Kumar Vashistha, Prashant Tevatia, and Randhir Singh. "Voltammetric determination of molecular modeling parameters for pentaazamacrocyclic complexes of Mn (II) and Co (II)." Anal. Bioanal. Electrochem. 8 (2016): 848-861. (Impact factor: 01.67)
  • 7 Vashistha Vinod Kumar, Deepak Kumar Das, Anubha Yadav, Deepak Saini, and Anuj Kumar*. "Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic Performance of N4-Macrocycles of Fe III and Co II for Oxidation of Hydroquinone." Analytical and Bioanalytical Electrochemistry 12, no. 3 (2020): 318-328. (Impact factor: 01.67)
  • 8 Vashistha Vinod Kumar, Anuj Kumar, and Randhir Singh. "Synthesis, Electrochemical and Antimicrobial Studies of Me 6-Dibenzotetraazamacrocyclic Complexes of Ni (II) and Cu (II) Metal Ions." Russian Journal of Electrochemistry 55, no. 3 (2019): 161-167. (Impact factor: 01.06)
  • 9 Anuj Kumar, Yun Kuang, Zheng Liang, and Xiaoming Sun. "Microwave Chemistry, Recent Advancements and Eco-Friendly Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Nanoarchitectures and Their Applications: A Review." Materials Today Nano (2020): 100076.
  • 10 Han Aijuan, Bingqing Wang, Anuj Kumar, Yongji Qin, Jing Jin, Xinhe Wang, Can Yang et al. "Recent Advances for MOF-Derived Carbon-Supported Single-Atom Catalysts." Small Methods 3, no. 9 (2019): 1800471.

Book Chaptor

  • 1 Ghulam Yasin, Anuj Kumar, Huaihe Song, Nanostructured anode materials in rechargeable batteries, in book titled "Nanobatteries and Nanogenerators: Fundamentals and Applications" (Accepted), Elsevier: USA, Publication Date: Nov 2020.
  • 2 Ghulam Yasin, Anuj Kumar, Huaihe Song, Nanostructured cathode materials in rechargeable batteries, (Accepted), Elsevier: USA, Publication Date: Nov 2020.

International and National Conferences

  • 1 Oral Presentation, titled, "Macrocycles; A Green Chemistry approach" in "International Conference on Green Chemistry", held at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China on 15 Dec 2018.
  • 2 Oral Presentation, titled, "Transparent Electrode assembly" in "International Conference on Industrial Advancements", held at Shandong University, Shandong, Jinan, Licheng, Shanda, China on 24-26 Aug 2018.
  • 3 Oral Presented titled, "Electrochemical Studies of HMTAAA macrocyclic Complexes of Mn(II) and Fe(III)" in "National Conference on Green Chemistry", held at C. C. R. College Muzaffarnagar on 25 Feb 2017.
  • 4 Accepted paper titled, "Studies of Macrocyclic complexes and their biological significance" for oral presentation in "International Conference on Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry (ICBMC-2015)", held at Guilin China on 18-20 Dec 2015.
  • 5 Presented paper titled, "Synthesis, Electrochemical and Antimicrobial Studies of Tetraazamacrocyclic Complexes of Cobalt(II)" in 3rd International Conference, ASECET-2015, held at JNU, New Delhi on 25-26 April 2015.
  • 6 Presented poster titled, "Electrochemical and Antimicrobial Studies of Fe(III) Tetraazamacrocyclic Complex" in "3rd Indo-Italian Workshop on Electrochemistry for Energy and Health (IIWEc-2015)", held at University of Delhi, Delhi on 3-4 July 2015.
  • 7 Presented poster titled, "Macrocycles Potential Models for Biological System" in "Indo-US International Conference/Workshop on Recent Advances in Structural Biology and Drug Discovery", held at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee on 9-11 Oct 2014.
  • 8 Presented poster titled, "Electrochemical Studies of Fe(III) macrocyclic Complexes" in "National Conference on Science and Technology for Indigenous Development in India", held at Gurukula Kangri University Haridwar on 28-30 Sept 2014.

Hand on Experience of Instrumental and Experimental Techniques

Potentiostat/Galvanostat (CH Instruments), Rotating Disc Electrode (Pine Research Instrument), UV-vis Spectrometer, FT-IR Spectroscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX), Raman Spectroscopy.

Teaching/Research Experience

  • Worked as Chemistry Tutor in Department of Chemistry, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, from Jun 2014 - Jun 2016.
  • worked as Chemistry Faculty at Gurukul Education Forum (IIT-JEE/NEET), Roorkee, from Jan 2014-July 2014.
  • Worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China with the Nanochem research group of Professor Xiaoming Sun (from 01 September 2017-15 September 2019).
  • Worked as Chemistry Tutor in College of Energy,Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China (from Oct 2018-June 2019).

Potential Reviewer

  • Advance material Science and Natural Science: Materials International
  • Results in Physics.
  • Journal of Chemical Science and Chemical Engineering
  • Applied Nano Science

Editorial Board Membership

  • Journal of Chemical Science and Chemical Engineering
  • Nano LIFE
  • American Journal of Applied Chemistry

Abroad University Visits

  • Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China.
  • Peking University, Beijing, China.
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  • Shandong University, Shandong, Jinan, Licheng, Shanda, China

International Collabration

  • College of Energy, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China.
  • School of Chemistry, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton 3800, VIC, Australia.
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.

Academic Activities

  • Teaching of courses at UG and PG level
  • Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical chemistry.
  • M.Sc. Project / Dissertation Work Guidance 
  • Guided more than 20 students in the direction of Ph.D. Supervisor

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