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Areas of Interest
  • Astrobiology, Chemical Evolution and Origin of Life
  • Molecular Catalysis, Epoxidation Of Olefinic Compounds Using Immobilized Catalysts
Professional Background
19791979Scinetist-in-PoolCSIR, New Delhi
19791989LecturerUniversity of Roorkee, Roorkee
19891999ReaderUniversity of Roorkee, Roorkee
1996presentProfesorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Fellowship from Association of Overseals-Technical Scholarship, JapanMitisubishi-Kasei Institute of Life Sciences, Tokyo, Japan1977
Fulbright Travel GrantRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA1987
Post-doctoral fellowshipRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA1992
Senior AssociateThe Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics ,Italy2002
Educational Details
B.Sc.Chemistry, Physics, MathematicsAligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India1968
M.Sc.ChemistryAligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India1970
M.Phil.ChemistryAligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India1971
Ph.D.ChemistryAligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India1974
Administrative Background
20082010Head, Department of ChemistryIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
20052008Liaison OfficerIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Studies on evolution of transition metal enzymesISRO, Bangalore1984
Epoxidation of olefinic compound using novel catalytic systemsCSIR, New Delhi1985
Studies on Role of Metal Ions in Chemical EvolutionDST, New Delhi1987
Chemical and Pharmacological investigation on some wild plants of wester himalyas- A search for antiUGC, New Delhi1987
Stereoselective epoxidation of a,b-unsaturated carbonyls using novel catalytic systemsCST, UP, Lucknow1995
Role of metal cyanogen complexes as prebiotic catalystISRO, Bangalore2001
Role of metal oxides as catalyst in chemical evolution and origin of lifeISRO, Bangalore2005
Hematite-Water system on Mars and its possible role in chemical evolution and origin of lifeISRO, Bangalore2008
Polymerization of biomolecules of metal oxide surfaces: Implication in origin of lifeISRO, Bangalore2015
  • Indian Council of Chemists, Agra 2009-2011, Elected Vice- President (Northern Zone)
  • International Society for Studies on Origins of Life, U.S.A., 2008-2011., Elected Councilor
  • Life member, A.M.U, Old Boys Association, Aligarh, Life member
  • Fellow, Indian Chemical Society, Calcutta, Fellow
  • Life member, Thomson Alumini Association, Roorkee, Life member
  • Life member, Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta, Life member
  • Life member, Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) Japan Alumni Society, Delhi, Life member
  • Life member, Council of Chemists, Agra, Life member
  • Member, International Society for Studies on Origins of Life, U.S.A., member
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Koteswar Rao BandiSynthesis of Chelating Ionophores and Electroanaltical application as Chemical Senssors
Ujjawal K. BhagatCatalycic C-H activation Protocols in Organic Synthesis
Rachana SharmaDouble Metal Cyanides and their Role as Prebiotic Catalyst
Md. Asif IqubalStudies on Metal Oxides as Prebiotic Catalyst
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Studies on Evolution of Irong and Zinc Containing EnzymesSushma W. DeopujariA1984
Epoxidation of some a,b-Unsaturated Carbonyl SystemsShobha NaithaniA1984
Role of Metal Ferrocyanides in Chemical EvolutionArchana SharmaA1987
Epoxidation of Unsaturated Compounds using Transition Metal Complexes as CatalystHarsh Vardhan SinghA1990
Studies on Redox Reactions of Some Organic Compounds of Biological ImportanceAmit Kr. SrivastavaA1990
Studies on Double Metal Cyanides and Prebiotic CatalystTanveer AlamA1994
Stereoselective epoxidation of a,b-Unsaturated Carbonyls using Novel Catalytic SystemsHina TarannumA1996
Role of Metal Cyanogen Complexes as Prebiotic CatalystShah Raj AliA2001
Studies on Metal Oxides as Prebiotic CatalystAvnish Kr. AroraA2003
Synthesis of Chalocones and its Derivatives of Physiological ImportancesVarsha TomarA2002
Catalytic Aspects of Immobilised Metal CatalystsAartiA2005
Studies on Metal Oxides as Prebiotic CatalystUma ShankarA2007
Role of Metal Oxides as Catalyst in Chemical Evolution and Origin of LifeBrij BhushanA2008
Role of Double Metal Cyanides in Chemical EvolutionAnand KumarA2008
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Shah Raj Ali and Kamaluddin, “Interaction of Ribonucleotides with metalHexacyanocobaltate (III): A possible Role in Chemical Evolution,” Orig.Life. Evol. Biosph.,37(3), 225-234 (2007).
  2. Avnish K. Arora and Kamaluddin, ‘’ Interaction of Ribose Nucleotides withZincOxide and Relevance in chemical Evolution, ‘’ Colloid and Surfaces A:Physico Chem. Eng. Aspects, 298, 186 - 191 (2007).
  3. Avnish Kumar Arora, Varsha Tomar, Aarti, K.T. Venkateswararao andKamaluddin, “Hematite - Water System on Mars and its Possible Role inChemical Evolution,” International Journal of Astrobiology 6(4): 267-271 (2007).
  4. V. Tomar, G. Bhattacharjee, Kamaluddin and Ashok Kumar, “Synthesis andAntimicrobial Evaluation of New Chalcones Containing Piperazine or 2,5-Dichlorothiophene Moiety, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 17: 5321-  5324 (2007).
  5. Avnish Kumar Arora and Kamaluddin, “Role of Metal Oxides in ChemicalEvolution: Interaction of Ribose Nucleotides with Alumina” Astrobiology.9(2):165-171 (2009).   
  6. V.Tomar, G. Bhattacharjee, Kamaluddin, S. Raj Kumar, K. Srivastva and S.K.  Puri “Synthesis of new chalchone derivatives containing acridinyl moiety with potential antimalarial activity “ Europian J. Med. Chem., 45: 745 (2010).
  7. Avnish Kumar Arora and Kamaluddin “Studies on Characterization and    Interaction  ofIndole with Fe2O3/Cr2O3 Using Spectroscopic Methods” Adsorption Science and Technology, 29, 39 (2011).
  8. Uma Shanker, BrijBhushan, G. Bhattacharjee and Kamaluddin “Formation of Nucleobases in the Presence of Iron Oxides: Implication in Chemical Evolution and Origin of Life” Astrobiology 11(3), 225 (2011).
  9. BrijBhushan, Uma Shanker and Kamaluddin “Adsorption of Ribose Nucleotides on Manganese Oxides with Varied Mn/O Ratio: Implications for Chemical Evolution. Orig Life EvolBiosph41, 469–482(2011).
  10. Uma Shanker, BrijBhushan, G. Bhattacharjee and Kamaluddin “Oligomerization of Glycine and Alanine catalyzed by Iron Oxides: Implications for Prebiotic Chemistry” Orig Life EvolBiosph42(1), 31-45 (2012).
  11. Anand Kumar and Kamaluddin “Oligomerization of Glycine and Alanine on Metal(II) Octacynaomolybdate(IV): Role of Double Metal Cyanides in PrebioticChemistry” Amino Acids 43:2417–2429.(2012).
  12. Anand Kumar and Kamaluddin Possible Role of Metal(II)octacyanomolybdate(iv) in Chemical Evolution: Interaction with Ribose NucleotidesOrig Life EvolBiosph. 43:1–17(2013).
  13. Uma Shanker, Gurinder Singh andKamaluddin“Interaction of Aromatic Amines with Iron Oxides:Implications for Prebiotic Chemistry”Orig Life EvolBiosph. 43:207–220 (2013).
  14. Rostam Ali Molla, Md Asif Iqubal, Kajari Ghosh, Anupam Singha Roy, Kamaluddin,  and Sk Manirul Islam. "Mesoporous poly-melamine-formaldehyde stabilized palladium nanoparticle (Pd@ mPMF) catalyzed mono and double carbonylation of aryl halides with amines." RSC Advances 4, no. 89 : 48177-48190 (2014) 
  15. AnandKumar, Rachana Sharma and Kamaluddin. "Formamide-Based Synthesis of Nucleobases by Metal (II) Octacyanomolybdate (IV): Implication in Prebiotic Chemistry." Astrobiology 14, no.  (2014): 769-779.
  16. Kajari Ghosh, Md Asif Iqubal, Rostam Ali Molla, Ashutosh Mishra, Kamaluddin and Sk Manirul Islam. "Direct oxidative esterification of alcohols and hydration of nitriles catalyzed by a reusable silver nanoparticle grafted onto mesoporous polymelamine formaldehyde (AgNPs@ mPMF)." Catalysis Science & Technology 5, 1606-1622 (2015).
  17. Rostam Ali Molla,, Md Asif Iqubal, Kajari Ghosh, Kamaluddin and Sk Manirul Islam.  "Nitrogen enriched mesoporous organic polymer anchored copper (II) material: an efficient and reusable catalyst for the synthesis of esters and amides from aromatic systems." Dalton Transactions 44, no. 14 (2015): 6546-6559
  18. Md Asif Iqubal, Rachana Sharma and Kamaluddin "Studies on interaction of ribonucleotides with zinc ferrite nanoparticles using spectroscopic and microscopic techniques." Karbala International Journal of Modern Science 1,1 (2015): 49-59.
  19. Rachana Sharma, Md Asif Iqubal and Kamaluddin "Possible role of Prussian bluenanoparticles in chemical evolution: interaction with ribosenucleotides."International Journal of Astrobiology), 15, (2015) 1-9.
  20.   Rachana Sharma, Md Asif Iqubal,  Anand Kumar and Kamaluddin "Role of Double Metal Cyanides in Chemical Evolution: Interaction of Ribose Nucelotides with Metal Hexacyanocobaltate (III)." Astrobiol Outreach 3, no. 138 (2015): 2332-2519.
  21. Brij Bhushan, Arunima Nayak and Kamaluddin"Catalytic Role of Manganese Oxides in Prebiotic Nucleobases Synthesis from Formamide." Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres (2016): 1-11.