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Ravindra Pandey
Ravindra Pandey Assistant Professor rpandey.fcy[at]iitr.ac.in 285522 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Physical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Nonlinear Optics
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2018-Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20172018Faculty FellowIACS Kolkata
20142017Postdoctoral ResearcherUniversity of Texas at Austin
20122014Postdoctoral ResearcherMax Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Ramanujan Fellowship SERB-DST2017
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
PhDPhysical ChemistryIISc Bangalore2012
MScChemistryIIT Guwahati2006
BScPhysics, Chemistry, MathematicsKumaun University Nainital2004
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Physical ChemistryCYN-001B.TechAutumn
Physical Chemistry-ICYN-102Integrated MScSpring
Refereed Journal Papers
19. D. Verreault, S. Alamdari, S. J. Roeters, R. Pandey, J. Pfaendtner,  T Weidner Ice-binding site of surface-bound type III antifreeze protein partially decoupled from water (Accepted in PCCP)


18. V. Parthasathy, 
R. Pandey, P. K. Das, F. Castet, M. Blanchard-Desce, Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Tricyanopropylidene based Merocyanine Dyes: Synergistic Experimental and Theoretical InvestigationsChem. Phys. Chem. 19 (2),187 (2018).

17. R. Pandey, A. P. Moon,
  J. A. Bender, D. E. Cotton, B. A. Renard, S. T. Roberts, Using Heterodyne-Detected Electronic Sum Frequency Generation to Probe the Electronic Structure of Buried Interfaces.  J. Phys. Chem. C 121 (34), 18653, (2017).

16. R. Pandey, K. Usui, R. Livingston, S. A. Fischer, J. Pfaendtner, E. H. G.  Backus, Y. Nagata, J. F. Nowoisky, D. A. Knopf, U. Pöschl, M. Bonn, T. Weidner, Ice Nucleating Bacteria Control Order and Dynamics of Interfacial Water, Science Advances, 2, e1501630 (2016).


15. R. Pandey, A. P. Moon, J. A. Bender, and S. T. Roberts, Extracting the Density of States of Copper Phthalocyanine Films at the SiO2 Interface with Electronic Sum Frequency Generation, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 1060 (2016).

14. V. Parthasarathy, R. Pandey, O. Mongin, M. Blanchard-Desce and P. K. Das Unprecedented intramolecular cyclization in strongly dipolar extended merocyanine dyes: a route to novel dyes with improved transparency, nonlinear optical properties and thermal stability, Dyes and Pigments 130, 70 (2016).

13. V. Parthasarathy, R. Pandey, M. Stolte, S. Ghosh, F. Würthner, P. K. Das, and M. Blanchard-Desce,Combination of Cyanine Behaviour and Giant Hyperpolarisability in Novel Merocyanines Dyes: Beyond the BLA Paradigm, Chem. Eur. J., 21, 14211 (2015)

12. R. Pandey, S. Mauri, I. Rzeznicka, H. Lu, M. Bonn and T. Weidner, Bovine and human insulin adsorption at lipid monolayers: a comparison, Frontiers in Physics, 3, 51 (2015).

11. R. Pandey, I.I. Rzeznicka, M. Schleeger, M. Bonn, T. Weidner, Formation of Lysozyme Oligomers at Model Cell Membranes Monitored with Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy, Langmuir, 30, 7736 (2014).

10. V. Parthasarathy, R. Pandey, F. Terenziani, P. K. Das, and M. Blanchard-Desce, Combined Transparency and Optical Nonlinearity Enhancement in Flexible Covalent Multimers by Operating Through-Space Interactions between Dipolar Chromophores, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 9096 (2014).

9. D. Asthana, R. Pandey, and P. Mukhopadhyay, Urea-based constructs readily amplify and attenuate nonlinear optical activity in response to H-bonding and anion recognition, Chem. Commun., 49, 451, Cover article (2013).

8. M. R. Ajayakumar, K. Mandal, D. Asthana, K. Rawat, R. Pandey, A. Sharma, S. Yadav, S. Ghosh and P. Mukhopadhyay, Single Electron Transfer Driven Multi-Dimensional Signal Readout Function of TCNQ as an ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Detector for Cyanide, ACS Appl. Materials and Interfaces, 5, 6996, Cover article (2013).

7. R. Pandey, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Ramasesha, P. K. Das and J. Zyss, Influence of anion on the quadratic nonlinearity and depolarization ratios of scattered second harmonic light from cation-π complexes, J. Chem. Phys., 136, 194504, (2012).

6. R. Pandey, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Ramasesha and P. K. Das, Structure of the Pyridine-Chloranil Complex in Solution: A Surprise from Depolarized Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering Measurements, J. Phys. Chem. B, 115, 13842  (2011).

5. S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Pandey, P. K. Das and S. Ramasesha, Geometry and quadratic nonlinearity of charge transfer complexes in solution: A theoretical study, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 044534  (2011).

4. R. Pandey, S. Ghosh, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Ramasesha and P. K. Das, Geometry and quadratic nonlinearity of charge transfer complexes in solution using depolarized hyper-Rayleigh scattering, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 044533 (2011).

3. F. Terenziani, V. Parthasarathy, S. Ghosh, R. Pandey, P. K. Das, and M. Blanchard-Desce, Organic nanoclusters for nonlinear optics: from model systems to cooperative nanoassemblies with enhanced NLO responses;, Proc. of SPIE, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials IX, edited by Theodore G. Goodson, III,7413 (2009).

2. S. Ghosh, A. S. Ranjini, R. Pandey, and P. K. Das, First hyperpolarizability of bacteriorhodopsin, retinal and related molecules revisited, Chem. Phys. Lett. 474, 307 (2009).

1. S. Hussain, S. K. Bharadwaj, R. Pandey, and M. K. Chaudhuri, Borax-Catalyzed and pH-Controlled Selective Oxidation of Organic Sulfides by H2O2: An Environmentally Clean Protocol, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 3319 (2009).