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Siddharth PANDEY

Department of Chemistry
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Department of Chemistry
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Born: 1970 (Allahabad).
M.Sc. Chemistry (5-year Integrated): IIT Kanpur, 1992.
Ph.D. (Prof. W. E. Acree, Jr.): University of North Texas, 1997.
Post Doctoral Fellow (Prof. F. V. Bright): SUNY-Buffalo, 2000.
Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), 2000 - 2004, Department of Chemistry, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, New Mexico.
Assistant Professor, 2004 - 2006, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi.
Associate Professor, 2006 - 2011, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi.
Visiting Professor, 2011-2012, U. Missouri – Columbia, USA.
Professor, 2011 - current, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi.

CRSI Bronze Medal (2015), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, 2015), Exellence in Teaching Award (IIT Delhi, 2012), NASI SCOPUS Young Scientist Award (2009), Royal Society of Chemistry Travel Award (2007), SAS Graduate Student Award (1997), James J. and Ruth I. Spurlock Scholarship Award for Outstanding Research Achievement by a Graduate Student (1997), Best Teaching Assistant Award by Alpha Chi Sigma, BH chapter (1996), George Vaughan Memorial Award (1995) for Best Graduate Student (First and Second Year).

E-mail: sipandey

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Research Interests

Optical spectroscopy, advanced fluorescence techniques, molecularly organized media, environmentally friendly solvent systems, chemosensors, photophysical processes.

Major focus of the research work is in the area of understanding complex fluidic systems using optical spectroscopic techniques. Specifically, emphasis is on investigating solvation and aggregation within ionic liquid-based systems, aqueous and nonaqueous surfactant and polymer solutions, and supercritical fluids. The long term goal of the work is to understand and introduce alternate and novel solvent systems.

Selected Publications

1. “Evidence of Self-Aggregation of Cationic Surfactants in (Choline Chloride + Glycerol) Deep Eutectic Solvent” M. Pal, R. K. Singh, S. Pandey*. ChemPhysChem 2015, 16, 2538-2542.
2. "Solvatochromic Probe Behavior within Choline Chloride-Based Deep Eutectic Solvents: Effect of Temperature and Water." A. Pandey, S. Pandey*. J. Phys. Chem. B 2014, 118, 14652- 14661.
3. "Self-Aggregation of Sodium Dodecylsulfate within (Choline Chloride + Urea) Deep Eutectic Solvent." M. Pal, R. Rai, A. Yadav, R. Khanna, G. A. Baker, S. Pandey*. Langmuir 2014, 30, 13191-13198.
4. "Aggregation of a Model Porphyrin within Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG): Effect of Water, PEG Molecular Weight, Ionic Liquid, Salt, and Temperature." R. Rai, V. Kumar, S. Pandey*. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 7263-7273.

Group Members

Ashish Pandey (Ph.D.)
Mahi Pal (Ph.D.)
Anita Yadav (Ph.D.)
Anu Kadyan (Ph.D.)
Bhawna (Ph.D.)


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