Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)

Department of Chemistry and Bio-molecular Sciences

Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, USA

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Researh field: Nanomaterials



2005-2011 Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Delhi, India

2003-2005 M.Sc., Agrochemicals and Pest Management, University of Delhi, India

1999-2003 B.Sc., Chemistry, Magadh University, India

Publications (selected)

  1. Ajeet Kumar, Igor Sevonkaev, Dan V. Goia. Synthesis of selenium particles with various morphologies.Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 416 (2014) 119–123.
  2. Igor V. Sevonkaev, Ajeet Kumar, Angshuman Pal, and Dan V. Goia.Mechanism of polyol assisted ccp to hcp crystal phase conversion of nickel particles. RSC Adv., 2014,4, 3653-3658.
  3. Ajeet Kumar, AmitSaxena, Arnab De, Ravi Shankar and SubhoMozumdar.Facile synthesis of size-tunable copper and copper oxide nanoparticles using reverse microemulsions. RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 5015-5021.
  4. Ajeet Kumar, AmitSaxena, Arnab De, Ravi Shankar and SubhoMozumdar. Controlled synthesis of size tunable nickel and nickel-oxide nanoparticles using water-in-oil microemulsions. Adv. Nat. Sci.: Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 2013, 4.
  5. Ajeet Kumar, Manikadewan,AmitSaxena, Arnab De, Swati Aerry and SubhoMozumdar.Aldol Condensation in PEG-400 catalyzed by recyclable L-proline supported on nano gold surface.RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 603–607.
  6. Swati Aerry, Arnab De, Ajeet Kumar, AmitSaxena, D. K. Majumdar, SubhoMozumdar.Synthesis and characterization of thermo responsive copolymers for drug delivery.J Biomed Mater Res Part A 2012:00A:000–000.
  7. Swati Aerry, Ajeet Kumar, AmitSaxena, Arnab De andSubhoMozumdar.Chemoselective acetylation of amines and thiols using monodispersed Ni-nanoparticles.Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 2013,6, 183-188.
  8. Ajeet Kumar, Swati Aerry, AmitSaxena, Arnab De, SubhoMozumdar.Copper nanoparticulates in Guar-gum: a recyclable catalytic system for the Huisgen [3 + 2]-cycloaddition of azides and alkynes without additives under ambient conditions. Green Chem., 2012, 14, 1298.
  9. ManikaDewan, Ajeet Kumar, AmitSaxena, Arnab De, SubhoMozumdar. Biginelli reaction catalyzed by copper nanoparticles.Plos one; August 2012, 7, e43078.
  10. Ajeet Kumar, Amit Saxena ,Manika Dewan, Arnab De,  Subho Mozumdar.Recyclable nanoparticulate copper mediated synthesis of Napthoxazinones in PEG-400: A Green Approach. Tetrahedron Letters, 2011, 52, 4835-4839.
  11. Surendra Nimesh, Amit Saxena, Ajeet Kumar, Ramesh Chandra.Improved Transfection Efficiency of Chitosan-DNA Complexes Employing Reverse Transfection. Journal of Applied Polymer Science  01/2012; 124:1771-1777.
  12. M Kidwai, S Bhardwaj, NK Mishra, A Jain, Ajeet Kumar, S Mozumdar.Application of mobilized Cu-nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalyst for the synthesis of α-amino phosphonates via A2-P coupling.Catalysis Science & Technology 2011,1, 426-430.
  13. Ajeet Kumar, Manika Dewan, Amit Saxena, Arnab De,  Subho Mozumdar.Knoevenagel condensation catalyzed by chemo-selective Ni-nanoparticles in neutral medium. Catalysis Communications, 2010, 11, 679-683.
  14. MazaahirKidwai, SauravBhardwaj, Neeraj Kumar Mishra, VikasBansal, Ajeet Kumar, SubhoMozumdar.A Novel Method for the Synthesis of β-enaminones using Cu-Nanoparticles as Catalyst. Catalysis Communications, 2009, 10, 1514-1517.
  15. MazaahirKidwai, Neeraj Kumar Mishra, VikasBansal, Ajeet Kumar, SubhoMozumdar.Novel one-pot Cu-nanoparticles-catalyzed Mannich reaction. Chemcatchem Catalysis, 2009, 2, 1312-1317.
  16. MazaahirKidwai, Neeraj Kumar Mishra, SauravBhardwaj, Anwar Jahan, Ajeet Kumar,  SubhoMozumdar. Cu Nanoparticles in PEG: A New Recyclable Catalytic System for N-Arylation of Amines with Aryl Halides. Tetrahedron Letters, 2009, 50, 1355-1358.
  17. Ajeet Kumar, Prashant Singh, Amit Saxena, Arnab De, Ramesh Chandra, Subho Mozumdar.Nano-sized copper as an efficient catalyst for one pot three component syntheses of thiazolidine-2,4-dione derivatives. Catalysis Communications, 2008, 10, 17-22.
  18. Ajeet Kumar, Santosh Kumar, Amit Saxena, Arnab De and Subho Mozumdar.Ni-nanoparticles: An efficient catalyst for the synthesis of Quinoxalines. Catalysis Communications, 2008, 9, 778-784.
  19. Ajeet Kumar, Santosh Kumar, Amit Saxena, Arnab De and Subho Mozumdar. Selective Protection of Carbonyl Compounds over Nano-sized Nickel Catalysts. Catalysis letter, 2008 122, 98–105.
  20. M.Kidwai, Neeraj Kumar Mishra, VikasBansal, Ajeet Kumar and SubhoMozumdar. Ni-nanoparticles usage for the reduction of ketones. Catalysis Communications, 2008, 9, 612-617.
  21. A.Saxena, Ajeet Kumar, S. Mozumdar.Ni-nanoparticles: An efficient green catalyst for chemo-selective oxidative coupling of thiols. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical2007, 269, 35-40.
  22. A.Saxena, Ajeet Kumar, S. Mozumdar.Ni-nanoparticles: A mild chemo-selective catalyst for synthesis of thioethers. Applied Catalysis A: General 2007, 317, 210-215.
  23. M.Kidwai,V. Bansal,Ajeet Kumar,S. Mozumdar.The first Au-nanoparticles catalyzed green synthesis of propargylamines via a three-component coupling reaction of aldehyde, alkyne and amine. Green Chemistry 2007, 9, 742-745.
  24. Kidwai, M., Bansal, V., Mishra, N.K., Ajeet Kumar,Mozumdar, S. Copper-nanoparticle-catalyzed A3 coupling via C-H activation. Synlett 2007, 10, 1581-1584.
  25. MazaahirKidwai, Neeraj Kumar Mishra, VikasBansal, Ajeet Kumar and SubhoMozumdar.Cu-nanoparticle catalyzed O-arylation of phenols with aryl halides via Ullmann coupling. Tetrahedron Letters, 2007, 48, 8883-8887.

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