Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interest

The central theme of Dr. Imtiyaz's research interest over the last six years has been in the area of supramolecular chemistry, arguably one of the hottest areas of chemical sciences. His research expertise is highly interdisciplinary and encompasses organic and inorganic synthesis of macromolecules and finite structures for applications in supramolecular materials and medicinal chemistry. In his current research work at KAUST, Dr. Imtiyaz is specifically engaged in developing novel organic and coordination cages and capsules possessing confined cavity and demonstrate their applications in stimuli-responsive targeted drug delivery.

Selected Publications

Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of Discrete Molecular Nanotubular Architectures
I. A. Bhat, E. Zangrandro, P. S. Mukherjee
Inorganic Chemistry, 58, 11172-11179, (2019)

Coordination-driven self-assembly of ruthenium(II) architectures: synthesis, characterization and cytotoxicity studies
A. A. Adeyemo, A. Shettar, I. A. Bhat, P. Kondaiah and P. S. Mukherjee
Dalton Trans., 47, 8466-8475. , (2018)

Self-Assembly of Discrete RuII8 Molecular Cages and Their in Vitro Anticancer Activity
A. A. Adeyemo, A. Shettar, I. A. Bhat, P. Kondaiah and P. S. Mukherjee
Inorg. Chem., 56, 608617, (2017)

A Discrete Self-Assembled Pd12 Triangular Orthobicupola Cage and its Use for Intramolecular Cycloaddition
I. A. Bhat, A. Devaraj , E. Zangrando and P. S. Mukherjee
Chem. Eur. J., 24, 1-10, (2018)

Water-Soluble Pd8L4 Self-assembled Molecular Barrel as an Aqueous Carrier for Hydrophobic Curcumin
I. A. Bhat, R. Jain, M. M. Siddiqui, D. K. Saini and P. S. Mukherjee
Inorg. Chem., 56, 5352536 0, (2017)

Preparation of a chiral Pt12 tetrahedral cage and its use in catalytic Michael addition reaction
I. A. Bhat, A. Devaraj, P. Howlader, K.-W. Chi, P. S. Mukherjee
Chem. Commun., 54, 4814-4817, (2018)

A Pd24 Pregnant Molecular Nanoball: Self-Templated Stellation by Precise Mapping of Coordination Sites
I. A. Bhat, D. Samanta, P. S. Mukherjee.
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 94979502, (2015)


  • Ph.D., Inorganic-organic hybrid material Chemistry, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India, 2019

Professional Profile

  • 2018-2019 Research Associate at IISc Bangalore
  • 2019- 2021 Post Doctoral Fellow at KAUST Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Supramolecular Chemistry Covalent organic cages Drug delivery