Vivekanand Sharma, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

Dr. Sharma's research experience revolve around synthesis of novel porous materials and their nano-composites for energy and environmental applications. Currently he is involved in synthesis of chiral materials for chiral recognition.

Selected Publications

Flexibility Induced Encapsulation of Ultrafine Palladium Nanoparticles into Organic Cages for Tsuji- Trost Allylation
Vivekanand Sharma, R. Saha, D. De, Pratim Kumar Chattaraj and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12, 8539-8546, 2020

A Cu(II)-MOF capable of fixing CO2 from air and showing high capacity H2 and CO2 adsorption
Vivekanand Sharma, D. De, R. Saha, R. Das, P. K. Chattaraj and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
Chem. Commun., 53, 13371-13374, 2017

A 2D Coordination Network That Detects Nitro Explosives in Water, Catalyzes Baylis–Hillman Reactions, and Undergoes Unusual 2D→3D Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Transformation
Vivekanand Sharma, D. De, S. Pal, P. Saha and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
Inorg. Chem., 56, 8847–8855, 2017

A Multifunctional Metal–Organic Framework for Oxidative C-O Coupling Involving Direct C-H Activation and Synthesis of Quinolines
Vivekanand Sharma, Dinesh De, and Parimal K. Bharadwaj*
Inorg. Chem., 57, 8195–8199, 2018

Organic cage supported metal nanoparticles for applications
Vivekanand Sharma, Parimal K.Bharadwaj
Dalton Trans., 49, 15574-15586, 2020 

Peripheral Fluorophore Functionalized Shape-Persistent [2+3] Organic Cage for Highly Selective Detection of Picric Acid
Vivekanand Sharma, N. Chatterjee, P. Srivastava, D. De and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
ChemistrySelect, 4, 7991-7995, 2019

A (T–P) phase diagram for the adsorption/desorption of carbon dioxide and hydrogen in a Cu(II)- MOF
R. Saha, Vivekanand Sharma, D. De, Parimal K.Bharadwaj*, Pratim K.Chattaraja
Polyhedron, 153, 254-260, 2018

Benzothiazole integrated into a cryptand for ESIPT based selective chemosensor for the Zn2+ ion
M. Gupta, S. Sahana, Vivekanand Sharma and Parimal K. Bharadwaj
Dalton Trans., 48, 7801-7808, 2019


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 2020


  • IUCr Young Scientist Award 2018, New Zealand
  • IUCr Young Scientist Award 2019, Singapore

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Supramolecular Chemistry Nanomaterials Crystallography MOFs Cages