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Ravindra Pandey
Associate Professor
Research Interests

Educational Details
Professional Background


Honours and Awards

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Associate Scholars

Administrative Positions
Research Interests
Physical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Nonlinear Optics
Educational Details
IISc Bangalore
PhD, Physical Chemistry
IIT Guwahati
MSc, Chemistry
Kumaun University Nainital
BSc, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Professional Background
Associate Professor
13 Mar 2024 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Faculty Fellow
01 Jan 2017 - 01 Jan 2018
IACS Kolkata
Postdoctoral Researcher
01 Jan 2014 - 01 Jan 2017
University of Texas at Austin
Postdoctoral Researcher
01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2014
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Design and Fabrication of More Efficient Optoelectronics Devices 28 May 2020 Physical Chemsitry - STARS-MoE
A Molecular Level Understanding of Charge and Energy Transfer Processes in Organic Semiconductors 13 Mar 2020 Physical Chemistry - SERB-DST
Probing the Molecular Conformation and Orientation at Interfaces with Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy 26 Aug 2019 Physical Chemistry - SERB-DST


33. Substitution Effects on the Photoinduced Excited State Dynamics of Perylenemonoimides in Solution and Thin Films, S. Dhami, N. Khatun, C. Sengupta, P. K. Iyer, R. Pandey. (Accepted, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.)

32. V. Gunwant, P. Gahtori, S. R. Varanasi, R. PandeyProtein-Mediated Changes in Membrane Fluidity and Ordering: Insights into the Molecular Mechanism and Implications for Cellular Function. J. Phys. Chem. Lett, 15, 4408, (2024)

31. S. Dhami, N. Khatun, C. Sengupta, P. K. Iyer, R. Pandey, Ultrafast Spectroscopic Studies on Excited State Dynamics of Different Alkyl Substituted Perylene Monoimide in Solutions and Thin Films. (Submitted)

​30. P. Gahtori, V. Gunwant, R. Pandey, Probing the Influence of Hydrophobicity of Nanoparticles in Modulating the Lipid Surface Behavior using Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy. (Submitted)

29. Y. Kumar, I. Ahmad, A. Rawat, R. K. Pandey, P. Mohanty, R. PandeyFlexible linker based Triazene Functionalized Covalent Organic Frameworks for High-Performance Supercapacitor and Gas Sorption Application. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 16, 11605, (2024)

28. P. Gahtori, V. Gunwant, R. Pandey, How Does pH Affect the Adsorption of Human Serum Protein in the Presence of Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Nanoparticles at Air-Water and Lipid-Water Interfaces? Langmuir, 39, 15487, (2023)

​27. P. Gahtori, V. Gunwant, R. Pandey, Role of Hydrophobic Side Chain in Urea induced Protein Denaturation at Interface. Chemical Physics Impact, 7, 100314, (2023)

​26. S. Dhami, Y. Kumar, R. PandeyDevelopment of an Electronic Sum Frequency Generation Spectrometer to Assess the Buried Interfaces, Biointerphases, 18, 041201, (2023).

25. Y. Kumar, S. Dhami, R. PandeyTheoretical Studies of Electronic Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy to Assess the Buried Interfaces, Biointerphases, 18, 041202, (2023).

24. P. Gahtori, A. Mishra, S. R. Varanasi, R. Pandey, "Unravelling the Mechanism Behind Charge reversal at Silica Nanoparticle- Model Cell Membrane Interfaces", J. Phys. Chem. B, 127, 18, 4072-4080, (2023). 

23. S. Dhami, Y. Kumar, C. Sengupta, R. Pandey"Probing the excited state  dynamics in perinone molecules for photovoltaic applications using transient absorption spectroscopy", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 25, 12363, (2023).

22. V. Gunwant, P. Gahtori, R. Pandey, "Nonlinear Optical Properties of Metal Oxide Nanostucture", Springer Book Chapter, 2023. 

21. V. Gunwant, P. Gahtori, R. Pandey, "Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy: A Tool to Probe Complex interfaces", ISRAPS Bulletin, 35 (1), (2023).

20. P. Gahtori, S. R. Varanasi, R. Pandey, "Spectral response of interfacial water at different lipid monolayer interfaces on interaction with charged gold nanoparticles" J. Phys. Chem. C, 125 (38), 21234 (2021).

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 Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20, 26926, (2018).

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 Investigations. Chem. 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). Highlighted in international media outlets including Focus Online, FAZ, C&EN News, Popular Mechanics, Hamburger Abendblatt, Life Science, The Verge, Der Standard, Mail On Sunday. (Science Magazine also has a movie on their website.)​

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 (*Equal Contribution) (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 (*Equal Contribution) (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).

Honors And Awards
ASEM-DUO Award-2020
Ramanujan Fellowship
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Physical Chemistry ( CYN-001 )
Molecular Spectroscopy ( CYN-508 )
Advanced Surface and Colloidal Chemistry ( CYN-627 )
Physical Chemistry-I ( CYN-102 )
01 Aug 2018 - 22 Sep 2023
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Preeti Gahtori
Probing the excited state dynamics in organic semiconductor molecules for photovoltaic applications using transient absorption spectroscopy
01 Apr 2019 - 31 Jul 2024
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Suman Dhami
Design and Applications of Covalent Organic Frameworks for High-Performance Supercapacitor and Gas Sorption Application
01 Aug 2019 - 30 Dec 2024
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Yogesh Kumar
Protein-Mediated Changes in Membrane Fluidity and Ordering: Insights into the Molecular Mechanism
01 Aug 2020 - 30 Jul 2025
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Vineet Gunwant
Administrative Positions
Cheif warden Jawahar Bhawan
01 Jul 2020 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Thomso coordinator
01 Jun 2023 - Present
IIT Roorkee