Dheeraj Kumar
Assistant professor
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Interests
High Energy Density Materials, Design and synthesis of green, nitrogen-rich high energy density materials , Inorganic chemistry, Main Group Chemistry: Organophosphorus and organoboron compounds, Organometallic Chemistry, Design and synthesis of chiral and achiral catalysts based on metal sandwich compounds, Agents Defeat Weapons, Polyiodo compounds for biocidal applications
dheeraj.kumar@cy.iitr.ac.in
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Educational Details
IIT Delhi
2014
Ph.D, Chemistry
IIT Delhi
2009
M.Sc, Chemistry
Delhi University
2007
B.Sc(Hons), Chemistry
Professional Background
Postdoctoral fellow
01 Jan 2017 - 01 Jan 2018
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Postdoctoral fellow
01 Jan 2015 - 01 Jan 2017
University of Idaho, USA
INSPIRE Faculty Fellow
15 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
IIT Kanpur
Assistant Professor
10 Dec 2018 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Administrative Positions
Departmental Faculty Coordinator of Cognizance
01 Jan 2019 - 01 Jan 2020
IIT Roorkee
Member DFSC
01 Jan 2019 - 01 Jan 2020
IIT Roorkee
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Mixed azoles based green high energy density materials with fine-tuned properties 01 Jan 2018 Mixed azoles based green high energy density materials with fine-tuned properties 35 Lakhs DST, Govt of India none
Nitrogen-Rich High Energy Density Materials 01 Jan 2019 Nitrogen-Rich High Energy Density Materials 46.72 Lakhs SERB None
Pyrazine based energetic materials 01 Jan 2019 Pyrazine based energetic materials 20 Lakhs SRIC, IIT Roorkee None




Honors And Awards
Honors
DST, Government of India
2017
INSPIRE Faculty Award
NIT Kurukshetra
2014
Best Oral Presentation award
IIT Delhi
2012
Best poster award
CSIR, INDIA
2014
Junior and Senior Research Fellow (SRF)
St. Stephen's College, Delhi University
2007
Shri Bhikha Mal Memorial Prize
MemberShips
Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)
20 Jun 2019 - Present
Life Member
High Energy Materials Society of India (HEMSI)
30 Sep 2020 - Present
Life Member
Material Research Society of India (MRSI)
21 Sep 2020 - Present
Life Member
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Physical Chemistry Lab ( CYN-001 )
Autumn
Organic and Inorganic Chemistry ( CYN-002 )
Spring
General Chemistry-III ( CYN-008 )
Spring
General Organic and Inorganic Chemistry ( CYN-104 )
Spring
Coordination Chemistry and Organometallics ( CYN-203 )
Autumn
Organic Chemistry II ( CYN-204 )
Spring
Advanced Coordination Chemistry ( CYN-303 )
Autumn
Laboratory 1-Inorganic ( CYN-311 )
Autumn
Laboratory 1-Organic ( CYN-311 )
Autumn
Laboratory II ( CYN-312 )
Spring
Advanced Organometallic Chemistry ( CYN-502 )
Spring
Laboratory II ( CYN-510 )
Spring
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry ( CYN-902 )
Autumn
Students
SuperVisions
Nitrogen Rich High Energy Density Materials
01 Jan 2018 - Present
Other Supervisors: Prof. Dheeraj Kumar, Scholar: KHWAJA MOHAMMAD
Mixed Azoles Based Green High Energy Density Materials With Fine-tuned Properties
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: Prof. Dheeraj Kumar, Scholar: KRISHNA PANDEY
Insensitive Energetic Materials
01 Jan 2019 - Present
Other Supervisors: Prof. Dheeraj Kumar, Scholar: PRACHI BHATIA
Miscellaneous
Comments
- Currently looking for Ph.D. students. Interested and highly motivated NET-JRF/GATE qualified candidates can contact Dr. Dheeraj Kumar (dheerajk.fcy@iitr.ac.in) with their CV.
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “The Explosive Chemistry of Nitrogen: A Fascinating Journey from 9th Century to the Present”, Resonance, 2019, 11, 1253-1271.
  2. Gang Zhao, Ping Yin, Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Bis(3-nitro-1-(trinitromethyl)‑1H‑1,2,4-triazol-5-yl)methanone: An Applicable and Very Dense Green Oxidizer”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019141, 19581-19584.
  3. Pengcheng Zhang, Dheeraj Kumar*, Lei Zhang, Nathan Petrutik, Ajay Kumar Chinnam, Chaung Yao, Siping Pang* and Michael Gozin*, Molecules, 2019, 24, 4324.
  4. Gang Zhao, Dheeraj Kumar, Ping Yin, Chunlin He, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Construction of polynitro compounds as high-performance oxidizers via a two-step nitration of various functional group”, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 1073-1077. 
  5. Gang Zhao, Dheeraj Kumar, Lu Hu and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “A Safe and Scaled-Up Route to Inert Ammonia Oxide Hydroxylammonium Azide (H7N5O2), Hydrazinium Azide (H5N5), and Ammonium Azide (H4N4)”, ACS. Appl. Energy Mater20192, 6919-6923. 
  6. Gang Zhao, Chunlin He, Dheeraj Kumar, Joseph P. Hooper, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “1,3,5-Triiodo-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TITNB) from benzene: Balancing performance and high thermal stability of functional energetic materials”, Chemical Engineering Journal2019378, 122119. 
  7. Gang Zhao, Chunlin He, Dheeraj Kumar, Ping Yin, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Functional energetic biocides by coupling of energetic and biocidal polyiodo building blocks”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 368, 244 –251. 
  8. Srinivas Dharavath, Yongxing Tang, Dheeraj Kumar, Lauren A. Mitchell,  Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “A HalogenFree Green High Energy Density Oxidizer from HFOX”, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2019, 3142. 
  9. Dheeraj Kumar, Yongxing Tang, Chunlin He,  Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Multipurpose Energetic Materials by Shuffling Nitro Groupsona3,3’-Bipyrazole Moiety”, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 17220–17224. 
  10. Ajay Kumar Chinnam, Avital Shlomovich, Olga Shamis, Nathan Petrutik, Dheeraj Kumar, Kangcai Wang, Eswaravara Prasadarao Komarala, Daniel Shem Tov, Muhamed Suceska, Qi Long Yan and Michael Gozin, “Combustion of energetic iodine-rich coordination polymer – Engineering of new biocidal materials”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 350, 1084-1091. 
  11. Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Aminoacetonitrile as precursor for nitrogen rich stable and insensitive asymmetric N-methylene-C linked tetrazole-based energetic compounds”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 16767-16775. 
  12. Yongxing Tang, Dheeraj Kumar and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Balancing excellent performance and high thermal stability in a dinitropyrazole fused 1,2,3,4-tetrazine”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 13684-13687. 
  13. Gang Zhao, Dheeraj Kumar, Chunlin He, Joseph P. Hopper, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “New Generation Agent Defeat Weapons: Energetic N, N'-Ethylene-Bridged Polyiodoazoles”, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 16753-16757.
  14. Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “N-Acetonitrile functionalized nitropyrazoles:  Precursors to insensitive asymmetric N-methylene-C linked azoles”, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 7876–7881. 
  15. Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “3,4,5-Trinitro-1-(nitromethyl)-1H-pyrazole (TNNMP): A green high energy density oxidizer with high thermal stability”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 10437-10441. 
  16. Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “A highly stable and insensitive fused, triazolo-triazine explosive (TTX)”, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 1743–1747.  (Highlighted as frontispiece article). 
  17. Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Resolving synthetic challenges faced in the syntheses of asymmetric N,N’-ethylene-bridged energetic compounds”, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 4040-4047. 
  18. Dheeraj Kumar, Lauren A. Mitchell, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Asymmetric N,N’ -ethylene-bridged azole-based compounds: Two way control of the energetic properties of compounds”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 9931-9940. 
  19. Dheeraj Kumar, Chunlin He, Lauren A. Mitchell, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Connecting energetic nitropyrazole and aminotetrazole moieties with N,N’ -ethylene bridges: A promising approach for fine tuning energetic properties”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 9220-9228. 
  20. Dheeraj Kumar, Mayukh Deb, Jatinder Singh, Nem Singh, Karunesh Keshav and Anil J. Elias, “Chemistry of the highly stable hindered cobalt sandwich  compound, (η5-Cp)Co(η4-C4Ph4) and its derivatives”, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2016, 306, 115-170. 
  21. Mayukh Deb, Dheeraj Kumar, Jatinder Singh and Anil J. Elias, “Unprecedented formation of π-copper complexes during sonogashira coupling: Synthesis of a unique, recyclable, ethynyl ferrocene derived Cu(I) specific ligand”, Organometallics, 2016, 35, 1086-1091. 
  22. Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh, Anil J. Elias and C. W. Allen, “Reactions of alkyne and butadiyne derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes with diiron and dimolybdenum carbonyls”, Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 10674-10684.
  23. Dheeraj Kumar, Jatinder Singh and Anil J. Elias, “Chiral multidentate oxazoline ligands based on cyclophosphazene cores: Synthesis, characterization and complexation studies”, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 13899-13912. 
  24. Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Reduction reactions of alkyne and butadiyne derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes”, J. Fluor. Chem. 2014, 166, 69-77. 
  25. Jatinder Singh, Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh and Anil J. Elias, “New chiral palladacycles from an unprecedented cyclopalladation of cyclobutadiene- bound phenyl groups of cobalt sandwich compounds”, Organometallics, 2014, 33, 1044-1052. 
  26. Ranit Biswas, Karunesh Keshav, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Reactions of allylzinc bromide with ethynylferrocene derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes”, J. Organomet. Chem., 2014, 768, 157-162. 
  27. Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh, Karunesh Keshav and Anil J. Elias, “Synthesis and structural characterization of the first examples of butadiynyl derived cyclic fluorinated phosphazenes”, J. Fluor. Chem., 2013, 153, 48-56. 
  28. Karunesh Keshav, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Synthesis, spectral, and structural studies of porphyrins having sterically hindered [η5-CpCo(η4-C4Ph4)] cobalt sandwich units at the meso positions”, Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 12351-121366. 
  29. Pavan Mandapati, Nem Singh, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias “Synthesis and characterization of difunctionalized derivatives of the cyclobutadiene linked dimeric cobalt sandwich compound [(h5-Cp)Co(h4-C4Ph3)]2”, J. Organomet. Chem., 2012, 716, 208-215. 
  30. Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh, Karunesh Keshav, and Anil J. Elias, “Ring-closing metathesis reactions of terminal alkene-derived cyclic phosphazenes”, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 250–260.
  31. Muthiah Senthil Kumar, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Synthesis of (β-phenylethynyl)-gem-diphenyltrifluorocyclotriphosphazene and its reaction with RCpCo(PPh3)2 [R = MeOC(O)]”. Inorg. Chem. Acta., 2011, 372, 175-182.