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Sayanti Chatterjee
Assistant Professor
sayanti.chatterjee[at]cy.iitr.ac.in
Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee
+91-1332 285056
Research Interests

Biosketch
Educational Details
Professional Background

Research
Projects
Publications
Patents
Books
Collaborations

Honours and Awards
Honors
Memberships

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Students
Supervisions
Associate Scholars

Miscellaneous
Events
Visits
Administrative Positions
Miscellaneous
Research Interests
Coordination & Bioinorganic Chemistry, Organometallics, Catalysis, Reaction Mechanism and Spectroscopy
BioSketch
Educational Details
Scottish Church College University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
2008
B.Sc, Chemistry (Hons), Physics, Mathematics
University College of Science &Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
2010
M.Sc., Chemistry (INORGANIC SPECIAL)
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
2016
Ph.D, Bioinorganic Chemistry
Professional Background
Assistant Professor
28 Feb 2022 - Present
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
01 Sep 2020 - 25 Feb 2022
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow
01 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2020
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany
Postdoctoral Research Associate
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
University of Virginia, U.S.A
Research Associate - I
01 Mar 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Development of Catalytic Innovations for Navigating Sustainable Solutions : Lessons from Nature’s Catalytic Repertoire 01 Jun 2024 Chemistry MAX PLANCK PARTNER GROUP 100,000 EUR MAX PLANCK SOCIETY
Bioinspired Catalytic Strategies for Small Molecule Activation Relevant to Sustainable Energy and Environment 01 Jun 2024 Chemistry CSIR-ASPIRE 3000000 CSIR ASPIRE
New Concepts in the Design and Development of Catalytic Solutions for Sustainable Chemical Transformation 01 Jan 2024 Chemistry SERB-SRG 30,00000 INR SCIENCE & ENGINEERING RESEARCH BOARD (SERB) Start-Up Research Grant
Catalytic Remediation of Environmental Pollutants: Addressing Challenges in the Nitrogen Cycle 06 Sep 2022 Chemistry DST-INSPIRE 35, 00000 INR DST INSPIRE
Synthesis Driven, Catalysis Focussed Approach Towards Sustainable Research 01 Jun 2022 Chemistry FIG-IIT ROORKEE 20,00000 INR FIG-SRIC, IIT Roorkee




Publications
Iron and cobalt complexes of 4,4,9,9-tetramethyl-5,8-diazadodecane-2,11-dione dioxime ligand: Synthesis, characterization and reactivity studies
2011
O. Das, S.Chatterjee, T. K. Paine* | Springer
Journal: Journal of Chemical Science Pages: 839 , Volumes: 123 ,
Models for α-Keto Acid Dependent Nonheme Iron Oxygenases: Synthesis and Reactivity of Biomimetic Iron(II)-Benzoylformate Complexes Supported by 2,9- Dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline Ligand
2013
O. Das, S. Chatterjee, T. K. Paine* | Springer
Journal: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry Pages: 401 , Volumes: 18 ,
Catalytic and Regiospecific Extradiol Cleavage of Catechol by a Biomimetic Iron Complex
2013
S. Chatterjee, D. Sheet, T. K. Paine* | Royal Society of Chemistry
Journal: Chemical Communications Pages: 10251 , Volumes: 49 ,
Reactivity of an Iron-Oxygen Oxidant Generated upon Oxidative Decarboxylation of Biomimetic Iron(II)-a-Hydroxy Acid Complexes
2014
S. Paria#, S. Chatterjee,# T. K. Paine* (# equal contribution) | American Chemical Society
Journal: Inorganic Chemistry Pages: 2810 , Volumes: 53 ,
Oxygenative Aromatic Ring Cleavage of 2-Aminophenol with Dioxygen Catalyzed by a Nonheme Iron Complex: Catalytic Functional Model of 2-Aminophenol Dioxygenases
2015
S.Chatterjee, T. K. Paine* | American Chemical Society
Journal: Inorganic Chemistry Pages: 1720 , Volumes: 54 ,
Oxygenation of Organoboronic Acids by a Nonheme Iron(II) Complex: Mimicking Boronic Acid Monooxygenase Activity
2015
S. Chatterjee, T. K. Paine* | American Chemical Society
Journal: Inorganic Chemistry Pages: 9727 , Volumes: 54 ,
Olefin cis-Dihydroxylation and Aliphatic C-H Bond Oxygenation by Dioxygen-Derived Iron-Oxygen Oxidants
2015
S. Chatterjee, T. K. Paine* | Wiley
Journal: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Pages: 9338 , Volumes: 54 ,
Substrate-Dependent Aromatic Ring Fission of Catechol and 2-Aminophenol with O2 Catalyzed by a Nonheme Iron Complex of a Tripodal N4 Ligand
2016
T. R. Lakshman, S. Chatterjee, B. Chakraborty, T. K. Paine* | American Chemical Society
Journal: Dalton Transactions Pages: 8835 , Volumes: 45 ,
Hydroxylation vs Halogenation of Aliphatic C-H Bonds by a Dioxygen-Derived Iron-Oxygen Oxidant: Functional Mimicking of Iron Halogenases
2016
S. Chatterjee, T. K. Paine* | Wiley
Journal: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Pages: 7717 , Volumes: 55 ,
Electrocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to Formate by an Iron Schiff Base Complex
2018
5. A. W. Nichols, S. Chatterjee, M. Sabat, and C. W. Machan* | American Chemical Society
Journal: Inorganic Chemistry Pages: 2111 , Volumes: 57 ,
Bioinspired Olefin cis-Dihydroxylation and Aliphatic C-H Bond Hydroxylation with Dioxygen Catalyzed by a Nonheme Iron Complex
2018
S. Chatterjee, S. Bhattacharya, T. K. Paine* | American Chemical Society
Journal: Inorganic Chemistry Pages: 10160 , Volumes: 57 ,
Aliphatic C-H Bond Halogenation by Iron(II)-α-Keto Acid Complexes and O2: Functional Mimicking of Nonheme Iron Halogenases
2018
R. Dev Jana, D. Sheet, S. Chatterjee, and T. K. Paine* | American Chemical Society
Journal: Inorganic Chemistry Pages: 8769 , Volumes: 57 ,
Hydroxylamine‐derived Reagent as a Dual Oxidant and Amino Group Donor for the Iron Catalyzed Preparation of Unprotected Sulfinamides from Thiols
2021
S. Chatterjee, S. Makai, B. Morandi* | Wiley
Journal: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Pages: 758 , Volumes: 60 ,
Tuning the Stereoelectronic Factors of Iron(II)-2-Aminophenolate Complexes for the Reaction with Dioxygen: Oxygenolytic C–C Bond Cleavage vs Oxidation of Complex
2021
S. Chatterjee*, S. Banerjee, R.D. Jana, S. Bhattacharya, B. Chakraborty, S.A.V Jannuzzi | Royal Society of Chemistry
Journal: Dalton Transactions Pages: 1901 , Volumes: 50 ,
A Combined Spectroscopic and Computational Study on the Mechanism of Iron-Catalyzed Aminofunctionalization of Olefins Using Hydroxylamine Derived N–O Reagent as the “Amino” Source and “Oxidant”
2022
S. Chatterjee*, H. Ingolf, R. G. Castillo, Dr. M van Gastel, S. Chabbra, Dr. G. Bistoni, Prof. A. Schnegg, Dr. E. Bill, Dr. J. Birrell, Prof. B. Morandi, Prof. F. Neese* and Prof. S. DeBeer* | American Chemical Society
Journal: Journal of American Chemical Society Pages: 2637 , Volumes: 144 ,
A Cu4S Cluster in ‘0-Hole’ and ‘1-Hole’ States: Geometric and Electronic Structure Variations for the Active Cuz* site of N2O Reductase
2023
Y. Liu,* S. Chatterjee, G. E. Cutsail III, S. K. Gupta, S. Dechert, S. DeBeer, F. Meyer* | American Chemical Society
Journal: Journal of American Chemical Society Pages: 18477–18486 , Volumes: 145 ,
Dioxygen Activation and Bioinspired Oxidations by Nonheme Iron(II)-α-Hydroxy Acid Complexes
2023
S. Chatterjee and T.K. Paine* | American Chemical Society
Journal: Account of Chemical Research Pages: 3175-3187 , Volumes: 56 ,
First row transition metal catalyzed small molecule activation for sustainable organic transformation: Synergy between nature and chemist’s toolbox
2024
Yashdeep Maurya, Arya Singh, Vishal Kumar, Mehar Ul Nisa, Sayanti Chatterjee* | Elsevier
Journal: Tetrahedron Letters Pages: 155066 , Volumes: 142 ,
Honors And Awards
Honors
Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany
2024
Head of the Partner India Group of the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and Max-Planck-Institut für Chemical Energy Conversion
2021
Best Speaker Award
DST-INSPIRE, Government of India
2022
DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship Award
Max Planck Institute of Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany
2020
Max Planck Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
University of Virginia, U.S.A
2017
Postdoctoral Research Associateship
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship
2018
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India
2016
Ashutosh Mookherjee Best Thesis Award
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry -XV, IIT Roorkee
2013
Young Scientist Oral Presentation Award
Human Resource Development Group, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Government of India
2010
CSIR-NET Research Fellowship (JRF & SRF)
Indian Institute of Technology
2010
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), Chemistry
Centenary of Post-Graduation Studies in Chemistry, University of Calcutta
2010
Best Performance Award
Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta
2007
Best Performance Award for Oral Presentation
International Science & Engineering Fair, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, NCSM, Govt. Of India
2001
Young Scientist National Representative
National Children’s Science Congress-2000 NCSC/DST, Govt. of India
2000
Young Scientist State Representative (West Bengal)
MemberShips
Frontiers in Catalysis
01 Dec 2022 - Present
Associate Editor
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry ( CY-902 )
Spring
Inorganic Laboratory-II ( CYN-510 )
Spring
Spectroscopic Methods of Structural Elucidation ( CYN-905 )
Spring
Introduction to Chemical Science ( CYN-101 )
Autumn
Inorganic Laboratory ( CYN-531 )
Autumn
Chemistry of Industrial Processes ( CYN-309 )
Autumn
General Organic and Inorganic Chemistry ( CYN-104 )
Spring
General Chemistry-III; (Spectroscopic Techniques; Petroleum Chemistry and Soil Chemistry) ( CYN-008 )
Spring
Students
Associate Scholars
Mr. Yashdeep Maurya
IIT Roorkee
Synthesis, Catalysis and Spectroscopy
Ms. Arya Singh
IIT Roorkee
Bioinorganic Chemistry, Organometallic Reactivity and Reaction Mechanism
Miscellaneous
Events
FORCE-ICSS 2023
28 Sep 2023 - 01 Oct 2023
RSC-IISERK Symposium with Chemical Science
26 Jan 2023 - 27 Jan 2023
Royal Society of Chemistry
International Conference on Optoelectronic and Bioinspired nanomaterials
04 Dec 2023 - 06 Dec 2023
Emergent Materials in Energy and Environment
04 Mar 2023 - 05 Mar 2023
Contemporary Facets in Organic Chemistry 2022
01 Dec 2022 - 04 Dec 2022
Administrative Positions
Secretary of Department Faculty Committee
19 Apr 2022 - Present
Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee
DAPC Member
01 Jan 2023 - Present
Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee
Faculty Coordinator of Research Scholar's Day
26 Mar 2022 - Present
Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee
Nodal Faculty for DORA Advisory Committee & Alumni Institute Connect
01 Jan 2024 - Present
Dean of Resources and Alumni Affairs (DORA) , IIT Roorkee
Member of Write-Off Committee
01 Mar 2024 - Present
Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee
Coordinator of Inorganic Division Ph.D Interview, Autumn 2022-2023
22 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee
Anti Ragging Committee
01 Aug 2022 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Member of Student Research Committee
14 Mar 2022 - Present
Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee
MAX PLANCK PARTNER GROUP LEADER

The PO!TION LAB has been awarded the honor to be a Max Planck Partner Group India, and Dr. Chatterjee is the Head of the Partner Group of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Want to be a part of PO!TION LAB?

We are a new research group based at IIT Roorkee, trying to nurture an international ambience toward cultivating quality science. 

Want to pursue your research journey in a world class research environment?

We welcome highly motivated students with a positive outlook to join our group for PhD with CSIR/UGC JRF, GATE or any national level doctoral fellowship as approved by Govt. of India. Interested candidates should email to sayanti.chatterjee@cy.iitr.ac.in with your CV and apply to IITR PhD program portal for consideration.

We are looking also for extremely enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher with PhD from well reputed institute in India or abroad, having experience in synthesis of inorganic and organic molecules and handling of air sensitive experiements. Experience in electrochemistry would be given preference. Please email your CV with updated research publications and atleast 3 referee names to sayanti.chatterjee@cy.iitr.ac.in.

Conferences and Involvements

1) Session Chair and Judge ChemTSF-2022,  Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, 2022

2) Winter Symposium by Department of Molecular Theory & Spectroscopy and Inorganic Spectroscopy, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and Max-Planck-Institut für Chemical Energy Conversion, 2022

3) DST Inspire Faculty Fellowship presentation, DST-INSPIRE, Govt. of India, 2022

4) Faculty Presentation Talk, IIT Roorkee, India, 2021

5) Student Moderator and Coordinator of symposium VISTA (Virtual Integration of Syntheis with Theory and AI), 2021

6) Invited Alumni Meet Talk at Scottish Church College, Department of Chemistry, Kolkata, India, 2021

7) Summer Symposium by Department of Molecular Theory & Spectroscopy and Inorganic Spectroscopy, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and Max-Planck-Institut für Chemical Energy Conversion, 2021

8) Invited talk in the Joint Winter Symposium by Department of Molecular Theory & Spectroscopy and Inorganic Spectroscopy, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and Max-Planck-Institut für Chemical Energy Conversion, 2020

9) Invited talk to ETH Zürich, Dept. of Chemistry and Applied Bioscience, Switzerland, 2019

10) Summer School on "Electronic Structure and Spectroscopy of Transition Metal Complexes"organized by Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung and Max-Planck-Institut für Chemical Energy Conversion in collaboration with the International Max Planck Research School on Reactive Structure Analysis for Chemical Reactions Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 2019

11) 10th Munster Symposium on Cooperative Effects in Chemistry, SFB 858, Munster, Germany, 2019

12) Study Tour of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2019

13) Annual Meeting of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2018

14) National Symposium on Perspective and Challenges in Organic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, 2014

15) Oral Presentation in Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XV (MTIC-XV) Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India, 2013

16) International Symposium on Chemistry & Complexity, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, 2011

17) National Seminar on Inorganic Chemistry-2011 and Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Acharya P. C. Ray, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 2011

18) International Symposium on Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry (FIC-2010), Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, 2010

19) Oral Presentation in Hundred Years of Centenary of Post-Graduation Teaching in Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 2010