School of Natural Sciences
Department of Chemistry

Profile of Faculty

Prof. Arun Kumar Padhy

Professor & Head,
Department of Chemistry,
Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi

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Educational Qualification   Ph.D.
Awards/ recognition  
  1. Young Scientist, Orissa Chemical Society
  2. Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowship
Area of Interest   Heterocyclic Chemistry, Organic Material, Organic Photochemistry, Electroactive material
Courses Taught   Photochemistry & Pericyclic Reactions, Chemistry of Natural Products, Organic Electronics, Reactions & Rearrangements
Brief Introduction   Prof. Padhy received his M.Sc. in 1989 (first class), Ph.D. in 1997 from Berhampur University. Postdoc at University of Denver, USA, 2001-2002. Worked at National Institute of Science & Technology, Berhampur as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor since 1996 to 2013 before joining Central University of Jharkhand. Having administrative experience as Dean, Academic at NIST, Berhampur, Head of the Department of Chemistry etc. Visited University of Waterloo, Canada under Shastri Indo-Canada Faculty mobility program. Attended UNESCO training program at Trivuban University, Kathmandu, Nepal and IIT, Madras.
Administrative responsibilities (with active period)  
  1. Head, Department of Chemistry: October 2018 - September 2021
  2. Dean, School of Natural Sciences: November 2020 - November 2023
Additional role/ responsibility  
  1. Head, Department of Chemistry
  2. Dean, School of Natural Sciences
  3. Coordinator, MOOC
Collaboration   IIT Madras; IIT Guwahati; CSIR-IMMT
Articles Published/ Accepted  

Year wise: Projects details, Research publications etc.

Research publications

  1. Raj, Benjamin; Oraon, Ramesh; Mohapatra, Mamata; Basu, Suddhasatwa; Padhy, Arun K; Development of  SnO2@rGO  hybrid nanocomposites through complexometric approach for multi-dimensional electrochemical application, J of Electrochemical Society:; 2020, 167, 167518, 3.721
  2. Priyanka Mukherjee, Benjamin Raj, Kali Sanjaya, A.K.Padhy, Suddhasatwa Basu, Mamata Mohapatra; Unravelling for 1st time electrochemical sensing of As (III) by 3D cavitized kagome type lattice; J of Electroanalytical Chemistry: 2020, 877, 114725, 3.807/1572-6657.
  3. Benjamin Raj, Arun K Padhy, Suddhasatwa Basu and Mamata Mohapatra; Review-Futuristic direction for R& D challenges to develop 2D advanced materials based super capacitors; J of Electrochemical Society, 2020, 167, 136501, 3.721.
  4. Benjamin Raj , Kishor Kumar Sahu , Mamata Mohapatra and Arun Kumar Padhy, N-doped ZnO- Efficient Photocatalyst for Decomposition of Methylene Blue,Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering, 2020, 13(4), 332-342, 2405-5212/0.46.
  5. Biraj K. Satpathy, Rasmita Barik, Arun K. Padhy & Mamata Mohapatra, Synthesis of pH-moderated cobalt molybdate with bifunctional (photo catalyst and graphene-based supercapacitor) application, Ionics; 2020, 26, 1443-1455, 2.347.
  6. Benjamin Raj, R. Oraon, A.K.Padhy, Simple & Cost effective sonochemical preparation of ternary NZnO-Mn2O3@rGO nanohybrid: a potential electrode material for supercapacitor and ammonia sensing, Ionics; 2019, 25, 3351-3362, 2.347.
  7. N.Saba, J.Swain, R.K.Dey, A.K.Padhy, pH induced molecular self-assemblyof perylene based imidazolate ester: a probable marker for biological species, Ind J Biochemistry & Biophysics, 2018, 55, 7 to 11, 0.579, 1104/20723.
  8. Arun K Padhy, N.Saba, K.H.Waris, P.K.Sahu, Synthesis & Rearrangement of some imidazole diazoether, Applied Science & Advanced Materials International, 2016, 3, 07-Mar, 2394-3173.
  9. A.K.Padhy*, A.K. Mishra, M.Mohapatra, A.K.Pati & S.Mishra, Photoinduced solid state keto-enol tautomerization of 2-(2-(3-nitrophenyl)-4,5-diphenyl-1H-iidazol-1-yloxy)-1-phenylethanone, RSC Advance,s 2014, 4(16), 8044-8049, 3.289,591/23625.
  10. A.K.Padhy, A.Pati, S.P.Nanda & R.K.Dey, Synthesis of 2,3-bis-(2-benzothiazolyldisulfanyl)-1-propanol, Asian J Chem, 2011, 23(1), 461, 0975-427X (Online) 0970-7077 (Print), 108/8774.
  11. S.P.Nanda, A.K.Padhy & R.K.Dey, Synthesis and antibacterial activity evaluation of cyclopentaleneunit containing nitrogen and sulfur heteroatoms, Res J Pharm, Bio, and Chem Sciences, 2011, 2(3), 467-473, 0.35, 4071/48826.
  12. A K Padhy*, B.Chetia, S.Mishra, A.Pati, & P.K.Iyer, Imidazole derivatives as the organic precursor of ZnO nano particle, Tetrahedron Letters, 2010, 51(20), 2751-2753, 00404039, 2.379.

Books and Book Chapters (Published/ Accepted)

  1. A.Panda, A.K.Padhy & S.K.Tripathy, Material Science & Engineering, 2008, Scitech Publication, India. 978-81-8371-236-1

For Book Chapter

  1. B.Raj, A.K.Padhy, G.P.Singh, R.K.Dey and R.Oraon, Imidazole framework based metal oxide nanoparticles photocatalysts: An approach towards amputation of organic pollutants from water in Nano-Materials as Photocatalysts for Degradation of Environmental Pollutants Challenges and Possibilities edited by P. Singh A. Borthakur P.K. Mishra and D.Tiwary, Elsevier, Amsterdam,2020. : 978-0-12-818598-8.
Seminar/Workshop/Conference Participation  


  1. A.K.Padhy: International conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences, Advances in Imidazole Chemistry, Ranchi, India, 2016, Invited Talk
  2. A.K.Padhy of some imidazolyloxypyrazoline derivatives, Hyderabad, International conference on Nature inspired initiatives in chemical trends, 2016
  3. A.K.Padhy N-Doped ZnO and Its Composites: Versatile material for multiple applications, 2018, National seminar on recent advances in functional nanomaterials & 32nd  Annual conference of Orissa Chemical Society, Invited talk
  4. A.K.Padhy Nitrogen Heterocycles as probable sensor, 2017, National Seminar on recent deveelopments and applications of functional materials & 31st Annual conferenc eof Orissa Chemical Society, Invited Talk
  5. A.K.Padhy et.alReaction of N1-hydroxy iimidazole with meldrum’s acid derivative, 2017, 36th Annual Conference of Indian Council of Chemists, Oral
Program Organized  
  1. AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Program on “Organic Electronics”, 2008.
  2. DST sponsored Faculty Development Program on “Sensors for Mining and Metallurgical Industry” 2010.
  3. Faculty Development Program on “Trends in Chemical Sciences: Challenges and Opportunities in the coming decade” 2020.
  4. Annual Conference of Orissa Chemical Society:, 1998, 2006, 2010
  5. International Conference on “Recent trends in Chemical Sciences”, 2017.
Any other information   Guided 3 Ph.D students and 40 M.Sc. students.
Updated as on   2021