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DR. ARSHAD AIJAZ

PhD, Chemistry, IIT Kanpur
Assistant Professor - Chemistry
Email: aaijaz@rgipt.ac.in
Contact No.+91-7081341241

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, IIT Kanpur (2011)
  • Master of Science, Inorganic Chemistry, Lucknow University
  • Bachelor of Science, PCM, Lucknow Christian P. G. College

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • May-2017 onwards- Assistant Professor (Chemistry) at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Jais, India
  • Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, April 2016 – April 2017, Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, January 2015 – March 2016, Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, October 2012 – September 2014, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Osaka, Japan
  • AIST Postdoctoral Researcher, July 2011 – September 2012, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Osaka, Japan

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Nanostructured Porous Materials, Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Heterogeneous Catalysis, Electrocatalysis

AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS

  • Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2016-2017
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Best Paper award (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13926), November 2014
  • Japan Science for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2012-1013
  • Best Poster Award in 12th Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC) 2007, held at IIT Madras
  • CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship, 2005
  • M. Raman Nayer Memorial Gold Medal in M. Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry), Lucknow University
  • Bronze medal in B.Sc. from Lucknow Christian P. G. College

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • MOF-Templated Assembly Approach for Fe3C Nanoparticles Encapsulated in Bamboo-Like N-Doped CNTs: Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction under Acidic and Basic Conditions A. Aijaz, J. Masa, C. Rösler, P. Weide, W. Xia, R. A. Fischer, W. Schuhmann and M. Muhler, Chem.-Eur. J. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201701389
  • Metal-Organic Framework-Derived Carbon Nanotube-Grafted Cobalt/Carbon Polyhedra Grown on Nickel Foam: An Efficient 3D Electrode for Full Water Splitting A. Aijaz, J. Masa, C. Rösler, P. Weide, W. Xia, R. A. Fischer, W. Schuhmann and M. Muhler, ChemElectroChem, 2017, 4, 188
  • Co@Co3O4 Encapsulated in Carbon Nanotube-Grafted Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Polyhedra as an Advanced Bifunctional Oxygen Electrode A. Aijaz, J. Masa, C. Rösler, W. Xia, P. Weide, A. Botz, R. A. Fischer, W. Schuhmann and M. Muhler, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 4087
  • Hollow Zn/Co Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework and Yolk-Shell Metal@Zn/Co ZIF Nanostructures C. Rösler, A. Aijaz, S. Turner, M. Filippousi, A. Shahabi, W. Xia, G. V. Tendeloo, M. Muhler and R. A. Fischer, Chem.-Eur. J. 2016, 22, 3304.
  • From a Metal-Organic Framework to Hierarchical High Surface-Area Hollow Octahedral Carbon Cages A. Aijaz, J.-K. Sun, P. Pachfule, T. Uchida and Q. Xu, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 13945
  • Surfactant-Free Pd Nanoparticles Immobilized to a Metal-Organic Framework with Size- and Location-Dependent Catalytic Selectivity A. Aijaz, Q.-L. Zhu, N. Tsumori, T. Akita and Q. Xu, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 2577
  • From Ionic-Liquid@Metal-Organic Framework Composites to Heteroatom-Decorated Large-Surface Area Carbons: Superior CO2 and H2 Uptakes. A. Aijaz, T. Akita, H. Yang and Q. Xu, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 6498
  • From Metal-Organic Framework to Nitrogen-Decorated Nanoporous Carbons: High CO2 Uptake and Efficient Catalytic Oxygen Reduction. A. Aijaz, N. Fujiwara and Q. Xu, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 6790
  • Catalysis with Metal Nanoparticles Immobilized within the Pores of Metal-Organic Frameworks. A. Aijaz and Q. Xu, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 1400
  • Metal-Organic Framework-Immobilized Polyhedral Metal Nanocrystals: Reduction at Solid-Gas Interface, Metal Segregation, Core-Shell Structure and High Catalytic Activity. A. Aijaz, T. Akita, N. Tsumori and Q. Xu, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16356
  • Immobilizing Highly Catalytically Active Pt Nanoparticles inside the Pores of Metal-Organic Framework: A Double Solvents Approach. A. Aijaz, A. Karkamkar, Y. J. Choi, N. Tsumori, E. C. Rönnebro, T. Autrey, Hiroshi Shioyama and Q. Xu, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 13926
  • Highly Dispersed Surfactant-Free Nickel Nanoparticles and their Remarkable Catalytic Activity in Hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane for Hydrogen Generation. P.-Z. Li, A. Aijaz and Q. Xu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6753
  • Direct Crystallographic Observation of Catalytic Reactions inside the Pores of a Flexible Coordination Polymer. R. K. Das, A. Aijaz, M. K. Sharma, P. Lama and P. K. Bharadwaj, Chem.-Eur. J. 2012, 18, 6866
  • Construction of Coordination Polymers with a Bifurcating Ligand: Synthesis, Structure, Photoluminescence and Magnetic Properties. A. Aijaz, E. C. Sañudo and P. K. Bharadwaj, Cryst. Growth Des. 2011, 11, 1122
  • A Dynamically Entangled Coordination Polymer: Synthesis, Structure, Luminescence, Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Reversible Guest Inclusion and Structural Transformation. A. Aijaz, P. Lama and P. K. Bharadwaj, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 24, 3829
  • Two-Dimensional Coordination Polymer with a Non-interpenetrated (4,4) Net Showing Anion Exchange and Structural Transformation in Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Fashion. A. Aijaz, P. Lama and P. K. Bharadwaj, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 5883
  • A Diamondoid Three Dimensional Metal-Organic Framework Showing Structural Transformation with Guest Molecules. A. Aijaz, E. Barea and P. K. Bharadwaj, Cryst. Growth Des. 2009, 9, 4480

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