Dr. Gyandshwar Kumar Rao Amity | Ligand Designing, Complex synthesis, Catalysis | Best Researcher Award

University Haryana India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Gyandshwar Kumar Rao commenced his academic journey at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, culminating in a Bachelor of Science in 2003 and a Master of Science in Chemistry in 2005. Subsequently, he pursued a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2013, under the mentorship of Professor Ajai Kumar Singh. His diverse academic background provided a robust foundation across various fields of chemistry, spanning organic synthesis, inorganic chemistry, catalysis, and nanomaterial chemistry.

Professional Endeavors

His professional journey is marked by rich and varied experiences. He served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, under the guidance of Professor Darrin S. Richeson from September 2014 to December 2017. Prior to this, he held the position of Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi from May 2013 to June 2014, mentored by Professor Ajai Kumar Singh. His academic journey further expanded as he served as a Guest Faculty at Doon University, Uttarakhand, and later transitioned to Assistant Professor roles at Amity University, Gurgaon.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research interests encompass a wide spectrum of domains within chemistry, focusing on areas such as homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts for electro- and photo-chemical CO2 and water reduction, small molecule activation using earth-abundant metal complexes, main group chemistry, coordination and organometallic chemistry, synthetic inorganic chemistry, inorganic polymers, and nano-material chemistry. His extensive portfolio includes substantial contributions through published scientific articles, book chapters, patents, and project grants, emphasizing his profound involvement in cutting-edge research and innovation.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Gyandshwar Kumar Rao has received numerous accolades and recognition for his scholarly contributions. Notably, he has published sixty-two peer-reviewed scientific articles, eleven book chapters, filed four patents, and edited a book. His exceptional presentations in reputed national and international conferences, along with his active involvement in projects funded by prestigious bodies like DST-Haryana, SERB, and MHRD, stand as a testament to his impactful research endeavors.

Impact and Influence

His impactful contributions extend beyond his research output. His role as a mentor to numerous students, his participation in organizing committees of national and international conferences, and his engagement as a reviewer for esteemed scientific journals showcase his commitment to fostering academic growth and contributing to the scientific community.

Legacy and Future Contributions

With a wealth of experience across diverse realms of chemistry, His legacy lies in his multidisciplinary approach towards research, mentorship, and academic service. His future contributions are poised to further enrich the field of chemistry, promising continued innovation, groundbreaking discoveries, and a lasting impact on scientific advancements and education.


A total of  2143 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations            2143
  • h-index              29
  • i10-index           45

Notable Publications 

Palladacycle containing nitrogen and selenium: highly active pre-catalyst for the Suzuki–Miyaura coupling reaction and unprecedented conversion into nano-sized Pd17Se15
GK Rao, A Kumar, J Ahmed, AK Singh
(138) 2010

Organoselenium ligands in catalysis
A Kumar, GK Rao, F Saleem, AK Singh
(130) 2012

Formation and role of palladium chalcogenide and other species in Suzuki–Miyaura and Heck C–C coupling reactions catalyzed with palladium (II) complexes of organochalcogen …
A Kumar, GK Rao, S Kumar, AK Singh
(116) 2014

Palladium (II)-selenated Schiff base complex catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura coupling: dependence of efficiency on alkyl chain length of ligand
GK Rao, A Kumar, B Kumar, D Kumar, AK Singh
(105) 2012

Organosulphur and related ligands in Suzuki–Miyaura C–C coupling
A Kumar, GK Rao, S Kumar, AK Singh
(99) 2013

Palladacycles of thioethers catalyzing Suzuki–Miyaura C–C coupling: generation and catalytic activity of nanoparticles
GK Rao, A Kumar, S Kumar, UB Dupare, AK Singh
( 95) 2013

Half-sandwich ruthenium (II) complexes of click generated 1, 2, 3-triazole based organosulfur/-selenium ligands: structural and donor site dependent catalytic oxidation and …
F Saleem, GK Rao, A Kumar, G Mukherjee, AK Singh
(87) 2013

Organochalcogen ligands and their palladium (II) complexes: synthesis to catalytic activity for Heck coupling
A Kumar, GK Rao, AK Singh
(87) 2012

Palladium (II) complexes of the first pincer (Se, N, Se) ligand, 2, 6-Bis ((phenylseleno) methyl) pyridine (L): solvent-dependent formation of [PdCl (L)] Cl and Na [PdCl (L …
D Das, GK Rao, AK Singh
(81) 2009

Palladium (II)-(E, N, E) pincer ligand (E= S/Se/Te) complex catalyzed Suzuki coupling reactions in water via in situ generated palladium quantum dots
S Kumar, GK Rao, A Kumar, MP Singh, AK Singh
(71) 2013


Gyandshwar Kumar Rao Amity | Ligand Designing, Complex synthesis, Catalysis | Best Researcher Award

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