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Dr Sanjit Nayak

Lecturer in Supramolecular Chemistry

Faculty/Dept/School School of Chemistry and Bioscience
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Emails.nayak@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 235537

Biography

Sanjit Nayak studied MSc (2005) in Chemistry at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. He received his PhD (2008) from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Annie Powell. Then he worked as a postdoc at Leiden University (with Prof. Jan Reedijk) and Marburg University (with Prof. Stefanie Dehnen) followed by a Marie Curie Fellowship to work at University of Liverpool (with Prof. Matthew Rosseinsky, FRS) before moving to National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2013. After lecturing 1.5 years in NUS he joined University of Bradford in 2014.

Research

- Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)
- Hybrid nanomaterials and composites

- Polynuclear complexes
- Gas storage and separation
- Drug delivery

- Molecular magnetism
- Catalysis

Teaching

Teaching highlights

                         

Teaching interests

- Coordination Chemistry
- Supramolecular Chemistry
- Bioinorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-08: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany - PhD
  • 01-JAN-05: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Kanpur) - MSc
  • 01-JAN-13: National University of Singapore - Lecturer
  • 01-JUL-11: University of Liverpool - Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship (IEF) for Postdoctoral Research
  • 01-NOV-09: Marburg University - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 01-OCT-08: Leiden University - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 01-JAN-16: Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Fellow
  • 01-JAN-13: Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), Member
  • 01-MAR-13: Marie Curie Fellows Association, Member
  • 01-JAN-19: RSC Research Fund,
  • 01-AUG-19: Expert Evaluator: H2020, European Commission,
  • 01-JAN-20: RSC Materials Chemistry Division Council ,
  • 01-JAN-11: - Marie Curie Fellowship
  • 01-JAN-17: - Invited Professorship at University of Lyon, France
  • Member of FoLS Internationalization Committee
  • Programme & Module Management: Year tutor: Stage-4
  • Academic Leadership: Module leader: CFS6003-A: Organometallic Chemistry CFS7002-A: Advanced Topics in Chemistry Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Programme & Module Management: Curriculum development for Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Chemistry
  • Module Leader: CFS7005-E: Stage-4 Research Project
  • Module Leader: CFS5016-B: Inorganic Chemistry 2
  • Module Leader: CFS7002-A: Advanced Topics in Chemistry: Bio-inorganic Chemistry

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleControl of the stereochemistry of C14 hydroxyl during the total synthesis of withanolide E and physachenolide C (2018)
AuthorsAnees, Muhammad; Nayak, Sanjit; Afarinkia, Kamyar; Vinader, Victoria
 
TitleTransition metal complexes of a versatile polyalkoxy oxazolidine-based ligand derived from in situ cyclization (2018)
AuthorsSaleem, Ayaan; Kobielska, Paulina A.; Harms, K.; Katsikogianni, Maria G.; Telford, Richard; Novitchi, G.; Nayak, Sanjit
 
TitlePolynuclear complexes as precursor templates for hierarchical microporous graphitic carbon: An unusual approach (2018)
AuthorsKobielska, P.A.; Telford, Richard; Rowlandson, J.; Tian, M.; Shahin, Z.; Demessence, A.; Ting, V.P.; Nayak, Sanjit
 
TitleAn unusual Cu(II) complex of a Schiff-base ligand of 3-aminoquinoline with a hydronated pyridine unit: Synthesis, characterizations, and computational studies (2016)
AuthorsNayak S.;Pevec A.;Seaton C.;Gamez P.;Reedijk J.
JournalPolyhedron
DOI10.1016/j.poly.2016.01.009
 
TitleMixed-linker approach in designing porous zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks with high hydrogen storage capacity (2016)
AuthorsNaeem A.;Ting V.;Hintermair U.;Tian M.;Telford R.;Halim S.;Nowell H.;Hołyńska M.;Teat S.;Scowen I.;Nayak S.
JournalChemical Communications
DOI10.1039/c6cc03787a
 
TitleMixed-linker approach in designing porous zirconium-based metal–organic frameworks with high hydrogen storage capacity (2016)
AuthorsNaeem, Ayesha; Ting, V.P.; Hintermair, U.; Tian, M.; Telford, Richard; Halim, Saaiba; Nowell, H.; Holynska, M.; Teat, S.J.; Scowen, Ian J.; Nayak, Sanjit
 
TitleChemical and structural stability of zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks with large three-dimensional pores by linker engineering (2015)
AuthorsKalidindi, S.B.; Nayak, Sanjit; Briggs, M.E.; Jansat, S.; Katsoulidis, A.P.; Miller, G.J.; Warren, J.E.; Antypov, D.; Cora, F.; Slater, B.; Prestly, M.R.; Marti-Gastaldo, C.; Rosseinsky, M.J.
 
TitleTwo Heterometallic Ionic Compounds with Isolated [3d] and [4f] Complex Units: Field-Induced Single-Ion Magnet (SIM) Behavior Observed from a Mononuclear Dysprosium(III) Complex (2014)
AuthorsNayak, Sanjit; Novitchi, G.; Holynska, M.; Dehnen, S.
 
TitleTetranuclear homo- and heterometallic manganese(III) and nickel(II) complexes: Synthesis, structure, and magnetic studies (2012)
AuthorsNayak S.;Novitchi G.;Muche S.;Luneau D.;Dehnen S.
JournalZeitschrift Fur Anorganische Und Allgemeine Chemie
DOI10.1002/zaac.201100525
 
TitleNew three-dimensional metal-organic framework with heterometallic [Fe-Ag] building units: synthesis, crystal structure, and functional studies. (2011)
AuthorsNayak S;Harms K;Dehnen S;
JournalInorganic Chemistry
DOI10.1021/ic1019636
 
TitleTrigonal propeller-shaped [Mn(III)3M(II)Na] complexes (M = Mn, Ca): structural and functional models for the dioxygen evolving centre of PSII. (2011)
AuthorsNayak S;Nayek HP;Dehnen S;Powell AK;Reedijk J;
JournalDalton Transactions
DOI10.1039/c0dt01463j
 
TitleA series of three-dimensional lanthanide MOFs: Observation of reversible structural changes controlled by solvent desorption-adsorption, and magnetic properties (2011)
AuthorsNayak S.;Nayek H.;Pietzonka C.;Novitchi G.;Dehnen S.
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
DOI10.1016/j.molstruc.2011.07.032
 
Book Chapters
TitleWater Purification: Removal of Heavy Metals Using Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) (2021)
AuthorsSanjit Nayak
JournalMetal-organic Frameworks in Biomedical and Environmental Engineering
PublisherSpringer Nature
 
Other Publications
Other typeReviews
TitleMetal–organic frameworks for heavy metal removal from water (2018)
AuthorsKobielska P.;Howarth A.;Farha O.;Nayak S.
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
DOI10.1016/j.ccr.2017.12.010