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University of Delhi

Department of Chemistry

University of Delhi (North Campus)

Delhi 110007


Research Interests

Bioinorganic, Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry, Catalysis, Small molecule activation, Developing alternative renewable energy resources



Dr. Sandeep Kaur completed her B. Sc in 2000 and M. Sc in 2002 from Burdwan University, West Bengal. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay in 2007. Her doctoral work was in the area of “Mixed valency and valence state distributions in polynuclear ruthenium frameworks”. During her Ph.D., she was selected for participating in the 56th Nobel Laureates Meeting in Chemistry (2006) in Lindau, Germany.
After completing her Ph.D, she did her postdoctoral research (2007-2008) in Department of Chemistry, Stanford University in the area of “Synthesis of self-assembled monolayers & Models mimicking the Cytochrome c oxidase enzyme”. This was followed by postdoctoral research on “catalysis” in Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science, Uppsala University, Sweden (2009-2010). She received the Wenner-Gren Fellowship for her work at Uppsala University (2010). She worked as a Researcher at Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT), Rostock, Germany (2018-2019).
She joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi as Assistant Professor in July, 2010 and is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department.
Sandeep has received the Indo-US Research fellowship from DST, India and Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in 2011 and the DST-Max Planck India visiting fellowship (mobility grant, 2012-2016) for collaborating with Max Planck Institute for the Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg. She has received several other awards and honours in her academic career. She was a Visiting Researcher at Uppsala University (2011 and 2012) and at Stuttgart University (2005).
Sandeep has published her work in several peer-reviewed journals. She also published a book on “Electronic and magnetic properties of transition and inner-transition elements and their complexes” (Nova Science Publishers) in 2017. She has presented her work in several international and national conferences/seminars and received various research grants both national and international for her research work. She is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2013), American Chemical Society (2005) and life member of various other societies. Her current research interests include Bioinorganic, Organometallic and Coordination chemistry, developing new class of metal complexes as possible models for the active site of metalloenzymes, electrocatalysis, small molecule activation and developing alternative renewable energy resources.
She has been teaching and doing independent research for the last 9 years and is actively involved in promoting science among the younger generation.


DST-Max Planck India fellowship, 2012-2016

Wenner Gren Stiftelserna-Sweden, 2010

Indo-US Research Fellowship, 2011 (Not availed)

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR, India) Travel Award-2005 & 2014

Burdwan University Gold Medal, 2000-2002