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Department :  Chemistry

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Name:Rakesh Kumar Mahajan
Areas of Interest / SpecializationSpecialization : Physical Chemistry, Analytical & Environmental Chemistry Area(s) of Research : Chemical Sensors, Colloids and Interfaces (Interactions between surfactants and polymers/Drugs), Electroanalytical methods of analysis
Best Ten Publications:1. Electrochemical and Chromogenic Sensors Based on Ferrocene Appended Chalcone for Selective Quantification of Copper (II) Ajar Kamal, K. Kumar V. Kumar and R. K. Mahajan, Electrochimica Acta (2014) 145, 307. 2. Interactions of Phenothiazine Drugs with Surfactants: A Detailed Physicochemical Overview (Review article) S. Mahajan, R. Sharma and R. K. Mahajan, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science (2013) 199, 1-14 3. An Investigation of Drug Binding Ability of a Surface Active Ionic Liquid: Micellization, Electrochemical, and Spectroscopic Studies S.Mahajan, R. Sharma and R. K. Mahajan, Langmuir, (2012) 28, 17238 4. Physicochemical Studies of Pyridinium Gemini Surfactants with Promethazine Hydrochloride in Aqueous Solution R. K. Mahajan, S. Mahajan, A. Bhadani and S. Singh, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2012) 14, 887. 5. Analysis of interfacial and micellar behavior of sodium dioctyl sulphosuccinate salt (AOT) with zwitterionic surfactants in aqueous media R. K. Mahajan and R. Sharma, Journal of Colloid & Interface Science (2011) 363, 275 6. Electrochemical detection of dopamine in the presence of ascorbic acid using graphene modified electrodes Y.R. Kim, S. Bong, Y.J. Kang, Y.Yang, R. K. Mahajan, J. S. Kim, H. Kim, Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2010) 25, 2366. 7. Fluorescence Turn-On Sensors for HSO4 H. J. Kim, S. Bhuniya, R. K. Mahajan, R. Puri, H. Liu, K. C. Ko, J. Y. Lee, J. S. Kim, Chemical Communications (2009) 2238. 8. Lipophilic Lanthaanide Tris (-diketonate) Complexes as A Novel Type of Neutral Ionophores for Cl- Anion-Selective Electrodes. R. K. Mahajan, I. Kaur, R. Kaur, A. Onimaru, S. Shinoda and H. Tsukube, Analytical Chemistry (2004) 76, 7354. 9. Anion receptor functions of lanthanide tris(-diketonate) complexes: naked eye detection and ion-selective electrode determination of Cl- anion. R. K. Mahajan, I. Kaur, R. Kaur, S. Uchida, A. Onimaru, S. Shinoda and H. Tsukube, Chem. Commun., (2003) 2238-2239. 10. Silver ion-selective electrodes employing Schiff base p- tertbutylcalix[4]arene derivatives as neutral carriar. R. K. Mahajan, M. Kumar, and I. Kaur, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2003) 91, 26.
Awards and Honours:*Awarded Professor P. K. Bose Memorial Award -2009 by Indian Chemical Society at the annual convention of chemists-2010 at Raipur during Dec. 23-27, 2010. *Awarded CRSI Bronze Medal by Chemical Research Society of India at the 16th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry held at IIT Bombay during Feb. 7-9, 2014. * International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Italian Award to work in Italian Laboratory *Third World Academy of Science (TWAS) Award for Training and Research in Italian Laboratories. * Sabatico Award from Spain to work in Valencia university * Brainpool Award from South Korea to work at Seoul National university