Pradip S. Pachfule
    Assistant Professor, SNBNCBS


   Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08 (extn: 413)


Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.): 2003 - 2006 - Chemistry Shivaji University, Kolhapur (India).
  • Master of Sciences (M.Sc.): 2006 - 2008 - Chemistry, Solapur University, Solapur (India).
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): 2009 - 2014 - Chemical Science, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India.

Professional Background:

  • Postdoctorate Research Fellow: 2014-2015, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Osaka, Japan.

  • JSPS Postdoctorate Research Fellow: 2015-2016, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Osaka, Japan.

  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctorate Fellow: 2017-2018, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

  • Postdoctorate Research Fellow: 2019-2021, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.

  • Assistant Professor: 2021-Present, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India.


  • December 2018: Young Associate of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
  • January 2017: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctorate Fellowship
  • July 2015: Young Scientist Award (Runners Up)
  • October 2015: JSPS Postdoctorate Research Fellowship
  • February 2014: Best Research Scholar from CSIR- National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.

Research Interests:

  • Covalent organic frameworks (COFs): Synthesis of novel two- and three-dimensional COFs for photocatalysis, electrocatalysis and energy applications.
  • Porous polymeric networks: Synthesis of polymeric carbon nitride (C3N4), poly-heptazine imides (PHI) and porous polymers for the photocatalytic water splitting and CO2 reduction.
  • Metal organic framework (MOFs) and MOF composites: MOF-derived porous carbons and carbon composites for their applications for supercapacitor, oxygen reduction reaction and electrochemical water splitting.





































Significant Recent Publications: 

  • Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) for electrochemical applications Xiaojia Zhao, Pradip Pachfule,* Arne Thomas* Chem. Soc. Rev., 2021, 50, 6871-6913.

  • Donor-acceptor Covalent Organic Frameworks for visible light induced free radical polymerization
    Pradip Pachfule,* Amitava Acharjya, Jérôme Roeser, Ramesh P. Sivasankaran, Mengyang Ye, Angelika Brückner, Johannes Schmidt and Arne Thomas*Chemical Science, 2019, 10, 8316–8322. [Selected as an Inside Back Cover for the issue 36(2019) for Chemical Science].

  • Vinylene-linked Covalent Organic Frameworks by base-catalyzed Aldol condensation
    Amitava Acharjya, Pradip Pachfule, Jérôme Roeser, Franz-Josef Schmitt and Arne Thomas* Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58, 14865–14870.

  • Macro/microporous Covalent Organic Frameworks for efficient electrocatalysis
    Xiaojia Zhao, Pradip Pachfule, Shuang Li, Thomas Langenhahn, Mengyang Ye, Christopher Schlesiger, Sebastian Praetz, Johannes Schmidt and Arne Thomas* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019141, 6623–6630.[Highly cited paper]

  • Bifunctional electrocatalysts for overall water splitting from a Fe/Ni-based bimetallic Metal Organic Framework/dicyandiamide composite
    Xiaojia Zhao, Pradip Pachfule, Shuang Li, Jan Ron Justin Simke, Johannes Schmidt and Arne Thomas* Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57, 8921-8926. [Highly cited paper]
    [Selected as a ‘HOT Article’ from Angewandte Chemie International Edition]

  • Diacetylene functionalized Covalent Organic Framework (COF) for photocatalytic hydrogen generation
    Pradip Pachfule, Amitava Acharjya, Jérôme Roeser, Thomas Langenhahn, Michael Schwarze, Reinhard Schomäcker, Arne Thomas* and Johannes Schmidt J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 1423−1427.[Highly cited paper]

  • From Ru nanoparticle-encapsulated Metal–Organic Frameworks to highly catalytically active Cu/Ru nanoparticle-embedded porous carbon
    Pradip Pachfule, Xinchun Yang, Qi-Long Zhu, Nobuko Tsumori, Takeyuki Uchida and Qiang Xu* Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 4835-4841.  [Selected as an inside back cover for the issue ‘Materials for energy and sustainability’]

  • Fabrication of carbon nanorods and graphene nanoribbons from a Metal-Organic Framework
    Pradip Pachfule, Dhanraj Shinde, Mainak Majumder and Qiang Xu* Nature Chemistry, 2016, 8, 718–724. [Highly cited paper]
    [Highlighted by Nature Chemistry in News & Views section: “MOF morphologies in control” by Jing Tang and Yusuke Yamauchi,* Nature Chemistry, 2016, 8, 638–639].

  • Highly stable Covalent Organic Framework-Au nanoparticles hybrids for enhanced activity for nitrophenol reduction
    Pradip Pachfule, Sharath Kandambeth, David Díaz Díaz and Rahul Banerjee* Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 3169-3172. [Highly cited paper]

  • Structural isomerism and effect of fluorination on gas adsorption in Copper-tetrazolate based Metal Organic Frameworks
    Pradip Pachfule, Yifei Chen, Subash Chandra Sahoo, Jianwen Jiang and Rahul Banerjee* Chemistry of Materials, 2011, 23, 2908-2916.





















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