IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856


Assistant Professor (DST-Inspire Faculty)

Department of Chemistry

Academic Qualifications

  • JSPS (Japan Society for the promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2017), Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) and IMS, Japan
  • IMS (Institute for Molecular Science) Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2015), Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
  • Ph. D. (2012): University College of Science, Technology and Agriculture, University of Calcutta, India
  • M. Sc. (2008): University College of Science, Technology and Agriculture, University of Calcutta, India
  • B. Sc. (2006): Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur, University of Calcutta, India




Area of Research

  • Design, synthesis and applications of simple organic molecules and macromolecules
  • Photochemistry (AIE, host-guest)
  • Materials chemistry (COFs, POPs, CMPs)
  • Chemical sensors, separation and watertoxicity remediation
  • CO2 capture
  • Supramolecular chemistry

Courses Undertaken

    UG Courses:

  • Chemical Kinetics

    PG Courses:

  • Spectroscopy and Group Theory

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. E. Jin, M. Asada, Q. Xu, S. Dalapati, M. Addicoat, M. A Brady, H. Xu, T. Nakamura, T. Heine, Q. Chen, D. Jiang, “Two-dimensional sp2 carbon–conjugated covalent organic frameworks” Science, 2017, 357, 673-676.
  2. S. Dalapati, E. Jin, M. Addicoat, T. Hein, D. Jiang, “Highly emissive covalent organic frameworks”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 5797-5800.
  3. S. Dalapati, C. Gu, D. Jiang, “Luminescent porous polymers based on aggregation-induced mechanism: Design, synthesis and functions” Small, 2016, 12, 6513-6527 (Review Article).
  4. Q. Xu, S. Dalapati, D. Jiang, “Charge up in wired covalent organic frameworks”, ACS Cent. Sci., 2016, 2, 586-587 (Commentary).
  5. S. Dalapati, M. Addicoat, S. Jin, T. Sakurai, J. Gao, H. Xu, S. Irle, S. Seki, D. Jiang, “Rational design of  crystalline supermicroporous covalent organic frameworks with triangular topologies”, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6:7786.
  6. S. Ghosh, M. A. Alam, A. Ganguly, S. Dalapati, N. Guchhait, “Selective colorimetric sensing of fluoride ion and its use for insitu cyclization of the sensor”, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2015, 429, 39-45.
  7. S. Dalapati, S. Jana, N. Guchhait, “Anion recognition by simple chromogenic and chromo-fluorogenicsalicylidene Schiff base or reduced Schiff base receptors”, Spectrochim. Acta, Part A, 2014, 129, 499-508 (Review Article).
  8. S. Jin, T. Sakurai, T. Kowalczyk, S. Dalapati, F. Xu, H. Wei, X. Chen, J. Gao, S. Seki, S. Irle, D. Jiang, “Two-dimensional tetathiafulvalene covalent organic frameworks: Towards latticed conductive organic salts”, Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 15608-15613.
  9. A. Ganguly, B. K. Paul, S. Ghosh, S. Dalapati, N. Guchhait, “Interaction of a potential chloride channel blocker with a model transport protein: A spectroscopic and molecular docking investigation”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 8465-8475.
  10. S. Dalapati, S. Jin, J. Gao, Y. Xu, A. Nagai, D. Jiang, “An azine-linked covalent organic framework”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 17310-17313.