Anindya Ghosh

Associate Professor

Dr. Ghosh
Contact Information
Anindya Ghosh
Department of Chemistry
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock AR 72204
Office SCLB 483
Laboratories: FH 519, CINS 318
Email: axghosh@ualr.edu
Phone No (501) 569 8827 Fax: (501) 569 8838  
Background and CV
Education
 
 

 MS: IIT Kanpur (Kanpur, India, 1997)
PhD: Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) -Green oxidation chemistry using water soluble iron catalysts with Professor Terry Collins (2004)
 
Experience  
  1) Post-doctoral researcher with Professor Daryle H. Busch and Professor Bala Subramaniam (2004-2005): CEBC, University of Kansas
2) Senior Research Chemist (2005-2007): Halliburton Energy Services, Duncan, Oklahoma
3) Assistant Professor (2007-2012): University of Arkansas at Little Rock
 
 

Awards and Honors 1) Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award in Green Chemistry (American Chemical Society), 2005
2) 2004 International Achievement Summit Award, 2004
3) Recipient of Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research, 2003
4) Recipient of Green Chemistry Conference (Washington D.C) scholarship, 2003
5) Co-awardee of Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award with Prof. Terry Collins, 1999
6) National Eligibility Test (NET) under the CSIR, Govt. of India, 1997
 

 Courses Taught 

  • Introduction to Inorganic chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Inorganic Chemistry II
  • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic I Laboratory
  • Organic II Laboratory
  • Organic II Lecture
  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Industrial Catalysis and Green Chemistry

Research Interests


1) Green Catalysis and Synthesis

We like to develop various metal complexes (Fe, Co, Mn, Ti and Zr, Sm etc) of acyclic and small macrocyclic ligands. These metal complexes will be predominantly used under homogenous conditions for the following purposes. The homogenous catalysts will also be attached to heterogeneous support (Polymer, silica, carbon nanotubes).
a) Small molecule activation (CO, O2, N2, CO2, H2O2) for useful synthetic chemistry which also includes green oxidation chemistry. One of the major focuses of our research is to use CO2 as sustainable reagent for developing commercially important molecules and as green solvent.
b) Asymmetric synthesis (Epoxidation, Nitrene transfer reaction, C-C bond formations etc.)
c) Polymer synthesis (Poly lactides and polycarbonates)
 

2) Sustainable and Clean Energy

We are interested to develop polymers/materials which can be used to fabricate solar cell devices and fuel cells.

3) Anticancer Drug Synthesis and Nanobiology

In this project we are interested synthesize/modify anticancer drugs attached to novel targeting molecules. The resulting molecules will be used to target and deliver anti cancer drugs for killing cancer cells (ovarian, pancreatic, breast etc). Several dendritic molecules, polymers, and nanomaterials will be used to deliver the drugs for high efficacy.

4) Chemistry Related to Oil-field


We will modify or develop natural (Guar) or synthetic water soluble polymers for developing viscoelastic gels. The modified polymers will be used for hydraulic fracturing of oil producing rocks. Besides polymers we will also develop surfactant based viscoelastic fluids for the same purpose.
 

Current Research Group Members

Charlette Felton


1) Charlette Felton, Ph.D. candidate, Email: cmfelton@ualr.edu  

 

Research Interests

Development and use of novel pincer catalyst for dioxygen activation. Oxidative C-C and C-N coupling reactions. Use of nanomaterials for magnetic resonance imaging and development of anticancer reagents.

 

 

2) Sharon Pulla, Ph.D. candidate, Email: sxpulla@ualr.edu

Pulla
 
Research Interests

Synthesis and use of novel tin-based catalysts and carbon dioxide as renewable reagent for developing cyclic and acyclic carbonates, oxazolidinones, polycarbonate etc. Anticancer drug synthesis.

 

3) Punnamchandar Ramidi, Ph.D. candidate, Email: pxramidi@ualr.edu

Ramidi

Research Interests


Development of novel amide-based transition metal catalysts for activating carbon dioxide to make industrially important chemicals such as cyclic carbonates and poly carbonates and oxazolidinones. Development of novel dye sensitized and polymer-based organic solar cells. Capture of carbon dioxide in polymer matrices.

4) Yashraj Gartia, Ph.D. candidate, Email: yxgartia@ualr.edu

 Gartia

Research Interests


Development and use of novel pincer catalyst for C-C coupling reactions, C-N coupling reactions. Use of carbon dioxide for synthesis of industrially important chemicals. Dinitrogen activation.
 

5) Nora Bouzihay, Undergraduate student, Email: nxbouzihay@ualr.edu

Previous Group Members

1) Shane Z. Sullivan, MS candidate (with thesis)
Current position: Ph.D. student, Purdue University, Indiana
2) Yashraj Gartia, MS candidate (with thesis)
Current position: Ph.D. student, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas
3) Samuel L. Collom, Undergraduate student
Current position: Ph.D. student, Yale University, Connecticut
4) Anna M. Brezden, Undergraduate student
Current position: Ph.D. student, Purdue University, Indiana
5) Benjamin L. Jarvis, Undergraduate student
Current Position: Pharmacy student, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas
6) Carolina Costa Farris, Undergraduate student
7) Wael Hajjeh, Undergraduate student
8) High school research students: Nadia Bhatti, Alexis Joyner, Nishita Patel, Nidhi Gandhi, Olivia Moka, Tony Yue
 

Publications

30. Gartia Y, Pulla S, Ramidi P, Costa-Farris C, Jones D E, Biris A S and Ghosh A. A novel iron complex for cross-coupling reactions of multiple C-Cl bonds in polychlorinated solvents with Grignard Reagents. (2012; Submitted)
29. Gartia, Y.; Pulla, S.; Ramidi, P.; Ghosh, A.; Munshi, P. Total replacement of organic solvent for catalytic synthesis of polyurethane. (2012; Submitted).
28. Gartia, Y.; Biswas, A.; Stadler, M.; Nasini, U. B.; Ghosh, A. Cross coupling reactions of multiple C-Cl bonds of polychlorinated solvents with Grignard reagent using a pincer nickel complex. J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2012, (DOI: 10.1016/j.molcata.2012.07.007).
27. Dervishi, E.; Bourdo, S.; Driver, J. A.; Watanabe, F.; Biris, A. R.; Ghosh, A.; Berry, B. C.; Saini, V.; Biris, A. S. Catalytic conversion of graphene into carbon nanotubes via gold nano-clusters at low temperatures. ACS Nano 2012, 6(1), 501-511.
26. Pulla, S.; Jarvis, B.; Ramidi, P.; Munshi, P.; Griffin, W. O.; Darsey, J. A.; Dallas, J. L.; Ghosh, A. The role of substituents of chlorostannoxanes on the reactivity of the catalyst during the synthesis of cyclic carbonates using using epoxide and carbon dioxide.  Greenhouse Gas Sci. Technol. 2012, 2(1), 66-74.
25. Biris, A. R.; Ardelean, S.; Lazar, M. D.; Dervishi, E.; Watanabe, F.; Ghosh, A.; Biris, A. S. Synthesis of few-layer graphene structures over a catalytic system composed of nanostructural gold clusters supported on MgO. Carbon. 2012, 50(6), 2252-2263.
24. Karmakar, A.; Iancu,C.; Iancu, D. T.; Mahmood, M. W.; Ghosh, A.; Xu, Y.; Dervishi, E.; Collom, S. L.; Mustafa, T.; Watanabe, F.; Fejleh, A.;           Biris, A. R.; Khodakovskaya, M.; Zhang, Y.; Ali, S. F.;   Casciano, D.;Biris, A. S. Raman spectroscopy as a detection and analysis tool for In Vitro specific targeting of pancreatic cancer cells by EGF-Conjugated single-walled carbon nanotubes. J. Appl. Toxicol. 2012, 32, 365-3752011.
23. Mahmood, M.; Li, Z.; Casciano, D.; Khodakovskaya, M. V.; Chen, T.; Karmakar, A.; Dervishi, E.; Xu, Y.; Mustafa, T.; Watanabe, F. Fejleh, A.; Whitlow, M.; Al-Adami, M.; Ghosh, A.; Biris, A. S. Nanostructural materials increase mineralization in bone cells and affect gene expression through miRNA regulation. J. Cell. Mol. Med. 2011, 15(11), 2297-2306.
22. Pulla, S.; Unnikrishnan, V.; Ramidi, P.; Sullivan, S. Z.; Ghosh, A.; Dallas, J. L.; Munshi, P. Interaction of substrate and catalyst during the formation of  oxazolidinones from 2-amino alcohols and diethyl carbonate using recyclable 1, 3 dichlorodistannoxanes.  J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 2011, 338(1-2), 33-43.
21. Munshi, P.; Padmanabhan, S.; Sullivan, S. Z.; Mustafa, T. A.; Brezden, A. M.; Ghosh, A. An economically viable process for the synthesis of a chiral oxazolidinone ((S)-4-benzyl-2-oxazolidinone) from amino acid. Part. Sci. Technol. 2011, 29, 466‚Äď474.
20. Biswas, A.; Tokoly, T.; Wang, T.; Ramidi, P.; Ghosh, A.; Dervishi, E.; Biris, A. S.; Watanabe, F.; Bayer, I. S.; Norton, M. Sprayable multicomponent nanocomposite membranes for carbon capture and direct conversion into environmentally safe stable carbonates. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2011, 508, 276-280.
19. Karmakar, A., Bratton, S., Dervishi, E., Ghosh, A., Mahmood, M., Xu, Y., Saeed, L. M., Mustafa, T., Casciano, D., Radominska-Pandya, A., Biris A. S. Ethylenediamine functionalized-single walled nanotube (f-SWNT)-assisted in vitro delivery of oncogene suppressor p53 gene to breast cancer MCF-7 cells. Int. J. Nanomedicine 2011, 6, 1045‚Äď1055.
18. Ramidi, P.; Sullivan, S.; Gartia, Y.; Munshi, P.; Griffin, W. O.; Darsey, J. A.; Biswas, A.; Shaikh, A.; Ghosh, A. Combined catalytic effect of both cation and anion of ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† an ionic CrV(O) amido macrocyclic complex on the synthesis of cyclic carbonate using epoxide and carbon dioxide. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2011, 50, 7800‚Äď7807.
17. Ramidi, P.;  Munshi, P.; Gartia, Y.; Pulla, S.; Biris, A. S.; Paul, A.; Ghosh, A. Synergistic activity of alkali halide and Lewis Base on the solvlentless catalytic synthesis of cyclic carbonate from CO2 and epoxide Chem. Phys. Lett. 2011, 512, 273-277.
16. Mahmood, M.; Li, Z.; Casciano, D.;¬† Khodakovskaya, M. V.; Chen, T.; Karmakar, A.; Dervishi, E.; Xu, Y.; Mustafa, T.; Watanabe, F.; Fejleh, A.; Whitlow, M.; Adami, M. Al-; Ghosh, A.; Biris, A. S. ‚ÄúNanostructural materials increase mineralization in bone ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† cells and affect gene expression through miRNA regulation‚ÄĚ, J. Cell. Mol. Med. 2011, 15, 2297-2306.
15. Mahmood, M.;  Fejleh, P.; Karmakar, A.; Fejleh, A.; Xu, Y.; Kannarpady, G.;  Ishihara, H.; Sharma, R.;  Li, Z.;  Ghosh, A.;  Trigwell, S.;  Hardcastle, F. Casciano, D.; Selvaduray, G.; Biris,  A. S., Enhanced bone cells growth and proliferation on TiO2 nanotubular substrates treated by RF plasma discharge. Adv. Eng. Mater. 2011, 13, B95-B101.
14. Munshi, P.; Ghosh,  A.; Beckman, E. J.; Patel, Y.; George, J.; Sullivan, S. Z.;Pulla, S.; Ramidi, P.; Malpani, V. Tuning catalyst solubility in CO2 by changing molar volume, Green Chem. Lett. Rev. 3(4), 319-328, 2010.
13. Sullivan, S. Z.; Ghosh, A.; Biris, A. S.; Pulla, S.; Brezden, A. M.; Collom, S. L.; Woods, R. M.;  Munshi, P.; Schnackenberg, L.;  Pierce, B. S. Fe-complex of a tetraamido macrocyclic ligand: Spectroscopic characterization and catalytic oxidation studies. Chem. Phys. Let., 498(4-6), 359-365, 2010.
12. Ghosh, A.; Ramidi, P.; Pulla, S.; Sullivan, S. Z.; Collom, S. L.; Gartia, Y., Munshi, P.; Biris, A. S.; Noll, B. C.; Berry, B. C. Cycloaddition of CO2 to epoxides using a highly active Co(III) complex of tetraamidomacrocyclic ligand. Catal.Lett. 137(1-2), 1-7, 2010.
11. Ghosh, A.; Mitchell, D. A.; Chanda, A. Ryabov, A. D. Popescu, D. L.; Upham, E. C.; Collins,¬† G. J. and Collins, T. J. Catalase‚ąíperoxidase activity of iron(III)‚ąíTAML activators of hydrogen peroxide. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130 (45), 15116‚Äď15126.
10. Grady, B. P.; Ghosh, A.; Funkhouser, G., X-ray absorption studies of local structure in iron alkylphosphonate ester organogel 2007,Petroleum Society Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
9. Chanda, A.; Ryabov, A. D.; Mondal, S.; Alexandrova, L.; Ghosh, A.; Hangun-Balkir, Y.; Horwitz, C. P.; and Collins, T. J. The activity-stability parameterization of homogeneous green oxidation catalysts. Chemistry РA European Journal, 2006, 12,             9336-9345.
8. Chanda, A.; Khetan, S.; Banerjee, D.; Ghosh, A.; Collins, T. J. Total Oxidative degradation of fenitrothion and other organophosphorus pesticides  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128(37), 12058-12059.
7. Banerjee, D.; Markley, A. L.; Yano, T.; Ghosh, A.; Berget, P. B; Minkley, E. G.; Khetan, S.; Collins, T. J. Toward a green chemical defense against agents of biological warfare and terrorism. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 3974-3977.
6. Jin, H.; Subramaniam, B.; Ghosh, A. Tunge, J. Intensification of catalytic olefin hydroformylation in CO2-expanded media. AIChE Journal, 2006, 55, 2575-2581.
5. Ghosh, A.; Tiago de O., Filipe; Yano, T.; Nishioka, T. Beach, ¬† E. S.; Kinoshita, I.; M√ľnck, E.; Ryabov, A. D.; Horwitz, C. P.; Collins, T. J. Catalytically active őľ-oxodiiron(IV) oxidants from Iron(III) and dioxygen.¬† J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127(8), 2505-2513. (Reviewed in Chemical and Engineering News 2005, Feb 21, Page 32)
4. Ghosh, A.; Ryabov, A. D.; Mayer, S. M.; Horner, D. C.; Prasuhn, D. E., Jr.; Sen Gupta, S.; Vuocolo, L.; Culver, C.; Hendrich, M. P.; Rickard, C. E. F.; Norman, R. E.; Horwitz, C.P.; Collins, T. J. Understanding the mechanism of H+-induced demetalation as a design strategy for robust iron(III) peroxide-activating catalysts. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125(41), 12378-12379. (Reviewed in Science ‚ÄėAn Iron Grip‚Äô, 2003 302: 359-361).
3. Sen Gupta, S.; Stadler, M.; Noser, C. A.; Ghosh, A.; Steinhoff, B.; Lenoir, D.; Horwitz, C. P.; Schramm, K-W.; Collins, T. J. Rapid total destruction of chlorophenols by activated hydrogen peroxide. Science, 2002, 296(5566), 326-328. (Reviewed in Science Degradation of Chlorinated Phenols 2002, 270).
2. Collins, T. J.; Horwitz, C. P.; Ryabov, A. D.; Vuocolo, L. D.; Gupta, S. S.; Ghosh, A.; Fattaleh, N. L.; Hangun, Y.; Steinhoff, B.; Noser, C. A.; Beach, E.; Prasuhn, D. Jr.; Stuthridge, T.; Wingate, K. G.; Hall, J.; Wright, L. J.; Suckling, I.; Allison, R. W. Tetraamido macrocyclic ligand catalytic oxidant activators in the pulp and paper industry. ACS Symposium Series, 2002, 823 (Advancing Sustainability through Green Chemistry and Engineering), 47-60.
1. Ghosh, A.; Gupta, S. S.; Bartos, M. J.; Hangun, Y.; Vuocolo, L. D.; Steinhoff, B. A.; Noser, C. A.; Horner, D.; Mayer, S.; Inderhees, K.; Horwitz, C. P.; Spatz, J.; Ryabov, A. D.; Mondal, S.; Collins, T. J. Green chemistry: sustaining a high-technology civilization. Pure Appl. Chem. 2001, 73(1), 113.
Conference papers and featured articles
1.     Ashley, M.; Labriola, M.; Ghosh, A.; Biris, A. S.; Bayer, I. S.; Biswas A. Nanotech-enabled sustainable energy:  Green nanoenergy. Vacuum Technology & Coating (VT & C), 2011, September issue, pages 2-6.
2.     Ramidi, M.; Pulla, S.; Gartia, Y.; Boetanger, M.; Ghosh, A.; Bayer, I. Biswas A. Nanotech-enabled CO2 activation: Towards a sustainable energy future. Vacuum Technology & Coating (VT & C), 2011, November issue, pages 2-6.
3.     Ramidi, P; Ashley, M; Bontrager, T; Magiera, C; Ghosh, A.; Biris, A. S; Bayer I. S.; Biswas, A. (2012). Engineered Nanocomposites for Capturing and Converting Carbon Dioxide into Useful Chemicals. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 1441, 2012, 05-22.
4.     M Labriola, M.; Slaboch, C.; Ovaert, T. C.; Wang, T.; Csaba, G.; Bayer, I. S.; Dervishi, E.; Biris, A. S.; Ghosh, A.; Gupta, R.; Biswas, A. Engineered bone-inspired multicomponent bionanocomposite scaffolds with tunable hardness and modulus. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 1465, mrss12-1465-ss02-05.
5.     Nasini, U. B.; Gartia, Y.; Ghosh, A.; Kazi, A.; Shaikh, A. U. Novel cobalt complexes bonded to multiwalled carbon nanotubes and graphene for oxygen reduction. Preprints of Symposia РAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry. 2012, 57(1), 976-977.

Patents

 

1.     Norman, Lewis R.; Hall, Bobby E.; Saini, Rajesh K.; Ghosh, Anindya. Treatment   fluids or reduction of water blocks, oil blocks, and/or gas condensates and associated methods. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2010), US 20100285999 A1 20101111.
2.     Norman, Lewis R.; Hall, Bobby E.; Saini, Rajesh K.; Ghosh, Anindya. Treatment   fluids or reduction of water blocks, oil blocks, and/or gas condensates and associated methods. PCT Int.  Appl. (2010), WO 2010128270 A2 20101111.
3.     Ghosh, Anindya; Sullivan, Shane Z.; Collom, Samuel L.; Pulla, Sharon. Method of synthesis of tetradentate amide macrocycle ligand and its iron(III) complex and use as oxidation or bleaching catalyst with hydrogen peroxide. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2011), US 20110094043 A1 20110428.
4.     Reddy, B.R.; Ghosh, Anindya; Fitzeerald, Russel. Oxidized-carboxylated-sulfonated polysaccharide-based additives for cement slurries in petroleum wells. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2008), US 2008300149 A1 20081204.
5.     Reddy, B.R.; Ghosh, Anindya; Fitzeerald, Russel. Oxidized-carboxylated-sulfonated polysaccharide-based additives for cement slurries in petroleum wells. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2008), US 2008300150 A1 20081204.
6.     Reddy, B.R.; Ghosh, Anindya; Fitzgerald, Russel. Oxidized-carboxylated-sulfonated polysaccharide-based additives for cement slurries in petroleum wells. PCT Int. Appl. (2008), WO 2008145975 A1 20081204.
7.     Fripp, Michael; Zhang, Haoyue; Holderman, Luke; Ghosh, Anindya; Santra, Ashok. Galvanic Time Release Plug. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2008), US 2008135249 A1 20080612.
8.     Jin, Hong; Ghosh, Anindya; Tunge; Jon; Subramaniam; Bala. Tuning Product Selectivity in Catalytic Hydroformylation Reactions with Carbon Dioxide Expanded          Liquids. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ 2007 US 2007219399.
9.     Horwitz, Colin P.; Ghosh, Anindya. Synthesis of Macrocyclic Tetraamido Compounds and New Metal Insertion Process US7060818 B2.
10.  Ghosh, Anindya and Horwitz, C. P. Method for Making Macrocyclic Tetraamido Compounds US20040167329 A1.
11.  Ghosh, Anindya and Horwitz, C. P. Improved Synthesis of Macrocyclic Tetraamido Compounds and New Metal Insertion Process WO2004076425          A1.