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Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan

Country of origin: India Currently in: India, Delhi General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background


2007 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

• Bioinorganic, Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry • Homogeneous Catalysis • Electrocatalysis • Small molecule activation • Designing model complexes as catalysts for proton reduction, CO2 reduction, N2 reduction, drug carriers and molecular sensors • Developing new class of metal complexes as possible models for the active site of metalloenzymes • Developing alternative renewable energy resources • Designing Self-Assembled-Monolayers-SAMs

Publications resulting from Research: 

Switching Site - Reactivity in Hydrogenase Model Systems by Introducing a Pendant Amine Ligand
I. K. Pandey, T. Agarwal, S. M. Mobin, M. Stein* and Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan*
ACS Omega, 2021, Published online on Feb 2, 2021, (Impact factor = 2.87)

Nickel(II) PE1CE2P pincer complexes (E = O, S) for electrocatalytic proton reduction
Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan,* P. Hasche, A. Spannenberg and T. Beweries*
Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 16322-16329, (Impact factor = 4.174)

Dinuclear Manganese Carbonyl Complexes: Electrocatalytic Reduction of Protons to Dihydrogen,
V. Kaim, M. Natarajan and Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan*
ChemistrySelect, 2019, 4, 1789 -1794, (Impact factor = 1.811)

Intramolecular stabilization of a catalytic [FeFe]-hydrogenase mimic investigated by experimentand theory,
I. K. Pandey, M. Natarajan, H. Faujdar, F. Hussain, M. Stein* and Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan*
Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 4941-4949, (Impact factor = 4.174)

A Mononuclear Iron Carbonyl Complex [Fe(-bdt)(CO)2(PTA)2] with bulky phosphine ligands: A model for the [FeFe] hydrogenase enzyme active site with an inverted redox potential,
M. Natarajan, Hemlata, S. M. Mobin, M. Stein* and Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan*
Dalton Trans. 2017,46, 10050–10056, (Impact factor = 4.174)

Dirionbenzenedithiolate complexes relevant to the [FeFe] hydrogenase active site
I. K. Pandey, S. M. Mobin, N. Diebel, B. Sarkar and Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan*
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2015, 2875-2882, (Impact factor = 2.529)

[NiFe]hydrogenases: How close do structural and functional mimics approach the active site?
Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan* and M. Stein
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 9392-9405, (Impact factor = 4.174)

Effect of Cyanide Ligands on the Electronic Structure of [FeFe] Hydrogenase Active Site Model Complexes with an Azadithiolate Ligand
Ö. F. Erdem, M. Stein, Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan, E. J. Reijerse, S. Ott* and W. Lubitz*
Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 14566-14572, (Impact factor = 4.857)

Catalytic Hydrogen Evolution from Mononuclear Ferrous Carbonyl Complexes as Minimal Functional
Models of the [FeFe] Hydrogenase Active Site
Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan, L. Schwartz, R. Lomoth, M. Stein and S. Ott*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 8033-8036, (Impact factor = 12.959)

Valence State Analysis via Spectroelectrochemistry in Differently Quinonoid Bridged Diruthenium Complexes [(acac)2Ru(m-L)Ru(acac)2]n+ (n = +2, +1, 0, -1, -2)
Sandeep Ghumaan, B. Sarkar, S. Maji, V. G. Puranik, J. Fiedler, F. A. Urbanos, R. Jimenez-Aparicio, W. Kaim* and G. K. Lahiri*
Chem. Eur. J., 2008, 14, 10816-10828, (Impact factor = 4.857)

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study


Global Young Academy

Presentation given

Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Aug 2012
Max-Planck India Fellowship
Fellowship from DST & Max Planck Group for Research in Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg-Germany (2012-2016)
Nov 2011
Indo-US Research Fellowship
Fellowship from Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) for Research in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2011) (Not availed)
Jan 2010
Wenner Gren Stiftelserna (Fellowship)
Fellowship from Wenner Gren Foundations-Sweden for Postdoctoral Research (2010)
Jun 2006
Selection as a participant to the 56th Nobel Laureates Meeting in Chemistry
Was a member among 26 students of the Indian team for participation in the 56th Nobel Laureates Meeting in Chemistry at Insel Halle - Lindau, Germany, June – 2006

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