Minati Baral

Designation:    Professor
Department:    Chemistry
Qualification:    Ph.D.,1991,Regional Engineering College, Rourkela

DB-56, NIT Campus, Kurukshetra

Email:    minatib@gmail.com
Phone No:    01744-233544
Area of Interest:    

Research Interest:
Biomimetic chemistry, study of formation of metal complexes, synthesis and study of metal complexes, supramolecular compounds and molecular modeling

Research Activities:
Bbagged two research projects
, Developed a synthetic chemistry, solution chemistry and molecular modeling laboratory, Modern equipment like Diode-array spectrophotometer, pH and Ion meter have been acquired, Four research students are engaged in research in diverse field.
Preliminary research findings are presented in seminars and conferences. Some recent works have been published in international journals.

Future Plan:
Continue to work in the biomimetic chemistry, in-silico modeling and extend my work for synthesis of nano-particles specially the water-soluble quantum dots with specific application. Introduce new course on molecular electronics and establish an advanced research laboratory with modern equipment

Experience :
Teaching 22 Years
R & D Organization / Industry N/A


Research Publications :  

           Journals:  27

International 17
National 10

Conference / Seminar / Symposia etc.: 68

International 14
National 54

Books / Monographs / Manuals (including year &publisher): Nil

Awards : 

Recipient of Commonwealth Post-doctoral Fellowship
Ranked 2nd in the University in M. Sc.
Ranked 4th in the University in B. Sc.(Hons.)


Chemical Research Society of India (Life member)
Indian Council of Chemists (Life member)
Indian Society for Technical Education (Life member)
Analytical Chemical Society of India (Life member)
Orissa Chemical Society(Life member)
Punjab Academy of Science(Life member)

Ph.D Supervised :

  a. Completed : 3
b. In progress: 4

M.Tech Dissertations :

a. Completed: 1 (one M. Tech. and two M. Phil.)
b. In progress: Nil

Contribution :

     Department Level:

Developed a Research Laboratory for a Synthetic Chemistry
Developed a Molecular Modeling Laboratory
Member of Department Research Committee
Member, Board of Studies

  Institution Level

Chief Warden (Girls’ Hostel)
Member, Senate at NIT Kurukshetra
Member of Public Relations Advisory Committee
Member of committee constituted for the up-gradation of facilities for health centre of NIT,Kurukshetra

Research Collaborations   :    Collaboration is done with the chemistry department of Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering &Technology, Punjab. One of the research students has developed a fluoro-nanosensor with collaboration with SLIET. Facilities like FTIR,  fluorescence spectrophotometer, Palmsensors etc. are used for research.

Other :

The following publications have selected in Top 25 hottest articles
Polyhedron, 2006, 25, 722-736.
Spectro Chimica Acta A, 2006, 63, 574-586.
The following publications have been awarded:
“Spectriscopic,potentiometric and theoretical studies on the binding properties of two novel imino-phenolate ligands towards trivalent iron and chromium” was awarded as Dr. K C Kalia Award for Best Paper in Coordination Chemistry in 3rd National Seminar on recent advances in Chemical Sciences held at Multani Lal Modi College, Patiala on 28th February -1st March 2011.
“In-silico Studies of Some Hydroxamate based Biomimetic Siderophore Analogs” was awarded as Best Poster in National Symposium on recent advances in analytical sciences held at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla on 12-14th April 2010.
“Design of a new biomimetic Siderophore analog: Synthesis, Coordination properties and in-silico study” was awarded as third prize in National Seminar on Recent Advances in Chemical &Envoironmental Sceiences” to be held on 22nd- 23rd January 2010 at Multani Lal Modi College, Patiala.
“Fluorescence, equilibrium and theoretical studies of N1, N3, N5-tris(3-((E)-2- hydroxybenzylideneamino)propyl) cyclohexane-1,3,5-tricarboxamide: a potential fluorescent sensor for Fe(III)”, was awarded as Young Scientist Award (presented by RB) in 11th Punjab Science Congress, held at Thapar University, Patiala in 7-9th
“Fluorescence, equilibrium and theoretical studies on N-N\’-bis(2-aminomethyl)- 2,2\’Bipyridine-3,3\’-Dicarboxamide with Co(II), Ni(II),Cu(II), and Zn(II)”, was awarded as Best Poster in National Symposium on Recent Advances in Analytical Sciences and Applications, held at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla on 9-11th April 2007

Sponsored R &D Projects :

Sl. No Topic Funding Agencies,
Duration and amount

                                         LAST FIVE YEARS

  1     Design, Computational Modeling and Synthesis of
some Novel Biomometic Siderophore Analogs and
Study of Their Binding Properties with Trivalent
iron Metal
  CSIR (2009), 3 Years,
Rs 12.5 lacs
   2     In Silico Design and Modeling of Some Artificial
Allosteric Molecular Systems
  UGC (2009), 1.5 Years,
Rs 1.10 lac


   3     Design, Synthesis and Study of Biologically Active
Iron(III) Carrier: A Molecular Modeling Approach
   MHRD Thrust Area
  4    Development of Multimedia and Web-based
Learning Materials in Chemical Science and
   MHRD Thrust Area
  5     Development of Quantum Sized Metallic and
Semiconductor Particles
   MHRD Thrust Area
  6    Synthesis and Structural Studies of Potential
Precursors for Ordered III-V Semiconductors and
Epitaxial Electronic Materials
  7    Synthesis and study of allosteric effect of some
macrocyclic and macrobicyclic complexes of
transition metals