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The development of high energy materials (HEMs) for civil, commercial, non-nuclear, mining, defence and space applications have been a continuing dream for several worldwide academic and military research groups. Today, the variety and number of HEMs played an overwhelming role in the progress and prosperity of humanity or one can say modern development would be impossible without them. It is no coincidence that Alfred Nobel, who established the modern HEMs industry, also founded the Peace Prize linked with his name. Some of the present challenges that face researchers from HEMs field are (a) high demand for non-toxic and environmentally benign high energy density materials and oxidizers, (b) possible substitutes for classical HEMs and ammonium perchlorate (AP) as an oxidizer since their combustion/detonation products are toxic and carcinogenic, (c) continuing attention in insensitivity to mechanical stimuli, high-density materials, and oxidizers for reduced vulnerability applications and improved stability of materials that are exposed to high-stress conditions under their regular use, (d) HEMs with low visible plumes (smokeless combustion and no observable sign of a missile) 

Research Interest

  • High-energy-density materials

  • High-energy-density oxidizers

  • Nitrogen-halogen chemistry

  • Nitrogen catenation

  • Solid, liquid propellants and pyrotechnics

  • Energetic salts and ionic liquids

  • Energetic polymers

  • Agent defeat materials

  • Energetic Co-crystals

  • Medicinal Chemistry (drug like compounds)


  • Principles of Organic Chemistry (CHM609A)

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry II (CHM602A)

  • Organic Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications (New ARC) (CSO 201A)

  • Preparative classes for 2020-2021 batch

  • Basic Organic Chemistry (CHM102)

  • Basic Organic Chemistry (CHM201/203A)

Invited Talks

  • Invited to deliver a talk at the International Conference on Molecules and Materials Technology (MMT-2023), held at NIT Kurukshetra on 21st and 22nd April 2023.

  • Invited to deliver a talk at HEMCE-2022 conference conducted by TBRL-Chandigarh 

  • Invited to deliver a talk at OCS conference @IIT Kanpur 2022

  • Invited to deliver a talk at FORCE-2022 conference at Agra

  • Invited to deliver a talk at EMEE-2023 conference at IIT Roorkee

  • Invited to deliver a lecture in 2023 at Telangana University-Nizamabad, Telangana

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