Faculty Information


Abhimanew Dhir

Assistant Professor


G1, South Campus
School of Chemical Sciences

Personal Information

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, IIT Mandi: 2023 – till date

SERB Research Scientist, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore: 2019-2022

Visiting Faculty, IIT Mandi: 2017-2018

DST-INSPIRE Faculty : 2012-2017

Educational Background

Ph.D : Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Punjab - 2011

M.Sc. : Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Punjab - 2005

B.Sc. : Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Punjab - 2003

Research Area

Broad Area

Supramolecular Chemistry

Specific Areas

Fluorescent Materials and Crystal Engineering


Analytical Techniques


Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory for M.SC

Heterocyclic Chemistry

Chemistry of Transition Elements

Applied Chemistry Laboratory for B.Tech


Abhimanew Dhir

Research Area


Fluorescent Materials



Research Interests

My broad area of research is Supramolecular Chemistry. Supramolecular Chemistry as defined by Lehn (Jean-Marie Lehn received the ‘Nobel Prize’ in Chemistry in1987) is …chemistry beyond the molecule…focuses on the development of functional complex architectures through non-covalent interactions. The main objective of supramolecular chemistry is to design and develop novel functional systems by joining multiple chemical components through non-covalent interactions. I work on supramolecular systems ranging from Cocrystals of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Cocrystals as Solid State Emitters, Fluorescent Coordination Polymers, Fluorescent Organic Molecules (This includes synthesis of broad range of molecules from macrocyles like Calix[4]arenes and Thiacalix[4]arene, Crown Ethers to Small Fluorescent Molecules) for diverse applications.

Representive Publications
  • Cocrystal Hydrate of Bandrowski’s Base and Clotrimazole: A Prospective Ingredient for Hair Dye Formulations, CrystEngComm, 2021, 23, 5421.

  • Mn-MOF@Pi composite: synthesis, characterization and an efficient catalyst for the Knoevenagel condensation reaction, Tetrahedron Letters, 2017, 58, 4691.

  • New self-assembled material based on Ru nanoparticles and 4 sulfocalix[4]arene as an efficient and recyclable catalyst for reduction of brilliant yellow azo dye in water: a new model catalytic reaction, Journal of Nano-particle Research, 2016, 18, 381

  • Nickel –Sodium Pyrene Tetrasulfonic Acid based Co-ordination Polymer as Fluorescent Template for Recognition of Azo Dyes, Sensors and Actuators: B. Chemical, 2016, 225, 586

  • Cytochrome c encapsulated metal organic framework as biomaterial for sulfate ion recognition, Journal of Material Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 8628.