Department of  CHEMISTRY

Dr. Md. Akhtarul Alam Associate Professor / CHEMISTRY

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Address : Department of Chemistry, Aliah University, IIA/27 New Town, Kolkata- 700 160

Phone : 8584853820


B.Sc : University of Calcutta (1995)

M.Sc : University of Calcutta (1997)

Ph.D :Indian Institute of Guwahati (2004)

Post Doc: University of Tokyo, Japan (2004-2009)

Field of Specialization

Inorganic / Analytical Chemistry

Supramolecular Chemistry

Journal Papers Published


  1. Mehebub Ali Khan, Soumen Ghosh*, Sachinath Bera, Anamika Hoque, Ismail Sk, Shagufi Naz Ansari,  Shaikh M. Mobin,* Md. Akhtarul Alam* “Crystallographic Elucidation of Stimuli Controlled Molecular Rotation for a Reversible Sol-Gel Transformation” J. Org. Chem, 2020, 85, 4019–4025.
  2. Ismail Sk, Mehebub Ali Khan, Soumen Ghosh*, Dola Roy, Subharthi Pal, Sumit Homechuadhuri*, Md. Akhtarul Alam* A reversible biocompatible silver nanoconstracts for selective sensing of mercury ions combined with antimicrobial activity studies Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 2019, 17, 185–193.
  3. Soumen Ghosh, Abdulla Al Masum, Aniruddha Ganguly, Md. Maidul Islam, Md. Akhtarul Alam*, Nikhil Guchhait* “Binding mode dependent signaling for the detection of Cu2+: An experimental and theoretical approach with practical applications” Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 2018, 190, 471–477.
  4. Soumen Ghosh, Abdulla Al Masum, Aniruddha Ganguly, Md. Maidul Islam, Md. Akhtarul Alam*, Nikhil Guchhait* “A selective chemosensor for fluoride ion and its interaction with Calf Thymus DNA” Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 2017, 178, 24–31.
  5. Soumen Ghosh, Abdulla Al Masum, Aniruddha Ganguly, Md. Akhtarul Alam, Md. Maidul Islam, Nikhil Guchhait* “Interaction of a synthesized pyrene based fluorescent probe with CT-DNA: spectroscopic, thermodynamic and molecular modeling studies” RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 93335–93342.
  6. Soumen Ghosh, Aniruddha Ganguly, Md. Raihan Uddin, Sukhendu Mandal, Md. Akhtarul Alam* and Nikhil Guchhait*  “Dual mode selective chemosensor for copper and fluoride ions: a fluorometric, colorimetric and theoretical investigation” Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 11042–11051.
  7. Soumen Ghosh, Aniruddha Ganguly, Arghyadeep Bhattacharyya, Md. Akhtarul Alam,* and Nikhil Guchhait* “Selective chromo-fluorogenic molecular sensor for dual channel recognition of Cu2+ and F: effect of functional group on selectivityRSC Adv., 2016, 6, 67693–67700.
  8. Soumen Ghosh, Md. Akhtarul Alam,* Aniruddha Ganguly, Sasanka Dalapati, Nikhil Guchhait* “Selective colorimetric sensing of fluoride ion and its use for insitu cyclization of the sensor” Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2015, 429, 39–45.
  9. Soumen Ghosh, Md. Akhtarul Alam,* Aniruddha Ganguly, Nikhil Guchhait* “Amido-Schiff base derivatives as colorimetric fluoride sensor: Effect of nitro substitution on the sensitivity and color change” Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 2015, 149, 869–874.
  10. Sasanka Dalapati, Md. Akhtarul Alam,* Sankar Jana, Saswati Karmakar and Nikhil Guchhait ““Test Kit” for detection of biologically important anions: A Salicylidene-hydrazine based Schiff base” Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 2013, 102, 314–318.



JSPS Fellowship, Japan  (2006-2008)

Ph.D. Thesis Guidance

Ph.D. Degree Awarded

1. Dr. Abdulla Al Masum (August 2018) (Co-supervisor)

2. Dr. Ismail Sk (March 2020)


Ph.D. Thesis Submitted



Ongoing Ph.D. Scholars

1. Mr. Mehebub Ali Khan

2. Ms. Anamika Hoque

Project Works

Sponsored Projects

Principal Investigator of DST  project (Govt. W.B.); Project of worth Rs. 12.5 Lakhs (Project No: 376(Sanc.)/ST/P/S&T /9G-16/2013 Date: 21.07.2014)

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