Prof Susheel Mittal's Group

Professional Attributes - Teaching & Research (with Administrative Assignments)

Teaching - A passionate teacher to motivate students in their professional pursuits. Motivating young minds to be successful entrepreneurs and resource persons.

  • Academic staff (tenured assignment) in Deptt of Chemistry, GND University, Amritsar for (1986-89)

  • Academic staff as regular faculty (Lecturer) in Chemistry at Thapar University, Patiala since 1989.

  • Promoted to next level as Assistant Professor in 1997 at Thapar University.

  • Promoted to next level as Professor in 2003 at Thapar University.

  • Promoted to next level as Senior Professor in 2010 at Thapar University.


  • Successful completion of 3 full terms since 2002 till 2011 as Head of School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Picked up in active administration as Registrar in 2005 as a stop-gap stint of 3 months (concurrently with Head of School)

  • Dean (Research & Sponsored Projects) in 2006 till 2010 and

  • Deputy Director (the highest administrative position for an academic staff on the campus) from January 2015 till March 2016

  • Founder Professor-in-Charge, Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Laboratories (SAI Lab) Dec 2012-continued

  • Head (Acting), Nava Nalanda Central Library, Thapar University, Oct 2012 – Feb 2017.

  • Faculty Advisor, Campus Environment Management, Thapar University 2013 - Contd

  • President, Senior Staff Club, Thapar University, April 2005 – Mar 2009.

  • Chairman of many University level committees of TU like UMC, ARC, Radiation Safety and Storage, Central Exam of University, Admission Committee for UG programmes, Student Counseling and Development

  • Member of High powered Committee of Thapar University who visited Trinity College of Dublin (Ireland) in June 2014 to establish Partnership in Education followed by another visit in October 2015.


  • The most satisfying domain of employment is an opportunity to contribute in creation of knowledge through research activity.

  • Developed professional skills in a variety of research areas within the ambit of Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry

  • Expanded domain of research activities beyond Analytical Chemistry to include many peripheral areas of research (completed doctoral theses guidance) like :

    • Modeling and Simulation of Insolation for Solar PV and Thermal Power Plants (Joint -1);

    • Investigations on common treatment technologies for some biomedical wastes (Joint – 1)

    • Synthesis and characterisation of … conducting polymers-Au/Ag nanoparticle composites (Joint – 1)

    • Monitoring of Ambient air of Patiala City with special reference to Crop Residue Burning (Joint – 1)

    • Leaching and eco-toxicity studies of metal ions in sewage sludge and flyash mixture(Joint – 1)

    • MoFs for Chemical sensing of pesticides, doping of Co-based MoF with ZnO QD (Joint-ongoing)-1

International Collaborations

Screen Printed Electrodes modified with Supramolecules as voltammetric sensors for target species

  • Professor (Dr) Craig E Banks, MM University, UK

Biosensors for antibiotics and pesticides

  • Dr Marloes Peeters, New Castle University, New Castle upon Tyne, UK

National Collaborations

Design and synthesis of receptor molecules

  • Professor Subodh Kumar, GND University, Amritsar (India)

  • Professor Narinder Singh, IIT Ropar, Ropar (India)

  • Professor Navneet Kaur, Panjab University, Chandigarh (India)

Ambient air quality and human health during Crop Residue Burning and prediction modelling of surface ozone levels

  • Dr Gufran Beig, Coordinator SAFAR programme of MoES at IITM, Pune (India)

  • Professor Ravinder Agarwal, Bio-medical Engg, Thapar Institute, Patiala

  • Dr Avnish Kumar, Rajindra, Govt Medical College, Patiala

Nano-composite ion-exchange materials

  • Professor Pritpal Singh, GGSW University, Fatehgarh Sahib (India)

Some recent works in different research areas

Voltammetric Chemical Sensors

  • Diphenylether based derivatives as Fe (III) chemosensors: Spectrofluorimetry, Electrochemical and Theoretical studies, RSC Advances, 5(2015)21831-21842. (IF=2.936)

  • Voltammetric Sensor for Fluoride Ions Using Diphenylether Derivatives Supported by NMR and Theoretical Studies, J. Electrochem. Soc., 162(2015)B248-B255. (IF=3.662)

  • A new ionophore for chemical sensing of F-, CN- and Co2+ using voltammetric, colorimetric and spectrofluorimetric techniques, RSC Advances, 6(2016)51153-51160. (IF=2.936)

  • Ether-Imine Based Multiresponsive Voltammetric Dipodal Receptor for Nanomolar Detection of Copper Ions, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163(2016)B751-B760.(IF= 3.662)

  • Dicarboxamide polymorph derivatives for----Cu (II) supported with crystal structure and theoretical studies, Analytical Methods 10(47)5643-5648.(IF=2.073)

  • Enhanced Performance of CNT-doped Imine Based Receptors as Fe(III) Sensor Using Potentiometry and Voltammetry, Electroanalysis, 31(2019)1229 – 1237. (IF – 2.851)

  • Enhanced performance of organic nanoparticles of a Schiff base for voltammetric sensor of Cu (ii) ions in aqueous samples, Analytical Methods 11(2019)359-366.(IF—2.754)

  • Amine derivative of triphenyl ether as an optical sensor for the detection of cyanide ions and traces of water in acetonitrile supported with voltammetric studies, J of Appl Electrochem, 50(2020)185–195. (IF–1.540)

Screen Printed Electrodes as Voltammetric Sensors

  • Screen Printed Electrodes for Improvised Voltammetric Determination of Mercury(II) Ions, Sensor Lett.,14(2016)515-521.

  • Schiff base modified screen printed electrode for selective determination of aluminium(III) at trace level, Sensors and Actuators B, 239(2017)17–27. (IF: 5.667)

  • Disposable screen printed electrode modified with imine receptor having a wedge bridge for selective detection of Fe (II) in aqueous medium, Sensors and Actuators B, 249(2017)467–477. (IF: 5.667)

  • Voltammetric Method for Fe (III) in Blood Serum using Screen Printed Electrode modified with a Schiff Base ionophore, Analyst 143(2018)2851-2861.(IF:3.864)

  • Pseudo Cavity of Schiff Base Ionophore Incorporated in Screen Printed Electrode for Sensing of Zn (II), Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 166(2019)B464-B471. (IF:3.662)


  • Chlorella sp. based biosensor …… of silver ions, Sensors and Actuators B, 165(2012)48-52. (IF: 5.667)

  • Whole cell based amperometric sensor ..zinc ions, Analytical Methods, 4(2012)1326-1331.

  • A new assembly for biosensing ultra-trace levels of mercury in a continuous flow system, Analytical Methods, 6(2014)5741-5745.

  • Silica coated ZnO quantum dots for..biosensing of acephate, Anal. Methods, 9(2017)1672-80 (IF=2.073)

  • A surface expressed alkaline phosphatase biosensor modified with flower shaped ZnO for the detection of chlorpyrifos, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 258(2018)215-227.(IF: 5.667)

Potentiometric Chemical Sensors

  • MWCNT Incorporated Imine-Amine Ionophore for Electrochemical Sensing of Copper Ions, Anal. Methods, 8(2016)7472–7481.(IF=2.073)

  • Silver Selective Electrodes using ionophores with Thioether‒Amide‒Amine, Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 72(2017)191-202.(IF: 0.727)

  • Improved Performance of Schiff Based Ionophore Modified with MWCNT for Fe(II) Sensing ….. DFT Studies, RSC Advances, 7(2017)16474 –16483. (IF – 2.073)

  • Acyclic Arylamine-Based Ionophores as … Sensors for Zn2+ and Ni2+ Ions, C, 3(2017)34

  • Zirconium (IV) Phosphoborate based Ion Selective Membrane Electrode for Potentiometric Determination of Ba (II) Ions, Asian J of Chem, 29(2017)375-380.

  • New Acyclic Arylether Ionophores as Potentiometric Sensors for Ca (II) and Fe (II) Ions, MAPAN 33(2018)43-55. (IF: 0.611)

Conductometric Chemical Sensors/Optical Methods/MoFs/ Ion Exchange Applications/Metal-Complexes

  • Selectivity enhancement of Arsenazo(III) reagent towards heavier lanthanides using polyaminocarboxylic acids: A spectrophotometric study, Spectro Chim Acta - Part A: Mol and Biomol Spec, 145(2015)165-175. (IF=2.880)

  • Heterogeneously catalyzed selective esterification of benzoic acid using zirconium based ion exchangers, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 27(2015)3035-3038.

  • A Green Electroanalytical Method for the Determination of Levofloxacin by Ion-Pair Formation with Picric Acid, Journal of Analytical & Pharmaceutical Research 4(5)(2017)116.

  • Luminescence Based Detection of Trinitrophenol and Aromatic Organo phosphorous Pesticides Using a Coordination Polymer, J of Mex Chem Soc, 61(2017)336-341. (IF: 0.643)

  • Induction of Catalytic Activity in ZnO Loaded Cobalt Based MOF for the Reduction of Nitroarenes, ChemistrySelect 3(2018)3417-3425. (IF:1.505)

  • Estimation of Trace Level Cadmium (II) by Polyaniline-zirconium Phosphoborate Nanocomposite-based Membrane Electrode, J of Anal Chem, 74(2019) 800-808(IF=0.894)

  • Metal Complexes of Hybrid Oxygen-Arsenic Ligands VII: IR, Reflectance and EPR Spectral Studies of Oxo-manganese (II)-Arsine Complexes Using Ligands from o-R2AsC6H4CO2H; Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 36(2020)37-43

Nano-composite Ion Exchange Materials

  • A Novel Zinc Oxide-Zirconium(IV)Phosphate Nanocomposite as Antibacterial Material with Enhanced Ion Exchange Properties, Colloids and Interface Science Comm., 7(2015)1-6 (IF=0.797)

  • Nanocomposite zirconium phosphoborate ion-exchanger incorporating carbon nanotubes with photocatalytic activity, Sepn Sci & Tech, 51(2016)2896–2902 (IF: 1.200)

  • Fabrication of a mercury(II) ion selective electrode based on poly-o-toluidine–zirconium phosphoborate, RSC Adv., 6(2016)3150-3158.

  • Electrochemical behavior of membrane based on zirconium (IV) phosphoborate nanocomposite and its application in dye removal, RSC Advances, 6(2016)111606-111615 (IF=2.936)

  • Developments in Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Composite Ion-exchange Materials: A Review, Oriental Journal of Chemistry 33(2017)1726-1735.

  • Determination of Cr (III) in Industrial Effluents by Zinc Oxide-Tin (IV) Antimonophosphate Nanocomposite Based Ion Selective Electrode, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 29(2017)1595- 1601.

  • Novel Horizon: Smart TiO2/ Sn(IV)SbP Nanocomposite with Enhanced Electrochemical and Photocatalytic Properties, Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 65(2020)616–625. (IF – 0.822)

Particulate Pollution and Human Health

  • Ambient air quality during wheat and rice crop stubble burning episodes in Patiala, Atmospheric Environment, 43(2009)238–244. (IF=3.629)

  • Characterization Of Atmospheric Aerosols For Organic Tarry Matter And Combustible Matter During Crop Residue Burning And Non-Crop Residue Burning Months In Northwestern Region of India. Atmospheric Environment, 44(2010)1292-1300. (IF=3.629)

  • Impact Assessment of Rice Crop Residue Burning on Levels of SPM, SO2 and NO2 in ambient air of Patiala city in India, Int Journal of Env Anal Chemistry, 90(2010)829-843. (IF=1.372)

  • Effects of agriculture crop residue burning on children and young on PFTs in North West India, Sci. of The Total Env, 408(2010)4440-4445. (IF=4.610)

  • Study of size and mass distribution of particulate matter due to crop residue burning …. in rural area of Punjab, India, J. of Env Monitoring, 13(2011) 1073-1081. (IF=2.592)

  • Effects of exposure to rice-crop residue burning smoke on pulmonary functions ... human beings in Patiala (India), Sci of the total Env, 429(2012)161-166. (IF=4.610)

  • Statistical model to quantify the effect of pollution residue burning on the PFTs of healthy subjects, J of Met Soc of India, 29(2014)57-65. (IF=0.611)

  • Respiratory health concerns in children at some Strategic locations from high PM levels during crop residue burning episodes, Atmospheric Environment, 137(2016)127–134. (IF: 3.708)

  • Chemical Characterization of Atmospheric Particulate Matter for K, Cu, Ni and Zn Metals Collected from Agricultural, Semi-Urban and Commercial Locations in NW India, Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 4(197)(2017) 2 ISSN: 2380-2391. (IF: 0.350)

  • Study on Respiratory Health of School Children of Rural Sites of Malwa Region (India) During Post-harvest Stubble Burning Events, MAPAN 33(3)(2018)281-295. (IF: 0.611)

  • Sachin Gupta, SK Mittal, Ravinder Agarwal, Respiratory Health of School Children in Relation to Their Body Mass Index (BMI) During Crop Residue Burning Events in North Western India, MAPAN 33(2)(2018)113-122. (IF: 0.611)

  • Toxic emissions of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons [Py and B (k) F] in ambient air due to CRB activities at rural and commercial locations in Patiala, India, Material Today:Proc.17(2019)51-60 (IF=0.97)

  • Assessment and prediction of surface ozone in North West Indo Gangetic Plains using ensemble approach, Environment, Development and Sustainability (Accepted)

  • Source apportionment of PM10 by positive matrix factorization model at a source region of biomass burning, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Management 266(2020)110545 (IF: 4.867)