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.

Administration

  • 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.

Research

  • 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)

Biosensors

  • 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)