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Dr. Dinesh Kumar Profile

Associate Professor

School of Chemical Sciences


  • Not Available.

Areas of Interests/Specialization

  • Inorganic Chemistry Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry and Development of Nanosensors Nanoadsorbents for the detection and removal of heavy metal ions and fluoride.


  • 12 Year

Awards & Honours

  • Excellent speaker award, Innovative young researcher award, ICC Young Scientist Award, University and Departmental JRF, TWAS travel Grant

Best Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Painuli, R., Joshi, P., & Kumar, D. (2018). Cost-Effective Synthesis of Bifunctional Silver Nanoparticles for Simultaneous Colorimetric Detection of Al(III) And Disinfection. Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, 272, 79-90,, Impact Factor: 5.667, ISSN: 0925-4005, Publisher: Elsevier, USA.
  • Sharma, R., Dhillon, A., & Kumar, D. (2018). Mentha-Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles for High-Performance Colorimetric Detection of Al(III) in Aqueous Systems. Scientific Reports, 8(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23469-1. Impact Factor: 4.122, ISSN: 2045-2322, Publisher: Springer Nature, USA.
  • Dhillon, A., & Kumar, D. (2015). Development of a nanoporous adsorbent for the removal of health-hazardous fluoride ions from aqueous systems. Journal Material Chemistry A, 3(8), 4215-4228. doi:10.1039/c4ta06147k. Impact Factor: 9.932, ISSN 2050‒7488, Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
  • Joshi, P., Painuli, R., & Kumar, D. (2017). Label-Free Colorimetric Nanosensor for the Selective On-Site Detection of Aqueous Al3+. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5(6), 4552-4562. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02861 Impact Factor: 6.14, ISSN: 2168-0485, Publisher: American Chemical Society, USA.
  • Dhillon, A., Nair, M., Bhargava, S. K., & Kumar, D. (2015). Excellent fluoride decontamination and antibacterial efficacy of Fe–Ca–Zr hybrid metal oxide nanomaterial. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 457, 289-297. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2015.06.045. Impact Factor: 5.091, ISSN: 0021-9797, Publisher: Elsevier, USA

Reccent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books

  • Dhillon A., Nehra N., Choudhary B.L., Kumar D., & Prasad S. (2018). Excellent Disinfection and Fluoride Removal Using Bifunctional Nanocomposite. Chemical Engineering Journal, 337,193-200,, Impact Factor: 6.735, ISSN: 1385-8947, Publisher: Elsevier, USA.
  • Thatai, S., Khurana, P., Prasad, S., & Kumar, D. (2015). Plasmonic detection of Cd2+ ions using surface-enhanced Raman scattering active core–shell nanocomposite. Talanta, 134, 568-575. doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2014.11.024. Impact Factor: 4.244, ISSN: 0039‒9140, Publisher: Elsevier, USA.
  • Boken, J., Thatai, S., Khurana, P., Prasad, S., & Kumar, D. (2015). Highly selective visual monitoring of hazardous fluoride ion in aqueous media using thiobarbituric-capped gold nanoparticles. Talanta, 132, 278-284. doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2014.08.043. Impact Factor: 4.244, ISSN: 0039‒9140, Publisher: Elsevier, USA.

International Collaboation/Consultancy

  • School of Applied Sciences, College of Science, Engineering, and Health RMIT University, Melbourne (VIC) 3001 Australia.
  • School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Patents (If any)

  • Indian Patent: Application No: 201711002872, New Delhi, GoI., Date: 2017/01/25. Title: Removal of fluoride from drinking water using Ca-Mg adsorbent.