Dr. Amjad Ali

Professor and Head

Specialization

Bioinorganic Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Biofuels, Diesel fuel additives from Vegetable Oils and Glycerol Transformation

Email

amjadali@thapar.edu

Specialization

Bioinorganic Chemistry, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Biofuels, Diesel fuel additives from Vegetable Oils and Glycerol Transformation

Email

amjadali@thapar.edu

Contact No.

+91-175-2393443

Citations: 648

h-index: 14               (Source Research Gate, March 2019)

 

Research Interest: Heterogeneous and bio-catalyst for biodiesel production

Diesel fuel additives from vegetable oils

Water treatment technologies

Teaching Interest:  Coordination chemistry, Basic inorganic chemistry,

Bioinorganic chemistry, Organometallics and Catalysis

Research lab poster

Teaching Interest:

Coordination chemistry, Basic inorganic chemistry, Bioinorganic chemistry, Organometallics and Catalysis

Education:

Sr. No.

Institute

Degree

Awarded

 Year

Field of Study

1

IIT Bombay

Ph.D.

 2005

  Bioinorganic-Chemistry

         Thesis Title: Synthesis of lower rim substituted p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene derivatives and               their interactions with metal ions: Synthesis, Structure, Spectra and Magnetic Studies, and Chemical and Biological activities.                                         Thesis supervisor: Prof. C. P. Rao

2

IIT Roorkee

M.Sc.

 2000

  Inorganic Chemistry 

3

KLDAV Degree College

B.Sc.

1998

Chemistry, Botany, Zoology

Employment:

Sr. No.

Institution, Place

Position

From (date)

To (date)

1

Thapar Institute of Eng. & Tech., Patiala

Professor

16 October, 2018

Till date

2

Thapar Institute of Eng. & Tech., Patiala

Associate Professor

10 June, 2013

15 October, 2018

3

Thapar Institute of Eng. & Tech., Patiala

Assistant Professor

17 July, 2006

09 June, 2013

4

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Greater Noida.

Post-Doc Fellow

26 Sept., 2005

15 July, 2006

Honors/Awards/Fellowship

Sr. No.

Institute/organization

Honor

Duration

 

1

IASc-INSA-NASI

 

IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellowship -2009

June, 2009

July, 2009

2

IIT Bombay

SRF (CSIR)

August, 2003

Sept., 2005

3

IIT Bombay

JRF (CSIR)

August, 2001

July, 2003

4

IIT Bombay

Research Assistantship

July, 2000

July, 2001

5              Qualified NET-JRF (National Eligibility Test-Junior Research Fellowship) in chemical  

                sciences

6              Qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) in Chemistry with 93.6 percentile  

                 score with all India rank of 123 among 2110 candidates.

 

Foreign Collaboration:

Prof. Cheol Sang Kim, “Preparation of hybrid nanostructures for the energy conversion and renewable energy systems using chemical and photochemical techniques”, Bionanosystem Lab, Department of Bionanosystem Engineering, Graduate School, Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea

 

Membership:

Life Member of Chemical Research Society of India (membership no: 1122)

 

Administrative Responsibilities: 

  • Head, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry (17/05/2017 to ongoing)
  • Time table coordinator, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, (02/05/2016 to 17/05/2017)
  • Warden, Hostel H, Thapar University  (24/01/2012 to 31/08/2017)
  • President CARE Society, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry (03/03/2014 to 18/05/2017)
  • Student counselor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thapar University
  • Member of project implementation group, DST-FIST scheme awarded to School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Thapar University

Consultancy Job:

  • Visiting consultant- State program management cell (department of water supply and sanitation), Punjab
  • Involved in the establishment of the World bank and Govt. of India funded water testing laboratory in Punjab.

Conference/workshop organization:

  • Organized, National Science Day Celebration on 20th February, 2016
  • Organized, National Science Day Celebration on 28th February, 2015
  • Organized one day workshop on “Basics and Applications in catalysis” held on 24th February 2014.
  • Organized “National Conference on Innovative Molecules for Sustainable Future NCIMSF-2013” held during 24-26 October, 2013.
  • Organized one day workshop on “Basics and Applications of Instrumentation Techniques in Chemistry” held on 18th February 2013.
  • Organizing committee member of “National Symposium on Green Chemistry: Applications in Science & Technology” held during 5-6 Feb., 2009.

Teaching:

B.E./B.Tech. :          UCB008         Applied Chemistry

                                    UCB002          Chemistry lab

B.Sc.               :           PIC301            Inorganic Chemistry-1

M.Sc. (Chemistry): PCY102         Inorganic Chemistry

PCY202         Coordination Chemistry

PCY303         Polymer Chemistry

PCY402         Special Topics in Chemistry

                        (Bioinorganic and Solid State Chemistry)

PCY305         Inorganic Synthesis lab

 

Ph.D. thesis ongoing:

 

Sr No.

Student’s name

Thesis Title

1

Rashi Malhotra

Active metal supported mesoporous materials as solid catalysts for transesterification of triglycerides

2

Avneet Kaur

 

Synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts for the transformation of glycerol.

3

Mukesh Chand Agarwal*

Modulating Protein Stability and Dynamics by denaturants and antimicrobial preservatives

 

 

 

4

KM Abida

Mixed metal oxide as catalysts for acetin synthesis from glycerol

5

Sidharth Sharma

Magnetic particle supported heterogeneous catalysts for the

transesterification of triglycerides

6

Himmat Singh

Heteropolyacids based heterogeneous catalysts for the transesterification of triglycerides.

7

Rajesh Kondabala

Designing a computational framework for glucose binder prediction 

8

Priyanka Gautam

Application of zeolite as catalyst in heterogeneous

reactions for synthesis of petrochemicals and other

organic compounds: A kinetic study

 

* Co-supervisor Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Central Univ. Bhatinda

 

Ph.D. Thesis Completed:

Sr. No

Thesis Title

Student’s name

Status

1

Studies on cetane number and lubricity of additives from vegetable oils

Dinesh Kumar

Completed Nov, 2011

2

Heterogeneous catalysis for biodiesel production from triglycerides 

Vishal*

Completed, Jan, 2014

3

Lipase catalyzed transesterification reactions of triglycerides

Madhu Katiyar

Completed, June, 2014

4

Agricultural based low cost adsorbents for the removal of metal ions from aqueous solutions

Joginder singh

Completed-Oct, 2013

5

Preparation and characterization of mixed metal oxides for transesterification of triglycerides

Mandeep Kaur

Competed, Sept, 2014

6

Calcium and zirconium oxide based solid catalysts for the transesterification of low quality triglycerides

Navjot Kaur

Completed, Aug, 2015

7

Computational analysis of transcriptome and prediction of transcript using RNA-Seq data of Mus Sp.

Ahmad Firoz

Completed,

April, 2016

          * Co-supervisor Dr. Satnam Singh,   

 

M.Sc. dissertations completed: 20

 

Ongoing/completed sponsored/consultancy projects:

 

Sr. No.

Title of Project

Funding Agency

Amount (Rs./ Lakhs)

Duration

 

To augment the research facilities in the Department DST-FIST (Level-I, SR/FST/CS- II/2018/69) (Being private University the amount would be shared on 50:50 ratio) (Co-PIs: Dr Vijayluxmi, Dr B Pal, Dr S Mittal)

DST-FIST

 Rs 220.0 L

2019-24

1.

Magnetic core supported heterogeneous catalysts for the glycerol carbonate synthesis (Ref No: 01(7825)/18; Co-PI: Dr. B.N. Chudasama)

CSIR

14.36

2018-21

2.

Smart GlucoBinder: Design and Synthesis of Small Glucose Binder Molecule using Computational Intelligence Approach (Sanction Letter No. ECR/2016/001231; Co-Investigator)

DST

27.192

2017-20

3.

Mixed metal oxides as heterogeneous catalysts for the triacetin synthesis (Sanction letter No. EMR/2014/000090).

DST

42.11

2015-18

4.

Alkali metal supported transition metal oxides as solid catalyst for the transesterification of jatropha and karanja oils

DRDO

19.0

2012-14

5.

Zirconia supported solid catalyst for simultaneous transesterification and esterification of high free fatty acid containing triglycerides

CSIR

14.0

2011-14 (3 yr)

(Completed)

6.

Biodiesel preparation from low quality feed stock using immobilized biocatalyst

DRDO

5.0

2009-10 (1 yr)

(Completed)

7.

Synthesis and evaluation of multifunctional diesel fuel additives from vegetable oils  

DST-SERC

19.0

2007-2010 (3 yr) (Completed)

8.

Heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production (Co-Investigator)

CSIR

16.0

2009-12 (3 yr)

9.

Biodiesel generation through whole cell and enzyme catalyzed transesterification (Co-Investigator)

DRDO

6.0

2007-08 (1yr) (Completed)

10.

Bio Diesel synthesis from Jatropha and waste cooking oil under conventional heating and ultrasonic wave conditions using heterogeneous catalyst methods

Thapar university

1.0

2007-08 ( 1 yr)

(Completed)

 

1.

Consultancy:

Water sample analysis from “Punjab water supply and sewerage subdivision, Nangal”

 

Punjab water supply and sewerage board

--

 

(Completed)

2.

Testing of quality and accuracy of field test kits

Department of water supply and sanitation, CCDU, Punjab

 

(Completed)

 

EDITORIAL

  • Amjad Ali “Biodiesel: A greener and sustainable alternate to the conventional diesel fuel (Editorial)” Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, 2013, 17 (1), 1-2.                            

INDIAN PATENTS FILED

 

Dinesh Kumar and Amjad Ali, A solid catalyst composition and process for its preparation (Patent Application No: 3358/DEL/2013)

 

INDIAN PATENT GRANTED

 

Mandeep Kaur and Amjad Ali, A solid catalyst for biodiesel production and a process for its preparation. (Patent No. 309701 (2358/DEL/2012))

PEER REVIEWED/SCI publications

 

  1. Rashi Malhotra, and Amjad Ali, “5-Na/ZnO Doped mesoporous silica as reusable solid catalyst for biodiesel production via transesterification of virgin cottonseed oil”, Renew Energy, 2019, 133, 606-19. (IF 4.35)
  2. Rashi Malhotra, and Amjad Ali, “Lithium-doped ceria supported SBA−15 as mesoporous solid reusable and heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel production via simultaneous esterification and transesterification” Renew Energy, 2018, 119, 32-44 (IF 4.35)
  3. Mandeep Kaur, Rashi Malhotra, and Amjad Ali, “Tungsten Supported Ti/SiO2 Nanoflowers as Reusable Heterogeneous Catalyst for Biodiesel Production” Renew Energy, 2018, 116, 109-19. (IF 4.35)
  4. Avneet Kaur, Ranjana Prakash and Amjad Ali,1H NMR assisted quantification of glycerol carbonate in the mixture of glycerol and glycerol carbonate” Talanta, 2018, 178, 1001-05. (IF 4.16)
  5. Manpreet Kaur Aulakh, Nishi Arora, Ashish Kumar, Amjad Ali and Bonamali Pal, “Effect of Different Shapes of TiO2 Nanoparticles on the Catalytic Photodegradation of Salicylic Acid under UV Light, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2017, 17, 5303–09.(IF 1.338)
  6. Dinesh Kumar, KM Abida and Amjad Ali, “Aminolysis of triglycerides using nanocrystalline nickel doped CaO as an efficient solid catalyst”, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 66822-32. (IF 3.7)
  7. Dinesh Kumar, Soo Min Kim and Amjad Ali, “Solvent-free one step aminolysis and alcoholysis of low-quality triglycerides using sodium modified CaO nanoparticles as solid catalyst” RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 55800-08. (IF 3.7)
  8. Dinesh Kumar, Hyeon Kuk and Amjad Ali  “One-pot solvent-free synthesis of fatty acid alkanoamides from natural oil triglycerides using alkali metal doped CaO nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalyst” J. Ind. Eng. Chem., 2016, 38, 43-49.  (IF 3.5)
  9. Dinesh Kumar, and Amjad Ali, “Direct synthesis of fatty acid alkanolamides and fatty acid alkyl esters from high free fatty acid containing triglycerides as lubricity improvers using heterogeneous catalyst” Fuel, 2015, 159, 845–853. (IF 3.5)
  10. Dinesh Kumar, Soo Min Kim and Amjad Ali, “One step synthesis of fatty acid diethanolamides and methyl esters from triglycerides using sodium doped calcium hydroxide as a nanocrystalline heterogeneous catalyst”  New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 7097-104 (IF 3.01)
  11. Ahmad Firoz, Adeel Malik, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Vivekanand Jha, and Amjad Ali, “Identification of hub glycogenes and their nsSNP analysis from mouse RNA-Seq data” Gene, 2015, 574, 235–246  (IF 2.13)
  12. Vishal Mutrej, Satnam Singh, Tajbir Kaur Minhas and Amjad Ali, “Nanocrystalline potassium impregnated SiO2 as heterogeneous catalysts for the transesterification of karanja and jatropha oil” RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 46890-96. (IF 3.7)
  13. Madhu Katiyar and Amjad Ali, “One-Pot lipase entrapment within silica particles to prepare a stable and reusable biocatalyst for transesterification” J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 2015, 92, 623–632 (IF 1.7)
  14. Mandeep Kaur and Amjad AliAn efficient and reusable Li/NiO heterogeneous catalyst for ethanolysis of waste cottonseed oil” Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol., 2015, 117, 550-560. (IF 2.033)
  15. Navjot Kaur and Amjad Ali, “Preparation and application of Ce/ZrO2‒TiO2/SO42- as solid catalyst for the esterification of fatty acids” Renew. Energy, 2015, 81, 421-431. (IF 3.361)
  16. Navjot Kaur and Amjad Ali,Biodiesel production via ethanolysis of jatropha oil using molybdenum impregnated calcium oxide as solid catalyst”, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 13285-95 (IF 3.7)
  17. Joginder Singh, Vinit Prakash and Amjad Ali,Desalination of Cd2+ and Pb2+ from paint industrial wastewater by Aspergillus niger decomposed Citrus limetta peel powder” Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2015, 8, 2523-2532 (IF 2.344)
  18. Navjot Kaur and Amjad Ali, “Lithium zirconate as solid catalyst for simultaneous esterification and transesterification of low quality triglycerides” Appl. Catal. A Gen., 2015, 289, 193-202. (IF 3.674)
  19. Navjot Kaur and Amjad Ali, “One-pot transesterification and esterification of waste cooking oil via ethanolysis using Sr:Zr mixed oxide as solid catalyst” RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 43671-81.(IF 3.708)
  20. Navjot Kaur and Amjad Ali, “Kinetics and reusability of Zr/CaO as heterogeneous catalyst for the ethanolysis and methanolysis of Jatropha crucas oil” Fuel Process. Technol., 2014, 119, 173–184. (IF 2.81)
  21. Mandeep Kaur and Amjad Ali “Potassium fluoride impregnated CaO/NiO: An efficient heterogeneous catalyst for transesterification of waste cottonseed oil” Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol., 2014, 116, 80–88  (IF 2.26)
  22. Mandeep Kaur and Amjad AliEthanolysis of waste cottonseed oil over lithium impregnated calcium oxide: Kinetics and reusability studies” Renew. Energy, 2014, 63, 272-279 (IF 2.98)
  23. Joginder Singh, Vinit Prakash and Amjad Ali “Removal of lead (II) from synthetic and batteries waste water using agricultural residues in batch/column mode” Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2014, 11, 1759–70(IF 2.344)
  24. Dinesh Kumar and Amjad Ali, “Potassium ion impregnated calcium oxide as nanocrystalline solid catalyst for the biodiesel production from waste cotton seed oil”, Energ. Source. Part A, 2014, 36, 1093–1102.(IF 0.31)
  25. Amjad Ali, Priyanka and Dinesh Kumar, Sodium impregnated zinc oxide as a solid catalyst for   biodiesel preparation from a variety of triglycerides”, Energ. Source. Part A, 2014, 36 (18), 1999-2008(IF 0.31)
  26. Vishal Mutreja, Satnam Singh and Amjad Ali, “Potassium impregnated nanocrystalline mixed oxides of La and Mg as heterogeneous catalysts for transesterification” Renew. Energy, 2014, 62, 226-233. (IF 2.98)
  27. Ahmad Firoz, Adeel Malik, Sanjay Kumar Singh Vivekanand Jha and Amjad Ali, “Comparative Analysis of Glycogene Expression in Different Mouse Tissues Using RNA-Seq Data” Int. J. of Genomics, 2014, Article ID 837365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/837365  (IF 1.83)
  28. Madhu Katiyar and Amjad Ali, “Effect of metal ions on the hydrolytic and transesterification activities of Candida rugosa lipase” J. Oleo Science2013, 62 (11), 919-924.(IF 1.20)
  29. Dinesh Kumar and Amjad Ali, “Transesterification of low quality triglycerides over Zn/CaO heterogeneous catalyst: kinetics and reusability studies” Energy Fuels, 2013, 27, 3758-3768    (IF 2.72)
  30. Navjot Kaur and Amjad Ali, “Lithium ions supported magnesium oxide as nano-sized solid catalyst for biodiesel preparation from mutton fat” Energ. Source. Part A, 2013, 35(2), 184-192. (IF 0.31)
  31. Rajvinder Kaur, Joginder Singh, Rajshree Khare, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra,  Amjad Ali, “Batch sorption dynamics, kinetics and equilibrium studies of Cr(VI), Ni(II) and Cu(II) from aqueous phase using agricultural residues”  Appl. water sci., 2013, 3, 207–218. (IF 0.14)
  32. Joginder Singh, Renu Sharma, and Amjad Ali,Application of Acacia karroo charcoal for desalinating Ni (II) and Zn (II) from aqueous solutions in batch mode” J. Water Reuse Desal., 2013, 3 (3), 268–276. (IF 0.40)
  33. Joginder Singh, Amjad Ali and Raman Kumar, “Removal of Ni2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+ using different agricultural residues:kinetics, isotherm modeling and mechanism via chemical blocking” Asian J. Chem., 2013, 25 (11), 6377-86(IF 0.19)
  34. Dinesh Kumar and Amjad Ali,Nanocrystalline K-CaO for the transesterification of a variety of feedstocks: structure, kinetics and catalytic properties” Biomass Bioenerg., 2012, 46, 459-468. (IF 3.80)
  35. Vishal Mutreja, Satnam Singh and Amjad Ali, “Sodium aluminate as catalyst for transesterification of waste mutton fat” J. Oleo Science, 2012, 61(11), 665-669.   (IF 1.09)
  36. Madhu Katiyar and Amjad Ali, “Immobilization of Candida rugosa lipase on MCM-41 for the transesterification of cotton seed oil” J. Oleo Science, 2012, 61(9), 469-475.(IF 1.09)
  1. Dinesh Kumar and Amjad Ali, “Ti/SiO2 as a Nanosized Solid Catalyst for the Epoxidation of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters and Triglycerides”, Energy Fuels, 2012, 26, 2953−2961                          (IF 2.72)
  2. Joginder Singh and Amjad Ali, “Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Breakthrough Studies of Biosorption of Cr (VI) using Arachis hypogeal Shell Powder” Res. J. Chem. Environ., 2012, 16 (1), 69-79.            (IF 0.62)
  3. Mandeep Kaur and Amjad Ali, “Lithium ion impregnated calcium oxide as nano catalyst for the biodiesel production from karanja and jatropha oil”, Renew. Energy, 2011, 36, 2866-2871.         (IF 2.98)
  4. Vishal, Satnam Singh and Amjad Ali, “Biodiesel from mutton fat using KOH impregnated MgO as heterogeneous catalysts”, Renew. Energy, 2011, 36, 2253-2258. (IF 2.98)
  5. Amjad Ali, Mandeep Kaur and Upasna Mehra, “Use of immobilized Pseudomonas sp. as whole cell catalyst for the transesterification of used cotton seed oil”, J. Oleo Science, 2011, 60, (1) 7-10 (IF 1.09)
  6. Mistu Dey, Amjad Ali, Amitabha Acharya and Chebrolu P Rao, “1,3-Di-petido-conjugates of calix[4]arene and its di-OCH3 derivatives: Synthesis, characterization and phosphate recognition” Ind. J. Chem., 2010, 49B, 1098-1108.   (IF 0.648)
  7. Chandni Mathur, Ranjana Prakash, Amjad Ali, “Jasminder Kaur, S. Singh Cameotra, and N. Tejo Prakash,“Emulsification and hydrolysis of oil by a soilborne fungus, Syncephalastrum racemosum”, Defence Sci. J., 2010, 60 (3), 251-254.  (IF 0.22)
  8. Dinesh Kumar and Amjad Ali, “Nanocrystalline lithium ion impregnated calcium oxide as heterogeneous catalyst for transesterification of high moisture containing cotton seed oil”, Energy Fuels, 2010, 24 (3) 2091-2097.  (IF 2.72)
  9. Amjad Ali, Roymon Joseph, Bernard Mahieu and Chebrolu P. Rao, “Synthesis and characterization of a (1+1) cyclic Schiff base of a lower rim 1,3-diderivative of p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene and its complexes of VO2+, UO22+, Fe3+, Ni2+, Cu2+ and Zn2+”, Polyhedron, 2010,  29, 1035–1040. (IF 1.80)
  10. Amjad Ali, Chebrolu P. Rao and Philippe Guionneau, “Influence of alkali and alkaline earth ions on the O-alkylation of the lower rim phenolic-OH groups of p-tert-butyl-calix[4]arene to result in amide-pendants: Template action of K+ and the structure of K+ bound tetra-amide derivative crystallized with a p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene anion”,  J. Chem. Sci., 2008, 120 (2), 237–247.  (IF 1.12)
  11. Roymon Joseph, Ankur Gupta, Amjad Ali, and Chebrolu P. Rao, “Fluorescence and absorption studies on the selective recognition of iodide by lower rim 1,3-bis(aminoethoxy)-p-t-butyl-calix[4]arene derivative”,  Ind. J. Chem., 2007, 46A, 1095-1100.   (IF 0.787)
  12. Amjad Ali, Sunita Salunke-Gawali, Chebrolu P. Rao and Jorge Linares, “Mono- and di-nuclear Cu(II) complexes of p-tert-butyl-calix[4]arene-1,3-diacid derivative: A comparative study of their characterization and catecholase mimetic activity”, Ind. J. Chem., 2006, 44A, 853-857 (IF 0.787)
  13. Amjad Ali, Swaran J.S. Flora, Geetu Saxena, Erkki Kolehmainen, Bernard Mahieu and Chebrolu P. Rao, “Synthesis and characterization of Sn(IV) complexes of lower rim 1,3-diacid derivative of calix[4]arene and their protective effects on tissue oxidative stress and essential metal concentration in lead exposed male Wistar rats”, J. Inorg. Biochem., 2006, 100, 206-213(IF 3.13)
  14. Ajeet Kumar, Amjad Ali, and Chebrolu P. Rao, “Photo-physical behavior as chemosensor properties of anthracene-anchored 1,3-di-derivatives of lower rim calix[4]arene towards divalent transition metal ions”, J.Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem., 2006, 177, 164–169. (IF 2.36)
  15.  Amjad Ali and C. P. Rao, “Formation of mono- and di-amide-calix[4]arene derivatives from the reaction of p-t-butyl-calix[4]arene and α-chloro-N,N-diethylacetamide in the presence of sodium hydride” , Ind. J. Chem., 2005, 44B, 549-552.  (IF 0.648)
  16. Amjad Ali, S. Salunke-Gawali, Chebrolu P. Rao and Jorge Linares, “A First report of the complexes of 5, 11, 17, 23-tetra-tert-butyl-25, 27-diethoxycarboxymethoxy-26,28-dihydroxycalix[4]arene with Mn(II), Fe(III), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II)” , Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2004, 12, 1298-1301. (IF 1.85)
  17.  A. K. Sah, Amjad Ali, E. K. Wegelius, K. Rissanen and C. P. Rao, “A soluble complex of Zn(II) with N2O4 core: A structural study” , Ind. J. Chem. 2003, 42A, 1888-91.  (IF 0.787)

 

publications in conference Proceedings

  1. Navjot Kaur and Amjad Ali, “Methanolysis of JatrophaOil Employing Mg-Zr/CaO as Heterogeneous Catalyst, Exploring Basic and Applied Sciences for Next Generation Frontiers” (EBAS 2014) on 14-15th November 2014, 180-184. ISBN-978-93-5107-313-0, Elsevier.
  2. Navjot Kaur and Amjad Ali, “Sodium Impregnated Zirconia as a Solid Base Catalyst for the Transesterification of Waste Cotton Seed Oil” Exploring Basic and Applied Sciences for Next Generation Frontiers” (EBAS 2014) on 14-15th November 2014, 185-188.ISBN-978-93-5107-313-0, Elsevier.
  3. Mandeep Kaur and Amjad Ali, “Molybdenum impregnated nano silica used as heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel production” International conference on Bioenergy, Environment & Sustainable Technologies (BEST-2013) (ISBN 978-81-926424-0-6).
  1. Mandeep Kaur, Dinesh Kumar and Amjad Ali,Physicochemical properties of the biodiesel prepared from jatropha and used cottonseed oils in the presence of Li/CaO solid catalyst” proceedings of conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd., 315-323, 2011.
  2. Amjad Ali, Dinesh Kumar, Vishal Mutreja, Vinod Sharma and Satnam Singh, “Biodiesel Preparation from used Cottonseed Oil Using Alkali Metal Ion Doped Calcium Oxide as Heterogeneous Catalyst” , proceedings of conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd., 359-365, 2009.

 

Invited Talk/OutREACH AcTIVITY

 

  1. Heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel and diesel fuel additives synthesis, 11th National Seminar on RTCES-2109, Punjabi University, Patiala, February 07, 2019.
  2. Heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel and diesel fuel additives synthesis, Department of Bionanosystem Engineering, Chonbuk National University, August 02, 2018.
  3. HETEROGENOUS catalysts FOR TRIGLYCERIDE TRANSFORMATION INTO biodiesel AND DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVES, Expert Lecture, Sustainable Renewable Energy: Science, Technology and Development, U.I.E.T., Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra,  20th March 2018
  4. (i) Concepts in Bioinorganic Chemistry and (ii) Metalloenzymes: Oxygen transportation and storage” 25-09- 2017 to 14-10- 2017. 62nd Refresher Course in Chemistry for the College and University teachers organized by UGC- Human Resource Development Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala.
  5. Concepts in Bioinorganic Chemistry, September 29, 2017, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Punjab technical University, Bhatinda.
  6. Heterogeneous catalysts for the chemical transformation of triglycerides and glycerol, Expert lecture, March 10 2017, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun.
  7. Mixed metal oxides as heterogeneous catalysts for the chemical transformation of triglycerides and glycerol, February 24-25, 2017, Professor Ram Chand Paul National Symposium on Current Advances in Chemical Sciences, organized by Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  8. Chemical transformation of triglycerides and glycerol via mixed metal oxide based heterogeneous catalysts, Nov 11-12, 2016, National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Science, organized by Mahrishi Markedeshwar University, Mullana
  9. Biodiesel production from high free fatty acid containing vegetable oils in presence of heterogeneous catalysts, National conference on Biofuels & Bioenergy, June 12-13, 2015, organized by University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun.
  10. Biodiesel production from high free fatty acid containing vegetable oils in presence of heterogeneous catalysts, One day national seminar on recent trends in physics and chemistry, 25th March, 2015, organized by S A Jain Degree College, Ambala
  11. Biodiesel production FROM High free fatty acid containing vegetable oils in presence of heterogeneous catalysts, KLDAV Degree College Roorkee 4th April, 2015
  12. Engineering Chemistry: Selected Topics, Gyan Jyoti Institute of Engg. & Tech.  March 22, 2014
  13. Analytical and Instrumental methods of analysis: An Overview, 6-day hands on training program on Water and Wastewater Analysis, 24-29, June, 2013, organized by School of Environment Science and Technology, Thapar University, Patiala (as resource person)
  14. Dual Functional Diesel Fuel Additives from Vegetable Oils,  National Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemistry-Biology Interface, November, 3-5, 2011, organized by Department of Chemistry, Kumanun University, Nainital.

 

PRESENTATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

  1. Dinesh Kumar, Vishal and Amjad Ali “Biodiesel from low quality feedstock using alkali metal ion doped calciumoxide as heterogeneous catalyst” 2nd International Congress on Biodiesel: The Science and the Technologies, November, 15-17, 2009 organized by organized by American Oil Chemist’s Society (AOCS) and Euro Fed Lipid, The Westin Grand, Munich, Germany.

 

CONFERENCES

 

  1. Mandeep Kaur, and Amjad Ali, “Potassium fluoride impregnated CaO/NiO: An efficient heterogeneous catalyst for transesterification of triglycerides” 6th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry, organized by Karlsruhe Istitute of Technology, March 17-19, 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  2. Quantification of glycerol carbonate employing quantitative proton NMR technique, International Conference on Advances in Analytical Sciences (ICAAS), 15-17th March, 2018, IIP Dehradun
  3. Rashi Malhotra and Amjad Ali.” Tungsten supported titanosilicate as reusable heterogeneous catalyst for the transesterification of waste cooking oil, New Paradigm in Chemical Sciences: Synthetic and analytical perspectives-2016” on 4-5th February, 2016.
  4. Avneet Kaur and Amjad Ali, “Glycerol carbonate production via Li/ZrO2 assisted transesterification of glycerol with dimethyl carbonate, International Conference on Frontiers at the Chemistry - Allied Sciences Interface” on 25-26th April, 2016.
  5. Himmat Singh and Amjad Ali,” Na/ZrO2 as heterogeneous catalyst for the transesterification of waste cotton seed oil, International Conference on Frontiers at the Chemistry - Allied Sciences Interface” on 25-26th April, 2016.
  6. Sidharth Sharma and Amjad Ali,” Transesterification of waste cooking oil using nano-magnetic Na/CaO-Fe2O3 catalyst, International Conference on Frontiers at the Chemistry - Allied Sciences Interface” on 25-26th April, 2016.
  7. KM Abida and Amjad Ali,” Esterification of glycerol using sulphated Ce-Zr/TiO2 as heterogeneous catalyst , International Conference on Frontiers at the Chemistry - Allied Sciences Interface ” on 25-26th April, 2016.
  8. Amjad Ali, “Biodiesel production via One pot transesterification and esterification of high free fatty acid containing vegetable oils in presence of zirconia based solid catalysts” First International Conference on Recent advances in bio-energy research (ICRABR-2015), March 14-17, 2015, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy,Kapurthala.
  9. Amjad Ali and Navjot Kaur, “Methanolysis of jatropha oil employing Mg-Zr/CaO as heterogeneous catalyst” Exploring Basic and Applied Sciences for Next Generation Frontiers (EBAS 2014), 14-15th November 2014, Organized by Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  10. Amjad Ali, “Vegetable oil derived diesel fuel additives using heterogeneous catalyst” 5th national seminar on new frontiers in chemistry, February 15-16, 2013, Organized by Department of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala.
  11. Navjot Kaur and Amjad Ali, “Synthesis and characterization of alkali/calcium mixed oxides as solid catalyst for the transesterification of triglycerides” National Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemistry-Biology Interface, November, 3-5, 2011, Organized by Department of Chemistry, Kumanun University, Nainital. (Awarded as Best Poster)
  12. Mandeep Kaur, Dinesh Kumar and Amjad Ali, “Lithium impregnated calcium oxide as an Effective Solid Catalyst for the Transesterification of Jatropha oil with various Alcohols” National Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemistry-Biology Interface, November, 3-5, 2011, Organized by Department of Chemistry, Kumanun University, Nainital.
  13. Joginder Singh and Amjad Ali, “ Thermodynamics and breakthrough studies of biosorption of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions using activated Arachis hypogeal shell powder” National Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemistry-Biology Interface, November, 3-5, 2011, Organized by Department of Chemistry, Kumanun University, Nainital.
  14. Dinesh Kumar and Amjad Ali, “The nitrate derivative of castor oil: Biodegradable dual functional diesel fuel additive” National Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemistry-Biology Interface, November, 3-5, 2011, Organized by Department of Chemistry, Kumanun University, Nainital.
  15. Mandeep Kaur, Dinesh Kumar and Amjad Ali, “Lithium carbonate impregnated calcium oxide as nano crystalline solid catalyst for the transesterification of jatropha oil” National conference on environmental challenges: A global concern, October, 15-16, 2010, Organized by Faculty of Sciences, Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar. (Awarded as Best Poster)
  16. Vishal, Dinesh Kumar, Satnam Singh and Amjad Ali “Transesterification of non-edivle oils using heterogenous catalyst” Presented in National Symposium on Green Chemistry:Applications  in Science & Engineering, February, 5-6, 2009 200p, Organized by School of Chemistry & Biochemistry,  Thapar University, Patiala (Punjab).
  17. Amjad Ali, Parul Saraswat and Madhu Katiyar “Effect of metal ion and organic molecules on lipase catalyzed hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyllaurate” Presented in National Symposium on Green Chemistry:Applications  in Science & Engineering, February, 5-6,2009 200p, Organized by School of Chemistry & Biochemistry,  Thapar University, Patiala (Punjab).
  18. Vinod Sharma, Vishal and Amjad Ali “Biodiesel production from used cotton seed oil using Lithium ion doped CaO catalyst” Presented in National Symposium on Green Chemistry Applications  in Science & Engineering, March 29-30, 2007, Organized by Department of Chemistry, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal,(Punjab).
  19. Amjad Ali, Sudha Tyagi, Karthik R and P.V. C. Rao, “Monitoring Biodiesel conversions by near infrared Spectroscopy and viscosity Measurements: Comparision with HPLC Method” Petrotech –2007, New Delhi (India) January 11-15th, 2007
  20.  Rajiv Kr. Brahma, Amjad Ali, Sudha Tyagi and P.V. C. Rao, “A novel method for the estimation of biodiesel conversions and finger printing analysis of different vegetable oils using 1H & 13C NMR and Comparison with HPLC”, 5th International Symposium on Fuel and Lubricants organized by IOCL, Fareedabad, (India) March 7-10th, 2006, 148-149.
  21.  Balaji R. Garima Singh Baghel, Amjad Ali and Chebrolu P. Rao, “Derivatives of 1,1’-Methylene-bis(2-Napthol) as Model Molecular Systems for Derivatized Calix[4]arenas: Binding Studies”, in Modern trends In Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XI) organized by Department of Chemistry, IIT-Delhi, Delhi (India), December 08-10th , 2005, P-64.
  22. Roymon Joseph, Amjad Ali and Chebrolu P. Rao, “Studies of 1,3-di-Substituted-2-2’-Dipyridyl Amide Conjugate of p-tert-butyl-Calix[4]arene as sensor for metal ions using Absorption and Emission Spectra”, in Modern trends In Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XI) organized by Department of Chemistry, IIT-Delhi, Delhi (India), December 08-10th , 2005, P-65.
  23. Amjad Ali, Sunita Salunke-Gawali and Chebrolu P. Rao, “Synthesis and Characterization of Bio-relevant Metal Ion Complexes With Lower Rim Derivatives of p-tert-Butyl-calix[4]arene”, in Third Symposium on Advances in Bioinorganic Chemistry (SABIC-2004) in Conjunction with Second Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC-II), organised by TIFR-Mumbai (India), December 5-10th, 2004, 187-188.
  24. Amjad Ali and Chebrolu P. Rao, “Role of Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metal Ions on the Formation of Amide Derivatives of p-tert-Butyl-calix[4]arene”, in Third In House Symposium organized by Department of Chemistry, IIT-Bombay, Mumbai (India), April 3rd 2004, P-16.
  25. Amjad Ali, Chebrolu P. Rao and Philippe Guionneau, “Role of Alkali Metal Ions on the Formation of Amide Derivatives of p-tert-Butyl-Calix[4]arene: Template Action of K+ and Crystal Clear Demonstration of the Formation of p-tert-Butyl-Calix[4]arene-Monoanion”, in XXXIII National Seminar on Crystallography ( XXXIII NSC) organized by NCL, Pune (India), January 8-10th , 2004, P-199.
  26. Amjad Ali, Sunita Salunke-Gawali and Chebrolu P. Rao, “Metal Ion Complexes of 5, 11, 17, 23-tert-Butyl-25, 27-dicarboxymethoxy-26, 28-dihydroxycalix[4]arene {p-tert-Butylcalix[4]-arene-1,3-diacid}”, in Modern trends In Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-X) organized by Department of Chemistry, IIT-Bombay, Mumbai (India), December 15-17th , 2003, P-9.
  27. Amjad Ali, Sunita Salunke-Gawali and Chebrolu P. Rao, “5,11,17,23-tert-Butyl-25,27-dicarboxymethoxy-26,28-dihydroxy calix[4]arene [p-tert-butylcalix[4]-arene-1,3-diacid] as metal ion receptor”, in Second In House Symposium organized by Department of Chemistry, IIT-Bombay, Mumbai (India) on April 5th 2003, P-24.