Dr Arshad Aijaz is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sciences and Humanities with specialization in Inorganic Chemistry. Before joining RGIPT, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in Japan and Germany with prestigious JSPS and Humboldt fellowships, respectively. His research interests focus on Metal-Organic Frameworks, Heterogeneous Catalysis, and Electrocatalysis.
G Dey, S Saifi, H Sharma, M Kumar and A Aijaz, Carbon Nanofibers Coated with MOF-Derived Carbon Nanostructures for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries with Enhanced Electrochemical Activity and Power Density, ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2023, 6, 8192–8201, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.3c00347
G. Dey, S. Saifi, H. Sharma, M. Kumar, A. Aijaz, Carbon Nanofibers Coated with MOF-Derived Carbon Nanostructures for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries with Enhanced Electrochemical Activity and Power Density. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2023, DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.3c00347.
S. Saifi, G. Dey, J. Karthikeyan, R. Kumar, D. Bhattacharyya, A. S. K. Sinha, A. Aijaz, Coupling Single-Ni-Atom with Ni-Co Alloy Nanoparticle for Synergistically Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Inorganic Chemistry 2023, DOI: ic-2023-00584g.
S. Saifi, G. Dey, J. Karthikeyan, A. S. K. Sinha and A. Aijaz, MoS2 and WS2 Nanosheets Decorated on Metal-Organic Framework-Derived Cobalt/Carbon Nanostructures as Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution, ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 5, 10696-10703, 2022.
G. Dey, S. Saifi, M. Sk, A. S. K. Sinha, D. Banerjee and A. Aijaz, Immobilizing a Homogeneous Manganese Catalyst into MOF Pores for α-Alkylation of Methylene Ketones with Alcohols, Dalton Trans. 51, 17973-17977, 2022. (Featured on Cover Page)
Shadab, G. Dey, M. Sk, D. Banerjee and A. Aijaz, Heterogenizing a Homogeneous Nickel Catalyst Using Nanoconfined Strategy for Selective Synthesis of Mono-and 1, 2-Disubstituted Benzimidazoles, Inorg. Chem. 60, 16042–16047, 2021.
G. Dey, Shadab and A. Aijaz, Metal-Organic Framework Derived Nanostructured Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Water Splitting, ChemElectroChem 8, 3782-3803, 2021. (Featured on Cover Page)
A. Aijaz, J. Masa, C. Rösler, P. Weide, W. Xia, R. A. Fischer, W. Schuhmann and M. Muhler, MOF-Templated Assembly Approach for Fe3C Nanoparticles Encapsulated in Bamboo-Like N-Doped CNTs: Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction under Acidic and Basic Conditions, Chem.-Eur. J. 23, 12125, 2017.
A. Aijaz, J. Masa, C. Rösler, W. Xia, P. Weide, R. A. Fischer, W. Schuhmann and M. Muhler, Metal-Organic Framework Derived Carbon Nanotube Grafted Cobalt/Carbon Polyhedra Grown on Nickel Foam: An Efficient 3D Electrode for Full Water Splitting, ChemElectroChem 4, 188, 2017.
A. Aijaz, J. Masa, C. Rösler, W. Xia, P. Weide, A. Botz, R. A. Fischer, W. Schuhmann and M. Muhler, Co@Co3O4 Encapsulated in CNT-Grafted Nitrogen-Doped Carbon-Polyhedra as Advanced Bifunctional Oxygen Electrode, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 128, 4155, 2016.
C. Rösler, A. Aijaz, S. Turner, M. Filippousi, A. Shahabi, W. Xia, G. V. Tendeloo, M. Muhler and R. A. Fischer, Hollow Zn/Co Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework and Yolk-Shell Metal@Zn/Co ZIF Nanostructures, Chem.-Eur. J. 22, 3304, 2016.
A. Aijaz, J.-K. Sun, P. Pachfule, T. Uchida and Q. Xu, From Metal-Organic Framework to Hierarchical High Surface-Area Hollow Octahedral Carbon Cages, Chem. Commun. 51, 13945, 2015.
A. Aijaz, Q.-L. Zhu, N. Tsumori, T. Akita and Q. Xu, Surfactant-Free Pd Nanoparticles Immobilized to a Metal-Organic Framework with Size- and Location-Dependent Catalytic Selectivity, Chem. Commun. 51, 2577, 2015.
J. Sahu, A. Aijaz, Q. Xu and P. K. Bharadwaj, A Three-Dimensional Pillared-Layer Metal-Organic Framework: Synthesis, Structure and Gas Adsorption Studies, Inorg. Chem. Acta 430, 193, 2015.
S. Sen, S. Neogi, A. Aijaz, Q. Xu and P. K. Bharadwaj, Construction of Non-Interpenetrated Charged Metal-Organic Frameworks with Doubly-Pillared Layers: Pore Modification and Selective Gas Adsorption, Inorg. Chem. 53, 7591, 2014.
A. Aijaz, T. Akita, H. Yang and Q. Xu, From Ionic-Liquid@Metal-Organic Framework Composites to Heteroatom-Decorated Large-Surface Area Carbons: Superior CO2 and H2 Uptakes Chem. Commun. 50, 6498, 2014.
A. Aijaz, N. Fujiwara and Q. Xu, From Metal-Organic Framework to Nitrogen-Decorated Nanoporous Carbons: High CO2 Uptake and Efficient Catalytic Oxygen Reduction, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 6790, 2014.
A. Aijaz and Q. Xu, Catalysis with Metal Nanoparticles Immobilized within the Pores of Metal-Organic Frameworks, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 5, 1400, 2014.
S. Sen, S. Neogi, A. Aijaz, Q. Xu and P. K. Bharadwaj, Structural Variation in Zn(ii) Coordination Polymers Built with a Semi-Rigid Tetracarboxylate and Different Pyridine Linkers: Synthesis and Selective CO2 Adsorption Studies, Dalton Trans. 43, 6100, 2014.
A. Aijaz, T. Akita, N. Tsumori and Q. Xu, Metal-Organic Framework-Immobilized Polyhedral Metal Nanocrystals: Reduction at Solid-Gas Interface, Metal Segregation, Core-Shell Structure and High Catalytic Activity, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 16356, 2013.
R. A. Agarwal, A. Aijaz, C. Sañudo, Q. Xu and P. K. Bharadwaj, Gas Adsorption and Magnetic Properties in Isostructural Ni(II), Mn(II) and Co(II) Coordination Polymers, Cryst. Growth Des. 13, 1238, 2013.
M. Yadav, A. Aijaz and Q. Xu, Highly Catalically Active Palladium Nanoparticles Incorporated Inside Metal-Organic Framework Pores By Double Solvents Method, Funct. Mater. Lett. 5, 1250039, 2012.
A. Aijaz, A. Karkamkar, Y. J. Choi, N. Tsumori, E. C. Rönnebro, T. Autrey, Hiroshi Shioyama and Q. Xu, Immobilizing Highly Catalytically Active Pt Nanoparticles inside the Pores of Metal-Organic Framework: A Double Solvents Approach, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 13926, 2012.
P.-Z. Li, A. Aijaz and Q. Xu, Highly Dispersed Surfactant-Free Nickel Nanoparticles and their Remarkable Catalytic Activity in Hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane for Hydrogen Generation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 6753, 2012.
R. A. Agarwal, A. Aijaz, M. Ahmad, E. C. Sañudo, Q. Xu and P. K. Bharadwaj, Two New Coordination Polymers with Co(II) and Mn(II): Selective Gas Adsorption and Magnetic Studies, Cryst. Growth Des. 12, 2999, 2012.
R. K. Das, A. Aijaz, M. K. Sharma, P. Lama and P. K. Bharadwaj, Direct Crystallographic Observation of Catalytic Reactions inside the Pores of a Flexible Coordination Polymer, Chem.-Eur. J. 18, 6866, 2012.
A. Aijaz, E. C. Sañudo and P. K. Bharadwaj, Construction of Coordination Polymers with a Bifurcating Ligand: Synthesis, Structure, Photoluminescence and Magnetic Properties, Cryst. Growth Des. 11, 1122, 2011.
A. Aijaz, P. Lama, E. C. Sañudo and P. K. Bharadwaj, Coordination Polymers of Various Architectures Built with Mixed Imidazole/Benzimidazole and Carboxylate Donor Ligands and Different Metal Ions: Syntheses, Structural Features and Magnetic Properties, New J. Chem. 34, 2502, 2010.
A. Aijaz, P. Lama and P. K. Bharadwaj, A Dynamically Entangled Coordination Polymer: Synthesis, Structure, Luminescence, Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Reversible Guest Inclusion and Structural Transformation, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 24, 3829, 2010.
P. Lama, A. Aijaz, S. Neogi, L. J. Barbour and P. K. Bharadwaj, Microporous La(III) Metal-Organic Framework Using a Semi-rigid Tricarboxylic Ligand: Synthesis, Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Sorption Properties and Gas Adsorption Studies, Cryst. Growth Des. 10, 3410, 2010.
A. Aijaz, P. Lama and P. K. Bharadwaj, Two-Dimensional Coordination Polymer with a Non-interpenetrated (4,4) Net Showing Anion Exchange and Structural Transformation in Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Fashion, Inorg. Chem. 49, 5883, 2010.
P. Lama, A. Aijaz, E. C. Sañudo and P. K. Bharadwaj, Synthesis, Structure and Magnetic Properties of Co(II) Coordibnatiopn Polymers from a New Tripodal Carboxylate Ligand: Weak Ferromagnetism and Metamagnetism, Cryst. Growth Des. 10, 283, 2010.
A. Aijaz, E. C. Sañudo and P. K. Bharadwaj, A Dicarboxylate with Asymmetric Coordination Ability: Characterization of a Two Dimensional Coordination Polymer of Copper(II) Exhibiting Spin Canting, Inorg. Chem. Acta 362, 4246, 2009.
A. Aijaz, E. Barea and P. K. Bharadwaj, A Diamondoid Three Dimensional Metal-Organic Framework Showing Structural Transformation with Guest Molecules, Cryst. Growth Des 9, 4480, 2009.
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