Dr. Soumya Mukherjee

Joined the team in January 2020

Room No.: 56214
Phone: 089 289 13063
E-mail: soumya.mukherjee[at]tum.de

PhD dissertation title: Functionalised Metal-organic Frameworks: Promising Porous Materials for Chemical Separation

Received his PhD degree in Chemistry from IISER Pune, India in 2017, under the supervision of Dr. Sujit K. Ghosh. A recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship and Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Award of the AvH Foundation, a majority of the works contributing to his PhD thesis and first postdoctoral stint (2017 Jan–2019 Dec) at the University of Limerick (Ireland) with Professor Michael J. Zaworotko were related to the crystal engineering of metal–organic materials for energy‐efficient separation and purification of gases and vapours. The Royal Society of Chemistry admitted Dr. Mukherjee as an MRSC in August 2019 and he was awarded a professional membership from the ACS in 2017. During his PhD, after winning the “Best Poster Award” in the ‘We create chemistry’-Poster Competition conducted by BASF, he was one of the twenty globally selected attendees at the 129th BASF International Summer Course 2015, in Ludwigshafen, Germany.


Research topic: 

"Physical chemistry and electrochemistry of metal-organic solids and surfaces” with particular emphasis on thin films.


Selected First-Author Publications

S. Mukherjee, D. Sensharma, K.-J. Chen, M. J. Zaworotko, Chem. Commun. 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0CC04645K (Crystal engineering of porous coordination networks to enable separation of C2 hydrocarbons).

S. Mukherjee, S. Chen, A. A. Bezrukov, M. Mostrom, V. V. Terskikh, D. Franz, S.-Q. Wang, A. Kumar, M. Chen, B. Space, Y. Huang, M. J. Zaworotko, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202006414 (Ultramicropore engineering by dehydration to enable molecular sieving of H2 by calcium trimesate) (selected as Cover Picture).

S. Mukherjee, M. J. Zaworotko, Trends in Chemistry, 2020, 2, 506-518 (Crystal engineering of hybrid coordination networks: from form to function).

S. Mukherjee, Y. He, D. Franz, S.-Q. Wang, W.-R. Xian, A. A. Bezrukov, B. Space, Z. Xu, J. He, M. J. Zaworotko, Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 4923-4929 (Halogen-C2H2 Binding in Ultramicroporous MOFs for Benchmark C2H2/CO2 Separation Selectivity) (Selected as Cover Feature).

S. Mukherjee, N. Sikdar, D. O’Nolan, D. M. Franz, V. Gascón, A. Kumar, N. Kumar, H. S. Scott, D. G. Madden, P. E. Kruger, B. Space, M. J. Zaworotko, Science Advances 2019, 5 (11), eaax9171 (Trace CO2 capture by an ultramicroporous physisorbent with low water affinity).

S. Chen,‡ S. Mukherjee,‡ B. E.G. Lucier, Y. Guo, Y. T. A. Wong, V. V. Terskikh, M. J. Zaworotko, Y. Huang, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (36), 14257-14271 (Cleaving Carboxyls: Understanding Thermally Triggered Hierarchical Pores in the Metal-Organic Framework MIL-121) (‡ = equal first author contribution).

S. Mukherjee, A. V. Desai, S. K. Ghosh, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 367, 82-126 (Potential of metal–organic frameworks for adsorptive separation of industrially and environmentally relevant liquid mixtures).

S. Mukherjee, A. Kumar, M. J. Zaworotko, Book Chapter, Elsevier 2019, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-814633-0.00003-X (Metal-organic framework based carbon capture and purification technologies for clean environment).

S. Mukherjee, S. Sharma, S. K. Ghosh, APL Materials 2019, 7, 050701 (Hydrophobic metal-organic frameworks: Potential toward emerging applications).

S. Mukherjee, Z. Zeng, M. M. Shirolkar, P. Samanta, A. K. Chaudhari, J.-C. Tan, S. K. Ghosh, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 11771-11778 (Self‐assembled, Fluorine‐rich Porous Organic Polymers: A Class of Mechanically Stiff and Hydrophobic Materials).

W. P. Lustig,‡ S. Mukherjee,‡ N. D. Rudd, A. V. Desai, J. Li, S. K. Ghosh, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 3242-3285 (Metal–organic frameworks: functional luminescent and photonic materials for sensing applications) (‡ = equal first author contribution).

S. Mukherjee, B. Manna, A. V Desai, Y. Yin, R. Krishna, R. Babarao, S. K Ghosh, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 8215-8218 (Harnessing Lewis acidic open metal sites of metal–organic frameworks: The foremost route to achieve highly selective benzene sorption over cyclohexane).

S. Mukherjee, B. Manna, A. V Desai, Y. Yin, R. Krishna, R. Babarao, S. K Ghosh, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 8215-8218 (Harnessing Lewis acidic open metal sites of metal–organic frameworks: The foremost route to achieve highly selective benzene sorption over cyclohexane).

S. Mukherjee, A. M. Kansara, D. Saha, R. Gonnade, D. Mullangi, B. Manna, A. V. Desai, S. H. Thorat, P. S. Singh, A. Mukherjee, S. K Ghosh, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 10937–10943 (An Ultrahydrophobic Fluorous Metal–Organic Framework Derived Recyclable Composite as a Promising Platform to Tackle Marine Oil Spills).

S. Mukherjee, J. Lu, G. Velmurugan, S. Singh, G. Rajaraman, J. Tang, S. K Ghosh, Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55 (21), 11283–11298 (Influence of Tuned Linker Functionality on Modulation of Magnetic Properties and Relaxation Dynamics in a Family of Six Isotypic Ln2 (Ln = Dy and Gd) Complexes).

B. Manna,‡ S. Mukherjee,‡ A. V. Desai, S. Sharma, R. Krishna, S. K Ghosh, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 15386–15389 (A p-electron Deficient Diaminotriazine Functionalized MOF For Selective Sorption of Benzene Over Cyclohexane) (‡ = equal first author contribution).

S. Mukherjee, B. Joarder, A. V. Desai, B. Manna, R. Krishna, S. K Ghosh, Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54 (9), 4403-4408 (Exploiting Framework Flexibility of a Metal–Organic Framework for Selective Adsorption of Styrene over Ethylbenzene).

S. Mukherjee, B. Joarder, B. Manna, A. V. Desai, A. K. Chaudhari, S. K Ghosh, Scientific Reports. 2014, 4, 5761-5767 (Framework-Flexibility Driven Selective Sorption of p-Xylene over Other Isomers by a Dynamic Metal-Organic Framework).

S. Mukherjee, S. K. Ghosh, Book Chapter, Royal Society of Chemistry 2015, DOI:10.1039/9781782626428-00091 (Cadmium-based Catalysts).