Research Interests

​Development of surface supported well-defined Tungsten and Molybdenum catalysts under SOMC to investigate their activities in alkane, olefin metatheses and Ammoxidation reactions in particular by using Mo based catalysts.

Selected Publications

  • Gold(I) N-heterocyclic Carbene Based Initiator for Bulk Ring-Opening Polymerization of L-lactide
    L. Ray, V. Katiyar, S. Barman, M. J. Raihan, H. Nanavati, M. M. Shaikh and P. Ghosh
    J. Organomet. Chem., 692, 4259-4269, (2007)
  • Highly Convenient Amine-free Sonogashira Coupling in Air in a Polar Mixed Aqueous Medium by trans- and cis-(NHC)2Pd...
    L. Ray, S. Barman, M. M. Shaikh, P. Ghosh
    Chem. Eur. J., 14, 6646-6655, (2008)
  • Azulene based metal-organic frameworks for strong adsorption of H2
    S. Barman, H. Furukawa, O. Blacque, K. Venkatesan, O. M. Yaghi, H. Berke
    Chem. Commun., 46, 7981-7983, (2010)
  • Incorporation of active metal sites in MOFs via in situ generated ligand deficient metal-linker complexes
    S. Barman, H. Furukawa, O. Blacque, K. Venkatesan, O. M. Yaghi, G.-X, Jin, H. Berke
    Chem. Commun., 47, 11882-11884, (2011)
  • Triptycene based luminescent metal-organic gels for chemosensing
    S. Barman, Jai Anand Garg, O. Blacque, K. Venkatesan, H. Berke
    Chem. Commun., 48, 11127-11129, (2012)
  • Synthesis and hydrogen adsorption properties of internally polarized 2,6-azulenedicarboxylate based metal–organic f...
    S. Barman, A. Khutia, R. Koitz, O. Blacque, H. Furukawa, M. Iannuzzi, O. M. Yaghi, C. Jani...
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 2, 18823-18830, (2014)

Education Profile

  • B. Sc., Chemistry, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India, 2005
  • M. Sc., Chemistry, IIT Bombay, Maharashtra, India, 2007
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 06/2007-04/2008, Research Associate, R&D Center, Aditya Birla Group, Mumbai, India.
  • 04/2008-08/2008, Research Associate, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India.
  • 2013-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST Catalysis Center, KSA.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Swiss Chemical Society


  • 2006-2007, Madhav Pandya Scholarship, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • 2010-2011, Research scholarship 'FORSCHUNGSKREDIT' of the University of Zurich, Switzerland

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)