Sudipta Chatterjee, Ph. D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​​Postdoctoral Fellow

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Interests

​Research interest on synthesis and reactivity of bio-inspired enzyme active sites for sustainable energy production and identification of vital intermediates using electrochemical, spectro-electrochemical and DFT studies towards understanding the structure-function correlations. 

Selected Publications

  • The Myth of d8 Copper(III) 
    I. M. DiMucci, J. T. Lukens, S. Chatterjee, K. M. Carsch, C. J. Titus, S. J. Lee, D. Nordl...
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141, 11508-11520, (2019)
  • The 4-Electron Cleavage of a N═N Double Bond by a Trimetallic TiNi2 Complex 
    P. L. Dunn, S. Chatterjee, S. N. MacMillan, A. J. Pearce, K. M. Lancaster, I. A. Tonks 
    Inorganic chemistry, 58, 11762-11772, (2019)
  • Enhanced Fe-Centered Redox Flexibility in Fe–Ti Heterobimetallic Complexes 
    J. T. Moore, S. Chatterjee, M. Tarrago, L. J. Clouston, S. Sproules, E. Bill, V. Bernales,...
    Inorganic chemistry, 58, 6199-6244, (2019)
  • Factors Determining the Rate and Selectivity of 4e–/4H+ Electrocatalytic Reduction of Dioxygen by Iron Porphyrin Co... 
    S. Chatterjee, K. Sengupta, B. Mondal, S. Dey, A. Dey
    Accounts of Chemical Research, 50, 1744-1753, (2017)
  • Catalytic H2O2 Disproportionation and Electrocatalytic O2 Reduction by a Functional Mimic of Heme Catalase: Direct ... 
    K. Sengupta, S. Chatterjee, A. Dey 
    ACS Catalysis, 6, 1382-1388, (2016)
  • Electrocatalytic O2-Reduction by Synthetic Cytochrome c Oxidase Mimics: Identification of a “Bridging Peroxo” Inter... 
    S. Chatterjee, K. Sengupta, S. Hematian, K. D. Karlin, A. Dey
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137, 12897-12905, (2015)
  • Concerted Proton–Electron Transfer in Electrocatalytic O2 Reduction by Iron Porphyrin Complexes: Axial Ligands Tuni... 
    S. Chatterjee, K. Sengupta, S. Samanta, P. K. Das, A. Dey
    Inorganic chemistry, 52, 14168-14177, (2013)
  • Direct observation of intermediates formed during steady-state electrocatalytic O2 reduction by iron porphyrins 
    K. Sengupta, S. Chatterjee, S. Samanta, A. Dey
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 110, 8431-8436, (2013)


  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, IACS, Kolkata, India, 2017
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur, India, 2011
  • B.Sc., University of Burdwan, India, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2019-..: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017-2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, New York, USA

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • 2018–2019: Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • 2015–2018:Member of Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry Small molecule activation Electrocatalysis spectroscopy reaction mechanisms DFT studies