Amrit Kumar is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Crystal Engineering Research Group at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He was born in Kolkata, India in 1991. He received his Int. MS from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India in 2014. During his bachelor degree, he has worked with Prof. J. N. Moorthy at IIT Kanpur, India on the synthesis of photo-chromic molecules. And during masters degree he has worked with Dr. Sujit K. Ghosh at IISER Pune, India in the field of crystal engineering where he has synthesized covalent organic frameworks for various practical applications and also some metal-organic materials.

Currently, Amrit is focusing on the design, synthesis, and characterization of Hybrid Ultramicroporous Materials (HUMs) for Direct Air Capture (DAC) of CO2.


  1. Kumar, A.; Hua, C.; Madden, D. G.; O’Nolan, D.; Chen, K.-J.; Keane, L.-A. J.; Perry, J. J.; Zaworotko, M. J., Hybrid ultramicroporous materials (HUMs) with enhanced stability and trace carbon capture performance. Chemical Communications 2017, 53 (44), 5946-5949.
  2. O’Nolan, D.; Kumar, A.; Zaworotko, M. J., Water Vapor Sorption in Hybrid Pillared Square Grid Materials. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 139 (25), 8508-8513.
  3. Karmakar, A.; Kumar, A.; Chaudhari, A. K.; Samanta, P.; Desai, A. V.; Krishna, R.; Ghosh, S. K., Bimodal Functionality in a Porous Covalent Triazine Framework by Rational Integration of an Electron‐Rich and‐Deficient Pore Surface. Chemistry-A European Journal 2016, 22 (14), 4931-4937.
  4. Kumar, A.; Madden, D. G.; Lusi, M.; Chen, K. J.; Daniels, E. A.; Curtin, T.; Perry, J. J.; Zaworotko, M. J., Direct air capture of CO2 by physisorbent materials. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54 (48), 14372-14377.
  5. Moorthy, J. N.; Mandal, S.; Kumar, A., Photochromism of novel chromenes constrained to be part of [2.2] paracyclophane: remarkable ‘phane’effects on the colored o-quinonoid intermediates. New Journal of Chemistry2013, 37 (1), 82-88.
Int. MS, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India.