Dr. Rajat Saha is a former postdoctoral researcher in the Crystal Engineering Research Group at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He was born in Nadia, West Bengal in 1985 and received his M.Sc. (2008) degree from University of Kalyani and Ph.D. (2013) degree from the Jadavpur University. His doctoral work concerned the design, synthesis, and characterization of both metal-organic and organic materials, and title of his thesis is “Crystal Engineering towards the Design of Functional Materials”. 


Bibliometrics: H-index of 6; 44 publications; >100 citations.

  1. Dey, S. K.; Saha, R.; Biswas, S.; Layek, A.; Middya, S.;  Steele, I. M.; Fleck, M.;  Ray, P. P.;  Kumar, S. “Tetrabromoterepthalic Acid in Designing Co-crystals and Salts: Modification of Optical Properties and Schottky Barrier Effect” Cryst. Growth Des. 2014, 14, 207−221.
  2. Saha, R.; Joarder, B.; Roy, A. S.; Islam, Sk. M.; Kumar, S. “Simultaneous Presence of Both Open Metal Sites and Free Functional Organic Sites in a Non-centrosymmetric Dynamic Metal–Organic Framework with Bimodal Catalytic and Sensing Activities” Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 16607–16614.
  3. Dey, B.; Saha, R.; Mukherjee, P. “A luminescent-water soluble inorganic co-crystal for a selective pico-molar range arsenic(III) sensor in water medium”  Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7064–7066.
  4. Saha, R.; Dey, S. K.; Biswas, S.; Jana, A. D.; Kumar, S. “Transformation of a Mother Crystal to a Daughter Crystal through Amorphous Phase: De-assembly of Coordination Helices upon Heating and Re-assembly through Aquation”  Cryst. Growth Des. 2013, 13, 2135–2142.
  5. Dalapati, S.; Saha, R.; Jana, S.; Patra, A. K.; Bhaumik, A.; Kumar, S.; Guchhait, N. “A Multifunctional Porous Organic Schottky Barrier Diode”  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 12534–12537.
  6. Saha, R.; Kumar, S. “{[Co2(ndc)2(bpee)2](bpee)}: a 3D multifunctional MOF” CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 4980–4988.
  7. Biswas, S.; Saha, R.; Ghosh, A. “Copper(II)−Mercury(II) Heterometallic Complexes Derived from a Salen-Type Ligand: A New Coordination Mode of the Old Schiff Base Ligand” Organometallics 2012, 31, 3844−3850.
  8. Saha, R.;  Biswas, S.; Mostafa, G. “pH-Triggered construction of NLO active CMOFs: change in supramolecular assembly, water clusters, helical architectures and their properties” CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 1018-1028.
  9. Saha, R.; Biswas, S.; Steele, I. M.; Dey, K.; Mostafa, G. “A supramolecular spin crossover Fe(iii) complex and its Cr(iii) isomer: Stabilization of water-chloride cluster within supramolecular host” Dalton Trans., 2011,40, 3166-3175

B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India, 2006 M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India, 2008 Ph.D., Jadavpur University, West Bengal, India, 2013