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Inorganic Chemistry

Dr. Subhadeep Saha Photo of Dr. Subhadeep Saha

(+49)231 755-3749


Technische Universität Dortmund
Anorganische Chemie
Otto-Hahn-Straße 6
44227 Dortmund

Campus Adresse
Campus Nord

Room C2-05-330


Curriculum Vitae

Since Jan 2019

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the group of Prof. Guido H. Clever TU Dortmund.

Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Prof. Guido H. Clever TU Dortmund.

July 2015 - Sep 2016

Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Kimoon Kim, POSTECH, South Korea

July 2009 - May 2015

Ph.D. (Low-molecular Weight Amino acid Based Supramolecular Metallo-Gels for Photo and Electrochemical Applications) in the lab of Prof. Rahul Banerjee in CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.

2006 - 2009

MSc Chemistry:  University of Delhi, India

2003 - 2006

BSc Chemistry: University of Calcutta, India


Awards and Scholarships

2016 Humboldt Postdoctoral fellowship, Germany
2008 CSIR-NET fellowship for Ph.D., India



  1. "Rational Design of an Amphiphilic Co-ordination Cage-based Emulsifier"
    S. Saha, B. Holzapfel, Y-T. Chen, K. Terlinden, P. Lill, C. Gatsogiannis, H. Rehage, G. H. Clever*, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 17384-17388.
  2. "Multistimuli-Responsive Interconvertible Low-molecular Weight Metallohydrogels and the In-situ Entrapment of CdS Quantum Dots Therein"
    S. Bera, A. Chakraborty, S. Karak, A. Halder, S. Chatterjee, S. Saha*, R. Banerjee*, Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30, 4755-4761.
  3. "Structure Relationships between Bis-monodentate Ligands and Co-ordination Driven Self-assembled Structures"
    S. Saha, I. Regeni, G. H. Clever*, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2018, 374, 1-14.
  4. "Hierarchical Micro-and Mesoporous MOFs with Tailorable Porosity via Selective Acid Etching"
    J. Koo, I. C. Hwang, X. Yu, S. Saha, Y. Kim, K. Kim*,  Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 6799-6803.
  5. "Supramolecular Metallogel That Imparts Self-Healing Properties to Other Gel Networks"
    T. Feldner, M. Häring, S. Saha, J. Esquena, R. Banerjee, D. D. Díaz*, Chemistry of Materials 2016, 28, 3210-3217.
  6. "Fe (III) phytate metallogel as a prototype anhydrous, intermediate temperature proton conductor"
    H. B. Aiyappa, S. Saha, (equal contribution) P. Wadge, R. Banerjee*, S. Kurungot*, Chemical Science, 2015, 6, 603-607.
  7. "Photocatalytic metal-organic framework from CdS quantum dot incubated luminescent metallohydrogel"
    S. Saha, G. Das, J. Thote, R. Banerjee*, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 14845–14851.
  8. "Dissolvable metallohydrogels for controlled release: Evidence of a kinetic supramolecular gel phase intermediate"
    S. Saha, J. Bachl, T.  Kundu, D. Díaz-Díaz*, R. Banerjee*, Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 7032-7035.
  9. "Amino acid-based multiresponsive low-molecular-weight metallohydrogels with load-bearing and rapid self-healing ability"
    S. Saha, J. Bachl, T. Kundu, D. Díaz-Díaz*, R. Banerjee*, Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 3004-3006.
  10. "A distinctive PdCl2 mediated transformation of Fe-based metallogels into metal organic frameworks"
    H. B. Aiyappa, S. Saha, B. Garai, J. Thote, S. Kurungot*, R. Banerjee*, Crystal Growth and Design 2014, 14, 3434–3437.
  11. "Proton-conducting supramolecular metallogels from lowest molecular weight assembler ligand: A quote for simplicity"
    S. Saha, E.-M. Schön, C. Cativiela, D. Díaz-Díaz*, R. Banerjee*, Chemistry- A European Journal 2013, 19, 9562 – 9568.
  12. "Salt metathesis in three dimensional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with unprecedented hydrolytic regenerability "
    T. Kundu, S. C. Sahoo, S. Saha, R. Banerjee*, Chemical Communications 2013, 49, 5262−5264.
  13. "Carbon dioxide capture by metal organic frameworks"
    S. Saha, S. Chandra, B. Garai, R. Banerjee*, Indian Journal of Chemistry-Part A, Inorganic, Physical, Theoretical and Analytical 2012, 51, 1223-1230.
  14. "Competition between gelation and crystallisation of a peculiar multicomponent liquid system based on ammonium salts"
    I.Kapoor, E.-M. Schön, J. Bachl, D. Kühbeck, C. Cativiela,  S. Saha, R. Banerjee, S. Roelens, J. J. Marrero-Tellado, D. Díaz- Díaz*, Soft Matter 2012, 8, 3446−3456.
  15. "Structure and gas sorption behavior of a new three-dimensional porous magnesium formate"
    A. Mallick, S. Saha, P. Pachfule, S. Roy, R. Banerjee*, Inorganic Chemistry 2011, 50, 1392-1401.
  16. "Selective CO2 and H2 adsorption in a chiral magnesium based metal organic framework (Mg-MOF) with open metal sites"
    A. Mallick, S. Saha, P. Pachfule, S. Roy, R. Banerjee*, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2010, 20, 9073–9080.
  17. "Functionalization of hydroxyl terminated polybutadiene with biologically active fluorescent molecule"
    R. M. Shankar, S. Saha, K. Seeni Meera, T. Jana*, Bulletin of Materials Science 2009, 32, 507-514.