Amit Kumar

Associate Professor / School of Advanced Chemical Sciences
Associate Professor , Ph.D

About

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar is Associate Professor at the School of Advanced Chemical Sciences, Shoolini University. He started his research career with a PhD in Chemistry at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, in 2008. Prior to this, Kumar was awarded the prestigious predoctoral scholarship of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (Government of India). He got a Gold Medal in his Master’s Degree in Chemistry.

After completing his PhD, he joined Shoolini University, where he has been involved in research and teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. He has supervised three PhD students and 20 master’s degree students. At present, he is a senior researcher at the College of Materials Science and Engineering of Shenzhen University, PR China. He is involved in the field of optical designing of semiconductor heterojunctions as catalysts for environmental remediation and energy production. 

Kumar also holds the position of co-director, International Research Centre of Nanotechnology for Himalayan Sustainability (IRCNHS), Shoolini University, India. He is visiting faculty at the School of Technology, Glocal University, India, and the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. 

About 85% of his articles have been published in Q-1 journals and seven articles with IF of more than 10. He is the principal investigator of project (6474 € - sanction number- 50120171168) funded by Shenzhen postdoctoral station (State Agency). He has an h-index of 53 with 7,000 citations.

Kumar has diverse research collaborations at the Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica (Spain), King Saud University (Saudi Arabia), Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (China) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). He is also ranked among the World’s Top 2% Scientists (Current year 2019 category) as per Stanford University Rankings, 2020.

His scientific production encompasses 130 papers, including Applied Catalysis B: Environmental (IF 19), Chemical Engineering Journal (IF 13.4), ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Journal of Hazardous Materials (IF 10), Journal of Cleaner Production etc. He has received h-index 48 and more than 5600 citations. 

Kumar is an editor of Frontiers in Energy Research (IF 3.4) and Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (IF 4.077) and has also edited 7 books for publishing houses at Springer, Materials Research Forum, and more.

 

List of Publications (Last Five Years):

Some significant publications: 

1. Amit Kumar*, Gaurav Sharma, Anu Kumari, Changsheng Guo, Mu. Naushad, Dai-Viet. N. Vo,  Jibran Iqbal, Florian J. Stadler, Construction of dual Z-scheme g-C3N4/Bi4Ti3O12/Bi4O5I2 heterojunction for visible and solar powered coupled photocatalytic antibiotic degradation and hydrogen production: Boosting via I-/I3-and Bi3+/Bi5+ redox mediators, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2021, 284, 119808 (Impact Factor-19)

2. Amit Kumar*, Gaurav Sharma, Mu. Naushad, Ala’a H.Al-Muhtaseb, Alberto Garcia-Penas, Genene Tesemma Mola, Chuanling Si, Florian J. Stadler, Bio-inspired and biomaterials-based hybrid photocatalysts for environmental detoxification: A review, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 382, 122937 (Impact Factor-13.4)

3. Amit Kumar*, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Gaurav Sharma, Changsheng Guo, Dai-Viet. N. Vo,  Jibran Iqbal, Mu. Naushad, Florian J. Stadler, Silicate glass matrix@Cu2O/Cu2V2O7 p-n heterojunction for enhanced visible light photo-degradation of sulfamethoxazole: High charge separation and interfacial transfer, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2021, 402, 123790 (Impact Factor-10.5)

4. Amit Kumar*, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Gaurav Sharma, Mu. Naushad, Changsheng Guo, Dai-Viet Vo Silicate glass matrix@Cu2O/Cu2V2O7 p-n heterojunction for enhanced visible light photo-degradation of sulfamethoxazole: High charge separation and interfacial transfer, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, (Impact Factor-10.5) 

5. Amit Kumar*, G. Sharma, M. Naushad, T. Ahamad, R. C. Veses, F.J. Stadler, Highly visible active Ag2CrO4/Ag/BiFeO3@RGO nano-junction for photoreduction of CO2 and photocatalytic removal of ciprofloxacin and bromate ions: The triggering effect of Ag and RGO, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 370, 148-165 (Impact Factor-13.4) 

6. Amit Kumar*, Anamika Rana, Gaurav Sharma, Mu. Naushad, Ala’a H.Al-Muhtaseb, Changsheng Guo, Ana Iglesias-Juez, Florian J. Stadler, High-Performance Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production and Degradation of Levofloxacin by Wide Spectrum-Responsive Ag/Fe3O4 Bridged SrTiO3/g C3N4 Plasmonic Nanojunctions: Joint Effect of Ag and Fe3O4,  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, 10, 40474-40490 (Impact Factor-9.5) 

7. Amit Kumar*, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Gaurav Sharma, Ala’a H.Al-Muhtaseb, Mu. Naushad, Ayman A. Ghfar,  Florian J. Stadler, Wide spectral degradation of Norfloxacin by Ag@BiPO4/BiOBr/BiFeO3 nano-assembly: Elucidating the photocatalytic mechanism under different light sources, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2019, 364, 429-440 (Impact Factor-10.5) (Web of Science Highly cited article)

8. Amit Kumar*, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Gaurav Sharma, Mu Naushad, Florian J Stadler, CeO2/g-C3N4/V2O5 ternary nano hetero-structures decorated with CQDs for enhanced photo-reduction capabilities under different light sources: Dual Z-scheme mechanism, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2020, 838, 155692 (Impact Factor-4.650)

9. Amit Kumar*, Ajay Kumar, Gaurav Sharma, Ala’a H.Al-Muhtaseb, Mu. Naushad, Ayman A. Ghfar, Changsheng Guo, Florian J. Stadler, Biochar-templated g-C3N4/Bi2O2CO3/CoFe2O4nano-assembly for visible and solar assisted photo-degradation of paraquat, nitrophenol reduction and CO2 conversion, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 339, 393-410 (Impact Factor-10.6) (Web of Science highly cited article) 

10. Amit Kumar, Sunil Kumar Sharma, Gaurav Sharma, Mu Naushad, Florian J Stadler, CeO2/g-C3N4/V2O5 ternary nano hetero-structures decorated with CQDs for enhanced photo-reduction capabilities under different light sources: Dual Z-scheme mechanism, Journal of Alloys and compounds, 2020¸ 838, 155692 (Impact Factor-4.650)

 

11. Amit Kumar, Anu Kumari, Gaurav Sharma, Bing Du, Mu. Naushad, Florian J. Stadler, Carbon quantum dots and reduced graphene oxide modified self-assembled S@C3N4/B@C3N4 metal-free nano-photocatalyst for high performance degradation of chloramphenicol, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2020 300, 112356 (Impact Factor-5.1)

12. Ajay Kumar, Amit Kumar*, Gaurav Sharma, Ala’a H. Al-Muhase, Mu. Naushad, Ayman A. Ghfar, Florian J. Stadler, Quaternary magnetic BiOCl/g-C3N4/Cu2O/Fe3O4nano-junctionfor visible light and solar powered degradation of Sulfamethoxazole from aqueous environment, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018  334, 462-478 (Impact Factor-10.6) (Web of Science highly cited article) 

13. Amit Kumar*, A. Rana, G. Sharma, M. Naushad, P. Dhiman, A. Kumari, F.J. Stadler, Recent advances in nano-Fenton catalytic degradation of emerging pharmaceutical contaminants, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2019, 290, 111177 (Impact Factor-5.1) 

14. Amit Kumar*, Gaurav Sharma, Mu. Naushad, Ala’a H.Al-Muhtaseb,  Ajay Kumar, Indu Hira, Tansir Ahamad,Ayman A. Ghfar, Florian J. Stadler, Visible photodegradation of ibuprofen and 2,4-D in simulated waste water using sustainable metal free-hybrids based on carbon nitride and biochar, Journal of Environmental Management, 2019, 231, 1164-1175 (Impact Factor-5.7) (Web of Science Highly cited article)

15. Amit Kumar*, A. Kumari, G. Sharma, M. Naushad, T. Ahamad, F.J. Stadler, Utilizing recycled LiFePO4 from batteries in combination with B@C3N4 and CuFe2O4 as sustainable nano-junctions for high performance degradation of atenolol, Chemosphere. 2018, 209, 457-469 (Impact factor-5.8) 

16. Anu Kumari, Amit Kumar*, Gaurav Sharma, Jibran Iqbal, Mu.Naushad, Florian J.Stadler, Constructing Z-scheme LaTiO2N/g-C3N4@Fe3O4 magnetic nano heterojunctions with promoted charge separation for visible and solar removal of indomethacin, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2020, 36, 101391

17. Pooja Dhiman, Shalini Sharma, Amit Kumar*, Mehdihasan Shekh, Gaurav Sharma, Mu Naushad, Rapid visible and solar photocatalytic Cr (VI) reduction and electrochemical sensing of dopamine using solution combustion synthesized ZnO–Fe2O3 nano heterojunctions: Mechanism Elucidation, Ceramics International, 2020, In press, (Impact Factor-3.450)

18. Amit Kumar*, A. Rana, G. Sharma, M. Naushad, P. Dhiman, A. Kumari, F.J. Stadler, Recent advances in nano-Fenton catalytic degradation of emerging pharmaceutical contaminants, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2019, 290, 111177, (Impact Factor-5.1)

19. Anu Kumari, Amit Kumar* ,Gaurav Sharma, Jibran Iqbal, Mu.Naushad, Constructing Z-scheme LaTiO2N/g-C3N4@Fe3O4 magnetic nano heterojunctions with promoted charge separation for visible and solar removal of indomethacin, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2020, 36, 101391 (Impact Factor-10.6)

20. Amit Kumar*, G. Sharma, M. Naushad, S. Thakur, SPION/β-cyclodextrin core-shell nanostructures for oil spill remediation and organic pollutant removal from waste water, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015, 280,175-187 (Impact factor: 10.6) (Web of Science highly cited article)

21. Amit Kumar*, Ajay Kumar, Gaurav Sharma, Mu. Naushad , Florian J. Stadler, Ayman A. Ghfar, Pooja Dhiman, Reena V. Saini, Sustainable nano-hybrids of magnetic biochar supported g-C3N4/FeVO4 for solar powered degradation of noxious pollutants- Synergism of adsorption, photocatalysis & photo-ozonation, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 165, 431-451 (Impact Factor-7.246) (Web of Science highly cited article)

22. Amit Kumar*, Priya Rittika Thakur, Gaurav Sharma, Mu. Naushad, Anamika Rana, Genene Tessema Mola, Florian J. Stadler,   Carbon nitride, metal nitrides, phosphides, chalcogenides, perovskites and carbides nanophotocatalysts for environmental applications, Environmental Chemistry Letters, 2018, 17, 655-682, (Impact Factor-5.1)

23. Sunil Kumar Sharma, Amit Kumar, Gaurav Sharma, Mu.Naushad, Ayman A.Ghfar, Tansir Ahamad, LaTiO2N/Bi2S3 Z-scheme nano heterostructures modified by rGO with high interfacial contact for rapid photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2020, 311, 113300 (Impact Factor-5.1)

24. Sunil Kumar Sharma, Amit Kumar*, Gaurav Sharma, Mu. Naushad, Dai-Viet N.Vo, Manawwer Alam, Florian J. Stadler, Fe3O4 mediated Z-scheme BiVO4/Cr2V4O13 strongly coupled nano-heterojunction for rapid degradation of Fluoxetine under visible light, Materials Letters, 2020, 281, 128650 (Impact Factor-3.5)

25. Pooja Dhiman, Neha Dhiman, Amit Kumar*, Gaurav Sharma, Mu. Naushad, Ayman A.Ghfar, Solar active nano-Zn1−xMgxFe2O4 as a magnetically separable sustainable photocatalyst for degradation of sulfadiazine antibiotic, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2019, 294, 111574, (Impact Factor-5.1) 

26. Amit Kumar*, Rana, A., Sharma, G., Sharma, S., Naushad, M., Mola, G.T., Dhiman, P., Stadler, F.J., Aerogels and metal–organic frameworks for environmental remediation and energy production. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 2018, 1-24 (Impact factor-5.1) 

27. Amit Kumar*, Ajay Kumar, Gaurav Sharma, Mu Naushad, Renato Cataluna Veses, Ayman A. Ghfar, Florian J Stadler, Mohammad Rizwan Khan, Solar-driven photodegradation of 17-β-estradiol and Ciprofloxacin from waste water and CO2 conversion using sustainable Coal-char/polymeric-g-C3N4/RGO metal free nano-hybrids, RSC New Journal of Chemistry, 2017,  41, 10208 (Impact Factor-3.2) 

28. Amit Kumar*, Mu Naushad, Anamika Rana, Inammuddin, Preeti, Gaurav Sharma, Ayman A. Ghfar, Florian J. Stadler, Mohammad R. Khan, ZnSe-WO3 nano-hetero-assembly stacked on Gum ghatti for photo-degradative removal of Bisphenol A: Symbiose of adsorption and photocatalysis, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2017,  104, 1172-1184 (Impact Factor- 5.162) (Web of Science highly cited article) 

29. Pooja Dhiman, Tulika Mehta, Amit Kumar*, Gaurav Sharma, Mu. Naushad,Tansir Ahamad, Genene Tessema Mola, Mg0.5NixZn0.5-xFe2O4 spinel as a sustainable magnetic nano-photocatalyst with dopant driven band shifting and reduced recombination for visible and solar degradation of Reactive Blue-19, Advanced Powder Technology, 2020, In Press

30. Amit Kumar*, Shalini, Gaurav Sharma, Mu Naushad,,  Ajay Kumar, Susheel Kalia, Changsheng Guo, Facile hetero-assembly of superparamagnetic Fe3O4/BiVO4 stacked on biochar for solar photo-degradation of methyl paraben and pesticide removal from soil, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemical, 2017, 337, 118-131 (Impact Factor: 3.261) (Web of Science highly cited article) 

31. Amit Kumar*, Changsheng Guo , Gaurav Sharma,  Deepak Pathania, Mu Naushad, Susheel Kalia, Pooja Dhiman,  Magnetically recoverable ZrO2/Fe3O4/Chitosan nanomaterials for enhanced sunlight driven photoreduction of carcinogenic Cr (VI) and dechlorination & mineralization of 4- chlorophenol from simulated waste water, RSC Advances, 2016 , 6, 13251-13263 (Impact Factor: 3.84) (Web of Science highly cited article) 

32. Gaurav Sharma, Amit Kumar, Mu Naushad, Alberto García-Peñas, H Ala'a, Ayman A Ghfar, Vikrant Sharma, Tansir Ahamad, Florian J Stadler, Fabrication and characterization of Gum arabic-cl-poly (acrylamide) nanohydrogel for effective adsorption of crystal violet dye, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2018, 202, 444-453 (Impact Factor-6.1) 

33. I. Hira, Amit. Kumar, R. Kumari, A.K. Saini, R.V. Saini, Pectin-guar gum-zinc oxide nanocomposite enhances human lymphocytes cytotoxicity towards lung and breast carcinomas, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2018, 90 494-503. (Impact factor: 5.08) 

34. G. Sharma, A. Kumar, M. Naushad, A. Kumar, A.a.H. Al-Muhtaseb, P. Dhiman, A.A. Ghfar, F.J. Stadler, M.R. Khan, Photoremediation of toxic dye from aqueous environment using monometallic and bimetallic quantum dots based nanocomposites, Journal of Cleaner Production, 172 (2018) 2919-2930. (ImpactFactor-7.65) 

Books Edited:

Nanophotocatalysis and Environmental Applications: Materials and Technology, Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World, 1st edition 2019, Springer, https://doi.org /10.1007/978-3-030-10609-6

Carbonaceous Composite Materials, Materials Research Foundations, 42, Materials Research Forum LLC USA, 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291975-1

Modified Biopolymers: Challenges and Opportunities, Polymer Science and Technology Series, Nova Science Publishers, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-53612-116-2

Nanocomposities: The Future Materials, Vol. 20, Trans Tech Publications Ltd. Laubisrutistr. 24, CH-8712 Stafa-Zuerich, Switzerland, 2018,  https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/NHC.20

Photocatalysis- Advanced Materials and Reaction Engineering, Materials Research Foundations 100 (2021) 1-56 Materials Research Foundations, LLC,  USA https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901359-1,

 

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