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     Soma Duley

Ph.D. fromDepartment of Chemistry, - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Supervisor(s)  Prof. Pratim Kumar Chattaraj
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2007 :: In progress
AddressC/O - Prof. Pratim Kumar Chattaraj, Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, 721302
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
B.Sc.Vidyasagar UniversityChemistry2005
M.Sc.Indian Institute of Technology-KharagpurChemistry2007

Research Areas
  • Density Functional Theory, Metal Clusters (Stability, Aromaticity, Reactivity)

  • Windows, Linux, Unix operating systems
  • Gaussian 03, Gaussian, Inc, Pittsburgh, PA

  • NET-CSIR Individual, Dec.2006
  • GATE-2007
  • Certificate of Merit in the Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray Memorial Symposium on Chemistry Today (2010)
  • Professor Santi Ranjan Palit Memorial Award , 2010

  • One Day Symposium in Chemistry, 8th November-2008, Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, India
  • National Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry (TCS-2009), Bangalore, India
  • International Symposium on Of Molecules and Materials (OMAM-2010), IISER-Kolkata, India
  • Acharya Profullo Chandra Ray Memorial symposium on Chemistry today Kolkata (2nd-4th August, 2010)
  • International Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences, Pt. Ravishankarshukla University, Raipur, Chattisgarh from 23rd-27th Dec, 2010.
  • National seminar on Interface of Industry, Biology and Chemistry Research in 21st Century (5th-7th February, 2011), University Allahabad, Allahabad
  • Diamond Jubilee Symposium on Recent trends in Chemistry (DJSRTC-2011), IIT Kharagpur

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • CSIR-Individual

Papers Published in Journals
  • Bonding and aromaticity in an all-metal sandwich-like compound, Be82- by P. K. Chattaraj, D. R. Roy, and S. Duley Chem. Phys. Lett. 460, 382 (2008)
  • Bonding, reactivity and aromaticity in some novel all- metal metallocenes by D. R. Roy, S. Duley and P. K. Chattaraj Proc. Ind. Natl. Sci. Acad. Part A 74, 11 (2008)
  • Bonding, reactivity and aromaticity in some beryllocene derivatives by S. Duley, P. Goyal, S. Giri and P. K. Chattaraj Croatica Chemica Acta (Special Issue on Professor Zvonimir Maksics 70th Birthday) 82, 193 (2009)
  • Bonding, aromaticity and reactivity patterns in some all- metal and non- metal clusters by S. Duley, S. Giri, A. Chakraborty and P. K. Chattaraj J. Chem. Sci. (S. K. Rangarajan Special Issue) 121, 849 (2009)
  • Bonding, aromaticity, and structure of trigonal dianion metal mlusters by S. Giri, D. R. Roy, S. Duley, A. Chakraborty, R. Parthasarathi, M. Elango, R. Vijayaraj, V. Subramanian, R. Islas, G. Merino and P. K. Chattaraj J. Comp. Chem. 31, 1815 (2010)
  • Electron affinity, electronegativity and electrophilicity of atoms/ions by P. K. Chattaraj, S. Duley J. Chem. Eng. Data. (Josef M. G. Barthel Festschrift Special Issue) 55, 1882 (2010)
  • Electrophilicity equalization principle by P. K. Chattaraj, S. Giri, S. Duley J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 1, 1064 (2010)
  • A conceptual density functional study of structure, bonding, aromaticity and the possibility of bond-stretch isomerism in some neutral sulfur clusters by S. Duley, A. Chakraborty, S. Giri, P. K. Chattaraj J. Sulf. Chem. 31, 231 (2010)
  • Electronic Structure Principles and Stability of Magic Clusters by P. K. Chattaraj, S. Duley and R. Das Chem. Educ. 15, 474 (2010)
  • Perennial Review, Update 2 of Electrophilicity Index by P. K. Chattaraj, S. Giri and S. Duley Chem. Rev. 111, PR43 (2011)
  • Aromaticity and Conceptual Density Functional Theory by P. K. Chattaraj, R. Das, S. Duley and S. Giri Chem. Modell. Specialist Periodical Reports, Royal Society of Chemistry 8, 45 (2011)
  • Aromaticity and hydrogen storage capability of planar N64- and N42- rings, A conceptual DFT approach by S. Duley, S. Giri, N. Sathyamurthy, R. Islas, G. Merino and P. K. Chattaraj Chem. Phys. Lett. 506, 315 (2011)
  • Describing the chemical character of a magma by J. L. Vigneresse, S. Duley, P. K. Chattaraj  Chem. Geol. 287, 102 (2011)
  • Structure-Stability Diagrams and Stability-Reactivity Landscapes, A Conceptual DFT Study by P. K. Chattaraj, R. Das, S. Duley and J. L. Vigneresse Theor. Chem. Acc. (Invited article, E. D. Jemmis Special issue) 131, 1089. (2012)
  • Aromaticity in All-Metal Annular Systems, The Counter-ion Effect by A. Chakraborty, S. Giri, S. Duley, A. Anoop, P. Bultinck and P. K. Chattaraj Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (Invited perspective article) 13, 14865 (2011)
  • From Molecules to Material via a Polynitrogen Precursor by R. Das, S. Duley and P. K. Chattaraj J. Indian Chem. Soc. Special issue honoring Acharya P. C. Ray on his 150th birth anniversary 88, 1251 (2011)
  • Fitness landscapes in natural rock system evolution, A conceptual DFT treatment by J. L. Vigneresse, S. Duley, P. K. Chattaraj J. Chem. Sci. Invited article, N. Sathyamurthy, Special issue 124, 29 (2011)
  • Hydrogen Storage, An Overview with Current Insights Based on A Conceptual DFT Approach by A. Chakraborty, S. Duley and P. K. Chattaraj Indian J. Chem. A 51, 226 (2012)
  • On an Electrophilicity Equalization Principle by P. K. Chattaraj, S. Giri, and S. Duley J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 790 (2012)
  • Understanding Local Electrophilicity/Nucleophilicity Activation through a Single Reactivity Difference Index by P. K. Chattaraj1, S. Duley, L. R. Domingo Org. Biomol. Chem. 10, 2855 (2012)
  • Analysis of the Structure, Bonding, Aromaticity and Existence of Possible Bond-Stretch Isomerism in Trigonal Anionic Metal Clusters by S. Giri, A. Chakraborty, S. Duley, G. Merino, V. Subramanian and P. K. Chattaraj ICCMSE Special AIP Publication in Press (2009)

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