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Raghavender Medishetty

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhilai

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Areas of Interest

  • Crystal Engineering of Solid-state organic and metal-organic materials, Photo-chemistry, Photo-physics of Nonlinear optics



  • CY7010: Physical Methods for Structure Determination (PhD Course)
  • IC106: Chemistry Lab (BTech Course)

Professinal Experience


  • Successfully selected for the "Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral ResearchersAlexandra von Humboldt foundation".
  • Outstanding student researcher award Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Sinagpore.
  • President's Graduate Fellowship (PGF), for all the four years during the graduate studies National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, (Only one scholarship is available per year, and I am the holder of it for all the four years of graduation).
  • All India top in GATE(Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). A national open competitive exam conducted by all the Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs) combinedly.
  • Best research publication award, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Sinagpore.
  • Selected as “Young research fellow (YRF)” to present my work in ICCC-41 conference, Singapore.
  • Best poster presenter award in 6th HOPE meeting with Nobel laureates.
  • My work was selected to present in "The 6th-HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates", Tokyo, Japan by Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore. Travel grant was provided by JSPS.
  • Shortlisted for coveted “Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (SPM) fellowship”, CSIR, India. (I am one among the 8 students, who have been shortlisted for this fellowship throughout India).
  • Qualified for CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship - National Eligible Test (CSIR-JRF-NET). A national open competitive entrance exam organized by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grant Commission (UGC) together.

Selected Publications

(# denotes equal contribution, * denotes the corresponding authorship)

    No. of publications: 26, main author papers: 17, Avg. impact factor: 8.96 (2018), H-index: 16 (04th Oct. 2017)

  1. R. Medishetty,# L. Nemec,# V. Nalla, S. Henke, M. Samoć, K. Reuter, R. A. Fischer. Multi-Photon Absorption in Metal-Organic Frameworks. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 14743–14748 (2017). Impact factor:12.102 in 2017. link
  2. R. Medishetty,# J. K. Zaręba,# D. Mayer, M. Samoć and R. A. Fischer, Nonlinear Optical Properties, Upconversion and Lasing in Metal-Organic Frameworks. Chem. Soc. Rev., 46, 4976-5004 (2017). Impact factor: 40.182 in 2017. link
  3. R. Medishetty, V. Nalla, L. Nemec, S. Henke, D. Mayer, H. Sun, K. Reuter, R. A. Fischer, A New Class of Lasing Materials: Intrinsic Stimulated Emission from Nonlinear Optically Active Metal–Organic Frameworks. Adv. Mater., 29, 1605637 (2017). Impact factor: 21.95 in 2017. This work has been featured at Front cover page. link
  4. Medishetty, R., Tandiana, R., Wu, J., Bai, Z., Du, Y., & Vittal J. J., A Step-by-step Assembly of a 3D Coordination Polymer in the Solid State by Desolvation and [2+2] Cycloaddition Reaction. Chemistry - A European Journal, 21, 11948-11953 (2015) (HOT PAPER). The work has also been invited to be featured on the Frontispiece. link
  5. Medishetty, R., Ahmad, H., Bai, Z., Runčevski, T., Dinnebier, R. E., Pance N. & Vittal, J. J. Single Crystals Popping Under UV Light: A Photosalient Effect Triggered by a [2+2] Cycloaddition Reaction. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 5907–5911 (2014) (HOT PAPER). Impact factor: 12.102 in 2017. The work has been invited to be featured on the Front cover page and also highlighted by Chemistry World and Nature middle east. link
  6. Park, I. –H.,# Medishetty, R.,# Kim, J.-Y., Lee, S. S. & Vittal, J. J. Distortional Supramolecular Isomers of Polyrotaxane Coordination Polymers: Photoreactivity and Sensing of Nitro Compounds. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53 (22), 5591-5595 (2014). Impact factor: 12.102 in 2017. link
  7. Medishetty, R., Koh, L. L., Kole, G. K. & Vittal, J. J. Solid-State Structural Transformations from 2D Interdigitated Layers to 3D Interpenetrated Structures. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, 10949-10952 (2011). Impact factor: 12.102 in 2017. link
  8. R. Medishetty,* Z. Zhang, A. Sadlo, S. Cwik, D. Peeters, S. Henke, N. Mangayarkarasi, A. Devi.* Fabrication of zinc-dicarboxylate- and zinc-pyrazolate-carboxylate-framework thin films through vapour-solid deposition. Dalton Trans., DOI: 10.1039/C1038DT00352A (2018). link


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