Name

Dr. Harish Kumar Chopra

Designation

Professor

Department

Chemistry

Educational Qualification

Ph.D (Organic Chemistry); Pbi. Uni., Patiala, 1992

Experience

Teaching: 27 years (since 1992)
Presently working as Professor (Chemistry) since Jan 2009.
Worked in various capacities at SLIET since 1992 as Lecturer, Asst Prof, Assoc. Prof.
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE (more than 13 years)
2002- 2005: Head, Department of Chemistry, SLIET, Longowal-148106, Punjab (India)
2009 – 2012: Head,
Department of Disabilities Studies, SLIET, Longowal-148106, Punjab (India)
2012- 2015: Head,
Department of Chemistry, SLIET, Longowal-148106, Punjab (India).
2000 – 2004; 2008 – 2012 (8 years) : Project Coordinator, Vocational & Technical Education to Persons with Disabilities, Sant Longowal Institute of Engg. & Technology, Longowal-148106, Punjab (India).
2012- 2014: Coordinator (TEQIP-II),
SLIET TEQIP-II Cell, SLIET
2017.04.20- present: Dean (Planning & Development), SLIET
2017.12.11- present: Registrar (Officiating),
SLIET

Book authored

BOOKS
1. Biogenesis of Natural Products,
Harish Kumar and Baldev Kumar, ISBN No. 81-7319-693-1 (2005), Published by Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. [International Edition of this book has been published by alpha Science International, Harrow, Harish Kumar and Anupama Parmar, ISBN No. 81-7319-784-9 (2007), Published by Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. [International Edition of this book has been published by alpha Science International, Harrow, U.K., Harrow, U.K., ].
4. Enzymes in Food Processing: Fundamentals & Potential Applications, P. S. Panesar, S. S. Marwaha, Harish Kumar, (2010), Published by IK International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
5. Bio-organic Chemistry,
Harish Kumar, Anupama Parmar and Parmjit S. Panesar, (2012), Published by Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
6. Chemistry For Engineers,
Harish Kumar and Anupama Parmar, ISBN No. 978-81-8487-545-4 (2016), Published by Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. [International Edition of this book has been published by alpha Science International, Harrow, U.K.,

Patent

NIL

Professional Membership

1. Fellow, International Congress of Chemistry & Environment (FICCE)
2. Member of American Chemical Society (1998-99)
3. Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education.
4. Life Member Punjab Academy of Sciences.
5. Life Member Indian Council of Chemists.
6. Member, Executive Council, Punjab Academy of Sciences (2006-09)

Award

1. Awarded “JRF” and “SRF” by “University Grants Commission (UGC), Govt of India” as qualified “National Education Test (NET) Master’s Level”.
2. Awarded “University Medal” & “Merit Certificate” in M.Sc (Organic Chemistry) as stood first in order of Merit.
3. Awarded “Merit Certificate” in B.Sc.(Chemistry) as stood first in college.
4. Awarded “Young Scientist Fellowship” by “Punjab State Council for Science & Technology” under ‘Opportunities for Young Scientists’ scheme.
5. “Best Poster Award” 3 times in National Conferences

Publications

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
2019
1. Chiral Recognition Methods in Analytical Chemistry: Role of the Chiral Ionic Liquids, Avtar Singh, Nirmaljeet Kaur, Harish Kumar Chopra, Crit. Rev. Anal. Chem., Accepted (2019).
2018
2. Synthesis,
characterization, and organocatalytic application of chiral ionic liquids derived from (S, R)-noscapine, Nirmaljeet Kaur, Harish Kumar Chopra, Synthetic Communications 48 (1), 26-31 (2018).
3. Ultrasound Mediated Modification and Characterization of Chitosan, Pawan Kumar, Kamlesh Kumari, Harish Chopra, Asian Journal of Chemistry 30 (4), 837-840 (2018).
4. Exploring Low-Cost Natural Precursors as Chiral Building Blocks in Synthesis: Chiral Carbohydrate-Ionic Liquids, Nirmaljeet Kaur, Avtar Singh, Harish Kumar Chopra, Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry, 15 (3), 208-219 (2018).
5. Enantioselective Reduction Reactions Using Chiral Ionic Liquids: An Overview, Avtar Singh, Nirmaljeet Kaur, Harish Kumar Chopra, Current Organic Synthesis 15 (5), 578 – 586 (2018).
6. Optimization and production of turmeric extract‐based nanoemulsion (TEBN) and its application in preservation of fatty fish fillet, R Foujdar, H. K. Chopra, MB Bera, Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, e13750 (2018).
7. Synthesis, characterization and applications of some novel DMAP-based chiral ionic liquids,
Avtar Singh, H K Chopra, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 266, 106-11 (2018).

2017
8. p53-Mdm2 interaction inhibitors as novel nongenotoxic anticancer agents, SK Nayak, GL Khatik, R Narang, V Monga, Harish Kumar Chopra, Current Cancer Drug Targets, (2017).
9. Isolation and Characterization of cellulose Producing Bacterial isolate from Rotten grapes, O Singh, PS Panesar, HK Chopra, Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia 14 (1), 373-380 (2017).
10. S-Substituted-2-mercaptobenzthiazolium-based chiral ionic liquids: efficient organocatalysts for enantioselective sodium borohydride reductions of prochiral ketones, A Singh, HK Chopra, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 28 (3), 414-418 (2017).
11. Characterization of Secondary Metabolites from Various Solvent Extracts of Saffron Floral Waste, B Yousuf, PS Panesar, HK Chopra, K Gul, Proc. National Acad. Sci., India Section B: Biological Sciences, 87(1): 89-100 (2017).
12. Production and Optimization of Bacterial Cellulose with Different Carbon and Nitrogen Sources Using Gluconacetobacter xylinus C18 Strain, OC Singh, PS Panesar, HK Chopra, Asian Journal of Chemistry 29 (4), 933 (2017).
13. Chiral Ionic Liquids: Design, Synthesis and Applications in Asymmetric Organo- Catalysis, Avtar Singh and Harish Kumar Chopra,
Curr. Org. Synth., 14(4): 488 – 510 (2017).
14. Design and anticancer activity prediction of dihyropyrimidinone based novel inhibitors of p53-mdm2 interaction, Surendra Kumar Nayak, Gopal Lal Khatik, Rakesh Narang, Harish Kumar Chopra, Asian J. Pharm. Clinical Res., DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22159 /ajpcr.2017. v10s3.21346 (2017)
2016
15. New benzimidazolium-based chiral ionic liquids: synthesis and application in enantioselective sodium borohydride reductions in water, Avtar Singh, Harish Kumar Chopra, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 27: 448–453 (2016).
16. Bio-surfactant from Lysinibacillus chungkukjangi from rice bran oil sludge and potential applications, Garima Bhardwaj, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra, Harish Kumar Chopra, J. Surf. Detergents, 19, 957-965 (2016).
17. Comparative study on conventional, ultrasonication and microwave assisted extraction of γ-oryzanol from rice bran,
P Kumar, D Yadav, P Kumar, PS Panesar, DS Bunkar, D Mishra, H. Chopra, Journal of Food Science and Technology, 1-7 (2016).

2015
18. Isolation and purification of a new enamide biosurfactant from Fusarium proliferatum using rice-bran, Garima Bhardwaj, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra, Harish Kumar Chopra, RSC Adv., 5, 54783 – 54792 (2015).
19. Utilization of oil industry residues for the production of rhamnolipids by Pseudomonas indica, Garima Bhardwaj, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra, Harish Kumar Chopra, J. Surf. Detergents, 06, DOI: 10.1007/s11743-015-1711-9 (2015).

2014
20. Pharmacophore modeling and 3D-QSAR studies of leucettines as potent Dyrk2 inhibitors, Anu Bahl, Prashant Joshi, Sandip B. Bharate and Harish Chopra*, Med. Chem. Res., 23 (4), 1925-1933 (2014).
21. Comparative studies on physico-chemical characterization of yeast cells entrapped with alginate and hybrid beads, S Kumari, PS Panesar, MB Bera, HK Chopra, Iranian Poly. J., 23 (2), 111-119 (2014).
22. 2-Acetoxyverecynarmin C, a new briarane COX inhibitory diterpenoid from Pennatula aculeata,
A Bahl, SM Jachak, K Palaniveloo, T Ramachandram, CS Vairappan, Harish Kumar Chopra, Nat.Prod. Commun. 9 (8), 1139-1141 (2014).
23. Welan gum: Microbial production,
characterization, and applications, V Kaur, MB Bera, PS Panesar, H Kumar, JF Kennedy, Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 65, 454-461 (2014).

1991 – 2013
24. Iron (III) Perchlorate: A Novel Reagent in Synthesis, Baldev Kumar, Harish Kumar & N. Singh, Indian J. Chem., 30B(5), 460 (1991).
25. Iron (III) Perchlorate: A Reagent for Oxidative Cleavage of Carbon-Nitrogen Double Bond, Harish Kumar, Balbir Kaur & Baldev Kumar, Indian J. Chem., 30B(9), 869 (1991).
26. Reductive Dimerization of Anils & Regeneration of Ketones from Oximes & Hydrazones by Zinc Dust and Ammonium Chloride, Baldev Kumar, Harish Kumar, Uma Thakur & Balbir Kaur, Indian J. Chem., 30B(11), 1069 (1991).
27. Facile Conversion of halides, alcohols and olefins to Esters using Iron(III) Perchlorate,
Baldev Kumar, Harish Kumar & Anupama Parmar, Synth. Commun., (22)7, 1087 (1992).
28. Iron (III) Perchlorate: A Reagent for Trans-esterification, Baldev Kumar, Harish Kumar & Anupama Parmar, Indian J. Chem., 32B(2), 292 (1993).
29. Synthesis of Hexahydro-1,
3, 5-Triazines: A New Approach from N-substituted-*-Aminoisothiocyanates, Baldev Kumar, Harish Kumar & Shivani Arora, Indian J. Chem., 32B(7), 779 (1993).
30. Facile Esterification of Succinanilic acids with Iron (III) Perchlorate, Baldev Kumar, Harish Kumar & Anupama Parmar, Indian J. Chem., 33B(7), 698 (1994).
31. Iron (III) Perchlorate : A novel Reagent for Functional Group as well as Ring Transformations in Organic Synthesis, Baldev Kumar, Anupama Parmar, Anita Rajpal & Harish Kumar, Indian J. Chem., Vol. 37(B): 593 (1998).
32. Recent Trends in Enzymatic Conversion of Cephalosporin C to 7-Aminocephalosporanic Acid (7-ACA), Anupama Parmar, Harish Kumar, S. S. Marwaha & J. F. Kennedy, Crit. Rev. Biotechnol., 18(1) : 1-12 (1998).
33. Esterification in Dry Media using Ferric Perchlorate Adsorbed on Silica Gel, Anupama Parmar, Jatinder Kaur, Rita Goyal, Baldev Kumar & Harish Kumar, Synth. Commun., 28 (15): 2821 (1998).
34. Ferric Perchlorate Adsorbed on Silica Gel: An Efficient Reagent for Cleavage of Carbon-Nitrogen Double Bond, Anupama Parmar, Rita Goyal, Baldev Kumar & Harish Kumar, Indian J. Chem., 37(B): 941 (1998).
35. Trans-esterification in Dry Media using Iron (III) perchlorate adsorbed on Silica Gel, Anupama Parmar, Rita Goyal, Baldev Kumar and Harish Kumar, Synth.Commun. 29 (1): 139 (1999).
36. Enzymatic Conversion of Penicillins to 6-Aminopenicillanic acid (6-APA) and Semi-Synthetic Penicillins. Anupama Parmar, Harish Kumar, S.S.Marwaha & J.F.Kennedy, Biotech. Adv., 18(4), 289-301 (2000).
37. A Novel Oxidative Dimerization of Acetylenes to Conjugated Dicarbonyl Systems using Iron (III) Perchlorate, Kulbhushan Rana, Balbir Kaur and Baldev Kumar, Harish Kumar, R.D. Anand, Indian J. Chem., 40B(12): 1070 (2001).
38. Thermal/Microwave assisted Synthesis of Substituted Tetrahydropyrimidies as Potent Calcium Channel Blockers, Baldev Kumar, Balbir Kaur, Jatinder Kaur, Anupama Parmar, R.D. Anand and Harish Kumar, Indian J. Chem., 41B(7): 1526-30 (2002).
39. Synthesis of 1,
5-Substituted-s-triazolinodino [1, 7-dithione & 1, 2, 4-Triazolidine-3-thione Derivatives from Azines, Harish Kumar, Rita Goyal and Sukhwinder Kaur, R.D.Anand, Anupama Parmar, and Baldev Kumar, Indian J. Chem., 41B(10):2182-84 (2002).
40. Synthesis of hexahydro-1,
3, 5-triazines: A new approach from N-substituted--aminoisothiocyanates, Harish Kumar, Rita Goyal, Anupama Parmar and Sukhwinder Kaur, Indian J. Chem., 45B(2): 552-57 (2006).
41. Microbial production,
immobilization and applications of -D-galactosidase, Parmjit S Panesar, Reeba Panesar, Ram S Singh, John F Kennedy. And Harish Kumar, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 81; 530-543 (2006).
42. Enzyme Catalyzed Regioselective Esterification/Trans-esterification of Sugars and Related Compounds, Anupama Parmar, Sukhwinder Kaur, Parmjit Singh, Harish Kumar, S.S. Marwaha & J.F. Kennedy, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 81; 866-876 (2006).
43. Trioctyle enhanced transport of lactic acid using emulsion liquid membrane, Avinash Thakur, Parmjit S Panesar and Harish Kumar, JPAS, 3(1/2), 33-40 (2006).
44. Biosurfactants: Properties and Applications,
Parmjit S Panesar, Deepshikha Hasija, M. B. Bera and Harish Kumar, JPAS, 3(1/2), 41-49 (2006).
45. Microwave assisted regioselective esterification of Monosaccharides, Harish Kumar, Rita Goyal, Anupama Parmar and Sukhwinder Kaur, Elect. J. Biotechnol., Communicated (2007).
46. Iron (III) Perchlorate Adsorbed on Silica Gel: A Reagent for Organic Functional Group Transformations, Anupama Parmar and Harish Kumar, Synth. Commun., 37: 2301-2308 (2007).
47. Ultrasound Promoted ZrCl4 Catalyzed Rapid Synthesis of Substituted 1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydropyrimidine-2-ones in Solvent or Dry media, Harish Kumar* and Anupama Parmar, Ultrasonic Sonochem., 15: 129-132 (2008).
48. Hydrolysis of Whey lactose using CTAB-premealibilized yeast cells, Gurpreet Kaur, P. S. Panesar, M. B. Bera and Harish Kumar, Bioprocess Biosyst Eng., 32: 63-67 (2009).
49. Ultrasound Promoted Cu(Clo4)2 Catalyzed Rapid Synthesis Of Substituted1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydropyrimidine-2-Ones & Hantzsch 1, 4-Dihydropyridines in Dry Media, Saurabh Puri, Balbir Kaur, Anupama Parmar and Harish Kumar, Heterocyclic Communications, 15 (1): 51-55 (2009).
50. Ultrasound-promoted greener synthesis of 2H-chromen-2-ones catalyzed by Copper perchlorate in solventless media, Saurabh Puri, Balbir Kaur, Anupama Parmar and Harish Kumar, Ultrasonic Sonochem., 16, 705-707 (2009).
51. p53-induced apoptosis and Inhibitors of p53, Surendra Kumar Nayak, Paramjit Singh Panesar and Harish Kumar, Curr. Med. Chem., 16, 2627-40 (2009).
52. Evaluation of Acetobacter strain for the production of microbial cellulose, P. S. Panesar, Y. V. Chavan, M. B. Bera, Omchand and Harish Kumar, Asian J. Chem., 21 (10), 99-102 (2009).
53. Fermentative potential of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain for biosurfactant production, R Panesar, PS Panesar, D Hasija, MB Bera, H Kumar, Biol. Forum Int. J., 1: 102-105 (2009)
54. Sonochemical aldol condensation using copper perchlorate as catalyst in solvent-less media, Saurabh Puri, Balbir Kaur, Anupama Parmar and Harish Kumar, Proc. 6th International Conf. on Hands on Science, held at Ahemdabad (India), 146-150 (2009).
55. Fundamentals of Enzymes,
P. S. Panesar, Harish Kumar and S. S. Marwaha, Enzymes in Food Processing: Fundamentals & Potential Applications, (Eds. P. S. Panesar, Harish Kumar and S. S. Marwaha), IK International Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1-50 (2010).
56. Immobilized Enzymes in Food Processing, Harish Kumar, P. S. Panesar, Reeba Panesar, S. S. Marwaha, Ajit Dua and J. F. Kennedy, Enzymes in Food Processing: Fundamentals & Potential Applications, (Eds. P. S. Panesar, Harish Kumar and S. S. Marwaha), IK International Publishing Co., New Delhi, 259-301 (2010).
57. Non-genotoxic p53 activators and their significance as anticancer therapy of future, Surendra Kumar Nayak, Paramjit Singh Panesar, Harish Kumar, Current Med. Chem., 18, 1038 (2011).
58. Copper Perchlorate Hexahydrate: An efficient catalyst for the green synthesis of polyhydroquinolines under ultrasonication, Saurabh Puri, Balbir Kaur, Anupama Parmar, Harish Kumar*, ISRN Org. Chem., 2011: 1-4 (2011).
59. Manganese perchlorate catalyzed facile synthesis of polyhydroquinolines via hantzsch multi-component condensation under ultrasonication, Bhupinder Kaur, Anupama Parmar and Harish Kumar*, Heterocyclic Lett., 1(1), 55-59 (2011).
60. p53-based inhibitors of apoptosis and their clinical significance, Harish Kumar and Surendra Kumar Nayak, AIDS (Ed. Nancy Dumais), InTech – Open Access Publisher, Croatia, Accepted (2011).
61. Synthesis and molecular field similarity study for p53 inhibitory activity of thiazol-2-yl dithiocarbamate esters, Surendra Kumar Nayak, Paramjit Singh Panesar, Harish Kumar, International J. Res. Pharm. Biomed. Sci., 2(2), 850-55 (2011).
62. Ultrasound assisted efficient and greener one pot synthesis of aryl-14-H-dibenzo[a, Saurabh Puri1, Balbir Kaur1, Anupama Parmar2 and Harish Kumar3*, Heterocyclic Lett., 1(3), 269-74 (2011).
63. Manganese perchlorate catalyzed efficient greener sono-chemical synthesis of aryl-14-H-dibenzo[a, Bhupinder Kaur, Anupama Parmar and Harish Kumar*, Heterocyclic Lett., 1(3), 213-19 (2011).
64. Synthesis of various dithiocarbamate esters through regioselective thiolation of 2-aminothiazole, Surendra Kumar Nayak, Paramjit Singh Panesar, Harish Kumar, International J. Pharm. Chem., 1(1), 1-9 (2011).
65. Manganese perchlorate catalyzed greener synthesis of 12 – Aryl or 12 – Alkyl-8, 9, 10, 12 – terahydrobenzo[α]xanthen-11-one derivatives under Ultra-sonication, Bhupinder Kaur, Anupama Parmar and Harish Kumar*, Synth. Commun., 42, 447-53 (2012).
66. One pot solvent free sonochemical synthesis of 1-amidoalkyl-2-naphthols, Saurabh Puri1, Balbir Kaur1, Anupama Parmar2 and Harish Kumar3*, Org. Prep. Proc. Int., 44:1, 91-95 (2012).
67. Applications of transition metal perchlorates in organic functional group transformations, Bhupinder Kaur, Anupama Parmar, Harish Kumar, Curr. Org. Chem., 16, 897-912 (2012).
68. Environmentally benign,
efficient, sonochemical synthesis of octahydroquinazolinone derivatives using manganese perchlorate hydrate as catalyst under aqueous media, Bhupinder Kaur1, Anupama Parmar, Harish Kumar*, Heterocyclic Communications, Accepted (2012).
69. Production of microbial cellulose: response surface methodology approach, PS Panesar, Y Chavan, HK Chopra, JF Kennedy, Carbohydrate Polymers 87 (1), 930-934 (2012).
70. Pharmacophore Based 3D-QSAR Modeling and Molecular Docking of Leucwttines as Poent Dyrk1A Inhibitors, Anu Bahl, Prashant Joshi, Sandip B. Bharate and Harish Chopra*, Lett. Drug Des. Discov., 10, 719-26 (2013).
71. Applications of Ultrasound in Organic Synthesis – A Green Approach, Saurabh Puri, Balbir Kaur, Anupama Parmar and Harish Kumar*, Curr. Org. Chem., 17, 1790-1828 (2013).
72. Methyltrioctylammonium chloride catalyzed sono-chemical synthesis of acridine diones, Bhupinder Kaur and Harish Kumar*, J. Chem. Sci., 125(5), 989-92 (2013).
73. Sonochemical Aldol Condensation using Copper perchlorate hexahydrate as catalyst in solvent less media, Saurabh Puri, Balbir Kaur and Harish Kumar*, Int. J. Chem., 2(2), 254-58 (2013).
74. Utilization of oleo-chemical industry by-products for bio-surfactant production, Garima Bhardwaj, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra, Harish Kumar Chopra, AMB Express, 3 (1), 68 (2013).
75. Bio-surfactants from Fungi: A Review, Garima Bhardwaj, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra and Harish Kumar Chopra, J. Pet. Environ. Bio-technol., 4 (6), 160-166 (2013).

Research

Sr No Title of project Cost Duration Funding Agency PI./Co PI
1 Synthetic Developments in S-Triazines- A new Approach from N-Substituted--aminoisothiocyanates 3.25 Lacs 3 years CSIR, New Delhi Principal Investigator
2. Iron (III) Perchlorate- A Versatile Reagent in Organic Synthesis 4.33 lakhs 3 years UGC, New Delhi Co-Investigator
3. Antibiotics from Trichoderma Species- Their isolation and synthesis 2.5 lakhs 3 years AICTE, New Delhi Co-Investigator
4. Bench Scale Production of Lactose free Milk 6.00 lakhs 3 years MHRD, New Delhi Co-Investigator
5. Lactulose production by permeabilized yeast cells using immobilized cell technology. 16.76 lakh 3 years CSIR, New Delhi Co-Investigator

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