Bappaditya Gole | Department of Chemistry


Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
School of Natural Sciences (SoNS)
Shiv Nadar University
Profile Summary 

Bappaditya Gole has obtained his PhD in supramolecular chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) under the supervision of Prof. Partha Sarathi Mukherjee as an integrated PhD student. His doctoral research was focused on the supramolecular polymers, porous materials for catalysis, and sensing. His outstanding performance during master’s degree resulted in the Dr. A. Nagaraja Rao Medal, which is a dedicated award for the best student of the Integrated PhD program (MS level) in chemical sciences at the institute. Prior to joining Shiv Nadar University, he has carried out two post-doctoral research in internationally premier groups. The first one with Prof. Frank Würthner and Dr. Florian Beuerle at the University of Würzburg, Germany (2015-2016), where he was working on donor-acceptor based crystalline two-dimensional polymers for organic electronics. Subsequently, he received a prestigious Initiative D’Excellence (IdEx) international post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Bordeaux, France to pursue his second postdoctoral research with Prof. Ivan Huc and Dr. Yann Ferrand (2017-2020).  In Bordeaux, his research was focussed on the dynamic conformational control of aromatic oligoamide foldamers in solution by external stimulus.

Dr. Gole has been working extensively on supramolecular chemistry, polymers, biomimetic chemistry, synthetic peptides, stimuli-responsive foldamer, and supramolecular self-assembled functional materials.  His future research interest includes supramolecular polymers, self-assembled functional materials, and foldamers. He has published 28 papers in international high-quality journals and attended several conferences and meetings around the globe to present his research works.

Educational Qualifications 
Indian Institute of Science
Indian Institute of Science
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara, Calcutta University
Work Experience 
Assistant Professor,
Shiv Nadar University
I currently work here
Postdoctoral research fellow,
University of Bordeaux,
Postdoctoral research fellow,
University of Würzburg,
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Supramolecular Chemistry, Functional materials, Foldamers


Ramanujan Fellowship from SERB Department of Science & Technology, Government of India


Initiative D’Excellence (IdEx) international post-doctoral fellowship, University of Bordeaux


Bristol-Myers Squibb fellowship, Indian Institute of Science


Dr. A. Nagaraja Rao Medal for the best student of Integrated Ph.D. program, (MS level) in chemical sciences, Indian Institute of Science


Vasudevamurthy-Soundararajan Prize, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science


Selected for Integrated PhD program (Chemical Sciences) in the Indian Institute of Science


Ranked 22 in all India Joint Admission Test for M. Sc. (JAM)

Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (accepted or published)


Gole, B.; Kauffmann, B.; Maurizot, V.; Huc, I.; Ferrand, Y., Light-Controlled Conformational Switch of an Aromatic Oligoamide Foldamer, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 8063 - 8067.


Gole, B.; Stepanenko, V.; Rager, S.; Grüne, M.; Medina, D. D.; Bein, T.; Würthner, F.; Beuerle, F., Microtubular self-assembly of covalent organic frameworks, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 846 - 850.


Beuerle, F.; Gole, B., Covalent organic frameworks and cage compounds: Design and applications of polymeric and discrete organic scaffolds, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 4850 - 4878.


Gole, B.; Sanyal, U.; Mukherjee, P. S., A smart approach to achieve exceptionally high loading of metal nanoparticles supported by functionalized extended frameworks for efficient catalysis, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 4872 - 4875.


Gole, B.; Bar, A. K.; Mukherjee, P. S., Modification of extended open frameworks with fluorescent tags for sensing explosives: competition between size selectivity and electron deficiency, Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 2276 - 2291.


Gole, B.; Bar, A. K.; Mallick, A.; Banerjee, R., Mukherjee, P. S., An electron rich porous extended framework as heterogeneous catalyst for Diels-Alder reaction, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7439 - 7441.


Gole, B.; Shanmugaraju, S.; Bar, A. K.; Mukherjee, P. S., Supramolecular polymer for explosives sensing role of H-bonding in enhancement of sensitivity in solid state, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10046 - 10048.


Gole, B.; Bar, A. K.; Mukherjee, P. S., Fluorescent metal–organic framework for selective sensing of nitroaromatic explosives, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12137 - 12139.