Professor Firasat Hussain


Prof. F. Hussain initially started his research career from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai. After receiving the JUB Fellowship he moved to Bremen, Germany to pursue his PhD program under the guidance of Prof. Ulrich Kortz, he graduated in June 2006 from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. After obtaining his PhD he moved to University of Melbourne, Australia to work as a Post-Doctoral Associate. Later, in end of 2007 he moved to University of Zurich, Switzerland to pursue his second Post-Doctoral Research Associate from 2007 to 2010 under the SNSF Program. He joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi in Aug 2010 where he was associated with the DST Funded Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Program. He has supervised several under graduate projects during his PhD and Post Docs. During his Post-Doctoral period at University of Zurich, from 2007 – 2010 he was involved in undergraduate teaching together he supervised 2 MS projects solely. He is the recipient of ISJRP – JUAF fellowship as a Swiss partner. He has published more than 80 papers in peer reviewed international journals. His research interest includes Crystal Engineering, Structural Chemistry, Polyoxometalates, Single molecule magnets, Catalysis and Nanomaterials. Prof. Hussain has participated and delivered invited lectures in national and international symposia and conferences. Prof. Hussain has mentored 8 Ph.Ds and 7 M.Tech students.

Selected Publications:

  1. V. Das, I. Khan, F. Hussain*, M. Sadakane, N. Tsunoji, K. Ichihashi, C. Kato, K. Inoue, S. Nishihara, Single-Molecule Magnetic, Catalytic and Photoluminescence Properties of Heterometallic 3d–4f [Ln{PZn2W10O38(H2O)2}2]11− Tungstophosphate Nanoclusters. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2021, 3819-3831.
  2. I. Khan, V. Das, A.‐L. Teillout, I.‐M. Mbomekallé, P. Oliveira, S. C. Sahoo, F. Hussain*, Tetrameric Lanthanide-Substituted Silicotungstate {Ln8Si4W40} Nanoclusters: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Electrochemistry, and Catalytic Application for Oxidation of Thioethers.European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2021, 1071-1081.
  3. V. Das, R. Kaushik, F. Hussain*, Heterometallic 3d-4f polyoxometalates: An emerging field with structural diversity to multiple applications. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2020, 413, 213271
  4.  I. Khan, R. Kaushik, R. K. Tiwari, I. Mbomekallé, P. Oliveira, T. Matono, H. E. Ooyama, M. Sadakane, F. Hussain*, Self‐Assembled Tetrameric Lanthanide‐Containing Germanotungstates [(Ln2GeW10O38)4(W3O8)(OH)4(H2O)2]26−: Syntheses, Crystal Structure, Photoluminescence and Electrochemical Properties, ChemistrySelect, 2019, 4, 12668-12675.