Samudranil Pal
Senior Professor 
Ph. D. Jadavpur University, IACS, 1988
Research Associate IACS, 1988-1989
Postdoctoral Research    University of California, Berkeley, 1989 - 1992   

Boston College, 1992 - 1993
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 1993 - 1998
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 1998 - 2004
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2004 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134829, E-mail: 
Research Interests 
The research group of Prof. S. Pal is involved in synthetic, structural and mechanistic aspects of transition metal chemistry. The general areas of interest are: 
  • Complexes of high-valent metal ions. 
  • Multinuclear redox-active complexes of possible biological relevance. 
  • Coordination polymers and supramolecular species. 
  • Complexes with unusual coordination geometry. 
  • Organometallic compounds and their applications. 

Selected Publications
  • A tetraCo(II/III) complex with an open cubane Co4O4 core and square-pyramidal Co(II) and octahedral Co(III) centers: bifunctional electrocatalytic activity towards water splitting at neutral pH, A. K. Srivastava, A. Mondal, S. Konar and S. Pal*, Dalton Trans. 2022, 51, 4510–4521. 
  • Nickel(II) complexes with N,O-donor thiopseudourea ligands: syntheses, structures and catalytic applications in Kumada–Corriu cross-coupling reactions, K. Shakunthala, A. K. Srivastava, G. N. Babu, S. Keesara and S. Pal*, Appl. Organomet. Chem. 2021, 35, e6261.
  • Coordination mode variation of oximate in complexes of VO(OMe)2+ and VO2+ with biacetylmonoxime salicyloylhydrazone: structural confirmation, properties and photocatalytic applications, A. K. Srivastava, S. Ghosh and S. Pal*, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2020, 502, 119344.
  • A Diuranyl(VI) Complex and Its Application in Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution from Neutral Aqueous Medium, S. Ghosh, A. K. Srivastava, R. Govu, U. Pal* and S. Pal*, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 14410−14419. 
  • Ternary pentagonal-bipyramidal oxovanadium(V) complexes containing five- and six-membered chelate rings: syntheses, structures and properties, A. K. Srivastava, S. Ghosh, S. Jana and S. Pal*, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2018, 483, 329-336.