Darshak R. Trivedi


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, January 19, 2009

Professional Experience: 

9 Years (6 Years 7 months as Assist. Prof. @ NITK)

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6467-2875
SCOPUS Author ID: 7005754124

Contact Details


darshak_rtrivedi [at] yahoo.co.in
darshakrtrivedi [at] nitk.ac.in


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3205, +91-9481271272
Academic Background

• Ph. D. (CSIR-CSMCRI and Bhavnagar University) 2006
• M.Sc. (Bhavnagar University) 2001
• B.Sc. (Bhavnagar University) 1999

Areas of Interest

• Organic Chemistry
• Green Chemistry
• Crystal Engineering
• Supramolecular Chemistry
• Material Chemistry

Significant Projects

• Design & synthesis of colorimetric Chemosensors for Environment Pollutant Cations -DST Fast Track Project costing 25.00 Lakhs (Jan-14 to Dec-16)
• For procurement of Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer under DST-FIST Project costing 128.00 Lakhs as co-coordinator with Prof. A.V. Adhikari

Supervision of Ph.D

• Awarded: 02
• Ongoing: 04

Significant Publications

1. Madhuprasad and Dr. Darshak R. Trivedi*. A New receptor with Active Methylene Group as Binding Site for Extraction of Fluoride Ions from Sea Water. ChemPlusChem, 2014, 79, 1001-1008.

2. Madhuprasad, N. Swathi, J. R. Manjunatha, Uttam Kumar Das, Prof. A. Nityananda Shetty and Dr. Darshak R. Trivedi*. Dual Colorimetric Receptor with Logic Gate Operations: Anion Induced Solvatochromism. New Journal of Chemistry, 2014, 38, 1484-1492.

3. Subrahmanya Ishwar Bhat, and Dr. Darshak R. Trivedi*. Regioselective synthesis of polyfunctionalized pyrroles via solvent- and catalyst-free one pot three component protocol. Tetrahedron Lett., 2013, 54, 5577-5582.
4. Subrahmanya Ishwar Bhat, Dr. Angshuman Roy Choudhury and Dr. Darshak R. Trivedi*. Condensation of malononitrile with salicylaldehydes and o- aminobenzaldehydes revisited: Solvent and catalyst free synthesis of 4H-chromenes and quinolones. RSC Advances 2012, 2, 10556–10563.

5. Darshak R. Trivedi, Yuzo Fujiki, Norifumi Fujita*, Seiji Shinkai, and Kazuki Sada*. Crystal Engineering Approach to Design Colorimetric Array to Discriminate Isomers of Aromatic Organic Molecule. Chem. Asian. J. 2009, 4, 254-261.


• Recipient of JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship ( Japan Society for Promotion of Science) at Kyushu University, Fukuoka JAPAN (Nov- 2006 to Nov- 2008)
• Recipient of Feinberg Postdoctoral Fellowship at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, ISRAEL (June-2006 to October-2006)
• One US Patent published ( 2007) on Free flow common Salt
• Special publication in Reader’s Digest December 2007 issue: 33 great ideas around world; “The New York Times” and “Chemical & Engineering News”
• CSIR-SRF (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- Senior Research Fellowship) New Delhi INDIA (July- 2004 to May 2006)


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Udaya Kumar Dalimba , Associate Professor and Head

Department of Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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