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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


Research Fellow

Amit Ghosh was born in West Bengal, India in 1992. He has obtained a BSc(Hons) degree in chemistry from West Bengal State University, India, and MSc from IIT Kanpur, India. He completed a PhD in Molecular Machines under the supervision of Professor Michael Schmittel at the University of Siegen. His doctoral research is mainly focused on networked out-of-equilibrium molecular machines. In December 2021, he is awarded the Walter Benjamin fellowship (abroad) from DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) to work in Professor Jonathan Nitschke’s group at the University of Cambridge. Outside of the lab, he likes to play cricket.



  1. A. Ghosh, J. Pruchyathamkorn, C. F. Espinosa, J. R. Nitschke* "Light-Driven Purification of Progesterone from Steroid Mixtures Using a Photoresponsive Metal–Organic CapsuleJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, 146, 2568–2573. [Link] 

  2. A. Ghosh, L. Slappendel, B-N. T. Nguyen, L. K. S. von Krbek, T. K. Ronson, A. M. Castilla, J. R. Nitschke* "Light-Powered Reversible Guest Release and Uptake from Zn4L4 CapsulesJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 3828–3832. [Link] Figure 1

  3. V. V. Rajasekaran, A. Ghosh, S. Kundu, D. Mondal, T. Paululat, M. Schmittel"Synchronizing Two Distinct Nano-Circular Sliding Motions in Six-Component Machinery for Double CatalysisAngew.Chem. Int. Ed2022, 61,  e2022124[Link] Description unavailable                                                                          
  4. S. Kundu, A. Ghosh, I. Paul, M. Schmittel"Multicomponent Pseudorotaxane Quadrilateral as Dual-Way Logic AND Gate with Two Catalytic OutputsJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 13039–13043. Sohom Kundu and Amit Ghosh contributed equally [Link] 
  5. E. Elramadi, A. Ghosh, I. Valiyev, P. K. Biswas, T. Paululat, M. Schmittel* "Catalytic machinery in motion: controlling catalysis via speed" Chem.Commun.2022,58, 8073-8076. Emad Elramadi and Amit Ghosh contributed equally [Link]     Graphical abstract: Catalytic machinery in motion: controlling catalysis via speed
  6. D. Mondal, A. Ghosh, I. Paul, M. Schmittel* "Fuel Acid Drives Base Catalysis and Supramolecular Cage-to-Device Transformation under Dissipative ConditionsOrg. Lett. 2022, 24, 69–73. ‡ Debabrata Mondal and Amit Ghosh contributed equally [Link]   Abstract Image                                                                                                               

  7. I. Valiyev, A. Ghosh, I. Paul, M. Schmittel* "Concurrent base and silver(i) catalysis pulsed by fuel acidChem. Commun., 2022,58, 1728-1731. ‡ Isa Valiyev and Amit Ghosh contributed equally [Link]                                                                                       Graphical abstract: Concurrent base and silver(i) catalysis pulsed by fuel acid                                                                                                                                                          

  8. A. Ghosh, I. Paul, M. Schmittel* "Cooperative Effects in Switchable Catalysis: Enhancing Double-Click Reaction Yield of Symmetrical RotaxanesAngew.Chem. Int. Ed2021, 60, 20558–20562. [Link]                                                                                                                

  9. A. Goswami, S. Saha, E. Elramadi, A. Ghosh, M. Schmittel* "Off-Equilibrium Speed Control of a Multistage Molecular Rotor: 2-Fold Chemical Fueling by Acid or Silver(I)J. Am. Chem. Soc2021, 143, 14926–14935. [Link]                                                                                Abstract Image                                                                                                              

  10. A. Ghosh, I. Paul, M. Schmittel* "Multitasking with Chemical Fuel: Dissipative Formation of a Pseudorotaxane Rotor from Five Distinct ComponentsJ. Am. Chem. Soc2021, 143, 5319–5323. [Link]                                                                                                            Abstract Image                                                                                                            

  11. Y.-F. Li, A. Ghosh, P. K. Biswas, S. Saha, M. Schmittel* "Exchange Speed of Four-Component Nanorotors Correlates with Hammett Substituent ConstantsChemistry2021, 3, 116–125. [Link]                                                                                            

  12. A. Ghosh, M. Schmittel* "Using Multiple Self-sorting for Switching Functions in Discrete Multicomponent SystemsBeilstein J. Org. Chem2020, 16, 2831–2853. [Link]                                                                                                                            BJOC - Using multiple self-sorting for switching functions in discrete  multicomponent systems                                                                                                                                                            

  13. S. Saha, A. Ghosh, Thomas Paululat, Michael Schmittel* "Allosteric Regulation of Rotational, Optical and Catalytic Properties within Multicomponent MachineryDalton Trans2020, 49, 8693–8700. [Link                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  14. A. Ghosh, I. Paul, M. Schmittel* "Time-Dependent Pulses of Lithium Ions in Cascaded Signaling and Out-of-Equilibrium (Supra)molecular LogicJ. Am. Chem. Soc2019, 141, 18954–18957. [Link]                                                                                                                                     Abstract Image                                                                                                              

  15. I. Paul, A. Ghosh, M. Bolte, M. Schmittel "Remote Control of the Synthesis of a [2]Rotaxane and Its Shuttling via Metal-Ion Translocation", (special issue: 80th birthday of J.-M. Lehn) ChemistryOpen2019, 8, 1355–1360. [Link]                                                                                        Description unavailable                                                                                                              

  16. A. Ghosh, I. Paul, S. Saha, T. Paululat, M. Schmittel* "Machine Metathesis: Thermal and Catalyzed Exchange of Piston Rods in Multicomponent Nanorotor/Nanoslider EnsembleOrg. Lett2018, 20, 7973–7976. [Link]                                                                                  Abstract Image                                                                                                           

  17. A. Ghosh, I. Paul, M. Adlung, C. Wickleder, M. Schmittel* "Oscillating Emission of [2]Rotaxane Driven by Chemical FuelOrg. Lett2018, 20, 1046–1049. [Link]                                                                                                                                                                                            Abstract Image

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