Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University - Prof. Susheel Mittal

Prof. Susheel Mittal

Designation :Senior Professor

Educational Details

  • BSc (Hons Sch in Chem) CGPA 4.1/6.0 from Chemistry Deptt. GND University, Amritsar (Pb)
  • MSc (Honours School in Chemistry, 1981) with CGPA 4.3/6.0 from Chemistry Deptt. GND University, Amritsar (Pb)
  • PhD (DAE Fellowship 1982-86; Chemistry, 1986) in Analytical Chemistry from Chemistry Deptt. GND University, Amritsar
  • Post-Doc (CSIR(New Delhi, PSCST(Pb)) at GND University, Amritsar (1986-1988).

Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Deputy Director, Thapar University, Jan 2015 – Mar 2016.
  2. Member, Board of Governors (BOG) of Thapar University, Jan 2014 to Dec 2015.
  3. Dean (Research & Sponsored Projects), Feb 2006 – Sept 2010.
  4. Head, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Apr 2002 – Aug 2011.
  5. Represented Director TU in North Zone Vice Chancellors’ Conference from June 26-28, 2006 at Kumaon University, Nainital
  6. Professor-in-Charge, Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Laboratories (SAI Labs) Dec 2012-contd.
  7. Head (Acting), Nava Nalanda Central Library, Thapar University, Oct 2012 – Feb 2017.
  8. Faculty advisor, Campus Environment Management, Thapar University 2013-Contd.
  9. Registrar (Acting) for stop gap period of 3 months in 2005 at Thapar University
  10. President, Senior Staff Club, Thapar University, April 2005 – Mar 2009.
  11. Chairman of many University level committees of TU like UMC, ARC, Radiation Safety and Storage, Central Examination of University, Admission Committee for UG programmes, Student Counseling and Development of the University
  12. Member of High powered Committee of Thapar University who visited Trinity College of Dublin (Ireland) in June 2014 to establish Partnership in Education followed by another visit in October 2015.

Teaching Interests

  1. PhD and PG Courses - Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Special Topics in Chemistry
  2. Postgraduate students of Environmental Engg and MSc (Chemistry) - Environmental Chemistry
  3. UG (Engg Programmes) Chemistry (General course for UG students of Engg), Physical Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Chemical Sensors for heavy metal ions, pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs using Potentiometry, Voltammetry, Amperometry,ISFET and Spectrophotometry using Nanoparticle embedded Neutral Carrier Ionophores
  • Biosensors using GC and ITO glass electrodes coated with lypholised whole cells for heavy metal ions, pesticides
  • Nano-composite Inorganic ion-exchange materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications
  • Monitoring of ambient air quality (particulate and gaseous) and to study the impact due to biomass burning on respiratory health,
  • Prediction models for ground level ozone concentrations using particulate and gaseous concentrations in the ambient air.
  • BOD - Effect of Heavy metal, Bio-Medical Waste Management, Site selection for Solar PV Power Stations


  • Member selection committees for recruitment of faculty at GGSW Uni., FGH; BBSB Engg College, PTU, Kapurthala
  • Member, Board of Studies in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at MRS PTU, Bathinda; Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, MM University, Mullana (Ambala); Member, Board of PG Studies in Chemistry at Punjabi University, Patiala
  • Keynote Speaker/Chief Guest in National Conferences at MM University, Modi College, Mata Gujri College, GB College, Faridkot, besides 30 invited talks in India and abroad
  • PhD theses evaluation for GGS IP University, Delhi; Agra University; Guwahati University; HBNI BARC, Mumbai; Avinashlingam Women University, Coimbatore; Meerut University; Punjabi University, Patiala
  • PhD Research Proposal evaluation for SLIET, Longowal; PTU, Kapurthala; MM University, Mullana (Ambala).
  • Member of Expert Committee of Pb Pollution Control Board for monitoring the Research Project of PSCST on Recovery of Silica from Rice Husk Ash.
  • Member of Expert Committee of Pb State Board of Water Supply and Sanitation for Establishment of State level Laboratories
  • Member, Tender Committee for the Civil Works at RGN Law University, Patiala since 2012.

International Collaborations

  • Craig E Banks, Fac of Sci & Engg, Sch of Biol Chem and Hlth Sci, MMUni, Chester St, Manchester, UK– Screen Printed Electrodes
  • LF Lindoy, Centre for Heavy Metals Research, Sch of Chem, Univ of Sydney, Australia– Ionophores for Chemical Sensing
  • Dr Harir Mourad – Kopplin, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH), Ingolstädter Landstr. 1, Neuherberg, Germany – Characterisation of Aerosols from Crop Residue Burning

National Collaborations in Research

  • Subodh Kumar (FNASc) – Ionophores for Chemical Sensing, Department of Chemistry, GND University, Amritsar (Pb)
  • AshokKumar – Ion transport across Liquid Membranes, Conductometry, School of Adv Sci, VIT University, Vellore
  • NavneetKaur – Ionophore grafted polymers for chemical sensing, Centre of Nanosci and Nanotech, Panjab Uni, Chandigarh
  • Narinder Singh, Ionophores for Chemical Sensing, Podands as voltammetric sensors for heavy metal ions, IIT Ropar
  • GufranBeig (Bhatnagar Awardee) – Modelling Air Pollution and Networking (MAPAN) – A National Project of Ministry of Earth Sciences, GoI, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune
  • Prabhat K Gupta – Chemical Metrology in Ambient Air Quality Measurements, National Physical Laboratory(NPL), New Delhi

Professional Societies

  1. Chartered Chemist (2017) and Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) - 2015 Onwards.
  2. Member, Advisory Board, Analytical Methods (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK)
  3. Member, Executive Committee, Indian Society of Electroanalytical Chemists (ISEAC), BARC, Mumbai.,
  4. Vice President(Northern Chapter, Patiala), Metrology Society of India (MSI), NPL New Delhi
  5. Member, Editorial Board, Chitkara Chemistry Reviews
  6. Life member of ISEAC, ISAS, CRSI, SAEST, ITAS.

Research supervision

Doctor of philosophy (completed)- 16
  1. Synthesis, characterisation and applications of some inorganic ion-exchangers
  2. Some Inorganic Ion Exchange Materials as Sensors for Rare Earth Metals Ions
  3. Investigations on Ionophore Based Chemical Sensors
  4. Investigations on common treatment technologies for some biomedical wastes
  5. Impact of Heavy Metal Ions on BOD Exertion
  6. Novel synthetic approach for crystalline/granular Inorganic Ion Exchangers:Ion Exchange behaviour and application
  7. Potentiometric Investigations on Cation-Selective Electrodes based on Macrocyclic and Acyclic Amides as Ionophores
  8. Monitoring of Ambient air of Patiala City with special reference to Crop Residue Burning
  9. Modeling and Simulation of Insolation for Solar PV and Thermal Based Power Plants in India
  10. Leaching and eco-toxicity studies of metal ions in sewage sludge and flyash mixture
  11. Neutral and Charged Receptors as Voltametric Sensors for Ions
  12. Determination of lanthanides by conductometry using some sequestering agents
  13. Chemical sensors based on pyridylionophores for selective determination of some transition metal ions
  14. Synthesis and characterisation of PANI/PEANI conducting polymers-Au/Ag nanoparticle composites
  15. Microcial biosensors for some heavy metal ions
  16. Design and Development of Aryl ether based Receptors for Electroanalytical Applications

Doctor of philosophy (Ongoing) - 10

  • Potentiometric Chemical Sensors – 2 Voltammetric Chemical Sensors - 1,ScreenPrintedelectrodes – 1, Amperometric Biosensors – 1 MetalOxideFrameworks–1 Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Analysis - 4
  • Master Level (M.Tech, M Phill, MSC): Completed - 28; Ongoing - 3

Sponsored Research Projects: 13

  • Completed :11 (INR 16,400,000 from DST/UGC/NRB/AICTE/BRNS/ICMR)
  • Ongoing (National) :1 (INR 2,230,000 from Indian Instt of Tropical Meteorology (IITM, Pune), Ministry of Earth Sciences)
  • Ongoing (International) :1 (GBP 100,000 from RAEngg (UK) - Newton-Fund)

Milestones achieved in research

  1. Achieved status of Chartered Chemist (CChem) and Fellow, RSC (FRSC) by one of the largest Chemical Societies in the World without any formal Education/ Training from abroad.
  2. BOD inhibition due to heavy metals linked to oxidation potentials -Wat Res,34(2000)147-152
  3. New method developed for detection of lower detection limit of potentiometric chemical sensor- Sens and Actu B:12(2007)386-395
  4. Loss of respiratory lung capacity due to Crop residue burning in North Western India - Sci of The Total Environ, 408(2010)4440-45 (Commentary by A Tedlar on Health effects of crop residue burning on children - Citation in Env Health Perspec. (ACS) 118(2010)a475)
  5. New conductometric method developed for simultaneous determination of any two lanthanides - Analytical Methods (RSC), 3(2011)1290 (Hot article of the issue)
  6. Online monitoring of mercury ions in waste water stream at ultra trace level using whole cell based amperometric biosensor – Analytical Methods, 6(2014)5741-5745.
  7. Invited Talk during RSC Roadshow India 2014 workshop at University of Hyderabad and Panelist at IIT Delhi.
  8. Disposable screen printed electrode for selective determination of aluminium (III) at trace level (Sens and Act B 239(2017)17-27.
  9. ‘Innovative research in pedagogy for Mini-MOOCs blended with instruction strategies to enhance quality of Higher Education’ Working on an International Research Project funded (GBP 100,000) by Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) under Newton Fund supported jointly by Thapar University. Patents Filed
  10. Novel chemical compound for detection and estimation of cerium (III) – Indian Patent Filing Number 201711004742 dated Feb. 9, 2017
  11. Novel disposable sensor for specific detection of aluminium ions - Indian Patent Filing Number – 201711015247 dated April 29, 2017
  • Career Publications in Journals till date (Total Impact Factor = 140.679 upto 2016)

    Publications in International/National Journals

    Publications upto 2006 Total IF (1- 32) = 34.257

  • 1. PS Thind and SK Mittal, Studies on synthetic inorganic ion exchangers: Part VII. Quantitative, separations of binary mixtures of Mn(II) …on arsenoantimonate column, Indian J.Chem., 22 (1983)718-720. (IF=0.729)
  • 2. PS Thind and SK Mittal, Particle diffusion kinetics of exchange for transition metal ions in crystalline tin(IV) antinonophosphate, Transition Metal Chem., 10(1985) 69-73. (IF=1.465)
  • 3. SK Mittal, Synthesis, physicochemical properties and applications of some tin based ion exchangers” J ChemSci (India), XII(1986)33-38. –
  • 4. PS Thind, SK Mittal, Synthesis and ion exchange properties of tin(IV) antimonophosphate and its applications in binary separations of metal ions, Synth, React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 17(1)(1987)93-113. (IF= 0.493)
  • 5. PS Thind, SK Mittal and S Gujral, Synthesis and physicochemical properties of zirconium phospho borate and its applications in the quantitative separations of lanthanides, Synth. React. Inorg.Met-Org Chem., 18(1988)593-607. (IF= 0.493)
  • 6. PS Thind and SK Mittal, Stannic asrsenate membrane in epoxy resin as Fe(III) selective electrode”, Bull. Elecchem.(India), 5(1988)413-416.(IF=0.24)
  • 7. SK Mittal, Solid membrane electrode for the detmn of La(III) in presence of other rate earth cations” Bull. Elec chem.(India),6(1989)486 (IF=0.24 )
  • 8. RS Sandhu, S K Mittal and P I Singh, Solid membrane of tin(IV) arsenoantimonate in araldite as Pb(II) selective electrode” J Electrochem.Soc. (India) 38(3)(1989)221-223. ---
  • 9. PS Thind, S K Mittal and VedParkash, Analysis for aminoacids from ricebran and rapeseed meal”Journal of Oil Technologists Association of India, XII (2)(1990)32-35. ---
  • 10. SK Mittal, Solid membranes of tin(iv) based ion exchangers as Pb(II) sensitive electrodes, Indian J Tech, 29(1991) 283-286. ---
  • 11. SK Mittal and PS Thind, Electrochemical properties of tin(iv) antimonophosphate membrane, Bull. Electrochem. (India). 8(1992) 427-429. (IF=0.24)
  • 12. SK Mittal, Ion exchanger calorimetry as analytical tool for micro determination of copper, Indian J Chem., 34A (1993) 1106-1107. (IF=0.729)
  • 13. S K Mittal, A L J Rao, S Singh and R Kumar, Impact of sewage system on ground water quality o some areas of Patiala City, Indian J Environ Health, 36(1)(1994)51-53 ---
  • 14. SK Mittal and Samarjit Goyal, Studies on suspended particulate matter in ambient air of an industrial area, Indian J Environ Protection, 15(11) (1995)839-844
  • 15. SK Mittal and Pritpal Singh, Thorium selective electrode using Zirconium …Electroactive Material, Ind JChem.,34A(1995)1009-1011 (IF=0.729)
  • 16. SK Mittal and NehaVerma, Critical analysis of ground water quality parameters, Indian J Environ Protection, 17(6) (1997)426-429. ---
  • 17. SK Mittal and PP Singh, Synthesis and ion exchange properties of tin(IV) antimonoarsenate, React & Func Poly, 40(1999)231-240. (IF=2.725)
  • 18. SK Mittal and RK Ratra, Toxic effect of metal ions on biochemical oxygen demand, Water Research, 34 (2000)147-152. (IF=5.991)
  • 19. SK Mittal and Pritpal Singh, Electrochemical Studies on Zirconium Phosphotungstate Based Heterogeneous Membranes, J of New Materials for Elect. Systems, 4(2001)221-226. (IF=0.511)
  • 20. SK Mittal and Pritpal Singh, Exchange kinetic studies on Zirconium Antimono- phosphate, Ind J of Chem, 41A (2002) 500-505. (IF=0.729)
  • 21. SK Mittal and Siloni Goel, Role of living organisms in BOD exertion in presence of heavy metal ions, Indian J. of Env Prot, 23(7) (2003)782-784. --
  • 22. Susheel K Mittal, Pritpal Singh and Harish Sharma, Synthesis of new zirconium based ion exchangers and their characterization, Journal of Ion Exchange (Japan), 16(1)(2005)76-82. ---
  • 23. SK Mittal and S Goyal, SPM levels of an urban area (Patiala City) and its relation to automobile exhaust, Clean Technologies and Environ. Policy, 6(2004)263-267. (IF=1.934)
  • 24. SK Mittal, A Kumar SK & HK Sharma, PVC Based Dicyclohexano-18-crown-6 sensor for La (III) ions, Talanta, 62(2004)801-805. (IF= 4.035)
  • 25. SK Mittal & Ashok Kumar SK, PVC Based Dibenzo-18-crown-6 sensor for Ca (II) ions, Sens and Actu, Part B, 99(2004) 340-343. (IF=4.758)
  • 26. SK Mittal, HK Sharma and SKA Kumar, Samarium (III) Selective Membrane …. Tin(IV) Boratophosphate, Sensors (MDPI), 4(2004)125-135. (IF=2.033) .
  • 27. SK Mittal, Siloni Goel and Ajay Sharma, Metal ion effect on BOD exertion at different temperatures, Int J of Environ Research and Public Health, 1(2004)132-137. (IF=2.035)
  • 28. SK Mittal and Siloni Goel, BOD exertion in presence of some heavy Metal Ions: The pH effect” Pollution Research (India), 24(2) (2005)1-5. ---
  • 29. SK Mittal and HK Sharma, Samarium (III) Selective Electrode Based On Zr (IV) Boratophosphate, J of Anal Chem, 60(2005) 1069-1072. (IF=0.694)
  • 30. SK Mittal and HK Sharma, Electrochemical studies on polystyrene …. zirconium (IV) antimonoarsenate, Indian J of Chem. 44A (2005)1610-1614. (IF=0.729)
  • 31. SK Mittal, HK Sharma and S.K. A Kumar, Synthesis, characterization and analytical application of zirconium (IV) antimonoarsenate as a potentiometric sensor, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 66(2006) 1174-1181. (IF=2.725)
  • 32. SK Mittal and HK Sharma, Synthesis and Characterization of Tin (IV) boratophosphate: A new inorganic ion exchanger, J of Ion Exchange, 17(2006)2-6. Publications from 2007- 2009 Total IF= 16.879
  • 33. SK Mittal, S.K. Kumar, S Kaur and S Kumar, Potentiometric performance of 2-aminothiophenol based dipodalionophore as a silver sensing material” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 121(2007)386-395. (IF=4.758)
  • 34. S.K. Mittal, R.N. Sahu & JS Banait, New Method of Synthesis of Stannic Phosphotungstate ….. as Ion Exchanger, J. Physical Sciences, 1(2007)1-7. ---
  • 35. S.K Mittal, A Kumar S.K., NR Gupta, S Kaur and S Kumar, 8-Hydroxyquinoline based neutral tripodalionophore as a copper (II) selective electrode and the effect of remote substituents on electrode properties” Analytica Chimica Acta, 585(2007) 161-170. (IF=4.513)
  • 36. S.K. Mittal, J.S. Banait, R.N. Sahu, Particle Diffusion Kinetics of alkaline Metal Ions in Granualr Stannic Phosphotungstate, Inorganic Chemistry, An Indian Journal, 2(2)(2007) ---
  • 37. SK Mittal, RD.Pernita, H.K. Sharma, Potentiometric Determination of Terbium (III) ion Using Zirconium (IV) Boratophosphate as an Electroactive Material, Research J. Chem & Envi., 11(2007)47-51. ---
  • 38. NR Gupta, S Mittal, S Kumar and SK A Kumar, Potentiometric studies of N,N′-Bis(2-dimethylaminoethyl)-N,N′-dimethyl-9,10 anthracene dimethan amine as a chemical sensing material for Zn(II) ions, Mat Sci and Engineering: C, 28(2008)1025-1030. (IF=3.420)
  • 39. NR Gupta, S Mittal, S.K. Ashok Kumar, MOcak, UOcak, Silver (I)-Selective Membrane Electrodes Based On Macrocycles Possessing Imine And Thioether Combinations, Analytical Chemistry, An Indian Journal, 7(4)(2008). ---
  • 40. SK Mittal, AK S.K, NR Gupta, M Ocak, U Ocak, Silver Selective Electrode Based on Liquid Membrane Containing N2S2O2Macrocycle as Ionophore, Indian J Chem, 47A(2008)1676-1680. (IF=0.729)
  • 41. SK Mittal, N Singh, R Agarwal, A Awasthi, PK Gupta, Ambient air quality during wheat and rice crop stubble burning episodes in Patiala, Atmospheric Environment, 43(2009)238–244. (IF=3.459)
  • 42. M. Datta, S. Mittal, D. Goyal, Potentiometric Zn2+ Biosensor Based on Bacterial Cells, Asian J Biotechnology, 1(2)(2009)67-73. -- Publications in 2010 Total IF=13.602
  • 43. SK Mittal and S Goel, BOD exertion and OD600 measurements in presence of heavy metal ions using microbes from dairy wastewater as a seed, Journal of Water Resources and Protection, 2(2010)478-488. (IF=0.96)
  • 44. SK Mittal, Raj Kumar, Pernita Dogra, HK Sharma, Potentiometric determination of Dysprosium(III) Ion using Zirconium(IV) Antimonomolybdate as an Electroactive Material, Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 65(2010)1045-2051 (IF=0.694)
  • 45. Susheel K Mittal, N Singh and Krunesh Garg, Impact of seasonal variation on ambient air of an industrial town of Punjab (India), J Environmental Science & Engineering (USA), 4(6)(2010)31-36. ---
  • 46. R Agarwal, A Awasthi, SK Mittal, N Singh, PK Gupta, Effects of air pollution on respiratory parameters during the wheat-residue burning in Patiala, Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 34(2010)23-28. ---
  • 47. N Singh, R Agarwal, A Awasthi, PK Gupta, SK Mittal, Characterization Of Atmospheric Aerosols For Organic Tarry Matter And Combustible Matter During Crop Residue Burning And Non-Crop Residue Burning Months In Northwestern Region of India. Atmospheric Environment, 44(2010)1292-1300. (IF=3.459)
  • 48. N Singh, SK Mittal, R Agarwal, AAwasthi & PK Gupta, Impact Assessment of Rice Crop Residue Burning on Levels of SPM, SO2 and NO2 in ambient air of Patiala city in India, Int Journal of Env Anal Chemistry, 90(2010)829-843. (IF=1.411)
  • 49. A Awasthi, N Singh, S Mittal, PK. Gupta and R Agarwal, Effects of agriculture crop residue burning on children and young on PFTs in North West India, Sci. of The Total Environment, 408(2010)4440-4445. (IF=3.976)
  • 50. SK Mittal, R Kumar, P. Dogra, HK Sharma, Potentiometric determination of dysprosium(III) ion using zirconium(IV) antimonomolybdate as an electroactive material, J of Anal Chem, 65(2010)1045-1051. (IF=0.694)
  • 51. SK Mittal, P Kumar, A Kumar SK LF Lindoy, A Comparative Study of Linked 2, 2’-Dipyridylamine Ligand System as an Ion Selective Electrode for Ag (I) Ions, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 5(2010)1984 – 1995. (IF=1.692)
  • 52. SK Mittal, Ashok Kumar S.K and HK Sharma, Cerium(III)-Selective Membrane Electrode Based on Dibenzo-24-crown-8 as a Neutral Carrier,E-Journal of Chemistry, 7(2010)849-855. (IF=0.716)

Publications in 2011 Total IF : 6.253

  • 53. Ashok Kumar SK, SK Mittal, S Kumar, Highly Selective Potentiometric Determination of Ag(I) using 1,2,4,5-tetrakis (8-hydroxyquinolinoxy methyl) benzene Based Coated-wire Ion-selective Electrode, Sensor Letters, 9(2011)1390-1397. (IF=0.558)
  • 54. A Awasthi R Agarwal, SK Mittal, N Singh, K Singh, PK Gupta, Study of size and mass distribution of particulate matter due to crop residue burning with seasonal variation in rural area of Punjab, India, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13(2011)1073-1081. (IF=2.179)
  • 55. K Matharu, SK Mittal, A Kumar, SK, Systematic Approach for the Determination of Individual Lanthanides using Inexpensive Conductometric Technique, Analytical Methods 3(2011)1290-1295. (IF=1.915)
  • 56. A Jain, R Mehta, SK Mittal, Modeling impact of solar radiation on site selection for solar PV Power Plants in India” International Journal of Green Energy, 8(2011)486-498.

Publications in 2012 Total IF: 18.41

  • 57. J Singh, SK Mittal, Chlorella sp. based biosensor for selective determination of mercury … of silver ions, Sens and Actu B, 165(2012)48-52. (IF=4.758)
  • 58. J.Singh, SK Mittal Whole cell based amperometric sensor with relative selectivity for zinc ions, Anal Methods, 4(2012)1326-1331. (IF=1.915)
  • 59. SK Mittal, J Singh, Ashok Kumar SK Chlorella Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode as Whole Cell Microbial Sensor for Heavy Metal Ions, Current Analytical Chemistry 8(2012)365-372. (IF=1.238)
  • 60. M.Kharub, A Rajor, SK Mittal, Assessment of total coliform removal and leaching of metal ions from sewage sludge-fly ash mixture at different pH and washing conditions, African Journal of Biotechology, 11(2012)9612-9618. (IF=0.573)
  • 61. Pawan Kumar, Ashok Kumar SK, Susheel K Mittal, Neutral Carrier-Based Zinc-Selective Electrode, Sensor Letters, 10(2012)979-984. (IF:0.558)
  • 62. SK Mittal, K Kaur, Ashok Kumar SK, S Kumar, A Kumar, Anthrone derivatives as voltammetric sensors for applications in metal ion detection, Sensor Letters, 11(2)(2012)223-236. . (IF:0.558)
  • 63. R Agarwal, A Awasthi, N Singh, PK Guptaand SK. Mittal, Effects of exposure to rice-crop residue burning smoke on pulmonary functions and oxygen saturation level of human beings in Patiala (India), Science of the total Environment, 429(2012)161-166. (IF=3.976)
  • 64. M Kharub, A Rajor, SK Mittal, Fly ash-Sewage Sludge Mixture as a barrier of heavy metal leaching, Research J of Chem and Env, 16(2012)22-26. (IF: 0.636)
  • 65. AJain,Tuyet Vu, R Mehta, S K Mittal, Optimizing the Cost and Performance of Parabolic Trough Solar Plants with Thermal Energy Storage in India, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy (Wiley), 32(2012)824-829. (IF=1.631)
  • 66. Komal Matharu, Susheel K Mittal and Ashok Kumar SK, Conductometric Performance of 2-pole and 5-ring conductivity cell probe for lanthanides determination using EDTA and DCTA as potential sequestering agent, Industrial & Engg Chem Res (ACS), 51(2012)11328-11334. (IF=2.567)
  • 67. Harminder Singh, A.K. Bhardwaj, M.L.Sehgal and Susheel K Mittal Electron spin resonance, nuclear quadrupole resonance, reflectance and magnetic parameters of cobalt (ii) and nickel (ii) complexes using density functional theory, International Journal of Curr Research and Review, 4(22)(2012)12-28.

Publications in 2013 Total IF=6.518

  • 68. S Vohra, N Singh, SK. Mittal, ML Singla, Thermal stability and electrical characteristics of poly(2-ethyleaniline)-Au nanocomposite, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, 24(2013)2689-2694. (IF=1.486)
  • 69. Harminder Singh, A.K. Bhardwaj, M.L. Sehgal and Susheel K Mittal*, Correlation of Electron Spin Resonance, Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance, reflectance and magnetic parameters of transition metal complexes by DFT calculations: part-i: Titanium (II,III), Vanadium (II,III
  • 70. Harminder Singh, A.K. Bhardwaj, M.L. Sehgal and Susheel K Mittal, Calculating ESR Parameters (H^ &∆Eh F) Of 4d And 5d transition metal ion complexes: A DFT Study International Journal of Current Research and Review, 5(5)(2013)71-88. ---
  • 71. Karamjeet Kaur, Susheel K Mittal, Ashok Kumar SK, Ashwani Kumar and Subodh Kumar, Viologen Substituted Anthrone Derivatives for Selective Detection of Cyanide Ions Using Voltammetry, Anal. Methods, 5(2013)5565-5571. (IF=1.915)
  • 72. Nirankar Singh, Susheel Mittal, Rishipal Singh, Amit Awasthi, Ravinder Agarwal, Prabhat K Gupta, Potassium as a Marker in Air Particulate Matter After Crop Residue Burning Events in Patiala, India, Chitkara Chemistry Review, 1(2)(2013)47-58. ---
  • 73. NR Gupta, SK Mittal and S K Sonkar, Trace Level Detection of Nickel Ions in Chocolate Samples Using Noval N4 Macrocycle Based Potentiometric Sensor, Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine 5(2013)1–6. ---
  • 74. Sujata Vohra, Manish Kumar, Susheel K. Mittal, M.L. Singla, Thermal and electrical behavior of silver chloride/polyaniline nanocomposite synthesized in aqueous medium using hydrogen peroxide, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, 24(2013)1354-1360. (IF=1.486)
  • 75. Amit Jain, P.N.B.V. ChalapathiRao, Poulami Choudhury, Rajeev Mehta, Susheel K. Mittal, Optimization studiesfor hybrid and storage designs for parabolic solar trough systems with the system advisor model, Env Progress and Sustainable Energy, 32(2013)1247-1254. (IF=1.631)

Publications in 2014 Total IF = 13.335

  • 76. Kamalpreet Kaur, Manjot Kaur, Amanpreet Kaur, Jasminder Singh, Narinder Singh, Susheel K. Mittal, Navneet Kaur, Polymer-Based Biocompatible Fluorescent Sensor for Nano-molar Detection of Zn2+ in Aqueous Medium and Biological Samples, Inorg. Chem. Front (2014)199-208. (IF:4.532)
  • 77. Sandeep Kaushal, Pritpal Singh and Susheel K Mittal, Electrochemical Studies on Zirconium Phosphoborate Based Heterogeneous Membranes, J. Electrochem. Sci. Eng. 4(2)(2014)55-65. ---
  • 78. Sandeep Kaushal, Pritpal Singh and Susheel K Mittal, A Yttrium(III) selective electrode based on zirconium(IV) phosphoborates, Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, 17(2014)5-8. (IF=0.47)
  • 79. Jasminder Singh and Susheel K. Mittal A new assembly for biosensing ultra-trace levels of mercury in a continuous flow system, Anal. Methods, 6(2014)5741-5745. (IF=1.915)
  • 80. Susheel K Mittal, Rashmi Sharma, Manisha Sharma, Narinder Singh, Jasminder Singh, Navneet Kaurand, Manmohan Chhibber, Voltammetry of nanoparticle coupled imine linkage based receptors for sensing of Al(III) and Co(II) ions, J Applied Electrochemistry (Springer), 44(2014)1239-1251. (IF=2.223)
  • 81. Komal Matharu, Ashok Kumar SK, and Susheel K Mittal, Improvised Response in 1,4 Dioxane as Co-solvent During Selective Determination of Cerium (III) in Binary Mixtures by Conductometry, Current Analytical Chemistry, 10(4)(2014)505-511. (IF=1.238)
  • 82. Pawan Kumar, Ashok Kumar SK, Susheel K Mittal, N, N, N-tris(2-pyridyloxymethyl) ethane as ionophore in potentiometric sensor for Pb(II) ions, Journal of Chemical Sciences, 123(1)(2014)33-40. (IF=1.085)
  • 83. Amit Awasthi, Ravinder Agarwal, Susheel K Mital, Nirankar Singh and Prabhat K Gupta, Statistical model to quantify the effect of pollution loading due to field crop residue burning on the PFTs of healthy subjects, Journal of Metrology Society of India, 29(2014)57-65. (IF=0.634)

Publications in 2015 Total IF = 10.425

  • 84. Rashmi Sharma, Manmohan Chhibber, Susheel K Mittal, Diphenylether based derivatives as Fe (III) chemosensors: Spectrofluorimetry, Electrochemical and Theoretical studies, RSC Advances, 5(2015)21831-21842 . (IF=3.289)
  • 85. Rashmi Sharma, Susheel K Mittal, and Manmohan Chhibber, Voltammetric Sensor for Fluoride Ions Using Diphenylether Derivatives Supported by NMR and Theoretical Studies, J. Electrochem. Soc., 162(9)(2015)B248-B255 (IF=3.266)
  • 86. Pritpal Singh, Sandeep Kaushal, Pushpender K Sharma, Susheel K Mittal, A Novel Zinc Oxide-Zirconium(IV) Phosphate Nanocomposite as Antibacterial Material with Enhanced Ion Exchange Properties. Separation and Purification Technology, Colloids and Interface Science Comm., 7(2015)1-6. (IF=0.707)
  • 87. Matharu, K., Mittal, S.K., Ashok Kumar, S.K., Sahoo, S.K. Selectivity enhancement of Arsenazo(III) reagent towards heavier lanthanides using polyaminocarboxylic acids: A spectrophotometric study, Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Mol and Biomol Spec, 145(2015)165-175. (IF=2.653)
  • 88. C. Singh, SK Mittal, N. Kaur, Heterogeneously catalyzed selective esterification of benzoic acid using zirconium based ion exchangers, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 27(8)(2015)3035-3038. (IF: 0.15)

Publications in 2016 Total IF =16.1

  • 89. Sandeep Kaushal, Rahul Badru, Pritpal Singh, Sanjeev Kumar & Susheel K. Mittal, Nanocomposite zirconium phosphoborate ion-exchanger incorporating carbon nanotubes with photocatalytic activity, Separation Science & Technology, 51(18)(2016)2896–2902. (IF: 1.083)
  • 90. Sandeep Kaushal, Rahul Badru, Sanjeev Kumar, Susheel K. Mittal and Pritpal Singh, Fabrication of a mercury(II) ion selective electrode based on poly-o-toluidine–zirconiumphosphoborate, RSC Adv., 6(2016)3150. (IF: 3.289)
  • 91. Sachin Gupta, Ravinder Agarwal and Susheel Mittal, Respiratory health concerns in children at some Strategic locations from high PM levels during crop residue burning episodes, Atmospheric Environment, 137(2016)127–134. (IF: 3.062)
  • 92. Rashmi Sharma, Manmohan Chhibber, Susheel K Mittal, A new ionophore for chemical sensing of F-, CN- and Co2+ using voltammetric, colorimetric and spectrofluorimetric techniques, RSC Advances, 6(2016)51153-51160. (IF:3.289)
  • 93. Karamjeet Kaur, Susheel K. Mittal, S. K. Ashok Kumar, Ashwani Kumar, Subodh Kumar, Jonathan P. Metters, and Craig E. Banks, Screen Printed Electrodes for Improvised Voltammetric Determination of Mercury(II) Ions, Sensor Lett.,14(2016)515-521. ---
  • 94. Sanjeev Kumar, Susheel K Mittal, Jasminder Singh and Navneet Kaur, MWCNT Incorporated Imine-Amine Ionophore for Electrochemical Sensing of Copper Ions, Anal. Methods, 8(2016)7472–7481. (IF=1.915)
  • 95. Sandeep Kaushal, Rahul Badru, Sanjeev Kumar, Pushpender K Sharma, Susheel K Mittal, Electrochemical behavior of membrane based on zirconium (IV) phosphoborate nanocomposite and its application in dye removal, RSC Advances, 6(2016)111606-111615. (IF= 3.289)

Publications in 2017

  • 96. Sonia Rana, Susheel K. Mittal,∗ Narinder Singh, Jasminder Singh, Craig E. Banks, Schiff base modified screen printed electrode for selective determination of aluminium(III) at trace level, Sensors and Actuators B, 239(2017)17–27. (IF: 4.758)
  • 97. Nidhi Rani Gupta, Ashok Kumar S.K., Susheel K Mittal1, Prabhpreet Singh, Subodh Kumar, Silver Selective Electrodes using ionophores with Thioether‒Amide‒Amine, Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 72(2)(2017)191-202. (IF: 0.694)
  • 98. Manisha Pabbi, S K Mittal, Silica coated ZnO quantum dots for amperometric biosensing of acephate, Anal. Methods, 9(2017)1672-1680. (IF: 1.915)
  • 99. Sanjeev Kumar, Susheel K. Mittal, Navneet Kaur and Ravneet Kaur, Improved Performance of Schiff Based Ionophore Modified with MWCNT For Fe(II) Sensing By Potentiometry and Voltammetry Supported With DFT Studies, RSC Advances, 7(2017)16474 –16483. (IF= 3.289)
  • 100. Sandeep Kaushal, Susheel K Mittal, Anirudh Partap Singh, Pritpal Singh, Zirconium (IV) Phosphoborate based Ion Selective Membrane Electrode for Potentiometric Determination of Ba (II) Ions, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 29(2)(2017)375-380. ---
  • 101. Sachin Gupta, Susheel Mittal and Ravinder Agarwal, Cause-effect analysis of particulate pollution on children health during crop residue burning events in Northern India, (Under Review)
  • 102. Madhvi Rana, Susheel K Mittal, Gufran Beig, Trends of Ozone, PM10 and PM2.5 and their correlations with meterology in Indo Gangetic Plains of Punjab (India) during 2014. (Communicated)
  • 103. Sandeep Kaushal, Rahul Badru, Sanjeev Kumar, Pritpal Singh, Susheel K Mittal, Fabrication of Cadmium (II) Ion Selective Electrode based on Polyaniline Zirconium Phosphoborate nanocomposite (Communicated)
  • 104. Komal Matharu, Susheel K Mittal, and Ashok Kumar SK, Comparative study on conductometric performance of polyaminocarboxylic acids and α-hydroxyisobutyric acid towards lanthanides (III) ions determination. (Communicated)
  • 105. Nirankar Singh, Susheel Mittal, Ravinder Agarwal, Characterization of atmospheric particulate matter for K, Cu, Ni and Zn metals collected from different locations in Patiala, NW India. (Communicated)
  • 106. Ashok Kumar SK, Susheel Mittal, Selectively and sensitively monitoring Hg(II) and Cu(II) with Imidazole Based Molecular Receptors Using Differential Pulse Voltammetric Technique. (Communicated)
  • 107. SK Mittal, A Awasthi, R Agarwal and Prabhat K Gupta, Py and B(k)F as a Criteria Pollutants generated during CRB episodes in ambient air of Patiala (India): Chacterization of SPM for PAH and metals, Environmental Pollution (Communicated),
  • 108. Ritika Arora,Susheel K Mittal, NirankarSingh, RavinderAgarwal, Sukhrishpal Kaur, Correlations among Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Suspended Particulate Matter during Crop Residue Burning Events at a Semi-urban Site of Patiala, India, Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (Communicated))
  • Papers in International Conferences (held outside India)

  • 1. Susheel K Mittal, Ultra trace level detection of heavy metal and pesticides using whole cell biosensors, Biosensors 2016 conference at Svenska Massan, Gothenburg, Sweden May 25-27, 2016.
  • 2. SusheelK Mittal, ‘Schiff Based Ionophores as Voltammetric Chemical Sensors’ Department of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, June 21, 2014.
  • 3. Susheel K Mittal, Biosensor for online monitoring of ultra trace level Mercury in continuous stream, 3rd International Conference: Chemistry for Sustainable Development: Indian Perspective, organized by Indian Council of Chemists held at Dubai, June11-13, 2014.
  • 4. S K Mittal, S Kumar, Kumar S K, H K Sharma and Sukhdeep Kaur; 8-Hydroxy Quinoline Based Neutral TripodalIonophorefor Cu(II) Selective Electrode, 10th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, Tsukuba, Japan July 11-14,2004.
  • 5. Susheel K Mittal, Harish Kumar Sharma and S.K. Ashok Kumar; Samarium (III) Selective Membrane Sensor Based on Tin (IV) Boratophosphate, 10th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, Tsukuba Japan July 11-14,2004.
  • 6. SK Mittal and P Singh; Electrical and Thermodynamic Studies on Zirconium phosphotungstate basedheterogeneous membrane, Euro-membrane ’99, European Membrane Society, at Leuven, Belgium Sept 19-22, 1999.
  • 7. SK Mittal and RK Ratra; Toxic Effect of metal ions on BOD exertion, 1995 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Dec 17-22, 1995. Papers in Indian Conferences – 29
  • Invited Talks – From 2009 onwards

  • 1. S Mittal Measurement of metal ion concentration by potentiometric chemical sensors 7th International Conference on Advances in Metrology, held at NPL, New Delhi Feb 2009.
  • 2. Susheel Mittal, Biomass burning practices and its impact on ambient air aerosol levels in Patiala 1st National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Environmental Sciences held at MM Modi College, Patiala Feb 2009
  • 3. SK Mittal, Pawan Kumar and Ashok Kumar SK, PVC Based N,N,N’,N’- Tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl) ethylenediamine as ISE for Zn(II) ions, National Symposium on Green Chemistry, Applications in Science & Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala Feb 2009
  • 4. N Singh, SK Mittal, RAgarwal, A Awasthi, PK Gupta, Air quality standards and the levels of SPM….Air of Patiala National Symposium on Green Chemistry, Applications in Science & Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala Feb 2009
  • 5. SK Mittal, N Singh, R Agarwal, Awasthi, PK. Gupta; Air Pollutant emissions associated with open agricultural residue burning in Patiala (NW- India), Workshop on Proceedings on Health Effect of Particulate Air Pollution Held at Thapar University, Patiala Nov 2009
  • 6. S Mittal, Effect of crop residue practices on the respiratory parameters of human subjects, National Conference on Green Chemistry, Recent Trends and Applications, held at DAV College, Amritsar Sept2010
  • 7. K Kaur, PK Upadhyay, J Singh and SK Mittal, Metal ionophore …… using quantum CAChe, 12th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry Feb 2010
  • 8. S Mittal, Residual effects of crop residue burning practices on the respiratory parameters of human subjects, 3rd National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Environmental Sciences held at MM Modi College, Patiala Feb 2011
  • 9. Ashok Kumar, S.K., Susheel K Mittal and Komal Matharu, A Cost-Effective Conductometric Method for Low Level Determination of Individual Lanthanides, National Symposium on Electrochemical Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, (19-20 Aug, 2011).
  • 10. Susheel Mittal, “Ion Selective Electrodes” Refresher Course in Chemistry for the college and University teachers organized by Department of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala from 27.11.2012 to, 17.12.2012.
  • 11. Susheel K Mittal and Jasminder Singh Chlorella sp. based biosensor for selective determination of mercury in presence of silver ions” XXXI Annual Conference of the Indian Council of Chemists held at Department of Chemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot (Gujarat) on 26th-28th Dec, 2012
  • 12. Karamjeet Kaur, Susheel K Mittal, Ashok Kumar SK, Ashwani Kumar, Subodh Kumar, Jonathan P. Metters and Craig E Banks,Voltammetric Sensors for Some Anions and Cations, Fifth ISEAC Triennial International Conference on Advances and Recent Trends in Electrochemistry (ELAC-2013) held at Hyderabad from January16-20, 2013
  • 13. Susheel K Mittal, Subodh Kumar, Karamjit Kaur, Ashwani Kumar, Voltammeric sensing of Hg2+ and Cu2+ ions by anthrone derivatives, 5th National Symposium on New Frontiers in Chemistry, organized by Department of Chemistry, Punjabi University Patiala from February 15-16, 2013
  • 14. Komal Matharu, Ashok Kumar SK and Susheel K Mittal, Ram Chand Paul National symposium on new developments in chemical sciences held at Panjab University, Chandigarh from 23-24 February 2013.
  • 15. Susheel K Mittal, Ravinder Agarwal and Nirankar Singh, “Effect of rice and wheat crop residue burnings on pulmonary function of human subjects in Patiala: A case study”Canada-India Workshop on “Water for Health” Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, November 7 – 8th, 2013
  • 16. 6th National Seminar New Paradigm in Chemical Sciences-2014 (NPICS-2014), Deptt of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala on Feb. 13, 2014
  • 17. Susheel Mittal, “PAHs as criteria pollutants generated during crop residue burning episodes in ambient air of Patiala” 3rdNational Conference on Advances in Metrology (AdMet – 2014), Sensors for Metrological, Environment, Health and Safety Applications, February 19-21, 2014
  • 18. Nirankar Singh, Susheel K Mittal, Ravinder Agarwal, Prabhat K Gupta, and Amit Awasthi, Monitoring of suspended particulate matter and trace gases using high volume sampling technique at different locations in Patiala (NW-India), 3rdNational Conference on Advances in Metrology (AdMet – 2014), Sensors for Metrological, Environment, Health and Safety Applications, February 19-21, 2014.
  • 19. Karamjeet Kaur, Susheel K Mittal, Ashok Kumar SK, Ashwani Kumar, Subodh Kumar, Jonathan P. Metters and Craig E Banks,Screen Printed Electrodes modified with Anthrone derivatives as a disposable Voltametric Sensor for Mercury ions, 4thNational Symposium on Advances in Chemical Sciences, organized by Dept. of Chemistry, Center of Advanced Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, February 27-28, 2014.
  • 20. Susheel K. Mittal, Rashmi Sharma, Manisha Sharma, Narinder Singh, Jasminder Singh, Navneet Kaur and Manmohan Chhib ber, Nanoparticle- coupled imine linkage-based receptors for voltammetric sensing of Al(III) and Co(II) ions, RSC India Roadshow workshop 2014 at University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, November 7, 2014.
  • 21. Susheel Mittal, Health hazards of crop residual burning in Punjab, National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Environmental Sciences held at MM Modi College, Patiala Jan 30-31 2015.
  • 22. Susheel Mittal, Effects of crop residue burning events in Punjab on human health of children, XXXIV Annual conference: Indian council of chemists held at UKA Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Surat, December 26-28 2015.
  • 23. Susheel Mittal, Agriculture crop residue burning, National Seminar on chemistry-our life-our recognition in society held at Govt. Brijindra College, Faridkot January 19-20, 2016.
  • 24. Susheel K. Mittal, Ultra-Trace level detection of mercury in presence of silver ions using microbial biosensor, International conference on recent advances in analytical sciences held at Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, April 7-9 2016.
  • Organisation of Seminars/ Symposia/ Conferences

  • • National Symposium on Green Chemistry: Applications in Science and Engineering" (Sponsored by DST, CSIR & AICTE) from Feb. 5-6, 2009.
  • 73rd BARC-IANCAS National Workshop on Radiochemistry & Applications of Radioisotopes from April 3-11, 2011.
  • Workshop “Train the Trainer” was organised under the research project “Innovative research in pedagogy for mini-moocs blended with instruction strategies to enhance quality of higher” sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) from 3rd – 4th March 2017
  • Some Important instrument purchased from funded projects

    1. Ion-analysers 2 (EA 920, 710+, Thermo Orion with electrodes for Ni(II), Cu(II), Cd(II), Divalent Cations)(5.0 Lac)
    2. Electronic Balance (Sartorius BP 110) (0.8 Lac)
    3. High Volume Samplers (APM-410, Envirotech) -2 (1.0 Lac)
    4. Water Bath TW20 (Julabo) Ambient to 100° C (1.5 Lac)
    5. Potentiostats-2 (Eco-Chemie, Autolab 12, Netherlands), (Gamry, Interface 1000) (7.5 Lac)
    6. 856 Conductivitymeter (Metro-ohm) with 5-ring conductivity cell (5.0 Lac)
    7. Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (under MoU with IITM, Pune) with sensors for PM10, PM2.5,Ozone, CO, NOx, NMHC, HC, BC, Weather monitoring station with sensors for Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Solar Radiations, Rain Fall, Humidity, Temperature (100 Lac)
    8. Precision Source Measurement Unit 2901A (Agilant, USA) (4.5 Lac)
    9. UV-Vis Spectrometer (ECIL) (3.0 Lac)
    10. Potentiostat (Gammry, Interface 1000) (5.0 Lac)
    11. Aerosol Spectrometer (1.108, GRIMM) (11.0Lac)

Future Targets

  • Development of disposable voltammetric biosensors for pesticides
  • Voltammetric Sensors for selective sensing of rare earth metal ions
  • ISFET Miniaturized Prototypes of Biosensors
  • Mathematical Prediction Models for O3 levels in ambient air
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