Institute of Functional Interfaces

SURMOFs for Optoelectronics

Group name: SURMOFs for Optoelectronics




  •  Metal-organic /organic thin films, Liquid-phase epitaxy
  •  Aggregation induced properties, Directional energy transfer, Charge separation
  •  Controlled photochemical reaction in crystalline structure
  •  Controlled polymerization in nano space
  •  Self-assembly of Aromatic diimides/porphyrins/pthalocyanins



Current Group Members:

Dr. Ritesh Haldar

Link: Google Scholar; Researcher ID

Ms. Hongye Chen (PhD)

Ms. Navneet Dua (BTech intern)

Ms. Muskan (BTech intern)


Past Members: Mr. Ritesh Sankhla (Int. BS-MS intern), Ms. Shreyasi Mittal (BTech intern),       Mr. William Clancy (Master’s), Mr. Gaurav Gupta (BTech intern), Mr. Arkendu Roy (Master's)






1. R. Haldar et al. “A De Novo Strategy for Predictive Crystal Engineering to Tune Excitonic Coupling” Nat. Commun. 2018, 10, 2048
2. R. Haldar et al. “Bridging the Green Gap: MOF Hetero-Multilayers Assembled from Porphyrinic Linkers Identified Using Computational Screening” Chem. Eur. J. 2019 DOI: 10.1002/chem.201901585
3. M. Adams et al. “Highly Efficient 1D Triplet Exciton Transport in a Palladium Porphyrin based Surface-Anchored Metal-Organic Framework” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2019, 11, 15688-15697.
4. R. Haldar et al. “Oxidative Polymerization of Terthiophene and Substituted Thiophene Monomer in Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films” Eur. Poly. J. 2018, 109, 162-168
5. R. Haldar* et al. “Anisotropic Energy Transfer in Crystalline Chromophore Assemblies” Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 4332
6. R. Haldar* et al. “Enhancing Selectivity and Kinetics in Oxidative Photocyclization by Supramolecular Control” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 16662-13665
7. W. Guo et al. “MOF-Templated Synthesis of 3D Bi2O3 Supracrystals with Bcc Packing” Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 17099-17104
8. Y.-Y. Wang et al. van der Waals Epitaxial Growth of 2D Metal–Porphyrin Framework Derived Thin Films for Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells” Adv. Mater. Interface. 2018, 5, 1800985
9. M. Oldenburg et al. “Enhancing the photoluminescence of surface anchored metal–organic frameworks: mixed linkers and efficient acceptors” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2018, 20, 11564-11576
10. R. Haldar et al. “Excitonically Coupled States in Crystalline Coordination Networks” Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 14316-14322
11. N. Baroni et al. “Facile loading of thin-film surface-anchored metal-organic frameworks with Lewis-base guest molecules” Mat. Chem. Front. 2017, 1, 1888-1894