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Himansu Sekhar Biswal

Himansu Sekhar Biswal, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in 2009 from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India
• Post Doctoral Fellow: (June 2009 - Sept. 2009) with Prof. Sanjay Wategaonkar, TIFR, Mumbai, India
• Post Doctoral Associate: (Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011) with Prof. Michel Mons, Commissariat à l´Énergie Atomique (CEA), Saclay, France
• Post Doctoral Associate: (Dec. 2011 - March 2012) with Prof. Jennifer Ogilvie, University of Michigan (UoM), Michigan, USA

Laser Spectroscopy and Instrumentation
Research Interest
• Conventional and non-conventional hydrogen bonding with an emphasis on Sulfur Center Hydrogen Bonds (SCHB).
• Conformational landscape of flexible biomolecules in jet cooled condition.
• Solvation and isomerisation of peptides.
• High resolution electronic spectroscopy of core-modified porphyrins and related molecules.
• Inter and intra molecular proton transfer and charge transfer.
Selected publications
  1. Biswal, H. S.*, Gloaguen, E., Loquais, Y., Tardivel, B., and Mons, M.; "The strength 0f NH---S Hydrogen Bonds in Methionine Residues Revealed by Gas-Phase IR/UV Spectroscopy." J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2012, 3(6), 755-759. (Editorial Selection for Virtual Special Issue)
  2. Biswal, H. S., Loquais, Y., Tardivel, B., Gloaguen, E., and Mons, M.; "Isolated monohydrates of a model peptide chain: effect of a first water molecule on the secondary structure of a capped phenylalanine." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133(11), 3931-3942.
  3. Biswal, H. S.*, Bhattacharyya, S., Shirhatti, P. R., Gloaguen, E., Wategaonkar, S. and Mons, M.; "Structure of the indole-benzene dimer: Revisited." J. Phys. Chem. A, 2011, 115(34), 9485-9492, (Prof. David W. Pratt Festschrift)
  4. Biswal, H. S., Shirhatti, P. R., and Wategaonkar, S.; "O-H•••O versus O-H•••S Hydrogen Bonding I: Experimental and computational studies on the p-Cresol-(H2O)1 and p-Cresol-(H2S)1 complexes." J. Phys. Chem. A, 2009, 113(19), 5633 -5643. (Featured as Cover Page)
  5. Biswal, H. S. and Wategaonkar, S.; "The Nature of N-H•••S Hydrogen Bond." J. Phys. Chem. A, 2009, 113(46), 12763-12773.
Phone (O) : +91-674-, (PABX) :
e-mail : himansu [at] niser [dot] ac [dot] in
Office : Theoretical Chemistry Lab