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Dr Amit Ghosh


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, I. Paul, M. Schmittel "Cooperative Effects in Switchable Catalysis: Enhancing Double-Click Reaction Yield of Symmetrical Rotaxanes" Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 20558–20562. [Link]

  2. 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. Soc. 2021, 143, 14926–14935. [Link]

  3. A. Ghosh, I. Paul, M. Schmittel "Multitasking with Chemical Fuel: Dissipative Formation of a Pseudorotaxane Rotor from Five Distinct Components" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 5319–5323. [Link]

  4. Y.-F. Li, A. Ghosh, P. K. Biswas, S. Saha, M. Schmittel "Exchange Speed of Four-Component Nanorotors Correlates with Hammett Substituent Constants" Chemistry, 2021, 3, 116–125. [Link]

  5. A. Ghosh, M. Schmittel "Using Multiple Self-sorting for Switching Functions in Discrete Multicomponent Systems" Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 2831–2853. [Link]

  6. S. Saha, A. Ghosh, Thomas Paululat, Michael Schmittel "Allosteric Regulation of Rotational, Optical and Catalytic Properties within Multicomponent Machinery" Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 8693–8700. [Link]

  7. A. Ghosh, I. Paul, M. Schmittel "Time-Dependent Pulses of Lithium Ions in Cascaded Signaling and Out-of-Equilibrium (Supra)molecular Logic" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 18954–18957. [Link]

  8. 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) ChemistryOpen. 2019, 8, 1355–1360. [Link]

  9. A. Ghosh, I. Paul, S. Saha, T. Paululat, M. Schmittel "Machine Metathesis: Thermal and Catalyzed Exchange of Piston Rods in Multicomponent Nanorotor/Nanoslider Ensemble" Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 7973–7976. [Link]

  10. A. Ghosh, I. Paul, M. Adlung, C. Wickleder, M. Schmittel "Oscillating Emission of [2]Rotaxane Driven by Chemical Fuel" Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 1046–1049. [Link]

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