Himanshu Aggarwal, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows
​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​Dr. Aggarwal is interested in studying structure-function relationships of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Exploring new and reported MOFs for their gas sorption and separation properties is always fascinating to him

Selected Publications

  • Isolation of a structural intermediate during switching of degree of interpenetration in a Metal-Organic Framework
    H. Aggarwal, R. K. Das, P. M. Bhatt, and L. J. Barbour
    Chem. Sci., 6, 4986-4992, (2015)
  • Anomalous anisotropic thermal expansion in a one dimensional coordination polymer driven by conformational flexibility
    R.K. Das, H. Aggarwal and L.J. Barbour
    Inorg. Chem., 54 (17), 8171–8173, (2015)
  • Transformation from non- to double-interpenetration in robust Cd(II) doubly-pillaredlayered metal–organic frameworks
    H. Aggarwal, P. Lama, and L.J. Barbour
    Chem. Commun., 50, 14543-14546, (2014)
  • Direct evidence for Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal switching of degree of interpenetration in a Metal−Organic Framework
    H. Aggarwal, P.M. Bhatt, C.X. Bezuidenhout, and L.J. Barbour
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (10), 3776–3779, (2014)
  • Cobalt complexes appended with para- and meta-arylcarboxylic acids: influence of cation, solvent, and symmetry on hydrogen-bonded assemblies
    G. Kumar, H. Aggarwal, and R. Gupta
    Cryst. Growth 13 (1), 74–90, (2013)
  • Crystal Structure of Methyl Paraben Polymorph II
    N.K. Nath, H. Aggarwal, and A. Nangia
    Cryst. Growth Des., 11 (4), 967–971, (2011)
  • Education

    • ​Ph.D., Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2015
    • M.Sc., Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India, 2010

    Professional Profile

    • ​2016 – Present: Post-doctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2016 – 2016: Consolidoc Post-doctoral Fellow, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa