Ritika Gautam

PhD (The University of Arizona)

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry




  • PhD (2017) The University of Arizona, USA
  • MSc (2012) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi



  • Gautam, R.; Petritis, S. J.; Tomat, E., Redox-Switchable Cyan Fluorescence of a BODIPY Analog Inspired by Propentdyopent Pigments.
    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry., 2019, 68-72 (2019)

  • Gautam, R.; Petritis, S. J.; Astashkin, A. V.; Tomat, E., Paramagnetism and Fluorescence of Zinc(II) Tripyrrindione: A Luminescent Radical Based on a Redox-Active Biopyrrin.
    Inorganic Chemistry., 57, 15240-15246 (2018). * Highlighted on the cover page of the Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.

  • Gautam, R.; Astashkin, A. V.; Chang, T. M.; Shearer, J.; Tomat, E. Interactions of Metal-Based and Ligand-Based Electronic Spins in Neutral Tripyrrindione π-Dimers.
    Inorganic Chemistry., 56, 6755–6762 (2017).

  • Gautam, R.; Tsuhen M Chang.; Astashkin, A. V.; Lincoln. K. M.; Tomat, E. Propentdyopent: A heme metabolite as an electron reservoir in transition metal complexes.
    Chemical Communications., 52, 6585-6588 (2016).

  • Gautam, R.; Loughrey, J. J.; Astashkin, A. V.; Shearer, J.; Tomat, E. Tripyrrindione as a redox-active ligand: Palladium (II) coordination in three redox states.
    Angewandte Chemie., 127, 15107-15110 (2015).

  • Gautam, R.; Akam, E. A.; Astashkin, A. V.; Loughrey, J. J.; Tomat, E. Sirtuin inhibitor sirtinol is an intracellular iron chelator.
    Chemical Communications., 51, 5104–5107 (2015).

  • Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur, 2019 onwards

  • Visiting Fellow, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, 2018- 2019

  • Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, 2017- 2018

  • Designated Campus Colleague, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2017-2018

  • INSPIRE Faculty Grant Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2019

  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2019 (Declined)

  • The ACS Southern Arizona Section Women Chemist Group GPSC Student Showcase 1st Place ACS Award, 2017.

  • David F. O’Brien Scholar Award for an outstanding fourth year PhD student in Chemistry at the University of Arizona, 2015.

  • Galileo Circle Scholar for the excellence in scientific research at the University of Arizona, 2015.

  • Distinguished Teaching Assistant award for excellence in teaching in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona, 2015


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