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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Rao

Asst. Professor, Department of Chemistry
1 MScPhysical ChemistryD. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur2009
2 PhDComputational Studies on Atmospheric Degradation of Hydrofluoroethers (HFEs) D. D. U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur2014
3 PDF Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune2015
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Reactions and Kinetics
S.NO.YearTitle of the professional development ProgrammeDate and Duration (from – to)
1 2020UGC-Human Resource Development Centre Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, 117th Orientation Programme 04th-24th January, 2020


UG Experience: 2 Year(s)
  • B.Sc

PG Experience: 2 Year(s)
  • M.Sc. I Sem.
  • M.Sc. II Sem.
  • M.Sc. III Sem.
  • M. Sc. IV Sem.


Total Research Experience: 7 Years
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Reactions and Kinetics

C. Kalalian, G. El Dib, H. J. Singh, P. K. Rao, E. Roth, A. Chakir. Tempereature Dependent Kinetic Study of theGas Phase Reaction of Ozone with 1-penten-3-ol, cis-2-penten-1-ol andtrans-3-hexen-1-ol: Experimental and Theoretical Data. Atmos. Environ.  2020, 223, 117306. (IF-4.012)


C. Kalalian, E. Roth, G. El Dib, H. J. Singh, P. K. Rao, A. Chakir. Product Investigation of the Gas PhaseOzonolysis of 1-penten-3-ol, cis-2-penten-1-ol and trans-3-hexen-1-ol.  Atmos. Environ.  2020, 238,117732. (IF-4.012)


D. Choudhari, S. S. Gawalia, D.Chakravarty, S. Shaikh, D. N. Lande, S. P. Gejji, P. K. Rao, S. Satpute, V. G. Puranik, R. Gonnade. Synthesis andbiological activity of imidazole based 1,4-naphthoquinones. New. J. Chem. 2020, 44, 6889-6901. (IF-3.069)


P. K. Rao, R. C. Deka, N. K. Gour and S. P. Gejji Understanding theAtmospheric Oxidation of HFE-7500 (C3F7CF(OC2H5)CF(CF3)2)Initiated by Cl and NO3 Radical from Theory. J. Phy. Chem. A, 2018, 122, 7699-6808. (IF-2.847)


P. K. Rao and S. P. Gejji. Reaction Pathways andRate Constants for Atmospheric Oxidation of HCFO-1233zd(E) Initiated by OHRadical, Cl Atom and O3 Molecule. J. Fluor. Chem., 2018,211, 180-193. (IF- 2.102)


P. K. Rao and S. P. Gejji. Kinetics andMechanistic Investigations of Atmospheric Oxidation of HFO-1345fz by OHRadical: Insights from Theory. J. Phys. Chem. A. 2017, 121, 595-607. (IF-2.847)


P. K. Rao and S. P. Gejji. Molecular Insightsfor the HFO-1345fz +X (X=Cl, O3 or NO3·) Reaction and Fate of Alkoxy RadicalsInitiated by Cl: DFT Investigations. J. Fluor. Chem. 2017, 204, 65-75. (IF-2.102)


P. K. Rao and H. J. Singh. Kinetics and Mechanism of Gas-phase Reactionof CF3OCH2CH3 (HFE-263) with the OH radical -ATheoretical Study. Can. J. Chem. 2015, 93, 303-310. (IF-1.003)


H. J. Singh, L. Tiwari and P. K. Rao. Computational Study on theKinetics of OH initiated Oxidation of Methyl Difluoroacetate (CF2HCOOCH3).MolecularPhysics. 2014, 112, 1892-1898. (IF-1.837)


H. J. Singh, L. Tiwari and P. K. Rao. Computational Study on OHand Cl Initiated Oxidation of2,2,2-Trifluoroethyl Trifluoroacetate (CF3C(O)OCH2CF3).Bull. KoreanChem. Soc. 2014, 35, 1385-1390. (IF-0.602)


H. J. Singh, P. K. Rao and L. Tiwari. Theoretical Studies on OH and Cl initiatedHydrogen Atom Abstraction of HFE-227pc (CF3OCF2CHF2).  J. Atmos. Chem.2013, 70, 257-268. (IF-1.681)


H. J. Singh, N. K. Gour, P. K. Rao and L. Tiwari. TheoreticalInvestigation on the Kinetics and Branching Ratio of the Gas-phase Reaction ofSevofluorane with Cl atom.  J. Mol. Model.2013, 19, 4815-4822. (IF-1.425)


H. J. Singh, B. K. Mishra and P. K. Rao. Computational Study on theThermal Decomposition and Isomerization of the CH3OCF2ORadical.  Can. J. Chem. 2012, 90, 403-409. (IF-1.003)


H. J. Singh, B. K. Mishra and P. K. Rao. Hydrogen- Atom AbstractionReaction of CF3CH2OCF3 by Hydroxyl Radical. Bull. KoreanChem. Soc. 2010, 31, 1-5. (IMF-0.602)

S.NO.Name of the principal InvestigatorDurationName of the Research ProjectAmount/Fund receivedName of funding agencyYear of sanctionStatus (Complted /Ongoing)
1 Dr. Pradeep Kumar Rao2 YearUGC Start-up Programme10 LakhUGC2018Ongoing
ITC Cell Member, DDU Gorakhpur University
  • Currently Enrolled: 1
  • Awarded:              0

Administrative Responsibility

S.NO.DescriptionFromToYear & Month
1 Assistant Center Superintendent Evaluation B.A. Part I Examination03/07/202022/08/2020 1 Month
2 Laboratory Incharge M.Sc. 108/07/2020Till Date2 Year 0 Month
3 Assistant Center Superintendent M.Sc. Exam28/05/2019  

Awards & Fellowships

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