Dept. > Chemistry > Teaching StaffDr. Jency Thomas, M.Sc., Ph.D.




Ph.D.           Chemistry          Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi                                                   2009 – 2004

Dissertation: Structure-synthesis correlation of

phosphomolybdate based solids: Linking molecular

units and their solid-state counterparts


M.Sc.           Chemistry              Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi                                              2004 – 2002


B.Sc.           Chemistry              Maitreyi College, University of Delhi                                                2002 – 1999





  1. J. Thomas, S. Sharma, S. E. Lofland, K. V. Ramanujachary and A. Ramanan, Formation of high nuclearity mixed-valent polyoxovanadates in the presence of copper amine complexes, Journal of Chemical Sciences, 118, 79-86 (2006).
  2. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Growing crystals from solution: by design or by default, Current Science, 93, 1664-1667 (2007).
  3. M. Asnani, J. Thomas, P. Sen and A. Ramanan, Surfactant controlled synthesis of crystalline phosphovanadate nanorods, Materials Research Bulletin, 42, 686-695 (2007).
  4. S. Sharma, J. Thomas, A. Ramanan, M. Panthöfer and M. Jansen, Hydrothermal synthesis of vanadium oxide nanotubes from oxide precursors, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 7, 1985-1989 (2007).
  5. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Growth of copper pyrazole complex based phosphomolybdates: Supramolecular interactions dictate nucleation of a crystal, Crystal Growth & Design, 8, 3390-3400 (2008).
  6. J. Thomas, K. R. Kannan and A. Ramanan, Nanostructured phosphomolybdates, Journal of Chemical Sciences, 120, 529-536 (2008).
  7. J. Thomas, Designing materials of contemporary interest: A perspective, Chemcos, 1, 3-6 (2008).
  8. J. Thomas, M. Agarwal, A. Ramanan, N. Chernova and M. S. Whittingham, Copper Pyrazole Directed Crystallization of Decavanadates: Synthesis and characterization of {Cu(pz)}4[{Cu(pz)3}2V10O28] and (Hpz)2[{Cu(pz)4}2V10O28].2H2O, CrystEngComm. 11, 625-631 (2009). 
  9. U. Kumar, J. Thomas and N. Thirupati, Factors Dictating the Nuclearity/Aggregation and Acetate Coordination Modes of Lutidine-Coordinated Zinc(II) Acetate Complexes, Inorganic Chemistry, 49, 62-72 (2009).
  10. R. S. Prasad, J. Thomas and N. K. Jha, Crystal structure of tetraphenylarsonium diisothiocyanatodichlorocobaltate(II), Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 40, 122-125 (2009).
  11. M. Singh, D. Kumar, J. Thomas, A. Ramanan, Crystallization of Copper(II) Sulfate based Minerals and MOF from solution: Chemical insights into the supramolecular interactions, Journal of Chemical Sciences, 122, 757-769 (2010).
  12. M. Singh, J. Thomas, A. Ramanan, Supramolecular interactions dictate nucleation of a crystal: From molecules to materials, Australian Journal of Chemistry, 63, 565-572 (2010).
  13. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Phosphomolybdate cluster based solids mediated by transition metal complexes, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 372, 243-249 (2011).
  14. U. Kumar, J. Thomas, R. Nagarajan and N. Thirupati, 3,5-Lutidine coordinated zinc(II) aryl carboxylate complexes: Precursors for zinc(II) oxide, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 372, 191-199 (2011).
  15. U. Kumar, J. Thomas, M.  Agarwal and N. Thirupati, Effects of steric/basic properties of Lewis bases on the degree of aggregation of zinc(II) pivalate complexes, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 370, 122-131 (2011).
  16. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Crystallization of Phosphomolybdate Clusters Mediated by Copper Azole Complexes: Influence of pH and temperature, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 396, 126-135 (2013).
  17. J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, What Triggers Supramolecular Isomerism in Nonmolecular Solids? A case study of Copper Pyridazine Halides, Journal of Chemical Sciences, 128, 1687-1694 (2016).
  18. K. R. Mote, J. Thomas and A. Ramanan, Crystal engineering of molecular to nonmolecular metal malonates in presence of piperazine: Role of metal ions in tuning architectures, Indian Journal of Chemistry, 57A, 1081-1090 (2018)




J. Thomas, M. Asnani, S. Sharma and A. Ramanan, Nanostructured vanadium oxides, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ed. H. S. Nalwa, Academic Press, San Diego (2011).


SCHOLARSHIPS                                            :

  • Honeywell Research Fellowship by Honeywell India Private Limited (2007 - 2009).
  • Senior Research Fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India (2006 - 2007).
  • Junior Research Fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India (2004 - 2006).



  • DST-DFG award for participation in the 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, June 29 - July 3, 2009, Lindau. 
  • “Outstanding Research Scholar Award” by Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi for high cumulative impact factor, March 2009.
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi for publishing an article in high impact factor (>4) journal during the academic year 2008-2009.
  • Best poster award at International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT-2007) held at Suntech City, Singapore, July 1-6, 2007.
  • Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering, GATE-2004 (Score: 98.25 percentile; All India Rank: 56).
  • Certificate of Merit for standing first in Bachelor of Science, Department of Chemistry, Maitreyi College (2001-2002 and 1999-2000).
  • Shri Radha Sai Ram Memorial Award for “The Best Student” in Department of Chemistry, Maitreyi College (1999-2000).



Life Member           The Chemical Society, IIT Delhi

Life Member           Indian Crystallographic Association (Membership No. LM411) 

Life Member           The Indian Association of Solid State Chemists and Allied Scientists (Membership No. LM303)

Member                 Board of Studies, Polymer Chemistry, University of Calicut (2016-2019)

Member                 Board of Studies, Chemistry, St. Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur (2016-2018)

Member                 Board of Studies, Chemistry, St. Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur (2014-2016)

Member                 Materials Research Society, Singapore, Membership No. ICMAT2007/MRS-0995 (2007 – 2009)


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