Dr. Suchismita Saha

Dr. Suchismita Saha


Post Doc


Room: 4410 (O26)
Phone: +49(0)731-50-22788



Suchismita was born in Kolkata (West Bengal, India). She did her bachelor in chemistry honours from Jadavpur University (West Bengal, India) and masters from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. She did her PhD in Germany under the supervision of Prof. Michael Schmittel (Universität Siegen). After completing her PhD in July 2020, she moved to The Netherlands to join the group of Dr. Sander Wezenberg as a postdoctoral researcher. She joined the Delius group in April 2022 to do her 2nd postdoc. In the free time, Suchismita enjoys photography, doing yoga and reading books.

Master Thesis

Development and Synthesis of Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) and Investigation of Their Catalytic Activities

Ph.D. Thesis

From Standalone Supramolecular Devices to Cybernetically Controlled Molecular Machinery

Research area

Mechanically Interlocked Carbon Allotropes

Fellowships & Awards

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2014: 87
  • CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship (June 2013): 77
  • JAM (Joint Admission Test for M.Sc.) 2012: 109
  • Selected as Summer Research Fellowship Programme (SRFP) 2010 by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
  • Selected as a Scholar of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (Year 2009)
  • Department of Science and Technology INSPIRE SCHOLARSHIP (2009-2014) (given only to top 1%) from Government of India

Conference contributions

  • Supra Chem 2019, University of Würzburg, Germany, February 2019, poster presentation
  • 10th International Symposium on Nano and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISNSC-2018), University of Dresden, Germany, July 2018, poster presentation
  • Conjugated Oligomers and Polymers (KOPO-2017), Bad Honnef, Germany, August 2017, poster presentation
  • Supra Chem 2017, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, February 2017, poster presentation


11)Y. Li, A. Ghosh, P. K. Biswas, S. Saha, M. Schmittel Exchange Speed of Four-Component Nanorotors Correlates with Hammett Substituent ConstantsChemistry 2021, 3, 116-125
10)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)Journal of the American Chemical Society 2021, 143, 14926-14935
9)P. K. Biswas, A. Goswami, S. Saha, M. Schmittel Dynamics of Hydrogen Bonding in Three-Component NanorotorsChemistry - A European Journal 2020, 26, 14095-14099
8)S. Saha, A. Ghosh, T. Paululat, M. Schmittel Allosteric regulation of rotational, optical and catalytic properties within multicomponent machineryDalton Transactions 2020, 49, 8693-8700
7)P. K. Biswas, S. Saha, S. Gaikwad, M. Schmittel Reversible Multicomponent AND Gate Triggered by Stoichiometric Chemical Pulses Commands the Self-Assembly and Actuation of Catalytic MachineryJournal of the American Chemical Society 2020, 142, 7889-7897
6)A. Goswami, S. Saha, P. K. Biswas, M. Schmittel (Nano)mechanical Motion Triggered by Metal Coordination: from Functional Devices to Networked Multicomponent Catalytic MachineryChemical Reviews 2019, 120, 125-199
5)S. Saha, P. K. Biswas, M. Schmittel Reversible Interconversion of a Static Metallosupramolecular Cage Assembly into a High-Speed Rotor: Stepless Adjustment of Rotational Exchange by Nucleophile AdditionInorganic Chemistry 2019, 58, 3466-3472
4)S. Saha, P. K. Biswas, I. Paul, M. Schmittel Selective and reversible interconversion of nanosliders commanded by remote control via metal-ion signalingChemical Communications 2019, 55, 14733-14736
3)A. Ghosh, I. Paul, S. Saha, T. Paululat, M. Schmittel Machine Metathesis: Thermal and Catalyzed Exchange of Piston Rods in Multicomponent Nanorotor/Nanoslider EnsembleOrganic Letters 2018, 20, 7973-7976
2)P. K. Biswas, S. Saha, T. Paululat, M. Schmittel Rotating Catalysts Are Superior: Suppressing Product Inhibition by Anchimeric Assistance in Four-Component Catalytic MachineryJournal of the American Chemical Society 2018, 140, 9038-9041
1)P. K. Biswas, S. Saha, Y. Nanaji, A. Rana, M. Schmittel Influence of Rotator Design on the Speed of Self-Assembled Four-Component Nanorotors: Coordinative Versus Dispersive InteractionsInorganic Chemistry 2017, 56, 6662-6670