Sanchit Kumar,Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Post-doctoral Fellow, Ph.D.


Research Interests


  • Generation and exploration of ground and excited state potential energy surfaces for a wide range of applications, spanning from atmospheric chemistry to catalysis.

Selected Publications

  • A quantum-mechanical investigation of O(3P) + CO scattering cross sections at superthermal collision energies. Sanchit Kumar et al. MNRAS 519, 1253 (2023)
  • Quantum dynamics study of rotational transitions of NCCN induced by He collision. Sanchit Kumar, A. Kushwaha and TJ Dhilip Kumar J. Chem. Phys. 149, 174312 (2018)
  • Ab Initio Potential Energy Surfaces of C3 Collision with Proton and Quantum Dynamics of Rotational Transition Sanchit Kumar and T. J. Dhilip Kumar J. Phys. Chem. A 122, 5437 (2018)


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India, 2021


Professional Profile


  • Professional Profile
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, (2023-Present) KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, (2022-2023) Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, (2021-2022) Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE


  • Qualified National Eligibility Test and selected for Junior Research Fellowship (NET/JRF), CSIR-UGC, India (All India Rank for JRF 38 in Chemical Sciences).
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2016.
  • International Travel Support (ITS) by Science and Engineering Research Board, Government of India to present research work in an international scientific event.

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)


Research Interests Keywords

Potential energy surfaces excited states multireference calculations