Research interest

My primary research interests are design and synthesis of transition metal based luminescent novel Probes for Studying Submicrosecond-to-Microsecond Dynamics of bio-macromolecules, modification of bio-molecules through bio-conjugation and implementation of phospholipid Nanodisc as a potential drug delivery system. The probe synthesis and bio-conjugation requires ligand designing and multistep organic/ organometallic reactions, purification and complete structural characterization.  My research interest also includes study of electrochemical behavior of transition metal-ligand complexes in the presence of bio-molecule.

Awards and accomplishments

  • Recipient of the Lola Walsh Anacker Scholarship for outstanding female chemistry graduate student at The University of Montana,                                                   May 2009
  • University of Montana, Graduate Student Association Travel Award,            Aug 2009
  • Recipient of the prestigious Bertha Morton Scholarship at The University of Montana,                                                                                                                  2008
  • 2nd best poster award at the Fourth International Symposium on Biorganometallic Chemistry, Missoula, MT,                                                                                            2008
  • Recipient of the Mofazzel Hossain Scholarship for highest marks in the class (M. Phil) at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh,                                                                      2005
  • National Science and Technology, Information and Communication Ministry of Bangladesh graduate research fellowship                                                        2002  to 2003
  • Recipient of Jahangirnagar University Graduate Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement for securing 2nd position in the merit list,                                                2001
  • Recipient of Jahangirnagar University Undergraduate Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement for three consecutive years                                          1998 to 2000


  1. M Ravera, A Sharmin, E Rosenberg. Electrochemical studies of Ru (II) diimine bioconjugates  Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2015, 429, 87-92.
  2. Y Sun, JM Stine, DZ Atwater, A Sharmin, JBA Ross, K Briknarová Structural and Functional Characterization of the acidic region from the RIZ tumor suppressor. Biochemistry, 2015, 54 (6), 1390-1400
  3. Ayesha Sharmin, Luca Salassa, Edward Rosenberg, J. B. Alexander Ross, Geoffrey Abbott, Labe Black, Michelle Terwilliger, and Robert Brooks. Photophysical Studies of Bioconjugated Ruthenium Metal–Ligand Complexes Incorporated in Phospholipid Membrane Bilayers Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52 (19), pp 10835–108452.
  4. A. C. Bhowmick .M. Idrish Ali, M. Abul Kashem Liton, A. Sharmin, S. Ghosh Synthesis and characterization of few Iron,Rhenium and Manganise complexes containing Nitrigen, Phosphorous and Sulfur donor ligands. Journal of Science and Technology, 2(2); 195-200, July 2012.
  5. Kh. Mahid Uddin, Shishir Ghosh , Arun K. Raha, Graeme Hogarth, Edward Rosenberg, Ayesha Sharmin, Kennth I. Hardcastle, Shariff E. Kabir; Cluster-mediated alkenyl isomerism and carbon–carbon bond formation: The reaction of the unsaturated benzothiazole cluster [Os3(CO)9(l3-C7H4NS)(l-H)] with dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate Journal of Organometallic Chemistry  (2010),  695(10-11),  1435-1440.
  6. Sharmin, Ayesha; Darlington, Reuben C.; Hardcastle, Kenneth I.; Ravera, Mauro; Rosenberg, Edward; Alexander Ross, J. B.Tuning photophysical properties with ancillary ligands in Ru(II) mono-diimine complexes. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2009), 694(6), 988-1000.
  7. W. Gleason, E. Rosenberg, A. Sharmin, M. Hughes “Coordination Analysis of Silica Polyamines by FT-IR,” Proceedings SME 2008 Hydrometallurgy Conference, August 17-20, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, Phoenix, Arizona.
  8. Koridze, Avthandil A.; Sheloumov, Aleksey M.; Dolgushin, Fedor M.; Ezernitskaya, Mariam G.; Rosenberg, Edward; Sharmin, Ayesha; Ravera, Mauro.   Bis(ferrocenylethynyl)-Substituted Digold-Tetrarhenium Cluster: Unusual Structure and Electronic Communication between Ferrocenyl Groups.    Organometallics(2008), 27(23), 6163-6169. 
  9. Raha, Arun K.; Ghosh, Shishir; Manzurul Karim, Md.; Tocher, Derek A.; Begum, Noorjahan; Sharmin, Ayesha; Rosenberg, Edward; Kabir, Shariff E.   A comparative study of the reactivity of unsaturated triosmium clusters with tBuNC. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2008), 693(24), 3613-3621. 
  10. Kabir, Shariff E.; Raha, Arun K.; Hassan, Mohammad R.; Nicholson, Brian K.; Rosenberg, Edward; Sharmin, Ayesha; Salassa, Luca. Ruthenium and osmium carbonyl clusters incorporating stannylene and stannyl ligands. Dalton Transactions (2008), (32), 4212-4219. 
  11. Kabir, Shariff E.; Ahmed, Faruque; Ghosh, Shishir; Hassan, Mohammad R.; Islam, Muhammad S.; Sharmin, Ayesha; Tocher, Derek A.; Haworth, Daniel T.; Lindeman, Sergey V.; Siddiquee, Tasneem A.; Bennett, Dennis W.; Hardcastle, Kenneth I.   Reactions of rhenium and manganese carbonyl complexes with 1,8-bis(diphenylphosphino)naphthalene: Ligand chelation, C-H and C-P bond-cleavage reactions. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2008), 693(16), 2657-2665. 
  12. Raha, Arun K.; Hassan, Mohammad R.; Kabir, Shariff E.; Karim, Md. Manzurul; Nicholson, Brian K.; Sharmin, Ayesha; Salassa, Luca; Rosenberg, Edward.   An Electron-Deficient Triosmium Cluster Containing the Thianthrene Ligand: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity. Journal of Cluster Science (2008), 19(1), 47-62. 
  13. Begum, Noorjahan; Hyder, Md. Iqbal; Hassan, Mohammad R.; Kabir, Shariff E.; Bennett, Dennis W.; Haworth, Daniel T.; Siddiquee, Tasneem A.; Rokhsana, Dalia; Sharmin, Ayesha;  Rosenberg, Edward. Facile E-E and E-C Bond Activation of PhEEPh (E = Te, Se, S) by Ruthenium Carbonyl Clusters: Formation of Di- and Triruthenium Complexes Bearing Bridging dppm and Phenylchalcogenide and Capping Chalcogenido Ligands. Organometallics (2008), 27(7), 1550-1560. 
  14. Sharmin, Ayesha; Minazzo, Agnese; Salassa, Luca; Rosenberg, Edward; Alexander Ross, J. B.; Kabir, Shariff E.; Hardcastle, Kenneth I. Synthesis, structure, photophysical and electrochemical behavior of 2-amino-anthracene triosmium clusters. Inorganica Chimica Acta (2008), 361(6), 1624-1633. 
  15. Albertino, Andrea; Garino, Claudio; Ghiani, Simona; Gobetto, Roberto; Nervi, Carlo; Salassa, Luca; Rosenberg, Edward; Sharmin, Ayesha; Viscardi, Guido; Buscaino, Roberto; Croce, Gianluca; Milanesio, Marco. Photophysical properties and computational investigations of tricarbonylrhenium(I)[2-(4-methylpyridin-2-yl)benzo[d]-X-azole]L and tricarbonylrhenium(I)[2-(benzo[d]-X-azol-2-yl)-4-methylquinoline]L derivatives (X = N-CH3, O, or S; L = Cl-, pyridine).    Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2007), 692(6), 1377-1391. 
  16. Begum, Noorjahan; Bennett, Dennis W.; Hossain, G. M. Golzar; Kabir, Shariff E.; Sharmin, Ayesha; Haworth, Daniel T.; Siddiquee, Tasneem A.; Rosenberg, Edward.   Reactions of unsaturated quinoline triosmium clusters with tetramethylthiourea. Journal of Cluster Science (2005), 16(3), 413-428. 
  17. Akter, Hamida; Deeming, Antony J.; Golzar Hossain, G. M.; Kabir, Shariff E.; Mondol, Dwijendro N.; Nordlander, Ebbe; Sharmin, Ayesha; Tocher, Derek A. Triphenylphosphine-substituted selenido and sulfido clusters of osmium derived from Ph3P=Se or Ph3P=S. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry  (2005),  690(21-22),  4628-4639. 
  18. Begum, Noorjahan; Kabir, Shariff E.; Miah, Arzu; Sharmin, Ayesha. Triosmium clusters containing substituted quinoxaline derived ligands. Journal of the Bangladesh Chemical Society(2004), 17(1), 65-73. 
  19. Kabir, Shariff E.; Pervin, Salina; Sharmin, Ayesha;  Sarker, Nitai C.; Yesmin, Afroza; Siddiquee, Tasneem A.; Haworth, Daniel T.; Bennett, Dennis W.; Abdul Malik, K. M.   Synthesis, structures and reactivity of bis(diphenylphosphino)methane (dppm)-substituted selenido osmium carbonyl clusters. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2003), 681(1-2), 237-249.