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Present Position

Professor, Depaartment of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur

Specialization: Physical Chemistry

  • Ph. D. (Chemistry), 1992, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India . Photophysical Properties and Proton Transfer Reactions in the Ground and Excited Singlet Electronic States of Organic Molecules

  • Post-doctoral Research Associate: 1997-1998, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA, Protein structure and stability in solution, circular dichrosim and flurescence-monitored kinetics and thermodynamics of  thermal-, pressure-, and chemical-induced unfolding and refolding studies, and ii) Laser spectroscopy and dynamics of proteins in solutions;

  • Post-doctoral Research Associate: 1995-1997, Louisiana State University, Baton Rogue, USA Photophysical properties of biologically important organic molecules, ii) Effects of organized media (micelles, cyclodextrins etc.) on proton-transfer reactions in the excited state, and iii) Development of methods for chiral separations of small organic molecules and drugs by micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography;

  • Post-doctoral Research Associate: 1992-1995, University Collage Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Acid-base catalyzed ring opening reactions of the anti-cancer drugs camptothecin and its derivatives, tautomerization of benzodiazepins, hydrolysis of epoxides, and hydration reactions of cyclic olefins in aqueous solution, and ii) Peralkylated cyclodextrins: drug delivery and liquid crystal properties;


  • American Chemical Society (1995-1999);
  • Chemical Research Society of India (Life);
  • Indian Society for Radiation and Photochemical Sciences (Life);

Research Interests

  • Molecular Self-Assembly and Supramolecular Chemistry;
  • Polymer-Surfactant, Protein-Surfactant Interactions;
  • Colloidal Drug/Gene Delivery Systems
  • Enantiomeric Separations by Capillary Electrophoresis

Courses Taught

  • Basic Physical Chemistry (UG);
  • Physical Chemistry-I (UG);
  • Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis (UG & PG);
  • Introduction to Polymer Chemistry (UG and PG);
  • Introduction to Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (UG);
  • Molecular Symmetry, Spectroscopy and Dynamics (PG);
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry (PG);
  • Biophysical Chemistry (PG);
  • Colloids and Drug Delivery (PG)
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory (UG and PG);
  • Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis Laboratory (PG);


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