I am from a small town, Kanchrapara, located in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. I completed my schooling there and then joined Jadavpur University for graduate studies and moved to Kolkata. I completed my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with a specialization in Physical Chemistry from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. After my postgraduation, I joined in the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, as a Ph.D. student, under the supervision of Prof. T. Pradeep. I am currently working in materials chemistry and mass spectrometry. Apart from research, I thoroughly enjoy traveling, listening to music and reading novels.


  • M. Sc from Jadavpur University
  • B. Sc from Jadavpur University

Research Interests

  • Mass spectrometry
  • Noble metal nanoclusters
  • Cluster-assembled supramolecular hybrid nanostructures

Representative Publications

Papri Chakraborty, Abhijit Nag, Ganapati Natarajan, Nayanika Bandyopadhyay, Ganesan Paramasivam, Manoj Kumar Panwar, Jaydeb Chakrabarti and Thalappil Pradeep, Rapid isotopic exchange in nanoparticles, Sci. Adv. 2019, eaau7555 (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau7555).

 Papri Chakraborty, Abhijit Nag, Amrita Chakraborty and Thalappil Pradeep, Approaching materials with atomic precision using supramolecular cluster assemblies, Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 2-11 (DOI:10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00369).

 Papri Chakraborty, Abhijit Nag, Ganesan Paramasivam, Ganapati Natarajan and Thalappil Pradeep, Fullerene functionalized monolayer protected silver clusters: [Ag29(BDT)12(C60)n]3- (n=1-9), ACS Nano. 2018, 12, 2415–2425 (DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b07759).

 Papri Chakraborty, Ananya Baksi, Sathish Kumar Mudedla, Abhijit Nag, Ganesan Paramasivam, Venkatesan Subramanian and Thalappil Pradeep, Understanding proton capture and cation-induced dimerization of [Ag29(BDT)12]3- clusters by ion mobility mass spectrometry, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 7593-7603 (DOI: 10.1039/C7CP08181B).

 Papri Chakraborty, Ananya Baksi, Esma Khatun, Abhijit Nag, Atanu Ghosh and Thalappil Pradeep, Dissociation of gas phase ions of atomically precise silver clusters reflects their solution phase stability, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 10971 -10981(DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b12485).



Honors and Rewards

  • Best poster awards for the work on “Rapid isotopic exchange in nanoparticles” at CRSI, February 7-9, 2019, held at CLRI, Chennai
  • Karnataka DST Nanoscience Award, December 6, 2018, at Bengaluru India Nano, held at Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru, for young researchers in the field of nanoscience.
  • Best poster awards for the work on “Fullerene-functionalized atomically precise silver nanoclusters” at ICONSAT, March 21 -23, 2018, held at IISC, Bengaluru.
  • Best poster awards for the work on “Stability of monolayer protected clusters towards dissociation” at Asian Academic Seminar, December 14-21, 2016, held at Tokyo, Japan.
  • Jadavpur University Gold Medal for standing first in order of merit in M.Sc., Chemistry (2015).
  • Prof. M.N. Das memorial award of Jadavpur University for securing highest marks in physical chemistry special paper in M.Sc., Chemistry (2015).
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitute Test (GATE), 2015
  • National Eligibility Test (NET): Ranked CSIR 51 in July, 2014
  • INSPIRE Scholarship from Department of Science and Technology (DST) (2010-2015)