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Malay K Mahato

I am from a small village of Purulia district, West Bengal. I did my B.Sc. from J K College, Purulia (2011-2014) and completed my M.Sc. from IIT Madras (2014-2016). I joined Prof. Prasad's research group as a Ph.D. student in July 2016. My research interest is Photophysical investigation of excited state dynamics of the donor-acceptor system which based on Quantum dots.

Soumi Roy

B.Sc.: Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya, Burdwan, West Bengal

M.Sc.: The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal
Research area: Electron and energy transfer from the electronically excited state

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Subhangi Sahoo

I am from Bhubaneswar which is the temple city of Odisha. I have graduated from BJB Autonomous college, Bhubaneswar in 2014 and completed my masters from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack in 2016. I did M.Phil. from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 2017.  Currently, I am pursuing my PhD under the guidance of Prof. Edamana Prasad. Area of research includes Self-healing hydrogel. The most fascinating thing for me is to travel.

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Swatilekha Pratihar

B.Sc (chemistry): Presidency College, Calcutta University, Kolkata, West Bengal
M.Sc ( Physical Chemistry specialization): Presidency University, Kolkata, West Bengal
Research Area: Mechanism of excited state dynamics of selected Donor-Acceptor systems

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I am from Thiruvananthapuram which is the land of Lord Padmanabha and the capital city of Kerala. I have graduated from Fatima Mata National College, Kollam in 2013 and completed my masters from the Department of Chemistry, University of Kerala in 2015. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD under the guidance of Prof. Edamana Prasad. Area of research includes synthesis, characterization and properties evaluation of 2D materials. Apart from research, I like to be involved in my own world of reading, music, writing etc. More than that, I have a never-ending passion for teaching.

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Kingshuk Debsharma

I am from a small town named Diamond Harbour near to Kolkata, West Bengal. I did my schooling from Sarisha Ramakrishna Mission Sikha Mandir and Diamond Harbour High School. I did my graduation from Jadavpur University (2011-2014) and completed my Masters from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2014-2016). Now, I am pursuing my research career under the guidance of Prof. Edamana Prasad and my basic research interest is “Insight into the Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) and Emission Enhancement (AIEE) based on Hydro and Heterocarbon Molecular Systems. Besides that, I am interested in acting and directing drama/short movies and playing football and cricket. I am a die-hard supporter of Arsenal FC and Brazil national football team.

Contact No : 9790469660, 8900620370.

Alphy Sebastian P

I am from Kannur, Kerala. Academic Details: B.Sc. (Chemistry): Nirmalagiri College, Kannur University (2013) M.Sc. (Chemistry): Payyanur College, Kannur University (2015) UGC- JRF Research Area: Design and synthesis of metallogels and study of its stimuli-responsive behavior.

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Srikanta Patra

B.Sc. (Chemistry): Stewart Sc. College, Utkal University, Odisha (2009) M.Sc. (Chemistry): Utkal University (2011) M. Phil. (Inorganic Chemistry): Utkal University (2012) Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry): Continuing… (Joined on 06 Jan 2016, Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras). Working Under Prof. U.V. Varadaraju(Guide) and Prof. Edamana Prasad (Co-Guide). Research Area: Fluorescent Gels and their application. Other Achievements: Qualified CSIR-UGC NET LECTURESHIP (2012), GATE (2012, 2013, 2014). I was engaged in teaching Inorganic chemistry in intermediate and graduate level Students (2012-2014). Place: Cuttack, Odisha Hobby and attitude: I love teaching. Collecting new books and have the interest to work in a group and sometimes acting. I want to be simple and live happily.

Contact No : 7550160192/ 7008415656


I completed my masters in biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati; and bachelors in biotechology from Karpaga Vinayaga Educational Groups, Kanchipuram. I am an Interdisciplinary (IDRP) Ph.D., student with Department of Biotechnology (under the guidance of Dr.Vignesh Muthuvijayan) and Department of Chemistry (jointly with Dr.Edamana Prasad). I am currently working on novel self-assembled structures for biomedical applications. My research areas include biomaterials, tissue engineering, drug delivery and molecular dynamics simulations.

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Dr. A. Malek

I have completed BSc degree in Chemistry (Honors) from University of Calcutta, West Bengal, in 2013. I have then joined the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras for MSc degree. My immense thirst towards science had landed me on the arena of PhD in 2015. In the quest of scientific knowledge, I have straddled both the chemistry and metallurgy-materials aspect and interconnected those in my research problems. After experiencing the incredible journey of PhD, learning from the failure and mistakes, trying something new and odd, I have added my small drops of research to the ocean of science and submitted my thesis work on 3rd January 2019. Following are my thrust areas of research experience and interest:

  1. Energy: Sustainable and clean energy: Chemical water splitting; Hydrogen production from contaminated/tap water; CO2 capture as fuel; Solar energy conversion; energy storage.
  2. Materials Science: Nanochemistry; nanostructure engineering; quantum dots; Alloys.
  3. Analytical Chemistry: Fluorescent sensor design and application; physical properties & characterization by spectroscopy; detection and removal of contaminants from water.
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Dr. Prabakaran P

Thesis title: Design, synthesis and self-assembly of selected dendrimeric and polymeric supramolecular architectures Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Shenzhen University, China. Wechat: chemistryprabakaran

Dr. Prashant Kumar

Thesis title: Design and synthesis of organo-lanthanide based gels for white light emission through resonance energy transfer

Dr. Sitakanta Satapathy

Title thesis: Charge transport in poly(aryl ether) dendron gels: insights from improved assembly and electronic structure

Dr. Vivek B

Thesis title: Design and synthesis of multi-component self-healing hydrogels with super adsorption properties

Dr. Chanchal Agarwal

Thesis title: Design, Synthesis and Photophysical Studies of Acylhydrazone and Thiourea Based Fluorescent Sensors

 Previous positionPost-Doc in the University of Pavia, Italy (2014-2015).
Current position: Assistant Professor, Dr. Ambedkar College, Deekshabhoomi (Aff. to Nagpur University), Nagpur (2016 onwards).

Dr. Lekha PK

Thesis title:

Dr. Ramya Kannan


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Dr. Ayan Bhattacharyya

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Dr. Lasitha P

Thesis title: Study of the Influence of Imide Modification of Perylene and Naphthalene Diimides on Self-Assembly and Emission Behaviour

Dr. Partha Malakar

Thesis title: Mechanistic study of supramolecular self-assembly by small molecules and low molecular weight gelators

Dr. Kaviya S

Thesis title: Green Synthesis of Ag, Au, ZnO and CdS Nanosystems: Application Towards Sensing and Photocatalysis

Dr. T Madhubabu

Thesis title: Design, Synthesis and Structure-Property Evaluation of Dendrons and Steroid Based Low Molecular Weight Gelators

Dr. M Jaseer

Thesis title: Study of Self-Assembly, Mesophase Formation and Photophysical Properties of Selected Fluorescent Molecules

Dr. Tufan Ghosh

Thesis title: Synthesis, Photophysical Investigations and Applications of Graphene-Based Nanomaterials

Dr. Kavitha M

Thesis title: Designing Dendritic Systems for in-situ Formation and Stabilization of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles

Dr. Sandeepan Maity

Thesis title: Study of Electron Transfer Rates between Divalent Lanthanide Complexes and Selected Organic Molecules in Solution Phase

Dr. Rajamalli P

Thesis title: Design, Synthesis and Structure-Property Evaluation of novel Poly (Aryl-Ether) based Luminescent Organogels

Dr. Jasmine MJ

Thesis title: Effect of Aggregation on the Photophysical, Morphological and Encapsulation Properties of Poly(Amido Amine ) Dendrimers

Dr. E. Ravindran

Dr. N.VidhyaLakshmi

My research interest is Self assembly and gelation. I have completed B.Sc.  chemistry in Seethalakshmi Ramasamy college, Tiruchy (2005) and MSc. Chemistry in Bharathidasan University, Tiruchy (2007). I have cleared NET and GATE and received Ph.D in Organic Chemistry in Central Leather Research Institute (CSIR) (2013). I have joined in Prof.Edamana Prasad ’s research laboratory as women post-doctorate followed by fast track young scientist.  I also have worked as a national postdoctoral fellow (SERB)  under Prasad's group.

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B.Sc (Chemistry) : Holy cross college, Tiruchirappalli. M.Sc (Chemistry) : National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. Ph.D (Chemistry) : National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. PDF : Pusan National University, South Korea. National Post Doctoral Fellow at IITM Research interest: Synthesis of fluorescent molecules and supramolecular organogels for the sensing of various analytes and to study the mechanofluorochromic properties.

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Dr. Soumya

I am from Fort Cochin, a beautiful place blessed with backwaters and beaches in the south-west of Kochi, Kerala. I completed my bachelors in chemistry from The Cochin College, Cochin and masters in Chemistry from NIT, Tiruchirapalli. I then pursued my Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.   I was a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Prasad’s group. I love reading novels, traveling and gardening. My research interest is oriented towards the excited state dynamics of organic dyes, organic/inorganic nanomaterials and hybrid systems.  

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Swadhin Gorain (M.Sc 2015-2017)

Kingshuk Debsharma (M.Sc 2014-2016)

Chirantan Gayen (M.Sc. 2014-2016)

Kanad Majumder (M.Sc. 2015-2017)

Academic Qualification: 2012-2015: BSc. Chemistry Honors, University of Calcutta 2015-2017: MSc. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Thesis: “Photophysical properties of CdTe Quantum Dots in gel” with Prof. Edamana Prasad.   Current Position: 2017-present: Doctoral Fellow (SRF), Solid State and Structural Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) Doctoral Advisor: Prof. Satish Patil  

Ayan Dutta (M.Sc. 2015-2017)

Ruchira Basu (M.Sc. 2016-2018)

Fiona Mukherjee (M.Sc. 2016-2018)

Soumili Chowdhury (M.Sc. 2018-2020)

B.Sc. (Chemistry): Serampore College, Calcutta University, Kolkata, West Bengal. M.Sc. (Chemistry): IIT Madras Project title: Architecting Novel Functional pi-conjugated AIE-gens: Synthesis, Photophysics and Plausible applications.

Anannya Banerjee (M.Sc. 2018-2020)

I am from the suburbs of Kolkata,  city of joy and have completed graduation from Presidency University. Here I am doing Master's in Chemistry and the topic of my M.Sc project is: "Design, synthesis and photophysical study of Pyrediyne Quantum dots.

Anjali Sangwan (M.Sc. 2017-2019)

2nd year M.Sc. chemistry.
M Sc. Project - Removal of heavy toxic metal ions such as Pb(II) and Cd(II), from water with simultaneous hydrogen production.

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