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Prasun K. Mandal

University of Hyderabad (2006)
Area of Interest:
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Microscopy and Ultrafast Fluorescence Dynamics of Chemical, Biological and Material systems
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Techniques: Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Confocal/TIRF/Wide-Field Microscopy, Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS, FCCS, FLCS), Single Molecule/Particle Tracking, Ultrafast Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Solvation Dynamics, Translational Dynamics, Rotational Dynamics etc.

Processes: Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET), Single Enzyme Kinetics, Single Protein Conformational Fluctuation, Translational/Rotational diffusion, Blinking, etc.

Materials: Quantum Dots/Rods, Fluoro-Sensors, Enzymes, Proteins, Ionic Liquids, Nano-materials.

Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D. (Fluorescence Spectroscopy), University of Hyderabad, India, 2006.
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Specialisation), University of Calcutta, India, 2001.
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry Honours), Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, University of Calcutta, India, 1999.

1. Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata, India (02/15 - ).

2. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata, India (01/10 - ). 

3. Post-doctoral researcher in group of Group of David Bensimon and Vincent Croquette, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France (04/09 - 12/09).

4. Post-doctoral researcher in group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Basché, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany (02/07 - 02/09).

Awards and Honors:
  1. Young Affiliate - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
  2. Marie Curie Fellowship (IIF).
  3. CNRS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
  4. Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship.
  5. Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR, India) – February 2004.
  6. Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship (CSIR, India)- December 2000.
  7. P. C. Rakshit memorial Chemistry quiz contest- 2nd prize for R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur (University of Calcutta) -1999.
  8. Best (2nd) Seminar Lecture on Chemical Toxicology, R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur (University of Calcutta) – 1997.
  9. National Merit Scholarship at Class X.
List of Publications:

21   " Strong Electron Donation Induced Differential Nonradiative Decay Pathways for para and meta GFP Chromophore Analogues", Tanmay Chatterjee, Mrinal Mandal, Venkatesh Gude, Partha Pratim Bag and Prasun K. Mandal*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17, xxx (2015)

20   "What type of nanoscopic environment does a cationic fluorophore experience in room temperature ionic liquids?" Anup Ghosh, Chayan K. De, Tanmay Chatterjee and Prasun K. Mandal*, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 17, 16587 (2015).

19   " Phenalenyl in Different Role: Catalytic Activation through the Non Bonding Molecular Orbital" Sudipta Raha Roy, A Nijamudheen, Anand Pariyar, Pawan Vardhanapu, Anup Ghosh, Prasun K Mandal*, Ayan Datta*, Swadhin K Mandal*, ACS Catalysis, 4, 4307−4319 (2014)

18   " On the Nanoscopic Environment a Neutral Fluorophore Experiences in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids", Anup Ghosh , Tanmay Chatterjee , Debjit Roy, Ananya Das , and Prasun K. Mandal *, J. Phys. Chem. C, 118, 5051-5057, (2014).

17   "Electronic spectral study of interaction of electron donor–acceptor dyes in the ground and excited state with a metal ion. Effect of molecular structure of the dye", SK Sardar, PK Mandal,* S Bagchi*, Journal of Luminescence, 145, 25-32, (2014).

16   "Chemical tweaking of a non-fluorescent GFPchromophore to a highly fluorescent coumarinicfluorophore: application towards photo-uncaging andstem cell imaging" Tanmay Chatterjee, Debjit Roy, Ananya Das, Anup Ghosh, Partha Pratim Bagand Prasun K. Mandal*, RSC Adv., 3, 24021-24024, (2013).

15   "On the Heterogeneity of Fluorescence Lifetime of Room Temperature Ionic Liquids: Onset of a Journey for Exploring Red Emitting Dyes", Anup Ghosh, Tanmay Chatterjee, Prasun K. Mandal*, Chem. Commun., 48, 6250-6252, (2012).

14   ";Monogalactopyranosides of fluorescein and fluorescein methyl ester: synthesis, enzymatic hydrolysis by biotnylated beta-galactosidase, and determination of translational diffusion coefficient",;Mandal, Prasun K.; Cattiaux, Laurent; Bensimon, David; Mallet, Jean Maurice*, Carbohydrate Research, 358,40-46, (2012).

13   "Interaction of alkali, alkaline earth and transition metal ions with a ketocyanine dye: A comparative electronic spectroscopic study",;Sardar, Sanjib Kr; Srikanth, Kambalapalli; Mandal, Prasun K*; Bagchi, S*,Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 99, 37-45, (2012).

12   “A Simple and Versatile Route to Stable Quantum Dot-Dye Hybrids in Non-Aqueous and Aqueous Solutions”,Ting Ren, Prasun K. Mandal, Wolfgang Erker, Zhihong Liu, Yuri Avlasevich, Larissa Puhl, Klaus Müllen, Thomas Basché*,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 17242, (2008).

11   “Excitation Wavelength Dependent Fluorescence Behavior of the Room Temperature Ionic Liquids and Dissolved Dipolar Solutes”, Prasun K. Mandal, A. Paul and A. Samanta*, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A Chem. 182(2), 113, (2006).

10   “Room Temperature Ionic Liquids as Media for Photophysical Studies”, Prasun K. Mandal, A. Paul and A. Samanta*, J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 53, 247, (2006).

9     “Solvation Dynamics in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids: Dynamic Stokes Shift Studies of Fluorescence of Dipolar Molecules”, Prasun K. Mandal, S. Saha, R. Karmakar and A. Samanta*. Current Science 90, 301, (2006).(Review Article).

8     “Fluorescence Studies in a Pyrrolidinium Room Temperature Ionic Liquid: Measurement of Polarity and Solvation Dynamics”, Prasun K. Mandal and A. Samanta*. J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 15172, (2005).

7     “Fluorescence Studies in Environmentally Benign Solvents: Solvation Dynamics of Coumarin 102 in [bmim][BF4]” , Prasun K. Mandal, A. Paul and A. Samanta*, Res. Chem. Intermed. 31, 575, (2005).

6     “Fluorescence Response of Mono- and Tetraazacrown Derivatives of 4-aminophthalimide with and without Some Transition and Post Transition Metal Ions”, N. B. Sankaran, Prasun K. Mandal, B. Bhattacharya and A. Samanta*, J. Mater. Chem. 15, 2854, (2005).

5     “On the Optical Properties of the Imidazolium Ionic Liquids”, A. Paul, Prasun K. Mandal and A. Samanta*, J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 9148, (2005).

4     “How Transparent are the Imidazolium Ionic Liquids? A case study with 1-methyl-3-butylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate, [bmim][PF6]”, A. Paul, Prasun K. Mandal and Anunay Samanta*, Chem. Phys. Lett. 402, 375,(2005).

3     “Excitation-Wavelength-Dependent Fluorescence Behavior of Some Dipolar Molecules in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids”, Prasun K. Mandal, Moloy Sarkar and Anunay Samanta*, J. Phys. Chem. A 108, 9048, (2004).

2     “Solvation Dynamics of Nile Red in a Room Temperature Ionic Liquid Using Streak Camera”, S. Saha, Prasun K. Mandal and Anunay Samanta*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6, 3106, (2004).

1     “Evidence of Ground State Proton Transfer Reaction of 3-Hydroxyflavone in Neutral Alcoholic Solvents”, Prasun K. Mandal and Anunay Samanta*, J. Phys. Chem. A 107, 6334, (2003).