Supratim Banerjee

Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: supratim.banerjee [at]
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Research Interest:
  • Supramolecular polymers in aqueous media using host-guest chemistry of macrocyclic container molecules and self-healing materials
  • Molecular recognition in polar and aqueous media; luminescent sensors
  • Luminescent liquid crystals and liquid crystal-photonic crystal composites

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D. (Physical-organic, supramolecular and organic materials chemistry), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2011
  2. M. S. (Chemical Sciences), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2005
  3. B.Sc. (Chemistry Hons), Jadavpur University, 2002

  1. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (since February, 2016)
  2. Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2015-2016)
  3. Post-doctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Carsten Schmuck, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (2012-2015)
  4. Post-doctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Burkhard Koenig, University of Regensburg, Germany (2011-2012)

Awards and Honors:
  1. Post-doctoral Research fellowship in “New Materials from Supramolecular Self-Assembly”, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 2012.
  2. DFG GRK-1626 Post-doctoral Fellowship in Photocatalysis, University of Regensburg, Germany, 2011.
  3. CSIR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) (secured among the top 20% awardees in National Eligibility Test-NET), India: 2005-2007 and CSIR Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), India: 2007-2009.
  4. 3rd rank in the University in B.Sc. Jadavpur University, 2002.

Selected Publications:
  1. “A Supramolecular Gel from a Quadruple Zwitterion that responds to both Acid and Base” Yosuke Hisamatsu, Supratim Banerjee, M. B. Avinash, T. Govindaraju and Carsten Schmuck, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12550 (Chosen as a “Hot Paper” )
  2. “Molecular Imprinting of Luminescent Vesicles” Supratim Banerjee and Burkhard Koenig, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2967
  3. “Self-organization of multiple components in a steroidal hydrogel matrix: Design, construction and studies on novel tunable luminescent gels and xerogels” Supratim Banerjee, Ramesh Kandanelli, Sandip Bhowmik and Uday Maitra, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 8207