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Amitava Das

Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: amitava [at]
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Research Interest:

Molecular Recognition; Supramolecular Chemistry; Stimuli-responsive nanostructured material, Stimuli-responsive drug release and Imaging Reagents.

Academic Background:

  1. Ph.D. (Inorganic Reaction Mechanism), Jadavpur University, 1989
  2. M.Sc. (Analytical Chemistry), Jadavpur University, 1985
  3. B.Sc. (Chemistry), Jadavpur University, 1983


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Director, CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (2016 - 2019)
  3. Chief Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (2013 - 2016)
  4. Scientist, CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (1992 - 2013)
  5. Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Bristol (1990 - 1992)
  6. Post-doctoral Fellow [Nehru Fellowship], University of Birmingham (1989 - 1990)
  7. Research Fellow, Jadavpur University (1986 - 1989)
  8. Process Executive, Dytron India Ltd. (1985 - 1986)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Prof. P. K. Bhattacharya Gold Medal Lecture Series Award from M.S. University, Vadodara (2020)
  2. SERB-J.C. Bose National Fellow-Second Term Since April 2023 from DST-SERB (2017)
  3. Fellow of Indian National Science Academy from Indian National Science Academy (2017)
  4. CRSI Silver Medal from Chemical Research Society of India (2016)
  5. Fellow of Gujarat Science Academy from Gujarat Science Academy (2016)
  6. Prof. Suresh C. Ameta award of Indian Chemical Society from Indian Chemical Society (2015)
  7. Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry from Royal Society (2014)
  8. Fellow of the National Academy of Science from National Academy of Science (2012)
  9. Fellow of the Indian Academy of Science from Indian Academy of Science (2010)
  10. CRSI Bronze Medal from Chemical Research Society of India (2009)

Selected Publications:

  1. Kandoth, N.; Chaudhary, S; Gupta, S.; Raksha, K.; Chatterjee, A.; Gupta, S.; Karuthedath, S.; Castro, C. De; Laquai, F.; Pramanik, S. K.; Bhattacharya, S.; Mallick, Amirul I. and Das, Amitava. 2023."Multimodal Biofilm Inactivation Using a Photocatalytic Bismuth Perovskite-TiO2-Ru(II)polypyridyl-based Multisite Heterojunctions." ACS Nano, 17, 10393
  2. Sarkar, P.; Sarkar, T.; Singh, H.; Sutariya, B.; Ray, S.; Das, Amitava; Pramanik, Sumit K. and Karan, S.. 2023."Microporous poly(triaminoguanidinium-amide) nanofilms with sub-nm precision for ultra-low molecular weight cut-off in nanofiltration." J. Mater. Chem. A, 11, 14390
  3. Dey, A.; Yadav, M.; Kumbart, D.; Samal, S.; Debpura, T; Pramanik, S. K. and Das, Amitava. 2022."A Combination Therapy Strategy for Treating Antibiotic Resistant Biofilm Infection Using Guanidinium Derivative and Nanoparticulate Ag(0) Derived Hybrid Gel Conjugate." Chem. Sciences, 13, , 10103
  4. Pramanik, S. K.; Tiwari, R.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Das, Amitava and Thomas, James A.. 2022."Nanoparticles for super-resolution microscopy: intracellular delivery and molecular targeting." Chem. Soc. Rev., 51, 9882-9916
  5. Kandoth, Noufal; Barman, S.; Chatterjee, A.; Sarkar, S.; Dey, A. K.; Pramanik, S. K. and Das, Amitava. 2021."Photoactive lanthanide-based upconversion nanoclusters for antimicrobial applications." Adv. Funct. Mater, 31, 2104480

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