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Priyadarshi De

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

We are interested in a spectrum of topics, but they may be broadly classified as • RAFT polymerization of amino acid and fatty acid based monomers• Polymeric-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials • Polymeric polyelectrolytes • Cross-linked polymeric hydrogels and organogels• Weak-link polymers: Polyperoxides and Polysulfides

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Polymer Chemistry), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2002
  2. MSc (Physical Chemistry), Jadavpur University, 1997
  3. BSc (Chemistry), Jadavpur University, 1995


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Associate Professor, IISER-Kolkata (2013 - 2016)
  3. Assistant Professor, IISER-Kolkata (2009 - 2013)
  4. Distinguished Scientist, PhaseRx Pharmaceuticals (2008 - 2009)
  5. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Southern Methodist University (2007 - 2008)
  6. Post-Doctoral Fellow, UMASS Lowell (2002 - 2006)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Editorial Advisory Board Member from ACS (2017)
  2. Outstanding Reviewers from RSC (2017)
  3. short research fellowship from UMASS Lowell (2017)
  4. Editorial Board Member from Austin Publishing Group (2016)
  5. Editorial Advisory Board Member from RSC (2015)

Selected Publications:

  1. Pal, S; Dhawan, A and De, P. 2014."Ortho- and meta-substituted polystyrene polyperoxides: synthesis, characterization and thermal decomposition studies." Polymer International , 63, 746-751
  2. Roy, S G; Bauri, K; Pal, S and De, P. 2014."Tryptophan containing covalently cross-linked polymeric gels with fluorescence and pH-induced reversible sol-gel transition properties." Polymer Chemistry , 5, 3624-3633
  3. Roy, S G; Haldar, U and De, P. 2014."Remarkable Swelling Capability of Amino Acid Based Cross-Linked Polymer Networks in Organic and Aqueous Medium." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces , 6, 4233-4241
  4. Bauri, K; Roy, S Ghosh; Pant, S and De, P. 2013."Controlled Synthesis of Amino Acid-Based pH-Responsive Chiral Polymers and Self-Assembly of Their Block Copolymers." Langmuir, 29, 2764?2774
  5. Roy, S G; Acharya, R; Chatterji, U and De, P. 2013."RAFT Polymerization of Methacrylates Containing Tryptophan Moiety: Controlled Synthesis of Biocompatible Fluorescent Cationic Chiral Polymers with Smart pH-Responsiveness." Polymer Chemistry , 4, 1141-1152

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