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Sayam Sen Gupta

Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: sayam.sengupta [at]
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Research Interest:

Bio-Inspired Oxidation for Sustainable Chemical Synthesis; Inorganic Reaction Mechanism; Materials based on proteins and polypeptides for biomedical applications

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Chemistry), Carnegie Mellon University (USA), 2002
  2. MSc (Chemistry), IIT Kanpur, 1996
  3. BSc (Chemistry), R K MIssion Vidyamandira (Calcutta University), 1994


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata Department of Chemical Sciences (2016 - 2021)
  3. Senior Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (2010 - 2016)
  4. Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (2006 - 2010)
  5. Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Technical University, Munich (2005 - 2006)
  6. Skaggs Post-doctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA (2002 - 2005)

Selected Publications:

  1. Mondal, Basudeb; Dutta, Tahiti and Sen Gupta, Sayam. 2021."Dual enzyme responsive mannose-6-phosphate based vesicle for controlled lysosomal delivery." Chem. Comm., 57, 109
  2. Chandra, Bittu; De, Puja and Sen Gupta, Sayam. 2020."Selective oxygenation of unactivated C-H bonds by dioxygen via an autocatalytic formation of oxoiron(V) species." Chem. Comm., 56, 8484
  3. Mondal, Basudeb; Pandey, Bhawna; Paresh, Nimisha; Panda, Sidharth; Dutta, Tahiti and Sen Gupta, Sayam. 2020."Amphiphilic Mannose-6-Phosphate Glycopolypeptide-based Bioactive and Responsive Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Controlled and Targeted Lysosomal Cargo Delivery." Biomater. Sci., 8, 6322
  4. Chandra, Bittu; Hellan, K M; Pattanayak, Santanu and Sen Gupta, Sayam. 2020."Oxoiron (v) mediated selective electrochemical oxygenation of unactivated C–H and C=C bonds using water as the oxygen source." Chem. Sci., 57, 109

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