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Subhajit Bandyopadhyay

Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: sb1 [at]
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Research Interest:

We work on the synthesis of molecules, study the kinetics. photochemical, and photophysical properties of the synthesized molecules to understand their behavior. Our molecules toggle between two structures using light and we utilize the structural changes to control several properties such as aggregation-disaggregation, supramolecular assembly-disassembly, differential binding properties, and so on.

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Chemistry), British Columbia (Victoria), 2004
  2. MSc (Chemistry), Kanpur (IIT ), 1998


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Research Scientist, University of Cambridge (2007 - 2008)
  3. Research Associate, Columbia University (2004 - 2007)

Awards and Honors:

  1. New Talent by Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry by The Royal Society for Chemistry, 2016 from The Royal Society for Chemistry (2016)
  2. Citation as the Thesis Advisor of the Eli-Lilly Best Thesis, 2014 from Eli Lilly and Company, USA (2014)
  3. Best Teacher Award, Chemical Sciences 2014 from IISER Kolkata Student Community (2014)
  4. Best Teacher Award - Chemical Sciences from IISER Kolkata Students’ Community (2013)
  5. Selected for INSA-Australian Academy of Sciences Fellowship 2013. from Indian National Academy of Sciences-Australian Academy of Sciences (2012)
  6. DAAD Research Stay Fellowship from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Dienst (2012)

Selected Publications:

  1. Roy, Biswajit; Halder, Sudipta; Guha, Abhisek and Bandyopadhyay, Subhajit. 2017."A Highly Selective Sub-ppm Naked-Eye Detection of Hydrazine with Conjugated-1, 3-Diketo Probes: Imaging Hydrazine in Drosophila Larvae." Analytical Chemistry, 89, 10625
  2. Bandyopadhyay, Subhajit and Roy, Saswata. 2014."Determination and Comparison of Carbonyl Stretching Frequency of a Ketone in Its Ground State and the First Electronic Excited State." Journal of Chemical Education, 91, 1995
  3. Hatai, Joydev and Bandyopadhyay, Subhajit. 2014."Photoreversible Assembly--Disassembly of a Polymeric Structure by Using an Azobenzene Photoswitch and Al3+ Ions." Chemistry - A European Journal, 20, 10020
  4. Samanta, Mousumi; Siva Rama Krishna, V and Bandyopadhyay, Subhajit. 2014."A photoresponsive glycosidase mimic." Chemical Communications, 50, 10577
  5. Hatai, Joydev and Bandyopadhyay, Subhajit. 2013."Altered selectivity of a dipicolylamine based metal ion receptor." Chem. Commun., 50, 64-66

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