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Research Interest :

Excited State Proton Transfer (ESPT), Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer (TICT) and theoretical rationalization of the experimental results based on semi-empirical and ab-initio methods.

Single Molecule Spectroscopy/Microscopy, Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy to study macromolecular and supramolecular aggregates.

Characterization and modulation of nanotubules, nanoparticles and suprastructures using fluorescence spectroscopy in homogeneous and microheterogeneous environments. 

  Academic Qualification :

  1. M.Sc. (Chemistry) from University of Calcutta, 1998.
  2. Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, 2002.

  Positions :

  1. Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Pennsylvania (2002-2004).
  2. Lecturer at Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (2004-2007).
  3. Assistant Professor at Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (2007-2009).
  4. Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata (2009- ).


  Recently communicated articles :


1.      A. Maity, P. Ghosh, S. Mandal, T. Das, P. Gupta and P. Purkayastha, Interaction of a “nido”-ruthenium terpyridylamine complex with charged elongated micellar scaffolds.

2.      P. Ghosh, A, Maity, T. Das, J. Dash and P. Purkayastha, Modulation of small molecule induced architecture of cyclodextrin aggregation by guest structure and host size.

3.      A. Maity, P. Mukherjee and P. Purkayastha, Förster resonance energy transfer between pyrene and bovine serum albumin controlled by the hydrophobic nanopockets of cyclodextrins.


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