Professor, Department of Chemistry
Room No. C3/3 P G Sc. Bldg.
Physical Chemistry Section
Department of Chemistry
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Ph.D. 1991 Jadavpur University
M.Sc 1984 Calcutta University
B.Sc 1982 Calcutta University

Teaching Experience (7)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Professor 2007.03.01 to 
Jadavpur University Reader 2002.10.01 to 2007.02.28
Kalyani University Reader 1999.03.01 to 2002.09.30
R K Mission Vidyamandira (college affiliated to CU, WB) Lecturer (Senior scale) 1995.12.01 to 1999.02.28
R K Mission Vidyamandira (college affiliated to CU, WB) Lecturer 1991.12.17 to 1995.11.30
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Physical Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics
Courses Taught/Teaching
1. Under Graduate Science & Engineering Level:
The Gaseous state, The Liquid state, The Crystallography, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium, Ionic Equilibrium, Phase Equilibrium, Photochemistry, Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemistry, Statistical Mechanics
2. Post Graduate Level:
Chemical Thermodynamics, Non Equilibrium
Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics and Electrode Kinetics, Electrochemistry, Symmetry & Group Theory, Statistical Mechanics
Research Area
Research interest:
Kinetic and mechanistic studies of ligand substitution reactions of platinum group metal complexes of anti-cancer property, reduction reactions of transition metal complexes by different reducing agents of biochemical importance in different micellar & reverse micellar environments. Investigations on effect of nanoparticle, polymer-surfactant interaction & mixed micelles on redox & hydrolytic reactions involving transition metal complexes.
1. Assistant Teacher, Golgram RBBMH High School,Paschim Medinipur (May 1985-June 1986).
2. Lecturer, Sreegopal Banerjee College, Hooghly (Dec 1990-Dec 1991).
3. Lecturer, R K Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math (Dec 1991-Nov 1995).
4. Lecturer (Senior Scale), R K Mission Vidyamandira,Belur Math (Dec 1995-Feb 1999).
5. Reader, Kalyani University (Mar 1999-Sep 2002).
6. Reader, Jadavpur University (Oct 2002-Feb 2007).
7. Professor, Jadavpur University (Mar 2007-continuing).
8. Guest Faculty, Vidyasagar University (1989-1998 & 2006–2008).
9. Guest Faculty, R K Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math (Mar 1999-Dec 2001).
10. Guest Faculty, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah (2000-2004).
11. Guest Faculty, University College of Sc. & Tech.,Calcutta University (2005- 2006).
12. Guest Faculty, Jhargram Raj College, Jhargram,Paschim Medinipur (2005-2006).
13. Guest Faculty, R K Mission Residential College,Narendrapur (2006-).
14. Guest Faculty, Midnapore College, Medinipur (2006- ).
15. Guest Faculty, Panskura Banamali College, Panskura, Purba Medinipur, (2008-2010).
16. Guest Faculty, West Bengal State University, (2009- ).
17. Guest Faculty, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University (2012-13).
18. Guest Faculty, National Institute of Technology Agartala (2012-14).
Conference Papers Published (1)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

1. Effect of various heterogeneous media on the rate of a Co(III)-Fe(II) redox couple Proceeding of National Conference on Trends in Surface Science and Related Areas 2011 Corresponding Author -77-91
Journal Papers Published (54)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Cytotoxic potency of self-assembled Ruthenium(II)-NHC complexes with pincer type 2, 6-bis(N-methylimidazolylidene/ benzimidazolylidene)pyrazine ligands J of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2015 G Roymahapatra, J Dinda, A Mishra, A Mahapatra, W-S Hwang, S M Mandal 11-105 - 113
Micellar and Mixed-micellar Effects on Alkaline Hydrolysis of tris(1,10-phenanthroline)iron(II) Kinetic Exploration J Dispersion Sc & Tech (accepted) 2015 H K Mandal, S Dasmandal and A Mahapatra -
Kinetic Investigation on Alkaline Hydrolysis of tris-(2,2/-bipyridine)Iron(II) in CTAB Reverse Micellar Media. J Mol Liquids (accepted) 2015 A Kundu, S Dasmandal, S Rudra and A Mahapatra -
Kinetic exploration supplemented by spectroscopic and molecular docking analysis in search of the optimal conditions for effective degradation of malachite green RSC Adv 2015 S Dasmandal,H K Mandal,S Rudra, A Kundu,T Majumdar and A Mahapatra 5-38503 -512
49. Synthesis, structure, electrochemistry, fluorescent and DFT study of RuII complexes with pincer-type 2,6-bis (N-methylimidazolylidene/ benzimidazolylidene)- pyrazine ligands. Journal of Indian Chemical Society 2015 Co-author 92-1-10
Books Published (0)
Awarded By Award Name Year

UGC-CSIR, New Delhi Lectureship 1989
CSIR, New Delhi Senior Research Fellowship 1988
CSIR, New Delhi Junior Research Fellowship 1986
UGC, New Dedhi Junior Research Fellowship 1985
Department of Education, Govt. of WB National Scholarship 1982
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (14)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Suparna Rudra Enhancement of Detoxification of Organic Dyes using Nanoparticles as Surface Catalysts and Semiconductor as Photocatalyst Ongoing 2014
Chiranjit Patra Imidazolium Functionalised Au Nanoparticles (AuNPs) : Synthesis, structure, redox properties and photophysical activities Ongoing 2013
Somnath Dasmandal Alkaline Hydrolysis of Phthalimide: Effects of Different Microheterogeneous Environment Ongoing 2013
Arjama Kundu Kinetics and Mechanism of Redox Reactions Involving Transition Metal Ion Complexes: Effect of Different Microheterogeneous Systems Ongoing 2010
Sirsendu Das Adhikary Synthesis, structure, catalytic, electrochemical and photophysical behaviours of CN- and NCN-pincer carbine complexes of benzimidazole Dr Joydev Dinda Complete 2010
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (16)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

16. Debabrata Bhattacharyya Development of a molecular logic gate through spectroscopic exploration of the interaction of Toluidine Blue - AOT - γ - Cyclodextrine system 2015
Sagar Kumar Biswas Kinetics of Basic Hydrolysis of tris-(2,2/-bipyridyl)iron(II) Complex in Titron X 100/hexanol/water Reverse Micelles 2014
Suparna Rudra Effect of Microheterogeneous Environments on the Rate of Alkaline Hydrolysis of Malachite Green 2013
Mousumi Palit Effect of Cosolvents on the Alkaline Hydrolysis of tris(2,2/-bipyridine)iron(II) Complex in Presence of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Micelles 2013
Tapas Biswas Effect of PEG-SDS Interactions on the Kinetics of the Oxidation of Glucose by Hexacyanoferrate (III) in Alkaline Medium 2012
Project Works (3)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Photoluminescent materials: structure, spectra, redox and photoluminescence properties Co-Investigator AICTE, New Delhi 19,20,000 3 years 29.03.2005 to 28.03.2008 Complete
Studies on the kinetics and mechanism of the ligand substitution reactions of palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes with heterocyclic bases, amino acids, nucleobases etc. Principle Investigator CSIR, New Delhi 6,48,600/- 3 years 01.04.2002 to 31.03.2005 Complete
Studies on the kinetics and mechanism of the interactions of heterocyclic bases and amino acids with arylazo-pyridine-palladium(II) complexes. Principle Investigator UGC, New Delhi 40,000/- 2 years 01.11.1998 to 01.06.2001 Complete
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (0)
Membership Of Learned Societies (5)

Indian Chemical Society
Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Indian Photobiology Society
Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (19)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

National Conference on Photoscience : Contemporary Challenges and Future Perspectives Indian Photobiology Society & Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2013
Physical Chemistry Research : Teaching and Industrial Perspectives Physical Chemistry Section, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2013
Understanding Physical Chemistry : Role of Teachers and Students Physical Chemistry Section Department of Chemistry, JU 2012
Refresher Course on Chemistry: Fundamentals and Advances Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University 2011
National Conference on 'Horticulture for Rural Development- Biotechnological and Biochemical Aspects' Eastern India Horticulture and Biotechnology Centre & Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2010
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (36)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

Physical Chemistry Research: Teaching and Industrial Perspectives Physical Chemistry Section, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2013 Organizer
National Conference on Photoscience: Contemporary Challenges and Furure Perspectives Indian Photobiology Society Jadavpur University 2013 Participant
National Conference on Sustainable Development through Innovative Research in Science and Technology Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2012 Participant
National Seminar on Inorganic Chemistry-2011 and Celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Acharya P C Ray Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2011 Participant
National Seminar on Membranes, Microemulsions and Self-Assembled Systems Department of Chemistry, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Majitar, Sikkim & The North East Chapter, Indian Society for Surface Science & Technology Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology 2010 Participant
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (5)
Type of Professional Activity Period

Member, Post Graduate Board of Studies in Chemistry, Vidyasagar University 2012 to 
Associate Editor, Journal of Indian Chemical Society 2008 to 2010
Executive Committee Member, Indian Photobiology Society 2008 to 
Executive Committee Member, Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology 2010 to 2011
Member, Board of Under Graduate Studies in Chemistry, Kalyani University 2007 to 
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