IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

आई आई ई एस टि, शिवपुर

भारतीय अभियांत्रिकी विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, शिवपुर

(पूर्व में बंगाल इंजीनियरिंग एंड साइंस यूनिवर्सिटी)

१८५६ से देश को सशक्त बनाना

Dr. Jayanta Nanda

Assistant Professor(DST-INSPIRE Faculty)

Department of Chemistry

Academic Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Radboud University, Netherlands, 01/2017-03/2017
  • PBC Postdoctoral Fellow, Ben Gurion University, Israel, 10/2013 - 9/2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Ben Gurion University, Israel, 02/2013 - 09/2013
  • Doctoral Fellow, Jadavpur University (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur), 07/2007-12/2012
  • M. Sc., University of Calcutta (Rajabazar Science College), 2007
  • B.Sc., University of Calcutta ( RKM Residential College, Narendrapur), 2005



  1. Mobile: +91 8967344475


    Email: jayanta2017@chem.iiests.ac.in,drjayantananda16@gmail.com,jnanda.iacs@gmail.com

Area of Research

  • Design and development of new self-replicating systems.
  • Creation of functional and smart nano-structures from different natural building blocks.
  • Supramolecular Gel materials.
  • Amphiphilic and function peptide fibrils

Courses Undertaken

    UG Course

  • General Organic Chemistry

    PG Course

  • Peptide Chemistry
  • Reaction Mechanism

Recent Publications 

  1. Emergence of Native Peptide Sequences in Replication Networks, Jayanta Nanda¥, Boris Rubinov¥, Denis Ivnitski, Rakesh Mukherjee, Elina Shtelman, Yair Motro, Yifat Miller, Nathaniel Wagner, Rivka Cohen-Luria, and Gonen Ashkenasy*, [ ¥ indicating equal contribution], Nat. Comm., 2017 (Accepted) (IF: 12.124, Cited: 0)  
  2. The Strong Influence of Structure Polymorphism on the Conductivity of Peptide Fibrils, Denis Ivnitski, Amit Moran, Ohad Silberbush, Yoav Raz, Jayanta Nanda, Rivika Luria, Yifat Miller, Gonen Ashkenasy* and Nurit Ashkenasy*,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 9988-9992 (IF: 11.994, Cited: 3)  
  3. Emergent Catalytic Behavior of Self-Assembled Low Molecular Weight Peptides, Marta Tena-Solsona, Jayanta Nanda, Santiago Díaz-Oltra, Agata Chotera, Gonen Ashkenasy* and Beatriu Escuder* Chem.-Eur. J., 2016, 22, 6687-6692 (IF: 5.317, Cited: 12)  
  4. Multi-stimuli responsive self-healing metallo-hydrogels: tuning of the gel recovery property, Shibaji Basak, Jayanta Nanda and Arindam Banerjee*      Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 2356-2359 (IF: 6.319, Cited: 72)  
  5. A Gel Based Novel Trihybrid System Containing Nanofibers, Nanosheets and Nanoparticles: Modulation of Rheological Property and catalysis, Jayanta Nanda, Abhijit Biswas, Bimalendu Adhikari and Arindam Banerjee* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 5041-5045 (IF: 11.994, Cited: 85)  
  6. Single Amino Acid Based Thixotropic Hydrogel Formation And pH-Dependent Morphological Change of Gel Nanofibers, Jayanta Nanda, Abhijit Biswas and Arindam Banerjee*, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 4198-4208 (IF: 3.889, Cited: 75)  
  7. β-Amino acid containing proteolytically stable dipeptide based hydrogels: encapsulation and sustained release of some important biomolecules at physiological pH and temperature, Jayanta Nanda and Arindam Banerjee*, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3380-3386 (IF: 3.889, Cited: 56)  
  8. Formation of hybrid hydrogels consisting of tripeptide and different silver nanoparticle capped ligands: modulation of the mechanical strength of gel phase materials, Jayanta Nanda, Bimalendu Adhikari, Shibaji Basak and Arindam Banerjee*, J. Phys. Chem. B., 2012, 116, 12235-12244 (IF: 3.177, Cited: 29)  
  9. A new aromatic amino acid based organogel for oil spill recovery,  Shibaji Basak, Jayanta Nanda and Arindam Banerjee*,  J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 11658-11664 (IF: 6.626, Cited: 100) 
  10. Pyrene-Containing Peptide-Based Fluorescent Organogels: Inclusion of Graphene into the Organogel, Bimalendu Adhikari#, Jayanta  Nanda#, Arindam Banerjee*, (# Indicates equal contribution), Chem. –Eur. J., 2011, 17, 11488-11496 (IF: 5.371, Cited: 106)