IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Dr. Binay Krishna Ghorai


Department of Chemistry

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Chemistry 01/1995 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
    Thesis: Studies on Alder-Ene Reactions and σ-Allylmetallics of Silicon: Total Synthesis of Cyclopentanoid Natural Products.
    Advisor: Professor T. K. Sarkar
  • M.Sc. Chemistry 1989 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry 1986 (result published in 1987) Calcutta University



  1. Office: +9133 2668 4561/62/63 (Ext. 204, 510)
  2. Fax: +9133 2668 2916


  1. EMail: binay@chem.iiests.ac.in, bkghorai@yahoo.co.in

Post Ph.D. research experience:

  • Post Doctoral Fellow 09/2000 – 8/2002
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, New Mexico State University, NM, USA
    Advisor: Professor J. W. Herndon
  • Research Associate 12/1994 – 5/1995
    Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Area of Research

  • Synthetic Organic and Organometallic Chemistry
  • Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Molecular Design and Synthesis of Organic π-Conjugated Materials for Optoelectronic & Bio-sensing Applications.

Courses Undertaken

  • General Organic Chemistry
  • Pericyclic reactions
  • Organic synthesis and organometallic Chemistry
  • Applications of spectroscopy (IR, NMR, Mass).

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. Kuheli Mandal, Debabrata Jana, Binay K. Ghorai, and Nikhil R. Jana, “Fluorescent Imaging Probe from Nanoparticle Made of AIE Molecule” J Phys Chem C, 2016, 120, 5196−5206.
  2. N. Pradhan, D. Jana, B. K. Ghorai and  N. Jana, “Detection and Monitoring of Amyloid Fibrillation Using Fluorescence ‘Switch-On’ Probe” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 25813−25820.
  3. D. Jana, S. Boxi, P. P. Parui and B. K. Ghorai, “Planar-Rotor architecture based pyrene-vinyl-tetraphenylethylene conjugated systems: photophysical properties and aggregation behavior”, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 10663–10674.
  4. D. Jana and B. K. Ghorai, “Side substituent dependence of photophysical properties of 9-arylanthracene based π-conjugates”, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 2015, 88, 89–96.
  5. D. Jana and B. K. Ghorai, “Hexaphenylbenzene end-capped tri(p-phenylenevinylene): Synthesis and properties”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 5203–5206.
  6. D. Jana, S. Boxi and B. K. Ghorai, “Synthesis of gem-tetraphenylethylene oligomers utilizing Suzuki reaction and their aggregation properties”, Dyes and Pigments, 2013, 99, 740–747.
  7. P. Roy and B. K. Ghorai, “Synthesis of azahomosteroid ring system through intramolecular [4+2] cycloaddition of in situ generated azaisobenzofuran intermediates”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 1440–1443.
  8. D. Jana and B. K. Ghorai, “Synthesis and aggregation-induced emission properties of tetraphenylethylene–based oligomers containing triphenylethylene moiety”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 6838–6842.
  9. D. Jana and B. K. Ghorai, “Pyridine–cored V–shaped π–conjugated oligomers: synthesis and optical properties”, Tetrahedron 2012, 68, 7309–7316.
  10. D. Jana and B. K. Ghorai, “Triphenylpyridine-based star-shaped π-conjugated oligomers with triphenylamine core: Synthesis and photophysical properties”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 1798–1801.