DR. AJIT KUMAR MAHAPATRA, PROFESSOR (HAG)
I earned my B.Sc. with Honours in Chemistry from Midnapore College (1988-91), Vidyasagar University, and M.Sc. (Chemistry) from IIT, Kharagpur with a Specialization in Organic Chemistry (1992-94). Thereafter, I started my doctoral research as a CSIR fellow at IIT, Kharagpur. Most of my research work was completed at IIT, KGP under the guidance of Prof. Shyamaprosad Goswami (1994-1999). Eventually, my mentor Prof. Goswami transferred from IIT KGP to B. E. College (D.U.) and hence I was awarded my Ph.D. degree in February 2001 from B. E. College (D.U.). Meanwhile, in April 1998 I was appointed lecturer at Jhargram Raj College (WBES) where I taught until my appointment in June 2008 as Associate Professor at IIEST, Shibpur (at that time BESU, Shibpur) and was promoted to full Professor in April 2013. I am currently serving as HAG Professor from August 2021 and former Head, (i) Department of Chemistry, (ii) School of Community Science and Technology for two times HOD, and (iii) Centre for Health Care Science and Technology. Now 2nd term HOD of Centre for Health Care Science and Technology, here at IIEST, Shibpur. I have guided 19 Ph.D. students and 30 master's students in their dissertation work. To date, I have acquired over 27 years of combined teaching and research experience.
- B.Sc. (Chemistry Honours)
- M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry special)
- Ph.D. (Science)
My current research interests include the design and synthesis of Fluoroionophore-based chemosensors and chemodosimeters and their biological study in living cells. Developing synthetic receptors for the selective detection of analytes in complex media is a continuous topic of investigation in my laboratory. Modern techniques such as Organic Thin Film (OTF) substrate-based colorimetric and fluorimetric chemosensors for estimating environmentally and biologically relevant toxic molecules, metal ions, and anions also enjoy importance. Our studies address the underlying photophysical and photochemical signaling events that contribute to the recognition processes.
Motivated students may contact for Ph.D.-JRF and NPDF positions.
- Organic Synthesis
- Supramolecular Chemistry
- Organic Thin Film (OTF)
- Cell Imaging Study
Moumi Mandal, Dipanjan Banik, Anirban Karak, Saikat Kumar Manna and Ajit Kumar Mahapatra, Spiropyran Merocyanine Based Photochromic Fluorescent Probes: Design, Synthesis, and Applications, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.2c04969, ACS Omega, 2022
Anirban Karak, Moumi Mandal, Satyajit Halder, Shilpita Banerjee, Dipanjan Banik, Anwesha Maiti Kuladip Jana and Ajit Kumar Mahapatra, Switching to a ‘Turn-on’ fluorescent probe for rapid detection of hydrazine in human breast cancer cell and test-strip, 14, 3652 - 3660, Analytical Methods, 2022
Shilpita Banerjee , Anirban Karak , Satyajit Halder, Deepanjan Banik, Kuladip Jana , and Ajit Kumar Mahapatra *, An ICT guided ratiometric naphthalene-benzothiazole based probe for detection of cyanide with real time application in human breast cancer cell, 14, 3209–3217, Analytical Methods, 2022
Moumi Mandal , Anirban Karak , Satyajit Halder , Deepanjan Banik, Kuladip Jana , Arik Kar , and Ajit Kumar Mahapatra *, A ratiometric styryl bridging triphenylamine-indolinium based fluorescent dye for detection of cyanide with a large emission shift in human breast cancer cells and test strips, 33, 605-615, Supramolecular Chemistry, 2022
Anwesha Maiti, S. K. Manna, S. Halder, M. Mandal, A. Karak, D. Banik, K. Jana and Ajit Kumar Mahapatra, Benzothiazole-based dual reaction site fluorescent probe for the selective detection of hydrazine in water and live cells, Vol. 20, Page 4949–4963, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2022
Moumi Mandal , U. N. Guria , S. Halder, A. Karak , D. Banik, K. Jana , A. Kar , and Ajit Kumar Mahapatra, A dual-channel chemodosimetric sensor for discrimination between hypochlorite and nerve-agent mimic DCP: application on human breast cancer cells, Vol. 20, Page 4803–4814, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 2022
Abhimanyu Jana, A. Aher, P. Brand, S. Shard, P. Bera, U. Phadikar, S. K. Manna , Ajit Kumar Mahapatra, P. Bera, Dissociation of a tripodal pyridyl-pyrazole ligand and assortment of metal complex: Synthesis, structure, DFT, thermal stability, cytotoxicity, DNA cleavage, and molecular docking studies, vol. 1256, page 132479-132496, Journal of Molecular Structure, 2022
Anirban Karak, S. K. Manna, and Ajit Kumar Mahapatra, Triphenylamine-Based Small-Molecule Fluorescent Probes, Vol. 14, Page 972-1005, Analytical Methods, 2022
D. Banik, S. K. Manna, A. Maiti and Ajit Kumar Mahapatra, Recent advancements in colorimetric and fluorescent pH chemosensors: from design principles to applications, DOI:10.1080/10408347.2021.2023002, Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, 2022
A. Jana, A. Aher, P. Brandão, P. Bera, S. Sharda, U. Phadikar, S.l Manna, Ajit Kumar Mahapatra and P. Bera, Evaluation of anticancer activities varying ligand’s substituents in Co(II/III)-picolyl phenolate derivatives: Synthesis, characterization, DFT, DNA cleavage and molecular docking studies, vol. 51, page 2346-2363, Dalton Trans, 2022