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, and (iii) Centre for Health Care Science and Technology. Now 2nd term HOD of School of Community Science and Technology, here at IIEST, Shibpur. I have guided 18 Ph.D. students and 28 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. The development of 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 estimation of environmentally and biologically relevant toxic molecules, metal ions, as well as anions, also enjoy importance. Our studies aim to 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
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, DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/D2OB00709F, 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, DOI: 10.1039/D2OB00721E, 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
Shilpita Banerjee, Ajit KumarMahapatra, Systematic Review on Treatment Trials of Tocilizumab- A Repurposing Drug Against Covid-19, Vol. 16(4), Page. 381-389, Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials,, 2021
A. Maiti, S. K. Manna, D. Banik and Ajit Kr. Mahapatra, Name Reactions: Strategies in Design of Chemodosimeters for Analyte Detection, 45, 20046 - 20074, New Journal of Chemistry, 2021
S. Misra, S. Mukherjee, A. Ghosh, P. Singh, S. Mondal, D. Ray, G. Bhattacharjee, D. Ganguly, A. Ghosh, V. K. Aswal, Ajit K. Mahapatra, B. Satpati, J. Nanda, Single amino-acid based self-assembled biomaterials with potent antimicrobial activity, Vol. 27, 16744-16753, Chemistry - A European Journal,, 2021
S. K. Samanta, K. Maiti, S. K. Manna, S.S. Ali, U. N. Guria, A. Ghosh, P. Datta and Ajit Kumar Mahapatra, An aggregation-induced emission (AIE)-active fluorescent chemodosimeter for selective sensing of hypochlorite in water and solid state: Endogenous detection of hypochlorite in live cells, 196, 109758-109766, Dyes and Pigments,, 2021