I am Dr. Jhuma Ganguly, currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, West Bengal, India. My husband’s name is Dr. Dipesh Gangopadhyay (husband), and my son’s name is Samriddha Ganguly. During my school years in Durgapur, I was attracted to chemistry. I was fortunate to have wonderful academic ambiances in Durgapur Government College and subsequently in the Burdwan University (BSc and MSc). I pursued my Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB-CSIR). After completing my Ph.D., I joined the West Bengal College Service as Lecturer in Chemistry and later I joined the Department of Chemistry in the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur (the then Bengal Engineering and Science University) as an Assistant Professor in 2003 and working there since then. A major setback came in 2004, after the birth of my son, when I became seriously ill and doctors suspected Ovarian Cancer. I overcame that episode with the help and encouragement from my family and by some wonderful doctors including Dr. Shrabani Banerjee, who treated me well. My husband played an inspirational and supportive role to enable me to maintain a balance between my research carrier and family life.
- MSc, PhD (2003), IICB, Kolkata (Jadavpur University)
- Research Associate at Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA (2009-2011)
- Synthesis : Designed Sugar-based materials, Colloidal, Hydrogels, Organogels and their spectroscopic analysis.
- Glycobiology from natural resources (Algae, mushrooms, bacteria etc.)
- Microencapsulation of Nanoparticles and applications
- Fabrication of carbohydrates into film, nanofibre, gel, molecular assembly will be a challenging and growing research area. Self-assembled and porous materials with distinguished fluorescence activities, excellent adsorption capacities are at the centre of my current study. The elementary and essential self-assembly and self-healing mechanism are trying to establish among the materials functionalities. The utilization of natural resources in real field application is a target of my research.
Shubhankar Ghorai, Biswajit Jana, Dipika Pan, Thilagam Ramasamy, Nira Parshi, Gnanamani Arumugam, Jhuma Ganguly, Evaluation of nanofibril chitosan@8-formyl-7-hydroxy-coumarin hydrogel having distinct auto-fluorescence efficiency: Structure–properties relation, improved antioxidant, and cellular imaging, 139, e52908, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2022
Dipika Pan, Biswajit Jana, Jhuma Ganguly, Detection of o-nitro aniline by bovine serum albumin based self-fluorescent hydrogel via FRET process, 139, 52236, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2022
Biswajit Jana, Dipika Pan, Aroni Chatterjee, Nira Parshi, Shubhankar Ghorai, Nilanjan Chakraborty, Jhuma Ganguly, Chitosan@ 4, 6-Dihydroxyisophthalaldehyde Microgels with Hydrazine-Induced Fluorescence for Cell Imaging Applications, 4, 4208–4218, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2022
Biswajit Jana, Dipika Pan, Nira Parshi, Santu Maity, Siddhartha Das, Jhuma Ganguly, Insight of microencapsulation and fluorescence efficacy of chitosan based nanocomposite for photocatalytic performance, 282, 125982, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2022
Subhadeep Biswas, Touhidur Rahaman, Pooja Gupta, Rumela Mitra, Smritikana Dutta, Evanylla Kharlyngdoh, Suman Guha, Jhuma Ganguly, Amita Pal, Malay Das, Cellulose and lignin profiling in seven, economically important bamboo species of India by anatomical, biochemical, FTIR spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis, 158, 106362, Biomass and Bioenergy, 2022
Biswajit Jana, Aroni Chatterjee, Debsopan Roy, Shubhankar Ghorai, Dipika Pan, Sumit Kumar Pramanik, Nilanjan Chakraborty, Jhuma Ganguly, Chitosan/benzyloxy-benzaldehyde modified ZnO nano template having optimized and distinct antiviral potency to human cytomegalovirus, 278, 118965, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2022
Dipika Pan, Nira Parshi, Biswajit Jana, Kamalesh Prasad, Jhuma Ganguly, Optimization of the spontaneous adsorption of food colors from aqueous medium using functionalized Chitosan/Cinnamaldehyde hydrogel, 193, 758-767, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2021
Nira Parshi, Dipika Pan, Biswaji Jana, Jhuma Ganguly, Interesting static quenching of fluorescent hydrogel caused by immobilization of Cd2+ ions within interstitial morphology, 331, 129419, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemica, 2021
Aabid Hussain, Sanhita Ghosh, Kamalika Roy, Supriya Nath, Biswajyoti Sarkar, Aritri Dutta, Priyankar Maji, Shibani Basu, Sharmistha Paul, Somaditya Dey, Kakuli Chakraborty, Bikramjit Raychaudhury, Krishnendu Acharya, Jhuma Ganguly, Chiranjib Pal, A mushroom derived ‘carbohydrate fraction’ reinstates host immunity and protects from Leishmania donovani infection, 43, e12806, Parasite Immunology, 2021
Dipika Pan, Santu Maity, Nira Parshi, Jhuma Ganguly, Remarkable solvent tunable aggregation caused quenching for fluorochromic chitosan based hydrogel, 322, 114565, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2021