Prof. Suhrit Ghosh

Professor, Polymer Science Unit
Room no. 155, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
2A & 2 B Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032
Email:psusg2@iacs.res.in
Telephone:+9133 2473 4971 (ext. 1563)
Fax:: +9133 2473 2805

Prof. Suhrit Ghosh

Professor and Head

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Polymer Science Unit

Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032, India

Phone: +9133 2473 4971 (ext. 1563)

Fax: +9133 2473 2805

Email: psusg2@iacs.res.in, suhritg@gmail.com

Personal

Date of Birth: 12.03.1976 (03-December-1976); Male

Nationality: Indian

Professional and Career

  • Professor (2016-till date): Polymer Science Unit, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India.
  • Associate Professor (2012-2016): Polymer Science Unit, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India.
  • Assistant Professor (2008-2012): Polymer Science Unit, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2008): University of Würzburg, Germany; Academic Host-Professor Frank Würthner.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2005- 2007): University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA; Advisor-Professor S. Thayumanavan.

Education

  • PhD. (2000-2005): Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India; Advisor-Professor S. Ramakrishnan.
  • M.S. (Chemistry, 1997-2000): Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • B.Sc.(Chemistry, 1994-1997): Presidency College, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016.
  • Kaushal Kishore Memorial Award of the Society of Polymer Science, India (SPSI) for the year 2016.
  • Swarnajayanti Fellowship Award in Chemical Science for the year 2014-2015.
  • Associate Editor of RSC advances 2015.
  • B.M. Birla Science Prize in Chemistry for the year 2013.
  • JSPS Invitation fellowship (long term) for visiting University of Osaka, Japan (2014).
  • Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) award for organizing joint Indo-US workshop (2013).
  • Visiting faculty (May-June 2012), Institute Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France.
  • Visiting fellow: Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany (May-June, 2011).
  • Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India (2009).
  • Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship, Germany (2007-2008).
  • Dr. J. C. Ghosh medal for the best thesis submitted in 2005, Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, India.

Mentoring Record for Research Students

Nature of the student Completed Ongoing
PhD student 5 8
Post doctoral fellows 1 5
M. Sc. Project students 4 -
Other short term project students >10 6

Research Funding

Sl. No Project Title Cost(in INR) Duration Funding Agency
1 (SR/FT/CS039/2008):Supramolecular organization of organic dye molecules on macromolecular scaffold; implications in orthogonal self-assembly of p- and n-type organic semiconductors 19,55,000/- 26.03.2009-26.02.2012 (completed) DST, India
2 (01/2366/10/EMR11):Biologically Relevant Amphiphilic Polymer-Polypeptide Conjugates: Versatile Synthetic Route, Micellization Property and pH- Responsive Assembly-Disassembly Studies 17,37,000/- 13.07.2010-13.06.2013 (completed) CSIR, India
3 (BT/01/CEIB/11/V/13): pH-Responsive Polymeric Nano-Carriers for Targeted Drug Delivery 13,08,000/- * 24.10.2011-24.9-2014 (Completed) DBT, India
4 Pattern-Sensing of Metal ions by Single Polymeric Scaffold ~26,60,000/-(Euro 38,000/-)** Grant sanctioned on December 12, 2011. (Ongoing) Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
5 External structure-directing agent for hydrogen-bonding mediated supramolecular-assembly of functional -systems: Establishing the concept and implications in generating versatile organic materials 1,19,00,000/- 28.09.2013-28-08-2016 (Completed) SERB, India
6 (02(0177)/14/EMR-II):H-Bonding reinforced alternate stacking of aromatic donor and acceptor chromophores: Testing the scope in organic and aqueous medium 16, 52, 000/- 01.10.2014-01.09-2017 (Ongoing) CSIR, India
*This is a part of an umbrella project leading by Professor P. Dastidar, IACS, Kolkata; ** Co-PI: Professor P. Ghosh, IACS, Kolkata

Research Area

Our research group at IACS is mainly focused on studying supramolecular assembly of (i) π-conjugated chromophores and (ii) amphiphilic polymers. We are primarily interested in understanding structure-property relationship in H-bonding mediated self-assembly of single/multiple chromophoric systems in solution. We study role of structural nuances on chromophore assembly in molecular scale (H- and J-aggregates, photophysical properties) as well as in macroscopic domain (gelation, rheological behavior, morphology). We are also interested in exploring H-bonding mediated self-assembly of small molecular chromophore-conjugated amphiphiles in aqueous medium and implications in biological domain.

In the other area, we are engaged in making amphiphilic polymeric materials and study their supramolecular assembly and external stimuli-responsive disassembly behavior. More precisely we are looking at pH and redox sensitive polymeric micelles, vesicles and hydrogels for drug and gene delivery applications.

Lectures at Conferences, Institutes and Universities

  • “H-Bonding and Self-Assembly in Aqueous Medium”, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, (11-July, 2014).
  • “Self-Assembly and Co-Assembly of Donor-Acceptor Chromophores”, Institut Charles Sadron, CNRS UPR22, Strasbourg, France (04-July, 2014)
  • “H-Bonding Driven Supramolecular Assembly of Donor-Acceptor Chromophores and Amphiphilic Macromolecules”, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, IISc. Bangalore, India (May, 2014).
  • “Hydrogen-Bonding-Mediated Supramolecular-Assembly of Aromatic Donor and Acceptor Chromophores”, Science Academies' Lecture Workshop on Supramolecular Chemistry, BHU, Varanasi, India (April, 2014).
  • “H-Bonded Soft Matters”, Indo-French Discussion Meeting, IISc. Bangalore, India (February, 2014).
  • “Synthetic Venus Flytrap”, S. N. Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India (February, 2014).
  • “Polymorphism in Supramolecular Assembly of D-A Chromophores” Indo-US Workshop on Bio-inspired Supramolecular and Polymer Assembly, Trivandrum, India (December, 2013).
  • “Amphiphilic Polymer Assembly”, NIIST, Trivandrum, India (September, 2013).
  • “Amphiphilic Polymer Assembly: Implications in Drug Delivery” University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India (August, 2013).
  • “Self-Assembly of Chromophore-Conjugated Amphiphiles (Small Molecule and Macromolecule) in Aqueous Medium: Supramolecular Engineering by H-Bonding” JNU, New Delhi, India (April, 2013).
  • “Self-Assembly of Chromophore-Conjugated Amphiphiles (Small Molecule and Macromolecule) in Aqueous Medium: Supramolecular Engineering by H-Bonding”, S. N. Bose National Centre For Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India (April, 2013)
  • “Luminescent Invertible Polymersome by Naphthalene-Diimide (NDI)-end-Functionalized Amphiphilic Polymer”, MACRO 2013, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (May, 2013).
  • “H-Bonding Induced Supramolecular Polymerization of Aromatic Donor and Acceptor Chromophores: To Mix or Not To Mix?”, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India (February, 2013)
  • “Hydrogen-Bonding and Supramolecular Assembly of Small Molecules and Macromolecules”, PolyTech 2012: Pune, India (December, 2012)
  • “Supramolecular Assembly of π-Conjugated Chromophores and their Polymeric Conjugates in Aqueous Medium” Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (FICS) : Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (December, 2012)
  • “Role of Hydrogen-Bonding in Supramolecular Assembly of Aromatic Donor and Acceptor Chromophores” 2nd China‐India‐Singapore Symposium on Crystal Engineering: Sun Yet Sun University, China (November, 2012)
  • “Supramolecular-Assembly of Macromolecules and Donor-Acceptor π-Systems: Role of H-Bonding” Departmental (Chemistry) colloquium: IIT, Chennai, India (September, 2012)
  • “Supramolecular-Assembly of π-Conjugated Amphiphiles in Aqueous Medium: Role of Hydrogen-Bonding” Chemistry of Functional Materials 2012: Chemical Frontiers, Goa, India (August, 2012)
  • “Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Macromolecules and p-Conjugated Chromophores in Aqueous Medium” National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (April-2012)
  • “Hydrogen-Bonding-Mediated Supramolecular-Assembly of Aromatic Donor and Acceptor Chromophores” 6th CRSI-RSC Symposium in Chemistry, Trivandrum, India (February-2012)
  • “Stimuli Responsive Polymeric Vesicle from Amphiphilic Random Copolymer”, Polymer Science and Nanotechnology: Design and Structure (PSNDS-11), Baroda, India (December, 2011)
  • “H-Bonding Mediated Supramolecular-Assembly of Donor and Acceptor Chromophores: Self-Sorting vs. Mixing” CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, India (December, 2011)
  • “Stimuli Responsive Polymeric Vesicle” International Symposium on Chemistry and Complexity, IACS, Kolkata, India (December, 2011)
  • “Hydrogen-Bonding Mediated Self-sorting in Aromatic Donor and Acceptor Chromophores” Diamond Jubilee Symposium on Recent Trends in Chemistry" (DJSRTC), IIT-Kharagpur, India (December, 2011)
  • “Supramolecular Switching from Charge-Transfer to Self-Sorted State in Mixed Assembly of Donor-Acceptor Chromophores” 3rd Asian Coordination Chemistry Conference, New Delhi, India (October, 2011)
  • “H-Bonding Mediated Supramolecular-Assembly of Donor and Acceptor Chromophores: Self-Sorting vs. Mixing” MPIP, Mainz, Germany (June, 2011)
  • “H-Bonding Mediated Supramolecular-Assembly of Donor and Acceptor Chromophores: Self-Sorting vs. Mixing” Institut Charles Sadron, CNRS UPR22, Strasbourg, France (June, 2011)
  • “Self-sorting vs. Alternate Co-stacking in H-Bonding Mediated Supramolecular-Assembly of Donor and Acceptor Chromophores” Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (May, 2011)
  • “Self-sorting vs. Alternate Co-stacking in H-Bonding Mediated Supramolecular-Assembly of Donor and Acceptor Chromophores” Institut für Organische Chemie, University of Würzburg, Germany (May, 2011)
  • “Self-Assembly in Donor and Acceptor Mixed-Systems” Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah, India (March, 2011)
  • “Tuning Mode of Self-Assembly in Donor and Acceptor Mixed-Systems” Indo-French Symposium on Self-Assembled Materials, Trivandrum, India (February, 2011)
  • “Bio-degradable Surfactant Micelle”, DRDO, Pune, India (February, 2011)
  • “Segregated Assembly of Donor and Acceptor Chromophores in their Supramolecular Polymerization” MACRO 2010, New Delhi, India (December, 2010)
  • “To Mix or Not to Mix? Supramolecular Assembly of Donor and Acceptor Chromophores” Midyear meeting, Indian Academy of Sciences, Goa, India (November, 2010)
  • “Amphiphilic Glycopolymer: Synthesis and Aggregation Studies” Colloquium on Polymer Science and Technology, IACS, Kolkata, India (November, 2010)
  • “Supramolecular Assembly of Donor and Acceptor Chromophores”, Annual Symposium, Centre for Advanced Materials (CAM), IACS, Kolkata, India (August, 2010)
  • “Perylene Bisimide Organogelators: A Structure-Property Relationship Study” CRSI Kolkata Chapter Meeting, Narendrapur, Kolkata, India (August 2009)
  • “Biologically Relevant Stimuli Responsive Micelles and Polymers” One day symposium, Society of Polymer Science India, Pune Chapter, NLC Pune, India (July, 2009)
  • “Biologically Relevant Micelle and Polymers” Presidency College, Kolkata, India (December, 2008)