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ย  Assist Prof Dr. Prasun Mukherjee | Spectroscopy| Best Researcher Award

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸซProfile Summary

Experienced Physical Chemist with a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and post-doctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh and Iowa State University. Currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of Calcutta’s Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Specializing in ultrafast fluorescence spectroscopy and nanomaterials, with expertise in lanthanide-containing semiconductor nanoparticles. Recognized with prestigious awards and fellowships for academic excellence. Proven track record in conducting innovative research projects in photophysics, electron transfer, and spectroscopic analysis. Passionate about advancing scientific knowledge in physical chemistry and nanotechnology.

๐ŸŒ Professional Profiles

 

 

๐ŸŽ“ Education:

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Iowa State University, Iowa, USA, Spring 2008 (August 2003-May 2008), Dissertation: “Ultrafast fluorescence spectroscopy used as a probe to explore excited state photophysics of biologically and environmentally relevant systems”, Advisor: Professor Jacob W. Petrich, M.Sc. in Chemistry (Specialization: Physical Chemistry), 1st Class, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Maharashtra, India, 2001-2003, Project: “Ab-initio quantum chemical investigation of the spin states of some chain, monocyclic and bicyclic diradicals”, Advisor: Professor Sambhu N. Datta, B.Sc. in Chemistry, 1st Class 1st, Alipurduar College, North Bengal University, West Bengal, India, 1997-2000, Standard XII, 1st Division, Alipurduar College, West Bengal, India, 1997, Standard X, 1st Division, Rama Krishna Mission Boys Home High School, Rahara, West Bengal, India, 1995

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Professional Experience:

Assistant Professor, Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CRNN), University of Calcutta (March 2013-present), Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Advisor: Professor David H. Waldeck (March 2009-February 2013), Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Advisor: Professor Jacob W. Petrich (May 2008-February 2009)

๐Ÿ”ฌ Research Projects:

At University of Calcutta: Development of Lanthanide Containing Semiconductor Nanoparticles and Probing the Spatial Location of the Dopant by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, Sensitization of Lanthanide Luminescence Using Semiconductor Nanoparticles, Post-synthetic Modification of Semiconductor Nanoparticles, Vibrational and Electronic Spectroscopic Investigation of Surface Properties in Lanthanide Incorporated Semiconductor Nanoparticles. Post-doctoral work at University of Pittsburgh:, Lanthanide luminescence sensitization in nanoparticle assemblies, Electron transfer in diversified systems, Mechanism of lanthanide luminescence sensitization in molecular lanthanide complexes, Ph.D. and post-doctoral work at Iowa State University: Photophysics of hypericin in different proteins, Solvation dynamics using Coumarin 153 as a probe, Characterization of hypericin-like pigments in marine ciliates, Identification and detection of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) in sheep and mice using fluorescence spectroscopy of the eye. M.Sc. project work at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay: Ab-initio quantum chemical investigation of the spin states of some diradicals

๐Ÿ† Awards and Fellowships:

University medal for securing 1st class 1st position in B.Sc. (Hons.) (Chemistry) examination, 2000, University of North Bengal, India, Qualified in National Eligibility Test (NET), 2002, India, Chevron Phillips Travel Award, 2006, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, USA, Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, 2006, Iowa State University, USA, Proctor & Gamble Fellowship in Analytical Chemistry, 2007, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, USA, Graduate Research Excellence Award, 2008, Iowa State University, USA

 

๐Ÿ“šTop Noted Publication

38. What Is Beyond Charge Trapping in Semiconductor Nanoparticle Sensitized Dopant Photoluminescence?
Authors: Prasenjit Manna, Gouranga H. Debnath, David H. Waldeck, Prasun Mukherjee
Year: 2018

 

39. Host sensitized lanthanide photoluminescence from postsynthetically modified semiconductor nanoparticles depends on reactant identity
Authors: Gouranga H. Debnath, Saoni Rudra, Arghyadeep Bhattacharyya, Nikhil Guchhait, Prasun Mukherjee
Year: 2019

 

40. Structural Evolution Controls Photoluminescence of Post-Synthetically Modified Doped Semiconductor Nanoparticles
Authors: Saoni Rudra, Madhumita Bhar, Prasun Mukherjee
Year: 2019

 

41. Bimetallic goldโ€“silver nanoparticles mediate bacterial killing by disrupting the actin cytoskeleton MreB
Authors: Prajna Jena, Maireyee Bhattacharya, Gourab Bhattacharjee, Biswarup Satpati, Prasun Mukherjee, Dulal Senapati, Ramanujam Srinivasan
Year: 2020

 

42. What Role Can Surface Capping Ligand Play To Control Dopant Emission in Semiconductor Nanoparticles?
Authors: Madhumita Bhar, Saoni Rudra, Prasun Mukherjee
Year: 2020

 

43. Delivery of thymoquinone through hyaluronic acid-decorated mixed Pluronicยฎ nanoparticles to attenuate angiogenesis and metastasis of triple-negative breast cancer
Authors: Saurav Bhattacharya, Avijit Ghosh, Santanu Maiti, Manisha Ahir, Gouranga H. Debnath, Payal Gupta, Mousumi Bhattacharjee, Swatilekha Ghosh, Sreya Chattopadhyay, Prasun Mukherjee, Arghya Adhikary
Year: 2020

 

44. Optimizing the Key Variables to Generate Host Sensitized Lanthanide Doped Semiconductor Nanoparticle Luminophores
Authors: Gouranga H. Debnath, Prasun Mukherjee, David H. Waldeck
Year: 2020

 

45. Lanthanide photoluminescence lifetimes reflect vibrational signature of local environment: Lengthening duration of emission in inorganic nanoparticles
Authors: Prasenjit Manna, Madhumita Bhar, Prasun Mukherjee
Year: 2021

 

Prasun Mukherjee | Spectroscopy | Best Researcher Award

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