Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Name : Arun Kumar Nandi

Deptartment : School of Materials Sciences
Designation : CSIR Senior Scientist
Contact : +91 33 2473 4971 (Ext:1561)
Email : psuakn@iacs.res.in


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Academic Profile:

Biodata  of Prof. Arun K. Nandi

Name Prof. Arun Kumar Nandi, FASc.
Designation

Emeritus Scientist, CSIR

Address

Polymer Science Unit, Scool of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata -700 032.

Date of Birth 21.02.1955
Place of Birth

Belboni, Bankura (W.B.)

Telephone (033)-2473-4971 (extn.1561) 
Fax : (033)-2473-2805
E-mail: psuakn@iacs.res.in

Education:

B.Sc. (Chemistry)        1975

Burdwan University         First Class, Rank: 5th, 70.2%

M.Sc. (Chemistry)       1977

Burdwan University         First Class, Rank: 2nd, 67.8%

Ph.D.                1986

Jadavpur University,: Thermodynamics of Polymer – Polymer  and Polymer-Solvent Mixing (Prof. S. N. Bhattacharyya & B. M. Mandal )

Visits Abroad

Post Doc. -1988-89 -   Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University, USA (with Prof. L. Mandelkern)

1st International Conference on Polymer-solvent, Meyrueis, France,  1996 (Oral Paper)

4th International Conference on Polymer-solvent, Prague, Czech, 2002 (Invited talk)

5th International Conference on Polymer-solvent, Lorient, France, 2004 (Spl. Lecture)

40th IUPAC International Symposium on Macromolecules, Paris, France, 2004  (Paper)

        Indo-French Symposium “Fibrillar networks as advanced materials” Strassbourg, 

                                                France , 2005 (invited lecture + convener)

6th International Conf. on Polymer-solvent, Manchester, England, 2006 (Plennary talk).

Gordon Research Conf.on Composites, 2008, Ventura, California, USA (Paper)

248th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Fransisco, USA,2014(invited talk).

Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France, 2014 (Invited lecture)

10th International Conference on Polymer-solvent, Salerno, Itali , 2014 (Invited Main Lecture)

Visiting Professor, Strasbourg, France, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 (Under Indo-French Project)

Indo-French Symposium “Functional Polymers and Self-assembled Systems”, Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg France, 2016 (Invited lecture)

Leibniz Institut fur Polymerforschung, Dresdren e.v (IPF), Germany, 2016 (Invited Lecture)

Western Sydney University,Sydney, Australia,  (iCMEMS 2017) (Invited Lecture)

Institute Lau Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France IUPAC Conference (Polysolvat-12) 2018 (Invited Lecture)

University of Surrey, U.K.  Int. Conf. on Adv. Energy Materials (AEM-2018), (Invited Lecture)

Visiting Professor, Strasbourg, France, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 (Under Indo-French Project)

Total Publications: 247No. of Ph. D. : 35 awarded (+in progress) H-Index-52

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=en_rKaoAAAAJ&hl=en

Summary of Publications:

ACS Journals: 81

 RSC Journals - 54

Elsevier-37

Wiley.-39

Macromolecules- 17,

J. Phys. Chem. B – 17,

J. Phys. Chem. C -7           

Langmuir – 23

ACS Appl. Mater. and Interfaces -8

Chem. Mater.  -1,

Biomacromolecules -1,  

ACS Sustainable Chem. & Eng. -1

ACS Applied Nanomaterials – 1

ACS Applied Energy Materials -1

ACS Applied Polymer Materials -1

ACS Omega-2

J. Chem. Eng. Data -1

 

Chem. Comm 7,

J.Mater.Chem-8,

 J. Mater. Chem A- 12

J. Mater. Chem C -3

Soft Matter   -8,

Analyst-2,

Org. Bio.Chem-1,

PCCP-4,

 RSC. Adv.-8 (review-2)

Crystal Eng. Commun  -1

 

Polymer -20, (review-1)

Carbon-3,

Synth. Metals-6,

React. Func. Polym-1

Prog. Mater.Sc.-1

Prog. Polym. Sc -1

Colloid and Surfaces A -1

J.Colliod & Interface Sci.-2

Eur. Polym. J.-2

J. Ind. Eng. Chem.-1

Macromol. Chem Phys.etc-13,

J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Phys. Ed- 7

J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. Ed -6

Polymer International -3

Supramolecular Chemistry -2

Small -1

Chem. Eur. J. -1

Chem Asian J. -1

ChemMedChem -1

ChemElectroChem-1

ChemistrySelect-2

J. Chem. Phys (IOP)   -1

Others-36

 

Publication in Journals:
 
2022
 
247. Organic Mixed Ion-Electron Conductivity in Polymer Hybrid Systems
 
S. Hazra,  A. Banerjee,  A.K. Nandi,  ACS Omega, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.2c04516
 
 
 

246.  Synthesis of PVDF Based Graft Copolymeric Antifouling Membranes Showing 

Affinity Driven Immobilization of Nucleobases

U. Basak, M. Pakhira, S. Sahoo, S. Majumdar, R. Ghosh, J. Kundu, T. Ghosh, T. Ghosh, A. K. Nandi and D.P. Chatterjee

ACS Appl. Polym.  Mater. 2022, 4, 5756-5771

 

245. Light and Solvent Effect on Isomerization and Excimer Formation of Pyrene - Schiff Base Conjugate Sensing Aromatic Analytes

S. Mondal, A. Panja and A.K. Nandi, Macromol Symp. (in Press)

 

244.Development of poly(vinylidene fluoride) graft  random copolymer membrane for antifouling and antimicrobial applications

M. Pakhira, S. Ghosh, Surajit Ghosh, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi J. Ind. Eng. Chem.

2022, 112, 171–181

 

243.. Tuning of optoelectronic properties in Nano-hybrids of peptide appended perylenebisimides and carbon-nanodots

S. Hazra, S. Paul, K. Basu, A. K.Nandi, A. Banerjee, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2022, 126, 5906-5915

242.Tailor made synthesis of water-soluble polythiophene-graft-poly(caprolactone-block-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) copolymer and their pH tunable self-assembly and optoelectronic properties

U. HaldarS. MondalS. HazraS. GuinL. YeasminD. P. ChatterjeeA. K. Nandi,

Eur. Polym. J.  2022, 168,  111124

 

2021

 

241. Isomerization-induced Excimer Formation of Pyrene based Acylhydrazone Controlled by Light and Solvent Sensing Aromatic Analytes

S. Mondal, A. Panja, D. Halder, P. Bairi and A.K. Nandi J. Phys. Chem. B,  2021 125 (50), 13804-13816

 

240. Development of Polythiophene-Tripeptide Covalent Conjugates Showing Excellent Structure Dependent Photophysical and Photocurrent Properties.

 

S. Mondal, S. Hazra, A. Shit, D. P. Chatterjee, A. Banerjee and A. K. Nandi

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2021, 125 (31), 17518-17529

 

239. A Review on Recent Advances on Hybrid Supercapacitors, D.P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, 9, 15880  –15918

 

238. Reversible Stimuli-Dependent Aggregation-Induced Emission from a “Nonfluorescent” Amphiphilic PVDF Graft Copolymer

M. Pakhira, D.P. Chatterjee, D. Mallick, R. Ghosh, and A. K. Nandi, Langmuir 2021,  37 4953-4963

 

2020

237. Fluorescence in “Nonfluorescent” Polymers

D.P.Chatterjee, M. Pakhira and A.K.Nandi, ACS Omega, ACS Omega 2020 5, 30747-30766

236. A Robust Stimuli Responsive Eu 3+ - Metalo Organic Hydrogel and Xerogel Emitting White Light

A. Panja, P. Bairi, D. Halder, S. Das and A. K. Nandi,  J. Colloid and Interface Science 579 (2020) 531–540

 

235. Modulation of optoelectronic properties in a donor -acceptor conjugate between a cationic polythiophene and a peptide appended perylenebisimide ampiphile                                    S. Hazra, A. Shit, R. Ghosh, K. Basu, A. Banerjee and A. K. Nandi, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, 8, 3748 - 3757

234.  A Review on Recent Advances in Polymer and Peptide Hydrogels

S. Mondal, S. Das and A. K. Nandi, Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 1404 – 1454

 

2019

 

233. Influence of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) on Photovoltaic Performance of Interfacially Engineered Band Gap Modulated P3TAA-co-P3HT Perovskite Solar Cell at Ambient Condition

A. Shit, P. Chal, S. Mandal and A. K. Nandi Polymer, 2019, 185, 121973

 

232. Flexible Solid State Symmetric Supercapacitor Using HxWO3@rGO Composite with High Volumetric Energy and Power Density

D. Mandal, P. Routh, A. K. Mahato and A.K. Nandi, ChemElectroChem2019, 6, 5136-5148

 

231. Self-assembled Nanostructure MoS2 Quantum Dots Polyaniline Hybrid Gels for High Performance Solid State Flexible Supercapacitor

S. Das, R. Ghosh, D. Mandal, and A. K. Nandi,

ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2019, 2, 6642−6654

 

230. Electrochemically Modified Graphite Paper as an Advanced Electrode substrate for Supercapacitor Application

D. Mandal, P. Routh,  A. K. Mahato and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. A  2019, 7, 17547 - 17560

 

229. Effect of molecular packing on modulation of electronic properties of organic donor–acceptor hybrid gels

P. Chal, A. Shit, D. Levy, S. Das, S. Mondal and A. K. Nandi,

 

Colloid and Surfaces A, 2019, 577, 480 - 492

228. Parity Violation in Supramolecular Aggregation: Insights from Optoelectronic Properties,

P. Chal, A. Shit and A. K. Nandi, Macromol. Symp. 2019, 386, 1800233 (1-5)

 

227. Zwitterionic Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Graft Copolymer  with Unexpected Fluorescence Property

M. Pakhira, R. Ghosh, S. P. Rath,  D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi,

Langmuir,  2019, 35, 5525-5533

 

226. Engineering of MoS2 Quantum Dots/PANI Aerogel for High Energy Supercapaciator

S. Das and A. K. Nandi, Macromol. Symp. 2019, 386, 1800242 (1-6)

 

225. Conducting Gels: A Chronicle of Technological Advances

P. Chakraborty, S. Das and A.K. Nandi, Progress in Polymer Science, 2019, 88, 189–219

 

224. Physical and Dielectric Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) / Polybenzimidazole Functionalized Graphene Nanocomposites

N. Maity, A. Mandal, K. Roy and A.K. Nandi, J. Polym Sc. Part B, Polym. Phys. Ed.  2019, 57, 189–201

 

223. Phase Selective Organogel from an Imine Based Gelator to Use in Oil Spill Recovery

S. Mondal, P. Bairi, S. Das, A. K. Nandi, J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 381-392

 

2018

 

222. Light Induced Conformational Change of Uracil Anchored Polythiophene Regulating Thermo Responsiveness

 R.Ghosh; S. Das; K. Bhattacharyya; D. P Chatterjee, A. Biswas; A. K Nandi, Langmuir 2018,  34,  12401-12411

 

221.  Injectable Hydrogel of Vitamin B9 for Controlled Release of Both Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Anticancer Drugs

A. Panja, S. Das, A. Chakraborty, P. Chakraborty, S. Pal, and A. K. Nandi, ChemMedChem, 2018,13,2427 –2436

 

220. Quantum Dots Intermediated Novel Synthesis of Dual Oxides of Molybdenum from MoS2: Quantification of Supercapacitor Efficacy

D.Mandal, P. Routh and A.K. Nandi,  Chem. Asian J, 2018, 13, 3871 – 3884

 

219. Enhancement of mechanical, electrical and dielectric properties in poly(vinylidene fluoride)  composites with two dimensional nanomaterials,

N. Maity, A. Mandal and A. K. Nandi, J. Indian. Chem. Soc, 2018, 95, 925-932

 

 

218Supramolecular Grafting of Doped Polyaniline Leads to an Unprecedented Solubility Enhancement, Radical Cation Stabilization, and Morphology Transformation

N. Maity, A. Dawn, A. Kuila and A. K. Nandi, J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 12654 – 12662

 

217. Copolymers of Poly(3-thiophene acetic acid) with Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) as Hole Transporting Material for Interfacially Engineered Perovskite Solar Cell by Modulating Band Positions  for Higher Efficiency

A. Shit, P. Chal and A. K. Nandi, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics,  2018, 20, 15890 - 15900

216. Conductive MoSQuantum Dot/Polyaniline Aerogel for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution and Photoresponse Properties

S. Das, R. Ghosh, P. Routh, A. Shit, S. Mondal, A. Panja, and A. K. Nandi

ACS Appl. Nano Mater2018,  1 , 2306–2316

215. Optoelectronic Properties of Supramolecular Aggregates of Phenylalanine Conjugated Perylene Bisimide

P. Chal, A. Shit and A. K. Nandi, ChemistrySelect, 2018, 3, 3993 – 4003

 

214.  Candle soot derived Carbon nanodot/Polyaniline Hybrid Materials through Controlled Grafting of Polyaniline Chains for Supercapacitors,

T. Ghosh, R. Ghosh, U. Basak, S. Majumder,, R. Ball, D. Mandal, A. K. Nandi, D.P. Chatterjee,

J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 6476-6492

213. Triarylamine -Cored- Dendritic Molecular Gel for an Efficient Colorometric, Fluorometric and Impedometeric Detection of Picric Acid

S. Mondal, P. Bairi, S. Das, and A. K. Nandi, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24,5591 –5600

212. Optoelectronic Properties of Self-assembled Nanostructures of Polymer Functionalized Polythiophene and Graphene

N. Maity, R. Ghosh and A. K. Nandi Langmuir, 2018, 34, 7585–7597 (Highlight, Editors Choice article)

 

211. A New Facile Synthesis of Tungsten Oxide from Tungsten Disulfide: Structure Dependent Supercapacitor and Negative Differential Resistance Properties

D. Mandal,  P. Routh  and A. K. Nandi,  Small, 2018, 14, 1702881 (1 - 13)

 

 

2017

210. Influence of Chain Length on the Self-assembly of Poly(ε-caprolactone) Grafted Graphene Quantum DotsN.Maity, P. Chakraborty and A. K. Nandi, Langmuir, 2017, 33, 13384-13393

 

209. High dielectric poly(vinylidene fluoride) nanocomposite films with MoSusing polyaniline interlinker via interfacial Interaction

N. Maity, A. Mandal and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. C 2017,  5, 12121 - 12133

 

208. Influence of Hofmeister I- on Tuning Optoelectronic Properties of Ampholytic Polythiophene by varying pH and Conjugating with RNA

R.Ghosh, D. P. Chatterjee, S.Das, T. K. Mukhopadhyay, A.Datta and A. K. Nandi,

Langmuir ,2017,   44. 12739-12749

 

207. Folic Acid-Polyaniline Hybrid Hydrogel for Adsorption/Reduction of Chromium (VI) and Selective Adsorption of Anionic Dye from Water

S. Das, P. Chakraborty, R. Ghosh, S. Paul, S. Mondal, A. Panja, and A.K. Nandi,

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2017, 5, 9325-9337

 

206. Multi-functional Poly(vinylidene fluoride) graft Copolymers

A. Kuila, D. P. Chatterjee, N. Maity and A. K. Nandi

J. Polym. Sci. Part A,  Polym. Chem Ed 2017, 55, 2569–2584 (Highlight)

 

205. Nucleic Acid Based Polymer and Nanoparticle Conjugates: Synthesis, Properties and Applications;

A. Kundu, S. Nandi and A.K. Nandi

Progress in Materials Science 2017, 88,  136–185

 

204. Supercapacitor and Photocurrent Performance of Tunable Reduced Graphene Oxide

D. Mandal,  P. Routh and A. K. Nandi,

Chemistry Select 2017, 2,  3163–3171

 

203. Deciphering the Effect of Polymer Assisted Doping on Optoelectronic Properties of Block Copolymer Anchored Graphene Oxide

N. Maity, A. Kuila and A.K. Nandi,

Langmuir, 2017, 33, 1460–1470

 

202.Photoinduced E-Z isomerization across the imine bond in a multi-responsive

organogel affecting morphology and structure

S. Mondal and A. K. Nandi,

J. Indian Chem. Soc., 2017, 94, 123-134

 

201. pH and temperature responsiveness in AgNPs stabilized by a new poly(vinylidene fluoride) random graft copolymer

A. Kuila, N.Maity, D.P. Chatterjee  and A. K. Nandi

J. Polym. Sci. Part A,  Polym. Chem Ed 2017, 55,   960-970

 

200. Water Soluble Ionic Polythiophenes for Biological and Analytical Applications, (Review Article)

S. Das, P.Routh, R. Ghosh, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi

Polymer International, 2017,  66; 623–639

 

199. Facile Synthesis of Water Soluble, Fluorescent DNA-Polymer Conjugate via Enzymatic Polymerization for Cell Imaging                                                                                              S. Nandi, A. Kundu, P. Das and A. K. Nandi

J. Nanoscience and Nano Technology 2017, 17, 5168–5174

 

2016

 

198. An Insight into the Hybrid Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell from Polyaniline-CdS Nanotubes 

through Impedance Spectroscopy

A. Shit, P. Chal and A. K. Nandi

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2016, 18, 31732 - 31743

 

197. Enhancement of Energy Storage and Photoresponse Properties of Folic acid / Polyaniline Hybrid Hydrogel by in-situ Growth of Ag-Nanoparticles

 S. Das, P. Chakraborty, S. Mondal , A. Shit and A. K. Nandi

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2016, 8, 28055-28067

 

196. Hierarchical nanostructured polyaniline functionalized graphene / poly(vinylidene fluoride) composites for improved dielectric performances

N.Maity, A. Mandal and A. K. Nandi

Polymer 2016, 103,  83-97

 

195. Engineering of modular organic photovoltaic devices with dye sensitized architecture

P. Chal, A. Shit and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. A,  2016, 4, 16108 - 16118

 

194. An Insight into the Schizophrenic Self-Assembly of Thermo and Proton Sensitive Graphene Oxide Grafted Block Copolymer

N. Maity, A. Kuila, D. P. Chatterjee, D. Mandal and A. K. Nandi

J. Polym. Sci. Part A,  Polym. Chem Ed. 2016,  54, 3878–3887

 

 

193. Surfactant Triggered Fluorescence Turn “on/off” Behavior of a Polythiophene – graft - Polyampholyte

R. Ghosh, S.Das, D. P. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi                                                                       Langmuir, 2016,  32,  8413-8423 

 

192. A Comparative Account on the Kinetics of Light induced E-Z Isomerization of an Anthracene based organogelator in Sol, Gel, Xerogel and Powder States: Fibre to Crystal Transformation

S. Mondal, P. Chakraborty, S. Das, P. Bairi and A. K. Nandi

Langmuir, 2016, 32, 5373−5382.

 

191. Water Soluble Dual Responsive Star Copolymer for Encapsulation of Hydrophobic Dye Molecules

S. Das, R. Ghosh, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi Macromol. Symp. 2016, 369, 74–80

 

190. . Interface Engineering of Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells with Poly(3-thiophene acetic acid) under Ambient Condition

A. Shit and A. K. Nandi, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 2016, 18, 10182 - 10190

 

189. Robust hybrid hydrogels with good rectification property and its application as an active material for dye sensitized solar cell: Insights from AC impedance spectroscopy

 

S. Das, P. Chakraborty, A. Shit, S. Mondal and A. K. Nandi, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 

4194 - 4210

 

188. Synergistic interfacial effect of polymer stabilized graphene via non-covalent functionalization in poly(vinylidene fluoride) matrix yielding superior mechanical and electronic properties

N. Maity, A. Mandal and A. K. Nandi,  Polymer, 2016, 88 (2016) 79-93

 

187. Mechanically robust hybrid hydrogels for photovoltaic applications,

S. Das, P.Chakraborty and A. K. Nandi, Macromol. Symp. 2016, 369, 119–124

 

186, Phase Behaviour of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) graft Poly(diethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate) in Alcohol-Water system: Co-existence of LCST and UCST

A. Kuila, N. Maity, D. P. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi

 J. Phys. Chem. B 2016, 120, pp 2557–2568

 

185. Nanoengineering of a Supramolecular Gel by Co-polymer Incorporation: Enhancement of Gelation Rate, Mechanical Property, Fluorescence and Conductivity

P. Chakraborty, S. Das, S. Mondal, P. Bairi and A. K. Nandi

Langmuir 2016, 32, 1871−1880

 

184. Facile and Green Approach to Prepare Fluorescent Carbon Dots: Emergent Nanomaterial for Cell Imaging and Detection of Vitamin B2

A. Kundu, S. Nandi, P.Das and A.K. Nandi

J. Colloid and Interface Sci. 2016, 468, 276–283

183. Water Soluble Stimuli-responsive Star Copolymers with Multiple Encapsulation and Release Properties

S. Das, D.P. Chatterjee, R. Ghosh, P. Das and A.K. Nandi

RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 8773 - 8785

 

182. A new generation co-assembled small molecular gel with polyaniline: exciting mechanical, electronic & photovoltaic properties

P. Chakraborty, P.Bairi and A. K. Nandi

Macromolecular Symposia 2016, 359, 118–123

 

181. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell from a New Organic n-Type Semiconductor/ Polyaniline Composite: Insight from Impedance Spectroscopy

P. Chal, A. Shit and A. K. Nandi J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 272-285 

 

180. Preferential Delivery of Anticancer Drug to Nucleic Acids using Polymer Functionalized Graphene Oxide as Nanocarrier

S. Nandi, A. Kundu and A. K. Nandi, J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2016, 16, 7363–7372,

 

2015

 

179. Cationic Polythiophene for Specific Detection of Cyanide Ions in Water Using Fluorometric Technique

R. Ghosh, S. Das, D. P. Chatterjee  and A. K. Nandi

RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 92564 - 92572

 

178. Opto-electronic properties of graphene quantum dots-polyaniline nanostructure and its photovoltaic application

N. Maity, A. Kuila, S. Das, D. Mandal, A.Shit and A. K. Nandi,

J.Mater. Chem.A  2015, 3, 20736 - 20748

 

177. Conducting hydrogel of a naphthalenetetracarboxilic dianhydride derivative and polyaniline:  Different electronic properties in gel and xerogel states.

P. Chakraborty, S. Das, S. Mondal and A. K. Nandi

Crystal Eng. Commun  2015, 17, 8093 - 8104

 

176. Light Induced E-Z Isomerization in a Multi-responsive Organogel : Elucidation from 1H NMR  Spectroscopy

S.Mondal, P.Chakraborty, P. Bairi, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi

Chem. Commun 2015, 51, 10680-10683 .

 

175.Thermosensitive Antifouling Property of a Water-Soluble Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Graft Copolymer

A. Kuila, N. Maity, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 13546 - 13555

 

174. Integration of Poly(ethylene glycol) in N-Fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl-L-tryptophan Hydrogel Influencing Mechanical, Thixotropic and Release Properties

P.Chakraborty, S. Mondal, S. Khara, P. Bairi and A. K. Nandi

J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119, 5933−5944

 

173. Interface Engineering of Ionic Liquid Integrated Graphene in PVDF Matrix with Magnificent Improvement in Mechanical, Electrical and Dielectric Properties at a low Percolation Threshold

N. Maity, A. Mandal and A. K. Nandi

Polymer, 2015, 65, 154 - 167

 

172. Water Soluble Polythiophene: Preparation, and Applications

S. Das, D.P. Chatterjee, R. Ghosh and A. K. Nandi,

RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 20160-20177 (Review Article)

 

171. Fluorescent Graphene Oxide via Polymer Grafting: An Efficient Nanocarrier for Both Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Drug                                                                                               A. Kundu, S. Nandi, P. Das and A.K. Nandi                                                                                                               Acs Appl. Mater. & interfaces , 2015, 7,  3512–3523

 

2014

 

170. Co-Assembled Conductive Hydrogel of N-fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl

Phenylalanine with Polyaniline

P. Chakraborty, P.Bairi, S. Mondal and A.K. Nandi

 J.Phys.Chem B, 2014, 118 (48), pp 13969–13980

 

169. Rheological and Fluorescent Properties of Riboflavin - Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) Hybrid Hydrogel with a Potentiality of Forming Ag Nanoparticle

P. Chakraborty, P. Bairi, , B. Roy and A.K. Nandi

RSC Advances, 2014, 4 (97), 54684 - 54693

 

168. On the pH Sensitive Optoelectronic Properties of Amphiphilic Reduced Graphene Oxide via Grafting of Poly(dimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate) : A Glimpse of p- and n-type Doping

A. Kuila, N. Maity, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 16039 – 16050

 

 

 167. Dye Sensitized Solar Cell from Polyaniline-ZnS Nanotubes and its Characterization through Impedance Spectroscopy

A. Shit, S. Chatterjee, and A. K. Nandi,  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2014), 16, 20079-20088 

 

166. Supramolecular Assembly of Polythiophene-g-polymethacrylic acid Doped Polyaniline with Interesting Morphological and Opto-electronic Properties

Sandip Das, Dhruba P. Chatterjee and Arun K. Nandi                                                                                                                      J. Mater. Chem.A  (2014),2,  12031-12042

 

 165. Co-assembly of a Small Molecular Gelator of Pyromellitic Dianhydride Derivative with Polyaniline: A New Generation Gel with Exciting Optoelectronic and Photovoltaic Properties. 

P. Bairi, P. Chakraborty, A. Shit, S. Mondal, B. Roy and A.K. Nandi

Langmuir (2014), 30, 7547–7555

 

164. Water Soluble Dual Responsive Polythiophene -g-{poly(methoxyethoxy ethyl methacrylate)-co-poly(N, N-diethylamino ethyl methacrylate)} for Different Applications

S. Das, D. P. Chatterjee, A. K. Nandi,

Polymer International  (2014), 63,  2091-2097 

 

163.  Thixotropic Supramolecular Hydrogel of Adenine and Riboflavin-5′-Phosphate Sodium Salt Showing Enhanced Fluorescence Property

 P.Bairi, P. Chakraborty, S. Mondal, B. Roy and A. K. Nandi,                                                       Soft Matter, (2014), 10, 5114 - 5120
 

 

162.Nanojacketing and Dejacketing of ds-DNA: A Non-destructive Characterization of 

Nanojacketed Sample by Impedance Spectroscopy                                                                                S. Nandi, P. Mukherjee, A. Kundu and A. K. Nandi                                                               J. Phys. Chem.B 118, (2014) 2649-2661

 

161.Controlled Grafting of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) by Coupled Atom Transfer Radical Addition and Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

A. Kuila, D. P. Chatterjee, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi                                                                                                                         

J. Polym. Science, Part A  Polym. Chem Ed, 52, (2014), 995- 1008

 

160. Improved Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Co-assembled Folic Acid Gel with Aniline and Polyaniline,                                                                                                                                           P. Chakraborty, P.Bairi , B. Roy,  A. K.Nandi                                                                            ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, 6  (2014) 3615–3622

 

159. Supramolecular Assembly of Melamine and its Derivatives: Nanostructures to Functional Materials (Review Article)                                                                                    B. Roy, P. Bairi and A. K.Nandi, RSC Advances, 4, (2014), 1708 - 1734

 

158. Exchange bias effect in composites of cuo nanoparticles and nanosilica glass, D.R. Saha, A,K,Nandi, D. Chakraborti,

J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 355, (2014) 164 -167

 

157. A pH Responsive FRET System: Multiplexed Analysis of  Hg+2 and Ag+ and Their Use for Molecular Logic Operation                                                                                                    P. Bairi, P. Chakraborty, B. Roy and A.K. Nandi,                                                           Sensors and Actuators B  193, (2014), 349-355

 

2013

156. Graphene Quantum Dots from Sono-Fenton Reaction and its Hybrid with a Polythiophene graft Copolymer towards Photovoltaic Application

P. Routh, S. Das, A. Shit, P. Bairi, P. Das and A. K. Nandi ,                                                      Acs. Appl. Mater. & Interfaces 5, (2013), 12672–12680

 

 

155. Thixotropic Bicomponent Hydrogel of Melamine- Zn(II) orotate complex:  Gel Nano-Composite Formation and Stimuli Responsibility

B. Roy, P. Bairi, P. Chakraborty and A. K. Nandi,                                                      Supramolecular Chemistry 25, (2013), 335-343

 

154.Ionic Liquid Integrated Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube in Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Matrix: Formation of Piezoelectric b-Polymorph with Significant Reinforcement and Conductivity Improvement

A. Mandal and A.K. Nandi                                                                                                                                                                           

ACS. Appl. Mater. & Interfaces 5,   2013, 747-60

 

 

153. Nanochannel Morphology of Polypyrrole-ZnO Nanocomposite towards Dye 

Sensitized Solar Cell Application

S. Chatterjee, A. Shit and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem.A 2013, 1 (39), 12302 - 12309

 

 152. Changing the morphology of polyaniline from a nanotube to a flat rectangular nanopipe by polymerizing in the presence of amino-functionalized reduced graphene oxide and its resulting increase in photocurrent

S. Chatterjee, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi                                                                   Carbon , (2013), 52 509 –519

 

151.High Performance Nanocomposites of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Graphene Oxide                                                                                                                                                        R. K. Layek, A. Kundu and A. K. Nandi,                                                                 Macromol. Mater. & Eng.,2013, 298, 1166-1175

 

150.  A Review on Synthesis and Properties of Polymer Functionalized Graphene                R. K. Layek and A.K. Nandi

Polymer  (Feature Article)  2013, 54, 5083 -5103

 

149. Poly [3-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2, 5-thienylene] grafted reduced graphene oxide: An Efficient alternate material of TiO2 in Dye sensitized Solar Cell                                            S. Chatterjee, A.K. Patra, A. Bhaumik and A. K. Nandi,                           .

  Chem Commun. 2013, 49, 4646-4648

 

 148. Co-assembled White Light Emitting Hydrogel of Melamine                                         P. Bairi, B. Roy, P.Chakraborty and A. K. Nandi                                            

Acs. Appl. Mater. and Interfaces, 2013, 5,  5478-85   

 

 147. Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer from Sulfonated Graphene to Vitamin B2: A Fascinating Tool to detect Vitamin B2

A.Kundu, S. Nandi, R.K. Layek and A. K. Nandi

Acs. Appl. Mater. and Interfaces 2013, 5 , 7392–7399

 

146. Thermo and pH responsive water soluble polythiophene graft copolymer showing logic operation and nitroaromatic sensing

S. Das, D. P. Chatterjee, S. Samanta and A. K. Nandi

RSC Advances. 2013, 3, 17540 – 17550

 

145. Enhancement of ionic conductivity in Li2O-SiOglass in nanodimensions grown within pellets of ZnO nanorods and magnetodielectric properties of these nanocomposites

D. R. Saha, A. K. Nandi, D.Chakravorty, J. Non-crystalline Solids, 2013,  375, 12-17

 

144.  Amphiphilic Poly(N-vinyl Pyrrolidone) Grafted  Graphene by RAFT Polymerization: Reinforcement of Poly(vinyl acetate) Films

R. K. Layek, A. Kuila, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi

 

J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1 (36), 10863 – 10874

143.Thermosensitive water soluble poly(ethylene glycol) based polythiophene graft copolymers

S. Das, S. Samanta, D.P. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi

J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. Ed., 51, (2013), 1417–1427

 

 

142. Nondestructive characterization of Li ion doped multifunctional Poly (vinylidene fluoride)-g-Poly (dimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate) by Impedance spectroscopy

P. Mukherjee, A. Kundu, S. Samanta, S. Roy and A. K. Nandi                                                                     

J. Phys. Chem. B, 117,   2013, 1458-66

 

 

Light Harvesting Bi-component Hydrogel with Tunable FRET Emission

P. Bairi, B. Roy and A. K. Nandi

Chem. Commun., 2012,  48, 10850 – 10852

A Comparison of Ethidium Bromide Adsorbed Graphene Templates as a Platform for Preferential Sensing of DNA

S. Nandi, P. Routh, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi

Biomacromolecules 2012, 10, 3181-3188

 

Highly Fluorescent Graphene Oxide-Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hybrid: An Effective Material For Specific Au3+ Ion Sensor                                                                                                                            A. Kundu, R. K. Layek, A. Kuila and A. K. Nandi                                                                              Acs Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2012, 4, 5576−5582

Improved Mechanical and Photophysical Properties of Chitosan Incorporated Folic Acid gel Possessing the Characteristics of Dye and Metal Ion Absorption;                                                 P. Chakraborty, B. Roy,. P.Bairi,  and A.K.Nandi,

J. Mater. Chem., (2012), 22, 20291 – 20298

Polythiophene-g-poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) Stabilized Au Nanoparticles and its morphology tuning by RNA with variation of electronic Properties

P. Routh, S. Das and A.K. Nandi                                                                                                   RSC Advances 2012, 2, 11295 – 11305

Ferromagnetic-Like Behavior in Nanosilica Glass Containing Iron Ions

and Giant Magnetodielectric Effect in Composites of these Glasses

with Mesoporous Silica

D. R. Saha, S. Banerjee, A. K. Nandi, and D. Chakravorty, ,                                                    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 21679−21684

Nano-structured poly(3-hexyl thiophene) grafted on poly(vinylidene fluoride)

via poly(glycidyl methacrylate).

S. Samanta, D. P. Chatterjee , R. K. Layek and A.K. Nandi                                                        J. Mater. Chem. 2012,  22, 10542 - 10551.

Optoelectronic Properties of RNA-Polyaniline-Dendritic Gold Nanobiocomposite P.Mukherjee, S. Nandi and A. K. Nandi

Synth. Metals 2012, 162,   904-911

 

Self-sustaining, Fluorescent, Semi-conducting Co-assembled Organogel of Fmoc       Protected Phenylalanine with Aromatic Amines

P. Bairi, B. Roy, P. Routh, K. Sen and A.K. Nandi                                                                         Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7436 – 7445

 

Noncovalent Functionalization of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube by a Polythiophene based Compatibilizer: Reinforcement and Conductivity Improvement in Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Films

A. Mandal and A.K.Nandi                                                                                                                 J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 9360−9371

 

 

 

Tunable mechanical and conductivity properties in graphene sulphonic acid / chitosan nanocomposites

R. K. Layek. S. Samanta and A.K. Nandi,

 Polymer 2012, 53, 2265 -2273

 

 

 

Negative Differential Resistance and Enhanced Optoelectronic Properties in Ag Nanoparticles Decorated Graphene Oxide via Riboflavin

  P. Routh, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi                                                                               Carbon   2012,   50, 3422 –3434

 

Enhanced Fluorescent Intensity of Graphene Oxide -Methyl Cellulose Hybrid in Acidic Medium : Sensing of Nitro-aromatics,                                                                                             A. Kundu, R.K. Layek and A. K. Nandi        

J. Mater. Chem. 2012,  22 , 8139 - 8144

 

.  Polythiophene-g-Poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) Doped Methyl Cellulose Hydrogel Behaving like a Polymeric AND Logic Gate                                                                S. Samanta, S.Das, R. K. Layek, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi,

 Soft Matter, 2012, 8,  6066-6072

 

Metastability in a  bicomponent hydrogel of thymine and 6-methyl-1,3,5-triazine 2,4-diamine : Ultrasound induced Vs. Thermo gelation                                                                      B. Roy, P. Bairi and A.K. Nandi,                                                                                                     Soft Matter, 2012,  8 (8), 2366 – 2369

 

Bi-component hydrogel of perylene-3, 4, 9, 10-tetracarboxylic potassium salt and L-Tyrosine

P. Bairi, B. Roy and A.K. Nandi, RSC Adv., 2 (2012),  264 - 272

 

Dendritic morphology in graphene sulphonic acid / poly(vinyl alcohol) composite

 R. K. Layek, S. Samanta and A. K. Nandi

 Carbon, 50 (201 2) 815 –827

 

    2011

Tuning of Morphology of Riboflavin –Melamine Equimolar Supramolecular Assembly by In-situ Silver Nanoparticle Formation         
S. Chatterjee and A.K.Nandi
Chem. Commun., 47 (2011) 11510 - 11512.

 

Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Based Amphiphilic Multiporous Material supported Palladium Nanoparticles: Catalytic Cross-Coupling of Aryl Halides in Aqueous Medium
S. Samanta, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi
 Reactive and Functional Polymers 71 (2011) 1045-1054

 

Variation of physical and mechanical properties in the bicomponent hydrogels of melamine with positional isomers of hydroxybenzoic acid
B.Roy, P. Bairi, A. Saha and A. K. Nandi
Soft Matter, 7, (2011), 8067-8076

 

pH and Anion Sensitive Silver (I) Co-ordinated Melamine Hydrogel with Dye Absorbing Property : Metastability at Low Melamine concentration
P. Bairi, B. Roy and A. K. Nandi  J. Mater.
Chem; Communication, 21 (2011) 11747-11749  

 

Physical properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride) composites with polymer functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes using nitrene chemistry           
A.Mandal and A.K. Nandi
J. Mater. Chem.21, (2011) 15752 - 15763

 

Selective colorimetric sensing of mercury (II) using turn off - turn on mechanism from riboflavin stabilized silver nanoparticles in aqueous medium        
B. Roy, P. Bairi and A. K. Nandi,        
Analyst, 2011, 136, 3605 – 3607

 

Reply to “Comment on ‘Preparation and Characterization of Silver_Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Nanocomposites: Formation of Piezoelectric Polymorph of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)‘”        
S. Manna and A. K. Nandi,         
J. Phys. Chem B, 115, (2011) 12325–12326

 

Nanoglass in lithia–silica system grown within pores of pellets comprising CuO nanoparticles
D. R. Saha,  A. Datta, S. Mandal, M. Mukherjee, A.K. Nandi, D. Chakravorty,
Solid State Ionics 186 (2011) 14–19

 

  Miscibility of Polythiophene-graft-poly(methyl methacrylate) brush with poly(vinylidene fluoride) : Morphology, Optical and Conducting Properties
A. Mandal and A.K.Nandi,  
Macromol. Chem. Phys. 212 (2011) 1636–1647

 

Enhanced Photoluminescence and Negative Differential Resistance of Polyaniline Sulfonic Acid - RNA - Au Nanobiocomposites
P. Routh, A. Garai and A. K. Nandi ,
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 (2011) 13670 (Highlighted in Nature India, Doi:10.1038/nindia.2011.124, online 25.8.11)

 

Mechanism of Polypyrrole and Silver Nanorod formation in Lauric acid –Cetyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide Coacervate Gel Template: Physical and Conductivity Properties             
S. Chatterjee, A. Garai and A. K. Nandi               
Synth. Metals  161 (2011) 62-7

 

Concomitant Synthesis of Polyaniline and Highly Branched Gold Nanoparticles in Presence of DNA
P. Mukherjee and A.K. Nandi             
J. Colloid & Interface Science 356 (2011) 145 -150.

 

Multifunctional Porous Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-graft-Poly(n-butyl methacrylate) with Good Li+ ion Conductivity           
S. Samanta, D. P. Chatterjee , R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi           
Macromol. Chem. & Phys. (2011), 212, 134–149

 

Effect of complementary small molecules in the properties of  bicomponent hydrogel of riboflavin 
A. Saha, B. Roy, A. Esterrani and A. K. Nandi
Org. Bio. Chem., 2011, 9, 770 - 776

 

Melamine recognition through riboflavin (vitamin B2) stabilized gold  nanoparticles,   
B. Roy, A. Saha and A. K. Nandi,
Analyst  2011, 136, 67 - 70

 

2010

109

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Poly(methyl methacrylate) -functionalized  Graphene / Poly(vinylidine fluoride) Nanocomposites : Piezoelectric β Polymorph Formation           
R. K. Layek, S. Samanta, D.. P. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi   
Polymer (2010), 51, 5846-5856

108

Bicomponent Hydrogels of Lumichrome and Melamine: Photoluminescence   Property and its Dependency with pH and Temperature,           
P. Bairi, B. Roy and A.K. Nandi           
J. Phys. Chem B (2010),114, 11454 – 11461

107

Time Sensitive, Temperature and pH Responsive Photoluminescence Behaviour of a Melamine Containing Bicomponent Hydrogel            
B. Roy, A. Saha, A. Esterrani and A. K. Nandi           
Soft Matter (2010) 6, 3337 - 3345.

106

Enhanced Optoelectronic Properties of Highly Populated, Monodispersed Au   Nanoparticles on RNA−Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Hybrid            
P.Routh, P. Mukherjee, and A. K. Nandi           
J. Mater. Chem., (2010), 20, 7214-7221

105

Nanostructured Polymer Blends of Poly (3-thiophene methyl acetate) with Poly  (vinylidene       fluoride):  Physical and Conducting properties.           
Swarup Manna, Amit Mandal and Arun K. Nandi           
J. Phys. Chem (B)  (2010), 114, 2342-2352

104

Viscoelastic and Conductivity Properties of Thermoreversible  Polyaniline- DNNSA Gel in m-Cresol            
A. Garai, S. Chatterjee and A.K.Nandi,           
Synthetic Metals  (2010) 160, 1733- 1739

103

Nanostructured Self-Assembly of Polythiophene Acetic Acid with Double-Stranded DNA: Physical, Optical and Conducting Characteristics
P. Mukherjee, A. Dawn and A. K. Nandi
Langmuir (2010), 26, 11025 - 11034

102

Growth of Different Shape Au Nanoparticles from Seeds Using an Interfacial  Redox Process with a Conducting Polymer      
Pratap Mukherjee  and Arun  K. Nandi 
Langmuir,  26 (2010) 2785 - 2790

101

RNA - poly(o-methoxy aniline) hybrid templated growth of Ag-nanoparticles  and nanojacketting : Physical and electronic properties           
P. Routh, P.Mukherjee, and A.K. Nandi,
Langmuir , 26 (2010) 5093 -5010 (Highlighted in Nature India: doi: 10.1038/nindia.2010.53 on line 27th April, 2010)

100

Aucore-Agshell  Bimetallic Nanoparticles from a Simple Interfacial Redox Process Using a Conducting Polymer     
Pratap Mukherjee and Arun K. Nandi*        
J. Colloid & Interface Science , 344 (2010), 30-36

99

Organogels from self-assembling New Dendritic Peptides: Morphology, Rheology and Structural Investigations
G. Palui, A. Garai, J. Nanda, A.K.Nandi, A. Banerjee           
J.Phys. Chem B, 114, (2010),1249 - 1256

98

Nanocomposites  of  Silver  Nanoparticle  and Dinonylnaphthalene Disulfonic  Acid  Doped Thermoreversible Polyaniline  Gel           
A. Garai, S. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi           
Polymer Eng. Sci.,  50, (2010),   446 - 454

2009

97

Poly (3-dodecylthiophene)-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites: Novel Electronic Properties by Changing Chain Regioregularity           
A. Garai, B. K. Kuila, S. Samai, S. Roy, P. Mukherjee and      A. K. Nandi           
J Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys 47 (2009), 1412-1425

96

Morphology, Structure and Conductivity of RNA - Poly(o-methoxy aniline) Nano Structured Self – assembly: Slower Uncoiling of POMA  on RNA-DNA Hybrid Surface.
P. Routh, P. Mukherjee, A. Dawn and A.K. Nandi,  
Biophysical Chem. 143 (2009) 145–153

95

Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube–Polyaniline  Thermoreversible Gel Composites           
A. Garai and A.K. Nandi,   
 Synth Metals, 159 (2009) 1710 - 1716

94

Temperature and pH sensitive photoluminescence property of riboflavin - methyl cellulose hydrogel: towards AND molecular logic gate behaviour 
A. Saha, S. Manna and A.. K. Nandi  
Soft Matter,  5, 3992-3996

93

Electronic Properties of Poly (o-methoxy aniline )-Silver Nanocomposite Thin Film: Influence of Nanoparticle Size and Density
P. Mukherjee and A. K. Nandi,
J. Mater. Chem., 19 (2009), 781-786

92

Recyclable High Performance Palladium Heterogeneous Catalyst with Porous PVDF Binder from the Novel Gel Nanocomposite Route
S. Samanta and A. K. Nandi, 
J. Phys. Chem C 113, ( 2009) 4721-4725

91

Poly (3-dodecyl thiophene) – Organically Modified Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites: Influence of Chain Regioregularity and Preparation Condition on Physical, Mechanical, Optical and Conductivity Properties.
B.Kuila and A.K.Nandi,
J. Appl. Polym. Sci.,  111, (2009) 155-167

90

Tuning of different polyaniline nanostructures from a coacervate gel/sol template           
A. Garai and A.K. Nandi           
Synth. Metals  159 (2009) 757-760

89

Multifunctional Hydrophilic Poly(vinylidene fluoride)  Graft Copolymer with  Super-  toughness and Super- gluing  Properties            
S.Samanta, D. P. Chatterjee, S. Manna, A. Mandal,  A. Garai and A.K. Nandi         
Macromolecules, 42 (2009) 3112–3120

88

Two-Component Thermoreversible Hydrogels of Melamine and Gallic Acid     
A. Saha, B. Roy, A. Garai and A. K. Nandi*           
Langmuir, 25 (2009) 8457-8461 (Letters)

2008

87

Morphology, Structure, Rheology and Thermodynamics of Piezoelectric Poly(vinylidene fluoride)/ Ethylene Carbonate Thermoreversible Gel
D. Dasgupta, S. Manna, A. Garai, A. Dawn C. Rochas, J. M. Guenet and A. K. Nandi           
Macromolecules, 41 (2008), 779 -787.

86

Rheology of (±)-Camphor-10-Sulfonic Acid Doped Polyaniline - m-Cresol Conducting Gel  Nanocomposites.           
A.Garai and A.K. Nandi,            
J.Polym. Sci., Polym. Physics Ed., 46 (2008) 28 – 40

85

Rheology of Polyaniline-Dinonylnaphthalene Disulfonic Acid (DNNDSA)   Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites in the Sol State: Shear Thinning versus Pseudo-Solid Behavior
A. Garai and A.K. Nandi
J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 8, (2008) 1842–1851

84

Hierarchical Tuning of 1-D Macro Morphology by Changing the Composition of  a Binary Hydrogel and Its Influence on Photoluminescence Property.     
A. Saha, S. Manna and A. K. Nandi     
Chemical Communications 2008, 3732

83

Thermoreversible Poly(vinylidene fluoride gel) : A precursor to Multiporous Materials           
D. Dasgupta, J.M.Guenet and A.K.Nandi,
Macromol. Symp. 273 (2008) 73-79

2007

82

A Mechanistic Approach on Self-organization of the Two-Component Thermoreversible Hydrogel of Riboflavin and Melamine
A. Saha, S. Manna and A. K. Nandi  
Langmuir, 23 (2007) 13126 -13135

81

Synthesis, Optical and Electrical Characterization of Organically Soluble Silver Nanoparticles and its Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Nanocomposites : Enhanced Luminescence Property in the Nanocomposite Thin Films
B. K. Kuila, A. Garai, A. K. Nandi ,
Chemistry of Materials, 19 (2007) 5443-5452.

80

Piezoelectric b-Polymorph in Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite
S. Manna and A.K. Nandi            
J. Phys. Chem. C, .111 (2007), 14670-14680

79

Nano-structured Self Assembly of Double Stranded DNA and Poly (o-methoxyaniline) Hybrid.
A. Dawn and A.K. Nandi
J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, (2007), 6268

78

Preparation of Size-Controlled, Highly Populated, Stable and Nearly Monodispersed Ag Nanoparticles in Organic Medium from a Simple Interfacial Redox Process using a Conducting Polymer
A. Dawn, P. Mukherjee and A.K. Nandi
Langmuir(Letters), 23, (2007), 5231 - 5237

77

Multiporosity in dried poly(vinylidene fluoride) – camphor gels: Effect of drying method on   porosity.,  
D.Dasgupta and A. K. Nandi,   
Macromolecules , 40, (2007) 2008 -2018

76

In-Situ Synthesis of Soluble Poly (3-Hexyl Thiophene )/ Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Composite : Physical, Mechanical and Conductivity properties.
B. K. Kuila, S. Malik, S. K. Batabyal and A.K. Nandi
Macromolecules,  40, (2007) 278 –287.

75

Multiporous Materials From Thermoreversible Poly(vinyledene fluoride) Gels
D. Dasgupta and A. K Nandi
Macromolecular Symp. 251, ( 2007)  15-24

74

Influence of Alkyl Chain Length on the Gelation Mechanism of Thermoreversible Gels of Regioregular Poly (3-Alkyl Thiophenes) in Xylene
S. Malik and A. K. Nandi   ,
J. Appl.Polym Sci. 103 (2007) 2528-2537

 

2006

 

73

Transport Mechanism in CdS Nanowire Embedded Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) Nanocomposite
S. Bhattacharyya, S. Malik, A.K. Nandi and A. Ghosh     
J. Chem. Phys. , 125 (2006) 174717 (7pages)

 

72

Low Molecular Weight Organogelators from Self-assembling Synthetic Tripeptides with Coded Amino Acids: Morphological, Structural, Thermodynamic and Spectroscopic Investigations
A.K. Das, S. Manna, M.G. B. Drew, S. Malik, A. K. Nandi, and A. Banerjee,            
Supramolecular Chemistry, 18, (2006), 645 -655

 

71

Thermodynamics, Morphology and Structure of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)- Ethyl Acetoacetate System.
D. Dasgupta, S. Malik, A. Thierry, J. M. Guenet and A. K. Nandi
Macromolecules, 39 (2006) 6110 – 6114.

 

70

A two Component Thermoreversible Hydrogel of Riboflavin and Melamine: Enhancement of Photoluminescence in the Gel form
S.Manna, A. Saha and A. K. Nandi            
Chem.Comm. (2006), 4285 – 4287

 

69

Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites of Sulphonic Acid Doped Thermoreversible Polyaniline Gel: Physical and Mechanical Properties  
A. Garai, B. K. Kuila and A.K. Nandi            
Macromolecules, 39, (2006), 5410-5418

 

68

Preparation and Characterization of Silver–Poly (vinylidene fluoride) Nanocomposites: Formation of Piezoelectric Polymorph of Poly (vinylidene fluoride)
S. Manna, S. K. Batabyal and A. K. Nandi
J. Phys. Chem. B  110 (2006) 12318 - 12326

 

67

Formation of Silver Nano Particle in Deoxyribonucleic Acid - Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Hybrid: A Novel Nano-biocomposite
A. Dawn and A. K. Nandi,
J. Phys. Chem. (B),  (2006), 110, 18291-18298

 

66

Fibrillar Networks as Multiporous Materials,
D.Dasgupta and A. K. Nandi            
Macromol. Symp. 241 (2006), 75-82.

 

65

Cocrystallization mechanism of poly(3-hexyl thiophenes) with different amount of chain regioregularity,            
S. Pal and A. K. Nandi,
J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 101 (2006), 3811 -3820

 

64

DNA - Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Hybrid: Structure, Morphology and Uncoiling of Poly(o-methoxyaniline) on DNA surface
A.Dawn and A. K. Nandi
Langmuir    22 (2006) 3273 – 3279

 

63

Structural Hierarchy in Melt-processed Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) - Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites: Novel Physical, Mechanical, Optical and Conductivity properties
B. K. Kuila and A.K. Nandi,
J. Phys. Chem. B 110 (2006) 1621-1631

 

2005

 

62

Slow Doping Rate in DNA - Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Hybrid: Uncoiling of        Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Chain on DNA Template
A. Dawn and A. K. Nandi
Macromolecules  38 (2005) 10067-10073

 

61

Cocrystallization mechanism of poly(3-alkyl thiophenes) with different alkyl  chain length S. Pal and A. K. Nandi.
Polymer 46 (2005)  8321 – 8330

 

60

Temperature Variation of dc Conductivity of Poly (3- alkyl thiophenes)  and Their Cocrystals
S. Pal,  S. Roy  and A.  K. Nandi,           
J. Phys Chem. B 109 (2005) 18332-18341

 

59

Multiporous Polymeric Materials from Thermoreversible Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Gels.
D.Dasgupta and A.K.Nandi,
Macromolecules,  38 (2005) 6504 -6512

 

58

Thermodynamic Structural and Morphological Investigation of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) / Camphor Systems: Preparing Porous Gels from a Solid Solvent.
D.Dasgupta, S.Manna, S. Malik, C. Rochas, J.M.Guenet and A.K.Nandi, 
Macromolecules, 38 (2005) 5602 – 5608

 

57

Thermoreversible gelation of  poly(vinylidene fluoride)- camphor system
D.Dasgupta, S. Manna, S. Malik, C. Rochas, J.M. Guenet, A.K.Nandi,
Macromol. Symp. 222 (2005) 175-180.

 

56

Multiscale porosity derived from thermoreversible poly(vinylidene fluoride) gels
D.Dasgupta and A.K. Nandi
Macromol. Symp. 222 (2005) 81-86

 

55

Biomolecular hybrid of a conducting polymer with DNA: Morphology, structure and doping behaviour.           
A.Dawn and A. K. Nandi,
Macromol. Biosci. 5 (2005) 441-450

 

54

Thermodynamic behavior of poly (3-alkyl thiophene) blends: Equilibrium co-crystal formation and phase segregation.           
S. Pal and A. K. Nandi ,           
J. Phys. Chem B.  109 (2005), 2493 -2498

 

2004

 

53

Physical, Mechanical, and Conductivity Properties of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites Produced by the Solvent Casting Method
B.Kuila and A.K. Nandi,     
Macromolecules, 37 (2004) , 8577-8584

 

52

“Supramolecular Organization of ± Camphor-10-sulfonic acid and N,N Dimethyl Formamide into Giant Spherulites”,
S. Manna and A. K. Nandi,
J.Phys. Chem B. (Letters)108 (2004) 6932 –6934

 

51

“Melting and crystallization behaviour of poly(vinylidene fluoride) produced isothermally in the intercrystalline space of poly(ethylene terepthalate) from its blends,”
M. H. Rahman and A. K. Nandi,
J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. 42 (2004) 2215 - 2227

 

50

“Conversion of colloidal aggregate to polymer network on aging,”
T. Jana, M.H. Rahman and A. K. Nandi
Colloid & Polymer Science, 282 (2004) 555-561

 

49

“Thermoreversible gelation of poly(3-dodecyl thiophene) in three isomers of xylene: A thermodynamic investigation,”
S. Malik and A. K. Nandi,
J.Phys.Chem.B 108, (2004) 597 –604

 

2003

 

48

“Cocrystallization behaviour of poly(3-alkyl thiophenes): Influence of alkyl chain length and head to tail regioregularity,
S. Pal and A. K. Nandi, 
Macromolecules, 36 (2003) 8426-8432

 

47

“On the structure of sulfonic acid doped thermoreversible polyaniline gels”,
T Jana, J. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi,
Macromol. Symp. 203 (2003) 47-56

 

46

“Thermoreversible supra molecular organization in poly(vinylidene fluoride)–dodecyl benzene sulfonic acid blends”.
M. H. Rahman S. Malik and A. K. Nandi ,
Macromol. Chem. Phys 204 (2003). 1765-1770

 

45

“CdS embedded poly(3-hexyl thiophene)  nanowire : syntheis and characterization”,           
S. Malik, S. Batabyal, C. Basu and A.K. Nandi, 
J. Mater. Sci. Letters, 22 (2003) 1113-1115.

 

44

“Supramolecular Organization of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)–Camphor sulfonic  acid Blends: Giant Spherulites”.            
M. H. Rahman and A. K. Nandi ,
Langmuir  19 (2003) 7056 – 7060.

 

43

“Tailoring of self – organized structure of sulfonated polyaniline from fibrillar network  to colloidal     aggregate,
T.Jana, and A. K. Nandi, 
J. Material Research 18 (2003) 1691- 1697.

 

42

“Colloidal Crystalline arrays of beta-polymorphic poly(vinylidene fluoride)”
M. H. Rahman and A. K. Nandi,
Macromol. Mater. Eng. 288 (2003) 549-552.

 

41

“A synthetic tripeptide as a novel organo- gelator: a structural investigation,”
S. K. Maji, S. Malik, A. K. Nandi and A. Banerjee,
Tetrahedron Letters 44 (2003) 4103 – 4108.

 

40

Crystallization behaviour of regioregular poly(3-alkyl thiophenes): Influence of alkyl chain length,
S.Malik and A.K.Nandi,
Int. J. Plastics Technology  6 (2003) 107.

 

39

“Thermoreversible gelation of poly(vinylidene fluoride) / poly(methyl acrylate) blends in  diethyl azelate : A thermodynamic study”           
A. K. Dikshit, T. Jana, S. Malik and A. K. Nandi,            
Polymer International 52 (2003) 925-931

 

38

“High temperature d.c. conductivity of sulfonic acid doped thermoreversible polyaniline gels”,            
T. Jana, S. Roy and A. K. Nandi,           
Synth. Metals 132 (2003)  257 –264

 

2002

 

37

“On the crystallization mechanism of poly(ethylene terepthalate) in its blends with poly(vinylidene fluoride)”           
M. H. Rahaman, and A. K. Nandi,
Polymer, 43 (2002) 6863 – 6870

 

36

“Crystallization mechanism of regioregular poly(3-alkyl thiophene)s.
S. Malik and A. K. Nandi,  
J.Polym. Sci. , Polym. Phys. Ed., 40  (2002) 2073-2085.

 

35

“A synthetic tripeptide as organogelator: Elucidation of gelation mechanism.”           
S.malik, S.K.Maji, A. Banerjee and A. K. Nandi,           
J.Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 (2002) 1177  - 1186 

 

34

“Sulfonic acid doped thermoreversible polyaniline gels. 3. Structural investigations”,           
T.Jana, J. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi,            
Langmuir, 18, (2002), 5720 -5727 

 

33

“Miscibility and crystallization behavior of poly(ethylene terepthalate) /poly(vinylidene fluoride) blends”           
H. Rahaman, and A. K. Nandi,            
Macromol. Chem. Phys. 203, (2002), 653 – 660

 

2001

 

32

“Sulphonic acid doped thermoreversible polyanilline gels: 2.Influence of sulfonic acid content on the morphological, thermodynamical and conductivity properties”.
T. Jana and A.K. Nandi,
Langmuir, 17 (2001) 5768 –5774

 

31

“Gelation Mechanism of Thermoreversible  Gels of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) and its Blends with Poly(methyl acrylate) in Diethyl Azelate,”
A.K. Dikshit and A.K. Nandi,
Langmuir,  17, (2001) 3607 – 3615

 

30

“Thermoreversible polyanilene gels”
T.Jana and A. K. Nandi,  
Macromol Symp. 166 (2001)189 – 194

 

29

Thermoreversible gelation of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) in Xylene.
S. Malik, T. Jana, and A.K.Nandi,
Macromolecules, 34 (2001) 275 –282

 

28

“Glass-Transition Temperature of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) – Poly(methyl acrylate) Blends: Influence of Aging and Chain Structure.”
P.Maiti, A.K. Dikshit and A.K.Nandi,
J. Appl. Polym. Sci. , 79 (2001) 1541-1548

 

2000

 

27

“Thermoreversible gelation of poly(vinylidene fluoride) in diesters: Influence of intermittent length on morphology and thermodynamics of gelation.”
A.K.Dikshit, and A. K. Nandi,           
Macromolecules, 33 (2000) 2616-2625

 

26

“Sulphonic acid doped thermoreversible polyaniline gels: Morphological, Structural and thermodynamical investigations”.
T.Jana, and A.K. Nandi,            
Langmuir, 16, (2000) 3141-3147.

 

25

“An equilibrium study on the distribution of structural defects between the  lamellar and amorphous portions of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and (vinylidene  fluoride-tetra fluoroethylene) copolymer crystals.”           
A.K.Dikshit and A.K.Nandi,             
J.Polym. Sc., Polym. Phys. Ed. 38, (2000) 297-308.

 

1999

 

24

“Influence of chain structure and molecular weight of poly ( vinylidine fluoride) on the morphology of its thermoreversible gels in acetophenone, ethyl benzoate and glyceryl tributyrate”
S. Mal and A. K. Nandi,
Macromol. Chem. Phys., 200 (1999) 1074 – 1079.

 

1998

 

23

“Thermoreversible gelation of poly (vinylidine fluoride) in diethyl adipate: A concerted mechanism”,
K. Dikshit and A. K. Nandi,
Macromolecules, 31 (1998) 8886 - 8892 .

 

22

“Cocrystallization mechanism of vinylidine fluoride tetrafluroethylene copolymers with different copolymer composition”,            
J. Datta and A. K. Nandi,            
Macromol. Chem. Phys., 199 (1998) 2583 - 2588 .

 

21

“Morphology of poly (vinylidine fluoride) / poly (methyl acrylate) blends:  Influence of chain structure”,  
P. Maity and A. K Nandi,           
Macromol. Chem. Phys., 199 (1998) 1479 – 1484.

 

20

“A thermodynamic study on thermoreversible poly (vinylidine fluoride) gels in acetophenone, ethyl benzoate and glyceryl tributyrate”
S. Mal and A. K. Nandi,
Langmuir, 14 (1998) 2238 – 2244.

 

19

“Gelation mechanism of thermoreversible poly(vinylidene fluoride) gels in glyceryl tributyrate,”
S. Mal and A.K. Nandi,
Polymer (1998) 39, 6301 – 6307.

 

18

“Cocrystallization in blends of poly(vinylidene fluoride samples) 4. Kinetic study”.
J. Datta and A. K. Nandi,
Polymer, 39 (1998)1921 – 1927.

 

17

Influence of chain structure on the crystallization mechanism of poly(vinylidene fluoride)/poly(methyl acrylate) blends; Evidence of chain extension due to  blending,            
Pralay Maiti and Arun K. Nandi,           
Polymer, 39 (1998) 413 – 421

 

1997

 

16

“Cocrystallization of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and vinylidene fluoride – tetrafluoroethylene copolymers 3. Structural study”,
J. Datta and A. K. Nandi,

Polymer, 38 (1997) 2719 – 2724.

 

15

“Kinetic immiscibility in crystalline polymer and amorphous polymer blends”,
A. K. Nandi and Pralay Maiti,

Polymer, 38, (1997) 2171 - 2174

 

14

“On the gelation rates of thermoreversible poly(vinylidene fluoride in glyceryl  tributyrate”,            
S. Mal and A. K. Nandi            
Makromol. Symp., 114, (1997) 251 - 256

 

1996

 

13

“Co-crystallization of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and vinylidene fluoride-  tetrafluoroethylene copolymers 2. Thermodynamic study”           
J. Datta and A. K. Nandi,            
Polymer, 37 (1996) 5179 – 5187

 

1995

 

12

“Influence of chain structure on the miscibility of poly(vinylidene fluoride) with  poly(methyl acrylate),”
P. Maiti and A. K. Nandi,
Macromolecules, 28 (1995) 8511 – 8516.

 

11

“On the gelation rates of thermoreversible poly(vinylidene fluoride) gels”.
S. Mal, P. Maiti and A. K. Nandi,
Macromolecules, 28, (1995).2371-2376

 

1994

 

10

“Co-crystallization of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and vinylidene fluoride – tetrafluoroethylene copolymers,” 
J. Datta and  A. K. Nandi,            
Polymer, 35, (1994) 4804-4812

 

9

Morphology of melt crystallized poly(vinylidene fluoride) : Influence of chain  structure and polydispersity. 
A. K. Nandi,
Polymer, 35 (1994) 5202-5209.

 

1993

 

8*

Excess enthalpies of mixing and excess heat capacity of binary mixtures of formic  acid and pyridine at 300C.
A .K. Nandi and S. N. Bhattacharyya;
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 38 (1993) 358-360.

 

7

Melting and crystallization behaviour of poly(vinylidene fluoride) in its blends with polyacrylates, poly(vinyl esters) and poly(aryl ether ether ketone);
P. Maiti, J. Chatterjee, D. Rana and A. K. Nandi,

Polymer, 34(1993) 4273-4279

 

6

Coil dimensions of poly(methyl acrylate) in the cosolvent medium of carbon  tetrachloride and methanol.
B. Maitra and A. K. Nandi;
Polymer, 34 (1993)1260-1264.

 

1991

 

5*

“The influence of chain structure on the equilibrium melting temperature of   poly(vinylidene fluoride)”
A.K. Nandi and L. Mandelkern;
J. Polym. Sci. (polymer physics ed.), 29 (1991) 1287-97.

 

1986

 

4*

“On the occurrence of cusps in the Tg – composition diagrams of compatible polymer pairs,”
A. K. Nandi, B. M . Mandal, S. N. Bhattacharyya and S. K. Roy,
Polymer Communications, 27 (1986) 151 – 153

 

1985

 

3

“Cloud point diagrams of semicrystalline polymer-diluent system: Poly (ε - caprolactone) + some binary cononsolvents,” 
A. K. Nandi            
J. Polym. Materials, 2 (1985) 216 – 222.

 

2*

“Miscibility of poly(methyl acrylate) and poly(vinyl acetate): Incompatibility in solution and thermodynamic characterization by inverse gas chromatography,”         
A. K. Nandi, B. M. Mandal and S. N. Bhattacharyya,            
Macromolecules, 18 (1985) 1454-1460.

 

1983

 

1*

“Co- nonsolvent systems for poly (ε - caprolactone) and poly (methyl methacrylate),”
A. K. Nandi, U. K. Sen, S. N. Bhattacharyya and B.M.Mandal
Eur. Polym. J. 19 (1983) 283-286.

 

       

 

(* before the publication number indicates papers where Prof. A.K.Nandi is not communicating author)

 

 

Popular Scientific Article and Reports:

 1. Polymer blends provide myriad of new materials

     A. K. Nandi, Science Reporter, P. 143-145, March (1988).

2. Fibrillar networks as advanced materials.

A.K. Nandi and J.M. Guenet,

      Macromol.Chem. Phys. 207 (2006) 125

  1. History of Polymer Science in India in History of Science in India, Vol-III, Chemical Science, Page 136-140, 2014 (Eds. S. C. Pakrashi and S. Ghosh and Jointly Published by NASI, Allahabad and R. K. Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata).

4. IACS DST Unit on Nano Science: Intensified Research in Many Fields  A. K Nandi, A. Ghosh & D. Chakraborty Nanodigest, January 2015, page-22-25

  1. Prof. S.R.Palit, A Pioneer in Polymer Research in India,

A.K.Nandi, Polymers Communique (October-November) 2015, Page 60-63

6. Current research achievements in Polymer Science Unit, IACS

      A. K. Nandi, Chemical Weekly February,23, 2016, page 215-216.

 


Group

Arnab Shit

Senior Research Fellow
M.Sc in Chemistry
Sikkim University
Conducting Polymer Hybrids for Photovoltaic Applications
psuas2@iacs.res.in
Nirmal Maity

Senior Research Fellow
M.Sc in Chemistry
Vidyasagar University
Graphene Polymer Nanocomposites
psunm@iacs.res.in
Nabasmita Maity

Senior Research Fellow
M.Sc in Chemistry
Vidyasagar University
Functionalization of Graphene with specialty polymers, self-assembly of polymers
psunm2@iacs.res.in
Sanjoy Mondal

Senior Research Fellow
M.Sc in Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Synthesis of supramolecular gels
psusm4@iacs.res.in
Pousali Chal

Senior Research Fellow
M.Sc in Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Optoelectronic and photovoltaic properties of organic hybrid polymeric systems
psupc2@iacs.res.in
Radhakanta Ghosh

Senior Research Fellow
M.Sc in Chemistry
The University of Burdwan Polythiophene based graft co-polymers
psurg@iacs.res.in
Sujoy Das

Senior Research Fellow
M.Sc in Chemistry
Vidyasagar University Graphene Oxide based hybrid supramolecular gels
psusd2@iacs.res.in
Debasish Mandal

Senior Research Fellow
M.Sc in Chemistry
Vidyasagar University 2 D Materials, Synthesis, Photo current, Supercapacitor
psudm2@iacs.res.in
Aditi Panja

Junior Research Fellow
M.Sc in Chemistry
Visva-Bharati University Optoelectronic and Photovoltaics of Supramolecular Assemblies
psuap@iacs.res.in
Mahuya Pakhira

Junior Research Fellow
M.Sc in Chemistry
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur PVDF based graft copolymer
psump@iacs.res.in

 


Publication



Publication

Awards and Honours:

(1) Fellow : (a)Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore – 2009,  (b) W. B. Academy of Science and Technology-2006 (C) Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K- 2014,

(2) Honour from American Chemical Society - 2012 : one amongst 28 / 30 highlighted Indian authors publishing high quality research in ACS Journals (Ref. ACS & India, Partners in Progress, 2012, P-7; 2013, P-5): 

(3) Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A (Royal  Society of Chemistry) Since 2013, Chemical Sciences, (2014-2017) Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Defense Science Journal, (since 2015)  New Delhi, India..

(4)  Awards from Scientific society: (a) MRSI Bronze medal (Material Research Society of India)-2004,  (b) M. Santappa Award  in Polymer Science (The Society for Polymer Science, India)- 2004,  (c) CRSI Bronze Medal (Chemical Research Society of India) –2006,: (d) Prof. J. N. Mukherjee memorial Endowment Lecture (Indian Chemical Society), 2015.

(5) Member of project monitoring/advisory committee: (a) CSIR (Organic, Medicinal and Chemical Technology Section 2011-14), (b) DST (Organic Chemistry, 2012-15),  (C) Dept of Electronics and Information Technology, (2007-2013)

(6) National Scholarship during M.Sc. study,

 

(7) Organizer of Conferences:

(1) Indian Convenor:  Indo –French conference (2005) on “Fibrillar Network as Advanced Materials” at Strassbourg, France with Prof. J.M.Guenet

 (2) Secretary:  National conference “Polymer –2006” at IACS, Kolkata

.(3) Chairman: International conference on Polymer Science and Technology, Macro-2015 , January 2015, at IACS, Kolkata.

(4) Chairman: 11th IUPAC International conferences on Polymer-Solvent Complexex and Intercalates, Polysolvat-11, January, 2016 at IACS, Kolkata

 

 Guest Editor,

Macromolecular Symposia, 2006, Vol-241 (Wiley-VCH)

Macromolecular Symposia, 2016, Vol-369 (Wiley-VCH)

Collaborative Projects

e) Indo -French Project on “Polymer materials with multiscale porosity” (2002-2006)  Project rating : Excellent

 (f) Joint Coordinator of “Unit of Nanoscience project at IACS” funded by DST (27 faculty of IACS is involved in the project.

 

List of Publications

 

Publication in Books:

1.“Polymer functionalized graphene via ATRP route for graphene based polymer nanocomposites”, A. K. Nandi, R. K. Layek, S. Samanta and  D. P. Chatterjee in “Graphite, Graphene, and Their Polymer Nanocomposites”  Eds. P. Mukhopadhyay and R. K. Gupta ; CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida , USA 2013, p-393-422.

2.“Functionalization and Properties of Graphene,” A. K. Nandi, A. Kundu and R.K. Layek in ” Handbook of Graphene Science”  Eds Aliofkhazraei, Ali, Milne, Ozkan, Mitura, Gervasoni CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida, 2015,  Volume 5, Chapter-14 , P-187-213 (Cat #K20509).

3. .“A Concise Account on Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Nanocomposites” A. K. Nandi,, and S. Manna, in “Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology”, Ed. Dr. C. Strickland, John Wiley& Sons Hoboken, NJ, USA,2018,  DOI: 10.1002/0471440264.pst392.pub2

4. “Energy: Polymer-Functionalized Graphene” A. K. Nandi, P.Chal and A. Shit in “Encyclopedia of  Polymer Applications” Ed. Dr. M. Mishra, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group , New York, USA, Volume-2 1009-10034 (2019)

5. Grafting of Electroactive Polymers, A. K. Nandi, R. Ghosh, D. P. Chatterjee, in “Reactive and Functional Polymers", ed. Dr. T. J. Gutiérrez, 2020, Volume 2, Chapter 10,  pp 283-324 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45135-6_10,  Springer Nature USA.

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Text Book:

1.Polymer functionalized graphene, A. K. Nandi, Royal Society of Chemistry,  June 2021, Polymer Chemistry series, 35,  ISBN No. 978-1-78801-879-1,  Doi https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788019675

 

 

Publication in Journals:

Summary of Publications

ACS Journals: 81

 RSC Journals - 54

Elsevier-37

Wiley.-39

Macromolecules- 17,

J. Phys. Chem. B – 17,

J. Phys. Chem. C -7           

Langmuir – 23

ACS Appl. Mater. and Interfaces -8

Chem. Mater.  -1,

Biomacromolecules -1,  

ACS Sustainable Chem. & Eng. -1

ACS Applied Nanomaterials – 1

ACS Applied Energy Materials -1

ACS Applied Polymer Materials -1

ACS Omega-2

J. Chem. Eng. Data -1

 

Chem. Comm 7,

J.Mater.Chem-8,

 J. Mater. Chem A- 12

J. Mater. Chem C -3

Soft Matter   -8,

Analyst-2,

Org. Bio.Chem-1,

PCCP-4,

 RSC. Adv.-8 (review-2)

Crystal Eng. Commun  -1

 

Polymer -20, (review-1)

Carbon-3,

Synth. Metals-6,

React. Func. Polym-1

Prog. Mater.Sc.-1

Prog. Polym. Sc -1

Colloid and Surfaces A -1

J.Colliod & Interface Sci.-2

Eur. Polym. J.-2

J. Ind. Eng. Chem.-1

Macromol. Chem Phys.etc-13,

J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Phys. Ed- 7

J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. Ed -6

Polymer International -3

Supramolecular Chemistry -2

Small -1

Chem. Eur. J. -1

Chem Asian J. -1

ChemMedChem -1

ChemElectroChem-1

ChemistrySelect-2

J. Chem. Phys (IOP)   -1

Others-36

 

Publication in Journals:

2022

247. Organic Mixed Ion-Electron Conductivity in Polymer Hybrid Systems

S. Hazra,  A. Banerjee,  A.K. Nandi,  ACS Omega, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.2c04516

 

246.  Synthesis of PVDF Based Graft Copolymeric Antifouling Membranes Showing Affinity Driven Immobilization of Nucleobases

U. Basak, M. Pakhira, S. Sahoo, S. Majumdar, R. Ghosh, J. Kundu, T. Ghosh, T. Ghosh, A. K. Nandi and D.P. Chatterjee

ACS Appl. Polym.  Mater. 2022, 4, 5756-5771

 

245. Light and Solvent Effect on Isomerization and Excimer Formation of Pyrene - Schiff Base Conjugate Sensing Aromatic Analytes

S. Mondal, A. Panja and A.K. Nandi, Macromol Symp. (in Press)

 

244.Development of poly(vinylidene fluoride) graft  random copolymer membrane for antifouling and antimicrobial applications

M. Pakhira, S. Ghosh, Surajit Ghosh, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi J. Ind. Eng. Chem.

2022, 112, 171–181

 

243.. Tuning of optoelectronic properties in Nano-hybrids of peptide appended perylenebisimides and carbon-nanodots

S. Hazra, S. Paul, K. Basu, A. K.Nandi, A. Banerjee, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2022, 126, 5906-5915

242.Tailor made synthesis of water-soluble polythiophene-graft-poly(caprolactone-block-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) copolymer and their pH tunable self-assembly and optoelectronic properties

U. HaldarS. MondalS. HazraS. GuinL. YeasminD. P. ChatterjeeA. K. Nandi,

Eur. Polym. J.  2022, 168,  111124

 

2021

 

241. Isomerization-induced Excimer Formation of Pyrene based Acylhydrazone Controlled by Light and Solvent Sensing Aromatic Analytes

S. Mondal, A. Panja, D. Halder, P. Bairi and A.K. Nandi J. Phys. Chem. B,  2021 125 (50), 13804-13816

 

240. Development of Polythiophene-Tripeptide Covalent Conjugates Showing Excellent Structure Dependent Photophysical and Photocurrent Properties.

 

S. Mondal, S. Hazra, A. Shit, D. P. Chatterjee, A. Banerjee and A. K. Nandi

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2021, 125 (31), 17518-17529

 

239. A Review on Recent Advances on Hybrid Supercapacitors, D.P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, 9, 15880  –15918

 

238. Reversible Stimuli-Dependent Aggregation-Induced Emission from a “Nonfluorescent” Amphiphilic PVDF Graft Copolymer

M. Pakhira, D.P. Chatterjee, D. Mallick, R. Ghosh, and A. K. Nandi, Langmuir 2021,  37 4953-4963

 

2020

237. Fluorescence in “Nonfluorescent” Polymers

D.P.Chatterjee, M. Pakhira and A.K.Nandi, ACS Omega, ACS Omega 2020 5, 30747-30766

236. A Robust Stimuli Responsive Eu 3+ - Metalo Organic Hydrogel and Xerogel Emitting White Light

A. Panja, P. Bairi, D. Halder, S. Das and A. K. Nandi,  J. Colloid and Interface Science 579 (2020) 531–540

 

235. Modulation of optoelectronic properties in a donor -acceptor conjugate between a cationic polythiophene and a peptide appended perylenebisimide ampiphile                                    S. Hazra, A. Shit, R. Ghosh, K. Basu, A. Banerjee and A. K. Nandi, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, 8, 3748 - 3757

234.  A Review on Recent Advances in Polymer and Peptide Hydrogels

S. Mondal, S. Das and A. K. Nandi, Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 1404 – 1454

 

2019

 

233. Influence of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) on Photovoltaic Performance of Interfacially Engineered Band Gap Modulated P3TAA-co-P3HT Perovskite Solar Cell at Ambient Condition

A. Shit, P. Chal, S. Mandal and A. K. Nandi Polymer, 2019, 185, 121973

 

232. Flexible Solid State Symmetric Supercapacitor Using HxWO3@rGO Composite with High Volumetric Energy and Power Density

D. Mandal, P. Routh, A. K. Mahato and A.K. Nandi, ChemElectroChem2019, 6, 5136-5148

 

231. Self-assembled Nanostructure MoS2 Quantum Dots Polyaniline Hybrid Gels for High Performance Solid State Flexible Supercapacitor

S. Das, R. Ghosh, D. Mandal, and A. K. Nandi,

ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2019, 2, 6642−6654

 

230. Electrochemically Modified Graphite Paper as an Advanced Electrode substrate for Supercapacitor Application

D. Mandal, P. Routh,  A. K. Mahato and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. A  2019, 7, 17547 - 17560

 

229. Effect of molecular packing on modulation of electronic properties of organic donor–acceptor hybrid gels

P. Chal, A. Shit, D. Levy, S. Das, S. Mondal and A. K. Nandi,

Colloid and Surfaces A, 2019, 577, 480 - 492

 

228. Parity Violation in Supramolecular Aggregation: Insights from Optoelectronic Properties,

P. Chal, A. Shit and A. K. Nandi, Macromol. Symp. 2019, 386, 1800233 (1-5)

 

227. Zwitterionic Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Graft Copolymer  with Unexpected Fluorescence Property

M. Pakhira, R. Ghosh, S. P. Rath,  D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi,

Langmuir,  2019, 35, 5525-5533

 

226. Engineering of MoS2 Quantum Dots/PANI Aerogel for High Energy Supercapaciator

S. Das and A. K. Nandi, Macromol. Symp. 2019, 386, 1800242 (1-6)

 

225. Conducting Gels: A Chronicle of Technological Advances

P. Chakraborty, S. Das and A.K. Nandi, Progress in Polymer Science, 2019, 88, 189–219

 

224. Physical and Dielectric Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) / Polybenzimidazole Functionalized Graphene Nanocomposites

N. Maity, A. Mandal, K. Roy and A.K. Nandi, J. Polym Sc. Part B, Polym. Phys. Ed.  2019, 57, 189–201

 

223. Phase Selective Organogel from an Imine Based Gelator to Use in Oil Spill Recovery

S. Mondal, P. Bairi, S. Das, A. K. Nandi, J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 381-392

 

2018

 

222. Light Induced Conformational Change of Uracil Anchored Polythiophene Regulating Thermo Responsiveness

 R.Ghosh; S. Das; K. Bhattacharyya; D. P Chatterjee, A. Biswas; A. K Nandi, Langmuir 2018,  34,  12401-12411

 

221.  Injectable Hydrogel of Vitamin B9 for Controlled Release of Both Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Anticancer Drugs

A. Panja, S. Das, A. Chakraborty, P. Chakraborty, S. Pal, and A. K. Nandi, ChemMedChem, 2018,13,2427 –2436

 

220. Quantum Dots Intermediated Novel Synthesis of Dual Oxides of Molybdenum from MoS2: Quantification of Supercapacitor Efficacy

D.Mandal, P. Routh and A.K. Nandi,  Chem. Asian J, 2018, 13, 3871 – 3884

 

219. Enhancement of mechanical, electrical and dielectric properties in poly(vinylidene fluoride)  composites with two dimensional nanomaterials,

N. Maity, A. Mandal and A. K. Nandi, J. Indian. Chem. Soc, 2018, 95, 925-932

 

218Supramolecular Grafting of Doped Polyaniline Leads to an Unprecedented Solubility Enhancement, Radical Cation Stabilization, and Morphology Transformation

N. Maity, A. Dawn, A. Kuila and A. K. Nandi, J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 12654 – 12662

 

217. Copolymers of Poly(3-thiophene acetic acid) with Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) as Hole Transporting Material for Interfacially Engineered Perovskite Solar Cell by Modulating Band Positions  for Higher Efficiency

A. Shit, P. Chal and A. K. Nandi, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics,  2018, 20, 15890 - 15900

216. Conductive MoSQuantum Dot/Polyaniline Aerogel for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution and Photoresponse Properties

S. Das, R. Ghosh, P. Routh, A. Shit, S. Mondal, A. Panja, and A. K. Nandi

ACS Appl. Nano Mater2018,  1 , 2306–2316

215. Optoelectronic Properties of Supramolecular Aggregates of Phenylalanine Conjugated Perylene Bisimide

P. Chal, A. Shit and A. K. Nandi, ChemistrySelect, 2018, 3, 3993 – 4003

 

214.  Candle soot derived Carbon nanodot/Polyaniline Hybrid Materials through Controlled Grafting of Polyaniline Chains for Supercapacitors,

T. Ghosh, R. Ghosh, U. Basak, S. Majumder,, R. Ball, D. Mandal, A. K. Nandi, D.P. Chatterjee,

J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 6476-6492

213. Triarylamine -Cored- Dendritic Molecular Gel for an Efficient Colorometric, Fluorometric and Impedometeric Detection of Picric Acid

S. Mondal, P. Bairi, S. Das, and A. K. Nandi, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24,5591 –5600

212. Optoelectronic Properties of Self-assembled Nanostructures of Polymer Functionalized Polythiophene and Graphene

N. Maity, R. Ghosh and A. K. Nandi Langmuir, 2018, 34, 7585–7597 (Highlight, Editors Choice article)

 

211. A New Facile Synthesis of Tungsten Oxide from Tungsten Disulfide: Structure Dependent Supercapacitor and Negative Differential Resistance Properties

D. Mandal,  P. Routh  and A. K. Nandi,  Small, 2018, 14, 1702881 (1 - 13)

 

 

2017

210. Influence of Chain Length on the Self-assembly of Poly(ε-caprolactone) Grafted Graphene Quantum DotsN.Maity, P. Chakraborty and A. K. Nandi, Langmuir, 2017, 33, 13384-13393

 

209. High dielectric poly(vinylidene fluoride) nanocomposite films with MoSusing polyaniline interlinker via interfacial Interaction

N. Maity, A. Mandal and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. C 2017,  5, 12121 - 12133

 

208. Influence of Hofmeister I- on Tuning Optoelectronic Properties of Ampholytic Polythiophene by varying pH and Conjugating with RNA

R.Ghosh, D. P. Chatterjee, S.Das, T. K. Mukhopadhyay, A.Datta and A. K. Nandi,

Langmuir ,2017,   44. 12739-12749

 

207. Folic Acid-Polyaniline Hybrid Hydrogel for Adsorption/Reduction of Chromium (VI) and Selective Adsorption of Anionic Dye from Water

S. Das, P. Chakraborty, R. Ghosh, S. Paul, S. Mondal, A. Panja, and A.K. Nandi,

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2017, 5, 9325-9337

 

206. Multi-functional Poly(vinylidene fluoride) graft Copolymers

A. Kuila, D. P. Chatterjee, N. Maity and A. K. Nandi

J. Polym. Sci. Part A,  Polym. Chem Ed 2017, 55, 2569–2584 (Highlight)

 

205. Nucleic Acid Based Polymer and Nanoparticle Conjugates: Synthesis, Properties and Applications;

A. Kundu, S. Nandi and A.K. Nandi

Progress in Materials Science 2017, 88,  136–185

 

204. Supercapacitor and Photocurrent Performance of Tunable Reduced Graphene Oxide

D. Mandal,  P. Routh and A. K. Nandi,

Chemistry Select 2017, 2,  3163–3171

 

203. Deciphering the Effect of Polymer Assisted Doping on Optoelectronic Properties of Block Copolymer Anchored Graphene Oxide

N. Maity, A. Kuila and A.K. Nandi,

Langmuir, 2017, 33, 1460–1470

 

202.Photoinduced E-Z isomerization across the imine bond in a multi-responsive

organogel affecting morphology and structure

S. Mondal and A. K. Nandi,

J. Indian Chem. Soc., 2017, 94, 123-134

 

201. pH and temperature responsiveness in AgNPs stabilized by a new poly(vinylidene fluoride) random graft copolymer

A. Kuila, N.Maity, D.P. Chatterjee  and A. K. Nandi

J. Polym. Sci. Part A,  Polym. Chem Ed 2017, 55,   960-970

 

200. Water Soluble Ionic Polythiophenes for Biological and Analytical Applications, (Review Article)

S. Das, P.Routh, R. Ghosh, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi

Polymer International, 2017,  66; 623–639

 

199. Facile Synthesis of Water Soluble, Fluorescent DNA-Polymer Conjugate via Enzymatic Polymerization for Cell Imaging                                                                                              S. Nandi, A. Kundu, P. Das and A. K. Nandi

J. Nanoscience and Nano Technology 2017, 17, 5168–5174

 

2016

198. An Insight into the Hybrid Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell from Polyaniline-CdS Nanotubes through Impedance Spectroscopy

A. Shit, P. Chal and A. K. Nandi

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2016, 18, 31732 - 31743

 

197. Enhancement of Energy Storage and Photoresponse Properties of Folic acid / Polyaniline Hybrid Hydrogel by in-situ Growth of Ag-Nanoparticles

 S. Das, P. Chakraborty, S. Mondal , A. Shit and A. K. Nandi

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2016, 8, 28055-28067

 

196. Hierarchical nanostructured polyaniline functionalized graphene / poly(vinylidene fluoride) composites for improved dielectric performances

N.Maity, A. Mandal and A. K. Nandi

Polymer 2016, 103,  83-97

 

195. Engineering of modular organic photovoltaic devices with dye sensitized architecture

P. Chal, A. Shit and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. A,  2016, 4, 16108 - 16118

 

194. An Insight into the Schizophrenic Self-Assembly of Thermo and Proton Sensitive Graphene Oxide Grafted Block Copolymer

N. Maity, A. Kuila, D. P. Chatterjee, D. Mandal and A. K. Nandi

J. Polym. Sci. Part A,  Polym. Chem Ed. 2016,  54, 3878–3887

 

 

193. Surfactant Triggered Fluorescence Turn “on/off” Behavior of a Polythiophene – graft - Polyampholyte

R. Ghosh, S.Das, D. P. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi                                                                       Langmuir, 2016,  32,  8413-8423 

 

192. A Comparative Account on the Kinetics of Light induced E-Z Isomerization of an Anthracene based organogelator in Sol, Gel, Xerogel and Powder States: Fibre to Crystal Transformation

S. Mondal, P. Chakraborty, S. Das, P. Bairi and A. K. Nandi

Langmuir, 2016, 32, 5373−5382.

 

191. Water Soluble Dual Responsive Star Copolymer for Encapsulation of Hydrophobic Dye Molecules

S. Das, R. Ghosh, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi Macromol. Symp. 2016, 369, 74–80

 

190. . Interface Engineering of Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells with Poly(3-thiophene acetic acid) under Ambient Condition

A. Shit and A. K. Nandi, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 2016, 18, 10182 - 10190

 

189. Robust hybrid hydrogels with good rectification property and its application as an active material for dye sensitized solar cell: Insights from AC impedance spectroscopy

S. Das, P. Chakraborty, A. Shit, S. Mondal and A. K. Nandi, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 4194 - 4210

 

188. Synergistic interfacial effect of polymer stabilized graphene via non-covalent functionalization in poly(vinylidene fluoride) matrix yielding superior mechanical and electronic properties

N. Maity, A. Mandal and A. K. Nandi,  Polymer, 2016, 88 (2016) 79-93

 

187. Mechanically robust hybrid hydrogels for photovoltaic applications,

S. Das, P.Chakraborty and A. K. Nandi, Macromol. Symp. 2016, 369, 119–124

 

186, Phase Behaviour of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) graft Poly(diethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate) in Alcohol-Water system: Co-existence of LCST and UCST

A. Kuila, N. Maity, D. P. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi

 J. Phys. Chem. B 2016, 120, pp 2557–2568

 

185. Nanoengineering of a Supramolecular Gel by Co-polymer Incorporation: Enhancement of Gelation Rate, Mechanical Property, Fluorescence and Conductivity

P. Chakraborty, S. Das, S. Mondal, P. Bairi and A. K. Nandi

Langmuir 2016, 32, 1871−1880

 

184. Facile and Green Approach to Prepare Fluorescent Carbon Dots: Emergent Nanomaterial for Cell Imaging and Detection of Vitamin B2

A. Kundu, S. Nandi, P.Das and A.K. Nandi

J. Colloid and Interface Sci. 2016, 468, 276–283

183. Water Soluble Stimuli-responsive Star Copolymers with Multiple Encapsulation and Release Properties

S. Das, D.P. Chatterjee, R. Ghosh, P. Das and A.K. Nandi

RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 8773 - 8785

 

182. A new generation co-assembled small molecular gel with polyaniline: exciting mechanical, electronic & photovoltaic properties

P. Chakraborty, P.Bairi and A. K. Nandi

Macromolecular Symposia 2016, 359, 118–123

 

181. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell from a New Organic n-Type Semiconductor/ Polyaniline Composite: Insight from Impedance Spectroscopy

P. Chal, A. Shit and A. K. Nandi J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 272-285 

 

180. Preferential Delivery of Anticancer Drug to Nucleic Acids using Polymer Functionalized Graphene Oxide as Nanocarrier

S. Nandi, A. Kundu and A. K. Nandi, J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2016, 16, 7363–7372,

 

2015

 

179. Cationic Polythiophene for Specific Detection of Cyanide Ions in Water Using Fluorometric Technique

R. Ghosh, S. Das, D. P. Chatterjee  and A. K. Nandi

RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 92564 - 92572

 

178. Opto-electronic properties of graphene quantum dots-polyaniline nanostructure and its photovoltaic application

N. Maity, A. Kuila, S. Das, D. Mandal, A.Shit and A. K. Nandi,

J.Mater. Chem.A  2015, 3, 20736 - 20748

 

177. Conducting hydrogel of a naphthalenetetracarboxilic dianhydride derivative and polyaniline:  Different electronic properties in gel and xerogel states.

P. Chakraborty, S. Das, S. Mondal and A. K. Nandi

Crystal Eng. Commun  2015, 17, 8093 - 8104

 

176. Light Induced E-Z Isomerization in a Multi-responsive Organogel : Elucidation from 1H NMR  Spectroscopy

S.Mondal, P.Chakraborty, P. Bairi, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi

Chem. Commun 2015, 51, 10680-10683 .

 

175.Thermosensitive Antifouling Property of a Water-Soluble Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Graft Copolymer

A. Kuila, N. Maity, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 13546 - 13555

 

174. Integration of Poly(ethylene glycol) in N-Fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl-L-tryptophan Hydrogel Influencing Mechanical, Thixotropic and Release Properties

P.Chakraborty, S. Mondal, S. Khara, P. Bairi and A. K. Nandi

J. Phys. Chem. B, 2015, 119, 5933−5944

 

173. Interface Engineering of Ionic Liquid Integrated Graphene in PVDF Matrix with Magnificent Improvement in Mechanical, Electrical and Dielectric Properties at a low Percolation Threshold

N. Maity, A. Mandal and A. K. Nandi

Polymer, 2015, 65, 154 - 167

 

172. Water Soluble Polythiophene: Preparation, and Applications

S. Das, D.P. Chatterjee, R. Ghosh and A. K. Nandi,

RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 20160-20177 (Review Article)

 

171. Fluorescent Graphene Oxide via Polymer Grafting: An Efficient Nanocarrier for Both Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Drug                                                                                               A. Kundu, S. Nandi, P. Das and A.K. Nandi                                                                                                                       Acs Appl. Mater. & interfaces , 2015, 7,  3512–3523

 

2014

 

170. Co-Assembled Conductive Hydrogel of N-fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl

Phenylalanine with Polyaniline

P. Chakraborty, P.Bairi, S. Mondal and A.K. Nandi

 J.Phys.Chem B, 2014, 118 (48), pp 13969–13980

 

169. Rheological and Fluorescent Properties of Riboflavin - Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) Hybrid Hydrogel with a Potentiality of Forming Ag Nanoparticle

P. Chakraborty, P. Bairi, , B. Roy and A.K. Nandi

RSC Advances, 2014, 4 (97), 54684 - 54693

 

168. On the pH Sensitive Optoelectronic Properties of Amphiphilic Reduced Graphene Oxide via Grafting of Poly(dimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate) : A Glimpse of p- and n-type Doping

A. Kuila, N. Maity, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 16039 – 16050

 

 

 167. Dye Sensitized Solar Cell from Polyaniline-ZnS Nanotubes and its Characterization through Impedance Spectroscopy

A. Shit, S. Chatterjee, and A. K. Nandi,  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2014), 16, 20079-20088 

 

166. Supramolecular Assembly of Polythiophene-g-polymethacrylic acid Doped Polyaniline with Interesting Morphological and Opto-electronic Properties

Sandip Das, Dhruba P. Chatterjee and Arun K. Nandi                                                                                                                      J. Mater. Chem.A  (2014),2,  12031-12042

 

 165. Co-assembly of a Small Molecular Gelator of Pyromellitic Dianhydride Derivative with Polyaniline: A New Generation Gel with Exciting Optoelectronic and Photovoltaic Properties. 

P. Bairi, P. Chakraborty, A. Shit, S. Mondal, B. Roy and A.K. Nandi

Langmuir (2014), 30, 7547–7555

 

164. Water Soluble Dual Responsive Polythiophene -g-{poly(methoxyethoxy ethyl methacrylate)-co-poly(N, N-diethylamino ethyl methacrylate)} for Different Applications

S. Das, D. P. Chatterjee, A. K. Nandi,

Polymer International  (2014), 63,  2091-2097 

 

163.  Thixotropic Supramolecular Hydrogel of Adenine and Riboflavin-5′-Phosphate Sodium Salt Showing Enhanced Fluorescence Property

 P.Bairi, P. Chakraborty, S. Mondal, B. Roy and A. K. Nandi,                                                       Soft Matter, (2014), 10, 5114 - 5120
 

162.Nanojacketing and Dejacketing of ds-DNA: A Non-destructive Characterization of Nanojacketed Sample by Impedance Spectroscopy                                                                                S. Nandi, P. Mukherjee, A. Kundu and A. K. Nandi                                                               J. Phys. Chem.B 118, (2014) 2649-2661

 

161.Controlled Grafting of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) by Coupled Atom Transfer Radical Addition and Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

A. Kuila, D. P. Chatterjee, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi                                                                                                                        

J. Polym. Science, Part A  Polym. Chem Ed, 52, (2014), 995- 1008

 

160. Improved Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Co-assembled Folic Acid Gel with Aniline and Polyaniline,                                                                                                                                           P. Chakraborty, P.Bairi , B. Roy,  A. K.Nandi                                                                            ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, 6  (2014) 3615–3622

 

159. Supramolecular Assembly of Melamine and its Derivatives: Nanostructures to Functional Materials (Review Article)                                                                                    B. Roy, P. Bairi and A. K.Nandi, RSC Advances, 4, (2014), 1708 - 1734

 

158. Exchange bias effect in composites of cuo nanoparticles and nanosilica glass, D.R. Saha, A,K,Nandi, D. Chakraborti,

J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 355, (2014) 164 -167

 

157. A pH Responsive FRET System: Multiplexed Analysis of  Hg+2 and Ag+ and Their Use for Molecular Logic Operation                                                                                                    P. Bairi, P. Chakraborty, B. Roy and A.K. Nandi,                                                           Sensors and Actuators B  193, (2014), 349-355

 

2013

156. Graphene Quantum Dots from Sono-Fenton Reaction and its Hybrid with a Polythiophene graft Copolymer towards Photovoltaic Application

P. Routh, S. Das, A. Shit, P. Bairi, P. Das and A. K. Nandi ,                                                      Acs. Appl. Mater. & Interfaces 5, (2013), 12672–12680

 

 

155. Thixotropic Bicomponent Hydrogel of Melamine- Zn(II) orotate complex:  Gel Nano-Composite Formation and Stimuli Responsibility

B. Roy, P. Bairi, P. Chakraborty and A. K. Nandi,                                                      Supramolecular Chemistry 25, (2013), 335-343

 

154.Ionic Liquid Integrated Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube in Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Matrix: Formation of Piezoelectric b-Polymorph with Significant Reinforcement and Conductivity Improvement

A. Mandal and A.K. Nandi                                                                                                                                                                           

ACS. Appl. Mater. & Interfaces 5,   2013, 747-60

 

153. Nanochannel Morphology of Polypyrrole-ZnO Nanocomposite towards Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Application

S. Chatterjee, A. Shit and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem.A 2013, 1 (39), 12302 - 12309

 

 152. Changing the morphology of polyaniline from a nanotube to a flat rectangular nanopipe by polymerizing in the presence of amino-functionalized reduced graphene oxide and its resulting increase in photocurrent

S. Chatterjee, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi                                                                   Carbon , (2013), 52 509 –519

 

151.High Performance Nanocomposites of Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Graphene Oxide                                                                                                                                                        R. K. Layek, A. Kundu and A. K. Nandi,                                                                 Macromol. Mater. & Eng.,2013, 298, 1166-1175

 

150.  A Review on Synthesis and Properties of Polymer Functionalized Graphene                R. K. Layek and A.K. Nandi

Polymer  (Feature Article)  2013, 54, 5083 -5103

 

149. Poly [3-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2, 5-thienylene] grafted reduced graphene oxide: An Efficient alternate material of TiO2 in Dye sensitized Solar Cell                                            S. Chatterjee, A.K. Patra, A. Bhaumik and A. K. Nandi,                               .

  Chem Commun. 2013, 49, 4646-4648

 

 148. Co-assembled White Light Emitting Hydrogel of Melamine                                         P. Bairi, B. Roy, P.Chakraborty and A. K. Nandi                                            

Acs. Appl. Mater. and Interfaces, 2013, 5,  5478-85   

 

 147. Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer from Sulfonated Graphene to Vitamin B2: A Fascinating Tool to detect Vitamin B2

A.Kundu, S. Nandi, R.K. Layek and A. K. Nandi

Acs. Appl. Mater. and Interfaces 2013, 5 , 7392–7399

 

146. Thermo and pH responsive water soluble polythiophene graft copolymer showing logic operation and nitroaromatic sensing

S. Das, D. P. Chatterjee, S. Samanta and A. K. Nandi

RSC Advances. 2013, 3, 17540 – 17550

 

145. Enhancement of ionic conductivity in Li2O-SiOglass in nanodimensions grown within pellets of ZnO nanorods and magnetodielectric properties of these nanocomposites

D. R. Saha, A. K. Nandi, D.Chakravorty, J. Non-crystalline Solids, 2013,  375, 12-17

 

144.  Amphiphilic Poly(N-vinyl Pyrrolidone) Grafted  Graphene by RAFT Polymerization: Reinforcement of Poly(vinyl acetate) Films

R. K. Layek, A. Kuila, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi

J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1 (36), 10863 – 10874

 

 

 

143.Thermosensitive water soluble poly(ethylene glycol) based polythiophene graft copolymers

S. Das, S. Samanta, D.P. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi

J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. Ed., 51, (2013), 1417–1427

 

 

 

 

 

142. Nondestructive characterization of Li ion doped multifunctional Poly (vinylidene fluoride)-g-Poly (dimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate) by Impedance spectroscopy

P. Mukherjee, A. Kundu, S. Samanta, S. Roy and A. K. Nandi                                                                     

J. Phys. Chem. B, 117,   2013, 1458-66

 

 

 

 

 

Light Harvesting Bi-component Hydrogel with Tunable FRET Emission

P. Bairi, B. Roy and A. K. Nandi

Chem. Commun., 2012,  48, 10850 – 10852

 

A Comparison of Ethidium Bromide Adsorbed Graphene Templates as a Platform for Preferential Sensing of DNA

S. Nandi, P. Routh, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi

Biomacromolecules 2012, 10, 3181-3188

 

 

Highly Fluorescent Graphene Oxide-Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hybrid: An Effective Material For Specific Au3+ Ion Sensor                                                                                                                 A. Kundu, R. K. Layek, A. Kuila and A. K. Nandi                                                                              Acs Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2012, 4, 5576−5582

 

Improved Mechanical and Photophysical Properties of Chitosan Incorporated Folic Acid gel Possessing the Characteristics of Dye and Metal Ion Absorption;                                                 P. Chakraborty, B. Roy,. P.Bairi,  and A.K.Nandi,

J. Mater. Chem., (2012), 22, 20291 – 20298

 

Polythiophene-g-poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) Stabilized Au Nanoparticles and its morphology tuning by RNA with variation of electronic Properties

P. Routh, S. Das and A.K. Nandi                                                                                                   RSC Advances 2012, 2, 11295 – 11305

 

Ferromagnetic-Like Behavior in Nanosilica Glass Containing Iron Ions

and Giant Magnetodielectric Effect in Composites of these Glasses

with Mesoporous Silica

D. R. Saha, S. Banerjee, A. K. Nandi, and D. Chakravorty, ,                                                    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 21679−21684

 

Nano-structured poly(3-hexyl thiophene) grafted on poly(vinylidene fluoride)

via poly(glycidyl methacrylate).

S. Samanta, D. P. Chatterjee , R. K. Layek and A.K. Nandi                                                        J. Mater. Chem. 2012,  22, 10542 - 10551.

 

Optoelectronic Properties of RNA-Polyaniline-Dendritic Gold Nanobiocomposite P.Mukherjee, S. Nandi and A. K. Nandi

Synth. Metals 2012, 162,   904-911

 

Self-sustaining, Fluorescent, Semi-conducting Co-assembled Organogel of Fmoc       Protected Phenylalanine with Aromatic Amines

P. Bairi, B. Roy, P. Routh, K. Sen and A.K. Nandi                                                                         Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7436 – 7445

 

Noncovalent Functionalization of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube by a Polythiophene based Compatibilizer: Reinforcement and Conductivity Improvement in Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Films

A. Mandal and A.K.Nandi                                                                                                                 J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 9360−9371

 

 

 

Tunable mechanical and conductivity properties in graphene sulphonic acid / chitosan nanocomposites

R. K. Layek. S. Samanta and A.K. Nandi,

 Polymer 2012, 53, 2265 -2273

 

 

 

Negative Differential Resistance and Enhanced Optoelectronic Properties in Ag Nanoparticles Decorated Graphene Oxide via Riboflavin

  P. Routh, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi                                                                               Carbon   2012,   50, 3422 –3434

 

Enhanced Fluorescent Intensity of Graphene Oxide -Methyl Cellulose Hybrid in Acidic Medium : Sensing of Nitro-aromatics,                                                                                             A. Kundu, R.K. Layek and A. K. Nandi        

J. Mater. Chem. 2012,  22 , 8139 - 8144

 

.  Polythiophene-g-Poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) Doped Methyl Cellulose Hydrogel Behaving like a Polymeric AND Logic Gate                                                                S. Samanta, S.Das, R. K. Layek, D. P. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi,

 Soft Matter, 2012, 8,  6066-6072

 

Metastability in a  bicomponent hydrogel of thymine and 6-methyl-1,3,5-triazine 2,4-diamine : Ultrasound induced Vs. Thermo gelation                                                                      B. Roy, P. Bairi and A.K. Nandi,                                                                                                     Soft Matter, 2012,  8 (8), 2366 – 2369

 

Bi-component hydrogel of perylene-3, 4, 9, 10-tetracarboxylic potassium salt and L-Tyrosine

P. Bairi, B. Roy and A.K. Nandi, RSC Adv., 2 (2012),  264 - 272

 

Dendritic morphology in graphene sulphonic acid / poly(vinyl alcohol) composite

 R. K. Layek, S. Samanta and A. K. Nandi

 Carbon, 50 (201 2) 815 –827

 

    2011

Tuning of Morphology of Riboflavin –Melamine Equimolar Supramolecular Assembly by In-situ Silver Nanoparticle Formation         
S. Chatterjee and A.K.Nandi
Chem. Commun., 47 (2011) 11510 - 11512.

 

Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Based Amphiphilic Multiporous Material supported Palladium Nanoparticles: Catalytic Cross-Coupling of Aryl Halides in Aqueous Medium
S. Samanta, R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi
 Reactive and Functional Polymers 71 (2011) 1045-1054

 

Variation of physical and mechanical properties in the bicomponent hydrogels of melamine with positional isomers of hydroxybenzoic acid
B.Roy, P. Bairi, A. Saha and A. K. Nandi
Soft Matter, 7, (2011), 8067-8076

 

pH and Anion Sensitive Silver (I) Co-ordinated Melamine Hydrogel with Dye Absorbing Property : Metastability at Low Melamine concentration
P. Bairi, B. Roy and A. K. Nandi  J. Mater.
Chem; Communication, 21 (2011) 11747-11749  

 

Physical properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride) composites with polymer functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes using nitrene chemistry           
A.Mandal and A.K. Nandi
J. Mater. Chem.21, (2011) 15752 - 15763

 

Selective colorimetric sensing of mercury (II) using turn off - turn on mechanism from riboflavin stabilized silver nanoparticles in aqueous medium        
B. Roy, P. Bairi and A. K. Nandi,        
Analyst, 2011, 136, 3605 – 3607

 

Reply to “Comment on ‘Preparation and Characterization of Silver_Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Nanocomposites: Formation of Piezoelectric Polymorph of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)‘”        
S. Manna and A. K. Nandi,         
J. Phys. Chem B, 115, (2011) 12325–12326

 

Nanoglass in lithia–silica system grown within pores of pellets comprising CuO nanoparticles
D. R. Saha,  A. Datta, S. Mandal, M. Mukherjee, A.K. Nandi, D. Chakravorty,
Solid State Ionics 186 (2011) 14–19

 

  Miscibility of Polythiophene-graft-poly(methyl methacrylate) brush with poly(vinylidene fluoride) : Morphology, Optical and Conducting Properties
A. Mandal and A.K.Nandi,  
Macromol. Chem. Phys. 212 (2011) 1636–1647

 

Enhanced Photoluminescence and Negative Differential Resistance of Polyaniline Sulfonic Acid - RNA - Au Nanobiocomposites
P. Routh, A. Garai and A. K. Nandi ,
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 (2011) 13670 (Highlighted in Nature India, Doi:10.1038/nindia.2011.124, online 25.8.11)

 

Mechanism of Polypyrrole and Silver Nanorod formation in Lauric acid –Cetyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide Coacervate Gel Template: Physical and Conductivity Properties             
S. Chatterjee, A. Garai and A. K. Nandi               
Synth. Metals  161 (2011) 62-7

 

Concomitant Synthesis of Polyaniline and Highly Branched Gold Nanoparticles in Presence of DNA
P. Mukherjee and A.K. Nandi             
J. Colloid & Interface Science 356 (2011) 145 -150.

 

Multifunctional Porous Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-graft-Poly(n-butyl methacrylate) with Good Li+ ion Conductivity           
S. Samanta, D. P. Chatterjee , R. K. Layek and A. K. Nandi           
Macromol. Chem. & Phys. (2011), 212, 134–149

 

Effect of complementary small molecules in the properties of  bicomponent hydrogel of riboflavin 
A. Saha, B. Roy, A. Esterrani and A. K. Nandi
Org. Bio. Chem., 2011, 9, 770 - 776

 

Melamine recognition through riboflavin (vitamin B2) stabilized gold  nanoparticles,   
B. Roy, A. Saha and A. K. Nandi,
Analyst  2011, 136, 67 - 70

 

2010

109

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Poly(methyl methacrylate) -functionalized  Graphene / Poly(vinylidine fluoride) Nanocomposites : Piezoelectric β Polymorph Formation           
R. K. Layek, S. Samanta, D.. P. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi   
Polymer (2010), 51, 5846-5856

108

Bicomponent Hydrogels of Lumichrome and Melamine: Photoluminescence   Property and its Dependency with pH and Temperature,           
P. Bairi, B. Roy and A.K. Nandi           
J. Phys. Chem B (2010),114, 11454 – 11461

107

Time Sensitive, Temperature and pH Responsive Photoluminescence Behaviour of a Melamine Containing Bicomponent Hydrogel            
B. Roy, A. Saha, A. Esterrani and A. K. Nandi           
Soft Matter (2010) 6, 3337 - 3345.

106

Enhanced Optoelectronic Properties of Highly Populated, Monodispersed Au   Nanoparticles on RNA−Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Hybrid            
P.Routh, P. Mukherjee, and A. K. Nandi           
J. Mater. Chem., (2010), 20, 7214-7221

105

Nanostructured Polymer Blends of Poly (3-thiophene methyl acetate) with Poly  (vinylidene       fluoride):  Physical and Conducting properties.           
Swarup Manna, Amit Mandal and Arun K. Nandi           
J. Phys. Chem (B)  (2010), 114, 2342-2352

104

Viscoelastic and Conductivity Properties of Thermoreversible  Polyaniline- DNNSA Gel in m-Cresol            
A. Garai, S. Chatterjee and A.K.Nandi,           
Synthetic Metals  (2010) 160, 1733- 1739

103

Nanostructured Self-Assembly of Polythiophene Acetic Acid with Double-Stranded DNA: Physical, Optical and Conducting Characteristics
P. Mukherjee, A. Dawn and A. K. Nandi
Langmuir (2010), 26, 11025 - 11034

102

Growth of Different Shape Au Nanoparticles from Seeds Using an Interfacial  Redox Process with a Conducting Polymer      
Pratap Mukherjee  and Arun  K. Nandi 
Langmuir,  26 (2010) 2785 - 2790

101

RNA - poly(o-methoxy aniline) hybrid templated growth of Ag-nanoparticles  and nanojacketting : Physical and electronic properties           
P. Routh, P.Mukherjee, and A.K. Nandi,
Langmuir , 26 (2010) 5093 -5010 (Highlighted in Nature India: doi: 10.1038/nindia.2010.53 on line 27th April, 2010)

100

Aucore-Agshell  Bimetallic Nanoparticles from a Simple Interfacial Redox Process Using a Conducting Polymer     
Pratap Mukherjee and Arun K. Nandi*        
J. Colloid & Interface Science , 344 (2010), 30-36

99

Organogels from self-assembling New Dendritic Peptides: Morphology, Rheology and Structural Investigations
G. Palui, A. Garai, J. Nanda, A.K.Nandi, A. Banerjee           
J.Phys. Chem B, 114, (2010),1249 - 1256

98

Nanocomposites  of  Silver  Nanoparticle  and Dinonylnaphthalene Disulfonic  Acid  Doped Thermoreversible Polyaniline  Gel           
A. Garai, S. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi           
Polymer Eng. Sci.,  50, (2010),   446 - 454

2009

97

Poly (3-dodecylthiophene)-Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites: Novel Electronic Properties by Changing Chain Regioregularity           
A. Garai, B. K. Kuila, S. Samai, S. Roy, P. Mukherjee and      A. K. Nandi           
J Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys 47 (2009), 1412-1425

96

Morphology, Structure and Conductivity of RNA - Poly(o-methoxy aniline) Nano Structured Self – assembly: Slower Uncoiling of POMA  on RNA-DNA Hybrid Surface.
P. Routh, P. Mukherjee, A. Dawn and A.K. Nandi,  
Biophysical Chem. 143 (2009) 145–153

95

Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube–Polyaniline  Thermoreversible Gel Composites           
A. Garai and A.K. Nandi,   
 Synth Metals, 159 (2009) 1710 - 1716

94

Temperature and pH sensitive photoluminescence property of riboflavin - methyl cellulose hydrogel: towards AND molecular logic gate behaviour 
A. Saha, S. Manna and A.. K. Nandi  
Soft Matter,  5, 3992-3996

93

Electronic Properties of Poly (o-methoxy aniline )-Silver Nanocomposite Thin Film: Influence of Nanoparticle Size and Density
P. Mukherjee and A. K. Nandi,
J. Mater. Chem., 19 (2009), 781-786

92

Recyclable High Performance Palladium Heterogeneous Catalyst with Porous PVDF Binder from the Novel Gel Nanocomposite Route
S. Samanta and A. K. Nandi, 
J. Phys. Chem C 113, ( 2009) 4721-4725

91

Poly (3-dodecyl thiophene) – Organically Modified Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites: Influence of Chain Regioregularity and Preparation Condition on Physical, Mechanical, Optical and Conductivity Properties.
B.Kuila and A.K.Nandi,
J. Appl. Polym. Sci.,  111, (2009) 155-167

90

Tuning of different polyaniline nanostructures from a coacervate gel/sol template           
A. Garai and A.K. Nandi           
Synth. Metals  159 (2009) 757-760

89

Multifunctional Hydrophilic Poly(vinylidene fluoride)  Graft Copolymer with  Super-  toughness and Super- gluing  Properties            
S.Samanta, D. P. Chatterjee, S. Manna, A. Mandal,  A. Garai and A.K. Nandi         
Macromolecules, 42 (2009) 3112–3120

88

Two-Component Thermoreversible Hydrogels of Melamine and Gallic Acid     
A. Saha, B. Roy, A. Garai and A. K. Nandi*           
Langmuir, 25 (2009) 8457-8461 (Letters)

2008

87

Morphology, Structure, Rheology and Thermodynamics of Piezoelectric Poly(vinylidene fluoride)/ Ethylene Carbonate Thermoreversible Gel
D. Dasgupta, S. Manna, A. Garai, A. Dawn C. Rochas, J. M. Guenet and A. K. Nandi           
Macromolecules, 41 (2008), 779 -787.

86

Rheology of (±)-Camphor-10-Sulfonic Acid Doped Polyaniline - m-Cresol Conducting Gel  Nanocomposites.           
A.Garai and A.K. Nandi,            
J.Polym. Sci., Polym. Physics Ed., 46 (2008) 28 – 40

85

Rheology of Polyaniline-Dinonylnaphthalene Disulfonic Acid (DNNDSA)   Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites in the Sol State: Shear Thinning versus Pseudo-Solid Behavior
A. Garai and A.K. Nandi
J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 8, (2008) 1842–1851

84

Hierarchical Tuning of 1-D Macro Morphology by Changing the Composition of  a Binary Hydrogel and Its Influence on Photoluminescence Property.     
A. Saha, S. Manna and A. K. Nandi     
Chemical Communications 2008, 3732

83

Thermoreversible Poly(vinylidene fluoride gel) : A precursor to Multiporous Materials           
D. Dasgupta, J.M.Guenet and A.K.Nandi,
Macromol. Symp. 273 (2008) 73-79

2007

82

A Mechanistic Approach on Self-organization of the Two-Component Thermoreversible Hydrogel of Riboflavin and Melamine
A. Saha, S. Manna and A. K. Nandi  
Langmuir, 23 (2007) 13126 -13135

81

Synthesis, Optical and Electrical Characterization of Organically Soluble Silver Nanoparticles and its Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Nanocomposites : Enhanced Luminescence Property in the Nanocomposite Thin Films
B. K. Kuila, A. Garai, A. K. Nandi ,
Chemistry of Materials, 19 (2007) 5443-5452.

80

Piezoelectric b-Polymorph in Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposite
S. Manna and A.K. Nandi            
J. Phys. Chem. C, .111 (2007), 14670-14680

79

Nano-structured Self Assembly of Double Stranded DNA and Poly (o-methoxyaniline) Hybrid.
A. Dawn and A.K. Nandi
J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, (2007), 6268

78

Preparation of Size-Controlled, Highly Populated, Stable and Nearly Monodispersed Ag Nanoparticles in Organic Medium from a Simple Interfacial Redox Process using a Conducting Polymer
A. Dawn, P. Mukherjee and A.K. Nandi
Langmuir(Letters), 23, (2007), 5231 - 5237

77

Multiporosity in dried poly(vinylidene fluoride) – camphor gels: Effect of drying method on   porosity.,  
D.Dasgupta and A. K. Nandi,   
Macromolecules , 40, (2007) 2008 -2018

76

In-Situ Synthesis of Soluble Poly (3-Hexyl Thiophene )/ Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Composite : Physical, Mechanical and Conductivity properties.
B. K. Kuila, S. Malik, S. K. Batabyal and A.K. Nandi
Macromolecules,  40, (2007) 278 –287.

75

Multiporous Materials From Thermoreversible Poly(vinyledene fluoride) Gels
D. Dasgupta and A. K Nandi
Macromolecular Symp. 251, ( 2007)  15-24

74

Influence of Alkyl Chain Length on the Gelation Mechanism of Thermoreversible Gels of Regioregular Poly (3-Alkyl Thiophenes) in Xylene
S. Malik and A. K. Nandi   ,
J. Appl.Polym Sci. 103 (2007) 2528-2537

 

2006

 

73

Transport Mechanism in CdS Nanowire Embedded Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) Nanocomposite
S. Bhattacharyya, S. Malik, A.K. Nandi and A. Ghosh     
J. Chem. Phys. , 125 (2006) 174717 (7pages)

 

72

Low Molecular Weight Organogelators from Self-assembling Synthetic Tripeptides with Coded Amino Acids: Morphological, Structural, Thermodynamic and Spectroscopic Investigations
A.K. Das, S. Manna, M.G. B. Drew, S. Malik, A. K. Nandi, and A. Banerjee,            
Supramolecular Chemistry, 18, (2006), 645 -655

 

71

Thermodynamics, Morphology and Structure of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)- Ethyl Acetoacetate System.
D. Dasgupta, S. Malik, A. Thierry, J. M. Guenet and A. K. Nandi
Macromolecules, 39 (2006) 6110 – 6114.

 

70

A two Component Thermoreversible Hydrogel of Riboflavin and Melamine: Enhancement of Photoluminescence in the Gel form
S.Manna, A. Saha and A. K. Nandi            
Chem.Comm. (2006), 4285 – 4287

 

69

Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites of Sulphonic Acid Doped Thermoreversible Polyaniline Gel: Physical and Mechanical Properties  
A. Garai, B. K. Kuila and A.K. Nandi            
Macromolecules, 39, (2006), 5410-5418

 

68

Preparation and Characterization of Silver–Poly (vinylidene fluoride) Nanocomposites: Formation of Piezoelectric Polymorph of Poly (vinylidene fluoride)
S. Manna, S. K. Batabyal and A. K. Nandi
J. Phys. Chem. B  110 (2006) 12318 - 12326

 

67

Formation of Silver Nano Particle in Deoxyribonucleic Acid - Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Hybrid: A Novel Nano-biocomposite
A. Dawn and A. K. Nandi,
J. Phys. Chem. (B),  (2006), 110, 18291-18298

 

66

Fibrillar Networks as Multiporous Materials,
D.Dasgupta and A. K. Nandi            
Macromol. Symp. 241 (2006), 75-82.

 

65

Cocrystallization mechanism of poly(3-hexyl thiophenes) with different amount of chain regioregularity,            
S. Pal and A. K. Nandi,
J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 101 (2006), 3811 -3820

 

64

DNA - Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Hybrid: Structure, Morphology and Uncoiling of Poly(o-methoxyaniline) on DNA surface
A.Dawn and A. K. Nandi
Langmuir    22 (2006) 3273 – 3279

 

63

Structural Hierarchy in Melt-processed Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) - Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites: Novel Physical, Mechanical, Optical and Conductivity properties
B. K. Kuila and A.K. Nandi,
J. Phys. Chem. B 110 (2006) 1621-1631

 

2005

 

62

Slow Doping Rate in DNA - Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Hybrid: Uncoiling of        Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Chain on DNA Template
A. Dawn and A. K. Nandi
Macromolecules  38 (2005) 10067-10073

 

61

Cocrystallization mechanism of poly(3-alkyl thiophenes) with different alkyl  chain length S. Pal and A. K. Nandi.
Polymer 46 (2005)  8321 – 8330

 

60

Temperature Variation of dc Conductivity of Poly (3- alkyl thiophenes)  and Their Cocrystals
S. Pal,  S. Roy  and A.  K. Nandi,           
J. Phys Chem. B 109 (2005) 18332-18341

 

59

Multiporous Polymeric Materials from Thermoreversible Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Gels.
D.Dasgupta and A.K.Nandi,
Macromolecules,  38 (2005) 6504 -6512

 

58

Thermodynamic Structural and Morphological Investigation of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) / Camphor Systems: Preparing Porous Gels from a Solid Solvent.
D.Dasgupta, S.Manna, S. Malik, C. Rochas, J.M.Guenet and A.K.Nandi, 
Macromolecules, 38 (2005) 5602 – 5608

 

57

Thermoreversible gelation of  poly(vinylidene fluoride)- camphor system
D.Dasgupta, S. Manna, S. Malik, C. Rochas, J.M. Guenet, A.K.Nandi,
Macromol. Symp. 222 (2005) 175-180.

 

56

Multiscale porosity derived from thermoreversible poly(vinylidene fluoride) gels
D.Dasgupta and A.K. Nandi
Macromol. Symp. 222 (2005) 81-86

 

55

Biomolecular hybrid of a conducting polymer with DNA: Morphology, structure and doping behaviour.           
A.Dawn and A. K. Nandi,
Macromol. Biosci. 5 (2005) 441-450

 

54

Thermodynamic behavior of poly (3-alkyl thiophene) blends: Equilibrium co-crystal formation and phase segregation.           
S. Pal and A. K. Nandi ,           
J. Phys. Chem B.  109 (2005), 2493 -2498

 

2004

 

53

Physical, Mechanical, and Conductivity Properties of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-Montmorillonite Clay Nanocomposites Produced by the Solvent Casting Method
B.Kuila and A.K. Nandi,     
Macromolecules, 37 (2004) , 8577-8584

 

52

“Supramolecular Organization of ± Camphor-10-sulfonic acid and N,N Dimethyl Formamide into Giant Spherulites”,
S. Manna and A. K. Nandi,
J.Phys. Chem B. (Letters)108 (2004) 6932 –6934

 

51

“Melting and crystallization behaviour of poly(vinylidene fluoride) produced isothermally in the intercrystalline space of poly(ethylene terepthalate) from its blends,”
M. H. Rahman and A. K. Nandi,
J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. 42 (2004) 2215 - 2227

 

50

“Conversion of colloidal aggregate to polymer network on aging,”
T. Jana, M.H. Rahman and A. K. Nandi
Colloid & Polymer Science, 282 (2004) 555-561

 

49

“Thermoreversible gelation of poly(3-dodecyl thiophene) in three isomers of xylene: A thermodynamic investigation,”
S. Malik and A. K. Nandi,
J.Phys.Chem.B 108, (2004) 597 –604

 

2003

 

48

“Cocrystallization behaviour of poly(3-alkyl thiophenes): Influence of alkyl chain length and head to tail regioregularity,
S. Pal and A. K. Nandi, 
Macromolecules, 36 (2003) 8426-8432

 

47

“On the structure of sulfonic acid doped thermoreversible polyaniline gels”,
T Jana, J. Chatterjee and A. K. Nandi,
Macromol. Symp. 203 (2003) 47-56

 

46

“Thermoreversible supra molecular organization in poly(vinylidene fluoride)–dodecyl benzene sulfonic acid blends”.
M. H. Rahman S. Malik and A. K. Nandi ,
Macromol. Chem. Phys 204 (2003). 1765-1770

 

45

“CdS embedded poly(3-hexyl thiophene)  nanowire : syntheis and characterization”,           
S. Malik, S. Batabyal, C. Basu and A.K. Nandi, 
J. Mater. Sci. Letters, 22 (2003) 1113-1115.

 

44

“Supramolecular Organization of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)–Camphor sulfonic  acid Blends: Giant Spherulites”.            
M. H. Rahman and A. K. Nandi ,
Langmuir  19 (2003) 7056 – 7060.

 

43

“Tailoring of self – organized structure of sulfonated polyaniline from fibrillar network  to colloidal     aggregate,
T.Jana, and A. K. Nandi, 
J. Material Research 18 (2003) 1691- 1697.

 

42

“Colloidal Crystalline arrays of beta-polymorphic poly(vinylidene fluoride)”
M. H. Rahman and A. K. Nandi,
Macromol. Mater. Eng. 288 (2003) 549-552.

 

41

“A synthetic tripeptide as a novel organo- gelator: a structural investigation,”
S. K. Maji, S. Malik, A. K. Nandi and A. Banerjee,
Tetrahedron Letters 44 (2003) 4103 – 4108.

 

40

Crystallization behaviour of regioregular poly(3-alkyl thiophenes): Influence of alkyl chain length,
S.Malik and A.K.Nandi,
Int. J. Plastics Technology  6 (2003) 107.

 

39

“Thermoreversible gelation of poly(vinylidene fluoride) / poly(methyl acrylate) blends in  diethyl azelate : A thermodynamic study”           
A. K. Dikshit, T. Jana, S. Malik and A. K. Nandi,            
Polymer International 52 (2003) 925-931

 

38

“High temperature d.c. conductivity of sulfonic acid doped thermoreversible polyaniline gels”,            
T. Jana, S. Roy and A. K. Nandi,           
Synth. Metals 132 (2003)  257 –264

 

2002

 

37

“On the crystallization mechanism of poly(ethylene terepthalate) in its blends with poly(vinylidene fluoride)”           
M. H. Rahaman, and A. K. Nandi,
Polymer, 43 (2002) 6863 – 6870

 

36

“Crystallization mechanism of regioregular poly(3-alkyl thiophene)s.
S. Malik and A. K. Nandi,  
J.Polym. Sci. , Polym. Phys. Ed., 40  (2002) 2073-2085.

 

35

“A synthetic tripeptide as organogelator: Elucidation of gelation mechanism.”           
S.malik, S.K.Maji, A. Banerjee and A. K. Nandi,           
J.Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 (2002) 1177  - 1186 

 

34

“Sulfonic acid doped thermoreversible polyaniline gels. 3. Structural investigations”,           
T.Jana, J. Chatterjee and A.K. Nandi,            
Langmuir, 18, (2002), 5720 -5727 

 

33

“Miscibility and crystallization behavior of poly(ethylene terepthalate) /poly(vinylidene fluoride) blends”           
H. Rahaman, and A. K. Nandi,            
Macromol. Chem. Phys. 203, (2002), 653 – 660

 

2001

 

32

“Sulphonic acid doped thermoreversible polyanilline gels: 2.Influence of sulfonic acid content on the morphological, thermodynamical and conductivity properties”.
T. Jana and A.K. Nandi,
Langmuir, 17 (2001) 5768 –5774

 

31

“Gelation Mechanism of Thermoreversible  Gels of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) and its Blends with Poly(methyl acrylate) in Diethyl Azelate,”
A.K. Dikshit and A.K. Nandi,
Langmuir,  17, (2001) 3607 – 3615

 

30

“Thermoreversible polyanilene gels”
T.Jana and A. K. Nandi,  
Macromol Symp. 166 (2001)189 – 194

 

29

Thermoreversible gelation of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) in Xylene.
S. Malik, T. Jana, and A.K.Nandi,
Macromolecules, 34 (2001) 275 –282

 

28

“Glass-Transition Temperature of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) – Poly(methyl acrylate) Blends: Influence of Aging and Chain Structure.”
P.Maiti, A.K. Dikshit and A.K.Nandi,
J. Appl. Polym. Sci. , 79 (2001) 1541-1548

 

2000

 

27

“Thermoreversible gelation of poly(vinylidene fluoride) in diesters: Influence of intermittent length on morphology and thermodynamics of gelation.”
A.K.Dikshit, and A. K. Nandi,           
Macromolecules, 33 (2000) 2616-2625

 

26

“Sulphonic acid doped thermoreversible polyaniline gels: Morphological, Structural and thermodynamical investigations”.
T.Jana, and A.K. Nandi,            
Langmuir, 16, (2000) 3141-3147.

 

25

“An equilibrium study on the distribution of structural defects between the  lamellar and amorphous portions of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and (vinylidene  fluoride-tetra fluoroethylene) copolymer crystals.”           
A.K.Dikshit and A.K.Nandi,             
J.Polym. Sc., Polym. Phys. Ed. 38, (2000) 297-308.

 

1999

 

24

“Influence of chain structure and molecular weight of poly ( vinylidine fluoride) on the morphology of its thermoreversible gels in acetophenone, ethyl benzoate and glyceryl tributyrate”
S. Mal and A. K. Nandi,
Macromol. Chem. Phys., 200 (1999) 1074 – 1079.

 

1998

 

23

“Thermoreversible gelation of poly (vinylidine fluoride) in diethyl adipate: A concerted mechanism”,
K. Dikshit and A. K. Nandi,
Macromolecules, 31 (1998) 8886 - 8892 .

 

22

“Cocrystallization mechanism of vinylidine fluoride tetrafluroethylene copolymers with different copolymer composition”,            
J. Datta and A. K. Nandi,            
Macromol. Chem. Phys., 199 (1998) 2583 - 2588 .

 

21

“Morphology of poly (vinylidine fluoride) / poly (methyl acrylate) blends:  Influence of chain structure”,  
P. Maity and A. K Nandi,           
Macromol. Chem. Phys., 199 (1998) 1479 – 1484.

 

20

“A thermodynamic study on thermoreversible poly (vinylidine fluoride) gels in acetophenone, ethyl benzoate and glyceryl tributyrate”
S. Mal and A. K. Nandi,
Langmuir, 14 (1998) 2238 – 2244.

 

19

“Gelation mechanism of thermoreversible poly(vinylidene fluoride) gels in glyceryl tributyrate,”
S. Mal and A.K. Nandi,
Polymer (1998) 39, 6301 – 6307.

 

18

“Cocrystallization in blends of poly(vinylidene fluoride samples) 4. Kinetic study”.
J. Datta and A. K. Nandi,
Polymer, 39 (1998)1921 – 1927.

 

17

Influence of chain structure on the crystallization mechanism of poly(vinylidene fluoride)/poly(methyl acrylate) blends; Evidence of chain extension due to  blending,            
Pralay Maiti and Arun K. Nandi,           
Polymer, 39 (1998) 413 – 421

 

1997

 

16

“Cocrystallization of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and vinylidene fluoride – tetrafluoroethylene copolymers 3. Structural study”,
J. Datta and A. K. Nandi,

Polymer, 38 (1997) 2719 – 2724.

 

15

“Kinetic immiscibility in crystalline polymer and amorphous polymer blends”,
A. K. Nandi and Pralay Maiti,

Polymer, 38, (1997) 2171 - 2174

 

14

“On the gelation rates of thermoreversible poly(vinylidene fluoride in glyceryl  tributyrate”,            
S. Mal and A. K. Nandi            
Makromol. Symp., 114, (1997) 251 - 256

 

1996

 

13

“Co-crystallization of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and vinylidene fluoride-  tetrafluoroethylene copolymers 2. Thermodynamic study”           
J. Datta and A. K. Nandi,            
Polymer, 37 (1996) 5179 – 5187

 

1995

 

12

“Influence of chain structure on the miscibility of poly(vinylidene fluoride) with  poly(methyl acrylate),”
P. Maiti and A. K. Nandi,
Macromolecules, 28 (1995) 8511 – 8516.

 

11

“On the gelation rates of thermoreversible poly(vinylidene fluoride) gels”.
S. Mal, P. Maiti and A. K. Nandi,
Macromolecules, 28, (1995).2371-2376

 

1994

 

10

“Co-crystallization of poly(vinylidene fluoride) and vinylidene fluoride – tetrafluoroethylene copolymers,” 
J. Datta and  A. K. Nandi,            
Polymer, 35, (1994) 4804-4812

 

9

Morphology of melt crystallized poly(vinylidene fluoride) : Influence of chain  structure and polydispersity. 
A. K. Nandi,
Polymer, 35 (1994) 5202-5209.

 

1993

 

8*

Excess enthalpies of mixing and excess heat capacity of binary mixtures of formic  acid and pyridine at 300C.
A .K. Nandi and S. N. Bhattacharyya;
J. Chem. Eng. Data, 38 (1993) 358-360.

 

7

Melting and crystallization behaviour of poly(vinylidene fluoride) in its blends with polyacrylates, poly(vinyl esters) and poly(aryl ether ether ketone);
P. Maiti, J. Chatterjee, D. Rana and A. K. Nandi,

Polymer, 34(1993) 4273-4279

 

6

Coil dimensions of poly(methyl acrylate) in the cosolvent medium of carbon  tetrachloride and methanol.
B. Maitra and A. K. Nandi;
Polymer, 34 (1993)1260-1264.

 

1991

 

5*

“The influence of chain structure on the equilibrium melting temperature of   poly(vinylidene fluoride)”
A.K. Nandi and L. Mandelkern;
J. Polym. Sci. (polymer physics ed.), 29 (1991) 1287-97.

 

1986

 

4*

“On the occurrence of cusps in the Tg – composition diagrams of compatible polymer pairs,”
A. K. Nandi, B. M . Mandal, S. N. Bhattacharyya and S. K. Roy,
Polymer Communications, 27 (1986) 151 – 153

 

1985

 

3

“Cloud point diagrams of semicrystalline polymer-diluent system: Poly (ε - caprolactone) + some binary cononsolvents,” 
A. K. Nandi            
J. Polym. Materials, 2 (1985) 216 – 222.

 

2*

“Miscibility of poly(methyl acrylate) and poly(vinyl acetate): Incompatibility in solution and thermodynamic characterization by inverse gas chromatography,”         
A. K. Nandi, B. M. Mandal and S. N. Bhattacharyya,            
Macromolecules, 18 (1985) 1454-1460.

 

1983

 

1*

“Co- nonsolvent systems for poly (ε - caprolactone) and poly (methyl methacrylate),”
A. K. Nandi, U. K. Sen, S. N. Bhattacharyya and B.M.Mandal
Eur. Polym. J. 19 (1983) 283-286.

 

       

 

(* before the publication number indicates papers where Prof. A.K.Nandi is not communicating author)

 

 

Popular Scientific Article and Reports:

 1. Polymer blends provide myriad of new materials

     A. K. Nandi, Science Reporter, P. 143-145, March (1988).

2. Fibrillar networks as advanced materials.

A.K. Nandi and J.M. Guenet,

      Macromol.Chem. Phys. 207 (2006) 125

  1. History of Polymer Science in India in History of Science in India, Vol-III, Chemical Science, Page 136-140, 2014 (Eds. S. C. Pakrashi and S. Ghosh and Jointly Published by NASI, Allahabad and R. K. Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata).

4. IACS DST Unit on Nano Science: Intensified Research in Many Fields  A. K Nandi, A. Ghosh & D. Chakraborty Nanodigest, January 2015, page-22-25

  1. Prof. S.R.Palit, A Pioneer in Polymer Research in India,

A.K.Nandi, Polymers Communique (October-November) 2015, Page 60-63

6. Current research achievements in Polymer Science Unit, IACS

      A. K. Nandi, Chemical Weekly February,23, 2016, page 215-216.


Teaching

Teaching

Research Fellow 1980-83 Indian Assoc. for Cultivation of Science (IACS)
Lecturer 1983-86 Shyamsunder College & Sripat Singh College(W.B)
Lect./Sr. Lecturer 1986-92 North Bengal University, Darjeeling
Faculty 1992- IACS (Sr. Lect. 92-97, Reader 97-03, Prof. Feb 03, Sr. Prof. Feb. 07-)

Currrently Teaching: Advanced Macromolecular Chemistry for Integrated MSC and Ph.D students

Details of professional training and research experience, specifying period of Prof. Arun K. Nandi

1980-86: Prof. Nandi worked for Ph. D. degree at IACS, in the field of Thermodynamics of polymer-Polymer and Polymer-Solvent mixing under the supervision of Prof. S.N.Bhattacharyya and  Prof. B.M. Mandal . Here he got training in the fields of polymer synthesis and characterization, Polymer-polymer mixing, calorimetry, phase studies in solution and in solid state, gas chromatography etc. During the period 1983-86 he also gained experience in teaching (Hons. level) at undergraduate colleges of Burdwan and Calcutta University.

1986-92; He was involved in teaching post-graduate course at Chemistry Dept of North Bengal University, Darjeeling and on leave from the University he did post doctoral work at Florida State University with Prof. L. Mandelkern (1988-1999). There he became experienced on the crystallization of polymers, polymer morphology, mechanical property etc.

1992- till now:

After joining Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) at 1992 Prof. Nandi has made significant contributions in emerging areas of polymer science resulting in 60 papers in ACS Journals and 40 papers in RSC Journals with a total publication of 173. His papers are cited ~2940 times (Average citation 16.7, H-index 30) and a portion of his work has been included in a textbook (‘Molecular Gels,” Kluwer) and two recent papers on nanojacketting and negative differential resistance are highlighted in Nature India (online 27.4.10, 25.8.11). He has recently written a book chapter on   polymer/graphene nanocomposites (CRC press) and another book chapter on  Functionalization and Properties of Graphene in Handbook of graphene science (CRC Press) is in Press. His most important contributions include the following fields:

Polymer Synthesis / Modification: The nominee has grafted a hydrophilic monomer N, N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) from PVDF backbone using ATRP technique (by initiating at the most stable >CF2 centre) to produce high grafting density that enables supramolecular organization of the graft copolymer (Macromolecules, 2009). The graft copolymer shows induced solubility in water and WAXS patterns of graft co-polymers indicate the existence of self organized short range ordering from supramolecular interaction.  The tensile stress-strain experiment indicates 45 times higher elongation and 1970% higher toughness than those of PVDF. The gluing property is significantly large (super glue), it produces gold nanoparticles in aqueous medium; amphiphilic membranes and on its modification to trimethyl ammonium ion it shows 2.2 X10-6 S/cm dc-conductivity. He has also grafted a hydrophobic monomer, n-butyl methacrylate, and the graft copolymer produce porous material showing significant increase of Li+ ion conductivity on doping (Macromol. Chem. Phys.2010).. He has also synthesized PVDF -g- poly(glycidyl methacrylate) -g- poly(3-hexyl thiophene) (PGHT) copolymer where P3HT segments self- organize into nanosphere morphology and the I-V characteristics curves exhibit electrical bistability (J. Mater. Chem2012b). Polythiophene-g-poly(dimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate) (PT-g-PDMA, PD) has been synthesised by ATRP and the variation of photoluminescence (PL) property with temperature and pH is used to develop a fully polymeric fluorescent AND logic gate type material using methyl cellulose (MC) hydrogel (Soft Matter2012).He has also grafted PT with varying composition of diethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate (MeO2MA) and oligoethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate (OEGMA) tuning the LCST of the system in physiological temperature region  promoting its application in fluorescent based biosensor (J.Polym. Sci. Polym Chem.,2013). Polythiophene-g-poly(methacrylic acid) (PTPA), prepared by ATRP of tert-butyl methacrylate upon polythiophene backbone followed by hydrolysis of tert-butyl groups using trifluoroacetic acid is semiconducting (dc-conductivity 10-2 – 10-5 s/cm) and exhibits reproducible photo-conductivity by alternate switching “On” and “Off” of white light illumination (J. Mater. Chem.A , 2014).

Polymer Crystallization & Polymer Blends: Polymer blends provide a myriad of new materials and it is very difficult to get a miscible polymer blend.  The nominee has elucidated the role of regioregularity & alkyl chain length on the crystallization and co-crystallization mechanism of poly(3-alkyl thiophenes) (J.Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 2002, Macromolecules, 2003, J.Phys.Chem B, 2005, Polymer,2005).  He has discovered a new compatible blend of PVDF with PET (Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2002) and has prepared co-crystals of PVDF and vinylidene fluoride – tetrafluoroethylene coploymer (Polymer 1994b, 1996) and has explained its influence on head to head (H-H) defect content of the samples. He has investigated the equilibrium for the entry of H-H defect into the PVDF lamella under different conditions (J. Polym. Sci. 2000). He has developed an accurate method for determining interaction parameter in a polymer blend (Macromolecules, 1995b) and introduced a new concept called kinetic immiscibility to explain the crystallization of PVDF–PMA blend after a long time (>6 months) of aging (Polymer, 1997). He has explored the conduction mechanism of P3AT co-crystals (J.Phys. Chem.B, 2005)) and recently he has prepared nanostructured conducting polymer blends of a polythiophene derivative and polythiophene-graft-poly(methyl methacrylate) brush with PVDF showing important optoelectronic properties.

Polymer and Supramolecular Gelation: The nominee is the first to elucidate the mechanism of gelation of thermoreversible poly(vinylidene fluoride)(PVDF) gels and tripeptide organogels in terms of percolation theory and theory of fibrillar crystallization (Macromolecules, 1995a, 1998, J. Chem. Soc. Perkin, 2002). He has developed a new method of engineering the morphology of PVDF gels (Macromolecules, 2000) and has discovered easily processible conducting polymers gel with polyaniline (PANI) + surfactants (Langmuir, 2000, 2001b, 2002) and poly(3-alkyl thiophenes) gels (Macromolecules, 2001; J. Phys. Chem., 2004)). He showed that the conductivity of the dried gels is approximately 2-3 order higher than that of the cast films. Using thermoreversible gels he has synthesized multiporous (nano to macro) polymeric materials (Macrmolecules, 2005, 2007).Recently a piezoelectric gel of PVDF has been discovered by him (Macrmolecules, 2008). A high performance and recyclable polymer bound Pd catalyst suitable for Suzuki coupling has been developed by proper drying of thermoreversible PVDF gel  by insitu formation of Pd nanoparticles (NPs)(J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, Reac. Funct. Polym. 2011). Supramolecular organization is a new tool to develop materials of novel properties. He ingeniously brought about supramolecular organization of PANI and sulfonated PANI in the presence of surfactants.  The former produces network structure in the solid state and the latter gives rise to colloidal crystals (J. Mater.Res., 2003). He also prepared colloidal crystals of pure PVDF in its piezoelectric polymorph with optical band gap behaviour (Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2003). He has demonstrated that the self organization of PVDF and camphor sulfonic acid results in large spherulites (Langmuir, 2003, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2003). Also, he has discovered that supramolecular assembly of camphor-10- sulphonic acid with N,N dimethyl formamide (DMF) via H-bonding produces giant spherulite (dia. 2cm) (J. Phys. Chem.B, 2004). He has discovered a new thermoreversible hydrogel of riboflavin - melamine supramolecular complex ( ³0.02%, w/v) through H-bonding  with enhanced photoluminescence property (Chem Comm. 2006) and ellucidated the mechanism of gelation (Langmuir, 2007) . Tailoring of morphology from fibre, tube and rod of riboflvine -melamine supramolecular gel has been made by changing the composition of supra molecular components (Chem Comm. 2008). A new two component hydrogel of melamine and gallic acid has been reported by the nominee with 2 order hike in PL intensity (Langmuir, 2009). AND molecular logic gate is fabricated from riboflavin and methyl cellulose using temperature and pH as inputs and enhanced photoluminescence as output by thermal gelation of methyl cellulose (Soft Matter, 2009). Some pH and temperature responsive hydrogels are recently discovered. (J. Phys. Chem B 2010, Soft Matter 2010) Using the dynamic nature of supramolecular organization,  melamine and mercury sensors are developed from the optical properties of Au  and Ag nanoparticles stabilized with riboflavin (Analyst  2011a, 2011b). Recently he has reported a pH and anion sensitive Ag(I) co-ordinated melamine hydrogel with dye absorbing property (J. Mater. Chem. (commun). 2011). A light harvesting hydrogel, working in a wide range of temperature and pH, of a two component supramolecular complex of melamine and 6, 7-dimethoxy-2, 4[1H, 3H]-quinazolinedione (donor) with riboflavin (acceptor) has been discovered(Chem. Commun., 2012). Folic acid-chitosan hybrid gel exhibits dramatic increase in fluorescence intensity, shear viscosity, strain recovery with dye and metal-ion absorbing property (J. Mater. Chem., 2012a). A co-assembled light harvesting hydrogel of melamine (M), 6, 7-dimethoxy-2, 4[1H, 3H]-quinazolinedione (Q) with riboflavin (R) is used to produce a white light emitting hydrogel (W-gel) by mixing with the dye rhodamine B (RhB) in a requisite proportion (Acs. Appl. Mater. and Interfaces, 2013b). 5,5'-(1,3,5,7-tetraoxopyrrolo[3,4-f]isoindole-2,6-diyl)diisophthalic acid (PMDIG), is used to produce supramolecular hydrogel via  acid-base treatment. The PMDIG PANI co-assembled hydrogel has 51 times higher storage modulus; 52 times higher elasticity; 1.4 times increase of stiffness and 5 times increase of fragility than those of PMDIG hydrogel. The PMDIG-PANI xerogel exhibits four order increase of dc-conductivity than that of PMDIG and the I-V characteristics curve exhibits rectification property under white light illumination showing photo-current rectification (Langmuir 2014)), Co-assembled folic acid (F) gel with aniline (ANI) (ANI: F =1:2, w/w) is produced at 3% (w/v) concentration in water / DMSO (1:1, v/v) mixture. The gel is rigid and on polymerization of the gel pieces in aqueous ammonium persulfate solution co-assembled folic acid - polyaniline (F-PANI) gel is formed. The dc-conductivity of F-ANI and F-PANI xerogels is 2 and 7 orders higher than that of F xerogel and  the current (I) – voltage (V) curves indicate that the F-xerogel is insulator, but F-ANI xerogel is semiconductor showing both electronic memory and rectification, on the other hand, the F-PANI xerogel exhibits a negative differential resistance (NDR) property (J.Phys.Chem B2014)

Polymer Nanocomposites: The nominee has developed novel nanocomposites (PNC) with highly improved storage modulus and thermal stability of poly(3-hexyl-thiophene,) (P3HT) and  montmorolinite clay. The conductivity of a PNC is same as that of P3HT in the undoped state, but at the iodine doped state PNC exhibits 3-fold increase in conductivity (Macromolecules,2004). An enhancement of photoluminescence efficiency of melt quenched PNCs of P3HT is observed (J. Phys. Chem B 2006). CdS-embedded nanowires of (J. Mater Sc. Lett. 2003) and polyaniline nanowires having very high aspect ratio (Synth. Metals, 2003) are prepared by him. Soluble poly(3-hexyl thiophene) (P3HT)- multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) nanocomposites (PCNCs) with interesting opto-electronic properties with a probable application in solar cells  are prepared by in-situ oxidative polymerization of 3-hexyl thiophene in a dispersion of MWNT(Macromolecules, 2007b). Gel nanocomposites (GNCs) of polyaniline (PANI)- dinonylnaphthalene disulphonic acid (DNNDSA) with excellent mechanical and conductivity properties are prepared by mixing of organically modified montmorillonite (om-MMT) clay during the PANI – DNNDSA gel preparation (Macromolecules, 2006b). P3HT-silver nanoparticle composites show a sharp increase in current at a threshold voltage, though hexadecyl amine capped Ag nanoparticles thin film exhibits switching characteristics, promising the use of the nanocomposites as  efficient light emitting diode than that of pure P3HT (Chem. Mater., 2007) .  The nominee has used ester (-COOC2H