Personal Details:
Date of Birth: 21.02.1955
Place of Birth : Belboni, Bankura

Polymer Science Unit
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Kolkata - 700 032
Phone: (033) 2473 4971 (Ext 1561)
Fax:  (033) 2473 2805
E-mail : psuakn [AT]

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 )

Research/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-)

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 +
6th International Conf. on Polymer-solvent, Manchester, England, 2006 (Plennary talk).
Gordon Research Conf.on Composites, 2008, Ventura, California, USA (Paper)
Visiting Professor, Strassbourg, France, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 (Under Indo-French Project)

Awards & Honours:
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

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.

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)

Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A (Royal Society of Chemistry) Since 2013

Member of project monitoring/advisory committee : a) CSIR (Organic, Medicinal and Chemical Technology
                                                                                               Section 2011-14)
                                                                                           b) DST (Organic Chemistry, 2012-15)

National Scholarship during M.Sc. study

Editorial Assignment: Guest Editor,
Macromolecular Symposia, 2006, Vol-241 (Wiley-VCH)

Organizer of Confernces :
  Conference Secretary:  National conference “Polymer –2006” at IACS, Kolkata
 Indian Convenor:  Indo –French conference (2005) on “Fibrillar Network as Advanced Materials” at Strassbourg, France. 

 Project Rating :Indo -French Project onPolymer materials with multiscale porosity” : Excellent

Prof. Arun Kumar Nandi, FASc.
Sr. Professor
Area of Research: Polymer crystallization and gelation, Polymer synthesis, Polymer blends, Polymer nanocomposites, Biomolecular Hybrids and Supramolecular polymers.

Publication Profile as Senior Author :

(a) ACS Journals - 58
 Macromolecules- 17  J. Phys. Chem. B - 13
 J. Phys. Chem. C -5  Langmuir - 14 (Letter-2)
 Chem. Mater.  -1  J.Chem -1
Biomacromolecules -1  ACS Appl. Mater. and Interfaces -6
(b) RSC Journals - 31
Chem. Comm -5 J.Mater.Chem-8
Soft Matter -7 Analyst-2
Org. Bio.Chem-1 PCCP-1
RSC. Adv.-4 J.Mater.Chem A-3
(c) Elsevier - 25
Polymer -15 (review-1) Carbon-3 React. Func. Polym-1
Synth. Metals -6
(d) Wiley - 25
Macromol.Chem Phys.etc-13 Polymer International -2
J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. Ed -2 J. Polym. Sci. Polym Physics Ed. -6
J. Chem. Phys (IOP)-1 Supramolecular Chemistry -2
(f) Others – 27

Two papers (Pub.42 and 56) are cited in Nature India
Average Impact Factor per paper ~ 3.8
Book Chapter (CRC press, Taylor and Francis) – 2

  Total Publications: 166
  No. of Ph. D. : 22 awarded (+10 in progress)
  h-Index = 30

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