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                  ANJAN CHATTOPADHYAYPh.D

                                                          Associate Professor                         

                  

                  
Contact: 
                   HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT, CHEMISTRY 

                   BITS-PILANI, K.K.BIRLA GOA CAMPUS

                   DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

                               

                   Phone: 9890434014, 9503199479 (Mob)

                Office: (0832)2580 319 (off) 

                   email: hod.chemistry@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in

                       anjan@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in

                             anjan_chattopadhyay@yahoo.com

                   Date of birth    2nd OCTOBER 1975

 

 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Associate Professor, Chemistry, BITS, PILANI - K.K. BIRLA GOA CAMPUS   2015 (Feb)-Till date

 

Assistant Professor, Chemistry, BITS, PILANI - K.K. BIRLA GOA CAMPUS   2006-2015 (Jan)

Lecturer, Chemistry, BITS, PILANI - K.K. BIRLA GOA CAMPUS      2005(July-December)
 
EXPERIENCE ABROAD:
Institute of Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry group, University of Heidelberg, Germany, as a visiting researcher for collaborative research work with Prof. Dr. Horst Köppel, under the university immersion program of BITS-Pilani. 
 
Administrative and other (institutional/departmental) responsibilities handled: 
 
Head of the Department, Chemistry, BITS-Pilani, K.K. BIRLA Goa Campus (2015 November-Continuing)
 
Doctoral Counseling committee member of BITS-Pilani (2014-2017)
Member of Senate, BITS-Pilani
DCA (Departmental Committee of Academics) Convener of Chemistry Department (2014-2016)
DRC (Departmental Research Committee) member of Chemistry Department (2013-continuing)
Nucleus member of Academic research division (2014-15)
Chemistry Department webpage coordinator
DAC (Doctoral Advisory Committee ) member of 3 Ph.D Students
Warden Boys Hostel (2009-2013) 
 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D (SCIENCE) 2004–Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

M.Sc (CHEMISTRY, Spl-Physical Chemistry) 1998– Calcutta University, Kolkata, India

B.Sc. (CHEMISTRY) 1996 – Calcutta University, Kolkata, India

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:   NET (2000), GATE (2001) qualified                        

                         

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

M.Sc.- Ranked 1st Physical Chemistry (Calcutta  University)     

            Ranked 2nd (Calcutta University), 
            Ranked 1st Presidency College (Kolkata)           

                      

AWARDS :  

PROF. SADHAN BASU MEMORIAL AWARD  [Calcutta University, Kolkata]

CUNNINGHAM MEMORIAL AWARD [Presidency College, Kolkata

SIR UPENDRANATH BRAMACHARY MEMORIAL AWARD [Presidency College,Kolkata]

SANDIP SHOME MEMORIAL AWARD   [Presidency college, Kolkata]
 
DETAILS ABOUT RESEARCH WORK:
 
AREA OF RESEARCH INTEREST:    Theoretical & Computational Chemistry
                                                                    (Quantum mechanical Calculations, Spectroscopy)

 

Ph.D Thesis Title: THEORETICAL STUDIES OF ELECTRONIC SPECTRA OF SOME HEAVY DIATOMIC MOLECULES OF MAIN GROUP ELEMENTS

 

 

Broad Field of work

Computational Organic Photochemistry

●Analysis of electronic states of exciplex Laser systems
Analysis of TICT states of molecular rotor systems

 

Molecular Properties of interest

Non-radiative decay, Conical intersection, Spin-orbit coupling, BSSE, Transition moment, Oscillator strength, Radiative Lifetime

 

Types of systems under investigation at present
Long Chain conjugated Organic systems 
Molecular exciplex Laser systems
  
Systems with Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer states (Molecular Rotors)
Porphyrins
Co-ordination complexes

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS (Completed 3: as PI 2 & as Co-PI 1)

1. Title: Spectroscopic properties of some low-lying electronic states of alkali metal-rare gas and alkaline earth metal-rare gas molecules (PI)

Funded by: Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi 

Sanctioned Amount: 5.46 Lakhs           Duration: 3 Years (2010-2013)
 

2. Title: Spectroscopic investigation of the properties of low-lying electronic states of some chemopreventive retinyl nitrones and comparison of their light-induced properties with retinyl iminium ions (PI) 

Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi       Sanctioned Amount: 14 Lakhs   Duration: 3 Years (2012-2015)
 
3. Title: Photophysical studies of some selected DNA damage reactions (Co-PI
Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
Duration: 3 Years (2012-2015) [PI:Prof. Sujit Kumar Ghosh, VNIT]

 

PhD Student guided:

1. Supervisor of Dr. Praveen Saini [Ph.D Degree Awarded: 2017] (Currently employed at Novartis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad)
2. Supervisor of Ms. Sindhuja Sen (Ongoing) [Co-supervisor: Dr. Tanmoy Mondal]

 

List of Publications:
●"A computational investigation on the photo-isomerization of 2,4,6-octatriene and its UV-visible spectrum"
Anjan Chattopadhyay, Praveen Saini, Raymond Hakim, Adrian Komainda, Horst Köppel, Chem.Phys. 509 (2018) 98 
 
●"Synthesis and photophysical characterization of heterocyclic dihydrotetracenes and their utility in the fluorescence imaging of HeLa cells" 
Subhadeep Banerjee, Apeksha Ashok Phadte, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Joseph R. D. Fernandes, Akanksha Vinod Savardekar, Arnab Banerjee, Keisham Sarjit Singh   Tetrahedron Lett. (Accepted in press 2018) 
 
“Synthesis and electronic properties of ester substituted 1,4-dicyanodibenzodioxins and evaluation of anti-proliferative activity of all isomeric 1,2-, 2,3- and 1,4-dicyanodibenzodioxins against HeLa cell line” 
Subhadeep Banerjee, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Joseph R. D. Fernandes, Arnab Banerjee, Apeksha  A Phadte, Akanksha V Savardekar, Keisham S Singh, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 27  (2017) 4284
 

Spectroscopic, electrochemical and DNA binding studies of some monomeric copper(II) complexes containing N2S(thiolate)Cu core and N4S(disulfide)Cu core"

"Exploring the isomerization paths of push-pull hexatrienes"
Anjan Chattopadhyay, Praveen Saini and Riddhish Pandharkar  RSC Advances 6 (2016) 88433
 
Praveen Saini, Mainak Banerjee and Anjan Chattopadhyay   J. Phys. Chem A  120 (2016) 396
 

Revealing the active role of the terminal CNO moiety in the photochemical oxaziridine conversion process of some chemopreventive retinylnitrones through hybrid QM:QM and QM:MM ONIOM calculations”

Praveen Saini and Anjan Chattopadhyay Chem.Phys.Lett. 633 (2015) 6 


A comprehensive spectroscopic investigation of α-(2-naphthyl)-N-methylnitrone: A computational study on photochemical nitrone-oxaziridine conversion and thermal E-Z isomerization processes

Praveen Saini and Anjan Chattopadhyay   RSC Advances 5 (2015) 22148

   

●"Amine functionalized tetraphenylethylene: A novel aggregation–induced emission based fluorescent chemodosimeter for nitrite and nitrate ions”

Amrita Chatterjee, Dipratn G. Khandare, Praveen Saini, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Mahesh S. Majik, Mainak Banerjee, RSC Advances 5 (2015) 31479

 

●“A computational investigation of the photochemical oxaziridine and amide conversion process of open-chain conjugated nitrone with electron-withdrawing trifluoromethyl group on nitrogen

Praveen Saini and Anjan Chattopadhyay               J. Chem.Sci.  127(2015) 1757
 

●"Spectroscopic studies for the changes of a Cr(II) compound in solution triggered by the deprotonation of an aqua ligand"

Manjuri K. Koley, Amrita Chatterjee, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Periakaruppan T. Manoharan, Aditya P. Koley, J.Coord. Chem 68 (2015) 2065
 
 ●"Synthesis and photophysical characterization of quasi push–pull dicyanodibenzodioxins and their anti-tumor activity against glioma cell line C6"
Subhadeep Banerjee, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Arnab Banerjee, Meera Haridas, Praveen Saini,
Moitreyi Das, Mahesh S. Majik, Yogesh Kr. Maurya,
Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 25 (2015) 753


●"Design, Synthesis, Physicochemical Studies, Solvation, and DNA Damage of
Quinoline-Appended Chalcone Derivative: Comprehensive Spectroscopic Approach toward Drug Discovery

Himank Kumar, Anjan Chattopadhyay, R. Prasath, Vinod Devaraji, Ritika Joshi, P. Bhavana, Praveen Saini, and Sujit Kumar Ghosh  J.Phys.Chem. B 118 (2014) 7257
 
Praveen Saini and Anjan Chattopadhyay   RSC Advances 4 (2014) 20466 
 
●“An aggregation-induced emission based “turn-on” fluorescent chemodosimeter for the selective detection of ascorbate ions" Dipratn G. Khandare, Vikas Kumar, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Mainak Banerjee,  Amrita Chatterjee
RSC Advances 3 (2013) 16981
 
●“A comparative spectroscopic study of the excited electronic states of potassium-neon and potassium-helium systems”

Anjan Chattopadhyay               Eur.Phys. J. D 66 (2012) 325

 

●“Spectroscopic properties of the low-lying electronic states of RbHen (n = 1, 2) and their comparison with lighter alkali metal-helium systems”

Anjan Chattopadhyay               J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 45   (2012) 035101

 

●“Comparative study of spectroscopic properties of the low-lying electronic states of 2,4-pentadien-1-iminium cation and its N-substituted analogues”

Anjan Chattopadhyay               J. Chem.Sci.   124 (2012) 985

 

●“Spectroscopic features of the low-lying electronic states of some sodium-helium and potassium-helium van der Waals systems”

Anjan Chattopadhyay               J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44   (2011) 165101

 

●“A comparative study of the spectroscopic features of the low-lying electronic states of H2F+ and H2Cl+ ions”   Anjan Chattopadhyay              J.Chem. Sci. 122 (2010) 259

 

●”Study of excess thermodynamic properties of multicomponent liquid mixtures” Ranjan Dey, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Ashish K. Sharma, J.D. Pandey  J. Mol. Liqs 147  (2009) 155    

                                                        

●“Electronic States of TlX (X= As, Sb, Bi): A Configuration Interaction Study”

Anjan Chattopadhyay, Kalyan Kumar Das   J.Phys. Chem.A 108  (2004) 7306

 

●“Electronic spectrum of SiO+: a theoretical study”

Surya Chattopadhyaya, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Kalyan Kumar Das     Journal of Molecular Structure (Theochem) 639 (2003) 177

 

●“Electronic Spectroscopy of the AlSb Molecule: A Theoretical Study”

Anjan Chattopadhyay, Kalyan Kumar Das      J.Phys. Chem.A 107 (2003) 6047

                                                                    

●“Configuration Interaction Study of the Low-Lying Electronic States of Silicon Monoxide”

Surya Chattopadhyaya, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Kalyan Kumar Das   

J.Phys. Chem.A 107 (2003) 148

 

●“Low-lying electronic states of InBi: a configuration interaction study”

Anjan Chattopadhyay, Surya Chattopadhyaya, Kalyan Kumar Das     Journal of Molecular Structure(Theochem) 625 (2003) 95        

                                                              

●“Configuration Interaction Study of the Low-Lying Electronic States of GaBi”

Anjan Chattopadhyay, Surya Chattopadhyaya, Kalyan Kumar Das    

J.Phys. Chem.A 106 (2002) 2685

 

●“Electronic Spectrum of Silicon Monosulfide:Configuration Interaction Study” Surya Chattopadhyaya, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Kalyan Kumar Das   J.Phys. Chem.A 106 (2002) 833

 

●“Multireference Singles and Doubles Configuration Interaction Study of the Electronic States 

of GaSb” Antara Dutta, Anjan Chattopadhyay, Kalyan Kumar Das     J.Phys. Chem.A 104 

 (2000) 9777

 
Conference Presentations

Conference Talks Abroad 

•Delivered a talk at the 4th International Conference on Physical and Theoretical Chemistry during September 18-19, 2017 at Dublin, Ireland -Title of the Talk-“A computational investigation of the photochemical oxaziridine conversion process of some experimentally analyzed small-chain conjugated nitrones”.
 

Conference Talks in India 

Delivered a talk at the  NFCFA 2017, BITS-Pilani, K.K.Birla Goa Campus during January 28-29, 2017- Title of the Talk- “Isomerization channels of donor-acceptor hexatrienes through conical intersections”.
 

• Delivered a talk at the  NFCFA 2015, BITS-Pilani, K.K.Birla Goa Campus during Dec 18-19, 2015- Title of the Talk- Exploring the Nitrone-Oxaziridine photo-conversion path through computational studies”.

 

 Poster Presentations  

 •Anjan Chattopadhyay “Properties of the low-lying electronic states of 2,4-pentadien-1-iminium ion and its N-substituted analogues” at 19th ISCB International Conference (ISCBC-2013) "RECENT ADVANCES ANDCURRENT TRENDS IN CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES” 2nd - 5th March, 2013 at Udaipur, Rajasthan
 

•Anjan Chattopadhyay “Predissociation of the heavier halonium ions through conical intersection along the symmetric stretching path" at the 14th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry at NIIST, Trivandrum, Kerala on Jan. 31-Feb.3, 2012.

 

•Riddhish Pandharkar and Anjan Chattopadhyay* "Computational Investigations on the Charge Transfer Excited States of Some Fluorescent Push-Pull Systemsat NFCFA 2015, BITS-Pilani, K.K.Birla Goa Campus, 18-19 Dec 2015, (Won the second best poster award)

 

•Praveen Saini and Anjan Chattopadhyay* "Photochemical oxaziridine conversion and thermal E-Z isomerization processes of fluorescent α-(2-naphthyl)-N-methylnitrone: A Computational Study" at AMAN 2016, BITS-Pilani, K.K.Birla Goa Campus, 11-12 Jan 2016

 

•Praveen Saini and Anjan Chattopadhyay* "Computational investigations on the photochemical oxaziridine conversion and thermal E-Z isomerization processes of N-methyl retinylnitroneat NFCFA 2015, BITS-Pilani, K.K.Birla Goa Campus, 18-19 Dec 2015

 

•Rakshith Chandra M S, Riddhish Pandharkar and Anjan Chattopadhyay* "A Computational Study of the Solvent Effects on the Excited States of some Fluorescent Push-pull Systems at NFCFA 2017, BITS-Pilani, K.K.Birla Goa Campus, 28-29 Dec 2017

 

•Praveen Saini and Anjan Chattopadhyay* “A comparative study of the non-radiative decay channels in conjugated long-chain iminium ions and nitrones” at 16th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, IIT-Bombay, 2014

 

•Praveen Saini and Anjan Chattopadhyay* “Effects of electron-donating and electron-withdrawing groups on the photochemistry of conjugated N-substituted open-chain nitronesat 17th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, NCL, Pune 2015


 
Teaching:
Courses taught for M.Sc, B.E. and Ph.D level
 
CHEMISTRY I (Physical Chemistry course)

ATOMIC & MOLECULAR STRUCTURE (Quantum Chemistry course)

●PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (Quantum Chemistry course)
●PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY III (Group Theory, Quantum Chemistry course)
 
BONDING IN INORGANIC COMPOUNDS (Group Theory Course)
●ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (Group Theory Course) 
●CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS OF GROUP THEORY (Group Theory Course)

CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS (Thermodynamics course)

●CHEMISTRY II (Inorganic & Organic course)
●INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY (Environmental science Course)
●PHOTOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
 
●GENERAL CHEMISTRY
 
●MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES I (Lab Course)
●CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (Lab Course)
●COMPUTER PROJECT
●STUDY-ORIENTED PROJECT
●DESIGN PROJECT
●RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
 
 Membership of Scientific bodies:
 
Life member of Indian Society of Chemists and Biologists (ISCB)
 
Life member of Chemical Research Society of India  (CRSI) 
      

 

 

 

                                                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

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