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Dr. Nilanjan Dey

Assistant Professor


Address: Room No. B106

                Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
                Jawahar Nagar, Shameerpet Mandal



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Phone: 040-66303778


Professional Career 


Research Experience: 


[1] JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Kyoto University, Japan (Nov. 2018 - Jan. 2021)

Research topic: Designing flexible fluorophores for studying mechanical stress at cellular level 


[2] Postdoctoral fellow at Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem-NCBS), Bangalore, India (Aug. 2017- Jul. 2018)

Research topic:  Fluorescent nanoassemblies for multiparametric analysis of bilayer membranes


[3] Research Associate at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (Aug. 2016- Jul. 2017)

Research topic: Development of optical kits for detection of agriculturally-relevant analytes 


Teaching Experience:

[1] Course Instructor (independent charge) in chemistry at Undergraduate Department, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (August 2018-Nov. 2018) 




Ph. D. Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (Jun. 2017),

Thesis title: Engaging Small Organic Molecules and Self-Assemblies for ‘Label-Free’ Recognition of Biologically Relevant Analytes, Supervisor: Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya


M. Sc. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (Jun, 2017) [Integrated Ph. D. programme],

Thesis title: small molecule fluorescent probes for detection of environmentally-relevant ionic analytes, Supervisor: Prof. Santanu Bhattacharya


B. Sc.  Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (Jul. 2009) 


Awards, Honors and Academic Accomplishments


[1] Received ‘NASI- Platinum Jubilee Young Scientist Award’ in the field of in the field of Chemical Sciences by The National Academy of Sciences, India in 2022.

[2] Received, 'DST Young Scientist and Technologist (SYST) Award' in 2022 

[3] Received 'Thieme Chemistry Journals Award' by the editorial board members of SYNTHESIS, SYNLETT, and SYNFACTS in 2022.

[4] Received  'MSCA Seal of Excellence Awardby European Commission in 2021 (Score: 88.4 %)

[5] Received ‘Standard JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship’ from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan in 2018. 

[6] Received ‘DS Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship’ from MHRD-University Grant Commission, India in 2018.

[7] Received Junior and Senior Research Fellowship, (All India Rank: 63) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Lectureship Fellowship, Govt. of India in 2011. 


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