Centre for Advanced Materials
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science                                              

Phone: + 91-33-24734971 (ext. 1195)
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Education :

 MSc. (1989) and PhD (1994), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

 Postdoctoral fellow: IIT-Kharagpur-India (1994-1997), University of South Carolina-USA (1999-2001) and University of Arkansas-USA (2002-2003).

Positions held :

Lecturer in Chemistry (1997-1999 and 2001-2002), RRR Mahavidyalaya, India

Scientist (2004-2008), Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore

Scientist (2008-2010), Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India

Assistant Professor (2010-2013), Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India
Associate Professor (2014-till date), Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India

Representative publications:

1. Atanu Chakraborty and Nikhil R. Jana “Design and Synthesis of Triphenylphosphonium Functionalized Nanoparticle Probe for Mitochondria Targeting and Imaging” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119, 2888–2895.
2. Arjyabaran Sinha and Nikhil R Jana, “Separation of Microcystin-LR by Cyclodextrin-Functionalized Magnetic Composite of Colloidal Graphene and Porous Silica ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 9911–9919.
3. Pradip Das, Nikhil R Jana “Dopamine Functionalized Polymeric Nanoparticle for Targeted Drug Delivery RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 33586-33594.
4. Sharbari Palmal, Nihar R. Jana, Nikhil R. Jana, “Inhibition of Amyloid Fibril Growth by Nanoparticle Coated with Histidine based Polymer,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 21630-21638.
5. Arindam Saha, SK Basiruddin, Amit Ranjan Maity, Nikhil R. Jana, “Synthesis of Nanobioconjugates with a Controlled Average Number of Biomolecules between 1 and 100 per Nanoparticle and Observation of Multivalency Dependent Interaction with Proteins and Cells,” Langmuir, 2013, 29, 13917-13924.

Nikhil R. Jana
Associate Professor

Research interests:

  • Chemical synthesis of nearly monodisperse nanoparticle
  • Surface chemistry, coating and bioconjugation of nanoparticle
  • Role of nanoparticle surface chemistry and multivalency on cellular interaction, endocytosis and subcellular trafficking
  • Development of nanoparticle-based fluorescence imaging probe for subcellular organelle
  • Functional nanoparticle-based amyloid detection, inhibition of amyloid fibrillation, dissolution of amyloid fibril and clearance of amyloid plaque from Alzheimer’s brain
  • Nanotechnology approach for sunlight induced transformation of polluted water into drinking water

 Total publication - 113

 Total citation – 12800

 h-index – 43

Awards:  Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal, 2015

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Last updated on August 12, 2015