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:

(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, (since 2014) Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Defence 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,:

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

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


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)

Collaborative Projects :

 (1) Indo -French Project onPolymer materials with multiscale porosity” (2002-2006)  Project rating : Excellent

 (2) Joint Cordinator ofUnit of Nanoscience project at IACS” funded by DST (27 faculty of IACS is involved in the project.


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 - 66
 Macromolecules- 17  J. Phys. Chem. B - 16
 J. Phys. Chem. C -5  Langmuir - 17 (Letter-2)
 Chem. Mater.  -1  J.Chem -1
Biomacromolecules -1  ACS Appl. Mater. and Interfaces -8
(b) RSC Journals - 45
Chem. Comm -7 J.Mater.Chem-8
Soft Matter -7 Analyst-2
Org. Bio.Chem-1 PCCP-3
RSC. Adv.-8(review-2) J.Mater.Chem A-7
J.Mater.Chem C-1

Crystal Eng. Commun  -1

(c) Elsevier - 29
Polymer -19 (review-1) Carbon-3 React. Func. Polym-1
Synth. Metals -6
(d) Wiley - 29
Macromol.Chem Phys.etc-13 Polymer International -3
J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. Ed -4 J. Polym. Sci. Polym Physics Ed. -6
J. Chem. Phys (IOP)-1 Supramolecular Chemistry -2
(f) Others – 32

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: 201
  No. of Ph. D. : 22 awarded (+10 in progress)
  h-Index = 30

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