Year of birth  1947
Marital Status Married, with wife Bharati and daughter Rima
My Beloved pet  I call my another daughter, a little cute dog, her name is Snowy
Academic qualifications Ph.D ( Science ),  Jadavpur University, INDIA 1978;
M.Sc ( Physics ), Jadavpur University, INDIA 1969;

B.SC ( Physics ), Jadavpur University, INDIA 1967

Position held
2009- Senior Professor
2006-2009 Senior Professor and Head
2004-2006 Professor and Head
1999-2004 Professor
1993-99 Reader
1986-92 Senior lecturer
1981-85 Lecturer

Some selected Honors/International and National Awards/Visits :

Award  of  Indo-US  Science and Technology  Forum (IUSSTF) has been granted  for collaborative work in the project of “Powering the planet” under NSF Center for Chemical Innovation with Prof Harry B Gray and Prof B S Brunschwig of Beckman Institute of California Institute of Technology (CALTECH), Pasadena, USA (2009)
Invited Speaker in the International Conference on Dynamics and Spectroscopy of small molecules and biomolecules held in the honor of Prof Sheng- Hsien  Lin.  The conference was held at Center of Condensed Matter Science (CCMS) of  National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan during  November 09-12, 2008.  The Nobel laureate Professor Rudy Marcus also delivered lecture in this conference.
Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (FAScT) (2007)
Visiting Professor in the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (Dec, 2007) in the research group of Dr Wen-Bih Tzeng, Deputy Director
Short visit in State Key laboratory of Physical Chemistry Department of Xiamen University, China during September, 2007 (Host: Prof Zhonque Tian, Director)
JSPS (short term , senior) award   to visit Osaka University, Osaka, Japan in the research group of Professor Shunichi Fukuzumi of Osaka University, Japan during  July-September, (2006).
Invited speaker and Chairperson  of the International conference on Photochemistry 2005, held in Cairns, Australia (July, 2005)
Visiting Professor in the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (Nov.-Dec.,2005) in the research group of Dr Wen-Bih Tzeng, Deputy Director
Royal Society,UK award to do collaborative research in the research group of Dr David R Worrall, Department of Chemistry, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK  in the UK-India Science Network Scheme (June-August, 2004).
Forchheimer  fellowship award for Visiting Professor  position  in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel (2002-2003) (Two months).
Visiting Research Scholar award for visiting professor position in the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (2001) (Three months)
Visiting Research Professor in the department of Chemistry, Clarkson University,    Potsdam, New York, USA (2000) (Two months).
Visiting Research Professor after awarding University Scientist grant from the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation  in Research and Higher Education (STINT) in the department of Chemical Physics of Lund University, Lund, Sweden (1999) (Three months).
Visiting Professor in the department of Chemistry of University of Nevada, Reno, USA (1993 -1995) (Two years).
Chercheur invite (Faculty position ) in the department of Chemistry of University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1989 -1991) (Two years)

Dr Tapan  Ganguly, PhD, FAScT
Senior Professor

Department of Spectroscopy
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Phone:+91 33 2473 4971 (Ext 253)
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Elected as a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (FAScT)for the outstanding contributions in the field of Photophysics and Photochemistry (2006-07)
The present thrust of our research is to development of solar energy conversion devices, artificial photosynthesis, photoinduced electron transfer process, laser dynamics, Studies on mnemonic compounds to develop memory devices. To increase the longevity of the charge-separated species within several novel synthesized dyads and triads by using nanomaterials, protein-nanoparticles interactions, Dye-protein interactions, Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs), FRET-based bionanosensors”.

Thirteen (13) students, so far, were awarded Ph.D degrees and three M Phil under my supervision.
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last updated on September 21, 2011