Associate Professor and Head of the Department
Basically, I am a Physical Chemistry teacher and teaching is my passion. Area of my academic interest are Spectroscopy, Excited State Dynamics, Chemical Thermodynamics and Chemical Dynamics. I am also interested to study different types of soft interactions within biological systems. Recently I want to devote myself fully to teach and motivate the students to learn science in true sense. And, I am working on luminescence properties of nanomaterials and the excited state dynamics of different fluorophore (using pico second laser) to explore the interactions present in the bio molecules like protein, DNA etc.
Presently, I am working on the spectral features of graphene based nanomaterials and trying to synthesise new quantum dots with tunable optical properties.
B. Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry from Presidency College (1999)
M. Sc. with Physical Chemistry Specialization form Calcutta University (2001)
Ph.D. from IACS (2006)
Post Doctoral Research Work in Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Kobe University, Japan (2007-08)
My doctoral work at Physical Chemistry Department of IACS as CSIR fellow (2001 - 2004) was on ultrafast processes in confined environment like polymer-surfactant aggregate, proteins, lipids, solgel matrix, micelles etc. using picosecond LASER.
In 2004, I got a job in Shibpur Dinobundhoo Institution (College) as Lecturer and before joining in Presidency University (December 17, 2013) I was Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the same college.
Research / Administrative Experience+
During doctoral work, I studied different photophysical processes in organised assemblies using picosecond LASER.
In Kobe University, area of my research was pulse shaping to control excited state dynamics.
Now, I am working with the spectroscopic features of graphene based nanomaterials.
Teaching / Other Experience+
In Shibpur Dinobundhoo Institution (College), I took classes on almost all topics in undergraduate level. Not only that I was involved in various administrative work, e.g., convener of Admission Sub-Committee, member of IQAC, Nodal Officer of the College for AISHE.
I had also taken classes for PG students of Presidency College as well as Presidency University in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
In Presidency University, I take classes of UG and PG levels in Atomic Structure, Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Chemical Dynamics, Spectroscopy and Photochemistry.
Post Graduate Supervision+
Mr. Prosenjit Saha (CSIR-SRF), registered for Ph. D.in Presidency University (2016)
Mr. Dinesh Kumar Pyne (CSIR-JRF)
Miss Tuyan Biswas (UGC-JRF)
So far, eleven students of Presidency University and nine students from other Universities have successfully completed M.Sc. Project work under my supervision.
Life Member of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
(i) Excited State Proton Transfer of 1-Naphthol in a Hydroxypropylcellulose/Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate System. Dutta, P.; Halder, A.; Mukherjee, S.; Sen, P.; Sen, S.; Bhattacharyya, K. Langmuir, 2002, 18, 7867. (Impact factor: 3.993)
(ii) Solvation dynamics in a protein–surfactant complex. Dutta, P.; Sen, P.; Halder, A.; Mukherjee, S.; Sen, S.; Bhattacharyya, K. Chemical Physics Letters, 2003, 377, 229. (Impact factor: 1.860)
(iii) Solvation dynamics in a protein–surfactant aggregate. TNS in HSA–SDS. Mukherjee, S.; Sen, P.; Halder, A.; Sen, S.; Dutta, P; Bhattacharyya, K. Chemical Physics Letters, 2003, 379, 471. (Impact factor: 1.860)
(iv) Solvation Dynamics in the Molten Globule State of a Protein. Sen, P.; Mukherjee, S.; Dutta, P.; Halder, A.; Mandal, D.; Banerjee, R.; Roy, S.; Bhattacharyya, K. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2003, 107, 14563. (Impact factor: 3.187)
(v) Solvation Dynamics in the Water Pool of an Aerosol-OT Microemulsion. Effect of Sodium Salicylate and Sodium Cholate. Dutta, P.; Sen, P.; Mukherjee, S.; Halder, A.; Bhattacharyya K. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2003, 107, 10815. (Impact factor: 3.187)
(vi) Solvation Dynamics of DCM in a Polypeptide-Surfactant Aggregate: Gelatin-Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate. Halder, A.; Sen, P.; Das Burman, A.; Bhattacharyya, K. Langmuir, 2004, 20, 653. (Impact factor: 3.993)
(vii) Solvation Dynamics in Dimyristoyl-Phosphatidylcholine Entrapped Inside a Sol-Gel Matrix. Halder, A.; Sen, S.; Das Burman, A.; Patra, A.; Bhattacharyya, K. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2004, 108, 2309. (Impact factor: 3.187)
(viii) Temperature dependence of solvation dynamics in a micelle.4-Aminophthalimide in Triton X-100. Sen, P.; Mukherjee, S.; Halder, A.; Bhattacharyya, K. Chem. Phys. Lett., 2004, 385, 357. (Impact factor: 1.860)
(ix) Study of Solvation Dynamics in an Ormosil: CTAB in a Sol-Gel Matrix. Sahu, K.; Roy, D.; Mondal, S. K.; Halder, A.; Bhattacharyya, K. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2004, 108, 11971. (Impact factor: 3.187)
(x) Solvation dynamics in a worm-like CTAB micelle. Sen, P.; Mukherjee, S.; Halder, A.; Dutta, P.; Bhattacharyya, K. Res. Chem. Intermed., 2005, 31, 135. (Impact factor: 1.833)
(xi). Study of partially folded states of cytochrome C by solvation dynamics. Mondal, S. K.; Roy, D.; Sahu, K.; Mukherjee, S.; Halder, A.; Bhattacharyya, K. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2006, 124, 128. (Impact factor: 2.740)
(xii) Optical control of excited state dynamaics. Halder, A. Prajnan O Sadhona, 2015, 2, 7. (ISSN: 2348-7410)
(xiii) Excitation wavelength dependent UV fluorescence of dispersed modified graphene oxide: Effect of pH. Dutta, P.; Nandi, D.; Datta, S.; Chakraborty, S.; Das, N.; Chatterjee, S.; Ghosh, U. C.; Halder, A.* Journal of Luminescence, 2015, 168, 269. (Impact factor: 2.693)
(xiv) pH dependent tunable photoluminescence of Polyaniline grafte Graphene Oxide (GO–PANI) nanocomposite. Saha, P.; Pyne, D. K.; Pal, M.; Datta, S.; Das, P. K.; Dutta, P.; Halder, A.* Journal of Luminescence, 2017, 181, 138. (Impact factor: 2.693)
(xv) Temperature-Dependent Conductivity of Graphene Oxide and Graphene Oxide-Polyaniline Nanocomposites Studied by Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy. Dutta, P.; Afalla, J.; Halder, A.; Datta, S.; Tominaga, K. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 1442. (Impact factor: 4.509)
(xvi) Effect of an anionic surfactant (SDS) on the photoluminescence of graphene oxide (GO) in
acidic and alkaline medium. Prosenjit Saha, Dinesh Kumar Pyne, Srijon Ghosh, Soumadip Banerjee, Sourav Das, Soumen Ghosh, Partha Dutta* and Arnab Halder *, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 584. (Impact factor: 3.108)
(xvii) Photoluminescence of Graphene Oxide: Effect of pH, Surfactant and Polymer. Dinesh Kumar Pyne, Prosenjit Saha and Arnab Halder *, EPA News Letter, 2018, 94, 11. (ISSN 1011-4246)
(xviii) Tunable luminescence of graphene oxide-polyaniline nano-composite: Effect
of an anionic surfactant. Saha, P.; Pyne, D. K.; Dutta, P.; Halder, A.* Journal of Luminescence, 2019, 206, 218. (Impact factor: 2.693)
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