Dr. Abhjijit Dan

Associate Professor

Department of Applied Chemistry

Dr. Abhjijit Dan


Ph.D from Jadavpur University
M. Sc from Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology

Research Area: Colloids and Interface Science, Soft Materials, Polymers, Liquid Crystal, Pickering Emulsions, Nanotechnology

About Dr. Abhjijit Dan

Dr. Abhijit Dan
Associate Professor, Ramanujan Fellow and DAAD Fellow
Department of Applied Chemistry
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology,
West Bengal
(Formerly Known as West Bengal University of Technology)

Email: abhijit.css@gmail.com; abhijitdan.chem@gmail.com
Phone: +919127012085


Google-Scholar page
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7656-3956

Academic / Professional Position Hold

12/2016 – 08/2022: Assistant Professor, Panjab University – Chandigarh
03/2016 – 12/2016: Ramanujan Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study in Science & Technology
01/2013 – 01/2016: Postdoc., University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
11/2010 – 11/2012: Postdoc., Max-Planck Institute of Colloid & Interfaces, Germany

Scholarships / Fellowships
03/2022: DAAD Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service, Germany
11/2015: Ramanujan Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
09/2007: Senior Research Fellowship, CSIR-UGC, India
12/2004: Junior Research Fellowship, CSIR-UGC, India

Recognitions / Awards
09/2021: Smt. Prem Lata and Prof. DVS Jain Research Award, Panjab University, India
09/2021: Guest Editor, Special Issue, Colloid Science in Asia, MPDI ‘Colloids and Interface’
02/2021: Editorial Board Member, MPDI ‘Colloids and Interface’
06/2012: Kash Mittal Award, University of Alberta, Canada
02/2007: J. K. Mittal Award, Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Pilani, India

Professional Membership
Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Research Interest
My research interests revolve around colloidal and interfacial phenomena. The current ongoing research is based on design and synthesis of novel nano-structured smart materials for their use in separations processes, biomedical devices and drug delivery applications. I am also interested in understanding and addressing the fundamental issues related to the origins of colloidal interactions between macromolecules and biomolecules, lipids, liquid crystal, etc. through the application of chemically tailored interfaces. A third area of interest is related to stimuli-responsive supramolecular polymer networks based nanostructures and microstructures, and their applications in biological sensing.

Research Grants
Title of Project
Total Cost
Funding Agency
Tuneable Biocompatible Nano-sized Smart-Material from Re-Generable Source

01.03.2016 – 28.02.2021
INR 89,00,000 /-
Functional Microgels for Environmental and Biotechnlogical Applications
15.06.2017 – 14.06.2019
INR 6,00,000 /-

Scientific / Professional Activity
Editorial Board Member of  MDPI ‘Colloids and Interfaces’
Guest Editor of Special Issue, Colloid Science in Asia, for MPDI ‘Colloids and Interfaces’
Reviewer for ACS (Anal. Chem., Nano Lett., ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., J. Phys. Chem. B, Langmuir), RSC (Soft Matter) and ELSEVIER journals (Colloids and Surfaces A, Food hydrocolloids, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, etc).
Lab Mentor of 5th DST Inspire Internship Camp 2017, Panjab University, Chandigarh


Detail Publications: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=zpqtNZIAAAAJ&hl=en

Using Liquid Crystal to Detect Endotoxin in the Presence of One or More Masking Agents
N. L. Abbott; N. L.; Dan; A.
US Patent 2017 (WO 2017/100503 AI).

Book Chapters
Capillary pressure experiments with single drops and bubbles
Javadi, A.; Krägel, J.; Karbaschi, M.; Won, J. Y.; Dan, A.; Gochev, G.;
Makievski, A. V.; Loglio, G.; Liggieri, L.; Ravera, F.; Kovalchuk, N. M.; Kovalchuk, V. I.; Miller, R.
Colloid and Interface Chemistry for Nanotechnology, CRC Press – Taylor & Francis, 2013, Vol. 4, Chapter 13, p271-312.

Simultaneous vs. Sequential Adsorption of -Casein/SDS Mixtures. Comparison of Water/Air and Water/Hexane Interfaces
Dan, A.; Gochev, G.; Kotsmar, Cs.; Ferri, J. K.; Javadi, A.; Karbaschi, M.; Krägel, J.; Wüstneck, R.; Miller, R.
ACS Symposium Series, American Chemical Society, 2012, Chapter 7, p153-178.

Presented in Conferences / Seminars
National: 20
International: 7

Research Group
Material Colloid Chemistry Laboratory (MCCL)

Ph.D. Students:
1. Nirbhai Singh (UGC-SRF) – Thesis submitted
M.Sc. in Chemistry from Panjabi University, Patiala
Date of Joining: June 2017
Project: Graphene Oxide Based Polymer Nanocomposite Hydrogels for Environmental and Biotechnological Applications

2. Priyanshi Agnihotri (CSIR-SRF) – Thesis submitted
M.Sc. in Chemistry from Rajasthan University, Jaipur
Date of Joining: October 2017
Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Microgels, and their Potential Biomedical and Environmental Applications

3. Meenakshi Thakur (DST-Inspire SRF)
(Obtained Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarship, tenable at University of Hull, UK)
M.Sc. in Chemistry from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
Date of Joining: June 2018
Project: Nanostructured Smart Materials for Detection and Separation of Biological Toxic Molecules

4. Shikha Aery (JRF)
(Obtained Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarship, tenable at University of Leeds, UK)
M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Chemistry from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
Date of Joining: October 2018
Project: Microgel-stabilized Liquid Crystal Emulsion-based Optical Bio-sensing

5. Deepika Sharma (DST-Inspire JRF)
M.Sc. in Chemistry from Panjab University, Chandigarh
Date of Joining: March 2018
Project: LC-embedded hydrogel composites

1. Ashish Bharti, M.Sc. project completed in 2022

2. Rahul Boora, M.Sc. project completed in 2022

3. Niharika Parteek, M.Sc. project completed in 2021

4. Yasmin Fotima, M.Sc. project completed in 2021

5. Pallavi Markan, M.Sc. project completed in 2020

6. Smayira Juneja, M.Sc. project completed in 2020

7. Sangeeta, M.Sc. project completed in 2019

8. Binay Kaushik, M.Sc. project completed in 2019

9. Sourav Yadav, M.Sc. project completed in 2018

Prof. Walter Richering
Institute of Physical Chemistry II, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Prof. Anwesha Sarkar
School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds, UK

Dr. Xuebin Ke
Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Hull, UK

Dr. Xiaoguang Wang
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio State University, USA

Dr. Devasish Chowdhury
Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati

Dr. Kaushik Ghosh
Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali

Prof. S. K. Mehta
Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Dr. Arindam Mondal
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Dr. Madhumita Premkumar
Department of Hepatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh