PhD (CSIR) and Postdoc positions are available. Qualified candidates with good academic records may contact Dr. Das with recent CV.
Dr. Debapratim Das
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
North Guwahati, Assam, India 781039
Ph: +91 361 258 3301
Fax: +91 361 258 2349
Welcome to Supramolecular Chemistry Lab

Right thing at the right place, that is how nature works. As a chemistry research group, our main goal is to learn from nature and mimic it for the development of new materials and tools. As astarting point, we are trying to mimic the natural polymeric materials using small synthetic peptides with the help of a supramolecular host, Cucurbituril. In this process, we aim to understand the guest binding mechanism of these unique host molecules. An interesting feature of this group of hosts is the ability to accommodate and bind two guests simultaneously and thereby allowing non-covalent type of conjugation for important molecules. It is our primary aim to exploit this unique binding property to conjugate small peptidic fragments to generate otherwise synthetically extremely challenging peptidic networks. This in turn will pave the way to generate newer, efficient, and non cytotoxic soft materials for controlled release of drugs which is the demand of the time.
As a continuation of ths process, we want to understand the mechanism of the binding of these supramolecular hosts with natural molecules like phospholipids, lipids, proteins to name a few. This in turn will lead to the formation of novel self-assemblies to be utilized for diversified applications including drug delivery, self-sorting materials, smart self-healing materials as well as some novel bio-sensors.
February 2020: Congratulation to Basab and others for their recent Chem. Commun. paper.

December 2019:
Congratulation to Basab for receiving ACS Best Poster Award at ICANN 2019.

November 2019:
Bapan Left the group and Joined Ben gurion University, Israel as a Post-Doc.

October 2019:
Congratulations to Payel, Saurav and Bapan for their Chemical Communications paper.

September 2019:
Congratulations to Nilu, Basab, Saurav and Bapan for their recent Chemical Science Paper.

August 2019:
Congratulations to Bapan for successfully defending his thesis.

August 2019:
Congratulations to Nilotpal and others for their p-xylene sensor paper in ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.

August 2019:
Congratulations to Nilotpal for successfully defending his thesis.

July 2019:
Congratulations to Antara and Debapratim for the Invited Feature Article in Langmuir.

July 2019:
Congratulations to Subhajit for getting a position at NIT Calicut.

June 2019:
Congratulations to Debapratim for joining the editorial group of Frontiers in Chemistry.

May 2019:
Congratulations to Bapan for getting a Post-doc position at POSTECH.

May 2019:
Congratulations to Sahnawaz for getting a Post-doc position at Santiago de Compostela University, Spain.

May 2019:
Congratulations for the group's first Chemical Communication paper.

May 2019:
Congratulations to Nilu and others for their Chemical Science paper.

April - May2019:
Bapan and Nilotpal visited the University of the Cambridge, UK.

April 2019:
Nilotpal submitted his thesis.

March 2019:
Supriya joined the group.