FACULTY OF Biotechnology
Dr. P.K. Jana
Subject : Chemistry (Adjunct/Associate Faculty )
Designation: Assistant Professor
An IIT-Kharagpur alumni, Dr. Prithwish Kumar Jana takes over the position of Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Science. Previously associated with CSIR, Chemistry division, Dr. Jana possesses diverse technical skills allowing him to render a practical approach while conducting a class. A NET qualified academician and a merit scholarship holder, he also has an experience of working as a Guest Faculty for students pursuing post-graduation degree in Chemistry. Dr. Jana with his varied teaching and extensive research experience will surely create a dynamic learning atmosphere within the campus.
Dr. Nav Kumar Mahato
Subject : Mathematics (Adjunct/Associate Faculty )
Designation : Assistant Professor, Department In-Charge, Dept. of Mathematics
Dr. Nav Kumar Mahato has joined Adamas University as Assistant Professor in its Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science. An M. Phil. and a Ph.D. holder in Applied Mathematics from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Dr. Mahato’s areas of interest encompass Hydrodynamics, Analytical/Numerical Solute Transport Modeling. With more than 07 years of progressive teaching experience of working with reputable Engineering colleges of West Bengal and Odisha, he also had the honor of publishing several significant articles on the subject in various international journals and conferences. With his impeccable teaching style with a blend of technology and present learning needs, he is sure to make a difference to the University.
Dr. Moumita Mukherjee
Subject : Physics (Adjunct/Associate Faculty )
Designation: Assistant Professor (Associate Dean & Academic Coordinator, School of Science)
Dr. Moumita Mukherjee is an alumni of Presidency College and Calcutta University; she completed her Master degree in Physics from University of Calcutta. Dr. Mukherjee received M.Sc. (Physics) degree with specialization in Electronics and Communication, M.Tech. Degree in Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering and Ph.D. (Tech.) degree in Radio Physics and Electronics (2009), University of Calcutta, India. She obtained Full timeDRDO-“Senior Research Fellowship” and in continuation to that Post Doctoral “Research Associate – I” position under DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. She was Visiting Scientist, INEX, Newcastle University, UK for two years. She obtained PDF position from Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Mukherjee is technical core committeemember (Biomedical Engineer) and technical ambassador of HUMAI –USA.
Dr. Mukherjee is former Scientist (Reader Grade) of DRDO Centre of Excellence under Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India (2011 - 2015). Dr. Mukherjee has joined Adamas University in 2015 and working as Associate Dean and Academic coordinator of School of Science. Dr. Mukherjee has guided more than 20 Master’s thesis under Calcutta University , West Bengal University of Health Sciences and West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and supervising three Ph.D. theses under WBUT and Adamas University. Dr. Mukherjee is Visiting / Adjunct Professor and member of Board of Studies of the Joint Academic program on Biomedical Instrumentation conducted by Calcutta University and the West Bengal University of Health Sciences.
Her research interest is focused on the design and fabrication of Millimetre and Sub-millimetre (Terahertz) wave high power homo-junction/hetero-junction devices based on wide-band-gap semiconductors, photo-irradiation effects on the high power Terahertz solid state oscillators, nano-biosensors, Photonics and Medical Electronics & Instruments. She has published more than 140 peer-reviewed research papers on semiconductor devices, Biomedical Electronics and photonics in several reputed International refereed journals and IEEE/SPIE/ELSEVIER/SPRINGER–Proceedingswith citation globally. She is reviewer of a number of international peer reviewed journals and editorial board member of international journals. She is the author of a number of international book-chapters, and worked as a Volume Editor and author of three ISBN numbered books published from UK and India. She has delivered a number of invited talk and presented several research articles in IEEE International Conferences and acted in various capacities such as “Technical Session Chair”, “Organizer, “Organizing Secretary” and “Convenor” in IEEE& DST International Conferences in India and abroad.
Dr. Mukherjee has received National Merit Scholarship award from Govt. of India and was enlisted in ‘Marques Who’s Who in Science and Engineering’ and ‘Marques Who’s Who in the World’. She has received “IEEE best paper award” two times in 2009 and 2010, prestigious Best Scientist Award, Bharat Gaurav Award in 2015, Best paper award in Science and Technology Congress, India in 2012.
Dr. Mukherjee is the Member of IEEE (USA), IEEE-ED society (USA) and life member of Indian Science Congress.
Dr Palashpriya Das
Subject : Biotechnology
Dr. Palashpriya Das, alumnus of IIT Kharagpur; holds Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) from University of Calcutta. In pursuit of intellectual fulfillment she pursued double Masters -Master of Science (Microbiology) from University of Calcutta and M.Tech. in Biotechnology from Jadavpur University. She was awarded with Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) in 2009 in the domain of Applied Microbiology.
Prof. Sanjib Ghosh
Subject : Chemistry (Adjunct/Associate Faculty )
Designation: Director, Research and Development and Dean, School of Science and School of Biotechnology, ADAMAS University.
Graduate from Presidency College, M.Sc from Calcutta University, Ph.D from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Calcutta University).
Former Professor of Chemistry and Principal of Presidency College, Kolkata
Research Associate in University of California, Davis USA (1983- 1987), Visiting Research Professor in University of California, Davis, USA (2001), Visitor to Two Nobel Laureates in Cal Tech, USA (2001) , Former Emeritus Scientist , Presidency University.
Author of nearly 100 Publications in International Journals and 80 Research Abstracts in various International and National conferences.
Reviewer in Journal of Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry , RSC Advances, Biochemistry, Biochimie, Chemical Physics, Chemical Physics Letters, Journal of Luminescence and other Spectroscopy Journals.
Attended Conferences and Meetings in San Francisco, Berkeley, New York, Washington, London, Paris, Zurich, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Toronto, Los-Angeles, Singapore.
Dr Rajib Sengupta
Subject : Biochemistry (Adjunct/Associate Faculty )
Dr. Rajib Sengupta has nine years of teaching & 16 years of research experience including eight years of post doctorate research experience. He has published 20 International papers and presented scientific papers in 15 international and national Conferences/Seminar/Workshops. He has supervised many post-graduate and doctoral student. He persuaded his postdoctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, PA) and the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden). His research is focused on the study of thioredoxin and glutaredoxin mediated redox regulations of Cancer and Parkinson's Diseases.
Dr. Moumita Gangopadhyay
Subject : Botany (Adjunct/Associate Faculty )
Designation: Assistant Professor
Dr. Moumita Gangopadhyay, has successful track record comprising experience and commitment in research, teaching and industry in basic and applied plant science. After completing her graduation in Botany Honors from Serampore College of the University of Calcutta, Dr. Gangopadhyay did her M.Sc in Agriculture (Genetics and Plant Breeding) from the University of Calcutta and M. Tech in Biotechnology (specialization in Plant Molecular Biotechnology) from Jadavpur University. She successfully completed PhD (through NET) in medicinal plant biotechnology, Department of Botany from Bose Institute, Kolkata, India in 2009. She has been awarded prestigious DAAD (Germany) and Endeavour (Australia) fellowships. Apart from 4 years post doctoral research experience (India and abroad) Dr. Gangopadhyay has also experience in teaching, project supervision at University level and industrial R & D (plant biotechnology) as staff scientist. She has published 25 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals (cumulative impact factor: 51.469; over 400 citations). Her research goal is to design of plant systems for sustainable production of value added commercial products and her career goal is to share her expertise for developing skilled manpower to serve for the nation.
Dr. Madhubrata Choudhury
Subject : Biotechnology
• At present retired from Presidency University as Associate Professor & Head, Department of Life Science on 31.03.2016 .
• Joined West Bengal Education Service on 26.06.1985 as Lecturer in Botany and served Darjeeling Govt College (1985-90) , Jhargram Raj College (1990-95 ) and erstwhile Presidency College (1995 – till last date )which has been assigned the status of Presidency University in 2012 . Took the charges of Head of the Deptt. Of Botany / Life Science since March 2013 . Also acted as Convenor in different administrative bodies like Admission Committee , Disciplinary committee , Students Election Committee to name a few .
• Teaching areas include Cell Biology , Molecular Genetics and some classical aspects of Botany in undergraduate and post-graduate standard . Gained teaching experience of 26 years for post-graduate and 31 years for undergraduate standard .
• Topic of PhD research was ultrastructural ,cytological and molecular aspects of plant nucleolus . Awarded PhD (Sc) in 1983 from Calcutta University . Area of research includes cytological and molecular charecterisation of economically important plants , Genetic Toxicology and Studies on different aspects of plant nucleolus .
• Acted as Principal Investigator in a Minor project of UGC on orchid micropropagation from 2005-07 and in a Major project of UGC on cytological , phytochemical aspects , micropropagation and molecular characterization of Indian species of Ornithogalum .
• Acted as Supervisor in a PhD program under Calcutta University since 2011 . The project fellow has submitted her thesis on July 2016 . Published a number papers in International and Indian Journals .
• Worked as a guest scientist under a collaboration program at German Cancer Research Center ,Heidelberg , Germany in 1990 .The work includes the ultrastructural and immunocytological studies on the aspect of prophase chromosome orientation in cultured animal cells .