Prasun Kumar Mandal

Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences
E-mail: prasunchem [at]
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Research Interest:

Techniques: Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Confocal/TIRF/Wide-Field Microscopy, Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS, FCCS, FLCS), Single Molecule/Particle Tracking, Ultrafast Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Magnetic Tweezing, Solvation Dynamics, Translational Dynamics, Rotational Dynamics etc.

Processes: Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET), Single Enzyme Kinetics, Single Protein Conformational Fluctuation, Translational/Rotational diffusion, Blinking, etc.

Materials: Quantum Dots/Rods, Fluoro-Sensors, Enzymes, Proteins, Ionic Liquids, Nano-materials.

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D. (Fluorescence Spectroscopy), University of Hyderabad, India, 2006.
  2. M.Sc. (Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Specialisation), University of Calcutta, India, 2001.
  3. B.Sc. (Chemistry Honours), Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, University of Calcutta, India, 1999.

  1. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata, India (01/10 - ).
  2. Post-doctoral researcher in group of Group of David Bensimon and Vincent Croquette, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France (04/09 - 12/09)
  3. Post-doctoral researcher in group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Basché, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany (02/07 - 02/09)

Awards and Honors:
  1. Young Affiliate - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
  2. Marie Curie Fellowship (IIF).
  3. CNRS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
  4. Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship.
  5. Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR, India) - February 2004.
  6. Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship (CSIR, India)- December 2000.
  7. P. C. Rakshit memorial Chemistry quiz contest- 2nd prize for R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur (University of Calcutta) -1999.
  8. Best (2nd) Seminar Lecture on Chemical Toxicology, R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur (University of Calcutta) - 1997.
  9. National Merit Scholarship at Class X.

Selected Publications:
  1. " On the Nanoscopic Environment a Neutral Fluorophore Experiences in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids", Anup Ghosh , Tanmay Chatterjee , Debjit Roy, Ananya Das , and Prasun K. Mandal*, *J. Phys. Chem. C*, 118, 5051-5057, (2014).
  2. "Chemical tweaking of a non-fluorescent GFPchromophore to a highly fluorescent coumarinicfluorophore: application towards photo-uncaging andstem cell imaging" Tanmay Chatterjee, Debjit Roy, Ananya Das, Anup Ghosh, Partha Pratim Bagand Prasun K. Mandal*, *RSC Adv*., 3, 24021-24024, (2013).
  3. "On the Heterogeneity of Fluorescence Lifetime of Room Temperature Ionic Liquids: Onset of a Journey for Exploring Red Emitting Dyes", Anup Ghosh, Tanmay Chatterjee, Prasun K. Mandal*, *Chem. **Commun*., 48, 6250-6252, (2012).