Sayam Sen Gupta

Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: sayam.sengupta [at]
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Research Interest:
  • Bio-inspired Catalysis and Materials, Inorganic Reaction Mechanism

Academic Background:
  1. 1996 – 2002 PhD, Chemistry Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
  2. 1994 – 1996 MSc, Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur, India
  3. 1991–1994 BSc, Chemistry R. K. Mission Vidyamandira

  1. 2016 - Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata
  2. 2006-2016 Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
  3. 2005-2006 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Technical University Munich, Germany
  4. 2002-2005 Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
  5. 1996-2002 Doctoral Student, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA

Awards and Honors:
  1. Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, 2005-2006
  2. Skaggs Post-docotral Fellowship, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA, 2002-2005
  3. Best Poster Award, 16th International Conference (IUPAC) on Physical Organic Chemistry, San Diego, CA, August 2002
  4. DAAD Fellowship of the German Government for short-term research, 2001
  5. Coawardee-Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award by the Vice-President of United States

Selected Publications:
  1. “Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation by a Molecular Cobalt Complex through a High Valent Cobalt Oxo Intermediate” Debashree Das, Santanu Pattanayak, Kundan K. Singh, Bikash Garai and Sayam Sen Gupta* Chem. Commun., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6CC05773J
  2. “Controlled Synthesis of End-functionalized Mannose 6-phosphate Glycopolypeptides for Lysosome Targeting” authored by Soumen Das, Nimisha Parekh, Basudeb Mondal and Sayam Sen Gupta* ACS. Macro. Lett. 2016, 5, 809
  3. “Mechanism of Alcohol Oxidation by FeV(O) at Room Temperature” Munmun Ghosh, Y. L. K. Nikhil, Basab B. Dhar, and Sayam Sen Gupta* Inorg Chem, 2015, 54, 11792
  4. “Molecular Fe-complex as a catalyst probe for in-gel visual detection of proteins via signal amplification” Sushma Kumari, Chakadola Panda, S. Mazumdar and Sayam Sen Gupta* Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 15257
  5. “Formation of a Room Temperature Stable FeV(O) Complex: Reactivity Toward Unactivated C–H Bonds” Munmun Ghosh, Kundan K. Singh, Chakadola Panda, Andrew Weitz, Michael P. Hendrich , Terrence J. Collins, Basab B. Dhar *, and Sayam Sen Gupta * J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (27), 9524 Appeared as a Cover Page in July 9th Issue

Bio-inspired Catalysis and Materials, Inorganic Reaction Mechanism