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Dr. Sanjib Banerjee

Associate Professor
Dept. of Chemistry
IIT Bhilai

Phone: +91-771-255-1300
(Extn.No. 6123)

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  Research Interest

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Stimuli-responsive Materials
  • CO2 Capture
  • Energy Storage Technologies


  Professional Experience

  Awards, Fellowships and Honors

  • 2022 Associate Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry Journal (Polymer Chemistry Section).
  • 2020 Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigator-2020 by Royal Society of Chemistry-Polymer Chemistry Journal
  • 2020 Outstanding Reviewer for Royal Society of Chemistry-Molecular Systems Design & Engineering Journal in 2019
  • 2019 Early Career Research Award by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India
  • 2016 Ramanujan Fellowship by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India
  • 2012 Best poster award, Symposium in Polymer, & Rubber Technology for 21st Century 2012, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  • 2011 Best speaker award in Diamond Jubilee National Seminar Competition 2011 for Research Scholars in POLYMER QUEST 2011, IIT-Kharagpur, India
  • 2011 Best poster award, Symposium on Polymer Science 2011, IISER-Kolkata, India
  • 2009 Senior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India
  • 2007 Junior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India
  • 2007 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Fellowship by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India

  Courses Taught

  1. CY628: Nano-engineered Molecular Materials, 2022-23 W Sem. (PG)
  2. CY613: Materials for Emerging Applications, 2022-23 W Sem. (UG-PG)
  3. CY511: Physical Organic Chemistry, 2022-23 W Sem. (PG)
  4. EV506: Battery Chmeistry, Components and Manufacturing, 2022-23 M Sem. (PG)
  5. CY505: Oranic Reactions and Reagents, 2022-23 M Sem. (PG)
  6. IC103: Materials Chemistry I, 2022-23 M Sem. (UG)
  7. IC601: Research Methodology, 2021-22 W Sem. (PG)
  8. CY613: Materials for Emerging Applications, 2021-22 W Sem. (UG-PG)
  9. CY511: Physical Organic Chemistry, 2021-22 W Sem. (PG)
  10. IC601: Research Methodology, 2021-22 M Sem. (PG)
  11. CY505: Organic Reactions and Reagents, 2021-22 M Sem. (PG)
  12. IC103: Materials Chemistry I, 2021-22 M Sem. (UG)
  13. IC601: Research Methodology, 2020-21 W Sem. (PG)
  14. CY628: Nano-engineered Molecular Materials, 2020-21 W Sem. (UG-PG)
  15. CY511: Physical Organic Chemistry, 2020-21 W Sem. (PG)
  16. IC601: Research Methodology, 2020-21 M Sem. (PG)
  17. IC103: Materials Chemistry-I, 2020-21 M Sem. (UG)
  18. CY505: Organic Reactions & Reagents, 2020-21 M Sem. (PG)
  19. IC601: Research Methodology, 2019-20 W Sem. (PG)
  20. CY613: Materials for Emerging Applications, 2019-20 W Sem. (UG-PG)
  21. CY511: Physical Organic Chemistry, 2019-20 W Sem. (UG-PG)
  22. IC106: Chemistry Lab, 2019-20 W Sem. (UG)
  23. IC601: Research Methodology, 2019-20 M Sem. (PG)
  24. CY505: Organic Reactions & Reagents, 2019-20 M Sem. (UG-PG)
  25. CY613: Materials for Emerging Applications, 2019-20 M Sem. (UG-PG)
  26. IC103: Materials Chemistry-I, 2019-20 M Sem. (UG)
  27. IC106: Chemistry Lab, 2019-20 M Sem. (UG)
  28. IC601: Research Methodology, 2018-19 W Sem. (PG)
  29. CY609: Chemistry of Materials, 2018-19 W Sem. (PG)
  30. CY200: Smart Functional Materials, 2018-19 W Sem. (UG)
  31. IC106: Chemistry Lab, 2018-19 W Sem. (UG)
  32. IC601: Research Methodology, 2018-19 M Sem. (PG)
  33. CY602: Macromolecular Chemistry, 2018-19 M Sem. (PG)
  34. IC103: Materials Chemistry-I, 2018-19 M Sem. (UG)
  35. IC106: Chemistry Lab, 2018-19 M Sem. (UG)
  36. CY7030: Macromolecular Chemistry, 2017-18 W Sem. (PG)
  37. CY1020: Applied Chemistry-I, 2017-18 W Sem. (UG)
  38. CY1021: Applied Chemistry-II, 2017-18 W Sem. (UG)

  Institute-level Responsibilities

  • Aug, 2020–Till date: Head, Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Bhilai
  • Feb, 2018–Till date: Faculty-in-charge, Chemistry Lab, IIT Bhilai
  • Oct, 2018–Nov, 2022: Convener, Institute's Innovation Council (IIC), IIT Bhilai
  • Jan, 2018–Oct, 2022: Member, Science Purchase Committee, IIT Bhilai
  • Feb, 2018–Aug, 2020: Faculty-in-charge, Research & Development (R&D), IIT Bhilai
  • Jan, 2018–Aug, 2020: Convener, Departmental Postgraduate Committee (DPGC) , Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Bhilai
  • Feb, 2018–Mar, 2019: Faculty-in-charge, Student Mentorship Program, IIT Bhilai
  • Nov, 2017–Feb, 2018: Faculty-in-charge, Sports Activity, IIT Bhilai

  Selected Publications

Publication Summary: Total Peer-reviewed International Journal 59; Book Chapter 6 Total Citations 1206, h-index 22, i10 index 41
Journal Papers
  • D. Kumar, S. A. Mohammad, M.M. Alam and S. Banerjee* Ultrafast and green ionic liquid-mediated controlled cationic polymerization towards amphiphilic diblock copolymers, Polym. Chem. 2022, 13, 517-526. link
  • S. Shingdilwar, S. Dolui, D. Kumar and S. Banerjee* Facile Access to Template-shape Replicated Nitrogen-rich Mesoporous Carbon Nanospheres for Highly Efficient CO2 Capture and Contaminant Removal, Mater. Adv. 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1MA00891A. link
  • S. A. Mohammad, D. Kumar, M.M. Alam and S. Banerjee* Ultrafast, Green and Recyclable photoRDRP in Ionic Liquid towards Multi-stimuli Responsive Amphiphilic Copolymers, Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 4954-4960. link
  • S. A. Mohammad, S. Dolui, D. Kumar, S. R. Mane and S. Banerjee* L-Histidine-derived Smart Antifouling Biohybrid with Multi-stimuli Responsivity, Biomacromolecules 2021, 22, 3941-3949. link
  • S. A. Mohammad, S. Dolui, D. Kumar, S. R. Mane and S. Banerjee* Facile Access to Functional Polyacrylates with Dual Stimuli Response and Tunable Surface Hydrophobicity, Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 3042-3051. link
  • S. A. Mohammad, S. Dolui, D. Kumar, M.M. Alam and S. Banerjee* Anisotropic and Self-healing Copolymer with Multi-responsive Capability via Recyclable Alloy-mediated RDRP, Macromol. Rapid. Commun. 2021, 42, 2100096. link
  • S. A. Mohammad, S. S. Shingdilwar, S. Banerjee* and B. Ameduri* Macromolecular engineering approach for the preparation of new architectures from fluorinated olefins and their applications, Prog. Polym. Sci. 2020, 106, 101255. link
  • S. A. Mohammad, S. S. Shingdilwar and S. Banerjee* Recoverable and recyclable nickel-cobalt magnetic alloy nanoparticle catalyzed reversible deactivation radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate at 25 οC, Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 287-291. link
  • S. Banerjee, V. Ladmiral, A. Debuigne, C. Detrembleur, R. Poli* and B. Ameduri* Organometallic Mediated Radical Polymerization of Vinylidene Fluoride, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2934-2937. link

  Recent Invited Talks

  • “Multi-stimuli Responsive Anti-Protein Fouling Material”, 2nd International Conference on Hodiernal Aspect of Science and Technology, February 24-25, 2023 at Kalinga University, Raipur.
  • “Smart Functional Biohybrids”, 5 days National Workshop on Modern Tools and Techniques in Chemical and Biological Sciences, February 13-17, 2023 at Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India.
  • “Multi-stimuli Responsive Biohybrids for Application as Anti-Protein Fouling Material”, 5th International Conference on Soft Materials (ICSM 2022) (ICSM-2022), December 11-16, 2022 at Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur.
  • “Facile Access to Multi-stimuli Responsive (Bio)Polymers”, Asian Polymer Association (APA) Bioforum International e-Conference on Polymeric Biomaterials & Bioengineering (APA BIOFORUM2021), August 27-28, 2021.
  • “Functional Polymer Materials with Tunable Properties for Emerging Application”, International Conference on Functional Materials (ICFM2020), January 6-8, 2020, IIT Kharagpur, India.
  • “Multi-Stimuli Responsive Polymers with Precise Functionalities for Biomedical Applications”, Advances in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology 2019 (APSRT-2019), September 24-27, 2019, IIT Kharagpur, India.
  • “Smart Polymer Materials: Design, Synthesis and Applications”, Kolkata Chapter Meeting of The Society for Polymer Science (SPS), India, IISER Kolkata, Mohanpur, India” July 5-6, 2019.
  • “Smart, Functional Materials for Better Future”, National Conference on “Innovations in Chemistry and Environmental Engineering” (ICEE-2019), National Institute of Technology Raipur, April 29, 2019.
  • “Multi-Stimuli Responsive Macromolecules for Biomedical Applications”, 6th World Congress on Nanomedical Sciences - ISNSCON-2018 Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi January 7-10, 2019.
  • “Multi-Stimuli Responsive Materials: Design, Synthesis and Applications”, SPSI-MACRO 2018, International Conference on Polymer Science and Technology, IISER Pune, Pune, India, December 19-22, 2018.

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