Ph. D (Chemistry) – IIT, Kharagpur, awarded in 2005
2010 to Present: Visiting Faculty Fellow, SNBNCBS, Kolkata
2007-2010: Post Doctoral Fellow, SNBNCBS, Kolkata
2006-2007: Post Doctoral Fellow, SINP, Kolkata
2004 - 2006: Post doctoral Fellow, University of Alabam, USA
Important awards and fellowship of academies:
Recipient of ‘Prof. A. K. Dey award’ from the ‘Indian Chemical Society’
Main area of work
My study mainly focuses on the synthesis, characterization and various applications of metallic and magnetic nanoparticles including hyperthermia therapy and cell culture. I have Synthesized different kind of nanomaterials like CoPt, FePt, cobalt ferrite, nickel ferrite, Fe2O3, Fe3O4, ZnO, iron core gold shell, Nickel, gold, silver conducting polymer etc. Recently I am concentrating on ‘Synthesis of DNA and micelles templated magnetic nanoparticles and their necessary surface functionalization for biomedical application’ funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi. Particles I have prepared have potentiality in technological and biological applications in the manufacturing of data storage device, in Hyperthermia therapy for cancer treatment, in biosensor fabrication etc. I am trying to fabricate one instrument which will be useful for hyperthermia therapy applying those nanoparticles.
Instrumental Laboratory Experiences
TEM (Transmission electron microscopy), FESEM (Field Emission Scanning Electron microscopy, UV-visible spectrophotometer, IR (Infra-red), NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance), EDX (electron dispersive X-ray), XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy), XRD (X-ray diffraction), Dynamic light scattering (DLS), AFM (Atomic force microscopy) CD (Circular Dichroism) etc. For the study of magnetic properties: SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device), VSM (Vibrating sample magnetometer), AGM (Alternate Gradient Magnetometer).
Debasish Sarkar, Madhuri Mandal, Rajashree Das, Kalyan Mandal, ‘Fabrication of biologically functionalized electrically conducting and aligned magnetic nanoparticles’ IEEE Transactions on magnetics, Vol. 47, OCTOBER 2011 (proof)
Debasish Sarkar, Kalyan Mandal, Madhuri Mandal ‘Synthesis of chainlike a-Fe2O3 nanoparticles in DNA template and their characterization’ Nanoscience and nanotechnology letters, 3 (2011) 1-5.
M. Mandal, D. Pal, A. Chaudhuri, B. Das, D. Sarker, K. Mandal ‘Micelles induced high coercivity in single domain cobalt-ferrite nanoparticles’ J. Appl. Phys. 108, 124317 (2010)
M. Mandal, K. Mandal ‘Synthesis of DNA templated trifunctional electrically conducting, optical, and magnetic nanochain of Nicore–Aushell for biodevice, J. Of Applied Physics Vol. 106, 2009, 026101.
M. Mandal, B. Das and K. Mandal ‘Synthesis of CoxPt1-x alloy nanoparticles of different phase by micellar technique and their properties study’ Published in J. Colloid Int. Science Volume 335, 2009, 40-43.
M. Mandal, K. Mandal ‘Synthesis of snowball flower like Ni nanoparticles in negatively charged micelles’ Chemistry Letters, Vol. 38, 2009, 768-769.
S. Banerjee, M. Mandal, N. Gayathri, and M. Sardar, ‘Enhancement of ferromagnetism upon thermal annealing in pure ZnO’ Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 182501 (2007)
K. Mallik, M. Mandal, N. Pradhan, T. Pal, ‘Seed mediated formation of bimetallic nanoparticles by UV irradiation: a photochemical approach for the preparation of "core-shell" type structures’ Nano Letters, 1, 2001, 319.