Dr. Chayan K. Nandi

Dr. Chayan K. Nandi
Phone : 01905-237917
EMail : chayan[at]iitmandi[dot]ac[dot]in
Address :School of Basic Sciences
IIT Mandi, PWD Rest House 2nd floor,
near Bus Stand, Mandi - 175001
India
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/thecknresearchgroup/home

Research interests

  • Time resolved Single Molecule Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (smFRET)
  • Developing Optical Tweezers
  • Single Particle Tracking and imaging
  • Real time protein folding dynamics
  • Characterization of DNA aptamers for therapeutics
  • Synthesis and characterization of quantum dots

Education

  • PhD in Physical Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2006
  • MSc in Physical Chemistry from Burdwan University, West Bengal, 2000
  • BSc (Chemistry Honors) from Bankura Christian College, West Bengal,1998

Experience

  • Post Doctoral Research Associate at Princeton University, USA (2009-2010)
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate at Geothe Universität, Frankfurt Main (2006-2009)

Honours And Distinctions

  • 2007-2008: Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship: Geothe Universitat, Frankfurt main, Germany
  • 2005-2003: Senior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific Research INDIA
  • 2003-2001: Junior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific Research INDIA
  • 2001 & 2002: National Eligibility Test (NET) INDIA
  • 2001: Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE)
  • 1998: Gold medal for the Best student in Chemistry in B. Sc. (Bankura Christian College, WB)

Publications

  • Nandi C. K., Parui P. P., Schmidt T. L., Heckel, A. and Brutschy B., (2008): Binding of hairpin polyamides to DNA studied by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy for DNA nanoarchitectures. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 390, 1595-1603.
  • Nandi C. K., Parui P. P., Brutschy, B., Scheffer U., and Göbel M. (2008): Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy at single molecule level on the Tat-TAR complex and its inhibitors. Biopolymers 89, 17-25
  • Schmidt T. L., Nandi C. K., Rasched G., Parui P. P., Brutschy B., Famulok M., and Heckel A. (2007): Polyamide struts for DNA architectures. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46, 4382-4384.
  • Nandi C. K., and Chakraborty T. (2005): Conformational effects and level mixing in a doubly hydrogen-bonded 1:1 dimer of acetic acid and 3-fluorobenzoic acid. J. Indian Inst. Sci. 85, 367-379.
  • Nandi C. K., Samanta, A. K., and Chakraborty T. (2005): Identification of isomeric dimers of o-fluorobenzoic acid using laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy. Chem. Phys. Lett. 416, 261-267
  • Nandi C. K., Hazra, M. K., and Chakraborty T. (2005): Vibrational coupling in carboxylic acid dimers. J. Chem. Phys. 123, 124310-1 - 124310-7.
  • Chervenkov S., Wang, P.Q., Braun J. E., Georgiev S., Neusser H. J., Nandi C. K., and Chakraborty T. (2005): High-resolution Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of p-fluorostyrene water: evidence for a s-type hydrogen-bonded dimer. J. Chem. Phys. 122, 244312-1 – 244312-7.
  • Pradhan B., Singh B. P., Nandi C. K., Chakraborty T ., and Kundu T. (2005): Origin of methyl torsional barrier in 1-Methyl 2-(1H)-Pyridone. J. Chem. Phys. 122, 204323-1 - 204323-9.
  • Nandi C. K., Hazra M. K., and Chakraborty T. (2004): Hydrogen bond mediated rotor-ring coupling in acetic acid-benzoic acid mixed dimer. J. Chem. Phys. 121, 7562-7564.
  • Nandi C. K., Hazra M. K., and Chakraborty T. (2004): Conformational effects on vibronic spectra and excited state dynamics of 3- fluorobenzoic acid dimer. J. Chem. Phys. 121, 5261-5271.
  • Nandi C. K., and Chakraborty T. (2004): Hydrogen bond–induced vibronic mode mixing in benzoic acid dimer: A laser- induced fluorescence study. J. Chem. Phys. 120, 8521-8527.
  • Das A., Nandi C. K., and Chakraborty T. (2003): Structure and electronic spectroscopy of naphthalene-acenaphthene van der Waals dimer: Hole burning, dispersed fluorescence, and quantum chemistry calculation. J. Chem. Phys.118, 9589-9595.
  • Das A., Mahato K. K., Nandi C. K., Chakraborty T., Gadre S. R., and Gokhale N. A. (2002): Exciplex emission from the mixed dimer of naphthalene and 2-cyanonaphthalene in a supersonic jet. Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys. 4, 2162-2168.

Conferences And Symposia

  • Nandi C. K., Berth, H. –D., Brutschy, B. (2008): "Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy at single molecule level on the Tat-TAR complex and it's inhibitors". SFB-579 RNA-Ligand interaction, J. W. Geothe University, Frankfurt, Germany, March 12-14. p 61
  • Nandi C. K., Brutschy, B. (2007): "Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy at single molecule level on the Tat-TAR complex and it's inhibitors". International symposium on SFB-579 RNA-Ligand interaction, J. W. Geothe University, Frankfurt, Germany, September 27-29. p 55
  • Nandi C. K., and Brutschy, B. (2007): "Spectroscopic investigation on the binding of small biomolecular clusters". Network meeting, Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Giessen, Germany, November 27-29. p 75
  • Nandi C. K., and Chakraborty, T. (2005): "Hydrogen bond mediated intramolecular vibrational energy redistribution and intermolecular electronic energy transfer in carboxylic acid dimmers". 7th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry (CRSI 2005), Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, February 4-6. p 217
  • Chakraborty T., and Nandi, C. K. (2004): "Hydrogen bond mediated vibronic mode mixing and electronic energy transfer in benzoic acid dimmers". 59th Ohio State University International Symposium on Molecular spectroscopy 2004, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. June 21-24. p39 (WG 11). Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/21503.
  • Nandi C. K., and Chakraborty T. (2004): "Hydrogen bond induced vibronic mode mixing in benzoic acid dimmer". Trombay Symposium on Radiation and photochemistry (TSRP-2004), Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India, February 7–9. p 187
  • Nandi C. K., and Chakraborty T. (2003): "Vibronic mode mixing in hydrogen-bonded dimers of benzoic acid and substituted benzoic acid: Laser-induced fluorescence study in supersonic jet". National Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry (NSRP-2003), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. March 3-5. p 38
  • Nandi C. K., and Chakraborty T. (2002): "Vibronic mode mixing in hydrogen-bonded dimers of benzoic acid : Laser-induced fluorescence study in supersonic jet". International Symposium on Spectroscopy Structure and Dynamic. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, December 12-13. p 64.

Collabrations

  • Prof. Tapas Chakraborty Department of Physical chemistry
    Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata,
    West Bengal, 700032, India
    Email: pctc@iacs.res.in
    Tel: Office: +91 33 2473 4971; Fax: +91 33 2473 2805
  • Prof. Haw Yang
    Department of Chemistry
    Princeton University,
    08544 New Jersey, USA
    Email: hawyang@princeton.edu
    Tel: +1 609 258 3578; Fax: +1 609 258 5922.
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brutschy
    Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie
    Johann Wolfgang Geothe Universität, Max Von Laue Strasse 7,
    60437, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Email: brutschy@chemie.uni-frankfurt.de
    Tel: +49 69 798 29587 / 29424; Fax: +49 69 798 29560
  • Prof. Debabrata Goswami
    Department of Chemistry
    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India 208016
    Email: dgoswami@iitk.ac.in
    Tel: Office: +91 512 2597187; Fax: +91 512 259 7436
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