We are delighted to announce that Dr Priyadarsi De (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India) has joined the Advisory Board of Polymer Chemistry.
Dr. Priyadarsi De is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Sciences in the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER-K). He has held positions at University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA, where he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the group of Professor Rudolf Faust, and in Southern Methodist University (Dallas, USA) with Professor Brent Sumerlin. He has also spent time in industry, as a Distinguished Scientist at PhaseRx Pharmaceuticals, Seattle, USA.
His research interests include RAFT polymerization of amino acid and fatty acid based monomers, polymeric-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials, polymeric polyelectrolytes, cross-linked polymeric hydrogels and organogels, and weak-link polymers such as polyperoxides and polysulfides.
See some of Priyadarsi’s recent Polymer Chemistry papers:
Polymerization-induced self-assembly driving chiral nanostructured materials
Kamal Bauri, Amal Narayanan, Ujjal Haldar and Priyadarsi De
Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 6152-6162
POSS-induced enhancement of mechanical strength in RAFT-made thermoresponsive hydrogels
Ujjal Haldar, Mridula Nandi, Binoy Maiti and Priyadarsi De
Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 5077-5085