CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Dr.Sujata Mandal
Senior Scientist
Academic Qualifications
    MSc, PhD (Chemistry)
Contact Details
Dr.Sujata Mandal
Senior Scientist
& Asst. Professor, AcSIR
CLRI-Centre for Analysis, Testing, Evaluation& Reporting Services(CLRI-CATERS)
CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
e-mail: sujata@clri.res.in, sujatamandal@rediffmail.com,


Qualification
 

Ph.D Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2004

M.Sc. Chemistry , 1996

Area of Interest:
 
  • Inorganic Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Nano-/Composite Materials (Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications)
  • Adsorption / Biosorption
  • Drinking Water / Waste water treatment

Research Experience

  • Senior Scientist, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (Since 2011)
  • Head, Expertise Center for Eco-testing Laboratory, CSIR-CLRI (2013- 2016)
  • CSIR - Senior Research Associate, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune (2009 - 2011)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute Charles Gerhardt, Montpellier, France (2007 – 2008)
  • CSIR - Research Associate, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune (2005 – 2009)
  • CSIR – Senior Research Fellow, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur (2001-2004)
  • Project Assistant, National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur (1998-2001)

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching faculty (Honorary), Anna University, Chennai, Since 2013
  • Assistant Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), since 2013
  • Lecturer, Shyama Prasad Degree College, Jamshedpur (1997-98)

Subjects Taken

  • Instrumental methods in leather science
  • Advanced analytical chemistry
  • General Chemistry

Externally Funded Projects

CSIR Funded Projects

  • Science and technology revolution in leather with a green touch (STRAIT), Supra Institutional Project under 12th Five–year plan of CSIR (2012-17)
  • Work Package 1.2.8: Validated analytical technique(s) for harmful substances present in leather and chemicals, and remediation strategies (Work package leader).
  • Work Package 1.2.9: Nanoparticulate Delivery Vehicles for Enzymes / chemicals (Joint-work package leader).

Additional Qualifications

  • Recognized Ph.D supervisor of Anna University, University of Madras and Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)
  • Certified Project Management Associate, IPMA Level D, Project management Associates, India.

As PI

  • Development and application of clay-based adsorbents for effective removal of dye/color from industrial processed streams: with special focus on treatment of leather industry wastewater. Young Scientist Project grant of SERB, DST (2012-2015); Project cost: 25.98 Lakhs
  • Synthesis, Characterization and study of adsorption behavior of synthetically prepared layered double hydroxides (LDHs) for the removal of selenium from aqueous solution. Young Scientist Project grant of DST (2005-2008); Project cost: 7.8 Lakhs

As Co-PI

  • Development of Polyurethane based Biodegradable soles and process optimization thereof. Technology Systems Development Programme of DST (2015-18); Project cost: 68.39 Lakhs

Articles in Journals:

  1. Photocatalytic and antimicrobial activities of zinc ferrite nanoparticles synthesized through soft chemical route: A magnetically recyclable catalyst for water/wastewater treatment (2016). Sujata Mandal*, S. Natarajan, A. Tamilselvi, S. Mayadevi. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 4, 2706–2712.
  2. Layered clay aqueous dispersion as a novel dye leveling agent in leather processing: synthesis, characterization and application studies (2015). Sujata Mandal*, S. Natarajan, S. Suresh, R. Chandrasekar, G. Jothi, C. Muralidharan*, Asit Baran Mandal. Applied Clay Science 115, 17-23.
  3. Adsorption and catalytic degradation of organic dyes in water using ZnO/ZnxFe3xO4 mixed oxides (2015). Sujata Mandal*, S. Natarajan. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 3, 1185–1193.
  4. Micro-structural properties of zinc oxide nano-particles synthesized by bio-polymeric templates (2014). Sujata Mandal*, Dominic Savio, S.J. Selvaraj, S. Natarajan, Asit Baran Mandal. Advanced Materials Research 906, 190-195, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
  5. Biocompatible LDH-Alginate Composites for the Adsorption of Naphthalene Anionic Dye AG 120: Influence of Alginate concentration on the Adsorption Characteristics (2014). Sanil Sebastian, S. Mayadevi1, Sujata Mandal. Advanced Materials Research 906, 112-117.
  6. Layered clay-alginate composites for the adsorption of anionic dyes: a biocompatible solution for water/wastewater treatment (2014). S. Sebastian, S. Mayadevi, B. Sajeena Beevi and Sujata Mandal. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 6, 177-184.
  7. Adsorption of Acid Dyes on Hydrotalcite-like Anionic Clays, Sujata Mandal*, S. Natarajan, S. Raja, N. Vijayalakshmi, C. Muralidharan and Asit Baran Mandal, In: Layered Clay Materials for Functional Applications, Periodical: Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 571 (2013) pp 57-69.
  8. Alginate and hydrotalcite-like anionic clay composite systems: synthesis, characterization and application studies (2012). Sujata Mandal*, Varsha S. Patil, S. Mayadevi. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 158, 241-246.
  9. Separation strategies for processing of dilute liquid streams (2011). Sujata Mandal*, Bhaskar D. Kulkarni. International Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 2011, article ID 659012, page 1-9, doi: 1155/2011/659012
  10. Adsorption of cresols on zinc-aluminium hydroxides – A comparison with zeolite-X (2011). J.Vijayakumar; S.K. Chikkala; S. Mandal and S. Mayadevi. Separation Science and Technology 46(3), 483-488
  11. Adsorption of aqueous selenite [Se(IV)] species on synthetic layered double hydroxide     materials (2009). Sujata Mandal*, S. Mayadevi and Bhaskar D. Kulkarni. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 48(17), 7893-7898.
  12. Azoic dye hosted in layered double hydroxide: Physicochemical characterization of the    intercalated materials (2009). Sujata Mandal; Didier Tichit; Dan A. Lerner; Nathalie Marcotte. Langmuir 25(18), 10980-10986.
  13. Structural characterization of azoic dye hosted layered double hydroxides (2009). Sujata Mandal, Dan A. Lerner, Nathalie Marcotte, Didier Tichit. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie 224 (05-06), 282-286.
  14. Defluoridation of water using as-synthesized Zn/Al/Cl anionic clay adsorbent:       Equilibrium     and regeneration studies (2009). S. Mandal* and S. Mayadevi. Journal of Hazardous Materials 167, 873-878.
  15. Cellulose supported layered double hydroxides for the adsorption of fluoride from aqueous solution (2008). S. Mandal* and S. Mayadevi. Chemosphere 72, 995-998.
  16. Synthesis, characterization and study of adsorption behavior of Zn-Al layered double       hydroxides for adsorption of fluoride from water (2008). S. Mandal* and S. Mayadevi. Applied Clay Science 40, 54-62.
  17. Adsorption of zinc from aqueous solution using chemically treated newspaper pulp            (2007). S. Chakravarty, S. Bhattacharjee, K. K. Gupta, M. Singh, Hema T. Chaturvedi     and S. Maity. Bioresource Technology 98, 3136-3141.
  18. Metal contents in the groundwater of Sahebgunj District, Jharkhand, India, with special    reference to arsenic (2005). S. Bhattacharjee, S. Chakravarty, S. Maity, V. Dureja and K.   K. Gupta. Chemosphere 58(9), 1203-1217.
  19. A study on arsenic adsorption on polymetallic sea nodule in aqueous medium (2005). S.    Maity, S. Chakravarty, S. Bhattacharjee and B. C. Roy. Water Research 39, 2579-2590.
  20. Evaluation and standardization of a simple HG-AAS method for rapid speciation of         As(III) and As(V) in some contaminated groundwater samples of West Bengal, India        (2004). S. Maity, S. Chakravarty, P. Thakur, K. K. Gupta, S. Bhattacharjee and B. C.Roy.    Chemosphere 54, 1199-1206.
  21. A Study on the adsorption of Cr(VI) on a synthetically prepared Zn-Al-Cl layered double      hydroxide (LDH) (2004). P. Thakur, S. Chakravarty, S. Maity, S. Bhattacharjee and K.K. Gupta. Metals Materials and Processes 16(2-3), 339-350 (ISSN: 0970-423X).
  22. Heavy metal distribution in some of the seasonal vegetables of Patamda, the agricultural   nerve   center of East Singhbhum district in the state of Jharkhand. (2003). S. Kar, S. Maity, S. Chakravarty, G. Bhattacharjee and S. Bhattacharjee. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Sciences 44(3), 161-165 (ISSN print: 0972-4257; ISSN online: 0974-1267).
  23. Removal of lead from contaminated water bodies using sea nodule as an adsorbent           (2003). S. Bhattacharjee, S. Chakraborty, S. Maity, S. Kar, P. Thakur and G. Bhattacharyya. Water Research 37, 3954-3966.
  24. Removal of arsenic from groundwater using low cost ferruginous manganese ore. (2002). S. Chakravarty, V. Dureja, G. Bhattacharyya, S. Maity and S. Bhattacharjee. Water Research 36, 625-632.

Review Articles and Book Chapters

  • Supported Layered Double Hydroxide Adsorbents for Defluoridation of Water, Sujata Mandal, Shilpi Saxena, Rahul Kumar, S. Mayadevi, Ed: Anand S., In: Current trends in engineering practice: Vol. III, 2014, pp. 131-138, Narosa Publishing House, India (ISBN: 978-81-8487-268-2).
  • Separation strategies for processing of dilute liquid streams (2011). Sujata Mandal*, Bhaskar D. Kulkarni. International Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 2011, article ID 659012, page 1-9, doi: 1155/2011/659012 (ISSN Print: 1687-806X; ISSN online: 1687-8078).
  • Fluoride contamination of water: Origin, health effects and remediation methods, Sujata Mandal* and S. Mayadevi. Ed: Stanley D. Monroy, In: Fluoride: Properties, Applications and Environmental Management, Nova Publishers Inc., New York, 2011, pp. 159-176 (ISBN eBook: 978-1-62081-840-4).

Papers in International Conference/ Seminars

  1. Injection Molded Microcellular Polyurethane Shoe Soles Blown with Nanoclay. S. Gnanasundaram, Sujata Mandal, M. Mukherjee1, B. N. Das. International Conference on Nanotechnology: Ideas, Innovations & Initiatives (ICN:3I 2017), 6-8 December 2017, IIT Roorkee, India.
  2. Layered double hydroxide - polymer nanocomposites: synthesis, characterization and application in water/wastewater treatment. , Sandhya K. International Conference on Nanotechnology: Ideas, Innovations & Initiatives (ICN:3I 2017), 6-8 December 2017, IIT Roorkee, India.
  3. Investigation of the influence of temperature on the structure and surface properties of layered double hydroxides. P.S. Sreepriya, E.S. Shilpa, Sujata Mandal*. 4th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 9-11 August, 2017, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
  4. A novel dye leveling agent for uniformity and consistency in leather dyeing. Sujata Mandal*, J. Durga, G. Jothi, C.Muralidharan, 34th IULTCS Congress, 5-8 Feb, 2017, Chennai, India.
  5. Biodegradability study of footwear soling materials in Simulated compost environment, T. Loganathan, G. Saraswathy, Sujata Mandal, Moumita Mukherjee, Sonakshi Maiti Das, B.N. Das. 03-05 February, 2016, 19th UITIC International Technical Footwear Congress, Chennai, India. (First Best Poster Presentation)
  6. Removal of nitrate from water using acetate intercalated Zn/Al Layered double hydroxides. V. Shinaz Begum, J.Ethazhhaarasi, K. Shanthi, Sujata Mandal*. International Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering, (INCEEE-2015). 20-21 March, 2015, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India.
  7. Micro-structural properties of zinc oxide nano-particles synthesized by bio-polymeric templates (2014). Sujata Mandal*, Dominic Savio, S.J. Selvaraj, S. Natarajan, Asit Baran Mandal. Oral presentation made in the “2014 Spring World Congress on Engineering & Technology, SCET-2014” organized during 16-18 April, 2014, Shanghai, China.
  8. Biocompatible LDH-Alginate Composites for the Adsorption of Naphthalene Anionic Dye AG 120: Influence of Alginate concentration on the Adsorption Characteristics. Sanil Sebastian, S. Mayadevi1, Sujata Mandal. 2014 Spring World Congress on Engineering & Technology (SCET-2014), 16-18 April, 2014, Shanghai, China.
  9. Characterization of zinc ferrites synthesized by co-precipitation method. Sujata Mandal* and S. Mayadevi. Paper Presented in “International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technology, ICMAT-2011” held in Suntec, Singapore, 26th June to 1st July, 2011.
  10. Sodium alginate – layered double hydroxide composites: Synthesis, Characterization and application. Sujata Mandal*; Varsha S. Patil; S. Mayadevi. Paper Presented in “International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technology, ICMAT-2011 held in Suntec, Singapore, 26th June to 1st July, 2011.
  11. Synthesis of layered double hydroxides in W/O micro-emulsion: Influence of method of preparation on the physico-chemical and adsorption characteristics. S. Mandal*, A.S. Deshpande, A.S. Harle, S. Mayadevi. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1151 © 2009 Materials Research Society, 1151-SS01-05.
  12. Azoic dye hosted layered double hydroxide: UV-Visible characterization of the hybrid materials. S. Mandal, D. Tichit, D.A. Lerner, N. Marcotte. II International Workshop on Layered Materials: Structure and Properties- 2008, 28-29 March, Vercelli, Italy.
  13. A study on the adsorption of water soluble lead on the cast of earthworm Eisenia foetida. S. Maity*#, S. Chakravarty, K.K.Gupta, S. Bhattacharjee. Proceedings of the International Conference on Water and Environment (WE-2003), December 15-18, Bhopal, India.
  14. A study on chromite overburden ore obtained from Sukinda valley, Orissa for the removal of arsenic from groundwater. S. Maity#, S. Chakravarty, S. Bhattacharjee, C. Guha and V. Dureja. International workshop on control of arsenic contamination in ground water-2000, Calcutta, India.

Papers in National Conference/ Seminars

  1. Synthesis and Characterization of Flexible Foam based on Polyurethane Nanocomposite. Moumita Mukherjee, Saraswathy Gnanasundaram, Sujata mandal, Bhabendra Nath Das. 17-18 March, 2017, 2nd National Seminar on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NSNN 2017 Haldia, WB, India. (Best Paper Presentation)
  2. Layered double hydroxides for clean environment and green technologies, National Seminar on Advances in Chemical Science & Technology, 12-13 December, 2016, Bankim Sardar College, West Bengal, India (Invited Lecture).
  3. Adsorption of azo dyes on the extrudates of layered double hydroxides and its composites: batch and fixed-bed column studies. R. Prakash, S.R. Bheeter, Sujata Mandal*. 10th Mid-year Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Symposium in Chemistry, July 23-25, 2015.
  4. Microstructure and magnetic properties of zinc ferrite nanoparticles synthesized through soft chemical route. Sujata Mandal*. 100th Indian Science Congress (ISC-2013), 3-7 January, Kolkata, India.
  5. Hydrotalcite-like anionic clay adsorbents for water and wastewater treatment, Sujata Mandal*, S. Raja, N. Vijayalakshmi, C. Muralidharan, Asit Baran Mandal. Workshop on Industrial wastewater treatment, recycle and reuse, 15-16 June, 2012, Pune, India.
  6. Synthesis of supported layered double hydroxide adsorbents for defluoridation of water. Sujata Mandal*, Shilpi Saxena, Rahul Kumar, S. Mayadevi. Indian Science Congress (ISC-2011), 3-7 January, 2011, SRM University, Chennai, India.
  7. Arsenic contamination of water: Impact on human health and its remediation. Sujata Mandal*, Sanchita Chakravarty, Santanu Bhattacharjee, B.C. Roy. National Seminar on “Chemistry and Environment”, 2-4 September 2010, Kalamassery, Kerala, India (Invited Speaker).
  8. Fluoride contamination of water: Remediation by adsorption. S. Mayadevi and Sujata Mandal. Proceedings of the National Seminar on “Chemistry and Environment”, pp.49-55, 2-4 September 2010, Kalamassery, Kerala, India.
  9. Adsorption of p-Cymene on synthetic layered double hydroxides. S. Mayadevi, G. Sreedhar Rao, Sujata Mandal. Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, CHEMCON-2010, T&CRE-32, 27-29 December, Annamalinagar, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, India.
  10. Defluoridation of water using phosphoric acid modified activated carbon obtained from sugarcane-thrash, Sujata Mandal*, Esha Samui, Chetan Martin, Vinit Pillay and S. Mayadevi. Chemical Engineering Congress, CHEMCON-2009, 27-30 Dec, 2009, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.
  11. Studies in adsorption/desorption of carbon dioxide, V.M. Bhandari, Sujata Mandal and S. Mayadevi. Chemical Engineering Congress, CHEMCON-2009, TS-1468, Dec 27-30, 2009, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.
  12. Adsorption of Fluoride from Aqueous Solutions using Zn-Al Layered Double Hydroxide. S. Mandal* and S. Mayadevi. Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON-2006), 27-30 Dec., 2006, Ankleshwar, Gujrat, India.
  13. Adsorption of Cresols on Alumina-based Adsorbents. J. Vijaya Kumar, S. Mandal and S. Mayadevi. Chemical Engineering Congress, CHEMCON-2006, Dec 27-30 Dec., 2006, Ankleshwar, Gujrat, India.

Patent Filed

  • An improved process for uniform dyeing of leather. Ref. No. 0209NF2014. Sujata Mandal*, S. Natarajan, S. Suresh, G. Jothi and C. Muralidharan.

Fellowships

  • Sandwich Post-Doctoral Fellow by the Embassy of France (2007-2008)
  • Senior Research Associate under Scientists’ Pool Scheme of CSIR (2009-2011)
  • Young Scientist Project under FAST-TRACK scheme of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (2005-2008)
  • CSIR Research Associate (2005-2009)
  • CSIR Senior Research Fellow (2001-2004)

Awards

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Flexible Foam based on Polyurethane Nanocomposite. Moumita Mukherjee, Saraswathy Gnanasundaram, Sujata mandal, Bhabendra Nath Das. 17-18 March, 2017, 2nd National Seminar on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NSNN 2017 Haldia, WB, India. (Best Paper Presentation)
  • Biodegradability study of footwear soling materials in Simulated compost environment, T. Loganathan, G. Saraswathy, Sujata Mandal, Moumita Mukherjee, Sonakshi Maiti Das, B.N. Das. 03-05 February, 2016, 19th UITIC International Technical Footwear Congress, Chennai, India. (First Best Poster Presentation)

Invited / Guest Lectures

  • Layered double hydroxides for clean environment and green technologies, National Seminar on Advances in Chemical Science & Technology, 12-13 December, 2016, Bankim Sardar College, West Bengal, India.
  • Advanced Instrumental Techniques for Chemical Characterization, Invited Lecture on 11th June 2011, Madras Science Club Meet, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai, India.
  • Arsenic contamination of water: Impact on human health and its remediation. Invited speaker in the “National Seminar on Chemistry and Environment”, 2-4 September 2010, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery, Kerala, India.
  • Instrumental analysis for material characterization, Guest lecture on 18th Sep. 2009. MAEER’s MIT, Alandi, Pune, India.

Students Guided

  • M. Sc (Chemistry/Applied Chemistry): 06
  • M. Phil (Chemistry): 02

Scope for Prospective Students

  • Interested candidates who have been awarded fellowships with committed financial assistance by the Government of India or by the State Government for pursuing doctoral research leading to Ph.D degree can contact at any time during the academic year.
  • Prospective students who wish to carry out their M.Sc./M.Tech./M.Phil. project in the area of materials science, analytical science, adsorptive separation, drinking/waste water treatment, are welcome to send their request.