CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Dr.Sujoy Das
Scientist
Academic Qualifications
    PhD
Contact Details
Dr.Sujoy Das
Scientist

Biological Material Laboratory
CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
e-mail: sujoy@clri.res.in,
Phone:91 44 24437132


Qualification
 

Post Doc: Dublin City University, Ireland (2009-2011)

Post Doc: Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India (2008-2009)

PhD: Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India (2008)

M.Sc: Biochemistry, Calcutta University (2002)

Area of Interest:
 
  • Biomimetics and bioinspired nanomaterial synthesis,
  • Utilization of bio and nanomaterials in pollution control management,
  • Application of nanomaterials in catalysis,
  • biosensing and biomedicine.

    About

    Sujoy Das joined in Environmental Technology Division, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai, India as a scientist on July, 2011. He received PhD in Life Science from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India. Before joining in CLRI he worked as a post doctoral research fellow in School of Biotechnology, Dublin City University, Ireland. Sujoy received both IRCEST-EMPWER, Govt. of Ireland and FCT, Govt. of Portugal Post Doctoral Fellowship. Sujoy obtained Master degree in Biochemistry from Calcutta University, India and has working experience in the field of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology, Biomaterials, Nanoscience and Technology and Cell surface Interface. Dr. Das’s research focus is on the synthesise of novel hybrid nanomaterials using living microorganisms and other biomolecules as nano-factory and its’ application. The lab pursues a broad range of research that include biomimetics and bioinspired nanomaterial synthesis, understanding the fundamental mechanism of bioinspired nanomaterial synthesis, and applications of nano-biobybrid materials in pollution control management, catalysis, biosensing and biomedicine.

Research Area

    Our current research focuses on exploitation of biological materials in synthesis of novel nanomaterial and utilization of the synthesized nanomaterials for a range of application; from waste water management to biomedical science. The lab pursues a broad range of research interests that include

  • Biomimetics and bioinspired nanomaterial synthesis and understanding the fundamental mechanism of bioinspired nanomaterial synthesis

  • Design of multi functional nanomaterials, and their application in pollution control management, catalysis, biosensing and biomedicine

  • Nanoparticle-bacteria interaction

  • Biophysical properties of microbial cells at nano-scale level using atomic force microscopy

Open Position

    If you are interested in joining our group, please send an email to me. We are looking for someone creative and energetic!

Membership in Professional Scientific Societies and Associations

  • Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India.

  • Indian Society for Surface Science & Technology, India.

  • Biological Research Society, Ireland
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Peer reviewer

  • Langmuir

  • Desalination

  • Colloid and Surface A

  • Journal of Surface Science and Technology

List of Publications

1 Sujoy K. Das, Calum Dickinson, Fathima Lafir, Dermot F. Broughan, and Enrico Marsili
‘Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Application of Bioinspired Gold Nanoparticles’
Green Chem. 2012, (Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C2GC16676C).
Link : http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2012/gc/c2gc16676c

2 Sujoy K. Das,* Ishita Shome, and Arun K. Guha
‘Biotechnological Potential of Novel Soil Isolate Flavobacterium mutaii for Removal of Azo Dyes from Water’.
Sep. Sci. Technol. 2012 (Manuscript Accepted, *Corresponding Author).

3 Sujoy K. Das,* Ishita Shome, and Arun K. Guha
‘Surface Sunctionalization of Aspergillus versicolor Mycelia: In situ Fabrication of Cadmium Sulphide Nanoparticles and Removal of Cadmium Ions from Aqueous Solution’
RSC Adv, 2012, 2, 3000-3007 (*Corresponding Author).
Link: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2012/ra/c2ra01273a

4 Sujoy K. Das, and Enrico Marsili
‘A Green Chemical Approach for the Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles: Characterization and Mechanistic Aspect’
Rev. Environ. Sci. Bio/Technol. 2010, 9, 199–204.
Link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/689140h15q577361/?MUD=MP

5 Sujoy K. Das, Akhil R. Das, and Arun K. Guha
‘Microbial Synthesis of Multi-Shaped Gold Nanostructures’
Small 2010 6, 1012–1021. [Highlighted in Nature India, doi:10.1038/nindia.2011.25].
Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.200902011/abstract.

6 Subhankar Chatterjee, Sujoy K. Das, Rajdeep Chakravarty, Adrita Chakrabarti, Subrata Ghosh and Arun K. Guha
‘Interaction of Malathion, an Organophosphorus Pesticide with Rhizopus oryzae Biomass’
J. Hazard. Mater. 2010, 174, 47-53. 
Link:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389409014605

7 Shraboni S. Majumdar,≠ Sujoy K. Das,≠ Rajdeep Chatterjee, Tarashankar Bandyopadhyoy, and Arun K. Guha
'A Study on Lead Adsorption by Mucor ruxii Biomass’
Desalination 2010, 251, 96-102 (≠both have equal authorship).
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001191640901176X

8 Sujoy K. Das,* Akhil R. Das, and Arun K. Guha
‘Gold Nanoparticles: Microbial Synthesis and Application in Water Hygiene Management’
Langmuir 2009 25, 8192-8199 (*corresponding author). [Highlighted in Nature India, doi:10.1038/nindia.2011.25].
Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la900585p.

9 Subrata Ghosh, Sujoy K. Das, Arun K. Guha, and Asis K. Sanyal
‘Adsorption Behavior of Lindane on Rhizopus oryzae Biomass: Physico-Chemical Studies’.
J. Hazard. Mater. 2009 172, 485-490.
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389409010966

10 Sujoy K. Das, Akhil R. Das, and Arun K. Guha
‘Surface Ultrastructural and Nanomechanical Properties of Termitomyces clypeatus Cell Wall during Maturation and Interaction with Chromium’
J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 1485–1492.
Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp808760f

11 Sujoy K. Das, and Arun K. Guha
‘Biosorption of Hexavalent Chromium by Termitomyces clypeatus Biomass: Kinetics and Transmission Electron Microscopic Study’
J. Hazard. Mater. 2009, 167, 685-691.
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389409000752

12 Sujoy K. Das, Akhil R. Das and Arun K. Guha
‘Adsorption Behavior of Mercury on Functionalized Aspergillus versicolor Mycelia: Atomic Force Microscopic Study’
Langmuir 2009, 25, 360-366.
Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la802749t

13 Gopal C. Panda,≠ Sujoy K. Das,≠ Arun K. Guha
Jute Stick Powder as a Potential Biomass for the Removal of Congo Red And Rhodamine B from their Aqueous Solution’. J. Hazard. Mater. 2009, 164, 374–379. (≠both have equal authorship).
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030438940801217X

14 Sujoy K. Das, Manabendra Mukherjee and Arun K. Guha
‘Interaction of Chromium with Resistant Strain Aspergillus versicolor: Investigation with Atomic Force Microscopy and Other Physical Studies’.
Langmuir 2008, 24, 8643-8650.
Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la800958u

15 Sujoy K. Das, Piyasa Ghosh, Indrajit Ghosh and Arun K. Guha
Adsorption of Rhodamine B on Rhizopus oryzae: Role of Functional Groups and Cell Wall Components’.
Colloids Surf. B: Biointerfaces 2008, 65, 30-34.
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927776508000933.

16 Shraboni S. Majumdar, Sujoy K. Das, Tapan Saha, Gopal C. Panda, Tarashankar Bandyopadhyoy, and Arun K. Guha ‘Adsorption Behavior of Copper Ions on Mucor rouxii Biomass through Microscopic and FTIR Analysis’
Colloids Surf.B: Biointerfaces 2008, 63, 138–145.
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927776507004389

17 Gopal C. Panda, Sujoy K. Das and Arun K.Guha
‘Biosorption of Cadmium and Nickel by Functionalized Husk of Lathyrus Sativus’
Colloids Surf. B: Biointerfaces 2008, 62, 173-179.
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092777650700392X

18 Sujoy K. Das, Akhil R. Das, and Arun K. Guha
‘A Study on the Adsorption Mechanism of Mercury on Aspergillus versicolor Biomass’
Environ. Sci. Technol. 2007, 41, 8281-8287.
Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es070814g

19 Sujoy K. Das, and Arun K. Guha
‘Biosorption of Chromium by Termitomyces clypeatus’.
Colloids Surf. B: Biointerfaces 2007, 60, 46–54.
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927776507002172

20 Gopal C. Panda, Sujoy K. Das, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay and Arun K.Guha.
‘Adsorption of Nickel on Husk of Lathyrus sativus: Behavior and Binding Mechanism’
Colloids Surf. B: Biointerfaces 2007, 57, 135-142.
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927776507000823

21 Sujoy K. Das, Jayati Bhowal, Akhil R. Das, and Arun K. Guha
‘Adsorption Behavior of Rhodamine B on Rhizopus oryzae Biomass’
Langmuir 2006, 22, 7265-7272.
Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la0526378

22 Gopal C. Panda, Sujoy K. Das, Sandipan Chatterjee, Palash.B. Maity, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay and Arun K. Guha ‘Adsorption of Cadmium on Husk of Lathyrus sativus: Physico-chemical Study’
Colloids Surf. B: Biointerfaces 2006, 50, 49-54.
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927776506001123

 

Book Chapter

1 Sujoy K. Das and Enrico Marsili
‘Bioinspired Metal Nanoparticle: Synthesis, Properties and Application' in Nanomaterials,
ISBN 978-953-307-913-4’. InTech, 2011.
Link: http://www.intechopen.com/books/nanomaterials
 

Presentation at National/International Symposium and Abstract Publications

1 ‘Microbial Protein Mediated One Pot Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles’
Sujoy K. Das and Enrico Marsili.
Indo–Italian International Congress on Bactria & Fungi for Environmental Sustainability– Delhi, India, Nov 29-Dec 1, 2010. [News comes in Nanotechnology now]

2 ‘Changes in Cell Surface Physical Properties in Relation to Maturation of Termitomyces clypeatus: An Atomic Force Microscopic Study’
Sujoy K. Das, Akhil R. Das, and Arun K. Guha.
14th National Conference (NATCOSEB-14) on Surfactants Emulsions and Biocolloids– Kashmir, India, July 28-30, 2009.

3 ‘Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles: A Green Chemical Approach’
Sujoy K. Das, Akhil R. Das, and Arun K. Guha.
International Conference on Soft System ICSS- 2008, Kolkata, India, Feb 3-15, 2008.

4 Adsorption Behavior of Mercury ions at Solid Liquid Interface’
Sujoy K. Das,
and Arun K. Guha.
Proceedings of 13th National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions & Biocolloids with Special Focus on Biomimetic Systems (NATCOSEB XIII-BIMS), Pilani, India, Feb 22-24, 2007

5 ‘Development of Fungal Based Heavy Metal Biosorbents: Enhanced Uptake of Chromium by Aspergillus versicolor Isolated from Tannery Effluent’
Sujoy K. Das, and Arun K. Guha.
International Symposium on Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Conservation, Utilization, Bioremediation & Ecological Significance, Kolkata, February 23-25, 2006.

6 ‘Biosorption of Chromium on Fungal Biomass’
Sujoy K. Das, Tania Roy Chowdhury, Adrita Chakrobarty, and Arun K. Guha
Oral presentation- XII National Conference on Surfactans, Emulsions and Biocolloids NATCOSEB-2005, Monipur, India, November 9-11, 2005.

7 Bioremediation of Chromium by Biomass of Termitomyces clypeatus’
Sujay K. Das
,Jayati Bhowal, Tania Roy Chowdhury, Palash B. Maity, and Arun K. Guha.
Proceedings of 16th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium IBS, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, September 25-29, 2005

8 Bioremediation of Rhodamine B-a Carcinogenic Dye by Fungal Biomass’
Sujoy K. Das
, and Arun K. Guha
International Conference on Soft Mater ICSM. Kolkata, India, November 18-20, 2004

 

Honours and Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (2009): Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET), EMPOWER Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (2009): FCT-Government of Portugal Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Postdoctoral Research Associateship (2008): Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (Institutional Fellowship at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science).
  • Senior Research Fellowship (2005): Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (Institutional Fellowship at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science).
  • Junior Research Fellowship (2003): Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (Institutional Fellowship at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science).
  • Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (2003)

Graduate and Undergraduate Students advised

  • Assisted several graduate and undergraduate students in consolidating their knowledge in nanoparticle synthesis, microbial biochemistry, biosorption and surface analysis techniques

  • One M.Sc student in CLRI (2011-Continue)

  • Four M.Sc and two B.Sc Students at DCU (2010-2011)

  • Ten M.Sc. students at Indian Association for the Cultivation Science (2004-2009).

Performance Indicator

  • Total no. of Publications: 23

  • Total Citations: 350

  • Book Chapter: 1

  • Conference Presentation: 8