Dr. Soumik Mandal
Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

Mobile No: +91-9474075706

E-mail: soumikmandal1986@gmail.com

Educational Qualification:

  • Ph. D., 2015, IISER Kolkata (Supervisor: Dr. Parna Gupta).
  • M. Sc., Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • B. Sc., Chemistry Honours, 2007, Krishnath College, Berhampore, Murshidabad.

Professional Experience/Academic Position:

  • April 2015 – Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Berhampore Girls’ College.
  • July 2009 – April 2015: Doctoral research fellow at IISER Kolkata.

Area of Teaching:

  1. Periodic Properties
  2. Redox
  3. Acid-Base
  4. Chemical Bonding
  5. Analytical Chemistry
  6. Group Chemistry
  7. Coordination Chemistry
  8. Chemistry of d- and f- block elements
  9. Organometallic Chemistry
  10. Magnetochemistry
  11. Bio-Inorganic Chemistry

Awards & Honours:

  • Qualified in CSIR-UGC NET Examination (2008, India).
  • Qualified in GATE Examination (2009, India).

 Research Profile:

My doctoral research (Ph. D.) work was based on “Synthesis, Photophysical Studies and Biological Applications of Luminescent Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes’’.

 Research interest:

  • Synthsis of Luminescent Ir(III) complexes and use as Bio-Imaging agents.
  • Synthesis of paramagnetic Lanthanoid Complexes and their Magnetostructural Studies.

 Instrument Proficiencies:

  • UV-visible-fluorescence spectrophotometer.
  • NMR Spectroscopy.
  • Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer.
  • Cyclic Voltameter.
  • Infrared spectrometer.
  • Mass spectrometer.
  • CHN analyser.

List of Publications:

  1. Organoiridium complexes: efficient catalysts for the formation of sugar acetals and ketals Soumik Mandal, Prashant Ranjan Verma, Balaram Mukhopadhyay* and Parna Gupta*, Carbohydrate Research, 2011, 346, 2007 – 2010.
  1. Synthesis of a sugar-functionalized iridium complex and its application as a fluorescent lectin sensor Soumik Mandal, Rituparna Das, Parna Gupta* and Balaram Mukhopadhyay*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2012, 53, 3915 – 3918.
  1. Encapsulating ruthenium and osmium with tris(2-aminoethyl)amine based tripodal ligands Soumik Mandal, Dipravath K. Seth and Parna Gupta*, Polyhedron, 2012, 31, 167 – 175.
  1. A closer look at the formation of bicyclometalated and cyclometalated ruthenium carbonyl complexes Soumik Mandal, Dipravath K. Seth and Parna Gupta*, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2013, 397, 10 – 20.
  1. Ruthenium and Osmium complexes of novel carbohydrate derived salen ligands: Synthesis, characterization and in-situ ligand reduction Soumik Mandal, Santanu Mandal, Dipravath K. Seth, Balaram Mukhopadhyay and Parna Gupta*, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2013, 398, 83 – 88.
  1. Development of a cyclometalated iridium complex with specific intramolecular hydrogen-bonding that acts as a fluorescent marker for the endoplasmic reticulum and causes photoinduced cell death Soumik Mandal, Dipak K. Poria, Ritabrata Ghosh, Partho Sarothi Ray* and Parna Gupta*, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 17463 – 17474.
  1. Cyclometalated rhodium and iridium complexes with imidazole containing Schiff bases: Synthesis, structure and cellular imaging Soumik Mandal, Dipak K. Poria, Dipravath K. Seth, Partho Sarothi Ray* and Parna Gupta*, Polyhedron, 2014, 73, 12 – 21.
  1. Studies on ruthenium complexes of pyrene-appended Schiff base ligands Soumik Mandal, Varun Kundi, Dipravath K. Seth, K. Srikanth and Parna Gupta*, Polyhedron, 2014, 80, 290 – 297.
  1. Interaction of a “nido”-ruthenium terpyridylamine complex with charged elongated micellar scaffolds Arnab Maity, Prasun Ghosh, Soumik Mandal, Tarasankar Das, Parna Gupta* and Pradipta Purkayastha*, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2011, 88, 641 – 647.
  1. ‘‘Extra stabilisation’’ of a pyrene based molecular couple by -cyclodextrin in the excited electronic state Prasun Ghosh, Soumik Mandal, Tarasankar Das, Arnab Maity, Parna Gupta* and Pradipta Purkayastha*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 11500 – 11507.
  1. Interaction of semicarbazide and thiosemicarbazide pyrene derivatives with anionic and cationic micelles: changed character of pyrene due to alteration in charge density induced by the side chains Arnab Maity, Shrabanti Das, Soumik Mandal, Parna Gupta* and Pradipta Purkayastha*, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 12384 – 12389.
  1. Carbohydrate derived thiosemicarbazone and semicarbazone palladium complexes : Homogeneous catalyst for C-C cross coupling reactions Prashant Ranjan Verma, Soumik Mandal, Parna Gupta* and Balaram Mukhopadhyay*, Tetrahedron Letters, 2013, 54, 4914 – 4917.
  1. Cyclometalated mono and dinuclear rhodium(III) and iridium(III) complexes with imidazolyl phenanthrolines: Synthesis and, photophysical and electrochemical characterization Sourav Kanti Seth, Soumik Mandal, Pradipta Purkayastha* and Parna Gupta*, Polyhedron, 2015, 95, 14 – 23.
  1. Cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes of (aryl) ethenyl functionalized 2, 2′-bipyridine: synthesis, photophysical properties and trans–cis isomerization behavior Soumalya Sinha, Soumik Mandal and Parna Gupta*, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 99529 – 99539.
  1. A Kamikaze Approach for Capturing Hg2+ Ions through the Formation of a One-Dimensional Metal–Organometallic Polymer Sk. Atiur Rahaman, Biswajit Roy, Soumik Mandal and Subhajit Bandyopadhyay*, Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55, 1069 – 1075.
  1. Synthesis and characterization of two Cu (II) complexes with a new pyrazole-based Schiff base ligand: crystallography, DNA interaction and antimicrobial activity of Ni (II) and Cu(II) complexes Susmita Mandal, Ratan Sadhukhan, Utpal Ghosh, Soumik Mandal, Manan Saha, Ray J Butcher* and Nitis Chandra Saha*, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2016, 69, 1618 – 1634.
  1. Electronic Description of the Photophysics of Homo‐and Heterodinuclear Cyclometallated Iridium and Rhodium Complexes Sourav Kanti Seth, Soumik Mandal, K Srikanth, Pradipta Purkayastha* and Parna Gupta*, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 2017, 873 – 880.
  1. Methyl 4-(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)benzoate trihydrate Soumik Mandal and Parna Gupta*, Acta Cryst., 2010, E66, o2754.
  2. Bis{-(E)-methyl 4-[(2-carbamothio­ylhydrazinyl­idene)meth­yl]benzoate-2S:S}bis­[iodido(triphenyl­phosphane-P)copper(I)] Soumik Mandal, Vamsidhar Nethi and Parna Gupta*, Acta Cryst., 2011, E67, m1535.