1.    Name:                        Dr. Amitava Das
2.    Date of Birth:           December 24, 1959
3.    Current Position and Address:                Senior Principal Scientist
Organic Chemistry Division
CSIR-National Chemical laboratory (CSIR-NCL),
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune:   411008, Maharashtra
Phone: 020-25902385 (O); 020-25898586 (R)  
FAX:    020-25902629
URL:    www.ncl.res.in  
4.    Educational Qualifications:                 

Name of the institution
Major subject studied/examined
08.1979 - 02.1983
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
B. Sc.
[Chem. Hons.]
Chemistry (Hons.) Physics & Mathematics [Subsidiary subjects]
05.1983 - 06.1985
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Analytical Chemistry
03.1986 - 11.1989
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

5.    Academic/Research Experience/Employment

Name of employer
06.1985 – 06.1986
Dytron India Limited,
Kalyani, West Bengal, India
Process Control Executive
11.1989 – 01.1990
Nehru Centenary British Fellowship Award
for the year 1989-90, Govt. of. U.K; British Council; [Through Ministry of Human Resource, Govt. of India] at School of Chemistry, Birmingham University, Birmingham, U.K. with Prof. Jon. A. McCleverty
Post. Doctoral Associate
03.1991 – 08.1992
EPSRC-U.K at School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK with Prof. Jon. A. McCleverty.
Post. Doctoral Associate
09.1992 – 08.1994
Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Fellow Scientist
09.1994 –08.1998
Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Scientist C
09.1998 –08.2002
Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Senior Scientist
09.2002 – 08.2007
Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Principal Scientist
09.2007 – 03, 2013
Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Sr. Principal Scientist
04,2013 – till date
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Sr. Principal Scientist

6.    Area of Specialization:             Chemical Science [Broader Area]
        Specific Research Interests:   Molecular recognition,
                                                              Biomarkers & Imaging reagents,
                                                              Supramolecular Chemistry,
                                                              Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.
7.       Fellowships / Honours / Memberships in scientific associations etc.
·           Special Lecture: R.A. Mashelkar Endowment Lecture at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune; July, 2012.
·           Fellow of The National Academy of Science (2012).
·           Fellow of The Indian Academy of Science (2010).
·           Bronze Medal award of Chemical Research Society of India, 2009.
·           Visiting Fellow at the Sheffield University, Sheffield, U.K. [November, 06 – May, 07] – Engineering and Physical Science Research Council [EPSRC], U.K.
·           Raman Research Fellowship for the year 2001 [May, 2001- Nov., 2001] – CSIR, India, Host Institute: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
·           Nehru Centenary British Fellowship Award for post-doctoral research in U.K. for the year 1989 - 90 (British Council, through Ministry of Human Resource, Govt. of India).
·           Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) – Life Member.
·           Indian Society for Radiation and Photochemical Sciences (ISRAPS) – Life Member.
8.    Professional Affiliations:
·           Member of the Project Advisory Committee of Department of Science & Technology for Inorganic Chemistry from 2012.
·           Member of the Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Research Committee for HRDG of CSIR since 2011.
·           Member for Chemical Sciences for Task Force on Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science under Science & Engineering Research Board (DST, India) since March 2013.
9.       (a) Number of Research Publications:                     134; Average Impact factor: 4.279
                                                                                                       [For details, please see complete list of publications]
                                                                                                       h Index: 33
10.    Number of Books authored/edited:                             Nil
11.    Number of Patents granted/applied for:                   One
Title: Preparation of Zn(II)-based colorimetric sensors and process for its use as a viable staining agent for living cells; International Patent Appl. PCT/IB2011/000585, No. 0093NF2009; [US Patent-Under review]
12.    Dissertations supervised:                                         
         (a) Ph.D.                                                                                    11
         (b) Post Graduation                                                                 08