B Garnaik

B Garnaik

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

Our group research activities are highlighted on synthesis of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers particularly from renewable resources. These value added polymers find potential applications in health care. We design biocompatible biodegradable monomers, biocompatible catalyst and synthesize the corresponding drug conjugated polymers. We prepare drug nanoparticles to combat cancer and fabricate nanofiber for post operational patches. Various characterizations techniques such as Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), and Wide angle X-ray Diffraction (WXRD), Solid State 13C CP/MAS NMR etc. are used. We carry out In-vitro and In-vivo studies. The area of research expertise in the group include monomers, biocompatible catalyst and the corresponding drug conjugated tailor-made polymer design, synthesis, structural characterization using spectral techniques such as UV,FTIR, NMR, acute cytotoxicity study, preparation of nanoparticles, fabrication of nanofibers and their animal studies etc.

Professional Experience

1989-Current Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

  • 1987-1989: UNESCO Fellow (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo,Japan (Advisor: Prof. Isao Ando)
  • 1982-1987: Ph.D.in Polymer Chemistry (Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur,West Bengal,India) (Advisor: Prof: Mukul Biswas)
  • Selected Publications

    • S.Shyamroy, B.Garnaik And S.Sivaram, High molecular weight poly(L-lactic acid)s by polyesterification using diisopropylcarbodiimide(DIPC) and 4-(dimethylamino) pyridinium-p-toluenesulfonate (DPTS), Polymer Bulletin., 72, 405 - 415 (2015).
    • Sharad P.Parwe, Priti N.Chaudhari, Kavita K. Mohite, Balaji S. Seluker, Smita.S. Nande And Baijayantimala Garnaik, Synthesis of Ciprofloxacin- conjugated Poly (L-Lactic Acid) Polymer for Nanofiber Fabrication and Antibacterial Evaluation, International Journal of nanomedicine., 9, 1463 - 1477 (2014).
    • Asutosh K. Panday And Baijayantimala Garnaik, Copolymerization of Aleuritic Acid with L-lactic Acid and Study the aggregation Behavior in Different Solvents , 2013, International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Chemistry., 3(2), 2231-2781 - 426-437 (2013).
    • Asutosh K. Pandey And Baijayantimala Garnaik, Study of grafting of polylactic acid and its copolymer with 12-Hydroxy Stearic Acid on the surface of MWCNT by 13CCP/MAS and AFM, International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Chemistry., 3(2), 2231-2781 - 205-255 (2013).
    • R.K.Goyal, K.A.Rokade, A.S.Kapadia And B.S. Selukar and B.Garnaik, PEEK/SiO2 Composites with High Thermal Stability for Electronic Applications, , Electronic Materials Letters., 9, 95 - 100 (2013).
    • Balaji S. Selukar, Sharad P.Parwe, Kavita K. Mohite And Baijayantimala Garnaik, Synthesis of Linear Polylactic Acid –Based Urethanes Using Tin modified Closite -30B Catalyst, Advance Material Letters., 3(2), 161 - 171 (2012).
    • Balaji S. Selukar, Asutosh K. Pandey, Smita S. Nande, Avinash Bansode And Baijayantimala Garnaik, Novel Solid Cloisite Tin Catalyzed Polymerization of L-Lactide, Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering., 6, 54 - 60 (2012).
    • Asutosh K. Pandey, Smita S. Nande, Balaji S. Selukar And Baijayantimala Garnaik, Synthesis and Characterization of novel value added biodegradable poly(aleuritic acid) from renewable resources(Shellac) and invertible amphiphilic behaviors in various solvents, e-Polymer., 131, 1 - 12 (2010).

    Research Interest

    • Polymer Chemistry

    Contact Details

    Dr.(Mrs.) Baijayantimala Garnaik
    Office:114, Main Building
    Polymer Science and Engineering Division
    Dr. Homi  Bhabha Road
    Pune -411008
    Phone: +912025902304
    Email: b.garnaik@ncl.res.in