Assistant Professor

Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciencees


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Group Information:
Our group is interested in exploring the structure property relationship between advanced polymeric
materials and their fabrication and processing for health and environment. We mainly deal with
fabrication techniques of range of biological polymers and materials using 3D printing, electrospinning,
and high pressure molding unit. Prior to fabrication, we also do chemical modifications as per
requirements. Our research work deals with wide range of materials from hydrogel to natural fibers. The
applicationsof fabricated materials meet the requirements of health, environment, and biomaterials
industries. We are well equiped with modern fabrication facilities and infrastructures for executing
advanced research.

Research Areas:
Some of the interesting works presently executing in our lab are the following:

Development of cellulose based skin scaffold and bio-implant using 3D printing and other fabrication
2.Development of chitosan based film by electrospinning technique
3. Fire retardant structural composites from natural plant based fibers and polymers.
4. Simple low-cost water purifier using natural materials applying basic nanotechnology

Qualifications & Experiences:
DST Inspire Faculty (2015-2019): IIEST-Shibpur, WB, India

Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2015): Gyeongsang National University, Rep. of Korea, and M.G.University, Kerala, India

Head, R&D (2012-2013) at KE Technical Textiles Pvt. Ltd., Kharagpur, India

PhD (2008-2012) Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, WB, India M.Sc (2005-2007): University of Calcutta, India

Awards & Achievements:
DST Inspire Faculty Award from DST, Govt. of India at IIEST-Shibpur, WB, India

DS Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship from UGC, Govt. of India.

Johan Gadolin Postdoc Fellowship, Abo Academi for 8 months research stay in Finland

South African National Research Fellowship (NRF) for postdoctoral research in South Africa (2013)

Postdoc Research Grant for Senior Researcher at Gyeongsang National University, Rep. of Korea

CSIR-SRF Fellowship from HRDG-CSIR, Govt. of India.

Synergistic Activities:
Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK

Reviewer of several International Journals, Associate Editorial Member of RECENT PATENTS ON
MATERIALS SCIENCE””, Bentham Science, and “”Functional Ceramic

Research Dissemination:

1. Methods for decreasing aqueous halide and organohalide levels using plant biomass, by
Suvendu Manna, Prosenjit Saha, Debasis Roy, Ramkrishna Sen, Basudam Adhikari. (US-2014/0374357
A1, Dec.25, 2014)

2. Chemical Modification of Lignocellulosic Fibers with Vegetable oil, by Prosenjit Saha, Suvendu
Manna, G Khanzode, Ramkrishna Sen, Debasis Roy, Basudam Adhikari Indian Patent Applications
1263/KOL/2009 of 19/10/09 (2009)

1. Multicomponent Polymer Mterials, To be published by Springer, Edited by: Jin Kuk Kim-Sabu
Thomas-Prosenjit Saha (2016). Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-017-7323-2

2. Rubber Recycling: Challenges and New Developments, by RSC Publishers, 2018,. Ed: Prosenjit
Saha, Jin Kuk Kim, Sabu Thomas, Jozef Hapouniuk, Aswathi MK. ISBN: 978-1-78801-084-9

Some of the recent publications are:
1. Fixed bed column study for water defluoridation using neem oil-phenolic resin treated plant biosorbent,
by Suvendu Manna, Prosenjit Saha, Debasis Roy, Basudam Adhikari, Papita Das. J Env.
Management, Volume 212, 15 April 2018, Pages 424–432. Impact Factor-4.005.

2. Tuning of microstructure in engineered poly (trimethylene terephthalate based blends with nano
inclusion as multifunctional additive, by Ajitha A. R, Geethamma V. G, Lovely Mathewa, Prosenjit Saha,
Nandakumar Kalarikkala, Sabu Thomas, Michał Strankowski, Polym Testing, 68, 2018, 395-404, Impact

3. Electrospun chitosan/polycaprolactone-hyaluronic acid bilayered scaffold for potential wound
healing applications, by Amit Chanda, 1, Jaideep Adhikari, Aritri Ghosh, Sougata Roy Chowdhury, Sabu
Thomasd, Pallab Datta, Prosenjit Saha*, Int J Biological Macromolecules, 116, 774, 2018, Impact Factor
= 3.909.

4. Devulcanization of waste rubber powder using thiobisphenols as novel reclaiming agent, by
Xiaojie Zhang, Prosenjit Saha, Lan Cao, Huan Li, Jinkuk Kim. Waste Management, 78, 2018, 980-991,
Impact Factor = 4.723.

5. Carbon nanotube reinforced poly (trimethylene terephthalate) nanocomposites: viscoelastic
properties and chain confinement. by M K, Aswathi; M, Padmanabhan; Mathew, Lovely; Saha, Prosenjit;
Terzano, Roberto ; Kalarikkal, Nandakumar; Volova, Tatiana G.; Thomas, Sabu. Accepted in Polymer
Engineering & Science, DOI: 10.1002/pen.25010, 2018, Impact Factor = 1.551.

6. Preparation of novel bio-elastomers with enhanced interaction with silica filler for low rolling
resistance and improved wet grip, by Min Cheol Kim, Jaideep Adhikari, Jin Kuk Kim, Prosenjit Saha*,
Accepted in Journal of Cleaner Production, DOI:, Vol-208,
pp-1622, 2019, Impact Factor = 5. 561.

7. Facile fabrication of electrospun regenerated cellulose nanofiber scaffold for potential bone-tissue
engineering application, by Pritam Kishore Chakraborty, Jaideep Adhikari, Prosenjit Saha*, International
Journal of Biological Macromolecules, In press, accepted manuscript, 122, 644, 2019

8. Thermal stability, swelling and degradation behaviour of natural fibre based hybrid polymer
composites, Bhabatosh Biswas, Pravin Sawai, Angshuman Santra, Amal Gain, Prosenjit Saha, Bhairab
Chandra Mitra, Nil Ratan Bandyopadhyay, Arijit Sinha. Cellulose (2019) Accepted. DOI: 10.1007/s10570-
019-02383-3. Impact Factor = 3.890.

9. Recent advances in mechanical properties of biopolymer composites: a review, DOI:
10.1002/pc.25356, May 06, 2019. Polymer Composites.IF:2.268

Book Chapters:
1. Multi Component Materials, Chapter-1, Prosenjit Saha, Sukanya Chowdhury, Min Cheol Kim, and
Jin Kuk Kim. Ed: Jin kuk Kim. Sabu Thomas, Prosenjit Saha. Multicomponent Polymeric Materials,
Springer, ISBN 978-94-017-7324-9, 2016, pp-03, chapter-1

2. Design for Multicomponent Materilas, Chapter-2, Jaideep Adhikari, Sukanya chowdhury,
ProsenjitSaha*, Jin kuk Kim. Ed: Jin kuk Kim, Sabu Thomas, Prosenjit Saha. Multicomponent Polymeric
Materials, Springer, ISBN 978-94-017-7324-9, 2016, pp-13, chapter-2

3. Lignocellulosic materials for Geotextiles and Geocomposite for Engineering Applications. Prosenjit
Saha*, S. Chowdhury, J Adhikary, Springer, Lignocellulosic Composite Materials, Edited by Susheel Kalia.
ISBN 978-3-319-68696-7, 2017, PP-357-388, CHAPTER-09

4. Alkali Treatment to Improve Physical, Mechanical and Chemical Properties of Lignocellulosic
Natural Fibers for Use in Various Applications, S. Manna, P. Saha, S. Chowdhury, S. Thomas.
Lignocellulosic Biomass Production and Industrial Applications, Edited by A Kuila, V Sharma, Wiley
Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-119-32360-0. 2017, pp-47, chapter-03

5. Nanobiomaterials for removal of fluoride and chlorophenols from water, S. Manna, DA
Gopikumar, D. Roy, P. Saha, S. Thomas. Ch. 20, New Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental
Remediation edited by Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, Ajay Kumar Mishra. Elsever, NL. 2018. ISBN:
9780128110331, pp-487, chapter-20

6. Surface modification of metallic bone implants—Polymer and polymer-assisted coating for bone
in-growth, Jaideep Adhikari, Prosenjit Saha, Arijit Sinha, Chapter 14, Fundamental Biomaterials: Metals,

7. Grinding of waste rubber, Jaideep Adhikari, Tridib Sinha, Prosenjit Saha and Jin Kuk Kim, Rubber
Recycling: Challenges and Developments Editors: Jin Kuk Kim, Prosenjit Saha, Sabu Thomas, Józef T
Haponiuk , Aswathi MK. 2018, ISBN, RSC 978-1-78801-084-9, chapter-1, pp-1

8. Suprabha Bandyopadhyay, Md. Minhajur Rahman and Prosenjit Saha, Testing and Industrial
Characterization for Waste Rubber. Rubber Recycling: Challenges and Developments Editors: Jin Kuk
Kim, Prosenjit Saha, Sabu Thomas, Józef T Haponiuk , Aswathi MK. 2018, ISBN, RSC 978-1-78801-084-9,
chapter-06, pp-128

9. Anindya Das, Jaideep Adhikari, Prosenjit Saha Electrospun polymeric nano carbons and nanomats
for tissue engineering , Nanocarbon and its Composites: Preparation, Properties and Applications ISBN:
9780081025093, 2019, Woodhead Publishing, Editor: Dr. Anish Khan

Research Grant:
DST INSPIRE-FACULTY SCHEME Funded INR 35.00 Lakhs for research project as PI (2015-2020)

DST-SERB Funded INR 42.00 Lakhs for research project as PI (2016-2019)

DST-SEED Funded INR 21.00 Lakhs for research project as PI (2017-2020)