PROSENJIT SAHA

Assistant Professor

Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciencees

email: prosenjitpoly@jisiasr.org

Web page: https://senjitiitkgp.wixsite.com/jisiasr-prg

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
techniques.
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.

Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2015): Gyeongsang National University, Rep. of Korea, and M.G.University, Kerala, India
PhD (2008-2012): Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, WB, India
M.Sc. (2005-2007): University of Calcutta, India
Professional Engagements:
2015-2019: Assistant Professor (DST Inspire Faculty), IIEST-Shibpur, WB, India
2015-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow at M.G. University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
2013-2014: Gyeongsang National University, Rep. of Korea, and
2012-2013: Head, R&D and Development at KE Technical Textiles Pvt. Ltd., Kharagpur, India
Research Topic:

We mainly deal with fabrication techniques of several 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 applications of fabricated materials meet the requirements of health, environment, and biomaterials industries. We are well equipped with modern fabrication facilities and infrastructures for executing advanced research.
Research Focus:
Some of the interesting works presently executing in our lab are the following:
1. Artificial skin scaffold for Tissue Engineering:
In this project (funded by Inspire Faculty Scheme), the fabrication of structurally modified scaffold with biocompatible polymer materials such as chitosan, hyaluronic acid are electrospun to guide cell polarization and migration, through which epidermal wound healing may get accelerated
3. 3D printed biomaterials
Research on development and fabrication of polymer based artificial biomaterials and implants for tissue engineering applications is focused using advanced materials and 3D bio-fabrication technology. 3-D bioprinted chitin and cellulose can also be used for highly specific and sensitive smart skin.
2. Eco-friendly fire retardant, light-weight structural composites:
Polymeric materials are inevitable in modern society because they feature lightweight, superior mechanical, chemical stability, corrosion resistance, good specific strength. However, most of the polymers are highly flammable due to their chemical structures and organic compositions significantly restricts their practical applications. Our research group is working on development of non-eco-friendly process of fabricating fire-retardant natural polymer based composites that can sustain at high temperature with enhanced escape time. This will open-up a new direction of material research for commercial production of light-weight polymer-fiber composites for advanced structural applications.
4. Simple low-cost water purifier using natural materials applying basic nanotechnology
We are developing a natural fiber/polymer based inexpensive integrated column for point of source surface water purification. Details are available on request.
Patents:
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)

Edited Book:
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
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, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102205-4.00014-3.
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
Selected Journal Publications:
1. Enhancement of tensile strength of lignocellulosic jute fibers by alkali-steam treatment, by Prosenjit Saha, Suvendu Manna, Sougata Roy Chowdhury, Ramkrishna Sen, Debasis Roy, Basudam Adhikari. Bioresource Technology 101, 3182-87 (2010), (No. of Citations: 160).
2. Durability of Lignocellulosic Fibers Treated with Vegetable Oil-Phenolic Resin, by Prosenjit Saha, Suvendu Manna, Ramkrishna Sen, Debasis Roy, Basudam Adhikari. Carbohydrate Polymers 87, 1628-36 (2012).
3. Durability of transesterified jute-geotextiles, by Prosenjit Saha, Suvendu Manna, Debasis Roy, Ramkrishna Sen, Basudam Adhikari and Sukumar Roy. Geotextiles and Geomembranes 35, 69-75 (2012).
4. Enhanced biodegradation resistance of biomodified jute fibers, by Suvendu Manna, Prosenjit Saha, Debasis Roy, Ramkrishna Sen, Sancharini Das, Basudam Adhikari. Carbohydrate Polymers, 93, 597-603, 2013.
5. Processing and Characterization of Electrospun Trans-polyisoprene nanofibers, by Qi Chen, Prosenjit Saha, Nam Gyeoung Kim, Jin Kuk Kim. J Polym Engg., 35, 53, 2015.
6. Novel elastomer nanocomposite with uniform silica dispersion from polybutadiene rubber treated with epoxidized soybean oil, by Kyung Gun Kim, Prosenjit Saha, Jin Hong Kim; Su Hwang Jo, Jin Kuk Kim. J Comp Materials, 3005-16, 49, 2015.
7. Defluoridation of aqueous solution using alkali-steam treated water hyacinth and elephant grass, by P Saha, S Manna, D Roy, B Adhikari, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 50, 215-222, 2015.
8. Development of nanocomposite with epoxidized natural rubber and functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes for enhanced thermal conductivity and gas barrier property, by Jae Ok Jo, Prosenjit Saha, Nam Gyeong Kim, Chang Ho Choi, Jin Kuk Kim. Materials and Designs, 83, 777-785, 2015.
9. A brief review on the chemical modifications of lignocellulosic fibers for durable engineering composites, by P Saha*, Debasis Roy, Sukanya Chowdhury, Basudam Adhikari, Jin Kuk Kim, Sabu Thomas. Polymer Bulletin, 73,2016, 587-620), Review paper.
10. Defluoridation potential of jute fibers grafted with fatty acyl chain, by S. Manna, P. Saha, D.Roy, R.Sen, B.Adhikari. Applied Surface Science, 356, 30-38, 2015. Impact Factor-4.439.
11. New Biobased Surface Treatment to Improve Strength and Durability of Bombax ceiba, by P Saha*, S Manna, D Roy, S Chowdhury, R Sen, B Adhikari, and Sabu Thomas. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 4 (1), 76–84, 2016.
12. Removal of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid from aqueous medium using modified jute, Suvendu Manna, Prosenjit Saha, Debasis Roy, Ramkrishna Sen, Basudam Adhikari. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. 67, 298-299, 2016.
13. Fabrication of chitosan/PEO nanofiber mats with mica by electrospinning, by Qi Chen, Zhen Xiang Xin, Prosenjit Saha, Jin Kuk Kim. J Polym Eng., 37, 461-470, 2016.
14. Rapid methylene blue adsorption using modified lignocellulosic materials, by S Manna, D Roy, P Saha, D Gopakumar, S Thomas, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 107, 346-356, 2017.
15. Functionalized reduced graphene oxide (fRGO) for removal of fulvic acid contaminant, by SK Roy, C Majumdar, Prosenjit Saha*, RSC Advances, 7, 21768–21779, 2017.
16. Fixed bed column study for water defluoridation using neem oil-phenolic resin treated plant bio-sorbent, by Suvendu Manna, Prosenjit Saha, Debasis Roy, Basudam Adhikari, Papita Das. J Env. Management, Volume 212, 15 April 2018, Pages 424–432.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.10.217, Vol-208, pp-1622, 2019,
22. 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
23. 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.
24. Recent advances in mechanical properties of biopolymer composites: a review, DOI: 10.1002/pc.25356, May 06, 2019. Polymer Composites.
Research Grants Awarded
1. DST INSPIRE-FACULTY SCHEME Funded INR 35.00 Lakhs for research project as PI (2015-2021), PI: Dr. Prosenjit Saha
2. DST-SERB supported INR 42.00 Lakhs for research project (2016-2019; Completed), PI: Dr. Prosenjit Saha
3. DST-SEED supported INR 21.00 Lakhs for research project as PI (2017-2020; Completed), PI: Dr. Prosenjit Saha
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.
Membership:
Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK
Life Member, The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Membership No. 55083