Master of Science: Chemistry
Department, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, 2003.
PhD: Solid State and Structural
Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Tokyo
University, Japan (2009-2011).
Assistant Professor, School of
Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry, Thapar University, Patiala
(2012 - 2013).
DST INSPIRE Faculty, S. N. Bose
National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata (2013 -
Professional recognition, awards,
Selected for DST Fast track scheme for
young scientists, 2012.
Recipient of JSPS Post Doctoral
Research Fellowship (2009-2011).
Qualified in CSIR NET (Position among
top 20%), 2003.
Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in
file:///usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html Engineering, 2003 (Percentile: 99.32).
University First Rank in B.Sc (2001)
Synthesis, X-ray crystallographic
structural studies and application of the porous
metal-organic materials (MOMs) in the direction of porous
magnets, proton conductive materials, chemical sensors.
Study the dynamics, properties and
reactions of encapsulated molecules/compounds in the pores
Luminescent lanthanide based
Molecular precursor route for the
preparation of nano-materials.
Significant Recent Publications:
Solid State and Solution
mediated Multistep Sequential Transformations in
Metal-Organic Coordination Networks, P. Mahata, C.
Mellot-Draznieks, P. Roy, and S. Natarajan, Cryst. Growth
Des., (2013), 13, 155.
Synthesis, Structure, and
Magnetic Properties of a New Eight-connected Metal Organic
Framework (MOF) based on Co4 Clusters, D. Sarma, P.
Mahata, S. Natarajan, P. Panissod, G. Rogez and M.
Drillon, Inorg. Chem., (2012), 51, 4495.
CoMn2O4 Spinel from a MOF:
Synthesis, structure and magnetic studies, P. Mahata, D.
Sarma, C. Madhu, A. Sundaresan and S. Natarajan, Dalton
Trans., (2011), 40, 1952.
Quasi-2D magnetic properties
and slow relaxation in a Body Centered metal organic
network of Co4 clusters, P. Mahata, S. Natarajan, P.
Panissod and M. Drillon, J. Am. Chem. Soc., (2009), 131,
Structures - how closely are they related to Classical
Inorganic Structures, S. Natarajan and P. Mahata, Chem.
Soc. Rev., (2009), 38, 2304.
Pillaring of CdCl2-like layers
in lanthanide MOFs: Synthesis, Structure and Photophysical
Properties, P. Mahata, K. V. Ramya and S. Natarajan Chem.
Eur. J., (2008), 14, 5839.
metal-organic framework with a distorted Kagome related
layer showing canted antiferromagnetic behaviour, P.
Mahata, D. Sen and S. Natarajan, Chem. Commun., (2008),
The role of temperature on the
structures and dimensionality of MOFs: An illustrative
study of the formation manganese oxy-bis(benzoate)
structures, P. Mahata, A. Sundaresan and S. Natarajan,
Chem. Commun., (2007), 4471.