Partha Mahata

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Educational Background:

  • Master of Science: Chemistry Department, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, 2003.
  • PhD: Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2009.
  • Professional Background:

  • 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 - Present).
  • Professional recognition, awards, fellowships received:

  • 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)
  • Research Interests:

  • 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 of MOMs.
  • Luminescent lanthanide based materials.
  • 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, 10140.
    • Metal-Organic Framework 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.
    • A three-dimensional metal-organic framework with a distorted Kagome related layer showing canted antiferromagnetic behaviour, P. Mahata, D. Sen and S. Natarajan, Chem. Commun., (2008), 1278.
    • 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.
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