Samir K Pal
    Associate Professor
   Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08

Educational Background:

  • M. Sc. (1994; Physics, Specialization Electronics)
  • Ph.D. (2000), Jadavpur University
  • Post Doc (Caltech, USA)
  • Professional Background:

  • 2003-2005 Faculty – S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
  • 2005- 2009 Reader – S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
  • 2009- Till date Associate Professor – S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
  • Important awards and fellowship of academies:

  • UKERI, Award in 2007
  • Main area of work

  • Ultrafast Dynamics in Biomimetics and Biological Macromolecules.
  • Spectroscopy on Physiologically Relevant Environments
  • Bio-Nano Interface
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Significant recent publications:

  • D. Banerjee and S. K. Pal “Direct Observation of
      Essential DNA Dynamics: Melting and Reformation of the DNA Minor Groove ”, J. Phys. Chem. B 111 (2007) 10833 (Cover Article).
    • S. S. Narayanan, R. Sarkar and S. K. Pal “Structural and Functional Characterization of Enzyme-Quantum Dot Conjugates: Covalent Attachment of CdS Nanocrystal to alpha-Chymotrypsin ”, J. Phys. Chem. C 111 (2007) 11539.
    • R. K. Mitra, S. S. Sinha and S. K. Pal “Temperature Dependent Hydration at Micellar Surface: Activation Energy Barrier Crossing Model Revisited ”, J. Phys. Chem. B 111 (2007) 7577.
    • S. K. Pal and A. H. Zewail, “Dynamics of Water in Biological Recognition”, Chemical Reviews 104 (2004) 2099.
    • S. K. Pal, J. Peon and A. H. Zewail, “Biological Water at the Protein Surface: Dynamical Solvation Probed Directly with Femtosecond Resolution”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS, USA) 99 (2002) 1763.
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