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Soma Chakraborty
Assistant ProfessorSoma Chakraborty, Ph.D.

Contact information
C115, Department of Chemistry
Phone: (+632) 4266001 loc. 5632
Email: schakraborty@

Educational background
BS (Chemistry, Physics, Math)      Osmania University
MS Chemistry                                     University of Hyderabad
M Tech. (Polymer Sci. & Tech.)     Indian Institute of Technology
PhD Polymer Chemistry                 Polytechnic University-New York

National Science Foundation Center For Bio-catalysis & Bio-processing of Macromolecules

Subjects handled for 3 years:
  • ♦ General Chemistry (CH7, CH11)
  • ♦ Analytical Chemistry (CH35)
  • ♦ Material Science (MSE 182.1)

Research interest
  • ♦ Biocatalytic synthesis
  • ♦ Modification of organic and macromolecules.

Selected Publications

  • ♦ Chakraborty, S.; Sahoo, B.;Teraoka, I.; Miller, L.M.; Gross, R.A. "Enzyme Catalyzed Regioselective Modification of Starch Nanoparticles", Macromolecules, 2005, 38(1), 61-68.
  • ♦ Somasundaran, P.; Chakraborty, S.; Deo, P., Wang, J.; Zhang, R.; "Surfactants, Polymers and their Nanoparticles for Personal Care Applications", Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2004, 55.
  • ♦ Chakraborty, S.; Xing, G.; Gross, R.A. "Lipase catalyzed amidation of ester pendant groups to form poly (N- alkylesters-co-alkylamide) copolymers", Polymer Preprints, 2003, 44(2), 637-638.
  • ♦ Chakraborty S.; Teraoka, I.; Gross, R.A. "Starch nanoparticles and their derivatives dispersed in DMSO and water as studied by dynamic light scattering", Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, 2003, 89, 494-495.
  • ♦ Somasundaran, P.; Chakraborty, S.; Deo, P.; Deo, N.; Somasundaran, T. "Nanoparticles For Cosmetic And Personal Care Formulations", Blackwell Publication, in press.
  • ♦ Somasundaran, P Chakraborty, S.; Liu, F.; Gryte, C.C.; Novel Nanogels for Drug Binding and Delivery, "Polymeric Drug Delivery Volume II - Polymeric Matrices and Drug Particle Engineering", ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 924.

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