Islampur College

Estd : 1973. Affiliated to University of North Bengal (State University)

NAAC Accredited with B

Dr. Subhankar Saha – Islampur College

Dr. Subhankar Saha

Dr. Subhankar Saha

  • Qualification: M.Sc., PhD
  • Date of Joining :-
  • Specialisation:
        • Organic Chemistry
  • Area of Interest:
        • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Publications:
        1. Graded IR filters: Distinguishing between single and multipoint NO2···I halogen bonded supramolecular synthons (P, Q, and R Synthons) Subhankar Saha, Somnath Ganguly and Gautam R. Desiraju Aust. J. Chem. 2014, 67, 1840–1848.
        2. IR spectroscopy as a probe for C–H···X hydrogen bonded supramolecular synthons Subhankar Saha, Lalit Rajput, Sumy Joseph, Manish Kumar Mishra, Somnath Ganguly and Gautam R. Desiraju CrystEngComm 2015, 17, 1273‒1290.
        3. Using structural modularity in cocrystals to engineer properties: Elasticity Subhankar Saha and Gautam R. Desiraju Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7676‒7679.
        4. Crystal engineering of hand-twisted helical crystals Subhankar Saha and Gautam R. Desiraju J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139,  1975−1983.
        5. σ-Hole and π-hole synthon mimicry in Third-Generation Crystal Engineering: Design of elastic crystals Subhankar Saha and Gautam R. Desiraju Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 4936–4943.
        6. A hand-twisted helical crystal based solely on hydrogen bonding Subhankar Saha and Gautam R. Desiraju Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 6371‒6374.
        7. Acid···Amide Supramolecular Synthon in Cocrystals: From  Spectroscopic Detection to Property Engineering Subhankar Saha and Gautam R. Desiraju J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 6361–6373.
        8. Trimorphs of 4-Bromophenyl 4-bromobenzoate. Elastic, Brittle, Plastic Subhankar Saha and Gautam R. Desiraju Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 6348–6351.
        9. From Molecules to Interactions to Crystal Engineering: Mechanical Properties of Organic Solids Subhankar Saha, Manish Kumar Mishra, C. Malla Reddy and Gautam R. Desiraju Acc. Chem. Res. 2018, 51, 2957–2967.
        10. Isomorphism: ‘Molecular Similarity to Crystal Structure Similarity’ in multicomponent forms of Analgesic Drugs Tolfenamic and Mefenamic Acids Subham Ranjan, Ramesh Devarapalli, Sudeshna Kundu, Subhankar Saha, Shubham Deolka, Venu R. Vangala and C. Malla Reddy IUCrJ 2020, 7, 173–183.
        11. Reply to the ‘Comment on “Trimorphs of 4-bromophenyl 4-bromobenzoate. Elastic, brittle, plastic”’ Subhankar Saha and Gautam R. Desiraju Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 4976–4978.
        12. Temperature-Reliant Dynamic Properties and Elasto-Plastic to Plastic Crystal (Rotator) Phase Transition in a Metal Oxyacid Salt Susobhan Das, Subhankar Saha, Mrinmay Sahu, Amit Mondal, and C. Malla Reddy Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, e202115359.
  • Seminars:
        • 1. Speaker at Gordon Research Conference (GRC), VT, USA, June 2016. (Title: Using Structural Modularity in Cocrystals to Engineer Properties: Elasticity)
        • 2. Speaker at 24th Congress and General Assembly of International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), Hyderabad, India, August 2017 (Title: Third generation crystal engineering. Hand-twisted helical crystals)
        • 3. Speaker at 4th International Symposium on Halogen Bonding (ISXB-4) (virtual), Stellenbosch, South Africa, November 2020 (Title: Halogen Bonding in Crystal Engineering of Mechanical Properties)
        • 4. Poster presentation at International Conference on Structural Chemistry of Molecules and Materials (SCOMM), Kolkata, India, November 2014 (Title: Supramolecular Synthon Identification by IR Spectroscopy)
        • 5. Poster presentation at India-Bangladesh Structural Chemistry Conference (IBSCC), Kolkata, India, September 2015 (Title: Designing Soft-flexible Crystals)
        • 6. Poster presentation at The 13th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA), Kolkata, India, December 2015 (Title: Graded IR filter for distinguishing different geometries of the same supramolecular synthon)
        • 7. Poster presentation at First South East Asia Conference on Crystal Engineering (SEACCE), Sri Lanka, September 2016 (Title: Elastic Crystal Engineering)8. Participated in 8th Universal Structure Predictor: Evolutionary Xtallography (USPEX) workshop, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, India, January 2015
  • Details of Research Projects/(Major/Minor/Other) Undergone:
        • 1. Award with Swarnajayanti Postdoctoral Fellowship from SERB, Department of Science and Technology (DST), India in 2018.2. Award with National Postdoctoral Fellowship (NPDF) from SERB, Department of Science and Technology (DST), India in 2020.
  • Academic/Administrative/Other Positions Held in the college/university
        • Member, IQAC
  • Other Awards And Achievements (if any)
        • 1. BSc Chemistry (H) 2010: First Class Third, University of Kalyani, West Bengal
        • 2. MSc Chemistry 2012: First Class First, University of Kalyani, West Bengal
        • 3. Prof. B. S. Thyagarajan Memorial Endowment Silver Medal, for securing First Class First position in MSc Chemistry 2012, by the University of Kalyani, West Bengal in 2013
        • 4. NET 2012: All India Rank 11th
        • 5. GATE 2012: Qualified
        • 6. ITS grant from DST-SERB in 2016
        • 7. GARP funding for international travel from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2016