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     Souvik Ata

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Rubber Technology Centre
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Nikhil K. Singha
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2010 :: In progress
AddressRubber Technology Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Sc.Calcutta UniversityOrganic Chemistry2009
B.Sc.Calcutta UniversityChemistry2007
10W.B.B.S.EScience, Arts,Literature2002

Research Areas
  • Synthesis of Polymer via controlled radical polymerization
  • Synthesis of inorganic/ organic polymer hybrid materials
  • Click Chemistry
  • Polymer modification
  • Synthesis of polymerizable organic compounds

  • Have a good hand in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Synthesis of polymers and poly/ nano hybrid material via controlled radical polymerization
  • Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC)
  • FT-IR Spectroscopy, NMR Spectroscopy
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Contact angle meter, pH meter, UV-VIS Spectroscopy, GC-MS Spectrometer, Zeta-sizer
  • Knowledge of Computer (Windows 7, Windows XP, MS Office, Origin, CS Chem Draw, Image J, Avogadro).

  • CSIR Lecturership
  • National Scholarship (Class XII) (2004)
  • National Scholarship (Class X) (2002)

  • Project Assistant at I.I.T, Kharagpur,India (Aug, 2009 to April, 2010) on Extraction and Analysis of Organic Compounds from solvent refined coals

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • DST Fellowship (2010-2013)
  • IIT Kharagpur Institute Fellowship (2013-ongoing)

Papers Published in Journals
  • Transition metal catalyzed ring opening polymerization of vinyl cyclopropane and its copolymer with methyl methacrylate by Souvik Ata, D.Mal, Nikhil K Singha RSC Advances 3(34), 14486-14494 (2013)
  • Synthesis and Characterization of All Acrylic Block Copolymer/Clay Nanocomposites Prepared via Surface Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (SI-ATRP) by Dhruba J. Haloi, Souvik Ata, Nikhil K. Singha Ind. Eng. Chem. Res 51(29),9760-9768 (2012)
  • Acrylic AB and ABA Block Copolymers Based on Poly(2-ethylhexyl acrylate)(PEHA) and Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) via ATRP Their Comparative Structure-property Relationship by Dhruba J. Haloi, Souvik Ata, Nikhil K. Singha ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 4(8), 4200-4207 (2012)
  • Synthesis of Poly(2-ethylhexyl acrylate)/Clay Nanocomposite via In Situ and Surface Initiated-Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization by Dhruba J. Haloi, Souvik Ata, Nikhil K. Singha Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine 5,1-6 (2013)

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