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The Assam Kaziranga University

Dr. Jayanta Kumar Sarmah

Designation: Professor, Dean, School of Basic Sciences

Email: jayanta@kazirangauniversity.in

Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Gauhati University. 
    Topic : " Studies on the development and characterization of a novel anticancer drug delivery system ".
  • M.Sc (Physical Chemistry).
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Experience:

  • Academics and Research: 15 Years
  • Ongoing Research Project: 1

Research Interest: Polymer nanocomposites, hydrogel and hydrogel composites, catalytic and drug delivery applications.

Worked in:

Highlights of Teaching and Research Works:

Courses taught at the PG Level:

  • Equillibrium Thermodynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics, Non-equilibrium thermodynamics, Macromolecules, Chemical Dynamics and Electrochemistry, Catalysis, Surface Phenomena, Chemistry of Materials, Quantum Chemistry, Chemical Biology.

Courses taught at the UG Level:

  • Solid State, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical equilibrium, Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis, Electrochemistry, Phase Rule, Catalysis, Adsorption, Macromolecules, Colloids, Chemical Bonding.

PhD/MSc/Mtech/BTech thesis/project guided::

  • PhD thesis guided: 02 (ongoing)
  • MSc. thesis guided: 02 (ongoing): 21
  • Btech/MTech project guided : 02
  • Projects completed: 02 (Completed) 01 (SSP, ASTEC, Guwahati
Administrative Experience:
  • Dean, School of Basic Sciences, KU, since January’2016 till date.
  • Chairman, Board of Studies, School of Basic Sciences, KU, January’2016 till date.
  • Director of Student Affairs, KU, 2013 till date.
  • Member, VC’s Executive Committee, KU, February’2016 till date.
  • Member of Disciplinary Committee, KU, May’2012 till date.
  • Faculty Coordinator of Admissions, KU, May’2012 till date.
  • Member of Career Development and Placement Cell (CDPC), KU, Aug’2015 till date.
  • Member of Purchase Committee, KU, 2013 till date.
  • Warden, Boys Hostel, May’2012 till date.
  • Member, Anti-Ragging Committee, KU, July’2013 till date.
  • Associate Dean, School of Basic Sciences, KU, Aug’2014 to Dec’2015.
  • Head of Department of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences, KU, 2015-2016.
  • Member of Academic Council, KU, 2012-2013.
  • Coordinator, I and II Convocation of KU, 2014-2015.
  • Member of Research Council, KU, 2012-2014.
  • Chairman, KU Annual Fest, 2013 till date.
  • Chairman of all clubs of KU, 2013 till date.
Outreach:
  • As a KU Representative, visited ABAC, Bangkok and UTCC, Bangkok for student and faculty exchange programs and Student Immersion programs, June’2015.
  • Visited and sought permission from UGC-DAE CSR, Kolkata Centre for collaborative research proposals, students summer projects, January’2016
  • Established collaboration with the Department of Surface Physics and Material Science, SINP for students summer projects,, January’2016
  • Visited Department of Material Science, IACS, Kolkata for possible collaboration for students summer projects, faculty collaboration for joint research proposal.

Career Highlights & Awards:

  • Awarded with ‘Outstanding Contribution in Bringing Excellence to the University’ on the 5th foundation day celebration of Kaziranga University, dtd 17th Aug’2016.
  • Selected as an Expert of the selection committee meeting for empanelment of candidates as Project Fellow in NEIST, Jorhat.
  • Book Chapter entitled 'Nanotechnology in Medicine', awarded best article in life sciences: ISBN: 978-93-5067-394-2.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop on 'Bioinformatics and Techniques of Molecular Biology', organized by Zoological Society of Assam, Dept. of Zoology, Cotton College, Guwahati.
  • Serving as reviewers of peer reviewed international journals.
Short-term course organized:
  • Ten (10) days short term course on MATLAB in association with Multisoft Systems, New Delhi during 27Oct-7Nov’2015 at Kaziranga University.
  • Three (3) days Residential Salters’Chemistry Camp in association with Royal Chemistry India Foundation (part of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK), CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat during 11-13 July’2016.
Seminar/Workshop/Symposium organized:
  • NESIDS 2019. (Co-Chairman), KU and CSIR-NISTADS, Delhi
  • National thematic workshop on Advances in Nanostructured Materials: Applications and Perspectives(ANMAP) 2016, Kaziranga University. (Convener)
  • East Zone Vice Chancellor’s Meet, Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Kaziranga University, 19-20 Jan’2017. (Nodal Officer)
  • Jigyassa Program of KV and CSIR_NEIST, 21-30th March’2019 (Co-ordinator)
  • Jigyassa program of KV-CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, 11-12nd October’2018. (Co-ordinator)
  • 21st National Conference of Indian Colleges Forum on ‘Challenges of Development of Higher Education through Public and Private Initiatives’23-25 April’2015, Kaziranga University and SEED, Indian Colleges Forum and Assam Teachers Association. (Coordinator)
  • One day workshop on Astronomy and Astrophysics, Future trends, KU and IUCA (Chairman)
  • Workshop on Indian Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Capacity Building Program, Internet Society (ISOC) Kolkata Chapter and DeitY, Government of India and Kaziranga University, Feb’ 2016. (Co-Convener)
  • One day workshop on Fundamentals of computational chemistry, 27.03.2018 (Chairman)
  • One day workshop on Fundamentals of Mathematics, 23.02.2018. (Chairman)
  • Workshop on Hands on Techniques of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics for PG Students in association with the Institutional Biotech Hubs, Cotton College and Kaziranga University, April’ 2016. (Co-ordinator)
  • Workshop on Data Quality, Predictive Analytics and Business Decision Making, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Kaziranga University, 13-14 March 2015 (Member)
  • NESIDS’2018, KU and CSIR-NISTADS, Delhi. (National advisory member)
  • Organized a workshop on Hands on Techniques of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics for PG Students in association with the Institutional Biotech Hubs, Cotton College, April’ 2016.
  • Organized an invited talk by Padma Shri (Professor) Jai Pal Mittal, Scientist, DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Distinguished Professor, National Academy of Sciences, 18th March’2016.
  • Organized an invited talk by Dr A Saha, Scientist F, UGC-DAE, CSR, Kolkata Centre at KU, 2015.
  • Organized an invited talk on "Recent advances in Computational Drug design" by R Raghu, VP, Schrodinger, Inc USA, 9th Nov’2015
  • Coordinated an event ‘Dewang Mehta Felicitation of toppers to recognize academic excellence in engineering’ on 21st August 2015.
  • Coordinated a Leadership Programme for Principals of CBSE affiliated school under Guwahati Region 15-19th Sept’2014.
  • Organized an invited talk by Dr D Chakravarty, Emeritus Professor, IIT Bombay at KU in 2015.
  • Coordinated an event ‘KU Talent Search’ for school childrens (10-12th Std), 2013
Member of Professional Bodies:
  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS).
CSR Activity:
  • Co-Chairman of the Mega Cultural Event the ‘Winter Festival’ of KU 2015- 2016.
  • Coordinated the Great Save Rhino Walkathon of KU as per of its CSR activity during the year 2012 and 2013.
  • Organized Blood Donation Camp in association with the LIONS CLUB Jorhat during 2013 and 2015.
Book/Book Chapter:
  • Nanotechnology in Medicine; ISBN: 978-93- 5067-394- 2. Frontiers in Life Sciences (Reference Book), 2013. Awarded Best Article in Life Sciences.
  • Stability study of alginate based w/o emulsion system with aqueous extract of okra (bhindi) as stabilizer: A sustainable approach for emulsion preparation, Gigabytes press and publication, Nagaon, Assam, ISBN 978-93-85310-48-5, 2018.

Publications:

Patent:
  • ‘Areca Nut Wine’, 2018, Application No. 201731027636.
Journal Publications:
  • ‘Highly stable silver nanoparticles containing guar gum modified dual network hydrogel for catalytic and biomedical applications’, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2020, IF: 7.182
  • ‘In-situ synthesis of microbial fouling resistant, nanofibrillar cellulose-hyperbranched epoxy composite for advanced coating applications’, Progress in organic coatings, 124, 224-231, 2018, IF: 4.469
  • Controlled release of tamoxifen citrate encapsulated in cross-linked guar gum nanoparticles.; International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 49, 390– 396, 2011, IF: 5.162
  • Preparation of cross-linked guar gum nanospheres containing tamoxifen citrate by single step emulsion in situ polymer cross-linking method, Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 65: 3-4, 329-334, 2009, IF: 1.560
  • In-vitro cytotoxicity analysis of tamoxifen citrate loaded crosslinked guar gum nanoparticles on Jurkat (human T-cell leukemia) cell line JDDT, 2(2), 2012, UGC CARE
  • Biodegradable Guar Gum Nanoparticles as Carrier for Tamoxifen Citrate in Treatment of Breast Cancer, JBNB, 5(4), 2014
  • Recent Inventions in Biodiesel Production and Processing – A Review, Recent Patent on Engineering 2, 47-58, 2008, IF: 0.28
  • Parametric study on transesterification process for biodiesel production from Pongamia pinnata and Jatropha curcus oil, International Energy Journal, 9(1), 2008, SCOPUS.
  • Effect of administration of tamoxifen citrate on xanthene oxidase activity of liver during 3- methylcholanthrene induced carcinogenesis in female albino mice, Biology and Medicine,4:3, 111-116, 2012, SJR 0.14.
  • Decreased aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase activity in liver tissue during Tamoxifen citrate treatment in 3-methylcholanthrene induced carcinogenesis, International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 2:1, 231-237, 2012, UGC Care Journal No. 46322.
  • Sustained release lopinavir loaded nanoparticles: preparation and characterization, RJCC: ISSN 0972 - 7922, 8, 107-111, 2013.
  • Nanoparticulate systems for improved drug delivery: Preparative methods and Characterizations, Invited Article in DELVE, Research journalof Nowgong College, 2014.
  • HPLC determination of ampicillin in pharmaceutical formulations, RJCC, 7, 49, 2009, ISSN 0972 – 7922.
  • Nanoparticulate systems for improved drug delivery: Preparative methods and Characterizations, Invited Article in DELVE, 2014.
Conference Papers/proceedings:
  • Facile synthesis of a pH-responsive and injectable hydrogel with improved mechanical properties. ESTEC’2020, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat (BEST POSTER).
  • Development of polyvinyl alcohol based hybrid hydrogel for biomedical applications, National conference on progress in material science research (PMSR), February 4th To 6th, 2020, Dibrugarh University.
  • Alginate-gelatin based hybrid hydrogel beads as a biocompatible and efficient adsorbent for dye removal from aqueous solutions, National conference on green, sustainable and evolving sciences (GSES- 2019), 28-29th June’2019, Cotton University.
  • Development of okra based hydrogels for sustainable applications, National conference on green, sustainable and evolving sciences (GSES- 2019), 28-29th June’2019, Cotton University
  • Adsorption study of methylene blue (MB) onto rice huskash (RHA) synthesized from rice husk of jorhat district, Assam, National conference on green, sustainable and evolving sciences (GSES- 2019), 28-29th June’2019, Cotton University
  • Stability study of alginate based w/o emulsion system with aqueous extract of okra (bhindi) as stabilizer: A sustainable approach for emulsion preparation, Paper presented in ASTEC DST Govt of Assam sponsored National Conference on ‘Bioresources for sustaining life and livelihoods in North East India, 4-5th October’2018, Nowgong College, Assam.
  • Nano Curcurmin: Its synthesis, characterisation and applications, poster presented in Organix, An International Conference in Chemistry held on 20-21st Dec’2018 at Tezpur University.
  • Preparation and characterization of calcium alginate naoparticles using emulsifier blends of span80 and tween80. Cygnus Advertising(India) Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata 700016, ISBN: 978-93-80813-51-6. NIT Nagaland, 2018.
  • Nanofibrillar cellulose composite as a sustainable antifouling coating material, Cygnus Advertising(India) Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata 700016, ISBN: 978-93-80813-51-6. NIT Nagaland, 2018.
  • Determination of surface charge of oxide dispersions in aqueous solution by a simple pH-metric method, Cygnus Advertising(India) Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata 700016, ISBN: 978-93-80813-51-6. NIT Nagaland, 2018.
  • Adsorption capacity enhancement of natural fiber based carbon materials for phenolic dye adsorption, Cygnus Advertising(India) Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata 700016, ISBN: 978-93-80813-51-6. NIT Nagaland, 2018.
  • Hevea Brasillensis (Rubber Plant): A promising feedstock for sustainable production of biodiesel in Assam, NIT Meghalaya, 2017.
  • Cost effective preparation of paclitaxel loaded crosslinked sodium alginate nanoparticles. sLisamoni, ANMAP, ISBN 978-93-82931-81-2, 2016.
  • PEGylated guar gum based nanocarrier as a controlled delivery system, paper presented in 61st Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, 2016
  • Effect of Blend of Span 80 and Tween 80 on size of paclitaxel loaded nanoparticles, Poster presented in MRSI North East Symposium on Advanced Materials for Sustainable Applications, 2016
  • PEGylated guar gum based nanocarrier as a controlled delivery system, paper presented in 61st Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, 2016.
  • Direct observation of 2D crystallization at Air/Water Interface by Brewster Angle Microscope; Materials Today Virtual Conference: Frontiers of Microscopy, UK 2013.
  • In-vitro effects of chemically cross-linked guar gum nanoparticles on proliferation of human T-cell leukemia cell line, Jurkat cells, 57th Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, GU, 2012.
  • Development of biodegradable polymer based tamoxifen citrate loaded nanoparticles and effect of some process parameters on them: a physicochemical evaluation, Recent Aspects Chemistry Education and Research, GU, 2012.
  • “Effect of glutaraldehyde cross-linking on in-vitro release characteristics of biodegradable guar gum nanoparticles, International Conference on Perspective and Challenges in Chemical and Biological Sciences: Innovation crossroads, IASST, 2012.
  • In-vitro effects of chemically cross-linked guar gum nanoparticles on proliferation of human T-cell leukemia cell line, Jurkat cells, 57th Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, nn Gauhati University, 16-18th March, 2012
  • Development of biodegradable polymer based tamoxifen citrate loaded nanoparticles and effect of some process parameters on them: a physicochemical evaluation, Recent Aspects Chemistry Education and Research, Dept. of Chemical Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati, 2011
  • Guar gum: A natural polysaccharide for preparation of nanoparticulate anticancer drug delivery system and for controlled release of the drug, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Phytochemical & Phytopharmaceutical Research and Future Prospects, Dept. of Chemistry, Gauhati University, Guwahati, March 26-27, 2010.
  • Guar gum: A natural polysaccharide for preparation of nanoparticulate anticancer drug delivery system and for controlled release of the drug, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Phytochemical & Phytopharmaceutical Research and Future Prospects, GU, 2010
  • Modification of Pressurized Kerosene Stove into Steam Injected Stove, ICAER, IIT, Bombay, 2007.
  • Preparation and characterisation of guar gum based nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery, Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 22(suppl), 468, 2007, ISSN 09701915
Seminars and Workshops Attended:
  • International conference on drug design, organized by Schrodinger LLC. USA at JNU, New Delhi, 2017.
  • 21st National Conference of Indian College forum(ICF) organized jointly by SEED, ICF, ACPC and Kaziranga University, 23-25 April’ 2015.
  • International Seminar on Bioresources and Human Sustenance, Zoological Society of Assam, 2011.
  • Attended as a resource person in Bioinformatics and Techniques of Molecular Biology, Zoological Society of Assam, 2009.
  • Seminar-Cum-Workshop on GCMS system, Forensic Science Laboratory, Govt. of Assam, Guwahati, 2009.
  • Bioinformatics for Research Scholars and Teachers Involved in Undergraduate Teaching in Life Science and Biotechnology, Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility Centre, Cotton College, Guwahati, 2009.
  • National Workshop cum Seminar on Bio Diesel for the North Eastern Region ( Dr. A.P.J. Kalam, the Hon. President of India, inaugurated the seminar.), NEDFI, Guwahati, Assam, 2006.
  • National Seminar on Energy Technologies-Strategies for Optimal Utilization of Natural Resources, 22nd National Convention of Mechanical Engineers on Resources, The Institution of Engineers (India), 2006.