Anindya Datta


    Department of Chemistry

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    Powai, Mumbai 400076

    Ph:   022-2576 7149

    Fax:  022-2576 3480

    Email: anindya[at]

    Group Webpage

Academic Background

Ph.D. (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science)

M.Sc. (University of Calcutta)

B.Sc. (Presidency College, University of Calcutta)

Professional Experience

Post-doctoral Research Associate ( Iowa State University),1998-2000

Visiting Scientist / Scientific Officer (Biomedical Application Section, CAT, Indore), 2000-2002


Research Interests

Our group is involved in the study of ultrafast dynamics and its applications in chemistry and biology. Specific areas in which we work and are interested in working are:
     Excited state dynamics of novel fluorophores
     Time resolved spectroscopic investigation of microheterogeneous media
     Ultrafast molecular devices
     Luminescenct nanostructures
     Fluorescence sensing of biophysically relevant analytes
For further details, please see the Group webpage


Representative Publications



  • Prototropism of [2,2'-bipyridyl]-3,3'-Diol in Albumin-SDS Aggregates. D. De, K. Santra and A. Datta, J. Phys. Chem. B 116 (2012) DOI:

  • Microheterogeneity in Native and Cation-exchanged Nafion Membranes. E. S. S. Iyer and A. Datta, J. Phys. Chem. B 116 (2012) DOI

  • (2,2'-Bipyridyl)-3-3'-diol in Nafion: Stabilization of Unusual Ground and Excited States. E. S. S. Iyer and A. Datta, J. Phys. Chem. B. 116 (2012) 5302.

  • 2-(2'-pyridyl)benzimidazole as a fluorescent probe of hydration of Nafion membranes. E. S. S. Iyer, D. Samanta, A. Dey, A. Kundu and A, Datta, J. Phys. Chem. B. 116 (2012) 1586.

  • Enhanced trapping efficiency in acid-treated silica sanostructures. S. Banerjee, S. Maity and A. Datta. J. Phys. Chem. C 115 (2011) 22804.

  • Lamellar micelles as templates for the preparation of silica nanodisks. S. Banerjee, H. Ghosh and A. Datta. J. Phys. Chem. C 115 (2011) 19023.

  • Ultrafast dynamics of epicocconone, a second generation fluorescent protein stain. S. Chatterjee, T. N. Burai, P. Karuso and A. Datta, J. Phys. Chem. A 115 (2011) 10154.

  • The importance of local interactions in the cation mobility in nafion membrane. E. S. S. Iyer and A. Datta. J. Phys. Chem. B 115 (2011) 8707.

  • Interaction of surface trap states and defect pair of photoluminescent silica nanostructures with H2O2 and solvents. S. Banerjee, S. Honkote and A. Datta, J. Phys. Chem. C 115 (2011) 1576.

  • S. Banerjee and A. Datta, Silica Nanotubes and Nanodisks prepared nu the reverse micelle sol-gel method, Langmuir 26 (2010) 1172.