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Dr. Mahua Dhara Ganguly

Qualification: M.Sc. (Jadavpur University), Ph.D. (NCL, Pune)
Designation: Assistant Professor.
Department: Chemistry
Email ID: mahua@live.in

 

Specialization:

  • Physical Chemistry

Teaching and Research Experience:

  • Ten years of teaching experience in Chemistry.
    Served as DST Project Scientist in Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and as Research Scientist in Polymer Science and Technology Lab, GE Global Research. Bangalore, India.
     

Research Area:

  • Polymer Science and Technology, Living/Controlled polymerization

 

Publications:

           Book

  • Control Polymerization of Alkyl Methacrylates, Mahua G. Dhara, S. Sivaram,
    VDM Publishers, Germany, 2008.

    Journal
  • Effect of LiClO4 and LiCl additives on the kinetics of anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate in toluene-tetrahydrofuran mixed solvent
    Mahua G. Dhara, D. Baskaran, S. Sivaram Macromolecular. Chemistry and Physics 2003, 204, 1567-1575
  • Synthesis of Amphiphilic Poly(methyl methacrylate-b-ethylene oxide) Copolymers from Monohydroxy Telechelic Poly(methyl methacrylate) as Macroinitiator
    Mahua G. Dhara, D. Baskaran, S. Sivaram Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry, 2008, 46, 2132-2144
  • Synthesis of hydroxy-functional star-branched PMMA using functional initiators
    Mahua G. Dhara, D. Baskaran, S. Sivaram Polymer Bulletin 2009, 63(2), 185-196
  • Synthesis of hydroxy-functional PMMA macromonomers by anionic polymerization
    Mahua G. Dhara, S. Sivaram Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2009, 46, 1-6
  • Synthesis of flourinated poly(arylether)s and poly(etherimide)s: A review
    Mahua G. Dhara, S. Banerjee Progress in Polymer Science 2010, 35, 1022-1077
    Advances in polymer therapeutics.
    Mahua Dhara (Ganguly) Academia GMGC 2015, vol 2, 18-23
     

 

Patent Disclosure

'Siloxane-Alkenyl Aromatic Copolymer Compositions and Processes'
RTS Muthulakshmi, I. Selvaraj, N. Satish, R Singh, S. Vilasagar, Mahua G. Dhara IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202194D, Publication Date: 08-Dec-2010

 

Proceedings of Conferences / Seminars

  • Anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate in presence of various lithium-salts in toluene-THF mixture solvent at low temperatures
    Mahua Ganguly, V. Raghunadh, D. Baskaran, S. Sivaram
    International Symposium "Polymer 99" at New Delhi, Jan. 1999
  • Effect of LiClO4 on the kinetics of anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate in toluene-THF mixed solvent
    Mahua Ganguly, D. Baskaran, S. Sivaram
    National Symposium "Macro 2000" at Kanpur, Dec. 2000
  • Hydoxyl-functional Poly(methyl methacrylates) Using Functional Initiators
    Mahua Ganguly, D. Baskaran, S. Sivaram
    "NCL-Eindhoven Science Day", at Pune, Feb. 2001
  • Terminal Hydroxy-functional Poly(methyl methacrylate)s by Living Anionic Polymerization: Synthesis and Application
    Mahua G. Dhara, D. Baskaran, S. Sivaram
    "IUPAC International Proceedings on Ionic Polymerization" at Boston, MA, 2003
  • New Aromatic Poly(ether amide)s Containing Phenolphthalein Anilide in the Main Chain
    S. Maji, S. K. Sen, Mahua G. Dhara, S. Banerjee
    "The 7th International Conference on Materials Processing for Properties and Performance", Nanyang Executive Centre, Singapore, 2009)