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Prasanta Kumar Hota

Prasanta Kumar Hota

Prasanta Kumar Hota

Department of Chemistry
School of Sciences, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar



Prasanta Kumar Hota has obtained his MPhil from Sambalpur University and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in the field of Organic Chemistry. After obtaining his PhD, he went to Case Western Reserve University, USA and McMaster University, Canada, for his postdoctoral research, where he studied the characterization of protein-protein and protein-lipid interaction using various chemical, biophysical, biochemical and computational tools. At present, he has joined the Department of Chemistry, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University as an assistant professor and continuing his research work at the interface of chemistry and biology.


Research Interest

Conjugated linear polyenes in retinoids and carotenoids series play important role in many photo-biological processes.
In addition to that linear polyenes that exhibit charge transfer phenomena are act as an optical material for various optoelectronic application. In this context, we are carrying out research on synthetic and naturally occurring donor-acceptor conjugated molecules to understand the structure and function of linear polyenes. Few areas that involved - Organic synthesis, Photophysical and Photochemical studies of molecules in different homogeneous, heterogeneous system, Probing the structure and function of bio-molecules (protein, lipid, organized assemblies), Protein-small molecule interaction, Development of sensors and material for biomolecular imaging and optoelectronic device application.