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Dr. Samarendra Maji

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Educational Details:

  • Ph.D, Polymer Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, 2010
  • M.Tech. Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, 2006
  • M.Sc. Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 2004
  • B.Sc. Chemistry (Honors), Physics, Mathematics, University of Calcutta, India, 2001

Academic Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, SRM University, Chennai, INDIA (July 2017 – date)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, UGent, Ghent, BELGIUM. (October 2015 – June 2017) (Advisor: Professor Richard Hoogenboom)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, UGent, Ghent, BELGIUM. (October 2012 – September 2015) (Advisor: Professor Richard Hoogenboom)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, UGent, Ghent, BELGIUM. (April 2012 – September 2012) (Advisor: Professor Richard Hoogenboom)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry and Center of Materials Science, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, GERMANY. (September 2010–February 2012) (Advisor: Professor Andreas Greiner and Professor Seema Agarwal)
  • SPA, Materials Science Centre, IIT, Kharagpur, West Bengal, INDIA. (November 2009 – June 2010

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended

  • I. Van Nieuwenhove, S. Maji, R. Hoogenboom, S. Van Vlierberghe and P. Dubruel, “Development of a biomimetic temperature-responsive polymer material consisting of N-vinylcaprolactam for lipofilling applications”, Warwick Polymer Conference 2016, Warwick, UK, July 11-14, 2016.
  • I. Van Nieuwenhove, S. Maji, S. Van Vlierberghe, R. Hoogenboom and P. Dubruel, “Development of smart thermoresponsive polymer materials for lipofilling applications”, 13th Chemistry conference for Young Scientists (ChemCYS 2016), Blankenberge, Belgium, March 16-18, 2016.
  • S. Maji, Z. Zhang, B. G De Geest and R. Hoogenboom, “Thermoresponsive polymer coated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)”, International Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology (Macro 2015)”, IACS, Kolkata, India, January 23-26, 2015.
  • S. Maji et al. “Thermoresponsive polymer coated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)”, Centre of Macromolecular Chemistry (CMaC)– Kick-off meeting, Monasterium PoortAckere, Gent, Belgium, April 17, 2015.
  • S. Maji, Z. Zhang, B. G. De Geest and R. Hoogenboom, “Role of NaCl and NaSCN on the temperature induced aggregation of PNIPAM coated AuNPs for the basis of colorimetric sensors, Precision Polymer Materials (P2M) Final Meeting”, Vital Parc, Lacanau Océan, France, May, 26-29, 2015.
  • R. P. Suay, M. R. Aguilar, S. Maji, R. Hoogenboom and J. S. Román, “Amphiphilic block copolymers based α-tocopheryl succinate and PEG for the treatment of cancer, XIII SPECIAL MEETING OF POLYMERS GEP (RSEQ, RSEF), (GEP 2014)”, Girona, Spain, September 7-10, 2014.
  • Z. Zhang, S. Maji, R. Hoogenboom and B. G De Geest, “Cellular uptake of polymer coated gold nanoparticles with tailored hydrophilic-to-hydrophobic ratio”, 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA, United States, August 10-14, 2014, COLL-280.
  • N. Vanparijs, B. Louage, S. Maji, Q. Zhang, L. Voorhaar, R. Hoogenboom and B. De Geest, “Protein-reactive RAFT agents for the design of polymer-protein conjugates”, 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, CA, United States, August 10-14, 2014, POLY-368.
  • S. Maji et al. “Thermoresponsive polymer coated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)”, Workshop, MTP Group, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, November 13-14, 2014.
  • S. Maji et al. “RAFT Polymerization of 4-vinylphenylboronic acid as basis for micellar sugar sensors”, Münster, Germany, October 10, 2013.
  • G. Vanluchene, S. Maji, B. De Geest, and R. Hoogenboom, “Thermoresponsive polymer coated gold nanoparticles”, Annual Meeting of the Belgian Polymer Group (BPG 2013) Houffalize, Belgium, May 16-17, 2013.
  • S. Maji, G. Vancoillie, Q. Zhang, L. Voorhaar and R. Hoogenboom, “RAFT polymerization of unprotected styrene boronic acid and its block copolymers with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) as route to sugar sensors”, MacroBeGe - Belgian-German (Macro) Molecular Meeting on Advanced Materials by Modular Strategies: From Synthesis to Industrial Applications, Houffalize, Belgium - December 3-4, 2012.
  • S. Maji, S. Agarwal and A. Greiner, “Design and synthesis of novel degradable polymers via radical ring opening polymerization and click chemistry”, 1st Bonn Humboldt Award Winners' Forum 'Frontiers in Macromolecular and Material Science' Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, October 12-16, 2011.
  • S. Maji, S. Agarwal and A. Greiner, “Design and synthesis of biocompatible and biodegradable hydrogel for biomedical applications via the ‘click’ chemistry”, Network Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany, November 23-25, 2010.

Achievements and Awards:

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (AvH): 2010
  • FWO-Pegasus Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellowship (Long): 2012
  • FWO Post-doctoral Fellowship (second mandate): 2015
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE): 2004
  • Senior research Fellowship (SRF), CSIR, Government of India (2008- Oct. 2009)
  • 1st prize in the national seminar competition (POLYMER QUEST) (Organized by RTC, IITKGP) : 2007

Memberships: 

  • Life member (membership no. LMB 1212) of MRSI
  • Life member (membership no. L14918) of ISCA
  • Life member of Society for the Polymer Science (SPS)
     
  • Synthesis of polymers via CRP’s (RAFT/MADIX)
  • Stimuli responsive polymers
  • Polymeric-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials
  • I. Van Nieuwenhove, S. Maji, M. Dash, S. Van Vlierberghe, R. Hoogenboom and P. Dubruel, RAFT/MADIX polymerization of N-vinylcaprolactam in water–ethanol solvent mixtures, Polym. Chem., 8, 2433-2437, 2017. (IF. 5.37)
  • S. Maji*, B Cesur, Z. Zhang, B. G. D. Geest and R. Hoogenboom*, Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) coated gold nanoparticles as colourimetric temperature and salt sensors, Polym. Chem., 7, 1705-1710, 2016. (IF. 5.37) [*Corresponding authors]
  • Z. Zhang, S. Maji, A. B. da F. Antunes, R. De Rycke, R. Hoogenboom and B. G. De Geest, Salt-driven deposition of thermoresponsive polymer-coated metal nanoparticles on solid substrates, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 7086-7090, 2016. (IF. 11.99)
  • M. Glassner, S. Maji, V. R. de la Rosa, N. Vanparijs, K. Ryskulova, B. G. De Geest and R. Hoogenboom, Solvent-free mechanochemical synthesis of a bicyclononyne tosylate: A fast route towards bioorthogonal clickable poly(2 oxazoline)s, Polym. Chem., 6, 8354-8359, 2015. (IF. 5.37)
  • Z. Zhang, K. V. Steendam, S. Maji, L. Balcaen, Y. Anoshkina, Q. Zhang, G. Vanluchene, R. D. Rycke, F. V. Haecke, D. Deforce, R. Hoogenboom and B. G. D .Geest, Tailoring cellular uptake of gold nanoparticles via the hydrophilic-to-hydrophobic ratio of their (co)polymer coating, Adv. Funct. Mater., 25, 3433-3439, 2015. (IF. 12.12)
  • J. P. A. Custers, S. F. G. M. van Nispen, A. Can, V. R. De la Rosa, S. Maji, U. S. Schubert, R. Hoogenboom and J. T. F. Keurentjes, Reversible calcium(II) ion binding by the apparent pKa shift of thermosensitive block copolymer micelles, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54, 14085-14089, 2015. (IF. 11.99)
  • O. Coulembiera, S. Moinsa, S. Maji, Z. Zhang, B. G. De. Geest, P. Dubois and R. Hoogenboom, Linear polyethyleneimine as (multi)functional initiator for organocatalytic L-lactide polymerization, J. Mater. Chem. B, 3, 612-619, 2015. (IF. 4.54)
  • N. Vanparijs, R. De Coen, D. Laplace, B. Louage,  S. Maji, L. Lybaert,  R. Hoogenboom and B. G. De Geest, Transiently soluble protein-polymer conjugates via a grafting-from RAFT approach: towards intracellular co-delivery of proteins and immune-modulators, Chem. Commun., 51, 13972-13975, 2015. (IF. 6.31)
  • N. Vanparijs*, S. Maji*, B. Louage, L. Voorhaar, D. Laplace, Q. Zhang, Y. Shi, W. E. Hennink, R. Hoogenboom and B. G. De Geest, Polymer-protein conjugation via a ‘grafting to’ approach – A comparative study of the performance of protein-reactive RAFT chain transfer agents, Polym. Chem., 6, 5602-5614, 2015. (IF. 5.37) [*equal first author]
  • S. Maji, G. Vancoillie, L. Voorhaar, Q. Zhang and R. Hoogenboom, RAFT Polymerization of 4-vinylphenylboronic acid as basis for micellar sugar sensors, Macromol. Rapid Comm., 35, 214-220, 2014. (IF. 4.26)
  • Z. Zhang*, S. Maji,* A. B. da F. Antunes, R. De Rycke, Q. Zhang, R. Hoogenboom and B. G. De Geest, Salt plays a pivotal role in the temperature-responsive aggregation and Layer-by-Layer assembly of polymer-decorated gold nanoparticles, Chem. Mater., 25, 4297-4303, 2013. (IF. 9.46) [*equal first author]
  • S. Maji, F. Mitschang, L. Chen, Q. Jin, Y. Wang and S. Agarwal, Functional poly(dimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate) by combination of radical ring-opening polymerization and click chemistry for biomedical applications, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 213, 1643-1654, 2012. (IF. 2.50)
  • S. Agarwal, Y. Zhang, S. Maji and A. Greiner, PDMAEMA based gene delivery materials, Mater. Today, 15, 388-393, 2012. (IF. 21.695) [review article]
  • S. Maji and S. Banerjee, Synthesis and characterization of new meta connecting semifluorinated poly(ether amide)s and their pervaporation properties for benzene/ cyclohexane mixtures, J. Memb. Sci., 360, 380-388, 2010. (IF. 6.03)
  • S. Maji and S. Banerjee, Preparation of new semifluorinated aromatic poly (ether amide) s and evaluation of pervaporation performance for benzene/cyclohexane 50/50 mixture, J. Memb. Sci., 349, 145-155, 2010. (IF. 6.03)

Papers Presented:

  • S. Maji, N. Vanparijs, B. Louage, L. Voorhaar, Q. Zhang, D. Laplace, Y. Shi, W. E. Hennink, B. G. De Geest and R. Hoogenboom “Activity study of the polymer-protein conjugates prepared via a RAFT/MADIX based ‘grafting to’ approach, 3rd International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites, (BiPoCo 2016)”, Szeged, Hungary, August 28 to September 1, 2016.
  • S. Maji, Z. Zhang, B. G De Geest and R. Hoogenboom, “Polymer coated metal/metal oxide nanoparticles and their advantages in specific application”, Warwick Polymer Conference 2016, UK, July 11-14, 2016.
  • S. Maji, G. Vancoillie and R. Hoogenboom, “Stimuli responsive polymers for the design of smart sensors”, Third Euro-India International Conference on Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering (ICNT 2013) Kottayam, Kerala, India, August 9-11, 2013.

Working Papers:

  • With Prof. R. Hoogenboom, “Synthesis and thermoresponsive behavior of oligoethylene glycol acrylate based copolymers”, manuscript to be communicated, 2017.
  • With Prof. R. Hoogenboom, “Development of flexible supramolecular materials driven by electrostatic interaction”, manuscript to be communicated, 2017.

Work in Progress:

  • With Prof. R. Hoogenboom, “Design of New Type of Polyampholytes with Thermoresponsive Behavior in Alcohol/Water Solvent Mixtures”, in preparation.
  • UCY15502: Organic Chemistry, 3rd -B.Sc. (5th Semester)
  • 15CY102: Principles of Environmental Science (EVS), 1st –B.Tech. (1st Semester)