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Avik Samanta
Assistant Professor
avik.samanta[at]nt.iitr.ac.in
+91-133228-6451
https://www.avik-samanta.com/
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Professional Background

Research
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Honours and Awards
Honors
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Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Students
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Events
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Administrative Positions
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Research Interests
DNA Nanotechnology, Soft Nanomaterials, Polymer Science, Soft Materials with Life-like Properties, Synthetic Cellular Systems
BioSketch
Educational Details
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
2011
M.Sc., Physical Organic Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanoscience
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
2009
B.Sc., Chemistry (major), Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science
University of Muenster & Centre of Nanotechnology, Germany
2015
PhD, Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanoscience, Soft Nanomaterials
Professional Background
Research Scientist (DFG-funded)
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Aug 2023
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
01 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2020
University of Freiburg, Germany
Postdoctoral Researcher
01 May 2015 - 31 May 2017
Northwestern University, USA
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Artificial Cytoskeleton via Enzymatic Self-assembly in a Crowded Polymeric Network and in DNA Condensates 22 Oct 2023 Nanotechnology 5 lakh Royal Society of Chemistry




Publications
DNA-based Signaling Networks for Transient Colloidal Co-Assemblies
2023
C. Sharma, A. Samanta, R. Schmidt, A. Walther | ACS
Journal: J. Am. Chem. Soc. Pages: 17819 , Volumes: 145 ,
Switchable Hydrophobic Pockets in DNA Protocells Enhance Chemical Conversion
2023
W. Liu, C. Lupfer, A. Samanta, A. Sarkar, A. Walther | ACS
Journal: J. Am. Chem. Soc Pages: 7090 , Volumes: 145 ,
Mechanistic Insights into the Phase Separation Behavior and Pathway-Directed Information Exchange in all-DNA Droplets
2022
W. Liu, A. Samanta, J. Deng, C. O. Akintayo, A. Walther | Wiley
Journal: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Pages: e202208951 , Volumes: 61 ,
Signal-Processing and Adaptive Prototissue Formation in Metabolic DNA Protocells
2022
A. Samanta,* M. Hörner, W. Liu, W. Weber, A. Walther | Springer Nature
Journal: Nat. Commun. Pages: 3968 , Volumes: 13 ,
Insertion of 3D DNA Origami Nanopores into Block Copolymer Vesicles
2022
S. Groeer, M. Garni, A. Samanta, A. Walther | Wiley
Journal: ChemSystemsChem Pages: e202200009 , Volumes: 4 ,
A Modular Fluorescent Probe for Viscosity and Polarity Sensing in DNA Hybrid Mesostructures
2021
S. Ludwanowski, A. Samanta (eq. contribution), S. Loescher, C. B. –Kowollik, A. Walther | Wiley
Journal: Adv. Sci. Pages: 2003740 , Volumes: 8 ,
Functional and Morphological Adaptation in DNA Protocells via Signal-Processing Prompted by Artificial Metalloenzymes
2020
A. Samanta, V. Sabatino, T. R. Ward, A. Walther | Springer Nature
Journal: Nat. Nanotechnol. Pages: 914 , Volumes: 15 ,
Choosing sides: Unusual Ultrafast Charge Transfer Pathways in An Asymmetric Electron-Accepting Cyclophane That Binds an Electron Donor
2019
J. Zhou, Y. Wu, I. Roy, A. Samanta, J. F. Stoddart, R. Young, M. R. Wasielewski | RSC
Journal: Chem. Sci. Pages: 4282 , Volumes: 10 ,
Pathway-Controlled Formation of Mesostructured all-DNA Colloids and Superstructures
2018
R. Mérindol, S. Loescher, A. Samanta, A. Walther | Springer Nature
Journal: Nat. Nanotechnol. Pages: 730 , Volumes: 13 ,
Noninvasive Substitution of K+ Sites in CD-MOF by Li+ Ions
2017
H. Patel, T. Islamoglu, Z. Liu, S. K. M. Nalluri, A. Samanta, O. Anamimoghadam, C. Malliakas, O. Farha, J. F. Stoddart | ACS
Journal: J. Am. Chem. Soc. Pages: 11020 , Volumes: 139 ,
Supramolecular Double-Helix Formation by Diastereoisomeric Conformations of Configurationally Enantiomeric Macrocycles
2016
A. Samanta, Z. Liu, S. K. M. Nalluri, Y. Zhang, G. C. Schatz, J. F. Stoddart | ACS
Journal: J. Am. Chem. Soc. Pages: 14469 , Volumes: 138 ,
Cation-Dependent Gold Recovery with a-Cyclodextrin Facilitated by Second-Sphere Coordination
2016
Z. Liu, A. Samanta, J. Lei, J. Sun, Y. Wang, J. F. Stoddart | ACS
Journal: J. Am. Chem. Soc. Pages: 11643 , Volumes: 138 ,
Chiral Redox-Active Isosceles Triangles
2016
S. K. M. Nalluri, Z. Liu, Y. Wu, K. R. Hermann, A. Samanta, D. J. Kim, M. D. Krzyaniak, M. R. Wasielewski, J. F. Stoddart | ACS
Journal: J. Am. Chem. Soc. Pages: 5968 , Volumes: 138 ,
Supramolecular Gelation of Rigid Triangular Macrocycles Through Rings of Multiple C–H--O Interactions Acting Cooperatively
2016
Z. Liu, J. Sun, Y. Zhou, Y. Zhang, Y. Wu, S. K. M. Nalluri, A. Samanta, C. A. Mirkin, G. C. Schatz, J. F. Stoddart. | ACS
Journal: J. Org. Chem. Pages: 2581 , Volumes: 81 ,
Light-triggered Capture and Release of DNA and Proteins via Supramolecular Complexation and Electrostatic Interaction
2015
J. Moratz, A. Samanta, J. Voskuhl, S. K. M. Nalluri, B. J. Ravoo | Wiley
Journal: Chem. Eur. J. Pages: 3271 , Volumes: 21 ,
Fabrication of Hydrophilic Polymer Nanocontainers by Use of Supramolecular Templates
2015
A. Samanta, M. Tesch, U. Keller, J. Klingauf, A. Studer, B. J. Ravoo | ACS
Journal: J. Am. Chem. Soc. Pages: 1967 , Volumes: 137 ,
Magnetic Separation of Proteins by a Self-assembled Supramolecular Ternary Complex
2014
A. Samanta, B. J. Ravoo | Wiley
Journal: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Pages: 12964 , Volumes: 53 ,
Metal Ion, Light and Redox Responsive Interaction of Vesicles by a Supramolecular Switch
2014
A. Samanta, B. J. Ravoo | Wiley
Journal: Chem. Eur. J. Pages: 4966 , Volumes: 20 ,
Self-Assembly of Soft Hybrid Materials Directed by Light and Magnetic Field
2014
J. H. Schenkel, A. Samanta, B. J. Ravoo | Wiley
Journal: Adv. Mater. Pages: 1076 , Volumes: 26 ,
Photoresponsive Vesicle Permeability Based on Intramolecular Host-Guest Inclusion
2014
U. Kauscher, A. Samanta (Eq. Contribution), B. J. Ravoo | RSC
Journal: Org. Biomol. Chem. Pages: 600 , Volumes: 12 ,
Photoresponsive Capture and Release of Lectins in Multilamellar Complexes
2012
A. Samanta, M. C. A. Stuart, B. J. Ravoo | ACS
Journal: J. Am. Chem. Soc. Pages: 19909 , Volumes: 134 ,
Cu2+–Induced Micellar Charge Selective Fluorescence Response of Acridine Orange: Effect of Micellar Charge, pH, and Mechanism
2011
A. K. Ghosh, A. Samanta, P. Bandyopadhyay | ACS
Journal: J. Phys. Chem. B Pages: 11823 , Volumes: 115 ,
Anionic Micelle-Induced Fluorescent Sensor Activity Enhancement of Acridine Orange: Mechanism and pH Effect
2011
A. K. Ghosh, A. Samanta, P. Bandyopadhyay | Elsevier
Journal: Chem. Phys. Lett. Pages: 162 , Volumes: 507 ,
Honors And Awards
Honors
Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
2019
Outstanding Reviewer for Molecular System Design & Engineering
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
2018
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
Northwestern University
2015
KACST and Joint Center of Excellence in Integrated Nano-systems (JCIN) Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department of Chemistry, University of Muenster, Germany
2014
Evonik Prize for the Best Publication
University of Muenster, Germany
2011
NRW International Graduate School of Chemistry PhD Scholarship
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
2011
Junior Research Fellowship (AIR 76)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
2010
MCM Scholarship
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
2010
Graduate Aptitude Test (AIR 52)
MemberShips
Royal Society of Chemistry
01 Jun 2023 - Present
Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
AvH Stiftung
04 Dec 2018 - Present
Member of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
ACS
11 May 2016 - Present
Member of American Chemical Society
Miscellaneous
Events
Invited talk at Soft Nano Science (SON), Muenster, Germany
09 Dec 2022 - 10 Dec 2022
CRC1459
Invited Talk at 122nd International Titisee Conference (Life 2.0)
27 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
Boehringer Ingelheim Fond
EUSMI Soft Matter Composite Annual Meeting
05 May 2021 - 07 May 2021
SoftComp Network of Excellence
Invited Talk at Research Day at JGU Mainz
17 Feb 2021 - 18 Feb 2021
GDCh Jungchemikerforum
Invited talk at the 17th International Cyclodextrin Symposium
14 May 2014 - 22 May 2014
Graduate School of Chemistry, Muenster