Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Pradip Kar
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Ph.D. (Materials Science) IIT Kharagpur, M.Sc. (Organic Specialization)Jadavpur University, Kolkata, B.Sc (Chemistry Hons) University of Calcutta, Kolkata.
Contact Address
Permanent Address Kalikakhali, Math Chandipur Medinipore, WB
Local Address BIT Mesra Campus Ranchi-835215
Phone (Office) 06512276531
Phone Residence 09470159816
Email Id,
Joined Institute on : 1-Aug-2009

  Work Experience
Teaching : 12 Years

Research : 16 Years

  Professional Background

About One year (Dec 2010-Oct 2011) Postdoctoral experience in Universite de Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France under university PDF fellowship Scheme (on lien leave from BIT)

  Research Areas

Functional Conjugated Polymer and Nanomaterials for Chemical  Sensor and Bio-sensor

16. Mr. Swapnil Patra I.M.Sc. Chem (VI Sem) May 2022. Title: Synthesis of aqueous colliod of p-quinone functionalized silver nanorod  (sole PI).

15. Ms. Devleena Sahoo I.M.Sc. (Chemistry) May 2023. Title: Poly(ortho-phenylenediamine)/silver hybrid based enzyme-free ultrasensitive electrochemical glucose sensor in aqueous non-basic medium  (sole PI).

14. Mr. Nirgaman Bage (Ph.D. May 2021) Title: Electrochemical bio-sensing of biotin-avidin couple on functionalized silver nanoparticles modified gold electrode (Sole PI)

13. Ms. Vineeta Sharma I.M.Sc. (Chemistry) May 2022. Title: Lithium doped poly(m-aminophenol) as solid state electrolyte for lithium ion battery (sole PI).

12. Ms. Shruti Datta M.Sc. (Chemistry) May 2021. Title: Synthesis and characterization of copolymer of o-phenylenedimaine and m-aminophenol (sole PI).

11. Ms. Moon Chourasia I.M.Sc. (Chemistry) May 2020. Title: Synthesis of Poly(o-phenylenediamine)/Silver Nanocomposite for Sensing of Volatile Organic Compounds (sole PI).

10. Ms. Supriya Kumari I.M.Sc. (Chemistry) May 2019 Title: Thin Film of Poly(m-aminophenol) Micro-Particles for Chemi-Resistive Sensing of Arsenic Ion in Water (sole PI).

9. Ms. Sadhana Kundu I.M.Sc. (Chemistry) May 2019 Title: Synthesis of Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles for Colorimetric Sensing of Fluoride Ion in Water (sole PI).

8. Ms. Shipra Raj (Ph.D. Feb 2019) Title: Development of Nanostructured Metal Oxides and Their Applications in Energy Storage Devices (I was Co-PI)

7. Mr. Siddhartha Samanta (Ph.D. Nov 2018) Title: Synthesis and Doping of Functional Poly(o-phenylenediamine) for Gas Sensing Application (I was PI)

6. Ms. Abha Singh  M.Sc. (Chemistry) May 2017; Title: Functionalized Silver Nanowired Doped Poly(m-aminophenol) Nanocomposite Based Picric Acid Sensor

5. Mr. Sushil Kumar Verma (Ph.D. 2018) Title: Synthesis, Characterization & aliphatic alcohol sensing Properties of Poly (m-aminophenol) /functionalized Carbon Nanocomposites (I was Co-PI) 

4. Ms. Chitralee Sharma  M.Sc. (Chemistry) May 2016; Topic: Synthesis of Fe2O3/TiO2 Hybrid Nanostructures and Their Application in Photocatalytic Dye Degradation (I was Co-PI)

3. Ms. Madhusmita Bhuyan, M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry) May 2015; Title: Synthesis, characterization and methanol sensing application of poly(m-aminophenol)-copper nanocomposite. 

2. Mr. Ravi, B.E (Polymer)July, 2010; Topic: Synthesis and characterization of processable conducting polyphenylenediamine.

1. Ms. Abhilasha Mishra, B.E (Polymer)July, 2010; Topic:  Polymers as dispersing agents for nanofluids.

  Award and Honours

1. DST young scintist award 2012.

2. Vita published in Marquis Who's who since 2013. 

3. Vita published in Cambridge Bibliography since 2014. 





56. L. Priya, P. Kar*, Selective sensing of free ammonia in aqueous medium by uniformly distributed silver nanoparticles composite of poly(meta-aminophenol), Synthetic Metals 295 (2023) 117342. IF 4

55. S. Kundu, P. Kar*, Selective colorimetric sensing of fluoride ion in water by 4-quinonimine functionalized gold nanoparticles, Journal of Cluster Science (2023) DOI: 10.1007/s10876-023-02427-6. IF 3.4

54. S. Kundu, N. Bage, B.D. Ghosh, P. Kar*, Easy synthesis of 4-quninonimine functionalized gold nanopartciles in stable aqueous colloidal state, Particulate Science and Technology 41 (2023) 261-267. IF 2.3


53. M. Chourasia, D. Sahoo, L. Priya, S. Kundu, N. Bage, P. Kar*, Synthesis and characterizations of core-shell hybrids of poly(ortho-phenylenedimaine) functionalized with uniformaly distributed silver nanoparticles, ChemistrySelect 7 (2022) e202203400. IF 2.30

52. N. Bage, S. Kundu, A. Adhikari, P. Kar*, Highly sensitive electrochemical detection of biotin-avidin interaction on gold electrode modified with silver nanoparticles through bilayer assembly, Results in Chemistry 4 (2022) 100545. IF --

51. A. Adhikari, J. Nath, D. Rana, S. De, M. Chakraborty, P. Kar*, A.K. Chakraborty*, D. Chattopadhyay*, Electrochemical sensing of serotonin by silver decorated polypyrrole nanoribbon based electrode synthesized by sodium cholate as soft template, Materials Today Communications 31 (2022) 103361. IF 3.38

50. N. Bage and P. Kar*, Electrochemical sensing of Biotin-Avidin intercation on gold electrode modified by silver nanoparticles through covalent co-assembling, Sensors International 3 (2022)  100159. IF --


49. N. Bage and P. Kar*, Ultrasensitive electrochemical sensing of Biotin-Avidin intercation on gold electrode bio-conjugated with silver nanoparticles, IEEE Sensors Journal 21 (2021)  10400–10408. IF 3.3

48. S. Shalu, K. Dasgupta, S. Roy, P. Kar, T. Bal, B. D. Dasgupta, Thermal, mechanical, and dielectric properties of low loss PbZr0.3Ti0.7O3/polystyrene composites prepared by hot-press method, Polymer Composites 42 (2021) 1420–1428. IF 3.17

47. N. Bage, P. Kar*, Electrochemical sensing by a covalently bonded biotin-avidin couple on a silver nanoparticle modified gold electrode, Instrumentation Science and Technology 49 (2021) 106–124. IF 1.58


46. S. Kumari, A. Shruti, N. Bage, B.D. Ghosh, P. Kar*, Chemiresistive sensing of arsenic ion in water by thin film of poly(m-aminophenol) nano-fiber, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 8 (2020) 104536. IF 5.9

45. A. Adhikari, P. Tiwary, D. Rana, A. Halder, J. Nath, A. Basu, D. Ghoshal, P. Kar*, A.K. Chakraborty*, D. Chattopadhyay*, Na-cholate micelle mediated synthesis of polypyrrole nanoribbons for ethanol sensing, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 8 (2020) 104249. IF 5.9 

44. S. Samanta, P. Roy, P. Kar*, Sensing of higher alcohols and selective sensing of iso-amyl alcohol by poly(o-phenylenediamine) nanofiber, IEEE Sensors Journal 20 (2020) 8973-8980. IF 3.3 

43. S. Samanta, P. Roy, P. Kar*, Sensing of ethanol and other alcohol contaminated ethanol by conducting functional poly(o-phenylenediamine), Materials Science and Engineering B 256 (2020) 114541. IF 4.05

42. A. Adhikari, P. Kar, D. Rana, S. De, J. Nath, K. Dutta, D. Chattopadhyay, Synthesis of sodium cholate mediated rod-like polypyrrole-silver nanocomposite for selective sensing of acetone vapor, Nano-Structures and Nano-Objects 21 (2020) 100419. IF --

41. D. Ponnamma, H. Parangusan, K. Deshkukh, P. Kar, A. Muzaffar, S.K.K. Pasha, M.B. Ahamed, M.A.A. Al-Maadeed, Green synthesized materials for sensor, actuators, energy storage and energy generation: A review, Polymer-Plastic Technology and Materials 59 (2020) 1-62. IF 3.26


40. A. Singh, S. Samanta, N. Bage, B.D. Ghosh, P. Kar*, P. Roy, Synthesis of stable aqueous colloid of functionalized silver nanorod, Functional Materials Letters 12 (2019) 1950076-1950079. IF 2.17   

39. A. Singh, S. Samanta, P. Roy, P. Kar*, Poly(m-aminophenol)/silver nanorod composite based paper strip for chemo-resistive picric acid sensing, Sensor Letters 17 (2019) 219-227. IF 0.60   

38. S. Raj, S.K. Srivastava, P. Kar, P. Roy, In situ growth of Co3O4 nanoflakes on reduced graphene oxide-wrapped Ni-foam as high performance asymmetric supercapacitor, Electrochimica Acta 302 (2019) 327-337. IF 6.90

37. S. Raj, P. Kar, P. Roy, Ammonia-assisted growth of CoSn(OH)6 nanostuctures and their electrochemical performances for supercapacitor, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 19 (2019) 2755-2761. IF 1.354


36. S. Raj, P. Kar, P. Roy, Facile synthesis of flower-like morphology of Cu0.27Co2.73O4 for high performance supercapattery with extraordinary cycle stability, Chemical Communications 54 (2018) 12400-12403. IF 6.22 

35. S. Shalu, P. Kar, J. Krupka, B. D. Ghosh, Synthesis, characterization, dynamic mechanical and dielectric studies of Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3/ polystyrene composites, Polymer Composites 39 (2018) E1714-E1724. IF 3.17 

34. S. Raj, Y. Dong, P. Kar, L. Mai, S. Jin, P. Roy, Hybrid NiCo2O4-NiCo2S4 nanoflakes as high performance anode materiels for Li-ion batteries, Chemistry Select 3 (2018) 2315-2320. IF 2.10

33. M. Bhuyan, S. Samanta, P. Kar*, Selective sensing of methanol by poly(m-aminophenol)/copper nanocomposite, Electronic Materials Letter, 14 (2018) 161-172. IF 3.01

32. S. Raj, S. Kumar, S.K. Srivastava, P. Kar, P. Roy, Deposition of tin oxide thin films by successive ionic layer adsorption reaction method and its characterization, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 18 (2018) 2569-2575. IF 1.354


31. S.K. Verma, A. Choudhury, P. Kar*, Selective sensing of ethanol poly(m-aminophenol)/amine groups functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube composite, Sensor Letters 15 (2017) 448-456. IF 0.60

30. S.K. Verma, A. Choudhury, P. Kar*, Synthesis, characteristics and aliphatic alcohol sensing behavior of poly(m-aminophenol)/sulfonic acid functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube composite, Chemistry Select 2 (2017) 3917-3924. IF 2.10 

29. S. Samanta, P. Roy, P. Kar*, Synthesis of poly(o-phenylenediamine) nanofiber with novel structure and properties, Polymers for Advance Technologies 28 (2017) 797-804. IF 3.66

28. S. Samanta, P. Roy, P. Kar*, Influence of structure of poly(o-phenylenediamine) on the doping ability and conducting property, Ionics 23 (2017) 937-947 . IF 2.81


27. S. Raj, S. Srivastava, P. Kar, P. Roy, Three-dimensional NiCo2O4/NiCo2S4 hybrid nanostructures on Ni-foam as high-performance supercapacitor electrode, RSC Advances 6 (2016) 95760-95767. IF 3.36

26. S.K. Verma, M. Kumar, P. Kar, A. Choudhury, Core-shell functionalized MWCNT/poly(m-aminophenol) nanocomposite with large dielectric permittivity and low dielectric loss, Polymers for Advance Technologies 27 (2016) 1596-1603. IF 3.66 

25. S. Samanta, P. Roy, P. Kar*, Structure and properties of conducting poly(o-phenylenediamine) synthesized in different inorganic acid medium, Macromolecular Research 24 (2016) 342-349. IF 2.22 


24. S. Samanta, P. Roy, P. Kar*, Influence of pH of the reaction medium on the structure and property of conducting poly(o-phenylenediamine), Materials Today: Proceedings 2 (2015) 1301–1308. IF -- 

23. S.K. Verma, P. Kar, D.J. Yang, A. Choudhury, Poly(m-aminophenol)/functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube based alcohol sensor, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 219 (2015) 199-208. IF 7.46   

22. S.K. Verma, A. Choudhury, P. Kar*, Interaction of multi-walled carbon nanotube with poly(m-aminophenol) in their processable conducting nanocomposite, Physica Status Solidi A 212 (2015) 2044-2052. IF 1.98 

21. A.K. Behera, B. Adhikari, P. Kar*, Synthesis of processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol) having structure like keto derivative of polyaniline derivative, Polymer Science Series B 57 (2015) 159-166. IF 1.04


20. P. Kar*, Chemical synthesis of processable conducting polyaniline derivative with free amine functional groups, Advances in Materials Research 3 (2014) 117-128. IF 0.81 


19. P. Kar, A. Choudhury, Carboxylic acid functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube doped polyaniline for chloroform sensors, Sensors and Actuators: B Chemical 183 (2013) 25-33. IF 7.46

18. P. Kar*, A. Mishra, The role of polyvinyl alcohol in one-step chemical synthesis of water based copper nanofluid, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters  5 (2013) 935-940. IF 1.128

17. P. Kar, F. Tatard, G. Lamblin, P. Banet, P.H. Aubert, C. Plesse, C. Chevrot, Silver nanoparticles to improve electron transfer at interfaces of gold electrodes modified by biotin or avidin, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 692 (2013) 17–25. IF 4.46

16. P. Kar, A. Choudhury, Electrical and dielectric properties of Polyaniline doped with carboxyl-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube, Advances in Polymer Technology 32 (2013) E760-E770. IF 2.38 


15. A. Choudhury, P. Kar*, Doping effect of carboxylic acid group functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube on polyaniline, Composites: Part B 42 (2011) 1641–1647. IF 9.07

14. P.P. Sengupta, P. Kar, B. Adhikari, Influence of dielectric constant of the polymerization medium on the processability and ammonia gas sensing properties of polyaniline, Bulletin of Materials Science 34 (2011) 261-270. IF 1.78

13. P. Kar*, A.K. Behera, N.C. Pradhan, B. Adhikari, Doping of the processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol) with inorganic acids, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B Physics 50 (2011) 1822-1833. IF 1.50

12. P. Kar*, N.C. Pradhan, B. Adhikari, Ammonia sensing by hydrochloric acid doped poly(m-aminophenol)–silver nanocomposite, Journal of Materials Science 46 (2011) 2905-2913. IF 4.22

11. P. Kar*, N.C. Pradhan, B. Adhikari, Doping of processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol) with silver nanoparticles, Polymers for Advanced Technologies 22 (2011) 1060-1066. IF 3.66


10. P. Kar*, N.C. Pradhan, B. Adhikari, Induced doping by sodium ion in poly(m-aminophenol) through the functional groups, Synthetic Metals 160 (2010) 1524-1529. IF 3.26

9. P. Kar*, A.K. Behera, B. Adhikari, N.C. Pradhan, Optimization for the chemical synthesis of conducting poly (m-aminophenol) in HCl using ammonium persulfate, High Performance Polymers 22 (2010) 428-441. IF 2.16

8. P. Kar*, N.C. Pradhan, B. Adhikari, Effect on the structure, processability and conductivity of the poly(m-aminophenol) of the initial acidity/basicity of the polymerization medium, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B Physics 49 (2010) 669-679. IF 1.50

7. P. Kar, N.C. Pradhan, B. Adhikari, Isomeric effects on structures and properties of polyaminophenols synthesized in basic medium, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A Pure and Applied Chemistry 47 (2010) 282-290. IF 2.16


6. P. Kar, N.C. Pradhan, B. Adhikari, Application of sulfuric acid doped poly (m-aminophenol) as aliphatic alcohol vapor sensor material, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 140 (2009) 525-531. IF 7.46

5. A. Choudhury, P. Kar, M. Mukherjee, B. Adhikari, Acetone sensing by polyaniline/silver nanoocmposite, Sensor Letter 7 (2009) 592-598. IF 0.60

4. P.P. Sengupta, P. Kar, B. Adhikari, Influence of dopant in the synthesis, characterizations and ammonia sensing behavior of processable polyaniline, Thin solid films 517 (2009) 3770-3775. IF 2.18


3. P. Kar, N.C. Pradhan, B. Adhikari, Characterization of sulfuric acid doped conducting poly (m-aminophenol), Journal of Polymer Materials 25 (2008) 387-396. IF 0.510

2. P. Kar, N.C. Pradhan, B. Adhikari, A novel route for the synthesis of processable conducting poly (m-aminophenol), Materials Chemistry and Physics 111 (2008) 59-64. IF 4.09

1. P.P. Sengupta, P. Kar, B. Adhikari, Effect of LiCl as an additive in the polymerization reaction of aniline and its influence on the structural and electrical property of polyaniline, Reactive and Functional Polymers 68 (2008) 1103-1112. IF 3.97

Technical Report:

1. P. Kar*, “Polyaminophenol as an important conducting polyaniline derivative” published in SciTopic, Elsevier 2010

  Member of Professional Bodies

 1. Life member of MRSI, India

2. One year member for ANS, USA (2012)

3. Life member of ISCB, India

  Current Sponsored Projects





1. Preparation of   Novel Poly(m-aminophenol)/functionalised carbon nanotube nanocomposites   selective sensing for aliphatic alcohol; Ref. No. SR/S3/CE/040/2011 (Sponsorded by DST, Govt. of India) 3 years, approx. 25 lakhs, PI: Dr. Arup Choudhury; Co-PI: Dr. Pradip KAR: Working Student: Mr. Sushil Kumar Verma (Completed on March 2016)

2. Induced doping of chemically synthesized processable conducting poly-phenylenediamine; Ref. No. SB/FT/CS-082/2012 (Sponsored by SERB-DST young scientist scheme) 3 years, approx 22 lakhs, PI: Dr. Pradip KAR; Working student: Mr. Sidhartha Samanta (Completed on March 2017)

3. Influence of functionalized nanomaterial on electrochemical bio-sensing of biotin-avidin couple; Ref. No. SR/NM/NS-1140/2015 (Sponsored by DST, Nanomission Govt. of India) June 2016 to June 2019, 3 years, 40.78 lakhs, Sole PI: Dr. Pradip KAR: Working Student: Mr. Nirgaman Bage  


  Text and Reference Books

 1. B. Adhikari and P. Kar, ‘Chapter 1: Polymers in Chemical Sensors’ in Volume 3 of book series‘Chemical Sensors’ edited by G. Korotcenkov (Published form Momentum Press, LLC, New Jersey, USA on September 2010), Print ISBN-13: 978-1-60650-230-3, Print ISBN-10: 1-60650-230-1

2. P. Kar, “Polyaminophenol: A substituted polyaniline with better processability and conductivity” (monogram) (Published form LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Dudweiler Landstr. 99, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany on December 2010), Print ISBN-13: 978-3-84335-137-9, Print ISBN-10: 3-84335-137-6

3. P. Kar, “Doping in Conjugated Polymers” (Published form Wiley-Scrivener on August 2013), Print ISBN-13: 978-1-11857-380-8, Print ISBN-10: 1-11857-380-3

4. P. KarArup Choudhury, S.K. Verma, ‘Chapter 12: Conjugated Polymer Nanocomposites Based Chemical Sensors’ in ‘Fundamentals of Conjugated Polymer Blends, Copolymers and Composites’ edited by P. Saini (Published form Wiley-Scrivener on March 2015), Print ISBN-13: 978-1-11854-949-0, Print ISBN-10: 1-11854-949-X

5. P. KarS. Samanta, ‘Chapter 52: Interactions in Conjugated Polymers Based Nanocomposites’ in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol 26-30’ edited by H. S. Nalwa (Published form American Scientific Publishers December 2017) Print ISBN-10: 1-58883-212-0 

6. P. Kar, ‘Chapter 3: Conjugated polymers nanocomposites’ in Advances in Nanostructured Composites: volume 1: Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Composites’ edited by Aliofkhazraei (Published form CRC Press February 2019). Print ISBN-13: 978-1-48223-663-7 

7. P. Kar, ‘Chapter 10: Nanomaterials Based Sensor for Air Pollution Control’ in Environmental Nanotechnology of Book series Environmental Chemistry for Sustainable World, Vol 4’ edited by N. Dassgupta, S. Rajan and E. Lichtfouse (Published form Elsevier June 2019). Print ISBN-13: 978-0-12-815884-5. 

8. P. Kar, ‘Chapter 3: Anti Corrosion and Anti Wear’ in Nanomaterials Based Coatings: Fundamentals and Applications’ edited by P.N. Tri, S. Rtimi and C.A. Plamondon (Published form Springer 2020) pp. 349-403. Print ISBN-13: 978-3-030-26667-7


1. National Scholarship in B.Sc., MHRD, GOI, 2001

2. UGC Feloowship (2005-2007 JRF and 2007-1009 SRF) after qualifing CSIR-UGC NET 2004

3. University postdoctoral fellowship in University de Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France from French govt 2010

  Member, Editorial Board

  • Editorial Board Member in World Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, Bioinfo Publication