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Name : Dr. Prakash Jyoti Saikia
Designation : Sr. Scientist
Qualification : M.Sc. Ph.D.(Chemistry)
Contact Details : Analytical Chemistry Division CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat Jorhat-785 006, Assam
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Research Interest
  • Polymer synthesis and reaction kinetics
  • Polymer microspheres, polymer nanoparticles and crosslinked polymer
  • Dispersion, (mini)emulsion, precipitation, suspension polymerization
  • Controlled/living radical polymerization
  • Polymer characterizations and polymer physics
  • Stereochemical and thermal degradation kinetics of polymers
  • Molecules to Materials to Devices (M2D), as Principal Investigator, March 2012 - March 2017 (Network project of CSIR)
  • DNA Fingerprinting of Lignocellulose degrading microbes isolated from protected forest areas of Assam and Mizoram, as Co-Investigator, March 2014 - March 2017 (DBT sponsored)
  • CSIR Advanced Analytical Facility for North East, as Member, March 2012 - March 2017 (Network project of CSIR)
  • S&T Interventions to Combat Malnutrition in Women and Children, as Member, March 2012 - March 2017 (Network project of CSIR)
List of Publications (Most Recent Ten)
Total No. of Publications: 18
  • “Controlled radical polymerization of n-hexadecyl methacrylate mediated by tris(2,2′- bipyridine)iron(III) complexes. Prakash J. Saikia* and Shashi D. Baruah. Polymer Bulletin, 70, 3291–3303, 2013.
  • “Iron(III)-mediated ATRP systems of n-docosyl acrylate with AIBN and BPO.” Prakash J. Saikia,* Ajit K. Hazarika, Shashi D. Baruah. Polymer Bulletin, 70, 1483--1498, 2013
  • “High Performance HTLNR/Epoxy Blend – Phase Morphology and Thermo-mechanical Properties.” Viju S. Mathew, Jyotishkumar.P, Soney. C. George, Preetha Gopalakrishnan, Laurent Delbreilh, Jean Marc Saiter, Prakash J. Saikia, Sabu Thomas. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 804-811, 2012
  • “Block Copolymers Based on 2-Vinyl-4,4-dimethyl-5-oxazolone by RAFT polymerization: Experimental and Computational Studies.”Sagrario Pascual, Thomas Blin, Prakash J. Saikia, Michel Thomas Pascal Gosselin, Laurent Fontaine. J. Polym. Sci. Part A Polym Chem, 48(22), 5053-5062, 2010
  • Mechanism of the Formation and Growth of the Cross-Linked Poly(divinylbenzene) Spheres Using Poly(styrene-block-4-vinylpyridine). Jung Min Lee, Prakash J. Saikia, Kangseok Lee, Soonja Choe. Macromolecules, 41, 2037-2044, 2008
  • Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) as an efficient and recyclable reaction medium for the synthesis of dibenz[b,f]-1,4-oxazepine. Yogesh R. Jorapur, Guruswamy Rajagopal and Prakash J. Saikia, Ravindra R. Pal. Tetrahedron Letters, 49, 1495-1497, 2008
  • Reaction Parameters in the RAFT Mediated Dispersion Polymerization of Styrene. Prakash J. Saikia, Jung Min Lee, Kangseok Lee and Soonja Choe. J. Polym. Sci. Part A Polym Chem, 46 872-885, 2008
  • Electrolytic Effect on the Particle Characteristics Prepared by Soap-Free Emulsion Polymerization Seungtak Han, Kangseok Lee, Sang Eun Shim, Prakash J. Saikia, Soonja Choe, Inwoo Cheong. Macromolecular Research 15(5), 403-411, 2007
  • Structural and Thermal Behavior of Comb-Like Polymer Having n-Octadecyl Side Chains Prakash J. Saikia and Shashi D. Baruah. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 104 (2), 1226-1231, 2007
  • The Influence of a Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) agent in the Dispersion Polymerization of Styrene. Prakash J. Saikia, Jung Min Lee, Byung H. Lee and Soonja Choe. J. Polym. Sci. Part A Polym Chem, 45 (3), 348-360, 2007
Awards and Fellowships
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Inha University, South Korea, (2005 – 2007)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Universite du Maine, France, (2004 – 2005)
  • IUPAC Best Poster award. 4th IUPAC sponsored International Symposium on Radical Polymerization: Kinetics and Mechanism, SML ’06, Il, Italy, 2006
  • Senior Research Fellowship, CSIR, 2003, Govt. of India, New Delhi.