Dr. Pradip Paik, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been invited as a Visiting Scientist by the Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (http://nano.biu.ac.il/) and department of Chemistry (http://ch.biu.ac.il/), Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
Bar-Ilan’s Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) is a dynamic and growing scientific community and housed in the Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Nanotechnology Triplex, BINA boasts 40 cutting-edge laboratories as well as state-of-the art “Scientific Service”. Prof. Yitzak Mastai, head of the Department of Chemistry, has invited Dr. Paik for collaboration research work focused on the Development of functional (self-assembled, chiral, porous, etc) nanoparticles and nanocapsules based system useful for bio-sensing and medical biotechnology (drug delivery, cancer therapy etc). Dr. Paik is already in Israel and will be spending two months with Prof. Mastai’s research group.
Dr. Paik has been awarded B.Sc. (Chemistry Hons.) from Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur followed by B.Tech. in Chemical Technology (University of Calcutta), M. Tech. and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science (Research on Nanoscale polymer particles) from Indian Institute of Technology , Kanpur (IITK). Later Dr. Paik moved to Israel (at the same place where he is visiting now) and National University of Singapore (NUS) (Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Division of Bioengineering) and worked for almost three years as a post doctoral fellow in the field of functional nanomaterials for chiral sensing and memory, enantio-selective separation of drugs, drug and gene delivery for cancer therapy etc.. Dr. Paik is a recipient of Young Scientist Award by the Indian Science Congress Association and accoladed by various other awards for his research activities in nanotechnology.
Dr. Pradip Paik’s present research group at UoH consists of 12 research scholars (including Ph.D., M. Tech and Project fellows) and his research group is presently designing nanomaterials for the Biomedical (nanomedicine, drug and gene delivery, gene therapy, cancer therapy, nano-immunology, etc.) applications and all are with nanotechnology approach.