About Director

Dr. Prasenjit Maity

(Director I/C) – Institute of Research and Development

Dr. Prasenjit Maity (MSc, Ph.D.), an Associate Professor of Nanotechnology is currently holding the position of In-charge Director of Institute of Research and Development, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University.
Dr. Maity did his graduation and masters in chemistry discipline from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal followed by his Ph.D. in Nanotechnology from IIT-Bombay in 2008. Afterwards he spent more than five years abroad as postdoctoral fellow first at the University of Padova (with Prof. Michele Maggini), Italy and then at the University of Tokyo (with Prof. Tatsuya Tsukuda), Japan. In January 2014, he joined GFSU as an assistant professor in the faculty of Nanotechnology and in April 2018, he was promoted to the position of associate professor of Nanotechnology at the same institute. He is an experienced researcher with a strong research focus on developing new nano-analytical techniques and novel nanomaterial-based devices for forensic investigative research. As principle investigator, Dr. Maity is conducting research projects sponsored by DST and CSIR in the area of Nanotechnology-based innovations in forensic investigations. He is also coordinator of other three sponsored research projects/laboratories at the university level. He has published 23 research papers in international journals with high impact factor and presented his work in more than 20 national and international conferences in the form of invited talk, oral presentation and poster presentation. He also received CSIR research fellowship (JRF & SRF) and qualified in GATE with all India rank of 05 in the discipline of chemical sciences. He received the best research award from World gold council in the year 2012 in Tokyo for his work on ‘Developing a new class of gold nanocluster.’Dr. Maity is a member of Japanese Chemical Society and recipient of Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Tokyo.