Dr. Sampa Saha


Department of Materials Science and Engineering | IIT DELHI

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Dr. Sampa Saha
A polymer scientist, teacher and consultant, Sampa Saha is the Assistant Professor of Department of Material Science and Engineering at IIT, Delhi.
An alumnus of Calcutta University (B.Tech) and IIT Kharagpur (Rubber Technology Centre, M.Tech), she received Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Michigan State University, USA under the guidance of Professor Gregory L. Baker. After a brief stay at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as Postdoctoral Research Associate under Professor Joerg Lahann, she moved to Singapore to join as a Research Scientist, BASF South East Asia Pvt. Ltd. After gaining industrial research experience from BASF & Prochem, Singapore she joined as Research Fellow at School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Since 2015, she started working as Assistant Professor at IIT Delhi.
Her research area spans from biodegradable polymeric particles (multi-layered and multi-compartmental) to polymer brushes. She emphasizes on multi-disciplinary approach to solve problems and hence believes in strong collaborative efforts.
  • Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, Michigan State University (MSU), USA, 2004-2009.
  • M.Tech., Rubber Technology, I.I.T., Kharagpur, India, 2001-2003.
  • B.Tech., Polymer Science and Technology, Calcutta University, India, 1998-2001.
  • Awarded with €800,000 as research funding for 2 years from BASF, Germany, 2011
  • Secured second rank in IIT Kharagpur during M.Tech., 2003
  • 3rd rank, All India Quiz competition on Polymer Science and Technology, 2002
  • College topper, B.Sc. (Chemistry), 1998

  • Biodegradable Polymeric Materials(PTL714)
  • Polymer Chemistry Lab(PTP709)
  • Professional Social Ethics & Responsibility (NEN100)