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Sampa Saha Ph.D. (Michigan State Univ.)

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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.
2015-Present Assistant Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering,IIT Delhi
2014-2015 Research Fellow School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2013-2014 Senior Research Chemist Prochem Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Singapore
2011-2012 Research Scientist BASF South East Asia Pvt. Ltd., Singapore
2009-2011 Postdoctoral Research Associate Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
2004-2009 Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
2003-2004 Lecturer Amrita University, Coimbatur, TamilNadu.

Honors and Awards

  • TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD, January, 2018
  • College topper, B.Sc. (Chemistry), 1998
  • 3rd rank, All India Quiz competition on Polymer Science and Technology, 2002
  • Secured second rank in IIT Kharagpur during M.Tech., 2003
  • Awarded with €800,000 as research funding for 2 years from BASF, Germany, 2011
Professional Social Ethics & Responsibility (NEN100)
  • Professional Social Ethics & Responsibility (NEN100))
  • Polymer Chemistry Lab(PTP709))
  • Biodegradable Polymeric Materials(PTL714))
  • Alok Chaurasia, Yu Suzhu, Cheng Kuo Feng Henry, Vishal Tukaram Mogal, Sampa Saha. “Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites”, Chapter 3, Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology, 2014, Springer publisher.
  • Aiswarya.T.T, Sampa Saha*. “Biocompatible Anisotropic designer particles”,Chapter 7, Advances in Sustainable Polymers: Synthesis, Fabrication and Characterization.Springer publisher(accepted)
  • Saha, S.*; Sharma, A; Purkayastha, S; Pandey, P; Dhingra, S, Bio-Plastics: Is it the Way In Future Developments for End Users? Chapter 16, Plastics Conversion to Energy, Chemicals, Fuel and Sustainable Implications, 2019, Elsevier publisher.