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 Dr. Abir Baran Majumder       (Ph. D.)                             

                                           e-mail: aabir.majumder@ gmail.com

 Academic profile:

 B. Sc with Chemistry (Hons.) from University of North Bengal.  Year: 1996-1999, Class: I, Rank 1

 M. Sc with Organic Chemistry specialization, University of North Bengal.  Year: 2000-2001, Class: I, Distinction

  Ph. D. Chemistry (2004-2010), IIT Delhi (CGPA, 9.5)

Work experience (chronologically back):

  • Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Chemistry, Kalipada Ghosh Tarai Mahavidyalaya, NBU (since May 2015).
  • Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge   Technologies (AP-IIIT, Basar campus), Andhra Pradesh (Telangana)-504107.
  • Project Scientist, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2009-2010


  • University medal for ranking 1 in Bachelors Degree.
  • CSIR-UGC NET (LS): 2001
  • GATE 2004, 99.12 percentile, All India Rank 29
  • CSIR Junior Research Fellowship: 2004 (ranked within top 20 % of the CSIR fellows in all over India)
  • CSIR Senior Research Fellowship: 2006-2009
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry  from IIT Delhi, 2010

Ph. D. Thesis title: Improving catalytic performance of hydrolases in organic solvents: Applications in synthesis and kinetic resolution of organic compounds.

Thesis supervisor: Prof. Munishwar Nath Gupta, Deptt. of Chemistry, IIT Delhi.

Areas of research interest:

  • Stereoselective biocatalysis
  • Biocatalyst formulation design engineering
  • Mechanistic study of promiscuous enzymatic reactions
  • Green chemistry

Membership of scientific association: Life member of Indian Science Congress Association (Chemical Sciences) L28367


Publications and Patent:  Total Citation number 161, Total Impact factor 25, h-Index 8, i-10 Index 7 (as per Google scholar)

1. Majumder, A. B.; Singh, B.; Dutta, D.; Sadhukhan, S.; Gupta M. N. (2006) Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 16, 4041-4044. ISSN: 0960-894X

2. Majumder, A. B., Shah S, Gupta M. N. (2007) Chemistry Central Journal., 1:10. ISSN: 1752-153X

3. Majumder, A. B.; Mondal, K.; Singh, T. P.; Gupta, M. N. (2008) Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, 26, 235-242. ISSN: 1029-2446

4. Majumder, A. B.; Singh, B.; Gupta, M. N. (2008)  Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 18, 124–128. ISSN: 0960-894X

5. Majumder, A. B.; Ramesh, N. G.; Gupta, M. N. (2009) Tetrahedron Letters, 50, 5190-5193. ISSN: 0040-4039

6. Majumder, A. B.; Gupta, M. N. (2009) Enzymatic kinetic resolution of racmic pregabalin. (published as a part of the international patent : WO/2009/087650).

Patent details: (WO2009087650) A novel process for the synthesis of pregabalin  from substituted cyclopropane intermediate and a process for enzymatic resolution of racemic pregabalin. Inventors: (Chemical process) Chaudhari, K .; Yeole, M.; Batchu, C .; Ratnam, R .; Aurora, S. Inventors (Enzymatic process) Gupta, M. N.; Majumder, A.B.

7. Majumder, A. B.; Gupta, M. N. (2010) Bioresource Technology, 101, 2877-2879. ISSN: 0960-8524

8. Majumder, A.B.; Gupta, M.N. (2011) Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, 29(6), 238-245. ISSN: 1029-2446

9. Gupta, M. N.; Kapoor, M.; Majumder, A. B.; Singh, V. (2011) Current Science, 100, 1152-1162. ISSN: 0011-3891

10. Kapoor, M.; Majumder, A. B.; Mukherjee, J.; Gupta, M. N. (2012) Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, 30(4), 399-408. ISSN: 1029-2446

11. Majumder, A. B.; Gupta, M. N. (2014) Synthetic Communications, 44, 818-826. ISSN: 0039-7911/ 1532-2432 (online)

12. Kapoor, M.; Majumder, A. B.; Gupta, M. N. (2014) Catalysis Letters, 144,   ISSN: 1011-372X (online)

As Corresponding author (Institute funded project, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Basar campus):

13. Reddy, A.; Majumder A. B. * (2014) Use of a combined technology of Ultrasonication, Three Phase Partitioning and Aqueous Enzymatic Oil Extraction for the extraction of oil from Spirogyra sp., Journal of Engineering,  ISSN: 2314-4904 (Published online)

Abstracts published:

14. Majumder, A. B.; Singh, B; Dutta, D; Sadhukhan, S; Gupta, M. N. Chem Inform vol. 37 issue 46 November 14, 2006. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2006.05.006. ISSN: 0939-2084.

15. Majumder, A. B.; Singh, Bhupender; Gupta, Munishwar N. Chem Inform vol. 39 issue 25 June 17, 2008. DOI: 10.1002/chin.200825180. ISSN 0939-2084.

Conferences (National)

16. Paper presented (lecture talk) in “Recent Development in Chemistry-2013”; abstract published in proceeding.

Venue: NIT Durgapur

Title: Use of Novozym 435 for an efficient aldol type condensation of

5-hydroxy-endo-tricyclo[,6]deca-4,8-dien-3-one and propionaldehyde under anhydrous conditions: effect of the size of the acceptor on this promiscuous biocatalysis.

17. Patent filed (2015-16): PD016755IN-SC (13731/RQ-DEL/2015): Gupta, M. N.;  Majumder, A. B.; Mukherjee, J. Method of surface modification of enzyme co-aggregates, reagents, surface modified enzyme co-aggregates and uses thereof.

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