Prof. Pralay Maiti, PhD         


  School of Materials Science and Technology

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)   

  Varanasi 221 005

  Email: pralay_maiti@yahoo.com, pmaiti.mst@iitbhu.ac.in

  +(91)-542-236 8707 (Off.);  09935141321 (Mob)







Dr. Pralay Maiti is Professor and Coordinator of the School of Materials Science and Technology. Dr. Maiti has received Master in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1991,  and a Ph.D. in Polymer in 1996  from Indian  Association for the Cultivation of Science (Jadavpur University). He was COE Researcher and Lecturer at Venture Business Laboratory, Hiroshima University, Japan (1997-1999) and was post-doctoral fellow at Toyota Technological Institute, Japan (1999-2001). He was Visiting Scientist at Cornell University, USA from 2002 to 2004. He was Quick Hire Fellow at Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai before joining the School of Materials Science and Technology in December 2004.

Research Areas:

*  Nanocomposites of Polymers

*  Biomaterials

*  Self-assembly

*  Biodegradable Polymers
*  Polymer for  Renewable Resources
*  Radiation Resistant Polymer
*  Fuel cell membrane
*  Polymer electronics

 Selected Publications: 

  1. Polyurethane grafted chitosan as new biomaterials for controlled drug delivery, Arun K Mahanta, V. Mittal, N. Singh, D. Dash, S. Malik, M. Kumar and Pralay Maiti, Macromolecules 48, 2654-2666 (2015)

  2. Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoro propylene) nanohybrid membrane using swift heavy ions irradiation for fuel cell application, Karun K. Jana, Amit K. Thakur, Vinod K. Shahi, D. K. Avasthi, Dipak Rana, and Pralay Maiti, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 3, 10413–10424 (2015) 

  3. Graphene induced self-assembly in polyurethanes for biomedical applications, Dinesh K. Patel, Dipak Rana, Vinod  K. Aswal, Swati Srivastava, Partha Roy, Pralay Maiti, Polymer 65, 183-192  (2015)

  4.  Functionalized Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Nanohybrid for Superior Fuel Cell Membrane, Karun K Jana, C. Charan, V K. Shahi, K. Mitra, B. Ray,  D. Rana, and Pralay Maiti, Journal of Membrane Science 481, 124–136 (2015)

  5. Bone cement based nanohybrid as super biomaterial for bone healing, Govinda Kapusetti, N. Misra, V. Singh, S. Srivastava, P. Roy, K. Dana and Pralay Maiti, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2(25), 3984-3997 (2014)

  6. Self-assembled Aliphatic Chain Extended Polyurethane Nanobiohybrids: Emerging Hemocompatible Biomaterials for Sustained Drug Delivery, Abhinay Mishra, S K. Singh, D Dash, V K. Aswal, B Maiti­, M. Misra and Pralay Maiti, Acta Biomaterialia 10, 2133–2146 (2014)

  7. Nanoparticle and Process Induced Super Toughened Piezoelectric Hybrid Materials: The Effect of Stretching on Filled System, Vimal Tiwari, A. Prasad, V. Singh, K. Jana, M. Misra, C. Durga Prasad, Pralay Maiti, Macromolecules 46, 5595−5603 (2013)

  8. CNT Induced β-phase in Polylactide : Unique Crystallization, Biodegradation and Biocompatibility", Narendra K. Singh, S K. Singh, D. Dash, P. Gonugunta, M Misra, Pralay Maiti, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, 10163-10174 (2013)

  9. Layered double hydroxide induced advancement in joint prosthesis using bone cement: The effect of metal substitution, Govinda Kapusetti, R. R Mishra, S Srivastava, N Misra, V Singh, P Roy, S K. Singh, C Chakraborty, S. Malik, and Pralay Maiti, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 1, 2275-2288 (2013)

  10. Nanostructure Controlled Anti-Cancer drug delivery using Poly(-caprolactone) based Nanohybrids, Narendra K. Singh, S K. Singh, D Dash, B P Das Purkayastha, J K. Roy, and Pralay Maiti, Journal of Materials Chemistry 22, 17853-17863 (2012)

      Total citation: 4667


        1)     A Novel Viscoelastic Polyurethane and a Process for the Preparation Thereof

      G. Saraswathy, G. Gautham, B.N. Das, R. Mohan, P. Aruna, P. Maiti and G. Radhakrishnan

      Indian Patent Application No. 2413Del2008 filed on October 23, 2008.

Honors & Awards:

*  'APA Young Scientist Award'-by Asian Polymer Socity

*  ‘Prof. M. Santappa Silver Jubilee award’ by the Society for Polymer Science, India


 Ongoing / Completed Projects


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Thermoreversible gelation of soft materials




The effect of ion beam on PVDF/layered silicate nanocomposites




Synthesis and structural characterization of novel segmental polyurethane/layered silicate nanocomposites




Sustainable Green Nanocomposites from Renewable Resources





Development of optically active polymers for data storage applications




Improvement of physical properties of polymer through nanocomposites route: Special application to paint technology

Asian Paints Ltd.



Porous polymeric membrane using swift heavy ions




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