Professor Uday Maitra After his BSc from Presidency
College,Calcutta and MSc from IIT Kanpur,Uday Maitra
got his PhD from Columbia University in 1986 working
with Prof. Ronald Breslow. Following a postdoctoral stay at
the University of California at Berkeley with Prof. Paul
Bartlett,he returned to India,and after a year at IIT Kanpur
moved to IISc Bangalore in 1989.
His research interests are in the Chemistry of Bile acids;Hydrogels,
Metallohydrogels and Organogels;Organic-inorganic hybrid materials;Enzyme
sensing,etc. He is among the first in India to initiate detailed studies on small
molecule derived gels which are an important class of soft materials. Very
recently his group has developed a general strategy for low cost,paper based
photo-luminescent enzyme sensors.