TUNGABIDYA  MAHARANA

Department Department of Chemistry
Designation ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Educational Qualification Ph.D. IIT ROORKEE
E-Mail tmaharana.chy@nitrr.ac.in; mtungabidya@gmail.com
Contact Number 8602242713
Areas of Interest
  • Carbon dioxide sequestration
  • Polymer synthesis
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Development of novel biocompatible and bioassimilable metal complexes for Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters,
  • Polymers as intelligent and smart material.
  • Catalysis
Publications
  1. Maharana T, Mohanty B, and Negi YS; Melt-Solid Polycondensation of Lactic Acid and Its Biodegradability; Progress in Polymer Science 34(2009) 99-124. (Impact factor-23.753)-Received 325US$ from Elsevier.
  2. Sutar AK, Maharana T, Dutta S, Chen CT and Lin CC; Ring-opening Polymerization by Lithium catalysts: An Overview, Chemical Society Review 39 (2010) 1724–1746. (Impact factor-20.086).
  3. Maharana T, Mohanty B, Negi YS; entitled \"Preparation of poly(lactic acid) nanoparticles and optimization of the particle size\" International Journal of Green Nanotechnology 2010; 2(2) 100 – 109.
  4. Rani M, Agarwal A, Maharana T and Negi YS; A comparative study for interpenetrating polymeric network (IPN) of chitosan-amino acid beads for controlled drug release; African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2010;4(2) 035 – 054. (Impact factor-0.667).
  5. Maharana T, Negi YS, Mohanty B; Review Article: Recycling of Polystyrene. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering (2007), 46(7), 729-736.            (Impact factor-0.521)
  6. Maharana T, Singh BC; Synthesis and characterization of biodegradable polyethylene by graft copolymerization of starch using glucose-Ce(IV) redox system. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2006), 100(4), 3229-3239. (Impact factor-1.2)
  7. Maharana T, Singh BC; Graft copolymerization of starch onto polyvinylchloride(PVC) using glucose-Ce(IV) redox system and study of its biodegradability. Journal of Teaching and Research in Chemistry (2004), 11(1), 70-81.

 CONFERENCES / SYMPOSIA (Presented)

International Conferences:

  1. Maharana T, Mohanty B, Ray AK and Negi YS; Physico-thermal and temperature dependent computational thermal kinetic studies of poly(lactic acid); ICAPP 2007 – The 2nd International Conference on Advances in Petrochemicals and Polymers June 25th – 28th, 2007, Bangkok, Thailand.
  2. Maharana T, Mohanty B, and Negi YS; Synthesis of poly(lactic acid) by melt polycondensation and their characterizations; “Asian Polymer Association International Conference POLY-08” January 28th – 31st, 2008, IIT Delhi, India.
  3. Maharana T, Mohanty B, and Negi YS; Application of response surface methodology to optimize production of polylactic acid by melt polycondensation; “Polymer Science & Technology: Vision & Scenario (APA-2009) at New Delhi, India on December 17-20, 2009.
  4. Maharana T, Mohanty B, and Negi YS; Preparation of polylactic acid nanoparticles by nanoprecipitation method; “Polymer Science & Technology: Vision & Scenario (APA-2009) at New Delhi, India on December 17-20, 2009.
  5. Maharana T, Mohanty B, and Negi YS; A novel method for the synthesis of high molecular weight polylactic acid by melt-solid polycondensation under vacuum;  International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials; APM-2010, Trends & Technology at CIPET Bhubaneswar on February 20-22, 2010.
  6. Y Das, B C Kalapahad, T K Bastia, P Rath, T Maharana and A K Sutar; Polymer supported Fe(III), Cu(II) and Zn(II) catalysts for oxidation of phenol; International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials; APM-2010, Trends & Technology at CIPET Bhubaneswar on February 20-22, 2010.
  7. Maharana T, Mohanty B, and Negi YS; Application of taguchi method for the Preparation of poly(lactic acid) nanoparticles; 2nd International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science, 2011; 29-31 May 2011, Centre de Congrès, Lyon, France; Abstract accepted.

National Conference:

  1. Maharana T, Samantray A, Mohanty SN, Singh BC; Graft copolymerization of starch onto PVC using glucose-Ce(IV) redox system and study of its biodegradability; National seminar on Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Polymers; 13-14, Dec 2002.
  2. Sutar AK and Maharana T. Polymer supported Fe(III), Cu(II) and Zn(II) catalysts for oxidation of phenol, National Symposium on Green Chemistry : Applications in Science & Engineering (NSGC-2009), Thapar University, Patiala (Punjab), 5-6 February 2009.
  3. Sutar AK, Maharana T and Nayak SK; Oxidation of Phenol using Polymer Supported First Row Transition Metal Series Catalysts, National Seminar on Materials Chemistry and Catalysis, Baripada Odisha; April 3-4, 2010.
  4. Maharana T, Mohanty B, and Negi YS; Synthesis of high molecular weight poly(lactic acid) by melt-solid polycondensation under high vacuum; 13th National Symposium in Chemistry NISER, Bhubaneswar.

Workshop/Conferences (Participated)

  1. National Symposium on Green Chemistry: Applications in Science & Engineering (NSGC-2009), Thapar University, Patiala (Punjab), 5-6 February 2009.
  2. National Conference on Emerging Nanotechnologies and their application in Polymers and textiles. 10 Mar 2007; IIT Delhi, India.
  3. Developing a Model for Promoting Institute-Industry Linkages for IP Creation and Management. 24 Feb 2007; IIT Roorkee, India.
  4. Techniques and Challenges for Structure Solution in Chemical Crystallography. 31st Aug -1 Sep, 2007; IIT Roorkee, India.
  5. Intellectual Property Rights; 6 Oct 2007; IIT Roorkee, India.
  6. Patent database search; 26 April 2008; IIT Roorkee, India.
  7. Web of Science-as a research tool; 20 Nov 2008; IIT Roorkee, India.
  8. Eco-friendly Biodegradable Polymers National Conference Organized by Ravenshaw College in Dec 2002.
Other Info.

Life Member-Asian Polymer Association

Life member-Orissa Chemical Society