Dr. Debanjana Ghosh

Limited-term Assistant Faculty

Office: Chemistry & Nursing Bldg. Rm. 3216C
Phone: (912) 478-4201



  • B.S. University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India (2005)
  • M.Sc. University of Delhi, Delhi, India (2007)
  • Ph.D. Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2012)
  • Postdoc. Georgia Southern University

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 1145 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1146 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1147 Comprehensive General Chemistry



My research work is based on the interface of experimental physical and biophysical chemistry with an emphasis on fluorescence spectroscopy. Currently, in the lab we are looking into the photophysical effects of ligand binding to the organized self-assemblies to study the efficacy of drug delivery systems. Efforts are directed toward designing efficient drug delivery systems which lead to desirable therapeutic objectives while minimizing side-effects. As such, self-assembled micro- or nanostructures, for example micelles, cyclodextrins, liposomes, has remained at the focus as carriers for controlled and sustained release of drugs. Usually, these organized assemblies mimic the bioenvironments and they are used as a space for solubilization of therapeutic and diagnostic agents. The idea is to utilize the combination of biomimicking property of these organized self-assemblies along with the solubilization of the chosen fluorophores with drug-like properties, to develop a model system for an efficient drug delivery system.
The other aspect of the work looks into the sensing of analytes (heavy metal ions or anions) by the fluorophores in these biomimicking media to get a clear picture on the ion detection in biosystems.

Selected Publications

  • D. Ghosh, S. Rhodes, D. Winder, A. Atkinson, J. Gibson, W. Ming, C. Padgett, S. Landge and K. Aiken, 2017, Spectroscopic investigation of bis-appended 1,2,3-triazole probe for the detection of Cu(II) ion, J. Mol. Structure, 1134, 638.
  • D. Ghosh, S. Rhodes, K. Hawkins, D. Winder, A. Atkinson, C. Padgett, J. Orvis, W. Ming, K. Aiken and S. Landge, 2015, A simple, and effective 1,2,3 triazole based “turn-on” fluorescence sensor for the detection of anions, New J. Chem. 39, 295.
  • D. Ghosh, N. Chattopadhyay, 2015, Gold and Silver Nanoparticle Based Superquenching of Fluorescence: A Review, J. Lumin., 160, 223.
  • D. Ghosh and N. Chattopadhyay, 2013Equilibrium and dynamic effects on ligand binding to biomacromolecules and biomimetic model systems, Int. Rev. Phys. Chem., 32, 435.
  • D. Ghosh, N. Nandi and N. Chattopadhyay, 2012Differential Förster resonance energy transfer from the excimers of poly(N-vinylcarbazole) to coumarin-153,  J. Phys. Chem. B, 116, 4693.


  • 2016 COSM Research Award $1000, Georgia Southern University, as Collaborator with Dr. Shainaz Landge and Dr. Karelle Aiken.
  • 2014 COSM Research Award $1000, Georgia Southern University, as Collaborator with Dr. Shainaz Landge and Dr. Karelle Aiken.
  • 2011 Senior Research Fellowship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India.
  • 2011 Best Poster Award- Celebration of International Year of Chemistry 2011, Department of Chemistry, North Bengal University, Siliguri, India.
  • 2011 Best Oral Presentation Award- Celebration of International Year of Chemistry organized by the Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
  • 2009 J. K. Mittal Award for Best Oral Presentation – 14th National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions and Biocolloids (NATCOSEB XIV) held in Kashmir University, India.

Last updated: 3/16/2018

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY • P.O. Box 8064 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5681