Pabitra Saha

M. Sc.

PhD Student

Pabitra Saha; Photo from DWI Website
Research Area Functional and Interactive Polymers and DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials e.V.


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Room: B 1.51

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52056 Aachen


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Overview on Research

The goal of my research is to synthesize stimuli-responsive zwitterionic microgels with different microstructures adapting various polymerization techniques. Incorporation of different amount and molecular chain length of polyzwitterions influence the UCST-LCST behavior, anti-polyelectrolyte property of the microgels and immobilize protein from easily made microgel- coated surfaces.

Research focus

  • Synthesis and characterization of stimuli-responsive microgels
  • Coating of microgels in making of anti-fouling surfaces


DFG-DST 23535: Stimuli-responsive microgels with covalent and dynamic ionic crosslinking: Chemical design and behavior in aqueous solutions


Pabitra Saha, Michael Kather, Sovan L. Banerjee, Nikhil K. Singha, Andrij Pich; Aqueous Solution Behavior of Thermoresponsive Polyzwitterionic Microgels Based on Poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) Synthesized via RAFT Precipitation Polymerization; Eur. Polym. J.; 2019; 118, 195-204.

Sanjay Pal, Michael Kather, Sovan Lal Banerjee, Pabitra Saha, Andrij Pich, Nikhil K. Singha; Dual Stimuli‐Responsive Self‐Assembly Behavior of a Tailor‐Made ABC‐Type Amphiphilic Tri‐Block Copolymer; J Polym Sci. 2020; 58, 843–851.