Dr. Arpan Manna had graduated with Hon’s in Chemistry from Scottish Church College, Kolkata. He had completed his Post Graduation in Chemistry with specialisation in Physical Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. After qualifying prestigious CSIR-National Eligibility Test, he had moved to CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune for carrying out doctoral research studies in the field of Physico-organic Chemistry and Green Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Anil Kumar, J C Bose National Fellow and FNA. Part of his doctoral research especially Fluorescence and LASER spectroscopic studies had been carried out in Radiation and Photochemistry Division, BARC, Mumbai under the guidance of Prof. Haridas Pal, Outstanding Scientist and FNASc. Following the submission of PhD thesis, he had worked as a senior project assistant in a DST sponsored project on Green Chemistry Following the award of PhD degree in Chemistry in 2015, he had moved to Republic of Korea to carry out Post-Doctoral Research studies in field of Photochemistry and LASER Spectroscopy under the guidance of Prof. Manho Lim in Pusan National University, Busan.
His research interest focused on the following subjects viz. Physico-organic Chemistry; Solution Chemistry; Water–promoted organic reactions; Ionic Liquids synthesis and application in reactions; Ultrafast –fluorescence spectroscopic studies of fast reactions; Transient absorption studies of bio-physical reactions. He has published 10 research papers in international peer reviewed journals till date.
Dr Arpan Manna has been awarded post-doctoral fellowship of National Research Foundation of Korea to work as a post doctoral research scholar in Pusan National University, Busan, Republic of Korea from May,2015. He has won best poster presentation award at Diamond Jubilee Symposium on Recent Trends in Chemistry event organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur from 21-22 October, 2011. He had also won best poster presentation award at “National Science Day” celebration event organized by National Chemical Laboratory, Pune from 27-28 February 2012. Dr. Manna has qualified National Eligibility Test (JRF-NET) conducted jointly by University Grants Commission and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India in Chemical Sciences, 2008. He has also qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Science, 2009.