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Dr. Raju Laishram

Designation: Assistant Professor


Contact: +91-8904320440

Email: rajulaishram007 [AT] gmail.com, rajulaishram [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in

Dr. Raju Laishram.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Permanent Address:

Pangantabi Makha Leikai

Manipur: 795103, India

Mobile: +91-8904320440

E-mail: rajulaishram007 [AT] gmail.com , rajulaishram [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in


Academic Details:







University of Delhi




University of Delhi



Supramolecular Chemistry

IISc, Bangalore


Research Associate

Supramolecular Chemistry

IISc, Bangalore

Aug-Oct 2017

Research Associate

DNA G-quadruplex imaging

Imperial College London

2017- 2018

Research Associate

Self-assembly of Amyloid Proteins

CEA Grenoble, France


Research Associate

Kinetically controlled living supramolecular polymerization and prospective opto-electronic applications

JNCASR, Bangalore


Assistant Professor



Christ University, Bengaluru

July 2022-Dec- 2022



  1. 2010: AIR 374th in JAM with 86.1 percentile, Government of India.

  2. 2011: AIR 64th in CSIR-NET-JRF, Government of India.

  3. 2012: AIR 43rd in GATE with 99.2 percentile, Government of India.

  4. Received best poster award in “6th MRS trilateral (Singapore, India and China) symposium on Advances in Nanomaterials: Energy, water and healthcare” Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, India, 13-5th November, 2015.



A. Published articles:

  1. Seed-Induced Supramolecular Gelation: Modulation of the Cross-linked Networks and Stiffness of Hydrogels via Secondary Nucleation” ?Raju Laishram, Souvik Sarkar, Indranil Seth, Nurjahan Khatun, Vinod Kumar Aswal, Uday Maitra and Subi J. George, ?J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 11306−11315. (Impact Factor 16.4)


  1. A supramolecular hydrogel templating energy transfer of multiple FRET pairs” Raju Laishram and Uday Maitra, Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 3162-3165. (Impact Factor 6.1)



  1. White light emitting soft materials from off-the-shelf ingredients”, Raju Laishram, Sandip Bhowmik and Uday Maitra, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 5885-5889 (Impact Factor 8.1)


  1. A stimuli responsive metallohydrogel exhibiting cyclohexane like hydrophobicity”, Raju Laishram and Uday Maitra, Chem. Asian J, 2017, 12,1267-1271. (Impact Factor 4.6)


  1. Rapid sensing of specific drugs below ppb level by a hybrid organic-inorganic photoluminescent soft material”, Raju Laishram and Uday Maitra, Asian J. Org., 2017, 6,1235-1239. (Impact Factor 3.3)


  1. Bile salt derived Eu3+ organogel and hydrogel: Water enhanced luminescence of Eu3+ in the gel matrix”, Raju Laishram and Uday Maitra, ChemistrySelect, 2018, 3, 519-523. (Impact Factor 2.3)


  1. Supramolecular Gelation of Europium and Calcium Cholates through the Nucleation?Elongation Growth Mechanism”, Raju Laishram and Uday Maitra, ChemPlusChem, 2019, 84, 853–861. (Impact Factor 3.2)




Technical Skills:

  1. Working knowledge and hands on experience in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Polarized Optical Microscopy (POM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Confocal Microscopy, Optical and Fluorescence Microscopy, FL/PL Lifetime imaging, UV-Vis spectrometer, Fluorimeter (steady state and time resolved anisotropy/fluorescence; Integrating Sphere), Circular Dichroism (CD), Circularly Polarized Luminescence (CPL), Infrared Spectroscopy (IR), X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRD), Dynamic light Scattering (DLS), Rheometer.

  2. Expertise in Supramolecular chemistry/gels, Micelles, Fluorescent Metal Complex (synthesis and applications), DNA chemistry, Self-assembly of amyloid proteins, Nanoparticle and lanthanides (properties and applications).

  3. Extensive use of NMR, HRMS and MALDI for small organic molecules to peptides structural analysis.

  4. Expertise in setting up organic reactions and optimising reaction conditions to maximise yield.

  5. Synthesis of surfactants, nanoparticles, quantum dots and other important organic molecules.

  6. Expertise in Agarose gel electrophoresis and SDS PAGE techniques for DNA and Protein purification.

  7. Ability to present work done and communicate complex ideas in an intuitive manner.

  8. Working knowledge of safety in the laboratory, disposal of waste and destructive material.

  9. Sound knowledge in computer software for chemistry-based applications: Chemdraw ultra, Plotting: Origin, Documentation software: Microsoft (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

  10. A brief experience in SLS and SANS facilities in European Research Synchrotron Facilities, Grenoble, France.

Teaching Experience:

  1. Teaching Theory class on Spectroscopy, Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry for BSc and MSc Chemistry students in Christ University Bengaluru.

  2. Teaching practical classes on Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry for BSc and MSc Chemistry students in Christ University Bengaluru.

  3. Involved in teaching undergraduate course in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. [Course name: Introduction of Organic Chemistry]

  4. Trained 2 summer interns and 1 project assistant during PhD tenure.

  5. Trained a couple of graduate and undergraduate students during Postdoctoral Fellowship

  6. Conducted multiple outreach programmes in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore along with Prof. Uday Maitra. [Title: Chemistry is Fun].


Poster/Paper Presentations:

  1. Paper presentation in “13th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences” Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 14-18th December 2014


  1. Poster presentation in “Supramolecular Photochemistry Faraday DiscussionDowning College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 15-17th September 2015


  1. Poster presentation and got best poster award in “6th MRS trilateral (Singapore, India and China) symposium on Advances in Nanomaterials: Energy, water and healthcareInstitute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, India, 13-5th November, 2015


  1. Poster presentation in “Challenges in Organic Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISACS18)Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 19-21th November 2015


  1. Poster presentation in “International Meeting on Complex FluidsIISER Pune, India, 2-4th January 2016.


  1. Poster Presentation in “International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICYRAM 2006)” Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 11-15th December 2016


  1. Poster presentation in “New Frontier in Chemistry-From Fundamentals to Applications-II (NFCFA2017)” BITS Pilani Birla, Goa, India, 28-29th 2017


  1. Poster presentation in “20th CRSI National Symposium on ChemistryGuwahati University, India, 3-5th Feb 2017