Chandan Maity

chandanDr. Chandan Maity


2007-2011: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry & Functional Material, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Advisor: Prof. Stefan Hecht

2004-2006: M.Sc. Chemitry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Advisor: Prof. I. N. N. Namboothiri

Professional Experience:

2016-present: Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Mentor: Prof. Job Boekhoven

2012-2015: Post-doctoral Researcher, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Mentor: Prof. Rienk Eelkema & Prof. Jan H. van Esch

Research Interest:

Application of organic chemistry in multi-responsive functional materials for catalysis, energy based application, controlled delivery, and optoelectronic objects.


  • Trausel, F. Versluis, C. Maity, J. M. Poolman, M. Lovrak, J. H. van Esch, and R. Eelkema*: “Catalysis of Supramolecular Hydrogelation” – Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00137.
  • Versluis, D. M. van Elsland, S. Mytnyk, D. Perrier, F. Trausel, J. Poolman, C. Maity, Vincent A. A. le Sage, S. I. van Kasteren, J. H. van Esch, R. Eelkema*: “Negatively Charged Lipid Membranes Catalyze Supramolecular Hydrogel Formation” – J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 8670.
  • Muthusubramanian, E. G. Garcia, C. Maity, R. Eelkema, F. C. Grozema, H. S. J. van der Zant*: “Insulator Protected Mechanically Controlled Break Junctions for Measuring Single-molecule Conductance in Aqueous Environments” – Appl. Phys. Lett., 2016, 109, 13102.
  • M. Poolman,# C. Maity,# J. Boekhoven, L. van der Mee, Vincent A. A. le Sage, G. J. M. Groenewold, S. I. van Kasteren, F. Versluis, J. H. van Esch,* and R. Eelkema*: “A Toolbox for Controlling the Properties and Functionalization of Hydrazone-based Supramolecular Hydrogels”– J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, 4, 852-858. #equal contributions, (Hot article).
  • Maity, W. E. Hendriksen, J. H. van Esch,* and R. Eelkema*: “Spatial Structuring of a Supramolecular Hydrogel using a Visible-light Triggered Catalyst”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 998-1001.
  • Ö. Ürüt,* D. Karakaş, and C. Maity: “Novel Multiporphyrin Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, J. Fluoresc., 2015, 25, 529–539.
  • Boekhoven, J. M. Poolman, C. Maity, F. Li, L. van der Mee, C. B. Minkenberg, E. Mendes, J. H. van Esch,* and R. Eelkema*: “Catalytic Control over Supramolecular Gel Formation”, Nature Chem. 2013, 5, 433-437.
  • Bluemmel,* A. Setaro, C. Maity, S. Hecht,* and S. Reich: “Designing a Spiropyran based Molecular switch for Carbon Nanotube Functionalization: Influence of Anchor groups and Tube/switch Separation”, Phys. Status Solidi B 2012, 249, 2479-2482.
  • Bluemmel,* A. Setaro, C. Maity, S. Hecht,* and S. Reich: “Tuning the interaction between carbon nanotubes and dipole switches: Influence of the change of the nanotube-spiropyran distance”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 2012, 24, 394005.
  • Setaro,* P. Bluemmel, C. Maity, S. Hecht,* and S. Reich: “Noncovalent Functionalization of Individual Nanotubes with Spiropyran-Based Molecular Switches”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2012, 22, 2425.