Papiya Nandy was the
Emeritus Fellow of Jadavpur University
and was the Director
of JBNSTS, of which she is a scholar from the first
batch in 1960. Here her objective is to make
JBNSTS a vibrant and dynamic institute to motivate, identify and nurture
young talented science students and establish the base of Scientific
enquiry and culture of tomorrow.
received her Masters degrees in Physics from University of Calcutta and
University of California at Santa Barbara and Ph.D. on Liquid Crystals
from Kent State University, USA. Her post-doctoral work was in
Experimental Biophysics from Max Planck Institute, Gottingen, Germany.
Later she was Associate Professor of Physics in University of Ulm,
Germany. She joined Physics department in Jadavpur University and besides
teaching for more than 35 years in the Science and Engineering faculties,
she was and still is in charge of several research projects. Her field of
research encompasses membrane biophysics, numerical analysis of DNA and
protein sequences and application of Nanomaterials in ceramics and bio
systems. She has more
research publications in peer reviewed journals and 3 patent awards.
She has guided several Ph.D. and Masters Thesis.
As Director of JBNSTS, Dr. Nandy has been
giving shape to the current activities by increasing the number of program
on awareness of science among young school children in urban as well as in
remotest villages, introducing wide ranging discussions on the importance
of basic science and generating programs of new dimensions. Her attempt is
to establish collaboration with national and international organizations
with similar objectives at making JBNSTS a part of the worldwide network
of talent identification.