Research Interests

​Design and synthesis of functional multi block copolymers to make complex macromolecular architecture by noncovalent chemistry

Selected Publications

  • Nanostructured Donor-Acceptor Self Assembly with Improved Photoconductivity
    Saibal, A. Z. Ashar, R. Nandini Devib, K. S. Narayan, S. K. Asha
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6, 1943419448, (2014)
  • P4VP and Oligo(phenylenevinylene)-perylenebisimide Mixed Donor-Acceptor Supramolecular Comb Polymer Complexes with ...
    B. Saibal, S. Chithiravel, S. K. Asha, J.
    Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 54, 24032412, (2016)
  • Improved Charge Carrier Mobility in Liquid Crystalline Supramolecular Crosslinked Polymer Complexes of Ditopic Ryle...
    B. Saibal, Rekha Narayan, S. Chithiravel, S. K. Asha, J.
    Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 55, 951959, (2017)

Education Profile

  • ​2010-2016 Ph. D, Polymer Chemistry, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), AcSIR, Pune, India.
  • 2008-2010 M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, Ramakrishna Mission Residential College Narendrapur, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
  • 2005-2008 B.Sc., Chemistry, Ramsaday College, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India.


  • ​CSIR Senior Research Fellowship, 2012.
  • CSIR Junior Research Fellowship, 2010.
  • GATE Qualified.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Centre (KCC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)