Dr. Sudeep Bhattacharyay

Professor

Education

B.Sc., IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India.

M.Sc., IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India. 

Ph.D., Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur University, India

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Office: Phillips 455 
Telephone:715 836 2278 
Email:bhattas at uwec dot edu. 

Teaching Interests

Chemistry - a central science platform that bridges several advanced sciences and technologies. In the general chemistry courses, the students learn the conceptual basis with which they can see the world at the atomic level. This is followed by five discipline-specific foundation courses (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical) and other in-depth courses. Further learning opportunities in many frontiers are available in graduate schools. Continuing the journey forward to graduate school is one of the strongly recommended options for students who love chemistry and want to become future leaders. To accomplish this, students go through a research-intensive learning environment in this department by carrying out independent study project. Thus, research with undergraduate students is one of my prioritized activities to teach chemistry. Additionally, for last few years, my effort has been to foster active learning through discovery-guided projects. Classroom research projects have been designed and introduced in biophysical and physical chemistry courses. These projects are theoretical and computational in nature and are being carried out using the in-house Blugold Super-Computing Cluster. Some of the projects also require laboratory experiments to validate theoretical predictions. These collaborative projects are with Professor Hati's research lab, where experiments include spectroscopy, molecular biology, and analytical chemistry.

 

Research Interests

My research interest is focused on two broad topics of protein dynamics and its functions:

Molecular Crowding, enzyme catalysis, and drug design (funded by National Institute of Health).

We use theory, concepts of physical chemistry, and advanced computer simulation methods to explore these questions. In addition, we also collaborate with experimentalists to validate the theoretical findings.

Former Research Group Members

 

News from the Protein-Dynamics Lab (in Collaboration with Prof. Hati )