Professor Pradip Kumar Mandal completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Physics Department of the University of North Bengal and joined the Physics Department North Eastern Hill University, Shillong in 1986. He is a Professor in the Physics Materials, University of Sheffield as Research Scientist.
His research interests are in areas of Liquid Crystals, Polymers, Dye sensitive Solar Cells, Molecular Modeling and Simulation, Band Structure Calculation using DFT, etc. He has supervised many Ph.D. students and has published more than 100 research articles in Journals of international repute. He has an Indian patent on liquid crystals to his credit. He has visited and established a strong research collaboration with several foreign groups like Amsterdam University, Netherlands; Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland; Darmstadt Institute of Technology, Germany. Prof. Mandal has the experience of completing a large number of Research Projects funded by UGC, DST DAE and IUC-DAEF. He also completed sevral projects under Indo-German and Indo-Polish International Collaboration Schemes as well as under the India@DESY program of DST.
He was the Head of the Department of Physics, NBU. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Under graduate Board of Studies, NBU and Member, Board of Research Studies and Board of Research Studies, NBU. He is also a Member, West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology and he has been elected as the Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology.