Perry Research Group
Dr. Pankaj Kumar Pandey

Dr. Pankaj Pandey (he/him)


Postdoctoral Researcher


2019-2020 Postdoc Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
2020 Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
2011 M.Sc. in Physics, Gobind Ballabh Pant University, India
2009 B.Sc. in Physical Science, Kumoun University, India

Biographical Statement

Pankaj received his Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India on the topic of Self–assembly and Gelation Kinetics in Nucleic Acid-Polyelectrolyte Complexes and Gels in 2019. Pankaj completed one year as a post doc in Saarland University, Germany on the rheological characterization of human mucus. He will be working on a project in collaboration with Colgate-Palmolive to encapsulate antimicrobials in complex coacervates. Apart from research, he likes to do Pranayama and Yoga. He also likes to play cricket and cards.

After his time in the Perry Lab, Pankaj has transitioned to a new postdoctoral position at the University of Naples Federico II.


  1. P. K. Pandey, H. Ulla, M.N. Satyanarayan, K. Rawat, A. Gaur, S. Gawali, P.A. Hassan, H.B. Bohidar, "Fluorescent MoS2 Quantum Dot–DNA Nanocomposite Hydrogels for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes," ACS Appl. Nano Mater. (2020) 3(2), 1289–1297. [PDF]
  2. P. Kaushik, P.K. Pandey, V.K. Aswal, H.B. Bohidar, "Ubiquity of complex coacervation of DNA and proteins in aqueous solution," Soft Matter, (2020) 16(41), 9525-9533. [PDF]
  3. P.K. Pandey, K. Rawat, T. Prasad, H.B. Bohidar, "Multifunctional, fluorescent DNA-derived carbon dots for biomedical applications: bioimaging, luminescent DNA hydrogels, and dopamine detection," Journal of Materials Chemistry, (2020) 8(6), 1277-1289. [PDF]
  4. P.K. Pandey, P. Kaushik, K. Rawat, H. B. Bohidar, "Effect of Organic and Inorganic Salt Environment on the Complex Coacervation of in situ formed Protein Nanoparticles and DNA," International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, (2019) 122, 1290-1296. [PDF]
  5. P.K. Pandey, K. Rawat, V.K. Aswal, J. Kohlbrecher, H.B. Bohidar, "Imidazolium based ionic liquid induced DNA gelation at remarkably low concentration," Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, (2018), 538, 184-191. [PDF]
  6. PK Pandey, K Rawat, VK Aswal, J Kohlbrecher, HB Bohidar, "Structural hierarchy in DNA hydrogels," J. Appl. Biotechnol. Bioeng., (2017), 2(4), 144-150. [PDF]
  7. P.K. Pandey, P. Kaushik, K. Rawat, V.K. Aswal, H.B. Bohidar, "Solvent Hydrophobicity Induced Complex Coacervation of dsDNA and in situ Formed Zein Nanoparticles," Soft Matter, (2017) 13(38), 6784-6791. [PDF]
  8. P.K. Pandey, K. Rawat, V.K. Aswal, J. Kohlbrecher, H.B. Bohidar, "DNA Ionogel: Structure and Self-assembly," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2017), 19(1), 804-812. [PDF]

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