Dr. Pradip Bhowmik

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 895-0885
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: chemistry and biochemistry
  • Research Fields: Ionic Polymers, Ionic Liquid Crystals For Batteries, Anticancer Drugs, Ionic Liquids, Dyes For Solar Cells, Light Emitting Molecules, Fire Retardant Polymers, Viologens As Carbohydrate Fuel Cells, Viologen Polymers, Liquid Crystalline Polymers, Cisplatin Analogs, Pt(iv) Complexes As Prodrugs
  • Disciplines: Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Polymer Chemistry
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:DoD - Department of Defense, DoE - Department of Energy, EPSCoR - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, INBRE - IdeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NIH - National Institutes of Health, NSF - National Science Foundation, STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas


I serve as a research mentor: McNair Scholar, EPSCoR (UROP), NASA (UROP), NSF (UROP), NIH (INBRE), Honors Thesis.


My interests focus on organic and polymer synthesis in general. More specifically, we are interested in developing novel light-emitting and liquid-crystalline polymers for their multitude applications in modern technology including biosensors. In another project, we are developing ionic liquids based on the concept of green chemistry, and liquid-crystalline and light-emitting organic salts to make them functional materials. Carbon nanotube-based composite materials based on ionic polymers are of significant interest in our group. In recent years, we are also actively pursuing for the development of cisplatin analogs for the development cancer therapy.