Srotoswini Kar

Srotoswini Kar


Personal profile

Academic Biography

Dr Srotoswini Kar obtained her B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from University of Calcutta (India). She received her PhD in chemistry from Georgetown University (USA). She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Liverpool (UK), and has since worked as a lecturer in chemistry, most recently at the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (China), until finally joining Teesside University in 2023. In addition to having an extensive teaching experience, she has made several noteworthy scholarly contributions, including publications in peer-reviewed journals, and co-authoring on chemistry textbooks.

Summary of Research Interests

Her research interests include design and synthesis of novel inorganic nanomaterials having potential technological and biological applications. 

Academic Achievements

Books Authored

Laboratory Experiments for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Yan, G.; Jun, L.; Jing, X.; Kar, S.; Yonghui, Z. April 2021,

Nanjing University Press.

Selected Publications

Redox-controlled potassium intercalation into two polyaromatic hydrocarbon solids, Romero, F.D.; Pitcher, M.J.; Hiley,C. I.; Whitehead, G.F.S.; Kar, S.; Ganin, A.Y.; Antypov, D.; Collins, C.; Dyer, M. S.; Klupp, G.; Colman, R. H.; Prassides, K.; Rosseinsky, M.J. Nature Chemistry 9, 644–652 (2017).

Europium chalcogenide nanowires by vapour phase conversions”, Boncher, W., Rosa, N., Kar, S.; Stoll, S.L. Chem. Mater., 26, 3144–3150 (2014).

"Dye-coated Europium monosulfide", Kar, S.; Dollahon, N. R.; Stoll, S.L. J. Sol. State Chem., 184, 1324-1327 (2011). 

"Gadolinium doped Europium sulfide" Kar, S.; Boncher, W.; Olszewski, D.; Dollahon, N. R.; Ash, R.; Stoll, S.L. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 13960–13962 (2010).

"Surface attached manganese-oxo clusters as potential contrast agents" Mertzman, J. E.; Kar, S.; Lofland, S.; Fleming, T.; Keuren, E.V.; Stoll, S.L., Chem. Comm., 7, 788-790, (2009).

Size-Dependent Magnetism of EuS Nanoparticles”, Regulacio, M. D.; Kar, S.; Zuniga, E.; Wang, G.; Dollahon, N. R.; Yee, G. T.; Stoll, S. L., Chem. Mater., 20, 3368-3376 (2008).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Synthesis and Study of Magnetic Nanostructures, Georgetown University

Master, Chemistry Honors, University of Calcutta

Bachelor, Chemistry Honors, University of Calcutta

External positions

Lecturer in Chemistry, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology


Lecturer in Chemistry, Analysis Institution


Research Associate, University of Liverpool