Banerjee, R.

Dr. Rinti Banerjee

Phone: +(91-22) 2576 7868
E-mail: rinti [at]
Location: Room No. 503, BSBE Building

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Research Interest

  • Nanomedicine: nanostructured biomaterials, nanotechnology platforms for drug delivery and therapeutics, pulmonary surfactants, cancer nanotechnology, liposomes and lipid self assembled nanostructures.

Academic Background

  • M. B. B. S, B J Medical College, Pune
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engg., IIT Bombay.
  • Post Doc, University of California, San Francisco

Teaching (current)

Introduction to Bionanotechnology, Biomaterials, Advanced Biomaterials, Physiology for Engineers.

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, IIT Bombay since February 2009 – Present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering, IIT Bombay, 2005 – 2009.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering at IIT Bombay 2001-2005.


  • National Woman Bioscientist Award 2011
  • Indo American Frontiers Of Engineering Award 2010
  • Felicitation Award, Society for Cancer Research & Communication 2009
  • AICTE Career Young Teacher Award 2005-2006
  • Life Member, National Academy of Sciences India
  • Associate Editor, J of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, (Am. Sc. Pub)
  • Editorial Board Member, Drug Delivery and Translational Research, (Springer)
  • Editorial Board Member, Chair Nanobiotechnology, Computational and Structural Biotechnology
  • Editorial Board Member, Engineering and Technology, Inventi Journals
  • Editorial Board Member, Biomaterials and Biodevices
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Advanced Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
  • Editorial Board Member, Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs
  • Editorial Board Member, NanoTrends, India
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Research
  • Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Respirology
  • Senior Editor International, Ch. J. Clinicians

Selected Publications

  • Joshi N, Saha R, Thanigaivel S, Balakrishnan B, More P, Banerjee R Carboxymethylchitosan tethered lipid vesicles-hybrid nanoblanket for oral delivery of paclitaxel Biomacromolecules (2013)
  • Banerjee R Nanotechnology: a versatile aid in our fight against AIDS Editorial Nanomedicine 2013, 8 (5), 675-677
  • Kaviratna A, Banerjee R Nanovesicle aerosols as surfactant therapy in lung injury. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology Biology and Medicine  2012, 8 (5), 665-672
  • Banerjee R Editorial Nanoparticle aerosols: boon or bane for breathing? Nanomedicine 2012, 7(6), 795-8.
  • Balakrishnan B, Banerjee R Biopolymer based hydrogels for cartilage tissue engineering. Chemical Reviews (2011) 111(8):4453-4474
  • Joshi N, Thanigaivel S, Kaviratna A, Banerjee R. Proapoptotic lipid nanovesicles: synergism with paclitaxel in human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells. J. Control. Rel. (2011)
  • Banerjee R Editorial Trigger responsive nanoparticles: control switches for cancer therapy. Nanomedicine, 2011, 6, 10, 1657-1660.
  • Shruti Guha Sarkar, R Banerjee. Intravesical drug delivery: challenges, current status, opportunities and novel strategies. J Control. Rel.  (2010), 148, 147-159.
  • Pradhan P, Giri J, Rieken F, Koch C, Mykhaylyk O, Doblinger M, Banerjee R, Bahadur D, Plank C. Targeted temperature sensitive magnetic liposomes for thermochemotherapy. J. Control. Rel. 2010, 142(1), 2010, p 108-121.
  • Chandanshiv B, Dyondi D, Ajgaonkar V B, Banerjee R, Khushalani D. Biocompatible calcium phosphate based tubes.  Journal of Materials Chemistry 2010, 20, 6923-6928.

Selected Book Chapters

  • Banerjee R Nanotechnology Perspectives in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancers Edited Book, Society of Cancer Research and Communications, Narosa International, 2012.
  • Gogoi, M.; Jaiswal, M. K., Banerjee, R., Bahadur D. Magnetic liposomes and hydrogels towards cancer therapy. In: Introduction toMagnetic Nanoparticles from Fabrication to Clinical Applications. Thanh NTK (Ed.), CRC press London  (2012) 479-498.
  • Banerjee R “Nanobiomaterials for Ocular applications” In Nanobiomaterials Handbook editor Sitharaman B, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL(2011) 15-1-15-16.

Selected patents

  • Banerjee R, Kaur S Nanovesicle- biopolymeric nanoparticle hybrids for combination drug delivery in cancers 957/MUM/2013
  • Banerjee R, S Guhasarkar Hydrogel linked nanocarrier systems for intravesical drug delivery 985/MUM/2013
  • Banerjee R Nanoparticle based cosmetic composition 2695/MUM/2011
  • Banerjee R, Thanigaivel S, Chakravarty S. Nanocochleate nanosphere complexes 2190/MUM/2011
  • Banerjee R. Oxidatively stable bioassimilable microencapsulated iron 1560/MUM/2011
  • Banerjee R, Joshi N. Conjoined lipid based multicompartment nanovesicles for drug delivery 672/MUM/2011
  • Banerjee R, Thanigaivel S, Joshi N, Mohurle S, Balakrishnan B. Lipopolymeric nanocapsules for delivering hydrophobic drugs 266/MUM/2011
  • Banerjee R, S Guhasarkar. Self assembled nanostructured saliva substitutes. Prov. 105/MUM/2011