Barada Dash was awarded a Ph.D. degree from Northern Illinois University, USA. During his Ph.D. he worked on the synthesis of carborane appended conjugated materials, polymers and dendrimers. Subsequently he continued to work there as a postdoctoral fellow in the areas of synthetic chemistry and biofuels. He is currently a faculty in the Department of Chemistry, ITER, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India. His current research at OMIC is focused on the syntheses and applications of conjugated polymers and polymer nanoparticles.