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Prof. Abir De Sarkar

Professor (Scientist-F)

I pursue research in the realm of Computational Nanoscience using density functional theory based approaches. Energy conversion based on 2D Materials: Artificial photosynthesis, photocatalysis (Light harvesting), Nanopiezotronics, Piezoelectricity (mechanical to electrical energy conversion), Thermoelectricity (thermal to electrical energy conversion), carrier mobility, optoelectronic and photophysical properties, band gap and edge engineering in nanomaterials, Nanocatalysis (Activation and conversion of CO2 and hydrocarbons on nanosystems), Gas sensors
Methods: First principles (ab initio) based approaches, density functional theory, Ab initio transport calculations, Quantum Physics, Monte Carlo simulation



CONTACT INFORMATION :

Research Interest

  • Prof. Abir De Sarkar and his research group pursue research on low dimensional materials for different kinds of energy conversion and next-generation electronics. The workhorse employed in the scientific computations mainly comprise of density functional theory-based approaches. Apart from the independent pursuit of research in the realm of Computational Nanoscience, the group collaborates with experimentalists and provides them with a strong theoretical support. Details are accessible at the group webpage, www.abirdesarkar.com.
  • Computational Nanoscience: Nanomaterials for energy, Gas sensors, Band gap engineering in nanomaterials Methods: First principles (ab initio) based approaches (DFT), Ab initio transport calculations, Quantum Physics & Materials Science, Monte Carlo simulation.

Research Highlights

  • Prof. Abir De Sarkar and his research group pursue research on low dimensional materials for different kinds of energy conversion and next-generation electronics. The workhorse employed in the scientific computations mainly comprise of density functional theory-based approaches. Apart from the independent pursuit of research in the realm of Computational Nanoscience, the group collaborates with experimentalists and provides them with a strong theoretical support. Details are accessible at the group webpage, www.abirdesarkar.com.

PhD Students

  • Mr. Amal Kishore

    Email: amal.ph19236@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19236

    Working Since Jan, 2020
  • Ms. Anu Arora

    Email: anu.ph19228@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19228

    Working Since Jan, 2020
  • Mr. Nityasagar Jena

    Email: nityasagar.ph14216@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH14216

    Working Since Jan, 2015
  • Ms. Ashima Rawat

    Email: ashima.ph16203@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH16203

    Working Since Jul, 2016
  • Mr. MANISH KUMAR MOHANTA

    Email: manish.ph16239@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH16239

    Working Since Jan, 2017
  • Mr. Raihan Ahammed

    Email: raihan.ph18203@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH18203

    Working Since Aug, 2018
  • Mr. Pradip Nandi

    Email: pradip.ph19226@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19226

    Working Since Aug, 2019

PhD Students

  • Dimple

    Email: dimple.dimple@univ-lorraine.fr

    Reg. No.: CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow, Nancy, France since 20th November, 2019 (upon completion of his Ph.D. under my supervision)


Post Doc Fellows

  • Dimple

    Email: dimple.dimple@univ-lorraine.fr

    Reg. No.: CNRS Postdoctoral Fellow, Nancy, France since 20th November, 2019 (upon completion of his Ph.D. under my supervision)


  1. An Experimental and Theoretical Study into Interface Structure and Band Alignment of the Cu2Zn1-xCdxSnS4 Heterointerface for Photovoltaic Applications: Sachin R. Rondiya, Yogesh Jadhav, Nelson Y. Dzade, Raihan Ahammed, Tanmay Goswami, Abir De Sarkar, Sandesh Jadkar, Santosh K. Haram, Hirendra N. Ghosh, (2020) ACS Applied Energy Materials, . DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b02314

  2. Superhigh flexibility and out-of-plane piezoelectricity together with strong anharmonic phonon scattering induced extremely low lattice thermal conductivity in hexagonal buckled CdX (X= S, Se: Manish Kumar Mohanta, Ashima Rawat, Nityasagar Jena,Raihan Ahammed,Abir De Sarkar*, (2020) Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, . DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/ab8d73

  3. Nanoscale Interfaces of Janus Monolayers of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for 2D Photovoltaic and Piezoelectric Applications: 1. Ashima Rawat, Manish Kumar Mohanta, Nityasagar Jena, Dimple, Raihan Ahammed, Abir De Sarkar*, (2020) Journal of Physical Chemistry C, . DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c02199

  4. Tweaking the physics of interfaces between monolayers of buckled cadmium sulfide for a superhigh piezoelectricity, excitonic solar cell efficiency and thermoelectricity: Manish Kumar Mohanta, Abir De Sarkar*, (2020) ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12: 18123-18137. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c00864

  5. Impact of transverse and vertical gate electric field on vibrational and electronic properties of MoS2: Renu Rani, Nityasagar Jena, Anirban Kundu, Abir De Sarkar*, Kiran Shankar Hazra*, (2020) Journal of Applied Physics, 127: 145101. DOI: 10.1063/1.5131845

  6. Electrochemically customized assembly of a hybrid xerogel material via combined covalent and non-covalent conjugation chemistry: an approach for boosting the cycling performance of pseudocapa: Taniya Purkait, Dimple, Navpreet Kamboj, Manisha Das, Subhajit Sarkar, Abir De Sarkar, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2020) Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8: 6740-6756. DOI: 10.1039/D0TA02477E

  7. Ultra-low lattice thermal conductivity and giant phonon-electric field coupling in hafnium dichalcogenide monolayers: Dimple, Manish Kumar Mohanta, Ashima Rawat, Nityasagar Jena, Raihan Ahammed, Abir De Sarkar*, (2020) Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, . DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/ab7e5f

  8. Proton Triggered Fluorescence Switching in Self-Exfoliated Ionic Covalent Organic Nanosheets for Applications in Selective Detection of Anions: arpreet Singh, Manisha Devi, Nityasagar Jena, Mohamed Musthafa Iqbal, Yogendra Nailwal, Abir De Sarkar*, Santanu Kumar Pal*, (2020) ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12: 13248-13255. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b20743

  9. The role of exfoliating solvents for control synthesis of few-layer graphene-like nanosheets in energy storage applications: Theoretical and experimental investigation: Taniya Purkait, Raihan Ahammad, Abir De Sarkar, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2020) Applied Surface Science, 509: 145375. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.145375

  10. Interfacing boron monophosphide with molybdenum disulphide for an ultrahigh performance in thermoelectrics, 2D excitonic solar cells and nanopiezotronics: Manish Kumar Mohanta, Ashima Rawat, Nityasagar Jena, Dimple, Raihan Ahammed,Abir De Sarkar*, (2020) ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12: 3114-3126. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b16866

  11. Electronic, quantum transport and optical properties analysis of doped phosphorene sheet: Sukhbir Singh, Abir De Sarkar, Inderpreet Kaur, (2020) International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, . DOI: 10.1080/03067319.2019.1686489

  12. ZrS3/MS2 and ZrS3/MXY (MMo, W; X, YS, Se, Te; X ≠ Y) type-II van der Waals hetero-bilayers: Prospective candidates in 2D excitonic solar cells: Raihan Ahammed, Ashima Rawat, Nityasagar Jena, Dimple, Manish Kumar Mohanta,Abir De Sarkar*, (2020) Applied Surface Science, 499: 143894. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.143894

  13. Single-phase Ni5P4-Copper foam superhydrophilic and aerophobiccore-shell nanostructures for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction: Manisha Das, Nityasagar Jena, Taniya Purkait, Navpreet Kamboj, Abir De Sarkar, Ramendra Sundar Dey*, (2019) Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 10.1039/C9TA06729A: . DOI: 10.1039/C9TA06729A

  14. Superhigh out-of-plane piezoelectricity, low thermal conductivity and photocatalytic abilities in ultrathin 2D van der Waals heterostructures of Boron Monophosphide and Gallium Nitride: Manish Kumar Mohanta, Ashima Rawat, Dimple, Nityasagar Jena, Raihan Ahammed, (2019) Nanoscale, 11: 21880-21890. DOI: 10.1039/C9NR07586K

  15. Valley drift and valley current modulation in a strained monolayer MoS2: Nityasagar Jena, Dimple, Raihan Ahammed, Ashima Rawat, Manish Kumar Mohanta, (2019) Physical Review B, 110: 165413. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.165413

  16. Solar Energy Harvesting in Type II van der Waals Heterostructures of Semiconducting Group III Monochalcogenide Monolayers: Ashima Rawat, Raihan Ahammed, Dimple Sharma, Nityasagar Jena, Manish Kumar Mohanta, (2019) Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123: 12666-12675. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03359

  17. Electronic, Quantum Transport and Optical Properties Analysis of Doped Phosphorene Sheet: Sukhbir Singh,Inderpreet Kaur, (2019) International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, accepted.

  18. Nano-hives for plant stimuli controlled targeted ironfertilizer application: Pulkit Bindra, Kamaljit Kaur, Ashima Rawat,Monika Singh and Vijayakumar Shanmugam, (2019) Chemical Engineering Journal, 375: 121995. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.121995

  19. A comprehensive study in carrier mobility and artificial photosynthetic properties in Group VI B transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers: Ashima Rawat, Nityasagar Jena, Dimple, (2018) Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6: 8693-8704. DOI: 10.1039/C8TA01943F

  20. Emergence of high piezoelectricity along with robust electron mobility in Janus structures in semiconducting Group IVB dichalcogenide monolayers: Dimple, Nityasagar Jena, Ashima Rawat, Raihan Ahammed, Manish Kumar Mohanta, (2018) Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6: 24885-24898. DOI: 10.1039/C8TA08781D

  21. Electronic structure modification of the KTaO3 single-crystal surface by Ar+ bombardment: N. Wadehra,R. Tomar,S. Halder,M. Sharma,I. Singh,N. Jena,B. Prakash,A. D. Sarkar,C. Bera,A. Venkatesan,S. Chakraverty, (2017) Physical Review B, 96: 115423(6). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.115423

  22. Ar+ bombardment induced electronic band modifications in KTaO3 single crystal surfaces: N Wadehra, R. Tomar, S. Halder, M. Sharma, I. Singh, N.Jena,Bhanu Prakash,A. Venkateshan,S Chakraverty, (2017) Physical Review B,, 96: 115423.

  23. Truxene based Porous, Crystalline Covalent Organic Frameworks and it’s Applications in Humidity Sensing: Harpreet Singh, Vijay K. Tomer, Nityasagar Jena, Indu Bala, Nidhi Sharma, Devadutta Nepak, Santanu Pal*, (2017) Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5: 21820-21827. DOI: 10.1039/C7TA05043G

  24. Strain and pH facilitated artificial photosynthesis in monolayer MoS2 nanosheet: Dimple, Nityasagar Jena, Ashima Rawat, (2017) Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5: 22265-22276. DOI: 10.1039/C7TA06747J

  25. Compressive strain induced enhancement in thermoelectric-power-factor in monolayer MoS2 nanosheet: Dimple, Nityasagar Jena, (2017) Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 29: 225501. DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/aa6cbc

  26. Electronic and Transport behavior of doped Armchair Silicene Nanoribbon Exhibiting Negative Differential Resistances and its FET Performance: Sukhbir Singh,Bijender Singh, Inderpreet Kaur, (2017) RSC Advances, 1: 12783–12792. DOI: 10.1039/C6RA27101D

  27. Controlled formation of Nanostructures on MoS2 Layers by Focused Laser Irradiation: Renu Rani, Dimple, Nityasagar Jena, Anirban Kundu, Kiran Shankar Hazra, (2017) Applied Physics Letters, 110: 083101. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4976692

  28. Nano-structured hybrid Molybdenum Carbides/Nitrides generated in-situ for HER Applications: Rajinder Kumar, Ritu Rai, Seema Gautam,N. Tiwari, Shambhu Nath Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Ashok K Ganguli,Vivek Bagchi, (2017) Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5: 7764-7768. DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01815K

  29. A comparative and a systematic study on the effects of B, N doping and C-atom vacancies on the band gap in narrow zig-zag graphene nanoribbons via quantum transport calculations: Sukhbir Singh, Inderpreet Kaur, (2017) Materials Research Bulletin, 87: 167–176. DOI: 10.1016/j.materresbull.2016.11.038

  30. Strain Induced Optimization of Nanoelectromechanical Energy Harvesting and Nanopiezotronic Response in MoS2 Monolayer Nanosheet: Nityasagar Jena, Dimple, Shounak Dhananjay Behere, (2017) Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121: 9181–9190. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01970

  31. Controlled formation of nanostructures on MoS2 layers by focused laser irradiation: Renu Rani, Dimple, Nityasagar Jena, Anirban Kundu, Abir De Sarkar, Kiran Shankar Hazra, (2017) Applied Physics Letters, 110: 083101.

  32. Dual response of graphene based ultrasmall molecular junction to defect engineering: K.-P. Dou, X.-X. Fu,R.-Q. Zhang, (2016) Nanoresearch, 9: 1480–1488. DOI: 10.1007/s12274-016-1044-7

  33. A systematic investigation on acetylene activation and hydracyanation of the activated acetylene on Au_n (n=3-10) clusters via density functional theory: Seema Gautam,Abir De Sarkar, (2016) Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 18: 13830-13843. DOI: 10.1039/C6CP01714B

  34. Influence of Boron Substitution on Conductance of Pyridine- and Pentane-Based Molecular Single Electron Transistors: First-Principles Analysis: A. Srivastava, B. Santhibhushan, V. Sharma, K. Kaur, Md. Shahzad Khan, Madura Marathe,Mohd. Shahid Khan, (2016) J of Electronic Materials, 45: 2233–2241.

  35. Tailoring the transmission lineshape spectrum of zigzag graphene nanoribbon based heterojunctions via controlling their width and edge protrusions: K.P. Dou, X.X. Fu,R.Q. Zhang, (2015) Nanoscale, 7: 20003-20008.. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR05736A

  36. Functionalization of hydrogenated graphene by polylithiated species for efficient hydrogen storage: T. Hussain,R. Ahuja, (2014) International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39: 2560-2566.

  37. Screening study of light-metal and transition-metal-doped NiTiH hydrides as Li-ion battery anode materials: Z. Qian, X. Jiang, T. A. Maark, M. D. Deshpande, M. Bououdina, B. Johannson, R. Ahuja, (2014) Solid State Ionics, 258: 88-91.

  38. Improvement in the desorption of H2 from the MgH2 (110) surface by means of doping and mechanical strain: W.-W. Sun, T. Hussain,T. A. Maark, R. Ahuja, (2014) Computational Materials Science, 86: 165-169.

  39. Strain-induced tunability of optical and photocatalytic properties of ZnO mono-layer nanosheet: T. Kaewmaraya,B. Sa, Z. Sun, R. Ahuja, (2014) Computational Materials Science, 91: 38-42.

  40. Shear strain induced indirect to direct transition in band gap in AlN monolayer nanosheet: P. Liu,R. Ahuja, (2014) Computational Materials Science, 86: 206-210.

  41. Electronic charge transport through ZnO nanoribbons: Rajeev Ahuja, (2014) Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids@Elsevier, 75: 1223-1228. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpcs.2014.06.009

  42. Electronic and Vibrational Properties of Stable Isomers of (SiO)n(0,±) (n = 2-7) Clusters: Hongbo Du, Shuping Huang,Wenjie Fan, Yu Jia, Ruiqin Zhang, (2014) Journal of Physical Chemistry-A, 118: 8893–8900.

  43. Hydrogen storage in polylithiated BC3 monolayer sheet: Y. Li, T. Hussain,R. Ahuja, (2013) Solid State Communications, 170: 39-43.

  44. TiO2 based gas sensor: a possible application to SO2: J. Nisar*, Z. Topalian, L. Osterlund, R. Ahuja, (2013) ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5: 8516–8522.

  45. Pure and Li-doped NiTiH: potential anode materials for Li-ion rechargeable batteries: Z. Qian,T. A. Maark, X. Jiang, M. Deshpande, M. Bououdina, R. Ahuja, (2013) Applied Physics Letters, 103: 033902.

  46. Strain-induced stabilization of Al functionalization in graphene oxide nanosheet for enhanced NH3 storage: B. Pathak, R. Ahuja,Y. Li, (2013) Applied Physics Letters, 102: 243905.

  47. Size dependent catalytic effect of TiO2 clusters in water dissociation: Haisheng Li, Qiang Sun, Yu Jia, Rui-Qin Zhang,Hongbo Du, (2013) Journal of Molecular Catalysis A, 366: 163-170.

  48. Hexagonal boron nitride sheet decorated by polylithiated species for efficient and reversible hydrogen storage: T. Hussain,T. W. Kang, R. Ahuja, (2013) Science of Advanced Materials, 5: 1-7.

  49. Strain induced Li functionalized graphane as a high capacity hydrogen storage material: Tanveer Hussain,Rajeev Ahuja, (2012) Applied Physics Letters, 101: 103907 (5 pages).

  50. Characteristic vibrational modes of H2O adsorbed molecularly and dissociatively on titanium oxide clusters: Hongbo Du,Yu Jia, Rui-Qin Zhang, (2012) Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, 11(6): 1289-1295.

  51. Excited state property of silicon quantum dots: R. Q. Zhang,Thomas A. Niehaus, Thomas Frauenheim, (2012) Physica Status Solidi B, 249: 401-412.

  52. Polylithiated (OLi2) functionalized graphane as a potential hydrogen storage material: Rajeev Ahuja,Tanveer Hussain, Tuhina Adit Maark, (2012) Applied Physics Letters, 101: 243902 (4 pages).

  53. Inducing novel electronic properties in Ge nanowires by variations in its size, shape and strain: a first-principles computational study: Rui-Qin Zhang,Chao Zhang, (2012) J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 24: 015301.

  54. First-principles study on the origin of ferromagnetism in n-type Cu-doped ZnO: R.Q. Zhang,D. Q. Fang, (2012) Solid State Communications, 152: 1057–1060.

  55. Strain induced band dispersion engineering in silicon nanosheet: Chao Zhang,Rui-Qin Zhang, (2011) Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115: 23682.

  56. Surface nitrogenation induced thermal conductivity attenuation in silicon nanowires: H. P. Li,R. Q. Zhang, (2011) Europhys. Lett., 96: 56007.

  57. Intramolecular Torsion Based Molecular Switch Functionality Enhanced in π-Conjugated Oligomolecules by a π-Conjugated Pendant Group: K. P. Dou,C. L. Wang, R. Q. Zhang, (2011) Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115: 13911- 13918.

  58. A NOR logic gate using a single molecule and two surface gold atoms to encode the logical input: W.-H. Soe, C. Manzano, F. Ample, N. Chandrasekhar, N. Renaud, P. de Mendoza, A. M. Echavarren, M. Hliwa ,C. Joachim, (2011) Physical Review B, 83: 155443-1 to 155443-8.

  59. Manipulating Molecular Quantum States with Classical Metal Atom Inputs: Demonstration of a Single Molecule NOR Logic Gate: W.-H. Soe, C. Manzano, N. Renaud, P. de Mendoza, F. Ample, M. Hliwa, A. M. Echavarren, N. Chandrasekhar,C. Joachim, (2011) American Chemical Society (ACS) NANO, 5: 1436-1440.

  60. Conductivity enhancement by surface chemistry in silicon nanowires: Rui-Qin Zhang, Kun-Peng Dou, (2011) Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-ASIA, 1: 177.

  61. The electronic transparency of a single CO molecule at contact: Francisco Ample, Christian Joachim, (2010) Chemical Physics Letters,, 484: 237 – 241.

  62. Conformational dependence of tag inducedintramolecular STM contrast in hexaphenylbenzene molecules": Carlos Manzano, We-Hyo Soe, Natarajan Chandrasekhar,Andre Gourdon,Christian Joachim, (2009) Surface Science Letters, 603: L57-L61.

  63. Direct Observation of Molecular Orbitals of Pentacene Physisorbed on Au(111) by Scanning Tunneling Microscope: W.-H. Soe, C. Manzano,N. Chandrasekhar,C. Joachim, (2009) Physical Review Letters,, 102: 176102-176104.

  64. Comparison of the full-potential and frozen-core approximation approaches to density-functional calculations of surfaces: Adam Kiejna, Georg Kresse, Jutta Rogal,Karsten Reuter, and Matthias Scheffler, (2006) Physical Review B, 73: 035404-1 to 035404-8.

  65. CO oxidation and NO reduction over supported Pt-Rh and Pd-Rh nanocatalysts : A comparative study: Badal C. Khanra, (2005) Journal of Molecular Catalysis A, 229: 25 – 29.

  66. Microkinetic model studies of impurity effects on CO+O2, CO+NO and CO+NO+O2 reactions on supported Pt-Rhnanocatalysts", Chemical Physics Letters: Badal C. Khanra, (2004) Chemical Physics Letters, 384: 339 – 343.

  67. Microkinetic model studies of alloying effects on the CO+NO+O2 reactions over Pt-Rh nanocatalysts: Badal C. Khanra, (2004) Indian Journal of Chemistry, 43A: 464 – 472.

  68. Model studies on segregation and catalytic properties of supported Pt-Rh nanocatalysts: Badal C. Khanra, (2004) Indian Journal of Chemistry, 43A: 1033 – 1038.

  69. Impurity and Support Effects on the surface composition and the energetics of CO+NO reaction over Pt-Rh/CeO2 nanocatalysts: Badal C. Khanra, (2003) International Journal of Modern Physics B, 17: 4831 – 4839.

  70. Influence of sulphur on the shell composition of Pt-Rh nanocatalysts : a theoretical model: Badal C. Khanra, (2002) Chemical Physics Letters, 353: 426 – 430.

  71. Effect of temperature and adsorbates on the composition profile of Pt-Rh nanocatalysts: a comparative study: Badal C. Khanra, (2002) Physica B, 315: 82 – 87.

  72. MC model studies of Ceria-metal interaction in Pt-Rh nanocatalysts: Badal C. Khanra, (2002) Indian Journal of Chemistry,, 41A: 1784 – 1788.

  1. Modeling Silicon Nanostructure Surface Functionalization for Biological Detections: in: J. Zeng, R.-Q. Zhang, H.R. Treutlein (Eds.) Quantum Simulations of Materials and Biological Systems, Springer Netherlands R.-Q. Zhang, (2012) (Chapter 3), Print ISBN 978-94-007-4947-4, Online ISBN 978-94-007-4948-1, 33-51. DOI: (http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-4948-1_3)

  2. Theoretical Studies on Formation, Property Tuning and Adsorption of Graphene Segments, Physics and Applications of Graphene - Theory, Sergey Mikhailov (Ed.), InTech: R.Q. Zhang, (2011) (Chapter 1), ISBN: 978-953-307-152-7, . DOI: Available at

Fundings

  • CO2 and hydrocarbon conversion on Mo-based nanocatalysts 2 years, DST-SERB (NPDF)
    Funding Amount: 2 lacs research grant per year + NPDF Fellowship
    PI: Prof. Abir De Sarkar
  • Atomic-scale investigation of the nanopiezotronic properties in semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers via first-principles electronic structure methods 3 years, DST (Nanomission), GoI
    Funding Amount: Rs. 56,29,600
    PI: Prof. Abir De Sarkar

  • 2004

    Ph.D.

    Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata, India

  • 2000

    Post M.Sc. in Physics

    (Course work prior to Ph.D.), SINP, Kolkata, India

  • 1999

    M.Sc. in Physics

    (Calcutta University, India) (First Class First: Rank 1) (Recipient of President's medal for having topped all the postgraduate disciplines)

  • 1997

    B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics

    (First class), St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, Calcutta University, India (Awarded National Scholarship)

  • 2000

    NET-CSIR Qualified

    GATE-2000 (97.84 percentile, All India Rank - 34),

  • 1994

    Completed Higher Secondary

    (10+2), (Rank 75, Awarded National Scholarship )

  • Professor (Scientist-F):Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Phase 10, Mohali, Punjab - 160062 (January 2020 to Present till date )

  • Associate Professor (Scientist E):Institute of Nanoscience and Technology (INST), Habitat Centre, Phase-X, Sector-64, Mohali-160 062, Punjab, India (March 2014 to December 2019 )

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics:Central University of Rajasthan, Tehsil: Kishangarh, Dist. Ajmer, India (April 2013 to March 2014 )

  • Wenner-Gren Researcher/Forskare at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm,:Sweden & Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (August 2011 to April 2013 )

  • Senior Research Associate at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering:City University of, Hong Kong (June 2010 to June 2011 )

  • Research Scientist & Engineer on a A*STAR Visiting Investigator Program (VIP) between CEMES-CNRS, Toulouse, France and A*STAR:Singapore at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE-A*STAR), Singapore (May 2005 to May 2010 )

  • Max Planck Postdoctoral Fellow:Fritz Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society, Berlin, Germany (May 2004 to April 2005 )

  • Completed Ph.D. in Physics in April, 2004 from the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics:DAE Institute, Kolkata (February 2000 to May 2004 )

Awards & Honours

  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship between August, 1999 and August, 2001; Awarded Senior Research Fellowship between September, 2001 and April, 2004 by the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata, India
  • Awarded National Scholarship on the basis of performance in B.Sc. (Honors) in Physics, i.e., (10+2+3) examination, held in 1997
  • Awarded National Scholarship on the basis of performance in the Higher Secondary, i.e., (10+2) examination, held in 1994
  • Qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) in 2000, a national level competitive examination, conducted by the Council of Scientific-and-Industrial Research (CSIR), India; Awarded Joint CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lecturership in Physical Sciences under the CSIR-scheme.
  • Obtained 97.84 percentile in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, 2000 (GATE-2000), a national level competitive examination, conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). All India Rank - 34
  • Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Wenner-Gren Stiftelserna/Foundation, Sweden
  • Awarded Max-Planck (postdoctoral) Fellowship at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society),Berlin-Dahlem, Germany from 2004 to 2005
  • Recipient of President of India, Medal for the year 2000 for having topped all the postgraduate disciplines in the Calcutta University, Kolkata, India.
  • Prof. CNR Rao Award for Excellence in Nanoresearch for the year


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