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I am a FACULTY at the University of Calcutta, in the Department of Physics.
I do research in the area of Materials Science.
Presently, my research interest is oriented towards Spintronics Materials and Thermoelectric Materials

I did my Post-Doctoral work in the group of Prof.  Kamran Behnia at ESPCI, Paris.
and doctoral  work  with  Prof.  B K Chaudhuri
at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India

Have a look at my detailed CV, Research Interests and
List of Publication.

Short CV :

Permanent Positions Held :
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Calcutta  Feb 2006 - till date
  • Scientific Officer-D, Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Dept. of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India, Dec 2004 -- Jan 2006

Awards :

  • Awarded as "Young Scientist" in Physics in the year 2001 by Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata-17, India.
  • Best Thesis award in DAE-SOLID STATE PHYSICS SYMPOSIUM-2002, organized by BARC, Mumbai.
  • Best Oral Presentation award in 27th Electron Microscope Society of India conference; organized by National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi--2004.
  • Best Poster Presentation award in Annual Technical Meeting of Indian Institute of Metal, held at  Chennai, 2005.

Talks Presented :
  • Hopping conduction in LaMnO3+ and La0.9Pb0.1MnO3; during 88th Indian Science Congress; IARI, New Delhi, 3rd -7th January, 2001.

  • Transport and other properties of some colossal magneto-resistive materials in 45th DAE-Solid State Physics Symposium, held at Panjab University, Chandigarh; 26th -30th December, 2002.

  • Electron Microscopy of Precipitate Phase in ColdWorked and Aged Titanium Modified Austenitic Stainless Steel, at 27th Electron Microscope Society of India [EMSI] Conference, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi; 29th -31st March, 2004.

  • Transport anomalies in Bi0.96Sb0.04 across the quantum limit; at Miniworkshop on Strong Correlations in Materials and Atom traps, at ICTP, Trieste, Italy during 4th - 15th August, 2008.

  • Thermoelectic materials: Basic introduction, Present status and recent developments”; Invited talk at Frontiers of Physics: An Exchange of Ideas On Emerging Directions-A two-day research seminar under the SUN programme held at University of Burdwan during 5th-6th June, 2013. 

  • "Temperature-dependent structural and thermoelectric property study of Bi-Sb alloy based thermoelectric materials"; Oral talk at Advances in Nanomaterials using Synchrotron Techniques (ANST-2014) held at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata during 11th-13th December, 2014.

  • Optimisation of thermoelectric properties by tuning the carrier concentration in Se doped Sb2Te3 system”, Invited talk at National Thematic Workshop on Recent Advances in Materials Science, Organized by UGC DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Kolkata Centre & Department of Physics, University of Burdwan, held at University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal during 8th-9th March, 2016. 

  • “Sb2Te3 Based Thermoelectric Materials: Study of Thermoelectric Property and Phonon Anharmonicity”, Invited talk at Discussion Meeting on Synchrotron Techniques in Materials Research, Organized by: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore & Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, Sponsored by: Nanomission, DST, Govt. of India, Held at Sinclairs Retreat, Chalsa, Dooars, West Bengal during February 2-5, 2017.

  • "Powder diffraction and other synchrotron based experiments on thermoelectric materials", Invited talk at Discussion meeting on Synchrotron Science, under the aegis of the Nano Mission project of the DST, Govt of India, held at SINP, Kolkata during December 13-15, 2017.

  • "Thermoelectric composites: The case study of Bi2Te3+graphite nanocomposite system", Invited talk at India-UK Workshop on Thermoelectric Materials for Waste-Heat Harvesting, held at JNCASR, Bengaluru during January 8-10, 2018.

  • "Structural and Thermoelectric Property of Bi2Te3/graphite Nanocomposite", Invited talk at Users meeting of Indian Beamline, Photon Factory, KEK, Japan held at JNCASR, Bangalore during September 25-26, 2018.

Teaching :
        At Dept. of Physics, University of Calcutta: For Post Graduate Student
  • General CourseSolid State Physics (Superconductivity, Defects in Solid etc)
                                    - Electronics and Instrumentation

Mathematical Methods (Selected part, viz., Differential Equation, Special Functions, Green's Function etc.)
  • Advanced Course - Condensed Matter Physics (Hartee-Fock Theory, Interacting Free Electron Gas)
                                          - Materials Science

Ongoing Research Projects :
  • "Microstructural Characterization of doped Sb-Te based thermoelectric alloy" (December, 2014-December, 2017), funded by UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, Govt. of  India. [Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 9.00 Lac (approx)].
  • Structural and thermoelectrical property study of n‐type and p‐type thermoelectric solid solutions and single and double phases nanocomposite” (September, 2015 to August, 2017), jointly sanctioned by DST, Govt. of India and RFBR, Govt. of Russia under International Co-operation scheme of DST, Govt. of India [Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 24.00 Lac (approx)].

Selected Recent Publications :

(For complete list of publication please click on the List of Publication)

  1. "Defect induced structural and thermoelectric properties of Sb2Te3 alloy", Diptasikha Das, K. Malik, A. K. Deb, S. Dhara, S. Bandyopadhyay, and Aritra Banerjee, J. Applied Physics 118, 045102 (2015).
  2. "The effect of quenching from different temperatures on Bi0.88Sb0.12 alloy", K. Malik, Diptasikha Das, S. K. Neogi, A. K. Deb, Arup Dasgupta, S. Bandyopadhyay, and Aritra Banerjee, J. Physics and Chemistry of Solids 91, 7 (2016).
  3. "Tuning of thermoelectric properties with changing Se content in Sb2Te3", D. Das, K. Malik, A.K. Deb, V.A. Kulbachinskii, V.G. Kytin, S. Chatterjee, D. Das, S. Dhara, S. Bandyopadhyay and A. Banerjee, Europhysics Letters 113, 47004 (2016).
  4. "Correlation between defect and magnetism of low energy Ar+9 implanted and un-implanted Zn0.95Mn0.05O thin films suitable for electronic application", S.K. Neogi, N. Midya, P. Pramanik, A. Banerjee, A. Bhattacharyy, G. S. Taki, J. B. M. Krishna, S. Bandyopadhyay, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 408, 217 (2016).
  5. "Effect of Thallium Doping on the Mobility of Electrons in Bi2Se3 and Holes in Sb2Te3, A. A. Kudryashov, V. G. Kytin, R. A. Lunin, V. A. Kulbachinskii, and A. Banerjee, Semiconductors 50, 869 (2016).
  6. "Magnetic, resonance, and optical properties of Cu3Sm(SeO3)2O2Cl: A rare-earth francisite compound", K. V. Zakharov, E. A. Zvereva, M. M. Markina, M. I. Stratan, E. S. Kuznetsova, S. F. Dunaev, P. S. Berdonosov, V. A. Dolgikh, A. V. Olenev, S. A. Klimin, L. S. Mazaev, M. A. Kashchenko, Md. A. Ahmed, A. Banerjee, S. Bandyopadhyay, A. Iqbal, B. Rahaman, T. Saha-Dasgupta, and A. N. Vasiliev, Physical Review B 94, 054401 (2016).
  7. "Evidence of iso-structural phase transition in rhombohedral Bi-Sb alloy", K. Malik, Diptasikha Das, A. K. Deb, V. A. Kulbachinskii, Velaga Srihari, S. Bandyopadhyay, and Aritra Banerjee, Europhysics Letters 115, 58001 (2016).
  8. "Effects of Li doping on structural, electronic, optical and magnetic properties of Fe0.04Zn0.96O nanocrystalline samples", Md. A. Ahmed, Mohd Nasir, A. K. Yadav, A. Banerjee, S. Bandyopadhyay, Solid State Communications 251, 16 (2017).
  9. "Thermoelectric properties, Shubnikov-de Haas effect and mobility of charge carriers in bismuth antimony tellurides and selenides and nanocomposite based on these materials", V. A. KulbachinskiiV. G. Kytin, A. A. Kudryashov, and R. A. Lunin, A. Banerjee, Low Temperature Physics 43, 454 (2017).
  10. "Evolution of phonon anharmonicity in Se doped Sb2Te3 thermoelectrics", Diptasikha Das, Subarna Das, P. Singha, K. Malik, A. K. Deb, A. Bhattacharyya, V. A. Kulbachinskii, Raktima Basu, Sandip Dhara, S. Bandyopadhyay and Aritra Banerjee, Physical Review B 96, 064116 (2017).