Sayan Bhattacharyya

Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: sayanb [at]
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Research Interest:

    The Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory (AFML) led by Dr. Sayan Bhattacharyya focuses on an interdisciplinary research on functional nanomaterials. The current research interests are: (A) Magnetism and Magnetotransport Properties: (i) Doped rare-earth manganite nanostructures - Modification of the conventional physical property-limits at the nanoscale; (ii) Magnetic anisotropy enhancement by confinement of nanoparticles for data storage applications. (B) Photovoltaics: (i) Quantum dot (QD) solar cells, Carbon nanotube/graphene - QD hybrid solar cells; (ii) Nano-manganite p-n junctions. (C) Confinement effects on Heterogeneous Catalysis. (D) Green Chemistry and Biological Applications - Drug delivery, Waste water treatment and Carbon Nanostructure assisted Plant Growth. (E) Metal Oxide and Chalcogenide Nanostructures - Investigation of defects, Doping Strategies and Morphology-Property Correlations.

Academic Background:
  1. B. Sc. (Honours) (Chemistry (H), Physics (P), Mathematics (P)), Maulana Azad College (University of Calcutta), 1996
  2. M. Sc. (Physical Chemistry), Department of Chemistry (University of Kalyani), 1998
  3. Ph. D. (Solid State Chemistry ), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), 2006

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel (2006 - 2008)
  2. Postdoctoral Researcher, Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2008 - 2010)
  3. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata (2010 - 2015)
  4. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )

Selected Publications:
  1. Halder, Ganga and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2017. "Zinc-diffused Silver Indium Selenide Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells with Enhanced Photoconversion Efficiency." J. Mater. Chem. A, 5, 1
  2. Ghosh, Dibyendu; Kapri, Sutanu and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2016. "Phenomenal Ultraviolet Photoresponsivity and Detectivity of Graphene Dots Immobilized on Zinc Oxide Nanorods." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8, 35496-504
  3. Datta, Abheek; Kapri, Sutanu and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2016. "Carbon Dots with Tunable Concentrations of Trapped Anti-oxidant as an Efficient Metal-free Catalyst for Electrochemical Water Oxidation." J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 14614-24