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Dhananjay Nandi

TIFR, Mumbai, 2004
Area of Interest:
Laser-Electron-Molecule collisions, Photoelectron/Photoion Imaging Spectroscopy, Ultrafast Electron Dynamics in Solid Surfaces and Interfaces
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Research Interest:
  • Laser-Electron-Molecule collision experiments.
  • Photoelectron/Photoion Imaging Spectroscopy from Molecules and Clusters.
  • Ultrafast Electron Dynamics from Solid Surfaces and Interfaces using two-Photon Photo-Electron (2PPE) Spectroscopy.
Academic Qualification:
  1. Ph. D. (Physics), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, 2004.
  2. M. Sc. (Physics), University of Calcutta, India, 1998.
  3. B. Sc. (Physics Honours), Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, University of Calcutta, India, 1996.
  1. Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut for Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005-2006
  2. Guest Scientist, Free University Berlin, Germany, 2006-2007.
  3. Research Professor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2008/2009.
  4. Research Associate, Laboratorie Francis PERRIN, CEA Saclay, France, 2009.
  5. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India, (2009-present).
Awards and Honors:
  1. An executive committee member in the Indian Society of Atomic and Molecular Physics for the period of January 2011 to December 2012.
  2. INSA medal for Young Scientists from Indian National Science Academy, (2010). Citation: Devised the new technique of velocity map imaging and used it to make novel contributions in low-energy electron-molecule collisions.
  3. CNRS, France, Research Associate fellowship (2009).
  4. Max-Planck Fellowship for post doctoral research in Germany from Max-Planck Society, (2005-06).
  5. Best Thesis Award from Indian Society of Atomic and Molecular Physics (2004-05).
  6. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) based on National Eligibility Test (NET) in the year 1998.
  7. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), 1998.
  8. Silver Medal for First Class in B. Sc. from Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, India (1996).
  9. National Scholarship for higher studies based on the performance in both Secondary (10th standard) and Higher Secondary (12th standard) educations.
List of Publications:
In Journals
  • Dissociative Electron Attachment to N2O probed by Velocity Slice Imaging; Dhananjay Nandi, Vaibhav S. Prabhudesai, and E. Krishnakumar; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., In Press (2013).
  • Roaming Wavepacket in the Dynamics of Electronically Excited 2-Hydroxypyridine; Lionel Poisson, Dhananjay Nandi, Benoît Soep, Majdi Hochlaf, Martial Boggio-Pasqua and Jean-Michel Mestdagh, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. In Press (2013). Themed issue on "Imaging Molecular Dynamics".
  • Atomic selectivity in dissociative electron attachment to dihalobenzenes; Namdoo Kim, Taeil Sohn, Sang Hak Lee, Dhananjay Nandi, and Seoung Keun Kim, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 16503 (2013). Themed collection on "Spectroscopy and dynamics of medium-sized molecules and clusters".
  • Dissociative electron attachment to NO probed by Velocity Map Imaging; Dhananjay Nandi, Vaibhav S. Prabhudesai, B. M. Nestman, and E. Krishnakumar, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 1542 (2011).
  • Photoionization of 2-Pyridone and 2-Hydroxypyridine; J. C. Poully, J. P. Schermann, N. Nieuwjaer, F. Lecomte, G. Grégoire, C. Desfrançois, G. A. Garcia, L. Nahon, D. Nandi, L. Poisson, and M. Hochlaf, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 3566 (2010).
  • Dissociative Electron Attachment to Poly-atomic Molecules: Ion Kinetic Energy Measurements; Dhananjay Nandi and E. Krishnakumar, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 289, 39 (2010).
  • Excitation Mechanism in the Photoisomerization of a Surface-bound Azobenzene Derivative: Role of the Metallic Substrate; Sebastian Hagen, Peter Kate, Felix Leyssner, Dhananjay Nandi, Martin Wolf, and Petra Tegeder, J. Chem. Phys. 129, 164102 (2008).
  • Functional group dependent dissociative electron attachment to simple organic molecules; Vaibhav S. Prabhudesai, Dhananjay Nandi, Aditya H. Kelkar and E. Krishnakumar, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 154309 (2008).
  • A time-of-flight spectrometer for angle-resolved detection of low energy electrons in two dimensions; P. S. Kirchmann, L. Rettig, D. Nandi, U. Lipowski, M. Wolf and U. Bovensiepen, Appl. Phys. A 91, 211 (2008).
  • Identification of higher order contributions in three-dimensional (e,2e) cross-sections for helium; A. Dorn, M. Dürr, B. Najjari, N. Haag, C. Dimopoulou, D. Nandi and J. Ullrich, J. Electron Spect. Relat. Phenom. 161, 2 (2007).
  • Reversible Switching of tetra-tert-butyl-Azobenzene on Au(111) Surface Induced by Light and Thermal Activation; Sabastian Hagen, Felix Leyssner, Dhananjay Nandi, Martin Wolf and Petra Tegeder, Chem. Phys. Lett. 444, 85 (2007).
  • On the presence of 4u- resonance in dissociative electron attachment to O2; Vaibhav S. Prabhudesai, Dhananjay Nandi and E. Krishnakumar, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 39, L277 (2006).
  • Velocity Map Imaging fro Low Energy Electron-Molecule Collisions; D. Nandi, V. S. Prabhudesai, and E. Krishnakumar, Radiation Physics and Chemistry 75, 2151 (2006).
  • Functional group dependent site specific fragmentation of molecules by low energy electrons; Vaibhav S. Prabhudesai, Aditya H. Kelkar, Dhananjay Nandi, and E. Krishnakumar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 143202 (2005).
  • Electron attachment to C60 molecules; Vaibhav S. Prabhudesai, D. Nandi, and E. Krishnakumar, Euro. Phys. J. D – At. Mol. and Opt. Phys. 35, 261 (2005).
  • Velocity Slice Imaging for Dissociatve Electron Attachment; Dhananjay Nandi, Vaibhav S. Prabhudesai, A. Chatterjee, and E. Krishnakumar, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 053107 (2005).
  • Dissociative electron attachment to formic acid; Vaibhav S. Prabhudesai, Dhananjay Nandi, Aditya H. Kelkar, Rajendra Parajuli, and E. Krishnakumar, Chem. Phys. Lett. 405, 172 (2005).
  • Dissociative electron attachment to H2O2 : A very effective source for OH and OH- generation; D. Nandi, E. Krishnakumar, A. Rosa, W. –F. Schmidt and E. Illenberger, Chem. Phys. Lett. 373, 454 (2003).
  • Unusual temperature dependence in dissociative electron attachment to 1,4-Chlorobromobenzene; Rosa, W. Barszczewska, D. Nandi, V. S. Ashoka, S. V. K. Kumar, E. Krishnakumar, F. Brüning, and E. Illenberger, Chem. Phys. Lett. 342, 536 (2001).
  • Absolute cross sections for dissociative electron attachment to NF3; D. Nandi, S. A. Rangwala, S. V. K. Kumar and E. Krishnakumar, (Invited paper, Special issue in honour of A. Stamatovic) Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 205, 111 (2001).