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) Photovoltaics: Quantum dot sensitized solar cells and Perovskite Solar Cells; (B) Electrocatalysis, Photoelectrocatalysis and Photolysis; (C) Magnetism and Magnetotransport Properties of Doped rare-earth manganite nanostructures and Metal oxide heterostructures; (D) Nano-Bio Interface: Drug delivery, photothermal and photodynamic therapy, and Waste water treatment.

Academic Background:

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


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

Selected Publications:

  1. Halder, Ganga; Ghosh, Anima; Parvin, Sahanaz and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2018."Cation Exchange in Zn-Ag-In-Se Core / Alloyed Shell Quantum Dots and their Applications in Photovoltaics and Water Photolysis." Chem. Mater. , 1, 1
  2. Kapri, Sutanu and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2018."Molybdenum Sulfide - Reduced Graphene Oxide p-n Heterojunction Nanosheets with Anchored Oxygen Generating Manganese Dioxide Nanoparticles for Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy." Chem. Sci., 9, 8982-9
  3. Kumar, Ashwani; Chaudhary, Dhirendra K; Parvin, Sahanaz and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2018."High Performance Duckweed-derived Carbon Support to Anchor NiFe Electrocatalysts for Efficient Solar Energy Driven Water Splitting." J. Mater. Chem. A, 6, 18948-59
  4. Kapri, Sutanu and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2018."Cobalt Phosphide Nanorods with Controlled Aspect Ratios as Synergistic Photothermo-Chemotherapeutic Agents." ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 1, 1
  5. Ghosh, Dibyendu; Ghosh, Anima; Ali, Md. Yusuf and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2018."Photoactive Core-shell Nanorods as Bifunctional Electrodes for Boosting the Performance of Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells and Photoelectrochemical Cells." Chem. Mater. , 30, 6071-81

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