Sayan Bhattacharyya

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

The Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory (AFML) led by Prof. Sayan Bhattacharyya focuses on an interdisciplinary research on functional nanomaterials. The current research interests are: (A) Photovoltaics: Metal-halide Perovskite Solar Cells & Quantum dot Sensitized Solar Cells and ; (B) Electrocatalysis, Photoelectrocatalysis and Photolysis for Hydrogen Production, Nitrogen Reduction & CO2 Reduction; (C) Zinc-air Battery. Allied Interests: (A) Magnetism and Magnetotransport Properties of Doped rare-earth manganite nanostructures and Metal oxide heterostructures; (B) 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. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (2015 - 2019)
  3. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata (2010 - 2015)
  4. Postdoctoral Researcher, Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2008 - 2010)
  5. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel (2006 - 2008)

Selected Publications:

  1. Majee, Rahul; Islam, Quazi Arif; Mondal, Surajit and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2020."Electrochemically Reversible Lattice with Redox Active A-site of Double Perovskite Oxide Nanosheets to Reinforce Oxygen Electrocatalysis." Chem. Sci. , 11, 10180-9
  2. Majee, Rahul; Das, Tisita; Chakraborty, Sudip and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2020."Shaping a Doped Perovskite Oxide with Measured Grain Boundary Defects to Catalyze Bifunctional Oxygen Activation for Rechargeable Zn-air Battery." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces , 12, 40355-63
  3. Roy, Samrat; Mandal, Arnab; Raj R, Akshay; Bhattacharyya, Sayan and Pal, Bipul. 2020."Thermal Nonlinear Refraction in Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanostructure Colloids." J. Phys. Chem. C, 124, 15558-64
  4. Majee, Rahul; Mondal, Surajit and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2020."Charge transfer from perovskite oxide nanosheets to N-doped carbon nanotubes to promote enhanced performance of a zinc–air battery." Chem. Commun., 56, 8277-8280
  5. Debnath, Bharati; Parvin, Sahanaz; Dixit, Harsha and Bhattacharyya, Sayan. 2020."Defect Oxygen Rich Cobalt Ferrite Nanoparticles for Practical Water Electrolysis with High Activity and Durability." ChemSusChem, 13, 3875-3886

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