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Ayan Banerjee

Dept: Physical Sciences (DPS), Center of Excellence in Space Sciences, India (CESSI)
E-mail: ayan [at]
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Research Interest:

Optical micromanipulation, precision spectroscopy, biophotonics.

Academic Background:

  1. Ph.D. (Physics), IISc, Bangalore, 2005, Thesis title: Precise frequency measurements of atomic transitions.


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Research Scientist, General Electric India Technology Center (2005 - 2009)

Selected Publications:

  1. Kumar, Sumeet; M, Gunaseelan; Vaipully, Rahul; Banerjee, Ayan and Roy, Basudev. 2021."Breaking the diffraction limit in absorption spectroscopy using upconverting nanoparticles." Nanoscale, 13, 11856
  2. Mukherjee, Chandreyee; Kundu, Avijit; Dey, Raunak; Banerjee, Ayan and Sengupta, Kaushik. 2021."Active microrheology using pulsed optical tweezers to probe viscoelasticity of lamin A." Soft Matter, 17, 6787-6796
  3. Banerjee, Arunita; Das, Nandan; Dey, Rajib; Majumdar, Shouvik; Shit, Piuli; Banerjee, Ayan; Ghosh, Nirmalya and Bhadra, Anindita. 2021."Power-laws in dog behavior may pave the way to predictive models: A pattern analysis study." Heliyon, 7, e07243
  4. Ghosh, Subhrokoli; Ranjan, Anand Dev; Das, Santu; Sen, Rakesh; Roy, Basudev; Roy, Soumyajit and Banerjee, Ayan. 2021."Directed Self-Assembly Driven Mesoscale Lithography Using Laser-Induced and Manipulated Microbubbles: Complex Architectures and Diverse Applications." Nano Letters, 21, 10-25
  5. Sil, Souvik; Basak, Prithviraj; Pahi, Anita and Banerjee, Ayan. 2020."A study of photophoretic trapping exploiting motional resonances of trapped particles induced by wideband excitation." Applied Physics Letters, 117, 221106

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