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Dhananjay Nandi

Dept: Physical Sciences (DPS)
E-mail: dhananjay [at]
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Research Interest:

Current:Low energy electron-molecule collision dynamics using novel velocity map imaging spectroscopic technique.Future:(i) Photo-electron/photo-ion imaging spectroscopy using femtosecond lasers.(ii) Energy-, time- and angle-resolved photo-electron spectroscopy from surfaces and interfaces using femtosecond lasers.

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Science) (Molecular Physics), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (University of Mumbai), 2004
  2. MSc (Physics), Science College (University of Calcutta), 1998, Ranked Second (part I) & Third (Part II)
  3. BSc (Physics (Hons)), Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (University of Calcutta), 1996


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2015 - 2019)
  3. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2009 - 2015)
  4. Research Associate, Laboratory Francis PERRIN, CEA Saclay, France (2009 - 2009)
  5. Research Professor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (2008 - 2009)
  6. Guest Scientist, Free University, Berlin, Germany (2006 - 2007)
  7. Post-Doc, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (2004 - 2005)

Awards and Honors:

  1. INSA Medal for Young Scientist from Indian National Science Academy (2010)
  2. Best Thesis from Indian Society of Atomic and Molecular Physics (2004)
  3. Junior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) (1998)
  4. Silver Medal from Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur (1996)

Selected Publications:

  1. Kundu, Narayan; Kumar, Vikrant and Nandi, Dhananjay. 2023."Breakdown of dipole Born approximation and the role of Rydberg's predissociation for the electron-induced ion-pair dissociation in the presence of background gases." The Journal of Chemical Physics, 158, 154305
  2. Paul, Anirban and Nandi, Dhananjay. 2022."Dissociative electron attachment dynamics of carbon disulphide and violation of axial recoil approximation near 6 eV resonance." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 24, 21021
  3. Chakraborty, Dipayan and Nandi, Dhananjay. 2020."Absolute dissociative electron attachment cross-section measurement of difluoromethane." Physical Review A, 102, 052801
  4. Jana, Irina; Naskar, Sumit and Nandi, Dhananjay. 2020."Dissociative electron attachment to SO2 near 7.5 eV resonance and axial-recoil approximation." Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1412, 052005
  5. Nandi, Dhananjay; Jana, Irina and Ramaprasad, Varun. 2020."Dissociative electron attachment to supersonically cooled oxygen." Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1412, 172009

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