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May 01-03, 2020
Rahul Majee receives one of the Best Presentation Awards in the Virtual Conference on "Materials for Energy Harvesting and Catalysis" jointly organized by TIFR Mumbai and IISER Kolkata, India via ACS sponsored Zoom platform. Rahul presented his work on Flattening the Perovskite with Redox Flip-flop Surface.
December 17-18, 2019
Surajit Mondal receives one of the Best Poster Awards in the National Symposium on Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2019), BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India. Surajit presented his work on Chalogenide Perovskite: Electrocatalyst without Active Metal Centers.
September 17, 2019
Satarupa Das receives one of the Best Poster Awards in the Young Scientists' Colloquium - 2019, organized by Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Kolkata Chapter at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India. Co-authored by Sahanaz Parvin, Satarupa presented her work on Impregnation and Derivatization of MOF to Reduce Water with Minimal Energy Consumption.
August 16, 2019
Postdoc alumnus, Dr. Dhirendra K. Chaudhary has been appointed as Assistant Professor/Scientist in the Renewable Energy Research Centre, Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) Institute of Physical Sciences for Studies and Research, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
March 25, 2019
Bharati Debnath successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis entitled "Synthesis, Characterization, Low Temperature Magnetic Interactions and Catalytic Properties of Transition Metal-Oxide Nanostructures".
March 08, 2019
Sahanaz Parvin receives the Best Poster Award in the 6th DCS Day, Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata, India. Sahanaz presented her work on Attuning Electronic Properties of Two-dimensional Materials for Accelerating Electrochemical Water Dissociation Reactions.
March 07, 2019
Sutanu Kapri successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Tailored Nanomaterial Systems for Cancer Therapy".
February 06, 2019
Ganga Halder successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis entitled "Photoanode and Counter Electrode Strategies to Enhance the Power Conversion Efficiency of Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells".
December 08, 2018
Professor Yury Gogotsi, postdoctoral advisor of Dr. Bhattacharyya, visits AFML. Professor Gogotsi is the Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Distinguished University Professor and Director, A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute, Drexel University, USA. He is currently the Associate Editor of ACS Nano. See more here: https://nano.materials.drexel.edu
June 04, 2018
The research work published in Nature Communications on transforming ubiquitous substrates into flexible paper electrodes is selected to feature in the Nature Communications Editors' Highlights webpage of recent research on Energy Materials.
May 31, 2018
Ashwani Kumar, 2017 BS-MS pass out and Project student at AFML gets selected for the prestigious Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) in the broad discipline of Material Science and Metallurgical Engineering.
May 26, 2018
April 02, 2018
February 10, 2018
Dr. Dhirendra K. Chaudhary, Research Associate from AFML joins FlexPV Group at National Center for Flexible Electronics, IIT Kanpur as a Project Scientist.
December 22, 2017
Ganga Halder receives the Best Poster Award sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry in the National symposium "Convergence of Chemistry & Materials (CCM-2017)", BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India. Ganga presented her poster on Alloying and Surface Passivation Strategies to Boost the Efficiency of AgInSe2 Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells.
November 18, 2017
Rahul Majee receives the Best Presentation Award in the 5th DCS Day, Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata, India. Rahul presented his work on Perovskite Oxide Catalysts for Electrochemical Water Oxidation: A Case Study of La1-xSrxCo1-yFeyO3-d (x, y ~0.3; d = 0.05-0.11).
July 20, 2017
CAFM and AFML congratulate Dr. Raj Kumar Das on being offered a position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, Punjab. Akal University offers BSc (Honours), MSc and PhD program in Chemistry.
July 06, 2017
Kasturee Nayak gets selected as a trainee in Unilever for 6 months to work on the separation and purification of theaflavins from black tea extract, for partial fulfilment of her MS thesis.
May 10, 2017
Sahanaz Parvin and Ashwani Kumar receive the Best Poster Awards sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry and American Chemical Society, respectively in the symposium "Asian Meeting on Metal Oxide Assemblies (AMMOA 2017)", IISER Kolkata, India. Sahanaz presented her work on Morphology and Crystallinity Dependence of Co-Fe-O Nanostructures in Catalyzing the Electrochemical Oxygen Evolution Reaction and Ashwani presented his work on Porous NiFe-oxide Nanocubes, Derived from Metal-organic Framework, as a Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Overall Water Splitting.
May 08, 2017
AFML moves from Materials Science Centre to room No. 320 of Research Complex, IISER Kolkata.
April 22, 2017
Ganga Halder and Bharati Debnath receive the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Best Poster Awards sponsored by the American Chemical Society in the symposium "Smart Materials: Methods and Applications (SMMA-2017)", IISER Kolkata, India. Ganga presented the work on Transition Metal Ion Assisted Enhancement of Photoconversion Efficiencies of Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells and Bharati presented her work on Surface Oxidation of Metal Oxide Nanostructures for Improved Electrochemical Water Oxidation and Enhanced Exchange Anisotropy.
April 18, 2017
Devika's thesis title: Defect Induced Microporous NiO Nanoparticles for Electrochemical Water Oxidation
Ashwani's thesis title: Porous NiFe-oxide Nanocubes, Derived from Metal-organic Framework, as a Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Overall Water Splitting
February 09, 2017
Anustup Sadhu successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Synthesis, Characterization, Structural, Magnetic and Magnetoresistance Properties of Manganite Nanostructures".
February 03, 2017
Abheek Datta successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Nano-confinement Effects in Heterogeneous Catalysis".
October 23-24, 2016
October 13 – November 01, 2016
The research work published in Carbon on converting human hair to graphitic porous carbon as cathodes for solar cells is featured as news item in The Hindu (13 October 2016), Anandabazar Patrika (27 October 2016), Global solar technology news website Solar Novus Today (01 November 2016) and telecasted in the programmes Science Monitor (Link) and Gyan Vigyan (Link) on Rajya Sabha TV (29-30 October 2016).
September 27, 2016
The diffraction data from Anustup Sadhu's paper entitled Extensive Parallelism between Crystal Parameters and Magnetic Phase Transitions of Unusually Ferromagnetic Praseodymium Manganite Nanoparticles published in Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55, pp. 7903-7911 is solicited by The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) for inclusion in the Powder Diffraction File.
August 01, 2016
The Centre for Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM) is officially created at IISER Kolkata and AFML gets associated with CAFM.
February 12-14, 2016
Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) telecasts the research published in Carbon on porous carbon nanospheres for controlled and targeted drug delivery inside cancer cells in the programmes Science Monitor and Gyan Vigyan. The news coverage considers the results as a "huge promise towards humanity's fight against cancer". Watch the telecasts in Science Monitor here and Gyan Vigyan here.
February 06, 2016
Ganga Halder receives joint First Prize in oral presentation at the Three-Day National Level Seminar on "Design, Synthesis, Interactions, Chemical and Biochemical Activities of Different Functional Molecules", Department of Chemistry, The University of Burdwan. Her presentation topic is entitled " Boosting the Efficiency of Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells with Doped Quantum Dots and Graphene Oxide Nanoribbon - CuxS Counter Electrode".
January 28, 2016
Sutanu Kapri receives one of the Best Oral Presentation Awards for his work on Porous Carbon Nanospheres for Controlled and Targeted Drug Delivery at the 4th Departmental Day of the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata.
January 25, 2016
The research work published in Carbon on porous carbon nanospheres as controlled and targeted drug delivery nanocarriers is featured as news item in The Telegraph, one of the leading Indian newspapers. PDF
November 05-09, 2015
Professor Aharon Gedanken from Bar-Ilan University, Israel visits IISER Kolkata and delivers the DCS Visitor Seminar entitled "Using Novel Methods (Microwave and Sonochemistry) for Converting Biomass to Biofuels".
November 02, 2015
Sahanaz Parvin joins AFML as UGC-JRF Fellow.
Professor Daniel H. Rich from Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel visits AFML as part of the DST sponsored India-Israel collaborative research project. Prof. Rich also presents a seminar entitled "Probing Plasmonic Effects in Metal-covered Semiconductor Nanowires, Quantum Wells, and Nanocrystals with Time-resolved Cathodoluminescence" at the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata.
Dr. Bhattacharyya visits Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel as part of the DST sponsored India-Israel collaborative research project. Dr. Bhattacharyya is also hosted for a day by the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials , Bar Ilan University, Israel.
August 15-18, 2015
Anustup Sadhu receives one of the six Best Poster Presentation Awards for his work on Step-wise Mirroring of Magnetic Transitions and Lattice Alterations from 5 to 300 K: A Case Study with Manganite Nanoparticles at Chemical Frontiers 2015, Majorda Beach Resort, Goa.
April 17, 2015
Atharva Sahasrabudhe successfully defends his Master's thesis entitled "Core/Shell/Quasi-Shell Quantum Dot Absorbers: A dual Sensitization Strategy for High Performance Photovoltaics".
March 24, 2015
Dr. Dibyendu Ghosh joins AFML as DST Research Associate. The position is funded by DST India-Israel S & T Cooperation. Dr. Ghosh obtained his Ph. D. degree from Department of Instrumentation Science, Jadavpur University in 2015.
December 07, 2014
Abheek Datta receives one of the two Best Oral Presentation Awards for his work on The Effects of Nanoparticle Confinement on Methanol Electro-oxidation and Bharati Debnath receives one of the six Best Poster Presentation Awards for her work on Exchange Bias between the Disordered Interface Spins of Impregnated NiO Nanoparticles and the Surrounding Pore Walls of CoFe2O4 at the Departmental Day of the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata.
November 21, 2014
The Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS), IISER Kolkata receives a financial support of INR 59 Millions from the Department of Science and Technology - Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure (DST-FIST ) for augmentation of research facilities of DCS in the form of high resolution transmission electron microscope (HR-TEM).
October 17, 2014
The diffraction data from Anustup Sadhu's paper entitled Enhanced Low-field Magnetoresistance in La0.71Sr0.29MnO3 Nanoparticles Synthesized by Non-aqueous Sol-gel Route published in Chemistry of Materials, 2014, 26, pp. 1702-1710 is solicited by The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) for inclusion in the Powder Diffraction File.
August 20, 2014
Dr. Siddhartha Pathak from Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA visits AFML and delivers an interesting lecture on "Mechanical Behaviour of Carbon Nanotubes: From a Single Tube towards Complex Networks".
August 05, 2014
Dr. Anupam Singha Roy joins AFML as Institute Postdoctoral Fellow. The position is funded by IISER Kolkata. Dr. Roy obtained his Ph. D. degree from Department of Chemistry, University of Kalyani in 2013.
March 07, 2014
Rahul Majee joins AFML as UGC-JRF Fellow.
January 01, 2014
Dr. Shweta Tripathi joins AFML to continue research in the DST-SERB FAST Track Young Scientist project.
December 11, 2013
Anustup Sadhu receives one of the two Best Oral Presentation Awards for his work on Enhanced Low Field Magnetoresistance in La0.71Sr0.29MnO3 Nanoparticles Synthesized by Non-aqueous Sol-gel Route , at the Departmental Day of the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata.
December 02, 2013
Arghya Bandyopadhyay joins AFML as Research Associate. The position is funded by CSIR [No. 01(2689)/12/EMR-II]. Arghya pursued his Ph.D. from Department of Microbiology, University of Kalyani and is expected to receive his Ph.D. degree in 2014.
October 23, 2013
The AFML team congratulates Dr. Subhasis Roy on being offered a position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Calcutta. Dr. Roy is pleased to accept the offer. The University of Calcutta was established in 1857 and is a pioneering public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal. The prestigious Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1982 and offers three year B.Tech. and two year M.Tech. courses.
August 20, 2013
Dr. Subhasis Roy joins AFML as Research Associate. The position is funded by DST SERB [SR/S1/PC-28/2011]. Dr. Roy obtained his Ph. D. degree from IIT Kharagpur in 2012 and completed one year postdoctoral research from Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea.
July 21-27, 2013
Mr. Benjamin Legum, Assistant Professor at Center for Applied Research & Intellectual Property Development, Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. student at Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University , USA visits AFML. The visit is sponsored by the APS-IUSSTF Physics Student Visitation Program.
July 09, 2013
Dr. Bhattacharyya is the invited Lead Guest Editor of the special issue "Advanced Nanoporous Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications" of Journal of Nanomaterials. The Guest Editors of this special issue are Prof. Yitzhak Mastai (BIU, Israel), Dr. Rabi Narayan Panda (BITS Goa, India), Dr. Sun-Hwa Yeon (KIER, South Korea) and Dr. Michael Z. Hu (ORNL, USA).
April 16, 2013
Vishwas Srivastava successfully defends his Master's thesis entitled "Immobilizing Pristine and Mn-doped CdSe Quantum Dots on Carbon Nanowhiskers for Solar Energy Conversion".
April 01, 2013
Dr. Shiv Prakash Singh joins AFML as Research Associate. The position is funded by CSIR [No. 01(2689)/12/EMR-II]. Dr. Singh obtained his Ph. D. degree from CGCRI, Kolkata in 2012.
December 26, 2012
Dr. Bhattacharyya signs the consultancy agreement with Hindustan Unilever Limited.
October 03, 2012
Sutanu Kapri joins AFML as CSIR-JRF Fellow.
September 24, 2012
Bharati Debnath joins AFML as research trainee.
August 16, 2012
Ganga Halder joins AFML as PhD student.
December 14-15, 2011
Anustup Sadhu and Abheek Datta attend the Advanced School on High Resolution X-ray Techniques, Atomic Force Microscopy and their Applications at the S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata.
December 10, 2011
Abheek Datta receives the Best Poster Award along with nine other awardees for his work on One-pot, Scalable, Greener Synthesis of Non-toxic Carbon Nanotubes from Waste natural Oil Precursors , at the Symposium on Polymer Science (SPS-2011) at IISER Kolkata.
October 28-30, 2011
Dr. Bhattacharyya attends a meeting on "Chemistry & Physics of Advanced Materials" at Vedic Village, Kolkata and presents a poster on Application Driven Functionalization of Templated Carbon Nanotubes. The meeting was organized to felicitate Professor C. N. R. Rao, FRS, on the occasion of diamond jubilee of his research career. Photo (Sharing the frame with Prof. Rao and his wife)
August 04, 2011
Dr. Bhattacharyya attends Young Scientists’ Colloquium - 2011 from Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), Kolkata Chapter at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata. Previously Dr. Bhattacharyya was nominated as a member of the organizing committee of this event.
July 01-28, 2011
Dr. Bhattacharyya visits Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.
May 23, 2011
Dr. Bhattacharyya becomes Member of the American Nano Society .
May 20, 2011
Abheek Datta joins AFML as PhD student.
April 16, 2011
The Materials Science Centre at the Main campus of IISER Kolkata is inaugurated by Professor Ajay K. Sood from Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in presence of the honorable Director of IISER Kolkata, Professor Sushanta Dattagupta. The Materials Science Centre will house the research laboratory of Dr. Bhattacharyya. Pictures from the inauguration ceremony are uploaded here.
February 08, 2011
Dr. Bhattacharyya's work on 'Magnetic Properties of Cd1-xMnxTe / C Nanocrystals ' in Nanotechnology is featured as a news item in Nanotechweb, a leading science community website from Institute of Physics. The research was jointly performed with his Israel collaborators, Prof. Aharon Gedanken and Dr. David Zitoun.
February 06, 2011
Dr. Bhattacharyya becomes a lifetime member of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI).
February 04-06, 2011
Dr. Bhattacharyya attends the 13th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry and 5th CRSI-RSC Symposium in Chemistry, organised by NISER Bhubaneswar, India.
February 01, 2011
Anustup Sadhu joins AFML as project student.
December 19-20, 2010
Dr. Bhattacharyya's work on 'Multifunctional Carbon-Nanotube Cellular Endoscopes' in Nature Nanotechnology is featured as news items in The Telegraph and Deccan Herald, leading Indian newspapers. This paper was also highlighted in Royal Society of Chemistry; Nanowerk; Fierce Biotech; PhysOrg.com; Newswise.com; and Drexel Press Release in the period December 13-15, 2010.
December 14-19, 2010
Dr. Bhattacharyya, along with his colleagues from Chemistry and Physics of IISER-K, attends the Indo-German Graduate School Workshop on Spintronics at the Department of Physics, University of Goettingen, Germany , and presents an invited lecture on Doped Nanocrystals and Nanocomposites .
December 08, 2010
Professor Aharon Gedanken from Bar-Ilan University, Israel visits IISER Kolkata and delivers a captivating colloquium on The Application of Nanomaterials to Biology and Medicine . Professor Gedanken was the postdoctoral advisor of Dr. Sayan Bhattacharyya. Pictures are uploaded here.
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