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Welcome to Surface and Interface Science - Nanomaterials and Energy Research group

Surface-Interface, Nanomaterials and Energy Research Lab


Dr. Sudeshna Chattopadhyay


Department of Physics

Department of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS)

Department of Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering (BSBE)

Indian Institute of Technology Indore




  • Ph. D.: Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India.

  • M. Sc. (Physics): University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

  • B. Sc. (Physics): University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

Work Experience

  • Professor, IIT Indore (till to date); Joined as Assistant Professor, IIT Indore, June 2012.

  • Visiting Professor, New Mexico State University, USA (2015).

  • Affiliated Assistant Professor of Physics in Department of Physics, New Mexico State University (NMSU), USA (Sept 2015 ‐date).

  • Visiting Professor, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2013).

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Electrical Energy Storage, Energy Frontier Research Centers, USA (2010 ‐2012).

  • Research Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, USA (2010 ‐2012).

  • Guest Researcher, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA (2010 ‐2012).

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics, Northwestern University, USA, (2008‐2010).





  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Award

  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University (NMSU), USA

  • Research Associateship and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Northwestern University, USA.

  • Joint CSIR-UGC (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research & University Grants Commission, India) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) award in subject PHYSICAL SCIENCES and eligibility for Lectureship - National Eligibility Test (NET).

  • Research Fellowship, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India

  • National Scholar, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, India

Research Highlights

  • Surface and interface Science

  • Soft matter and Nanomaterials

  • Organic / Inorganic Hybrid materials 

  • Energy conversion and storage research

  • Battery materials

  • Nanotechnology in Biomedical Applications and environmental remediation 

  • Techniques- X-ray scattering (XRD, XRR, GISAXS, GID), Spectroscopy (vuv, uv-vis, IR, PL, Raman, EELS, XPS, NEXAFS, SIMS), Atomic force microscopy, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Magnetron sputtering, spin coating, electrochemistry.

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