Avijit Chowdhury
Assistant Professor
Department of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics    

S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences,   Block JD, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700106

Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08 (extn: 271)


Educational Background:

  • B.Sc. (2006): Department of Physics, Jadavpur University
  • M.Sc. (2008): Department of Physics, Jadavpur University
  • Ph.D. (2013): Department of Spectroscopy, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata (degree awarded by Jadavpur University

Professional Background:

  • Assistant Professor (2013 to 2018), Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam

  • Assistant Professor Grade I (2018-2021), Department of Physics National Institute of Technology Silchar, Assam

  • Assistant Professor (2021 to till date): Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Sciences, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata

Main area of Research:

  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science

Research Interests:

  • Layered nanohybrid for electronic and optoelectronic applications
  • Polymer nanocomposites based Resistive memory devices
  • Functional nanomaterials and devices for Neuromorphic applications

  • Interfacial understanding of semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures


Significant Recent Publications:

  • S Das, S Pramanik, R G. Nair* and A Chowdhury*, Unlocking the potential of thermally exfoliated ultrathin g-C3N4 nanosheets: abundant active sites for enhanced solar photocatalysis, New J. Chem., 2023, 47, 12418.
  • N S Das, R Jana, A Roy, and A Chowdhury*, MoS2-functionalized conductive carbon heterostructure embedded with ferroelectric polymers for bipolar memristive applications, Semiconductor Science and Technology 38 (2023) 065003
  • S Das, S Das, R G Nair*, A Chowdhury*, “Magnetically separable ZnFe2O4 grafted g-C3N4/rGO ternary nanocomposites for enhanced photo-Fenton catalytic activity under visible light”, Materials Today Sustainability 21 (2023) 100263.
  • A Nyayban, S Panda, A Chowdhury, “The effect of B-site alloying on the electronic and opto-electronic properties of RbPbI3: A DFT study”, Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter 649 (2023) 414384.























  • S Das, T Deka, P Ningthoukhangjam, A Chowdhury*, R G Nair*, “A critical review on prospects and challenges of metal-oxide embedded g-C3N4-based direct Z-scheme photocatalysts for water splitting and environmental remediation”, Applied Surface Science Advances 11 (2022) 100273.
  • S Das and A Chowdhury*, “Recent advancements of g-C3N4 -based magnetic photocatalysts towards the degradation of organic pollutants: a review”, Nanotechnology 33 (2022) 072004.
  • D. Chakraborty, M. Devi, B. Das, M. H. Barbhuiya, S S. Dhar, and A. Chowdhury, A benevolent direction to environmental suitability: ionic liquid immobilized MoO3 nanoparticles used in the efficient visible light driven photocatalytic degradation of antibiotics, New J. Chem., 2021, 45, 12922.
  • A. Nyayban, S. Panda and A. Chowdhury, Structural, electronic and optical properties of lead free Rb based triiodide for photovoltaic application: an ab initio study, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 33 (2021) 375702.
  • VV Bhagwat, S Roy, B Das, N Shah, A Chowdhury, Performance of finned heat pipe assisted parabolic trough solar collector system under the climatic condition of North East India, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments 45 (2021) 101171.
  • K.K. Gogoi, S. Das, S. Maiti, Avijit Chowdhury, Semiconductor-Grafted Polymer-Embedded Graphene Oxide Nanohybrid for Power-Efficient Non-Volatile Resistive Memory Applications, ACS Applied Nano Materials 3 (11) (2020) 11562-11573.
  • A Nyayban, S Panda, Avijit Chowdhury, BI Sharma, First principle studies of rubidium lead halides towards photovoltaic application, Materials Today Communications 24 (2020) 101190.
  • K. K. Gogoi and Avijit Chowdhury, Performance Improvement of Organic Resistive Memories by Exploiting Synergistic Layered Nano-hybrid Dispersed Polymer Composites, Journal of Applied physics 127 (2020) 065501). (Selected for Editor's Pick).
  • K. K. Gogoi and Avijit Chowdhury, Performance Enhancement of Solution Processed Organic Memories by Exploiting Synergistic Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Composites, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124 (2020) 1108-1120.
  • R. C. Das, K. K. Gogoi, N. S. Das, and Avijit Chowdhury, Optimization of Quantum Yield of Highly Luminescent Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots and Their Application in Resistive Memory Devices, Semiconductor Science and Technology 34 (2019) 125016.
  • K. K. Gogoi, R. Das, T. Paul, S. Ghosh, Avijit Chowdhury, Tuning of Bipolar Resistive Switching and Memory Characteristics of Cadmium Sulphide Nanorods Embedded in PMMA Matrix, Materials Research Express 6 (2019) 115107.
  • K. K. Gogoi and Avijit Chowdhury, Electric Field Induced Tunable Memristive Characteristics of Exfoliated Graphene Oxide Embedded Polymer Nanocomposites, Journal of Applied Physics 126 (2019) 025501-11.
  • K. K. Gogoi, N. S. Das, Avijit Chowdhury, Tuning of electrical hysteresis in PMMA/GOs/PMMA multi-stacked devices, Materials Research Express 6 (2019) 085108.













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