M. Sc. (1994; Physics, Specialization Electronics)
Ph.D. (2000; Physics), Jadavpur University
Post Doc (Caltech, USA, Adviser: Prof. A.H. Zewail, Nobel Laureate,
2003-2005 Faculty; S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
2005- 2009 Reader; S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
2009- 2013 Associate Professor; S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic
2013- 2017 Professor; S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
2017- Till date Senior Professor; S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic
Important awards and fellowship of academies:
Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship 2018
P. K. Bose Memorial Award 2016 (Indian Chemical Society)
UKIERI: UK-India Education and Research Initiative (Nanotechnology) Award
Main area of work
Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Biomolecules and Nanomaterials
Dye/Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells and Photocatalysis
Significant recent publications:
N. Polley, S. Singh, A. Giri and S. K. Pal Evanescent Field: A Potential Light-tool for Theranostics Application, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85 (2014) 033108.
R. Saha, P. K. Verma, S. Rakshit, S. Saha, S. Mayor and S. K. Pal Light driven ultrafast electron transfer in oxidative redding of Green Fluorescent Proteins, Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) 3 (2013) 1580.
N. Goswami, A. Giri, S. Kar, M. S. Bootharaju, R. John, P. L. Xavier, T. Pradeep and S. K. Pal Protein directed synthesis of NIR-emitting, tunable HgS quantum dots and their applications in metal ion sensing , Small 8 (2012) 3175.
S. Sarkar, A. Makhal, T. Bora, K. Lakhsman, A. Singha, J. Dutta and S. K. Pal Hematoporphyrin-ZnO Nanohybrids: Twin Applications in Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalysis and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 4 (2012) 7027.