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Dr. Debabrata Sarkar

M.Sc, Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Debabrata Sarkar has been active in the nanostructure and material science field for 12 years, and has published 22 papers, presented poster in different international conferences, and is taking M.Sc(Physics), B.Sc (Physics) and B.Tech courses. He graduated from Jadavpur University, Kolkata with Physics honours (B.Sc, M.Sc). He obtained a Ph.D in Material Science and Nanotechnology from the Jadavpur University after working under the supervision of Dr. K. K. Chattopadhyay.Prior to joining SRM in 2016, He did three years postdoctoral work in Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel..

Lab Webpage:  https://dsarkarlab.wixsite.com/home 

Open Positions 

Post Doctoral position (N-PDF):  Open Field: Nanofiber Facemask for COVID19.  National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF), Rs. 55,000/- per month.  Submit your proposal to me by March 30, 2020.

PhD position: Open Field: Nanofiber Airfilter/ LSPR for Metal-oxide nanostructures. Candidates who have qualified CSIR-UGC-NET or GATE will be eligible to apply

Applicants should send a cover letter describing their qualifications and a curriculum vitae to the following email address: debabras@srmist.edu.in

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  • Electrospinning: Nanofiber formation
  • Nanofiber Air Filter
  • PM2.5 capture
  • LSPR in Metal Oxide
  • Discover semiconductors that can convert the energy in sunlight into the potential energy of separated charge carriers.
  • Tuning band position and design defect state.
  • Build an integrated device that makes fuels, chemicals, or electricity from sunlight.
  • Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), MLD.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Debabrata Sarkar
Research Assistant Professor,
Department of Physics & Nanotechnology

Academic Background

M.Sc Physics, Jadavpur University,Kolkata, India

Ph.D., Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Post Doctoral Research, Hebrew University, Israel

PhD Student:  

Agasthiyaraj .L : Working on Nanofiber Air filter via electrospinning technique

Pranjali Jadhao: Developing oxide material which can block NIR light

Pooja P Sarngan: Working on Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanofiber -Tailoring crystal phase

Project Student: Arsha Thampi : Working on 2D metal oxide

MSc Student:  Anagha Ramesh & Manju CP

B.Tech Student: Prakhar Sharma: Working on 2D g-C3N4

Welcome highly talented undergraduate, graduate and PhD students with background in materials science, chemistry, physics. We also welcome visitors from other universities throughout the world. If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please send your CV and a brief introduction.
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  • Synergistic effect of band edge potentials on BiFeO3/V2O5 composite: Enhanced photo catalytic activity, Journal of Environmental Management, 2019

  • “Carbon doped ZnO thin film: Unusual nonlinear variation in bandgap and electrical characteristic” KKC Debabrata Sarkar, C.K.Ghosh, Applied Surface Science 418 (Part A), 252-257, 2017.

  • “Electroactive β-Crystalline Phase Inclusion and Photoluminescence Response of Heat Controlled Spin Coated PVDF/TiO2 Free standing Nanocomposite Film for Nanogenerator and Active Nanosensor”  Md Mehebub Alam, Ayesha Sultana, Debabrata Sarkar, DM, Nanotechnology (IOP), 2017.

  • “Improved dielectric constant and breakdown strength of γ-phase dominant super toughened PVDF/TiO2 nanocomposite film: an excellent material for energy storage application and piezoelectric throughput”  Md Mehebub Alam, Sujoy Kumar Ghosh, Debabrata Sarkar, Shrabanee Sen, DM, Nanotechnology 28 (1), 015503 (IOP), 2017

  • “Semiconductor-Metal Nano-Floret Hybrid Structures by Self-Processing Synthesis” OriHazut, Sharon Waichman, ThangavelSubramani, Debabrata Sarkar, Sthitaprajna Dash, Teresa Roncal-Herrero, Roland Kröger, and RoieYerushalmi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 4079–4086, 2016.
  • “Oxygen-Deficient Titania with Adjustable Band Positions and Defects; Molecular Layer Deposition of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Thin Films as Precursors for Enhanced Photocatalysis” Debabrata Sarkar, Sergey Ishchuk, DerejeHailuTaffa, NivKaynan, Binyamin Adler Berke, Tatyana Bendikov, and RoieYerushalmi, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 3853–3862, 2016.
  • “Ag decorated topological surface state protected hierarchical Bi2Se3nanoflakes for enhanced field emission properties” Biswajit Das, Debabrata Sarkar, SupratimMaity and Kalyan Kumar Chattopadhyay, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 1766.
  • "Tailor-Made Oxide Architectures Attained by Molecularly Permeable Metal-Oxide Organic Hybrid Thin Films" Debabrata Sarkar, DerejeHailuTaffa, Sergey Ishchuk, OriHazut, Hagai Cohen, Gil Toker, MichaAsscher and RoieYerushalmi, Chem. Commun.,  50, 9176, 2014.
  • "Branch Density-Controlled Synthesis of Hierarchical TiO2Nanobelt and Tunable Three Step Electron Transfer for Enhanced Photocatalytic Property" Debabrata Sarkar and Kalyan K. Chattopadhyay, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6, 10044, 2014.
  • “Three Dimensional Ag2O/TiO2Type-II (p−n) Nanoheterojunctions for Superior Photocatalytic Activity” Debabrata Sarkar, Chandan K. Ghosh, S. Mukherjee and Kalyan K. Chattopadhyay, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5, 331, 2013. [Most read article]
  • “Morphology control of rutile TiO2 hierarchical architectures and their excellent field emission properties”Debabrata Sarkar, Chandan K. Ghosh and Kalyan K. Chattopadhyay, CrystEngComm., 14, 2683, 2012. [Top 10 accessable article]
  • “Room temperature deposition of ultra sharpZnOnanospike arrays onmetallic, non-metallic and flexible carbon fabrics: Efficient field emitters” Uday N. Maiti, SoumenMaiti, SumitaGoswami, Debabrata Sarkar and Kalyan K. Chattopadhyay, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 1976.
  • “Sb-doped CuAlO2: widening of band gap and nonlinear J–E characteristics” Chandan K. Ghosh, Srinivasa R. Popuri, Debabrata Sarkar and Kalyan K. Chattopadhyay, J. Mater. Sci., 46, 1613, 2011.
  • “Easy synthesis of amorphous graphene and related hybrids for cold cathode application” D. Banerjee, N. S. Das, Debabrata Sarkar, KalyanK.Chattopadhyay, CARBON, 2014, 72, 4.
  • “Equibiaxial strain: tunable electronic structure and optical properties of bulk and monolayer MoSe2” Chandan K. Ghosh, Debabrata Sarkar, Manoj K. Mitra, Kalyan K. Chattopadhyay, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2013, 46, 395304.

Papers Presented:

  • “Controlling the electronic structure and photocatalytic activity of annealed Ti-EG films” Debabrata Sarkar, Binyamin Adler Berke, HariprasadEllendula, and RoieYerushalmi, INNI-FTA, Nanostuctured Oxides for Quantum Conversion of Solar Energy-2015, (Jerushalem, Israel)
  • “Sustainable photocatalytic production of H2O2 from water and molecular oxygen by tailored metal oxide photocatalyst prepared by molecular layer deposition”Debabrata Sarkar, Binyamin Adler Berke and RoieYerushalmi, 32nd Israel Vacuum Society conference - IVS 2014 (Israel)
  • “Carbon doping induces a nonlinear variation in band gap of ZnO thin film” Debabrata Sarkar, Chandan K. Ghosh and Kalyan K. Chattopadhyay, International Conference on Fundamental and Applications of Nanoscience& Technology (ICFANT-2011), (Kolkata, India).
  • “Facile Synthesis of Large Scale Mesoporous TiO2 Microspheres by Templete-free Hydrothermal Process: Their Photocatalysis Degradation”Debabrata Sarkar and Kalyan K. Chattopadhyay, 16th International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD, (IIT Kanpur, India). Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8549 854927-1
  • “Facile hydrothermal Synthesis of TiO2 nanowires and its excellent photocatalytic activity” Debabrata Sarkar, Chandan K. Ghosh and Kalyan K. Chottopadhyay, International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Physics (ICTAP-2011), (IIT Kharagpur, India).
  • “Photocatalytic degradation and Langmuir-Hinshelwood (L-H) kinetic model for TiO2 (B) nanobelt” Debabrata Sarkar, Chandan K. Ghosh, S. Mukherjee and Kalyan K. Chottopadhyay, India-Australia International Workshop on Nanotechnology in Materials and Energy Application (2011), (Kolkata, India).

M.Sc Physics:

PPY15102-Classical Mechanics                         PPY15204-Nanoscience and  Nanomaterials

17PPH102-Classical Mechanics                         17PPH4EA-Nanoscience and  Nanomaterials

18PPH102-Classical Mechanics                         18PPH4EA-Nanoscience and  Nanomaterials

PhD position: Candidates who have qualified CSIR-UGC-NET will be eligible to apply. Go for details

Post Doctoral position: National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF), Go for more details

Rs. 55,000/- per month (consolidated)
Rs. 35,000/ p.m for candidates who have submitted the thesis but degree not yet awarded
How to Apply: Details including Project Title (max 500 characters), Project summary (max 3000 characters), Keywords (max 6), Objectives of the proposal (max 1500 characters), Expected output and outcome of the proposal (max 1500 characters) can be discuss by mail or telephone with Dr. D Sarkar
The call for applications for SERB- NPDF will be notified twice a year(April and October) through the website.

Contact: Applicants should send a cover letter describing their qualifications and a curriculum vitae to the following email address:


Welcome highly talented undergraduate, graduate and PhD students with background in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Nanotechnology.


Office Address:

Dr. Debabrata Sarkar
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics & Nanotechnology
Office: RRP-622, Sir C.V. Raman Research Park
Lab: Applied NanoPhysics Laboratory, 
RRP-209, Sir C.V. Raman Research Park
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
Kattankulathur , Chennai, India