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Dr. Santanu Das
Assistant Professor
Department Of Ceramic Engineering IIT(BHU)
santanudas.cer@iitbhu.ac.in
+91-9918910417
Area of Interest: 
Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Functional Nanomaterials, including, Graphene, 2D metal-dichalcogenides, and Quantum Dots. Electrical and electrochemical properties of nanomaterials/nano-composites, Functional Nanomaterials for electronic and energy devices.

Dr. Santanu Das is currently appointed at Department of Ceramic Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) as Assistant Professor.
Dr. Das's research interests lie in synthesis of thin-films, two-dimensional (2D) graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDC) materials and applications based on these materials in order to solve the issues & challenges in Photovoltaic, FET, energy storage, and sensors. His research actively involved in the synthesis and characterizations of the physical/electrochemical properties of 2D graphene and TMDC materials for transistors, photovoltaic, light sensor diode, energy storage, sensors and other electronic device applications. Besides the 2D material approach, his research also involves synthesis and processing of nanostructure including, CNT and hybrid materials(Graphene/CNT hybrids and other 2D heterostructure).

Dr. Das was also worked as a Research Scientist at the University of North Texas from September 2012 to April 2014. He did his PhD from Florida International University (FIU) (2008-2012) and received outstanding PhD dissertation award and the recognition by the Dean, College of Engineering and Computing of FIU. Dr. Das is also a recipient of numerous prestegious awards including "Dissertation Evidence Acquisition and Dissertation Year Fellow” scholarships during his doctoral study. In addition, he also received numerous research awards including; the McARE (by American Ceramic Society) awards, FIU scholarly forum award and prestegious MRS Awards etc. He was the winner of the University gold medal in IIT (BHU) in his master course. He has published ~ three book chapters, one invited review, more than 55 SCI-indexed high-impact research articles in prestigious international peer reviewed journals. His publications has total ~ 1226 citation with h-index of 19, and i-10 index ~ 30. Dr. Das also holds 6 patents, among which 2 are US patents. He is receipient of prestigious IAAM Scientist Medal for the year 2017 for his significant contribution in the field of Materials Science and Engineering for past 10 year. Very recently, Dr. Das is honored with two "Sentinel Awards" as top 1% peer reviewers in the world in the field of Materials Science and Physics this year 2017 and became the IEEE senior fellow, which is very well known as top 5% achievers among the IEEE society.  http://drsantanudas.com/ 

Education:


2008-2012
                              
 
2003-2005
 
 
1999-2003
 
 
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering
Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA.
 
M.Tech, Ceramic Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India.
 
B.Tech, Ceramic Technology
University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

Professional Experiences:

March 2016 - ….
 
 
 
 
 May, 2014- Feb 2016
 
 Assistant Professor, Department of Ceramic Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi, India
Current Responsibility: Teaching, Research, and Administrative Jobs
 
 
 
Research Scientist, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
(University of North Texas, Denton, TX)
 
Sept, 2012–April, 2014
 
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, (University of North Texas, Denton, TX)
 
Summer 2011
 
 
Research Assistant Professor (Visiting)
(Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea)
Summer 2009
 
Research Assistant Professor (Visiting)
(Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea)
 
Jan 2008 to Aug 2012 Graduate Research Assistant/Graduate Teaching Assistant
(Florida International University, Miami, FL)
 
Aug 2006-Aug 2007 Scientist
(National Metallurgical Laboratory, Govt. of India)
 
Sept 2005-Aug 2006 Senior Research Fellow
(Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Govt. of India)

Professional Highlights

  • Over Ten years of experience of developing advanced materials/advanced functional materials, nanomaterials and semiconductors using advanced tools in class 100 clean rooms.
  • Over three years Research scientist experience and contributed to setup advanced materials laboratory and nanotechnology and device laboratory at University of North Texas (UNT), USA.
  • Worked on several advanced research fields of “2D semiconductor/graphene nano-hybrid interface as a novel photodetectors”, “synthesis of 2D transition metal di-chalcogenides using CVD method”, “Highly conducting nanocomposite thin-films using sputtering for deeply scaled interconnects”, “Electrocatalytic thin films using PLD for various functional applications”, and “nanocomposites for energy harvesting and storage”.
  • Extensive research and teaching expertise encompassing materials science, metallurgy, nanotechnology, semiconductor processing, ceramics (oxide/non-oxide materials), electron microscopy, spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, chemical vapor deposition, Micro/Nano-fabrication, electrochemistry, catalysis, electro-catalysis, advanced materials processing and characterizations, solar-cells, thermodynamics, solid state physics.
  • Passionate about executing new research ideas, data analysis, publishing research articles (h-index: 19; i-10 index: 30; Total Citations: 1226). To date delivered 6 patents, 3 book chapters, 1 invited review, more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles, 9 conference proceedings, over 55 presentations at international conferences and 18 invited talk.

More details can be found in the “List of publications” Tab   http://www.drsantanudas.com/research.html,  http://www.drsantanudas.com/researchgroup.html

Research Facilities:
Dr. Das's Own Research Facilities:
1. Chemical Vapor Deposition Unit 
2. Vapor phase epitaxy system 
3. Vacuum Inert furnace
4. Electrochemical Workstation inbuilt with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
5. Spin coater/solution process thin-film fabrication unit
6. RF/DC Magnetron sputtering for thin-film fabrication
7. High-power probe-sonicator 
8. Electrophoresis Unit
9.  Electrical and Electronic Characterization Unit
10. Transistor Characterization Unit

Institute Common Facilities:
1. SEM/FESEM
2. Transmission Electron Microscopy
3. Atomic Force Microscopy
4. X-ray Diffractometer
5. Vibrating Sample Magnetometry inbuilt with SQUID
6. FTIR
7. UV-VISIBLE spectroscopy
  
Research Collaborators (Inside the Institute):
1. Prof. S. Jit, Department of Electronics Engineering, IIT(BHU)
2. Prof. P. Chakroborty, Department of Electronics Engineering, IIT(BHU)
3. Prof. S. Chatterjee, Department of Physics, IIT (BHU)
4. Prof. P. Maiti, School of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT (BHU)
5. Prof. A. K. Ghosh, Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University
6. Dr. S. Bhattacharyya, Assistant Profesor, Department of Electronics Engineering, IIT(BHU)
7. Dr. B. N. Pal, Assistant Profesor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT (BHU)
8. Dr. B. N. Mukherjee, Assistant Profesor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IIT (BHU)

Research Collaborators (Outside the Institute):
1. IIT Madras, Chennai
2. M.G. University, Kerala
3. University of Calcutta, Kolkata
4. West Bengal Board of Technological Education, Kolkata
5. Shivnadar University, Noida, UP
6. Raja Ramana Center for Advanced Technology, Indore

 

Patents:
  1. Das, S.; and Mukherjee, S.; Binary Cu-Ag metallic glass thin film for electronic applications, (2014) (US patent # 15/676189).
  2. Das, S.; and Mukherjee, S.; Aluminum based metallic glass powder for efficient degradation of AZO dye and other toxic organic chemicals, (2017) (US patent #US 20170209853 A1).
  3. Das, S.; A new environment friendly green production method of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and making a supercapacitor thereof, 2017, Govt. of India (Patent No: P.1409.IN).
  4. Das, S;A thermo-chemical method of preparing graphene faster and making electrochemical devices thereof; 2017, Govt. of India (IPR/2017-18/003).
  5. Das, S.; “A Composition for Making a Sensor for Selective Detection of Sulfur Dioxide and Method of Manufacture of the Sensor Thereof (2005) (Patent # NF-364/05, Govt. of India).
  6. Das, S.; A Process of making Relaxor Lead Zirconate Titanate ceramics and the moisture sensor made there from, (2007) (Patent # 2379/DEL/2007, Govt. of India).
 
Total Citations: 1246, h index: 20, i-10 index: 30    
Book Chapter:                                   
  1. S. Das, P. Sudhagar, Y. S. Kang, and W. Choi, Synthesis, and Characterizations of Graphene; Carbon Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Systems, Willey Interscience, Published Online on October 3, 2015.
  2. A. K. Bandyopadhyay, S. Das, and A. Biswas: Chapter 11:Quantum Breathers and Phonon Bound State in the Ferroelectric System, Computational and Experimental Chemistry Developments and Applications, Ed by: T. Chakraborty, M. J. Bucknum, and E. A. Castro, Apple Academic Press, NEW JERSEY, 2012.
  3. S. Das and W. Choi, Graphene Synthesis, Graphene: Synthesis and Applications; Series: Nanomaterials and their Applications, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Published on October 2011.

Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:
Invited Review:

  1. Das, S., Sudhagar, P.; Kang, Y. S.; Choi, W., Graphene synthesis and application for solar cells, Journal of Materials Research, Cambridge University Press 2014, 29, 299 - 319. DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2013.297.

Publications
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (Selected):

  1. Das, S.; Arora, H. S.; Mukherjee, S.; Das, S., Arora, H. S. & Mukherjee, S. Metallic Glass Nano-composite Thin Films for High-performance Functional Applications, Sp. Ed. Nanostructured Surfaces for Improved Functional Properties, JOM (2017). doi:10.1007/s11837-017-2365-z.
  2. Jeong, JY.; Lee, KM.; Shrestha, R.; Horne, K.; Das, S.; Choi, W.; Kim, M.; Choi, TY.; Thermal conductivity measurement of few layer graphene film by a micropipette sensor with laser point heating source, Materials Research Express, 2016, 3, 055004.
  3. Das, S.; Choudhary, K.; Chernatynskiy, A.; Yim, H.; Bandyopadhyay, A.; Mukherjee, S.; Spin-exchange interaction between transition metals and metalloids in soft ferromagnetic metallic glasses, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2016 28 216003 (dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/28/21/216003).
  4. Das, S.; Martinez, N.; Das, S.; Mishra, Rajiv S.; Grant, Glenn J.; Jana, S.; and Polikarpov, E.; Magnetic Properties of Friction Stir Processed Composite, Journal of Metals, 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-016-1881-6.
  5. Das, S.; Santos, R.; Arora, H.S.; Mridha, S.; Shepherd, N.D.; Mukherjee, S.; Electro-mechanical behavior of pulsed laser deposited platinum-based metallic glass thin films, Physica Status Solidi A2015, DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201532639.
  6. Das, S.; Garrison, S.; Mukherjee, S., Bi-Functional Mechanism in Degradation of Toxic Water Pollutants by Catalytic Amorphous Metals. Advanced Engineering Materials 2015, DOI: 10.1002/adem.201500239. (Spotlighted as Wiley-VCH featured Article, July 2015)
  7. Veligatla, M.; Das, S.; Lee, W.; Hwang, J.; Thumthan, O.; Hao, Y.; and Mukherjee, S.; Tuning the magnetic properties of Cobalt-based metallic glass nano-composites Futuristic Nanomaterials and Composites Special Edition, Journal of Metals, 2015, 10.1007/s11837-015-1584-4.
  8. Mridha, S.; Das, S.; Aouadi, S.; Mukherjee, S.; and Mishra, R. S.; Nanomechanical Behavior of CoCrFeMnNi High-Entropy Alloy. Journal of Metals, 2015, 67 (10),2296-2302.
  9. Vabbina, P. K.; Choudhary, N.; Chowdhury, A.-A.; Sinha, R.; Karabiyik, M.; Das, S.; Choi, W.; Pala, N., Highly Sensitive Wide Bandwidth Photodetector Based on Internal Photoemission in CVD Grown P-Type MoS2/Graphene Schottky Junction. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b00887.
  10. Das, S.; Bandi, V.; Arora, H. S.; Veligatla, M.; Garrison, S.; D'Souza, F.; Mukherjee, S., Synergistic catalytic effect of iron metallic glass particles in direct blue dye degradation. Journal of Materials Research, Cambridge University Press 2015, 30 (08), 1121-1127.
  11. Veligatla, M.; Katakam, S.; Das, S.; Dahotre, N.; Gopalan, R.; Prabhu, D.; Arvindha Babu, D.; Choi-Yim, H.; Mukherjee, S., Effect of Iron on the Enhancement of Magnetic Properties for Cobalt-Based Soft Magnetic Metallic Glasses. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 2014, 1-5.
  12. Das, S.; Kim, M.; Lee, J.-w.; Choi, W., Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of 2-D Materials: A Comprehensive Review, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences 2014, 39, 231-252.
  13. Das, S.; Lahiri, D.; Agarwal, A.; Choi, W., Interfacial bonding characteristics between graphene and dielectric substrates, Nanotechnology 2014, 25, 045707.
  14. Devadoss, A.; Sudhagar, P.; Das, S.; Lee, S. Y.; Terashima, C.; Nakata, K.; Fujishima, A.; Choi, W.; Kang, Y. S.; Paik, U., Synergistic Metal–Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Supported Electrocatalytic Graphene for Improved Photo-electrochemical Glucose Oxidation, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6, 4864-4871.
  15. Choi, D.; Kuru, C.; Choi, C.; Noh, K.; Hong, S.-K.; Das, S.; Choi, W.; Jin, S., Nanopatterned Graphene Field Effect Transistor Fabricated Using Block Co-polymer Lithography, Materials Research Letters 2014, 1-9.
  16. Vabbina, P. K.; Pala, N.; Das, S.; Choi, W.B.; Controlled Synthesis of ZnONanoflakes on Arbitrary Substrates at Ambient Conditions, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2013, 1-5, DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201300208.
  17. Zhang, C.; Chaudhary, U.; Das, S.; Godavarty, A.; and Agarwal, A.; Effect of Porosity on Photocatalytic Activity of Plasma Sprayed TiO2 Coating, The Journal of Thermal Spray Technology 2013, 22, 1193-1200. (Impact Factor: 1.491)
  18. Das, S.; Lahiri, D.; Lee, D.-Y.; Agarwal, A.; Choi, W., Measurements of the adhesion energy of graphene to metallic substrates, Carbon 2013, 59, 121–129.
  19. Das, S.; Sudhagar, P.; Ito, E.; Lee, D.-y.; Nagarajan, S.; Lee, S. Y.; Kang, Y. S.; Choi, W., Effect of HNO3 functionalization on large scale graphene for enhanced tri-iodide reduction in dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 20490-20497.
  20. Das, S.; Sudhagar, P.; Nagarajan, S.; Ito, E.; Lee, S. Y.; Kang, Y. S.; Choi, W., Synthesis of graphene-CoS electro-catalytic electrodes for dye sensitized solar cells, Carbon 2012, 50, 4815-4821.
  21. Lahiri, D.; Das, S.; Choi, W.; Agarwal, A., Unfolding the Damping Behavior of Multilayer Graphene Membrane in the Low-Frequency Regime. ACS Nano 2012, 6, 3992-4000.
  22. Das, S.; Sudhagar, P.; Verma, V.; Song, D.; Ito, E.; Lee, S. Y.; Kang, Y. S.; Choi, W., Amplifying Charge-Transfer Characteristics of Graphene for Tri-iodide Reduction in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Advanced Functional Materials 2011, 21, 3729-3736.
  23. Das, S.; Seelaboyina, R.; Verma, V.; Lahiri, I.; Hwang, J. Y.; Banerjee, R.; Choi, W., Synthesis and characterization of self-organized multilayered graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid films, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21.
  24. Lahiri, I.; Das, S.; Kang, C.; Choi, W., Application of carbon nanostructures-Energy to electronics. Journal of Metals 2011, 63, 70-76.
  25. Verma, V. P.; Das, S.; Lahiri, I.; Choi, W., Large-area graphene on polymer film for flexible and transparent anode in field emission device, Applied Physics Letters 2010, 96, 203108-1-3.
  26. Verma, V. P.; Das, S.; Hwang, S.; Choi, H.; Jeon, M.; Choi, W., Nitric oxide gas sensing at room temperature by functionalized single zinc oxide nanowire, Materials Science and Engineering: B 2010, 171, 45-49.
  27. Roy, J.; Bandyopadhyay, N.; Das, S.; Maitra, S., Role of V2O5 on the formation of chemical mullite from aluminosilicate precursor, Ceramics International 2010, 36, 1603–1608.
  28. Saha, D.; Das, S.; Sengupta, K., Development of commercial nanoporous trace moisture sensor following sol-gel thin film technique, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical 2008, 128, 383–387.
  29. Maitra, S.; Das, S.; Ray, R.; Mitra, N. K., Role of some transition metal cations on the kinetics of thermal dehydration of synthetic zeolites, Ceramics International 2008, 34, 485–490.
  30. Seal, A.; Das, S.; Mazumder, R.; Sen, A., Low-frequency dispersion in low-temperature fast-fired PZT. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics 2007, 40, 7560.
  31. Maitra, S.; Pal, A. J.; Bandyopadhyay, N.; Das, S.; Pal, J., Use of genetic algorithm to determine the kinetic model of solid-state reactions. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2007, 90, 1611–1614.
  32. Maitra, S.; Das, S.; Sen, A., The role of TiO2 in the densification of low cement Al2O3-MgO spinel castable, Ceramics International 2007, 33, 239–243.
  33. Maitra, S.; Bandyopadhyay, N.; Das, S.; Pal, A. J.; Pramanik, M. J., Non-isothermal decomposition kinetics of alkaline earth metal carbonates, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2007, 90, 1299–1303.
  34. Maitra, S.; Das, S.; Das, A. K.;Basumajumdar, A., Effect of heat treatment on properties of steam cured fly ash-lime compacts. Bulletin of Materials Science 2005, 28, 697-702.
  35. Maitra, S.; Ahmad, F.; Das, A. K.; Dutta, Das, S.; B. K.;Effect of curing conditions and ionic additives on properties of fly ash-lime compacts,Bulletin of Materials Science 2010,33, 185-190.
  36. Maitra, S; and Das, S.; Effect of TiO2 on the properties of ultra-low cement Al2O3-MgO spinel castable, Refractory and Industrial Ceramics 2006, 47, 63-67.
  37. Roy, J.; Bandyopadhyay, N.; Das, S.; and Maitra, S.; Studies on the Formation of Mullite from Diphasic Al2O3-SiO2 Gel by Fourier Transform Infrared SpectroscopyIran. J. Chem. Chem. Eng. 30, 1, (2011) 65-71.
  38. Roy, J.; Bandyopadhyay, N.; Das, S.; and Maitra, S.; Effect of copper ions on mullite formation from alumino-silicate precursor, Ceramic Sillikaty, 2010, 128-132.
  39. Roy, J.; Bandyopadhyay, N.; Das, S.; and Maitra, S.; Role of Cr2O3 on the mullitization of diphasic Al2O3-SiO2gelCerâmica56 (2010) 273-278.
  40. Roy, J.; Bandyopadhyay, N.;Das, S.; and Maitra, S.; Effect of CoO on the Formation of Mullite Ceramics from Diphasic Al2O3-SiO2 Gel Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review 3 (2010) 136-141.

 
Conference Proceedings:

  1. Das et al., Graphene Based Metasurface with Tunable Dual Band Mid-Infrared Cross Polarization Converter, IEEE ATMS conference, (2018) IEEE Xplore.
  1. Das et al., Ultra-thin Ferrite Nanocomposite Coating as Broadband Microwave Absorber, 6th biennial IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference (AEMC-2017), 2017, IEEE Xplore.
  2. Das et al.; Enhancement of Catalytic Effect of Iron Metallic Glass Particles in AZO Dye Degradation. Texas Journal of Microscopy, 2015, 46 (1) 10.
  3. Das et al.; Engineering carbon nanomaterials for future applications: energy and biosensor. Proc. SPIE 8031, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III 2011, 80311K-80311K.
  4. Verma, V.P.; Das et al.;Large Area Graphene on Polymer Films for Transparent and Flexible Field Emission Device: MRS Proceedings 2011 1283: mrsf10-1283-b08-03 (7 pages) DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.801.
  5. P.K. Vabbina, Das et al., Synthesis of Crystalline ZnO Nanoflakes on Graphene and Other Substrates at Ambient Conditions, MRS Symposium Proceeding 2012 1449: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/opl.2012.1041.
  6. Hadjikhani, A.; Chen, J.; Das et al.; Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene and Plasma Treated Graphene under High Pressure. Proceedings of TMS, USA John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 2012; pp 75-79.
  7. Karabiyik, M.; Al-Amin, C.; Das et al.; Sub-wavelength, multimode, tunable plasmonic terahertz lenses and detectors. 2012, 83630L-83630L. Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense, USA, 83630L (May 1, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.919372.
  8. Choi, W.; Lahiri, I.; Das et al., Carbon Nanomaterials - The Route toward Applications in Energy, 18th International Conference on composite materials, Jeju, South Korea (2011).
  9. Das et al.; “Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Nano-Scale Grain Growth” Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Trends in Nanoscience& Technology, December 7-9, 2006, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
  10. Das, et al.; “The Importance of Population Balance on the Size Distribution Effects of Precipitated Ceramic Powder Precursors” Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Trends in Nanoscience& Technology, December 7-9, 2006, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

 


Invited Talk:
  1. Keynote address at UK-INDIA Workshop on Integrated Renewables for Autonomous Power Supply; August 1st - 2nd 2016 at the University of Exeter, Cornwell, Exeter, UK.
  2. Keynote lecture on "Characterizations of Two Dimensional Nanomaterials Using Raman Spectroscopy and Scanning Probe Microscopy" in National Seminar on Instrumentation and Characterization Techniques (NSICT-2016) on 22th - 23th December 2016 at Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India.
  3. Plenary lecture: “Synergistic Nanostructures for Various Functional Applications in Electronics and Energy” at International Conference on Nanoscience and Materials during February 15-16, 2017 at Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India.
  4. Invited talk: “TWO DIMENSIONAL FUNCTIONAL NANOMATERIALS FOR ELECTRONICS AND ENERGY DEVICES” at Fourth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM 2017) 10-12 February 2017 at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  5. Invited talk: “2D-Functional Nanomaterials for Electronic and Energy Applications” at the international conference on “NANOTECHNOLOGY: SCIENCE AND APPLICATION IN ADVANCED MATERIALS AND BEYOND, December 19th- 22nd 2016 at the Department of Chemistry, Bananas Hindu University.
  6. Invited talk: “Scanning probe Techniques and its Applications on Nano Structure Characterizations” on 26th October 2016 at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi.
  7. Invited talk: “Two Dimensional Graphene: A wonder material of the decade” on 27th October 2016 at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi.
  8. Invited talk: FUNCTIONAL NANOMATERIALS FOR ELECTRONICS AND ENERGY APPLICATIONS, NSNN 2017 on 17-18 March 2017at Haldia Institute of Technology.
  9. Invited talk: “Development of nanoparticles and characterization”; Materials Tribology: Fundamentals and Recent Advances”, 23-29 March 2017 at Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
  10. Invited talk:“Nanomaterials For Electronics and Energy”, KERAMOS’ 2016, on March 12th, 2016, at the Department of Ceramic Engineering, IIT (BHU). 
  11. Invited talk: August21st 2014: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.
  12. Invited talk: August 11th 2014: Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
  13. Invited talk: August 8th 2014: Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India.
  14. Invited talk: August 9th 2014: Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India.
  15. Invited talk: June 30th 2012: Institute of Technology- BHU, India.
  16. Invited talk: Feb 6th 2011: West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India.
  17. Invited talk:28th July 2011: Center for next-generation dye sensitized solar cells, Energy Engineering Department, Hanyang University, Seoul, South-Korea.
  18. Invited talk: July 21st 2009: Department of Chemical Technology, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea.

Presentations:
Selected Presentations at National/International Conferences:

  1. Das et al., Graphene Based Metasurface with Tunable Dual Band Mid-Infrared Cross Polarization Converter, Oral Presentation, IEEE ATMS conference, (2018) 5th to 7th February, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  2. Das et al., Ultra-thin Ferrite Nanocomposite Coating as Broadband Microwave Absorber, 6th biennial IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference (AEMC-2017), 2017, Oral Presentation, December 19-22, 2017 at MIT, Maharashtra, India.
  3. Das et al., High performance nanocomposites based on Ni0.5Mg0.5Fe2O4-Ba0.75Sr0.25TiO3 and their electromagnetic properties, accepted in International Conference on "Advances in Biological Systems and Materials Science in Nano World" to be held on 19 - 23 February 2017 Department of Physics, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, INDIA.
  4. Das et al., Saving the Environment from Toxic Chemicals Using Amorphous Metals, TMS 2016 145th ANNUAL MEETING & EXHIBITION February 14 – 18, 2016 • Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
  5. Das et al., Tailoring the Magnetic Properties and Mechanical Behavior of Cobalt-Iron Metallic Glasses, TMS 2016 145th ANNUAL MEETING & EXHIBITION February 14 – 18, 2016 • Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
  6. Das et al. Nano-crystallization induced magnetic transitions in soft-ferromagnetic metallic glass, Oral Presentation, MRS Fall Meeting 2015, Nov 29-Dec 4, Boston, USA.
  7. Das et al. Nano-mechanical and Electrical Characteristics of Amorphous-Crystalline Interface Dominated Metallic Thin-Films, MRS Fall Meeting 2015, Nov 29-Dec 4, Boston, USA.
  8. Das et al. Nano-crystallization induced magnetic transitions in soft-ferromagnetic metallic glass, Oral Presentation, MRS Fall Meeting 2015, Nov 29-Dec 4, Boston, USA.
  9. Das et al. Nano-mechanical and Electrical Characteristics of Amorphous-Crystalline Interface Dominated Metallic Thin-Films, poster presentation,MRS Fall Meeting 2015, Nov 29-Dec 4, Boston, USA.
  10. Das et al. Enhancement of Catalytic Effect of Iron Metallic Glass Particles in AZO Dye Degradation, Presented in the Texas Society of Microscopy, 50th Anniversary Meeting, 19-21 February, 2015, Austin, Texas, USA.
  11. Das et al.; Excellent Mechanical and Magnetic Properties of Cobalt-Iron Metallic Glasses, poster presentation in 2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, USA.
  12. Das et al.; Measurement of Graphene-substrates adhesion energy using nano-scratch study, oral presentation in Tech Connect World Innovation Conference & Expo, Nanotech 2014, June 15-18, 2014 Washington DC, USA.
  13. Das et al.; Measurement of graphene substrates adhesion energy using nano-scratch study, poster presentation in 2013 MRS Fall Meeting, December 01 - 06, Boston, USA.
  14. Das et al.; Covalent functionalization of large scale graphene for enhancing tri-iodide reduction in dye-sensitized solar cells, poster presentation in 2013 MRS Fall Meeting, December 01 - 06, Boston, USA.
  15. Das et al.; Nanomaterials for high efficiency electronics and energy, poster presentation in SAMPE DFW: 2013 Technical Symposium &Materials Expo April 11, 2013, Dallas, USA.
  16. Das et al.; Flexible dye-sensitized solar cells with ZnO nanoparticles grown by Sonochemistry over Graphene/PET substrates", Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. 2013 spring, USA.
  17. Das et al.; Large Scale graphene-CoS hybrid electro-catalytic electrodes for dye sensitized solar cells, poster presentation in 2012 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 25 - 30, Boston USA. (Finalistof Outstanding Poster Award, MRS USA 2012).
  18. Das et al.; Improving Charge Transfer Characteristic of Graphene for Tri-iodide Reduction in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells,poster presentation inThe Minerals, Metals and Materials (TMS) Society, USA, March 11-15, 2012 Orlando, Florida, USA
  19. Das et al.; Enhancing Charge Transfer Efficiency of Large Scale Graphene for Tri-iodide Reduction in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, poster presentation in Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy, The American Ceramic Society Conference, February 26th to March 1st Clearwater, Florida, USA. (Winner of third prize in student competition).
  20. Das et al.; Enhancement of Charge Transfer Efficiency of Large Scale Graphene for Tri-iodide Reduction in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, poster presentation in 2012 FIU Scholarly Forum on February 27 -28, at Florida International University, Miami, USA. (Winner of second prize in student competition).
  21. Das et al.; Amplifying Charge Transfer Characteristic of Graphene in Dye-Sensitized Solar, Oral presentation in 2011 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Nov 28-Dec 2 , Boston, USA.
  22. Das et al.; Graphene for Large Scale Flexible Transparent Conducting Nanoelectronics and Bio-Devices, Poster presentation in Second Annual Retreat of the Biomedical Nanoscience Initiative of the University of Miami (BioNIUM 2010) - December 9-10, 2010, Miami, Florida, USA.
  23. Das et al.; High Efficient Dye-sensitized Solar Cell Based on Morphology Controlled Carbon Nanotube Electrode: Oral presentation in Nanotech 2009 and Clean Technology 2009 May 3-7 2009 in Houston, Texas, USA.
  24. Das et al.; Graphene and Carbon Nanotube hybrid structure and Its Applications in Flexible Electronics Devices, poster presentation in International Conference on IEEE Nano Korea, 26-28 Aug 2011, Seoul, South Korea.
  25. Das et al.; Enhancement of Charge Transfer Efficiency of Large Scale Graphene for Tri-iodide Reduction in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, poster presentation in NANO Florida, Sept 30-Oct 1st 2011, Miami, Florida, USA.
  26. Das et al.,; Carbon Nanostructure Based Electrodes for High Efficiency Dye Sensitize Solar Cell, FIU First Energy Workshop, March 12, 2010, Miami, FL, USA.
  27. Das et al.; Large Area Graphene on Polymer Films for Transparent and Flexible Field Emission Device 2010, oral presentation in Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, 29-3rd December 2010,  Boston, USA.
  28. Das et al.; Large-area Graphene on Polymer Film for Transparent and Flexible Electrodes, oral presentation in Florida Energy System Consortium 2010 (FESC) September 28-29 2010, Orlando, FL, USA.
  29. Das et al.: Carbon Nanotubes for Multifunctional Electronics: August 26-28 2009, oral presentation in Nano Korea 2009, Kintex, Seoul, South Korea.
  30. Das et al.; Zinc oxide nanostructure devices: effect of surface cleaning by UV radiation: 2009 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Annual Meeting & Exhibition Feb 15-19 2009, San Francisco, USA.
  31. Das et al.; Large-area Graphene on Polymer Film for Transparent and Flexible Electrodes, Florida Energy System Consortium 2010 (FESC) September 28-29 2010, Orlando, FL, USA.
  32. Das et al.; Carbon Nanotubes for Multifunctional Electronics: August 26-28 2009, Nano Korea 2009, Kintex, Seoul, South Korea.

Awards & Achievements:

  • Honored with IEEE Senior Members Fellow as top 5% achiever among the all IEEE society members, January 2018.
  • Honored as one of the top 1 per cent of peer reviewers in the field of Physics, Publons, September 2017, UK London.
  • Honored as one of the top 1 per cent of peer reviewers in the field of Materials Science, Publons, September 2017, UK London.
  • Invited as session chair for the session “Materials for Energy Devices” at European Advanced Materials Congress 2017, 22nd -24th August 2017 at Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Received Prestigious “Early Career Award” form “Science and Engineering Research board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, December 2016.
  • Invited as a Keynote speaker in the UK-INDIA Workshop on Integrated Renewables for Autonomous Power Supply at The University of Exeter, Cornwell, Exeter, UK, August 2016.
  • Achieved recognition as “Country’s Most Accomplished Professional” and Enlisted my biography in Who's Who in America 2016, 70th Platinum Edition, American achievement of highest merit.
  • My PhD Thesis is one of ProQuest’s Most Accessed (Top ten) Dissertations and Theses out of 2 million online documents (Overall Rank 9), 2015-2016.
  • Wiley-VCH has spotlighted my recent research article on amorphous metal particles for environmental protectionin NEWS of July 2015.
  • One of my recent research on “Degradation of Toxic Water Pollutants by Catalytic Amorphous Metals” was highlighted in fall 2015 Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium, University of Wisconsin-Madison newsletters and in the NEWS of "Technological Watch", European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, technological development and demonstration.
  • My recent research work on "Saving the Environment from Toxic Chemicals using Amorphous Metals" was awarded for consecutive First prize, Second prize, and Third Prize at the 6th North Texas Inter-University Materials and Engineering Symposium 2015, Federation of North Texas Area Universities-Graduate Student Research Symposium 2015, and Engineering Category-University of North Texas, Graduate Exhibition 2015, respectively.
  • Winner of MRS Outstanding Poster Award 2013, MRS, USA at the fall meeting 2013, Boston, USA.
  • Finalist and nominated for the Outstanding poster Award, MRS, USAat the fall meeting 2012, Boston, USA.
  • Outstanding Doctoral Research Award 2012,Florida International University.
  • Prestigious Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF), Florida International University for the academic yearof2011-2012. 
  • Prestigious Dissertation Evidence Acquisition (DEA) Fellowship, Florida International University for the academic year of 2010-2011. 
  • Honorary Membership offer for Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, USA, 2012.
  • Winner of Second Prize in Student poster competition in FIU Graduate Scholarly Forum 2012.
  • Winner of Third Prize in Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy2012, American Ceramic Society student poster contest.
  • Recipient of IIT Gold Medal for standing first in Masters Course at Indian Institute of Technology-(BHU), INDIA.
  • Honorary student member of "Golden Key International Honors Society", USA.
  • Honorary student member of "Tau Beta Pi” Engineering Honors Society, USA.
  • Honorary student member of "Delta Epsilon Iota” USA.
  • Winner of Prestigious GATE Fellowship from Government of INDIA 2003-2005.
  • Invited as Education Committee Member: ASM International (American Society for Metals), 2013.
  • Invited as Committee MemberJudges Panel, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society 2013, 2014, 2015.

Editorial Board Member:

  • Journal of Materials Science Research, the Canadian Center of Science and Education, Jan 2014.

Reviewer of the following international peer reviewed journals:

  • Nanoscale, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
  • Applied Physics Letters, American Institute of Physics Publications, USA.
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
  • Journal of Materials Research, Materials Research Society, USA.
  • Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Elsevier Publications.
  • Nanotechnology, Institute of Physics, UK.
  • Journal of Applied Physics D, Institute of Physics.
  • Materials and Design, Elsevier Publications.
  • Surface and Coating Technology, Elsevier Publications.
  • Journal of Noncrystalline Solid, Elsevier Publications.
  • Materials Letters, Elsevier Publications.
  • Current Applied Physics, Elsevier Publications.
  • Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Elsevier Publications
  • Applied Physics A, Springer.
  • Journal of Electronic Materials, Springer.
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Springer.
  • Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Springer.
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, American Scientific Publishers.
  • Journal of Materials Science Research, the Canadian Center of Science and Education Publication.

Course Development:
Developed three brand-new courses in the department of ceramic engineering in the year 2016-2017
1. Advanced Materials for Energy Devices
2. Nanoelectronics
3. Advanced Thin-film technology

Laboratory Development:
 Developed and Established the following undergraduate laboratories in the department:
1. Particle Mechanis and Fluid Flow Laboratory
2. Trinkering Laboratory

Class Teaching:
Graduate Courses
:
Theoretical Courses:
1. Advanced Techniques for Materials Characterizations
2. Advanced Materials for Energy Devices
3. Nanoceramics
4. Electrical and Electronic Ceramics

Labotratory Courses:
1. Ceramic Engineering Laboratory

Undergraduate Courses:
Theoretical Courses:
1. Nanotechnology
2. Techniques for Materials Characterizations
3. Introduction to Ceramics
4. Basic Ceramic Practices
5. Ceramic Instrumental Analysis
6. Ceramic Coating

Laboratory Courses:
1. Nanotechnology
2. Particle Mechanics And Fluid flow Laboratory
3. Basic Ceramic Practices
4. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

Memberships/Scholarly Societies

  • Senior Member Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA
  • Senior Member Fellow of IEEE Photonic Society, USA
  • Member of International Association of Advanced Materials
  • Life member of Materials Research Society of India
  • Life member of Indian Carbon Society, India
  • Member, Materials Research Society, USA
  • Member, The Electrochemical Society, USA
  • Member, Texas Society of Microscopy, USA
  • Member, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, USA
  • Life Member of Golden Key International Honors Society, “Tau Beta Pi” Engineering Honors Society, and “Delta Epsilon Iota” honor society
  • Life Member of “Indian Institute of Ceramics”, India

Editorial Board Member:

  • Journal of Materials Science Research, the Canadian Center of Science and Education, Jan 2014. 

Reviewer of the following international peer reviewed journals:

  • Nanoscale, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
  • Applied Physics Letters, American Institute of Physics Publications, USA.
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
  • Journal of Materials Research, Materials Research Society, USA.
  • Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Elsevier Publications.
  • Nanotechnology, Institute of Physics, UK.
  • Journal of Applied Physics D, Institute of Physics.
  • Materials and Design, Elsevier Publications.
  • Surface and Coating Technology, Elsevier Publications.
  • Journal of Noncrystalline Solid, Elsevier Publications.
  • Materials Letters, Elsevier Publications.
  • Current Applied Physics, Elsevier Publications.
  • Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Elsevier Publications
  • Applied Physics A, Springer.
  • Journal of Electronic Materials, Springer.
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Springer.
  • Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, Springer.
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, American Scientific Publishers.
  • Journal of Materials Science Research, the Canadian Center of Science and Education Publication.

Other Involvements:

  • Active participant of education committee activities for ASM International.
  • Session Chairat the Fall Meeting of Materials Research Society, USA, 2012 in session W14: Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Application.
  • Served as Judge forStudent Research Showcase” Presentation Competition in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of USA, in the year of 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Served as Judge for “Super Poster Presentation”, College of Engineering, University of North Texas, USA, 2014.
  • Active participant of University of North Texas MRS chapter for TAMS, K-12 activities.
  • Secretary of the Materials Advantage-FIU for 2009-2010.
  • Symposium Assistant for Materials Research Society, Fall 2010 Annual meeting, Boston.