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Associate Professor

Phone: +91-33-2350 8386 ext 415
Email:sbnrj [at] rediffmail.com

Education
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science PDF
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science / Jadavpur University Ph.D.
University of Calcutta M.Sc.
Vidyasagar College / University of Calcutta B.Sc.

Positions held/ holding:
(i) Lecturer, Bangabasi College 03.08.1999 to 31.01.2000
(ii) Lecturer, Physics Department, Calcutta University 01.02.2000 - 02.08.2003
(iii) Senior Lecturer, Physics Department, Calcutta University 03.08.2003 - 02.08.2008
(iv) Reader, Physics Department, Calcutta University 03.08.2008 - 02.08.2011
(v) Associate Professor, Physics Department, Calcutta University 03.08.2011 - Till date

Research interests:
(i) Synthesis and characterization of naonmaterials
(ii) Synthesis and characterization of double perovskite systems

Research guidance:
Number of researchers awarded M.Phil/ Ph.D degrees: Ph.D.: 2
Number of researchers pursuing M.Phil/ Ph.D: Ph.D. : 2

Projects :
Completed projects:
UGC minor project: "Synthesis and characterization of ferrite based nanocomposites by sol-gel route" 2001 - 2003

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

  • Sol-gel synthesis of colloidal silica using cyclohexane, S. Roy, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Chakravorty, J. Mater. Sci. Lett. 15 (1996) 1872.
  • Fractal growth of copper in a gel medium, S. Bandyopadhyay, S. Roy, D. Chakravorty; Solid. State. Commun. 99 (1996) 835.
  • Interface impedance in gels with fractally grown copper, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Chakravorty; J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 65 (1996) 4081.
  • Impedance of metal-gel derived film interface, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty; Jpn. J. Appl. Phys, 36, No. 12A (1997) 7329.
  • Preparation of nanocrystalline copper by electrodeposition, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Chakravorty, J. Mater. Res. 12 (1997) 2719.
  • Nanocomposite synthesis by electrodeposition in a disordered medium, D. Chakravorty, S. Banerjee, S. Roy, Materials Science and Engineering Serving Society, Proceedings of the third Okinaga Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering Serving Society, Chiba, Japan, 3-5 September, 1997. Page 232 - 238; edited by S. Somiya, R. P. H. Chang, M. Doyama and R. Roy.
  • Optical absorption of composites of nanocrystalline silver prepared by electrodeposition, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72 (1998) 1027.
  • Electrical resistivity of copper silica nanocomposites synthesized by electrodeposition, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 84 (1998) 1149.
  • Alternating current conductivity and dielectric dispersion in copper silica nanocomposites synthesized by electrodeposition, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 84 (1998) 799.
  • Morphology of polymer-salt complex films crossover from fractal to compact aggregation, A. J. Bhattacharyya, S. Banerjee, T. R. Middya, S. Tarafdar, Fractals 6 (1998) 285.
  • Ethyl (hydroxyethyl) cellulose stabilized Polyaniline dispersions and destabilized nanoparticles therefrom, Dipankar Chattopadhyay, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, B. M. Mandal, Langmuir 14 (1998) 1544.
  • Electrical resistivity of silver-silica nanocomposites, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 85 (1999) 3623.
  • Nanocomposite gel derived films by fractal growth of silver, Sourish Banerjee, Soomit Banerjee, Anindya Datta, Dipankar Chakravorty, Euro. Phys. Lett. 46 (1999) 346.
  • Electrical properties of iron-silica nanocomposites synthesized by electrodeposition, S. Banerjee, A. K. Ghosh, D. Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 86 (1999) 6835.
  • Discrete scale invariance in viscous fingering patterns, A. Roy, S. Roy, A. J. Bhattacharyya, S. Banerjee, S. Tarafdar, The European Physical Journal B 12 (1999) 1.
  • Quantum confinement effect in heat treated silver oxide nanoparticles, S. Banerjee, A. K. Maity, D. Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 87 (2000) 8541.
  • Magnetic properties of oxide- coated iron nanoparticles synthesized by electrodeposition, S. Banerjee, S. Roy, J. W. Chen, D. Chakravorty, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 219 (2000) 45.
  • Small polaron and bipolaron transport in Antimony Oxide doped Barium Hexaferrites, P. Brahma, S. Banerjee, S. Chakravorty, D. Chakravorty , J. Appl. Phys. 88 (2000) 6526.
  • Optical absorption by nanoparticles of Cu2O, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty , Euro. Phys. Lett. 52 (2000) 468.
  • Electrical properties of nanoparticles, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Soc. 59 (2000) 1.
  • Quantum confinement effect in nanocomposites, D. Chakravorty S. Banerjee, T. K. Kundu, Appl. Surf. Sci. 182, No. 3-4 (2001) pp. 251-257.
  • Properties of nanocomposites of -Fe and Fe3O4 , P. Brahma, S. Banerjee, D. Das, P. Mukherjee, S. Chatterjee, A. K. Nigom, D. Chakravorty, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 246 (2002) pp. 162-168.
  • Review: Synthesis of conducting nanowires, S. Banerjee, A. Dan, D. Chakravorty, J. Mater. Sci. 37 (2002) 4261-4271.
  • Magnetic nanocomposite, D. Chakravorty, S. Banerjee, M. Pal, P. Brahma, S. Roy, B. Roy, D. Das, Frontiers in Material Physics (Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd. Edited by D. Chakravorty and S. P. Sengupta), 1 (2002) 43 - 61.
  • Plasmon resonance shifts in oxide coated silver nanoparticles, K. Chatterjee, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, Phys. Rev. B 66 (2002) 085421.
  • Humidity sensing by nanocomposites of silver in silicate glass ceramics, B. N. Pal, T. K. Kundu, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 93 (2003) 4201.
  • Electrical conduction in glass-ceramic containing metal nanodispersoids, T. K. Kundu, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Vol 42, No. 3, page 1301 March 2003.
  • Metal to insulator transition in silver nano-layers grown on silver oxide nanoparticles, K. Chatterjee, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, Euro. Phys. Lett. 66 (2004) 592
  • High Pressure Effect in Ionically Conducting Nanostructured Silicates, B. Ghosh, S. Banerjee, A. Ghosh, D. Chakravorty, Phys. Rev. B 70 (2004) 195414.
  • Electrical Properties of Fe - Fe3O4 - SiO2 Gel Nanocomposites, B. Ghosh, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, J. Nano. Sci. and Nanotechnol.4 (2004) 849
  • Electrical properties of compacted assembly of copper oxide nanoparticles, Anindita Bose, Soumen Basu, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 98 (2005) 074307
  • Dielectric Properties of Sb2O3 Doped BaFe12O19 Ferrite, P. Brahma, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 98 (2005) 064103
  • Thermal and Electrical Behavior of Vinylester Resin Matrix Composites Filled with Fly Ash Particles, Dipa Ray, Sourish Banerjee, Amar K. Mohanty, Manjusri Misra, Polymer Composites 29 (2008) 58
  • Electrical properties of nanocrystalline magnetite with large non-stoichiometry, near Verwey transition, P. Brahma, S. Dutta, D. Dutta, Sourish Banerjee, A. Ghosh, D. Chakravorty, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 321 (2009) 1045
  • Resistivity hysteresis of silver sulfide nanocomposite, Sourish Banerjee, Santanu Bhattacharya, Dipankar Chakravorty J. Phys. Chem. C 111 (2007) 13410-13413
  • Thermogravimetric and resistivity study of Ex situ and In situ poly(methyl methacrylate)/carboxylic acid group functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes composites, Mahuya Das, Dipa Ray, Sri Bandyopadhyay, Sourish Banerjee, Nil R. Bandyopadhyay, Amitava Basumallik, J. Appl. Poly. Sci., 120 (2011) 2954
  • Anomalous Magnetic Behaviour of Cr2O3 - SiO2 Nanocomposites, Santanu Bhattacharya, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 (2009) 095002.
  • Wonderland of Nanostructures, Sourish Banerjee, Proceedings of State level Workshop on Undergraduate Science Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach to celebrate 100 Years of Science Deparatments, Vidyasagar College, Kolkata, organised by Vidyasagar College during March 18 & 19, 2008 (sponsored by DST, West Bengal, IICB & IACS, Kolkata)
  • Magnetodielectric effect in nickel nanosheet-Na-4 mica composite, Sreemanta Mitra, Amrita Mandal, Anindya Datta, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, Euro. Phys. Lett., 92 (2010) 26003
  • Template based growth of nanoscaled films: a brief review, S. Mitra, A. Mandal, S. Banerjee, A. Datta, S. Bhattacharya, A. Bose, D. Chakravorty, Indian J. Phys., 85 (2011) 649
  • Magnetodielectric effect of Graphene-PVA nanocomposite, Sreemanta Mitra, Oindrila Mondal, Dhritiranjan Saha, Anindya Datta, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (2011) 14285.
  • Ferromagnetic behavior of Ultrathin Manganese Nanosheets, Sreemanta Mitra, Amrita Mandal, Anindya Datta, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (2011) 14673.
  • Magnetodielectric effect in CdS nanosheets grown within Na-4 mica, Amrita Mandal, Sreemanta Mitra, Anindya Datta, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 111 (2012) 074303.
  • Multiferroic properties of NiS nanoplates grown within Na-4 mica, Amrita Mandal, Anindita Bose, Sreemanta Mitra, Anindya Datta, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 324 (2012) 2861.
  • Multiphonon scattering and photoluminescence of two dimensional ZnS nanosheets grown within Na-4 mica, Amrita Mandal, Sreemanta Mitra, Anindya Datta, Sourish Banerjee, Sandip Dhara, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 112 (2012) 074321.
  • Enhanced magnetic anisotropy of nickel nanosheet prepared in Na-4 mica, Sreemanta Mitra, Amrita Mandal, Anindya Datta, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 324 (2012) 2452.
  • Enhancement of Magnetic Anisotropy in Mechanically Attrited Cr2O3 nanoparticles, Partha Hajra; Pradip Brahma; Saurav Dutta; Sourish Banerjee, D Chakravorty, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 324 (2012) 1425.
  • Tunneling conduction in graphene/(poly)vinyl alcohol composite, Sreemanta Mitra, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 113 (2013) 154314
  • Observation of spin-glass behavior in nickel adsorbed few layer graphene, Sreemanta Mitra, Oindrila Mondal, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 113 (2013) 024307
  • Magnetodielectric effect of CuO grown within highly ordered two dimensional mesoporous silica template SBA 15, Amrita Mandal, Shilpi Banerjee, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, J. Appl. Phys. 112 (2012) 074310
  • Graphene composites: The materials for the future, Sreemanta Mitra, Sourish Banerjee, Anindya Datta, Dipankar Chakravorty, arXiv:1207.1995v1 [cond-mat.mes-hall]. 9th July 2012
  • Dielectric relaxation of Y1-xRxFeO3 (R = Dy, Er, x = 0, 0.5), Indrani Das, Sadhan Chanda, Alo Dutta, Sourish Banerjee, T.P. Sinha; Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 571 (2013) 56
  • Dielectric relaxation studies on two-dimensional nanocomposites of NiS and Na-4 mica, A. Bose, A. Mandal, S. Mitra, S. K. De, S. Banerjee, D. Chakravorty, Indian J. Phys. 87 (2013) 977
  • Phonon modes and activation energy of Fe-doped CdSe nanoparticles, Sayantani Das, Alo Dutta, Sourish Banerjee, T.P. Sinha, Mater. Sci. Sem. Process. 18 (2014) 152
  • Dielectric relaxation of CdSe nanoparticles, Sayantani Das, Alo Dutta, Binita Ghosh, Sourish Banerjee, T.P. Sinha, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 75 (2014) 1245
  • Vibrational and thermal studies of CdSe nanorods, Sayantani Das, Sourish Banerjee, Alo Dutta, T.P. Sinha, Mater. Sci. Sem. Process. 40 (2015) 412-417

  • Conference/ seminar volumes:
  • Nanocomposites and Nanowires, D. Chakravorty, K. Chatterjee, B. N. Pal, P. K. Mukherjee, S. Banerjee, T. K. Kundu, S. K. Bhattacharyya and S. K. Saha, Proceedings of XAPAM Topical Seminar and Conference "Materials of Siberia", Nanoscience and Technology, vol. 361 (2003)

  • Nanocomposite with Core-shell structure, D. Chakravorty, D. Das, K. Chatterjee, S. Banerjee and M. Pal, Inorganic Materials - Recent Advances, Ed. D. Bahadur, S. Vitta and O. Prakash (Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, (2004) p. 316

  • Electrical Characterization of Cu2O nanoparticles synthesized by chemical route, A. Bose, S. Banerjee and D. Chakraborty - International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2003, at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata, organized by DST, India.

  • Synthesis and Raman Studies of Wurtzite CdS Nanosheets, Amrita Mandal, Sourish Banerjee, Sandip Dhara, and Dipankar Chakravorty, AIP Conf. Proc. 1447 (2012) 231

  • Viscoelastic properties of graphene / PVA nanocomposite, Sreemanta Mitra, Dhriti Ranjan Saha, Sourish Banerjee, Dipankar Chakravorty, AIP Conf. Proc. 1536 (2013) 83

  • Structural and transport properties of CdSe nanorods, Sayantani Das, Alo Dutta, Binita Ghosh, Sourish Banerjee, and T. P. Sinha, AIP Conf. Proc. 1665 (2015) 050056


  • Other notable activities:
    (i) Acted as a guest lecturer in P.G. studies at Ramakrishna Mission Narendrapur and Lady Brabourne College.
    (ii) Acted as a member of Board of U.G. Studies at Ramakrishna Mission Narendrapur nominated by the Vice Chancellor; 2009 - 2011
    (iii) Acted as subject expert in selection Committee in ten different colleges and West Bengal Regional School Service Commission.
    (iv) Acted as a member of inspecting team by Pro-Vice Chancellor (A) for two different colleges.
    (v) Acted as a member of the Local Organizing Committee in CMDAYS14 held on August 26 - 28, 2014
    (vi) Acted as a member of the P.G. Syllabus Committee in Physics at Calcutta University.
    (vii) Acted as an editor of Annuals published in departmental Reunion.
    (viii) Designed a web page consisting of status details of Alumni members of Physics Department, C.U. which is updated regularly.
    (ix) Organized refresher course in Physics for two times and acted as resource person.




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