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Curriculam Vitae

Name: Dr. Joydeep Chowdhury
Present designation: Assistant Professor in Physics
Address: Department of Physics, Sammilani Mahavidyalaya, EM. Bypass, Baghajatin Station, Kolkata: 700 075. West Bengal.E-mail: joydeep72_c@rediffmail.com
Address for Correspondence: 9/ 23, MOORE AVENUE, KOLKATA: 700 040
Date of birth : January 18, 1972
Citizenship : Indian by birth
Marital Status : Married with daughter Anushka
Academic qualifications: M.Sc (Physics),    Calcutta University (1995)

Ph.D ( Science ),  Jadavpur University (2001)**

** The Research work was performed in the Spectroscopy Deptt. of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, under the supervision of Professor T.N. Misra

Membership of Professional bodies

Life member of :
  1. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Calcutta700 032, India
  2. Indian Physical Society, Calcutta 700 032, India.
  3. Laser & Spectroscopy Society of India.
  4. Amercan Nano Society
Member of : 1) Indian Photobiology Society, Jadavpur, Calcutta 700 032 .
Awards and Fellows : NET 1996 Fellow (Organised by UGC-CSIR)GATE – 1996 (Organised by the Indian Institute of Science)
Awards & Fellowships
  1. Young Investigator Award 2000 : Maiden Indian to receive this international award for accomplishment in the field of Raman spectroscopy. The award worth 300 US $ and a certificate given at the closing ceremony of the International Conference o n Raman Spectroscopy ( ICORS -2000) held at Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China (2000).
  2. Awarded the Junior Research Fellowship by the Council of Scientific and
    Industrial Research (CSIR), India (1996).
  3. Awarded the “ Young Scientist Travel Grant” by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, to attend & present a paper and oral presentation in the
    • “International Symposium on Surface Raman Spectroscopy- Theory, Techniques and Applications (a Satellite meeting of ICORS 2000)” organized by the Deptt. of Chemistry. Xiamen University, Xiamen, P.R. China (August 14-17, 2000).
    • “International Conference o n Raman Spectroscopy ( ICORS -2000)” held at Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China (August 21-26, 2000).
  4. Awarded the “Young Scientist Travel Grant” by the University Grants Commission (UGC) by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi to attend & present a oral presentation in the “International Symposium on Surface enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS-2006) “held on August 28-29, 2006 at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan.
  5. Awarded the “Young Scientist Travel Grant” by the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi to attend as Invited speaker in the “Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XXXV” held on September 23-27, 2007 at Xiamen University, P.R. China.
Professional Experience
  • Year 1996-1998 : Junior Research Fellow, Department of Spectroscopy, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Calcutta700 032, India
  • Year 1998-2001 : Senior Research Fellow, Department of Spectroscopy, IACS, Kolkata : 700 032.
  • Year 2001- 2005 : Lecturer & Head in Physics, Sammilani Mahavidyalaya, Baghajatin Station, EM Bypass, Kolkata : 700 075, West Bengal.
  • Year 2005- : Senior Lecturer & Head in Physics, Sammilani Mahavidyalaya, Baghajatin Station, EM Bypass, Kolkata : 700 075, West Bengal.

 

No of Students done project works for the partial fulfillment of M. Sc (Physics) and M.Sc (Chemistry) degree of the University of Calcutta & West Bengal State University (WBSU): 06

No of Students are at present doing project works for the partial fulfillment of M. Sc (Physics) degree of University of Calcutta and West Bengal State University (WBSU): 03

Undergraduate teaching: Teaching topics include: Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Physical Optics.

Postgraduate teaching: Teaching topics include: Molecular Physics, Applications of Group Theory in Molecular Physics.

Moderator: Vidyasagar University

Paper Setter: Vidyasagar University

Guest Faculty: Narendrapur Ram Krishna Mission for teaching Molecular Physics at Post Graduate level.

Examiner:
  • UG physics (Advanced level) in Calcutta University( 6 years)
  • UG Physics(General level) in Calcutta University(6 Years)
  • Examiner Practical Physics of Calcutta University (5 years)
  • Examiner Physics at P.G Level (Theoretical) in Calcutta University (3 years)
RESEARCH INTEREST: Raman Spectroscopy, Surface enhanced Raman (SERS) and Surface enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERRS) study of organic molecules, Spectroscopic and electrical properties of molecules organised in Langmuir-Blodgett film, Photophysics & Photochemistry of organic molecules, FDTD Simulation studies of plasmonic nanomaterials, ab initio and quantum chemical calculations, 2D Correlation spectroscopy and Chemometrics.
RESEARCH PROJECTS : Two ongoing and two completed
Ongoing Porjects: 02

Serial Number             Project Title Funding agency Total outlay(In INR)
1 Fluorescence Spectroscopic investigation of organic molecules adsorbed on isotropic and anisotropic gold and silver nanoclusters for advanced understanding of SERS effect. (Sanction No: 2012/ 37 P/ 27/ BRNS) DAE-BRNS THIRTY THREE LAKH SEVENTY FOUR THOSAND TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE ( 33,74,259.00)
2 Fabrication of highly ordered SERS active nanostructured substrates using Langmuir-Blodgett technique and to understand the enhancement mechanism in SERS. (Sanction No: SR/S2/CPM-0045/2012) DST (New Delhi) TWENTY EIGHT  LAKH TWENTY THOUSAND(28,20,000.00)

Projects Completed:

  1. UGC sponsored research project entitled “Surface enhanced Raman scattering study of some organic molecules adsorbed on colloidal silver particles” (project completed).
  2. UGC sponsored research project entitled “ Ab Inito, DFT and Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) study of some biologically significant organic molecules adsorbed on chemically synthesized novel metal nano particles.” (project completed).
RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN MY LABORATORY:
  1. UV-Vis spectrophotophotometer (Model No V630, JASCO)
  2. Spectrofluorimeter (Model No: 8200, JASCO)
  3. Langmuir Blodgett Film trough (D2007, Apex Instruments)
  4. Spin Coater (Spin NSGX1; Apex Instruments)
  5. Milli Q plus water system
  6. Wet Chemical laboratory
    • Digital Balance (0.01 mg sensitivity)
    • Centrifuger (Tarson , 10000 rpm)
    • Hot air Oven
    • Ultrasonic baths, pH meters etc.
Instrument & Scientific software Handling Experience: Instruments:

  • Renishaw Raman Microprobe set up.
  • Spectra Physics Ar+ ion laser (Model 2020-05)
  • Nicolet Magna-IR 750 spectrometer series II.
  • Joyce-Loebl(U.K) Langmuir (model-4) trough for LB Film deposition.
  • Shimadzu 2010 PC UV-Vis spectrophotometer
  • Hitachi, model F-4500 fluorescence spectrophotometer

 

Scientific software

  • Gaussian 03 and Gauss View
  • Molekel.
  • Molden.
  • Mac Mol Plt.
  • Q Mol
  • Hyperchem version 8.0
  • XFDTD 6.5
  • N.B.O View 3.0

 

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCHES:
  • With Prof. G.B.Talapatra, Spectroscopy department of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata : 700 032, West Bengal, India.
  • With Prof. T. Pal, Deptt. Of Chemistry, IIT, Kharagpur.
  • With Prof. Hematresa Verghese of Physics Department, FM College, Kerala, India.
  • With Prof. T. Tanaka Deptt. of Life Science Departmet, Kobe University, Japan.
  • With Dr. Rina De, Deptt. of Physics, Rammohan Mahavidyalaya, Hooghly, India.
Ph.D STUDENTS At present guiding six Ph.D (Sc) students
VISITS ABROAD:
  • Xiamen University, P.R. China, August 2007
  • Kwansei-Gakuin University, Nashonomiya, Japan, August 2006
  • Xiamen University, P.R. China, August 2000
  • Peking University, P.R. China , August 2000
REVIEWER OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS:
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry A. (ACS)
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry B. (ACS)
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry C. (ACS)
  • Chemical Physics Letters, Elsevier.
  • Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Elsevier.
  • Journal of Molecular Structure, Elsevier.
  • Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Wiley
  • Indian Journal of Physics, Springer
    Spectrochimica Acta Part A, Elsevier
  • Asian Journal of Physics
  • Applied Spectroscopy
  • Guest Associate Editor Asian Journal of Physics for the Special Issue published in the memory of Prof. T.N. Misra
EDITORSHIP OF JOURNALS:
  • Editor : Physics behind Electronics/ Optoelectronics and their applications : A collection of articles presented at the National conference (2011) (ISBN – 978-81-922836-0-9)
  • Guest Editor: Asian Journal of Physics for the Special Issue published in the memory of Prof. T.N. Misra. Vol:17(2008) (ISSN: 0971-3093)
  • Editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of UGC sponsored (Co-sponsored by DST & INSA) National conference on Undergraduate Physics Education and Advancement in Physics Research organised by the Department of Physics, Sammilani Mahavidyalaya held on November 24 and 25, 2006
CONVENER OF SEMINAR/ SYMPOSIUM:
  • UGC sponsored National seminar on “Physics behind Electronics/ Optoelectronics and their applications” held on December 01 and 02, 2011 at Sammilani Mahavidyalaya. (Co-sponsored by the DAE-BRNS & IACS)
  • UGC sponsored National seminar on “Undergraduate Physics Education & Advancement in Physics Research” held on November 24 and 25, 2006 at Sammilani Mahavidyalaya. (Co-sponsored by the Department of Science &Technology (New Delhi) and INSA)
  • NSTC & AISTA sponsored seminar “ Appreciating Physics” held on September 26, 2006 at Sammilani Mahavidyalaya.