Spotlight
About Us
Research Divisions
Facilities
Faculty Profiles
M.Tech (SSEM)
M.Tech (Photonics)
Physics Association
TPSC
Departmental Faculty Search Committee
List of students doing Project outside IIT-R
International Meeting on Energy Storage Devices (IMESD-2018) during 10-12 December, 2018
TimeTable_Autumn_2018-19
B Tech Engg Physics students IIT Roorkee exhibiting their activities in the Lab
Soumitra Satapathi
Soumitra Satapathi Assistant Professor ssphf.fph[at]iitr.ac.in 91-1332-284819 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Solar Cells, Organic Solar Cells and Perovskites, LEDs, Detectors and Lasers, Memory Devices
  • Nanotechnology , Nanomaterials Synthesis, and Charecterization, Nanoparticles and Nanofibers,Organic Nano Electronics
  • Materials science and Engineering, Sensors,Water Remediation, Nanobiophotonics,Drug delivery and Imaging, 3D Printing,Entrepreneurship
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2014ongoingAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20142015Visting Professor of PhysicsUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
2014ongoingJoint FacultyCenter of Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Indo Canada Shastri AwardShastri Institute2018
Member, National Academy of Science (MNASI)National Academy of Science2018
Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)Royal Society of Chemistry2018
Young Scientist Delegate to BRICS scientific meeting in ChinaZhejiang University2017
Max Planck Institute Director's AwardMax Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz2017
University of Massachusetts endowed scholarship, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MAUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell, USA2012
Sukant Tripathy Summer Fellowship, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, (2012)University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA2012
Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy AwardIndo-US Science and Technology Forum2016
DST DAAD Visting FellowshipDST DAAD2016
Graduate Research Scholar Award, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, (2012)University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA2012
Marquis Who’s Who of America for most promising young scientist 2011USA2011
Young Scientist AwardDST2015
DST Nanomission Postdoctoral Research Award, Govt. of India (2013)IACS2013
Outstanding Graduate Student of the Physics Department award, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell, USA2012
Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year award, University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA, (2011)University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA2011
Graduate Research Grants Awards, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA,(for best proposal writing)University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA2009
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
PhDPhysicsUniversity of Massachusetts, USA2012
M.S.PhysicsUniversity of Massachusetts, USA2010
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2017-till dateAdvisory Committee member for Tinkering LabIIT Roorkee
2017-till dateFaculty-in-charge for Training & Placement –Dept of PhysicsIIT Roorkee
20162017Member in the Board of Research–Centre for NanotechnologyIIT Roorkee
2017-till dateO.C.-B.Tech Lab, Dept of PhysicsIIT Roorkee
20162017O.C. (Thomso) -Center of NanotechnologyIIT Roorkee
2016-till dateO.C. (Libary) -Center of NanotechnologyIIT Roorkee
20162017Member-Department Academic Programme Commitee (DAPC), Dept of PhysicsIIT Roorkee
20152017Secretary, DFC-Department of PhysicsIIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Hierarchical, Lightweight Nanocomposite Reinforced With electrospun nano-fibres for structural appliDST Belgium2017
Fabrication of large area (1 cm X 1 cm) uniform, pin hole free and highly efficient (upto 18%) stablDST,Solar Energy Research Initiative2016
Low cost technology for waste water treatment for domestic and industrial applicationsDST, Water Technology Initiative2016
Development of Portable Sensing Devices for On-Site and Visual Detection of Nitroaromatic ExplosivesCSIR2016
Morphology optimization and performance enhancement in organic solar cells utilizing nanoparticles DST DAAD2016
Optical Sensor for Sensitive Detection of NitroaromaticsDST, Young Scientist Award2015
Morphology Optimization in Excitonic Solar CellsIIT Roorkee Faculty Initiation Grant,2014
Memberships
  • American Physical Soceity, USA, Member
  • American Chemical Society , Member
  • Materials Research Soceity, USA, Member
  • Sigma Xi, Member
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Morphology Optimization in Perovskite Solar CellsAnubhav RaghavA2014
Design of Optical Sensor for Highly Senstive Detection of Nitroaromatics and Metal IonsVishal KumarO2015
Singlet Exciton Fission Based Solar CellsNaveen Kumar TailorO2017
Smart Materials for Water RemediationSmrutI PurohitO2017
Solar CellsAmar KumarO2017
Optical SensorYuktaO2017
TBASumit GangwarO2018
TBARajashik PaulO2018
Books Authored

1. Soumitra Satapathi, “Organic Photovoltaic: A green solution for a gray problem”, Uttarakhand Science and Technology Department.

2. Soumitra Satapathi, Manisha Chatterjee Satapathi, Anirban Mitra, Saugata Hazra, Anubhav Raghav, Manisha Sharma, Somesh Mahapatra, Manish Paul, “Nanobiophotonics for Cancer Diagnostics”, Springer.

Refereed Journal Papers

Publications:

30. Priya Srivastava, Anukul Prasad Parhi, R Ranjan, Soumitra Satapathi, Monojit Bag, “Temperature Assisted Nucleation and Growth to Optimize Perovskite Morphology at Liquid Interface: A Study by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy”, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b00818, 2018, ACS Applied Energy Materials.

29. Payal Taya, Binoy Maiti, V Kumar, Priyodarshi De, Soumitra Satapathi, “Design of a novel FRET based fluorescent chemosensor and their application for highly sensitive detection of nitroaromatics”, 255, 3, 2628-2634,2018, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical.

28. Jill Wenderott, Anubhav Raghav, Max Shtein, Peter Green, Soumitra Satapathi, “Local optoelectronic characterization of solvent annealed lead-free bismuth-based perovskite films”, 34, 26, 7647-7654, 2018, Langmuir.

27. Payal Taya, Binoy Maiti, V Kumar, Priyodarshi De, Soumitra Satapathi, “Design of a novel FRET based fluorescent chemosensor and their application for highly sensitive detection of nitroaromatics”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical , 255, 3, 2628-2634,2018.  

26. Kulveer Singh, Prateek K. Jha, and Soumitra Satapathi, “Controllable Bulk Heterojunction Morphology by Self-Assembly of Oppositely Charged Nanoparticles”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121, 16045−16050, 2017.

25. Somesh Mohapatra, Rutusmita Mishra, Manisha Chatterjee, Partha Roy  and Soumitra Satapathi, “Functionalized Nano-graphene Oxide as Multi-modal Clinic for Effective Drug Delivery”, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology, 10, 4, 3768-3771,2017.

24. Anubhav Raghav, Shivam Singh, Shailendra Kumar Sharma, Kabra Dinesh, Monojit Bag, Soumitra Satapathi, “Controlling morphology of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite film by dual solvent elimination method”, Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 12, 106–112, 2017.

23. Nipun Sawhney, Soumitra Satapathi, “Utilization of Naturally Occurring Dyes as Sensitizers in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells.”, IEEE Photovoltaics, 7, 2, 539-544, 2017. [Featured in Nature Asia, PTI, Quartz, BBC, Chemical Today]

22. Soumitra Satapathi, Lian Li, Robinson Anandakathir, Lynne Samuleson , and Jayant Kumar, “Effect of side groups on two-photon-absorption of soluble polythiophenes”, Spectroscopy Letters, 50, 7, 375–380, 2017.

21. Nivedita Choudhary, Nipun Sahwney, Anubhav Raghav, M. Sankar, Soumitra Satapathi, “Effect of functional groups on sensitization of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) using free base Porphyrins”, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 21, 222, 2017.

20. Shailendra Kumar Sharma, Shivali Sokhi, Chandrajit Balomajumder, Soumitra Satapathi, “Reusable graphene oxide nanofibers for enhanced photocatalytic activity: a detailed mechanistic study”, Journal of Materials Science, 52, 9,5390–5403, 2017.

19. Somesh Mohapatra, Rutusmita Mishra, Partha Roy, K.L.Yadav, Soumitra Satapathi, "Systematic Investigation and in vitro Biocompatibility Studies on Implantable Magnetic Nanocomposites for Hyperthermia Treatment of Osteoarthritic Knee Joint", Journal of Materials Science (JMSC), 52,9262–9268, 2017.

18. Purnendu, Soumitra Satapathi “Graphene-Based 3D Xerogel as Adsorbent for Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Industrial Wastewater”, Journal of Renewable Materials, 5, 2, 96-102,2017.

17. Somesh Mohapatra, Rutusmita Mishra, Manisha Chatterjee, Partha Roy and Soumitra Satapathi, “Functionalized Nano-graphene Oxide as Multi-modal Clinic for Effective Drug Delivery”,International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nanotechnology, 10,4,3768-3771,2017.

16. Soumitra Satapathi, Jalpa Soni and Nirmalya Ghosh, “Fluorescent Muller matrix analysis of highly scattering turbid media”, Applied Physics Letters, 104, 131902, 2014.

15. Preeti Yadav, Soumitra Satapathi, Meena Kumari, Akanksha Chaturvedi, Lian Li, Lynne A Samuelson, Jayant Kumar, Sunil K Sharma, “Synthesis of two-photon active cinnamoyl coumarins for high-contrast imaging of cancer cells and their photophysical characterization”, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 280, 39-45, 2014.

 14. Soumitra Satapathi, Anoop K. Pal, Lian Li, Lynne A. Samuelson, Dhimiter Bello and Jayant Kumar, “Two-photon active polymeric nanoparticles for high contrast in vitro imaging”, RSC Advances, 4,1116, 2014.

13. Soumitra Satapathi, Sriya Das, Lian Li, Lynne A Samuelson, Ravi Mosurkal, Micah Green and Jayant Kumar, “Performance enhancement of dye sensitized solar cells by incorporating graphene nanosheets of various sizes”, Applied Surface Science, 314,638-641, 2014.

12. Soumitra Satapathi, Mijanur Rahaman Molla, Santanu Bhattacharya, Suhrit Ghosh and Amitava Patra, “Photophysical Study of P3HT/NDI Based Hybrid Nanoparticles”, European Journal of Physics D, 2014, 68:350, 2014.

11. Soumitra Satapathi, Hardeep Singh Gill, Lian Li, Lynne Samukeson, Jayant Kumar, Ravi Mosurkal, “Synthesis of Nanoparticles of P3HT and PCBM for Optimizing Morphology in Polymeric Solar Cells”, Applied Surface Science, 323, 3–18, 2014.

10. Soumitra Satapathi, Amarnath Bheemaraju, Dhandapani Venkataraman and Jayant Kumar “Enhanced sensory response of quaterthiophene bearing 1,2,3-triazole moiety to explosives”, IEEE Sensors, 14, 12, 4334 - 4339, 2014.

9. Soumitra Satapathi, Akshay Kokil, B. Harihara Venkataraman, Lian Li, Dhandapani Venkataraman, Jayant Kumar, “Sensitive detection of nitroaromatics with colloidal conjugated polymer nanoparticles”, IEEE Sensor 13,2329, 2013.

8. Soumitra Satapathi, Hardeep Singh Gill, Lian Li, Lynne Samuleson and Jayant Kumar, “Two-photon active Nile Red loaded fluorescent polystyrene nanoparticles”, Advanced Science Focus, 1,3, 2013.

7. Soumitra Satapathi, Lian Li, Abhishek Kumar, Haibin Huo, Robinson Anandakathir, Mengyan Shen, Lynne Samuelson, Jayant Kumar, “Strong two-photon-induced fluorescence from a highly soluble polythiophene”, Optics Communications, 4, 3612, 2011.

6. Soumitra Satapathi, Sethumadhavan Ravichandran, Ravi Mosurkal, Subhalakshmi Nagarajan, Lian Li, Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Lynne A. Samuelson, Jayant Kumar, “Biocatalytic Synthesis of Two-Photon Active Resveratrol Oligomer”, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 48(12), 1061-1066, 2011.

5. Harihara Venkatraman, Akshay Kokil, Soumitra Satapathi, Jayant Kumar, Dhandapani Venkataraman “Conjugated Polymer:TiO2 Nanocomposite Solar Cells Based on P3HT Nanoparticles,” B., MRS Proceedings, 2011, 1312, mrsf10-1312-ii09-06,. 

4. Soumitra Satapathi, Lian Li, Robinson Anandakathir, Lynne A. Samuelson, Jayant Kumar, “Sensory Response and Two-Photon-Fluorescence Study of Regioregular Polythiophene Nanoparticles”, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 48(12), 1049-1054, 2011.

3. Soumitra Satapathi, Anoop Pal, Amarnath Bheemaraju, Dhandapani Venkataraman and Jayant Kumar, “Oligothiophene nanoparticles for high contrast imaging of cancerous cells”, ACS Fall 2012 preprint.

2. Soumitra Satapathi, Robinson Anandakathir, Jayant Kumar, “Synthesis and Characterization of a Thiophene Copolymer for Photovoltaic Application,” Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 48(12), 1044-1048, 2011.

1. Soumitra Satapathi, Fa-Dong Yan, Robinson Anandakathir, Ke Yang, Lian Li, Ravi Mosurkal, Lynne A Samuelson, Jayant Kumar, “Fabrication of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells and Fluorescence Quenching Study Using Thiophene Based Copolymers”, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 47(12), 1180-1183, 2010.

Patent: Provisional patent filed “DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REAL TIME THICKNESS CONTROLLED SPIN COATING”, Application#: 201611039173 and Date of Filing: November 17, 2016.