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Soumitra Satapathi
Soumitra Satapathi Assistant Professor ssphf.fph[at] 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
2014ongoingAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20142015Visting Professor of PhysicsUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
2014ongoingJoint FacultyCenter of Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy AwardIndo-US Science and Technology Forum2016
Young Scientist Delegate to BRICS scientific meeting in ChinaZhejiang University2017
Young Scientist AwardDST2015
DST Nanomission Postdoctoral Research Award, Govt. of India (2013)IACS2013
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
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
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
PhDPhysicsUniversity of Massachusetts, USA2012
  • American Physical Soceity, USA, Member
  • Materials Research Soceity, USA, Member
  • Sigma Xi, Member
Books Authored

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

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

Refereed Journal Papers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. “Fluorescent Muller matrix analysis of highly scattering turbid media”, Soumitra Satapathi,* Jalpa Soni and Nirmalya Ghosh, 104, 131902, 2014, Applied Physics Letters. . (*Corresponding Author)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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