Soumitra Satapathi - Department of Physics,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Soumitra Satapathi
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Areas of Interest
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Solar Cells, Perovskites Solar Cells, Organic Solar Cells,LEDs, Detectors and Lasers, Memory Devices, Nanotechnology , Nanomaterials Synthesis, and Charecterization, Nanoparticles and Nanofibers,Organic Nano Electronics, Materials science and Engineering, Sensors,Microfluidics, Water Remediation, Drug delivery and Imaging, 3D Printing,Entrepreneurship
Professional Background
2014-01-01OngoingAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2014-01-011 year Visting Professor of PhysicsUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
2014-01-01OngoingJoint FacultyCenter of Nanotechnology, IIT Roorkee
Multiple Posts
2018-01-01OngoingWellness Warden, Azad Bhawan and Ravindra BhawanIIT Roorkee
2017-01-01OngoingFaculty-in-charge for Training & Placement –Dept of PhysicsIIT Roorkee
2017-01-01OngoingAdvisory Committee member for Tinkering LabIIT Roorkee
2016-01-011 year Member in the Board of Research–Centre for NanotechnologyIIT Roorkee
2017-01-01OngoingO.C.-B.Tech Lab, Dept of PhysicsIIT Roorkee
2016-01-011 year O.C. (Thomso) -Center of NanotechnologyIIT Roorkee
2016-01-01OngoingO.C. (Libary) -Center of NanotechnologyIIT Roorkee
2016-01-011 year Member-Department Academic Programme Commitee (DAPC), Dept of PhysicsIIT Roorkee
2015-01-012 years Secretary, DFC-Department of PhysicsIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Institute Research Fellowship for Outstanding Young FacultyIIT Roorkee2019
Global Challenge Research FundUniversity of Strathclyde and Scottish Funding Council2019
Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)Royal Society of Chemistry2018
Young Faculty Research Fellowship AwardMinistry of Electronics and Telecommunication, Govt of India2019
Indo Canada Shastri AwardShastri Institute2018
Member, National Academy of Science (MNASI)National Academy of Science2018
Max Planck Institute Director's AwardMax Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz2017
Young Scientist Delegate to BRICS scientific meeting in ChinaZhejiang University2017
DST DAAD Visting FellowshipDST DAAD2016
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
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
PhDPhysicsUniversity of Massachusetts, USA2012
M.S.PhysicsUniversity of Massachusetts, USA2010
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Hierarchical, Lightweight Nanocomposite Reinforced With electrospun nano-fibres for structural appliDST Belgium2017-01Ongoing
Fabrication of large area (1 cm X 1 cm) uniform, pin hole free and highly efficient (upto 18%) stablDST,Solar Energy Research Initiative2016-01Ongoing
Low cost technology for waste water treatment for domestic and industrial applicationsDST, Water Technology Initiative2016-01Ongoing
Development of Portable Sensing Devices for On-Site and Visual Detection of Nitroaromatic ExplosivesCSIR2016-01Ongoing
Morphology optimization and performance enhancement in organic solar cells utilizing nanoparticles DST DAAD2016-01Ongoing
Optical Sensor for Sensitive Detection of NitroaromaticsDST, Young Scientist Award2015-01Ongoing
Morphology Optimization in Excitonic Solar CellsIIT Roorkee Faculty Initiation Grant,2014-016 years 7 months
  • American Physical Soceity, USA, Member
  • American Chemical Society , Member
  • Materials Research Soceity, USA, Member
  • Sigma Xi, Member
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Morphology Optimization in Perovskite Solar CellsAnubhav RaghavO2014-01
TBATejasvini SharmaO2019-01
TBADipankar MittalO2019-01
Design of Optical Sensor for Highly Senstive Detection of Nitroaromatics and Metal IonsVishal KumarO2015-01
Singlet Exciton Fission Based Solar CellsNaveen Kumar TailorO2017-01
Smart Materials for Water RemediationSmrutI PurohitO2017-01
Optical SensorYuktaO2017-01
TBARajashik PaulO2018-01
Special Lectures Delivered
Nanomaterials for Solar CellsJawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad2017-01
Photophysics, Sensing and Bioimaging Study in Polymeric Nanoparticles SystemIISER Kolkata2017-01
Photophysical, Sensing and Bioimaging Study in Polymeric Nanoparticle SystemBangalore2017-01
Smart Nanomaterials for Drug DeliveryAIIMS, New Delhi2016-01
Implantable Magnetic Nanocomposite for Hyperthermia Treatment of Osteoarthritic Knee JointSingapore2016-01
Perovskite Solar Cells: Morphology Optimization IIT Bombay2016-01
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


34. Vshal Kumar, Binoy Maity, Mrinmoy K Chini, Priyodarshi De, Soumitra Satapathi, “"Multimodal Fluorescent Polymer Sensor for Highly Sensitive Detection of Nitroaromatics", Just Accepted, Nature Scientific Reports, 2019.

33. Kulveer Singh, Anubhav Raghav, Prateek K Jha, Soumitra Satapathi, "Effect of size and charge asymmetry on aggregation kinetics of oppositely charged nanoparticles", Nature Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 3762, 2019.

32. Manisha Chatterjee, Manisha Sharma, Kulveer Singh, Soumitra Satapathi, “Design of a multimodal colloidal polymeric drug delivery vesicle: a detailed pharmaceutical study”, 18, 100245, Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 2019.

31. Kulveer Singh, Soumitra Satapathi, Prateek K Jha, “Ant-Wall” model to study drug release from excipient matrix”, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 519, 1, 98-108, 2018.  

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”, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1, 9, 4420–4425, 2018.

29. Soumitra Satapathi, Vishal Kumar, Mrinmoy Kumar Chini, Rajesh Bera, Krishna Kanta Halder, Amitava Patra, “Highly sensitive detection and removal of mercury ion using a multimodal nanosensor”, Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 16, 120-126,2018.

28. 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.

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


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