IIT Indore
Research Experience

  • Study of surface and interfaces through x-ray scattering: x-ray reflectivity (XRR), grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS), grazing incidence diffraction (GID)

  • Worked as principal investigator for x-ray scattering experiments with synchrotron at Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, at National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, at PETRA III, DESY, Germany. X-ray scattering Lab set up at IIT Indore.

  • UV-Vis, IR/FTIR, Raman and Photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (SIMS), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Ellipsometry.

  • Vacuum ultra violet (VUV) spectroscopy and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) using Synchrotron radiation at ELETTRA, Italy.

  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) along with Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS).

  • Atomic Layer Deposition, Magnetron Sputter Deposition, Spin Coating.

  • Research on electrical energy storage (Li and Al- ion battery) : novel electrode system for better performance, electrochemistry (potentiostaic / galvenostatic and other related field)

Funded Project / Grant:

  • Funding agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). Title: "Solid-state thin-film rechargeable batteries with solid electrolyte to achieve a wider electrochemical/thermal stability, better safety and long cycle lives with good capacity retention": (Dec 2020 - Dec 2023).

  • Funding agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). Title: "Structural orientation effects of new low dimensional hybrid perovskites on their physical properties" under the guidance of Prof. Deepa Khushalani (PI), Department of Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, and by Dr. Sudeshna Chattopadhyay (Co-PI), Associate Professor, Physics, Indian Institute Of Technology, Indore. Fund has been sanctioned on Dec 31, 2019, for a duration of three years (2020-22).

  • Funding agency: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funded project LUH-IIT Indore Partnership (2019-2023) under the "A New Passage to India program" [Proposal from Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) with IIT Indore. as one of the contributors among six, from IIT Indore]

  • Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology, India (DST). Project "Exploring novel electrode materials, through surface / interface modification, for new generation Li-ion batteries with improved performance/capacities" : (Aug, 2014 - Aug, 2017).

  • Funding agency: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (CSIR). Project "Generalized method of fabrication of tunable self-assembly to design nano-scale arrays and patterns --Engineering of the electro-magnetic field in the nano-scales, an important goal of photonics": (Oct 2014 - Oct 2017).

  • Funding agency: DST (India) - DESY (Germany). To carry out the research / experiment at DESY, Germany.

  • Funding agency: DAAD (Germany) - DST (India). Faulty exchange programme for joint research work.

  • Funding: from Department of Physics, New Mexico State University (NMSU), USA (through Funding agency NSF, USA) for joint research work with Professor Stefan Zollner.

  • Funding agency: DST-FIST. Raman Spectrophotometer from Physics Department, IIT Indore, 2016/17 [Proposal from Physics Dept.- Contributor from the Department]

Faculty Profile
Prof. Sudeshna Chattopadhyay
Discipline of Physics
Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Sciences(MEMS)
Centre for Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering(BSBE)