Exciton dynamics in quantum dots (QDs) and multiple exciton generation
Optoelectronics of graphene
Spectroscopy of organic and hybrid materials
Organic photovoltaics: materials and devices
Calculations on surfaces and nanostructured materials
Ph. D., Indian Association for the Cultivation of science (IACS), Degree offered by Jadavpur University, 2006
M.Sc. (Physics), The University of Burdwan, 1997
B.Sc. (Physics Hons.), The University of Burdwan, 1995
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Bowling Green State University, USA (2009-2010)
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Lund University, Sweden (2007-2009)
Honours & Distinctions:
DAAD fellowship under DAAD IIT Faculty Exchange Programme 2012
Qualify National Eligibility Test (NET) of Physics in June, 2000
Pal, S. K. Versatile photoluminescence from graphene and its derivatives Carbon2015, 88, 86 (Review Article).
Kalyani, V.; Satyanarayana, V. S. V.; Sarkar, A. S.; Kumar, A.; Pal, S. K.; Ghosh, S.; Gonsalves, K. E.; Pradeep, C. P. A Radiation sensitive hybrid polymer based on an Mn-Anderson polyoxometalate cluster and a UV active organic monomer: synergistic effects lead to improved photocurrent in a photoresponse device RSC Adv.2015, 5, 36727.
Kumar, P; Pascher, T; Tachiya, M.; Pal, S. K. Global analysis of quenching of the time-resolved emission of ZnO nanocrystals by adsorbed rhodamine B on the basis of Tachiya theory J. Photobiol. Photochem. A: Chem.2015, 296, 35.
Chakraborti, H.; Pal, S. K. Assessment of amine functionalized graphene nanoflakes for anode materials in Li-Ion batteries: An ab initio study Chem. Phys. Lett.2014, 600, 118.
Kumar, P.; Pal, S. K. Role of decoupled defect transitions of ZnO nanocrystals in energy transfer J. Photobiol. Photochem. A: Chem.2014, 278, 46.
Chakraborti, H.; Bramhaiah, K.; John, N. S.; Pal, S. K. Excited state electron transfer from aminopyrene to graphene: a combined experimental and theoretical study Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.2013, 15, 19932.
Chakraborti, H.; Sinha, S; Ghosh, S; Pal, S. K. Interfacing water soluble nanomaterials with fluorescence chemosensing : graphene quantum dot to detect Hg2+ in 100% aqueous solution Mater. Lett.2013, 97, 78.
Pal, S. K.; Mereshchenko, A. S.; Butaeva, E. V.; El-Khoury, P. Z.; Tarnovsky, A. N. Global sampling of the photochemical reaction paths of bromoform
by ultrafast deep-UV through near-IR transient absorption and ab initio multiconfigurational calculations J. Chem. Phys.2013, 138, 124501.
Mereshchenko, A. S.; Pal, S. K.; Karabaeva, K. E.; El-Khoury, P.; Tarnovsky, A. N. Photochemistry of Monochloro Complexes of Copper(II) in Methanol Probed by Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectroscopy J. Phys. Chem. A2012, 116, 2791.
Pal, S. K.; Mereshchenko, A. S.; El-Khoury, P.; Tarnovsky, A. N. Femtosecond photolysis of CH2Br2 in acetonitrile: capturing the bromomethyl radical and bromine-atom charge transfer complex through deep-to-near UV probing Chem. Phys. Lett.2011, 507, 69.
Pal, S. K.; Kesti, T.; Maiti, M.; Zhang, F.; Inganäs, O.; Hellström, S.; Andersson, M. R.; Oswald, F.; Langa, F.; Osterman, T.; Pascher, T.; Yartsev, A.; Sundström, V. Geminate Charge Recombination in Polymer/Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Films and Implications for Solar Cell Function J. Am. Chem. Soc.2010, 132, 12440.
El-Khoury, P.; Pal, S. K.; Mereshchenko, A. S.; Tarnovsky, A. N. The formation and back isomerization of iso-H2C-Br-Br on a 100-ps time scale following 255-nm excitation of CH2Br2 in acetonitrile Chem. Phys. Lett.2010, 493, 61.
Pal, S. K.; Sundström, V.; Galoppini, E.; Persson, P. Calculations of Interfacial Interactions in Pyrene-Ipa Rod Sensitized Nanostructured TiO2 Dalton Trans.2009, 10021.
Pal, S. K.; Bhattacharya, S.; Batabyal, S. K.; Ganguly , T. Role of TiO2 nanoparticles on the photoinduced intramolecular electron transfer reaction within a novel synthesized donor-acceptor system J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem.2007, 189, 86.
Mandal, P.; Sahu, T.; Misra, T.; Pal, S. K.; Ganguly, T. Experimental Investigations by using electrochemical, steady state and time resolved spectroscopic tools on the photoreactions of disubstituted indoles in presence of Tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) And a Theoretical Approach by Using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem.2007, 188, 235.
Ganguly, T.; Pal, S. K. Photoinduced electron transfer research to build model compounds of artificial photosynthesis and solar energy conversion (Review Article) J. Chin. Chem. Soc.2006, 53, 219.
Pal, S. K.; Batabyal, S. K.; Ganguly, T. Preparation and photophysical properties of nanostructured 9-cyanoanthracene Chem. Phys. Lett.2005, 406, 420.
Pal, S. K.; Sahu (nee Bhattacharya), T.; Misra, T.; Ganguly, T.; Pradhan, T. K.; De, A. Synthesis, characterization and laser flash photolysis studies of some naphthothiophenes bearing electron donor and acceptor functional groups J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem.2005, 174, 138.
Sahu (nee Bhattacharya), T.; Pal, S. K.; Misra, T.; Ganguly, T. Involvements of phenyldibenzophosphole and 9-phenylcarbazole in electron transfer reactions with photoexcited 9-cyanoanthracene J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem.2005, 171, 39.
Pal, S. K.; Sahu (nee Bhattacharya), T.; Misra, T.; Mallick, P. K.; Paddon-Row, M. N.; Ganguly, T. Experimental Investigation by Laser Flash Photolysis To Reveal the Optical and Electron-Donating Properties of Benzothiazole Derivatives and a Theoretical Approach by Using Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory J. Phys. Chem. A2004, 108, 10395.
Bhattacharya, T.; Pal, S. K.; Misra, T.; Saini, R. D.; Ganguly, T. Primary electron-transfer dynamics in 2-phenylindole–9- cyanoanthracene system-A comparative study with 2-methylindole Spectrochim. Acta Part A2004, 60, 1957.
Pal, S. K.; Bhattacharya, T.; Misra, T.; Saini, R. D.; Ganguly, T. Photophysics of Some Disubstituted Indoles and Their Involvements in Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reactions J. Phys. Chem. A2003, 107, 10243.
Misra, T.; Bhattacharya, T.; Pal, S. K.; De, A.; Saini, R. D.; Ganguly, T. The fate of charge separation reactions within a novel synthesized bichromophore in cyclodextrin microenvironment Chem. Phys. Lett.2003, 382, 167.
Misra, T.; De, A. K.; Pal, S. K.; Bhattacharya, T.; Ganguly, T. Photophysical properties of 5-hydroxyindole (5HI): Laser flash photolysis study Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Chem. Sci.)2002, 114, 547.
Conference and Symposia
Chemically Tuned Graphene Oxide for Optoelectronic Applications in the Vidyasagar-Satyendranath Bose National Workshop 2014 on Physics of Advanced Optical Materials and Photonics, SOS University, Bhubaneswar, March 26-28, 2014.
Femtosecond transient absorption: a wonderful tool to study the dynamics of photovoltaic processes in the short term course on Introduction to Photonics and Its Applications, NIT Durgapur, July 29- August 02, 2013.
Organic Photovoltaic Materials in the Workshop on Current Challenges in Novel Materials, IIT Mandi, April 27, 2012.
Plastic Solar Cells: Science, Expectations, and Challenges in the First In-House Symposium on Inter-Disciplinary Research and Development, IIT Mandi, May 7, 2011.
Charge carrier dynamics in conjugated polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunction films in the Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi, February 18, 2011.
Ultrafast Photochemistry of bromoform in solution probed in the deep-UV to near –IR spectral range in the 65th OSU International Molecular Spectroscopy Symposium Department of Chemistry,The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 USA, June 21-25, 2010.
Life cycle of charges in conjugated polymer/fullerene blends in the Dept. of Optical Spectroscopy of Conjugated Materials, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, January 16, 2009.
Enhancement of longevity of photogenerated charge separated species in -Cyclodextrin microenvironment in the Fourth Asian Photochemistry Conference at Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan, January 5-10, 2005.
Chakraborti, H.; Pal, S. K. Photoinduced Interactions Between Fluorescein Dye and Graphene in the National Symposium on Nanobiotechnology, IIT Mandi, June 1-2, 2012.
Kumar, P.; Pal, S. K. Quenching of Defect Emission of ZnO Quantum Dot in the Presence of Fluorescein Dye in the National Symposium on Nanobiotechnology, IIT Mandi, June 1-2, 2012.
Pal, S. K.; Pascher, T.; Yartsev, A.; Sundström, V. Fullerene Dependent Carrier Dynamics in Polymer/Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Films in the National Symposium on Radiation & Photochemistry (NSRP – 2011), JNV University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, March 10-12, 2011.
Pal, S. K.; El-Khoury, P.; Mereshchenko, A. S.; Tarnovsky, A. N. Ultrafast Photochemistry of bromoform in solution probed in the deep-UV to near–IR spectral range in the 3rd Asia Specific Symposium on Radiation Chemistry and 10th Bienniel Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry, Treasure Island Resorts, Lonavala, India, September 14-17, 2010.
.Pal, S. K.; Pascher, T.; Yartsev, A.; Sundström, V. Dynamics of photogenerated charge carriers in polymer/fullerene blends in the 8th Nordic Femtochemistry Meeting, Fuglsø Conference Center, Denmark, 2-4 October, 2008.
Osterman, T; Pal, S. K.; Pascher, T.; Yartsev, A.; Sundström, V. Fluorescence studies of low-bandgap polyfullerene/PCBM blends: the mechanism of light-induced charge formation in STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS: METHODS AND APPLICATIONS at Algarve (Portugal), June 5-8, 2008.
Pal, S. K.; Misra, T. Photophysics and electron donating properties of 5-hydroxyindole (5HI) in Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry, Centaur Hotel, Juhu Beach, Mumbai, India, January 6-11, 2002.
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Andreas-Neil Unterreiner
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Physikalische Chemie
Abteilung für Molekulare Physikalische Chemie
Dr.Neena Susan John
Centre for Soft Matter Research
P.B No. 1329, Prof. U R Rao road
Prof. Tapan Ganguly
Emeritus fellow (AICTE)
School of Laser Science and Engineering
Jadavpur University, Jadavpur
Kolkata 700032, India
Dr. Alexander Tarnovsky
Department of Chemistry and Center for Photochemical Sciences
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
Dr. Petter Persson
Department of Theoretical Chemistry
Lund University, Chemical Center
P.O.B 124 S-221 00 Lund, Sweden