Sajeev Chacko

     sajeev.chacko AT bose DOT res DOT in

     Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08 (Ext. 236)

Educational Background:

  • PhD: Physics, University of Pune, Pune, India, 2005.
  • M.Sc.: Physics, University of Pune, Pune, India, 1998.

  • Professional Background:

  • Scientist-D, SNBNCBS, Kolkata, India (2013 - present)
  • Scientist-D, IUAC, New Delhi, India (2011 - 2013)
  • Research Associate, JNU, New Delhi, (2009 - 2012)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, CEA-Grenoble, France (2005-2007)

  • Research Interest

  • First principle electronic, optical, magnetic and thermodynamic properties of nanoclusters under confinement.
  • X-ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopic study of TM oxides.
  • Nano-bio interaction.

        Significant recent publications:

    • A Plausible mechanism for the antimalarial activity of artemisinin, Ashutosh Shandilya, Sajeev Chacko, Indira Ghosh and B. Jayaram, (communicated).
    • Resisting resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis naturally: Mechanistic insights into the inhibition of the parasite's sole signal peptidase Leader peptidase B, H. Dhiman, J. K. Dhanjal, S. Sharma, Sajeev Chacko and Abhinav Grover, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. (In Press).
    • Hydrogen Adsorption on Na/SWCNT Systems, Balasaheb J. Nagare, Darshan Habale, Sajeev Chacko, and Swapan Ghosh, J. Mater. Chem., 22, 22013 (2012).
    • Isomeric and hybrid-vibrational states of Wigner molecules. S. A. Blundell and S. Chacko, Phys. Rev. B 81, 21104(R) (2010).
    • Ferromagnetism in carbon doped Zinc Oxide Systems, B. J. Nagare, Sajeev Chacko, and D. G. Kanhere, J. Phys. Chem. A 114, 2689 (2010).
    • First principles calculation of melting temperatures for free sodium clusters, S. Chacko, D. G. Kanhere, and S. A. Blundell, Phys. Rev. B 71, 155407 (2005).
    • Why do gallium clusters have a higher than bulk melting point? S. Chacko, Kavita Joshi, D. G. Kanhere, and S. A. Blundell, Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, 135506 (2004).
    • Ab initio density functional investigation of B24 clusters: Rings, tubes, planes and cages, S. Chacko, I. Boustani, and D. G. Kanhere, Phys. Rev. B 68, 035414 (2003).
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