Soumendu Datta
    INSPIRE Faculty

   Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08,
   Ext. 271

Educational Background:

  • M.Sc (Physics), 2003, Burdwan University (rank 1)
  • Ph.D (Condensed Matter Physics), 2010, S. N. Bose Centre – Kolkata (Degree awarded by Jadavpur University, Kolkata).
  • Professional Activities:

  • 2009 -2010 : Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Atomic-scale Material Design, DTU, Denmark
  • 2010-2012 : Research Associate, S. N. Bose National Centre, Kolkata
  • 2013 – Present : DST INSPIRE Faculty (Physics), S. N. Bose National Centre, Kolkata
  • Important Award:

  • University Gold Medal in M.Sc (Physics), 2003.
  • Young Scientist Award' 2008 by Material Research Society of India.
  • Research Interest:

  • Density Functional theory based electronic structure calculations of materials,
  • Electronic structures of magnetic and semi conducting nano materials,
  • New light harvesting materials for solar-to-fuel energy conversion,
  • H-storage materials

        Significant Recent publications:

    • Soumendu Datta, Mukul Kabir, Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta; Effects of shape and composition on the properties of CdS nanocrystals ; Phys. Rev. B, 86, 115307 (2012).
    • I. Castelli, T. Olsen, Soumendu Datta, Kristian S. Thygesen, Soren Dahl and Karsten W. Jacobsen ; Computational Screening of Perovskite Metal Oxides for Optimal Solar Light Capture ; Energy and Environ. Sci. 5, 5814 (2012).
    • Soumendu Datta, Mukul Kabir and Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta ; Ab initio study of structural stability of small 3d late transition metal clusters : Interplay of magnetization and hybridization ; Phys. Rev. B, 84, 075429 (2011).
    • Soumendu Datta, Mukul Kabir, Abhijit Mookerjee and Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta; Engineering the magnetic properties of the Mn13 cluster by doping ; Phys. Rev. B, 83, 075425 (2011).
    • J. S. Hummelshoj, J. Blomquist, Soumendu Datta, T. Vegge, J. Rossmeisl, K. S. Thygesen, A. C. Luntz, K. W. Jacobsen, J. K. Norskov; Communication : Elementary Oxygen electrode reaction in the apotic Li-air battery ; Journal of Chemical Physics, 132, 071101 (2010).
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