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