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Dr. Kuntal Chakrabarti

Associate Professor, Physics
M.S. (Calcutta University), Ph.D. (IACS)
Specialization : Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics



·M.S. in Electronic Science, University of Calcutta

·Ph.D. in Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India. Thesis Title: "Some Aspects of Diamond and Diamond like Carbon Films Prepared by Chemical Vapor Deposition Technique". Kolkata, 2000.

·Brain Korea -21 (BK-21) Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Institute of Advanced Materials, Inha University, Korea

·Senior Post-Doc, Center for Nanotubes and Nanostructured Composites, Sangyunkwan University, Korea

Academic Experience

·As a Graduate Student with Prof. (late) S. Chaudhuri in the Department of Materials Science, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta, India, Nov 1995- March 2000.

·As a Post Doctoral Researcher, Inha University and Sankyunkwan University Korea, April 2000 – April 2003. (Collaborative but largely independent role)

·Research Associate –II, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, December 2003 – June 2007. (Independent role)

·Visiting Faculty Fellow, Department of Materials Science, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, November 2007 - August 2010. (Independent role)

·Research Associate, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, February 2011- 31 January, 2012. (Independent role)

·Industrial consultant for different companies involved in R&D, January 2012 onwards. (Independent role)

·Associate Professor, Physics, SVKM’s NMIMS University, Mumbai, September 2014 onwards. (Independent role)

Teaching experience


·VLSI technology, Postgraduate (MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, Korea), 2000-2002.

·Applied Electromagnetics, Postgraduate. (M.Sc., Physics, SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata), 2008-2010.

·Nano and Nano-Bio Technology, Postgraduate. (Special paper for M.Sc., Biochemistry, Calcutta University), 2011.

·Engineering Physics, Undergraduate and Integrated Postgraduate programs. (B. Tech., MBA Tech. and B. Tech (Intg.) programs of NMIMS University, Mumbai), 2014 onwards.

·Apart from the above mentioned courses has given lectures and hands-on experimental training during several workshops and schools attended by graduate students and early carrier researchers.

·Has guided several students of IITs and other leading Indian Universities for their Masters project.

Industry experience:

·Jusung Engineering Co. Ltd, Korea. As an active collaborator on behalf of the Inha University in joint investigation on Al2O3 films prepared by Atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique. 2000-2002.

·Technical Collaboration with AMOMEDI Co. Ltd., Korea. 2006-2009.

·Cryonano Labs (Pvt.) Ltd., Kolkata. Research instrument development. 2015- continuing



·Scientific consultant to several companies working on Materials Science and Scientific Instrumentation in India and abroad.


Co-investigator in International Project:

·As Co-Investigator in the ‘Korea-UK Science and Technology Collaboration Fund Program’ project ‘Effects of process gases on diamond and diamond-like carbon (DLC) film properties’ sponsored by Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP).


·Received prizes in All India Science Talent Search Tests and different other scientific competitions as school and under graduate student.

·National Merit Scholarship, 1987.

·Qualified in the Graduates Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), a National Level Test for Research Fellowships and Post Graduate Studies in Engineering/Technology, conducted by Indian Institutes of Technology in 'Electronics and Communication Engineering', 1995.

·Junior Research Fellowship, I.A.C.S., sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Nov 1995 - Oct 1997.

·Senior Research Fellowship, I.A.C.S., sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (C.S.I.R.), Govt. of India, Nov 1997 – March 2000.

·BK-21 Post-Doctoral Research Associateof Government of the Republic of Korea, Institute of Advanced Materials, Inha University, Korea, April 2000 – June 2002.

·Senior Post-Doc researcher, Center for Nanotubes and Nanostructured Composites, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, October 2002 to 11 April, 2003.

·Research Associate –II, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, December 2003 –June 2007.

·Visiting Faculty Fellow, Department of Materials Science, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, November 2007 – August 2010.

·Research Associate, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, February 2011 to January 2012.

·Peer Reviewer of the highly esteemed international scientific journals like ‘Applied Materials & Interfaces’ (American Chemical Society) ‘Surface Coatings and technology’ (Elsevier Science), ‘Chemistry of Materials’ (American Chemical Society), ‘Journal of Materials Chemistry’, ‘RSC Adv.’ (Royal Society of Chemistry, London) etc.

·Life member of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta, India.

Service Activities

  • Department level responsibilities – In-Charge, Under Graduate Physics Course, MPSTME; Lab-in-Charge, Physics, MPSTME, Mumbai.
  • School level responsibilities / initiatives – Member, Library Committee, MPSTME, Mumbai.


Only in International Referred Journals:

29. Scaling of conductivity spectra in graphene nanoplatelet-polymer composites. K. Chakrabarti*, et al., (2018) Submitted.

28. Highly efficient electromagnetic interference shielding using graphite nanoplatelet/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)–poly(styrenesulfonate) composites with enhanced thermal conductivity N. Agnihotri, K. Chakrabarti,* A. Dey, RSC Adv. 5 (2015) 43765. [Journal Impact Factor: 3.84]

27. Effects of process parameters on the defects in graphene oxide/ polyaniline composite investigated by positron annihilation spectroscopy. U. Rana, P.M.G. Nambissan, S. Malik, K. Chakrabarti*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16 (2014) 3292. [Journal Impact Factor: 4.198]

26. Benzene tetracarboxylic acid doped polyaniline nanostructures: morphological, spectroscopic and electrical characterization. U. Rana, K. Chakrabarti and S. Malik, J. Mater. Chem. 22 (2012) 15665. [Journal Impact Factor: 6.101]

25.In situ preparation of fluorescent polyaniline nanotubes doped with perylene tetracarboxylic acids. U. Rana, K. Chakrabarti and S. Malik, J. Mater. Chem.21 (2011) 11098. [Journal Impact Factor: 5.968]

24. Multi-stability in Platelets and their response to Gold Nanoparticles. S. Deb, H. K. Patra, P. Lahir, A.K. Dasgupta, K. Chakrabarti, U. Chaudhuri, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 7 (2011) 376.

[Cover Page and Feature article] [Journal Impact Factor: 6.692]

23. Controlled lowering of graphitization temperature of electrospun poly(acrylonitrile) based carbon fiber by carbon nanotube embedment. K. Chakrabarti*, Mat. Letts 64 (2010) 1607. [Journal Impact Factor: 2.307]

22. Positron annihilation spectroscopic studies of the influence of heat treatment on defect evolution in hybrid MWCNT-polyacrylonitrile-based carbon fibers, K. Chakrabarti*, P.M.G Nambissan, C.D. Mukherjee, K.K. Bardhan, C. Kim, K.S. Yang, Carbon 45 (2007) 2777. [Journal Impact Factor: 5.378]

21. Positron annihilation spectroscopy of Polyacrylonitrile-based carbon fibers embedded with multi-wall carbon nanotubes, K. Chakrabarti*, P.M.G Nambissan, C.D. Mukherjee, K.K. Bardhan, C. Kim, K.S. Yang, Carbon 44 (2006) 948. [Journal Impact Factor: 5.378]

20. Optical absorption of polyethylene glycol (PEG) modified silica matrix embedded with nanocrystalline silver, P. Guha, D. Ganguli, S. Chaudhuri and K. Chakrabarti, Materials Letters 58 (2004) 2963.

19. Effects of pH during the base catalyzed reaction of two-step acid/base catalyzed process on the microstructures and physical properties of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) modified silica xerogels. S.M. Kim, K. Chakrabarti, E.O. Oh and C.M. Whang, J. Sol-Gel Sc. & Tech. 27 (2003) 149.

18. Effects of ozone as an oxygen source on the properties of Al2O3thin films prepared by atomic layer deposition technique. Jaebum Kim, Kuntal Chakrabarti, Jongmin Lim, Ki-Young Oh, Jinho Lee and Chongmu Lee, Materials Chemistry and Physics 78 (2003) 733. . [Cited in "Aluminium oxide”, Wikipedia. (URL:].

17. Improvement of Al2O3 dielectric behavior by using ozone as an oxidant for the atomic layer deposition technique, J.B. Kim, D.R. Kwon, K. Chakrabarti, C.M. Lee, K.Y. Oh, and J.H. Lee, J. Appl. Phys. 92 (2002) 6739. [Cited in "Aluminium oxide”, Wikipedia. (URL:].

16. Effects of post-deposition annealing on the copper films electrodeposited on the ECR plasma cleaned copper seed layers, Hanseung Lee, Kuntal Chakrabarti and Chongmu Lee, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41 (2002) 7476.

15. Optical properties of Cd1-xZnxS nanocrystalllites in sol-gel silica matrix, B. Bhattacharjee, S.K. Mandal, K. Chakrabarti, D. Ganguli and S. Chaudhuri, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 35 (2002) 2636.

14. Effects of Ar gas dilution in methane plasma on the properties of diamond-like carbon films. K. Chakrabarti, J.B. Kim, John I.B. Wilson and Chongmu Lee, Phys. Stat. Sol.: A 194 (2002) 112.

13. Thermal analysis of poly(dimethylsiloxane) modified silica xerogels.K. Chakrabarti, S.M. Kim, E.O. Oh and C.M. Whang, Materials Letters 57 (2001) 192.

12. Silver doped ORMOSIL – an investigation on structural and physical properties, K. Chakrabarti and C.M. Whang, Materials Sc. and Engg. B. 88 (2002) 26.

11. Microstructures and mechanical properties of ORMOSILs prepared under various process conditions, E.O. Oh, K. Chakrabarti, H.Y. Jeong and C.M. Whang,, Materials Sc. and Engg. B. 90 (2002) 60.

10. Structural and physical properties of Ag doped Poly(dimethylsiloxane) modified xerogels, K.Chakrabarti and C.M. Whang, J. Appl. Phys. 90 (2001) 6493.

9. Effects of nitrogen flow rates on the growth morphology of TiAlN films prepared by the rf reactive sputtering technique, K.Chakrabarti, J.J. Jeong, S.K. Hwang, Y.C. Yoo and C.M. Lee, Thin Solid Films 406 (2002) 159.

8. A study on the physical and chemical mechanisms of photoluminescence in porous silicon, Hyun Soo Kim, Kuntal Chakrabarti and Chongmu Lee, J. Korean Phys. Soc. 39(2001)S287.

7. Mechanical, Electrical and Optical Properties of a-C:H:N films deposited by plasma CVD Technique, K. Chakrabarti, M. Basu, S. Chaudhuri, A.K. Pal and H. Hanzawa, Vacuum, 53 (1999) 405.

6. Photoluminescence of DC plasma CVD grown a-C:H:N films, K. Chakrabarti, M. Basu, S. Chaudhuri, A.K. Pal, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 59 (1999) 69.

5. Nanodiamond film produced from CVD of Camphor, S. Chaudhuri, K.K. Chattopadhyay, K. Chakrabarti, A.K. Pal, J. Surf. Analysis, 3 (1998) 1.

4. Submicrocrystalline diamond film deposited by CVD of Freon 22 : fabrication of pressure sensing devices, K. Chakrabarti, R. Chakrabarti, S. Chaudhuri, A.K. Pal.

Diamond and Related Materials, 7 (1998) 1227.

3. Nano-diamond films produced from CVD of Camphor, K.Chakrabarti, R.Chakrabarti, K.K. Chattopadhyay, S. Chaudhuri, A.K. Pal, Diamond and Related Materials, 7 (1998) 845. [Cited in "Camphor”, Wikipedia. (URL:]

2. Optical characterization of AlN films: measurement of stress, K. Chakrabarti, K.K. Chattopadhyay, S. Chaudhuri, A.K. Pal., Materials Chemistry and Physics, 50 (1997) 50.

1. Optical properties of diamond film deposited by CVD of Freon: studies on mechanical properties from the absorption band tail, R. Chakrabarti, K. Chakrabarti, A.B. Maity, S. Chaudhuri, A.K. Pal, Diamond and Related Materials, 6 (1997) 991.


(i) Conferences Abroad

1. Nano-Diamond Film from CVD of Camphor. - 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Physical Fields- Fabrication of Nano Structures, Tsukuba, Japan, 18-20 Feb, 1998.

2. Nano-Diamond Films from Camphor: Preparation, Characterization and Applications. - An International Seminar on Recent Development of New Functional Nanomaterials, Inha University, Incheon, Korea, 6 Oct, 2000.

3. Structural And Physical Properties of Ag Doped Poly(Dimethylsiloxane) Modified Silica Xerogels. (Poster) - 11th International Workshop on Glasses, Ceramics, Hybrids and Nanocomposites from Gels (Solgel-2001), University of Padova, Aband Terme, Italy, 16-21 September, 2001.

4. Carbon in Nano Form - Their Scientific and Technological Study. - CNNC Seminar, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea, 14 Oct, 2002.

5. Positron Lifetime and Coincidence Doppler Broadening Studies Of Graphene Oxide - Polyaniline Nanocomposite. - 1st International Conference Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties, Alustha, Crimea, Ukraine, 27-30 Sept, 2011.

6. And few more.

(ii) Conferences in India

1. Optical properties of Nano-Diamond films produced from camphor. - National Symposium on Vacuum Science & Technology and Power Beams, Bhava Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, 19-21 Nov, 1997.

2. Deposition Of Nanodiamond Films By HFCVD Of Camphor. - National Seminar on Physics of Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices (NSPMEOD-99), Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur, 8-10 March, 1999.

3. Deposition and Characterization of Diamond Films: Comparison of Different Precursors. - National Conference on Semiconductor Materials and Recent Technologies (Smart-99), G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, India, 1-3 Nov, 1999.

4. Vacuum Measurement Instruments and Vacuum Gauges. - Workshop on Vacuum Technology and Cryogenics, Indian Physics Association and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 8-11 Nov, 2004.

5. Oxidation Resistive Coatings and Materials for Space Applications. - National Workshop on Foundations of Space Science and Technology, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, June 2007.

6. Hydrogen Free Synthesis of Cobalt Nanofiber via Electrospinning. (Poster) - JNCASR Research Conference - Physics of New Materials, Kolkata, 2010.

7. Highly Efficient Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Using Graphite Nanoplatelet/ Pedot:Pss Composite with Enhanced Thermal Conductivity. - National Seminar on Recent Advances in Spectroscopy and Analytical Techniques, Sunandan Divatia School of Science, Mumbai, 15-16 Oct, 2015.

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