Dr. Shyamal ChatterjeeAssociate Professor
School of Basic Sciences

Research Interests

1. Accelerator based physics of atoms, molecules and solids
2. Engineering nanostructured materials by ion beam for energy and sensing applications
3. Electron emission from surface and molecules induced by ion collision

Contact Details

  • Office No. 120, SBS
  • 674-713-5150
  • shyamal@iitbbs.ac.in

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 Degree Discipline Year School
 Doctor of Science Natural Sciences (Physics) 2007 University of Heidelberg, Germany
 Master of Science Physics 2002 IIT Kharagpur




1. B.Tech Physics (PH10001)
2. Atomic and Molecular Physics (PH5L009)
3. Electronics (PH5L005)
3. Accelerator based physics of solids (PH7L012)
4. Preparatory Physics.
5. Physics Practical courses (B.Tech and M.Sc.)


Research projects (PI):

1. “Photovoltaic assisted water harvesting from moisture using biomimetic surface”

     Funding agency: DST, Ministry of Science & Technology, India

     Status: Ongoing


2. Title: "Ion induced modification of nanostructured materials and tuning of surface wetting property"

    Funding agency: SERB, Department of Science and Technology

    Status: Ongoing


3. Title: "Ion irradiation induced modification of one-dimensional functional nano-materials"

    Funding agency: BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy

   Status: Completed


4. Title: "Ion bombardment on nano-structured metal-oxides: Study of structural, physical, optical and               electronic properties"

    Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology

    Status: Completed.


5. Title: "Study of electronic structure and magnetic properties of surfaces and thin films using two-electron coincidence     spectroscopy"

     Funding agency: INSA

     Status: Completed.


6. Title: "Three dimensional heterojunction nanostructures for photovoltaic applications"

     Funding agency: Indo-US Science and Technology Forum

    Status: Completed.


7. Title: "Ionization studies of molecules by electron impact"

    Funding agency: IIT Bhubaneswar

   Status: Completed.


Consultancy Projects (PI):

1. Title: "Review of Sciencehopper lab in the class programme – Physics"

     Funding agency: Sciencehopper Education Private Limited, Bangalore     

    Status: Completed.

Author(s) Recent Publication (International Journals)
Rabin Majhi, Manoj K Rajbhar, Pritam Das, Robert G Elliman, Shyamal Chatterjee*
1 "Low energy ion beam-induced joining of TiO2 nanoparticles”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, (2022) 166440
Basudeba Maharana, Rajan Jha, Shyamal Chatterjee
2 "Metal oxides as buffer layers for CZTS based solar cells: A numerical analysis by SCAPS-1D software”, Optical Materials 131 (2022) 112734
S Patra, P Das, M K Rajbhar, S Facsko, W Möller, S Chatterjee*
3 "Formation of core-shell nanostructure through wrapping of cuprous oxide nanowires by hydrogen titanate nanotubes" Radiation Physics and Chemistry 196, (2022) 110103
Pritam Das, N. Usha Kiran and Shyamal Chatterjee*
4 “Electron Beam Modulated Wettability and Electrical Conductivity of Hydrogen Titanate Nanowires”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 125 (2021) 16191
S Dhal, P Das, A Patro, M Swain, SR Hota, D Sahu, S Chatterjee
5 "Tuning surface wettability of Molybdenum Oxide nanorod mesh by low energy ion beam irradiation" Radiation Physics and Chemistry, (2021) 109649
Pritam Das, Wolfhard Moeller, Robert Glen Elliman, Shyamal Chatterjee*
6 Ion beam joining of ceramic and carbon-based nanostructures, Applied Surface Science 554 (2021) 149616
Basudeba Maharana, Satyajit Ratha, Afsal S. Shajahan, Brahmananda Chakraborty, Rajan Jha, and Shyamal Chatterjee*
7 High Charge-Storage Performance of Morphologically Modified Anatase TiO2: Experimental and Theoretical Insight, Physical Review Applied 15 (2021) 034013
Pritam Das, Subhasish Das, Satyajit Ratha, Brahmananda Chakraborty and Shyamal Chatterjee*
8 Ion beam engineered hydrogen titanate nanotubes for superior energy storage application, Electrochimica Acta, 371 (2021) 137774
Manoj K Rajbhar, Wolfhard Möller, Biswarup Satpati, Unnikrishnan Manju , Yatendra S Chaudhary, Shyamal Chatterjee*
9 Broad Beam-Induced Fragmentation and Joining of Tungsten Oxide Nanorods: Implications for Nanodevice Fabrication and the Development of Fusion Reactors, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3 (2020) 9064
Manoj K Rajbhar, Pritam Das, Biswarup Satpati, Wolfhard Möller, Niranjan Ramgir, Shyamal Chatterjee*
10 “Moisture repelling perovskite nanowires for higher stability in energy applications”, Applied Surface Science, 527 (2020) 146683
Pritam Das, Bibhudutta Rout, Unnikrishnan Manju, Shyamal Chatterjee*
11 “Tunable Wettability and Conductivity of Graphene Oxide Surface with Insights from Density Functional Theory and Molecular Dynamics Investigations", Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124 (2020) 10541
S. Chatterjee et al.,
12 "Achievement of superior efficiency of TiO2 nanorod-nanoparticle composite photoanode in dye sensitized solar cell", Journal Alloys and Compounds 826 (2020) 154188
Pritam Das, Manoj K. Rajbhar, , Robert G Elliman, Wolfhard Möller, Stefan Facsko and Shyamal Chatterjee*
13 "Nanoscale modification of one-dimensional single crystalline cuprous oxide" Nanotechnology , 30 (2019) 365304
Manoj K. Rajbhar, Pritam Das, Biswarup Satpati, Wolfhard Möller, Stefan Facsko, Roman Böttger, Niranjan Ramgir, Shyamal Chatterjee*
14 Joining of two different ceramic nanomaterials for bottom-up fabrication of heterojunction devices; Applied Surface Science, 478 (2019) 651
Satyanarayan Dhal, Pritam Das, Manoj K Rajbhar, Wolfhard Möller, Sriparna Chatterjee, Niranjan Ramgir, and Shyamal Chatterjee*
15 Superior electrical conduction of a water repelling 3D interconnected nano-network, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 6 (2018) 1951
Pritam Das and Shyamal Chatterjee*
16 Tuning wettability of hydrogen titanate nanowire mesh by Na+ irradiation, AIP Conference Proceedings 1942 (2018) 080017.
Pritam Das, Satyanarayan Dhal, Susanta Ghosh, Sriparna Chatterjee, Chandra S. Rout, Niranjan Ramgir, Shyamal Chatterjee*
17 “Superhydrophobic to hydrophilic transition of multi-walled carbon nanotubes induced by Na+ ion irradiation”, Nucl. Inst. Meth. B , 413 (2017) 31.
Satyanarayan Dhal, Shyamal Chatterjee* et al.,
18 Discrete nanoparticle formation via nanowelded network using hydrogen titanate nanotubes as precursor, Crystal Growth & Design, 17 (5) (2017) 2660
Satyanarayan Dhal, Sriparna Chatterjee, and Shyamal Chatterjee*
19 Welding of copper oxide nano-columns by ion irradiation: Transition from hydrophilic to hydrophobic surface, AIP Conference Proceedings 1832 (2017) 080091
S Dhal, Sriparna Chatterjee, U Manju, Lokesh C Tribedi, K V Thulasiram, W A Fernandez and Shyamal Chatterjee*
20 Adhesive hydrophobicity of Cu2O nano-columnar array induced by nitrogen ion irradiation”, Soft Matter, 11 (2015) 9211
D. Banas, M. Pajek, A. Surzhykov, Th.Stohlker, C. Brandau, A. Gumberidze, C. Kozhuharov, H. F. Beyer, S. Bohm, F. Bosch, M. Czarnota, S. Chatterjee et al.,
21 “Subshell-selective x-ray studies of radiative recombination of U92+ ions with electrons for very low relative energies”, Physical Review A, 92 (2015) 032710
Satyanarayan Dhal, Akshaya Behera and Shyamal Chatterjee*
22 “Modification of ZnO nanowires induced by ion irradiation for device applications”, Journal of Atomic, Molecular, Condensate and Nano Physics, 2 (2015) 85
Satyanarayan Dhal, Shyamal Chatterjee*, Subhrangsu Sarkar, Lokesh C Tribedi, Rudheer Bapat and Pushan Ayyub
23 “Nano-welding and junction formation in hydrogen titanate nanowires by low-energy nitrogen ion irradiation”, Nanotechnology, 26 (2015) 235601
Akshaya K. Behera, Pritam Das, Indrani Thakur, Sriparna Chatterjee and Shyamal Chatterjee*
24 “Temporal wetting property of ‘‘Micro’’versus ‘‘Nano’’ rods of ZnO grown using the pressure dependent aqueous solution method”, New journal of Chemistry 39 (2015) 8993
Satyanarayan Dhal, Shyamal Chatterjee*, Sergey Samarin, James F. Williams, Franz Giebels, Herbert Gollisch and Roland Feder
25 “Effect of irradiation with argon ions on elastic scattering of spin-polarized electrons from W(110) surface”, Radiation Effects & Defects in Solids, 170 (2), (2015) 144
Akshaya K. Behera, Stefan Facsko, Malay K.Bandyopadyay, Siddhartha Das, and Shyamal Chatterjee*
26 “Amorphization and recrystallization of single-crystalline hydrogen titanate nanowires by N+ ion irradiation”,Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 233505 (2014)
Shyamal Chatterjee*, Akshaya K. Behera, Amarabha Banerjee, Lokesh C. Tribedi, Tapobrata Som, and Pushan Ayyub
27 Nanometer-scale sharpening and surface roughening of ZnO nanorods by argon ion bombardment; Applied Surface Science, 258 (2012) 7016
S. Chatterjee, D Misra, P D Fainstein and L C Tribedi
28 Electron interference in fast ion collisions with H2 and frequency parameter, Physica Scripta, 2011 (2011) 014040
S. Chatterjee, A. Agnihotri, C. R. Stia, O. A. Foj´on, R. D. Rivarola and L. C. Tribedi
29 Bethe binary-encounter peaks in the double differential cross sections for high-energy electron impact ionization of H2 and He, Physical Review A, 82 (2010) 052709
A. Kumar, A. N. Agnihotri , S. Chatterjee, S. Kasthurirangan, D. Misra, R. K. Choudhury, L. Sarkadi, and L. C. Tribedi
30 L3 subshell alignment of Au and Bi in collisions with 12-55 MeV carbon ions, Physical Review A 81 (2010) 062709
S. Chatterjee, D Misra, A H Kelkar, P D Fainstein and L C Tribedi
31 "Ionization of molecular hydrogen by 5 MeV/u bare fluorine ion and electron interference" J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 42 (2010) 125201
A K. Behera, N Mohapatra and S Chatterjee*
32 “Tuning optical and magnetic properties ZnO nanorods induced by Fe doping”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 14 (5), (2014) 3667
Recent Publication (International Conferences) Author(s)/Speaker(s)
"Irradiation Induced Modification of Surface Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials for Frontier Applications", 3rd International Webinar on Chemistry and Applied Sciences, USA, 11-12th November 2021 (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
"A novel approach to join ceramic nanomaterials and its implications in energy storage device", 17th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, University of Aveiro, Portugal, July 22-24, 2021 (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
"A novel approach to manipulate ceramic nanomaterials for various frontier applications", International Online Conference on Materials Science and Technology 2021, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
“Ion beam induced modification of nanostructured oxide surfaces: Role of sputtering and defects”, 5th International conference on nanostructuring by Ion Beams (ICNIB 2019), IGCAR, Kalpakkam, November 6-8, 2019. (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
“Ion beam modification of metal oxide based nanostructured surface for frontier applications”, 10th International Workshop on Nanoscale Pattern Formation at Surfaces 7-10 July 2019, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
“Ion beam modification of one-dimensional nanomaterials for tuning surface wettability”, 21st International conference on ion beam modification of materials (IBMM), June 24 – 29, 2018, San Antonio, Texas, USA (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
“Tuning wettability of nanostructured surface by ion beam irradiation”, International conference of complex fluids (CompFlu 2017), IIT Madras, 18-20 December, 2017 (Talk)
S. Chatterjee
“Welding of ceramic nanostructures”, International conference of laser deposition (iCOLD), 20-22 November, 2017, IIT Madras, (Talk)
S. Chatterjee
“Slow ions: A tool for welding ceramic nanomaterials”, International conference on nano structuring by ion beam (ICNIB 2017), 10-13, Oct, 2017, DAVV, Indore, India (Talk)
S. Chatterjee
“Welding at nano dimension for device applications”, International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICYRAM 2016), December 11-15, 2016, IISC, Bangalore, Page 48,ABS-6-ICYRAM (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
"Ion irradiation induced bending and joining of inorganic nanowires”, Ions Beams in Materials Engineering and Characterizations 2016 (IBMEC 2016), 28 Sep – 1st Oct, IUAC, New Delhi, P-02, Page No. 57. [Received best poster award]
Satyanarayan Dhal and Shyamal Chatterjee*
“Interaction of electrons and ions with molecules”, Dr. Shyamal Chatterjee, “Design, Synthesis, Interactions, Chemical and Biochemical Activities of Different Functional Molecules” During February 04-06, 2016, Burdwan University; Page 26, IL-13. (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
Modifying the wettability of Cu2O nano-columnar array by nitrogen ionirradiation”, 18th International Conference on Radiation Effects in Insulators (REI-18), 26th to 31st October 2015, Jaipur, India, Poster Code: P-14, Page No:67.
Satyanarayan Dhal and Shyamal Chatterjee
Interaction of electrons and ions with molecules and surfaces”, Conference on Exploring Fundamental Physics Using Atomic Systems (EFPAS-2015), PRL, Ahmedabad, 6-8 May, 2015, Page 38. (Talk)
S. Chatterjee
“Ion induced modification of nanostructured metal-oxides to enhance device performance”, International Conference on Emerging Materials: Characterization & Application (EMCA-2014), CGCRI, Kolkata, December 4-6, 2014, C20, ICEMCA2014-Abs85, Page 67. (Talk)
A.K. Behera, S. Dhal and S. Chatterjee
Modification of one-dimensional nanostructures induced by ion irradiation for device applications”, 4 th International conference on Current developments in atomic, molecular optical and nano physics with applications (CDAMOP-2015) March 11th - 14 th , 2015, Delhi, CDAMOP2015-A-187, 314
S. Dhal, A.K. Behera and S. Chatterjee
"Electron interference in fast ion collisions with h2 and frequency parameter”: at the International Workshop on Highly Charged Ions and Atomic Collisions (WHCI 2012), held at TIFR, Mumbai, between March 28 - 31 02, 2012. (Talk)
S. Chatterjee, D. Misra and L. C. Tribedi
Ionization of H2 and He in collision of 3 keV electrons and the Bethe binary-encounter peak, Fr042, XXVI International Conference on the Physics of Photonic, Electronic, and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC 2011) was held in Belfast, UK, July 27 and Aug 3, 2011
S. Chatterjee, A. Agnihotri, C. R. Stia, O. A. Foj´on, R. D. Rivarola and L. C. Tribedi

Academic Honors & Awards

  • 2019 - "Chief Guest" in the National Science Day (Feb 28) program at Centurion University, Paralakhemundi
  • 2018 - Recipient of prestigious Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy fellowship from Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (BASE Fellow).
  • 2017- Member of the National Academy of Sciences India (MNASc)
  • 2016 - Ganesh Mishra Memorial Award from the Institute of Engineers (India)
  • 2015 - Guest Scientist at HZDR, Germany
  • 2013 - Recipient of prestigious Indo-Australia Science & Technology Fellowship (Collaborative research visit to University of Western Australia)
  • 2012 - Visiting Faculty position at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA (Teaching and research)
  • 2012 - Recipient of DAAD Fellowship under DAAD-IIT faculty exchange program (With TU Dresden, Germany).
  • 2009 - Best Young Physicist Award (S. N. Ghosal Award) from the Indian Physical Society in Young Physicists' Colloquium, SINP, Kolkata.
  • 2000 - National Scholarship from the Govt. of India (Bachelor of Science)

Research Scholar

PhD awarded:- Dr. Pritam Das, Dr. Satyanarayan Dhal, Dr. A.K. Behera; M.Sc. theses completed:-09

Book Chapters:

Title of the chapter: “Ion beam joining of similar and dissimilar materials” by Shyamal Chatterjee* et al.
Book title: “Joining processes for dissimilar and advanced materials”,
Woodhead publishing reviews: mechanical engineering series, Elsevier Limited, 2021, ISBN: 9780323853996, 

Patents Granted / Filed

1. "Method of making titanate based superhydrophobic coating on metal/metal alloy surafce using ion and/or elecron irradiation.Inventors: Shyamal Chatterjee*, Kisor K. Sahu, Satyanarayan Dhal, Anil Pathak, Shreeja Das, Soumyabrata Basak and and V. Sai Pranav; Patent Filed (Reference No. 201631040277).
2. “Nano-material for joining of nanostructured materials and a method thereof”, Inventors: Shyamal Chatterjee*, Satyanarayan Dhal, Kisor K. Sahu, Anil Pathak and Pritam Das; Patent Filed (Reference No. 02806341602201750706).

Membership of professional society

1. Life member of Indian Society for Atomic and Molecular Physics (ISAMP)

2. Life member of Ion Beam Society of India (IBSI)

3. member of the National Academy of Sciences India (MNASc)

Professional Experience

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