Dr. Shyamal Chatterjee Associate 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. "Detection of biomarkers of cancers using irradiation engineered 2D hybrid nanomaterials"

     Funding agency: Department of Biotechnology

     Status: Ongoing


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

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

     Status: Ongoing


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

     Funding agency: SERB, Department of Science and Technology

    Status: Completed

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

      Funding agency: BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy

      Status: Completed


5. 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.


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

    Funding agency: INSA

    Status: Completed.


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

    Funding agency: Indo-US Science and Technology Forum

    Status: Completed.


8. 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)
S Patra, P Das, S Chatterjee*
Shyamapada Patra, Sriparna Chatterjee, Pritam Das and Shyamal Chatterjee*
Basudeba Maharana, Manoj K. Rajbhar, Gopal Sanyal, Brahmananda Chakraborty, Rajan Jha, Shyamal Chatterjee*
Shyamapada Patra, N Usha Kiran, Pratap Mane, Brahmananda Chakraborty, Laxmidhar Besra, Sriparna Chatterjee, Shyamal Chatterjee*
A Patro, M Rajbhar, S Chatterjee, A Patra, C Rout, S Dhal
Manoj K. Rajbhara, Sandip De, Gopal Sanyal, Avijit Kumar, Brahmananda Chakraborty, Shyamal Chatterjee*
Manoj K. Rajbhar, Basudeba Maharana, Shyamapada Patra, Shyamal Chatterjee*
MK Rajbhar, P Das, W Möller, S Chatterjee*
Rabin Majhi, Manoj K Rajbhar, Pritam Das, Robert G Elliman, Shyamal Chatterjee*
Basudeba Maharana, Rajan Jha, Shyamal Chatterjee
S Patra, P Das, M K Rajbhar, S Facsko, W Möller, S Chatterjee*
Pritam Das, N. Usha Kiran and Shyamal Chatterjee*
S Dhal, P Das, A Patro, M Swain, SR Hota, D Sahu, S Chatterjee
Pritam Das, Wolfhard Moeller, Robert Glen Elliman, Shyamal Chatterjee*
Basudeba Maharana, Satyajit Ratha, Afsal S. Shajahan, Brahmananda Chakraborty, Rajan Jha, and Shyamal Chatterjee*
Pritam Das, Subhasish Das, Satyajit Ratha, Brahmananda Chakraborty and Shyamal Chatterjee*
Manoj K Rajbhar, Wolfhard Möller, Biswarup Satpati, Unnikrishnan Manju , Yatendra S Chaudhary, Shyamal Chatterjee*
Manoj K Rajbhar, Pritam Das, Biswarup Satpati, Wolfhard Möller, Niranjan Ramgir, Shyamal Chatterjee*
Pritam Das, Bibhudutta Rout, Unnikrishnan Manju, Shyamal Chatterjee*
S. Chatterjee et al.,
Pritam Das, Manoj K. Rajbhar, , Robert G Elliman, Wolfhard Möller, Stefan Facsko and Shyamal Chatterjee*
Manoj K. Rajbhar, Pritam Das, Biswarup Satpati, Wolfhard Möller, Stefan Facsko, Roman Böttger, Niranjan Ramgir, Shyamal Chatterjee*
Satyanarayan Dhal, Pritam Das, Manoj K Rajbhar, Wolfhard Möller, Sriparna Chatterjee, Niranjan Ramgir, and Shyamal Chatterjee*
Pritam Das and Shyamal Chatterjee*
Pritam Das, Satyanarayan Dhal, Susanta Ghosh, Sriparna Chatterjee, Chandra S. Rout, Niranjan Ramgir, Shyamal Chatterjee*
Satyanarayan Dhal, Shyamal Chatterjee* et al.,
Satyanarayan Dhal, Sriparna Chatterjee, and Shyamal Chatterjee*
S Dhal, Sriparna Chatterjee, U Manju, Lokesh C Tribedi, K V Thulasiram, W A Fernandez and Shyamal Chatterjee*
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.,
Satyanarayan Dhal, Akshaya Behera and Shyamal Chatterjee*
Satyanarayan Dhal, Shyamal Chatterjee*, Subhrangsu Sarkar, Lokesh C Tribedi, Rudheer Bapat and Pushan Ayyub
Akshaya K. Behera, Pritam Das, Indrani Thakur, Sriparna Chatterjee and Shyamal Chatterjee*
Satyanarayan Dhal, Shyamal Chatterjee*, Sergey Samarin, James F. Williams, Franz Giebels, Herbert Gollisch and Roland Feder
Akshaya K. Behera, Stefan Facsko, Malay K.Bandyopadyay, Siddhartha Das, and Shyamal Chatterjee*
Shyamal Chatterjee*, Akshaya K. Behera, Amarabha Banerjee, Lokesh C. Tribedi, Tapobrata Som, and Pushan Ayyub
S. Chatterjee, D Misra, P D Fainstein and L C Tribedi
S. Chatterjee, A. Agnihotri, C. R. Stia, O. A. Foj´on, R. D. Rivarola and L. C. Tribedi
A. Kumar, A. N. Agnihotri , S. Chatterjee, S. Kasthurirangan, D. Misra, R. K. Choudhury, L. Sarkadi, and L. C. Tribedi
S. Chatterjee, D Misra, A H Kelkar, P D Fainstein and L C Tribedi
A K. Behera, N Mohapatra and S Chatterjee*
Recent Publication (International Conferences) Author(s)/Speaker(s)
“Defect-mediated enhancement of sensing and energy storage performance of nanostructured materials” IUMRS – ICA 2022, IIT Jodhpur, December 19-23, 2022. (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
“First principles theory-based approach to understand ion beam modification of nanostructured surfaces” Workshop on the In silico Quantum Modelling Studies, IUAC, New Delhi, Oct 30 to Nov 03, 2022 (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
“A novel approach to manipulate ceramic nanostructures for applications in energy storage and coating” International conference on recent advances in materials (ICRAM - 2022), 21st – 23rd march, 2022, CUTM, Bhubaneswar, India (Talk)
Shyamal Chatterjee
"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

  • 2024 - Received the prestigious "Scientific Missionary" fellowship from the University of Paris-Saclay, France
  • 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 (Host: University of Western Australia, Perth)
  • 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. Manoj K. Rajbhar, Dr. Pritam Das, Dr. Satyanarayan Dhal, Dr. A.K. Behera;
M.Sc. theses awarded:-10

Professional Experience

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)

4. Life member of the Society for Materials Chemistry (SMC), India

5. Life member of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)

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