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Dr Somenath Chatterjee

Professor and Head

Centre for Materials Science & Nano Technology


    Dr Somenath Chatterjee is Professor in the Department of CMSNT at SMIT.

    • Head of the Centre for Materials Science & Nanotechnology (CMSNT).
    • Guided Students for smooth running of their conducting research.
    • Execution of the Government sponsored research project.



Subject Subject code Semester
Introduction of Quantum & Nano-electronics MN1731 2018/VII
Nanoparticle catalysts: Synthesis & Characterization MN5110 2018/ course work


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Materials Science (Electronics) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 2004
MSc Physics & Techno-physics: Solid State Physics Vidhyasagar University, West Bengal 1997
B. Sc. Physics Vidyasagar University 1995


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
i) Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engineering ii) Centre for Materials Science & Nano-Technology, SMIT, Sikkim Manipal University, India Associate Professor Teaching: Undergraduate and post-graduate students Administration: Departmental official responsibilities Research: Guided Project students 2011-2016
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Techno India, Salt Lake, Kolkata, Under West Bengal University of Technology, India Assistant Professor Teaching: Framed out the syllabus for MTech course and taught the course Administration: Coordinator of MTech in VLSI and Microelectronics course Research: Guided Project students 2009-2011
Photovoltaic Group, InESS (Institute of Electronics of Solids and Systems) CNRS-UMR-7163, Universite de Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France CNRS Fellow Research: Studied the advance concepts of photovoltaic solar cells (Process flow) based on multi-/ poly-crystalline Silicon film deposited on foreign substrates 2008-2009
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, USA Nanotechnology Scientist Research: Developed new process for nano-crystalline Silicon using PVD technique; Maintained Clean room activities; Helped the students to perform their research work 2007-2008
School of Electrical Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, TN, India Assistant Professor Teaching: Prepared syllabus on MTech Nanotechnology program for 2006-08 academic year and onwards first time in India; Designed and setup the Nanotechnology laboratory in the institute Administration: Procurement of the Instrument Research: Guided Project students 2006-2007
Thin Film Nano and Microelectronics Research Laboratory, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA Post-Doctoral Research Associate Research: Studied the integration issues of high –k materials as gate insulators and metal nitrides as gate electrodes in CMOS devices for sub-65 nm technology node; Optimised the electrical measurement processes to determine the different charge defects presence in ultra-thin oxide layers ; Developed a process to extract the metal work function values for different metal gate electrode with stacked gate dielectrics 2003-2006


Area of Interest

Semiconductor Materials: Processing and Characterisation, Materials Science

Area of Expertise

Microelectronics Processing Technology, Photovoltaic, Nano Electronics, Materials Science: Electrical (Solar cell, gas sensor) & Electronic (MOSFET, TFT etc.) devices

Area of Research

Micro- and Nano-Electronics: Modelling & Processing, Solar Cell: Modelling & Processing, i) Growth and characterization of new Zinc based nanomaterials and its application in Bio-medical, Photo-catalytic for organic dyes etc. ii) Gas sensors using graphene (synthesized from natural cellulosic material) iii) Thin film Silicon based solar cell

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Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Photocatalytic Degradation of used LASER dye solution Sanctioned by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Govt. of India PI 25 Lakhs
Cost-effective thin-film polycrystalline-silicon solar modules, Sanctioned by: Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India PI 110 Lakhs
Synthesis, Characterization, and Photocatalytic Activity of Pure and Metal Doped Semiconductor Nanocomposites, Sponsored by DST-WOS-A scheme, Govt. of India PI/Scientist 26 Lakhs
Cost Effective Synthesis of Graphene and metal –incorporated Graphene: their application as Sensors of environmental gases, Sponsored by Dept. of electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India Co-PI 91 Lakhs