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Dr. Debarati Chatterjee
Assistant Professor
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Sep. 2016-   Current:       Assistant Professor, Chemistry (Primary) & Physics (Secondary), Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad

Feb. 2016-   Sep. 2016 :   Visiting Scientist , Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

April, 2014-  Dec. 2015:     Post Doctoral Research Scholar, MaxPlanck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. (Supervisor: Prof. Thomas A. Vilgis)

Feb. 2012-   Dec. 2013:    Post Doctoral Research Scholar,  Center for Theoretical Bio Physics (CTBP), Physics, University of California, San Diego

Aug., 2006-   Aug. 2011:    Ph. D. , Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (Ph. D. Supervisor: Prof. Binny J. Cherayil)

2004 -   2006 :    M.Sc. in Chemistry (Special: Physical Chemistry), Rajabazar Science College, Calcutta University, Kolkata.

2001-   2004 :     B. Sc. in Chemistry ( Hons.) , Scottish Church College, Kolkata


Research Activity

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PH5619: Theory and Application of Stochastic Processes (3 Credit) (M. Sc.) [Aug. Sem, 2022]

CY5004: Molecular Dynamics and Basic Statistical Mechanics (3 Credit) (M. Sc.) [Jan Sem, 2022, 2021]

CY5003: Mathematics for Chemistry (3 Credit) (M. Sc.) [Aug. Sem, 2022,  2021, 2019]

CY1010/CY1011: Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Organic Reactions (3 credit) (B. Tech.) [Aug Sem, 2021, 2020, 2018]

CY1020: Theoretical and Inorganic Chemistry (3 credit) (B. Tech)[Jan Sem, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020]

CY1030: Chemistry Lab (2 credit) (B.Tech)  [Aug., 2017]

CS1010: Introduction to Programming (2 credit)  (B.Tech.) [Aug.,whole batch, 2018]

BT2010: Life Sciences (2 Credit) (B. Tech) (Aug., 2019)

Research Group

Ph. D. Student:  Mr. Diljith T.  ( Physics)(2017- )

                            Mr. Athul Krishna P. V. (Physics) (2022 Jan. -)

                            Mr. Paul Matthew (Chem) (2022 Aug. -)

Institute Post Doc.: Dr. Umadevi D. (Chem) (Jun, 2021- )

 Project Students: Manish, (Jan- May, 2022) [ITPkd Chem MSc]

                               Anoop Hari, Soumya Mondal ( Jan.- May, 2021)[ITPkd Chem MSc]

                               Shruthi M.    (April, 2018- June, 2018)

                               Poornima M. ( May, 2017- June, 2017 & Dec., 2017 - May, 2018)

                               Sujina S. (May, 201- June, 2017)

Research Area
Theoretical Chemical Physics, Biophysical processes
Soft Condensed Matter, Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics
Dynamics of Macromolecules, Biopolymers.
Additional Information
Invited Talks

1. International Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (ICFCS 2020), Department of Applied Chemistry, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, 3rd- 4th March 2020.

2. International Conference on Functional Materials (ICFM2020), Materials Science Center, IITKharagpur, India, 6th -8th Jan 2020.

Grants and Awards

1. SERB Power Research Grant (2022) ; PI: Dr. D. Chatterjee, Period : 3 years.

2. Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for post-doctoral researchers (April 2014- August, 2015).

3. Dr. J. C. Ghosh Medal, Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore, India (2012) for the best Ph.D. Thesis in Physical Chemistry.

Secondary Department

Recent Publications

Diljith T. & D. Chatterjee
J. Phys. Chem. B. 124 3271 (2020)
Chatterjee, D.* and Vilgis, T.A.
Macromolecular Theory and Simulations 25 (6) 518 (2016)
Chatterjee, D. and Cherayil, B.J.
The Journal of Chemical Physics 135 155101 (2011)