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Curriculum Vitae – Debansu Chaudhuri

Personal Details

Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Physics University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Date and place of birth Marital status

Work Experience

Phone: +1-801-674-6664 Fax: +1-801-581-4801

09 December 1976, Calcutta, India Married

Sept 2007-

Nanoscale Optoelectronics Group, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Postdoctoral Research Associate, (Prof. J. M. Lupton) Pi-conjugated organic semiconductors, Developing high resolution transmission microscopy


Nanoelectrochemical System Laboratory, University of California - Riverside, Riverside

Postdoctoral Research Associate, (Prof. N. V. Myung) Conducting polymer based sensors


Cookson India Research Centre, Bangalore

Senior Scientist Transparent conducting polymer electrodes


Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Ph.D. student (Prof. D. D. Sarma) Investigation of a novel class of conducting polyaniline and related systems



Ph.D, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India M.S. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India B.Sc. Chem. Hon., Presidency College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India




Completion of higher secondary education under Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with 84% average marks

Research and Work Experience

1. Development of a unique far field technique for sub-diffraction transmission microscopy.

2. Using different time resolved spectroscopic techniques to study ultrafast (picoseconds) and slow (seconds) excited state dynamics in a variety of exotic organic semiconductors.

3. Development of conducting polymer nanowire based sensors.

4. Synthesis of novel doped conjugated polymers through chemical and electrochemical routes and studying the mechanism of charge transport in such systems.

5. Using X-ray photoemission (XPS) and ultra-violet photoemission techniques to study dopant-polymer interactions and underlying electronics structure of conducting polymers.

6. Expertise of working in an optics lab with state-of-art spectroscopic techniques offering high spatial and temporal resolution suited for studying single molecular photophysics.

7. Experience of working in Class 100 clean room with photolithographic techniques.

8. Extensive training in handling ultra-high vacuum (UHV) systems such photoemission spectrometers.

9. Worked at the synchrotron center, ELETTRA, Trieste (Italy) on x-ray absorption (XAS), photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) beamlines.

10. Familiarity with d. c. magnetic susceptibility measurements, electron paramagnetic resonance (ESR) spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy.

11. Expertise in carrying out sensitive reactions involving organometallic and Lewis acids in controlled atmosphere glove box.

12. Have been involved in theoretical analysis of spectroscopic results using ab-initio packages like GAUSSIAN-98 and VASP.

Projects Undertaken

1. Photophysics of pi-stacked aggregates of organic emitters.

2. Energy transfer in multichromophoric organic molecules.

3. High resolution transmission microscopy of highly scattering specimen using nanoscale light beacons.

4. Development of ammonia sensors based on conducting polymer nanowires.

5. Synthesis of a novel class of highly conducting polyaniline and studying charge transport.

6. Photoemission investigations of highly conducting doped polyaniline systems.

7. Blue light emitting polyaniline.

Publications in Refereed Journals

1. Understanding dopant-polymer interactions in conducting polyaniline

D. Chaudhuri and D. D. Sarma

(Manuscript in preparation).

2. Large all-hydrocarbon spoked wheels of high symmetry: modular synthesis, photophysical properties and surface assembly

D. Mössinger, D. Chaudhuri, T. Kudernac, S. Lei, S. De Feyter, J. M. Lupton, S. Höger

Journal of Americal Chemical Society 132, 1410 (2010).

3. Toward subdiffraction transmission microscopy of diffuse materials with silver nanoparticle white-light beacons

D. Chaudhuri, J. W. Galusha, M. J. Walter, N. J. Borys, M. H. Bartl, J. M. Lupton

Nano Letters 9, 952 (2009) Highlighted in Science and J. Chem. Edu.

4. Single polypyrrole nanowire ammonia gas sensor

S. Hernandez, D. Chaudhuri, W. Chen, A. Mulchandani and N. V. Myung

Electroanalysis, 19, 2125 (2007)

5. Blue emitting polyaniline

D. Chaudhuri and D. D. Sarma

Chemical Communications, 2681 (2006).

6. Transport and magnetic properties of conducting polyaniline doped with BX 3 (X=F, Cl and Br)

D. Chaudhuri, A. Kumar, R. Nirmala, D. D. Sarma, M. G. Hernandez, L. S.

Sharath Chandra and V. Ganesan Physical Review B 73, 075205 (2006).

7. Self organization of polyaniline nanorods: towards achieving a higher conductivity

D. Chaudhuri, S. Datar, R. Viswanatha, D. D. Sarma and H. Amenitsch

Applied Physics Letters 87, 093117 (2005).

8. Remarkable thermal stability of BF 3 -doped polyaniline


Chaudhuri, P. W. Menezes and D. D. Sarma

Applied Physics Letters 83, 2348 (2003).

9. Magnetic study of an amorphous conducting polyaniline

D. Chaudhuri, A. Kumar, D. D. Sarma, M. Garcia Hernandez, J. P. Joshi and S.V. Bhat

Applied Physics Letters 82, 1733 (2003).

10. Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of highly conducting BF 3 -doped polyaniline

D. Chaudhuri, A. Kumar, I. Rudra and D. D. Sarma

Advanced Materials 13, 1548 (2001).

Proceedings Publications

BF 3 -doped Polyaniline: A novel conducting polymer

D. Chaudhuri and D. D. Sarma

Pramana 67, 135 (2006).


Transmission microscopy using light emitted from nanoparticles J. M. Lupton, M. Bartl, D. Chaudhuri, J. Galusha, N. Borys, M. J. Walter U.S. Patent Application 12/501,068, Jul 2009.


1. N. J. Borys, D. Chaudhuri, J. Galusha, M. Bartl, J. M. Lupton Single domain spectroscopy of biological photonics crystals using plasmonic beacons 2009 Material Research Society Fall Meeting, 12/2009, Boston (USA)

2. D. Chaudhuri, J. Galusha, M. J. Walter, N. J.Borys, M. Bartl and J. M. Lupton Towards sub-diffraction transmission microscopy using nanoplasmonic hot spot beacons 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 03/2009, Salt Lake City (USA) Featured in ACS Learning Center