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Bio-Sketch

Dr. Sameer Sapra
Professor
Fields of interest: materials science, nanotechnology, quantum dots, charge separation and extraction, photocatalysis, photovoltaics

Indian Institue of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
Tel: +91 11 2659 1561
Email: sapra[at]chemistry.iitd.ac.in
Web: http://web.iitd.ac.in/~sapra

Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1778-2884
Scopus: Scopus Author ID: 7003268685
Scholar: Google Scholar

Professional Experience

08.18- Professor, Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
12.12-08.18 Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
07.08-12.12 Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
01.08-06.08 Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
05.06-01.08 Physical Chemistry/Electrochemistry Group, Technische Universität, Dresden
Visiting scientist, (Prof. Dr. Alexander Eychmüller)
Light emitting diodes based on semiconductor nanocrystals
03.05-04.06 Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich
Visiting scientist, (Dr. Andrey Rogach, Prof. Dr. J. Feldmann)
White light emission from semiconductor nanocrystals
09.04-02.05 Cookson India Research Centre, Bangalore
Senior Scientist<\td>
Bulk synthesis of nanoparticles<\td>
01.98-09.04 Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
M.S. and Ph.D. student (Prof. D. D. Sarma)
Experimental and theoretical investigations of the electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanocrystals
07.97-12.97 Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Research Project (Prof. J. Chandrasekhar)
Organic reaction pathways: theoretical studies

Awards and Distinctions
2008-2012   Outstanding Young Faculty Award (IIT Delhi)
2005-2006 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (AvH, Germany)
1998 Qualified CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test
1991-1997 National Talent Search Scholar (NTSE, India)

Education
1999-2004   Ph.D, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
1996-1999 M.S. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
1993-1996 B.Sc. Chemistry (Honours), Hindu College, Delhi University, Delhi, India
1991-1993 Schooling, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, India

Research Interests

Our research focuses on the synthesis and applications of nanocrystals - in particular semiconductor nanocrystals or quantum dots. The interest in nanocrystals stems from the fact that these tiny fragments of matter exhibit properties dependent on the size of the crystals. Semiconductors offer the possibility of obtaining fluorescence owing to excitation decay across the band gap. The energy of emission can be tuned by changing the size of the nanocrystals.

Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi