Since 2012, Dr. Sudeshna Chattopadhyay (Bandyopadhyay) has been an Assistant Professor in Discipline of Physics, Discipline of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science, Centre for Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering at IIT Indore. She received her PhD from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta, India, and performed postdoctoral research at Northwestern University (2008-2012). She is an affiliated Assistant Professor of Physics at NMSU.
She is working in the field of atomic scale characterization of surface and interfaces of materials, atomic layer deposition, x-ray scattering, ellipsometry, energy research. In general her research interest is in the study of surfaces and interfaces (solids, liquids, soft matter and nanomaterials, metal-polymer nanocomposites, nanostructured organic / inorganic ultra-thin films etc.) and structure-property correlation, Electrical Energy Storage specifically on Al and Li-ion battery application, and Renewable energy, exploring high efficiency photocatalyst, for H2 production through water splitting and solar cell application, Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology, Biomedical nano-chip for detection of pathogens (virus, bacteria), inflammatory and tumor cells and Bio-instrumentation.