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D. D. Sarma

Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012 INDIA

Honorary Professor, JNCASR, Bangalore
Honorary Professor, SNBNCBS, Kolkata
Adjunct Professor, IIEST, Shivpur

Phone No: +91 80 2293 2945
Phone No: +91 80 2360 7576   Fax No: +91 80 2360 1310
email : sarma@sscu.iisc.ernet.in
            sarma.dd@gmail.com
                                       

Official Address:

Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, and
Condensed Matter Theory Unit
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012, India.

Present Position: Professor

Publications:

More than 460 scientific publications with close to 16,000 citations and an H index of 66 (Source: Google Scholar) involving experimental and theoretical studies covering broad areas of Solid State Chemistry, Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, Spectroscopy, Nanoscience and Energy Science.

Experience:-

Adjunct, Honorary and Visiting positions:

National:       

  • Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur 2017-.
  • Honorary Professor, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, October 2014-September 2017.
  • Distinguished Scientist, CSIR- Network of Institutes for Solar Energy, Delhi, 2011-2016.
  • Adjunct Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Nov. 2011-Oct. 2014.
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, 2009-2014.
  • Honorary Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, 2003-Nov. 2017.
  • Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute for Science Education and Research, Kolkata, 2007-2009.
  • Adjunct Professor, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, 2004-2006
  • Adjunct Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, 2003-2009
  • Senior Associate, S.N. Bose Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, 2003-2006

International:

  • Guest Professor of Physics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2011-2016.
  • Visiting Professor at Centre for dynamical processes, Physics Department, Uppsala University,2009-2010.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Complexity Science and Engineering, University of Tokyo, 2001- 2002.
  • Visiting Professor, Istituto di Struttura della Materia, CNR, Rome and Trieste, 2002.

Editorial and Review responsibilities:

  • Series Editor: Advances in Condensed Matter Science, Taylor and Francis, London
  • Member of the Editorial Board, J. Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena.
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Solid State Communication.
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Journal of Physical Chemistry (2007-2009).
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Surface and Interface Analysis, 2006-
  • Member of the Editorial Board, The Open Condensed Matter Physics Journal, 2007-2012
  • Member of the Editorial Board Advances in Physical Chemistry, 2008-
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Pramana – Journal of Physics, 2008-2012
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Physics, 2008-
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Research Letters in Physical Chemistry, 2009.
  • Regional Editor for South Asia, J. Experimental Nanoscience, 2009-
  • Associated Editor, European Physical Journal - Applied Physics 2010-
  • Reviewer of almost all international journals in Physics and Chemistry dealing with condensed matter. Adjudged an Outstanding Referee (2009) by American Physical Society.

Additional responsibilities:

National:       

  • Member, "Cluster Committee - Chemical Sciences" for Review of Chemical Sciences CSIR Laboratories, 2017.
  • Chairperson, Subject Expert Committee on Chemical Sciences and Member of Advisory Board of Experts for the program "Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Universities & other Higher Educational Institutions (FIST)" of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
  • Chairperson, Research Advisory Board, Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bengaluru (2015-).
  • Member of Oversight Committee of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (2015-).
  • Chairperson, Academic Review Committee for the School of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Trivandrum, 2015.
  • Member, Natural Sciences Sub commission for Indian National Commission for cooperation with UNESCO (2015-2019).
  • Member of Scientific Council, Indo-German Science and Technology Council (2015).
  • Member of Senate, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) (2015-2016).
  • Chairperson, Review Panel for the Mid-Term Review of the XII Plan projects of TIFR, Mumbai (2014).
  • Member, Institutional Review and Scientific Advisory Committee (IRSAC), Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune (2014-2017).
  • Member, External Peer Review Committee, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2014).
  • Chairperson, Research Council, National Chemical Laboratories, Pune (2010- 2013 and 2013-2016).
  • Chairperson, National Review Committee for the TAPSUN Project of CSIR involving many CSIR institutions, following active participation inconceptualising, planning and obtaining funds (with a total outlay of ~Rs. 180 Crore) for this programme, (2011-2016).
  • Member, Council of Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Tachnology, Indore (2010-2013 and 2013-2016).
  • Member, Working Group of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) including CSIR under the Steering Committee for the formulation of the 12th Five Year Plan, 2011.
  • Member, Council of Indian National Science Academy, 2009-2011.
  • Coordinator, DST's Coordination Group for India's collaboration with International Synchrotron Facilities, 2004-
  • Member, Steering Committee for the Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facilities (SAIF) programme of DST, 2009-
  • Chairperson, Scientific Advisory Committee and Members of the Governing Body and Governing Council, UGC-DAE Centre for Scientific Research, 2005-2008
  • Member, Academic Advisory Committee of Jawaharlal Nehru Research Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (2008-)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Inter-University Consortium – DAEF, 2002-2005.
  • Member – Council of Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore, 2005-2008
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi, 2007-2010
  • Member, Academic Program Advisory Committee, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, 2007-2010
  • Member of various advisory committees of DST and CSIR in the past and present

International:

  • Member, Governing Body, Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advance Research (IFCPAR), jointly set up by the Government of India and the French Government (2015-).
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, CRANN and AMBER, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2014-2017).
  • Coordinator, Scientific Committee for Aquitaine-Karnataka Twinning (Region- to-Region framework under Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research) (2014-2015).
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, CRANN, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2012 & 2013).
  • India-German Steering Committee for utilization of PETRA-III beamlines at DESY, Hamburg, Germany (2011-2015).
  • Indo-US Science and Technology Forum - Standing Expert Panel (SEP) for Review of Proposals (2011-) for Workshops, Training Programmes and Joint Networked Centres.
  • Member, Scientific Council, Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR), 2009-2012.
  • Member, General Council, Asia Pacific Centre for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), Pohang, Korea, 2008-2010.
  • Chairperson, International Proposal Review Committee, Elettra Synchrotron Centre, Trieste, Italy, 2003-2010.

Academic positions held:

  • Professor (1999-2009), Indian Institute of Science.
  • 2006-2008: MLS Chair Professor of Physics and Chairman, Centre for Advanced Materials, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata (on lien from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore).
  • 1993-99: Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science.
  • 1989-93:Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science.
  • 1986-1989: Lecturer, Indian Institute of Science.
  • 1984-1986: Guest Scientist, Kernforschungsanlage, Jülich, Germany.
  • 1982-1983: Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Educational qualifications:

  • 1982: Ph.D, from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
  • 1977: 5 years Integrated M.Sc. in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.

Awards/Recognition : 

National:  

  • Acharya PC Ray memorial lecture, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), 2016.
  • Prof. C.N.R.Rao Distinguished Lecture on "Nanoscience and Nanotechnology", IIT Bombay, 2016.
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2015.
  • IIA Bicentennial Commemorative Public Lecture (2015), Indian Institute of Astrophysics, 2015.
  • Technology Day lecture, CSIR- National Geophysical Research Institute, 2015.
  • Honoris Causa Doctorate Degree from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India, 2015.
  • CNR Rao Prize Lecture in Advanced Materials, MRSI 2015.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Kanpur, 2014.
  • CSIR Foundation Day Lecture, CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute, 2014.
  • 11th Prof. S. Chandrasekhar Memorial Lecture, Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bangalore, 2014.
  • H K Firodia Awards For Excellence in Science & Technology, 2013.
  • CSIR Foundation Day Lecture, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur 2013
  • Distinguished Public Lecture, CSIR-NCL, Pune 2011.
  • 8th Atma Ram Memorial Lecture, CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, 2011.
  • National Research Award in Nano Science and Technology, 2009.
  • INSA K. R. Rao Memorial Lecture, 2008
  • FICCI Award 2006-07 for Innovative R&D in Life Sciences/Material Sciences/Applied Research/Space Sciences 2008.
  • Dr. Jagdish Shankar Memorial Lecture of INSA, 2006.
  • J.C. Bose National Fellow, 2006-2016.
  • UGC National Hari Om Ashram Trust Award: Sir C.V. Raman Award for Physical Sciences, 2004. Awarded in July,2006.
  • 23rd Professor R.P. Mitra Memorial Lecture, Delhi University, 2006.
  • A.V. Rama Rao Foundation Prize Lecture, JNCASR, 2006.
  • G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research, 2005.
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Research for Science, IISc, 2005.
  • Joy Kissen Memorial Lecture at IACS, 2004.
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, 2001.
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2000.
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 1994.
  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, 1993.
  • Homi Bhabha Fellow, 1991-93.
  • Associate, Inter-University Consortium, Indore, 1990-1993.
  • Materials Research Society of India Medal, 1990.
  • Associate Member of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 1987-1990.
  • Young Scientist Medal of the Indian National Science  Academy, 1983.
  • Sir J.C. Ghosh Medal, 1981, for the best thesis.
  • National Science Talent Scholar, 1972-1981.
  • National Merit Scholar, 1972.

International:

  • 4th Annual Lecture Series of CEFIPRA delivered at College du France, Paris; Ecole Polytechnique, Paris; and Laboratoire CRISMAT, Caen, 2016.
  • Scientific Evening Talk, Magnus-Haus, Berlin, 2016.
  • Lecture under Saint Gobain Chair program at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, 2016.
  • Honoris Causa Doctorate Degree from Uppsala University, Sweden, 2015.
  • Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy by the Republic of Italy, 2014.
  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM) Lecture, 2009.
  • Fellow, Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM), 2008.
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (APS), 2007.
  • Elected Fellow of TWAS, 2007.
  • TWAS Physics Prize 2006.
  • UNESCO biennial Javed Husain Prize, 1989.

Patents:

  • International Publication No. WO/2010/023684, priority date 28 August 2008
    Title: Non-toxic transition metal ions doped semiconductor nanocrystals and process of preparation thereof.
    Inventors: N Jana, N Pradhan, D D Sarma

  • International Publication No. WO/2010/055529 priority date 14 November, 2008.
    Title: Non-toxic, water-soluble, and functionalized transition metal ion-doped semiconductor nanocrystals and a process for the preparation thereof.
    Inventors: N Jana, N Pradhan, D D Sarma
  • Indian Patent application no.1050/KOL/2010, priority date 21st september, 2010
    Title: Asymmetric heterostructure for synergistic tunability of visible emissions
    Inventors: S Acharya, I Dasgupta, N Ganguli, D D Sarma, and S Sengupta.
  • Indian Patent No. 268037; Granted on Aug 12, 2015 (Application number 594/CHE/2009 filed on 17/03/2009)
    Title: A dielectric composition comprising lanthanide/yttrium, copper and titanium oxide (LN2CUTIO6-D], and applications thereof.
    Inventors: D. D. Sarma and Debraj Choudhury.
  • Indian Patent: Application number 4317/CHE/2013 filed on 24/09/2013; Publication date Mar 27, 2015.
    Title: A Tunable Quantum dot emitter.
    Inventors: Abhijit Hazarika D. D. Sarma, and Anshu Pandey.
  • Indian Patent: Complete specification filed on 16th February, 2016.
    Title: Substrate-integrated nano-structured nickel-iron ultra-bettery.
    Inventors: Debasish Sarkar, A. K. Shukla, and D. D. Sarma.
  • Indian Patent: Complete specification (Application no:201641017315) filed on 19th May, 2016.
    Title: Semiconductor nanocrystals with defects for high efficiency emission.
    Inventors: Shyamashis Das, Ranjani Viswanatha, Anshu Pandey, and D. D. Sarma.
  • Indian Patent: Complete specification filed on 16th June, 2016.
    Title: Energy storage device with substrate integrated core-shell nano-structured electrodes and method thereof.
    Inventors: Debasish Sarkar, A. K. Shukla, and D. D. Sarma.
  • US patent (Granted): Pub. No.: US 2014/0287534 A1, Pub. Date: Sep. 25, 2014. (PCT Filed: Jun. 25, 2012 PCT No.: PCT/IB2012/001259).
    Title: Energy storage device with substrate integrated core-shell nano- structured electrodes and method thereof.
    Inventors: Satishchandra Balkrishna Ogale (Pune), Dipankar Das Sarma (Bangalore), Abhimanyu Singh Rana (Pune), Vishal Prbhakar Thakare (Pune), and Anil Kumar Puri (Kolkata).