Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor

B.Sc. Chemistry, B.Tech. Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta, India

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Emphasis in micro- and nano-structured materials,  layer -by-layer assembly

By combining highly porous micro- and nanocrystalline silicon with polymers, I am interested in creating composites that would impart desirable functionalities to a drug delivery system or a sensor. In addition, I am also interested in creating three-dimensional architectures from layer-by-layer assembly of thin polymer films for applications ranging from light-emitting devices to medical coatings. Material characterization of these functional materials will provide a thorough understanding of the material behavior under specific conditions. Such knowledge is invaluable for transitioning research concepts into actual working devices.

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Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

Office: 210 Ottensman Hall
Phone: (608) 342-1662
FAX: (608) 342-1559

Email: chattopadhys@uwplatt.edu