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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