Dr. Sankalpita Chakrabarty
I started my venture at the Eisenberg group in January 2019 as a postdoctoral student. Before that I worked at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi from November 2015 to October 2018. I completed my PhD at 2015, from Vidyasagar University, India. My educational background is in physics, but my research experiences opened the door to the material science world. During my doctoral study I have acquiring experience on transitional metal oxides nanostructures; synthesis of materials; understanding optical and magnetic properties. Additionally, I studied semiconductors supported on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) towards photo-detection and photocatalysis. In IIT Delhi I worked on water splitting electro- and photo-electrocatalysis, and on the oxygen reduction reaction. The quest for deeper knowledge and experience in electrochemistry led me to my present position at the Eisenberg lab, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion. Here I work on different electrocatalyst materials, studying their electrochemical behavior and structure-activity links, and gathering amazing experiences.
As I remember since my childhood, I always want to see myself as working for science and become a research professional in my career. Throughout my research journey I have been awarded some prestigious fellowships from UGC, Govt of India for doctoral study, National postdoctoral fellowship (DST, India) and PBC fellowship (Israel) for postdoctoral study. All these occurrences hold me well to work with science throughout my life to make our planet the safest and most beautiful one.
Papers in the group:
- S. Chakrabarty,= I. Offen-Polak,= T. Y. Burshtein, E. M. Farber, L. Kornblum, D. Eisenberg, “Urea oxidation electrocatalysis on nickel hydroxide: the role of disorder”, J. Solid State Electrochem. 2020 (= equal contribution).