Previous Positions:
May 2015 - Sept 2021:
Associate Professor, Materials Science Centre, IIT Kharagpur
Sept 2010 - May 2015:
Assistant Professor, Materials Science Centre, IIT Kharagpur
Aug 2006 - Aug 2010:
Postdoc, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
Sept 2004 - Jul 2006:
Postdoc, Dept. of Physics, Tamkang Univ., Taiwan
May 2003 - Aug 2004:
RA and Postdoc, RSIC/SAIF, IIT-Bombay, India

Ph.D. - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
M.Sc. - MPC College, Baripada (Utkal Univ.), Division - First
B.Sc. - Udala College, Udala (Utkal Univ.), Division - First
I.Sc. - Udala College, Udala (CHSE), Division - First
10th - Udala High School, Udala (BSE), Division - First

Research Interests:
• Nanotechnology: Synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanomaterials.
• Solid state electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, biosensors, supercapacitors, fuel cells, and perovskite solar cells.

Scholastic Achievements/Awards/Honors:
"MRSI Medal" 2019 by Materials Research Society of India in recognition of significant contributions to the field of Materials Science and Engineering.
"Faculty Excellence Award" 2019 by IIT Kharagpur for outstanding contributions towards Teaching, Research, and Institutional Development.
“Adani Award” in 2002 by IIT Bombay for Excellence in Teaching Physical Chemistry to the 1st year B. Tech. students at IIT-Bombay (2001-2002).
• First rank in M.Sc. (MPC College, Baripada)
• Founding and Associate Editor of “Materials Express” (An International Journal on Materials Research, published by American Scientific Publishers) from 2011 to 2019.

Debabrata Pradhan
Materials Science Centre
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
E-mail: deb@matsc.iitkgp.ac.in

Dr. Pradhan received Ph.D. degree in 2003 from IIT Bombay under guidance of Prof. Maheshwar Sharon. In Ph.D., he worked on the synthesis of carbon nanomaterials (nanotubes and fibers) using inexpensive precursors such as camphor and kerosene. After completing Ph.D. work, he served the Electron Microscopy lab of the Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility (SAIF) at IIT-Bombay for a year before moving to Taiwan in 2004 for the postdoctoral research. In Taiwan, Dr. Pradhan worked on ultrananocrystalline diamond thin films by microwave plasma deposition and their application in electron field emission. In 2006, he moved to the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he worked in the WATLab with Prof. Kam Tong Leung for four years. In this period, he extensively worked on the electrodeposition of several oxide nanomaterials and their applications in glucose sensor, electron field emission, and hydrogen generation.

Dr. Pradhan has more than 150 international refereed journal publications, 02 indian patents, 1 edited book, and 02 book chapters to his credit.