Department of Physics
Southern lllinois University Carbondale
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Saikat Talapatra received his MS from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). After receiving his Ph.D. from SIUC (in December 2002, under the supervision of Prof. A. D. Migone), he moved on to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, for a Post-doctoral position (with Prof. P. M. Ajayan). In January 2007, he came back to the Department of Physics at SIUC as an Assistant Professor in Physics. His main research interests encompasses the broad field of nanomaterials and applied nanotechnology. Specifically, his groups' research focus is on growth, characterization and applications (mainly in the field of energy and the environment) of carbon based nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene.