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Ph.D., Raman Research Institute (Bangalore), Awarded by Jawaharlal University (JNU, New Delhi), 1997
M.Sc. (Physics), University of Calcutta, 1990
B.Sc. (Physics), Narendrapur R. K. M. R. College, Calcutta, 1988

Lecturer, Narendrapur R. K. M. R. College, Kolkata [1997-2000]
Lecturer, University of Calcutta, Kolkata [2000-2002]
Sr. Lecturer, University of Calcutta, Kolkata [2002-2005]
Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Condensed Matter Science (CCMS), National Taiwan University, Taiwan [2003-04]
Reader, University of Calcutta [2008-2011]
Associate Professor [2008-2011]
Professor [2012-Till Date]

Bronze medal was awarded for poster presentation in ICON 2005, Taipei, Taiwan.
Elected as a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (2015)

Some Selected Papers
1. P. B. Sunil Kumar and D. Jana, Imbibition: Experiments and Simulations, Physica A, 224, 199 (1996)

2. D.Jana, Charged Scalar Field in an external magnetic field: Renormalization and Universal Diamagnetism, Nucl. Phys. B, 473[FS], No. 3, 659-684 (1996).

3. D. Jana and J. Fort, A Simple Scaling Approach to Mott Conductivity Law, Physica B, 344, 62-65 (2004).

4. J. Fort, D. Jana and J. Humet, Multi-delayed Random Walks: Theory and Application in Neolithic Transition in Europe, Phys. Rev. E, 70, 031913 (2004).

5. S. Dutta, M. Chakrabarty, S. Chattopadhyay, A. Sarkar, D. Sanyal and D. Jana, Defect Dynamics of ZnO by Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy, J. Appl. Phys., 98, 053513 (2005).

6. S.Dutta, D. Jana, S. Chattopadhyay, A. Banerjee, S. Manik, S. Pradhan and A. Sarkar, Annealing effect on nano-ZnO powder studied from positron life time and optical spectroscopy, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 114328 (2006).

7. D. Jana, L. C. Chen, C. W. Chen, S. Chattopadhyay and K. H. Chen, A First Principles Study of optical properties of BxCy single wall nanotubes, Carbon, 45, 1482 (2007).

8. Sreetama Dutta, Sanjay Chattopadhyay, Manas Sutradhar, Anindya Sarkar, Mahuya Chakrabarti, Dirtha Sanyal and Debnarayan Jana, Defects and the optical absorption in nanocrystalline ZnO, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 19, 236218 (2007).

9. D. Jana, Anirban Chakraborti, L. C. Chen, C. W. Chen, and K. H. Chen, First-principles calculations of the optical properties of CxNy single walled nanotubes, Nanotechnology, 20, 175701 (2009).

10. Pradipta Kumar Mandal and D.Jana, Multifractal behavior of the surfaces evolved with surface relaxation, Phys. Rev. E, 77, 061604 (2008).

11. Pradipta Kumar Mandal and D.Jana , Non-universal finite size scaling in rough surfaces, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor., 42, 485004 (2009).

12. Soubhik Chattopadhyay, Sreetama Dutta, Aritra Banerjee, Sudipta Bandyopadhyay Debnarayan Jana, Sanjay Chattopadhyay, Anindya Sarkar, Synthesis and characterization of Mn doped single phase ZnO, Physica B, 404, 1509 (2009).

13. D. Jana, L. C. Chen, C. W. Chen, and K. H. Chen, An ab-initio approach to the optical properties of CxNy single wall nanotubes, Diam. Relat. Matter, 18, 1002 (2009).

14. Soubhik Chattopadhyay, Sreetama Dutta, Sanjay Chattopadhyay, Anindya Sarkar, Dirtha Sanyal, Mahua Chakrabarti, Sourish Banerjee, Debabrata Das and Debnarayan Jana, Defect dynamics of Si3N4 by Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy, Physics Status Solidi (c), 6 , 2533 (2009)..

15. Soubhik Chattopadhyay, Sreetama Dutta, D. Jana, S. Chattopadhyay, A. Sarkar, A. Kumar, D. Kanjilal, D.K. Mishra and S. K. Ray, Interplay of Defects in ZnO by low energy Ar irradiation, Jour. Appl. Phys, 107, 113516 (2010).

16. S. Chattopadhyay, Sreetama Dutta, Palash Pandit, D. Jana, S. Chattopadhyay, A. Sarkar, P. Kumar, D. Kanjilal, D.K. Mishra and S. K. Ray, Optical property modification of ZnO: Effect of 1.2 Mev Ar irradiation , Physics Status Solidi (C), volume 8, No. 2, 512 (2011).

17. Soubhik Chattopadhyay, S. K. Neogi, Sreetama Dutta, D. Jana, S. Chattopadhyay, A. Sarkar, Disorder driven optical processes in nano-crystalline ZnO, J. Luminescence , 132, 6 (2012).

18. S. Biswas, D. Jana and R. K. Manna, Excess energy of an ultra-cold Fermi gas in a trapped geometry, European Journal of Physics D, 66, 217 (2012).

19. T. N. Ghosh, U. N. Nandi, S. Chattopadhyay, D. Jana and S.C. Saha, Scaling description of non-ohmic transport in manganites, Solid State Commun, 152, 1595 (2012).

20. M. Borah, D. Mohanta, D. Sanyal, M. Chakrabarti and D. Jana, Improved and delayed radiative emission response of Eu-doped BaTiO3 nanoscale system, The European Physical Journal- Applied Physics, 59, 10402 (2012).

21. Pradipta Kumar Mondal, Palash Nath and Debnarayan Jana, Experimental Evidence of Multiaffinity in Pinned Interface, European Journal of Physics B, 86, 132 ( 2013 ).

22. Shyamal Biswas , Swati Sen and D. Jana, A complete theory of magnetism of free electrons, Physics of Plasma, 20, 052503 (2013).

23. S. Ghose, S. Chattopadhaya, A. Sarkar. M. Chakrabarti, D. Sanyal, , D. Das, T. Rakshit, S. K. Ray and D. Jana, Surface defects induced Ferromagnetism in nano crystalline ZnO. J. Appl. Phys, 114, 073516 (2013).

24. S. Pal, A. Sarkar. S. Chattopadhaya, M. Chakrabarti, D. Sanyal, P. Kumar, D. Kanjilal, T. Rakshit, S. K. Ray, D. Jana, Defects in 700 keV Oxygen ion irradiated ZnO, Nucl. Instru. Method B, 313 20 (2013).

25. M.Marik, A.Mukherjee, D. Jana, A. Yoshizawa and B.K.Chowdhuri, Dielectric Spectroscopy of T-shaped Blue Phase -III Liquid Crystals, Phys. Rev. E, 88, 012502 ( 2013).

26. Palash Nath, Suman Chowdhury, Dirtha Sanyal and Debnarayan Jana, Ab-initio calculation of electronic and optical properties of nitrogen and boron doped graphene nanosheet, Carbon, 73, 275 (2014).

27. Arnab Majumder, Suman Chowdhury, Palash Nath and Debnarayan Jana, Vacancy induced magnetism in silicene: A first principles study, RSC. Advances, 4, 32221 (2014).

28. T. N. Ghosh, U. N. Nandi, D. Jana, K. Dey and S. Giri, Nonlinear AC Conduction in Polycrystalline Manganites, Journal of. Applied Physics, 115 , 243707 (2014).

29. Suman Chowdhury, Palash Nath, Debnarayan Jana, Shape Dependent Anisotropic Optical Property of graphene nanodisk, J. Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 83, 32 (2015).

30. Ritwika Das, Suman Chowdhury, Arnab Majumder and Debnarayan Jana, Optical Properties of P and Al doped Silicene: A First Principles Study, RSC. Advances, 5, 41 (2015).

31. Core-Shell ZnO@CuInS2 Hexagonal Nanopyramids with Improved Photo-conversion Efficiency, K. Das, S. De. Kaushik Chakrabarti, G. Sinha, D. Jana, Solar Energy and Materials, 143, 326 (2015).

32. Debalina Chakraborty, U. N. Nandi, D. Jana, G. Masud and S. Giri, Magnetic Phase characterization of nanocrystalline La2NiMnO6 using alternating current conductance, Jour. Appl. Phys, 118, 035103 (2015).

33. Saptarshi Pal, Anindya Sarkar, Pravin Kumar, D. Kanjilal, Tamita Rakshit, Samit Kumar Ray, and Debnarayan Jana, Low temperature photoluminescence from disordered granular ZnO, Journal of Luminescene, 169, 326 (2016).

34. Palash Nath, Dirtha Sanyal and Debnarayan Jana, Ab-initio calculation of optical properties of AA-stacked bilayer graphene with tunable layer separation, Current Applied Physics, 15, 691 (2015).

35. S. Ghose, T. Rakshit, R. Ranganathan and Debnarayan Jana, Role of Zn-interstitial defect states on d0 ferromagnetism of mechanically milled ZnO nanoparticles, RSC. Advances, 5, 99766 (2015).

36. Arka Bandyopadhyay, Parthasarathi Pal, Suman Chowdhury, Debnarayan Jana, First principles Raman study of boron and nitrogen doped planar T-graphene Cluster, Material Research Express, 2, 095603 (2015).

37. A. Sarkar, Dirtha Sanyal, Palash Nath, Mahuya Chakrabarti, Saptarshi Pal, Sanjay Chattapadhyay, Debnarayan Jana, and K Asokan, Defects driven ferromagnetism in SnO2: A combined study using Density Functional Theory and Positron annihilation spectroscopy, RSC Advances, 5, 1148 (2015).

38. Palash Nath and Debnarayan Jana, Observation of non-universal scaling exponent in a kinetic roughening model, Int. J. Mod. Phys C, 26, 1550115 (2015).

Review Article
1. D. Jana and J. Fort, On Mott conductivity exponents of Pseudo-gap amorphous systems, in ` Frontiers on Condensed Matter Physics Research' edited by John V. Chang (Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA (2006)) pp 111-128.

2. D. Jana, On Study of Universal Diamagnetism of Spinless Bosons: From N Finite particles to Field Theory, "Astrophysics and Condensed Matter" (Horizons in World Physics, Volume 262) Edited by Thomas G. Hardwell (Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA (2008)) pp. 73-106.

3. Sreetama Dutta, Sanjay Chattopadhyay, Anindya Sarkar, Mahuya Chakrabarti, Dirtha Sanyal and Debnarayan Jana, Role of defects in tailoring structural , electrical and optical properties of ZnO, Progress in Material Science, 54, 89 (2009).

4. D.Jana, C.L. Sun, L.C. Chen and K.H. Chen, Effect of chemical doping of boron and nitrogen on the electronic optical and electrochemical properties of carbon nanotubes, Prog. Mat. Sc., 58, 565 (2013).

5. Upendranath Nandi, Debnarayan Jana and Deep Talukdar, Scaling Description of Non-Ohmic Direct Current Conduction in Disordered Systems, Prog. Mat. Sc, 71, 1 (2015).

Research Area
Condensed Matter Physics (Theory + Experiment)
Universal Diamagnetism, Mott Conductivity, Defect Dynamics in ZnO and other systems, Density Functional Theory in Carbon Nanotubes, Interface Growth Dynamics in Random Porous Media
Non-linear Conduction in Disordered Systems, DFT study in Graphene and Silicene

Ongoing Project
1. A joint project with Dr. Upendranth Nandi of Scottish Church College, Kolkata as Principal Investigator (PI) has been approved by DST, 2014.

The title of the project: Measurement of flicker noise in mixed valence polycrysystalline R1-xAxMnO3 manganites with R as rare earth elements and A as divalent alkali metals.

L.-C. Chen (CCMS, NTU, Taiwan)
K.H. Chen (IAMS, NTU, Taiwan)
C.W. Chen (NTU, Taiwan)
J. Fort ( Univ. of Girona, Spain)
D. Sanyal ( VECC, Kolkata)
A. Sarkar ( Bangabasi Morning College, Kolkata)
S. Chattopadhyay ( Moulana Azad College, Kolkata)
D. Das ( Narendrapur R. K. M. R. College, Kolkata)
U. Nandi ( Scottish Church College, Kolkata)
A. Mookerjee ( SN Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata)

Graduate Students
Sreetama Dutta (2009)
Soubhik Chattaopadhyay (2010)
Pradipta Kumar Mondal ( Lecturer, Scottish Church College, Kolkata)
Palash Nath (2015)
Shrabantika Ghose
Saptarshi Pal
Tilak Narayan Ghose
Debalina Chakraborty
Suman Chowdhury
Manoj Marik (2015)
Ritwika Das
Namrta Dhar (DST-INSPIRE)
Apu Mondal

Post Doctoral Fellow (UGC D.S. Kothari)
Shyamal Biswas (Faculty, Central University of Hyderabad)
Mahuya Chakarbarti
Kajari Das (2014-Till date)
Sumit Mandal ( SERB, 2016-till date)

Quantum Mechanics I
Advanced Condensed Matter Physics I
Advanced Condensed Matter Physics II
Atomic and Laser Physics
Advanced Condensed Matter Physics II/Material Physics

Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory

Books written for NET/SET Exam
1. Target SET NET (Part -I) General Science for M. Sc. students (published by D. N. Prakashan Pvt. Ltd, 35/2 Beniatola Lane, Kolkata -9, W. B. 2009).

2. Target SET NET (Part -II) Physical Science for M. Sc.(Physics) and advanced B.Sc.Students (published by D. N. Prakashan Pvt. Ltd, 35/2 Beniatola Lane, Kolkata- 700 009, W.B., 2010)

Invited book published by Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), Germany, 2011.

Title: A statistical description of electrical transport in disordered systems
Authors: Debnarayan Jana and Upendranath Nandi
ISBN No.- 978-3-8454-0715-9

Title: Dimensional Analysis: Modern Perspectives
Author: Debnarayan Jana
ISBN No.- 978-3-8465-3142-6

Book Chapters:
1. Suman Chowdhury, Ritwika Das, Palash Nath, Dirtha Sanyal and Debnarayan Jana, Electronic and Optical properties of Boron and Nitrogen functionalized graphene nanosheet, in “Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Applications” edited by Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur (CRC Publications, Taylor and Francis, July 31, 2015; ISBN: 978-1-4822-5394-8) Pages: 949-968.

2. Debnarayan Jana , Palash Nath and Dirtha Sanyal, Modification of electronic structure of graphene by Boron and Nitrogen doping, in Graphene Science Handbook: Mechanical and Chemical Properties as a Chapter in CRC Publications, Taylor and Francis, (ISBN 9781466591370 - CAT# K20510, April, 2016).



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