Debdas Ray

Research Interest

Advanced Triplet Harnessing Materials, Organic Conjugate Lewis Acid-Base pair, Delayed Fluorescence (Endo/Exothermic), Ambient Phosphorescence, Triplet active 3-D Macrocycle, Photocatalysis/Photosensitizer, Responsive Materials, Organic Light Emitting diodes, Triplet harnessing Switches, Sensors, Document counterfeiting, Materials Science, and Physical Organic Chemistry.


Debdas was born and raised in Cooch Behar, West Bengal. He then went to Kolkata for his higher studies. He received his BSc (2000) and MSc (2002) degrees from the University of Calcutta. He has received his Ph.D. degree (2008) from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK), India. His doctoral research was conducted under the supervision of Professor Parimal K. Bharadwaj and focused on designing various supramolecular receptors for sensing and nonlinear optical studies. He then carried out his first postdoctoral research in Professor Dario M. Bassani’s Group at the University of Bordeaux1 (2009-2011), where he focused on the synthesis of fullerene (C60) and anthracene monolayers on silicon surfaces as well as various fullerene derivatives having hydrogen-bonding recognition unit for organic electronics. He did his second postdoctoral research with Professor Ivan
 (2011-2012) at Dartmouth College, USA, where he focused on hydrazine-based rotary switches for coordination-coupled proton relay mimicking proton translocation in biological systems. His third postdoctoral research was carried out in Professor Takashi Nakanishi’s group (2012-2013) at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, where he focused on neutral solvent-free liquid organometallic complexes of platinum(II) and iridium(III) for optoelectronic applications. He joined the Department of Chemistry at Shiv Nadar University as an Assistant Professor in July 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2018.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Grant for National Conference (SERB, DST, India) (2024)
  • Member of National Academy of Sciences (mNASc) (2023)
  • CAS Innovator Award (2023), ACS
  • Research Grant (SERB, DST, India) (2023)
  • Research Grant (SERB, DST, India) (2020)
  • Pillar of SNU (2020)
  • Research grant (BRNS-DAE, India) (2018)
  • Research grant (SERB, DST, India) (2016)
  • Research grant (SERB, DST, India, Young Scientist Scheme) (2015)
  • Reviewer of International Journals
  • Reviewer of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India
  • Postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Materials Science, Japan (2012 – 2013)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship at the Dartmouth College, New Hamshire, USA (2011-2012)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship at the Bordeaux University, France (2009-2011)
  • Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (2005-2008)
  • Junior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India (2002-2005)

Contact us

Advanced Photofunctional Materials Lab, Research Block, SNIoE, 

Gautam Buddha Nagar, Delhi NCR, 201314

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