Sayantani Ghosh

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Associate Professor
School of Natural Sciences
Office
Phone 
209-756-0655
Location 
S&E 1 Bldg., RM 374
Lab
Phone 
1 209-228-4154
Location 
S&E 1 Bldg., RM 371
Research Interests 

Professor Ghosh's research interests cover both traditional topics and emerging multi-disciplinary themes in condensed matter physics. Her group focuses on the physics of new materials and using ultra-fast opto-electronic techniques, develops methods and protocols to manipulate their properties for applications in energy storage and information processing devices.

The current research topics in her group include:

  • Cooperative energy transfer dynamics in self-assembled nanostructured materials
  • Directed assembly of metallic, magnetic and semiconducting nanostructures using liquid crystal based electro-optically active matrices
  • Hybrid photovoltaic devices including solar cells and luminescent solar concentrators
  • Exotic magnetic phases originating from geometric frustration in doped and undoped systems
  • In addition, Professor Ghosh is also the founding faculty and advisor of UC Merced Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE@UCM).
Education 
  • Ph.D., 2003 — University of Chicago
  • B.A., 1998 — University of Cambridge
Awards 
2011 - Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER), National Science Foundation