Sayantani Ghosh

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Sayantani Ghosh
Title: Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Division
Phone: (209) 756-0655
Office: S&E 1, 352
Location: S&E 1, 371
  • Ph.D., 2003 — University of Chicago
  • B.A., 1998 — University of Cambridge
  • 2011 — Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER), National Science Foundation
Phone: +1 (209) 228-4154
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).
Graduate Groups: Physics