Prof. Purushottam Chakraborty is considered one of the leading experts on ion-beam analysis of materials and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). His research areas include atomic collisions in solids, ion-beam analysis of materials, low-dimensional structures, X-UV optics, nonlinear Optics, photonics/plasmonics, etc. He worked at many renowned universities and research institutes like FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics – Netherlands, Padova University - Italy, Universite’ Laval - Canada, Friedrich Schiller University – Germany, Osaka Electrocommunication University - Japan, University of Pretoria – South Africa, etc, as a Visiting Professor of Physics.
He has visited and delivered talks at many renowned universities and research institutes throughout the world, to name a few: Imperial College - London, Yale University - USA, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey USA, Vanderbilt University - USA, IBM T J Watson Research Centre - USA, Polish Academy of Science - Poland, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) - Italy, SPring8 – Japan, Kyoto University – Japan, Nagoya Institute of Technology – Japan, Witwatersrand University – South Africa, iThemba Labs – South Africa, University of Western Australia, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) – Thailand, Chinese Academy of Science, etc.
He has delivered more than 130 invited talks at national/international conferences across the globe and published 125 scientific papers, including reviews, monographs and book-chapters. He has edited a book on ‘Ion-beam analysis of surfaces and interfaces of condensed matter systems’ (Nova Science, New York) and Journal of Physics – Conference Series (Inst. of Physics, UK). He is one of the editors for the “Encyclopaedia of Materials: Electronics”, to be published by Elsevier Science.
He has been awarded the “Most Eminent Mass Spectrometrist of India” and conferred the Gold Medal by the Indian Society of Mass Spectrometry. He has received the prestigious ‘Premchand Roychand Scholarship (PRS)’ and ‘Rashbehari Ghose Fellowship’ of Calcutta University. He is a Fellow of the Indian Chemical society and West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology.