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 PhD 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 first postdoctoral research in Professor Dario M. Bassani’s Group at 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 Aprahamian (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 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. See full CV
Awards and Recognitions
Research grant from BRNS-DAE(2018), India
Research grant from SERB(EMEQ)-DST(2016), India.
Research grant from SERB(Young Scientist Sheme)-DST(2015), India
Reviewer of International journals (Nature Group, ACS, Wiley, Elsevier, RSC
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)
Advanced Photofunctional Materials, Organic Donor-Acceptor Conjugates, Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence(TADF), Room-Temperature Phosphorescence(RTP), Thermal Enhancement of TADF and RTP, Responsive Materials, Organic Light Emitting Devices (OLEDs), Phosphorescence Switches, Sensors, Document counterfeiting, Invisible Ink, Imaging, Materials Science,
Crystal Engineering, Physical Organic Chemistry.