Santanu Bera obtained Ph. D in Physics from National Physical Laboratory, India in 1995. He extensively worked on formation of silicide and oxide films of transition metals on silicon using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) during his Ph.D thesis works. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow under the ‘STA Fellowship’ scheme at Nanomaterials Laboratory, National Institute of Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan from 2000-2001, where he studied segregation of metals on metal surfaces during heating, in-situ epitaxial growth of oxide films on single crystal Cu-Al alloy and analyzing the surfaces using AES, XPS and low energy electron diffraction (LEED) techniques. His research interests include electron spectroscopic analysis of nanomaterials and nuclear materials. He has worked on the adsorption of oxyanions on alloys and oxide surfaces in aqueous medium and derived adsorption mechanisms using different surface analytical techniques. Presently he is working as senior Scientific Officer at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Facilities, Kalpakkam, India and is involved in various studies like, thin film coating on different metallic alloys using hydrothermal process, corrosion and passivation studies and surface analyses using different surface analytical techniques. He has contributed about 70 research papers in national and international journals.
Biography Updated on 28 May 2013