Abhijit Sarkar is a Research Scientist at Michigan Molecular Institute, Midland, MI, USA. He received his M.S. degree in chemistry from Ranchi University in 1986 and Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, in 1993. He has more than 20 years of experience involving organic and polymer materials for optoelectronic properties and applications. Prior to joining MMI in 2001, Dr. Sarkar worked as a postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oregon for two years where he designed and synthesized macrocyclic chromophores and studied their second-order nonlinear optical properties. Before that, he had been a JSPS fellow and an Assistant Research Professor at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, where he was involved in the design and preparation of polydiacetylenes for nonlinear optical properties. In 1994, Dr. Sarkar held an NTSB postdoctoral fellowship at the National University of Singapore where he worked on design and preparation of conjugated polymers. His areas of interest include preparation of nonlinear optical materials, design and preparation of organic molecules for second-order and third-order nonlinear optical materials, design and development of photonics devices, including optical limiting materials and devices, chemicals and biosensors, and design and development of specialty polymers for various applications. He has (co)authored over fifty refereed papers in his research area and has six issued/applied patents.
Biography Updated on 27 May 2013