Dr. Arijit Chowdhuri

Dr. Arijit Chowdhuri (Assistant Professor) has research interest (29 publications) in experimental Material Science, nanocatalysts and electronic nose.  He is on the editorial board of International Journal Sensors and Transducers and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.  His interests include digital electronics, hands-on experiments besides philately, heavy metal rock music and digital photography. He is Co-investigator in two projects funded by DST and MIT

Title  Dr. First Name  Arijit Last Name  Chowdhuri Photograph
Designation  Assistant Professor  Dr. Arijit Chowdhuri
Department  Physics

Address
(Campus)

Acharya Narendra Dev College
Govind Puri,
Kalkaji
New Delhi-110019.

Phone Number
(Campus)

 26293224

Fax

 26294540

Email

 arijitc123@ieee.org, arijitc123@gmail.com

Web Page

 http://wikieducator.org/Arijit_Chowdhuri
Education Subject Institution
 M.Sc.  Physics Dept. of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi
 Ph.D.  Experimental Material Science University of Delhi
Research Interests/ Specialization

 Electronic Noise and gas sensing, Plasma processing, rf sputtering, atomic layer deposition, pulsed laser deposition.

  • Visiting Fellow at the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, ACT – 0200, Canberra, Australia from June – December 2009
  • Member of the editorial board of the Int’l journal Sensors and Transducers
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE), USA
  • Life member of Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT)
Teaching Experience
 11 years
Research/ Academic Projects
Sponsoring Agency Title of the Projects Position Tenure Budget (Rs. Lakh)
 University of Delhi  Artificial Olfaction using E-NOSE – mimicking human nose for gas sensing applications  PI November 2013 – till date   5.00
University of Delhi “CO2 Gas Sensing – an ICT based investigation for pollution control”  PI July 2012 - 2013 10.00
 University of Delhi  “Glucose Detection – a Biosensing approach”  PI  July 2012 - 2013  10.00
 DIT (Min. Inf. Tech. & Commn.), Govt. of India  Development of low cost real time monitoring system for detection of harmful gases  Co – PI  April 2010 – 2012  112.25
 National Programme on Micro and Smart Systems (NPMASS), Govt. of India  Growth and characterization of composite matrices of SnO2 thin film and nanocatalysts for automotive gas sensors   Co – PI  December 2010 – 2012  33.93
Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India Development of magnetron source for Plasma assisted growth of Metal-oxide films for sensor applications.  Co – PI March 2009 - 2012 24.81
Publications (Last Five Years)

In Indexed/Peer Reviewed Journals

Papers in International Refereed Journals: (impact factor in parentheses)

  1. “Enhanced room temperature response of SnO2 thin film sensor loaded with Pt catalyst clusters under UV radiation for LPG", Divya Haridas, Arijit Chowdhuri, K. Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta, Sensors & Actuators B, 153 (2011) 152-57 (3.368)
  2. "Effect of thickness of Platinum catalyst clusters on response of SnO2 thin film sensor for LPG", Divya Haridas, Arijit Chowdhuri, K. Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta, Sensors & Actuators B, 153 (2011) 89-95 (3.368)
  3. “Comparison of H2S sensing response of hetero-structure sensor (CuO - SnO2) prepared by rf sputtering and Pulsed Laser Deposition”, Manish Verma, Arijit Chowdhuri, K. Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta, Thin Solid Films 518 (2010) 181-82. (1.909)
  4.  “Contribution of adsorbed oxygen and interfacial space charge for enhanced response of SnO2 sensors having CuO catalysts for H2S gas”, Arijit Chowdhuri, Sushil K. Singh, K. Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta, Sens. Actuators B 145 (2010) 155-66. (3.368).
  5. “Mechanism of trace level H2S gas sensing using Rf sputtered SnO2 thin films with CuO catalytic overlayer, Arijit Chowdhuri, Divya Haridas, K. Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta, Intl. J. Smart Sensing & Intelligent Syst., 2 (2009) 540-08 (ISSN 1178-5608)
  6. “Enhanced LPG response characteristics of SnO2 thin film based sensors loaded with Pt clusters”, Divya Haridas, Arijit Chowdhuri, K.Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta, Intl. J. Smart Sensing & Intelligent Syst., 2 (2009) 503-14 (ISSN 1178-5608)
  7. “Role of catalysts and their nanoscale dispersal on the response characteristics of SnO2 thin film H2S gas sensor”, Arijit Chowdhuri, M. Tomar, K. Sreenivas and V. Gupta Philosophical Nature, No.1 (2009) 195-204 
  8. “Influence of CuO catalyst in the nano-scale range on SnO2 surface for H2S gas sensing applications” Vinay Gupta, S. Mozumdar, Arijit Chowdhuri and K. Sreenivas,  Pramana Vol. 65 No. 4, October 2005, pp 647-652. (0.561)
  9. “Response speed of SnO2 based H2S gas sensors with CuO nanoparticles” Arijit Chowdhuri, Vinay Gupta, R. Kumar, P. K. Patanjali, S. Mozumdar and K. Sreenivas Applied Physics Letters 84 (7) (2004) pp 1180-1182. (3.820)
  10. “Fast response H2S gas sensing characteristics with ultra-thin CuO islands on sputtered SnO2” Arijit Chowdhuri, Vinay Gupta and K. Sreenivas, Sensors & Actuators B, 93, (2003) 572 - 579. (3.368)
  11. Thickness dependence effects of CuO islands on SnO2 in the nano-scale range for H2S gas sensing applications” Arijit Chowdhuri, Vinay Gupta and K. Sreenivas Reviews on Advanced Materials Science (RAMS) 4 (1) (2003) pp 75-78. (0.649)
  12. “Enhanced catalytic activity of ultra-thin CuO islands on SnO2 thin films for fast response  H2S gas sensors”Arijit Chowdhuri, Vinay Gupta and K. Sreenivas, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 3 (6) (Dec. 2003) 680-686. (1.471)
  13. “H2S gas sensing mechanism of SnO2 films with ultrathin CuO dotted islands” Arijit Chowdhuri, Parmanand Sharma, Vinay Gupta, K. Sreenivas and K.V. Rao Journal of Applied Physics, 92 (4) (2002) 2172 - 2180. (2.064)

Papers in International Conferences (refereed):

  1. “Detection of TATP precursor acetone at trace levels using rf sputtered SnO2 thin film-based sensors”, Arijit Chowdhuri, Anjali Sharma, and Vinay Gupta, Proc. SPIE 8018 (2011) Art. No. 8018IV, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XII", 25-29 April 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA
  2. “Fabrication of SnO2 thin film based electronic nose for industrial environment”, Divya Haridas, Arijit Chowdhuri, K. Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta, Proc. of IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS), 2010, held in Limerick, Ireland from 23 – 25 February 2010 Art. no. 5439413, pp. 212-15
  3. “Enhanced photo-response of thermally treated zinc oxide ultra-violet photo detector with furnace method and pulsed laser irradiation” Rashmi Menon, Arijit Chowdhuri, Monika Tomar, K. Sreenivas, and Vinay Gupta, Proc. of International conference IEEE Sensors 2009, held at Christchurch, New Zealand from 25  – 28 October 2009, pp 437 – 440
  4. Bi-layered sensor structures (SnO2 film-CuO nanolayer) with improved response characteristics for H2S gas Manish Verma, Arijit Chowdhuri,  K Sreenivas, Vinay Gupta Proc. of International conference IEEE Sensors 2009, held at Christchurch, New Zealand from 25 – 28 October 2009, pp 1132 – 1134
  5. “Comparison of H2S sensing response of hetero-structure sensor (CuO - SnO2) prepared by rf sputtering and Pulsed Laser Deposition Manish Verma, Arijit Chowdhuri, K Sreenivas, Vinay Gupta    Proc. of Int’l Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2009), Singapore 28 June – 3 July 2009, pp 84
  6. “Surface Plasmon Resonance Study on Effect of Momordica Charantia L. (Bitter gourd) on Glucose”, Shibu Saha, Arijit Chowdhuri, Navina Mehan, K. Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta Proc. of Intl. Conference Nanophotonics Downunder 2009: Devices and Applications (SMONP 2009) Melbourne, Australia 21 – 24 June 2009, pp 251
  7. “Photo-conductive studies of Zinc oxide Nanowires grown by Vapour-Liquid-Solid method”, Rashmi Menon, Arijit Chowdhuri, H.H. Tan, C. Jagadish, K. Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta Proc. of Intl. Conference Nanophotonics Downunder 2009: Devices and Applications (SMONP 2009) Melbourne, Australia 21 – 24 June 2009, pp 249
  8. “Enhanced oxygen adsorption activity by CuO catalyst clusters on SnO2 thin film based sensors” Arijit Chowdhuri, Divya Haridas, K. Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta Proc. of Int’l Conf. on Sensing Technology (ICST) 2008, Tainan, Taiwan Nov 30 - Dec 03, 2008, pp 147.
  9. “Enhanced LPG response characteristics of SnO2 thin film based sensors loaded with Pt clusters” Divya Haridas, Arijit Chowdhuri, K. Sreenivas and Vinay Gupta Proc. of Int’l Conf. on Sensing Technology (ICST) 2008, Tainan, Taiwan Nov 30 - Dec 03, 2008, pp 119.
  10. “Trace level H2S gas detection with sputtered SnO2 thin films loaded with CuO nanoparticles” Arijit Chowdhuri, Vinay Gupta and K. Sreenivas Proc. of Indo-Australia Symposium on Multifunctional Nanomaterials, Nanostructures and Applications (MNNA 2007), University of Delhi, Delhi – 7, INDIA, 19 - 21 Dec. 2007, P – 133
  11. “Improved response of H2S gas sensors with CuO nanoparticles on SnO2 film” Arijit Chowdhuri, Vinay Gupta, R. Kumar, P. K. Patanjali, S. Mozumdar and K. Sreenivas, Proc. of IEEE Sensors 2003 Intl. Conference held in Toronto, Canada from 22 - 24 October 2003.
  12. “Enhanced catalytic activity of ultra-thin CuO islands on SnO2 thin films for fast response H2S gas sensors” Arijit Chowdhuri, Vinay Gupta and K. Sreenivas, Proc. of IEEE Sensors 2002 Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 11-14 June 2002, pp 430-434
  13. “Ultra-thin CuO film on SnO2 in the nano-scale range for H2S gas sensing” Arijit Chowdhuri, P. Sharma, Vinay Gupta, K. Sreenivas and K. V. Rao Proc. of NANO-2002 Intl. Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA 16-20 June, 2002, No. PC4.6
  14. “Fast response H2S gas sensing characteristics with ultra-thin CuO islands on sputtered SnO2” Arijit Chowdhuri, Vinay Gupta and K. Sreenivas, Proc. of Intl. Meeting on Chemical Sensors 9 (IMCS-9), Boston, USA, 7-10 July, 2002, pp 149.

Papers in National Conferences:

  1. ‘Unbalanced magnetron sputtered SnO2 and SnO2-CuO thin films for trace level H2S gas sensing’, Pawan Kumar, Subhash Kumar and Arijit Chowdhuri, Proc. of 27th PSSI National Symposium on Plasma Science and Technology (PLASMA 2012), Pondicherry University, Puducherry, 10 – 13 December 2012, pp 237 - 239 
  2. ‘Influence of nanosized catalysts on trace level H2S sensing characteristics of SnO2 thin film based novel heterostructures’, Arijit Chowdhuri, K. Sreenivas, and Vinay Gupta Proc. of 7th National Conference on Physics (PANE 2010), Manipur University, Imphal, 05 – 06 December 2010, pp - 81.
  3. ‘Integration of nano-scale catalysts with SnO2 films for enhanced H2S and LPG sensing’, D. Haridas, M. Verma, Arijit Chowdhuri, K. Sreenivas, and Vinay Gupta Proc. of NANO SENSORS 2008, National Workshop on Nano Sensors and Devices, IIT Delhi, 22 – 23 December 2008, Delhi pp - 81.
  4. “Role of CuO nanoparticles in enhanced H2S gas sensing characteristics on SnO2 thin films” Arijit Chowdhuri, Vinay Gupta and K. Sreenivas Proc. of National Seminar on Multifunctional Nanomaterials, Nanostructures and Applications (MNNA 2006), Dept.of Physics & Astrophysics, Univ. of Delhi, Delhi – 110 007, INDIA, 22 - 23 December 2007, P – 79
  5. “LiNbO3 thin film SAW devices with zero TCD” Monika Tomar, Arijit Chowdhuri, Vinay Gupta and K. Sreenivas, National Symposium on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics (NSFD-XII), Poster presentation, Indian Institute of Science (I.I.Sc), Bangalore, INDIA in Dec 2003.
  6. “Studies on catalyst-semiconductor interaction mechanisms using CuO-SnO2 thin films” Arijit Chowdhuri and K. Sreenivas, Proc. of 8th National Seminar on Physics and Tech. of Sensors (NSPTS-8) held at IGCAR, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, 27th Feb-1st March 2001, C 33.1 to C 33.3.
  7. “Swift Heavy Ion bombardment effects on the micro-structure of CuO-SnO2 films used for gas sensing applications” Arijit Chowdhuri and K. Sreenivas, Mini-user workshop on Swift heavy Ions held at Nuclear Science Centre, Delhi on 16th June 2000.
  8. “Sensing of corrosion rates of Ag in H2S using surface plasmon resonance technique” - N. Mehan, P. Sharma, Arijit Chowdhuri and A. Mansingh, Proc. of 6th National seminar on Phys. and Tech. of Sensors (NSPTS-6), Thapar Institute of Engg. and Tech., Patiala, Punjab, 4-6th  March 1999, C 19-1 to C 19-6.
  9. “Sensing properties of evaporated and sputtered SnO2-CuO thin films” Arijit Chowdhuri, P. Sharma, Vinay Gupta & K. Sreenivas, Proc. of 6th National Seminar on Physics and Tech. of Sensors (NSPTS-6), Thapar Institute of Engg. and Tech., Patiala, Punjab, 4-6th  March 1999, C 18-1 to C 18-7.
  10. “Role of interstitial oxygen on the orientation of sputtered ZnO thin films” Vinay Gupta, Arijit Chowdhuri and Abhai Mansingh, Xth National Symposium on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics (NSFD-X) held in IIT Madras from 16-18th December 1998.
 
Participation in Corporate Life
  • Member, College Finance Committee
  • Convener, College Professional Development Committee 
  • Ex-Convener, College IT committee
  • Ex-Convener, College Magazine committee
  • Teacher-in-Charge of the Physics Department for the period November 2006 to March 2008.
  • Member of new syllabi framing committee for undergraduate course in Physics for FYUP
  • Developed a module on “Cathode Ray Oscilloscope” for the UKERI-SOL sponsored workshop
  • Ex-Member of IT, Purchase, Departmental Admission, Time table, College magazine and Workload committees
Workshops Conducted
  • Member, organizing committee of the international conference in Open Paradigms in Educational (OPEN 2011) held from 31 January – 02 February 2011 at India International Centre, New Delhi – 110 003.
  • Convener, Refresher Course in Physics and Electronics of CPDHE, Dept. of Physics & Astrophysics, for University science teachers, Delhi University, 9 - 30 March 2010.
  • Facilitator for Workshop on Multimedia Content Development (Easy Now) held from 20 – 25 April 2009 at Acharya Narendra Dev College, Kalkaji New Delhi – 110 019. 
  • Organizing Secretary in Workshop on Open Educational Resources (L4C) held from 13 – 17 April 2009 at University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi – 110 021.
  • Co-Coordinator of the Structured Workshop for undergraduate students of University of Delhi, held in May – July 2009, organized jointly by DRDO labs (INMAS and Solid State Physics Lab) and University of Delhi
  • Coordinator for “WikiEd 2009”: Workshop on Open Educational Resources and Easy Now, at Acharya Narendra Dev College from 9 – 13 January 2009.
  • Coordinator for “WikiEd 2008”: Workshop on Open Educational Resources, held at Acharya Narendra Dev College from 3, 4 and 6 October 2008.
  • Co-Coordinator of the Structured Workshop on “New Frontiers in Radiation Sciences” for undergraduate students of University of Delhi, held from 16 June – 4 July 2008, organized by INMAS and University of Delhi
  • Publicity Chair, Indo - Australia Symposium on Multifunctional Nanomaterials and Nanostructures Applications    (MNNA 2007), University of Delhi from 19 - 21 December 2007
  • Member, Organizing Committee of National Seminar on Multifunctional Nanomaterials & Nanostructures Applications (MNNA 2006) Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi from 23 - 24 December 2006.
  • Member, Organizing Committee of International Conference on Physics Education 2005 (ICPE 2005) World View on Physics Education: Focusing on Change held at Vigyan Bhavan (21 to 26 August 2005)
  • Member, Organizing Committee of INFOSYS Workshop for undergraduate Teachers from Northern region of India(28 Dec.04 to 2 Jan.05)
Other Academic Contributions