Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Pralay K. Santra

Pralay K. Santra

Dr. Pralay Santra has joined the Institute from November 2016. His main research focuses on materials for clean and renewable energy. Please visit for the updated group information.



  • 2011 Ph. D Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Thesis Title: Investigation of Internal Structure and Growth of Nanocrystals in Bottom Up Approach (Advisor: Prof. D. D. Sarma)
  • 2006 M. S. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • 2003 B. Sc. St. Xavier's College, Kolkata

Research Positions

2015 - 2016 Carl Trygger's Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (Prof. Hakan Rensmo's group)

2013 - 2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, United States (Prof. Stacey Bent's group)

2011 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, United States (Prof. Prashant Kamat's group)