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CHATTERJEE, Sangam Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitute of Experimental PhysicsPhone: +49-641 99-33100Link: Project B2 (Chatterjee)Link: Project B13 (Chatterjee/Volz)Link: Biography


Experimental physics, semiconductor spectroscopy, ultrafast carrier dynamics, properties of lasers, characterization, and development

University Education

2009Habilitation (venia legendi) in Experimental Physics, Philipps-Universit
2003Doctoral degree in Optical Sciences (Ph.D.), The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Dissertation on “Exciton formation dynamics in semiconductor quantum wells” (superior), thesis advisor: Prof. H. M. Gibbs
2002Master’s degree in Optical Sciences (M.Sc.), The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
2000Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), Universität Karlsruhe (TH), supervisor: Prof. M. Wegener
1995-2000Studies in Physics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

Professional Experience

since 2016Professor (W3), Institute of Experimental Physics I, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
2010-2012Substitute Professor (W2), Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2009-2016Lecturer (Privatdozent) and group leader optics, Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2005-2009Research Associate (Wiss. Mitarbeiter / Akademischer Rat / Akademischer Oberrat) Group Prof. W. W. Rühle, Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2000-2003Research Assistant/ Associate, (Group Prof. H. M. Gibbs) Optical Sciences Center, The University of Arizona (USA)
2000Fellow, Droege & Comp. Internationale Unternehmerberatung

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2016Heisenberg Professorship, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
2015Best-teacher award, Faculty of Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg
2001State of Arizona Proposition 301 fellowship in Quantum Electronics

Selected Publications

  1. T. Vu, H. Haug, W. A. Hügel, S. Chatterjee, M. Wegener
    Signature of Electron-Plasmon Quantum Kinetics in GaAs
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3508 (2000).
  2. S. Chatterjee, C. Ell, S. Mosor, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, W. Hoyer, M. Kira, S. W. Koch, J. P. Prineas, H. Stolz
    Excitonic Photoluminescence in Semiconductor Quantum Wells: Plasma versus Excitons
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 067402 (2004).
  3. J. Morell, S. Chatterjee, P. J. Klar, D. Mauder, I. Shenderovich, F. Hoffmann, M. Fröba
    Synthesis and Characterization of chiral benzylic ether-bridged Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas
    Chem. Eur. J. 14, 5935 (2008).
  4. C. Lange, N. S. Köster, S. Chatterjee, H. Sigg, D. Chrastina, G. Isella, H. von Känel, M. Schäfer, M. Kira, S. W. Koch
    Ultrafast nonlinear optical response of photoexcited Ge/SiGe quantum wells: Evidence for a femtosecond transient population inversion
    Phys. Rev. B 79, 201306(R) (2009).
  5. S. Imhof, A. Thränhardt, A. Chernikov, M. Koch, N. S. Köster, K. Kolata, S. Chatterjee, S. W. Koch, X. Lu, S. R. Johnson, D. A. Beaton, T. Tiedje, O. Rubel
    Clustering Effects in Ga(AsBi)
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 131115 (2010).
  6. B. Ewers, N. S. Köster, R. Woscholski, M. Koch, S. Chatterjee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, A. C. Klettke, M. Kira, S. W. Koch
    Ionization of coherent excitons strong terahertz electromagnetic fields
    Phys. Rev. B 85, 075307 (2012).
  7. J. Arbiol, C. Magen, P. Becker, G. Jacopin, A. Chernikov, S. Schäfer, F. Furtmayr, M. Tchernycheva, L. Rigutti, J. Teubert, S .Chatterjee, J. R. Morante, M. Eickhoff
    Self-assembled GaN quantum wires on GaN/AlN nanowire templates
    Nanoscale 4, 7517 (2012).
  8. W. D. Rice, J. Kono, S. Zybell, S. Winnerl, J. Bhattacharyya, H. Schneider, M. Helm, B. Ewers, A. Chernikov, M. Koch, S. Chatterjee, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, L. Schneebeli, B. Breddermann, M. Kira, S. W. Koch
    Observation of Forbidden Exciton Transitions Mediated by Coulomb Interactions in Photoexcited Semiconductor Quantum Wells
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 137404 (2013).
  9. K. Kolata, T. Breuer, G. Witte, S. Chatterjee
    Molecular Packing Determines Singlet Exciton Fission in Organic Semiconductors
    ACS Nano 8, 7377 (2014).
  10. N. W. Rosemann, J. P. Eußner, A. Beyer, S. W. Koch, K. Volz, S. Dehnen, S. Chatterjee
    A highly efficient directional molecular white-light emitter driven by a continuous wave laser diode
    Science 352 6291 (2016).


  1. Probst, S. Dürrschmidt, M. Scheller, S. Chatterjee, M. Koch, Variable Laufzeitänderung von elektromagnetischer Strahlung (European Patent 11170587.7 – 2217 (2011)).
  2. W. Rosemann, J. P. Eußner, A. Beyer, K. Volz, S. Dehnen, S. Chatterjee, Molecular white-light emitter (European Patent Application).