Smritakshi Phukan Sarmah, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

​Synthesis and characterization of Semiconductor nanostructure assemblies, Photophysical properties of various donor-acceptor systems, photo induced charge transfer processes, Future lasing material, photo physical properties of perovskite quantum dot and single crystal

Selected Publications

  • Air-stable surface-passivated perovskite quantum dots for ultra-robust, single- and two-photon-induced amplified spontaneous emission
    J.Pan, S. P. Sarmah, B. Murali, I. Dursun, W. Peng, M. R. Parida, J. Liu, L. Sinatra, N. Alyami, C. Zhao, E. Alarousu, T. K. Ng, B. S. Ooi, O. M. Bakr, O. F. Mohammed
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 6(24), pp 5027-5033, (2015)
  • Intramolecular charge transfer in coumarin based donor-acceptor systems: formation of a new product through planar intermediate
    S. Phukan, M .Saha, A. K. Pal, A. C. Bhasikuttan, S. Mitra
    J. Photochem. Photobiol. A, 303, 67–79, (2015)
  • Solvent free, Ni-nanoparticle catalyzed greener synthesis and photophysical studies of novel 2H-indazolo[2,1-b] phthalazine-trione derivatives
    M. Saha, S.Phukan, R. Jamatia, S. Mitra, A.K. Pal
    RSC Advances, 3, 1714-1721, (2013)
  • Synthesis and fluorescence behavior of photoactive polyhydroquinoline derivatives: Acombined experimental and DFT study
    S Phukan, M. Saha, A. K. Pal, S. Mitra
    J. Mol. Struct, 1039, 119–129, (2013)
  • Fluorescence spectroscopic studies on substituted porphyrins in homogeneous solvents and cationic micellar medium
    S. Phukan, B. Mishra, K. P. ChandraShekar, A. Kumar, D.Kumar, S.Mitra
    J. Lumin., 134,232–239, (2013)


  • ​2009 - 2014: PhD in Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University of Shillong, India
  • 2006 - 2008: M. Sc. in Chemistry from Dibrugarh University, Assam, India
  • 2003 - 2006: B. Sc in Chemistry from Dibrugarh University, Assam, India

Professional Profile

  • ​​2015 - present: Postdoctoral Fellow, SPERC, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

● Solar & Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

● Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Nanostructures Photophysics Donor-acceptor interaction Photo-induced energy and excited state interaction Semiconductor quantum dots