Saikat Talapatra | Physics | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

Dr. Saikat Talapatra working with student in lab

Saikat Talapatra

Professor and Chair, Graduate Advisor

Office: Neckers 474/485
Mailcode: 4401

Lab Webpage:

Fall 2023 Office Hours

T 11:00 am – 1:00 pm or by appointment  R 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm or by appointment 

By appointment: Over Zoom platform or F2F (depending upon the situation)

Office Hours for Graduate Students

W: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Neckers 474 (for F2F) virtual on Zoom

Courses Taught at SIUC

PHYS 100 Undergraduate Seminar
PHYS 203B College Physics
PHYS 205B University Physics
PHYS 301 Theoretical Methods
PHYS 310 Classical Mechanics
PHYS 320 Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 420 Electricity and Magnetism II
PHYS 450 Advanced Undergarduate Laboratory
PHYS 476M Introduction to Materials Science and NanoPhysics
PHYS 545A Statistical Mechanics II
PHYS 575 Special Topics - Carbon Nano Materials
PHYS 575 Special Topics - Raman Spectrocopy of Carbon Based Materials
PHYS 575 Special Topics - Van der Waals Materials and Structures
PHYS 575 Special Topics - Nanoscale Electronic Transport
PHYS 575 Special Topics - Atomically Thin 2D Layered Semiconductors


Experimental Condensed Matter & Materials Physics: Fundamental understanding and investigation of physics and applications of low dimensional (nano) materials through interdisciplinary approaches.


Complete List: Google Scholar

"Influence of channel thickness on charge transport behavior of multi-layer indium selenide (InSe) field-effect transistors." M. Wasala, P. D. Patil, S. Ghosh, R. Alkhaldi, L. Weber, S. Lei, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan, S. Talapatra, 2D Materials , 7 (2), 025030, (2020).

"High Adsorption of Benzoic Acid on Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles.", S. Li, T. De Silva, I. Arsano, D. Gallaba, R. Karunanithy, M. Wasala, X. Zhang, P. Sivakumar, A. D. Migone, M. Tsige, X. Ma, S. Talapatra, Scientific reports 10 (1), 1-10, (2020).

"Gate Induced Metal to Insulator Transition in Two-Dimensional (2D) Van der Waals Layers of Copper Indium Selenide (CuIn7Se11).", P. Patil, S. Ghosh, M. Wasala, S. Lei, R. Vajtai, P. M Ajayan and S. Talapatra, ACS Nano 13 (11), 13413-13420 (2019).

"Low temperature studies of photoconduction in few layer p-type Tungsten Diselenide (WSe2) field effect transistors (FETs)", S. Ghosh, M. Wasala, Nihar R. Pradhan, D. Rhodes, M. Fralaide, Y. Xin, S. A. McGill, L. Balicas and S. Talapatra, Nanotechnology 28, 484002 (2018).

"Recent Advances in Electronics and Optoelectronics of Selenide Based Layered Binary Compounds", M. Wasala, H. Sirikumar, Y. Sapkota, S. Hoffer, D. Mazumdar, T. Jayasekera, S. Talapatra, J. Mat. Chem. C, 5 (43), 11214-11225 (2017).
[Invited Review]

"Fabrication and characterization of ultraviolet photosensors from ZnO nanowiresprepared using chemical bath deposition method.", A. Al-Asadi, L. A. Henley, S. Ghosh, A. Quetz, I. Dubenko, N. Pradhan, L. Balicas, N. Perea-Lopez, V. Carozo, Z. Lin, M. Terrones, S. Talapatra, N. Ali, J. Appl. Phys.119,084306(2016).

"Universal ac conductance in Large Area CVD grown MoS2." S. Ghosh, S. Najmaei, S. Kar, R. Vajtai, N. Pradhan, J. Lou, L. Balicas, P. M. Ajayan, and S. Talapatra,
Phys. Rev. B, 125422 (2014).

"Tunable Electronics in Large-Area Atomic Layers of Boron–Nitrogen–Carbon." B. Muchharla, A. Pathak, Z. Liu, L. Song, T. Jayasekera, S. Kar, R. Vajtai, L. Balicas, P. M. Ajayan, S. Talapatra and N. Ali, Nano Lett., 13 (8), pp 3476–3481, (2013).

"Synthesis of Graphene",S. Kar, S. Talapatra
Encyclopedia for Nanotechnology, Springer,2630-2638 (2012)

"Effect of 1- Pyrene Carboxylic Acid Functionalization of Graphene on its Capacitive Energy Storage", S. Ghosh, X. An, R. Shah, D. Rawat, B. Dave, S. Kar, S. Talapatra, J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 20688−20693, (2012)

"Stable Aqueous Dispersions of Non-Covalently Functionalized Graphene from Graphite and their Multifunctional High-Performance Applications", X. An, T. Simmons, R. Shah, C. Wolfe, K. Lewis, M. Washington, S. Nayak, S. Talapatra and S. Kar,
Nano Letters 10, pp 4295 – 4301 (2010) [Cover]

"Electrochemical double layer capacitor electrodes using aligned carbon nanotubes grown directly on metals", R. Shah, X. F. Zhang, and S. Talapatra, Nanotechnology 20, (2009) 395202

Please refer Dr. Talapatra's CV for more information.