Visiting Professor

Dr Nimai Mishra 

Department of Chemistry


  1. Core/Shell semiconductor nanocrystal
  2. Perovskite nanocrystals
  3. Optoelectronic device fabrication



The University of Burdwan
B.Sc (Hons.)


Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IITM)


National University of Singapore(NUS)


  • July 2016 - Oct 2017 Postdoctoral researcher, Italian Institute of Technology-Genova, Italy.
  • April 2013 - June 2016 Postdoctoral researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA
  • February 2016 - July 2017, Guest Editor for a special issue in “Nanomaterials”,MDPI press Switzerland title "Semiconductor Core/Shell Nanocrystals for Optoelectronic Applications"(
  • May 2015 - January 2017, Associate Editor for journal “Advanced materials letters”VBRI Press Sweden (
  • Reviewer for Nanoscale, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, RSC Advances, Dalton Transactions, CrystEng Com, Journal of Nanomaterials and New Journal of Chemistry.
  • Session chair of symposia “Materials & Nanoscience” in Pacifichem 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA December 15 - 20, 2015.
  • Advisory/organizing committee of international conference ICMTech 2016, India (
  • Advisory/organizing committee of international conference EAMC 2016, Sweden (
  • Session chair of symposia “Semiconductor nanocrystals (NT-6)” in MRS Spring meeting 2016, Phoenix. USA, March 28th – April 1st.
  • Session chair of symposia “Energy materials” ICEM2016, Singapore, July 4th-8th.


Research Interest

  • High temperature colloidal synthesis of different semiconductor nanocrystals.
  • Seeded core/shell nanorod and nanotetrapods synthesis.
  • Solution−Liquid−Solid (SLS) synthesis of semiconductor nanowires.
  • Pb free perovskite nanocrystals synthesis and their shape control.
  • Assemblies of branch particles in solutions and on substrates.
  • Fluorescence blinking study of single quantum dots

Awards & Fellowships

  • April -2013 –June 2016, CINT-LANL- LDRD postdoc scholarship.
  • 2010 and 2011, NUS Department of Chemistry’s Conference travel award (twice)
  • Jan’2009-2013 Jan, NUS, Singapore, Graduate Scholarship.
  • 2008, DST (Department of Science and Technology, India) Research project Scholarship.
  • 2007, SINP (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics-Calcutta) Summer Student Fellowship
  • 2006-2008, IIT-Madras 50% free studentship Scholarship for all four semesters.
  • 2005, University Scholarship after B.Sc.
  • 2000, National Scholarship from Government of India.
  • 2008, Ranked 17thamong (in Chemistry) 6510 students (placed in top 0.26% students) with 99.72 percentile in all India Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
  • 2008, Offered PhD position at computational design department in Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research in Dusseldorf.
  • 2008, Offered PhD Position at IPC department in Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
  • December 2007, Qualified for Junior Research Fellowship in National Eligibility Test (CSIR-NET).
  • June 2007, Qualified for Lectureship (LS) in CSIR-NET.
  • 2006, Ranked 83 (in Chemistry) among 4283 Students (in top 1.9% students) in all India Joint Admission to M.Sc (JAM).


  • Member of Materials Research Society (MRS) of USA from November 2011 to November 2013 and from November 2014 to March 2017


  • "Using shape to turn off blinking for two colourmultiexciton emission in CdSe/CdStetrapods" Nimai Mishra, Noah J. Orfield, Feng Wang, Zhongjian Hu, Sachidananda Krishnamurthy, Anton V. Malko, Joanna L. Casson, Han Htoon, Milan Sykora, Jennifer A. Hollingsworth. Nature Communications, 8, 15083 (2017). (2016 ISI Impact Factor. 12.124) (Times Cited: 2
  • "Facet to facet linking of shape anisotropic inorganic nanocrystals with site specific and stoichiometric control" Sabyasachi Chakrabortty, Asim Guchhait, Xuanwei Ong, Nimai Mishra, Wen-Ya Wu, Mark Jhon, and Yinthai Chan. Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 6431−6436 (2016 ISI Impact Factor. 12.712)(Times Cited: 5)
  • "Cation Exchange Synthesis of PbSe/PbS Core/Shell Tetrapods and their Use as Near-Infrared Photodetectors” Nimai Mishra,* Bablu Mukherjee, Guichuan Xing, AsimGuchhait, SabyasachiChakrabortty and Jessica Lim. Nanoscale, 2016,8, 14203-14212, (2016 ISI Impact Factor of 7.367) (*as a corresponding author)(Times Cited: 2)
  • “Continuous Shape-Tuning of Nanotetrapods: Towards Shape Mediated Self-Assembly” Nimai Mishra,* Wen-Ya Wu, M.S. Bharathi, H. Ramanarayan, Y.W. Zhang, Yinthai Chan, Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28 (4), 1187-1195 (2016 ISI Impact Factor of 9.466) (*as a corresponding author) (Times Cited: 8)
  • "Dual Wavelength Electroluminescence from CdSe/CdSTetrapods" Jen It Wong,* Nimai Mishra*, Guichuan Xing, Ming Jie Li, Sabyasachi Chakrabortty, Sum, TzeChien; Shi, Yumeng; Chan, Yinthai; Yang, Hui Ying ACS Nano, 2014, 8 (3), pp 2873–2879 (* equal contribution) (2016 ISI Impact Factor: 13.942) (Times Cited: 37)
  • "High Performance Hybrid Solar Cell Made from CdSe/CdTeNanocrystals Supported on Reduced Graphene Oxide and PCDTBT" Shi Wun Tong, Nimai Mishra, Chen Liang Su, VenkatramNalla, Wenya Wu, Wei Ji, Jie Zhang, Yinthai Chan and Kian Ping Loh, Advanced Functional Materials, 2013,24 (13), 1904–1910 (2016 ISI Impact Factor: 12.124) (Times Cited: 30)
  • “Multifunctional Semiconductor Nanoheterostructures via Site-Selective Silica Encapsulation” Xu Yang, LianJie, Nimai Mishra and  Chan Yin Thai,Small, 2013, 9, 1908–1915 (2016 ISI Impact Factor of 8.643) (Times Cited: 10)
  • “Unusual Selectivity of Metal Deposition on Tapered Semiconductor Nanostructures” Nimai Mishra, JieLian, SabyasachChakrabortty, Ming Lin, and YinthaiChan, Chemistry of Materials,2012, 24 (11), 2040–2046, (2016 ISI Impact Factor of 9.466) (Times Cited: 29)
  • “Low Threshold, Amplified Spontaneous Emission from Core-Seeded Semiconductor Nanotetrapods Incorporated into a Sol-Gel Matrix” Yile Liao, Guichuan Xing, Nimai Mishra, TzeChien Sum, and Yin Thai Chan, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24, OP159–   OP164, (2016 ISI Impact Factor of 19.791) (Times Cited: 34)
  • “Engineering Fluorescence in Au-Tipped, CdSe-Seeded CdSNanoheterostructures” SabyasachiChakrabortty ,  Guichuan Xing , Yang Xu , Song Wee Ngiam , Nimai Mishra, TzeChien Sum , and   Yinthai Chan, Small,2011,7,2847, (2016 ISI Impact Factor of 8.643) (Times Cited: 19)
  • “Enhanced tunability of the multiphoton absorption cross-section in seeded CdSe/CdSnanorodheterostructures” GuichuanXing,SabyasachiChakrabortty, KokLoong Chou, Nimai Mishra,ChengHon Alfred Huan, Yinthai Chan, and TzeChienSum, Applied Physics Letters, 2011,97, 061112,  (2016 ISI Impact Factor of 3.411) (Times Cited:25)
  • “Asymmetric Dumbbells from Selective Deposition of Metals on Seeded Semiconductor Nanorods” SabyasachiChakrabortty, Jie An Yang, Yee Min Tan, Nimai Mishra, and Yinthai Chan, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 2888 –2892  (2016 ISI Impact Factor of 11.994) (Times Cited: 78)

Book Chapter

  • (Invited) book chapter entitled "Metal Semiconductor Hybrid Nano Heterostructures for Photocatalysis Application"Nimai Mishra,Book title "Photocatalysis" –InTech. Published, 2016, DOI: 10.5772/62636(has been downloaded 714 times to date.)
  • (Invited) book chapter entitled "Colloidal Nanocrystals (NCs): Definition, Size-Dependent Chemical-Physical Properties of single-material NCs"Nimai Mishra,Book titile "Hybrid Nanocrystal Architectures: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications" - Imperial College Press, (To be published in early 2017)
  • (Invited) book chapter entitled "Semiconductor Nanocrystals(QDs): Synthesis, optical properties and their surface functionalization for biological applications."Nimai Mishra,Book title "Nano materials in bio-medical  applications : A Novel approach" -Materials Research Forum LLC,USA.(To be published in late 2017)

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