Somak Mitra

Postdoctoral Fellows



  • ​Ph.D. ''Nanoscale Engineering for the Integration of Silicon Nanocrystals in Solar Cells Nano-architectures'', Engineering Research Institute, University of Ulster, UK, (2010-2014).
  • M.S. in Photonics, Eramus Mundus Master, (2008-2010), (University of St. Andrews & Heriot-Watt University, UK - University of Gent, Belgium - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm).

Professional Profile

  • 2015 June to Present, Post Doctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science​ and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
  • 2014 Aug to 2015 May, Research Associate, Project: III Generation Perovskites, Engineering research Institute, University of Ulster, BT370QB, UK.
  • 2014 Feb to Aug 2014, Research Associate, Project: Plasma Nano-synthesis & Solar Cell Devices, Engineering research Institute, University of Ulster, UK.
  • 2012 - 2013 (6months), Visiting researcher, Next Generation Device team, National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan, Collaborative research project during PhD: Inorganic/Organic solar cell device fabrication.


  • ​2013, Postgraduate student of the year, University of Ulster
  • 2013, Solar-HUB grant from EPSRC-short term research abroad
  • 2011, Best scientific literature review award, University of Ulster
  • 2010, Vice-Chancellor scholarship, University of Ulster
  • 2008, Erasmus Mundus scholarship, European Commission

Research Interests Keywords

Semiconductors Optical Spectroscopy Nanomaterials