Chitraleema Chakraborty attended Jadavpur University in Kolkata (India) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Physics in 2009. She received a Master of Science degree in Nanophysics and Nanostructures from Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble (France) in 2011 and a Master of Technology degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the University of Delhi (India) in 2012. She also worked as a project student at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai under the supervision of Professor Mandar M. Deshmukh. In 2018, she received her Ph.D. in Materials Science for her thesis titled ‘Flatland Nanophotonics: A Study of Quantum-Confined Excitons in 2D Materials’ under the supervision of Professor Nick Vamivakas at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, New York. She is currently a joint postdoctoral research associate at MIT (EECS) with Professor Dirk Englund and at Harvard University (SEAS) with Professor Prineha Narang.
Chitraleema is interested in studying the optical properties of materials. In her PhD, she had discovered 3D localized excitons in 2D materials that have emerged as a novel source of single-photon emitters, thus, unlocking the potential of these ﬂatland materials in quantum optics and quantum information technology . Further, she also studied the response of optoelectronic devices like antenna enhanced graphene photodetectors, plasmon detector and strong light-matter interaction of neutral and charged excitons in a 2D semiconductor with cavity photons . As a postdoc at MIT, she studied optoelectronic devices with perovskite quantum dots as well as rare earth labeled DNA. Currently (Harvard), she is focused on investigating the influence of point defects and applied strain on the electronic and optical properties of two-dimensional materials using tools from optical spectroscopy and first-principles methods.
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