Dr. Sasanka Deka joined the Department in June, 2010. He received his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Gauhati University, Guwahati in 2001 and Ph.D. degree from National Chemical Laboratory (NCL-Pune) in 2007 under the supervision of Dr. P. A. Joy. He has been awarded the TMS Foundation 2008 SHRI RAM ARORA AWARD, by the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Warrendale, USA for his contribution and leadership in materials science. He then moved to National Nanotechnology Laboratory (NNL), CNR-INFM, Lecce, Italy and Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy for postdoctoral research in the nanochemistry research group of Dr. Liberato Manna. Dr. Deka has published more than 60 research papers in different international peer-reviewed journals and meetings, and also wrote 2 books and 1 book chapter published by international publisher. He has been awarded with DAE-BRNS Young scientist research award. He is currently handling 2 externally funded research projects; from DST-TMD and SERB-DST. He has supervised 5 Ph.D. students and 18 M.Tech. NSNT/M.Sc. students for their project and internship and at present supervising 4 Ph.D. students. Dr. Deka is a life member of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) and Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI), and also has been reviewer for many national and international journals. His current research interest deals with synthetic nanochemistry, multifunctional hybrid nanocrystals, novel nanocatalysts for energy research, and nanomaterials for energy storage (supercapacitors).