Sayan Bagchi

Sayan Bagchi

Physical and Materials Chemistry Division

About Me


Professional Experience

  • 2012 - Current : Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune India
  • 2009 - 2012:  Post Doctoral Scholar, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA (Advisors: Prof. Steven G. Boxer and Prof. Michael D. Fayer)
  • 2002-2008: Ph.D in Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Advisor: Prof. Robin M. Hochstrasser) 

Selected Publications

  • Somnath M. Kashid, Geun Young Jin, Suman Chakrabarty* , Yung Sam Kim* And and Sayan Bagchi* , Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy Reveals Cosolvent-Composition-Dependent Crossover in Intermolecular Hydrogen-Bond Dynamics, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8, 1604 - 1609 (2017).
  • Pranab Deb, Tapas Haldar, Somnath M Kashid, Subhrashis Banerjee, Suman Chakrabarty* And and Sayan Bagchi*, Correlating Nitrile IR Frequencies to Local Electrostatics Quantifies Noncovalent Interactions of Peptides and Proteins, J. Phys. Chem. B., 120, 4034 - 4046 (2016).
  • Tapas Haldar And Sayan Bagchi*, Electrostatic Interactions Are Key to C=O n-pi* Shifts: An Experimental Proof, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 2270 - 2275 (2016).
  • Tapas Haldar, Somnath M Kashid, Pranab Deb, Sandeep Kesh And Sayan Bagchi*, Pick and Choose the Spectroscopic Method to Calibrate the Local Electric Field inside Proteins, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 2456 - 2460 (2016).
  • Somnath M. Kashid, Geun Young Jin And Sayan Bagchi* and Yung Sam Kim*, Cosolvent Effects on Solute?Solvent Hydrogen-Bond Dynamics: Ultrafast 2D IR Investigations, J. Phys. Chem. B., 119, 15334 - 15343 (2015).
  • S. M. Kashid And S. Bagchi*, Experimental determination of the Electrostatic Nature of Carbonyl Hydrogen-Bonding Interactions Using IR-NMR Correlations, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 5, 3211 - 3215 (2014).
  • S. D. Fried, S. Bagchi And S. G. Boxer, Extreme Electric Fields Power Catalysis in the Active Site of Ketosteroid Isomerase, Science., 6216, 1510 - 1514 (2014).
    Perspectctive wriiten by Peter Hildebrandt, Science 346(6216),1456-1457.
  • S. D. Fried, S. Bagchi And S. G. Boxer, Measuring Electrostatic Fields in Both Hydrogen-Bonding and Non-Hydrogen-Bonding Environments Using Carbonyl Vibrational Probes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, 11181 - 11192 (2013).

Research Interest

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Theory AND Computational Science
  • Laser spectroscopy & Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy
  • Biophysical Science

Contact Details

Dr. Sayan Bagchi


Senior Scientist
Physical Chemistry Division
CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune - 411008, India
Phone: +91-20-2590 3048 (Office)
Email: s.bagchi@ncl.res.in