Dr. Pradip Chakraborty

Office: CHB 222
e-mail: pradipc@uw.edu


  • 2013 Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland, with Prof. Andreas Hauser
  • 2007 M.S. Chemical Science, Materials Research Center, Indian Institute of Science, India with Prof. S. B. Krupanidhi
  • 2004 B.S. Chemistry (Hons.), University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

Awards & Honors

  • 2013 Finalist, Reaxys International Ph.D. Prize in Chemistry
  • 2013 Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Early Postdoctoral Research
  • 2012 Academic Society of Geneva Travel Grant Award
  • 2004-2007 Indian Institute of Science Integrated Ph.D. Research Fellowship
  • 2000 National Merit Certificate



Barrows, C. J.; Chakraborty, P.; Kornowske, L. M.; Gamelin, D. R. "Tuning Equilibrium Compositions in Colloidal Cd1-xMnxSe Nanocrystals Using Diffusion Doping and Cation Exchange." ACS Nano 2016, 10, 910-918. (view)


Stoleriu, L.; Stancu, A.; Chakraborty, P.; Hauser, A.; Enachescu, C. "Analysis of First Order Reversal Curves in the Thermal Hysteresis of Spin-crossover Nanoparticles within the Mechanoelastic Model" J. Appl. Phys. 2014, accepted.

Hauser, A.; Chakraborty, P.; Enachescu, C.; Humair, A.; Egger, L.; Delgado, T.; Tissot, A.; Guénée, L.; Besnard, C.; Bronisz, R. "Light-induced spin-state switching in the mixed crystal series of the 2D coordination network {[Zn1-xFex(bbtr)3](BF4)2}: optical spectroscopy and cooperative effects." Dalton Trans. 2014, accepted. (view)

Marino, A.; Chakraborty, P.; Servol, M.; Lorenc, M.; Collet, E; Hauser, A.; "The role of ligand-field states in the ultrafast photophysical cycle of the prototypical iron(II) spin-crossover compound [Fe(ptz)6](BF4)2." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 3863-3867. (view)


Chakraborty, P.; Pillet, S.; Benedeif, E.-E.; Enachescu, C.; Bronisz, R.; Hauser, A. "Light induced bistability in 2D coordination network {[Fe(bbtr)3](BF4)2}: wavelength-selective addressing of molecular spin states." Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 11418-11428.

Chakraborty, P.; Tissot, A.; Peterhans, L.; Guénée, L.; Besnard, C.; Pattison, P.; Hauser, A. "Determination of the molecular structure of the short-lived light-induced high-spin state in the spin-crossover compound [Fe(6-mepy)3tren](PF6)2." Phys. Rev. B 2013, 87, 214306.

Chakraborty, P.; Boillot, M.–L.; Tissot, A.; Hauser, A. "Photoinduced relaxation dynamics in Fe(II) spin-crossover nanoparticles: the significance of crystallinity." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 7139-7142.

Chakraborty, P.; Enachescu, C.; Hauser, A. "Analysis of the experimental data for pure and diluted [FexZn1-x(bbtr)3](ClO4)2 spin crossover solids in the framework of a mechanoelastic model." Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 770-780.


Phan, H.; Chakraborty, P.; Chen, M.; Calm, Y. M.; Kovnir, K.; Keniley, L. K. Jr.; Hoyt, J. M.; Knowles, E. S.; Besnard, C.; Meisel, M. W.; Hauser, A.; Achim, C.; Shatruk, M. "Heteroleptic Fe(II) complexes of 2,2'-Biimidazole and its alkylated derivatives: spin-crossover and photomagnetic behavior." Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 15805-15815.

Chakraborty, P.; Enachescu, C.; Walder, C.; Bronisz, R.; Hauser, A. "Spin switching dynamics in the 2D coordination network [Zn1-xFex(bbtr)3](ClO4)2: the role of cooperative effects." Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 9714-9722.

Chakraborty, P.; Bronisz, R.; Besnard, C.; Guénée, L.; Pattison, P.; Hauser, A. "Persistent bidirectional optical switching in the 2D high-spin polymer {[Fe(bbtr)3](BF4)2}." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 4049-4052.


Stoleriu, L.; Chakraborty, P.; Hauser, A.; Stancu, A.; Enachescu, C. "Thermal hysteresis in spin-crossover compounds studied within the mechanoelastic model and its potential application to nanoparticles." Phys. Rev. B 2011, 84, 134102.

Krivokapic, I.; Chakraborty, P.; Enachescu, C.; Bronisz, R.; Hauser, A. "Low-Spin → High-Spin relaxation dynamics in the highly diluted spin-crossover system [FexZn1−x(bbtr)3](ClO4)2." Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 1856-1861.

Chakraborty, P.; Roy Choudhury, P.; Krupanidhi, S. B. "Structural and dielectric behavior of pulsed laser ablated Sr0.6Ca0.4TiO3 thin film and asymmetric multilayer of SrTiO3 and CaTiO3." J. Cryst. Growth 2011, 337, 7-12.


Krivokapic, I.; Chakraborty, P.; Bronisz, R.; Enachescu, C.; Hauser, A. "“Significant variation of the singlet–quintet intersystem crossing rate constant in an Iron(II) high-spin complex as a function of temperature." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 8509-8512.

Chakraborty, P.; Krupanidhi, S. B. "Polarization enhancement in compositionally graded vanadium doped bismuth titanate thin films." J. Appl. Phys. 2010, 107, 124105.