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Department of Avionics
Palash Kumar Basu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

  • Ph. D (2010):

Title of the Thesis: Anodically Grown Nanocrystalline-Nanoporous Zinc Oxide ThinFilms and Devices for Gas Sensors.

  IC Design and Fabrication Centre, Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

  • M. Tech in Nano Science and Technology (2006):                 

 Title of the Project: Sol Gel Deposition of Nano Crystalline ZnO Thin Films and Its Application as Methane Gas Sensor.

  Jadavpur University, Kolkata

  • M.Sc in Electronic science (2003):

Title of the Project: Design and Implementation of Automatic Temperature Control System.

University College of Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata





Research Work / Area
  • Nanotechnology based Gas Sensor,THz Devices,  Bio Sensor and Flexible Electronics.

Funded Project

1.      L. Karthikeyan, Akshaya. M. V, Palash Kumar Basu ,Reliable and Flow Independent Hydrogen Sensor based on Microwave assisted ZnO Nanospheres: Improved  Sensing Performance under UV light at Room Temperature, IEEE Sensor (Accepted).

2.   Reshmi Sreedharan, Akshaya M.V,  Biswarup Satpati, Anupam Roy, Palash Kumar Basu,  Kuntala Bhattacharjee, Tailored MoS2 nanorods: A simple microwave assisted synthesis, Materials Reseach Express (Accepted) 2017.

3.      Nivedita Basu, Anil Krishna Konduri, Palash Kumar Basu, Sandeep Keshavan, Manoj Varma, Flexible, Label-Free DNA Sensor using Platinum oxide as the sensing element, IEEE Sensor (Accepted), (DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2017.2738567).

4.      Karthikeyan, Akshaya. M. V, Palash Kumar Basu, Microwave assisted synthesis of ZnO and Pd-ZnO Nanospheres for UV Photodetector, Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, 264  2017) 90-95 .

5.      Samatha Benedict, Palash Kumar Basu,  Navakanta Bhat, Low power gas sensor array on flexible acetate substrate, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering27 (2017) 075024 (8pp).

6.      Palash Kumar Basu, Sangeeth Kallat, Samatha Benedict, Navakanta Bhat,  A Suspended Low Power Gas Sensor With In-plane HeaterIEEE-Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 26 (2017) 48-50.

7.      Palash Kumar Basu, Sangeeth Kallat, Anumol Ashok, Navakanta Bhat, Suspended Core-ShellPt-PtOx Nanostructurefor Ultrasensitive Hydrogen Gas Sensor,  Journal of Applied Physics, 117 (2015) 224501.

8.      Palash Kumar Basu, Deepthi Indukuria, Sandeep Keshavana, Vikas Navratna, Siva Rama Krishna Vanjari, Srinivasan Raghavan, Navakanta Bhat,  Graphene based E. coli Sensor on Flexible Acetate Sheet, Sensors and Actuators, B, 190 (2014) 342- 347.

9.      S. Basu and P. K. Basu, Nanomaterials and Chemical SensorsSensors & Transducers Journal, 134 ( 2011) 1, (has been selected among the 10 Best Articles published in Sensors & Transducers journal in 2011).

10.   J. Kanungo, P. K. Basu, A. L. Spetz, S. Basu, Detection of hydrogen by noble metal treated nanoporous Si and ZnO thin filmsSensors & Transducers Journal, 10 (2011) 131-140.

11.  P. Bhattacharyya, P. K. Basu, S. Basu, Methane detection by nano ZnO based MIM sensor devicesSensors & Transducers Journal, 10 (2011) 121-130.

12.  P.K. Basu, N. Saha, S. K. Jana, H. Saha, A. Lloyd. Spetz and S. Basu, Schottky Junction methane sensors using electrochemically grown nanocrystalline-nanoporous ZnO thin filmsJournal of Sensors 2009 (2009), Article ID 790476.

13.  P. K. Basu, E. Bontempi, S. Maji, H. Saha, S. Basu,Variation of optical band gap in anodically grown nanocrystalline ZnO thin films at room temperature-- Effect of electrolyte concentrations, Journal of Material Science -Materials in Electronics, 20 (2009) 1203-1208.

 14.  S. Basu and P.K. Basu, Nanocrystalline metal oxides for methane sensors: role of noble metals, Journal of Sensors, (2009) , Article ID 861968.

15.  P.K. Basu, S.K. Jana, H. Saha and S. Basu, Low temperature methane sensing by electrochemically grown and surface modified ZnO thin films, Sensors and Actuators, B, 135 (2008) 81-88.

16.  P. K. Basu, N. Saha, S. Maji, H. Saha and S. Basu, Nanoporous ZnO thin films deposited by electrochemical anodization –effect .of UV light, Journal of Material Science -Materials in Electronics, 19 (2008) 493-499.

17.  P. K. Basu, P. Bhattacharyya, N. Saha, H. Saha and S. Basu, Methane sensing properties of platinum catalysed nano porous Zinc Oxide thin films derived by electrochemical anodization, Sensor Letters 6 (2008) 219-225.

18.  P. K. Basu, P. Bhattachayya, N. Saha, H. Saha and S. Basu, The superior performance of the electrochemically grown ZnO thin films as methane sensor, Sensors and Actuators, B, 133 (2008) 357-363.

19.  P. K. Basu, S. K. Jana, M. K. Mitra , H. Saha and S. Basu, Hydrogen gas sensors using anodically prepared and surface modified nanoporous ZnO thin films, Sensor Letters 6 (2008) 699 -704.

20.  P. Bhattacharyya, P.K. Basu, C. Lang, H. Saha, S. Basu, Noble metal catalytic contacts to sol–gel nanocrystalline zinc oxide thin films for sensing methane, Sensors and Actuators, B, 129 (2008) 551–557.


21.   P. Bhattacharyya, P.K. Basu, B. Mondal, H. Saha, A low power MEMS gas sensor based on nanocrystalline ZnO thin films for sensing methane, Microelectronics Reliability, 48(2008)1772-1779.

22.   P. Bhattacharyya, P.K. Basu, H. Saha, S. Basu, Fast response methane sensor using nanocrystalline zinc oxide thin films derived by sol–gel method, Sensors and Actuators, B, 124 (2007) 62–67.

23.   P. Bhattacharyya , P. K. Basu , N. Mukherjee, A. Mondal, H. Saha, S. Basu, Deposition of nanocrystalline ZnO thin films on p-Si by novel galvanic method and application of the heterojunction as methane sensor, Journal of Material Science -Materials in Electronics,18 (2007) 823-829.


24.  P. Bhattacharyya, P.K. Basu, H. Saha, S. BasuFast response methane sensor based on Pd(Ag)/ZnO/Zn MIM structure, Sensor Letters, 4 (2006) 371-376







1.  Reshmi S., Karthikeyan L, Akshaya M V, Palash Kumar Basu and K. Bhattacharjee, Tailored MoS2 nanorods: A liquid phase exfoliation technique followed by microwave heat treatment” in International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2017), Singapore.


2.  Karthikeyan L, Akshaya M V, Palash Kumar Basu , Reliable, Room Temperature and Flow Independent UV Propelled Hydrogen Sensor, in International Conference on Advancement in Engineering, Applied Science and Management (ICAEASM-2017) in C-DAC, Mumbai (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) 


3.  Karthikeyan L, Akshaya M V, Palash Kumar Basu, Accelerated Hydrogen gas sensing of ZnO     Nanosphere at Room temperature by Photoactivation in IEEE-International Conference on Energy (2017), Communication, Data Analytics & Soft Computing.


4.  S.B Rudraswamy, Palash Kumar Basu, and Navakanta Bhat, Sensitivity characteristics of Ag doped BaTiO3-CuO mixed oxide as Carbon-dioxide Sensor, 2014-IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (IEEE CONECCT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India, 06-07 Jan 2014.


5.  S. B. Rudraswamy, Palash Kumar Basu and Navakanta Bhat, BaTiO3 based Carbon-dioxide Gas Sensor, International Conference on Emerging Electronics (ICEE) 2012, IIT Bombay, India.


6.  Arun Kumar Mahodaya, Palash Kumar Basu, Navakanta Bhat, CO2 gas sensing using Barium Strontium Titanate,  6th International Conference on Smart Materials Structures and Systems 2012, IISC,India


7.   J. Kanungo, P. K. Basu, S. Basu, Surface modified nanoporous materials for hydrogen sensing, accepted for oral presentation in  International  Conference 'Sensor Devices 2010' to be held in Venice/Mestre, Italy during 18th-25th July 2010, (Best Paper Award)


8.  P. Bhattacharyya, P.K. Basu and S. Basu, Methane detection by MIM sensor devices based on nano ZnO thin films obtained by Sol-Gel and by Anodization:  A comparative study, accepted for oral presentation in  International  Conference 'Sensor Devices2010' to be held in Venice/Mestre, Italy during 18th-25th July 2010


9.  N. Saha, P. K. Basu and S. Basu, Properties of nanocrystalline Zinc Oxide thin films deposited by the anodization method, accepted for presentation in International Multiconference on Intelligent Systems & Nanotechnology (IISN-2010), Institute of Science & Technology, Klawad, India


10.  S. Basu, P. K. Basu, S. K. Jana and H. Saha, Low temperature methane detection using chemically modified nanoporous ZnO thin film sensors, accepted for presentation in the 12th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 12), 13-16 July, 2008: Columbus, OH, USA


11.  P. K. Basu, P. Bhattacharyya, S. Basu and H. Saha, Nanoporous ZnO based MIM sensors for efficient methane detection, presented in the National Seminar on Recent Advances in Material Science (RAMS 08), 15 -17 February, 2008, Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad, India


12.  P. K. Basu, N. Saha, S. Maji, H. Saha, S. Basu, High efficiency methane gas sensor based on nano porous ZnO thin films produced by electrochemical anodization, presented in the 7th East Asian Conference on Chemical Sensors (EACCS 2007), 3-5 December 2007, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


13.  P. K. Basu, P. Bhattacharyya, H. Saha, S. Basu , Nano crystalline ZnO thin films by Sol-Gel technique and applications as Gas Sensor, presented in the India - Japan Workshop(IJW-2006) on ZnO Materials & Devices, 18-20 December, 2006, Department of Electronic Science, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi - 110 021, India


14.  P. Bhattacharyya, P. K. Basu, S.Basu and H.Saha, Nanocrystalline ZnO thin films for MEMS based Gas Sensors,  presented in the International Conference on Recent Trends in Nanoscience & Technology –2006, (ICRTNT-06), 7-9 December, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

  • Chapter 8. Nanomaterials and Chemical Sensors by S. BasuandP. K.Basu, Book: Modern Sensors, Transducers and Sensor Networks (Book Series:Advances in Sensors: Reviews, Vol. 1),Editor: Sergey Y. Yurish,Publisher:International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) Publishing,Pubdate: 15 May 2012, BN:201205-XX,BIC:TJFC,

1.Reliable room temperature Gas Sensor with negligible baseline drift suitable at different air flow condition” L. Karthikeyan, Akshaya. M. V, Palash Kumar Basu [Submitted 2016]
2.“System and Method for Microfabrication with Portable CleanroomNavakanta Bhat, Amod Hulge and Palash Kumar Basu [Patent 2014: IP IPA12130003].
3.A CMOS chip compatible gas sensor”, Navakanta Bhat and Palash Kumar Basu . [Patent PCT/IB2014/059082].
4.“Gas sensor array on plastic with nanogap sensor and out of plane heater Navakanta Bhat and Palash Kumar Basu [Patent 2013: IP22966/SAC].
5.Gas sensor array with in plane heater and shadow deposition” Navakanta Bhat and Palash Kumar Basu. [Patent 2013: IP 22967/SAC].


      1. Design and Development of High Performance Hydrogen Sensor for IPRC, Mahendragiri 

       Palash Kumar Basu, IIST and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Started in July 2014 to continuing.


      2. Design and Fabrication of Graphene based RF Transistor 

      Palash Kumar Basu, IIST and Mr. Apurba Bhattacharyya, Space Application Centre, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Started at May 2014 to continuing.


      3. Possibility of finding graphene as THz Detector materials for space application

      Palash Kumar Basu, IIST and Space Application Centre (SAC), ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) Started in July 2015


      4. Investigating the Nanomaterial Based Exosome Sensor for Cancer Prognostic: An Approach towards Liquid Biopsy for Cancer

      [BT/PR21998/NNT/28/1245/2017], Palash Kumar Basu, IIST and Suparna Sengupta, RGCB (approved by DBT, 2017)

1.Position: Centenary Postdoctoral Fellow (24.08. 2010 – Nov 2013)

Fellowship: Centenary Postdoctoral Fellowship from Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Institute/Organization: Electrical Communication Engineering, Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India

Subject: Nano-Structure for High Performance Gas Sensors


2.Position : Postdoctoral Fellow (15.05.2009 –12.04.2010)

Fellowship: Italian Minister of Research (MIUR) to do Postdoc

Institute: University of Brescia, Italy

Subject: Characterization of thin films by µXRD (with area detector)


3.Position: Internship (19. 05.2008 –   03.07. 2008)

Fellowship: Swedish Research Council 

Institute: Linkoping University, Sweden.

Subject: Study of Nanocrystalline ZnO as O2 and NO2 gas sensors.


4.Position: Senior Research Fellow (10.04.2008-10.05.2009)

Fellowship: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India

Institute: Jadavpur University, India

Subject: Pursue the Ph.D.