Nealey Group

Kushal Bagchi

Kushal Bagchi received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology from St Joseph’s College, Bangalore, and a master’s in chemistry from Pondicherry University. Kushal received his PhD degree in Chemistry in 2020 from UW-Madison under the supervision of Professor Mark Ediger. In his PhD, Kushal worked on the structural characterization of vapor-deposited glasses of organic semiconductors, using synchrotron-based X-ray scattering techniques.  Kushal joined PME at the University of Chicago in 2020 as a postdoctoral researcher and currently works under the supervision of Prof. Paul Nealey.

Kushal is currently working on the directed self-assembly in nematic and blue-phase liquid crystals. Kushal’s research involves using defect structures in a liquid-crystalline medium to template the self-assembly of nanoparticles and polymeric precursors. Precisely guiding self-assembly in liquid crystals could have broad implications for applications in optoelectronics and plasmonics.

 

Over what length scale does an inorganic substrate perturb the structure of a glassy organic semiconductor?

Bagchi, Kushal, et al. "Over what length scale does an inorganic substrate perturb the structure of a glassy organic semiconductor?." ACS applied materials & interfaces 12.23 (2020): 26717-26726. Kushal Bagchi, Chuting Deng, Camille Bishop, Yuhui Li, Nicholas E. Jackson, Lian Yu, M. F. Toney, J. J. de Pablo, M. D. Ediger