Dr. Shamik Chakraborty is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan, India. He is in the Department of Chemistry since 2012.
Dr. Chakraborty obtained his Ph.D. from Tata Institute Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, India, in the area of high resolution laser spectroscopy in the gas phase. Prior to his appointment at BITS, he worked in Centre Laser, University Paris Sud (France), Institute for Optics and Atomic Physics, Technical University Berlin (Germany), and Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow.
Currently, he is working with Matrix Isolation technique to perform molecular spectroscopy of cold molecules and non-covalently bonded clusters. Main emphasis is to investigate nature and origin hydrogen bond involving selenium, i.e. selenium centered hydrogen bonding, halogen bonding, and chalcogen bonding.