Research Interests

​ I am interested in time resolved studies that explore carrier dynamics in a host of semiconductor materials. By using the technique of 4D microscope imaging, which offers spatial resolution on the order of nanometers and temporal resolution on the order of femtoseconds, I wish to unravel several surface phenomena that characterize such materials.  

Selected Publications

  • Enhanced Optoelectronic Performance of a Passivated Nanowire-based Device: Key Information from Real-space Imaging ...
    J.I. Khan, A. Adhikari, J. Sun, D. Priante, R. Bose, B.S. Shaheen, T.K. Ng, C. Zhao, O.M. ...
    Small, 12 (17), Pages 23132320, (2016)
  • Mapping Carrier Dynamics on Material Surfaces in Space and Time using Scanning Ultrafast Electron Microscopy
    Jingya Sun, Aniruddha Adhikari, Basamat S. Shaheen, Haoze Yang, and Omar F. Mohammed
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 1077, (2016)
  • Accurate determination of complex χ(2) spectrum of the air/water interface
    Satoshi Nihonyanagi, Ryoji Kusaka, Ken-ichi Inoue, Aniruddha Adhikari, Shoichi Yamaguchi, ...
    J. Chem. Phys. 143, 124707, (2015)
  • Ultrafast Singlet–Singlet Energy Transfer between an Acceptor Electrostatically Attached to the Walls of an Organic...
    Shipra Gupta, Aniruddha Adhikari, Amit Kumar Mandal, Kankan Bhattacharyya, and V. Ramamurt...
    Organic Capsule and the Enclosed Donor J. Phys. Chem. C, (2011)
  • A FCS Study of Diffusion of an Organic Dye in The Gel Phase and Fluid Phase of a Single Lipid Vesicle
    Subhadip Ghosh, Aniruddha Adhikari, Supratik Sen Mojumdar, and Kankan Bhattacharyya
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 5736 , (2010)
  • Deuterium Isotope Effect on Femtosecond Solvation Dynamics in an Ionic Liquid Microemulsion: An Excitation Waveleng...
    Dibyendu Kumar Sasmal, Supratik Sen Mojumdar, Aniruddha Adhikari, and Kankan Bhattacharyya
    Excitation Wavelength Dependence Study J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 4565 , (2010)
  • Ultrafast FRET in a room temperature ionic liquid micro-emulsion: A femtosecond excitation wavelength dependence st...
    Aniruddha Adhikari, Dibyendu Kumar Das, Dibyendu Kumar Sasmal, and Kankan Bhattacharyya
    J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 3737 , (2009)
  • Probing Heterogeneity in Ionic Liquids: A Femtosecond Excitation Wavelength Dependence Study
    Aniruddha Adhikari, Shantanu Dey, and Kankan Bhattacharyya
    ISRAPS Bulletin, 21, 4 , (2009)
  • Femtosecond Solvation Dynamics in a Micron Sized Aggregate of an Ionic Liquid and P123 Tri-block Copolymer
    Shantanu Dey, Aniruddha Adhikari, Dibyendu Kumar Das, Dibyendu Kumar Sasmal, and Kankan Bh...
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 959 , (2009)
  • Study of diffusion of organic dyes in a triblock co-polymer micelle and gel by fluorescence correlation spectroscop...
    Subhadip Ghosh, Ujjwal Mandal, Aniruddha Adhikari, and Kankan Bhattacharyya
    Chemistry. An Asian Journal, (2009)

Education Profile

  • 2006-2011: Ph.D., Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, (degree awarded by Jadavpur University), India.
  • 2004-2006: M.Sc. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-present: Post-doctoral Fellow, Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center & Division of Physical Science and Engineering, KAUST, KSA.
  • 2011-2015: Post-doctoral Fellow, Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory, RIKEN, Japan.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​Chemical Society of Japan


  • Young Scientist Poster Award of the Spectroscopical Society of Japan, 2014.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2011-2013.
  • Best Poster Prize, Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry, 2008.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)