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Northwest Missouri State University

Himadri Chakraborty

Himadri Chakraborty



1428 CIE


660.562.1188 (fax)

Personal Website

Joined Northwest in 2006

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D
  • M.S Physics
  • B.S. Physics

Courses Taught

  • 25-110/111 General Physics I and Lab
  • 25-112/113 General Physics II and Lab
  • 25-120/121 Fundamentals of Classical Physics I and Lab
  • 25-230/231 Fundamentals of Classical Physics I and Lab
  • 25-321 Classical Mechanics Lab
  • 25-322 Statics
  • 25-330/331 Electricity & Magnetism and Lab
  • 25-450/451 Computational Physics and Lab
  • 40-123 Descriptive Astronomy Lab
  • 48-314 Nanoscience I

Academic Interests

Teaching Interests

  • General physics and nanophysics
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Quantum physics
  • Atomic, molecular and surface physics

Research Interests

  • Spectroscopy of nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces (NSF Research Award)
  • Intense and ultrafast optics
  • Atomic and molecular physics

Scholarly Activity

  • “Attosecond time delay in valence photoionization and photorecombination of argon: A time-dependent local-density-approximation study”; M. Magrakvelidze, M.E. Madjet, G. Dixit, M. Ivanov, and H.S. Chakraborty, Physical Review A. 91, 063415 (2015).
  • “Attosecond structures from the molecular cavity in fullerene photoemission time delay”; M. Magrakvelidze, D.M. Anstine, G. Dixit, M.E. Madjet, and H.S. Chakraborty, Physical Review A. 91, 053407 (2015).
  • “Resonant Auger-intersite-Coulombic hybridized decay in the photoionization of endohedral fullerenes”; M.H. Javani, J.B. Wise, R. De, M.E. Madjet, S.T. Manson, and H.S. Chakraborty, Physical Review A. 89, 063420 (2014).
  • “Time delay in the recoiling valence photoemission of Ar endohedrally confined in C60”; G. Dixit, H.S. Chakraborty, and M.E. Madjet, Physical Review Letters 111, 203003 (2013).
  • “Valence photoionization of small alkaline earth atoms endohedrally confined in C60”; M.H. Javani, M.R. McCreary, A.B. Patel, M.E. Madjet, H.S. Chakraborty, and S.T. Manson, European Physics Journal D: 66, 189 (2012).
  • “Plasmon-plasmon coupling in nested fullerenes: Photoexcitation of interlayer plasmonic cross modes”; M.A. McCune*, R. De, M.E. Madjet, H.S. Chakraborty, and S.T. Manson, Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics  Fast Track Communication 44, 241002 (2011).
  • “Band-gap-confinement and image-state-recapture effects in the survival of anions scattered from metal surfaces”; A. Schmitz, J. Shaw, H. S. Chakraborty, and U. Thumm, Physical Review A 81, 042901 (2010).
  • “Photoionization of Xe inside C60: Atom-fullerene hybridization, giant cross-section enhancement, and correlation confinement resonances”; M. E. Madjet, T. Renger, D. E. Hopper, M. A. McCune, H. S. Chakraborty, J. M. Rost, and S. T. Manson, Physical Review A 81, 013202 (2010); Featured in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, February (2010).
  • “Reflective and collateral photoionization of the atom in a fullerene: Confinement geometry from reciprocal spectra”; M. A. McCune, M. E. Madjet, and H. S. Chakraborty, Physical Review A Rapid Communication 80, 011201 (2009); Featured in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, August (2009).
  • “From single cycle self-compressed filaments to isolated attosecond pulses in noble gases”; A. Couairon, H. S. Chakraborty, and M. B. Gaarde, Physical Review A 77, 053814 (2008); Featured in Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, June 2008.

Student Group Advisement

Nanophysics research groups

Other Professional Experiences

  • Winner of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant in 2008, 2011 and 2014
  • Member of American Physical Society
  • Member of American Nano Society
  • Member of Indian Society of Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics


Personal Interests

  • Creative literature
  • Classical music
  • Family