Partha Dutta

Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

While completing his doctoral degree, Dutta worked as a Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science, in Bangalore, India. Subsequently, he served as a visiting scientist at the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid, Spain and at the Solid State Physics Laboratory of Delhi, India. He joined Rensselaer in 1996 as a research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and Mechanics. Three years later, he was appointed as a research assistant professor in the Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Department. In 2000, he was offered a tenure track assistant professor position.


Ph.D. Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (Indian Institute of Science, 1996), M.S. Physics (Indian Institute of Technology, 1990), B.S. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (Bombay University, 1988)

Research Focus
  • Processing
  • Process development
  • Nanomaterials
  • Large-scale manufacturing
  • Infrared photodetectors
  • Free space optical communication
  • Electronic and optoelectronic device fabrication
Select Works
  • P.S. Dutta and T.R. Miller, "Engineering Phase Formation Thermo-Chemistry for Crystal Growth of Homogeneous Ternary and Quaternary III-V Compound Semiconductors from Melts," Journal of Electronic Materials, 29, 956-963, (2000).
  • P.S. Dutta and A.G. Ostrogorsky, "Strong Band Gap Narrowing in Quasi-Binary (GaSb)x(InAs)1-x Crystals Grown from Melt," Journal of Crystal Growth, 197, 1-6, (1999).