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Saion Sinha
Arts and Sciences & Tagliatela College of Engineering
Dept. of Math and Physics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Maxcy Hall

    Dr. Saion Sinha has considerable research expertise in the area of Nanotechnology and particularly in nanomaterials.  He studied low-band gap semiconductors for his Masters and High Tc superconductors for his Ph.D dissertation. He gained significant experience in nanomaterials during his tenure as a Research Scientist at the North Carolina Center for Nanoscale Materials and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His expertise is in synthesizing novel structures of nanoscale materials. He is pursuing research in nanomaterial synthesis at UNH and earlier at Southern Connecticut State University. He has a number of publications in reputed journals and a patent in rechargeable batteries. He has delivered number of lectures in the technical and business aspects of nanotechnology in the U.S. and abroad.



    Ph.D. - University of Kentucky
    B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

    Published Books and Articles

    Refereed Publication


    Study on the growth conditions of Silicon Nanowires, Saion Sinha , C. Wynshank, C. Broadbridge, B. Gao, O. Zhou, submitted Journal of Material Science

    Electronic Structures of Single walled Carbon Nanotubes determined by NMR,. S. Sinha et al Science, 2000, April 21, 288, pg 492

    Alloy formation in Nanostructured Silicon, Bo Gao, Saion Sinha , Otto Zhou Journal of Advanced Materials., 2001, 13, pg 816-819

    Synthesis of Silicon Nanowires and novel Nano-Dendrite structures, Saion Sinha, Bo Gao, Otto Zhou; Electronic Structure of Novel Materials, 2000,342

    Zero Bias Conductance Peak enhancement in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 to Pb Tunneling junction,Saion Sinha , K.-W. Ng; Physical Review Letters 1998 vol 80 pg 1296

    Andreev Reflection in Pb/BSCCO Tunneling Junction, Saion Sinha , K.-W. Ng; Journal of Chem & Physics of Solids 1998 vol 59 pg 2078

    Magnetic field dependence on Zero Bias Conductance Peak, Saion Sinha , K.-W. Ng; Europhysics Letters 1998 vol 44 pg 648

    Novel technique to synthesize Silicon Nanodendrites, Saion Sinha, Bo Gao, O. Zhou; Material Research Society Bulletin- Spring 2001

    Other Publications


    • Synthesis of Novel Silicon Nanodendrites,Saion Sinha, B. Gao. O. Zhou CMOC (Connecticut Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Consortium) Bulletin 2001
    • Data Analysis in the Environmental and Biological Sciences
    • Marine and Estuarine Ecology, Landscape Ecology, and Advanced Applications of Geographic Information Systems


    • “Small World”--- article on Southern Life, Nov 2000
    • “Nanotechnology” --- article New Haven Register , Jan 11th 2001
    • “Marriage of Molecules & Business” – article on Business New Haven, Feb 2002

    Contributed Presentations:

    Synthesis of Silicon Nanodendrites, Saion Sinha, Bo Gao, Otto Zhou; MRS Spring meeting 2001, San Francisco, CA

    Synthesis and Characterization of Silicon nanostructures, Saion Sinha, Bo Gao, L.Fleming, J. Lorentzen, L. McNeil, O. Zhou; APS March meeting 2000, Minneapolis

    Study of the Zero bias Conductance Peak in Metal Superconductor Junctions, Saion Sinha, K.-W Ng; American Physical Society March Meeting (1999) Atlanta, Georgia

    Magnetic field dependence study of the Zero Bias Conductance Peak in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 to Metal Junctions, Saion Sinha , K.-W. Ng; American Physical Society March Meeting (1998) Los Angeles, CA

    Study of Zero Bias Conductance Peak Enhancement in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 to Pb Junctions, Saion Sinha , K.-W. Ng; CAP-Congress, Calgary, CANADA; June 1997

    Characterization of ultra-fine Nanoparticles Manufactured by Laser Pyrolysis, X.X.Bi, S.Sinha, P.C.Eklund ; MRS Meeting, Boston, November 1992

    Invited Presentations

    • Nanowires as future sensors- June 2001
      Perkin Elmer Instruments, SHELTON, CT, U.S.A.
    • Silicon Nanowires --- Synthesis, Characterization and Application- May 2001
      Inframat Technologies, WILLINGTON, CT, U.S.A.
    • Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Nanotubes/Nanowires- Jan 2001
      Indian Institute of Technology; KHARAGPUR, INDIA
    • Application and Synthesis of thin films of Nanoscale Materials- June 2000
      UHV – Technologies Inc. MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, U.S.A.
    • Playing with Atoms- March 2000
      Ball State University, MUNCIE, IN, U.S.A.
    • Synthesis of Nanotube film by Pulsed Laser Deposition- April 1999
      Holographics Inc. , NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A.
    • Detailed study of the Metal/ BSCCO Zero Bias Conductance Peak- April 1998
      University of North Carolina, CHAPEL HILL , NC ,U.S.A.
    • Electromagnetism ----- A fun game- Feb 1998
      School of Maths and Sciences , MOBILE, AL, USA
    • Study of Superconductor superlattice study by magnetron sputtering
      EG & G Photo-electronics, MONTREAL, CANADA- Nov 1997

    U.S. Patent # 6,334,939 titled “ Nanostructure Based High Energy Capacity Material”

    Curriculum Development and Organization

    Developed and organized a workshop on “Nanotechnology” for Business Professionals at Southern Connecticut State University

    Worked on Developing a “Business of Science” program at Southern Connecticut State University

    Worked on Developing a “Applied Physics” specialization at Southern Connecticut State University



    Research Grants
    2002- U.S. Nanocorps Inc. --- for preliminary study on thermal properties of nanofilms
    2002- Connecticut State --- for developing PLD system to grow nanoceramic films
    2001- Connecticut State --- --- for study on the growth of nanowires

    Research Honors
    2001- Letter of Honor from Ms. Rosa DeLauro, Member of Congress (3rd. District, CT) CT)
    2001- Letter of Appreciation for research from Mr. Mike Adanti, President SCSU

    Academic Honors
    1991 J.C. Ghosh Memorial Merit Scholarship ( for performance in M.S.)
    1985 Merit Scholarship ( for performance in Mathematics Olympiad )
    1984 National Scholarship ( for performance in Secondary Examination