Susanta Mahapatra
Senior Professor, FASc 
Ph. D. IIT, Kanpur, 1996
Postdoctoral Research    University of Potsdam, 1996 - 1997  

University of Heidelberg, 1997 - 2000
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 2000 - 2004
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 2004 - 2006
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2006 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134826, E-mail: 
Research Interests 
  • Theoretical chemical dynamics:  
  • Time-independent and time-dependent quantum dynamics of inelastic and reactive scattering: Integral and differential cross sections, state-selected and state-to-state energy resolved reaction probabilities, resonances, nonadiabatic coupling, spin- orbit coupling and geometric phase effects.  
  • Electronic spectroscopy of molecules and clusters: Potential energy surface, vibronic coupling, conical intersections, electronic nonadiabatic effects and transitions, photoabsorption, photoemission, photodissociation dynamics of molecules on coupled electronic states, photoelectron spectroscopy of negative ions and neutral molecules, Jahn-Teller and pseudo-Jahn-Teller and Renner-Teller effects. 
  • Electronic spectroscopy of boron and carbon cluster. Electronic control of molecular processes through conical intersections.

Selected Publications
  • "XUV excitation followed by ultrafast non-adiabatic relaxation in PAH molecules as a femto-astrochemistry experiment " A. Marciniak, V. Despre, T. Barillot, A. Rouzee, M.C.E. Galbraith, J. Klei, C.-H. Yang, C.T.L. Smeenk, V. Loriot, S. Nagaprasad Reddy, A.G.G.M. Tielens, S. Mahapatra, A.I. Kuleff, M.J.J. Vrakking and F. Lepine , Nature Communications 2015, 6, 7909. 
  • "Time-dependent quantum wave packet dynamics of the S+OH reaction on its electronic ground state", S. Goswami, T. Rajagopala Rao, S. Mahapatra, B. Bussery-Honvault and P. Jonvault, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2014, 118, 5915.
  • "Theoretical study of electron detachment spectroscopy of ClH2- revisited" Chemical Physics Letters 2013, 574, 24.
  • "First principles quantum dynamical investigation provides evidence for the role of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon radical cations in interstellar physics" V. Sivaranjana Reddy, S. Ghanta and S. Mahapatra, Physical Review Letters, 2010, 104, 111102.
  • "Excited electronic states and nonadiabatic effects in contemporary chemical dynamics " S. Mahapatra , Accounts of Chemical Research 2009, 42, 1004.