I started as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) Mainz, in September 2020. In the theory group at MPI-P, my research is focused on modeling organic/inorganic hybrid perovskite nanocrystals relevant in electroluminescence applications.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Aug. 2020 working in the group of Prof. Christopher J. Cramer. During my graduate studies, I have focused mainly on modeling catalytic processes encompassing both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Prior to starting graduate school, I worked with Prof. Debashree Ghosh at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, India, as an intern and explored pathways for UV-induced photo-degradation of eumelanin. I obtained my Master of Science (M.Sc. Chemistry) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Chemistry Honors) degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, and Ramakrishna Mission Residential College Narendrapur, Kolkata, India, respectively.

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Published in the group


Grain Engineering for Improved Charge Carrier Transport in Two-Dimensional Lead-Free Perovskite Field-Effect Transistors
S. Wang, S. Frisch, H. Zhang, O. Yildiz, M. Mandal, N. Ugur, B. Jeong, C. Ramanan, D. Andrienko, H. Wang, M. Bonn, P. W. M. Blom, M. Kivala, W. Pisula, T. Marszalek
Materials Horizons, accepted, 2022,

[pdf] Efficient and stable perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells through contact displacement by MgF
J. Liu, M. De Bastiani, E. Aydin, G. T. Harrison, Y. Gao, R. R. Pradhan, M. K. Eswaran, M. Mandal, W. Yan, A. Seitkhan, M. Babics, A. S. Subbiah, E. Ugur, F. Xu, L. Xu, M. Wang, A. ur Rehman, A. Razzaq, J. Kang, R. Azmi, A. A. Said, F. H. Isikgor, T. G. Allen, D. Andrienko, U. Schwingenschloegl, F. Laquai, S. De Wolf
Science, 377, 302-306, 2022, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Quantum Efficiency Enhancement of Lead-Halide Perovskite Nanocrystal LEDs by Organic Lithium Salt Treatment
T. Naujoks, R. Jayabalan, Ch. Kirsch, F. Zu, M. Mandal, J. Wahl, M. Waibel, A. Opitz, N. Koch, D. Andrienko, M. Scheele, W. Bruetting
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 14, 28985-28996, 2022, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Improvement of Photophysical Properties of CsPbBr3 and Mn2+:CsPb(BrCl)3 Perovskite Nanocrystals by Sr2+ Doping for White Light-Emitting Diodes
H. Yuce, M. Mandal, Y. Yalcinkaya, D. Andrienko, M. Demir
J. Phys. Chem. C, 126, 11277-11284, 2022, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Tuning Interfacial Charge Transfer in Atomically Precise Nanographene-Graphene Heterostructures by Engineering van der Waals Interactions
X. Yu, Sh. Fu, M. Mandal, X. Yao, Zh. Liu, W. Zheng, P. Samorì, A. Narita, K. Muellen, D. Andrienko, M. Bonn, H. Wang
J. Chem. Phys., 156, 2022, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Spatially resolved fluorescence of caesium lead halide perovskite supercrystals reveals quasi-atomic behavior of nanocrystals
D. Lapkin, C. Kirsch, J. Hiller, D. Andrienko, D. Assalauova, K. Braun, J. Carnis, Y. Y. Kim, M. Mandal, A. Maier, A. J. Meixner, N. Mukharamova, M. Scheele, F. Schreiber, M. Sprung, J. Wahl, S. Westendorf, I. A. Zaluzhnyy, I. A. Vartanyants
Nature Communications, 13, 2022, [doi]


[pdf] Porphyrin-functionalization of CsPbBrI2/SiO2 core-shell nanocrystals enhances the stability and efficiency in electroluminescent devices
J. Wahl, M. Engelmayer, M. Mandal, T. Naujoks, P. Haizmann, A. Maier, H. Peisert, D. Andrienko, W. Bruetting, M. Scheele
Adv. Optical Mater., 2101945, 2021, [doi] [abstract]