Maitrayee was awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta, India in 2014. In the very same year, she moved to the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India to pursue a Master of Science in Chemistry. Her Masters’ research work involved the theoretical study of electronic transition using semiclassical dynamical methods. After graduation, she was appointed as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the DST-SERB project, Government of India at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India. As a JRF, she studied the pseudo Jahn–Teller effect in 2-D materials, viz. silicene, germanene, and stanene. In 2017, Maitrayee joined LLE as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry. Her research interests in Dr. Suxing Hu’s group primarily revolves around studying ultrafast dynamics in the attosecond regime and the investigation of the chemistry of the core electrons under high pressure.
Project Title: High-Pressure Chemistry: How Hydrocarbons Behave Under Compression
Publications & Preprints: M. Ghosh, S. Zhang, and S. X. Hu, “Diamond Formation in Compressed Polystyrene up to ~300 GPa Pressures,” to be submitted to Physical Review Letters.