S. Chatterjee MSc (Swarupa)

About Me

I am currently pursuing my doctoral degree at the department of Nanobiophyics, TNW, UT in collaboration with Wetsus (European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology) in Leeuwarden.

I started this new chapter of my life as a Marie Curie scholar in October 2017 that is when I also moved to the Netherlands for the first time. I monitor the integrity of functionalized membrane upon filtration with virus-contaminated water using fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy on a nanometer scale. The idea of this research has further been extended towards detection, quantification and identification of Nano plastics.

Before this, in 2015, I got GRK1626 scholarship which gave me a chance as a guest researcher to explore Organic photoredox catalysis under the supervision of  Prof. Burkhard K├Ânig at the University of Regensburg, Germany. After gaining experience in synthetic organic chemistry for 1.5 years, I moved to a startup (founded by the same lab alumnus) internship for half a year on surface chemistry at MARAWE GmbH, Regensburg, Germany.

I am born and brought up in India. I finished my high school in year 2009 then, did my bachelor studies in Chemistry (honours) from Presidency College, Kolkata under the University of Calcutta (Physics and Mathematics as additional subjects).  Then started my Masters in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras after clearing all India Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM).


Physics & Astronomy
Engineering & Materials Science


Fluorescence Spectroscopy for the Quantification of Virus Retention and Inactivation Efficiency of Membrane Filters



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Maters in Chemistry

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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 Wetsus, Ostergoweg 9, 8911 MA Leeuwarden, Netherlands