Amit Samanta

Research associate

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 49a, room 202)
22607 Hamburg





My current research is focused on method development and implementation to bring large biomolecules (peptides, proteins, viruses, cells) into gas phase and rapidly cool them to ultra-cold temperature using buffer gas cooling technique. This will provide us intense, collimated beam of cold (~4 K) and controlled biomolecules and nanoparticles for atomic resolution diffractive imaging using X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL).

Curriculum Vitae

2016–Research associate at Center for Free Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg
2011–2016Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
2006–2011PhD Student at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India