Surjit Sahoo received his B.Sc. in Electronics Science from Utkal University, Odisha, India, and his M.Sc. in Electronics Science from Jadavpur University, West Bengal. He continued his research on experimental material science by joining the India Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar, in 2015. As a junior research fellow, he participated in a project investigating “Two-dimensional NiCo2O4-graphene composites for high-performance supercapacitor electrodes,” sponsored by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS). The goal of his project was to synthesize nanostructured binary and ternary transition metal oxides, chalcogenides, and their graphene composites via hydrothermal and electrodeposition methods and their application in supercapacitor devices.
In 2016, Sahoo began his doctoral research in the nanomaterials system laboratory at Jeju National University, South Korea, under the supervision of Prof. Sang-Jae Kim. He completed his Ph.D. in February 2020, focusing on electrochemical energy storage devices (supercapacitors), energy harvesting systems (nanogenerators), and the fabrication of self-powered devices for energy conversion and storage using various nanostructured electrode materials.
In 2021, Sahoo joined the School of Basic Sciences at IIT Bhubaneswar as a National Post-doctoral Fellow (N-PDF). From October 2022, he will be working as a Foreign Postdoctoral Fellow in the research group of Prof. Raz Jelinek at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.