Born in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India, Satyen Saha received B.Sc. (Chemistry honors, 1994) and M.Sc. (Chemistry, 1996) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He did his Ph.D. (Photochemistry, 2002) from Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, India under the supervision of Prof. Anunay Samanta. Subsequently he moved to Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Tokyo for post doctoral research (2002–2005) in the group of Prof. Hiro-o Hamaguchi, followed by post doctoral research work with Prof. Richard Wiess, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. He was the recipient of JSPS post doctoral fellowship for the foreign researcher. At present he is a permanent faculty in department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University (central university), Varanasi, India. His present research interests are: synthesis, structure (solid and liquid phase) and interactions in ionic liquids, high energy density materials, and photophysical studies (steady state and time resolved) of fluorescent molecules in condensed phases.