Prof. G.P. Das is a Computational Materials Scientist, who is well known for his contributions in the emerging field of materials modeling, simulation and design of alloys & intermetallics, interfaces & multilayers, clusters & nanostructures, etc. using density functional based first-principles techniques. During the past two decades, his research focus has been on spintronics materials, energy storage materials, functionalized 2D materials, and various kinds of quantum structures. After joining IIT Kharagpur in June 2018, Prof. Das has made significant contributions to both teaching and research, and has been instrumental in steering, guiding and advising students and young researchers in IITKgp. Within a rather short span of two years, he has interacted with several group in IITKgp involved with materials science & engineering, who have fruitfully utilized his decades long experience, expertise as well as professional connectivity with other universities and research institutes, including several IITs in the country. Prof. Das has authored and co-authored ~150 papers, book chapters and review articles, (he has made ~15 peer reviewed publications during his 2-year tenure as Visiting Professor in IIT Kgp). He is a popular teacher and mentor, cutting across disciplines in basic sciences as well as engineering.
Prof. Das has served as visiting scientist in Max Planck Institute Stuttgart (Germany), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (USA), Institute of Materials Research, Sendai (Japan), ICTP Trieste (Italy), and University of New South Wales (Australia). He has successfully steered several research projects sponsored by DRDO, BRNS, JSPS etc., while more recently he has been involved with a multi-disciplinary project on Quantum Structures sponsored by the Department of Atomic Energy.
Abhirup Roy Karmakar
Area of Research: Materials Informatics
Area of Research: Computational Materials Science