PhD Student
ATLAS Institute

Purnendu is a designer, trained as a physicist. He combines his love for design, physics, and computers to develop new fabrication techniques for functional materials. He is a Ph.D. student at the interdisciplinary ATLAS Institute advised by Carson Bruns and Gregory Whiting.

He holds an Integrated Master's degree in physics (with specialization in material science) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. Earlier, he has co-founded a nanotechnology company in India Log 9 Materials, (which focuses on manufacturing and developing commercial applications around Graphene) and a multidisciplinary Design Studio at IIT Roorkee. His work portfolio includes research at various institutions worldwide, including the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, and Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany.