Sougat Purohit

Ph.D. student

I am a PhD student in the Materials Engineering Department of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. My research interests include predicting and understanding materials’ electronic, magnetic, optical, and chemical properties using density functional theory calculations and machine learning. I am particularly interested in developing novel energy materials and aim to contribute to the shift into green energy through my research.

Before joining here, I completed my Bachelors in Technology in the School of Minerals, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, where I worked under Prof. Amritendu Roy for my senior thesis project.

I enjoy watching cricket, playing chess, and jogging around the verdant IISc campus in my spare time.

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