Hi! I am Purnendu.

I am an interaction designer and experimental physicist. At present I am PhD student at the ATLAS Institute at University of Colorado Boulder working with Daniel Leithinger and Carson Bruns . My research lies at the intersection of computer science and nanotechnology as I am passionate about developing systems and interfaces on pushing the envelope of human-computer interaction (HCI) with a flavor of material science. I invision interactive nanomaterials (with abilities of sensing and actuation) as computer interfaces. In this future our physical world blends smoothly with the digital world and hence the matter around us becomes programmable.

I graduated with an Integrated Master's degree in physics (with specialization in material science and nanotechnology) from the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T), Roorkee. In past, I have co-founded a nanotechnology company, Log 9 Materials in India, which focuses on manufacturing and developing commercial applications around the wonder material, Graphene. I have also co-founded a multidisciplinary Design Studio at IIT Roorkee. My work portfolio includes internships at other HCI research labs, including The HCI Group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany and Bauhaus University, Germany.