I am a designer, trained as a physicist. I combine my love for design, physics and computers to develop human centered programmable materials. I am PhD student at the interdisciplinary ATLAS Institute at University of Colorado Boulder where I am developing materials with controllable shape, stiffness and color. I work with Daniel Leithinger, Mark D. Gross and Carson Bruns .
Earlier, I co-founded a nanotechnology company in India Log 9 Materials , (which focuses on manufacturing and developing commercial applications around the wonder material, Graphene) and a multidisciplinary Design Studio at IIT Roorkee. I hold a Integrated Master's degree in physics (with specialization in material science) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. My portfolio includes work at various HCI (Human Computer Interaction) research laboratories around the globe including the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany and Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany. You can find more about my work and research projects below.
1. “ HASEL-UI: A toolkit for electrostatically driven Shape-Changing Interfaces ”, Purnendu , Eric Acome, Daniel Leithinger, Christoph Keplinger, Carson Bruns [Under submission for CHI 2021 ]
2. “ Graphene-Based 3D Xerogel as Adsorbent for Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Industrial Wastewater ”, Purnendu , Soumitra Satapathi, 5, 2, 96-102,2017, Journal of Renewable Materials. (Link)
1.METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-MATERIAL VARIABLE RESOLUTION PALMTOP 3D PRINTING; Purnendu , Carson Bruns, Mark D Gross [Provisional Patent Application No 63/061,653 (pending)]
2. A GRAPHENE BASED TOBACCO SMOKE FILTER AND A METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING GRAPHENE COMPOSITION; Akshay V. Singhal, Purnendu : WO 2017187453 A1 (Link)
3. DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME THICKNESS CONTROLLED SPIN-COATING; Sawhney Nipun, Purnendu , Soumitra Satapathi : E-106/43/2016/DEL/201611039173 (Patents pending)