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. You can find more about my work and research projects below.
1. “ 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)
2. “ HASEL-UI: A toolkit for electrostatically driven Shape-Changing Interfaces ”, [Under preparation for CHI 2021 ]
1. A GRAPHENE BASED TOBACCO SMOKE FILTER AND A METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING GRAPHENE COMPOSITION Akshay V. Singhal, Purnendu : WO 2017187453 A1 (Link)
2. DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME THICKNESS CONTROLLED SPIN-COATING Sawhney Nipun, Purnendu , Soumitra Satapathi : E-106/43/2016/DEL/201611039173 (Patents pending)