Bivas Saha is an Assistant Professor in the International Center for Materials Science and Chemistry and Physics of Materials Science unit in Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. He has graduated with Ph.D. degree from Purdue University’s Birck Nanotechnology Center and School of Materials Engineering in 2014, M.S. degree from JNCASR in 2010 and B.Sc. degree from Jadavpur University in 2007. Prior to joining JNCASR as a faculty member, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Center of Energy Efficient Electronic Sciences in University of California Berkeley.

Dr. Saha developed the first epitaxial single crystalline metal/semiconductor superlattices, which has emerged as a novel kind of “man-made” crystal for applications in solid state energy conversion devices. His research has also demonstrated sub- 50 mV mechanical relay switch devices for mechanical computing devices . His current research interest include energy efficient electronics and solid state energy conversion, working at the intersection between materials science, electrical engineering, physics and chemistry.

Dr. Saha is a recipient of Purdue University College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2014) and Materials Research Society of USA’s outstanding research award in its meeting for Fall-2013. He has served as an ambassador of Discovery Park and Birck Nanotechnology Center of Purdue University.

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