Suprem R. Das | Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - 2013, Purdue University
M.S. - 2006, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus
B.S. - 1996, Utkal University, India
2084 Rathbone Hall
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Dr. Suprem Das joined the department of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at K-State as an assistant professor in 2017. He is also an affiliated faculty member with the K-State department of electrical and computer engineering. Das holds a doctorate degree in (Applied) Physics from Purdue University. His doctoral research was conducted with David B. Janes at Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center. Before coming to K-State, Das spent one year as a post-doctorate research associate at Purdue's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and subsequently as a joint research staff member in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University and the Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Ames Laboratory.
Das' most recent research interests involve additive manufacturing of graphene, nanotubes and inorganic nanowires for sensing and energy applications such as electrochemical sensing and thermoelectric energy generation. He is keenly interested in studying transport physics in micro/nano-manufactured devices such as transistors with low dimensional channel materials and applying them to various platforms. During his doctorate study, he investigated electrical and electro-thermal transport in nanoelectronic devices such as field effect transistors and graphene-based high-performance transparent conductors. Along with his colleagues, he has coined 'co-percolating transport' and 'super-Joule heating' to understand the electrical properties in multicomponent electronic materials.
Das was awarded the best post-doctoral recognition in mechanical engineering at Iowa State in 2016-17. In the same year, he was elected as one of Iowa State's emerging leaders within the graduate and post-graduate school. His research has been featured as a 'Next Big Breakthrough' by Iowa State University Foundation's FORWARD magazine (Summer 2017). While at Purdue University, Das was awarded a Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship for his research and a summer boot-camp teaching fellowship for teaching minority students in engineering. At Purdue and Iowa State, Das' research has been highlighted in university news services, a number of national and international news services, and professional societies' magazines such as IEEE Spectrum (IEEE), Materials Today (Elsevier), and Electrochemical Society.