Dr. Nandi has joined ICHEC as a Computational Scientist from May, 2017. His area of expertise involves microscopic (atomistic/molecular) modelling of materials using high-performance computing (HPC) systems. Due to the advent of very powerful computers in recent decades, there is a revolution in understanding of materials behaviour in the microscopic level. Using novel computational techniques involving Density Functional Theory (DFT), molecular dynamics (MD) and accelerated molecular dynamics (AMD) in conjunction with the current HPC infrastructure, Dr. Nandi has explored a few exciting materials puzzle from the microscopic level where experiments can’t reach!
Dr. Nandi completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) and M. Sc. in Physics from University of Calcutta (India) in years 2002 and 2004 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in the field of Computational Materials Science in 2011 from Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, India. Following his Ph.D., he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in many prestigious organizations like Institute for Materials Research (IMR) of Tohoku University (Japan), North Carolina State University (USA), ITER-India (India) and the University College Dublin (Ireland).
Prithwish also served as a course instructor at the North Carolina State University (USA) where he taught a course on Nuclear Engineering (NE-795 – Advanced Topics in Nuclear Engineering).
- ice and hydrate nucleation
- structure and dynamics in liquids
- biophysical chemistry: dynamical onset in proteins and glass transition in hydration water
- atmospheric chemistry: phase transitions in water's 'No Man's Land'
- dilute magnetic semiconductors/spintronics
- neutron damage modelling in solids
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland
- Research Associate, ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, India
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA
- Research Associate, Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, India
- G-COE Research Intern, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan
- Materials Research Society of India (Life-member)
- Irish Computer Society (Member)
- Materials Research Society (MRS), USA (Member: 2012-2013)
Prithwish is a master of gardening and spends most of his time between plants, roots, veggies and flowers.
Contributions in Technical Reports:
Prithwish K Nandi (as one of the contributing authors) Technical Mission Area 1 – Low Temperature Creep Atomistic and Discrete Dislocation Dynamics Simulations (Page 145 – 160, Year 2016) in final report (Report number: 11-3278) of Fuel Ageing in Storage and Transportation (FAST):Accelerated Characterization and Performance Assessment of the Used Nuclear Fuel Storage System. (Funded by: Nuclear Energy University Program, US Department of Energy). (Link)