Kamal Saha
  • Kamal Saha, PhD

  • HPC Engineer User Support
  • 810A Flanner Hall
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  • 574-631-0402/1060


Major Working Areas

  1. HPC user support and user classroom training.
  2. Large-scale parallel programming (CPU + GPU).
  3. Exascale technologies, tools, and exascale metrics for code's scientific performance.
  4. Code profiling, optimization, scaling (weak and strong), benchmarking.
  5. Software engineering (Gitlab, Jenkins, CI, Semantic analysis).

Honors and Awards

  1. Max Planck Fellowship, Germany (2005-2007).
  2. Research Fellowship by Dept. of Science and Technology of the Govt. of India (1999-2004).
  3. Member of the Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (2010).
  4. Editor of International Journal of Modern Physics B, Modern Physics Letters B (2009-2011).

Research Grants

  1. Co-PI on NSF XSEDE grant (2013) of computing 3264728 SUs on supercomputer Stampede with project title – First-principles quantum transport combined with molecular dynamics simulations of DNA-carbon-nanostructure hybrids.
  2. Co-PI on NSF TeraGrid LRAC-grant (2010) granting two million processor hours on TACC Ranger with project title - First-principles modeling of graphene nanoelectronic devices using algorithms of reduced computational complexity and massive parallelization.
  3. AIST grants 2004 (Tsukuba, Japan) for collaborative visits and presenting invited talks.
  4. ICTP full grant 2003 to attend and present a talk at Winter College on Numerical Methods in Electronic Structure Theory, ICTP, Italy. 

Selected Journal Articles (published total 22 articles)

  1. K. K. Saha and B. K. Nikolić “Negative differential resistance in grapheme-nanoribbon-̶ carbon-nanotube crossbars: a first-principles multiterminal quantum study”, J Comput Electron 12, 542 (2013).
  2. K. K. Saha, Marija Drndić, and B. K. Nikolić “DNA base-specific modulation of microampere transverse edge currents through a metallic grapheme nanoribbon with a nanopore”, Nano Lett. 12, 50 (2012).
  3. K. K. Saha, A. Blom, K. S. Thygesen, and B. K. Nikolić Magnetoresistance and negative differential resistance in Ni/Graphene/Ni vertical heterostructures driven by finite bias voltage: A first-principles study”, Phys. Rev. B 85, 184426 (2012).
  4. K. K. Saha, T. Markussen, K. S. Thygesen, and B. K. Nikolić “Multiterminal single-molecule—graphene-nanoribbon junctions with the thermoelectric figure of merit optimized via evanescent mode transport and gate voltage, Phys. Rev. B 84, 041412 (Rapid Communication) (2011).
  5. K. K. Saha, B. K. Nikolić, V. Meunier, W. Lu, and J. Bernholc “Quantum-interference-controlled three-terminal molecular transistors based on single ring-shaped molecule connected to graphene nanoribbon electrodes”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 236803 (2010).

Issued Patent

  1. K. K. Saha, Marija Drndić, and B. K. Nikolić “Current-Carrying Nanowire Having a Nanopore for High-Sensitivity Detection and Analysis of Biomolecules”, U.S. Patent No. 20130186758 (2013).