Materials design expert to spend fall semester at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A leader in computational materials design will bring an industry perspective to the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) this year. Sadasivan Shankar will be the first Distinguished Scientist in Residence at the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) at SEAS from August through December. Shankar will join the institute to teach a graduate-level fall course, Computational Design of Materials (AC 275). During his residence, he will also give invited lectures, advise students on their projects, and exchange ideas about in silico materials design with Harvard researchers.

Established in 2010, IACS provides graduate training in applied computational science and organizes other activities to develop and sustain the community of Harvard faculty and students using computational approaches across all disciplines. This year, the first cohort of SEAS students begin a new Master of Science program in Computational Science and Engineering. Emphasizing the application of fundamental knowledge across the frontiers of natural and social sciences, the humanities, and engineering, the program prepares leaders for a future in which large-scale computation and advanced mathematical modeling will propel innovation and discovery in the 21st century.

Shankar is Senior Principal Engineer and led materials design in the Design and Technology Group within the Intel Technology and Manufacturing Organization. He will spend the semester at SEAS under a sabbatical arrangement sponsored by Intel.

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