Supratim Das

B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi '16

M.Tech, Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi '16

M.S., Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT '18

Supratim joined the Bazant group in MIT as a Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering in January 2017. He graduated from IIT Delhi, India as an Institute Medalist, with a Bachelor and Master of Technology (B.Tech and M.Tech) in Chemical Engineering in 2016.  His primary research interest is in electrochemical energy storage devices and integrating cross-scale knowledge to promote implementation of energy technology. As an undergraduate working with Prof. Shantanu Roy, Supratim studied the dynamics of spreading of thin liquid films on porous catalytic substrates. In addition, Supratim has also worked in the areas of lithium battery anode fabrication with silicon nanoparticles & their performance evaluation, rheological modelling of entangled polymers and density-unstable displacement flows in moving ducts. In MIT, his current focus is the integration of degradation mechanisms of Li ion batteries into the existing multiphase porous electrode framework developed in the group. After his Ph.D, he is going to do his MBA at the Sloan School of Management.

Supratim received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice in June 2018. He secured a perfect GPA in the Practice School semester, and also received the J. Edward Vivian Award in recognition of exemplary performance, leadership and commitment to Practice School from the David. H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice. He was a technical consultant in Shell Technology Center (Houston, TX) and in Emirates Global Aluminium (Dubai, U.A.E) during Practice School.

Outside of academics and research, his hobbies are reading fiction, PC FPS gaming, playing table tennis and squash, adventure sports and following WWE and MMA. He has also shown passion and affinity for diversity and community service in the neighbourhood in Boston and Cambridge. In 2019, he was recognized for his efforts by the Office of the Dean of Student Life in MIT, when he received the Mens et Manus award (MIT News feature here). The Chemical Engineering Department also recognized him with an Individual Citation honor at the Awards Ceremony.


Accepted Journal Publications

1. Das, S., Chaitanya, N.S.K., Roy, S., Khanna, R., "A Model of Wetting of Partially Wettable Porous Solids by Thin Liquid Films", Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 320, 15 July 2017, Pages 104-115, ISSN 1385-8947,

2. Das, S., Attia, P. M., Chueh, W. C., Bazant, M. Z., "Electrochemical Kinetics of SEI Growth on Carbon Black: Part II. Modeling", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 166 (4) E107-E118 (2019) [LINK]

3. Attia, P. M., Das, S., Harris, S. J., Bazant, M. Z., Chueh, W. C., "Electrochemical Kinetics of SEI Growth on Carbon Black: Part I. Experiments", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 166 (4) E97-E106 (2019) [LINK


Contact Info: Email - supra17 [at]

                      Office - 66-465, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA 02139

                      LinkedIn -