Sumit Saha

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University
Supervisor: Prof. Douglas A. Keszler
 

Education

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Miami, Florida, 2013
M.S. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, India, 2008
B.S. in Chemistry, Jadavpur University, India, 2006
 

Honors and Awards

Featured at the American Chemical Society Fall National Meeting “Shape Your Future Time Capsule”, 2015
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013
Excellence in Education Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, 2013
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2013
Lifetime Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, 2013
College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship, 2012
Perpetually Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, 2012
Provost Teaching Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, 2010
Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, 2010
 

Recent Publications

  1. Zhu, L.; Saha, S.; Liu, W.; Wang, Y.; Keszler, D. A.; Fang, C. “Simultaneous solution-based generation and characterization of crystalline bismuth thin film by femtosecond laser spectroscopy.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015, 107, 061901-061905. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4928483)
  2. Saha, S.; Captain, B. “Synthesis and structural characterization of ruthenium carbonyl cluster complexes containing platinum with a Bulky N-heterocyclic carbene ligand.” Inorganic Chemistry 2014, 53, 1210-1216. (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ic402832b)
  3. Saha, S.; Isrow, D.; Captain, B. “Build-up of a Ru6 octahedral cluster core stabilized by tert-butyl germyl ligands.” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2014, 751, 815-820.
    (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.06.008)
  4. Saha, S.; Zhu, L.; Captain, B. “Bimetallic octahedral ruthenium-nickel carbido cluster complexes. synthesis and structural characterization.” Inorganic Chemistry 2013, 52, 2526-2532.
    (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ic302470w)
  5. Saha, S.; Zhu, L.; Captain, B. “Synthesis and characterization of bimetallic iron-nickel carbido cluster complexes.” Inorganic Chemistry 2010, 49, 3465-3472.
    (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/ic100057x)

Posters and Presentations

  1. Saha, Sumit; Decker, Shawn; Amador, Jennie; Luo, Feixiang; Frederick, Ryan; Ferron, Sara; Nyman, May; Herman, Gregory; Garfunkel, Eric; Keszler, Douglas “Nanopatterning with inorganic clusters.” 250th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; Boston, MA, 2015. Selected for the ACS Presidential Symposia and the Sci-Mix session.
  2. Saha, Sumit; Amador, Jenn; Goberna-Ferron, Sara; Nyman, May; Keszler, Douglas “Comparative thermal analysis of bimetallic bismuth-tungsten and bismuth-molybdenum carbonyl complexes.” Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) Annual Meeting; Eugene, OR, 2014. 
  3. Saha, Sumit; Mustard, Thomas; Crockett, Brandon “Team Film Modulation’s market analysis” at the LoM Innovation session. Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) Annual Meeting; Eugene, OR, 2014.
  4. Saha, Sumit; Keszler, Douglas “Comparative thermal analysis of bimetallic bismuth-tungsten and bismuth-molybdenum carbonyl complexes for the precursor of thin oxide films.” 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society; San Francisco, CA, 2014. Selected to Sci-Mix which is a large poster session consists of abstracts selected by division program chairs, and represents the most exceptional abstracts submitted to participating divisions.  
  5. Saha, Sumit; Captain, Burjor “Synthesis and structural characterization of bimetallic Ruthenium-Nickel carbido and Ruthenium-Germanium carbonyl cluster complexes.” 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, 2012. Selected to be showcased in the ‘Presentations on Demand’ in the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of American Chemical Society.
  6. Saha, Sumit; Captain, Burjor “Preparation and structural characterization of bimetallic Iron-Nickel & Ruthenium-Nickel carbido cluster complexes.” ACS Florida Annual Meeting & Exposition, Tampa, FL, 2012.
  7. Saha, Sumit; Captain, Burjor “Preparation and structural characterization of bimetallic Iron-Nickel carbide cluster complexes.” 2nd place at the Research Creativity and Innovation Forum, University of Miami, 2011.
  8. Saha, Sumit; Captain, Burjor “Preparation and structural characterization of bimetallic Iron-Nickel carbide cluster complexes.” 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, 2010.
     

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant; Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, FL; Aug. 2008 – May 2013
Provost Teaching Fellow; Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, FL; Aug. 2010 – May 2011
Language Partner; Directed Independent Language Study Program, University of Miami, FL; Aug. 2011 – Nov. 2013
 

Leadership Experience

President, Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association, Jan. 2015 – Present
Project Lead: Group 6 – Nanopatterning, Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, 2014 – Present
Secretary, Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association, Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2014
Vice President, University of Miami Graduate Student Association, May 2011 – May 2012
Media Relations Officer, University of Miami Graduate Student Association, May 2010 – May 2011
 

Outreach Experience

Participated in the STEM festival at Lane County Fair to demonstrate Electrochromics demo, Eugene; July, 2015
Participated in CSMC Science demo at the “Chemistry is Awesome” Party to demonstrate Piezoelectric demo and crystal structures, Corvallis; June, 2015
Participated in the “Meet a Scientist Day” at the Science Factory Outreach event, Eugene; February, 2015
Presented a science demo on Triple Point of Carbon Dioxide at the CSMC Science Night, Majestic Theatre, Corvallis; July, 2014
Participated in a Science Fair Outreach event to demonstrate Vapour Deposition vs Spin Coating method, Eugene; March, 2014
 

Activities and Professional Development

President, Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association, Jan. 2015–Present
Member, American Chemical Society, 2010–Present
Member, National Postdoctoral Association, Jan. 2014–Present
Mentor, Chemistry Undergraduate Mentorship & Empowerment – Oregon State University, April 2014–Present
Participant, Lens of the Market, Stage 1 (Research2Innovation) & Stage 2 (Innovation2Market), 2014
Secretary, Oregon State University Postdoctoral Association, Jan. 2014–Dec. 2014
Teaching Assistant Evaluation Committee Member, Department of Chemistry – University of Miami, 2012–2013
Vice President, Graduate Student Association – University of Miami, 2011–2012
Graduate Student Representative, Board of Trustees Master Planning Committee – University of Miami, 2011–2012
Events and Lectures Committee Chairperson, Graduate Student Association – University of Miami, 2011–2012
Graduate Council Member, Graduate School – University of Miami, 2010–2012
Graduate Student Representative, Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee – University of Miami, 2010–2011
Media Relations Officer, Graduate Student Association – University of Miami, 2010–2011
Event Logistics Volunteer, Clinton Global Initiative University, 2010
Senator, Department of Chemistry – University of Miami, 2009–2010
 

In the News

“Chemistry is Awesome” Party – Corvallis Gazette Times, Thursday, June 6, 2015
OSU India Night – The Daily Barometer News; Sunday, April 12, 2015
Presented “Civil War Science Demo” at the CSMC Science Night at the Majestic Theater, Corvallis; July 16, 2014
Discovering thinner, green materials for screens – The Daily Barometer News; Monday, February 3, 2014
 

Contact

153 Gilbert Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331
305-304-1747
 

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