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

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. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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; 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

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
 

Activities and Professional Development

American Chemical Society, Member, 2010-Present
Engineers Without Borders – USA, Member, 2012-Present
National Postdoctoral Association, Member, 2014-Present
Department of Chemistry – University of Miami, Teaching Assistant Evaluation Committee Member, 2012-2013
Board of Trustees Master Planning Committee – University of Miami, Graduate Student Representative, 2011-2012
Graduate Student Association – University of Miami, Events and Lectures Committee Chairperson, 2011-2012
Graduate School – University of Miami, Graduate Council Member, 2010-2012
Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee – University of Miami, Graduate Student Representative, 2010-2011
Clinton Global Initiative University, Event Logistics Volunteer, 2010
Department of Chemistry – University of Miami, Senator, 2009-2010
 

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Contact

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

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