panchapakesan ganesh 
materials theory and computation

Research and Development Staff Scientist

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tel: 1-865-574-1999


Email: ganeshp AT

Brief Bio:

Dr. Panchapakesan Ganesh is a Research and Development Staff Member in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his Ph. D from the Physics Department at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. Prior to joining ORNL in 2010, he was a Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Geophysical Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution for Science. He performs research in theoretical and computational material sciences using a range of methodologies.


2002-2007 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, MS/PhD in Physics (advisor: Prof. Michael Widom)

2000-2002 University of Pune, Pune, India, MSc. in Physics (Specialization in Quantum Field Theory and Cosmology, Ranked within the top three at the University level)

1997-2000 Presidency College, Calcutta, India, B.Sc. with Physics Honors

Professional Experience:

2012-present Research and Development Staff Scientist, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA

2010-2012    FIRST-EFRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA

2007-2010    Carnegie Institution for Science, Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington D.C., USA

Honors and Awards:

2016 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Significant Event Award

2013 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Significant Event Award

2006 The Joseph A. Kane Fellowship from the Physics Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

2005 George E. and Majorie S. Pake Fellowship from the Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon University,  Pittsburgh, USA

2000 Book award in physics, Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune, India

Professional and Synergistic Activities:

2006-present Active referee of American Physical Society and American Institute of Physics Journals

2011-present Active referee of American Chemical Society, Science and Nature Journals

2012-present Active referee of European Physical Society Journals and Canadian Journal of Physics

2013-present Proposal Evaluation board member, CNM, Argonne National Laboratory

2013-present Evaluate proposals for DOE-BES and DOE-ASCR

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