About Jesus College/Our community/ People
Dr Suchandrima Das

Roles and subjects

Engineering Science



Academic Background

BEng (Hons.), MSc, DPhil

I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from National University of Singapore, focusing on electrical engineering and specifically on optoelectronic materials.

Post-graduation, I worked on product engineering at Advanced Micro Devices for a year. Thereafter I went on to do a Master’s degree at ETH Zurich on biomedical engineering, centring specifically on biomechanics. Subsequently, I spent a year as a research associate in Singapore General Hospital, working on developing high-resolution optical coherence tomography imaging tools for biological tissues. In 2016, I joined the department as a DPhil student of Solid Mechanics, associated with Mansfield College.

In my PhD I used new synchrotron X-Ray diffraction techniques, along with numerical modelling, to study the changes in material properties due to irradiation damage, with the aim of developing armour components for future fusion reactors.

Undergraduate teaching areas

1st and 2nd year Mathematics, Introduction to Computing & Structure and Mechanics

Research Areas

My current research combines the fields of electrical engineering, biomedical engineering and solid mechanics under the realm of material engineering. It primarily focusses on development of physically-based multi-scale computational material models with the help of ab-initio calculations and multi-technique experiments, such as micro-mechanical tests, synchrotron X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy. The models are targeted to be developed for design and characterisation of novel materials for high-performance applications such as medical implants, nuclear reactor components, high-frequency transistors etc.