Sai Gautam Gopalakrishnan

Sai Gautam

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA

Tel: +91-80-2293 xxxx
email: saigautamg[at]iisc[dot]ac[dot]in


  • PhD (2017) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Dual Degree (B.Tech.+M.Tech.) (2013), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Research Interests

  • Materials for energy applications, including batteries, photovoltaics, and thermochemical water splitting
  • Density functional theory, high-throughput screening, and machine learning
  • Alloy thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and CALPHAD modeling

Selected Recent Publications

  1. Evaluating optimal U for 3d transition-metal oxides within the SCAN+U framework, Phys. Rev. Mater. 4, 045401 — Published 8 April, 2020
  2. Understanding the effects of Cd and Ag doping in Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells, Chem. Mater. 30, 4543-4555 — Published 18 June, 2018
  3. Odyssey of multivalent cathode materials: open questions and future challenges, Chem. Rev. 117, 4287-4341 — Published 13 February, 2017

Total publications: 35