Carnegie Mellon University
February 02, 2017

Chatterjee Awarded Smith Fellowship


CEE PhD student Sabyasachi Chatterjee was recently awarded a Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship. Chatterjee recently joined the department and completed a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

His research focuses on obtaining a coarse response for a system of rapidly oscillatory ordinary differential equations using modern mathematical tools and application of this theory to study the microstructure of crystalline materials at the meso and macro scale from the underlying motion of crystal defects.

With this work he and his advisor, Amit Acharya, are aiming to achieve this by coupling an exact, non-closed partial differential equation based theory with inputs obtained from time averaged response of fast Discrete Dislocation Dynamics simulations.

The Bradford and Diane Smith fellowship was created through the generosity of Bradford Smith, a 1969 graduate of the College of Engineering, and his wife Diane, a 1971 graduate of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences to help support the graduate studies of highly deserving students in the College of Engineering (CMU).