Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Amitesh Maiti

Computational Physicist
Materials Science Division

 +1 925-422-6657

Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics
University of California at Berkeley
M.S. Physics
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.Sc. Physics (honors)
University of Calcutta, India

Research Interests

Materials Systems:

  • Energetic materials
  • Materials to reduce carbon footprint
  • Ionic Liquids, novel solvents
  • Organic & inorganic Nanomaterials, Biomaterials
  • Polymer (rubber, foam, melt, nanocomposites)
  • Zeolites, framework structures, porous materials
  • Analytes: gas and bio-molecules, pollutants, toxins


More than 140 scientific papers, 50 invited talks and seminars, 5 records of invention (1 Patent issued), and one book

Selected Publications

"Printable enzyme-embedded materials for methane to methanol conversion," C. D. Blanchette, J. Knipe, J. K. Stolaroff, J. R. DeOtte, J. S. Oakdale, A. Maiti, J. M. Lenhardt, S. Sirajuddin, A. Rosenzweig, and S. E. Baker, Nature Communications 7:11900, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11900 (2016)

"3D printed cellular solid outperforms traditional stochastic foam in long-term mechanical response," A. Maiti, W. Small, J. P. Lewicki, T. H. Weisgraber, E. B. Duoss, S. C. Chinn, M. A. Pearson, C. M. Spadaccini, R. S. Maxwell, and T. S. Wilson, Scientific Reports (Nature), 6:24871, DOI: 10.1038/srep24871 (2016)

"A geometry-based approach to determining time-temperature superposition shifts," A. Maiti, Rheo. Acta., 55, 83 (2016).

"Atomistic modeling toward high-efficiency Carbon Capture," A. Maiti, Int. J. Quant. Chem. 114, 163 (2014) (Inside Cover).

"New Materials for Methane capture from dilute and medium-concentration sources," J. Kim, A. Maiti, L-C. Lin, J. K. Stolaroff, B. Smit, and R. D. Aines, Nature Communications 4:1694 doi: 10.1038/ncomms2697 (2013).

"Ionic Polymers as a New Structural Motif for High-Energy-Density Materials," O. S. Bushuyev, P. Brown, A. Maiti, R. H. Gee, G. R. Peterson, B. L. Weeks, and L. J. Hope-Weeks, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 1422 (2012).

"Prebiotic Amino Acid Synthesis from Impacts of Comets on Early Earth," N. Goldman, E. J. Reed, L. E. Fried, I-F. W. Kuo, and A. Maiti, Nature (Chemistry) 2, 949 (2010).

"Theoretical screening of Ionic Liquid solvents for CO2 capture," A. Maiti, ChemSusChem 2, 628 (2009) (Journal Cover).

"Fractal Growth in Organic Thin Films: Experiments and Modeling," G. Zhang, B. Weeks, R. Gee, and A. Maiti, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 204101 (2009) (Journal Cover).

"Solvent screening for a hard-to-dissolve molecular crystal," A. Maiti, P. Pagoria, A. Gash, Y. Han, C. Orme, R. Gee, and L. Fried, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 10, 5050 (2008). (Journal Cover)

"Hydrogen catalysis and scavenging action of Pd-POSS nanoparticles," A. Maiti, R. Gee, R. Maxwell, and A. Saab, Chem. Phys. Lett. 440, 244 (2007). (Journal Cover)

"Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites," J. Wescott, P. Kung, and A. Maiti, Appl. Phys. Lett 90, 033116 (2007).

"SnO2 nanoribbons as NO2 sensors: insights from First-Principles calculations," A. Maiti, J. A. Rodriguez, M. Law, P. Kung, J. McKinney and P. Yang, Nano Letters 3, 1025 (2003).

"Carbon Nanotubes: Band gap Engineering with strain," A. Maiti, News & Views, Nature Materials (London) 2, 440 (2003).

"Electronic transport through carbon nanotubes -- effects of structural deformation and tube chirality," A. Maiti, A. Svizhenko, and M. P. Anantram, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 126805 (2002).

"Effect of adsorbates on field-emission from carbon nanotubes," A. Maiti, J. Andzelm, N. Tanpipat, and P. von Allmen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 155502 (2001).

"Studies on the Behavior of Mixed-Metal Oxides and Desulfurization: Reaction of H2S and SO2 with Cr2O3(0001), MgO(100) and CrxMg1-xO(100)," J.A. Rodriguez, T. Jirsak, M. Pérez, S. Chaturvedi, M. Kuhn, L. González, and A. Maiti, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 12362 (2000).

"Kinetics of metal-catalyzed growth of single-walled nanotubes," A. Maiti, C. J. Brabec, and J. Bernholc, Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communications) 55, R6097 (1997).

"Dopant segregation at semiconductor grain boundaries through cooperative chemical rebonding," A. Maiti, M. F. Chisholm, S. J. Pennycook, and S. T. Pantelides, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1306 (1996).

"Structural flexibility of carbon nanotubes," S. Iijima, C. J. Brabec, A. Maiti, and J. Bernholc, J. Chem. Phys. 104, 2089 (1996).

"Growth energetics of fullerene nanotubes," A. Maiti, C. J. Brabec, C. Roland, and J. Bernholc, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 2468 (1994).

"Structure and Energetics of Single and Multilayer Fullerene Cages," A. Maiti, C. J. Brabec, and J. Bernholc, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 3023 (1993).

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