Gowtham I am the Director of Research Computing (in Information Technology Services), an Adjunct Assistant Professor (in Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering) and NSF XSEDE Campus Champion at Michigan Tech.

The ever evolving job description involves
  1. designing and supporting just about every aspect of research computing and visualization -- from desktops to high performance computing (HPC) and high performance visualization (HPV) clusters,
  2. training researchers at all levels to effectively utilize aforementioned resources and finding additional ones, when necessary, through XSEDE,
  3. developing and teaching hands-on courses and programs in computational sciences and engineering for undergraduate and graduate students -- with material in compliance with real world expectations,
  4. pursuing research in inter-disciplinary fields, and
  5. serving on advisory committees for graduate students and executive committees to improve existing and introduce newer academic programs.

Research interests

  1. Design, development, customization, maintenance and optimization of parallel computing platform.
  2. Development of technological tools that assist research and classroom teaching.
  3. Development of computational sciences and engineering curriculum with an emphasis on high-performance computing.
  4. Interaction of biological matter with nanomaterials.
  5. Electronic structure calculations of nanoclusters.


I teach the following two-part courses during the school year

  1. PH4390: Computational Methods
    UN5390: Scientific Computing I (Fall)
  2. PH4395: Computer Simulations
  3. UN5395: Scientific Computing II (Spring)
and conduct hands-on high-performance computing and visualization workshops during summer.


A 2007 Engineering Physics grad from Michigan Tech, I spent some time working as an application developer for a telecom company. I returned home in 2009 -- as a post-doctoral fellow in Physics.


Gowtham Collecting and reading books, sports, photography, exploring Upper Michigan's wilderness and toying around with computers -- designing and writing software/code to meet various personal needs, etc. -- keep me busy during free times. For the record, I adore and idolize Vishweshwaraiah, Vince Lombardi, my teachers, and few scientists.

As much of what I do [or don't do] appears to make little or no sense, it is quite possible that I might be perceived as a very boring, obsessive and socially unacceptable entity, at times arrogant and insensitive as well. If you still decide to hang out, feel free to contact me or stalk one or more of my alternate identities -- LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook Instagram, GitHub -- and I will make it worth your time.


Dynamical Instability and Fermi Surface Topology in Ni2FeGa from First Principles
S. Chabungbam, S. Gowtham, M. B. Sahariah
Physical Review B, vol. 89, p. 085114, 2014

# 02: 2014_Gowtham | 10.1145/2616498.2616576
Revision Control System (RCS) in Computational Sciences and Engineering Curriculum
S. Gowtham
XSEDE'14, Atlanta, GA., 2014

# 03: 2014_OJGWHZ_01 | 10.1016/j.cplett.2013.11.036
Predicting Mechanical Response of Crosslinked Epoxy using ReaxFF
G. M. Odegard, B. D. Jensen, S. Gowtham, J. Y. Wu, J. Y. He, Z. L. Zhang
Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 591, p. 175, 2014

# 04: 2014_OJGWHZ_02 | 10.2514/6.2014-0467
Predicting Thermo-Mechanical Response of Crosslinked Epoxy using ReaxFF
G. M. Odegard, B. D. Jensen, S. Gowtham, J. Y. Wu, J. Y. He, Z. L. Zhang
55th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/SC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, National Harbor, MD., 2014

First-Principles Computation of Structural, Elastic and Magnetic Properties of Ni2FeGa Across the Martensitic Transformation
M. B. Sahariah, S. Ghosh, C. S. Singh, S. Gowtham, R. Pandey
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, vol. 25, p. 025502, 2013

# 06: 2013_ZMGPK | 10.1063/1.4801442
Applicability of CNTs and BNNTs as Biosensors: Effect of Biomolecular Adsorption on the Transport Properties of Carbon and Boron Nitride Nanotubes
X. Zhong, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Gowtham, R. Pandey, S. P. Karna
Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, p. 133705, 2013

# 07: 2012_KGP | 10.1016/j.ssc.2012.01.042
Electronic Structure Calculations of Substitutional and Interstitial Hydrogen in Nb
P. Khowash, S. Gowtham, R. Pandey
Solid State Communications, vol. 152, p. 788, 2012

# 08: 2012_KPGPK | 10.1109/LED.2012.2189750
Diffusion of Water Molecules in Amorphous Silica
S. Kostinski, R. Pandey, S. Gowtham, U. Pernisz, A. Kostinski
IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 33, p. 864, 2012

# 09: 2010_KGSH | 10.1039/C003568H
A Numerical Investigation Into Possible Mechanisms By That The A629P Mutant of ATP7A Causes Menkes Disease
M. Kouza, S. Gowtham, M. J. Seel, U. H. E. Hansmann
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 12, p. 11390, 2010

Theoretical Study of Small Clusters of Indium Oxide: InO, In2O, InO2, In2O2
S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Gowtham, R. Pandey, A. Costales
Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, vol. 948, p. 31, 2010

Theoretical Study of Physisorption of Nucleobases on Boron Nitride Nanotubes: A New Class of Hybrid Nano-Bio Materials
S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Gowtham, R. H. Scheicher, R. Pandey, S. P. Karna
Nanotechnology, vol. 21, p. 165703, 2010

First-Principles Study of Physisorption of Nucleic Acid Bases on Small-Diameter Carbon Nanotubes
S. Gowtham, R. H. Scheicher, R. Ahuja, R. Pandey, S. P. Karna
Nanotechnology, vol. 19, p. 125701, 2008

# 13: 2007_GSAPK | 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.033401
Physisorption of Nucleobases on Graphene: Density Functional Calculations
S. Gowtham, R. H. Scheicher, R. Ahuja, R. Pandey, S. P. Karna
Physical Review B, vol. 76, p. 33401, 2007

Theoretical Study of Sequential Oxidation of Clusters of Gallium Oxide: Ga3On (n: 4-8)
S. Gowtham, A. Costales, R. Pandey
Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 431, p. 358, 2006

# 15: 2006_LGHLPK | 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.245412
Geometry, Electronic Properties, and Thermodynamics of Pure and Al-Doped Li Clusters
M. Lee, S. Gowtham, H. He, K. C. Lau, L. Pan, D. G. Kanhere
Physical Review B, vol. 74, p. 245412, 2006

# 16: 2005_GDCP | 10.1021/jp050801u
Structural, Energetic, Electronic, Bonding, and Vibrational Properties of Ga3O, Ga3O2, Ga3O3, Ga2O3, and GaO3 Clusters
S. Gowtham, M. D. Deshpande, A. Costales, R. Pandey
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 109, p. 14836, 2005

# 17: 2004_GCP | 10.1021/jp049305g
Theoretical Study of Neutral & Ionic States of Small Clusters of GamOn (m,n = 1, 2)
S. Gowtham, A. Costales, R. Pandey
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 108, p. 17295, 2004

# 18: 2004_GLDPGG | 10.1021/jp038040n
Structure, Energetics, Electronic, and Hydration Properties of Neutral and Anionic Al3O6, Al3O7 and Al3O8 Clusters
S. Gowtham, K. C. Lau, M. D. Deshpande, R. Pandey, A. K. Gianotto, G. S. Groenewold
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 108, p. 5081, 2004