Faculty + Research

Sudhakar Pamidighantam

pamidigs@iu.edu


Sudhakar Pamidighantam obtained his B. Sc. From Madras University and M.Sc. from University of Hyderabad. After spending couple of years at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as a UGC Junior Fellow he moved to University of Alabama at Birmingham to complete his Ph. D in the department of chemistry. He joined Indiana University in 2014 as a senior scientist in the Science Gateways Research Center in the Pervasive Technology Institute.

He has been a consulting and research scientist for high performance computing and applications at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois since the last 25 years. Prof. Pamidighantam has been developing and deploying production cyberinfrastructures for chemistry and computational biology communities supported by NSF. He deployed Chemviz, the chemistry educational portal with integration of NCSA Condor resources and developed GridChem cyber infrastructure and his most recent cyberinfrastructure project is the Science and Engineering Applications Grid (SEAGrid, SEAGrid.org).

His research involves Ab initio and molecular dynamics modeling and reaction mechanism, protein structure and function prediction based on sequence information and cyber infrastructure for complex workflows. He  continues to serve high performance computational chemistry and molecular modeling research and education communities. His interests are in providing production quality e-infrastructures for multi-disciplinary research using scientific and engineering modeling and simulation workflows.

He serves on NSF XSEDE extended collaborative support teams and is a member of XSEDE Science Gateways group. He is an affiliate of the IEEE and member of the American Chemical Society since 1990.