Promita Chakraborty

"We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves." - Galileo Galilei

Awards and Honors


2015 Maker of Merit Blue Ribbon, National Maker Faire, Washington DC.
2014 Berkeley Lab Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement Outreach, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California.
2013 IDEA Studio Scholar, Autodesk (Rejected)
2012 Berkeley Lab Spot Recognition Award, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California.
2012 Best Poster Award, Materials Sciences Division, Foundry Annual User Meeting 2012, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California. Title: A coarse-grained, foldable physical model of the polypeptide chain.
2011 Pratt Fellowship, awarded by Virginia Tech’s Dept of Computer Sc., funded by the College of Engineering endowment for “overall contribution and performance as a PhD student”
2010 Finalist, Disney Learning Challenge, ACM SIGGRAPH 2010, July (team member in the Tangram project who played a very small role) [Quek, F., Miller, C., Joshi, A., Verdie, Y., Ehrich, R., Evans, M., Chu Yew Yee, S. and Chakraborty, P. (2010). TanTab, A Tangram Tabletop System. Disney Research Learning Challenge Finalist. SIGGRAPH ’10, Los Angeles, CA]



Industry Collaboration Award

  • Ronald N. Zuckermann (PI), and Promita Chakraborty. Printable and foldable models of the polypeptide chain. Autodesk, Inc. (FY 2013-2014)

    QuezyLab | Peppytides |

    Molecular Foundry | Berkeley Lab |

    CS@VT | VT| CCT@LSU

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