Manik Kumer Ghosh was born in Natore, Bangladesh. He received his Master's degree in Chemistry from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2001. Manik obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Kyungpook National University, South Korea in 2008, concentrating majorly on the application and development of molecular mechanics simulations with semi-ermpirical density functional methods.
Under the supervision of Prof. Cheol Ho Choi, Manik's PhD focused on the computational study of high-k dielectric alternative to SiO2 by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of transition and rare earth metal oxides on Si(001) and Si(111) surfaces. He then spent two years at The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), Norway and one year at Institute for Molecular Science, City, Japan before returning to Kyungpook National University as a Contract Professor.
In November 2015, Dr. Ghosh joined the research team of Dr. Stephen Dooley at the University of Limerick as a Research Fellow. His research is focused on computational study of the chemical conversions of biomass to biofuels by acid hydrolysis. His research interests are within the general area of reaction kinetics and dynamics of molecules in condensed phase. Manik is a Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin since January 2017.
Manik's research interest is in the development and application of Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanics -Molecular Dynamics (QM/MM-MD) simulation methods for condensed phases, the use of QM methods for thermochemical and collisional property estimations, and in the study of soot in diffusion flames.
Quantum mechanics, ab-initio electronic structure theory, molecular dynamic simulations.
In his spare time Manik loves to watch cricket and enjoy travelling.