About Me

Meninder (Mike) Purewal is a data scientist at Bank of America with a decade of experience in the financial industry. His areas of expertise includes mathematic modeling, programming and data analytics.

He has successfully prototyped and fully developed innovative stress models, typically leveraging large data sets. He also developed low-touch automation strategies for several regulatory reporting calculations. Mike’s responsibilities required extensive collaboration across stakeholders, from senior management through technology.

Prior to joining the Bank of America, Mike consulted in consumer finance industry.  He received his PhD in Applied Physics from Columbia University where he pioneered cutting edge research on electron transport in low dimensional material.  He is the author of several high impact papers and presented around the world related to nanotechnology.

During his free time, Mike enjoys using data to understand the world better.  He enjoys all types of competition, including marathons and games.  He was runner-up in the 11th NY Metro Backgammon Open (Beginner division).  He is yet to meet his goal of breaking a 4 hour marathon.  Mike was born and raised in NY and is now settled in NJ with his wife and 3 young kids.

Select publications on electron transport in low dimensions:

  • Scaling of Resistance and Electron Mean Free Path of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Physics Review Letter, 2007
  • Covalently Bridging Gaps in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Conducting Molecules Science, 2006
  • Landau Level Splitting in Graphene in High Magnetic Fields Physics Review Letter, 2006
  • Bolometric and nonbolometric radio frequency detection in a metallic single-walled carbon nanotube Applied Physics Letters, 2011
  • Energy loss of the electron system in individual single-walled carbon nanotubes Nano Letters, 2010
  • Molecular-Scale Quantum Dots from Carbon Nanotube Heterojunctions Nano Letters, 2009
  • Unusual Transport Properties in Carbon Based Nanoscaled Materials: nanotubes and grapheme Physics Status Solidi, 2006
  • Extracting subnanometer single shells from ultra long multiwalled carbon nanotubes PNAS, 2005