I earned my professional master’s degree in Materials Science and NanoEngineering from Rice in 2017. I liked research so much that I applied for the Ph.D. program, and in Fall 2017 I joined the Ajayan Research Group
as a Ph.D. candidate. Cleanroom training from the Master’s program paved the way for my Ph.D. research, which focuses on designing and fabricating gas sensors using 2D materials. I have also developed a wireless communication system to support sensor data transfer over the air.
I graduated from Pepperdine University in 2015 with a B.S. in Physics and B.A. in Philosophy. After completing my MMSNE, I became a Ph.D. candidate to research how to fabricate nanoparticles that induce cancer cell death when interacting with X-rays under radiation therapy.
I joined the MMSNE program in Fall 2015, after finishing my undergraduate in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology in India. After finishing my master’s, I joined the Ajayan group as a Ph.D. candidate in Fall 2017. My research focuses on carbon based-materials for high-energy-density electron double layer capacitors. I am also working on electrode materials for lithium-sulfur batteries and electrolytes for high temperature lithium-ion batteries.
In my work, I focus on building hybrid supercapacitors (they are a bridge between batteries and supercapacitors) by 3D printing. This research is aimed at making charging times faster and storage periods longer.
In Fall 2016, I joined Rice's MMSNE professional master’s program. During the past two years, I learned how to think and research through scientific way. I am now a first year MSNE Ph.D. student. My research focuses on using chemical vapor deposition method to fabricate optical organic-inorganic materials and heterostructures.