473675 Chemical Engineering Faculty Candidate with Specialization in Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Research should not always be constrained to theoretical treatise of some interesting phenomenon performed, but should strive toward finding practical solutions for day-to-day problems. My doctoral and postdoctoral research has focused on synthesizing and characterizing organic-inorganic hybrid materials for practical applications. I have developed several multifunctional hybrid-materials and made significant progress toward meeting the necessary requirements for industrial and defense applications. I have broad research interests in materials synthesis and nanocrystal growth, functional materials for energy conversion and antimicrobial activity, high surface area materials for molecular and energy storage and biocompatible materials for controlled drug release. I am especially interested in surface interaction and mechanisms of chemical reaction of interfacial molecules in the broad fields of energy conversion, catalysis and nanotechnology. My research covers wide ranging questions with applications of emerging functional materials from the molecular and nanostructural levels to the applied environment. As a PI and Co-PI on two research grants, I was recently awarded $583k from the Department of Defense to investigate the multifunctionality of quantum-dot incorporated nanostructured functional materials and their optoelectronic sensitivity and photocatalytic activity. I am looking for a tenure-track faculty position in a research oriented university where I can explore my research and teaching potential in chemical engineering.
In addition to the basic undergraduate courses required for chemical engineering students, I would like to propose one or more undergraduate/graduate level courses under the following topics: Mass Balances, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Kinetics and Reactor Design, and Process Control.
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