I consider myself an individual who owes much to the society, and even more to myself. Thus, what could be a better way to serve the society than to teach and prepare a young generation of engineers and researchers. At WPI, I primarily teach ECE2029 Introduction to Digital Circuit Design, an important course that teaches students modern digital design techniques to design, implement and test digital circuits on FPGA development boards. Students engage in creating digital circuits ranging in complexity from basic combination logic circuits to advance level finite state machines that perform useful functions like arithmetic calculations, counting, timing, and a host of other applications.
I received my Ph.D. from Arkansas State University in 2015. My doctoral research was focused upon electrochemical synthesis of nano-structured chalcogenides and metal oxides for thin film solar cell fabrication to reduce the cost and toxicity, while increasing energy conversion efficiency. I am interested in exploring possibility of using these materials for aerospace, biomedical, and other applications.
Currently, I am working on solar forecasting via an intelligent cloud motion vector sensor (CMVS) system design to detect clouds by implementing machine learning techniques. The idea behind is to detect clouds in advance and improve local and short-real-time forecasting of photovoltaic system performance as a function of moving clouds. This information is critical for grid operators to better understand and mitigate the effects of PV power variability on grid planning and operations.
I was a recipient of Best Graduate Student Award at A-State College of Engineering in 2010. In the same year, I received the LRCSI Ray Echols Scholarship. I've presented my research work at various conferences and received 2 first prize awards for the best oral presentations, both at the Arkansas Academy of Science (AAS) in 2011 and 2012.
I am also a senior member of IEEE, and professional member of NSPE, IAENG, etc. and review papers for Solar Energy, The European Physical Journal Applied Physics (EDP Sciences), Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, and IEEE Industrial Application Society.