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 teach ECE2029 Introduction to Digital Circuit Design, an important course that teaches students modern digital design techniques to design, implement and test digital circuits ranging in complexity from basic logic gates to state machines that perform useful functions like 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 indium sulfide thin films for use as an alternate to hazardous cadmium sulfide in solar cells. My research interests revolves around investigating next-generation materials (sulfides, chalcogenides, metal oxides) for use as solar cell materials to reduce the cost and toxicity, while increasing energy conversion efficiency. I am also interested in exploring possibility of using these materials for aerospace, biomedical, and other applications. In addition, I have recently been fascinated by the emergence of 3D printed electronics for wide range of applications and have been building drones for environmental use as well as launching high altitude balloons for collecting atmospheric data and measuring environmental pollution at different atmospheric levels.
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 professional member of IEEE, 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.