Department of Physics and Astronomy

People

Principle Investigator

Principal Investigator
785-864-3240
1076 Malott

Postdoctoral Associates

Research Associate
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, 2009
Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science, Shengyang, China
Chemistry, materials and physics science of nanomaterials, nanocomposites, and multifunctional thin films; e.g., design, fabrication, chemical functionalization, and applications of graphene and carbon nanotube research, and their interaction research with related non-carbon nanostructures.

Visiting Scholars

785-864-2273
Malott Hall B082

My research work involves investigating the optical response of graphene, decorated with metal NPs, field effect transistors with ferroelectric PLZT as the back gate.

Graduate Students

My research project aims to improve the tunnel barriers in Josephson Junctions (JJ) in order to improve the coherence time of the Junctions.

I completed MS in physics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. My research interest primary focus on the deposition of thin film and characterization. I am interested in energy storage devices especially solid state super-capacitors for efficient and fast energy storage using pulsed laser deposition (PLD). My main area of focus is in designing magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) and its characterization. 

My work focuses on growing zinc oxide nanowires on graphene for applications in optoelectronics through a seedless low-temperature solution based fabrication method. We aim to optimize these zinc oxide nanowire arrays grown on graphene through this fabrication method by varying fabrication parameters.  

Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Teaching Assistant
785-864-2274
Malott Hall B090

Research Interests:

2D materials and their applications to new technology, nano-scale devices, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Current Research:

Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensitivity analysis of Au nanoparticle/graphene/Si/SiO2substrate using R6G.

 

Undergraduate Students

No current undergraduate researchers

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