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Expert in Material Science and Engineering; Polymer Science

Expert ID: 734014 Florida, USA

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Expert is actively involved in scientific research and the development of new materials and applications in energy storage, including supercapacitors, Li-ion batteries, photovoltaics, thermal storage, and hydrogen storage, as well as rectenna, corrosion plasma cooling, sensors, biosensor, membrane filtration, decontamination, photocatalysts, electrochemistry, and other fields.

Expert possesses significant experience in polymer synthesis, characterization and applications. He is highly experienced in conducting polymer and composites for various applications.

Expert has developed in-situ self assembled techniques to deposit thin polymer and composite films, Labgnmuir-Blodgett films of polymer, nanomaterials and biomaterials, and developed ceramic film for photocatalysts.

Expert has utilized several polymer, metal oxide and nanocomposite materials for supercapacitor technologies. He has also used the encapsulated phase change material for thermal storage applications. Additionally, he has fabricated photoelectrochemical devices using photocalysts and hybrid materials.

As a consultant, Expert has written proposals for funding in Material Science and Engineering.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida - Saint Petersburg, Florida - Orlando, Florida - Clearwater, Florida - Cape Coral, Florida - Lakeland, Florida - Deltona, Florida - Largo, Florida - Sarasota, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: PhD Subject: Physical Sciences (dissertation on Optical and Electrical Properties of Conducting Polymer) Institution: Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, India
Year: 1992 Degree: MS Subject: Physical Sciences (thesis on Conducting Polymer) Institution: Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Research Professor Department: Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) and Nanotechnology Education and Research Center (NERC) Responsibilities: Expert worked in the Clean Energy Research Center and Nanotechnology Research and Education Center at a U.S. university's College of Engineering in research related to the development of new materials for energy applications. During this time, he fabricated a supercapacitor and PV. He also designed several new polymer and nanocomposite materials, battery, rectenna and photoelectrochemical devices for energy-related research. He also characterized several new materials for energy applications and advised and mentored several Master and PhD students for thesis and dissertation primarily regarding energy. He also contributed to a proposal to DOE, ARPAe and others at CERC as Senior Researcher. He was also in charge of writing grants and contracts for funding and technical reports; publishing papers and patents; and advising and mentoring students. He also jointly taught a course in Material Characterization and Electrochemistry.
Years: 1989 to 2009 Employer: Various Title: Various Department: Responsibilities: Throughout this 20-year period, Expert served in SRI International as Senior Scientist; Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc., as Senior Scientist; Triton Systems as Senior Scientist; FSI as Senior Scientist; and PNB and the Elba Foundation as Scientific Researcher. He also undertook a part-time professorship at the Institute of Biophysics at the University of Genoa's School of Medicine in Italy from 1998 to 2001. He also held multiple post-doctoral fellowships -- in Italy and in India, respectively -- and was JRF and SRF with the National Physical Laboratory in New Delhi from 1989 to 1994.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 2001 Country / Region: Italy/Genoa Summary: University of Genoa, Institute of Biophysics & ‘ Polo Nazionale Bioelectronica & Elba Foundation Italy Post-Doctoral Fellow/Scientific Researcher/ Part time Professorship: Langmuir-Blodgett films of polymer, protein, metalloprotein, polymer, enzyme, protein etc., conducting polymer, biosensor, sensor; Lithium Ion-battery from ENEA, Heavy metal sensor fabricated using ultra-thin films. Part time Professorship to teach the Spectroscopy, sensor and Biosensors to Pre PhD student. Proposal writing for EEC and CNR project, Italy
Years: 1995 to 2001 Country / Region: India/New Delhi Summary: Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow and Post-Doctoral Fellow. Worked on Biomolecular Electronics division for conducting polymer and Biosensor group, synthesized all types of conducting polymer and used them in Electrochromism and sensor and biosensor application. Fabricated successfully Langmuir-Blodgett films for molecular electronics (Schottky diode, MIM and MIS diode) applications. Wrote the proposal for DST and EEC for biomolecular electronics and conducting polymer research laboratory.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
PhD-1995
MPhil-1988
Professional Appointments
2009 (Nov) –2017(Aug)
U.S. university: Associate Research Professor: Worked in Clean Energy Research center and Nanotechnology Research and Education Center at College of Engineering at USF in research related to development of new materials for energy applications. Fabricated supercapacitor, PV, designed several new polymer and nanocomposite materials, battery, rectenna and photoelectrochemical devices for energy related research. Characterized several new materials for energy applications, Advised and mentored several Master and PhD students for thesis and dissertation mostly in energy. Three NSF projects as co-PI, Office of Research project as PI and USA-Greece Project as Co-PI was awarded during this period. Contributed to a proposal to DOE, ARPAe and others at CERC in the capacity as a Sr. Researcher. Charge of writing grants & contract for funding and technical reports, Publishing papers, patents, advising and mentoring students. Taught jointly Material Characterization and Electrochemistry course.

2006 (May) – Feb 2010
Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc., USA Sr. Scientist. Small aerospace R&D Company supporting government & prime funded project. Worked on nanocomposite materials, synthesized transparent infrared polymer, and fabricated the polymer based electrochromic devices, in charge of all work related to polymer. Proposal preparation and submission to several Federal agencies.

2005 (Nov) –2006 (April)
Triton Systems Inc., Chelmsford, USA, Sr. Scientist, Worked as Material specialist in SMAT Group and involved with polymer and decontamination project using nanomaterials. Submitted proposal for federal agencies. Awarded STTR on sensor from Air-Force.
Awards / Recognition
• Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)/ University grants Commission (UGC) Fellowship
• Junior Research Fellowship, National Physical Laboratory
• Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) National Physical Laboratory
• Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
• Research Associate (RA) Fellowship Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
• Nominated for Excellence in Innovation Award at USF
• Nominated for National Academy of Inventor (NAI) Fellows from CERC, USF.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has more than 138 publications, edited 4 books and have 6 US patents and 1 Italian patent and 16 patents pending. One patent has been licensed to a company from the University. Expert has been awarded several funding from federal govt. Expert has graduated nearly 20 PhD students and several Master students in the field of Material Science and Engineering.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Hindi Fluent
Italian Basic-intermediate

Fields of Expertise

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