Senior Research Scientist at American Nano, LLC
Specialization: Physical chemistry, Nanotechnology and Molecular biology laboratories
Address: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
She graduated with a Ph.D. in Nanoscale Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2020. Prior to that, she got a Bachelor’s and Master’s dual degree in Nanotechnology from Amity University, India in 2015. Her doctoral research was focused on design, synthesis, purification, characterization, and application of polyelectrolyte surface functionalized carbon nanomaterials as thin film composites for water purification. She has gained experience in various analytical and imaging techniques like NMR, FTIR, DSC, TGA, DLS, zeta potential, SEM, EDX, XRD, AFM, SEC-MALS, ATR FTIR, BET, Raman and UV-Vis Spectroscopy, and their sample preparation to understand the fundamental properties of thin films and polymer composites. She has also worked on synthesis of polymers and developed expertise on free radical polymerization techniques (i.e., atom transfer radical polymerization and emulsion polymerization). She has mentored 6 undergraduate students while maintaining interdisciplinary collaborations with environmental engineers and material science engineers. In total, she has presented at 16 national and international scientific conferences and symposiums. In her doctoral studies, she has been awarded a US EPA grant funding of $25,000 from People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Student Proposal design competition in 2019 which was based on polymer functionalized cellulose nanofibers. She later joined a start-up company, American Nano, LLC, as a senior research scientist, where her work focused on understanding the physical and chemical properties of fibers through various characterization techniques. In total, she has published 5 first author scientific manuscripts including 3 journal articles, 1 peer-reviewed conference proceeding, and 1 book chapter on material science, macromolecules, and physical chemistry.