Indian-origin scientist Gurpreet Singh wins $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER  award

An Indian-origin scientist Gurpreet Singh has won prestigious $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award.

He has won this award  for his research on Scalable liquid exfoliation processing of ultrathin two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides nanosheets for energy storage devices.

This CAREER award will help him to study large-scale production of ultrathin sheets, a few atoms thick and several micrometres wide using transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs).

At present no methods are available to produce thin TMDs in large quantities cost-effectively. His research aims to make that possible.

The prestigious award will also help him to organize educational activities for high school students and teachers.

About Gurpreet Singh

Currently, Gurpreet Singh is assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University.

Some of his other research had focused on using graphene oxide to improve sodium and lithium ion flexible batteries and creating carbon nanotubes for better laser detectors and rechargeable batteries.

About National Science Foundation CAREER award

National Science Foundation CAREER award is given by US National Science Foundation as part of  Faculty Early Career Development Programme.

It is awarded to persons for supporting early career faculty who effectively integrate research and education within the context of their institution’s mission.

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