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Indian-American Gurpreet Singh presented with National Science Foundation CAREER award

Feb 13, 2015 12:17 IST

Indian-origin scientist Gurpreet Singh was on 27 January 2015 presented with the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award. The award includes the prize money of 500000 US dollars.

He was honoured for his research on Scalable liquid exfoliation processing of ultrathin two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides nanosheets for energy storage devices.

The award will further help him to develop ultrathin metal sheets that can help produce better rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors and catalysts for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production.

He will study the large-scale production of ultrathin sheets, that is a few atoms thick and several micrometres wide of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs). At present no methods are available to produce thin TMDs in large quantities cost-effectively. His research will aim to make that possible.

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

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 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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