Engineering 3D architecture of nano-catalysts based on Ceria particles and understanding the role of metal-metal oxide interface on catalytic activity, with direct applications in three-way catalytic convertors for the efficient reduction of toxic pollutants from automobile exhaust.
Nanoparticle formation mechanisms extended from classical to non-classical pathway for synthesis engineering. Nanoparticle assemblies self-driven or not for optical,electrical and energy applications. Major use of X-Ray characterization techniques and electron microscopy. (more…)
M.S.E. Master’s Candidate
Synthesized rare-earth element upconversion nanophosphors via various solvothermal methods. Developed new techniques for coating large (100+ nm) nanophosphors with silica to enhance their optical properties.