Materials Scientist (PhD), Mechanical Engineer (BSc), Science Historian, STEM Volunteer
PhD, Materials Science & Engineering (2018)
University of Maryland, College Park
An Immigrant Scientist Working in Space Science & Building Community Sharing Life Experiences
My philosophy of life is to integrate my work and leisure to make the world a better place by actively pushing the technological limits that NASA and US Defense need or helping a stranger struggling in college. Since 2018 working at NASA GSFC gave me the opportunity to develop flight components for satellites and previously samples were launched to International Space Station (ISS). I worked in optics, microscopy, metallurgy, surface chemistry, condensed matter physics, microfabrication and quantum computing (reproduced by Google) during my PhD program. My Mechanical Engineering BSc helps me to quick fix the experimental setups. My expertise beyond academic research includes managing federal contracts, grant proposals, Intellectual Property (IP) development (including ITAR & SBU compliant), industry standard lab management, serving professional societies and reviewing journals. I am open to collaborate in new projects and consultancy in both scientific fields and career planning as a mentor.
On a personal note, I am privileged to come from a very well-educated family but as an immigrant can also correlate to the struggles to get initial tractions in USA from disadvantaged backgrounds which motivates me more to give back to the community through broader social engagement. I believe that individual voice matters and every limitation brings a new opportunity to change the world. I enjoy the diversity this country offers and committed to reduce the inequality gap by volunteering for social and educational causes. I encourage young people to be a part of STEM through different activities. My other passions are to study history, theology and tech development. In fact, I worked in science and colonial era war history which changed my worldview a decade ago. I also financially support liberal arts organizations representing minorities and humanitarian non-profits like ADL, Holocaust Museum and children hospitals.
What I Do
Micro-fabrication & Materials Characterization
STEM Volunteering & Minority Outreach
Student Mentor & Career Consulting
Solved the Mystery of Epitaxial Carbon Nanostructure in Aluminum & Silver (2015-2018)
During my PhD, I showed how epitaxial layer of carbon nanostrucutre can be embedded at high concentration in the metal atomic planes breaking thermodynamics laws. This highly unusual phenomena have perplexed DARPA, Air Force, DOE & ONR for years because of its scientific values and potential applications in defense and energy industry. Our published results were followed by seven digit grants by DOE.